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 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 10, 2014 

Top barbecue experts to compete in Harvest Festival

A dozen barbecue teams will compete in the Harvest Festival this weekend at North Dam Park. It is estimated that the two-member teams will spend about $500 to compete in an effort to walk away with the grand prize of $1,000. Only two teams are local;...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 10, 2014 

New school ribbon cutting, tours set for Friday

The public is invited to two events at the new K-12 school complex on Friday, Sept. 12. The first is the official ribbon cutting, opening the new school. That’s at 10 a.m., with dignitaries here to cut the ribbon. Immediately after the ribbon...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 10, 2014 

Commission won't rush on chief choice

Grand Coulee’s Civil Service Commission will act deliberately and carefully as it progresses in finding a new police chief for Grand Coulee, according to Chairman Alan Cain. Speed is not the answer, Cain stated. “We are satisfied that we have a...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 10, 2014 

Mayors consider high cost trailer

There may soon be more room for that load of stuff you wanted to haul to the dump. The Regional Board of Mayors is considering the purchase of another transfer trailer. The mayors have sought a used trailer to provide extra dumping room for several...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    September 10, 2014 

Jubilation all around

To celebrate the opening of the new Lake Roosevelt School, we’ve dedicated a lot of space throughout the paper this week to that coverage. You’ll find photographs on most pages of the progress ins...

 
 By Barbra Henriksen    Opinion    September 10, 2014 

Honored to meet someone from behind the scenes

Saturday Sept. 6, my husband, Dale Henriksen, and I decided to canoe on Lake Roosevelt. When we were finished we decided to take the canoe out of the water at the beach to load in our truck. There was a couple there that offered assistance in...

 
 By Jennifer Varenchik    Opinion    September 10, 2014 

This mascot skews reality about the first people

Until recently, I never really paid much attention to the Native American mascot issue.  “It’s not my fight,” I thought. I live in Los Angeles County, home of the largest urban Native American and Alaska Native population in the United...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    Community    September 10, 2014 

Man wanted for "burglary" and more

Police are looking for a man on a variety of charges, including burglary. Raymond L. John, 20, whose driver’s license gave an address as 4117 Rocky River HUD Road, Omak, eluded officers on several occasions after entering a house on Bowen Street in...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    School    September 10, 2014 

Little known facts about the new school complex

The public is in for some surprises when they tour the new school complex in Coulee Dam this Friday: - Polished concrete floors sparkle and give off a sense of expensive treatment. Workers have ground square borders in areas to resemble tiles. -...

 
 By press release    News    September 10, 2014 

Keller Ferry out of service for repairs

KELLER– The Keller Ferry across the Columbia River on State Route 21 is out of service until further notice, the Washington Department of Transporation said Tuesday afternoon. Water is seeping into...

 
 By press release    News    September 10, 2014 

Keller Ferry back in service

KELLER FERRY – The Keller Ferry vessel, Sanpoil, is back in service as of 6 a.m. this morning (Monday, Sept. 15), after hull seepage repairs were made. Additional work on the hull exterior will be scheduled within 30 days. A representative from...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 3, 2014

Town will clean up burned house

A burned-out house that has been the focus of concern in Coulee Dam will soon be razed. Coulee Dam Mayor Greg Wilder said last week that he has received indication of cooperation of the property owner to assist the town in covering the expenses of...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 3, 2014

New school open house expanded

The Grand Coulee Dam School District has expanded the open house for its new K-12 school complex. Superintendent Dr. Dennis Carlson said Tuesday that the district will have a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, with tours of the new complex...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 3, 2014

New officer on job

Grand Coulee’s new police officer is on the job. Christopher McClanahan completed his academy training and began duties in the department Sept. 1. Chief Mel Hunt said that McClanahan was voted vice president of his academy class and placed second...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 3, 2014

Street changes being sought for Coulee Dam

The town of Coulee Dam has submitted grant requests to the State Transportation Improvement Board for three major projects. The first is for improvements around the new K-12 school complex. A second is for the reconditioning of Sixth Street, and the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 3, 2014

Sunbanks music festival offer 19 bands

Sunbanks Lake Resort’s fall Rhythm & Blues Festival kicks off tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 4) and run through Sunday, Sept. 7. Thursday bands will begin playing at 8 p.m. in the Coulee Cantina (directly behind the lodge). Music on the main stage...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 3, 2014

Harvest Festival next week offers much

When you think of a Harvest Festival vegetables and fruits come to mind. The Chamber of Commerce’s Harvest Festival, Sept. 12-14, the third annual, at North Dam Park, is entirely different. It’s a fun festival for the entire family and a good...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 3, 2014

Household hazardous waste event set

Grant County residents may dispose of household hazardous waste free on Friday, Sept. 12, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Delano Regional Transfer Station. Only hazardous waste generated by households will be accepted. Hazardous products have labels with...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 3, 2014

Moore appointed to civil service commission in Grand Coulee

Mayor Chris Christopherson made an appointment to the Grand Coulee Civil Service Commission last week, bringing it up to full strength. Named to the three-member commission was Bill Moore, a retired school teacher, and former city council member....

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    September 3, 2014

Town taking on cleanup is right

The town of Coulee Dam is now taking an aggressive stance on the cleanup of a property on Holly Street where the house burned down two years ago. Such cleanup issues are almost never easy, and the...

 
 By Dennis Carlson    Opinion    September 3, 2014

The new school year – it's not all about the new school

Many people have been following the progress of our New K-12 school project for a little over two years now. While the new school is at long last becoming a reality and is the most visible change of what is happening in our school district, many othe...

 
 By Greg Wilder    Opinion    September 3, 2014

Citizens invited to discuss issues

  The Coulee Dam Town Council will begin budget deliberations soon. The first public budget workshop will be held during the regular council meeting on September 10th. We will be holding a series of these workshops and the first of these will focus...

 
 By Angel Clark Hall    Opinion    September 3, 2014

Church will hold 9-11 remembrance

You are invited to join us at the Catholic Church in Nespelem to honor the victimS of 9-11 in song, prayer and the ringing of bells. Or you are welcome to start a group of Your own. Wherever you may be, light a candle, pray a prayer and ring a bell...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 27, 2014

Super: Don't believe rumors of late opening

The school board Monday night was told not to believe rumors going around that the new school would not make the start date of Sept. 15. In fact, Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Dennis Carlson told members of the board, the special...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 27, 2014

Local greens headed into black

Grant County Port District 7 is in its third year as manager of Banks Lake Golf Course, which is inching forward and soon will be in the black, according to port commissioners. The Port District took...

 

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