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 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...

 
 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...

 

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