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Let your adventure begin here. Moses Lake has 360 degrees of adventure for you year round. With over 300 days of sunshine, you will find much to do and enjoy in Moses Lake.

Our community is a growing and very economically diverse mid-size town with much to offer. Moses Lake is a great place to live, work, and play. From arts and entertainment to outdoor recreation, there is something for everyone. You can enjoy golf for at least three seasons each year and sometimes four. There are many local boutique wineries and award-winning breweries that provide a fun atmosphere to relax and enjoy their flavorful beverages. Water activities of all types take place on our lake that spans over 18 miles from top to bottom. Our sand dunes offer up much adventure for those wanting to play on ATV’s in over 3,000 acres adjacent to Moses Lake. We have ideal conditions for hunting and fishing a wide range of species. We have a variety of parks and fields for various sporting activities from BMX, hockey, baseball/softball, soccer and so much more.

Our citizens enjoy a lower cost of living compared to other communities our size in the region. Our publically owned utility district offers up some of the lowest cost power in the nation. Moses Lake was featured in “Where to Retire” as one of the “8 Praiseworthy Low-Cost Cities” to live in 2017.

On behalf of the Moses Lake Chamber of Commerce, we welcome you to enjoy all that our great town has to offer. Whether you live here, are looking to live here, or just here for a visit, we want you to have the best time, and the chamber is here to answer any questions that you might have.

- Debbie Doran-Martinez, President/CEO, Moses Lake Chamber of Commerce

Stories from Moses Lake

Big Bend Community College celebrates student excellence

Big Bend Community College celebrates student excellence

Fall 2019 President’s List

Congratulations to students accomplishing 12 or more graded credits with GPA of 3.75 and above. More...

Published Jan 27, 2020
Learn to recognize if someone is having a mental health crisis and how to help
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Learn to recognize if someone is having a mental health crisis and how to help

Mental Health First Aid training offered at BBCC

Members of the community are invited to take a new mental health training course being offered at Big Bend Community College this quarter. Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training that teaches participants about mental health and substance use issues. More...

Health Matters Published Jan 10, 2020
BBCC Emeritus status granted to Paul Hirai

BBCC Emeritus status granted to Paul Hirai

Former trustee and long-time college supporter and advocate

The Big Bend Community College Board of Trustees granted Paul Hirai, former trustee, and long-time college supporter and advocate, Emeritus status.

For more than five decades, Hirai has nurtured the growth of Big Bend and given generously of both his time and resources to support The College’s mission of providing its students a quality education through excellence in teaching and learning. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Jan 9, 2020
No fluff here. Just results.
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No fluff here. Just results.

Kris’ Skincare Studio NOW OPEN in Moses Lake!

VENUE Magazine had the opportunity to meet Kris Fisk, and we are impressed.

The Studio

In 2013, Kris opened her skin care studio in Royal City. More...

Health Matters Published Jan 7, 2020
Toss out the D word

Toss out the D word

by Jan Thacker

I'd say the biggest problem I have right now is my rear end. And my belly. More...

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Published Jan 7, 2020
Transitional Studies Program at BBCC celebrates success
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Transitional Studies Program at BBCC celebrates success

Congratulations to the 37 students receiving a GED or high school diploma

Big Bend Community College recently celebrated the success of 37 graduates who received their GED or High School Diplomas over the summer and fall quarters during a ceremony inside the Wallenstien Theater on the BBCC campus.

More than 700 students enrolled in the Transitional Studies Programs at Big Bend have earned diplomas during the last four years (2014-19). More...

For Goodness Sake Published Dec 18, 2019
He bought a Porsche
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He bought a Porsche

One small decision that changed the course of life for Joe and Molly Gallaway ~ by Melea Johnson

He was very young. Molly Gallaway’s husband, Joe, had serious medical problems at age twenty-seven. More...

V Gallery Published Dec 16, 2019
Is CBD for Me?

Is CBD for Me?

