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 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...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 8, 2014

Fire in power plant mostly smoke

A fire that scrambled area fire departments to the Third Powerhouse at Grand Coulee Dam last week started in an air filter. It put out a lot of smoke, but, unlike fires in other power plants at the dam last year, didn’t affect power production. A...

 
 Obituaries    January 8, 2014

Maxine A. Crawford May 29, 1914, died December 28, 2013

Maxine A. Crawford, 99, (MAC) went to be with her Lord last weekend at The Renaissance Assisted Living Facility in west Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. She was born the eldest of four children to Elliott V....

 
 News    December 30, 2013

Remember 2013? Look at the Star's Year in Review for 2013

January: • The Nez Perce Longhouse burned in a fire in Nespelem the day after Christmas. An electrical malfunction was the initial cause reported. The longhouse had been a part of the community since 1975 when it was built as part of a...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 30, 2013

Time to work for golf course improvements

Now it’s time to put some meat on the bones. A golf crowd met Dec. 12, to come up with what they would like to see happen at Banks Lake Golf Course so a grant could be pursued. Frank Andrews Jr., a planner and grant writer for the Colville Tribes,...

 
 Obituaries    December 30, 2013

Maxine A. Crawford

Maxine A. Crawford, 99, (MAC) went to be with her Lord last weekend at The Renaissance Assisted Living Facility in west Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. She was born the eldest of four children to Elliott V....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 23, 2013

Bureau working to ready damaged plant for irrigation season

The Bureau of Reclamation anticipates all six pump units in the John W. Keys III Pump-Generating Plant will be available to fill Banks Lake prior to the 2014 irrigation season, and expects to provide a normal irrigation water supply to the Columbia...

 
 By press release    News    December 23, 2013

USBR employee dies after fall at Pinto Dam

SPOKANE, Wash. – A Bureau of Reclamation employee died Wednesday night as a result of injuries sustained from a fall on Monday at a construction site at Pinto Dam located about 18 miles east of Ephrata, Wash. Holger “Hal” Jensen, 62, passed awa...

 
 By C. Williamson    Opinion    December 18, 2013

Tribes claiming fishing control at Geezer Beach

After not patrolling Geezer Beach for almost a year, C.C.T. is again bullying and terrorizing local legal anglers. The Bureau (of Reclamation) owns and controls the land known as Geezer Beach. C.C.T. is in Boise, at the regional offices of the...

 
 Community    December 11, 2013

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 11/28 - An out-of-the-area person reported that he had stopped at a local store and used his credit card and that a few days later he was advised by his credit card company that his card had been used in California to purchase items. He...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 27, 2013

Law enforcement contract will likely split

An eventual contract for law enforcement services between the Bureau of Reclamation and local agenices will probably end up looking like this -- Grand Coulee, four officers; Coulee Dam, two officers; and two officers from the Colville Tribal Police...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 20, 2013

Man injured in electrical accident at dam

A Bureau of Reclamation employee was critically injured Monday as a fire started at a switch in the John W. Keys III Pump Generating Plant. Daniel McCulloch, 54, was flown to Harborview Medical...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 20, 2013

USBR may open portion of trail

A quarter mile long piece of the Downriver Trail system might soon be reopened, Bureau of Reclamation officials stated last week. The trail would extend through a pedestrian gate along the rip-rap on the east side of the Columbia River near the...

 
 By Scott Hunter editor and publisher    Opinion    November 20, 2013

Zoning laws stand in the way, and that's good

Among the most frustrating regulations that citizens run up against when trying to fight city hall are zoning laws. But some of the most obvious problems this community faces result from a lack of them, or of their past enforcement. Zones in a city...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 13, 2013

Man injured in electrical accident at dam

A Bureau of Reclamation employee was flown to Harborview Medical Center with injuries after a fire Monday in the John W. Keys III Pump Generating Plant, which a bureau press release said is believed...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 6, 2013

