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 News    August 9, 2017 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 7/26 - A delivery person who had turned into the Bureau of Reclamation administrative area was escorted by security personnel to the correct delivery location. Police were called to stand by. 7/31 - A man on Mead Avenue told...

 

David Frank Munter

David Frank Munter, formerly of Grand Coulee, Washington, passed away unexpectedly in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, on July 29, 2017. Dave was born on August 31, 1943, in Seattle, Washington, to Elsie and Lester Munter, and the oldest of six children....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 2, 2017

Couple's car recovered after theft

After a thief in the night stole their cash, credit cards, car and luggage a week ago, an Electric City couple were happy to have at least their car returned with only minor damage. "I'm so happy to...

 
 By Lori Powell    Opinion    August 2, 2017

Magnificent dam is missing an important piece

Grand Coulee, Washington. What a beautiful place to call home. I had never heard of this small town before I relocated here two years ago. Since I’ve been here I have seen so many beautiful sights, but nothing has compared to the creation built,...

 

Pathway dip fixed

Bureau of Reclamation workers Wednesday smooth out an uneven part of the pathway near Pole Park along SR-155 that was brought to the bureau's attention by a bicyclist. Below is a shot of how the dip...

 

Lionel R. Levac

Lionel "Leo" R. Levac, 94, passed away peacefully at Coulee Medical Center, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, ending a courageous one-year effort to combat cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family. Born t...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 12, 2017

After safe holiday, fire danger is now high

It truly was a safe and sane 4th of July as far as local fires go, but current conditions call for high caution, firefighters warn. Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Department Chief Richard Paris reported this week that there was only one fire in the...

 

Robert (Bob) Boucher

Robert Lee Boucher, a resident of Grand Coulee, Washington, died on June 25, 2017. He was born April 13,1924, to Horace Leroy Boucher and Esther Leona Bish Boucher. He grew up on a ranch east of Colorado Springs, Colorado. He served 40 days in...

 
 By Lillie LaPlace    Opinion    July 5, 2017

A letter to the secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Education Dear Secretary DeVos,

Though I doubt that this letter will reach your desk, I find it ever more necessary as a public school student to address you. I am white, I am Christian, I have a 4.0 GPA, my family lives comfortably, and I do not face many adverse challenges in...

 

Still coming up

Although the elevation of Lake Roosevelt was just six feet below full Tuesday, at 1,284 feet above sea level, kids jumping off the swim dock at Spring Canyon were still jumping off the deeper edge....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 14, 2017

Fireworks show planned for North Dam on Saturday

This Saturday night, consider heading to the North Dam area to see a free fireworks show put on by the Northwest Pyrotechnics Association. Local man Alan Cain, a member of the NPA, brought the event together by getting the necessary permits from the...

 

Eden Harbor road section to be paved

The Bureau of Reclamation is paving the 260 feet of Eden Harbor Road nearest Lake Roosevelt in Grand Coulee. The road is expected to be closed until June 20 according to a USBR press release....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 31, 2017

Cain hopes to add local fireworks

If you hear a loud explosion, hopefully it's just local man Alan Cain, who recently received his Pyrotechnics Display Operator License allowing him to use display-type fireworks that normal civilians...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 31, 2017

Lk. Roosevelt level rising with runoff

The spring runoff from melting snow in Canada is now coming down the Columbia River, and Lake Roosevelt is beginning to refill. Following the long 2016-17 winter, Lake Roosevelt has been kept at a low...

 

Taking a left in Grand Coulee

A transformer at a Coulee City railway siding awaits delivery to a Bureau of Reclamation facility this week in Grand Coulee. The 346-foot rig was scheduled to beging the journey from Coulee City...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 24, 2017

Big load to cause big delays next week

A million-pound load of equipment will slow traffic on local highways from Coulee City to Grand Coulee next week as it creeps to its destination just north of Grand Coulee, with delays expected of up to 90 minutes at a time. Drivers probably should...

 

End in sight

Workers apply oil Tuesday at the end of the federal government's chip sealing job on the pavement along SR-155 as a single lane of traffic is led by a pilot car. The job began last week but...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 17, 2017

School district sends strong comments to USBR

The Grand Coulee Dam School District issued a strong response to invitations for comments on a Bureau of Reclamation proposed modernization program. The Bureau had advertised for draft environmental assessment comments on its 12-year plan to...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 17, 2017

Big load to cause big delays on local highways next week

[Update] The company planning the move of the big transformer has delayed the move after "discrepancies" were noted during a "weigh and measure" session with the state Department of Transportation, the company said. No word yet on a new schedule....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 17, 2017

Bureau road work will include traffic delays

The Bureau of Reclamation has a number of construction projects going on lately, and drivers will notice some delays, starting this week. ACCU Construction Inc., based in Santa Ana, California, got the $4 million contract, which involves repair to...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 5/7 - A landlord on Burdin Boulevard was advised by police that he couldn’t just move a tenant out of his place without going through the eviction process. - An Electric City woman was arrested and will be charged with...

 

Future fire station design shown

This architectural rendering depicts what the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's new fire station off Highway 155 will look like in the evening about a year from now as construction is completed. Crews...

 
 By Bob Valen    Community    May 10, 2017

Wet, wetter and wettest

We certainly aren’t seeing the amount of rainfall that the Olympic Peninsula receives with an annual average of 140 inches a year. Yet, we have been wet here in our region of the state. With all...

 

Expect delays on highway

The Bureau of Reclamation says that, weather pending, Highway 155 will be chip sealed from just south of Pole Park to just below the Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center. Chip sealing, a common maintenance procedure, will take place from Monday, May 15...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 10, 2017

Bureau road work will include traffic delays

The Bureau of Reclamation has a number of construction projects going on lately, and drivers will notice some delays, starting this week. ACCU Construction Inc., based in Santa Ana, California, got the $4 million contract, which involves repair to...

 

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