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 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 9, 2018

You're in for a Colorama ride

Fasten your belts; you're in for a ride. This year's Colorama Festival kicks off Thursday, May 10, and extends well into Sunday. There are wild rides featured in Rainier Amusements carnival alley at... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 2, 2018

Buttons, parade, helicopter coming

The Colorama Festival Button for this year’s celebration is now on sale. Buy a button for $3, help support Colorama, and you’re in the mix to win one of the many prizes attached to the buttons. All the buttons are numbered and the drawing for...

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 25, 2018

Colorama buttons, parade, helicopter coming

The Colorama Festival Button for this year's celebration goes on sale this week. Buy a button for $3, help support Colorama, and you're in the mix to win one of the many prizes attached to the...

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 14, 2018

After FEMA training, local agencies to develop new practices

A week-long school security training session at the FEMA Emergency Management Institute “will make a huge difference in how we do things here,” Superintendent Paul Turner said Tuesday. People from the Grand Coulee Dam School District and other...

 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 3, 2018

City holds off on labeling old museum "dangerous"

The City of Grand Coulee has put off a decision to proceed on a "dangerous" building declaration until at least the end of January. The building once held the museum of Constantinos Vlachos, an...


District monitors lunch program after complaints

Several complaints have recently been levied against the Lake Roosevelt school lunch program. Complaints include that the program is frequently running out of hot lunches, evidence of outdated milk and students finding hair in their food. The person...


Study outlines town's sewage options

A study on Elmer City’s options for sewage treatment suggests the town may save over the long run by building a new treatment plant of its own, instead of extending its decades-long contract with Coulee Dam. Elmer City has received its wastewater...


Beer garden to include football TV

Want a place to have a refreshment and possibly watch a little football during the upcoming Harvest Festival, Sept. 15-17? The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce is providing such a place in its “Beer Garden” at North Dam Park. The tent...

 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 30, 2017

Apparent burglary foiled in Coulee Dam

Two police officers from Coulee Dam and Grand Coulee interrupted a burglary at 301 Columbia last Thursday in Coulee Dam. Grand Coulee officer Matthew Ponusky heard that a residential alarm had been sounded and went to assist Coulee Dam officer...

 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 30, 2017

Local school district to emphasize "safe and secure"

School bells chimed today (Wednesday) for the start of the new school year. School personnel gathered Tuesday to hear Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Paul Turner give an outline of act...

 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 30, 2017

Calling all musicians: you're needed

Dust off your old musical instruments and get back in tune; the community needs you! Lake Roosevelt High School wants parents and community members who have musical talent and no place to apply it to join with students and form a pep band to play at...

 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 30, 2017

Court hears two dangerous dog appeals

Grand Coulee’s Municipal Court heard two “potentially dangerous dog” cases last Friday at city hall. In the first, Judge Richard Fitterer dismissed an attempted appeal involving a dog owned by Preston Guin, which bit Shirley Heberling June 21...

 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 30, 2017

Harvest fest will feature human foosball

Now you can play foosball with a human twist. It’s a repeat of a fun adventure held over for a repeat performance from last year’s Harvest Festival. This year the festival will be held at Banks Lake Park (near North Dam) on Sept. 15-17. The...

 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 9, 2017

State nixes speed limit changes

The Washington State Department of Transportation has nixed any change in the speed limit from Coulee Playland to the city limits of Grand Coulee. The Electric City council had the topic on its agenda Tuesday night, but a letter from the DOT...

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 19, 2017

City hall bid goes to local company

A job of replacing windows and doors at Electric City Hall was awarded to DWK Fowler Construction, a decision made by the council last Tuesday night. The award teetered between two bids and was awarded to DWK Fowler, a local company, after council me... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 28, 2017

School board hears retired response to employee surveys

Two retired school employees, one a janitor and the other a math teacher, gave the Grand Coulee Dam School District board Monday a taste of how they feel about the recent results of surveys that asked about discipline in the schools. Ray Wells, a... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 28, 2017

Wednesday market opens

The Wednesday Market began last week and will continue on Wednesdays through Sept. 13. Chamber of commerce Executive Director Peggy Nevsimal said a number of exhibitors have signed up for the entire... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 21, 2017

Annual festival will come early this year

Check your calendar closely. This year’s Festival of America is coming Friday and Saturday, June 30 and July 1. This year’s July 4 Independence Day holiday falls on Tuesday. Chamber of Commerce officials don’t think their annual festival would... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 21, 2017

Grand Coulee turns down home dog rescue operation

A Grand Coulee woman appealed to the city council Tuesday, June 20, to approve a "dog rescue" at her residence. Dorothy Harris, who resides on Young Street, offered to work with Grand Coulee in... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 21, 2017

Smoke alarm gets family out in time

A working smoke detector is credited with avoiding a bigger fire, as it allowed for getting a blaze under control at a mobile home at 904 King Street in Grand Coulee last Thursday evening. Volunteer Fire Chief Richard Paris said it appeared the fire... Full story


Union surveys point out problems in school district

Members of two Grand Coulee Dam School District unions responding to recent internal surveys outlined a number of complaints dealing with discipline, communication and training issues. The survey... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 14, 2017

Koulee Kids Fest to offer free fun Saturday

The annual Koulee Kids Fest kicks off this Saturday throughout the area. The June 17 event begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m. Kids can get their passports at one of the following places: Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce office,... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 14, 2017

Old school building of interest to potential buyer

There is interest again in the purchase of Center School. The sale of the old school is among the goals set by the school board for the coming year. Superintendent Paul Turner advised the board that a person from Moses Lake is pursuing the purchase... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 14, 2017

Transfer station work will go out to bid

The Regional Board of Mayors has asked that needed repairs at the Delano Transfer Station go out for regular bid. The group’s insurance firm, Clear Risk Solutions, had inspected the transfer station earlier this year and came up with an estimated... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 14, 2017

Only officials attend park plan meeting

A meeting last week to discuss Electric City’s park and recreation plan failed to attract local residents. However, it did attract a pair of city council members, the city’s planner and two members of the community park advisory committee.... Full story


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