Commission works on hiring police

The Grand Coulee Civil Service Commission will hold a special meeting, Friday, Nov. 15, at 5:30 p.m., in the council chambers to begin efforts to hire a police officer. Commission Chair Alan Cain and Commissioner Ken Carroll were the only members...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 30, 2013

Cleanup urged for gun range

Clay Hearne and his sons, Ronnie and Kenny, appeal to those using the Osborne Bay gun range to pick up their garbage after they get through sighting their rifles in. The Hearnes, from Electric City,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 30, 2013

Coulee Dam still negotiating for USBR contract

Officials in the town of Coulee Dam are hopeful that they will be able to make a deal with the Bureau of Reclamation on a law enforcement contract. Mayor Quincy Snow, Police Chief Pat Collins and Councilmember Bob Poch met last Wednesday with the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 30, 2013

Dam explosion was man-made thunder

Residents of Coulee Dam reported hearing, and feeling, a loud explosion coming from Grand Coulee Dam Wednesday afternoon. It was basically man-made thunder. Workers getting ready to test a generator under repair in the left powerhouse opened a gate...

 
 By Quincy Snow    Opinion    October 30, 2013

Mayor offers insight on police contract

I wish to provide some insight to the USBR Law Enforcement Contract with regards to the benefits this contract provides to the citizens of the Town of Coulee Dam. The Coulee Dam Police Department has provided 24 hour 7 day a week Police Protection...

 
 Obituaries    October 30, 2013

Stan Rawley

Stan Rawley of Coulee Dam, Wash., passed away at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at the age of 83. He was born on January 31, 1930, in Brewster, Wash. As a child, St...

 
 News    October 23, 2013

Police dispute kicked upstairs

A flap over law enforcement coverage at the Bureau of Reclamation has attracted the attention of its regional director. Recently the city of Grand Coulee was awarded a four-man contract, a renewal of an existing agreement, to provide police services...

 
 Community    October 23, 2013

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 10/12 - A woman on Weil Place told police that some kind of oil was poured on her doorstep. She said that there were foot prints leading from next door to her door. Police took note of the type of shoe imprinted in the oil. The...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 16, 2013

Coulee Dam's police lock out Grand Coulee's

by Roger S. Lucas Grand Coulee police officers can no longer operate within the town limits of Coulee Dam, according to a letter sent last Wednesday to Police Chief Mel Hunt. The letter from Coulee Dam Chief Pat Collins revokes permission for Grand...

 
 News    October 9, 2013

Officer on board

Grand Coulee Police Chief Mel Hunt, left, swears in Adam Florenzen, a new provisional officer. Florenzen who replaces Otto Heath who is leaving the department to take a similar position in the Boise...

 
 By Scott Hunter and Roger S Lucas    News    October 2, 2013

Government shutdown impacts local agencies

The latest failure of Congress to compromise has shuttered two local branches of federal agencies but not affected operations at Grand Coulee Dam. The federal government went into shutdown mode...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 2, 2013

Bureau contract loss affects C.D. police

Police Chief Pat Collins made a little headway in his efforts to retain at least one of his patrolmen after the town of Coulee Dam was axed from its contract for law enforcement coverage with the Bureau of Reclamation. The contract, which affords...

 
 News    October 2, 2013

Reclamation awards $2.5 million contract for asbestos abatement

The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $2.5 million contract for asbestos abatement work at the Grand Coulee Power Office and at the Hungry Horse Power Office in Montana. The contract was awarded Sept.16 to Modecor Corporation of Dallas, Texas. The...

 
 Opinion    September 25, 2013

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago As part of the 21st Century, coordinator Earl Antone organized a open gym and movie night for the residents of Nespelem. Antone targeted struggling youth in the area specifically...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 18, 2013

USBR contracts with Grand Coulee police

The city of Grand Coulee approved its latest law enforcement contract with the Bureau of Reclamation at a special meeting of the council last week, while another local police department didn’t get a similar extension of the program. The new contrac...

 

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