Deputy Wins Spot on November Ballot

Primary Election results were certified Tuesday and Chelan County Sheriff’s Deputy Jennifer Tyler received enough write in ballots to earn a spot on the November General Election ballot. Tyler is challenging incumbent Sheriff Brian Burnett who said the fact he will have an opponent does not change his campaign strategy,…


3rd Alarm Brush Fire West of Grand Coulee

UPDATE — Sheriff Kevin Morris reports all Evacuation Orders have been reduced to a LEVEL 1  on Pendell Rd and Crown Point Vista Rd.   Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reports a brush fire west of Grand Coulee on Pendell Road, North of Highway 174.  Level 2 evacuations have been issued…


LINK Transit Driver Earns Top Honors in ROADEO Competition

Jason Sandberg, a 10 year coach operator with Link Transit, took top honors in the 35-foot divsion of the Washington State Coach Operators Roadeo held in Kennewick, WA on August 19. There were nine operators from transit systems throughout the state competing in the 35-foot division. Other competitors from Link…


Additional Fire Restrictions Implemented Across National Forest;

Wenatchee, WA (August 21, 2018)- Due to extreme fire danger the entire Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, will implement Stage II Fire Restrictions effective Wednesday August 22, 2018. These new restrictions limit the number of activities that are typically allowed on the Forest and will remain in effect until significant moisture arrives. “Extreme…


Cougar Creek Fire Tops 38,000 Acres, Now at 40% Containment

The Cougar Creek Fire has reached 38, 023 acres and a new containment figure of 40%. Incident Commander Noel Livingston told an audience at a community meeting in Plain Monday night that winds are expected to blow from the southeast Tuesday which is a concern but cooler temperatures and increased…


Man Shot By Officers Identified, Accused of Shooting at Police

The man shot by police in Soap Lake Sunday morning while they searched for a robbery suspect is accused of opening fire on four officers. iFiberOne reports 26 year old Alejandro Rodriguez made a preliminary court appearance Monday afternoon in Grant County Superior Court. He is charged with two counts…


Evacuation Orders Increased on Chiwawa River Road

As of 4:30pm Monday,  Chelan County Emergency Management implemented Level 2 (GET SET) evacuation notifications on Chiwawa Loop Rd from Plain out to the intersection with Chiwawa River Rd, both sides of the roadway. This includes Chiwawa River Pine Community and Shugart Flats Community and all roads that intersect with…


Crescent Mountain Fire Trail Closures

The Crescent Mountain Fire has grown to 23,764 acres with 34% containment.  A Level 3 evacuation was implemented on August 17 for West Buttermilk Creek Road and Twisp River Road, west of the Buttermilk Creek intersection. A Level 2 evacuation notice remains in effect from the Buttermilk Creek Road east…


Officer Involved Shooting Near Soap Lake

Officers were involved in a shooting which injured an adult male Sunday morning at the 100 block of Adrian Avenue in Lakeview. None of the officers were injured. A sheriff’s deputy and officers from Ephrata police and Soap Lake police were investigating a report of a possible sighting of a…


High Speed Chase and Stand Off Ends With Arrest

A 38-year-old Moses Lake man is in jail this afternoon after leading Grant County deputies on a high speed chase and then barricading himself inside his own home. Robert Gwinn was spotted by sheriff’s deputies as he drove near Roads L and 5-Northeast just east of Moses Lake.  Gwen was…