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 By Roger S. Lucas    News    November 22, 2017 

Court orders $139k restitution from former clerk

An Electric City woman was ordered by Grant County Superior Court Monday to repay nearly $139,000, for unauthorized personal payments to herself while a clerk for Grant County Mosquito Control District 2. The repayment is to be made to Enduris...

 By Roger S. Lucas    News    November 22, 2017 

Electric City expects $1 million in improvements

Electric City has received word that it was awarded a $735,000 grant for major street repair. The grant requires a 5-percent match of nearly $37,000. City Clerk Russell Powers said the state Transportation Improvement Board grant will enable the...

 By Roger S. Lucas    News    November 22, 2017 

Mayor-elect talks about the road ahead

Larry Price, in the process of planning his term as mayor of Coulee Dam, emphasizes the need to bring people together. “People in the town have been battling each other, and we need to come together,” Price stated in an interview last week. Not...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 22, 2017 

Local organizations help the needy

The spirit of giving can be found in different areas of our community. Just a few examples include giving presents to children in poverty, food to the hungry, coats and winter clothes to children in...

 By Roger S. Lucas    News    November 22, 2017 

Ambulance service offering EMR course

Classes will be held soon to develop badly needed emergency medical responders to bolster ambulance services. The Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Department has scheduled an informational meeting for 7...

 By Roger S. Lucas    News    November 22, 2017 

Animal outreach facility wants to help locally

There is a facility in Moses Lake that receives dogs, cats and other animals, as well as non-game birds, when people don’t know what to do with them. Camron Derting, administrator for Grant County Animal Outreach, appeared before the Grand Coulee...

 By Roger S. Lucas    News    November 22, 2017 

New trailer approved for transfer station

The Regional Board of Mayors will purchase its new transfer trailer next year through BuyBoard, a national purchasing cooperative, officials stated Nov. 13. The 2018 budget, that has been approved by all four towns and cities in consortium headed by...


Many car prowls reported

There has been a rash of car prowls in the Grand Coulee area. In a three-day period, Nov. 7-10, nine prowls were reported and investigated by police. In every incident, owners of the vehicles had left them unlocked; one had even left the keys in the...


Free yard waste dumping ends Saturday

Better get your rakes out, pick up your leaves and other garden waste, and bag them; you only have through Saturday to take advantage of free dumping privileges at the Delano Regional Transfer Station. You must reside within areas served by Sunrise...


Election counts are updated

Politics in Coulee Dam have changed dramatically as a result of the Nov. 7 election. Town residents elected a newcomer in politics as its mayor, and also two newcomers to the council. According to results updated since the election, Larry Price garne...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 15, 2017

Assembly connects vets and students

Veterans young and old shared some of their thoughts about serving in the military with a gym packed with students as Lake Roosevelt Schools held their annual veterans' assembly last Thursday....

 By Scott Hunter    News    November 15, 2017

Local soldier addresses chamber

Army Specialist Jonathan Hughes had been back from Iraq since September when he spoke at the local chamber of commerce meeting last week. He spent nine months in the northern part of the country,... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    November 15, 2017

Car crashes off highway to Bridgeport

Local emergency responders rushed to the scene of a one-car rollover Monday morning after a federal security officer found a man crawling from his overturned car along the highway to Bridgeport.... Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 15, 2017

More antelope released on reservation

In a joint effort between the Colville Tribes and the Nevada Department of Wildlife, 98 more pronghorn antelope have been released on the Colville Indian Reservation, the second time the animal was... Full story


Electric City dog declared dangerous

The Electric City council declared a dog owned by Krayton Duclos as “potentially dangerous” at its meeting Tuesday night. The complaint was filed by a neighbor, Gary Martin, who resides next to Duclos on Gerard Street. Martin told police that...


Celebrate local businesses on Nov. 25

Growing up, I would earn a quarter per chore — a quarter each for washing dishes, dusting, sweeping, and more. I pocketed the quarters, hopped on my bike, and rode four blocks to the main thoroughfare in my town of 1,000. I would peruse toy racks...


Legislative wins for Central Washington approved by U.S. House

Much of the nation’s attention has rightly been focused on Congress’ current push for historic tax reform — the first major effort in more than 30 years. While pro-growth tax reform is a critical topic, I would like to share an update on...


Center Thanksgiving dinner reservations filled up fast

The free Thanksgiving dinner tonight (Wednesday, Nov. 15) at the Senior Center filled up quickly to its capacity of 110 guests, officials said Tuesday. Counting guests who pick up their meals and those that are delivered, the total being fed at 5...


Raiders season ends after loss in Davenport

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders' season ended with a 7-3 win-loss record after losing to the Davenport Gorillas in Davenport on Friday in the first round of state playoffs. The Raiders couldn't get...


Twenty-two Raiders named to all-league honors

A total of 22 Raiders and Lady Raiders made it onto the Central Washington 2B All League selection, an honor for athleticism, including Sean Garvin who was named player of the year for volleyball. In... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    November 8, 2017

Hospital CEO asking what community wants

Ramona Hicks started “turning over the rocks” in June, as she took the lead position at Coulee Medical Center after the resignation of the last CEO. And lately, Hicks has been meeting with as many community groups as possible to tell the story of...


Recalling Pacific invasions, Fred Long can laugh now

Now, 95 years young, World War II veteran Fred Long walks with a slight stoop and uses a cane, but his health is fine and his power of recollection is keen. Long, who has lived in the Grand Coulee... Full story


Voters choose newcomers

Upsets in the town of Coulee Dam were the order of the day as ballots were counted Tuesday for mayor and three council positions. Newcomer Larry Price won decisively over Councilmember Gayle Swagerty in the town’s mayoral race. Price collected 116...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 8, 2017

Local marijuana retailer presents at chamber

B Street Bud, Grand Coulee's marijuana shop, has now been in operation since New Year's Day 2016, and has to follow a lot of rules in their line of business. Employee Sean Luna spoke to the Grand... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    November 8, 2017

Coulee Owl Pharmacy to open in hospital

When Fritz McGinnis wanted to buy Russell Drug in Grand Coulee decades ago, he had no way of knowing his ambition to run a community drug store here would eventually be realized by a couple he hadn’t yet met, the eventual owners of the company of...


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