Wanapum Dam repair work at its peak
It's been a long summer of drilling, drilling and more drilling at Wanapum Dam, and workers have begun cinching the massive structure's cracked spillway more securely to bedrock.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Grant County Sheriff concerned about rural burglaries
The Grant County Sheriff's Office is increasing patrols in rural communities to combat rising property crimes.
Check your child's vaccinations before heading back to school
Getting ready for back to school means getting school supplies and backpacks, but it's also the perfect time to make sure children are up-to-date on their shots.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Two Ephrata natives compete on new season of Survivor
CBS confirmed on Wednesday that two of the contestants on the upcoming season of Survivor are from the Ephrata area.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Sheriff's Office to host town hall meeting
Questions about law enforcement will be on the table Sept. 4 when the Grant County Sheriff's Office hosts a town hall meeting in Ephrata.
Judge to Crescent Bar islanders and PUD: mediate
A federal judge Friday said that facts are enough to merit a jury trial in the lawsuit filed against the Grant County PUD by leaseholders fighting eviction from Crescent Bar Island.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Crunch Pak planning expansion to Quincy
LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL BE A POSSIBILITY IN AREAS RECENTLY BURNED BY WILDFIRES...INCLUDING THE CARLTON... CHIWAUKUM...LITTLE BRIDGE At a Grant County Fire District 3 meeting last week, it was discussed openly that the nationally known company was expected to build on the city's north side sometime in the future.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Gorge Amphitheater has big economic impact - Thu, 21 Aug 2014 PST
Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. SPOKANE - Nearly 400,000 people attended concerts at The Gorge Amphitheater in 2013, generating $4.6 million in state and local taxes, according to an economic study created by the owners as they seek to expand the scenic venue.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Coroner identifies Soap Lake fire victim
A 58-year-old Soap Lake man died early Sunday morning in a fire that destroyed an apartment complex in Soap Lake.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way residents injured in eastern Washington car accident
A Federal Way man suspected of drunk driving sent two passengers to the hospital with broken necks on Saturday morning.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Woman drowns in Potholes State Park
A woman drowned while inner-tubing down a waste reservoir creek today south of Moses Lake, according to the Grant County Sheriff's Office.
One dead, apartment destroyed in Soap Lake fire
Crews responded to the fire at about 2 a.m. at the Soap Lake Gardens apartments, according to Police Chief Glenn Quantz.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Grant County Fair closure costs nearly $100,000
Grant County Fair Director Jerry Gingrich said the tough decision to close the fair on Tuesday afternoon because of an approaching storm cost taxpayers nearly $100,000.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
4 buildings destroyed in fire near Mead
Firefighters on scene told KHQ the fire had three separate starts and eventually burned the four buildings and ten acres before they got it under control.
Grant County Fair evacuated, residents urged to stay indoors due to severe thunderstorm
DEBRIS FLOWS AND RAPID RUNOFF WOULD BE A SIGNIFICANT THREAT IN THIS CASE.. The National Weather Service issuing strong warnings about a thunderstorm moving across eastern Washington that forced the evacuation of 8,000 people at the Grant County Fairgrounds Tuesday afternoon.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
West Nile virus detected in Grant County mosquitoes
Grant County health officials said Friday that nine mosquitoes caught and analyzed for the presence of the West Nile virus tested positive.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Tourism jobs dry up as Wanapum drawdown continues
The shrunken reservoir behind a damaged Wanapum Dam could be one reason tourism jobs are drying up in Grant County.
Ephrata man killed in rollover, alcohol possibly involved, officials say
Alcohol is suspected of playing a role in a rollover crash Thursday night that killed an Ephrata man, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
A new stage for Arcade Fire
LOS ANGELES - When the Grammy-winning Montreal band Arcade Fire arrived at the Forum last week for two shows, brothers/bandmates Win and Will Butler weren't the first family members to have stepped onto its stage.
Grant Co. Planning Commission Recommends Gorge Amphitheatre Expansion Master Plan
The company that runs perhaps the most popular music venue in the northwest has some big plans for it.