Danette Preston with Settlers Natural Market in Moses Lake helps to answer the question

Unless you have been living in a cave, you have no doubt heard a lot of buzz about CBD lately. From capsules and tinctures to beverages and burgers, CBD is everywhere and for good reason! CBD (Cannabidiol) is only one of over 100 compounds extracted from industrial (agricultural) Hemp. More...

Health Matters Published Dec 16, 2019
Big Bend Community College ASB support New Hope Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services

Big Bend Community College ASB support New Hope Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services

Donating 100 emergency hygiene support kits to be handed out as needed

Big Bend Community College Associated Student Body (ASB) officers recently assembled and delivered 100 emergency hygiene support kits to New Hope Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault services. Each emergency hygiene kit contains deodorant, a washcloth, body soap, shampoo and conditioner, a toothbrush and toothpaste, hair ties, a hairbrush, socks, and lotion. More...

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Published Dec 12, 2019
Unmanned Aerial Systems program is a win-win for students at BBCC and YVC

Unmanned Aerial Systems program is a win-win for students at BBCC and YVC

Big Bend and Yakima Valley drone training partnership underway

A recent partnership between Big Bend Community College’s Unmanned Systems program and Yakima Valley College, offering classes and even a one-year certificate in Unmanned Aerial Systems to YVC students, is proving successful. The partnership was announced earlier this fall, and the first wave of Yakima Valley students to take advantage of it are getting ready to wrap up the first quarter. More...

For Goodness Sake Travel & Leisure Published Dec 6, 2019
Serve Moses Lake STREET TALK
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Serve Moses Lake STREET TALK

A message…from Brandon LaBonte, Director

Word on the street is a new Director of Serve Moses Lake is in town. Greetings! My name is Brandon LaBonte, and let me share with you my beautiful family: my wife Melanie Joy, twin sons Ethan Marc and Logan Kyle, daughter Autumn Grace…oh, and dog Vasi. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Nov 21, 2019
Why do I do this?

Why do I do this?

An interview with Sue Tebow

We asked Sue Tebow to tell us WHY she started agri.CULTURE illuminating the values of country living. More...

agri.CULTURE Published Nov 20, 2019
Squirrel Fight Artisan Brewery
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Squirrel Fight Artisan Brewery

Now, about that name? ~ by Ben Getz

Location, location, location! This mantra of the realtor’s world may have an application with Moses Lake’s newest purveyor of artisanal alcoholic malted beverages. Located right next to a historical Moses Lake institution, Chico’s Pizza, many will ask, “What goes better together than pizza and beer?” Like Sonny and Cher, Abbot and Costello, squirrels and nuts. More...

Food & Drink Published Nov 14, 2019
A quick visit with a performer

A quick visit with a performer

Emily Duvall tells us a little bit about her world in theater

The talent in our community is dynamic, and one can not be curious about why some people are naturally compelled to be involved in live theater. What we do know is we are glad they are!

Emily Duvall is one of those people. More...

V Gallery Published Nov 13, 2019
Eric Van Woert, Jim Van Woert, Sharon Van Woert, Brennan Bean, Aaron Van Woert
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A visit with Jim and Sharon Van Woert

Thirty-five years at the helm of Olde World Trading Company ~ By Ben Getz

35 years is a long run for any enterprise; a marriage, a career, and especially for a small business. The statistics were not quite as daunting four-decades ago, but they remain fairly consistent that only two out of ten new businesses survive their first year. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Nov 13, 2019
Investing in the future of local college students

Investing in the future of local college students

Boeing donates $100,000 to Big Bend Community College aviation programs

Boeing officials announced a $100,000 gift to Big Bend Community College’s Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) and Commercial Pilot programs during a visit to campus Wednesday. The funds will be used by both programs to purchase equipment and support student scholarships. More...

For Goodness Sake Travel & Leisure Published Oct 1, 2019
BBCC Nursing Program graduates

BBCC nursing graduates pass the licensure exam

Another reason to CELEBRATE!

Big Bend Community College 2019 nursing program graduates were just given another cause for celebration. Since receiving their degrees last month, all 18 graduates have taken the NCLEX-RN licensure exam and passed on their first attempt. More...

