On a cold Wednesday afternoon on Nov. 20, about a dozen people gathered at Sageview Real Estate for a ribbon-cutting and open house. The business officially opened on Nov. 1, said owner Alfredo Aguilar. After the ribbon-cutting, attendees were invited into the office for some appetizers and refreshments. Those in attendance included Quincy Valley Chamber […]

By Don C. Brunell Imagine tuning into the Sunday morning talk shows and wondering if the politicians and commentators could possibly find something positive to say about one another or the state of affairs in America. Unfortunately, there is a better chance of snowball lasting in a sauna. But suddenly on October 20 there was […]

Quincy Foods may soon be sold, but the status of the company and its employees was unclear as of Monday, Nov. 18. Quincy Foods is a major employer in Quincy. The most recent total of employees at Quincy Foods is 360, according to Grant County Economic Development Council. Quincy Foods’ parent company, Norpac Foods Inc., […]

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The Apple STEM Network, along with Career Connected Learning Grant & Adams County, recently released “Connecting Our Future,” a video that highlights efforts being made in the Columbia Basin region to develop the work force through career-connected learning opportunities for students. On Oct. 24, the Apple STEM Network hosted a premiere party for the 10-minute […]

In an announcement Oct. 23, the Washington Department of Ecology gave its green light to a Dallas, Texas-based company with a plan to build a data center in Quincy. CyrusOne Data Center would be the eighth data center campus in Quincy. It is planned to be built at 1025 D St. NW, which is on […]

Grant County Treasurer Darryl Pheasant in a recent news release reminded Grant County taxpayers that real, mobile home, and personal property second half taxes are due by Oct. 31. Pheasant advised that to send payment by mail, make sure the envelope is postmarked on or before Oct. 31 to avoid being considered delinquent. A taxpayer […]

After opening the doors in late-May, Quincy Public Market held an official grand opening on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The grand opening featured music from guitarist Rylei Franks, vendor specials, free hot dogs and Pepsi, and a raffle for a gift basket with contributions from each market vendor. Tickets to […]

In 1980, Dr. Vincent Bryan and his wife, Carol, bought the property that the Cave B Estate Winery now resides upon. While studying in Rome, the couple recalled, the Bryans found that wine was very common; you would have a glass in between classes. Growing quite fond of wine, the Bryans traveled in southern France […]

The Washington Department of Ecology has granted Microsoft its request for a change to the air quality permit for Microsoft’s MWH Data Center. The MWH campus is under construction on the west side of Quincy. Ecology’s Air Quality Program issued an approval order, dated Sept. 26, for an “averaging time change on emergency generator fuel […]

Many local folks gathered in the Quincy Valley Business & Conference Center the evening of Saturday, Oct. 12, for the bi-annual dinner, auction and fundraiser of the Quincy Valley Chamber of Commerce and Quincy Rotary Club. The event had a “Wizard of Oz” theme called “There’s No Place Like Home,” and included music, drinks, a […]

The Quincy FFA hosted the District 7 & 9 stop on the Washington State FFA Association Evergreen Tour on Sept. 25. Five hundred ninety-five FFA members that represented chapters from Oroville, Okanogan, Brewster, Bridgeport, Waterville, Chelan, Wenatchee, Eastmont, Wahluke, Wilson Creek, Ephrata, Odessa, Royal City, Almira-Coulee-Hartline, Warden, Washtucna, Kahlotus and Quincy. The six Washington State […]

The first week of October was a busy one for the members and advisers of Quincy FFA. On Tuesday, Washington State FFA President Awson Wheeler, from Sprague, and State Treasurer Abbie Dorhauer, of Yelm, presented to Quincy FFA members throughout the day. Topics ranged from what FFA can do for you, how to stay organized […]

Ed Sleater of the Quincy Valley Lions Club picks a pumpkin for his neighbor on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 28, the opening weekend for the patch at Becerra Gardens, 11235 Road 9 NW, east of Quincy. The pumpkin patch, now in its tenth year, is a tradition in the area. Pumpkins are $3 each, […]

Grant PUD commissioners will hold three budget hearings before adopting the utility’s 2020 budget later this year. The hearings provide customers with the opportunity to learn how Grant PUD proposes allocating and spending its money next year. The three hearings are held in locations around the county to allow customers to attend more easily, ask […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; the month-long campaign to bring awareness to the awful disease was started by multiple breast cancer research charities. The aim is to open people’s eyes to the dangers of neglecting their health care. One in eight women, or about 12 percent, will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in […]

Fifty-three members of the Quincy FFA traveled to Othello on Friday, Sept. 13, to compete in Career Development Events at the Othello Community Fair. It was a great wrap-up to the fair season for Quincy members. In the Tractor Driving CDE, Gavin Sahli tied for 1st and 2nd individually and with Nate Gonzales and Chase […]

Twenty competitors gathered in Quincy on Sept. 14, Farmer-Consumer Awareness Day, for the tractor pull competition. Listed below are the winners for each of the 18 events, provided by Diane Valentine. 2,500 6 mph 1st Jane Gerth AC/CA Super 248.69 2nd Luke TeVelde AC/D10 228.57 3,000 3 mph 1st Don Weil Farmall Super C 242.61 […]

