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Woman dies in Soap Lake fire

A woman died in a house fire near Soap Lake early Thursday.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019

Music pioneer and hitmaker Bonnie Guitar dies

Music pioneer and legend Bonnie Guitar died early Sunday morning. She was 95.


His family says he stopped using heroin. Then he relapsed in the Grant County Jail.

Derek Batton had pretty much beaten a heroin addiction by the time he was booked into the Grant County Jail, according to his family. Inside, though, things took a turn …


UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018

Crews work to contain 2,400-acre fire near Colville Reservation; evacuation notices lifted for regions near Soap Lake

The Rattlesnake fire burning on the Colville Indian Reservation near Lake Roosevelt is about 40-percent contained, fire officials said Sunday.


UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018

Firefighters contain Soap Lake fire, crews head home today

Firefighters at a fire near Soap Lake kept the blaze within designated boundaries Wednesday despite gusty winds, according to a news release from Washington State Patrol. The fire was 90 …


Evacuation notices lifted in Central Washington fire

Authorities in Grant County have lifted all evacuation notices as crews work to contain a wildfire burning grass and brush in Central Washington.


UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018

State resources mobilized to fight Soap Lake Fire in Grant County

State fire resources have been tapped to fight the Soap Lake Fire, burning 5 miles north of the town of Soap Lake in Grant County.


Wildfire threatens some homes in central Washington

Authorities say a wildfire burning grass and brush in Central Washington is threatening several dozen homes and other infrastructure.


Equipment failure at Ephrata substation sparks fire, power loss to 8,000 in Grant County

Equipment failure at a power substation in Ephrata Wednesday evening cut power to about 8,000 Grant County Public Utility District customers. An arc flash sparked a fire at an adjacent …


Teen boy’s body recovered from Grant County lake

The body of the Soap Lake boy missing in Billy Clapp Lake since Sunday was recovered Thursday afternoon.


100 years ago in Soap Lake: Landlord shoots baker who wanted to keep his oven

From our archives, 100 years ago M.H. Sorrell, a prominent Soap Lake businessman and landlord, evicted Norman Barrett from his bakery shop for failure to pay rent.


Man dies in Soap Lake apartment fire

SOAP LAKE, Wash. — Police say an elderly man died in an apartment fire early Sunday in Soap Lake. News reports say the fire destroyed a six-unit building at the …


Soap Lake eschews moniker change in committee vote

OLYMPIA – Soap Lake the lake will remain Soap Lake, just like the city on its shore. The state Committee on Geographic Names rejected a proposal Friday to return the …


Fire damages three buildings in Soap Lake

Fire caused heavy damage to a small start-up church on Main Avenue in Soap Lake this morning with the flames and smoke spreading to an antique shop and tattoo parlor …


One dead in Soap Lake shooting

One person was shot to death and two others injured by knife wounds in an altercation early today in Soap Lake.


Blasts kill two in Grant County

Separate explosions killed two men in Grant County within 10 hours over the weekend, officials said Tuesday. Federal, state and local authorities are investigating the suspicious deaths, which come just …