NCEF Awards 93 Grants to North Central Washington Teachers

From a press release: The North Central Education Foundation was thrilled to increase the number of teacher classroom grants that were awarded at the 2017 Teacher Classroom Grant Award reception held at Confluence Technology Center in Wenatchee.  During this eighth year of teacher grant awards, 93 teachers from four counties…


Real Christmas Trees More Environmentally Friendly

With the holiday season here, Washingtonians have an important decision to make: Should they buy a real or artificial tree? While it may seem as though cutting down a tree is not a green decision, there are actually benefits for the environment and local communities. Darcy Batura, central Cascades community…


Salmonella Outbreak Lead to Watermelon and Cantaloupe Warnings

The Department of Health announced today a Salmonella outbreak involving pre-cut watermelon, cantaloupe, or fruit mixes containing watermelon or cantaloupe in both Washington and Oregon. People who purchased these products on or about Oct. 25 up to Dec. 1 from QFC, Fred Meyer, Rosauers, and Central Market in Washington and Oregon are…


Tip a Cop in Moses Lake

From a press release – Tip-A-Cop at Rock Top Burgers + Brew to benefit Shop with a Cop Thursday December 7, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., 930 N Stratford Road, Moses Lake Rock Top has teamed up with the Moses Lake Police Department and Grant County Sheriff’s Office for a fun…


Drug Bust Nails Two

From a Press Release – The Columbia River Drug Task Force reports on October 19th, 2017 the Columbia River Drug Task Force completed an investigation that led to the arrest of Emmanuel Sanchez-Cerros for 2 counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, Heroin.  Cassandra Morgan was charged with unlawful…


Eight New WSP Troopers Coming to Central Washington

At a ceremony held in the Capitol Rotunda this afternoon, 39 Washington State Patrol (WSP) troopers were sworn in by Justice Sheryl Gordon McCloud of the Washington State Supreme Court.  They were presented their commission cards by Governor Jay Inslee and Chief John R. Batiste, who welcomed them into an…


Ellensburg Teenager Dies in Accident

An Ellensburg teen was killed when the car he was riding in struck a guard rail and rolled over. The Washington State Patrol is citing driver fatigue saying the 19-year-old driver fell asleep behind the wheel in 18-year-old Juan Magana-Castaneda’s death. The accident happened around 5:00 p.m. Wednesday when the…


Chelan Firefighters Return Home

Crews from Chelan Fire and Rescue and E-72 returned home this week. They had been in California assisting the in the massive efforts to battle wildfires all across the state. According to Chelan Fire and Rescue’s Facebook page, everyone arrived home safe and ready to assist in our community.


Customer Service Focus Happening in Ellensburg

Promoting and rewarding exemplary customer service are the goals of a new partnership involving the Ellensburg Downtown Association, City of Ellensburg, Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce, and Central Washington University. The Business to Community Stars Program is based on standards established by the National Customer Service Association…     That’s…


Archaeology Days 2017 in Mattawa

In recognition of Archaeology Month, Grant PUD and the Wanapum invite members of the public and media to Archaeology Days 2017. Archeology Days will begin with Youth Day on Wednesday, Oct. 25 followed by Adult Day on Thursday, Oct. 26. Events and activities on both days will be held at…