On Sept. 10, Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., was honored with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) Ambassador’s Circle Award at NASDA’s annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, according to a press release. “I have dedicated my life and my career to representing agriculture,” said Newhouse in a press release. “I have held […]

The Quincy Valley Business & Conference Center is booked with parties and events on most weekends, as the Port of Quincy has developed the facility and made it available for rent. One of those parties was cut short on Aug. 31 by an unexpected plumbing problem, and the Port has offered a refund to the […]

When longtime owner of The Flower Basket Sue Stetner decided it was time to retire a little over three years ago, her daughter Ashley Ko contacted her sister Kristin Mead urging her to take over the business and go in as partners. Growing up in the floral business, the sisters couldn’t pass up the opportunity […]

At last month’s Grant County Fair, Quincy FFA members showed their animals well and brought home awards, according to Quincy FFA co-adviser Mike Wallace. In the beef category, three Quincy FFA members won high honors. Sarahi Dominguez won Grand Champion FFA Market Steer and Grand Champion Novice Fit and Show. Brody Wallace took Reserve Champion […]

By Don C. Brunell While drones are coming of age in firefighting, they are also establishing a foothold in restoring fire-scorched forests. Firefighting drones grabbed the spotlight last April 15 as viewers around the world watched Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris go up in flames. It has stood for over 850 years, through wars, natural […]

Officially starting three weeks ago, Desert Sun Dental in Quincy has added a new dentist to the practice, Dr. Birkin Owart. Although his dentistry license was only activated in early August, Owart has been shadowing at the office, located on Highway 28 near the Heritage Park, since 2011. He has become very familiar with the […]

After 10 years in its current location on C Street SW and First Avenue SW, Quincy, Zolman Chiropractic Clinic has closed for this week and will reopen in a new location on Sept. 4. The new location is on Randy and Debora Zolman’s property in a newly constructed facility three miles west of Quincy on […]

CHS SunBasin Growers, based in Quincy, recently announced a $10,000 grant to the Columbia Basin Junior Livestock Show. The money will be used to complete a resource and storage building on the show grounds in Connell, according to a press release. “This grant will allow us to finish that project as we prepare for our […]

Four industry representatives from Moses Lake, Othello and Quincy were featured presenters at the 2019 North Central Educational Services District STEM Summit last week. William Bowen, of SGL; Stela Heuschkel, of Chemi-Con Materials Corp.; Tina Livingston, of Simplot; and Davin Peterson, of Washington Tractor in Quincy, told K-12 educators at the Summit about local STEM […]

Hosanna Salon is the newest salon in town. Alma Gamino started her business in Quincy about six months ago, but it was under the radar, because it wasn’t very visible. “I didn’t care for the location,” Gamino said. “It was hidden. I was waiting for a business space. Nothing was available. I never lost faith […]

Following their groundbreaking ceremony for a new employer, the commissioners of the Port of Quincy discussed the building project that is bringing the company, Raceways Technology, to Quincy in their regular Wednesday meeting. All three members of the Port board were present for the Aug. 14 meeting. Commissioners discussed the timing of the construction of […]

Raceways Technology Inc. broke ground in Quincy on Aug. 14 for a new plant that is expected to create 50 to 60 jobs locally. The Port of Quincy invited local leaders to the site in northwest Quincy to introduce and welcome the company and its leadership to the community. The Port worked for two years […]

About five years ago, Quincy local Mark Brown grew tired of Starbucks, so he started roasting his own coffee beans in his garage. After some trial and error, he got his roasts correct, and Stick and Rudder Coffee Bar and Roasters was born. “There were a few failed attempts where there was smoke in the […]

After months of waiting, Washington Valley Pharmacy officially opened a new location in Quincy on Aug. 5 in the shopping center south of Highway 28 along 13th Avenue SW. The Post-Register originally reported in March that the location was expected to open in early April. With the new store still not open in the middle […]

Citing strong, sustained finances and risk management, S&P Global Ratings has upgraded the credit rating of Grant PUD’s electric system from AA to AA+, according to a press release. “The rating action reflects our view of the district’s maintenance of extremely strong financial and operating metrics over several years and the credit strengths provided by […]

The Quincy community has one more way to get its youth involved in the community. The Quincy Valley Chamber of Commerce has unveiled a “Junior Chamber,” where high schoolers can, in many cases, get their first taste of being community leaders. The idea of a Junior Chamber started about five months ago, said Julie Putnam, […]

After the closure of the Shopko pharmacy on 13th Avenue SW in the spring, the Post-Register reported that Washington Valley Pharmacy, based in East Wenatchee, would open a new location in Quincy as soon as April. With the spring long gone and the summer in full swing, the Washington Valley Pharmacy has yet to open […]

As many Quincy residents have realized and the Post-Register reported as well, the new traffic circle on 13th Avenue SW and State Route 28 is open to drivers in all directions. The roundabout project, originally slated to be completed in August, was delayed by the installation of a drainage system. According to incoming City Administrator […]