Health Matters Published Aug 10, 2019
OSWFTT
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OSWFTT

Don't look back. You're not going that way. ~ by Melea Johnson

I’m not sure which one of us came up with our team name, but I do know as soon as it was blurted out we unanimously agreed with conviction it was definitely our name. Our shirts would read OSWFTT. More...

Rise & Shine Published Jun 7, 2019
Casino Queen

Casino Queen

A visit with local singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Danny Payne ~ by Brandon Smith

I recently sat down with Danny Payne, singer, songwriter, and guitarist for the local band Casino Queen to talk about songwriting and the future of his band. For the sake of transparency, I should mention that Casino Queen is also my band. More...

V Gallery Published Jun 6, 2019
A visit with the man Chuck Yarbro Jr.
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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

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 Chuck Yarbro, Senior, and Junior. With the Junior Yarbro now at the helm of Chuck Yarbro Auctioneers, we were fortunate to get some of his time to find out more from the man himself. More...

For Goodness Sake Published May 24, 2019
The Legacy Resort at Frenchman Hills
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The Legacy Resort at Frenchman Hills

The home of your dreams or a perfect vacation get-away. Welcome.

More...

Travel & Leisure Published May 23, 2019
Dani Dunlap, BBCC Aviation Student
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I will be a pilot

Big Bend Community College student, Dani Dunlap, sets her sight on a lofty goal

by Melea Johnson ~ One year ago, on May 18, an energetic group of Big Bend Community College students was happily washing cars to raise funds for the aviation program enrolled in. Their cheerful faces and outward enthusiasm drew drivers in whether they needed their car washed or not. More...

Travel & Leisure Published May 17, 2019
Terry, Jacob and Tom
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2019 Cellarbration! for Education

What’s better than good food, good wine, and good friends celebrating a good cause?

What’s better than good food, good wine, and good friends celebrating a good cause? Nothing if you ask the BBCC Foundation!

The Foundation’s annual auction event, known as Cellarbration! for Education, has raised more than $1 million dollars for student scholarships since 2002 and is highly-anticipated each spring for the promise of an exquisite adventure in food, wine, friendship, and community.

“This is truly a community event, and we have so many people who come together to make it happen each year,” said Executive Director of the BBCC Foundation, LeAnne Parton. More...

Food & Drink Published May 16, 2019
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

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, high-wage skilled trades. More...

Published May 14, 2019
To the mom trying really hard

To the mom trying really hard

You are enough

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. More...

For Goodness Sake Published May 8, 2019
Mason’s Place: Your Home Away from Home
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Mason’s Place: Your Home Away from Home

The story of how it all began four years ago

When home for the summer from her college in Illinois, waitressing at a truck stop and mixing unlikely, experimental drinks out of leftover coffee, Heather Mason couldn’t have known that she’d one day find herself the proprietor of a specialty coffee shop. She couldn’t have known that her roots, running deep in Moses Lake soil, would ground her in times of uncertainty, and blossom into the fulfillment of a dream that she would carry throughout her adult life. More...

Food & Drink Published May 1, 2019
Poth family

26th Annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast

A Celebration of Faith and Community

On Tuesday, May 7th, in the ATEC Building on the Big Bend Community College campus, a celebration of faith and community will take place beginning at 7 AM. You are invited. More...

Published Apr 30, 2019
(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

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 Noel, Transforming STEM Pathways Grant Director Rafael Villalobos Jr. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Apr 3, 2019
Tajci
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INTRODUCING THE 2019-2020 CONCERT SEASON

Central Basin Community Concert Association brings exceptional LIVE entertainment to Moses Lake

The Central Basin Community Concert Association has been providing the Moses Lake community with quality LIVE entertainment for over 60 years. Each of our artists is carefully chosen to provide the highest quality entertainment available to the Moses Lake community. More...

