Home of the Unusual
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 and ...
Preparing for a career with electric vehicle manufacturer
Recent Big Bend Community College graduate Francisca Juarez has officially been accepted into the Tesla START Student Automotive Technician Program at Shoreline Community College. Tesla START is a 12-week intensive training program that prepares students for a career with the ...
November 30th. Starts at 5 PM at Sinkiuse Square, downtown Moses Lake. Be there!
Published Nov 27, 2018
Moses Lake is proud of its location in the heartland of the Northwest’s most diversified agricultural region. The Moses Lake Agricultural Appreciation Parade pays tribute to Moses Lake’s agricultural heritage…past, present and future! Those that participate light ...
Santa delivers a Beechcraft Sport B-19 aircraft
The Big Bend Community College Aviation Program received an early Christmas present this year in the form of a Beechcraft Sport B-19 aircraft, and Santa Claus came in the form of Kevin and Ann Peterson of Seattle who delivered the ...
More than 600 books delivered to kids at the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Columbia Basin
Big Bend Community College ASB officers recently helped deliver more than 600 books to kids at the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Columbia Basin. The delivery was the result of a partnership between the college and First Book.
Thank you to our farm and ranch families
(writing below is by an unknown author)
As a child growing up on a ranch or farm you learn to go to bed early so you'll be able to saddle up in the moonlight for an early-morning cow ...
By: Hayley Stoebner, Recruitment Coordinator with FosteringWA
Does the very thought of a having a teenager in your home make you shudder with fear? You are not alone! The teen years can be trying for parents and caregivers (not to mention for the teens themselves), but those ...
Downtown merchants offer a treat-filled evening for your kiddos
Trick or Treat?
The downtown merchants in these communities are preparing for a treat-filled evening for your kiddos. A great way to have fun and be safe at the same time!
Bring the ...
Published Oct 28, 2018
This month, happiness appears to come in the form of tons upon tons of chocolate, billions of those tiny candy corns, and caramel covered popcorn balls and apples. Halloween is without question one of America's sweetest holiday traditions with billions ...
Over 5500 lunches have been made to feed those in need
For the past 21 months, a group of volunteers gathers every Tuesday evening to make sack lunches for those in need. The group varies from week to week but they show up, take their places and begin the assembly process. Spreading ...
Presented by the Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation along with Ten Pin Brewing
Where: Ten Pin Park, 1149 N. Stratford
When: Saturday, September 15th
Why?: To support your neighbors with cancer. All Proceeds to benefit Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation and its services.
This event features 10 ...
beach, bonfires, jet boats, and music by Seattle's Iron Dragon
Skagen Jet Boat Weekend beginning Friday, September 7th and goes thru the weekend.
This big family event scores big with a variety of jet boats tearing up the waters. Get warm with big bonfires and rock out with ...
The Moses Lake Swim in 2013 revisited. For a purpose.
In 2013, Moses Lake hosted a swim event in coordination with the Seattle SAA to raise funds for cancer research. swim. The Director of the Seattle Swim, David Day, attended the Moses Lake swim to encourage our community and support our ...
Outdoor seating on the patio, wine tasting, and friends. Perfect.
You didn't know there is wine tasting and live music every Saturday at Michael's Market and Bistro in Moses Lake? Now you do. 4:00 pm be there! Nice.
Get a closer look at the moon and several planets
Published Aug 17, 2018
Multiple telescopes will be set up in the Big Bend Community College courtyard behind the ATEC (1800) building during the August 18th event, each offering different views of the night sky. Volunteers will be on hand as well to help participants ...
And the athletes who fight them
The bullfighter's job is keeping the cowboys safe. It takes athletic skill to say the least.
The bullfighters on duty are Rowdy Barry, Danny Newman, and Matt Akers.
Working with them is rodeo entertainer, JJ Harrison.
