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 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 29, 2015 

Creston credit union branch robbed

Law enforcement agencies are asking for help from anyone having information concerning the robbery of the Creston branch of the Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union last Friday. Lincoln County Sheriff Wade...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 29, 2015 

Quick fire response saves homes

A fast-moving fire Friday burned about an acre of brush and grass across the highway from North Dam, but quick action by local firefighters prevented flames from reaching nearby houses. The fire...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 29, 2015 

Town studies going alone for sewer

It’s all about rates and ownership. Elmer City has been exploring the development of its own wastewater treatment plant and is inching closer to a decision on whether to split with its longtime service provider, Coulee Dam. The town council has...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 29, 2015 

Town studies going alone for sewer

It’s all about rates and ownership. Elmer City has been exploring the development of its own wastewater treatment plant and is inching closer to a decision on whether to split with its longtime service provider, Coulee Dam. The town council has...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 29, 2015 

Nespelem man, three others die in tragic crash

Four people were killed in an accident on U.S. 2 west of Davenport July 22, including an infant. The Washington State Patrol said that, for some reason, the driver of a car headed west about 6 p.m. failed to negotiate a right-hand curve in the road...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 29, 2015 

District readies to sell school building

Any interested buyer has only a few more days to get a proposal in for the purchase of the Center Elementary School building and property. Deadline for submitting a bid proposal is Aug. 5. The Grand Coulee Dam School District board Monday night...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 29, 2015 

Local EMT class graduates 17

Seventeen individuals recently finished their Emergency Medical Technician training put on by the Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Department. The class started Feb. 25, with 23 signed up. The 17 finished the class in early June. The class...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 29, 2015 

New vet joins Grand Coulee clinic

Grand Coulee Veterinary Clinic has added a new veterinarian. Dr. Stefani Mark is now seeing animal patients at the clinic. She joins Dr. Marlene Poe, who has practiced there since 2010. The new vet...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    July 29, 2015 

Value emergency response and responders

Maybe it’s just because we so often have a front-row view of tragedy, but two items in this week’s brought home the extreme importance of highly- trained emergency responders and some relief that...

 
 By Truman Covington    Opinion    July 29, 2015 

A response to a Tribal Tribune editorial,

“Relationships, the foundation of tribal journalism” Sorry sir, I take wholehearted umbrage with your recent editorial listed in its entirety! Tribal journalism? What a laugh! To me, journalism is about writing, editing and publishing in factual...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 22, 2015

City considering allowing marijuana retailing

Electric City’s planning group is looking at its current zoning to see where a marijuana retail store might be located. The city council instructed staff and the city’s planner last week to take a look at the city’s current zoning to determine...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 22, 2015

Golf carts legal to drive in Electric City

By this time next week you can drive your golf cart down to get the mail and for other things in Electric City. The city council passed an ordinance July 22, allowing a golf cart zone in the city. All you have to do to get started is buy a golf...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 22, 2015

Two die in Banks Lake car wreck

Two people died Tuesday night, July 14, in a one-car rollover accident just north of Coulee City. Antonina Kononewski, 71, of Soap Lake, was driving the white 2001 Subaru Legacy north on SR 155 at 7:05 p.m. when it left the roadway to the right,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 22, 2015

Regional fires flare in hot season

A stubborn brush fire closed Interstate-90 near George for the second straight day, but it reopened Tuesday about 10 a.m. The fire was driven by wind gusts of 25 mph and had burned about 900 acres by...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 22, 2015

Muellers lived in The Big House

During construction of Grand Coulee Dam, it was a dormitory. But by construction time for the Third Powerhouse, the big house across from the Coulee Dam Town Hall was just right for one big family....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 22, 2015

Art show features different Native American art

An outdoor native American art exhibit last weekend drew a dozen artists for a first-of-its kind show. On Midway Ave. across from Coulee Hardware in the parking lot of Body by Dam, the judged show...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 22, 2015

Water agreement extended five decades

Electric City and Grand Coulee have amended and extended their water supply agreement for 50 years. Both city councils have agreed to the extension, and the agreement has been signed by both mayors. Electric City provides Grand Coulee with potable...

 
 By Dan Newhouse Congressman    Opinion    July 22, 2015

Supporting our small businesses by addressing burdensome regulations

I recently read a news story of an outstanding teenager in Prosser named Walker Orr. Since he was 8 years old, Walker has found innovative ways to offer a service or product in exchange for a reasonable price, from selling varieties of seeds to...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 22, 2015

City considering allowing marijuana retailing

Electric City’s planning group is looking at its current zoning to see where a marijuana retail store might be located. The city council instructed staff and the city’s planner last week to take a look at the city’s current zoning to determine...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 22, 2015

Wildire burning along highway at North Dam

A wildfire is burning on the hill just above SR 155 at North Dam and heading uphill toward structures. Firefighters are responding at 11:15 a.m. and law enforcement has been asked to close down the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 15, 2015

State investigates for fraud at mosquito district

The former clerk of Grant County Mosquito District 2 is being investigated for misappropriation of funds totaling more than $129,000, a state investigative audit of the district states. The clerk is denying the allegations and has hired an attorney....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 15, 2015

No spill for lasers this year

Those attending the Laser Light Show and wondering when water will be released for a backdrop for the show will have to wait. Bureau of Reclamation Public Affairs Officer Lynne Brougher said it won't...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 15, 2015

Two drown in local lakes

Two men drown in nearby lakes last week in separate incidents, one on Banks Lake and one on Parks Lake. The body of a man missing in Banks Lake near Coulee City on Friday was finally recovered Monday. Craig Plummer, 69, of Ephrata, went missing...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 15, 2015

Major fires settle down

Evacuation notices from two major fires in Douglas County have been pulled, according to the county sheriff’s office. One fire, 17 miles northeast of Waterville, and a second fire 10 miles southeast of Waterville, had together burned some 22,212...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 15, 2015

Grand Coulee interested in recycling

Grand Coulee’s city council has asked Mayor Chris Christopherson to pursue recycling with the Regional Board of Mayors. Councilman Erin Nielsen took up the recycling banner at the council meeting a week ago and said that it would cost money,...

 

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