Crescent Mountain Fire Spilling Smoke into Stehekin

The Crescent Mountain Fire is 26,181 acres and is 34 percent contained. Incident Commander Mike Wilkins says there was a lot of smoke that went into the Stehekin area Monday. “That wind got aligned with the drainage and it shoved that thing, it walked the dog up Mack Creek. We…


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…


Chelan County Sheriff’s Department Looking to Improve Training

Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett says it’s important to him that the public not only trusts his deputies, but that they trust each other. He did say that doesn’t mean misbehavior can be tolerated. “We hold one another accountable at the first level, peer-to-peer. It shouldn’t have to go from…


Air Quality this Year is Poor, but Not Worst Ever

Air Quality conditions have been listed as very unhealthy or hazardous for several days in a row around North Central Washington. Dr. Ranil Dhammapala says hazardous air should never be discounted, but there have been worse years. “This year seems to be not as bad as some of the bad…


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…


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…