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 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 30, 2014 

Man killed in motorcycle accident

A Maryland man was fatally injured in a motorcycle accident Sunday three miles west of Grand Coulee on SR-174. Newton C. Pereira, 57, of Brookeville, Md., was dead at the scene, after striking a 2003 Chevrolet Venture van. Three of the occupants of...

 
 Opinion    July 23, 2014

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 Princ...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 9, 2014

Chamber: festival expenses are not federally funded

As the local chamber of commerce got ready to host thousands of people in the area to its annual Festival of America last Friday and Saturday, members became aware of misperceptions among the public...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 9, 2014

Mystery man cleans up North Dam

A civic minded man made a big contribution of labor Saturday, helping to clean up the top of North Dam after Fourth of July fireworks the night before. But no one knows who he is. The young man, say Bureau of Reclamation officials, was walking by...

 
 Community    July 9, 2014

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/30 - While cleaning out a vehicle at Jack’s Four Corners, a worker found what he thought was a controlled substance and called the police. Since the vehicle had been involved in a weapons offense, the material was held for a...

 
 News    July 2, 2014

Reclamation selects new GCD power manager

The Bureau of Reclamation has appointed a new leader for Grand Coulee Dam. Regional Director Lorri Lee, for the Bureau of Reclamation’s Pacific Northwest Region, announced Thursday that Coleman Smith is returning to the Pacific Northwest Region to...

 
 Community    July 2, 2014

Lake will be coming up over 4th of July weekend

With Lake Roosevelt about 4 feet from being full, the Bureau of Reclamation expects the lake to rise starting July 3 by up to a half foot each day through the weekend. Filling the lake lifts...

 
 News    June 25, 2014

Electric City to consider supplying its own police

Electric City is considering creating its own police force and possibly a tax to fund it. Mayor Jerry Sands said Tuesday that it will be on the agenda when his council meets July 8. He stated that the city will consider a property tax levy issue,...

 
 Community    June 25, 2014

Celebrate 'Flood Fest' at Sun Lakes/Dry Falls State Park

  Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to celebrate the unique geologic heritage of Sun Lakes/Dry Falls State Park near Coulee City at the annual Flood Fest. The festival is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 28 at...

 
 By press release    News    June 25, 2014

Coleman Smith named Grand Coulee Dam power manager

GRAND COULEE, Wash. – Lorri Lee, Regional Director for the Bureau of Reclamation’s Pacific Northwest Region, announced today that Coleman Smith is returning to the Pacific Northwest Region to serve as the Grand Coulee Power Manager. Smith replace...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 11, 2014

Cities to consider pathway

Grand Coulee and Electric City officials will meet at 2 p.m. Monday, June 16, to discuss ways they can work together on a walking path that could extend across the causeway south of Electric City and...

 
 Community    June 11, 2014

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/1 - While responding to a disturbance on Main Street, an officer found a person there wanted on a warrant. The man was arrested and taken to Grant County Jail. - Police checked on a non-injury accident at Four Corners where...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 4, 2014

Coulee Dam OKs extra spending for tourism

The town council at Coulee Dam approved a budget amendment ordinance last Wednesday night that will provide the chamber of commerce $6,000 for a media campaign to promote the new Laser Light Show on Grand Coulee Dam. The chamber had asked for the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 28, 2014

City's treatment plant in need of repairs

The operator of Grand Coulee’s Wastewater Treatment Plant addressed the city council last Tuesday night, seeking $400,000 to make needed repairs. Gary Abbott explained to the council the results of a report from the city’s engineering firm, Gray...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 28, 2014

Artist expands art offerings after school

An art volunteer at Center Elementary and the Grand Coulee Dam Middle School is teaching students art history and how to paint in the style of famous painters. Cathy LaPlace, born and raised in...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 28, 2014

New laser debut glitchy

The new laser light show came off with a 45-minute glitch Saturday night. A mechanical problem kept lookers aghast at the celebrated debut of the show. After the initial show Saturday night, the laser debut got an ovation, according to Bureau of...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 21, 2014

New laser show debuts this Saturday

The Bureau of Reclamation will begin showing the new laser light show on the face of Grand Coulee Dam, “One River, Many Voices,” this Saturday beginning at 10 p.m. The new show incorporates the story of the area, beginning with how the land was...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 21, 2014

New USBR fire station under consideration

The Bureau of Reclamation is planning to build a new fire station. It's the "where" that's in question. The Bureau is seeking public comment to identify issues to be addressed in an environmental...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 21, 2014

Tussle for tourism funds stirs debate at council

Coulee Dam’s town council was slow to convince last week that the town should reach down in its hotel/motel money reserves and provide the chamber of commerce and the Coulee Area Park and Recreation District with more funds. Grand Coulee Dam Chambe...

