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 By Scott Hunter    News    July 29, 2015 

Nespelem man, three others die in tragic crash

Four people were killed in an accident on U.S. 2 west of Davenport July 22, including an infant. The Washington State Patrol said that, for some reason, the driver of a car headed west about 6 p.m. failed to negotiate a right-hand curve in the road...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    July 29, 2015 

Value emergency response and responders

Maybe it’s just because we so often have a front-row view of tragedy, but two items in this week’s brought home the extreme importance of highly- trained emergency responders and some relief that...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Community    July 29, 2015 

Chamber, paper publish tips for living here

A committee focused on local economic development realized a goal last week with the publication of a new booklet that addresses the particulars of living in the Grand Coulee Dam Area. "Tips and...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 22, 2015

Two die in Banks Lake car wreck

Two people died Tuesday night, July 14, in a one-car rollover accident just north of Coulee City. Antonina Kononewski, 71, of Soap Lake, was driving the white 2001 Subaru Legacy north on SR 155 at 7:05 p.m. when it left the roadway to the right,...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 22, 2015

Muellers lived in The Big House

During construction of Grand Coulee Dam, it was a dormitory. But by construction time for the Third Powerhouse, the big house across from the Coulee Dam Town Hall was just right for one big family....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 22, 2015

Art show features different Native American art

An outdoor native American art exhibit last weekend drew a dozen artists for a first-of-its kind show. On Midway Ave. across from Coulee Hardware in the parking lot of Body by Dam, the judged show...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 22, 2015

Wildire burning along highway at North Dam

A wildfire is burning on the hill just above SR 155 at North Dam and heading uphill toward structures. Firefighters are responding at 11:15 a.m. and law enforcement has been asked to close down the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 15, 2015

Two drown in local lakes

Two men drown in nearby lakes last week in separate incidents, one on Banks Lake and one on Parks Lake. The body of a man missing in Banks Lake near Coulee City on Friday was finally recovered Monday. Craig Plummer, 69, of Ephrata, went missing...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 15, 2015

Free junior rodeo in progress now

Kelly Brageant races in the peewee division barrels at the Ridge Riders' Junior Rodeo happening this weekend, starting at 10 am, both Saturday and Sunday. There is no admission charge. The event had...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 8, 2015

Park commissioners planning for levy

Commissioners of the Coulee Area Park and Recreation District plan to visit Okanogan County Assessor Scott Furman this month about putting a tax levy on the ballot in November. Okanogan is the lead county for the four-county junior taxing district,...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    July 8, 2015

The proof is in the pillow pudding, but it's political

We had a lot of extra pillows being used in the area last weekend. Against the odds imposed by truly oppressive heat, people streamed into this community continuously to celebrate the Fourth of July at the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 8, 2015

Man missing on Banks Lake

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office suspended a search last night for a man who went missing while swimming in Banks Lake Friday afternoon, but would pick up the search this morning, a spokesman stated Friday night. Immediate family had been...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 1, 2015

Man jumps off bridge

A Nespelem man jumped off the Columbia River Bridge in Coulee Dam Friday morning, reportedly because he thought he could make it. The 28-year-old jumped from the bridge around 7 a.m. Another person...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 1, 2015

Firefighters descend on B Street fire

Response to a fire in the heat of Monday afternoon in Grand Coulee underscored the nervousness of local fire fighters in the current, extreme heat conditions, with fireworks legal. As a summer thunder...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 24, 2015

Little girl gets a big wish

Make a wish and it might come true. At least if you're a Grand Coulee 6-year-old with some serious health issues. The Make a Wish Foundation sent Keyshia Goodlance and her family on a trip across the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 24, 2015

Man jumps off bridge

A man jumped off the Columbia River Bridge in Coulee Dam this morning, reportedly just because he thought he could make it. The 28-year-old jumped from the bridge just before 7:30. Another person was...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    June 24, 2015

Lack of connection leads to complications

My wife was about to leave me this week, illustrating a startling fact of modern life. She wasn’t leaving because it was over between us. No, we have a strong marriage. But a different kind of problem was about to take her away for as long as it...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 17, 2015

Grad photos online now, for free

Photos from Saturday's graduation at Lake Roosevelt High and from the Nespelem's eighth-grade recognition ceremony, are now online. You can click through to our photo site to download any of them you...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 17, 2015

Golf event depends on an LRHS grad

Security for the biggest event in golf in the United States is all up to a guy who graduated from Lake Roosevelt High School in 1983. Scott Mielcarek is coordinating efforts with dozens of law enforce...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 10, 2015

Proposal: revisit a successful plan for progress

Three local leaders recalled a time when the community was more united than it currently is, and called for revisiting a list of goals drawn up in the 1980s that remains relevant today. Jim Keene, David Schmidt and Mary Jane Bailey attended last...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 10, 2015

Coulee Medical Center working on its future

Coulee Medical Center is “planting a seed,” actually a lot of seeds, with an intent to grow into a better facility far less dependent on outsourcing its work. From billing to building medical...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    June 10, 2015

Progress achievable with unity, not without

In recent years, this community has grown apart. It’s time to reverse that trend. While municipal leaders always tend to watch out for their own interests, that propensity doesn’t have to get in the way of the whole Grand Coulee Dam community...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 3, 2015

New drawings show a facility that could be

A set of conceptual drawings that could significantly affect the quality of life in the area were delivered to the park board last week. The renderings, intended to form a basis for planning a new...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 3, 2015

Town pursuing new treatment plant

After years of study and political upheaval around the subject, Coulee Dam is on the path to building a new modular wastewater treatment plant, following a decision by the town council last month. The new facility will be built on the existing site...

 

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