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 By Scott Hunter    News    August 15, 2018 

Firefighters praise GCD community

With many cities, counties, fire districts and multiple jurisdictions of every kind coming together in the Grand Coulee Dam community, it can leave many newcomers scratching their heads, but firefighters on the Grass Valley Fire reported seeing a...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 15, 2018 

Presentation to highlight engineering marvel that is Grand Coulee Dam

A free presentation on “Building Grand Coulee Dam,” by Raymond Paul Giroux, will discuss how the right conditions, people and engineering allowed it to happen at that time. The Aug. 25 program will be presented at 6:30 p.m. at the Grand Coulee...

 

Robert Carl Hanson

Robert Carl Hanson, 89, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, at the Nevada State Veterans Home in Boulder City, Nevada, on Thursday, July 26, 2018. He was born April 7, 1929, in Rapid City, South Dakota, and was a 40 year resident of... Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 8, 2018

Agencies restrict use of fire

Agencies that control most of the public lands in the region have issued restrictions on the use of fire. “Fire restrictions on lands administered by the Bureau of Reclamation have been modified to prohibit the building, maintaining, attending or...

 

New patrol officer hired

Grand Coulee Mayor Paul Townsend welcomes Nicolaus D. Johnson as the city's newest patrolman after swearing him in Tuesday. Coming from Yakima, Johnson was recruited laterally, meaning he's already...

 
 By Bob Valen    Opinion    August 8, 2018

El Niño and the ENSO

In past columns I’ve talked about the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO), or as some call it, the Southern Oscillation. Let me briefly review what this thing does. There are two ocean temperature...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 1, 2018

Area firefighters nip local fires in bud, urge area citizens to be extremely careful

Volunteer firefighters in Grand Coulee responded quickly to local fires recently, stopping them before they could grow in size and do major damage. Firefighters responded to a fire right in Hometown P...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 1, 2018

Town leaning toward OK for ATVs on streets

Coulee Dam seemed likely to follow a path already pursued by Electric City and Grand Coulee last week, when the town council heard nothing but favorable remarks during a public hearing on allowing...

 

Newsbriefs

City gets firefighting agreement with BLM The federal Bureau of Land Management, which has an agreement to operate on United States Bureau of Reclamation land, has entered into an agreement with the city of Grand Coulee. The agreement allows Grand...

 

Kenneth Eugene Williams

Kenneth Eugene Williams passed away Friday, July 13, 2018, on his 93rd birthday. He was born on July 13, 1925, in Tecumseh, Nebraska, the first son of Fred and Gertrude Williams. He graduated from... Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 3, 2018

Debris logs being floated up to Kettle Falls

A large collection of logs and debris floating at Crescent Bay should be all tugged away by a tugboat sometime between mid- and late July. "The Bureau of Reclamation has a contract with Columbia...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 6/19 - Coulee Gas reported a counterfeit $20 bill that police collected and will send to the U.S. Secret Service. Police were unable to identify the customer who used the bill in security footage. - An Elmer City man wanted on a warrant...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 13, 2018

For Father's Day eve: explosions in the sky

“Ooh! … Ah!” Those words are the universal language for “look at the fireworks!” This Saturday night at 9 p.m. the Northwest Pyrotechnics Association, of which local man Alan Cain is a member, will put on a fireworks show near North Dam on...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 6, 2018

Reclamation to conduct drone flights at Grand Coulee Dam

If you see some unidentified flying objects near the Grand Coulee Dam, don't be alarmed! It most likely isn't aliens studying hydroelectric power, but rather "drones" capturing aerial footage of the...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 5/29 - “Scooby” is causing trouble for its owner on East Grand Coulee Avenue by barking. The white- and brown-spotted dog got the owner a citation for not being licensed and causing a disturbance by barking. It wasn’t the...

 

Moses Lake skill center offers look into what's possible

The Grand Coulee Dam School District would like to see a skill center in the area, a place where junior and senior high school students can learn practical skills that will help them land jobs after...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 2, 2018

CNA class to be first step in skill center vision for school

The Grand Coulee Dam School District is visualizing possibilities for what they call a “skill center,” a place where students can learn skills that lead directly to jobs, particularly jobs in the local area. The district is working on the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 25, 2018

Earth Day draws crowds, drones

The Colville Tribes hosted their ninth annual Earth Day celebration on Friday, giving away T-shirts and raffle items, hosting a free barbecue, and teaching children and adults alike about Earth Day-re...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 4/16 - Police were informed of a 16-year-old intoxicated girl at a residence in Electric City. When police arrived, they learned of a warrant for her arrest, and she was taken to juvenile authorities in Okanogan County. - A woman...

 

Still going down

Blossoms on a wild apricot tree at Crescent Bay are backlit by sunlight over the water and the lowered shoreline background of Lake Roosevelt Tuesday. The Bureau of Reclamation said Thursday that the...

 

What a blast

Workers sandblast the first drum gate on top of Grand Coulee Dam Tuesday to prepare the surface for fresh paint. The Bureau of Reclamation follows a maintenance schedule for the drum gates, which...

 

Legals for March 28, 2018

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation Public Works Department PUBLIC NOTICE The Colville Tribes Land Use Review Board will be holding a public hearing to make a ruling on the following shoreline development conditional use permits:... Full story

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    March 21, 2018

Electric City considers turning back annexed lands

Electric City will consider reversing an annexation decision it made back in 2009. The city council has asked City Clerk Russell Powers to find out how to reverse its annexation decision that brought...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    March 21, 2018

City shouldn't rush to get rid of an asset

There may be good reasons for Electric City to consider un-acquiring territory it gained when it annexed a considerable amount of land several years ago, but the city council should think about it more than a little before doing so. Some people...

 

Legals for March 21, 2018

SUMMARY OF ORDINANCES PASSED OF THE CITY OF ELECTRIC CITY, WASHINGTON On the 13th day of March, 2018 the City Council of Electric City passed the following ordinances. A summary of the content of said ordinances, consisting of the title, provides as... Full story

 

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