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 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 18, 2018 

Electric City park plan changes could save $180,000

Plans for a proposed "Ice Age Park," behind the fire department building in Electric City, have a few changes that would save $180,000, and the city has hired a different landscape architect. It...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 18, 2018 

New venture turning old hall into new coffee house

People are due for both a "shock" and a "treat" with the opening of Grand Coulee's new Voltage Coffee House next week. It may be a shock for those who remember the old Carpenter's Hall on Spokane...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 11, 2018

School board position open

The Grand Coulee Dam School District is looking for someone to serve on the school board. School board Chair Joette Barry recently resigned because she is moving outside the district, and the district is looking for a replacement. Since, for the...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 11, 2018

Book fair coming to school next week

You can stock up on books for kids at the Scholastic Book Fair at the Lake Roosevelt Elementary library, April 16-20, and have a lot of fun at the same time. There’s competition, entertainment, and treats all woven into the school’s week-long...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 11, 2018

Assistant principal to move on

The school board accepted two resignations Monday night, one of them from an assistant principal, and granted one supplemental contract. Assistant Principal Margo Piver submitted her resignation from the elementary school; she is in her second year...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 11, 2018

Color Run comes back to Colorama

It’s just another reason why they call it Colorama! The 5K Color Run on Saturday, May 12, has a lot of attractions. First and foremost, it’s going to be a fun, colorful experience and a good brisk walk or run that is good for your health. It’s...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 4, 2018

Grand Coulee man arrested on warrants and more

A Grand Coulee man wanted on three warrants was arrested at a closed local cafe March 26. Police arrested Martin L. H. Scranton, 25, and took him to Grant County jail on the warrants. He is facing additional charges of possession with intent to...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 4, 2018

Airport event to offer hands-on plane experiences

All the questions you have about small planes could be answered May 12, during a special fly-in at the Grand Coulee Dam Airport. The fly-in is sponsored by four organizations: The Colville Confederated Tribes, NASA Science Mission Directorate,...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 4, 2018

Book fair coming

There will be a week-long Scholastic Book Fair at Lake Roosevelt Schools April 16-20. The week will be packed with related activities, including a contest to see which elementary class wins the “coin war” to see who purchases the most in books....

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    March 28, 2018

Yet another reprieve for old museum full of items

A “dangerous building” issue in Grand Coulee got a 90-day reprieve from the council at its meeting last week. Councilmembers were getting a little tired of no action on getting the building removed, and it showed as the council considered that th...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    March 21, 2018

Electric City considers turning back annexed lands

Electric City will consider reversing an annexation decision it made back in 2009. The city council has asked City Clerk Russell Powers to find out how to reverse its annexation decision that brought...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    March 21, 2018

Trail work starts in Elmer City

Elmer City's "Complete Streets" project that will connect town streets to the Downriver Trail is underway. Public Works Director Jimmer Tillman said that paving of the 2,300-foot trail will begin as...

 

City council member resigns

Here’s an opportunity, if you live in Grand Coulee, to serve your community. The city of Grand Coulee is looking for someone to serve on the city council, to replace David Tylor, who resigned his position Tuesday night. Tylor submitted his... Full story

 

All those pretty baskets - 412 of them

Shoppers eye the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center Easter basket sale as it kicked off Monday morning. Seniors volunteers spent days putting games, toys and treats together for the popular annual sale....

 

Couples voice objections to short-term rentals

How do you effectively stop a “short-term rental” operation from getting roots in your neighborhood? Two couples on Lakeview Avenue in Electric City are trying to come up with answers. David and Nancy Brown and Mark and Debbie Jenson have been...

 

Teacher/coach to retire after 42 years

They say "still waters run deep." That would be a good description of Gary Darnold, who informed the Grand Coulee Dam School District last week that he is retiring after teaching here for 42 years....

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    March 7, 2018

Kids will put on play this Saturday

The community will see its children perform "The Snow Queen" at this year's Missoula Children's Theater production this Saturday, March 10. Saturday will see performances at 2 p.m. and at 6 p.m., both...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    March 7, 2018

Alternative school reconsidered

The school district’s Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) program might be coming back. The alternative school program was cut last summer due to budget crunches, but could be coming back, Superintendent Paul Turner told the school board Feb. 26....

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    March 7, 2018

Man cited for too many dogs

An Electric City man, who had been cited earlier, was cited again Sunday — for having too many dogs. Police wrote Frank Brown, who resides at 18-B West Grand Avenue, citations for his dogs barking and and for having eight dogs on the premises. The...

 

School board discusses arming teachers

The massacre of 17 students and staff at a high school in Florida on Valentine’s Day wasn’t far from everyone’s mind when school safety became a topic at Monday night’s school board meeting in Coulee Dam. The issue of guns in schools...

 

Police arrest two

Grand Coulee police arrested two people and recovered a stolen vehicle at the same time when they went to a Grand Coulee apartment on Feb. 17. Arrested were Cassandra L. Graves, 27, a Grand Coulee resident, and Larry E. Fry, 19, from Nespelem. Both...

 

Union presses on school issues

Public Service Employees union president Aaron Derr asked the school board Monday night, “Where’s the plan?” He reminded school board members that when he and about 40 PSE members complained about the level of support on discipline matters...

 

Kick start hoped for museum, writers' group

There will be a meeting to reorganize both the Coulee Pioneer Museum and Them Dam Writers at 1:30 p.m., Monday, March 5, at the art room on Federal Avenue, above the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center. Birdie Hensley, who started the museum in 2011,...

 

Wanted man chased, arrested

A Nespelem man wanted on several arrest warrants was finally captured last Saturday after a foot chase in Electric City and taken to Grant County jail. Arrested was Amos M. Staggs, 23, wanted on a felony warrant and two misdemeanor warrants. Staggs...

 

Old school to be purchased by local builder

Terms have been reached for the sale of Center School. An agreement to sell the old school building and property in Grand Coulee was reached at a special school board meeting Tuesday. The sale price was $155,000 — $5,000 more than the amount asked...

 

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