Blue-Green Algae Spotted in Moses Lake

From the Grant County Health District: What is Blue-Green Algae Bloom? These algae grow rapidly in fresh water when there is enough sunlight, high temperatures, and nutrients in the water. It often looks like green paint floating on the water. It is common for Grant County waters to have blue-green…


Iron East and West Fires Behaving Very Differently

Here’s the latest update on the Iron East and Iron West fires: Iron East Fire: 100 acres; 0% containment Location: 12 miles northeast of Cle Elum, WA Start Date: September 7, 2018 Cause: Lightning   Iron West Fire: 11 acres; 20% containment Location: 12 miles northeast of Cle Elum, WA…


Prescribed Burning Near Cle Elum Scheduled for Late September

From a press release: Beginning September 23, firefighters from seven agencies across the state will once again be managing fire in central Washington. Unlike this summer, these fires will be intentionally set to protect communities and restore forests through a formal training exchange (TREX). Sponsored by the Fire Learning Network,…


Woodin Avenue Bridge Closing This Week and Next

From the City of Chelan’s Website: Starting at 7am Monday, September 10, the bridge will be closed to vehicles and remain closed until 8am Friday, September 14. Traffic will be rerouted as shown on the map. Pedestrian access will remain open during that time. This closure is necessary as the crew…


USFS Examining Burned Areas for Additional Risks

Starting September 10, a team of soil scientists, hydrologists, and other experts will begin time-critical assessments of areas burned in large wildfires this summer including the Miriam, Cougar Creek, Crescent Mountain, and McLeod fires. Under higher intensity burn conditions, soils in these areas may absorb less water in the future,…



CWU Dedicated to Increasing Diversity Among School Teachers

From a CWU press release: It’s a fact that student demographics across the country are changing. In response, more teachers that reflect increasing cultural diversity are needed. Central Washington University, which has an established record for developing teachers, is now helping come up with ways to diversify the teacher workforce……


9-Year-Old Girl Donates Over $20,000 to MLPD K9 Program

A 9-year-old Moses Lake girl dropped off a check for $20,275 to the Moses Lake Police Department to help with the purchase of a second K9 officer. Kenna Morrison, who owns her own business Slime by Kenna, decided that proceeds from her farmers market sales on September 1st would be…


UPDATE–Investigation Underway into Ephrata Shooting

UPDATE— Authorities have released few details this morning on the investigation of a shooting in Ephrata Tuesday night in which one person was hospitalized.  City Administrator Wes Crago said reports of multiple shots were received at the MACC (911) Dispatch Center at 6:27pm from  the Short Stop gas station located…


Law Enforcement Train on Use of Dogs on Boats and on ORVs

Multiple law enforcement agencies were in Moses Lake for training of K9 officers being hosted by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office. Grant County Deputy Kyle Foreman says it’s important to get the dogs comfortable on a variety of vehicles. “The training involves getting the dogs comfortable and familiar with riding…