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Civil service chair asserts role in chief selection

The chairman of Grand Coulees Civil Service Commission said last week that his agency and Grand Coulee’s city council should play a role in selecting a new police chief. It’s a bad idea for one person to have that kind of power, said Alan Cain,...

Latest count: 300 homes destroyed in Carlton Complex fire

The massive Carlton Complex fire has destroyed 300 homes, and regional and nationwide response has been in some ways "overwhelming," says Okanogan County Frank Rogers. Here's is his latest update, including what vicitims currently need: Members of...

Thunderstorms cause Internet outage in many eastern Washington communities

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. Due to severe thunderstorms in the Spokane area, a fiber cable located near Fish Lake in eastern Washington was severed by a fallen tree. As a result, customers in the following communities and surrounding areas may be...

Mayor asks to put chief replacement on agenda

The selection of Grand Coulee’s police chief will be on the Civil Service Commission agenda when it meets Aug. 4. The request that it be placed on the agenda was made by Mayor Chris Christopherson Monday. The Civil Service Commission meets at...

People discuss police protection in meeting

Electric City residents had their opportunity to share their feelings about police protection in the city last night during a community meeting in the fire hall. The city and Grand Coulee came together recently and agreed to a one-year extension of...

Local nurse helps at fire shelter

A local registered nurse worked with the Red Cross shelter at Omak over the weekend. Nurse Alan Cain, of Grand Coulee, who went to Omak Thursday, returned home Monday night when the shelter was closed, but expects to return where needed later....

Separation of powers a matter of degree

The degree to which the people and their elected representatives get involved in the day-to-day details of governance depends on how keenly the results are felt and on the relative opportunity for corruption. Our Constitution sets up a purposely...

Thoughts and concerns for the CMC board, and community

I had originally intended to present this at the board meeting but not knowing if I would be able to, and the thought of being misquoted, I thought it best to publish this as an opinion. I want to preface my concerns here with the understanding...

Beltran qualified for 4th District in Congress

Estakio Beltran, candidate for the 4th Congressional District Congressman, is endorsed by the Grant County Democrats (GCD). Estakio Betran’s qualifications include: • Having grow up in the Yakima Valley, he’s a “product of the district.”...

Heartbreak: Here and around the world

The smoke is the sign. Our neighbors to the north have been devastated by the fires burning in their area. Hopefully by the time the paper hits our hands the flames will be extinguished and this raging beast we call a wildland fire, is dead....

Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago Two more Grand Coulee Dam School District jobs became vacant last week with the buyout and settlement of former Superintendent  Dennis Chambers and the resignation of Middle School...

Leadingham graduates from basic training

Army Spc. Jacob Leadingham  has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy,...

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, July 23, at noon, at Pepper Jackís Bar and Grille in Grand Coulee. Birdie Hensley will be speaking about “Coulee Area Genealogy.” Grant County Fire Dist. 14 to...

WSU Master Gardeners of Okanogan County start Plant Problem Diagnostic Clinics

Plant Problem Diagnostic Clinics have started at the WSU Extension Office located in the Okanogan County Courthouse, room 101. These clinics are a part of the public service that the Okanogan Master Gardener volunteers contribute to the community...

A coulee legend of Sammy the salmon: part one

Did Sammy leave his park site? Not so long ago in the summer of 2012, possibly 100 or more trees, many planted when the town was in its infancy, were toppled or uprooted in that weird storm,...

Upcoming reunions

Class of ’64 Tigers’ reunion The 1964 class of Grand Coulee Tigers will be holding its 50th class reunion the weekend of August 1st. Friday night will be check in, Saturday a 1 p.m., backyard BBQ at Susan Fahr Miller’s home. Also on the...

This week at the library

Summer events continue at the Grand Coulee library with this Fri., July 25, Chelan County PUD “Zap, Crackle, Zing! – How Energy Works” program will begin at 10 a.m. Witness and participate in the wonders of the five energies: Potential,...

Food preservation workshops still being offered

Preserving fresh fruits and vegetables is important because it decreases waste and allows you to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables year round. As part of the ‘R-Fit Nation’ program and food preservation education, WSU Colville Reservation...

Tired of those big water bills?

Electric City is trying to help its residents out by providing some tips for them. Here they are: - Fix leaks promptly, little drips can waste a lot of water. - Replace your showerhead with a low flow model (available at Electric City city hall), -...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 7-12 - A resident of Diamond Street in Electric City was advised that noise from his residence was too loud and was told to tone it down. - The bartender of the Electric City Bar and Grille was advised to turn the establishments music...

Spring Canyon activities

This week at Spring Canyon, the following ranger conducted activities include – Fri., July 25, 4 p.m. Birds and Beaks. Join Ranger Deb in the day-use area in front of the Sprin gCanyon Exploration...

Two graduate from WSU

Two Coulee Dam students earned their bachelor of arts degrees from Washington State University in the spring quarter, the school announced this week. Stephanee Lynn Chapman earned her degree in communication; Sabrina V. Desautel got her degree in...

Souvenirs, things that remember when

In last weeks C’est La Vie column, I reported on the great bargain hunting opportunities at a couple of antique sales, both featuring unique items, retro household stuff and some honest-to-goodness antiques and collectibles, some more than 40...

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