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 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...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 9/15 An officer found the door to a vacant business in Electric City open. The report stated that the owner of the building is deceased and it will likely be auctioned off soon. - A person from Continental Heights informed police that...

 

Archie Dennis named volunteer of the year

"It's my world." That's how Archie Dennis, who has been named "Volunteer of the Year" for 2016, described his life in search and rescue. Dennis was top vote getter in The Star newspaper's volunteer...

 

Sixty-three Years Ago

Feeder Canal, Coulee Dam, Washington - Columbia Basin Project. View taken from the left of centerline a camera station 93+90+ atop the chute wall, looking upstream, showing the turbulence below the...

 

North Dam Park may go brown

If you notice the grass turning to brown at North Dam Park, blame a faulty pump. The Bureau of Reclamation installed a submerged pump in Banks Lake several years ago just over North Dam, which abuts...

 

Laurel E. "Gene" Manley

Gene Manley, 84, passed away peacefully on the night of Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He was born in Edison, Nebraska, February 20, 1933, to John...

 

Bureau of Reclamation awards $1.6 million contract for grounds maintenance and landscaping

The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $1.6 million contract Thursday to Taylor Enterprises of Grand Coulee for grounds maintenance and landscaping, the USBR said in a press release Tuesday. The contract calls for providing personnel, materials, tools,...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 8/28 - A Coulee Dam driver was issued a speeding ticket after being clocked at 68 mph in a 30-mph zone on SR-155. He told the officer he was hurrying to get to the emergency room before it was after hours so he could avoid paying...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 8/10 - Officers were called to a reported fight near Federal Avenue. When the officers arrived, both parties had fled. - An officer driving near Kent Street in Electric City observed a person known to be wanted on arrest warrants. The...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    August 16, 2017

Mayors stalled by process for needed repairs

A list of problems detected at the Delano Regional Transfer Station by its insurance company will have to wait a little longer for repair, and maybe until next budget year. The Transfer Station had advertised for bids recently and the Regional Board...

 

Room to spare

A big beach on Banks Lake provides plenty of room for outings at Steamboat Rock State Park Tuesday. The Bureau of Reclamation allows the lake to lower several feet each August for irrigation needs. -...

 

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...

 

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