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Path forward needed for water infrastructure

Last week, the Trump administration released its proposal to modernize our nation’s infrastructure, a blueprint that gives hope for federal support and a positive path forward on projects across the country that are stalled due to bureaucratic red...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 14, 2018

Dam spillage due to minor generator maintenance

The Grand Coulee Dam spilled water over the top last week due to anticipation of spring runoff, combine with minor maintenance being performed on a generator. "Inflows into Lake Roosevelt are up...

 

School and emergency personnel to take training

A number of school employees, and personnel from other agencies, plan on spending a week-long training session at the FEMA Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, Maryland, beginning the first week in March, Superintendent Paul Turner advised t...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 14, 2018

Skateboard competition proposed

Immediately after joining the board, a new commissioner with decades of experience in the skateboard industry said he’d like to arrange a competition for the local skatepark for this summer. The Coulee Area Park and Recreation District board had ju...

 

Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago Pleasants tops 1,000 points: Matt Pleasants has amassed some 1,021 points in his high school career, an average of 12 points per game in 85 outings. 20 Years Ago Flavors of old Mexico will grace the coulee: Eisael Hernandez opens his...

 

Friendly guy Ivan Snavely enjoys the best job he's ever had

If you were to rate the reception you get at the Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the greatest, you might rate Ivan Snavely's welcome an 11. Snavely runs the tour...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 24, 2018

Local effects of the federal government shutdown explored

Most of the federal government shutdown at midnight on Friday, before reopening on Monday night, raising the question of how our local-area federal agencies were affected, and how they would be affected in the event of another shutdown. Lynne Broughe...

 

Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago The Colville Tribe’s two lumber mills are receiving about 100 truckloads of logs a day and loggers are keeping up with their goal of cleaning out a 9,000-acre section of the forest fire burn.  The Raiders are still firmly atop the...

 

Big snowfall

Traffic eases along Midway Avenue in Grand Coulee Thursday as a heavy snow falls. The Bureau of Reclamation recorded 4.8 inches of snow that day, and multiple traffic incidents occurred on slippery...

 

Coulee Cops

Coulee Dam Police 12/27 - A Tulip Street resident reported that someone had taken an appliance envelope containing a mechanical part off their porch. The report also stated that a Bible study guide was additionally taken from inside the screen door....

 
 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...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    December 20, 2017

C.D. Mayor to introduce rate changes tonight

The mayor of Coulee Dam intends to ask the city council to pass new water and sewer rates tonight (Wednesday) in the last council meeting over which he will preside, with some significant changes. Mayor Greg Wilder explained to the council at their...

 

Newsbriefs

Pope appointed fire chief Charlie Pope was appointed chief of the Coulee Dam Volunteer Fire Department Wednesday night. Mayor Greg Wilder said Brian Warnecke had resigned. Wilder, whose term will end with December, said Warnecke had only committed...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    December 6, 2017

Park district wary of future

Leaders of the little government district that has kept North Dam Park from collapsing into disrepair for several years is feeling uncertain about the future. After approving a budget Monday night in which they show spending at about $33,000 next...

 

Back to the future for the park district

The Coulee Area Park and Recreation District (CAPRD) has five commissioners. As of our December meeting, two commissioners’ terms have expired. The remaining three are on board until the end of 2019. Two of us are “gentle retirees” and likely...

 

Howard Puyear

Howard Puyear passed away recently. He was born in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley. He attended Stevensville High School and graduated with an engineering degree from Montana State University. He worked for the Bureau of Reclamation for over thirty...

 

Bill would streamline USBR, BIA water projects

Life on our eastern side of Washington’s so-called “Cascade divide” certainly offers many natural advantages: less rain, more time spent outdoors in the sunshine, and an ideal climate for apples, wine grapes and many other crops, just to name a...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 11/21 - A man who resides on F Street told police that someone had gotten into his unlocked vehicle and taken his laptop. - A woman on Kelso Avenue told police that a stray dog had been in her yard for a few days. The officer foun...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 15, 2017

Car crashes off highway to Bridgeport

Local emergency responders rushed to the scene of a one-car rollover Monday morning after a federal security officer found a man crawling from his overturned car along the highway to Bridgeport....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 8, 2017

Hospital CEO asking what community wants

Ramona Hicks started “turning over the rocks” in June, as she took the lead position at Coulee Medical Center after the resignation of the last CEO. And lately, Hicks has been meeting with as many community groups as possible to tell the story of...

 

Phillip G. Haegen

Phillip G. Haegen, 90, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at his assisted living home in Spokane, Washington. He was born on December 31, 1926, to Nellie and Noble Haegen in...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 18, 2017

Volunteers restore rock work along Candy Point Trail

A solid piece of local history got cleaned up and clarified last weekend so people can enjoy and use it more in the present as volunteers from across the state continued work on the Candy Point Trail...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 4, 2017

Local man drives over the edge

A local man drove over a steep embankment at an overlook just below Grand Coulee Dam Friday night, surviving a 200-foot plunge down the hill. Christopher Coffey, 32, of Electric City, was ejected...

 

Newsbriefs

Bridge inspection may slow traffic State Dept. of Transportation bridge technicians will use an under-bridge inspection truck for a regularly scheduled structural and safety inspection of the bridge over the feeder canal on SR 174 in Grand Coulee on...

 

Driver goes over the edge

State Patrol investigators are piecing together the scene of a crash near the top of Grand Coulee Dam tonight. A driver apparently powered through the parking lot in the overlook just below the top...

 

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