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 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 17, 2017 

School district sends strong comments to USBR

The Grand Coulee Dam School District issued a strong response to invitations for comments on a Bureau of Reclamation proposed modernization program. The Bureau had advertised for draft environmental assessment comments on its 12-year plan to...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 10, 2017

School district exploring options for cuts

School Superintendent Paul Turner is doing his budget for next year, quite possibly the most difficult he will ever prepare. The Grand Coulee Dam School District is facing what he described to the board as a potential $745,000 shortfall if...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 10, 2017

Dozens of elective offices set for elections this year

The period for filing candidates intentions to seek elective offices is set for May 15-19, with the primary election scheduled for August 1 and the general election set for Nov. 7. The area’s two school districts, Grand Coulee Dam and Nespelem,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 3, 2017

New color run coming to Colorama

A new 5K Colorama Color Run will be held at North Dam Park this year, adding literal “color” for Colorama to participants who want to revel in the spirit of the festival. The run begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 13, at North Dam Park. For those...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    School    May 3, 2017

Seniors plan trip to Seattle

This year’s senior class is planning a trip to Seattle and places beyond for its “senior trip.” But the 25 seniors and four adult chaperones will have to be “early birds” if they expect to catch the bus before it pulls out at 5 a.m. for...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 3, 2017

CMC employees to get lighted crosswalk

There will soon be a lighted crosswalk on Highway 174, where employees at Coulee Medical Center cross the highway from where they park. A meeting was held recently with representatives from the Department of Transportation, Coulee Medical Center,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 3, 2017

City gets small street grant for repairs

Electric City has received an emergency grant from the Transportation Improvement Board to make needed repairs to nine small street problems. City Clerk Russell Powers said that the grant is for just over $30,000, and will take care of nine of the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 19, 2017

City to hire work on new parks

Electric City’s park plan got a boost April 11, when the city council looked favorably on recommendations from the Parks and Recreation Committee (PARC). The council agreed to move forward on hiring an engineering or landscape firm to draw final...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 19, 2017

Price of power goes up in Elmer City

Elmer City residents will see a 2-percent increase in their power bills as a result of an increase in electric costs from Nespelem Valley Electric, town council members learned last Thursday. The town was advised by NVE that its power rates would go...

 

Emergency declared and flood warnings issued in Okanogan Co.

Okanogan County commissioners declared a state of emergency Monday, due to threat of flooding and debris problems on county roads. Commissioners passed the resolution after county roads suffered damage from heavy precipitation recently. They...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 12, 2017

Fire destroys home in Grand Coulee

Fire destroyed a home at 323 Roosevelt Drive in Grand Coulee late Saturday evening. A family of four were away at the time of the fire; however, two dogs died in the blaze. The Jesus Llamas family...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 12, 2017

County investigating turberculosis case

Grant County Health District reported this week that officials there are investigating what might be a single case of tuberculosis. The person in question was treated in several health care facilities in Grant County during the course of the illness....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 12, 2017

Two egg hunts planned for Easter weekend

Two community Easter egg hunts are planned for the area this year. The Lions Club will hold its 80th community Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 15, at the former middle school field in Grand Coulee. It is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. and is for...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 12, 2017

Blaylock to retire, but will keep on hugging

There will soon be new management at the Care and Share Food Bank. Fern Blaylock is retiring from that position after taking care of people's food and other needs for decades. Fern, 81, plans to...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 12, 2017

Parade set for May 13

Parade forms went out this week to those wanting to en ter the Colorama Parade, May 13. You can enter by filling out parade forms found online at grandcouleedam.o y a cr/parade. Peggy Nevsimal, executive director of the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 12, 2017

Triple fish challenge coming April 22 and 23

It might sound a little fishy — that’s because it is. Here’s your opportunity to win an Achilles four-person inflatable boat and Yamaha outboard motor. All you have to do is place first in the 5th Annual Triple Fish Challenge tournament, April...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 5, 2017

Grand Coulee man gets maximum sentence

A Grand Coulee man was sentenced in Grant County Superior Court Monday to 29 months imprisonment for possession of stolen property. According to the Grant County Prosecutor’s Office, Melvin Toulou, Jr., 43, still faces three additional Grant...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 5, 2017

Three seek city council seat

Electric City will soon fill its vacancy on the city council. Three residents of the city filed letters of interest to fill the vacancy after Brad Parrish resigned a couple of months ago. City Clerk Russell Powers said that the three — Jeremy Mille...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    School    April 5, 2017

Two school boards aligning coming calendars 2017-18 school year to start Aug. 30

The school boards from the Grand Coulee Dam District and Nespelem District met recently and focused their discussions on the calendars for the next two school years. As a new approach to setting the school calendar, Grand Coulee Dam District...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 29, 2017

Committee to recommend heavy investment in city parks

A meeting of Electric City’s parks and recreation committee last Thursday focused on two new city parks, and they will recommend the city council to move forward on developing them, spending nearly a half million dollars over the next four years. T...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 29, 2017

Local firefighters take wildland training

Fifteen local firefighters completed a 12-hour advanced wildland firefighter course after taking instruction Thursday evening and all day Saturday. The class was taught by three Washington State Department of Natural Resource firefighters, and...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 29, 2017

Judging the nitty gritty of wastewater flow

Sometimes those closest to a problem are best suited to find the solution. This may be the case in an Electric City/Grand Coulee wastewater bill conflict. An apparent plug in the line last October...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 29, 2017

EMT training to be offered

So you have always wanted to be an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician). Now is your chance. An EMT recruitment call was put out by the Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Department. Those interested should call 633-2200, or contact a current firefighter or...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 29, 2017

Grand Coulee to start accepting credit cards online

The city of Grand Coulee is about to take a big step forward into the technology age. Grand Coulee is moving forward on a plan to accept credit cards for the payment of utility bills. There’s a catch … the city will only accept credit card...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 29, 2017

Outline of new school strategic plan approved

A framework for a new school strategic plan was adopted by the Grand Coulee Dam School District Monday night. The framework was decided by a group made up of school people and community members at a special meeting a couple of weeks ago....

 

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