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 Community    July 22, 2015 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 7/13 - Someone threw a rock through the window at Jack’s Spring Canyon Service but got away with only about $20 worth of items. The thief scattered Cheetos onto the parking lot. The window will cost about $100 to replace. It...

 
 News    July 15, 2015

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Busy fire fighters The Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Department answered five calls during June, reported fire Chief Rick Paris at the city council meeting last Tuesday night. One call was a structure fire and another an outside fire. Three mutual aid...

 
 By Bob Valen    Community    June 24, 2015

We had a "normal" May

Though our mean temperature was a bit higher for May, the month was on the normal side. We recorded a high for the month of 89.5°F and a low of 36.5°F (all-time high was 100°F in 1986 and the all-time low was 21°F in 2002). The mean was higher...

 
 Opinion    April 22, 2015

Coulee Recollections

10 years ago The Grand Coulee Dam Middle School fifth-grade “Math Is Cool” team finished fifth place at the regional spring competition in Moses Lake, competing in division two against 45 other teams, representing 39 schools from around...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    April 8, 2015

Time to appreciate our parks

Last week, the National Park Service launched a new public relations campaign aimed raising public awareness of the treasures it keeps available for all. The campaign urges folks to “Find Your Park” and is premised on the idea that many people...

 
 News    April 1, 2015

"Foundation document" drafted for Lake Roosevelt

The National Park Service is in the process of preparing a “foundation document” for planning and management of the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.  A foundation document, the NPS says, reaffirms a National Park unit’s core mission...

 
 News    March 25, 2015

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North Dam “Clean and Fix Day” this weekend Citizen volunteer hours this weekend can go a long way toward helping keep North Dam Park a viable community asset. Park commissioners are arranging a day to clean up North Dam Park this Saturday from...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    February 11, 2015

An 80th birthday, Oh how time flies

I recently had the honor of being invited to a party for a man that has strong roots in our community. This column could have easily been called “Past Gems in the Coulee” or “Where are these Gems now” but this man is much more than a part of...

 
 News    February 4, 2015

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Fire district passes audit Okanogan County Fire District 2 passed state audit for the two-year period from Jan. 1, 2012 through Dec. 31, 2013, the Washington State Auditor’s Office said Monday. The SAO said records it examined indicate the...

 
 News    October 29, 2014

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You have our permission sleep in Daylight Savings time ends this Sunday morning. Move clocks back one hour. Boat launch permits available online Seasonal boat launch permits for Lake Roosevelt are now availabe online and at Coulee Hardware. They are...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 29, 2014

NPS plans fee raises for Lake Roosevelt

National Park Service officials at Coulee Dam presented their proposal last week to boost boat launch and camping fees for Lake Roosevelt. One of their main concerns, said Lake Roosevelt National Recr...

 
 News    October 22, 2014

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Farewell gathering planned for Morgans The community is invited to a farewell coffee hour gathering for Reg and Linda Morgan, Sunday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. at St. Henry’s parish hall in Grand Coulee. The Morgans will soon be moving to the Tacoma...

 
 Opinion    October 22, 2014

Coulee Recollections

10 years ago The Douglas County PUD commission is expecting to take final action on three resolutions at its Nov. 1 meeting in East Wenatchee, authorizing a multi-million dollar settlement with the Colville Tribes and implementing a power sales...

 
 News    September 3, 2014

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School supply drive went well The annual August drive to collect school supplies and money to buy them went well at North Cascades Bank, local branch Manager Sjana Bird said, noting that not as many supplies were brought in by donors but more cash...

 
 Community    September 3, 2014

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 8/25 - Police received a call from dispatch that there was a car prowl going on in the 1st Street area. A woman told the officer that a man had the hood up of a car and was looking inside. A check on the car showed that the...

 
 News    August 27, 2014

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Bowling leagues starting Riverview Lanes Bowling Alley leagues begin on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Bowlers should stop by the bowling alley to get signed up for the fall leagues. League play is on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings. Call the lanes at...

 
 News    August 20, 2014

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Civil service commissioner needed Kenneth Carroll has resigned his position on Grand Coulee’s Civil Service Commission, effective immediately. The commission is made up of three commissioners. A replacement selection will be made by Mayor Chris...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 13, 2014

Explosives found on local shores near Grand Coulee

Plastic explosives from a mining operation in Canada have been showing up in Lake Roosevelt with some degree of regularity, the most recent near Crescent Bay. A tube of the explosives, about a foot lo...

 
 Opinion    August 13, 2014

Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago Detective Don Redfield of the Colville Tribal Police stated that no charges will be filed against the 9-year-old child, who apparently started the 1900 acre fire that threatened homes on...

 
 News    August 6, 2014

Community astronomy program this weekend

The Grand Coulee Dam area has some spectacular views of the night and daytime sky. The peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower is the early morning on August 12 and 13. So come join local astronomers and National Park Service Sky Rangers scan the sky for...

 
 Community    August 6, 2014

Help with life jackets

Rotarians have connected with the Safe Kids program at both Crescent Bay and Spring Canyon boat launches in an effort to save lives in area waters. The program is sponsored by Grant County Health...

 
 Community    July 23, 2014

Spring Canyon activities

This week at Spring Canyon, the following ranger conducted activities include – Fri., July 25, 4 p.m. Birds and Beaks. Join Ranger Deb in the day-use area in front of the Sprin gCanyon Exploration...

 
 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...

 
 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 Donald Gill    Opinion    July 9, 2014

NPS concession not working for this camper

We just spent our vacation at Keller Ferry Campground, and what I saw when I arrived was a travesty. The grass was burned to a crisp. The camp site was full of debris. The fire ring had garbage in it. The outlets in the restrooms were not working....

 

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