Columbia Basin Rodeo Association partners up with Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation
Thursday night’s rodeo is dedicated to “Tough Enough to Wear Pink”, a program about increasing awareness of breast cancer. Most PRCA rodeos including the National Finals in Las Vegas dedicate one night to this cause. We’re not Just “...
A Moses Lake Phenomenon
Published Aug 15, 2018
The cars are sliding, spinning, rolling, and of course CRASHING. This event is guaranteed to provide hours entertainment for all ages.
BBCC Veteran Resource Office hosts annual event August 21 and 22
The Big Bend Community College Veteran Resource Office will help military veterans and their families prepare for the upcoming school year during its first ever school supply distribution event on August 21 and 22.
The event is being held in ...
BBCC and the Center of Excellence for Agriculture partner together to make it happen
Published Jul 27, 2018
Big Bend Community College and the Center of Excellence for Agriculture (COE Ag) have partnered together to bring FarmBot, a fully-automated robotic farming machine, to campus.
COE Ag funded $3,500 for the purchase of the unit in exchange for ...
Hand-on in a simulated environment is now possible
Published Jul 21, 2018
Students in Big Bend Community College’s Systems Administration program are one step closer to a realistic data center learning environment thanks to a generous donation from Stetner Electric.
The Quincy-based company recently completed the installation of power ...
MLSD, Big Bend to partner in Step Up to College Open Doors program
The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has approved the Moses Lake School District (MLSD) to operate a new “Open Doors” program. The youth re-engagement initiative, in partnership with Big Bend Community College, will begin on September 1.
Darin and Amy Hendrickson share their gratitude
By Amy Hendrickson
Agri-Fix was established by Darin and one service truck in 1995 which has now grown to a full diesel repair shop with complete towing services around the clock. Bee Line Frame and Axle was established in ...
Regional museums collaborate on the home front
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 ...
During summer vacation, kids age 2 - 18 are welcome to enjoy a nutritious meal.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Columbia Basin welcome children age 2 thru 18 years of age to enjoy a FREE lunch. There are NO forms to fill out, just show up and you will be served by caring people in your ...
New beginnings are celebrated for 129 deserving students
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 ...
Dine, Give, Dance
The Spring into Summer – Soroptimist Dinner Party is the annual fundraiser for Soroptimist Moses Lake. Introduced to the community in 2014, the fundraiser has provided funding for Moses Lake Soroptimist to serve the local community, including 500 care packs & 1000+ hygiene kits to ...
What is the hype and should I care?
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 ...
Registration discount if registered before June 15th....for students grades 5 through 12
Camps are open to students grades five through 12 and offer participants a chance to learn more about volleyball and further develop their playing skills.
Camp for students grades five through eight takes place June 25-27 and camp for ...
Represented at Eastern Washington University's 2018 "Get Lit! Festival"
Big Bend Community College (BBCC) English Department Senior Faculty member Matthew Sullivan was in Spokane last month participating in Eastern Washington University’s Get Lit! Festival.
Each spring, the Get Lit! Festival invites selected authors to Spokane to ...
22-kilometer hike scheduled to shine light on suicide prevention
Moses Lake residents Aaron Molina and Carlos Avila are hoping to shine a light on suicide prevention and awareness within our community. The two have organized a 22-kilometer (roughly 13.6 miles) hike through Moses Lake for Saturday, May 12 at 8 a.m.<...
With the donation will come a very real-world application
MOSES LAKE — Computer equipment valued at $60,000 has just arrived at Big Bend Community College, thanks to a recent donation by Microsoft.
Microsoft’s Datacenter Community Development team donated laptops, servers and other related fixtures to the college’s ...
Here are some IDEAS to make the day very special
We've got a Mother's Day gift idea for every superwoman on your list! Moms, step-moms, mom-in-laws, grandmas, foster moms, and those special ones you wish you could call "mom".
