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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


Miller selected to city council seat

Jeremy Miller was unanimously selected last Tuesday night to fill the vacancy on the Electric City council. He was one of three candidates that submitted a letter of interest in serving on the council to replace Brad Parrish who resigned about six... Full story


New trees for Arbor Day

Coulee Dam town officials planted two European ash trees at the entry to Douglas Park in observance of Arbor Day Wednesday. The town was recently recognized as a "Tree City USA" municipality for its... Full story


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 4/4 - King’s Court RV Park reported that someone had ripped off a soap dispenser from the wall. The loss was estimated at $100. 4/5 - A woman told police that she left her purse at the bar at the Electric City Bar and Grill... Full story


NPS offers marina one-year contract extension

The National Park Service is offering Lake Roosevelt Vacations, Inc., a one-year contract extension. If accepted, it will continue to operate the NPS-owned marina complex at Kettle Falls through April 30, 2018. NPS officials are offering to extend... Full story


Kettle Falls marina closure could indicate a larger issue for congresswoman

After National Park Service officials announced last week that a marina that serves the north end of Lake Roosevelt would close, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers fired off a quick request for the NPS to reconsider and extend the current concessioner’s... Full story


Kettle Falls Marina to close by April 30

The marina that serves the north end of Lake Roosevelt will close in the spring, the National Park Service announced Monday in a press release. The Kettle Falls Marina will close April 30 when the NPS contract with Lake Roosevelt Vacations, Inc.... Full story


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 1/30 - Police advised homeowners on G Street that their dog was running loose on highway 174. They agreed to keep their dog inside. - A 911 hangup call was checked on at a Division Street location. It was determined that it was... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 25, 2017

Ice Age Trail gathers pieces of a puzzle

The National Park Service Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail is like a giant jigsaw puzzle; the whole is there to see, but the problem is how to put the pieces together. Denise Bausch, NPS chief o... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 18, 2017

Local spot in four-state national trail subject of talk

The most dramatic feature of a proposed four-state trail is centered locally, and residents can learn all about it next Monday afternoon. People can learn how this region will play a small but signifi... Full story


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