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 By Roger S. Lucas    News    September 20, 2017 

Report: Man with record runs after second stop

A Hill Avenue man who was pulled over by police twice the same day for driving with a suspended license found himself in Grant County jail. James E. Goodlake, 24, is the same man Spokane police arrested there last July for possession of a car stolen...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    September 20, 2017 

Archie Dennis named volunteer of the year

"It's my world." That's how Archie Dennis, who has been named "Volunteer of the Year" for 2016, described his life in search and rescue. Dennis was top vote getter in The Star newspaper's volunteer...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    September 20, 2017 

City to bid on highway property

Electric City Council authorized city officials Sept. 12 to bid on two lots up for auction along SR-155 in the center of the city. The lots at one time housed a filling station. The Oct. 27 auction is being held by Grant County, which has a lien...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    September 20, 2017 

Cities agree on police contract

Electric City council approved its 2018-19 police contract with Grand Coulee at its meeting last Tuesday night. The contract amount is for $140,000, which is $15,000 more than the contract amount of the current year. The council approved the new...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    September 20, 2017 

Dog rescuer ordered to reduce canine count to three

Police served papers last Wednesday on a woman who has wanted to get permission to run a “dog rescue” operation in her home, telling her instead that she had 90 days to get her dog total down to three dogs. City officials stated that Dorothy Harr...

 

Community effort helps golf course

When the community steps up, things happen. There's a lot of new white sand out at Banks Lake Golf Course, thanks to two benefit events. The first was a golf tournament that raised about $2,500 to...

 

Grand Coulee man sentenced on additional charges

A Grand Coulee man received a sentence of 50.5 months in prison to go along with an earlier sentence of 29 months in a Grant County Superior Court case last week. Melvin Toulou, Jr., 43, pleaded guilty to four counts — trafficking in stolen...

 

School board sets goals, including a levy

The Grand Coulee Dam School District Board of Directors met in retreat Monday night to set goals for the current school year. Money is the thing that greases the wheels of education, and will play a major part in shaping the goals set by the board....

 

Harvest Festival starts Friday

It’s time for the harvest. The community Harvest Festival, that is. You can set aside this Friday, Saturday and Sunday for some fun, relaxation, and excitement. It’s the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce’s 6th Annual Harvest Festival,...

 

Problems not addressed for lack of quorum

Workers at the Delano Transfer Station will have to live with a mold problem a little longer. The Regional Board of Mayors had the mold issue on their agenda Monday, but not enough mayors showed up for the meeting to deal with the problem. The mold...

 

Airport runway to be fixed this month

Work on the Grand Coulee Dam Airport’s runway will begin Sept. 18, Grant County Port District 7 commissioners learned at their meeting Aug. 30. Commissioners also got more good news when their engineering firm, TO Engineers, reported that the succe...

 

Report: In DUI stop, cop car rammed

A 29-year-old man found himself in Grant County jail last Wednesday after he allegedly rammed a patrol car after being stopped by police for driving under the influence. In jail is Wade G. Rainbolt, 29, who is known in the area, but who gave his...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    August 30, 2017

Four arrested in Coulee Dam

Coulee Dam police arrested four suspects and are charging them with burglary after an incident at 1019 Camas Street Aug. 21. Arrested were Martina Delacruz, 48; Rodney Ezell, 29; Daniel A. Lewis, 26 and Marissa S. Curry, 31. They were all taken to...

 

School district asked about old trophies

What should be done with old trophies? That question regarding old Mason City High School trophies was brought to the Grand Coulee Dam School District board by Electric City resident Birdie Hensley Monday night. She explained in a letter that many of...

 

Car wash and lunch will benefit course

A benefit car wash to raise money to help Banks Lake Golf Course re-do the course’s sand traps is planned for Sept. 9. The car wash will be at Jess Ford in Grand Coulee and will begin at 9 a.m. and run until 4 p.m. Jess Ford will provide a lunch...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    August 23, 2017

Man arrested for burglary

A 22-year-old man was arrested and taken to Grant County jail Thursday on a number of charges, including first-degree burglary and escaping from police. In jail is Brandon Pachosa, who allegedly stole a number of items from a house at 44 Hillcrest...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    August 23, 2017

Dangerous dog designation to be appealed

A Burdin Boulevard man who had his male pit bull declared a “potentially dangerous dog” by Grand Coulee’s city council last Tuesday night has decided to appeal the decision. The dog belongs to Andrew Kramer, 308 Burdin Boulevard, and it bit a...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    August 23, 2017

Another dog bite

Grand Coulee police are referring another dog bite incident to the city council for a possible “potentially dangerous dog” designation. The complaint stated that two small dogs jumped on a juvenile girl Saturday and bit her on the hand, each leg...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    August 23, 2017

FEMA grant will help Electric City streets

Electric City has received word that it is receiving two grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency totaling $183,000 for emergency street repairs. City Clerk Russell Powers said one grant was for $60,000 and the second for $123,000. The...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    August 23, 2017

Some of city's trees being removed

Electric City has taken more of its “butt ugly” trees out. City work crews have removed several trees that hinder the vision of motorists coming onto SR-155 from city side streets. The city council, back in March 2013, authorized the removal of...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    August 23, 2017

Town to hold hearing on its new district

The town of Elmer City has set Sept. 14, as the date for a public hearing on assuming the rights, powers and functions of its Transportation Benefit District. The hearing will be at 6:45 p.m., just prior to the town’s monthly council meeting at 7....

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    August 23, 2017

Festival will host BBQ competition

Barbecue lovers might want to mark Sept. 16 and 17 on their calendars. Those are the days you can go to Banks Lake Park and sample barbecue specialties from a host of grillers who are after the grand champion prize of $2,000, the trophy that goes...

 

Third Powerhouse reunion set during festival

There will be a reunion of sorts for workers on the Third Powerhouse Sept. 15-17, the same weekend as the Harvest Festival celebration. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the construction of the Third Powerhouse at Grand Coulee Dam. Birdie...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    August 23, 2017

Former "rescue" told to reduce dog count

Grand Coulee’s city council accepted the recommendation of its planning commission in dealing with the dog rescue issue that has been going back and forth in the community. Dorothy Harris had appeared at the planning commission recently to tell...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    August 23, 2017

West Nile detected in Grant County

Grant County Mosquito District 1 reported this week that a mosquito sample collected from a trap west of Moses Lake, near the intersection of Dodson Road and I-90, has tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the first detection of the virus in...

 

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