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Man jumps off bridge

Keeping chickens proposed in Coulee Dam

Chickens got their feathers ruffled at Coulee Dam at the last town council meeting. The evening started innocently enough as town officials unveiled a proposed ordinance that would allow local residents up to four chickens — only hens, of course;...

Man jumps off bridge

A man jumped off the Columbia River Bridge in Coulee Dam this morning, reportedly just because he thought he could make it. The 28-year-old jumped from the bridge just before 7:30. Another person...

Little girl gets a big wish

Make a wish and it might come true. At least if you're a Grand Coulee 6-year-old with some serious health issues. The Make a Wish Foundation sent Keyshia Goodlance and her family on a trip across the ...

Most incumbents re-elected in Colville Business Council election

The two incumbents in the Inchelium District lost out in the Colville Business Council general election but all the others came through as tribal election officials finished counting absentee ballots last Thursday. In Inchelium, Elizabeth...

Small majority votes for marijuana on rez

A referendum taken June 13 to guide the Colville Business Council on whether to allow marijuana on the reservation passed with 55 percent of tribal members voting yes. The total vote was 1,910, with 1,044 voting yes. The yes vote carried in all...

City awards more funds for tourism

The Electric City Council voted to give the chamber of commerce another $10,000 from its hotel/motel tax fund last week. The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce had asked to be on the agenda for June 9, was for a short period, and then found...

Lack of connection leads to complications

My wife was about to leave me this week, illustrating a startling fact of modern life. She wasn’t leaving because it was over between us. No, we have a strong marriage. But a different kind of problem was about to take her away for as long as it...

If you want to recycle, tell city council

To all Grand Coulee residents. The Grand Coulee City Council Meeting is July 7th (Tuesday) at 6 p.m. Recycling will be a big topic of discussion at this meeting. Whether or not recycling will be available in this area will most likely be decided at...

Thoughts on recycling

I have a few thoughts on recycling in the area. One thought is that if it’s too expensive then we don’t need every individual household to have its own recycle can, which would necessitate a truck to drive up and down every street picking up...

Alternative wastewater plant study more responsible and thoughtful

As you may know, we recently included a “Wastewater Treatment Project Update” with our utility bills. To the best of my knowledge and information, it is balanced and honest. During our last Council meeting (6/10/15), former Mayor, Quincy Snow...

Peace makers in a troubled world

If you have watched the world news at all, you know that a lot of very troubling things are occurring across the world and in our very own country. A shooting in a church in the south, escaped convicts that could be anywhere by now, and the...

Deppman/Van Geystel announce engagement

Gordy and Gay Deppman are excited to announce the engagement of their daughter Megan Deppman, to James Van Geystel, the son of Jim and Debbie Van Geystel. James and Megan are both former graduates of ...

It's a girl for Marchand/St. Pierre

Ryan Marchand and Rowena St. Pierre of Nespelem, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Jraiya Marchand, on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6 lbs., 12 oz., and was 20 inches in length at...

Loraine M. Fox

Loraine M. Fox, 69, Grand Coulee, passed away in the evening of Saturday, June 9, 2015. She was born May 9, 1946. Loraine graduated from high school in Wenatchee. She was a Navy veteran, a wonderful wife and friend. She enjoyed crocheting,...

James Gerald Dodson

Born in Arlington, Texas, August 24, 1977 - Died Selah, Wash., June 14, 2015. James G. Dodson of Selah, Wash., formerly of Richland, Wash., passed away at his home on June 14, 2015. James is...

Helen Elisabeth Fifield

Helen Elisabeth Fifield, 82, resident of Coulee Dam, Washington, left this world for her heavenly home on Sunday, June 7, 2015, in Boise, Idaho (where she had been living with her daughter for the past few months). Helen was born on January 30,...

Meetings and Notices

Chamber at Pepper Jack’s The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, June 25, at noon at Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille in Grand Coulee. Jenn Tate from Earth and Sky Studios will be speaking on how to market summer tourism....

Heroes is the focus for summer reading

This summer, at the Grand Coulee Public Library, the summer readign program will focus on the many types of heroes there are. The heroes of all ages who walk through the doors of the library each day; the heroes who have made their marks on...

Country/rock band to play at festival

Luke and Isaac Olson are bringing their country rock sound to Coulee Dam, July 4, where they will perform as the Olson Bros. Band, in the park below the Visitor Center. The two hail from Olympia and...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/15 - USBR Plant Protection reported a vehicle parked at Station 5 after hours. An officer learned it was a Bureau of Reclamation employee from out of town locating where a meeting was to be held the next day. - Police found...

We had a "normal" May

Though our mean temperature was a bit higher for May, the month was on the normal side. We recorded a high for the month of 89.5°F and a low of 36.5°F (all-time high was 100°F in 1986 and the all-time low was 21°F in 2002). The mean was higher...

Sheriff offers tips to reduce risk of heat-related illness

With the forecast of temperatures over 100 degrees later this week and this coming weekend, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office is reminding people to be careful and follow this information from the Centers for Disease Control to help prevent heat...

Students recognized as reading all stars

Students at Lake Roosevelt Elementary School received awards in a special ceremony last Wednesday in the school's Accelerated Reading Program. Making the awards was Aaron Derr, elementary library...

Gamboa receives degree from UofW

Ida and Bruce Gamboa of Electric City are proud to announce the graduation of their daughter Jewel Noelle Gamboa from the University of Washington, class of 2015. Jewel graduated with a degree in...

FEA Scholarship winners

  The Grand Coulee Dam Federal Employees Association is pleased to announce the winners of the two scholarships for 2015.    Miss Megan Dowlen from Wilbur High School is one recipient and she plans on attending Oklahoma Christian University in...

Locals make WSU President's Honor Roll

Several local students were included in Washington State University’s President’s Honor roll for spring 2015. As WSU lists them, they are, from Coulee Dam, Taima Nichole Anne Carden and Alissa Brianne Mansker. From Coulee City, Allison J. Fox,...

Students of the Month at Lake Roosevelt Elementary School

Students of the month for May were announced by Lake Roosevelt Elementary...

 
 
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