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 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 26, 2015 

City settles with officer for $375,000

Grand Coulee’s city council last week approved a $375,000 settlement with long-time police officer Sean Cook, who filed suit last fall, claiming the city had not provided public records he had requested, violating the state’s Public Records Act....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 26, 2015 

Resort suffers break-in

Grand Coulee police are investigating a Monday-night burglary at Sunbanks Lake Resort. A clerk, Debbie Rimel, noticed the burglary early Tuesday morning when she arrived at work and started to make coffee. She told police that she noticed a...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 26, 2015 

Bowlers can retrieve items from closed alley

The town of Coulee Dam has scheduled three nights this week when bowlers can go to Riverview Lanes and retrieve articles left there. Town Clerk Stefani Bowman said the bowling alley, which has been closed, will be open from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    Community    August 26, 2015 

Bookstore open at dam's Visitor Center

Want a book about Grand Coulee Dam or the Nez Perce? If so, the Visitor Center at Grand Coulee Dam is a great place to go. The new "Discover Your Northwest" bookstore is located just within the lobby...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 26, 2015 

School buildings being readied for fire uses

Grand Coulee Dam school personnel have offered their buildings for use by firefighters and other fire needs. Superintendent Dennis Carlson said Tuesday that there is an 80 percent chance that the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    Community    August 26, 2015 

Park service will pull in quilt show for centennial

The National Park Service here has landed a traveling quilt show for July 1-4, 2016, as part of a celebration of its 100th anniversary. Administrative Officer Janet Valen at the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area said the traveling exhibit has...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 19, 2015

Delano fire started intentionally

Investigators have talked with "people of interest" in regard to two fires set by humans Thursday on Alcan Road between the Delano Transfer Station and SR-155. Grand Coulee, Electric City, and USBR...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 19, 2015

Chamber reports on festival

Fireworks for next year’s Festival of America have already been assured, Coulee Dam’s town council learned last Wednesday night. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Peggy Nevsimal told council members that a corporate sponsor has already...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 19, 2015

Coulee Dam to hire code enforcer

The town of Coulee Dam is going to hire a code enforcer. The council gave its approval last Tuesday night, at least to try out the idea for the rest of this calendar year. The council approved a plan by the mayor to hire a code enforcer for 25 hours...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 19, 2015

City plans BBQ to raise park funds

Electric City will hold a “Pig for the Park” barbecue on Sept. 12. The barbecue will get Electric City residents familiar with the city’s new neighborhood park on land purchased from the Banks Lake Bible Church. Councilmember Lonna Bussert, who...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 19, 2015

Man jailed on charge of false 911 calls

A veteran living in a Housing Authority of Grant County apartment in Continental Heights was arrested last Tuesday and taken to county jail for abusing the 911 line. Tommy Hawkins had dialed 911, a police report states, to complain that he had to...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 19, 2015

Report: big marijuana grow busted near Keller

A combination of law enforcement agencies reportedly seized a marijuana grow near Keller with an $8.5 million street value August 12. A story in the Tribal Tribune stated that tribal police, the Northwest Drug Task Force, U.S. Border Patrol, Tribal...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 12, 2015

USBR delegates enforcement authority to Tribes

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has delegated authority to enforce federal laws on its lands within the exterior boundary of the Colville Reservation to certified Colville Tribal Police officers, the USBR announced last Wednesday. The bureau has sched...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 12, 2015

City adds enforcement to official duties

Jolena Mills has been named code enforcer for the city of Grand Coulee. The city council added the code enforcement duties to her current work with the city's park department where she is on temporary...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 12, 2015

No takers on old school and land

The Grand Coulee Dam School District’s effort to sell Center School hit a snag last week when it failed to get a single bid. The old school building and the total of eight acres was put on the chopping block and advertised for sale in July with an...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 12, 2015

Bowling alley steps uncertain

The 30-day period to terminate the lease at Riverview Lanes is almost up and the town of Coulee Dam is unsure of what it will do next. The town owns the building the bowling alley is in and recently served notice to the operators that their lease...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 12, 2015

Lions Club turning 80

The Grand Coulee Dam Lions Club celebrates its 80th birthday this week. The international service club was founded here in 1935, with P.A. Bertrand its first president. The club now has about 15...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 5, 2015

Chicken ordinance to get second reading in C.D.

Next Wednesday night people will gather in Coulee Dam to talk about chickens. Are they likely to answer once and for all the two top chicken questions that have confronted civilization for decades: “Why did the chicken cross the road?” and “Whi...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 5, 2015

Golf carts and ATVs now street legal

There hasn't been a big rush in Electric City to get permits for all-terrain vehicles and golf carts now that they are legal on city streets. City Clerk Jackie Perman said this week that she has...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 5, 2015

Longtime town super to retire

Barry Peacock is hanging it up after 29 years as superintendent of public works at the town of Coulee Dam. His final day will be Aug. 31. He plans to take it easy for awhile, and then do something tha...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 5, 2015

Vet ordered to change or leave

A veteran who is said to be in violation of the terms of his lease is being threatened with eviction by the Housing Authority of Grant County. Tommy Hawkins, who has a third-story HAGC apartment on Co...

 
 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...

 

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