Speed Emphasis by WSP this Weekend

Traffic increases across Interstate 90 and State Route 2 Stevens Pass during the summer months. This weekend there are several large-scale events across the state which will bring in additional traffic.  As more vehicles hit the road, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) is launching a three-day speed emphasis patrol to…


Fire Danger Raised for Weekend Heat Wave

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources increased fire danger ratings across eastern Washington today, Thursday, June 22.   A dry, cold front is expected to increase temperatures, lower humidity and increase winds across the region through the evening of Tuesday, June 27. These conditions heighten the risk for wildfires…


Entiat River Road Opening

From a Press Release – Recreationists longing to get to the upper reaches of the Entiat Valley, hike trails into Glacier Peak Wilderness and camp in campgrounds closed since 2014, will once again be able to access the entire 38-mile length of the Entiat River Road starting Friday, June 23rd….


Free Fishing Weekend June 10-11

From a press release – Each year, thousands of Washingtonians go fishing – legally – without a license on “Free Fishing Weekend,” scheduled for June 10-11. During those two days, no license will be required to fish or gather shellfish in any waters open to fishing in Washington state. Anglers will…


CWU Honors 125th Graduating Class

From a press release – More than 31-hundred Wildcats will receive their Central Washington University bachelor’s and master’s degrees this weekend. Two events will be held Saturday at Tomlinson Stadium in Ellensburg, during the school’s 125th commencement. The first ceremony, at 9:30 a.m., is for graduates of the College of Arts…


Grant County Extends Hours for CPL

The Grant County Sheriff’s office has increased the hours that you can get a concealed pistol license in Ephrata. Residents can get a CPL between 10-4 Monday through Friday. To speed up the application process, the Sheriff’s office recommends downloading the application from their website. The cost for a new…


NCW Seniors Honored by Reichert

Wenatchee senior Jessica Weirzbicki and Cashmere senior Jacob Dotson were two of 11 students honored this week by Representative Dave Reichert for being accepted to a military academy. Weirzbicki will be heading off to the U.S. Air Force Academy in the fall. Dotson will be going to West Point and…


Gov. Inslee Looking to Help Autonomous Vehicle Industry

Governor Inslee will be signing a bill today he hopes will keep Washington in a leadership role in the safety testing and operation of autonomous vehicles, better known as self-driving cars. There are more than 20 companies working on AVs in Washington, including Google who is testing driving a self-driving…


Accident on SR 17 Sends Infant to Hospital

A two-car accident on state route 17 has sent a one-year infant to the Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake. The accident occurred near mile post 58 when a Green Ford Explorer driven by a 65-year-old Moses Lake resident was driving southbound Hwy 17 and crossed the centerline striking a car…


Arts Commission Looking for Nominees

The Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) is seeking nominations for the 2017 Governor’s Arts & Heritage Awards. The awards are some of the most prestigious bestowed by the Governor. First established in 1966 the awards recognize individuals, artists, art educators, tradition bearers, cultural institutions, and young arts leaders who have…