Washington State Department of Ecology last week announced its approval of a change to an air quality permit for Vantage Data Centers Quincy campus. Vantage had requested in March to change the backup generators detailed on its permit, a change that would reduce the total potential emissions from the generators. Diesel generators are used at […]

Started in the home kitchen of Tanya and Jerod Rollins in 2013, The Pink Oven Bakery has found a new home in Quincy Public Market. The new storefront opened up in June after demand became too high for the couple’s baked goods. According to Tanya, the business had become too large to run out of […]

Southwest Washington native Miles King has started as a new reporter with The Quincy Valley Post-Register. King started mid-July, following the departure of Sebastian Moraga, who took a position with the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce in June. Post-Register Editor Dave Burgess said King is a great addition to the staff. “Miles brings the broad […]

There are times when everything old is new again. What was once a long forgotten diner called the Blue Bell Café back in the 1940s is being resurrected by the Freese family of Quincy. Deborah and Dennis Freese are owners, and their daughter-in-law Rebecca will be co-owner and baker for the restaurant. The Freese family […]

The collective efforts of Grant PUD and its employees to give back to the communities they serve were recently recognized with the American Public Power Association’s 2018 Community Service Award. The association presented the award June 11 at its national conference in Austin, Texas. From fundraisers and food drives to advocacy and education, Grant PUD’s […]

Grant PUD’s board of commissioners recognized Microsoft Corp. officials June 25 after the technology leader agreed to contribute a $480,000 energy conservation rebate toward initiatives to benefit Grant County residents as part of the utility’s Pay-it-Forward Partnership. Microsoft has data center operations in Quincy and is a customer of Grant PUD. “I would like to […]

Tacos Jacob is the newest family-owned restaurant to open in Quincy. The opening was so anticipated, that by the time the doors opened, there was a long line of customers waiting outside of the door. The owners, David and Francis Hernandez, followed their hearts, and chose to put Francis’ mother, Lidia, in the kitchen, where […]

Commissioners of the Port of Quincy are close to completing a deal that would have the port construct a building to house Raceway Technology., which would be a new employer in Quincy. At the June 26 port meeting, commissioners discussed the port’s industrial properties and gave some time to a deal with Raceway, a deal […]

Rob Sole, owner of Chet’s Honda Polaris in Quincy, spoke about an “explosion of property crime” at the June 12 meeting of the board of commissioners of the Port of Quincy. He said his business has been hit eight times since March. His remarks were similar to what he told the Quincy City Council recently. […]

Microsoft aims to revise the air quality permit for its MWH Data Center, at 1515 Port Industrial Parkway, Quincy, and a public comment period is open. The Washington Department of Ecology states that Microsoft MWH Data Center currently has an air quality permit to install and operate 117 diesel powered emergency generators, 32 cooling towers, […]

The Washington state Department of Ecology’s open house and public hearing on a permit for a proposed data center to be built in Quincy drew a handful of attendees June 13. CyrusOne Inc. has applied for an air quality permit from Ecology for a new data center in Quincy. In its application, the company proposed […]

Saturday, June 15, was the perfect day to hang out at the Quincy Farmers Market. In the early afternoon, temperatures rose to a toasty 85 degrees before the market shut down for the day. According to Sonia Padron, the Quincy Farmers Market vice president, there was a total of 27 booths for this second market […]

Promoting local business and Quincy, the Quincy Valley Chamber of Commerce held its third annual Business Expo on June 11 at the Quincy Valley Business & Conference Center. The Expo’s “Get in the Game” theme urged local businesses to join in and keep the local business community lively. “It’s a valuable event for the Quincy […]

Quincy Valley Chamber of Commerce is going to host the Business Expo and Job Fair on June 11 at the Quincy Valley Business & Conference Center 4-7 p.m. The Chamber’s executive director, Cari Mathews, explained that not only will it be an opportunity to meet local businesses, but to apply for jobs as well. The […]

With a snip of an orange ribbon, speeches, games, music and thank-yous, every address in this tiny, rural city now officially has access to one of the world’s fastest internet services. But when you’re in kindergarten, that announcement came with the best benefit of all. “Ice cream!” shouted five girls, big smiles on their faces, […]

Commissioners of the Port of Quincy voted in favor of “moving forward,” as Commissioner Brian Kuest put it, on a path toward taking on local industrial discharge wastewater. At the May 22 meeting of the Port board, all three commissioners were present. Leading up to the vote, Kuest spoke about industrial water users, which are […]

Despite the construction at the intersection of 13th and Highway 28, the Quincy Farmers Market will return to its location in Lauzier Park for the third year in a row, starting June 1. Farmers Market president Micaiah McCreary said that the market will open every first and third Saturday and run from 8 a.m. until […]

The Port of Quincy’s Intermodal Yard, where road and rail freight transportation meet, was the setting for two amazingly large shipments last week. The objects – Grant PUD equipment – were not so large, but they were so heavy they required wider and longer vehicles to move them. Estimates of their weight varied slightly. According […]