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Consultant helping to rebuild fire department

People apparently pleased with the mayor's selection of a consultant who has been helping the Coulee Dam Fire Department were not happy with the mayor's refusal last week to commit to hiring him...

Proposal at tonight's hearing would double allowable size of accessory building in Electric City

Electric City residents will have an opportunity to learn of and respond to a number of suggested changes in the city’s zoning code at a public hearing of the planning commission, tonight, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. at the fire hall. There they will...

Looks like winter

Snow comes down hard Saturday night on Coulee Dam's Douglas Street, looking downhill from the town hall. - Scott Hunter...

Electric City Council moves to sequester lodging tax money

Hotel/motel tax money dominated the meeting as Electric City’s council debated with the chamber of commerce about freeing up additional monies for advertising last week. The meeting Jan. 13 got a bit ugly, and dragged on for over an hour, with...

Lake Roosevelt gym now usable

The Lake Roosevelt High School gym should be ready for basketball again this week, an official from Walker Construction assured the school board last Wednesday evening. Jim Crowley stated that the...

Proposed high tower in path to local airport

Plans for the construction of a 261-foot high tower that would rise within the flight path to the Grand Coulee Dam Airport are under study, by the Federal Aviation Administration, which is seeking...

Fraudulent hoarding should be a crime

Perhaps there would be nothing wrong with holding onto money collected for another purpose, if just holding onto it did no harm. But it does, and it is wrong. Specifically, money collected under a state law designed to promote tourism and create...

Facts support continuing school levy

As a community, we are facing a significant decision between now and February 10. Whether we are willing to admit it or not, the outcome of this decision will affect everyone in our community — young and old. I am referring to the pending public...

Your day-to-day encounters can mean a lot

Sometimes I can go a whole day without having any personable contact with anyone. Just ask my wife, she will confirm this. But on other days I can have contact with hundreds of people, missing out on an opportunity to influence, lift up or...

Sixty-five years ago

Erosion in the spillway bucket, Block 54. This view, inside the working chamber of the floating caisson, shows erosions in the downstream face of the bucket at Station B16+07, sections A-1 and B-1...

It's a girl for Chuweah/Dick

Christina Chuweah and David Dick of Nespelem are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Kloey Mabel Dick, born Friday, January 16, 2015, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 8 lbs., 12 oz., and was 20-5 inches in...

Cheryl Garvin

A Celebration of Life for Cheryl Garvin will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 24, at St. Henry's Catholic Church in Grand Coulee. Cheryl passed away Monday, Jan. 19 at her home in Electric...

Sherrie Rene Reyes – Palmanteer

Sherrie Rene Reyes – Palmanteer (56) Left us during the evening hours of Sunday, January 18, 2015 from her hospital bed at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, surrounded by her loving family to bid...

Extension team receives awards

The WSU Colville Reservation Extension Team was recently awarded, in Washington DC, the top USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Partnership Award for Effective and Efficient Use...

Meetings and Notices

Chamber at Pepper Jack’s The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon this Thursday, Jan. 22, at Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille in Grand Coulee. Karen Depew will be talking about the upcoming school levy. Care and Share Food Bank...

Backyard snow art

Sisters (left to right) Jessica Coffland and Amanda Buchanan of Electric City built a giant panda out of snow and colored with food coloring in a spray bottle...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 1/13 - A woman reported that she had received a call from a party who said they represented the PUD and if she didn’t pay her back bill they were going to shut her power off. She told the caller that she didn’t owe a back...

December was on the warm side

Having recently read that December 2014 was the hottest December on record, according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, and that 2014 was the warmest year on record, as well, I...

On the honor rolls

CWU Dylan Tipps and Makenna Tipps, of Electric City, were named to the Central Washington University fall 2014 honor roll. Undergraduate students who earn a 3.5 or better grade point average, on a 4.0 scale, while carrying at least 12 graded credit...

Will the Seahawks win the Superbowl?

We know there are a lot of fans out there who are rooting for the Seattle Seahawks, but tell everyone what you really...

Raider boys on two-game win streak

Raider Boys Basketball won two of three games for the second straight week and began a win streak. Lake Roosevelt had a rough start to last week against the fourth-ranked Okanogan Bulldogs Jan. 13 at ...

Wrestlers make strong showing in Rainier

Raider Wrestling travelled to Rainier Jan. 16, for the Sgt. Justin Norton Memorial Tournament, where all the Raiders on the trip placed. This annual trip was met with good roads and a good practice on Friday, and Head Coach Steve Hood won the...

Lady Raiders basketball team at crossroads

Lady Raider Basketball is at a crossroads after losing two of the last three games. Against Okanogan Jan. 13 at Okanogan, the Lady Raiders struggled against a sluggish Bulldog team. Okanogan jumped...

Bowling Scores

TUESDAY HI LO’S TEAM W L Riverview Lanes 13 3 Fullers 11 5 Coulee Internet Serv. 10 6 Pepsi 6 10 Sunflower Graphics 6 10 High Game: Coulee Internet 395; Rose 163 High Series: Coulee Internet 1157; Rose 420 Splits: Phyllis 2-7-8; Sheila 5-7; Karen...

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