From around your community

Food & Drink Published Feb 16, 2018

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. Friends and family really enjoyed the beer I made and encouraged us to start our own brewery. Moving to Moses Lake ...

V Gallery Published Feb 16, 2018

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 ...

For Goodness Sake Published Feb 15, 2018

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 ...

V Gallery Published Feb 11, 2018

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.

“CBTech's Metal Art Competition ...

For Goodness Sake Published Feb 11, 2018

A Farmer's Story

You are Part of the Land You Work

(writing below is by 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. Never step in front of a two-year-old ...

Rise & Shine Published Feb 11, 2018

Stay to the Right

By Melea Johnson

Diving in the pool, she did a few little flutter kicks to position herself in a freestyle crawl toward the finish on the other end of the lane. My (then) five-year-old daughter was in her first 25-yard race on the swim team. I sat on the bleacher breathing in tandem as her little arms reached for the next water to ...

Health Matters Published Feb 5, 2018

Seasons of Life

I have lived in the Northwest most of my life and the rhythms of change from spring, to summer, to fall and then winter comes as expected. Each season moves to the next and as we enjoy one season, we still have part of us that is looking forward to the next. But what do we do when the normal ...

V Gallery Rise & Shine Published Feb 5, 2018

Take care of the golf balls first

By Melea Johnson

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a ...

Health Matters Published Feb 5, 2018

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. The roof had collapsed and you could see the sky from inside. ...

For Goodness Sake Published Feb 5, 2018

Now please

By Melea Johnson

I will..... live by new rules. Be open to new possibilities. Make dinner a nightly event. Jump in a pool with my clothes on. Miss my flight home, several times. Acquire a new couch. Enjoy life every day.

It happens. Every year. Come December I have noted every single thing I will do to make life perfect. I ...