V Gallery Published Apr 1, 2019
Ag Safety One-Day Event for KIDS ages 4 to 13

Ag Safety One-Day Event for KIDS ages 4 to 13

Coming to Moses Lake in April - REGISTER BY MARCH 27

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day, recognized as the largest rural safety and health education program for children in North America, is coming to Big Bend Community College April 27. The event will feature fun, hands-on learning about a variety of safety topics, including first aid, farm equipment safety and fire, chemical and electrical safety. More...

Published Mar 14, 2019
A (cold) day to practice and evaluate skills
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A (cold) day to practice and evaluate skills

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

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. More...

Published Mar 7, 2019
Penhallurick's on Crab Creek
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Penhallurick's on Crab Creek

Look what Spring brought to Moses Lake

Spring is a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can be. And change is here. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Feb 28, 2019
Participants at last year’s Raspberry Pi Jam check out a 3D printer in action.

Raspberry Jam returns to Big Bend

It's the seventh birthday of the pocket-sized Raspberry Pi computer.

Big Bend Community College will host its second Raspberry Jam Saturday, March 2 from 10 a.m. More...

Published Feb 28, 2019
Phi Theta Kappa inducts ten new members
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Phi Theta Kappa inducts ten new members

Big Bend Community College students are honored

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 and friends after hearing from guest speaker Lindsay Groce, who has taught Chemistry at Big Bend since 2013. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Feb 21, 2019
Dream it, Be it
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Dream it, Be it

Soroptimist International Moses Lake helps put dreams into action

Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls is a program designed to help girls grow up to be strong, successful women. The program provides girls with access to professional role models, career education and the resources to achieve their dreams. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Feb 17, 2019
SAXsational - Next Generation

SAXsational - Next Generation

Presented by Central Basin Community Concert Association.

Rob Verdi received his musical training at the Arizona State University School of Music in 1984. After a year of teaching junior high band, Rob relocated to Los Angeles to accept a full-time position with the Entertainment Division of the Walt Disney Company. More...

V Gallery Published Feb 16, 2019
Why is CELLARBRATION! for Education so important?
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Why is CELLARBRATION! for Education so important?

Let's hear it from the students

The Big Bend Community College Foundation’s annual wine and dinner event, Cellarbration! for Education, is a fundraising auction designed to raise money for scholarships for students attending Big Bend Community College. The Cellarbration! event is the BBCC Foundation’s response to rising tuition costs and student need and allows the Foundation to help ease the monetary burden for students in getting an education via student scholarships. More...

Published Feb 16, 2019
Leslie and Emily
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We have new stores in town!

Let's go shopping

Good businesses are birthed from good ideas - and the willingness to roll up one's sleeves and get to work. Think for a minute about the kinds of skills one must cultivate in order to run a business? Take organizational skills, for example. More...

Published Feb 7, 2019
What kind of a career should I go for?
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What kind of a career should I go for?

More than 80 employers are waiting to meet you!

More than 80 employers are expected to attend the 2019 Job and Career Fair scheduled for Thursday, February 28 on the Big Bend Community College campus. The annual job fair, is the largest local event that places potential employees and employers under one roof. More...

Published Jan 29, 2019
14 Days, 13 Nights voyage to Greece and Italy

14 Days, 13 Nights voyage to Greece and Italy

Join the Moses Lake Chamber of Commerce aboard the Norwegian Jade

Voyage back in time to ancient Greece and medieval Italy on this round-trip cruise from Rome. While in Santorini, visit the beautiful whitewashed hilltop towns of Oia and Fira and their breathtaking views of the caldera below. More...

Travel & Leisure Published Jan 22, 2019
Ilya Yakushev

Exceptional LIVE entertainment in our community

Central Basin Community Concert Association brings it to you

Founded in 1954, The Central Basin Community Concert Association has been providing the Moses Lake community with quality LIVE entertainment for over 65 years.

Each of their artists is carefully chosen to provide the highest quality entertainment available to Central Basin communities. More...

V Gallery Published Jan 17, 2019
Play. Explore. Discover.
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Play. Explore. Discover.

