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 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 19, 2017 

Speed limit uniformity sought through area

Visitors coming into the area from the south on SR-155 could easily get confused as to what the legal speed limit is, says a man who wants to change that and open intercity road travel to off-road vehicles. In the course of about five miles the...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 19, 2017 

Postal carrier walks 14 miles a day

So you wish it were the weekend so you could take that hike you've been planning. Well, Shelley Baker is looking forward to the weekend so she won't have to take any more hikes for a couple of days....

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 19, 2017 

Street transferred to town

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board Wednesday night gave a “no name” street to the town of Coulee Dam. The street, which lies near Civic and Pine next to the tennis courts, connects Civic to the highway and is part of the town’s...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 12, 2017

After safe holiday, fire danger is now high

It truly was a safe and sane 4th of July as far as local fires go, but current conditions call for high caution, firefighters warn. Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Department Chief Richard Paris reported this week that there was only one fire in the...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 12, 2017

Electric City Council votes funds toward new parks

The Electric City council Tuesday night agreed to move forward with its plan to develop two new parks. But the council is going to step back and approve parts of the park development in phases. The co...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 12, 2017

Woman wants to help in rescue shelter effort

A Delano woman who recently moved back to the area from Idaho is offering support for Dorothy Harris’ efforts to establish an animal rescue operation in Grand Coulee. Doreen Holter has been following Harris’ efforts with the city on an animal...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 12, 2017

Mumps over in Grant County

The mumps outbreak in Grant County is over. So says Health Officer Dr. Alexander Brzezny, who stated last Wednesday that the county has gone through two incubation periods (50 days) without a single new case of mumps reported. The county’s last...

 

Playhouse winner can put kids in jail, at home

There's still time to purchase tickets for the Ridge Rider "Playhouse" drawing on the final day of the Junior Rodeo, at the Delano rodeo grounds, July 14-16. The playhouse, designed like a miniature...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 5, 2017

Woman pushes for animal rescue in city

Dorothy Harris is the type of person who doesn’t give up easily. She has been trying to convince the city of Grand Coulee that a dog rescue shelter would benefit the city and provide a service that the city desperately needs. She has appeared...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 5, 2017

Police chase down "stolen" car

A Grand Coulee man driving a stolen vehicle at speeds up to 100 mph was finally stopped near Steamboat Rock State Park, police reported. Christopher Peoples, 23, was seen driving near Pole Park Saturday, June 24, about 7 p.m., and refused to pull...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 5, 2017

Retiring school bus mechanic recounts changes

George Davis Jr. will soon be hanging up his wrenches, so to speak. He submitted his resignation, effective Aug. 31, to the school board last month and will take a break as head mechanic at the school...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 5, 2017

Tribal council votes close

The Colville Tribes had some very close races in the Colville Business Council general election June 24. The poll votes and absentee votes were certified on Thursday. In Nespelem Position 1 race, Rodney Cawston won over Ricky Gabriel, 392-285....

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 5, 2017

Burning banned in two counties

Both Grant and Okanogan County officials imposed temporary bans on outdoor burning last week. Grant County’s board of commissioners banned all outdoor burning until further notice. The temporary burn ban was prompted in part by a huge range fire...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    June 28, 2017

Preschool will be moved to Grand Coulee site

The Grand Coulee Dam School District's preschool will move to the old middle school this fall, following a decision made at the school board meeting Monday night. "The elementary school needs the...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    June 28, 2017

Nordine files for Electric City council seat

Carol Nordine filed her intent to run for a seat on the Electric City Council during a special three-day filing period last week. Nordine filed for Position 4 on the council currently held by Jeremy Miller, who did not file because, he told council...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    June 28, 2017

Whooping cough confirmed in Grant County

Grant County Health District officials say there are three confirmed, and possibly more cases of whooping cough in the Ephrata area. Three cases have been confirmed and one additional probable case, with additional cases pending, health officials...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    Sports    June 28, 2017

Soccer program approved for fall again Coach assignments listed

Soccer will continue to be part of the Grand Coulee Dam School District’s athletic program, the school board voted Monday night. The girl’s soccer program was highly successful, Athletic Director Levi Seekins advised the board in a written memo....

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    School    June 28, 2017

Supplemental contracts approved for LR schools

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board Monday night approved a number of supplemental contracts for various functions at the school. Aaron Derr was issued supplemental contracts as a district website administrator and a 12th-grade advisor....

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    June 14, 2017

Bull riding event will feature instant replays

The Cleatis Lacy Memorial Bull Riding event this Friday, June 16, will feature an added attraction this year. Through special arrangements, bull riding fans will be able to see instant replays of all the action on a huge screen. Fans at the Ridge...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    June 7, 2017

Electric City to display park plan Thursday afternoon

Local residents will have an opportunity to see and comment on Electric City’s park and recreation plan Thursday, June 8, at 3 p.m. at city hall. The park plan has yet to come before the city council, and there will be plenty of time for public com...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 31, 2017

Nordine to manage food bank

There will be a new Care and Share Food Bank manager July 1. Carol Nordine, former Electric City city council member, will take over food bank duties from Fern Blaylock. Blaylock, now 81, has a hard...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 31, 2017

New orchard owners to reopen fruit stand and more

The new owners of the former Shaw's Fruit and Produce in Delano, Dave and Alma Draper, plan a Grand Opening June 1. The name of the business will be Alma and Dave's Fruit and Produce. The couple...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 31, 2017

Fish pen project gets grant

POWER, the organization that manages the fish pens in Electric City, was advised last week that it has received an $8,275 grant. The Department of Fish and Wildlife stated in a letter to Carl Russell, longtime POWER (Promoters of Wildlife and...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 31, 2017

Electric City to review employee benefits

Electric City council plans to review, again, benefits for its employees at its June 13 meeting. The council is looking at providing 11 paid holidays and several other benefits when they pass the final employee package at the next council meeting....

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 24, 2017

Cuts proposed as schools close in on budget balance

“We will have a balanced budget next year,” Superintendent Paul Turner stated last Friday. He confirmed this before the Grand Coulee Dam School District board Monday night, going over a number of steps he is proposing to eliminate what he sees...

 

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