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 By Scott Hunter    News    May 20, 2015 

Public invited to mingle and help decide future direction

The doors of the middle school in Grand Coulee will be opened for a special meeting of the minds tonight (Wednesday) from 5-7 p.m., a time arranged for the community to tour it and talk about the building’s future and more. “Grand Coulee Dam...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    May 20, 2015 

Council slithered to a new non-position

Our best guess is that last night’s non-decision by the less-than-courageous (being kind) Grand Coulee City Council was a dishonest move predesigned before the meeting to allow elected leaders not to make a decision. If that’s true, it’s...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    May 20, 2015 

Time is important, so is listening

Governance, like life, is full of trade-offs. One of them is efficiency versus efficacy, and you strive for one at the risk of losing the other. Such was the case at last week’s Electric City Council meeting, where the mayor and a council member...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 20, 2015 

Barker Canyon" fire starts an early season

About a dozen local firefighters this Friday night are attacking a wildfire across Banks Lake from the Grand Coulee Dam Airport. The fire is suspected to have started from a lightning strike in the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 13, 2015

School-clinic partnership will aim for better care

Kids at Lake Roosevelt Schools will have more direct access to health care if a plan to that end pans out between Coulee Medical Center and Lake Roosevelt Schools. The project was taken on by a...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 13, 2015

Rotary spaghetti feed Saturday will help sixth graders and more

A spaghetti dinner set for Saturday will help fund a project that brings together sixth graders from Coulee Dam and Nespelem schools to pave their way as eventual classmates in high school. The Grand Coulee Dam Rotary Club chose to work with the sixt...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 13, 2015

Public invited to mingle and help envision community's future

The doors of the middle school in Grand Coulee will be opened for a special meeting of the minds next Wednesday from 5-7 p.m., a time arranged for the community to tour it and talk about the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 6, 2015

Guitar maker hopes to diversify

Terry Reister speaks quite softly, but the guitars he makes sing out loud. Reister and his son, Terry Reister Jr, showed off the elder's products at the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 29, 2015

Sheriff's office wants canine program

Dogs are "awesome tools" that can reduce the time it takes to search a building for a suspect or a lost child by 70 percent, chase down running suspects, Deputy Mike Earney told chamber of commerce...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Sports    April 29, 2015

Growing tournament attracting fun

After the first day, Jessica Tufts could boast that she'd outfished her husband, dad and father-in-law in the third annual Triple Fish Challenge on Coulee Playland at Banks Lake. Jessica caught the...

 
 By Roger Lucas and Scott Hunter    News    April 22, 2015

Dozens of cats taken from Electric City home

Animal control workers removed over 60 cats from a home in Electric City Monday. Representatives from Pasado’s Safe Haven, a rescue operation from Monroe, Wash., along with Grand Coulee Police Chief John Tufts, completed taking the cats from...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 22, 2015

Last Family Fun Night next week

A free dinner, badminton, and the full display of Lake Roosevelt students’ artistic and scientific sides will be featured at the final Family Fun Night of the year next Wednesday at the school. Organizers Kim Stanger and Victor Camarena said the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 15, 2015

Earth Day event in Nespelem building on success

In the sixth year of an Earth Day event at the Nespelem powwow grounds, the event’s organizers have garnered some national recognition — by offering a free lunch, among other things. Next Wednesday, April 22, is Earth Day, and everyone is...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 15, 2015

Summit on future of old school yields new ideas

A "summit" held to garner ideas about the future of the former Grand Coulee Dam Middle School was deemed a straight-up success by organizers, who met recently to discuss the March 12 event that brough...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    April 15, 2015

More gathered than the sum of those meeting

One never knows what benefits will take shape when people come together to solve a problem. Aside from tackling the initial problem, the very act of meeting with open minds often precedes other unforeseen but important outcomes. Such may well prove...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Community    April 15, 2015

Lake level held down for maintenance on dam

Lake Roosevelt is being held at a level about 47 feet below the full mark while maintenance is completed on the drum gates that hold the water back when the lake is full. The Bureau of Reclamation...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 8, 2015

Robbery suspect from Coulee Dam dead after tasering

A 28-year-old Coulee Dam man died Saturday as he fled from authorities chasing him as a suspect in an armed robbery near Tonasket, the county sheriff said. Okanogan County Sheriff Frank T. Rogers said in a statement Monday that William J. Dick III st...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 8, 2015

Rufus Woods get a little lower this weekend

Lake Rufus Woods, behind Chief Joseph Dam, will be lowered a little this weekend in preparation for an upcoming bank stabilization project downstream from the Seaton's Grove boat launch. Check out...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    April 8, 2015

Time to appreciate our parks

Last week, the National Park Service launched a new public relations campaign aimed raising public awareness of the treasures it keeps available for all. The campaign urges folks to “Find Your Park” and is premised on the idea that many people...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 1, 2015

Group releases nearly 150,000 trout in lake

A group of volunteers raised nearly 150,000 rainbow trout in Banks Lake over the winter and released them from net pens in Electric City Saturday. The Providers of Wildlife and Environmental...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    March 18, 2015

House demolition cost paid in full

The cost of demolishing a house on Holly Street has been paid for by the brother of the woman who last lived there, Mayor Greg Wilder told the Coulee Dam Town Council last Wednesday, after first soliciting approval of a plan to match an extra...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    March 11, 2015

Kudos for answering the call, and for putting it out there

We’d like to thank those people who have answered the local call for new emergency medical technicians, and those who made it possible. EMT training is not easy, takes a lot of time and requires significant commitment, not to mention money. But...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    March 4, 2015

Newspapers, media, bubbles, and the fracturing of democracy

I gave the college kids a mixed bag of goods last week about the nature of newspapers and media in general, and tied it to some worries I have about the health of our democracy. Asked to be this year’s “publisher in residence” at Washington Sta...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 25, 2015

Two teens die in Coulee City crash

Two teenagers were killed and a third injured in Coulee City Friday night when the car they were in left the road and hit a light pole at the city park. The driver, Auston Frye, 17, of Hartline; and...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 25, 2015

Wild horse roundup halted

A roundup of wild horses on the Colville Indian Reservation was stopped just before noon Sunday due to mounting pressure from tribal members. The roundup had been planned to take about three weeks, ga...

 

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