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 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 23, 2014 

Tour previews character of new school building

The hallways are polished and colorful. The elementary gym is ready for play, and all marked out for basketball and volleyball. Hoops are up. Racks are in the library and both libraries are ready for...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 23, 2014 

Region responds to firestorm

When a storm system moved across the region July 14, lightning started multiple fires just as temperatures would reach into the 100s for days, feeding what would become the largest wildfire in state...

 
 Opinion    July 23, 2014 

Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago Two more Grand Coulee Dam School District jobs became vacant last week with the buyout and settlement of former Superintendent  Dennis Chambers and the resignation of Middle School Princ...

 
 Community    July 23, 2014 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, July 23, at noon, at Pepper Jackís Bar and Grille in Grand Coulee. Birdie Hensley will be speaking about “Coulee Area Genealogy.” Grant County Fire Dist. 14 to...

 
 By Frankie Delano    Lifestyles    July 23, 2014 

Souvenirs, things that remember when

In last weeks C’est La Vie column, I reported on the great bargain hunting opportunities at a couple of antique sales, both featuring unique items, retro household stuff and some honest-to-goodness antiques and collectibles, some more than 40 years...

 
 Community    July 23, 2014 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 7-12 - A resident of Diamond Street in Electric City was advised that noise from his residence was too loud and was told to tone it down. - The bartender of the Electric City Bar and Grille was advised to turn the establishments music...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 16, 2014

Junior rodeo offers young fun this weekend

You can capture the fun this weekend when the Ridge Riders feature their Junior Rodeo, beginning at 10 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Bring your cameras and capture some of the most exciting type of rodeo activity you will ever see. Watch youngsters...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 16, 2014

Family members of deceased dam workers like memorial idea

Of the 81 workers who lost their lives while working on Grand Coulee Dam, 79 have been identified by researcher Susan Dechant. Dechant has been researching the accident incidents for the past several years and only recently reported that she was...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    July 16, 2014

Stolen Security; let's get it back

There is an epidemic going on around us. Over the past month I have heard from strangers and friends about being the victims of crimes. As a matter of fact, the past few years in the Coulee have seen...

 
 Opinion    July 16, 2014

Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago The tenure of the Grand Coulee Dam School District's Superintendent, Dennis Chambers, came to an abrupt end Wednesday when he received notice to clear out his office. With two years remai...

 
 Obituaries    July 16, 2014

Gary Dean Brown

Gary Dean Brown, 66, died at his Elmer City, Washington home Saturday morning, July 12, 2014, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born on February 22, 1948, in Spokane, Washington to Dean and...

 
 Community    July 16, 2014

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, July 17, at noon, at Pepper Jack’s Bar and Grille in Grand Coulee. Coulee Area Community Blood Drive The Inland Northwest Blood Center along with the Coulee Communi...

 
 Community    July 16, 2014

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 7/7 - A man reported that he found a motorcycle off the roadway on O”Sullivan Road. Police traced the registered owner to a man living on Hill Avenue and the legal owner a man from Moses Lake. The motorcycle was not stolen but belongs...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 9, 2014

Cities may extend police coverage a year to study issue

The police issue between Grand Coulee and Electric City took a number of twists and turns this past week. Electric City had threatened to walk away from extending its law enforcement contract with Grand Coulee and develop its own police department....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 9, 2014

Chamber: festival expenses are not federally funded

As the local chamber of commerce got ready to host thousands of people in the area to its annual Festival of America last Friday and Saturday, members became aware of misperceptions among the public...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 9, 2014

"Consolidation" uttered at council

Consolidation — the word that sends chills up local spines, was spoken last Tuesday night. City Councilmember Tom Poplawski brought it up at the Grand Coulee City Council meeting. And he even said it out loud. Poplawski noted that maybe it was...

 
 By Roger S Lucas and Scott Hunter    News    July 9, 2014

Firefighters busy over the holiday

A number of small fires marred the busy July 4 holiday weekend, Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Chief Richard Paris reported this week on behalf of several responding agencies, and one large fire near Keller was still being battled Tuesday morning. At...

 
 News    July 9, 2014

Newsbriefs

Gift made of vacation pay The Grand Coulee Dam School District board of directors accepted a $740.61 cash gift from Guillermo Guzman, a former Spanish teacher at Lake Roosevelt High School, at its recent meeting. The gift was from money the district...

