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 By press release    News    September 24, 2014 

Parlette disappointed by FEMA denial of additional wildfire-victim assistance

  State Sen. Linda Evans Parlette says she is disappointed that the Federal Emergency Management Agency is sticking by its earlier decision to deny financial assistance to individual victims of this...

 
 By press release    News    September 24, 2014 

State Patrol detectives seek witnesses

At the request of the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, the Washington State Patrol’s Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) assumed primary investigative responsibility for the fatal traffic collision involving an on-duty Grant County Sheriff’s...

 
 By press release    News    September 17, 2014

Sheriff seeks public's help identifying burglary suspect

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is investigating burglary/theft cases in the southwest corner of Lincoln County and has a photo he'd like help identifying. On Sept. 12, a suspect burglarized a...

 
 By press release    News    September 10, 2014

Keller Ferry out of service for repairs

KELLER– The Keller Ferry across the Columbia River on State Route 21 is out of service until further notice, the Washington Department of Transporation said Tuesday afternoon. Water is seeping into...

 
 By press release    News    September 10, 2014

Keller Ferry back in service

KELLER FERRY – The Keller Ferry vessel, Sanpoil, is back in service as of 6 a.m. this morning (Monday, Sept. 15), after hull seepage repairs were made. Additional work on the hull exterior will be scheduled within 30 days. A representative from...

 
 By press release    News    July 23, 2014

Thunderstorms cause Internet outage in many eastern Washington communities

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. Due to severe thunderstorms in the Spokane area, a fiber cable located near Fish Lake in eastern Washington was severed by a fallen tree. As a result, customers in the following communities and surrounding areas may be...

 
 By Press release    News    July 23, 2014

Mansfield evacuates for fire

State fire assistance has been mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the Road C Fire, in Douglas County. Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste...

 
 By press release    News    July 16, 2014

Emergency declared in 20 counties due to multiple wildfires, extreme fire conditions

OLYMPIA -- A state of emergency was declared late Tuesday, July 14, in 20 Eastern Washington counties in response to multiple wildfires threatening homes, businesses, public infrastructure, and...

 
 By press release    News    June 25, 2014

Coleman Smith named Grand Coulee Dam power manager

GRAND COULEE, Wash. – Lorri Lee, Regional Director for the Bureau of Reclamation’s Pacific Northwest Region, announced today that Coleman Smith is returning to the Pacific Northwest Region to serve as the Grand Coulee Power Manager. Smith replace...

 
 By press release    News    June 25, 2014

Tribes removing walleye and bass from Sanpoil River

A crew of six tribal fisheries staffers are working on the Sanpoil River from mid-May to July to catch as many walleye and smallmouth bass as they can in hoping to improve redband rainbow trout and...

 
 By press release    News    May 21, 2014

Keller Ferry north shore terminal relocation scheduled for Thursday, May 22

KELLER FERRY – Due to rising river levels, the Keller Ferry north shore terminal will be moved from the low water ramp to the regular ramp on Thursday, May 22, 2014. The process will begin at about 9 a.m. and can take up to 5 hours to complete....

 
 By press release    News    May 14, 2014

Keller Ferry back in service

The Keller Ferry is back in service as of 12:30 p.m. today (Friday, May 16). An elusive issue with the computerized steering system on the Keller Ferry vessel, M/V Sanpoil, disrupted regular service on the Columbia River route for the past seven...

 
 By press release    News    April 23, 2014

Old grenade found in Columbia River bed

Grant PUD security personnel found an old pineapple-style hand grenade below the high water mark of the drawn-down Columbia River near the Old Vantage boat launch in Grant County about 6 p.m....

 
 By press release    News    April 23, 2014

Drawdown exposes explosives along Lake Roosevelt

Explosive material has been found in the bed of the drawn down Lake Roosevelt at the north end of the reservoir behind Grand Coulee Dam, and authorities think more may exist. The National Park Service was notified April 22 that explosive material had...

 
 By Press release    News    March 26, 2014

Reclamation awards security and law enforcement contract to the Colville Tribes

GRAND COULEE, Wash. - The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $697,000 contract March 10 to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation to provide security and law enforcement services on Reclamation lands and at Reclamation facilities located...

 
 By press release    News    March 5, 2014

Marchand expelled from business council

[Note: This story contains corrected copy after the CCT administration issued a corrected press release correcting an error in the vote count and adding additional facts about the referenced ethics...

 
 By press release    News    January 22, 2014

Sheriff: Moses Lake raid yields over $100K in stolen property

MOSES LAKE, Wash. (Jan. 27, 2014) – Four men are jailed today after Grant County law enforcement officers in search of stolen property raided a home east of Moses Lake, the county sheriff said in a...

 
 By press release    News    January 8, 2014

Sheriff: Property owner interrupts theft, suspects jailed

The Grant County sheriff says an attempted theft of metal was interrupted Friday when a vigilant property owner saw a suspicious car parked near a trailer on his land. Around 9 a.m. Jan. 10, deputies were called to 15390 Stratford Road Northeast for...

 
 By press release    News    December 23, 2013

USBR employee dies after fall at Pinto Dam

SPOKANE, Wash. – A Bureau of Reclamation employee died Wednesday night as a result of injuries sustained from a fall on Monday at a construction site at Pinto Dam located about 18 miles east of Ephrata, Wash. Holger “Hal” Jensen, 62, passed awa...

 
 By press release    News    November 27, 2013

Burning banned on reservation until Dec. 1

(Seattle–Nov. 27, 2013) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is continuing burn bans on several reservations in Washington, Oregon and Idaho because of continuing stagnant air conditions and air monitor readings indicating diminished air...

 
 By press release    News    October 16, 2013

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is open again

The National Park Service (NPS) has reopened all 401 national parks, including Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, LRNA announced Thursday. Visitor facilities normally open during this time of year including campgrounds, boat launches, and the...

 
 By press release    News    September 11, 2013

Before you take US 2 this weekend …

LEAVENWORTH – Unstable soil and other construction challenges have pushed the week-long closure of Tumwater Canyon, west of Leavenworth to a week and a day. Instead of Fri. at noon, US 2 will...

 
 By press release    News    September 4, 2013

Sheriff: Mind your driving habits in Coulee City

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office will conduct emphasis traffic enforcement patrols in the Coulee City area in the coming days. Coulee City Mayor Rick Heiberg is concerned with the growing number of traffic violations he is seeing in town. Since...

 
 By press release    News    August 7, 2013

Dye test to be conducted at Grand Coulee Dam Thursday

The Bureau of Reclamation will conduct a dye test Aug. 8 at Grand Coulee Dam, the bureau announced in a press release Wednesday. The pool below the dam may be slightly discolored as engineers inject the upstream face of Grand Coulee Dam with...

 
 By press release    News    July 31, 2013

McMorris Rodgers and DeGette applaud Senate's unanimous passage of bipartisan Hydropower Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), authors of H.R. 267, the _Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act_, applauded the unanimous approval of their bill in the U.S. Senate today. Their legislation will...

 

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