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 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 29, 2016 

Fireworks bans detailed

You just bought a bag of fireworks and are wondering where you can set them off. Here’s your answer: Fireworks are banned from the Colville Tribes’ reservation this year. Likewise in Elmer City and Coulee Dam. Fireworks are also banned in the Lak...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 29, 2016 

Collecting passion, yielding energy

There are not enough superlatives to accurately describe Bob and Bev Bruno's rural log home. You could take the view. Or the careful detail of their home. Or even the house for their five banties. Not...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 29, 2016 

Election brings changes for Colville Tribes

There will be some changes on the Colville Business Council as a result of the general election tally over the past week. During the tally, it was announced that Chairman Jim Boyd had died. Boyd was running against Georgia Simpson in the Inchelium...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 29, 2016 

Soccer a possibility for school district

Lake Roosevelt High School could field a girls’ soccer team this year. The Grand Coulee Dam School District board is dealing with the cost and plans to review the soccer request at its July 11 meeting. Six schools in the North Central Washington...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    School    June 29, 2016 

Admin changes made at schools

Five of six administration positions in the Grand Coulee Dam school system will change for the new school year. Superintendent Dr. Dennis Carlson concludes his six years here June 30, and is being replaced by Paul Turner. Turner was hired by the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 22, 2016

Plans for big Grand Coulee hydro project detailed

Chamber of commerce members Thursday heard details on a proposed project that could put huge conduits for water under the community to produce more power and create jobs. The proposed Banks Lake hydroelectric pumped storage project could be operation...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 22, 2016

They'll fire 2,000 rockets off the dam

It takes a lot of coordination and planning to put on the fireworks display over Grand Coulee Dam on July 4, according to Rocketman Pyros owner Dan Verheul. It all begins with the firm’s broker in China, and the selection of some 40 cases of carefu...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 22, 2016

Almira congregation to take over Coulee Dam church

The Almira Community Church will soon occupy the former Presbyterian Community Church in Coulee Dam. The Almira congregation voted overwhelmingly June 12 to acquire the historic stone church and develop a second campus. Almira pastor Paul McArthur...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 22, 2016

Current chairman trails in poll vote

Most races were close, and all incumbents but two appeared to be headed for re-election in the Colville Business Council general poll election Saturday. Absentee ballots could change most races, but the unofficial tally Monday showed that incumbents...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 22, 2016

Bull ride winners announced

The three top winners in the Fifth Annual Cleatis Lacy Memorial Bull Riding event last Friday picked up nearly $3,200 in prize money. The Friday night event at the Ridge Rider Rodeo Grounds was a...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 15, 2016

Two resign from school athletics

Two major resignations within the athletic department at Lake Roosevelt High School were received last week. Resigning was Athletic Director Richard Black, who has held that position for the past five years. The second resignation was from Mario...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 15, 2016

Updated:Kids Fest, bull ride, cars, this weekend

Update: Despite a rainy day, the Wenatchee Youth Circus is performing at Lake Roosevelt's football field with a few umbrella protected fans in the stands. The current local forecast predicts drizzle...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 15, 2016

Inflatable water slides added to plans for Festival of America

A new feature for the July 4 Festival of America celebration will be a number of inflatable water slides in a water park. The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce, sponsors of the event, stated that Jump N2 Fun, from Post Falls, Idaho, will...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 15, 2016

Mayors approve backup plan for dump haul

The Regional Board of Mayors Monday approved a plan to have Sunrise Disposal provide backup hauling services for the Delano Transfer Station. The RBOM had advertised to find someone with a commercial driver’s license (CDL) who would be available...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 15, 2016

Beer garden OK'd for parking lot

The Coulee Dam Town Council approved a chamber of commerce request to move its “beer garden” to the Melody Restaurant front parking lot during the upcoming Festival of American celebration. The beer garden will be open both Sunday and Monday,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 8, 2016

Youth Circus to highlight Kids Fest

A highlight of this year’s 12th Annual Koulee Kids Fest will be two performances by the Wenatchee Youth Circus. And the performances are free! The popular youth circus will perform at both 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., at the Lake Roosevelt football field,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 8, 2016

Grand Coulee to look at utility hike Rates not keeping up with expenses

Grand Coulee residents could be looking at significant water and sewer rate increases soon. The city council, in its meeting June 21, will determine whether there will be incremental increases or if the city will make a significant increase. At the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 8, 2016

Cities disagree over arsenic plant cost

Electric City and Grand Coulee have agreed to disagree over the startup costs of the arsenic treatment plant. Grand Coulee argues that it has paid all but one month from Sept.1, 2014, when the two cities signed a new formal agreement about how...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 8, 2016

Piver chosen as vice principal

Margo Piver, from the Walla Walla School District, will be the assistant principal at Lake Roosevelt Elementary School. The Grand Coulee Dam School District board decided May 23 to hire Piver, who...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 8, 2016

Bull ride and wild horse race coming

What happens when the area’s best bull riders face the area’s meanest bulls? You can find out, Friday, June 17, at the Ridge Rider Rodeo Grounds, when the Fifth Annual Memorial Cleatis Lacy Bull Riding event is held. Ridge Rider officials have po...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 8, 2016

Health district: Flu season over

The 2015-16 influenza season is past, according the Grand County Health District, but people are cautioned to get their flu shots when they are available for the next flu season. Health Officer Dr. Alexander Brzezny said this week that reports of...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 1, 2016

Memorial bull ride slated for June 17

The Ridge Riders are putting the final touches on the Cleatis Lacy Memorial Bull Ride, coming to the rodeo grounds Friday, June 17, at 7 p.m. Lacy, a well-known rodeo cowboy from Grand Coulee, died May 14, 2011, at 89. He was still involved in...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 1, 2016

Rock church in Coulee Dam may get new owner

The Almira Community Church may become the new owner of the formerly Presbyterian Coulee Dam Community Church in Coulee Dam. Jerry Kennedy, who sits on the Presbyterian advisory committee, said last...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 1, 2016

Dam laborer returns on his 100th birthday

Where would you like to spend your 100th birthday? Edwin Kerns, from Odessa, turned 100 last Wednesday, and he returned to Grand Coulee Dam, where he has spent his birthday for the last several...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    School    June 1, 2016

School district passes audit

The Grand Coulee Dam School District received a clean audit for its financial statements and for federal grant compliance for 2015, according to a preliminary report that was shared with the school board last Tuesday night. The audit from the...

 

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