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 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 14, 2018 

Nora the explorer puts local wildlife on YouTube

Steve Erwin, the Crocodile Hunter; Gordon Eastman; Jacques Cousteau; Nora Jenn: these are the names of great wildlife videographers. Jenn, who lives in Coulee Dam and used to work for the National...


Visit state parks for free on March 19

OLYMPIA – March 7, 2017 – Washington State Parks turns 105 years old on Monday, March 19, and visitors are invited to help celebrate by enjoying a state park for free that day. With the 2018 spring and summer seasons just around the corner, the W...



Key player not interviewed The men interviewed in last week’s article “1960 G.C.H.S. teammates remember their state championship,” Kenny Hoke, Wayne Snyder, Don Kurth, and Ray Rice, said this week that they wished to express the significance...


Enraptured with raptors

Craig Moran, of Kent, Washington-based Raptor Life, shows Lake Roosevelt students his 28-year-old ferruginous hawk named August, caught in Wyoming in 1990. "She's beautiful!" students exclaimed when...


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 2/6 - Police were told that a man left threatening messages on cardboard boxes and on a woman’s sanitary napkin after being unhappy with a car he purchased from residents. The residents were advised to get a court restraining...


Trump used common sense in shutdown

In 2013, the Federal Government shut down for 16 days. What that meant for those of us wishing to access our very own Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area (LRNRA) at that time was nothing short of unbelievable. Operating under a Contingency Plan...


NPS wants to keep Lake Roosevelt mussel-free

Boaters in Lake Roosevelt will be asked to “self certify” that their boats aren’t carrying invasive species, the NPS announced Tuesday. In an ongoing effort to prevent aquatic invasive species, the National Park Service (NPS) at Lake Roosevelt...


First two State Parks free days of 2018 coming up in January

OLYMPIA – Dec. 20, 2017 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering two free days in January, when visitors to state parks will not need a Discover Pass for day-use visits....


Start the new year off right with a First Day Hike

OLYMPIA – Dec. 14, 2017 – Washington State Parks invites the public to start the new year off with a First Day Hike on Monday, Jan. 1, at more than three dozen state parks across Washington. “First Day Hikes are a fitting way to cap off the...


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 11/7 - A Banks Avenue resident reported that someone had gone through an unlocked car the previous night. Police followed footprints to an unlocked truck, where nothing was taken. An adapter and some change was taken from car. -...



Fall back Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, Nov. 5, at 2 a.m. Set your clocks back one hour. Student number reported Attendance in the Grand Coulee Dam School District for October was the equivalent of 703 full time students, a report to the school... Full story


Lake Roosevelt National Recreation is "sister park" to South African reserve

The Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area and Spioenkop Nature Reserve in South Africa have signed a five-year “sister park” agreement that will allow the parks to collaborate and exchange information. The agreement signed Oct. 11 allows for...


Observe the moon Saturday

If you see people at Crescent Bay looking up at the sky on Oct. 28, don’t be alarmed; it’s not an invasion from outer space, it’s “International Observe the Moon Night.” The event is sponsored by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter...

 By Scott Hunter    News    October 25, 2017

Marcia Warnecke knows Coulee Dam and wants to help

Marcia Warnecke has lived in Coulee Dam for 45 years and now she’d like to help the town by serving on the town council. “I think I can offer some objective, new ideas and help,” she said. “It’s important to be able to listen and hear...


State Parks announces free day dates for 2018

OLYMPIA – Sept. 25, 2017 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will again offer 12 free days next year, in which day-use visitors won’t need a Discover Pass to visit state parks by vehicle. The “free days” for 2018 are in...


Hundreds gather for eclipse

People line up to view the eclipse of the sun Monday at Crescent Bay, where the National Park Service set up a special viewing, complete with an educational tent, special solar telescopes and viewing...

 By Bob Valen    News    August 16, 2017

Today, the sky will darken ominously!

With the impending solar eclipse very close, it's nice to know the science of what is happening; humanity doesn't react to the old mythologies that surrounded past solar or lunar eclipse events. The s...


Things to do in the coulee

Wednesday, August 16 • Wednesday Market, North Dam Park, 4-8 p.m. • Karaoke, Grand Coulee Hi Dam Tavern Friday, August 18 • Solar Eclipse Training, Grand Coulee Library, 10:30 a.m. • Skins & Skulls presentation - Grand Coulee Dam Visitor...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 9, 2017

News briefs

Bank collecting school supplies, donations The Grand Coulee branch of North Cascades Bank is collecting backpacks and school supplies for local children in need. Cash donations are also being collected and will be used to purchase supplies. All... Full story


Skins, skulls and kids

Amy Miller and Nicolas Robertson of the National Park Service present skulls and skins to children at the Grand Coulee Library on Monday. The pair displayed furs from two beavers, a river otter, a...

 By Roger S. Lucas    School    July 26, 2017

Geology class added to LR choices

Geology will be taught at Lake Roosevelt High School beginning this fall. “It’s a natural fit,” Superintendent Paul Turner stated, “given the area we live in and the rich geology surroundings of the Grand Coulee area.” The new science... Full story


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 7/10 - A Jess Ford employee told police that a man from British Columbia acted strangely and had trouble matching up with a debit card while trying to purchase parts for his vehicle. He had stated to the employee that he had to... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 7, 2017

School may seek parking from National Park Service

The Grand Coulee Dam School District is looking for additional parking for its staff. Superintendent Paul Turner told his board that discussions are underway with the National Park Service to use the lower end of the NPS complex for school parking.... Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 31, 2017

Lk. Roosevelt level rising with runoff

The spring runoff from melting snow in Canada is now coming down the Columbia River, and Lake Roosevelt is beginning to refill. Following the long 2016-17 winter, Lake Roosevelt has been kept at a low... Full story

 News    May 3, 2017


Sound system to get tested The new sound system at Lake Roosevelt High School gym will get tested tonight (Wednesday) at 6:30 when the school band, art department and choir will be performing. The public is invited. Flags ceremony coming up The Isle... Full story


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