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 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 10, 2016 

Loosening up writers' block

There’s an effort to resurrect “Them Dam Writers” an organization that encourages people to write. The group had been organized back in the 1980s, but in recent years had dwindled to only a few. The effort to get the group going again will begi...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 10, 2016 

Citizens wanted for Pathway committee

Want to serve on Electric City’s Pathway committee? All you have to do is drop a note off at city hall. The city council will make a selection of four local citizens to serve, along with city Councilmember Brad Parrish, on an advisory committee...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 10, 2016 

What should the city ask?

A public workshop will be held this Thursday night at the Electric City fire station to develop survey questions for the proposed Pathways project. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend and take part by sharing their...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 10, 2016 

Leases approved for Coulee Dam's building

Coulee Dam Town Council agreed on two leases at its meeting Jan. 27. Council members agreed to leases for The Melody Restaurant and Riverview Lanes, the town’s two tenants in the building it owns. The Riverview Lanes lease, covering two years with...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 10, 2016 

City working on new park

Electric City will be working on its new “no name” park this year. The park site, behind the city’s fire station, is yet to be named, and is promoted as a “neighborhood” park. It is the brainchild of Councilmember Lonna Bussert. The city ha...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 10, 2016 

Raider heritage statue idea approved

Alumni from Grand Coulee’s Tigers, Coulee Dam Beavers and from Nespelem’s Savages got the go-ahead from the school board recently for a space on the new school campus for a statue showing that the Raiders grew out of the three earlier schools....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    School    February 10, 2016 

Program has students teach students

A number of fifth-grade students, all part of a "highly capable" program, made presentations before two third-grade classes recently at Lake Roosevelt Elementary. The students selected a topic they...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 3, 2016

Police department stable at three

“Rocket scientists they are not.” That was the way Coulee Dam’s interim police chief described villains who brag about their escapades on Facebook. Interim Chief Larry Hall said that he often looks at Facebook to catch up with some law...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 3, 2016

Bowler scores a perfect 300

Don Richer, 52, of Coulee Dam, threw a perfect 300 game last week at Riverview Lanes. It wasn't his first - he has three official 300 games to his credit. But it was exciting just the same, both for...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 3, 2016

Fate of church enters council discussion

What to do with an old stone church? The old stone community church in Coulee Dam is vacant and needs a new tenant. The subject came up at the Coulee Dam Town Council meeting last Wednesday night when Councilmember David Schmidt stated his regrets...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 3, 2016

No alpaca wool at the old school building yet

Interest in acquiring Center School for a fiber mill is on hold. Vicki Eberhart, president of the North American Wool Cooperative in Oroville, said Tuesday that her group is active in another project in Oroville and will make a decision on Center...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 3, 2016

Equipment fees set

A fee schedule for the use of town of Coulee Dam equipment was set by the council at its meeting last Wednesday night. Fees cover the use of town equipment by other public works departments in the area. Hourly rate fees are: Ford truck, $75; bucket...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 27, 2016

Lawyer leads city council in retreat

Electric City’s leaders met for a “retreat” in Ephrata Saturday to consider matters that don’t fit well into monthly city council meetings. “I think every city council should have a retreat,” Electric City’s city clerk Jackie Perman...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 27, 2016

State and federal agencies meet with city on pathway plan

Governmental agencies and some local people crowded into a meeting room at Coulee Medical Center Wednesday as agencies made presentations at the Electric City Pathway and Trail meeting....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 27, 2016

Turner offered school district lead position

Paul Turner, the assistant principal at Lake Roosevelt Junior and Senior High School, has been offered the position as superintendent of schools for the Grand Coulee Dam School District. The board...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 27, 2016

Old school lovers want a statue that remembers

Soon the Beavers, Tigers and Savages may make their marks on the new school. There’s a drive afoot for some type of monument statue depicting the old Coulee Dam Beavers, Grand Coulee Tigers and Nespelem Savages. Lonna Bussert, who was at the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    School    January 27, 2016

Seniors on their way to San Jose

Lake Roosevelt’s seniors are headed to California for their special school year-end trip. The proposal was presented to the Grand Coulee Dam School District directors Monday night by Associated Student Body President Devan Black, and after a brief...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 20, 2016

New twist could bring towns' functions together

One mayor is still determined to find a way to consolidate some of the services of two local municipalities. Electric City and Grand Coulee had each indicated last year a willingness to fund a study on the consolidation of those two cities, but did...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 20, 2016

City commits future tourism funds to trail

Electric City took a giant step forward toward building a proposed multi-million dollar walking trail last week when the city council set aside $400,000 of the city’s hotel/motel tax funds to help pay for the project. City Clerk Jackie Perman...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 20, 2016

New restaurant being built over casino

The Colville Tribes are planning a restaurant, lounge and gaming area over the Coulee Dam Casino. Special Projects Manager Carl Jackson said the restaurant is scheduled for an April opening. Currently, contractors are taking out interior office...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 20, 2016

New store offers wide variety - of marijuana

You can get whatever you want at B Street Bud. The new marijuana store's list of products is like an extensive menu in a large restaurant. The newest retail operation in Grand Coulee, on Burdin...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 20, 2016

Elmer City nixes recycling bin

No! That was the result of a formal vote on recycling at the Elmer City council meeting last Thursday night. Councilmembers had earlier, when polled, indicated that they were not interested in a recycling effort. The Regional Board of Mayors met...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 13, 2016

Mayors reconsider starting a recycling program

The Regional Board of Mayors will take another run at looking into a recycling program, they decided Monday. The four mayors in charge of the Delano Regional Transfer Station said they would bring it up again with their respective municipal councils...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 13, 2016

Thousands of local shoes going all over the world

There are a number of closets in the coulee area that are missing some shoes. The Coulee Medical Center Guild reported last week that its collection of shoes, which started last July, has netted the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 13, 2016

Electric City leaders to retreat to Ephrata

Electric City is retreating so it can move forward. The city plans a retreat for its council, mayor and staff next Saturday, Jan. 23, in Ephrata. The retreat is scheduled as a refresher, reviewing policies and procedures, and planning for the future...

 

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