Cover Story


An important message to our community

I arrived at New Hope almost a year ago as it was facing a ­precipitous drop in funding. We learned that we were ineligible to renew a large federal grant that among other things allowed us to staff a protection order clinic and work closely with law … [Read More...]

Publisher’s Notes


Spring cleaning (of sorts)

I ran across the little wire spoons used for Easter egg dipping in a junk drawer today and not only did I get a twinge of excitement to do exactly that with my grandgirls this year, but also it opened the door to the realization that much of my world … [Read More...]



Pictures to remember

"Our grandchildren accept us for ourselves, without rebuke or effort to change us, as no one in our entire lives has ever done, not our parents, siblings, spouses, friends - and hardly ever our own grown children. – Ruth Goode She used to come … [Read More...]

Woman in discomfort

New Hope Provides…

New Hope Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services works with survivors, educators and community partners, so that together, we can end the violence. New Hope Provides…  24-Hour Crisis Line: Available for victims of domestic violence and … [Read More...]


How Can I Support New Hope?

Donating Goods. It is always helpful when citizens like you take the time to donate items for our shelter. Currently we could use toiletries such as toilet paper, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, hygiene products, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent. New … [Read More...]



New Hope’s Helping Hands

For a victim, all things trusted and hoped for can appear gone. It can be that fear and failure and hurt and shame and hopelessness is now the only thing real. Life is stained. Sadness is constant. Memories linger and haunt. The turmoil of emotion … [Read More...]


Humanities Washington Speaker’s Bureau

My Hanford: A Personal History Hanford is currently embroiled in the world’s largest environmental cleanup, which includes the problematic construction of a $12.2 billion waste treatment plant. The site is burdened with an aging work force, a … [Read More...]


Last Stand Rodeo in Coulee City, Action so close you may get a lil’ dirty

When was the last time you watched a man challenge a 2000-pound beast and felt the ground shake beneath you as you sat nearby? When was the last time you stepped back into the old west and had a taste of Americana? Here’s your chance now. Coulee … [Read More...]


Keeping our community clean

This time of year is my favorite with the sky so blue and the sun being out more with the new blooms appearing on the trees and in our gardens. It is also a time of year that we have opportunities to come together as a community to clean things up … [Read More...]


Here comes the sun

They talked about it for a couple of years before venturing into a mother/daughter partnership in business. They knew when they were ready. And, we are glad they did. What they have brought to our community is something we never had before. A way to … [Read More...]



Excuse me, where’s the bathroom?

My mother always told me, "Jan, don't ever pass up a good bathroom." She was big into bathrooms. As kids, if we were headed out on a major road trip -- say the five minute ride into town -- we all had to first take a trek to the bathroom. Now that … [Read More...]



Chief Academy Café will be closing its doors

The Chief Academy Café will be closing its doors May 2nd, 2014. The ­culinary program will be moving to its new location at the Columbia Basin ­Technical Skills Center: This has been an incredible experience and we are all … [Read More...]


Tony Villafaña, he transformed his life at Big Bend Community College

Tony Villafaña is the first person from his family to attend college, and he is dealing with the pressure. Students like Tony are challenging the norms of tight-knit families that have no experience with the concept of education after high … [Read More...]



Impact Dance Project

Impact Dance Project is a group of local, experienced dancers and teachers which exists to excite and educate its audiences about the art of dance through high quality performances showcasing many styles of dance. Through these performances, as well … [Read More...]



Fit Facts: Do no harm

“Primum Non Nocere” Latin for ‘first do no harm’ is a guiding principle for physicians and part of their Hippocratic oath. I will also argue that it should be just as important to personal trainers, but what about ourselves? In the effort to get fit, … [Read More...]