Feb. 19 News Briefs: West Canal filling date set; QPD’s Lafferty promoted
West Canal to begin filling up March 18
The West Canal will begin filling up on March 18, the Quincy-Columbia Basin Irrigation District announced.
The irrigation district will begin filling the Crab Creek Lateral on March 11.
Priming will continue on smaller canals and laterals through the first week in April, depending on the weather and the demand for water deliveries.
Telephone recorders will be available on March 25 in all watermaster offices for water ordering. This service will be available throughout the season on Saturdays and up to 11:30 a.m. on Sundays for the following Monday’s water order.
After March 18, water users can contact their respective watermaster headquarters to receive current information and schedules.
Lafferty promoted to QPD sergeant
The Quincy Police Department last week promoted Chris Lafferty from detective to sergeant.
Lafferty, 38, has been with the department for eight years. For the last four years, he has been working as a detective on the Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team.
INET targets mid- to upper level drug violators in hopes of reducing drug availability and trafficking in the state and county. Supervised by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, INET includes detectives from the sheriff’s office, the Washington State Patrol and the Moses Lake and Quincy police departments.
As one of two sergeants in the Quincy Police Department, Lafferty will be responsible for the day-to-day supervision of the officers. He is excited to get back to work in the Quincy community, he said.
“I am looking forward to getting back here and getting to know everyone in the community again,” Lafferty said.