Articles written by Roger S Lucas

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 823

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 29, 2015 

Creston credit union branch robbed

Law enforcement agencies are asking for help from anyone having information concerning the robbery of the Creston branch of the Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union last Friday. Lincoln County Sheriff Wade...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 29, 2015 

Quick fire response saves homes

A fast-moving fire Friday burned about an acre of brush and grass across the highway from North Dam, but quick action by local firefighters prevented flames from reaching nearby houses. The fire...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 29, 2015 

Town studies going alone for sewer

It’s all about rates and ownership. Elmer City has been exploring the development of its own wastewater treatment plant and is inching closer to a decision on whether to split with its longtime service provider, Coulee Dam. The town council has...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 29, 2015 

Town studies going alone for sewer

It’s all about rates and ownership. Elmer City has been exploring the development of its own wastewater treatment plant and is inching closer to a decision on whether to split with its longtime service provider, Coulee Dam. The town council has...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 29, 2015 

District readies to sell school building

Any interested buyer has only a few more days to get a proposal in for the purchase of the Center Elementary School building and property. Deadline for submitting a bid proposal is Aug. 5. The Grand Coulee Dam School District board Monday night...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 29, 2015 

Local EMT class graduates 17

Seventeen individuals recently finished their Emergency Medical Technician training put on by the Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Department. The class started Feb. 25, with 23 signed up. The 17 finished the class in early June. The class...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 29, 2015 

New vet joins Grand Coulee clinic

Grand Coulee Veterinary Clinic has added a new veterinarian. Dr. Stefani Mark is now seeing animal patients at the clinic. She joins Dr. Marlene Poe, who has practiced there since 2010. The new vet...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 22, 2015

City considering allowing marijuana retailing

Electric City’s planning group is looking at its current zoning to see where a marijuana retail store might be located. The city council instructed staff and the city’s planner last week to take a look at the city’s current zoning to determine...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 22, 2015

Golf carts legal to drive in Electric City

By this time next week you can drive your golf cart down to get the mail and for other things in Electric City. The city council passed an ordinance July 22, allowing a golf cart zone in the city. All you have to do to get started is buy a golf...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 22, 2015

Regional fires flare in hot season

A stubborn brush fire closed Interstate-90 near George for the second straight day, but it reopened Tuesday about 10 a.m. The fire was driven by wind gusts of 25 mph and had burned about 900 acres by...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 22, 2015

Water agreement extended five decades

Electric City and Grand Coulee have amended and extended their water supply agreement for 50 years. Both city councils have agreed to the extension, and the agreement has been signed by both mayors. Electric City provides Grand Coulee with potable...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 22, 2015

City considering allowing marijuana retailing

Electric City’s planning group is looking at its current zoning to see where a marijuana retail store might be located. The city council instructed staff and the city’s planner last week to take a look at the city’s current zoning to determine...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 15, 2015

State investigates for fraud at mosquito district

The former clerk of Grant County Mosquito District 2 is being investigated for misappropriation of funds totaling more than $129,000, a state investigative audit of the district states. The clerk is denying the allegations and has hired an attorney....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 15, 2015

No spill for lasers this year

Those attending the Laser Light Show and wondering when water will be released for a backdrop for the show will have to wait. Bureau of Reclamation Public Affairs Officer Lynne Brougher said it won't...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 15, 2015

Major fires settle down

Evacuation notices from two major fires in Douglas County have been pulled, according to the county sheriff’s office. One fire, 17 miles northeast of Waterville, and a second fire 10 miles southeast of Waterville, had together burned some 22,212...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 15, 2015

Grand Coulee interested in recycling

Grand Coulee’s city council has asked Mayor Chris Christopherson to pursue recycling with the Regional Board of Mayors. Councilman Erin Nielsen took up the recycling banner at the council meeting a week ago and said that it would cost money,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 15, 2015

Town will vacate lease on closed bowling alley

The town of Coulee Dam has started proceedings to vacate the lease of Riverview Lanes Bowling Alley. The town council voted last Wednesday night to have its attorney start legal proceedings to abate the lease. The council learned last week that the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 15, 2015

Future of well-run festival questionable

A Coulee Dam resident told the town council last week how well all the elements of the July 4 Festival of America celebration worked. Carol Netzel, who lives at the north end of Columbia Avenue, said that the town should write the Grand Coulee Dam...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 15, 2015

Foul vs. fowl issue not settled in Coulee Dam

The chicken issue was a wash, but the need for a code enforcement officer gained momentum at the council session in Coulee Dam last Wednesday. The proposed “four hen” ordinance to allow keeping chickens in town made it through the first reading...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 8, 2015

Local fires small over Fourth

Four small fires were reported in the area this week, said Grand Coulee Fire Chief Richard Paris. Two, one at North Dam and the other at Barker Canyon, were caused by fireworks and were quickly put out. Another fire was near the canal on U.S. Bureau...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 8, 2015

Fire burning forest north of Keller

Firefighters have the 21-mile Grade Fire, about 25 miles north of Keller, 40 percent contained, but they will be keeping a watchful eye on reports of thunderstorms predicted this week. Kathy Moses,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 8, 2015

Drowning victim found down river

The body of a 28-year-old man who had jumped from the Coulee Dam bridge June 26, was found Sunday by workers at the fish pens several miles downstream. Jamie Williams had jumped from the bridge about...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 8, 2015

Decent burial given bird

Dispatch advised officers that a man was seen burying an unknown object at the overlook area just above Grand Coulee Dam. Officers arrived and learned that a Georgia driver and two friends had hit a bird with their vehicle and buried the bird and...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 8, 2015

Junior rodeo slated for next week

Entire families can be entertained for two days for free next week at the Ridge Rider rodeo grounds at the group’s annual Junior Rodeo, July 18 and 19. Events begin at 10 a.m. Admission is free, and there will be a concession booth providing food...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 8, 2015

Guild is collecting shoes for needy

The Coulee Medical Center Guild/Auxiliary has started a shoe drive in the area, which will eventually benefit people in third world countries. It’s all a part of several programs being undertaken by members of the CMC guild/auxiliary, according to...

 

Page Down