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…


UPDATE–50 Acre Lightning Caused Fire Near Chelan Butte

UPDATE–2PM A new fire on Chelan Butte is now fully contained and in mop up stage.  Mark Donnell, Deputy Chief with Lake Chelan Fire and Rescue said the fire burned about 50 acres of grass and sage. Donnell said Lake Chelan Fire and Rescue, Forest Service, Department of Natural Resources…



Cougar Creek Fire Crews Brace For Another Red Flag Warning

All of the established containment lines held Thursday even through some significant winds. Friday’s plan will have crews building and maintaining lines along the south and west flanks of the fire and working north during today’s shift.   A Red Flag Warning is posted this afternoon through 9pm this evening.  Northwest…


Cougar Creek Fire Grows in Size, but Not Containment

The Cougar Creek Fire grew overnight to nearly 34,500 acres and is considered 35 percent contained. Public Information Officer Mike Reichling says they have been busy prepping for windy conditions. “They’ve done a lot of work on the southeast around to the southwestern part of the fire between that Sugar…


First Sentencing in 2017 Dryden Attack

34 year old Michael Joseph “Gordo” Hernandez received a 13 year sentence Wednesday for his role in an attack on a Dryden man for allegedly providing information to authorities. The victim was beaten with a baseball bat and shot in the leg last October when Hernandez and another man burst…


Missing Man With Memory Issues May Be Endangered

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help finding a missing man who may be in danger because of memory issues.  Kyle Moore with the Sheriff’s Office says 60-year-old Michael E.  Clark of Colville was last seen in Soap Lake,  shortly after he was released from the Grant County…


Campfires Banned on DNR-Protected Lands Across Eastern Washington

As of Friday, August 17, campfires are banned on all lands protected from wildfire by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) east of the Cascades. This ban joins many other jurisdictions that have also prohibited campfires. “We’ve had 47 wildfires started by campfires this year,” said Commissioner of Public Lands…


Big Bend Community College Giving School Supplies to Military Dependents

From a press release – The Big Bend Community College Veteran Resource Office will help military veterans and their families prepare for the upcoming school year during its first ever school supply distribution event August 21 and 22. The event is being held in connection with Operation Homefront’s annual Back-to-School…


Evacuation Orders Reduced, New Team To Takeover Cougar Creek Fire

UPDATE-10AM EVACUATION ORDERS REVISED All evacuation levels are downgraded by 1 level Level 1 to nothing = Oklahoma Gulch Rd, Navarre Coulee Rd (97-ALT to South Lakeshore Rd), Johnson Creek Rd and First Creek Rd residents. Also Entiat River Rd from 97A to Crum Canyon. Level 2 down to Level…