 
 Community    July 9, 2014

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, July 10, at noon. Call Peggy 633-3074 for location. Coulee Area Community Blood Drive The Inland Northwest Blood Center along with the Coulee ommunity Blood Drive...

 
 Community    July 9, 2014

Festive music

Rock A Bar plays on the stage at the Grand Coulee Dam Chamber of Commerce's Festival of America in the lower Visitor Center park at Grand Coulee Dam July 5. Band members (from left) are Paul Furman,...

 
 School    July 9, 2014

LRHS alum receives EWU scholarship

Karah Duclos, of Coulee Dam, has been awarded an Edward and Vieno Nansen Scholarship of $2,252.20 for the 2014-15 academic year at Eastern Washington University, the school announced. The scholarship is awarded a student from the Grand...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    School    July 9, 2014

GCD School District signs with meal manager

The Grand Coulee Dam School District approved a five-year contract Monday night with Chartwell Food Service of Wenatchee, but has its eye on doing the food program within the district sometime in the future. The five-year contract will allow the...

 
 Community    July 9, 2014

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/30 - While cleaning out a vehicle at Jack’s Four Corners, a worker found what he thought was a controlled substance and called the police. Since the vehicle had been involved in a weapons offense, the material was held for a...

 
 News    July 2, 2014

Reclamation selects new GCD power manager

The Bureau of Reclamation has appointed a new leader for Grand Coulee Dam. Regional Director Lorri Lee, for the Bureau of Reclamation’s Pacific Northwest Region, announced Thursday that Coleman Smith is returning to the Pacific Northwest Region to...

 
 News    July 2, 2014

July 4th celebration plans inside

It may not be a patriotic duty, but it certainly is a patriotic privilege to attend the Festival of America this Friday and Satur- day at the park below the Visitor Center. For the complete schedule,...

 
 News    July 2, 2014

Grand Coulee woman wrecks on dam hill

A woman hit the rocks on the west side of the highway just north of Grand Coulee Dam at Riley Point Tuesday morning, rolling her 2003 Jeep Liberty. Anastashia Ridgely, 23, of Grand Coulee, was taken...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 2, 2014

Haag named to port district

Gary Haag was selected as commissioner of Port District 7 at a meeting last Thursday night. He replaces Orville Scharbach, who resigned from the commission several months ago. With the addition of...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 2, 2014

New school construction on schedule

The district’s K-12 school complex is right on schedule, members of the school board were informed Monday night. Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Dennis Carlson stated that the elementary wing will be turned over to the district...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    July 2, 2014

The de-annexation of Coulee Country

It was recently brought to my attention that maybe we are looking at things wrong. Consolidating the community is probably a bad thing. Maybe we should be reverting back to the way things used to be. We should all be living in the past and never look...

 
 Opinion    July 2, 2014

Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago A large fire burning on the Colville Reservation has scorched thousands of acres, threatened many homes and blanketed the area with black smoke. The Hopkins Canyon Complex fire began...

 
 By Frankie Delano    Lifestyles    July 2, 2014

Celebrating Coulee Style - LET'S ROCK!

Get ready for a fantastic Fourth of July weekend in the Coulee. The annual Festival of America, coming up at the park below the Visitor’s Center in Coulee Dam on July 4-5, will be an entertaining event with foot-stomping live music both evenings,...

 
 Legals    July 2, 2014

Legals for July 2, 2014

IN THE TRIBAL COURT OF THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE COLVILLE RESERVATION Colville Tribal Credit Corporation, ) Case No.: CV-CD-2013-36206 a lending institution wholly-owned by ) the Confederated Tribes of the Colville ) Indian Reservation ) )...

 
 Obituaries    July 2, 2014

Albert I. F. Fish

Albert I. F. Fish 69, was born January 29, 1945, in Pasco Washington, to Horry Irvin and Lottie Belle Caswell Fish.  He suddenly passed away Sunday, June 1,2014, in Kennewick Washington. Cremation has taken place and he is interred at Mueller’s...

