Posted Saturday, 12-19-14 GRANT COUNTY, WA – The Flu season is heating up in Grant County. Health District spokeswoman Theresa Adkinson says in the past couple of weeks or so, they have received over 200 positive influenza lab reports in the County. Mose cases are located in Moses Lake, Quincy, and Mattawa. With the higher than normal number of flu cases, Grant County Health Officer Dr. Alexander Brzezny wants residents to know that flu vaccine is still your best protection. “The flu is in our communities year-long but is now increasing at significant numbers which tells us the seasonal epidemic of influenza has started,” states Dr. Brzezny. With holiday travel quickly approaching GCHD urges all residents 6 months and older to get their flu shot as soon as possible. Currently, there is no shortage of flu vaccine and it is widely available through clinics and pharmacies.
Posted Friday, 12-19-14 Mission Ridge could be expanding in the future. The resort's owner, Larry Scrivanich has finalized the purchase of two parcels, over 750 acres in all, located adjacent to the Ridge's permitted ski area operations. The ski area's General Manager Josh Jorgensen says they are looking forward to working with the community to form a plan that "best meets the needs of our people and the environment". listen here Jorgensen says the land, purchased from a Trust, could be developed into additional beginning and intermediate terrain. The area also has the possibility for some cross country skiing and snowshoeing.