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Friday | Wenatchee World

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.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

KXLY-TV Spokane

Grant County Sheriff concerned about rural burglaries

The Grant County Sheriff's Office is increasing patrols in rural communities to combat rising property crimes.

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Related Topix: Moses Lake, WA, Agriculture, Science

KXLY-TV Spokane

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.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Family, Kids, Chickenpox, Mumps

Wed Aug 27, 2014

KREM-TV Spokane

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.

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Related Topix: Ephrata, WA

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Wenatchee World

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.

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Related Topix: Ephrata, WA

Wenatchee World

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.

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Related Topix: Quincy, WA

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Wenatchee World

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.

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Related Topix: Weather, Quincy, WA

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

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.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Wenatchee World

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.

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Related Topix: Soap Lake, WA

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.

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Related Topix: Federal Way, WA

Sun Aug 17, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

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.

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Related Topix: Moses Lake, WA, Spokane, WA, Shelton, WA, Mason County, WA

KHQ-TV Spokane

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.

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Related Topix: Soap Lake, WA, Fire, Okanogan, WA, Washington

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Wenatchee World

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.

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Related Topix: Moses Lake, WA

Tue Aug 12, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

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.

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Related Topix: Mead, WA, Spokane, WA, Spokane County, WA

Wenatchee World

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.

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Related Topix: Weather, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Okanogan County, WA, Hailstorm

Sat Aug 09, 2014

Wenatchee World

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.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus, Moses Lake, WA

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Wenatchee World

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.

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Tri-cityherald.com

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.

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Related Topix: Ephrata, WA

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Seattle Times

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.

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KHQ-TV Spokane

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.

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Related Topix: Quincy, WA, Ephrata, WA, Franklin County, WA

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