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Fall back Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, Nov. 5, at 2 a.m. Set your clocks back one hour. Student number reported Attendance in the Grand Coulee Dam School District for October was the equivalent of 703 full time students, a report to the school... Full story


Electric City sets plans for tourism funds

Electric City plans to distribute $40,000 of its hotel/motel tax funds to a handful of organizations in 2018, the council voted last Tuesday night. Upon recommendation of the city’s lodging tax committee, the council voted to fund its lodging tax a...


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...



Windmills to get some love The historic and whimsical Gehrke Windmills and North Dam Park will get some planned maintenance next month, and a new fund has been set aside for their upkeep. The Coulee Area Park and Recreation District, which manages... Full story


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,...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 9, 2017

News briefs

Bank collecting school supplies, donations The Grand Coulee branch of North Cascades Bank is collecting backpacks and school supplies for local children in need. Cash donations are also being collected and will be used to purchase supplies. All... Full story

 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... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 31, 2017

Coulee Dam must hold primary election in August

Only one office in the coulee area will require a primary runoff to see who makes it to the general election Nov. 7. Three people have filed for Position 3 on the Coulee Dam Town Council, requiring the runoff election. In all other races, candidates... Full story

 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... Full story

 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 24, 2017

Some seats go unclaimed in local races for public offices

A few races for local public office will be contested in this year’s primaries, but the real issue is the number of offices for which nobody filed a candidacy. A special three-day filing period has been set up, May 23-25, for those who would like... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 10, 2017

Dozens of elective offices set for elections this year

The period for filing candidates intentions to seek elective offices is set for May 15-19, with the primary election scheduled for August 1 and the general election set for Nov. 7. The area’s two school districts, Grand Coulee Dam and Nespelem,... Full story

 News    May 3, 2017


Sound system to get tested The new sound system at Lake Roosevelt High School gym will get tested tonight (Wednesday) at 6:30 when the school band, art department and choir will be performing. The public is invited. Flags ceremony coming up The Isle... Full story



Donations accepted The school board accepted donations at its meeting a week ago. The Grand Coulee Dam PTA gave $25 to the resource room supply needs; Bridget Gabriel gave $1,500 to purchase books for K-12; the Grand Coulee Community Church gave... Full story



School boards to meet together The boards of Nespelem and Grand Coulee Dam school districts will hold a joint meeting Wednesday, March 22, at La Presa Restaurant, in Grand Coulee, at 6 p.m. The joint board meeting is open to the public. Park board co... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 1, 2017

City park could be renamed for pro bull rider

Grand Coulee could soon have a park dedicated to world-champion bull rider Shane Proctor. A proposal was made to the Grand Coulee City Council Feb. 21 by Bob Valen, who made the request on behalf of the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce.... Full story


Legals for March 1, 2017

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS TOWN OF COULEE DAM WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENT PROJECT Separate sealed bids will be received by the Town of Coulee Dam at the Town Hall, located at 300 Lincoln Ave, Coulee Dam, WA 99116, until 2:00 p.m., March 15,... Full story


Legals for February 22, 2017

NOTICE OF STATE’S INTENT TO NEGOTIATE LEASES Department of Natural Resources will begin negotiation of expiring leases with existing lessees on the following parcels. All leases are subject to third party bids by interested parties. Lease terms... Full story


Kettle Falls marina closure could indicate a larger issue for congresswoman

After National Park Service officials announced last week that a marina that serves the north end of Lake Roosevelt would close, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers fired off a quick request for the NPS to reconsider and extend the current concessioner’s... Full story



Green fees to stay the same Sometimes when organizations don’t raise rates it makes the news. Port District 7 commissioners last week reported membership dues at Banks Lake Golf Course will remain the same for another year. Individual memberships... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 25, 2017

Ice Age Trail gathers pieces of a puzzle

The National Park Service Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail is like a giant jigsaw puzzle; the whole is there to see, but the problem is how to put the pieces together. Denise Bausch, NPS chief o... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 18, 2017

Local spot in four-state national trail subject of talk

The most dramatic feature of a proposed four-state trail is centered locally, and residents can learn all about it next Monday afternoon. People can learn how this region will play a small but signifi... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 11, 2017

NPS to present plan for Ice Age Floods trail

Community members are encouraged to attend an Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail informational meeting Jan. 23 in Coulee Dam. The national project is to tell the story of the Ice Age Floods, which includes 16,000 square miles in four states and,... Full story


Ice Age Floods geologic trail presentations planned

The National Park Service, along with local groups, will hold a discussion of an Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail long-range interpretive plan here on Jan. 23. The meeting will take place at 1 p.m., at the Coulee Dam community room at town... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    October 12, 2016

Gehrke windmills named historic

The Gehrke Windmill Garden at North Dam Park has been listed on the Washington Hertiage Register of Historic Places. The Governor’s Advisory Council on Historic Preservation granted that distinction Oct. 7 at a meeting in Tacoma. Coulee Area Park... Full story



Volunteer department responses reported Volunteer fire Chief Richard Paris reported to the Grand Coulee City Council last Tuesday that his department made eight fire calls and responded to 34 ambulance calls during the month of July. The fire calls... Full story


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