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 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 20, 2016 

Feedback given loudly on EC plan

Electric City's revitalization and pathways project got just a little tougher last Saturday in the second of two public gatherings designed to pull together ideas on what residents would like to see...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 20, 2016 

Ecology: newest sewer plant plan not in town's best interest Mayor intends to move forward

The state Department of Ecology disapproves of a replacement sewer plant plan that resulted from the contested 2013 election of the mayor of Coulee Dam. In a July 1 letter to the town this month, Ecology had critical remarks about Coulee Dam’s curr...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 20, 2016 

Tribal council reorganizes

Newly elected Colville Business Council members were sworn into office Wednesday during the annual ceremony at the Colville Tribes’ center of government near Nespelem, the CBC announced. Council Members Sheilah Cleveland, Larry Allen, Georgia...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 20, 2016 

Sidewalk problem pointed out

A Coulee Dam resident asked town officials what they planned to do about some of the town's sidewalks that need repair. Fred Netzel had reviewed the town's Six-Year Street Plan and asked the council i...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 20, 2016 

Tank cost still unknown

A 10,000-gallon oil storage tank that will be jointly owned by Grand Coulee and Electric City has been delivered, but neither of the two cities know yet what the cost will be. That prompted Electric C...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 20, 2016 

City seeks arbitration

Electric City is asking if Grand Coulee would be agreeable to arbitration in an effort to unravel a dispute between the two cities over arsenic treatment charges. At issue is about $39,000. The Electric City Council went into executive session July...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    Sports    July 20, 2016 

Head football coach resigns

The status of Lake Roosevelt High School’s varsity football coaching position was clouded last week when Geary Oliver resigned as head coach under unusual circumstances. Oliver had already been issued his contract for this fall, but was asked to re...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 13, 2016

Saturday pathways meeting will unveil plan so far

Work on Electric City's Pathways and parks revitalization project could begin as early as late 2017, Councilmember Brad Parrish said. Progress on the plan continues as the city prepares to hold its...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 13, 2016

New management needed for net pens

An operation that forms the basis of the Banks Lake fishery could be in jeopardy if someone isn't willing to step into its leadership. Promoters of Wildlife and Environmental Resources (POWER) is...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 13, 2016

Girls' soccer to start at high school

The school board sharpened its collective pencil Monday night in Coulee Dam and OK’d a girls soccer program at Lake Roosevelt High School. The decision came after the board learned that the budget would be tight for this next school year. Athletic...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 13, 2016

Electric City Hall getting upgrades

A project to give Electric City's city hall a facelift got started this week. A variety of changes will soon take place on the city's administration building. The following is included in the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    School    July 13, 2016

District approves ESD contract

The Grand Coulee Dam School District will pay more than $400,000 a year for services ranging from information technology management to bookkeeping under a contract approved in June. The disctrict board approved a $406,618 service agreement with the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 6, 2016

Land for parks, pathway to be discussed in public meeting

A second Electric City Pathways and Parks meeting has been scheduled for Saturday, July 16, in the park-like grassy area behind city hall, where residents can see how well the city’s Pathways and Parks Revitalization plan is coming along. Ice...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 6, 2016

Bill bickering brings in lawyers

Grand Coulee and Electric City continue their disagreement over a $39,000 arsenic treatment dispute. Grand Coulee Mayor Paul Townsend proposed to his council that maybe it would be a good thing to meet Electric City halfway on the disputed $39,000....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 6, 2016

City may increase water rates

Grand Coulee residents may soon face a water rate increase. City Clerk Carol Boyce said last week that she will propose to the council July 19, that the city increase its water rates by $3 a month, beginning in September. The increase would help the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 6, 2016

West Nile present in county

Grant County Mosquito Control District 1 has reported a mosquito sample collected west of Moses Lake has tested positive for West Nile virus, making it the first detection of the virus in the county this season. Mosquito District 1 covers the Greater...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 29, 2016

Fireworks bans detailed

You just bought a bag of fireworks and are wondering where you can set them off. Here’s your answer: Fireworks are banned from the Colville Tribes’ reservation this year. Likewise in Elmer City and Coulee Dam. Fireworks are also banned in the Lak...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 29, 2016

Collecting passion, yielding energy

There are not enough superlatives to accurately describe Bob and Bev Bruno's rural log home. You could take the view. Or the careful detail of their home. Or even the house for their five banties. Not...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 29, 2016

Election brings changes for Colville Tribes

There will be some changes on the Colville Business Council as a result of the general election tally over the past week. During the tally, it was announced that Chairman Jim Boyd had died. Boyd was running against Georgia Simpson in the Inchelium...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 29, 2016

Soccer a possibility for school district

Lake Roosevelt High School could field a girls’ soccer team this year. The Grand Coulee Dam School District board is dealing with the cost and plans to review the soccer request at its July 11 meeting. Six schools in the North Central Washington...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    School    June 29, 2016

Admin changes made at schools

Five of six administration positions in the Grand Coulee Dam school system will change for the new school year. Superintendent Dr. Dennis Carlson concludes his six years here June 30, and is being replaced by Paul Turner. Turner was hired by the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 22, 2016

Plans for big Grand Coulee hydro project detailed

Chamber of commerce members Thursday heard details on a proposed project that could put huge conduits for water under the community to produce more power and create jobs. The proposed Banks Lake hydroelectric pumped storage project could be operation...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 22, 2016

They'll fire 2,000 rockets off the dam

It takes a lot of coordination and planning to put on the fireworks display over Grand Coulee Dam on July 4, according to Rocketman Pyros owner Dan Verheul. It all begins with the firm’s broker in China, and the selection of some 40 cases of carefu...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 22, 2016

Almira congregation to take over Coulee Dam church

The Almira Community Church will soon occupy the former Presbyterian Community Church in Coulee Dam. The Almira congregation voted overwhelmingly June 12 to acquire the historic stone church and develop a second campus. Almira pastor Paul McArthur...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 22, 2016

Current chairman trails in poll vote

Most races were close, and all incumbents but two appeared to be headed for re-election in the Colville Business Council general poll election Saturday. Absentee ballots could change most races, but the unofficial tally Monday showed that incumbents...

 

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