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 Opinion    August 26, 2015 

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Dave Marrs resiend his position as marshal of Elmer City on Monday. Marrs has had an on-again off-again relationship at Elmer City. After his hours were cut from 120 a month to 80 under...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    Community    August 26, 2015 

Bookstore open at dam's Visitor Center

Want a book about Grand Coulee Dam or the Nez Perce? If so, the Visitor Center at Grand Coulee Dam is a great place to go. The new "Discover Your Northwest" bookstore is located just within the lobby...

 
 Community    August 26, 2015 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 8/17 - A person gave police a large plastic bag containing drugs and drug-smoking devices found in the roadway. The materials field-tested as methamphetamines and all materials were sent to the state crime lab for identification and poss...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 12, 2015

USBR delegates enforcement authority to Tribes

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has delegated authority to enforce federal laws on its lands within the exterior boundary of the Colville Reservation to certified Colville Tribal Police officers, the USBR announced last Wednesday. The bureau has sched...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 12, 2015

Fire squelched near dump

A fire on USBR land near the Delano Transfer Station just after 4 p.m. Thursday was brought quickly under control by Bureau of Reclamation and local firefighters. The small blaze in sagebrush and...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 5, 2015

No park levy vote coming

Voters will not be asked this fall to decide on paying taxes toward the maintenance of North Dam Park, leaders of the park district decided Monday. “I’d love to see us do a levy,” said Coulee Area Park and Recreation District Commissioner Phil...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 5, 2015

Chamber, paper publish tips for living here

A committee focused on local economic development realized a goal last week with the publication of a new booklet that addresses the particulars of living in the Grand Coulee Dam Area. “Tips and Tricks to Life in the Grand Coulee Dam Area”...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    August 5, 2015

Temporary fix may be coming to end

That big piece of land that so many of us find useful — for walking, playing softball, picnicking, holding reunions and much more — needs to be maintained, and it’s not free. North Dam Park takes some $30,000 a year to maintain, and the communi...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 29, 2015

Quick fire response saves homes

A fast-moving fire Friday burned about an acre of brush and grass across the highway from North Dam, but quick action by local firefighters prevented flames from reaching nearby houses. The fire...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    July 29, 2015

Value emergency response and responders

Maybe it’s just because we so often have a front-row view of tragedy, but two items in this week’s brought home the extreme importance of highly- trained emergency responders and some relief that...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Community    July 29, 2015

Chamber, paper publish tips for living here

A committee focused on local economic development realized a goal last week with the publication of a new booklet that addresses the particulars of living in the Grand Coulee Dam Area. "Tips and...

 
 Opinion    July 22, 2015

Cat heroes applauded

We want to thank so much – the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Fire Department, Bryce McCleary, Bryan Kriger, Nikki Katich and Patricia Connant and the maintenance crew for rescuing our cat Whiskers from the shrubbery at Banks Lake Park. Their...

 
 Obituaries    July 22, 2015

Della E. Rice

Della E. Rice passed away on July 16, 2015 at the age of 92, of natural causes in Clarkston, Washington. She was born Aug. 27, 1922, in Sandpoint, Idaho, to Leonard and Goulda Bower.  In the mid-1920...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 22, 2015

Wildire burning along highway at North Dam

A wildfire is burning on the hill just above SR 155 at North Dam and heading uphill toward structures. Firefighters are responding at 11:15 a.m. and law enforcement has been asked to close down the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 15, 2015

No spill for lasers this year

Those attending the Laser Light Show and wondering when water will be released for a backdrop for the show will have to wait. Bureau of Reclamation Public Affairs Officer Lynne Brougher said it won't...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 8, 2015

Local fires small over Fourth

Four small fires were reported in the area this week, said Grand Coulee Fire Chief Richard Paris. Two, one at North Dam and the other at Barker Canyon, were caused by fireworks and were quickly put out. Another fire was near the canal on U.S. Bureau...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 8, 2015

Park commissioners planning for levy

Commissioners of the Coulee Area Park and Recreation District plan to visit Okanogan County Assessor Scott Furman this month about putting a tax levy on the ballot in November. Okanogan is the lead county for the four-county junior taxing district,...

 
 Obituaries    July 8, 2015

Doris Angell Miner

Doris Angell Miner passed peacefully from the loving arms of her family into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 4, 2015.   Doris came into the world on March 12, 1927 at her parent's...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 1, 2015

Man jumps off bridge

A Nespelem man jumped off the Columbia River Bridge in Coulee Dam Friday morning, reportedly because he thought he could make it. The 28-year-old jumped from the bridge around 7 a.m. Another person...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 1, 2015

Firefighters descend on B Street fire

Response to a fire in the heat of Monday afternoon in Grand Coulee underscored the nervousness of local fire fighters in the current, extreme heat conditions, with fireworks legal. As a summer thunder...

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion    July 1, 2015

Time to revive the Black Rock Reservoir plan

Yakima Valley farmers have the same problem as their California counterparts: there just isn’t enough water for crops, migrating fish and people. In California this year, an estimated 564,000 acres of prime cropland will be left unplanted because o...

 
 People    June 24, 2015

Deppman/Van Geystel announce engagement

Gordy and Gay Deppman are excited to announce the engagement of their daughter Megan Deppman, to James Van Geystel, the son of Jim and Debbie Van Geystel. James and Megan are both former graduates of...

 
 Community    June 24, 2015

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/15 - USBR Plant Protection reported a vehicle parked at Station 5 after hours. An officer learned it was a Bureau of Reclamation employee from out of town locating where a meeting was to be held the next day. - Police found the...

 
 By Bob Valen    Community    June 24, 2015

We had a "normal" May

Though our mean temperature was a bit higher for May, the month was on the normal side. We recorded a high for the month of 89.5°F and a low of 36.5°F (all-time high was 100°F in 1986 and the all-time low was 21°F in 2002). The mean was higher...

 
 Community    June 10, 2015

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/1 - MPH Auto Repair reported that someone stole a stereo out of the dash of an inoperable car behind the business. Loss of the stereo was estimated at $250 and damage to the dash $500. – The manager of the Grand Coulee Manor...

 

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