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Patrick Moberg, Jerry Moberg, Colin Kearns & Mary Moberg Rathbone

Jerry Moberg & Associates announces name change

The reflection of a growing firm

Jerry Moberg & Associates (JM&A) is pleased to announce their name change to Moberg, Rathbone, Kearns. The name reflects the growing firm with the company name now being shared with Mary Moberg Rathbone and Colin Kearns, partners with the firm. More...

Published Aug 13, 2019
BBCC Nursing Program graduates

BBCC nursing graduates pass the licensure exam

Another reason to CELEBRATE!

Big Bend Community College 2019 nursing program graduates were just given another cause for celebration. Since receiving their degrees last month, all 18 graduates have taken the NCLEX-RN licensure exam and passed on their first attempt. More...

Health Matters Published Aug 10, 2019
OSWFTT
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OSWFTT

Don't look back. You're not going that way. ~ by Melea Johnson

I’m not sure which one of us came up with our team name, but I do know as soon as it was blurted out we unanimously agreed with conviction it was definitely our name. Our shirts would read OSWFTT. More...

Rise & Shine Published Jun 7, 2019
Casino Queen

Casino Queen

A visit with local singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Danny Payne ~ by Brandon Smith

I recently sat down with Danny Payne, singer, songwriter, and guitarist for the local band Casino Queen to talk about songwriting and the future of his band. For the sake of transparency, I should mention that Casino Queen is also my band. More...

V Gallery Published Jun 6, 2019
Dani Dunlap, BBCC Aviation Student
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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. More...

Travel & Leisure Published May 17, 2019
Terry, Jacob and Tom
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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, friendship, and community.

“This is truly a community event, and we have so many people who come together to make it happen each year,” said Executive Director of the BBCC Foundation, LeAnne Parton. More...

Food & Drink Published May 16, 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
Mason’s Place: Your Home Away from Home
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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 her in times of uncertainty, and blossom into the fulfillment of a dream that she would carry throughout her adult life. More...

Food & Drink Published May 1, 2019
Poth family

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. More...

Published Apr 30, 2019
A walk thru the past ...

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. More...

Travel & Leisure Published Apr 25, 2019
Upward Bound to a college education!

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. More...

Published Apr 25, 2019
This place is so lovely...
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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. More...

Travel & Leisure Published Apr 25, 2019
ONLINE EASTER EGG HUNT

ONLINE EASTER EGG HUNT

Let's HAVE SOME FUN!

HOW TO PLAY

Step 1 - Hint: Start on the Home page of VM.Today and then visit the "Series" pages. More...

Published Apr 6, 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
Local students Elizabeth Guadarrama and Fatima Cortez awarded $20,000 scholarships

Local students Elizabeth Guadarrama and Fatima Cortez awarded $20,000 scholarships

Two out of only 500 students selected nationwide

TRiO Upward Bound students Elizabeth Guadarrama and Fatima Cortez have recently been awarded $20,000 scholarships through the Dell Scholars Program. Photo above is Elizabeth Guadarrama (left) and Fatima Cortez (right). More...

For Goodness Sake Published Apr 2, 2019
Tajci
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INTRODUCING THE 2019-2020 CONCERT SEASON

Central Basin Community Concert Association brings exceptional LIVE entertainment to Moses Lake

The Central Basin Community Concert Association has been providing the Moses Lake community with quality LIVE entertainment for over 60 years. Each of our artists is carefully chosen to provide the highest quality entertainment available to the Moses Lake community. More...

V Gallery Published Apr 1, 2019
Quincy Community Heritage Barn unveils new exhibit on March 30, 2019
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Quincy Community Heritage Barn unveils new exhibit on March 30, 2019

Quincy Valley Historical Society brings life to history

You are invited

to celebrate the public unveiling of the new exhibit inside the Community Heritage Barn Saturday, March 30, 2019, beginning at 1:30 pm. It will be a grand celebration as months of tireless research, design, and fabrication have gone into it. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Mar 27, 2019
Ag Safety One-Day Event for KIDS ages 4 to 13

Ag Safety One-Day Event for KIDS ages 4 to 13

Coming to Moses Lake in April - REGISTER BY MARCH 27

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day, recognized as the largest rural safety and health education program for children in North America, is coming to Big Bend Community College April 27. The event will feature fun, hands-on learning about a variety of safety topics, including first aid, farm equipment safety and fire, chemical and electrical safety. More...

Published Mar 14, 2019
It's a bird....it's a CRANE!
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It's a bird....it's a CRANE!

Yes, the Sandhill Cranes have arrived in Othello

The Othello Sandhill Crane Festival

March 22-24 is the weekend to make sure you attend the Othello Sandhill Crane Festival. To view the entire schedule of tours and presentations at the Othello Sandhill Crane Festival please click this link. More...

Published Mar 10, 2019