 
 Community    May 21, 2014

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 5/11 - A woman told police that another vehicle came off Knute Street and struck her vehicle. She said that the two exchanged information and both left the scene. The officer advised the lady to contact her insurance company. - Wh...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 14, 2014

Two cities honor chamber advertising request

The chamber of commerce is getting additional money from hotel/motel tax funds to promote the all-new Laser Light Show on Grand Coulee Dam, which will begin May 24. The chamber had asked the three cities that collect the tax, Electric City, Grand...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 14, 2014

Strong local women to be featured in exhibit

Biographies of five local women will be featured along with a "Rosie the Riveter" quilt at the Visitor Center soon. The five are: Ida Bartels, Toby Ann Levy, Lynda G. Nutt, Barbara Ann Meyer and Rober...

 
 Community    May 14, 2014

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 5/2 - Police received a call that there was a kidnapping in progress on Hill Avenue. The officer learned that the call was in error, and that the suspect did not contact the child in question. - A caller at Electric Place in...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 30, 2014

Video taken of fisherman's arrest

A video has been posted on Youtube of a man being arrested after fishing in a restricted area below Grand Coulee Dam and allegedly resisting arrest. The Wilbur man's arrest was the subject of a police reports brief in the April 30 Coulee Cops. Taken...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 30, 2014

Geeky interest turns into real business

A group of friends trying to scratch their own itch for faster Internet connections have been almost forced into opening a new business to answer the same growing need for the local community. Coulee...

 
 Opinion    April 30, 2014

Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago Officials from the US Dept. of Ecology presented Grand Coulee Mayor, Tammara Byers with a check for $3.1 million in a ceremony at North Dam Park. The money is to be used to help connect...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 30, 2014

New laser show will debut in May

The all-new laser light show on the face of Grand Coulee Dam, will debut May 24, Bureau of Reclamation officials stated. It replaces the original show developed in 1989 at a cost of $791,806. The new show, was created under a $1.6 million contract,...

 
 Community    April 30, 2014

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 4/18 - A local man showed police a debt collection letter from a Nevada firm to the tune of $665. He contacted the state attorney general’s office and was advised to contact the Nevada attorney general’s office. 4/22 - Police...

 
 Legals    April 30, 2014

Legals for April 30, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE United States Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 900, OWW-130 Seattle, Washington 98101 (206) 5530523 1-800-424-4372 (within Region 10 only) NOTICE OF PROPOSED REISSUANCE OF A NATIONAL POLLUTANT...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 23, 2014

Chamber to seek more tourism advertising funds

The chamber of commerce is after more advertising money with which to fund an ad campaign to boost sagging tourism numbers. Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Peggy Nevsimal appeared before the Regional Board of Mayors at...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 23, 2014

Fishing area re-opened down below dam

Part of the fishing area below Grand Coulee Dam is now open for fishing after nearly 13 years of closure. The area had been closed for the past 13 years due to security issues connected to the events...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 23, 2014

Two charged with wire theft from dam

by Roger S. Lucas Two people were recently charged in Grant County Superior Court with first-degree theft for taking copper wire from an area near Grand Coulee Dam last June 18. Charged were Victor W. Ford, a 44-year-old man from Lake Stevens and...

 
 Community    April 23, 2014

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 4/14 - A woman told police that she had been visiting with another person when the phone went dead. She said she was worried that the other party might have a medical problem. Police checked and found the party okay and so...

