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 By Roger S. Lucas    News    November 22, 2017 

Court orders $139k restitution from former clerk

An Electric City woman was ordered by Grant County Superior Court Monday to repay nearly $139,000, for unauthorized personal payments to herself while a clerk for Grant County Mosquito Control District 2. The repayment is to be made to Enduris...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    November 22, 2017 

Electric City expects $1 million in improvements

Electric City has received word that it was awarded a $735,000 grant for major street repair. The grant requires a 5-percent match of nearly $37,000. City Clerk Russell Powers said the state Transportation Improvement Board grant will enable the...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    November 22, 2017 

Mayor-elect talks about the road ahead

Larry Price, in the process of planning his term as mayor of Coulee Dam, emphasizes the need to bring people together. “People in the town have been battling each other, and we need to come together,” Price stated in an interview last week. Not...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    November 22, 2017 

Ambulance service offering EMR course

Classes will be held soon to develop badly needed emergency medical responders to bolster ambulance services. The Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Department has scheduled an informational meeting for 7...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    November 22, 2017 

Animal outreach facility wants to help locally

There is a facility in Moses Lake that receives dogs, cats and other animals, as well as non-game birds, when people don’t know what to do with them. Camron Derting, administrator for Grant County Animal Outreach, appeared before the Grand Coulee...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    November 22, 2017 

New trailer approved for transfer station

The Regional Board of Mayors will purchase its new transfer trailer next year through BuyBoard, a national purchasing cooperative, officials stated Nov. 13. The 2018 budget, that has been approved by all four towns and cities in consortium headed by...

 

Many car prowls reported

There has been a rash of car prowls in the Grand Coulee area. In a three-day period, Nov. 7-10, nine prowls were reported and investigated by police. In every incident, owners of the vehicles had left them unlocked; one had even left the keys in the...

 

Free yard waste dumping ends Saturday

Better get your rakes out, pick up your leaves and other garden waste, and bag them; you only have through Saturday to take advantage of free dumping privileges at the Delano Regional Transfer Station. You must reside within areas served by Sunrise...

 

Election counts are updated

Politics in Coulee Dam have changed dramatically as a result of the Nov. 7 election. Town residents elected a newcomer in politics as its mayor, and also two newcomers to the council. According to results updated since the election, Larry Price garne...

 

Electric City dog declared dangerous

The Electric City council declared a dog owned by Krayton Duclos as “potentially dangerous” at its meeting Tuesday night. The complaint was filed by a neighbor, Gary Martin, who resides next to Duclos on Gerard Street. Martin told police that...

 

Center Thanksgiving dinner reservations filled up fast

The free Thanksgiving dinner tonight (Wednesday, Nov. 15) at the Senior Center filled up quickly to its capacity of 110 guests, officials said Tuesday. Counting guests who pick up their meals and those that are delivered, the total being fed at 5...

 

Recalling Pacific invasions, Fred Long can laugh now

Now, 95 years young, World War II veteran Fred Long walks with a slight stoop and uses a cane, but his health is fine and his power of recollection is keen. Long, who has lived in the Grand Coulee...

 

Voters choose newcomers

Upsets in the town of Coulee Dam were the order of the day as ballots were counted Tuesday for mayor and three council positions. Newcomer Larry Price won decisively over Councilmember Gayle Swagerty in the town’s mayoral race. Price collected 116...

 

Rescued dogs get another 90 days

Grand Coulee council gave Dorothy Harris another 90 days to get the number of dogs she has down to two. Harris and her sister-in-law, Doneen Harris, had been operating a dog rescue on Young Street and had worn out their options before both the...

 

City considers allowing goats

Is Grand Coulee goat friendly? We may find out. Officials in Grand Coulee may have to look at their animal ordinance and add goats. Councilmember Tammara Byers told her colleagues that she had been approached several times by people who would like...

 

Dangerous dog seized from owner

A Grand Coulee man who appealed a ruling that he had a “potentially dangerous” dog faced trouble with police again. Andrew Kramer, of 110 Burdin Boulevard, whose dog “Rowdy” bit a Portland woman July 22, had his dog declared “potentially...

 

Two write-ins challenge Grand Coulee incumbents

Two candidates for Grand Coulee City Council, Tammara Byers and Tom Poplawski, were running unopposed until last week, when two local residents said they are seeking their council seats through a...

 

Survey provides chance to give Grand Coulee your thoughts

The city of Grand Coulee held an open house last Wednesday night to talk with citizens about proposed upcoming changes to its comprehensive plan. The planning commission had scheduled the meeting to...

 

School bus drivers still hard to find

School bus drivers are hard to find. The problem in the Grand Coulee Dam School District is a carryover from last year when officials had stated that they were three drivers short. It is the same problem this year. Stephanie Duclos, manager of the...

 

Investigation shows report of shooter at school was a rumor

A report of a “shooter” incident at Lake Roosevelt Schools was determined to be a rumor, according to investigators. Last Wednesday, a person overheard some high school students talking on the school bus about a “shooter,” thought that it mig...

 

"White power" painted on school window

School officials this week are investigating who painted the words “white power” on a window at Lake Roosevelt School. Superintendent Paul Turner said that the incident occurred early last week, and was scrubbed off by school janitors. “We...

 

Tribal museum to be remodeled soon

Work is scheduled to begin this week to make the Colville Tribal Museum in Coulee Dam handicapped accessible. Last week, museum workers were busy packaging everything up on the lower level to get ready for the project to begin. DWK Fowler...

 

Transfer station budget approved

All four cities and towns have approved the Delano Regional Transfer Station budget for 2018. The budget shows revenues of $503,975 and expenses of $675,850. The deficit can be tied to two big-expense items: paying off the transfer station semi-truck...

 

Penny Auction is back

After a year’s absence, this year’s senior class is bringing back the popular school-related fundraiser. The Penny Auction will be held Nov. 18, at both the senior and elementary cafeterias in the new school, from 11 a.m. to the drawings,...

 

Former district employee seeks to retain seat on board

The coulee area is a long ways from Chicago, Illinois. That's where Grand Coulee Dam School District Director Richard Black was born. But there's been a lot of life in between. The bulk of his...

 

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