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Travel & Leisure Published May 23, 2019

The Legacy Resort at Frenchman Hills

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

As a vacation get-away envision your family enjoying summer water sports of boating, fishing and sunbathing; golf with family and friends followed by wine tasting, cooking of fresh produce from the roadside stands; grandparents taking their protégés for ...

Travel & Leisure Published May 17, 2019

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. I was one of them. Turns out I not only left with a ...

Food & Drink Published May 16, 2019

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, ...

Published May 14, 2019

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. This TUITION FREE training is available to all area public, private, and home-schooled students age 16-20 who ...

For Goodness Sake Published May 8, 2019

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.

To the mom trying to fit in her old jeans because she wants to feel good about herself.

To the mom ordering pizza because dinner ...

Food & Drink Published May 1, 2019

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 ...

Travel & Leisure Published May 1, 2019

Big Bend Community College & South Korean High School & University sign MOU

Agreement to cooperate with one another in pursuing educational exchanges

On Friday, while on a visit to Gunpo, South Korea, Big Bend Community College Vice President of Learning & Student Success Bryce Humpherys and representatives from Sanbon Technical High School and Cheongju University each signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreeing to cooperate with one another in pursuing educational exchanges.

Earlier this year, a delegation from Gunpo spent nearly ...

Published Apr 30, 2019

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.

The Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast began in 1993 and is patterned after similar events held annually throughout the country. President Dwight Eisenhower began the tradition with the first breakfast ...

Travel & Leisure Published Apr 25, 2019

A walk thru the past ...

Grant County Historical Museum offers guided tours until 4PM

OPENING DAY May 4th, 2019, this historic museum provides an amazing experience for young and old with a collection of old photos, tools, farm equipment, rocks, Wanapum, and Sinkiuse Indian artifacts, cowboy paraphernalia, clothing, documents, and household furnishings from the homestead era.

Situated on 3.5 acres, a complex of 38 buildings preserving the historical legacy of Grant County awaits you. Authentic ...

Published Apr 25, 2019

Upward Bound to a college education!

TRiO Upward Bound inducts 38 new members

Thirty-eight high school students from Grant and Adams counties were formally welcomed into Big Bend Community College’s TRiO Upward Bound Program in April.

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. That commitment is a big deal, and deserves ...

Travel & Leisure Published Apr 25, 2019

This place is so lovely...

Seed Cupboard Nursery in Royal City, Washington

Traveling from Seattle, I crossed the Vantage bridge and took a right onto Highway 26. Only a mere 16 miles of picturesque driving later, I came upon a place (I will come back to every chance I get.) Left off the highway, one mile before you reach the town of Royal City, sits a lovely place welcoming you to stop and stay ...

V Gallery Published Apr 17, 2019

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. Joe and Molly lived in Moses Lake starting their own family of three children and worked many various outside jobs to keep things flowing.

When Joe became so ill, they knew life needed to change. It had become more and more difficult ...

For Goodness Sake Published Apr 3, 2019

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., Unmanned Systems instructor James Leland, and student Kenniston Vogel are all ...