Moses Lake, WA 98837, USA
  • Officials seek clues in natural gas facility blast

    State and federal regulators looking for what caused an explosion at a liquefied natural gas facility on the Washington-Oregon border have begun interviewing injured workers. Meanwhile, the Benton County Sheriff's Department says a team went inside the damaged processing building... Read More

  • Female Farmer Michaele Blake

    Farmer Michaele Blake attracts a following when she lugs her slop bucket along the fence. Read More

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  • Explosion rocks Plymouth

    An explosion this morning at the Williams Northwest Natural Gas storage facility prompted the evacuation of the adjacent community of Plymouth, near the SR 395 bridge across the Columbia. No injuries were reported as of 10:15. The explosion, whose cause... Read More

  • Odessa water

    Construction is underway to widen the East Low Canal from Weber Siphon to Lind Coulee Wasteway Gate. Read More

  • ‘Real, wet water’

    Dozens took part in a ceremony held March 6, as federal, state, and local agencies signed a contract to deliver water through the new Weber Siphon to irrigators on the Odessa Aquifer in the eastern part of Washington state. Washington... Read More

  • Chairman Hastings prepares to issue subpoena on White Bluffs bladderpod listing decision

    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 26, 2014 - Today, at a House Natural Resources Full Committee oversight hearing, Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) pressed U.S. Fish and Wildlife (FWS) Service Director Dan Ashe on the Department’s non-compliance with the Committee’s request for documents... Read More

  • Preserving the past: Tribal, archaeological sites receive protection

    OLYMPIA - A bill protecting the locations of tribal burial grounds and other archaeological sites awaits the governor's signature to become law. The legislation, which makes information about the locations of archaeological resources unavailable to the public through public records... Read More

  • Preserving the past

    Lowered water levels on the Wanapum Reservoir have brought about issues with public safety and preservation of archaeological sites. A bill recently signed into law protects the archaeological locations from being revealed in public records requests. Read More

  • Carpenter steps down as MLIRD manager

    Moses Lake Irrigation District Manager Curt Carpenter tendered his resignation on Monday, citing health concerns and strain on his family. In his resignation letter dated March 24, Carpenter said he "did not enjoy" board members' ridicule, accusations and micro-management. "During... Read More

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