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 By Scott Hunter    News    August 17, 2016

Care Net opens facility to help pregnant women

An organization dedicated to "serving people facing unplanned pregnancy and related sexual issues" has opened an office in Grand Coulee. Funded by local churches, Care Net opened its fourth office...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    August 17, 2016

A caring network can support far more than young mothers

My oldest daughter was a new baby when she attended my high school graduation, so I can attest to the importance of a network of support for young parents barely old enough to grasp the coming meaning of adulthood. Her mother and I had plenty of...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 17, 2016

Roads to USBR temporarily closed

Roads leading to the Bureau of Reclamation's east gate near Pole Park are closed today (Thursday) from 10 a.m. until about 3 p.m., the USBR said. Industrial Road from highway 155 and B Street are...

 
 By Roger S Lucas and Scott Hunter    News    August 10, 2016

Blazes keep firefighters busy

A series of wildland fires around the region the last two weeks have kept fire fighting agencies busy and yesterday prompted a burning ban in Grant County. A nearly 2,000-acre fire about 15 miles south of Inchelium has been 65 percent contained, the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 10, 2016

Coulee Dam narrows its police chief search to two

Coulee Dam has narrowed the field of candidates for a new chief of police to two, the mayor said Tuesday. The top candidates, from an original field of five, are Mark Farrel, a recently-retired colonel from Pinedale, Wyoming, and Paul Bowden, who...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 3, 2016

Gehrke windmills could get interpretive signs

The artist who produced the Gehrke windmills could get some overdue attention if the Coulee Area Park and Recreation District can find funding for a few interpretive signs to tell his story. Electric City resident Kristen Heidenthal last month...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Sports    August 3, 2016

Local on Babe Ruth champ team

A local baseball player is on the team headed from the Pacific Northwest to the Babe Ruth World Series this month. Dalton Kentner, playing for the Columbia Basin Riverdogs in the 15-and-under...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    August 3, 2016

Sale of old school needs to happen soon

The eventual degradation of an empty building is nothing new, totally expected. Which is why leadership at the Grand Coulee Dam School District and an economic development committee of the chamber of commerce began working, before the new Lake...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 3, 2016

Updated: Two Soap Lake shooting suspects at large after two narrowly escape injury

Update: One of two suspects in a Soap Lake shooting turned himself in to authorities Sunday night, the Grant County Sheriff's Office said Monday morning. Tomas Miguel Lopez turned himself in about 7 p...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 27, 2016

Senate candidate visits Grand Coulee

A candidate running for Sen. Linda Evans Parlette's 12th District seat in the Washington State Legislature visited Grand Coulee Thursday, speaking to members of the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 27, 2016

New CEO excited to move here

The soon-to-be newest chief executive officer of Coulee Medical Center attended Monday night's public hospital district commissioner's meeting, saying he and his family are excited to be moving here....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 27, 2016

These kids are the reason for Moose Lodge

The Moose Lodge in Grand Coulee Saturday hosted 10 girls for dinner who are the organization's reason for raising funds. The girls, from 8 to 12 years old, live on a 1,000-plus acre campus outside...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    July 20, 2016

Rude tactics could indicate a deeper problem

You probably can’t blame the heat; this is the coolest July in recent memory. So maybe some locals are taking their cues about civility, or lack of it, from national movements and leaders. They shouldn’t, but it can be hard to avoid. Reportedly,...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 20, 2016

Tornado in coulee?

Did you see a tornado near Grand Coulee Friday? KREM reports that one touched down here about 3 p.m. And they have video of one near the Northern Quest Casino in Airway Heights. If you have photos, we'd love to see them....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 13, 2016

Hospital picks CEO candidate

Coulee Medical Center will likely meet its new chief executive officer later this month, following a Monday-night decision to offer the job to one of two candidates board directors had been considering. In special session Monday night, the board of...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 6, 2016

Suit: Grand Coulee Dam pollutes river

An environmental group has sued the Bureau of Reclamation to force compliance with the Clean Water Act, which it contends Grand Coulee Dam and other big dams are not meeting. Pollution discharges from the USBR’s operation of the dam “contribute...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 6, 2016

Water park was less wet than planned

New interpretations of old regulations forced a last-minute change to plans for a water park, a new feature of the chamber of commerce's Festival of America. The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 6, 2016

Holiday weekend had its problems

It wasn't the smoothest sailing for festival planners over this Independence Day weekend. Problems started with short notice from Grant County Health District authorities that a water park for kids...

 
 By Fred Netzel and Scott Hunter    News    June 29, 2016

County won't ship juveniles away

County commissioners told those attending the sixth public meeting on the Okanogan County’s Juvenile Department last week that they would commit to continue housing juveniles in the county facility in Okanogan, rather than outsource the job to a...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 29, 2016

Tribal Chairman Jim Boyd dies at 60

Jim Boyd, leader of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and renowned musician and recording artist, died unexpectedly last week at the age of 60. "This is a very, very sad day for the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 29, 2016

Water park is less wet than planned

New interpretations of old regulations forced a last-minute change to plans for a water park, a new feature of the chamber of commerce's Festival of America. The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    June 29, 2016

Tribes' loss is the world's too

I didn’t know Jim Boyd well, just enough to like him and admire his talent. So it came as a complete surprise when the sudden news of his death overwhelmed me last week. That reaction likely has something to do with being nearly the same age, but...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 22, 2016

Tribal chairman Boyd dies at 60

The Colville Tribes announced this morning (6-22-16) that Chairman Jim Boyd has died at the age of 60. What follows is the tribal press release: Chairman Boyd walks on NESPELEM, WA - The Colville...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 22, 2016

Hospital meets with WSU medical college

Hospital officials met last week with Washington State University officials working to make that institution's new medical school a reality. Kenneth Roberts, the vice dean for academic and community p...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 22, 2016

National quilt show bringing art to coulee

A major art show, drawn in cloth and stitches, and honoring the National Park Service in its 100th year, will arrive in Coulee Dam just in time for the Fourth of July. The "Inspired by the National...

 

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