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COVID-19 outbreaks traced to high school wrestling tournaments

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health (DOH), in collaboration with several local public health jurisdictions, is investigating multiple outbreaks of COVID-19 among vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, connected... — Updated 12/15/2021 Full story

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Whitmore Fire update issued

The Whitmore Fire is located on the Colville Reservation south of Omak Lake and west of Nespelem, WA. The Incident Command Post at Nespelem Community Center is closed to all but... — Updated 8/9/2021 Full story

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Updates given on Summit Trail, Upper Lime Creek, and Chuweah Creek Fires

Inchelium, Wa. – The cold front that moved into the area yesterday brought measurable rain to the Summit Trail Fire, Upper Lime Creek Fire, and Chuweah Creek Fire. This moisture gives firefighters the opportunity to build direct... — Updated 8/9/2021 Full story

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Power outage scheduled by Nespelem Valley Electric

Nespelem Valley Electric will have a 30 minute scheduled power outage Tomorrow Morning, Friday, July 16, 2021 from 7:00 AM to 7:30 AM to allow Bonneville Power Administration to conduct a switch-over. The following areas will be... — Updated 7/15/2021 Full story

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Keller Ferry is out of service until further notice

KELLER – Keller Ferry users who travel across the Columbia River on State Route 21 will need to find alternate routes. The Keller Ferry, M/V Sanpoil, was removed from service earlier today due to issues with the rudder.... — Updated 6/17/2021 Full story

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Colvilles lift COVID-related public safety measures

(Nespelem, WA) — The Colville Tribes announced today that it is immediately lifting all public safety measures previously instituted to protect the community from COVID-19. A Resolution first passed on March 25, 2020, which... — Updated 5/26/2021 Full story

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Eligibility expands to everyone 16 and older in Washington state

OLYMPIA – Starting today everyone 16 and older who wants a COVID-19 vaccine can receive one in Washington. The eligibility expansion marks the four-month anniversary of vaccine rollout in our state. Since mid-December, nearly... — Updated 4/15/2021

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Eleven additional Grant County resident deaths associated with COVID-19

Grant County Health District is reporting 11 additional confirmed COVID-19 associated deaths of Grant County residents. Ten deaths were associated with Long Term Care Facilities (LTC) outbreaks first reported on Nov. 20. All those... — Updated 12/10/2020 Full story

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Senator on daylight saving time: Why is this still a thing?

SUNNYSIDE—At 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1, daylight saving time for 2020 will come to an end, clocks will turn back an hour, and State Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside, will once again lament that this annual ritual is even still a... — Updated 10/30/2020 Full story

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Businesses face fines for coronavirus mask violations, but most are complying

TUMWATER — A handful of businesses are facing fines for violations related to lack of mask use by customers and staff. Yet thousands of others that were the subject of complaints are following the governor’s order after... — Updated 10/8/2020 Full story

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Interior secretary renames Third Powerhouse at Grand Coulee for father and son hydropower advocates

Grand Coulee Dam’s Third Powerhouse will be renamed, the secretary of Interior announced, according to the following press release from the office of Rep. Dan Newhouse, who... — Updated 8/13/2020

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Chelan waterpark ordered to close immediately for violating Safe Start order

CHELAN COUNTY — A Chelan waterpark has been ordered to close immediately to prevent workers from being exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19). This action comes after a similar order from the state Department of Health last week.... — Updated 7/16/2020 Full story

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Grant PUD partners with Columbia Basin Foundation to support local food banks

EPHRATA – Grant PUD, in conjunction with Columbia Basin Foundation, has contributed to eight food banks throughout Grant County this spring with Pay-It-Forward grants totaling $11,000. The services of these food banks are... — Updated 6/5/2020 Full story

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Studded tire removal deadline extended to April 30

OLYMPIA – The arrival of spring typically means drivers in Washington have until March 31 to remove studded tires. However, this year the Washington State Department of Transportation is extending the deadline to Thursday, April... — Updated 3/20/2020 Full story

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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... — Updated 11/22/2019 Full story

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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... — Updated 10/21/2019

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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. 1... — Updated 9/12/2019

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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... — Updated 8/7/2019 Full story

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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 fa... — Updated 11/26/2018 Full story

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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... — Updated 5/27/2018 Full story

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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.... — Updated 5/24/2018 Full story

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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... — Updated 5/17/2018 Full story

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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... — Updated 4/20/2018

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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... — Updated 11/6/2017

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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... — Updated 10/18/2017


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