Fire Damages Washington Potato Building Near Warden, WA

Crews in central Washington were called to structure fire at the Washington Potato building in the small down of Warden Thursday night. “The fire started around 5:30 p.m. at Washington Potato, it started in the dehydrator and then extended to the structure, said Kyle Foreman is with the Grant County Sheriffs office.  “There are agencies […]

Barn Fire Kills Ten Horses Near Royal City

Grant County fire fighters were called to a barn fire that killed ten horses Saturday morning. Crews arrived at the Dodson Rd. location outside of Royal City around 4:30 a.m. to find the 60’x120’ barn engulfed. The cause of Saturday’s fire has yet to be determined. No human injuries were reported. If you have a […]

Houston: While 2019 Was Challenging I Look Forward To 2020

The past, present and future, just a few of the topics discussed at the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen Beef Association trade show earlier this month in San Antonio, TX.  At the event, NCBA President Jennifer Houston said markets dominated concerns for cattlemen and women last year.  But she’s optimistic in the year […]

Lawmakers Looking At Changing How Wildfires Are Fought In Oregon

Oregon lawmakers are looking at several bills that could change the way the state fights wildfires, and how it tries to prevent them.  Plans under review include an effort to restore forest health through thinning, removing brush and small trees, and increasing prescribed burns.   Over the next 20 years, supporters aim to do that […]

Tyson to Reopen Kansas Beef Plant Next Month

Tyson will reopen a Kansas beef processing facility next month, following repairs prompted by an August fire that disrupted operations at the facility. This week, Tyson announced repairs at the Holcomb, KS facility are nearly complete, and efforts to resume beef processing are planned for the first week of December.  The company expects the plant […]

Fire Destroys Whitman County Elevator

Fire destroyed a Whitman County grain elevator Tuesday.  According to Pullman Radio News, the fire at Knott Elevator west of Endicott broke out around 1 p.m.  Area firefighters from LaCrosse, St. John, Colfax and surrounding communities responded but could not snuff out the flames.  The elevator and 100,000 bushels of wheat were lost in Tuesday’s […]