Archives for July 2019

Teen Charged In Cashmere Threat Still In Mental Health Care

An 18-year-old from Wenatchee whose online threat in March caused Cashmere schools to go into lockdown earlier this year still is in state mental health care. According to court records a judge ordered Jerry Tovar Medina to be placed at Eastern State Hospital in Medical Lake until such time that he is able to assist his attorneys in his defense. He is said to be a former Cashmere student.

Use Caution On The River

Grant County PUD is urging watercraft users on the Columbia River to take extra caution following an accident where a jetski went down a Wanapum Dam fish bypass. The incident happened earlier this month when a rider encountered high river currents and got knocked off the watercraft. The man make it to shore but the jetski floated downriver ending up in the bypass which had to be opened to get the watercraft out.

KV Students To Get Free School Supplies

The 460 students attending Knolls Vista Elementary in Moses Lake this fall will not need to purchase any school supplies thanks to the school’s PTA. Officials made the announcement Monday afternoon and credited what they called an amazing fundraising efforts for making it happen. The school supplies will be distributed during the Knolls Vista Elementary Open House on Monday, August 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The PTA says the school is still in need of facial tissue and hand sanitizer donations.

DoorDash Coming To ML

Beginning today Moses Lake residents can get food delivered from 20 businesses now that DoorDash is commencing operations. The cuisine runs the gamut from national fast-food chains to Asian, Mexican and Italian. Deliveries are available all day except between 4:00 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. Orders can be placed via the web or a smartphone app. DoorDash posted job openings for service in Ephrata but it’s not known when service there will start.

ML Brush Fire

Grant County Fire District 5 crews responded to a 40-acre brush fire west of Moses Lake. Calls came in Tuesday afternoon about the blaze on Bureau of Land Management properts along North Frontage Road, near Hiawatha Road and Road A Northeast. More than a dozen pieces of fire equipment were deployed. No buildings were destroyed and there were no reports of injuries. BLM personnel are investigating the fire’s cause.

“Pumpkin On Wheels” Thief Takes Plea Deal

The man who took an East Wenatchee municipal vehicle known as the “Pumpkin on Wheels” for a joy ride will be in jail for 21 days. Police say Joshua John Jameson of Seattle took the 1980 Ford dump truck job site where it was parked with the keys inside. Jameson pleaded guilty to taking a vehicle without permission and was sentenced on Monday. He had been in jail since his July 8 arrest.

Capital One Hacker From Seattle

One of the hackers connected with the recently-announced Capital One security breach lives in Seattle. Federal prosecutors say the woman who goes by the computer handle “Erratic” was taken into custody Monday and faces a computer fraud charge. She remains jailed pending a Thursday company hearing. Capital One said Monday it found out about the vulnerability in its system July 19 which opened access to more than 100 million credit applications and personal date of around 140,000 customers including social security numbers.

Newhouse Holds Pinning Ceremony

On Monday Congressman Dan Newhouse held a pinning ceremony to recognize area Vietnam War veterans. The ceremony was in partnership with the Vietnam War 50th Commemoration and was held at American Legion Post 209 in Moses Lake. Each veteran received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition and Newhouse put the Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin on their shirt. Newhouse is also hosting pinning ceremonies on Aug. 22 in Okanogan and Nov. 8 in Sunnyside

Free Air Purifiers Available

Low-income residents of Grant, Douglas and five other counties who are 65 and older may be able to obtain a HEPA air purifier at no cost as a way to deal with the smoke-heavy air from wildfires. The purifiers are being made available by the American Lung Association. There are a limited number of purifiers available on a first-come, first served basis. We have information on how to apply posted at our website i fiber one dot com.

Cowboy Breakfast On Aug. 9

Moses Lake’s annual Cowboy Breakfast is scheduled for Friday, August 9 at Sinkiuse Square beginning at 7:00 a.m. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee prepared by Michael’s on the Lake. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 3 to 12 and kids ages 2 and under are free. Proceeds support community projects by the Kiwanis Club of Moses Lake.