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 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 22, 2015 

City may allow golf carts on streets

You may soon be able to “putter” around in Electric City. No, they aren’t turning the city into a putt-putt golf course, although some might argue it’s a good idea; but last Tuesday night the city council voted in favor of allowing golf...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 22, 2015 

Friendly turkey is off the road

A turkey hen, that was getting tamer by the day, was hit by a vehicle a week ago and taken by Tribal officers in an effort to heal the bird. Jessica Redmon, at 1029 River Drive in Coulee Dam, had the turkey in her yard most of the time, and she...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 22, 2015 

Two cities closer on policing agreement

An extension of the current police contract between Grand Coulee and Electric City is getting closer, both city council committees agree. Currently, Grand Coulee provides police services to Electric City for $115,000 annually. That likely will...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 22, 2015 

Electric City zoning proposals drawing comment

Electric City has received about 20 letters from residents giving public comment on a number of zoning changes proposed by the city’s planning commission. The main item of controversy is the size of accessory buildings. The planners had...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 22, 2015 

Advance tickets offer extra carnival savings

You can save some big bucks this year by purchasing Colorama Carnival tickets early. Chamber of Commerce officials, the sponsoring agency for the event, said advance daily tickets are now on sale at seven locations: The Credit Union, Chamber of...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    Community    April 22, 2015 

Parade entries still open

You can still be part of the big Colorama Parade, May 9. All you need to do is stop by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce office or go online to grandcouleedam.org for your parade entry...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 15, 2015

Man rescued in climbing mishap

A Spokane man was rescued Saturday through the efforts of a number of agencies after injuring his leg while climbing high on the rocks behind Osborne Bay. Nicholas Vange, 21, who had been camping in the area, along with another man, Nicholas...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 15, 2015

DOT presents ideas for change at Four Corners

About a dozen people turned out to hear Washington State Department of Transportation engineers talk about Four Corners traffic last Tuesday night at Grand Coulee’s city council meeting. One of these was Ray Wells, the man who started it all with...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 15, 2015

McGuire takes council seat

Richard McGuire was elected to the Electric City Council Tuesday night. He will fill the number-two position on the council, held previously by John Nordine who recently took over as mayor. McGuire was nominated by Brad Parrish and garnered two of...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 15, 2015

Cute but dangerous?

Those little chicks, ducklings and other baby poultry, though cute, may carry harmful bacteria called salmonella. Each spring, people in Washington state become sick with salmonella after handling...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    Community    April 15, 2015

Chamber offers third Triple Fish Challenge on Banks Lake

So you think you know where the walleye, rainbow trout and smallmouth bass hang out in Banks Lake! Then you better enter the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Triple Fish Challenge, April 25-26, at Coulee Playland. Bring in the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 8, 2015

Electric co-ops to study merger idea

Nespelem Valley Electric and Inland Power & Light Company have started discussions and a study for a possible merger, Ralph Rise, president of NVE’s board of trustees announced in a press release last week. If discussions and the study are...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 8, 2015

Car theft suspect won't talk about missing gold coins

Grand Coulee police had a very short conversation last week with the suspect in a case of missing gold coins. Police Chief John Tufts said he went to Ephrata last Thursday to talk with Steven Kiona, 37, who is being held in Grant County Jail on...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 8, 2015

Police interviewing for new sergeant

Sometime in the next couple weeks Grand Coulee will have a new police sergeant. Oral examinations for the sergeant position are scheduled for this Saturday at city hall for three prospective candidates for the job, all current Grand Coulee police...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 8, 2015

Architectural firm will produce study of school district

Design West, the architectural firm that designed the new schools here, has been hired to do the school district’s “study and survey.” The school study and survey is done every six years and is financed out of a grant from the Office of the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 1, 2015

Ideas could steer junction traffic differently

A lot of footwork, phone calls and letter writing is paying off for Ray Wells, who obtained some 1,100 names in a petition encouraging the Department of Transportation to take a look at traffic control at the Four Corners intersection highways 174 an...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 1, 2015

Police may have break in Krugerrand theft

Grand Coulee police may have a break in a case involving the theft of a quarter million dollars worth of South African gold coins May 30, 2014. A Grand Coulee man, Steven Kiona, 37, was arrested and i...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 1, 2015

Controversial zoning change begins public comment period

The clock is ticking for the public comment period on changes to Electric City’s zoning changes. The city has submitted its zoning changes to the state and this triggers a 60-day public comment period when the citizens can let their wishes known....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 1, 2015

Eagles theft nets thousands

A reported $5,300 was taken during a burglary early Thursday morning last week at the Eagles Lodge in Grand Coulee. Police stated that neither doors were broken into but apparently either had been left unlocked or the burglar had a key to the lodge....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 1, 2015

Volunteers help at golf course

Volunteers are the backbone of maintenance at Banks Lake Golf Course. A team of volunteers cut down and cleared debris from a number of trees last week. Cutting down a number of trees were Jimmy Van Geystel, James Van Geystel, John Whitelaw, Doug...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    Sports    April 1, 2015

Oliver named head football coach at LRHS

Geary Oliver has been named Lake Roosevelt's new high school head football coach. Oliver was selected and approved for the position by school board action at its March meeting. Oliver has been...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 25, 2015

Fire burns construction building

A fire early Monday morning destroyed the office and storage area of the DWK Fowler Construction Company in Delano. The fire broke out about 6:15, and when firefighters responded they found smoke...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 25, 2015

Some sass with your biscuits?

Emily Robinson is celebrating 25 years at the helm of Flo's Cafe. She describes herself as "sarcastic," but in reality, she is friendly and her customers, for the most part, love the insults she...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 25, 2015

Testing for a sergeant

A test to fill a vacated sergeant position in the Grand Coulee Police Department has been scheduled for April 11. Civil Service Commission Chair Alan Cain said the position will be filled from within the department. Four officers have applied. Cain...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 25, 2015

Intersection changes possible

Big changes may come to the four-corners intersection of the two state highways in Grand Coulee, or not, after a petition got the attention of a state agency with 1,100 signatures. Local residents...

 

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