 
 Community    July 2, 2014

Meetings and Notices

No Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will not meet this week due to the Festival of America Celebration this weekend. Meetings will resume next Thursday, July 10. CMC Guild to Meet Coulee Medical Center Guild...

 
 Community    July 2, 2014

Lake will be coming up over 4th of July weekend

With Lake Roosevelt about 4 feet from being full, the Bureau of Reclamation expects the lake to rise starting July 3 by up to a half foot each day through the weekend. Filling the lake lifts...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 25, 2014

Alpacas and lavender make chamber agenda

In the rocky hills above Lake Roosevelt last Thursday, some 25 chamber of commerce members got to experience the dream farm of members Merv and Mary Jo Monteith. At their Spring Canyon Alpacas and...

 
 News    June 25, 2014

Newsbriefs

Substitutes accepted The Regional Board of Mayors has decided if one of their four mayors can’t attend the monthly meeting that mayor can send a voting substitute. The mayors repeatedly have had to cancel meetings because all four mayors are not...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    June 25, 2014

Police tussle shows opposite of progress

As absurd as it is starting to appear, the current discussion between Grand Coulee and Electric City regarding their police services contract at least serves to illustrate why an area with a tiny population continues to burden itself with four...

 
 Obituaries    June 25, 2014

Leta (Linda) Joyce Hall

Leta (Linda) Joyce Hall, 88, of Coulee Dam, Wash., passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014. Leta was born in Spokane, Wash., on March 26, 1926, to Leland and Ethel Mae Johnson. Her earliest memories are...

 
 Community    June 25, 2014

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, June 26, at Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille. Grant County Fire District 14 to Meet Grant County Fire District 14 will hold its regular monthly meeting Monday, June 30, at...

 
 Community    June 25, 2014

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 6/16 - A person on Continental Heights reported that a fire alarm that would sound when the door was opened had been broken off by an unknown party. - An Electric City woman reported that someone had slashed one of her tires and keyed...

 
 Legals    June 25, 2014

Legals for June 25, 2014

 The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation Planning Department Pete Palmer, Land Use/Shoreline Administrator P.O. Box 150, Nespelem, WA 99155 509-634-2577 PUBLIC NOTICE The Colville Tribes Land Use Review Board will be holding a public hea...

 
 By press release    News    June 25, 2014

Coleman Smith named Grand Coulee Dam power manager

GRAND COULEE, Wash. – Lorri Lee, Regional Director for the Bureau of Reclamation’s Pacific Northwest Region, announced today that Coleman Smith is returning to the Pacific Northwest Region to serve as the Grand Coulee Power Manager. Smith replace...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 18, 2014

Old school facilities also to get upgrade

The old school will match the new one, and upgrades to existing facilities will become a reality, for $1.3 million. With the district's three schools ready to merge into its into its new K-12 complex...

 
 News    June 18, 2014

Recruiting early

For the chamber of commerce’s Koulee Kidsfest, Grand Coulee Volunteer Firefighter Charlie Pope helps an interested boy don the gear worn in a real fire. The event drew about 100 kids to the fire engine in North Dam Park, one of many activities...

 
 News    June 18, 2014

Newsbriefs

More management changes at CMC Coulee Medical Center announced last week that three people will be leaving the management team. Chief Human Resources Officer Julie Bjorklund, Dietary Manager Grace Heaton and Director of Continuous Improvement Melanie...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 18, 2014

"Resource officer" in new school possible

The Grand Coulee Dam School District is working with the town of Coulee Dam in an effort to get a police officer at the new school complex. The “resource officer” would be part of the Coulee Dam police force and his or her assignment would be...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    June 18, 2014

We shouldn't need to spend it, but we do

Spending more than a million dollars to reside and reroof old school buildings, construct stares and fix tennis courts shouldn’t have to happen, but it’s a good thing that it will. Apparently,...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    June 18, 2014

ONE could solve a lot of problems

If you can’t say something nice, then don’t say anything at all. That is what my mother and grandparents told me a lot over my younger years, and I am sure you were told the same. I try and always keep that in mind when I write this little...

 
 Community    June 18, 2014

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, June 19, at Merv and MaryJo Monteithís (44581 State Coach Rd., Grand Coulee) at noon. The group will be touring Spring Canyon Alpacas with their two new baby...

 

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