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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...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 8, 2017

Winter hard on schools

The Grand Coulee Dam School District has had its problems with the harsh winter, and will have to repair sidewalk and playground concrete walkway problems when spring arrives. Sidewalks in front of the new school have had surface problems and the...

 

School strategizers meet

Richard McBride, superintendent of the North Central Educational Service District 171, leads a discussion on developing a strategic plan for Grand Coulee Dam School District in a Lake Roosevelt...

 

Legals for March 8, 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,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 1, 2017

Schools contemplate greater grad requirements

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board had two issues on its agenda Monday night for passage; neither made it in a three-plus-hour-long, marathon meeting. The issues were new high school graduation requirements and a two-year school calendar....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 1, 2017

District learns options for clearing a path to sale of old school

The Grand Coulee Dam School District met with Grand Coulee’s planning commission Feb. 15 and received first hand some of the options it faces in selling the Center School property. Superintendent Paul Turner stated late last week that the meeting...

 

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Dangerous crosswalk discussed Cheryl Hoffman, president of the local senior center, asked Grand Coulee City Council to do something about the dangers of the crosswalk on Federal Way. She said that seniors use this crosswalk and drivers coming down...

 
 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....

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, this Thursday, February 23, at La Presa Mexican Restaurant, Grand Coulee. Denis Felton from Washington State Parks will be the guest speaking. Community Blood Drive...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 15, 2017

LR alternative school offers a different way to learn

Traditional school isn't for everybody. For a variety of reasons, some students can benefit from a different model of education, and the Grand Coulee Dam School District offers an alternative....

 

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Grant PUD’s offices will close early Thursday Grant PUD’s offices will close early for training on Thursday, Feb. 16. The Grand Coulee office will close at 11 a.m., and the Royal City office at 11:30 a.m. The Moses Lake, Ephrata and Quincy...

 

Athletic events canceled today

All athletic events scheduled for today with the Grand Coulee Dam School District are canceled, the district announced at 11:30 this morning, Thursday, Feb. 9. The girls' basketball game in Tonasket tonight has been rescheduled for...

 

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New chief in Coulee Dam It’s Paul Bowden’s turn to be police chief in Coulee Dam, according to Mayor Greg Wilder, who explained at the Jan. 25 town council meeting that state law does not allow towns to keep the same interim police chief for...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 8, 2017

Bus damaged when it hits ditch

One of Grand Coulee Dam School District's buses received damage to its front end last Thursday about 7:15 a.m. when the driver swerved off the road near Nespelem to avoid hitting a vehicle in front...

 

There's still plenty of time to fill out that school survey

You can access the Grand Coulee Dam District School survey online (http://www.gcdsd.org) and have an opportunity to make comments about the good things happening in the district and things you believe need improving. The district office stated this...

 

GCHS Alumni Association to meet

Grand Coulee High School Alumni Association will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 15, at Grand Coulee Community Church, 405 Center Street, one block south of the old GCHS building. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss scholarship awards and to...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 1, 2017

Classroom space tight at new school

Money makes the world go around, and it also builds school classrooms. Both classrooms and money are in short supply at the Grand Coulee Dam School District, just three years after opening the new Lake Roosevelt Schools complex in 2014. Currently,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 25, 2017

School district, city to meet on school

An upcoming visit between two local governments could help prevent a big local asset from degrading into a permanent eyesore. The Grand Coulee Dam School District has been invited to Grand Coulee’s next planning commission meeting on Feb. 8, to...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 25, 2017

Fewer federal funds expected for school

The Nespelem School District has plenty of cash right now, but fewer federal funds may be coming for the year than previously planned. The district, which budgeted for the year based on an expected...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, this Thursday, January 26, at the Senior Center on Main Street, Grand Coulee. Grant County Port District 7 to Meet The Grant County Port District 7 will hold its...

 

Superintendent gets his actual title

Yes, the Grand Coulee Dam School District does have a superintendent! A glitch when Paul Turner took over the superintendent position last August was fixed by the school board Monday night. It was one of those things where someone forgot to cross a...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 18, 2017

Two resigning from GCD school district

The Grand Coulee Dam School District directors accepted the resignations of two veteran employees at its meeting Jan. 10. Resigning were teacher and Current Technical Education Director Kathy Proctor, and Human Resource Director Mandi Stack. Proctor...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, this Thursday, January 19, at the Senior Center on Main Street, Grand Coulee. Steve Phillips will be speaking about the after-school mentoring program at Lake...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 11, 2017

Weather forces delays at GCD and Nespelem schools

Old Man Winter interrupted Monday’s start of school, forcing a two-hour delay because of snow at both Grand Coulee Dam and Nespelem schools. In Coulee Dam, interim bus manager George Davis said roads in general were bad in all directions. He...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 11, 2017

School district seeks public input

Patrons of the Grand Coulee Dam School District will soon have an opportunity to officially comment about local schools. The district just recently prepared a survey, which will be online, covering a number of topics relating to different aspect of...

 

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