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Welcome to Ritzville

The rural setting that surrounds Ritzville provides the perfect place to relax and escape the daily grind of big city life. Here you can casually stroll through the historic business district, picnic in the well-manicured city park or splash the summer days away in a fabulous water park.

Built on the backs of agriculture and the railroad, Ritzville is a standing tribute to the American Farmer. Its history and heritage is something to be shared and you'll learn a little something around every corner.

Visit vintage buildings - many constructed more than 100 years ago. Cruise the neighborhoods where you'll find numerous homes that have been restored to their original grandeur. Walk the streets of downtown in the National Historic District.

Plan to attend a full roster of events open to the public and family friendly on numerous holidays.

Stories from Ritzville

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
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
(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
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
Quilt made and donated (for a past auction event) by Mary Cender Miller, Seattle, WA
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Mennonite Country Auction & Relief Sale October 6, 2018

Supporting relief in the midst of a hurting world

The Mennonite Country Auction & Relief Sale is one of over 47 relief sales held in the United States and Canada.  Proceeds from these relief sales support the international relief, development and service ministries of the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). More...

For Goodness Sake Published Aug 30, 2018
Ritzville Pro West Rodeo Labor Day Weekend

Ritzville Pro West Rodeo Labor Day Weekend

See you there!

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Published Aug 30, 2018
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
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