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New variety store possible

A search for a location for a new variety store is currently underway, and with everything else in place, principals in the business are hopeful for an opening sometime in February. Negotiations are currently stalled on a lease of the Midway Avenue...

 

Cast for recognition

Officials gather around a new bronze plaque presented at a Coulee Dam City Council meeting Wednesday night to be hung on the new wastewater treatment plant when it's complete. From left are Travis...

 

Company will convert Electric City facility into Bitcoin mine

A warehouse in Electric City will soon become the "Grant County Data Centre" for processing a type of currency that only exists digitally and has gained recent worldwide attention as its value increas...

 

Old buildings eyed for demolition

The city of Grand Coulee may soon destroy an old museum on Spokane Way that once displayed the remnants of its owner's most radical invention - a car powered with a different kind of propulsion. The...

 

Newsbriefs

Hundreds of ambulance calls noted for year Grand Coulee’s ambulance service was called out 455 times so far in 2017, volunteer fire chief Richard Paris reported to the council last Tuesday night. He reported that during the month of December the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    December 27, 2017

City acquires fiber optics in preparation to offer service

The city of Coulee Dam has bought a business and its 96 strands of fiber-optic cable that run beneath the Columbia River bridge, the mayor announced at a special city council meeting Wednesday. The purchase, a year-and-a-half in the making according...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    December 27, 2017

City sets new sewer charges for USBR, others

Coulee Dam’s city council voted Wednesday to sewer service rates that will charge low-income customers a little less and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation a lot more. Low income senior citizens and disabled residents who qualify for a discount will...

 

NPS wants to keep Lake Roosevelt mussel-free

Boaters in Lake Roosevelt will be asked to “self certify” that their boats aren’t carrying invasive species, the NPS announced Tuesday. In an ongoing effort to prevent aquatic invasive species, the National Park Service (NPS) at Lake Roosevelt...

 

Grant PUD restructures $77 million in debt ahead of tax changes

Grant PUD has refinanced $77 million in outstanding debt to reduce finance costs, help hold a planned 2018 rate-revenue increase to 2 percent, and more equitably align debt burden to the life of the assets it finances, a PUD press release stated...

 

The truth is in there, somewhere

As we enter the New Year, we suggest the best resolution of all would be to keep a level head, an open ear and a metaphorical red pen at the ready to scratch out the hyperbole in our political rhetoric, examples of which can be found in each of the...

 

Promise kept on reducing tax burdens

For hard-working families and entrepreneurs in Central Washington, keeping more of your own paycheck was my goal in supporting historic legislation approved by Congress, The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The last time the nation’s federal tax system was...

 

The GOP's tax overhaul: worst Christmas present ever

Some Christmas presents are a wonderful surprise, others a big disappointment. We try to be polite about the clunkers, figuring it’s the thought that counts. But the new Republican tax law — what President Trump has described as a “big, beautif...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    December 27, 2017

Changing the focus and moving forward, with a little inspiration

One of my desires is to one day be able to help people in need. I have been helped by many members of our community over the years and I have always wanted to “pay it forward.” I recently heard...

 

Births in the Coulee

It’s a girl for Epperson/Marchand Alana Epperson and Loren Marchand are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Hayzen Shay Marchand, born Friday, November 17, 2017, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 8 lbs., ....

 

First two State Parks free days of 2018 coming up in January

OLYMPIA – Dec. 20, 2017 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering two free days in January, when visitors to state parks will not need a Discover Pass for day-use visits....

 

Senior Meals

Wed., Dec. 27 - Dinner Hawaiian Chicken Sandwich, Green Beans & Onions, Chips, Pineapple, Cupcake Thurs., Dec. 28 - Dinner Fish & Chips, Coleslaw, Peaches and Cream Fri., Dec. 29 - Breakfast Biscuits & Gravy, Eggs, Fruit Bowl, Orange...

 

Help tie charity quilts

Every Wednesday in January and February following the 9 a.m. Bible Study, those interested can help tie charity quilts. The quilts go to World Relief and Omak Shelter. Bring a sack lunch. Come and go as you like, everyone is welcome. For more...

 

Meetings and Notices

No Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will not meet this Thursday, December 28. The next chamber luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, January 4, 2018, at Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. Coulee Creators Meet on Tuesdays...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    December 27, 2017

Net neutrality repeal not a big factor locally, so far

A recent topic in the national news has been the repeal of “net neutrality” rules which restrained internet service providers (ISPs) from charging consumers more for access to certain websites, and from charging websites more for faster download...

 

Start the new year off right with a First Day Hike

OLYMPIA – Dec. 14, 2017 – Washington State Parks invites the public to start the new year off with a First Day Hike on Monday, Jan. 1, at more than three dozen state parks across Washington. “First Day Hikes are a fitting way to cap off the...

 

This week in sports

Thurs., December 28 10 a.m., LRHS Wrestling Powerhouse Tournament, here LRHS Basketball to West Valley HS, Spokane, Eagles Holiday Classic (9 a.m. GV, 10:30 a.m. BJV, 1:30 p.m. BV) Fri., December 29 LRHS Basketball to West Valley HS, Spokane, Eagles...

 

Legals for December 27, 2017

Grant County Conservation District PUBLIC NOTICE A poll-site election for a board seat on the Grant County Conservation District will be held on February 13, 2018 at Grant County Conservation District, 1107 S Juniper Drive, Moses Lake, WA 98837.... Full story

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 12/18 - A caller reported a man walking through yards and knocking on doors in the Delano area. He was elusive and not seen by police when an officer arrived. - An officer responded to a report of an injured deer in a driveway on...

 

Raider basketball victories

The Lady Raiders beat the Fillies by 50 with a final score of 73-23 before the Raiders pulled off a comeback victory in overtime against the Mustangs 77-74. These videos show Kayla St. Pierre with a...