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Welcome to Ephrata

Ephrata is the gateway to the Columbia Basin, featuring natural beauty, abundant wildlife, and historical wonders. Whether you're looking for a full-service motel, beautiful bed and breakfast, quaint country inn or prefer camping or RVing, Ephrata offers accommodations to suit everyone.

Enjoy the taste of many different cuisines in our town from your local bistro, to great family-friendly pizza restaurants. Whether you're in the mood for steak, pizza, Asian food, sandwiches, salads, soups, or wraps, there will surely be something for every palate.

With a variety of retail shops and specialty stores, Ephrata offers a fun and unique shopping experience. From the local candy store to used book store to jewelry shop, there is sure to be something that strikes your fancy. Visit our great downtown wine shops to enjoy the taste of our fine local wineries.

Enjoy all this area offers from our local water park to geological wonders and breathtaking views. Camping, hiking, water skiing, and fishing can all be enjoyed within the Columbia Basin.

Stories from Ephrata

Nearly 500 Big Bend grads preparing to March Friday

Nearly 500 Big Bend grads preparing to March Friday

13th Legislative District Representative Alex Ybarra will address the class

For Goodness Sake Published Jun 12, 2019
Graduates as old as 60, and as young as 17 will cross the stage Friday evening at the 2019 Big Bend Community College Commencement Ceremony to receive their degrees. The ceremony takes place at Lions Field in Downtown Moses Lake and will begin ...
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A visit with the man Chuck Yarbro Jr.

A visit with the man Chuck Yarbro Jr.

The well-known auctioneer who continues to bring people together to make something positive happen ~ by Ben Getz

For Goodness Sake Published May 24, 2019
Have you ever been to an auction? If you have been to any farm or estate sales in the Inland Pacific Northwest over the last four decades, there is a pretty good chance you have heard the vocal stylings of ...
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Columbia Basin Technical Skills Center in Moses Lake

Columbia Basin Technical Skills Center in Moses Lake

A branch high school campus with TUITION FREE advanced technical and professional training

Published May 14, 2019
CBTECH is an advanced high school with Industry trained instructors, utilizing the latest technology to enhance your high school experience. We act as a branch campus of your high school and offer advanced technical and professional training in highly competitive, ...
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To the mom trying really hard

To the mom trying really hard

You are enough

For Goodness Sake Published May 8, 2019
To the mom hiding in the bathroom, because she needs peace for a moment.

To the mom crying after she yelled at her kids and is now feeling guilty.

To the mom trying to fit in ...
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A walk thru the past ...

A walk thru the past ...

Grant County Historical Museum offers guided tours until 4PM

Travel & Leisure Published Apr 25, 2019
OPENING DAY May 4th, 2019, this historic museum provides an amazing experience for young and old with a collection of old photos, tools, farm equipment, rocks, Wanapum, and Sinkiuse Indian artifacts, cowboy paraphernalia, clothing, documents, and household furnishings from the homestead ...
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(left to right) BBCC instructor James Leland, Unmanned Systems Operations Coordinator Byron Noel, student Kenniston Vogel and Transforming STEM Pathways Grant Director Rafael Villalobos Jr.

Volunteers lend expertise to Grant County Search and Rescue

Helping the community out in a big way

For Goodness Sake Published Apr 3, 2019
A small group of Big Bend Community College staff and students have taken on the task of using their specialized skills and talents to help their community out in a big way.

BBCC Unmanned Systems Operations Coordinator Byron ...
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A (cold) day to practice and evaluate skills

A (cold) day to practice and evaluate skills

Grant County 4-H Horse program held an early season judging event

Published Mar 7, 2019
Grant County 4-H horse program held a horse judging contest Saturday, February 23 at the Gene Harwood pavilion at the Grant County Fairgrounds. This was the third year holding an early season horse judging event. Youth, their parents, and leaders came ...
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Phi Theta Kappa inducts ten new members

Phi Theta Kappa inducts ten new members

Big Bend Community College students are honored

For Goodness Sake Published Feb 21, 2019
Ten Big Bend Community College students have officially become members of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society following the organization’s winter induction ceremony Tuesday evening.

New inductees took the oath of membership in front of family ...
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Let's talk Plant-Based Eating

Let's talk Plant-Based Eating

What is the hype and should I care?

Health Matters Food & Drink Published Dec 22, 2018
You may have heard the buzz about a ‘Plant-Based Diet’ or Plant-Based Eating. Have you wondered what all the hype is, and if you should care? Whether you are completely content with your current diet or have a real desire ...
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Olde World Trading

Olde World Trading

Home of the Unusual

Travel & Leisure Published Dec 13, 2018

You won't believe what you find here. When you walk through the door it is like you are traveling to parts of the world you have only dreamed of going. And, you will want to go back to...again ...

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World War I in Grant County: A Traveling Exhibit.

World War I in Grant County: A Traveling Exhibit.

Regional museums collaborate on the home front

V Gallery Published Jun 28, 2018
Authored by Shawn Cardwell

The public is invited to visit and contribute to the World War I in Grant County: A Traveling Exhibit. The show will include national, state and regional history of wartime life overseas and at ...
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Big Bend Community college HS/21 and GED graduates pose after their recognition night in front of the Wallenstien Theater.

BBCC students receive GED or high school equivalency

New beginnings are celebrated for 129 deserving students

For Goodness Sake Published Jun 19, 2018
Big Bend Community College (BBCC) celebrated new beginnings last week along with 129 students and their families who received their General Equivalency Diploma (GED®) or High School Equivalency at a celebration ceremony.

More than 600 students enrolled in the Transitional ...
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Big Bend Phi Theta Kappa Inducts 19 New Members

Big Bend Phi Theta Kappa Inducts 19 New Members

Congratulations to these Big Bend Community College students

For Goodness Sake Published Feb 15, 2018
Nineteen Big Bend Community College students became members of the prestigious Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society during the organization’s fall induction ceremony in February 2018. Family and friends gathered to witness the inductees as they took the oath of ...
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CBTech: Wilderness Salvaged

CBTech: Wilderness Salvaged

V Gallery Published Feb 11, 2018
Salvaged scrap steel and other materials take on a whole new life when removed from their original context and purpose and incorporated into a work of art. Advanced Manufacturing students from CB Tech, Moses Lake High School FFA, along with ...
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Settler's Country Market

Settler's Country Market

In the heart of downtown Moses Lake

Health Matters Published Feb 5, 2018
Settler’s Country Market originally opened in Ephrata, Washington in 2002- Quite by accident! Dock Womack, the owner, had purchased the building on Basin Street with the intention of using his 30+ years of horticulture experience to put in a retail ...
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