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 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...

 
 By press release    News    July 20, 2016

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

From Grant County Sheriff's Office: SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHEASTERN GRANT...NORTHWESTERN LINCOLN AND EAST CENTRAL DOUGLAS COUNTIES UNTIL 115 PM PDT. AT 1235 PM PDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 By press release    News    February 24, 2016

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,...

 
 By press release    News    February 10, 2016

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...

 
 By press release    Community    December 9, 2015

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...

 
 By press release    News    September 23, 2015

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...

 
 By press release    News    September 2, 2015

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%...

 
 By press release    News    August 26, 2015

Sheriff: Small explosive device found near Soap Lake

LAKEVIEW, Wash. (27AUG2015) – The Richland Police Bomb Squad assisted Grant County Sheriff’s Deputies on Wednesday night when a small homemade explosive device was found along a road. A citizen discovered a small fire around 8:00 p.m. near...

 
 By press release    News    August 26, 2015

Now over 173,000 acres, North Star Fire is 17 percent contained

NORTH STAR FIRE UPDATE Thursday 08/27/2015 –10:00AM                                        Acres: 174,681 Start Date: August 13, 2015 Cause: Under...

 
 By press release    News    August 26, 2015

Fire update: Extreme fire behavior on North Star fire today

NORTH STAR FIRE UPDATE Thursday 08/27/2015 –10:00PM Acres: 179,834                                    Start Date: August 13, 2015                                ...

 
 By press release    News    August 19, 2015

State fire assistance authorized for North Star 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 North Star Fire near the city of Nespelem. Washington State Patrol Chief John...

 
 By press release    News    July 15, 2015

Big Moses Lake fire today ruled accidental

MOSES LAKE – A fire which tore through a Moses Lake business Friday, July 17, 2015, has been ruled accidental. Grant County Deputy Fire Marshal Nathan Poplawski says employees at Inland Tarp and Cover, 4172 North Frontage Road East, accidentally...

 
 By press release    News    July 8, 2015

State authorizes mobilization for Douglas County Complex 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 Douglas County Complex Fire – 2 fires: Jameson Lake Fire, 8 miles ESE of...

 
 By press release    News    July 1, 2015

West Nile virus detected in Grant County

MOSES LAKE, WA – The Washington State Department of Health has notified the Grant County Health District that three Grant County mosquito samples were positive for West Nile virus. The samples were collected by Grant County Mosquito Control...

 
 By Press release    News    July 1, 2015

Wildfire blazing north of Keller

Keller, Wash. – The Twenty-One Mile Grade Fire began on the afternoon of July 1 and is approximately 1,000 acres. It is located approximately 25 miles north of Keller, WA and east of Hwy 21. The...

 
 By Press release    News    April 29, 2015

Newhouse Introduces legislation to streamline new surface water storage projects in Bureau of Reclamation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced H.R. 2097, the Bureau of Reclamation Surface Water Storage Streamlining Act of 2015 to streamline the Bureau of Reclamation’s environmental planning and study process for new surface water...

 
 By press release    School    February 11, 2015

Washington State Patrol hosts Kiwanis Youth Law Enforcement Career Camp

(Olympia) - Washington state high school juniors and seniors with an interest in law enforcement as a career will have an opportunity to spend a week this summer learning about the roles and job opportunities within law enforcement. Applications are...

 
 By press release    Opinion    January 7, 2015

Death notification made via social media, troopers stunned

Southwest Washington - On January 4, 2015, troopers in Lewis County were called to a two vehicle collision on State Route 12 involving a passenger car and semi-truck. The driver of the passenger car, Mr. Jay Sume of Randle, WA, was fatality injured...

 
 By press release    News    October 1, 2014

Update: Keller Ferry back in service after repairs last weekend

The Keller Ferry was put back into service early Monday morning, Oct. 6, after a weekend of repairs, the DOT said. Weekend drivers who planned on using the Keller Ferry to cross the Columbia River via State Route 21 will need to find another route. T...

 

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