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 By press release    News    April 18, 2018 

Two jailed in Grand Coulee drug bust Friday

A Grand Coulee man and woman are jailed this morning and more arrests are expected after a search warrant served on a home yielded meth and heroin, the Grant County Sheriff's Office reported. Grant...

 By press release    News    November 1, 2017

INET busts another illegal drug operation

Grant County’s Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team busted another illegal marijuana growing and sales operation last week, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office said Monday. Based on a tip from a patrol deputy, INET opened an investigation on...

 By press release    News    October 18, 2017

Traffic stop leads to heroin and meth busts amounting to $1.2M in drugs

MOSES LAKE, Wash. (17OCT2017) – In response to an October 5 traffic stop by Moses Lake Police Department where a suspect was found with nearly eight pounds of methamphetamine and heroin, a subsequen...

 By press release    News    August 9, 2017

US 2 roundabout construction begins on Thursday, Aug. 10 near Airway Heights and Fairchild Air Force Base west of Spokane

US 2 roundabout construction begins on Thursday, Aug. 10 near Airway Heights and Fairchild Air Force Base west of Spokane AIRWAY HEIGHTS, WA – Construction of a multi-lane roundabout on US 2 just west of Airway Heights begins early Thursday,... Full story

 By press release    News    July 19, 2017

Update on Canyon Creek Fire near Twisp

Winthrop, WA — On Wednesday, management of the Canyon Creek Fire, near Carlton transferred to a Type 4 Incident Management Team led by Incident Commander Kathleen Russell. The 1,200 acre fire has been contained since Tuesday evening. The two... Full story

 By Press release    News    May 24, 2017

Keller Ferry back in service

KELLER FERRY – The Keller Ferry that crosses the Columbia River on State Route 21 is in service after repairs were completed on the north shore loading ramp. ### WSDOT...

 By Press Release    News    April 19, 2017

Two arrested for home burglary near Soap Lake

SOAP LAKE, Wash. (19APR2017) – Two people are in jail today after a home burglary just north of Soap Lake. For two nights in a row, a home in the 22000 block of State Route 17 North had been burglarized. That prompted a Grant County sheriff’s... Full story

 By press release    News    March 29, 2017

Authorities search for elderly woman

INCHELIUM, Wash. – Colville Tribal Police & Natural Resource Officers, Ferry County Sheriff's Office, Spokane County Air Support Search Team are currently searching the Inchelium area for a...

 By Press release    News    March 15, 2017

Electric City man killed in rollover collision

ELECTRIC CITY, Wash. (15MAR2017) - A 23-year-old Electric City man was killed and another man injured as the result of a one vehicle rollover about one mile south of Electric City early Wednesday morning. Brandon Buche was driving a 2006 Jeep...


Coulee City man arrested on stolen property charges

COULEE CITY — Lincoln and Grant county law enforcement officers teamed up this morning to arrest a Coulee City man suspected of having two stolen vehicles. Bernard A. Brill, 55, is lodged in the Grant County Jail on suspicion of two counts of...


Updated: Boy dead after stabbing in Coulee City

COULEE CITY, Wash. (19FEB2017) -- A 17-year-old boy is dead and his twin brother is in custody after an early morning stabbing in Coulee City. Grant County Coroner Craig Morrison Monday morning released the identity of the as Shane C. Wachter, age...


Colville Tribes to distribute per capita payments Dec. 5

Nespelem, WA—An amount equal to the Colville Tribes’ “Ramah settlement” will be distributed to Tribal members through per capita payments on December 5, Colville Business Council Chairman Dr. Michael Marchand said today. “The Colville...

 By Press release    News    August 17, 2016

Toxic bloom makes Scootney Reservoir possibly deadly

EPHRATA, Washington - The Bureau of Reclamation is alerting users of Scooteney Park recreation area, located 36 miles south of Moses Lake on Highway 17, that the Benton Franklin Health District has identified a toxic algae bloom on Scooteney... Full story

 By press release    News    July 20, 2016

Sheriff's office warns of serious weather now; boaters get out of lake


 By Press release    News    May 25, 2016

Sunland Fire burning sage and grass

From a Grant County Sheriff's Office media advisory: Jurisdiction: Grant County Fire District 3 (IC Fortier) Started around 3 p.m. 05/29/2016 Three miles south of the Gorge Amphitheater along the... Full story

 By Press release    News    March 2, 2016

Threats to Coulee City schools forces lockdowns, ends after high speed chase

GRANT COUNTY, Wash. (02MAR2016) – The lockdown of schools across Grant County was prompted this morning after a 39-year-old Flagstaff, Arizona man made threats to shoot up Coulee City schools. Benjamin VanTassell is in the Grant County Jail facing...


Follow-up investigation leads to additional search warrant in Grand Coulee

Investigators following up on several leads into a set of Grand Coulee area crimes served a search warrant this morning (Feb. 25, 2016) at a Grand Coulee home. Grant County’s Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET), the U.S. Secret Service,...


Drugs and counterfeiting investigation leads to raids in Grand Coulee

A Grand Coulee man is in jail today after a raid Friday in Grand Coulee. Melvin E. Toulou, Jr., 42, is in the Grant County Jail for investigation of possession stolen property. A task force led by the Grant County Interagency Narcotics Enforcement...

 By press release    News    December 9, 2015

Coulee City man arrested after report of a shot fired

COULEE CITY, Wash. (11DEC2015) – A 29-year-old Coulee City man is in the Grant County Jail after allegedly firing a rifle, causing Coulee City schools to lock down temporarily this morning, the county sheriff’s office reports. David E. Chapman...


Public invited to Christmas Mass at Paschal Sherman

The community is invited to a Christmas Mass at Paschal Sherman Indian School on Wed. Dec. 16 at 12:45 pm. There will be drumming, a Salish version of Jingle Bells performed by PSIS students and special music presented by Brian Philips on the flute....

 By press release    News    December 2, 2015

Keller Ferry out of service for engine repairs

  KELLER FERRY – The Keller Ferry on SR 21 across the Columbia River is out of service. One of the two engines on the vessel has some issues that require immediate repairs. Under US Coast Guard regulations the boat cannot be operated in passenger...

 By Press release    News    October 7, 2015

Employees injured in Priest Rapids Dam explosion

EPHRATA, Wash. — (Updated with new information at 7:10 p.m.) At approximately 4:15 p.m. today an explosion was reported at Priest Rapids Dam along the Columbia River. At this point there are six confirmed employees with various levels of injury... Full story


EWU launches initiative to build on legacy of renowned tribal rights activist

Eastern Washington University is proud to announce an academic and community program to honor the legacy of Lucy Covington, a Colville Tribal Council member who changed the course of American Indian history through her courageous and selfless style...


North Star & Tunk Block Fires have almost 400 miles of perimeter

Omak, WA -- Weather moderated fire behavior for North Star and Tunk Block Fires early this week but there is still a lot of work to be done. With more than 360,000 acres of fire, officials calculate that there are more than 370 miles of perimeter bet...

 By press release    News    August 26, 2015

New North Star evacuations issued

NORTH STAR FIRE UPDATE Wednesday 08/26/2015 –9:30AM Acres: 168,539 Start Date: August 13, 2015 Cause: Under investigation Location: Approximately 12 miles north of Nespelem, WA. Containment: 5%...


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