The Tree Fort Children's Museum in Moses Lake

The Tree Fort is an emerging children’s museum in Moses Lake. Children’s museums produce programs and exhibits that transcend age and experience offering great opportunities and unique shared experiences not found in traditional museums for family learning and bonding. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Jan 16, 2019
COUNTRY SWEETHEARTS Benefit Dinner, Dance & Auction - February 02, 2019
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COUNTRY SWEETHEARTS Benefit Dinner, Dance & Auction - February 02, 2019

Join in for our casual cowboy themed rootin' tootin' heck of a good time!​

The dress is cowboy comfy so feel free to wear your boots, hats & jeans.. More...

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Published Jan 10, 2019
Arree

An unlikely rescue from Moses Lake

By Melea Johnson

It was winter. The lake was frozen in spots enough to be unstable to hold the weight of my much-loved dog, Arree. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Jan 9, 2019
Doreen McGraw, Ginny Hirai, Lynn Townsend, Laura Mayer, Marilyn Pulis, Leslie Ramsden, Dan Beich
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We asked the Columbia Basin Allied Arts Board members a question...

“What would you want to be doing if you were asked to give a performance of a lifetime?”

Laura Mayer, Secretary –“That’s easy, I’d be doing a ballet dance - a prima ballerina, spinning, in a really pretty tutu!”

Leslie Ramsden, Vice President – “Singing, musical instrument or dancing… I just want to do all of them!”

Lynn Townsend, Treasurer – “I don’t know how to play the piano, never had a lesson… but that would be cool - I love music!”

Dan Beich, President – “A dream of mine would be to conduct a Broadway musical because it’s been so much fun to do school and other types of shows.”

Shawn Cardwell, Executive Director – “I’d be a rockin’ country singer with lights, dancers and a full band behind me!”

Doreen McGraw, Board Member – “Comedy. More...

V Gallery Published Jan 8, 2019
TURN OFF YOUR TELEVISION. Choose the Arts for refreshing entertainment.
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TURN OFF YOUR TELEVISION. Choose the Arts for refreshing entertainment.

By Shawn Cardwell, Columbia Basin Allied Arts Executive Director

Even though the health maladies associated with watching TOO much television, or any screen, are well-known (oh, you don’t know? How about trouble sleeping, weight gain, poor vision, decreased learning abilities and language skills in children, low self-esteem especially in teens and young adults, and overall dissatisfaction with life), many people still choose them as their primary form of relaxation and entertainment.

We encourage you to CHOOSE THE ARTS for your entertainment!

There are tons of BENEFITS of attending art and cultural events IN YOUR COMMUNITY. More...

V Gallery Published Jan 4, 2019
“I remembered that each time I am stretched beyond what I think I can handle; I bounce back much stronger than before I was ever stretched.”~Amy
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Being stretched beyond expected

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 the mid-1950’s as a family owned and operated business. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Dec 23, 2018
Let's talk Plant-Based Eating

Let's talk Plant-Based Eating

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 to eat healthier food, Plant-based eating is worthy of your consideration. More...

Health Matters Food & Drink Published Dec 22, 2018
Olde World Trading
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Olde World Trading

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. More...

Travel & Leisure Published Dec 13, 2018
Francisca Juarez with BBCC Automotive instructor, John Martin.

BBCC automotive graduate Francisca Juarez selected for Tesla training program

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 electric vehicle manufacturer. More...

Travel & Leisure Published Dec 5, 2018
Agricultural Appreciation Parade & Street Party
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Agricultural Appreciation Parade & Street Party

November 30th. Starts at 5 PM at Sinkiuse Square, downtown Moses Lake. Be there!

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 up their farm equipment or float, saddle up the horses and bring everything down to Third Avenue downtown. More...

Published Nov 27, 2018
(From left to right) Big Bend Chief Flight Instructor John Marc Swedburg and BBCC Foundation Executive Director LeAnne Parton accept the keys to the Beechcraft Sport B-19 from Ann and Kevin Peterson.

Christmas comes early for Big Bend Aviation program

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 plane to the Grant County Airport in October.

