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19-day closure of Keller Ferry run to begin early December

KELLER – Keller Ferry users who travel across the Columbia River on State Route 21 will need to find alternate routes. The M/V Sanpoil will be removed from service starting Wednesday, Dec. 4, through Sunday, Dec. 22, in order for crews working for... Full story

 By Press release    News    October 16, 2019

Grant PUD investigating exciter fires at Priest Rapids Dam

EPHRATA – Priest Rapids Dam operators extinguished a small fire in equipment called an exciter, which provides energy to start up one of the generating units, shortly after 1 a.m. today. The fire...


16-day-closure dates for Keller Ferry finalized

KELLER – Keller Ferry users will need to plan additional travel time during an upcoming closure. Material procurement delays and curing of paint have pushed back the 16-day closure, initially scheduled to begin by Friday, Sept. 13. The ferry vessel...

 By Press release    News    August 7, 2019

14-day closure of Keller Ferry delayed until September

KELLER – Keller Ferry users will get a two-week reprieve on a terminal repair project closure, with work now starting in September. Initially, the 14-day closure and repair was scheduled to be complete by Aug. 30, but delays in obtaining materials... Full story


University of Washington Public Health students invite local participation in Grand Coulee community health assessment

In partnership with the Grant County Health District nine graduate students in the University of Washington Community-Oriented Public Health Practice (COPHP) program will visit Grand Coulee to learn about important health issues facing the local comm... Full story

 By press release    News    May 23, 2018

Teenager's body recovered from Banks Lake

The body of a 17-year-old Lynnwood, Washington boy was recovered Saturday evening, May 26, from the waters of Banks Lake after he went missing late Friday evening near Steamboat Rock State Park, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office reported Sunday... Full story

 By press release    News    May 23, 2018

Body of Kitsap County man found in Banks Lake

Near ELECTRIC CITY—Grant County deputies on Wednesday morning recovered the body of a man from the waters of Banks Lake south of Electric City, the sheriff's office said in an advisory. Deputies were called around 7:30 a.m. after a boater... Full story

 By press release    News    May 16, 2018

Flash floods and storms could make Okanogan flooding worse today

The following is an update on behalf of the Okanogan Department of Emergency Management & Northeast Washington Interagency Incident Management Team on the flooding in Okanogan County and a current flash flood warning: OKANOGAN FLOODING 2018 Incident... Full story

 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,...


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