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 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...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 3, 2015

Program to feed kids more feasible

A local veterans’ organization is taking on a project that would make sure kids who might otherwise not be fed much on the weekends go home Friday with a supply of food. Three American Legion Post 157 members addressed a luncheon of the chamber of...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 27, 2015

House goes up in a blaze in Grand Coulee

Mike Horne awoke to an odd sound early Saturday, opened his bedroom curtain and faced a fireball blazing outside, as the house next door burned. "I opened the bedroom curtain and it went from 65...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Sports    May 27, 2015

Texas cowboy wins bull ride

Jory Markiss was a happy cowboy Saturday afternoon when he won more than $4,000 as the lone bull rider to make the crucial eight-second mark atop a big bull. Markiss, of Stephenville, Texas, scored...

 
 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    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    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 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...

 

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