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 Opinion    July 22, 2015 

Cat heroes applauded

We want to thank so much – the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Fire Department, Bryce McCleary, Bryan Kriger, Nikki Katich and Patricia Connant and the maintenance crew for rescuing our cat Whiskers from the shrubbery at Banks Lake Park. Their...

 
 Obituaries    July 22, 2015 

Della E. Rice

Della E. Rice passed away on July 16, 2015 at the age of 92, of natural causes in Clarkston, Washington. She was born Aug. 27, 1922, in Sandpoint, Idaho, to Leonard and Goulda Bower.  In the mid-1920...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 22, 2015 

Wildire burning along highway at North Dam

A wildfire is burning on the hill just above SR 155 at North Dam and heading uphill toward structures. Firefighters are responding at 11:15 a.m. and law enforcement has been asked to close down the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 15, 2015

No spill for lasers this year

Those attending the Laser Light Show and wondering when water will be released for a backdrop for the show will have to wait. Bureau of Reclamation Public Affairs Officer Lynne Brougher said it won't...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 8, 2015

Local fires small over Fourth

Four small fires were reported in the area this week, said Grand Coulee Fire Chief Richard Paris. Two, one at North Dam and the other at Barker Canyon, were caused by fireworks and were quickly put out. Another fire was near the canal on U.S. Bureau...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 8, 2015

Park commissioners planning for levy

Commissioners of the Coulee Area Park and Recreation District plan to visit Okanogan County Assessor Scott Furman this month about putting a tax levy on the ballot in November. Okanogan is the lead county for the four-county junior taxing district,...

 
 Obituaries    July 8, 2015

Doris Angell Miner

Doris Angell Miner passed peacefully from the loving arms of her family into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 4, 2015.   Doris came into the world on March 12, 1927 at her parent's...

 
 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 Don Brunell    Opinion    July 1, 2015

Time to revive the Black Rock Reservoir plan

Yakima Valley farmers have the same problem as their California counterparts: there just isn’t enough water for crops, migrating fish and people. In California this year, an estimated 564,000 acres of prime cropland will be left unplanted because o...

 
 People    June 24, 2015

Deppman/Van Geystel announce engagement

Gordy and Gay Deppman are excited to announce the engagement of their daughter Megan Deppman, to James Van Geystel, the son of Jim and Debbie Van Geystel. James and Megan are both former graduates of...

 
 Community    June 24, 2015

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/15 - USBR Plant Protection reported a vehicle parked at Station 5 after hours. An officer learned it was a Bureau of Reclamation employee from out of town locating where a meeting was to be held the next day. - Police found the...

 
 By Bob Valen    Community    June 24, 2015

We had a "normal" May

Though our mean temperature was a bit higher for May, the month was on the normal side. We recorded a high for the month of 89.5°F and a low of 36.5°F (all-time high was 100°F in 1986 and the all-time low was 21°F in 2002). The mean was higher...

 
 Community    June 10, 2015

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/1 - MPH Auto Repair reported that someone stole a stereo out of the dash of an inoperable car behind the business. Loss of the stereo was estimated at $250 and damage to the dash $500. – The manager of the Grand Coulee Manor...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 27, 2015

Playland lease extended

Electric City took action last Tuesday night to extend its lease with Coulee Playland for another 10 years. The 13-acre resort provides camping and fishing activity on Banks Lake, and is leased by the city from the Bureau of Reclamation, which...

 
 Opinion    May 27, 2015

Coulee Recollections

10 years ago The Colville Tribes’ new $8.1 million minimum-security prison, two years in construction, will house prisoners sentenced in the tribal court system, starting in September, says administrator John Dick. The new facility, located on...

 
 By Gayle Swagerty    Community    May 20, 2015

Monumental effort

The town of Coulee Dam is spearheading an effort to create and establish a monument to honor 81 persons who died during the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam. Friday, Karen Struve, president of...

 
 Community    May 20, 2015

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 5/12 - A local bank reported to police that an employee had been terminated for taking money and the official provided surveillance footage to police. - Police found four subjects in the area of the Tanner gates near North Dam...

 
 News    May 13, 2015

Two fires burn buildings

A fire early Monday morning destroyed a storage shed that was used as a wash house for several nearby trailers on Stagecoach Lane in Lincoln County. The shed was about 20 feet by 15 feet and only the sidewalls were standing when the blaze was...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 6, 2015

Man indicted for theft from USBR

An Electric City man has been indicted in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington, on four counts of theft of government property while an employee of the Bureau of Reclamation. Charged was James M. Barry, who has not been...

 
 Obituaries    April 29, 2015

Robert (Bob) Melton

Bob Melton passed away on Sunday, Apr. 19, 2015, in Spokane. He was born October 28, 1939, to Otis and Dorothy Melton. He graduated from school in Page, Ariz., in 1958, and joined the Army after graduation. In 1960 Bob married Patricia Warren in...

 
 Community    April 29, 2015

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 4/21 - A woman on Burdin Boulevard told police that she had two stray dogs on her porch. The dogs were gone when police arrived. — Police assisted Lincoln County Sheriff’s officers in making an arrest at the Bureau of...

 
 By Press release    News    April 29, 2015

Newhouse Introduces legislation to streamline new surface water storage projects in Bureau of Reclamation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced H.R. 2097, the Bureau of Reclamation Surface Water Storage Streamlining Act of 2015 to streamline the Bureau of Reclamation’s environmental planning and study process for new surface water...

 
 Community    April 22, 2015

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 4/13 - A man on Banks Avenue told police that a light bar had been taken from his residence and said that it matched one seen on his separated wife’s boyfriend’s car. The woman told police that she had taken the bar before...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 15, 2015

Man rescued in climbing mishap

A Spokane man was rescued Saturday through the efforts of a number of agencies after injuring his leg while climbing high on the rocks behind Osborne Bay. Nicholas Vange, 21, who had been camping in the area, along with another man, Nicholas...

 

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