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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...

 

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...

 

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...

 
 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....

 
 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...

 
 News    May 3, 2017

Newsbriefs

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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....

 

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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 

Winter access listed for Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

With reduced staffing and resources during the winter season, the facilities open in the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area are limited, but the National Park Service unit last week listed several boat launches snowplowed on an “as needed” b...

 

Annual Balde Eagle Festival set

The annual Balde Eagle festival will be held in Grand Coulee Thursday, Feb. 16, and in Davenport on Friday, Feb. 17, according to National Park Service Education Specialist Janice Elvidge. Events on both days are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 11, 2017

NPS to present plan for Ice Age Floods trail

Community members are encouraged to attend an Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail informational meeting Jan. 23 in Coulee Dam. The national project is to tell the story of the Ice Age Floods, which includes 16,000 square miles in four states and,...

 

Ice Age Floods geologic trail presentations planned

The National Park Service, along with local groups, will hold a discussion of an Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail long-range interpretive plan here on Jan. 23. The meeting will take place at 1 p.m., at the Coulee Dam community room at town...

 

Shirley Mae Shelby

 Shirley Mae Shelby, 88, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington.  She was a resident of...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 7, 2016

People meet for a "community watch" start

In a spirit of concern and cooperation, Coulee Dam had its first “Community Watch” meeting last Tuesday night. About 45 people turned out at the old stone church in Coulee Dam, to discuss the rash of burglaries and car prowls that have occurred...

 

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