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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

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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(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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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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Quilt made and donated (for a past auction event) by Mary Cender Miller, Seattle, WA

Mennonite Country Auction & Relief Sale October 6, 2018

Supporting relief in the midst of a hurting world

For Goodness Sake Published Aug 30, 2018
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). Service is ...
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Ritzville Pro West Rodeo Labor Day Weekend

Ritzville Pro West Rodeo Labor Day Weekend

See you there!

Published Aug 30, 2018
Friday August 31 and Saturday September 1

FRIDAY
7pm Pro West Rodeo - Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night
Ranch Bronc Riding Competition
Skagit Rein Riders Drill Team
RRA Youth Drill Team

SATURDAY
...
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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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