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State Parks Boating Program launches Paddle Safe Week, July 20 to 28

Olympia – July 12, 2018 – Washington state’s waterways are a paddler’s dream. Lakes, rivers, bays, estuaries and the Pacific Ocean provide recreational opportunities for paddlers of all skill levels and interests. As the popularity of...

 

Skateboarding scene could grow in the coulee

A guy who had brightly colored hair in his youth, but wears a tie to work now, would like to see the local skateboarding scene grow to include more features at the park, local competitions, and more,...

 

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Ridge Riders report break-in The Ridge Riders Saddle Club, which puts on the Colorama Rodeo and the more recent bull ride and race horse race, suffered a break-in and damage last week. Club President George Kohout said someone cut padlocks off gates...

 

Coulee Cops

Coulee Dam Police 6/2 - An alarm at the National Park Service headquarters on Crest Drive was a false alarm set off by a worker. 6/5 - An officer returned a dog running at large on Camas Street to its yard, but was unable to contact the owner. Grand...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/5 - An officer checked on a trailer on Jackson Avenue in Electric City with its door open. The landowner said the tenant hadn’t paid rent for nine months and he was trying to get the trailer removed. A walk-through disclosed t...

 

Martin Leroy Blum

Martin Leroy Blum passed away after a battle with cancer, May 19, 2018, in his home in Coulee Dam, Washington. Martin was born in Spokane, Washington, August 8, 1935. Marty spent some time as a young... Full story

 

State Parks announces three free days in June

OLYMPIA – May 14, 2018 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to enjoy three free days at state parks in June. On free days, visitors don’t need a Discover Pass for day-use visits by vehicle. The first free...

 
 News    May 9, 2018

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 4/30 - Police checked on the occupants of a truck that left the alley after hours from behind Loepps, which had furniture in it. The driver told the officer that he had permission to take the items from a clerk at the store. The officer...

 

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Gift sale planned “Collective Goods” will be holding a book and gift sale in the Coulee Medical Center lobby area on Wednesday, April 18, from 10-6. There will be gifts for Mother’s Day and graduation, as well as a large assortment of books...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 4, 2018

Coulee Dam parks plan would seek upgrades, maintenance

A draft plan for parks and recreation in the town of Coulee Dam that will lay out goals and objectives for the next 20 years was presented to the town council last week. The second edit of the draft Parks and Recreation Plan will go through yet...

 

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Bull riding school coming up The Shane Proctor Bull Riding School will take place at the Nespelem Rodeo Arena on April 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 9-4 on April 4. The school is booked up, but is open to the public to watch. Concessions are available...

 
 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...

 

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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. -...

 

Newsbriefs

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...

 

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