The Peterson’s connection to the BBCC Aviation Program began about 20 years ago when they first purchased the airplane. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Nov 26, 2018
Big Bend Community College ASB officers helped deliver more than 600 books to kids at the Boys and Girls Clubs.
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Pick out your favorite book and take it home!

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. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Nov 25, 2018
You are a part of the land you work

You are a part of the land you work

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 gathering. You learn never to turn your back on a cow. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Nov 24, 2018
Care Sack lunches delivered to Serve Moses Lake

Care Sack lunches delivered to Serve Moses Lake

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. More...

For Goodness Sake Food & Drink Published Oct 6, 2018
First Annual Craft Out Cancer Brew Fest September 15, 2018
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First Annual Craft Out Cancer Brew Fest September 15, 2018

Presented by the Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation along with Ten Pin Brewing

Where: Ten Pin Park, 1149 N. Stratford
When: Saturday, September 15th
Time: 1pm-7pm

Why?: To support your neighbors with cancer. More...

Food & Drink Published Sep 10, 2018
Skagen Jet Boat Weekend at MarDon Resort
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Skagen Jet Boat Weekend at MarDon Resort

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. More...

Travel & Leisure Published Sep 4, 2018
Rob Johnson studies the water for his swim
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Swim Across America

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. More...

Wine and Live Music at Michael's Market and Bistro every Saturday at 4PM
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Wine and Live Music at Michael's Market and Bistro every Saturday at 4PM

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. More...

V Gallery Food & Drink Published Aug 30, 2018
BBCC Summer Stargazing Night August 18

BBCC Summer Stargazing Night August 18

Get a closer look at the moon and several planets

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 locate various stars and planets. More...

Published Aug 17, 2018
Tough Enough to Wear Pink
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Tough Enough to Wear Pink

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. More...

Health Matters Travel & Leisure Published Aug 16, 2018
Here come the BULLS at the Moses Lake Roundup Rodeo
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Here come the BULLS at the Moses Lake Roundup Rodeo

And the athletes who fight them

The bullfighter's job is keeping the cowboys safe. It takes athletic skill to say the least. More...

Rise & Shine Published Aug 16, 2018
Northwest Ag Presents the Moses Lake Demolition Derby
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Northwest Ag Presents the Moses Lake Demolition Derby

A Moses Lake Phenomenon

The cars are sliding, spinning, rolling, and of course CRASHING. This event is guaranteed to provide hours entertainment for all ages. More...

Published Aug 15, 2018
Back-to-School Brigade distributes school supplies

Back-to-School Brigade distributes school supplies

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 connection with Operation Homefront’s annual Back-to-School Brigade— a nationwide school supply collection and distribution campaign. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Aug 14, 2018
BBCC will soon have a FarmBot unit, like the one pictured, on campus thanks to a partnership with the Center of Excellence for Agriculture.

FarmBot, a fully-automated robotic farming machine will to be brought to BBCC campus

BBCC and the Center of Excellence for Agriculture partner together to make it happen

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 at least two years of data reporting from the college. More...

Published Jul 27, 2018
Big Bend Community College Systems Administration students now have a realistic data center learning environment thanks to a generous donation by Quincy-based Stetner Electric.

Stetner Electric helps upgrade BBCC Computer Science server lab

Hand-on in a simulated environment is now possible

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 distribution equipment and cable trays, made general electric upgrades and provided the required parts and labor to transform the college’s Computer Science server lab. More...

Published Jul 21, 2018
Open Doors for students ages 16 - 21

Open Doors for students ages 16 - 21

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. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Jun 29, 2018
World War I in Grant County: A Traveling Exhibit.
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World War I in Grant County: A Traveling Exhibit.

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 home. More...

V Gallery Published Jun 28, 2018
SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM FOR HUNGRY CHILDREN
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SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM FOR HUNGRY CHILDREN

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 community. More...

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

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 Studies Program at Big Bend have earned diplomas during the last four years (2014-18). More...

For Goodness Sake Published Jun 19, 2018
Spring into Summer at the Soroptimist Dinner Party
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Spring into Summer at the Soroptimist Dinner Party

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 local K-5 children through the Care4Kids program, $32k in College Scholarships to local students, $22k in Live Your Dream – Education & Training Awards for local Women, support to 80+ girls in the Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls program, and continued support and awareness by the Domestic Violence program. More...

