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Rock Top Burger & Brews turn things up a notch
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Rock Top Burger & Brews turn things up a notch

By Ben Getz

The term, ‘Rock Bottom’ has been used for many decades as a one denoting the absolute worst. Standing in sharp contrast, here in Moses Lake for the better portion of a decade we have ‘Rock Top’ denoting the very best…. More...

Food & Drink Published Feb 7, 2020
I am in 4-H and show swine

I am in 4-H and show swine

“I have two annoying sisters. I live on a farm and we have lambs, hogs, cats, dogs, and chickens. More...

agri.CULTURE Published Feb 7, 2020
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
Canoeing the Hood River
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Canoeing the Hood River

A 23-day adventure to the vanishing Arctic

In July 2019, Wenatchee Valley residents Gordon Congdon, Paul Hessburg, Gary Womeldorff, and Andy Dappen spent 23 days canoeing the Hood River, a river flowing northeasterly from the lakes of Nunavut in northern Canada to the Arctic Sound. “The four of us who took the trip are in our mid-60s, and we worried if we didn't do this river soon we wouldn't be doing it all,” said Dappen. More...

Travel & Leisure Published Jan 21, 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
Othello Sandhill Crane Festival Announces 2020 Theme
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Othello Sandhill Crane Festival Announces 2020 Theme

"The Sounds of Spring."

The Othello Sandhill Crane Festival announced the 2020 theme as “The Sounds of Spring.” The 23rd annual festival will be held March 20, 21, and 22, 2020 in Othello, Washington. More...

Travel & Leisure Published Jan 7, 2020
Do you fly fish or would you like to fly fish?
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Do you fly fish or would you like to fly fish?

There is nothing like catching a fish with a fly you hand tied

Do you fly fish or would you like to fly fish? Then you need flies! Learn the basics of fly tying from Wenatchee Valley Fly Fishers’ Bruce Merighi. This is a five-Tuesday series Feb. More...

Travel & Leisure 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
Christmas tree at the top

Christmas tree at the top

A family tradition lives on ~ by Melea Johnson

We hiked everywhere. My dad was a logger in Oregon, and he loved to lace up his boots and venture into nature. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Nov 20, 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
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
Photo courtesy of Chelan Ridge

Chelan Ridge Hawkwatch Field Trip with the Wenatchee River Institute on October 3rd

Learn about raptor biology and hone your identification skills

Each fall thousands of hawks, eagles, and falcons fly along a high ridge above Lake Chelan on their way to winter territories. Join Wenatchee River Institute for a field trip to the Chelan Ridge Hawkwatch International (HWI) observation point to witness this amazing spectacle. More...

Travel & Leisure Published Sep 3, 2019