 
 Community    April 16, 2014

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 4/7 - Plant Protection advised police that a boom truck was blocking the highway near Riley Point. The driver told police that he thought the truck was out of gas and someone was getting fuel for the truck. - A man living on...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 9, 2014

Changes could allow daycare, bus garage in city

Changes that could affect the possibility of a daycare center in the central business district and a stand-alone garage to house two senior buses will be conisdered. The city of Grand Coulee will hold a public hearing on a zoning change at 6:30...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 2, 2014

Tribes now providing police coverage at dam

The Colville Tribes, under a contract awarded March 10, began providing law enforcement coverage Tuesday on the east side of the Columbia River for Bureau of Reclamation lands and facilities. The law enforcement coverage on this portion of the Grand...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 2, 2014

Trail to expand toward dam

The Bureau of Reclamation will open its pedestrian access trail from the bridge at SR-155 to near the Third Powerhouse on April 15, Public Affairs Officer Lynne Brougher said Monday. The quarter-mile section has been closed for the past 12 years beca...

 
 By Press release    News    March 26, 2014

Reclamation awards security and law enforcement contract to the Colville Tribes

GRAND COULEE, Wash. - The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $697,000 contract March 10 to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation to provide security and law enforcement services on Reclamation lands and at Reclamation facilities located...

 
 Opinion    March 19, 2014

Commissioners ask NPS for changes

[Editor’s note: The National Park Service closed the entire Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area during last fall’s government shutdown. The following is a letter to NPS from Lincoln County commissioners (and submitted as an opinion to The...

 
 Obituaries    March 19, 2014

Clifford Wayne "Cliff" Avey

Clifford Wayne "Cliff" Avey, 86, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014, in Moses Lake, Wash.. Born February 28, 1928, into the Leavenworth, Wash., home of Clifford E. and Violet H. Avey. Cliff served...

 
 Community    March 19, 2014

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 3/5 - An Electric City man living on Goodfellow Street reported to police that someone had stolen a TV set from his porch. He told police he had received the 32-inch set in the mail and it had been placed on his porch. He...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    March 12, 2014

Accident cause and cost reported

An accident and resulting fire that put the John W. Keys III Pump Generating Plant at Grand Coulee Dam out of commission last fall has cost the Bureau of Reclamation $990,000 for cleanup, fire response and incident investigation alone, and will lead...

 
 News    March 12, 2014

New policeman hired

Grand Coulee has a new police officer. Christopher McClanahan, 32, was sworn in during ceremonies at city hall last Wednesday morning. McClanahan, from Elmer City, for the past two years has been in...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 12, 2014

G.C. commission looking into zoning issues

Grand Coulee’s zoning commission is trying to unlock some restrictions in an effort to work with groups that have come before the council asking for help. Last April, two women, Andrea Marconi and Angela Feeley, went before the council with an...

 
 Community    March 12, 2014

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 3/4 - Police stopped a vehicle when the officer noticed that a female passenger wasn’t wearing her seatbelt. She was taken to Grant County Jail after the officer learned of a warrant for her arrest. - A woman living on Stevens...

 
 Obituaries    March 5, 2014

Charles S. (Stan) Yirak

Charles S. (Stan) Yirak was born on June 9, 1924, to Charles J. and Marie R. (Risch) Yirak in Ouray, Colo., and passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Liberty Lake, Wash. Stan was married to Betty...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 26, 2014

New lasers should shine in May

The all new laser light show is still on schedule for a late May showing this year. Bureau of Reclamation Public Affairs Officer Lynne Brougher said this week that LumaLaser, the firm designing the show, has made revisions to the story line,...

 
 News    January 22, 2014

Power manager changes at Grand Coulee Dam

The Bureau of Reclamation announced last week that Kerry McCalman of Denver, Colo., has been named the interim power manager at Grand Coulee Dam, starting last Wednesday. McCalman is Reclamation’s senior advisor for Hydropower and Electric...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 22, 2014

Worker to be released from hospital

A worker burned in an accident at Grand Coulee Dam last November is due to be released from hospital today, the Bureau of Reclamation has informed an irrigation district. The Columbia Basin Development League reported to members in its email...

 
 Community    January 22, 2014

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 1/12 - A Burdin Boulevard woman reported that a neighbor had the trunk of his vehicle open and was putting plastic bags in it. She was told the police would add extra patrols to the area. 1/13 - A Grand Coulee man who had been ban...

 

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