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 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,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 15, 2015

Town will vacate lease on closed bowling alley

The town of Coulee Dam has started proceedings to vacate the lease of Riverview Lanes Bowling Alley. The town council voted last Wednesday night to have its attorney start legal proceedings to abate the lease. The council learned last week that the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 15, 2015

Future of well-run festival questionable

A Coulee Dam resident told the town council last week how well all the elements of the July 4 Festival of America celebration worked. Carol Netzel, who lives at the north end of Columbia Avenue, said that the town should write the Grand Coulee Dam...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 15, 2015

Foul vs. fowl issue not settled in Coulee Dam

The chicken issue was a wash, but the need for a code enforcement officer gained momentum at the council session in Coulee Dam last Wednesday. The proposed “four hen” ordinance to allow keeping chickens in town made it through the first reading...

 
 By Glo Carroll    Opinion    July 15, 2015

Beer tent did not cause sky to fall

I had a unique opportunity to see first hand the impact of the Beer Tent during the Festival of America. THERE WAS NONE. NOTHING. There was NO negative impact. It was right here, I could hear it and see it. Before the Festival, people predicted...

 
 By John Crabtree    Opinion    July 15, 2015

Vibrant small towns embrace art and self-expression

Pablo Picasso said the purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. And if you look in small towns and rural places you will find art and cultural expression in the most unlikely of places. Small towns develop art and cultural expe...

 
 By press release    News    July 15, 2015

Big Moses Lake fire today ruled accidental

MOSES LAKE – A fire which tore through a Moses Lake business Friday, July 17, 2015, has been ruled accidental. Grant County Deputy Fire Marshal Nathan Poplawski says employees at Inland Tarp and Cover, 4172 North Frontage Road East, accidentally...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 15, 2015

Free junior rodeo in progress now

Kelly Brageant races in the peewee division barrels at the Ridge Riders' Junior Rodeo happening this weekend, starting at 10 am, both Saturday and Sunday. There is no admission charge. The event had...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 8, 2015

Local fires small over Fourth

Four small fires were reported in the area this week, said Grand Coulee Fire Chief Richard Paris. Two, one at North Dam and the other at Barker Canyon, were caused by fireworks and were quickly put out. Another fire was near the canal on U.S. Bureau...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 8, 2015

Fire burning forest north of Keller

Firefighters have the 21-mile Grade Fire, about 25 miles north of Keller, 40 percent contained, but they will be keeping a watchful eye on reports of thunderstorms predicted this week. Kathy Moses,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 8, 2015

Drowning victim found down river

The body of a 28-year-old man who had jumped from the Coulee Dam bridge June 26, was found Sunday by workers at the fish pens several miles downstream. Jamie Williams had jumped from the bridge about...

 

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