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 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 27, 2015 

Marijuana store license denied

The city of Grand Coulee has denied a business license for a marijuana retail store here. City Clerk Carol Boyce said Tuesday morning that she is denying the license application by Jean Comstock because it is still a federal crime to possess marijuan...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 27, 2015 

Zoning change hearing set for Tuesday

More than 30 people have submitted comments on proposed zoning amendments, and the public will have further opportunity to comment at a public hearing schedule for 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 2, at Electric City’s council chambers. The zoning amendments...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 27, 2015 

No extreme changes likely at Four Corners

Don’t look for any extreme changes to the Four Corners intersection. However, Grand Coulee’s council will have an opportunity at its next meeting to make some suggestions to the state Department of Transportation on how it can “tweak” things...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 27, 2015 

Elmer City project gets an early start

A major sidewalk project that was scheduled for Elmer City in 2016, has been moved up to later this year, the town council learned last Thursday night. Public works director “Jimmer” Tillman told the council that he expected work on the project...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 27, 2015 

More file intent to seek office

Late election filings helped fill Elmer City’s open positions and added to Nespelem town council openings. In Elmer City, Joaquin J. Marchand has filed for position 1 and Clara Carson has filed for position 2, providing the town with a full...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 27, 2015 

Playland lease extended

Electric City took action last Tuesday night to extend its lease with Coulee Playland for another 10 years. The 13-acre resort provides camping and fishing activity on Banks Lake, and is leased by the city from the Bureau of Reclamation, which...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 20, 2015

Mayor: No more planning commission

Electric City has changed the way it will do its municipal planning. Mayor John Nordine, in responding to a person interested in being on the planning commission, said that he has decided to bring planning in-house with a professional planner working...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 20, 2015

Local elections will feature several races

Grand Coulee will have a new mayor, and a number of former council members from at least two cities have filed to return to municipal government, according to election filings posted by county auditors Friday. Grand Coulee Mayor Chris Christopherson...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 20, 2015

New flags to be added in Isle of Flags

American Legion Post 157 will dedicate 10 new flags in honor of veterans in the Isle of Flags Memorial Day ceremony, beginning at 11 a.m., Monday, May 25. Over 500 flags will fly at Spring Canyon Ceme...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 20, 2015

City council hears tourism requests

The chamber of commerce and Ridge Riders Saddle Club each made a pitch for more hotel/motel tax money at the Electric City council meeting last Tuesday night. Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Peggy Nevsimal had earlier...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 13, 2015

License sought for marijuana store

A Grand Coulee business couple has asked the city council to grant them a business license for a marijuana retail store near Coulee Medical Center. Jean Comstock and Jim Pachosa appeared before the council last Tuesday night and requested support in...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 13, 2015

Dog, owner compete in national contest

Self confidence, even in dogs, has a lot to do with how well they perform. Take the case of "Crystal," an 11-year-old Sheltie, owned by Janice Elvidge of Elmer City. Elvidge had given up on Crystal af...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 13, 2015

Assaulted man taken to hospital

A severely beaten man who had been attacked by several people giving him a ride out of Nespelem was taken to the hospital here Sunday. Victor Conrad, 47, was found in a Main Street apartment after police officers here were led to the site by...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 13, 2015

Incumbents survive tribal primary

All the incumbents running in the Colville Tribes’ primary election last week made it into the general election June 13. Only one incumbent received fewer votes than the person challenging him. When the votes were all in, Allen Hammond, incumbent...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 6, 2015

Man indicted for theft from USBR

An Electric City man has been indicted in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington, on four counts of theft of government property while an employee of the Bureau of Reclamation. Charged was James M. Barry, who has not been...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 6, 2015

Tribal primary preliminary results given

All incumbents made it into the general election in the Colville Tribes’ primary poll vote held last Saturday. Now they will have to wait until absentee ballots are counted on Thursday to see if the numbers hold up for them. In Nespelem’s...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 6, 2015

Gunderson will ride and reign as queen

The Colorama rodeo queen's future probably won't take her very far from animals. Emma Gunderson, a junior at Ephrata High School, would like to become a veterinarian's assistant after she graduates fr...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 6, 2015

New markers will honor old cowboys at Lacy Memorial Bull Ride

There's some big bucks to be made Saturday, May 23. All you have to do is ride a few bulls. It's the Third Annual Cleatis Lacy Memorial Bull Ride at the Ridge Rider rodeo grounds in Delano. Action...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 29, 2015

Old school appraisal comes in low

An appraisal of Center Elementary School and the surrounding property came in surprisingly low, the Grand Coulee Dam School District board learned Monday night. Superintendent Dennis Carlson said an independent appraiser valued the school building...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 29, 2015

City to fix sidewalks on Main, Federal

Grand Coulee’s sidewalk project for Main Street and Federal Avenue will go out for bid in May, city officials said last week. The project is largely funded by a $436,905 grant from the state’s Transportation Improvement Board. Members of the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 29, 2015

Veterans group looks to start new food program for children

American Legion Post 157 officials presented a plan to provide food for children of need in Grand Coulee Dam District schools. Appearing for Post 157 were its commander, Cindy Jane, Jim Brakebill, and John Nordine, Sr. Brakebill made the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 29, 2015

Tribal vote this Saturday

Colville tribal members will go to the polls Saturday, May 2, to shape the June 13 general election for seven seats on the business council The Colville Business Council is made up of 14 members, seven elected each year. The two seats on the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 29, 2015

More special events planned for rodeo

It’s time to take those cowboy duds out of the closet and get ready for the 59th running of the Colorama Rodeo. There’s a little bit of everything for young and old at this year’s Pro-West Rodeo. There’s excitement, some laughs and memorable...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 29, 2015

Course work tackled by volunteers

Some 15 volunteers showed up recently to help golf course officials at Banks Lake punch and sand the greens. Golf officials praised the steady number of volunteers that have showed up this spring to help get the course in shape. Those helping with...

 
 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...

 

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