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 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 30, 2016 

New pharmacy projected for 2017

Grand Coulee Dam area residents may soon have a second option for where they pick up their prescription drugs. Coulee Medical Center expects to have a new retail pharmacy up and running by early 2017, according to Jonathan Owens, chief executive...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 30, 2016 

Kids line up for Santa at North Dam Park

About 80 children showed up to see Santa Claus and to take part in a "cake walk" program last Saturday at North Dam Park. A number of local citizens provided cakes, some 25 in all, to be passed out...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 30, 2016 

CMC planning new daycare center for employees

Coulee Medical Center has “every intention” of building a daycare center for their employees, according to Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Owens. Completion of the project is anticipated for May or June 2017, at the latest, Owens told his board...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 30, 2016 

City hall renovations to continue

Electric City plans to continue its renovation of city hall next year. The 2017 improvements include new windows and doors. The project is being funded in the 2017 budget and is expected to cost less than $20,000. In the last year, city hall was...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 30, 2016 

Nespelem Elementary students don their lab coats

Students at Nespelem Elementary received a hands-on science experience from chemical engineers from Washington State University last week. Doctor Seu Ha, an immigrant from Korea, received his...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 30, 2016 

Proposed Electric City park will wait for grant

Electric City’s proposed park, behind the fire department building, may not get developed until sometime in 2018, city officials stated. The council, at its October budget workshop, decided to wait until a grant application to Washington State...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 30, 2016 

Adding bus possible, but drivers still needed

The Grand Coulee Dam School District will have enough money in its transportation fund to order another new bus next year, according to the financial report school board members heard Monday night. Already the district has two new 35-passenger buses...

 
 By Dan Newhouse Representative 4th Dist    Opinion    November 30, 2016 

Federal government must listen to local community on snake river dams

Hundreds of local residents showed up last week in Pasco for a debate that many thought had long been settled. We again find ourselves making the case that proposals to breach the Columbia and lower Snake River dams would hurt our local community,...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion    November 30, 2016 

Cheap gas fueling petrochemical expansion

In Washington, an abundance of low cost, reliable hydropower spurs economic growth. It is a key reason why energy intensive industries locate here. Today, our nation has a profusion of carbon-based energy. Unlike a decade ago when we relied upon...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    Community    November 30, 2016 

Pioneer calendar now for sale

The 2017 Coulee Pioneer Museum calendar will feature pictures of the Third Powerhouse at Grand Coulee Dam, Birdie Hensley said this week. The calendar is dedicated to the men and women who worked on the project, the 50th anniversary date of which is...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 30, 2016 

Bids due on old school

Bids on the sale of Center School, and property surrounding it, are due this Thursday. Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Paul Turner said that his understanding was that three parties might be bidding on the old school. But he reminded...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 23, 2016

Town gets major grant for streets

Coulee Dam will get some major road and sidewalk work done as a result of a state grant that will pay for most of it in 2018. The state Department of Transportation announced last week it has awarded...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 23, 2016

Group meets on sidewalk problem in Coulee Dam

A group of some 22 Coulee Dam citizens met in Electric City Monday night, intent on allying in an effort to impress their town council to fix the sidewalks. The issue of fixing sidewalks has been gaining attention since Fred Netzel, who called the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 23, 2016

New playground opened for Nespelem Elementary School

Nespelem Elementary opened up a new playground on Tuesday when student Feather Fry cut the ceremonial ribbon and the children rushed to play with the colorful new equipment. The playground, which...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 23, 2016

Pickup crashes into home

A pickup crashed through a chain-link fence and caused several thousand dollars of damage to a business and residence in Electric City in the middle of the night last Thursday. A police report on the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 23, 2016

Elmer City to get state road funds

Elmer City was selected to receive a “chip seal” grant from the state Department of Transportation, city officials learned Monday. The Transportation Improvement Board grant is for $82,705, and funds will be available in 2018 for a project on...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 23, 2016

Moses Lake firm to tow local cars for city

The city of Grand Coulee has signed an impound agreement with Moses Lake Towing. Mayor Paul Townsend said Tuesday that the city now has the ability to get rid of abandoned cars on city streets. The agreement allows Moses Lake Towing to pick up...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 23, 2016

Ambulance calls may hit 400 this year

Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Chief Richard Paris advised the council last week that ambulance calls will likely hit 400 for the year. He said that as of Nov. 15 the department had answered 347 calls, about normal. Paris also reported that during the...

 
 By Greg Wilder    Opinion    November 23, 2016

On sidewalks, streets, and petitions

Most of the Town was built over 80 years ago and we can’t expect that the infrastructure will last forever… and that includes our sidewalks. So for now, let’s skip the myriad of other issues/problems and let’s look at our sidewalks. At...

 
 By Lincoln County Comissioners    Opinion    November 23, 2016

Commissioners grateful for tax increase

Thank you to the voters for helping us to better serve the Public Safety needs of Lincoln County! The modest Public Safety sales tax increase was approved by 58 percent of the voters and will greatly help us to serve you better. We are very...

 
 By Joan Green    Opinion    November 23, 2016

Grateful for a good (local) campaign

Aren’t we all so grateful that this fiasco of an election year is over! For those young people who were experiencing their first presidential election, please don’t be turned off by all of it. The media has stated “never in our history have we...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 16, 2016

State park set for more updates

A major project at a local state park is on hold while a less extensive upgrade will move forward. A project to replace three of Steamboat Rock State Park’s five wet/dry pit sewer stations will begin late in November and continue through the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 16, 2016

Calendars will support museum

A 2017 Coulee Pioneer Museum calendar will feature pictures of the Third Powerhouse at Grand Coulee Dam, museum promoter Birdie Hensley said this week. The calendar is dedicated to the men and women who worked on that huge project, the 50th...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 16, 2016

Legion offers free winter clothing

American Legion Post 157 will give away winter clothing this Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Vets Center in Electric City. The Vets Center has collected and repaired over 100 winter coats during the summer and these will be available...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 16, 2016

Breakfast raises money for scoreboard, banner

The Veterans Day "free" breakfast last Friday raised some $1,200 toward upgrades on the Lake Roosevelt High School football scoreboard, and a new banner to go with it, officials reported Monday. Lake...

 

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