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 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...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 25, 2015 

Center to be appraised, sold

Center Elementary School and its surrounding property is officially for sale. The Grand Coulee Dam School District board had declared the property surplus in February, and after a public hearing to determine what to do with the property Monday...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 18, 2015

Don't flush that wipe!

The things people flush down their toilets is giving Grand Coulee’s wastewater treatment staff fits. And it isn’t just Grand Coulee that is having this problem. Councilmember David Tylor brought the problem up at a recent council meeting and...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 18, 2015

Nordine takes mayor's seat

John Nordine is Electric City’s new mayor, sworn in last Tuesday evening by the city’s attorney, Katherine Kenison. Nordine, a serving council member, was mayor pro-tem, and had indicated that he would be willing to take over the city’s top...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 18, 2015

Four decades of dedication recognized

Tim Lynch, Coulee Dam's wastewater treatment manager, is a remarkable fellow. He completed 40 years on the job last Wednesday, and town officials recognized him with pizza and cake at the town hall....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 18, 2015

Controversial recommendations to go to state

The council at Electric City voted last Tuesday night to submit changes to the city building code to the state for review, providing local residents and others a 60-day period to respond to the changes. The council amended a report from the planning...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 18, 2015

District will hear public on sale of school

Local citizens will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed sale of Center Elementary School and its surrounding property at a meeting before the school board, Monday, March 23, beginning at 5:30, at the secondary library in the new education...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 18, 2015

Pathway would link Electric City pedestrians north toward park area

The future of Electric City may one day be more pedestrian-friendly, if an idea the city is pursuing ever comes to fruition. The Electric City Council is in favor of a pathway in the city proposed by...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 11, 2015

Man dies in car wreck

A Nespelem man, Nicholas Patrick Stanger, 25, was killed last Wednesday in a one-car accident on Gold Lake Road. Stanger was a Lake Roosevelt High School graduate and was active in sports. Also in the vehicle at the time of the accident was his twin...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 11, 2015

Heroes in training

A class of 21 future emergency medical technicians are currently working on their certification, and when they finish their training at least 12 of them will be available to serve in the Grand Coulee...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 11, 2015

Marcolin named seniors' volunteer of the year

The members of the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center honored their "Volunteer of the Year" Tuesday night. Felix Marcolin, 78, was described as a "person who makes himself available 24/7'" to help other p...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 11, 2015

Busy schedule set for Ridge Riders

The Ridge Riders kick off their annual schedule of events Saturday, March 14, with the annual banquet and auction. The event is planned for the American Legion Hall in Electric City with doors opening at 4:45 p.m. George Kohout, president of the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 11, 2015

Old photos find their way to museum

Imagine Banks Lake without water, and a dairy and pig farm operation in its place with Steamboat Rock as a backdrop. That would take you back to the early 1900s, when George Baldwin farmed the canyon...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 11, 2015

Whooping cough breaks out in county

Five students in Moses Lake schools have whooping cough, and Grant County Health officials have the task of checking out 149 people who have had close contact with the infected five. The five cases have been confirmed through laboratory tests. The...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    School    March 11, 2015

Raider sculpture to stand at school

Virgil "Smoker" Marchand said he is ready to start his 7-foot-tall sculpture of Lake Roosevelt schools mascot that will be placed at the front of the new school. "I am just waiting for the go ahead,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 4, 2015

After "last straw" E.C. leaders resign

All three Electric City planning commissioners present resigned at their monthly meeting Tuesday afternoon, their first meeting following a city council meeting at which their recommendations were rejected or ignored. Only Merle Kennedy, who...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 4, 2015

Haag: more than volunteers needed at local golf course

There’s a shortage of volunteers at Banks Lake Golf Course. Port District 7 officials, who run the 18-hole course, are discussing the need to hire some more help at the golf course. Last golf season the port literally ran the course with...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 4, 2015

Auditor critical of city, again

The State Auditor’s Office has found that the city of Grand Coulee does not have adequate control of its financial operations, according to its latest audit report. A “finding” report stated that the city placed “public resources at risk of...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 4, 2015

Sewer plant likely to stay where it is

Engineers told about 25 local residents in Coulee Dam last Wednesday that the benefits of building a new plant versus upgrading the present wastewater treatment plant is about a push. A completed study of many of the details of the proposed plant...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 4, 2015

Coulee Dam Council demands more info for requested money

Some requests for ambulance and fire improvements were OK’d last week by Coulee Dam’s town council, but some weren’t. Normally, the second reading of an ordnance is a formality for council passage. Not on Wednesday night at Coulee Dam, when an...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 4, 2015

District taking comments on sale of Center School

The Grand Coulee Dam School District will provide an opportunity for public comment on the sale of Center School and its property, 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 23. The meeting will be held in the Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School library, on the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 4, 2015

Artist tours new school and area

An abstract artist from the Portland area who has been commissioned to create art pieces for the new school complex had a tour of the building and area last week. Lucinda Parker, who was selected by a local art committee after being among those...

 

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