Welcome Speaker Kevin Parker
Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 / 7:00 am until 9:00 am / ATEC Bldg, BBCC (See EVENTS for map)
About Kevin Parker
In fall 2013, Kevin was a Facilitator and Alum in Residence at Harvard in the Executive Leadership program.
Bringing home Gold from Jiu-Jitsu world championship in Abu Dhabi
Jess Munter is friendly, laid-back and makes jokes about staying up too late to do homework. She finds ways to balance work and school, talks excitedly about her involvement in clubs on campus and her plans to transfer from Big ...
Have you ever had the tug on your heart to love a child that is not yours?
There are nearly 9,000 children currently in foster care in Washington State. Children enter foster care through no fault of their own. Most children in foster care have endured some form of abuse/neglect which made conditions unsafe to remain in ...
Take one step at a time
VENUE Magazine had the pleasure of visiting with Cynthia Dano to learn about how she is helping others and why?
We invite you to follow along through our question/answer session. If you relate please feel free to contact ...
Setting the standard for teams that follow after them
Big Bend Community College Athletes had another stellar quarter in the classroom boasting a combined 3.07 grade point average (GPA) during the winter quarter.
The Big Bend Athletic Department is known for recruiting student-athletes that have success both inside ...
Students from Moses Lake, Warden, Royal City and Othello high schools were welcomed
Forty high school students from Grant and Adams counties were formally welcomed into Big Bend Community College’s TRiO Upward Bound Program Tuesday night.
The program aims to get more high school students into college, and by joining ...
By Melea Johnson
He wasn't really a horse. He was a Welsh pony and an ornery one. I was only seven years old, my sister nine, when we looked up from outdoor play to see our dad coming down the driveway with an ...
Give the opportunity for a trainee to get a glimpse of family life in America
For the 53rd consecutive year, Big Bend Community College (BBCC) is participating in the Japanese Agricultural Training Program (JATP). Forty-six trainees will arrive on the BBCC campus Friday (March 23) eager to begin their 19-month adventure in the United States.
By Melea Johnson
In one of the rural communities in the middle of our state, the ones that are so beautiful that they blend together and make you forget their names, I stopped my car and watched the cattle in a field. There ...
Central Basin Community Concert Association production
TUESDAY, APRIL 10 at 7:00pm
Call for tickets (509) 760-6908 or purchase at Moses Lake Chamber of Commerce
Exotic instruments from the Mainland to the Islands is a journey from the Latin fire of Caravan to ...
Central Basin Community Concert Association production
TUESDAY, MAY 1 at 7:00pm
Call for tickets at 509 760-6908 or purchase at Moses Lake Chamber of Commerce
Renowned violinist Brad Repp and pianist/actor Aldo Gentileschi are the madness and brilliance behind the musical comedy that is ...
A festive evening filled with delectable food, local wine, and a lot of fun!
SATURDAY, MAY 19
ATEC Bldg at Big Bend Community College, Moses Lake
In the beginning, Big Bend Community College Foundation organizers were unsure how fruitful a black tie optional, $100 per plate dinner would be accepted as a fundraiser ...
BBCC connects job seekers and students with employers and career programs
The 25th Annual Big Bend Community College Job & Career Fair took place, March 1, on the college campus. By afternoon, more than 1500 job seekers and students were served by putting them in touch with the more than 80 employers and career programs ...
Big Bend Cooperative Preschool Focuses on Learning through Play
You will be delighted to see what our community preschoolers have been working on! They are excited for you to see! Original artwork by the preschool children will be on display and for purchase at the 8th Annual Children's Art ...
Melinda Henry's art turns rubbish into profit
Her business branches across the four corners of the nation from Florida to New York and California with roots firmly planted in the basin. It's almost guaranteed you've seen Melinda Henry's Rubbish Rampage wares if you've strolled through the Farmer's ...
Details on some of Moses Lake's most popular micro brews
VM: What made you decide to go into the beer business?
