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 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 11, 2018

School board position open

The Grand Coulee Dam School District is looking for someone to serve on the school board. School board Chair Joette Barry recently resigned because she is moving outside the district, and the district is looking for a replacement. Since, for the...

 

Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago Coulee Dam woman arrested with millions of dollars worth of cocaine: A Coulee Dam woman has been arrested with millions of dollars worth of cocaine in California, where she was scheduled to make a court appearance. She had 71 bricks of...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 28, 2018

Levy proposed to restore school funding

Local area voters may be faced with deciding on approval of a school levy that would restore $480,000 of property taxes per year to the school district for the next four years, but not raise taxes higher than they were last year. The Grand Coulee...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 28, 2018

School District to bring back alternative program next year

A program to educate students who “don’t fit” the regular high school or who are at risk of not graduating high school will come back to the Grand Coulee Dam School District next year. The school board voted Monday to bring back the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    School    March 28, 2018

Barry steps down from school board

After five years leading the Grand Coulee Dam School District Board of Directors and a total of nearly a dozen years on the board, Joette Barry resigned Monday night because she is moving out of the district. “We’re the longest renters in the Uni...

 

We need to take part if we want improvements

Want a bus so you can get to the store or doctor? Want a bus in town to take you to the senior center? Want bus service to drive you home from a community event? Raise your hand! If any of this is true, why did we have a Grand Coulee Mobility Summit...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 14, 2018

After FEMA training, local agencies to develop new practices

A week-long school security training session at the FEMA Emergency Management Institute “will make a huge difference in how we do things here,” Superintendent Paul Turner said Tuesday. People from the Grand Coulee Dam School District and other...

 

Teacher/coach to retire after 42 years

They say "still waters run deep." That would be a good description of Gary Darnold, who informed the Grand Coulee Dam School District last week that he is retiring after teaching here for 42 years....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    March 7, 2018

Owning fiber, town considering broadband expansion

Coulee Dam wants to know if its residents would like high-speed internet access through a fiber-optic broadband network it's considering building, some of it just for its own use and savings. After...

 

Local leaders taking safety training in Maryland

Several school and other agency personnel are in Emmitsburg, Maryland, this week at the FEMA Emergency Management Institute taking training on school safety. In the forefront is Grand Coulee Dam...

 

School board discusses arming teachers

The massacre of 17 students and staff at a high school in Florida on Valentine’s Day wasn’t far from everyone’s mind when school safety became a topic at Monday night’s school board meeting in Coulee Dam. The issue of guns in schools...

 

Newsbriefs

Hires noted The school board made three hires and accepted one resignation at its meeting Monday night. Resigning was Gary Darnold, who will retire this year after spending his entire teaching career of 42 years in the Grand Coulee Dam School Distric...

 

Legals for February 28, 2018

Grand Coulee Dam School District NOTICE OF SMALL WORKS ROSTER OPENING Grand Coulee Dam School District is updating its small works roster for general contractors for future construction, alteration, repair or improvement of public works projects. If...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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