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 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 24, 2015 

Keeping chickens proposed in Coulee Dam

Chickens got their feathers ruffled at Coulee Dam at the last town council meeting. The evening started innocently enough as town officials unveiled a proposed ordinance that would allow local residents up to four chickens — only hens, of course;...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 24, 2015 

Most incumbents re-elected in Colville Business Council election

The two incumbents in the Inchelium District lost out in the Colville Business Council general election but all the others came through as tribal election officials finished counting absentee ballots last Thursday. In Inchelium, Elizabeth...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 24, 2015 

City awards more funds for tourism

The Electric City Council voted to give the chamber of commerce another $10,000 from its hotel/motel tax fund last week. The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce had asked to be on the agenda for June 9, was for a short period, and then found th...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 24, 2015 

Fireworks on 4th will be twice as spectacular

It’s almost “ooh and ah” time in the coulee, when thousands of people come to the area each year for the 4th of July Festival of America celebration, with the late evening fireworks show doubling in size this year over the top of Grand Coulee...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 24, 2015 

School ready to be sold

Want an old school building sitting on about eight acres of property? Center Elementary School in Grand Coulee is on the sales block, and interested buyers have until August 5 to get their bids in. The building and property was recently appraised at...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 24, 2015 

Bid too high for sidewalk

Elmer City’s sidewalk project is up in the air as the lone bid for the work was far too high, council members were informed Thursday night. The bid was for $306,000, far above the engineer’s estimate of $159,000. Public works director Jimmer Till...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 24, 2015 

Halme gets sidewalk job after all

The Grand Coulee sidewalk project on Main Street and Federal Avenue is going to move forward after some change orders brought the bid in line with the Transportation Improvement Board grant that funds it. Gray & Osborne told members of the city...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    School    June 24, 2015 

Students recognized as reading all stars

Students at Lake Roosevelt Elementary School received awards in a special ceremony last Wednesday in the school's Accelerated Reading Program. Making the awards was Aaron Derr, elementary library...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    Community    June 24, 2015 

Country/rock band to play at festival

Luke and Isaac Olson are bringing their country rock sound to Coulee Dam, July 4, where they will perform as the Olson Bros. Band, in the park below the Visitor Center. The two hail from Olympia and...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 17, 2015

Coulee Dam police to serve Electric City

Electric City citizens will be served by a police department an extra city away next year. Coulee Dam got the contract for 2016 to provide police services to Electric City, whose city council, with little discussion, agreed June 9 to a five-year...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 17, 2015

Kids Fest happens this Saturday

Kids, mark Saturday, June 20, on your calendars. That’s the day the 11th Annual Kids Fest occurs in the coulee area. Start by picking up your passport and map from a variety of places -- Saturday Market at North Dam Park, Coulee Hardware or the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 17, 2015

Bigger buildings allowed, if they fit

You can now have accessory buildings up to 3,000 square feet if you have property to support the size. The Electric City Council accepted a number of changes to the building code at its meeting June 9, the most sought-after being the size of accessor...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 17, 2015

Fake money hits local area

There has been a wave of counterfeit money hitting the Grand Coulee area. Police said Monday that they have picked up a number of 5's, 10's, 20's and a 50 so far from local businesses. Some of the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 17, 2015

Carol Nordine fills council post

Carol Nordine was selected to fill out Marie Chuinard's unexpired term on the Electric City council last Tuesday night, with a tie vote broken by the mayor, her son. At the conclusion of the meeting...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 17, 2015

Tribal elections close

The fate of some Colville Business Council positions is fuzzy as a result of polling last Saturday. Absentee ballots will be counted this Thursday, providing the final vote tally. Both races in Nespelem are close. In Position 1, Brian J. Nissen led...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    Lifestyles    June 17, 2015

ATVs to be allowed on streets

You soon can run your wheeled ATVs on Electric City streets. The city council passed an ordinance last week to allow all-terrain vehicles on city streets, and one permitting golf carts will soon follow. The council, in passing the ATV ordinance,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    School    June 17, 2015

Changes planned for schools

Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Dennis Carlson Monday night outlined changes in the use of some spaces at the gym site on the Lake Roosevelt High School campus. Carlson told the board that the plan is to remove a wall in the old art...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    School    June 17, 2015

Principal resigns

Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School principal Brandon Byers has resigned. The Grand Coulee Dam School District board of directors accepted Byers’ resignation at a special meeting Monday night. Byers said Tuesday that he has accepted a...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 10, 2015

Enforcement officer discussed by city

Grand Coulee may move to aggressively enforce its own nuisance laws to clean up the city and add a part-time employee to do so. A woman who lives on Burdin Boulevard, finally got her message about trash in her Grand Coulee neighborhood across to the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 10, 2015

New sculpture ready for placement at school

A new metal sculpture called "Raider" will soon stand near the entrance to the new school complex in Coulee Dam. The Grand Coulee Dam School District's art committee had hoped to have the sculpture...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 10, 2015

City takes slow approach to traffic changes

Grand Coulee’s council inched closer to a deal to address the Four Corners traffic question last Tuesday night. The council voted to ask the Department of Transportation to move forward and install two “Your Speed Is” radar signs on SR-155 to...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 10, 2015

Mayors hear recycling proposal

The Regional Board of Mayors is looking at some type of recycling program for the area. The idea of starting a recycling program is not new for the mayors, who are still trying to figure out how to pay for it. The group heard a proposal from Sunrise...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 10, 2015

Grand Coulee sidewalk project garners high bid

The low bid for the proposed Federal Avenue/Main Street sidewalk project in Grand Coulee came in about $80,000 over the original engineer’s estimate, Grand Coulee’s council learned last Tuesday night. The low bid of $440,292 was submitted by...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    Community    June 10, 2015

Big band sound will fill park on Fourth of July

Visitors to the coulee area over the July Fourth "Festival of America" festivities will get to hear the "Big Band" sound at the park below the Visitor Center. Tuxedo Junction, a 21-member band, is...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 3, 2015

Not much fuss over pot business denial

Jean Comstock didn’t have public comment this week after she learned that the City of Grand Coulee had denied her application for a business license to put in a marijuana retail store on Burdin Boulevard. While Grand Coulee was denying an applicati...

 

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