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Old school to be purchased by local builder

Terms have been reached for the sale of Center School. An agreement to sell the old school building and property in Grand Coulee was reached at a special school board meeting Tuesday. The sale price was $155,000 — $5,000 more than the amount asked...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at La Presa Mexican Restaurant in Grand Coulee at noon this Thursday, February 22, for its weekly membership meeting. On Monday, February 26, the annual membership banquet and...

 

School and emergency personnel to take training

A number of school employees, and personnel from other agencies, plan on spending a week-long training session at the FEMA Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, Maryland, beginning the first week in March, Superintendent Paul Turner advised t...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 14, 2018

Skateboard competition proposed

Immediately after joining the board, a new commissioner with decades of experience in the skateboard industry said he’d like to arrange a competition for the local skatepark for this summer. The Coulee Area Park and Recreation District board had ju...

 

Jolene Bowler Pickett

Jolene Bowler Pickett passed away on Monday, February 8, 2018, in Murray, Utah. She was born on April 8, 1929, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Joseph M. and Lulu Bowler. Jolene spent her early years in... Full story

 

District holds old school price at $150K

Center School will go on the block again. This will be the third time that Grand Coulee Dam School District has advertised the old elementary school for sale. The school board has held firm on $150,000 as the lowest price it will accept for the...

 

Lawmakers still grappling with court mandated education funding

Despite the passage of last year’s bipartisan agreement to fully fund K-12 public education with a property tax hike, the state Legislature is still wrestling over the issue as school leaders across the state say the changes will hurt their...

 
 By Ray Wells    Opinion    February 7, 2018

Reader asks school board what's being done

I believe the public who have children who have been going to the Grand Coulee Dam School have the right to know of things that have been done within the new school. 1. A reasonable stack of papers was given to Rich Black on the school board....

 

Coulee Recollections

10 years ago The Lady Raiders took an early nlead and never looked back as they put together a 77-48 Caribou Trail League win over Cashmere in Coulee Dam Saturday night. That made it two in a row last week, having trounced the Omak Pioneers on their...

 

State plan imposing local education cuts

The state’s new plan for funding education is going to make it difficult to put together the budget for the 2018-19 school year, officials here have indicated, and they’re planning for a second round of big cuts. Superintendent Paul Turner, who...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 31, 2018

Four-car wreck injures three, including local schools chief

A four-car crash blocked the intersection of two highways at Soap Lake Tuesday, injuring three people, including a Grand Coulee man. The Washington State Patrol said the collision occurred at 10:13...

 

Coulee Recollections

10 years ago The Lady Raiders took an early lead and never looked back as they put together a 77-48 Caribou Trail League win over Cashmere in Coulee Dam Saturday night. That made it two in a row last week, having trounced the Omak Pioneers on their...

 

Craig E. Purdy

Craig E. Purdy passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at his home in Coulee Dam, Washington. He was born July 18, 1950, in Spokane, Washington, to Edward and Helen Purdy. Craig was a longtime custodia... Full story

 
 By Josh Kelety    News    January 31, 2018

Lawmakers still grappling with court mandated education funding

Despite the passage of last year’s bipartisan agreement to fully fund K-12 public education with a property tax hike, the state Legislature is still wrestling over the issue as school leaders across the state say the changes will hurt their... Full story

 

Woman asks for school zone on River Drive

A resident of River Drive has proposed that it be turned into a “school zone” and earned the support of the school district. Amanda Burton appeared before the Grand Coulee Dam School District board of directors Monday night to make her proposal,...

 

Newsbriefs

Fire and ambulance calls recounted The Grand Coulee volunteer fire department had 52 fire calls and 480 ambulance calls in 2017, according to a report to the city council last week. In December, the final reporting month, the fire department...

 

Jess Ford makes scholarship donation

Garrett Jess, left, presents Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Paul Turner with a check for $667, funding the Steve Breeze Memorial Scholarship at Lake Roosevelt High School. Breeze was...

 

New bus drivers added, more needed

The Grand Coulee Dam School District has two new bus drivers. And they need more. Joining the drivers recently were Joan Gross and Chris Wonch. They had completed a comprehensive training schedule...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet  The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon this Thursday, January 25, at Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. Mickey Webb from Grant County Fairgrounds ad County Fair will be the guest speaker this week. Coulee...

 

Local school head addresses state lawmakers

Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Paul Turner had an opportunity to give state Senate lawmakers a touch of reality Jan. 9, after being invited to talk about discipline in schools. He was one of three superintendents that the Senate...

 

Michael R Dalton 1953 – 2018

Mike was born in Sunnyside, Washington, February 14, 1953, to Ray and Rose Dalton. He died unexpectedly Thursday, January 4, 2018. He attended school in Prosser, Washington, thru eighth grade, then... Full story

 

Superintendent to meet with senators

Superintendent Paul Turner was in Olympia Tuesday to address the Washington State Senate Education Committee on discipline in the Lake Roosevelt School District. Turner was one of several superintendents in the state invited to address the senate...

 

Newsbriefs

Lockdown was a precaution Lake Roosevelt Schools were secured in a lockdown Monday when a suspicious figure was seen around the schools. “We called the Coulee Dam authorities, secured the building, and stayed in secured status until the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    December 27, 2017

City acquires fiber optics in preparation to offer service

The city of Coulee Dam has bought a business and its 96 strands of fiber-optic cable that run beneath the Columbia River bridge, the mayor announced at a special city council meeting Wednesday. The purchase, a year-and-a-half in the making according...

 

School board member: public, union were heard

School board member Richard Black responded at the last school board meeting, Dec. 11, to discipline issues within the school district. Black had held several positions within the Grand Coulee Dam School District prior to taking a seat on the board,...

 

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