TOM: I have been home brewing for a long time. I enjoy making different styles of beer and experimenting with different malts, hops and other flavor ingredients. Friends ...
Congratulations to these Big Bend Community College students
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 ...
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 ...
Downtown Moses Lake February 24
An event like this is popular across the Northwest and the Moses Lake downtown merchants invite you to come downtown, grab a bite to eat, taste some Northwest brews, listen to local musicians and enjoy some shopping.
Have you ever thought of being a foster parent?
Are you still searching for a New Year resolution but just aren’t exactly sure what you should resolve to do? Do you love children and think they deserve to be cared for in a safe and nurturing home? If ...
by Jan Thacker
I'd say the biggest problem I have right now is my rear end. And my belly. Oh, there are other minor problems, such as aging and the resultant falling apart thing, but the mirror declares the behind and tummy problem ...
In the heart of downtown Moses Lake
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 ...
by Lenore Plassman (Author), Rohvannyn Shaw (Illustrator, Contributor), Dave Plassman (Contributor)
Sixteen tales of love, laughter, giving and warmth. The stories are drawn from the richness of the author's experiences and tell of strength in the midst of adversity, generosity amongst poverty. Walk in dark and lighted places of street, island, ...
New Year’s Eve is such an interesting time. The whole world celebrates the fall of one year and the rise of the next. At the stroke of midnight, bleary-eyed partiers in plastic hats plant slobbery sentimental kisses on spouses ...
what sisters do when together
We danced in the streets of Paris. My sister and I. Far, far away from Seattle and what was expected of us. We sang and we danced like we always wanted, but perhaps were never allowed to. Parisians came to ...
Big Bend 2017 nursing program graduates pose for a photo before their official pinning ceremony on June 17. All 17 of the graduates passed the NCLEX-RN licensure exam on their first attempt.
The Big Bend Community College Nursing program has been ...
2017 Miss Moses Lake Rodeo Roundup Queen
Published Aug 1, 2017
Ephrata, Washington is home to Emma Gunderson, where she lives with her parents, Jason and Jenny Gunderson and her sisters, Hannah and Ruby. Emma is a 2016 graduate of Ephrata High School. She is attending Big Bend Community College to obtain ...
Press Release posted by Randy BLODGETT on February 20, 2017
The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) has named Sue Tebow, agri.CULTURE, Moses Lake, Washington, the Charles Eastin Award Recipient for 2017. This award honors an individual who stands out as an advocate for accurate communications between rural and urban audiences. ...
Once every 51 hours, an officer is killed in the line of duty. That number is staggering. These 5 little ways to show your love for officers in your area sounds so simple and minor after reading that number, doesn't it? One ...
A Celebration of Love, Friends, and Family
“Orlando is about as far away geographically as we can be from a US neighbor. However, the hurt and harm done there resonates deeply with myself, the staff of the Venue, and likely most of our readers. We have a ...
Moses Lake landmark for sale, drastic reduction… BIG opportunity
Published May 28, 2016
As soon as I stepped inside this infamous landmark in Moses Lake, I was transcended into a place that gave me the urge to leave behind my cell phone, my laptop, and get lost in something meaningful. This rare gem ...
Later today we will be posting the link for you to receive your photos! YAY! We are so excited for you to get them. So that you're prepared to work the site we have a couple of screenshots for you ...
Many of you came to support the Moses Lake Medical Team in their fundraiser endeavors starring KJ Wright, of the Seattle Seahawks. Venue Magazine would like to thank all of you that came and showed your support. The lines started ...
Moses Lake Medical Team has a very exciting announcement! On Saturday, April 30, from 10am until noon, Seattle Seahawks, Defensive End KJ Wright will be in Moses Lake to do autographs and have pictures taken. If you want a photo with ...
The Big Bend Community College Nursing program and its 16 recent graduates are all smiles this week after receiving news that the entire graduating class passed their NCLEX-RN licensure exam on their first attempts.
The program has personified success ...