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 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 20, 2016 

Feedback given loudly on EC plan

Electric City's revitalization and pathways project got just a little tougher last Saturday in the second of two public gatherings designed to pull together ideas on what residents would like to see...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 20, 2016 

Ecology: newest sewer plant plan not in town's best interest Mayor intends to move forward

The state Department of Ecology disapproves of a replacement sewer plant plan that resulted from the contested 2013 election of the mayor of Coulee Dam. In a July 1 letter to the town this month, Ecology had critical remarks about Coulee Dam’s curr...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 20, 2016 

Tribal council reorganizes

Newly elected Colville Business Council members were sworn into office Wednesday during the annual ceremony at the Colville Tribes’ center of government near Nespelem, the CBC announced. Council Members Sheilah Cleveland, Larry Allen, Georgia...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 20, 2016 

Sidewalk problem pointed out

A Coulee Dam resident asked town officials what they planned to do about some of the town's sidewalks that need repair. Fred Netzel had reviewed the town's Six-Year Street Plan and asked the council i...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 20, 2016 

Tank cost still unknown

A 10,000-gallon oil storage tank that will be jointly owned by Grand Coulee and Electric City has been delivered, but neither of the two cities know yet what the cost will be. That prompted Electric C...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 20, 2016 

City seeks arbitration

Electric City is asking if Grand Coulee would be agreeable to arbitration in an effort to unravel a dispute between the two cities over arsenic treatment charges. At issue is about $39,000. The Electric City Council went into executive session July...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    July 20, 2016 

Rude tactics could indicate a deeper problem

You probably can’t blame the heat; this is the coolest July in recent memory. So maybe some locals are taking their cues about civility, or lack of it, from national movements and leaders. They shouldn’t, but it can be hard to avoid. Reportedly,...

 
 By Bruce Holbort    Opinion    July 20, 2016 

Selfless teammate and coach deserved better

I played football with Geary Oliver, and he was the ultimate teammate. He sacrificed for others; his interest was always in the team and its needs, and he sacrificed his ego for that end. This was 1978, over 30 years ago. We were a good team with a w...

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion    July 20, 2016 

Bumper car therapy

Over the last 35 years our family has vacationed at the same place on the beach. While the buildings have been refurbished, the complex remains largely unchanged. However, our entertainment has changed a lot. We still swim, jump the waves and build...

 
 By r    School    July 20, 2016 

New art will greet students in fall at Lake Roosevelt

When students return to school this fall they will see six huge abstract paintings hanging in their school. The paintings, by Portland artist Lucinda Parker, feature two birds or fish in an abstract...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    Sports    July 20, 2016 

Head football coach resigns

The status of Lake Roosevelt High School’s varsity football coaching position was clouded last week when Geary Oliver resigned as head coach under unusual circumstances. Oliver had already been issued his contract for this fall, but was asked to re...

 
 By press release    News    July 20, 2016 

Sheriff's office warns of serious weather now; boaters get out of lake

From Grant County Sheriff's Office: SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHEASTERN GRANT...NORTHWESTERN LINCOLN AND EAST CENTRAL DOUGLAS COUNTIES UNTIL 115 PM PDT. AT 1235 PM PDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 20, 2016 

Tornado in coulee?

Did you see a tornado near Grand Coulee Friday? KREM reports that one touched down here about 3 p.m. And they have video of one near the Northern Quest Casino in Airway Heights. If you have photos, we'd love to see them....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 13, 2016

Hospital picks CEO candidate

Coulee Medical Center will likely meet its new chief executive officer later this month, following a Monday-night decision to offer the job to one of two candidates board directors had been considering. In special session Monday night, the board of...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 13, 2016

Saturday pathways meeting will unveil plan so far

Work on Electric City's Pathways and parks revitalization project could begin as early as late 2017, Councilmember Brad Parrish said. Progress on the plan continues as the city prepares to hold its...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 13, 2016

New management needed for net pens

An operation that forms the basis of the Banks Lake fishery could be in jeopardy if someone isn't willing to step into its leadership. Promoters of Wildlife and Environmental Resources (POWER) is...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 13, 2016

Girls' soccer to start at high school

The school board sharpened its collective pencil Monday night in Coulee Dam and OK’d a girls soccer program at Lake Roosevelt High School. The decision came after the board learned that the budget would be tight for this next school year. Athletic...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 13, 2016

Electric City Hall getting upgrades

A project to give Electric City's city hall a facelift got started this week. A variety of changes will soon take place on the city's administration building. The following is included in the...

 
 By Geary Oliver    Opinion    July 13, 2016

Football coach disagrees with resignings

I have been asked by the school board to write a letter of resignation as head football coach at Lake Roosevelt High School. The only reason I was given was that the district wanted to go in a different direction. While I do not agree with this...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    School    July 13, 2016

District approves ESD contract

The Grand Coulee Dam School District will pay more than $400,000 a year for services ranging from information technology management to bookkeeping under a contract approved in June. The disctrict board approved a $406,618 service agreement with the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 6, 2016

Suit: Grand Coulee Dam pollutes river

An environmental group has sued the Bureau of Reclamation to force compliance with the Clean Water Act, which it contends Grand Coulee Dam and other big dams are not meeting. Pollution discharges from the USBR’s operation of the dam “contribute...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 6, 2016

Land for parks, pathway to be discussed in public meeting

A second Electric City Pathways and Parks meeting has been scheduled for Saturday, July 16, in the park-like grassy area behind city hall, where residents can see how well the city’s Pathways and Parks Revitalization plan is coming along. Ice...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 6, 2016

Bill bickering brings in lawyers

Grand Coulee and Electric City continue their disagreement over a $39,000 arsenic treatment dispute. Grand Coulee Mayor Paul Townsend proposed to his council that maybe it would be a good thing to meet Electric City halfway on the disputed $39,000....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 6, 2016

Water park was less wet than planned

New interpretations of old regulations forced a last-minute change to plans for a water park, a new feature of the chamber of commerce's Festival of America. The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 6, 2016

Holiday weekend had its problems

It wasn't the smoothest sailing for festival planners over this Independence Day weekend. Problems started with short notice from Grant County Health District authorities that a water park for kids...

 

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