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Published May 31, 2018
Big Bend Community College 2018 Viking Volleyball Camps

Big Bend Community College 2018 Viking Volleyball Camps

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 students grades nine through 12 is scheduled for June 27-29. More...

Rise & Shine Published May 31, 2018
Big Bend Instructor, Author Matthew Sullivan selected to share his passion for writing

Big Bend Instructor, Author Matthew Sullivan selected to share his passion for writing

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 share their work and their passion for writing. More...

V Gallery Published May 2, 2018
Hike 22 for the 22

Hike 22 for the 22

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. More...

For Goodness Sake Rise & Shine Published May 2, 2018
MOTHER'S DAY
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MOTHER'S DAY

Here are some IDEAS to make the day very special

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Food & Drink Published May 2, 2018
IMG_1936: Big Bend Community College students stand in front of some of the data center equipment that was recently donated by Microsoft to aid in the school’s data center specialization training.

Microsoft donates data center equipment to Big Bend Community College

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 Computer Science program, which will be used to support students working towards a Systems Administration- Data Center Specialization certification. More...

For Goodness Sake Published May 2, 2018
Kevin Parker

Mayors Prayer Breakfast

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.

Kevin Parker owns Dutch Bros. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Apr 30, 2018
Jess Munter winning Gold

Jess Munter is a BBCC student and a Jiu-Jitsu World Champion

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 Bend to Western Washington University to study Psychology in the fall. More...

Rise & Shine Published Apr 27, 2018
Being a Foster Parent is pure love
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Being a Foster Parent is pure love

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. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Apr 24, 2018
Be the best version of yourself.
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An interveiw with Cynthia Dano, Certified Life Coach and Radical Remission Instructor

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 Cynthia. More...

Health Matters Published Apr 23, 2018
TRiO Upward Bound inducted 40 high school students into its program during a special ceremony at Big Bend Community College Tuesday night.

Big Bend Community College's TRiO Upward Bound inducts 40 new members

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 Upward Bound, students are pledging their commitment to pursuing a college education. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Apr 18, 2018
The Big Bend Community College women’s basketball team pose with their third place trophy after the last game of the season during the Northwest Athletic Conference Tournament in Everett, WA. In the midst of their historic run, the team still held it down in the classroom recording a 3.65 GPA during the winter 2018 quarter.

Big Bend athletes earn combined 3.07 GPA during winter quarter

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. More...

For Goodness Sake Rise & Shine Published Apr 18, 2018
Growing up with the gate open

Growing up with the gate open

By Melea Johnson

He wasn't really a horse. He was a Welsh pony and an ornery one. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Mar 24, 2018
The 2017 Japanese Agricultural Training group outside of the ATEC Building on the Big Bend campus.

Big Bend Invites Families to Host 2018 Japanese Agricultural Trainees

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. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Mar 22, 2018
Enjoying the silent auction portion of the evening
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Cellarbration! for Education

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 for Big Bend Community College. The event was the first of its kind and boasted an upscale meal paired with regional wines and afford locals the opportunity to get dressed to the nines!

Although a bit hesitant, the BBCC Foundation’s Board of Directors green lit the very first “Gourmet Wine & Dinner Auction” in 2002 hosted at the Moses Lake Golf & Country Club. More...

For Goodness Sake Food & Drink Published Mar 14, 2018
Paul McDermand

One Enchanted Evening with Paul McDermand

Central Basin Community Concert Association production

TUESDAY, APRIL 10 at 7:00pm
Wallenstien Theatre
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 the serene beauty of A Summer Place - with a surf medley thrown in for good measure. Paul performs on his signature steel drums, marimba, and vibraphone joined by guitar, bass, and drums. More...

V Gallery Published Mar 14, 2018
duo baldo

Duo Baldo in concert

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 Duo Baldo. Their critically acclaimed concerts combine virtuosic performances, theatrical humor and pop culture. More...

