Council's strategic inaction stymies business plan Mechanic shop owner may file suit

Doing nothing can change everything if you couch the resulting message just right. Official city inaction Monday night dashed Mike Horne’s hopes of moving his auto repair business down the street...

Chamber of commerce committees pushing economic development

by Scott Hunter It's not as evident as the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Colorama parade through the main business district, but chamber committees have been working behind the...

New programs raise sticky questions for schools

Advances in a program designed to help high school students get a leg up on college are raising questions for the local school district. Some juniors and seniors at Lake Roosevelt High School are enrolled in Wenatchee Valley College’s new online...

Golf course heading toward black

The port district is inching its way into the black at Banks Lake Golf Course. Grant County Port District 7 is about to end its third year as caretaker of the 18-hole golf course. In its first management year, the district invested about $100,000...

Newsbriefs

Mayor suffers stroke Coulee Dam Mayor Greg Wilder reportedly suffered a mild stroke Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning, several sources said. He was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center and is in good condition, relatives said, but he may require...

Resolution passed

The Coulee Dam town council passed a resolution last Wednesday evening honoring school Superintendent Dennis Carlson and State Sen. Linda Evans Parlette. The two were singled out by council members for the work they each did on getting the new K-12...

False economy?

In discussing the possibility of attaching water meters to the irrigation system of West Coulee Dam, one fact has not been brought to the attention of the townspeople. It is a factor that should be considered very carefully before we arrive at a...

Better for having known Donna

When we moved here from Georgia 15 years ago, the Hamiltons were among the first to welcome us to the area. She put the pin in our home town of St. Mary’s, GA . The Hamiltons were there when we took our 7-month-old granddaughter to the pumpkin...

She will vote for Pakootas for Congress

Cathy McMorris Rodgers voted against a bill to help both College students and active service members. "HR 2669 - Student Loan Lender Subsidy Cuts and Student Grants," increases Pell Grant amounts and reduced interest rates on new subsidized...

Respects Dano's drive

I’ve known Garth Dano and competed against him since high school. In those 42 years I’ve come to respect Garth’s spirited nature and his drive to succeed. From a law enforcement stand point, I know Garth to carry the same spirited nature and...

Experienced leadership needed in prosecutor

I yearn for the days when Grant County had a mature, experienced and non-controversial prosecutor like John Knodell. The current prosecutor is lacking in all areas, and is costing taxpayers dearly. Experience is gained by decades of interacting...

Hill takes first

Jennika Hill of Electric City, WA., competed at the Night of Champions Bodybuilding event and placed first in Women's Physique. The event took place Saturday night at the Northern Quest Resort and...

It's a girl for Frank/Paul

Leah L. Frank and Stanley M. Paul Jr. of Keller, Wash., are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Nevaeh Jaz Lynn Paul, born Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 7 lbs., 2 oz., and was 20 inches in...

Donna Mae (Shaw) Hamilton

Donna Mae (Shaw) Hamilton, passed away suddenly on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. Donna was born in Coulee Dam, Wash., on March 20, 1944 and raised by her parents...

John Combs Sr.

John Combs Sr, passed away Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 in Omak, Wash. Memorial...

Church Celebrating 75th anniversary

On Sunday, Oct. 12, Grand Coulee Church of the Nazarene will be celebrating its 75th Anniversary. Former Pastor Ron Hunter will be preaching  and a Potato Feed following the service. The service starts at 10:45. All are welcome to...

Meetings and Notices

OES to Meet The Order of the Eastern Star will hold Initiation at its October 9 meeting. It will be Chapter Dress and short form. Refreshments will be provided by Joyce Moore and birthday cake by Bonnie Farr. Mosquito District to meet Grant County...

Literacy fair Oct. 7 at library

The Grand Coulee Public Library is hosting an Early Literacy Fair to promote early literacy skills to parents of pre-kindergarten age children. The fun, free event, takes place at the library on Tuesday, October 7 from 5:30 - 7pm. The literacy fair...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 9/21 - Two suspects, one from Monroe and the other from Yakima, were arrested after allegedly taking three pounds of bacon, 6 ounces of pork seasoning and two half-gallon containers of orange juice from Safeway without paying...

Join the Arbor Day Foundation and receive free trees

Everyone from Washington who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in October will receive 10 free trees as part of the Foundation’s Trees for America program. Through Trees for America, everyone is encouraged to plant trees that will benefit the...

Promise kept

Living up to a promise she made during the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the opening of the Lake Roosevelt School, Sen. Linda Evans Parlette sports a new Raider T-shirt Sept. 15 at the opening of school in Stehekin. Given the shirt as a token of...

School brief - Hired staff

Grand Coulee Dam School District directors Monday night OK’d the hire of people in eight positions: • Shannon Peterson, Title I paraprofessional • Jennika Hill, one-on-one paraprofessional • William Kemble, bus driver and transportation...

Quadriplegic to speak at Disabilities Month event

Jake French dreamed of working in the woods as a forester before a tragic accident shattered his dreams. After becoming a quadriplegic, he emerged as an inspirational speaker and author. The author of a book titled “Life Happens. Live It!”,...

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