An opportunity to make community a little better


Last updated 6/16/2021 at 7:45am

At least three areas in the surrounding countryside are used locally as shooting ranges, possibly all illegally. That may offer an opportunity to improve.

Last week, a firefighter friend in Ephrata noted he and his fellow firefighters had been listening to their scanners expecting to be called by Electric City to help fight the Osborn Bay fire.

He was surprised to learn it had started from the spa...

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Reader Comments(1)

Bob VALEN writes:

Around 7 or 8 years ago a group formed to develop a designated shooting range. The biggest issue was where and on what land. I was part of that group. Unfortunately, the group seems to have faded away. Long ago, just after having moved here, I asked the Grand Coulee Police department where one could go to shoot. I was told Washington Flats and the West side of Osborn Bay - against the coulee wall. Ironically, there is a wonderful shooting range in the area behind the Coulee Dam sand pile. It's off limits to civilians and used by law enforcement personnel only.


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