V Gallery Published Mar 14, 2018
What are my career options?
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What are my career options?

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 that registered to attend. More...

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Published Mar 2, 2018
8th Annual Children's Art Show
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8th Annual Children's Art Show

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 Show hosted by Big Bend Cooperative Preschool.

The evening will include live music, raffle baskets, silent auction, appetizers and cash bar. More...

For Goodness Sake V Gallery Published Feb 28, 2018
Reuse, Recycle, Rampage
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Reuse, Recycle, Rampage

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 Market in McCosh Park, or perused the goods at any of Made in Moses Lake's locations or attended a vintage market in the region or… etc. More...

V Gallery Published Feb 16, 2018
A visit with Tom Wytko: St Brigid's Brewery

A visit with Tom Wytko: St Brigid's Brewery

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. More...

Food & Drink Published Feb 16, 2018
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

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 membership in a ceremony highlighted by guest speaker Melinda Dourte — BBCC graduate, PTK sponsor, and executive assistant to the president at Big Bend Community College. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Feb 15, 2018
CBTech: Wilderness Salvaged
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CBTech: Wilderness Salvaged

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 teams from Ephrata, Othello, Warden, Wilson Creek and Kennewick compete to create winning sculptures. More...

V Gallery Published Feb 11, 2018
Settler's Country Market

Settler's Country Market

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 plant nursery. The building was in terrible shape. More...

Health Matters Published Feb 5, 2018
Yuletide Lights: Tales of Home and Family 2nd Edition

Yuletide Lights: Tales of Home and Family 2nd Edition

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. More...

V Gallery Published Feb 3, 2018
By Jan Thacker

By Jan Thacker

New Year’s Eve is such an interesting time. The whole world celebrates the fall of one year and the rise of the next. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Jan 28, 2018
100 Percent Pass Rate for Big Bend Community College Nursing Grads

100 Percent Pass Rate for Big Bend Community College Nursing Grads

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. More...

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Published Aug 26, 2017
Emma Gunderson

Emma Gunderson

2017 Miss Moses Lake Rodeo Roundup Queen

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. More...

Published Aug 1, 2017
Sue Tebow Named Charles Eastin Award Recipient

Sue Tebow Named Charles Eastin Award Recipient

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. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Feb 20, 2017
Top 5 Ways to Show Your Local Law Enforcement Some Love
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Top 5 Ways to Show Your Local Law Enforcement Some Love

Once every 51 hours, an officer is killed in the line of duty. That number is staggering. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Jul 28, 2016
A Man Cave Gone Right - A Celebration of Love, Friends, and Family
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A Man Cave Gone Right

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. More...

For Goodness Sake V Gallery Published Jun 16, 2016
This Lady Has a History, but What About Her Future?
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This Lady Has a History, but What About Her Future?

Moses Lake landmark for sale, drastic reduction… BIG opportunity

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 tucked away in Moses Lake, Washington will offer anyone relaxation, and feel like a sanctuary. More...

Published May 28, 2016
Instructions for Photos with KJ
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Instructions for Photos with KJ

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 to take a peek at. More...

Health Matters Published May 6, 2016
Seahawks Fever
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Seahawks Fever

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. More...

Health Matters Published May 3, 2016
Meet Seahawks Player in Moses Lake
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Meet Seahawks Player in Moses Lake

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 this incredible ‘Hawks player, and his autograph, you definitely won't want to miss this event! The event will be held at Team Up Real Estate (former Dollar Up Store) at 221 S. More...

Health Matters Published Apr 25, 2016
Big Bend 2018 nursing program graduates pose for a photo before their official pinning ceremony on June 16. All 16 of the graduates passed the NCLEX-RN licensure exam on their first attempt.

BBCC Nursing Program & graduates shining; all 16 pass licensure exam

CONGRATULATIONS!

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 for the last 11 years and the 100-percent pass rate has become the norm for BBCC Nursing Students, a testament to the quality of instructors associated with the program. More...

Health Matters Published Jul 20, 2015