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 By Sarah Smith Bonneville Power Administration    News    October 15, 2014 

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...

 
 Community    October 15, 2014 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 10/6 - An officer in pursuit of a vehicle that failed to stop at an intersection reported that his patrol car struck a small animal, thought to be a cat. Later, after dealing with the stop sign violator he returned to the area and...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 8, 2014

Rec district moving forward with center planning

The Coulee Area Park & Recreation District is moving forward on the planning of an “Aquatic Wellness and Fitness Center.” District President Bob Valen said Monday that the district will soon advertise for qualified firms to indicate an interest...

 
 Opinion    October 8, 2014

Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago Two studies, into a fatal accident at Grand Coulee Dam, where Charley Sage oand Gardner Zemke died, found that the accident could have been prevented or minimized if certain safety procedures had been in place and followed.  The...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 1, 2014

Chamber of commerce committees pushing economic development

by Scott Hunter It's not as evident as the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Colorama parade through the main business district, but chamber committees have been working behind the...

 
 News    September 24, 2014

Painting the town

Vern Crim and several other Bureau of Reclamation workers apply a fresh coat of paint to the concrete in the median on SR 155 near the Visitor Center last Wednesday. The concrete is shaped to look...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 24, 2014

Grand Coulee Police Chief Mel Hunt is retiring

Police Chief Mel Hunt retires next Tuesday after 39 years of service in Grand Coulee. It all started for him in 1975, when Hunt signed on as a reserve officer. Then things happened fast, and he was...

 
 Community    September 24, 2014

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 9/15 - A Renton woman staying at Sunbanks Resort asked police about getting a no-contact order against the daughter of her ex-husband who resides in California. She reported that she has been receiving unwanted and profane...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    September 17, 2014

Factors in success

This week, local students went from attending some of the worst school facilities in the state to attending the newest, largest and most high-tech K-12 school building in Washington. K-12 is now...

 
 Community    September 17, 2014

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 9/7 - Officers checked on a report from Tribal Police that a stolen vehicle was at a location on Sunny Drive in Electric City. The man who had the vehicle was arrested on a Department of Corrections detainer. He told police that...

 
 News    September 10, 2014

$7 million turbine repair contract awarded

The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $7 million contract Aug. 29 to Voith Hydro, Inc. in York, Pennsylvania, to perform turbine repair for Grand Coulee and Hungry Horse dams. The turbine runners to be serviced have been in operation since the early...

 
 News    September 10, 2014

Bureau to spend $1.85 million to replace transformer oil coolers

The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $1.85 million contract Sept. 2 to ABB, Inc. in Cary, North Carolina, to replace transformer oil coolers at Grand Coulee Dam. Over the past several years the existing transformer oil coolers have shown the need for...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 20, 2014

Two top officers have 70 years in

Grand Coulee police Chief Mel Hunt and Sgt. John Tufts have about 70 years of combined service to the area. That's about to change, with Hunt ending 39 years of service to the Grand Coulee area...

 
 Legals    August 13, 2014

Legals for August 13, 2014

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation Planning Department Pete Palmer, Land Use/Shoreline Administrator P.O. Box 150, Nespelem, WA 99155 509-634-2577 PUBLIC NOTICE The Colville Tribes Land Use Review Board will be holding a public hearing...

 
 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...

 

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