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Patricia Marie Piccolo

Patricia Sterley was born to Bruce and Joan Sterley in Coulee Dam, Washington, March 10, 1949. Pat was the type of person who left an indelible impression on everyone she met; numerous people... Full story


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 2/10 - Dispatch reported to police that there was an intoxicated man passed out with a bottle of Fireball on the steps of a residence on Van Tyne Avenue. When police arrived, the man was up and staggering and had a laceration on h... Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 25, 2016

Event, special state day will honor song man

May 28 is now officially Woody Guthrie Day in the state of Washington, and a large celebration of the musician and his works will take place at the Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center on that date. The event will include performances from 12 different... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    August 12, 2015

Several towns lose power during fire

by Scott Hunter The towns of Wilbur and Creston, and every place in between, lost electric power service for a dozen hours Saturday night. A wildfire six miles west of Spokane, near Coulee-Hite Road, reportedly affected BPA electrical towers on the... Full story


Mary Elizabeth Gallinger

Mary Elizabeth Rhodes Gallinger, passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at Buena Vista Nursing home in Colville, Wash., at the age of 91. She was born on Jan. 12, 1923, to Louis and Edna... Full story


Third Power Plant work will rebuild 3,000 tons of precision

Even the eighth wonder of the world needs rejuvenation sometime. Trouble is, no spa will accept a 3,000-ton turbine. That's why one of the three largest hydroelectric units in the world has been... Full story


Chopping block

Coulee Area Park and Recreation District Commissioner Bob Valen asks a tree cutting crew about their plans at North Dam Park Wednesday, where the crew, under contract to the Bonneville Power... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 11, 2014

Town to pay unbilled BPA charges

The federal corporation that sells the town of Coulee Dam its electricity underbilled the town in the past and now wants the municipal utlity to pay up. Coulee Dam’s town council approved a plan Wednesday to pay Bonneville Power Administration for... Full story


Commending the good stuff

How many times do we look around the community and not see what’s going on? I know it’s only human nature to complain when things aren’t right and not compliment on a good job, but I think it’s about time to thank some of these federal entiti... Full story


Government shutdown impacts local agencies

The latest failure of Congress to compromise has shuttered two local branches of federal agencies but not affected operations at Grand Coulee Dam. The federal government went into shutdown mode... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    July 17, 2013

Just the way it flows

Just as the nation was about to celebrate its most patriotic holiday, one of its greatest symbols of achievement literally closed the gates on what would have been a welcoming spectacle. The Bonneville Power Administration makes the call on just... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    March 27, 2013

I had a dream … We are one

I had a dream. In this dream Coulee Country was one. One town, in four counties. One mayor, with one council, one police department with one chief. One water company, one power company. We were one. The time has come for this column, and it will not... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    March 6, 2013

Sequestration in the coulee means uncertainty

In this community, whose economy is based overwhelmingly on a federal payroll and outsourced contracts, not a lot is yet certain about how the latest fiscal political drama emanating from the other Washington will play out. “Sequestration”... Full story


BPA plans to rebuild transmission line

The Bonneville Power Administration is inviting members of the public to comment on a proposed transmission line rebuild between Coulee Dam in Grant County and Creston in Lincoln County. Public comments can help identify issues that should be... Full story



Primary ballots out this week Ballots for the Aug. 7 primary, will be mailed to voters today, Wednesday, in Grant County and Thursday in Okanogan County, their respective elections departments noted. If you don’t get a ballot by July 25, you can... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    April 18, 2012

Osprey couple get a new home

Two lucky ospreys in Coulee Dam moved up to a new high rise apartment last Friday. Now you will see them, about two flaps of the wing north, sitting atop a 115-foot pole overlooking their favorite... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    March 28, 2012

School board approves energy project schedule

An energy savings project for Grand Coulee Dam schools got a little momentum Monday night when the board of directors approved a production schedule submitted by the firm of McKinstry. Superintendent Dennis Carlson said the schedule was based on the... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    March 21, 2012

Town will put $30,000 to school upgrade

The town council of Coulee Dam has voted $30,000 worth of energy credits to help the school district upgrade Lake Roosevelt High School’s gymnasium. The council heard of a request by school district Superintendent Dennis Carlson and Jayson Schmidt... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    March 7, 2012

Energy-saving project proposed for schools

Local schools could see a boost in energy efficiency under a proposed project. Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Dennis Carlson was instructed by the board at its late February meeting to work with McKinstry, an energy company, to... Full story

 By Greg Wilder    Opinion    March 7, 2012

Re: “Town to hire records manager”

Given the recent decisions of the Coulee Dam Town Council, I must admit that I’m feeling empowered! That I could almost single handedly force the Town of Coulee Dam to create a new position to deal with their legal and ethical responsibility is,... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    February 29, 2012

Town to hire a records manager

A recent increase in requests for public documents will lead to an extra employee at town hall. Coulee Dam’s town council approved the hiring of a “records management” person at its meeting last Wednesday night. Town Clerk Carol Visker asked... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    February 29, 2012

BPA bumping up Coulee Dam compensation

Payments by Bonneville Power Administration to the town of Coulee Dam related to its power line project are inching upward. The town council learned last Wednesday that BPA has agreed to pay the town $5 a cubic yard for dirt it intends to deposit on... Full story



School help winding through Congress Language encouraged by 4th Dist. Congressman Doc Hastings is included in two bills that passed out of committee Tuesday and could help local schools. HR 3990 would support the inclusion of Grand Coulee Dam School... Full story


Powerline meeting is Thursday

Bonneville Power Administration, Bureau of Reclamation and contractor representatives from Wilson Construction company will hold a public meeting, Thursday, Feb. 16, from 4-7 p.m. to inform the public on construction details for the new powerlines fr... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    February 8, 2012

BPA schedules public meeting on line project

The start of a Bonneville Power Administration project to replace power lines from the Third Powerhouse to the switchyards above the town of Coulee Dam has hit a delay. BPA had announced that it would begin the project the second week of February,... Full story


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