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Class of 2021marks a milestone`

Eighth grade classes from both Lake Roosevelt and Nespelem held recognition ceremonies....

 
 By Linda McLean    School    June 21, 2017 

Reservation youth share tech at state summit

Nespelem Elementary School students participated in the Governor's Summit on Career Connected Learning May 31 at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, Washington, on the Microsoft Campus. The...

 

Class of 2030

Kindergarten students of Kim Iverson's recently held a graduation at Nespelem School. They include: Sally Lucei, Sitarah Palmer, April Bigwolf, Alex Vallee, Dorla Selam, and Jase Thomas. - submitted...

 

Legals for June 14, 2017

Public Notice Town of Coulee Dam To the citizens of the Town of Coulee Dam, Washington, the Annual Drinking Water Report for the period of January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016, is now available. A copy of the report can be accessed at...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 31, 2017

Coulee Dam must hold primary election in August

Only one office in the coulee area will require a primary runoff to see who makes it to the general election Nov. 7. Three people have filed for Position 3 on the Coulee Dam Town Council, requiring the runoff election. In all other races, candidates...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 24, 2017

Some seats go unclaimed in local races for public offices

A few races for local public office will be contested in this year’s primaries, but the real issue is the number of offices for which nobody filed a candidacy. A special three-day filing period has been set up, May 23-25, for those who would like...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 24, 2017

Armstrong-Montes named Friend of Children

Nancy Armstrong-Montes was honored with the Friends of Children award by the North Central Washington Educational Service District at a banquet in Wenatchee. Armstrong-Montes, who retired from...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 17, 2017

School district sends strong comments to USBR

The Grand Coulee Dam School District issued a strong response to invitations for comments on a Bureau of Reclamation proposed modernization program. The Bureau had advertised for draft environmental assessment comments on its 12-year plan to...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 17, 2017

Mock crash brings out the grief

The horrific scene was only revealed after five buses of students and staff from Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School arrived and had lined up behind yellow police tape to witness a disturbing...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, this Thursday, May 18, at High Dam Tavern, Grand Coulee. Jim Keene from the Port District and Banks Lake Golf Course will be the guest speaker. Okanogan County...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 5/7 - A landlord on Burdin Boulevard was advised by police that he couldn’t just move a tenant out of his place without going through the eviction process. - An Electric City woman was arrested and will be charged with...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 10, 2017

Local educators honored

Several local educators in two districts were honored last month, chosen for accolades in front of their counterparts from district all over this part of the state. Their own union members voted to...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 10, 2017

Dozens of elective offices set for elections this year

The period for filing candidates intentions to seek elective offices is set for May 15-19, with the primary election scheduled for August 1 and the general election set for Nov. 7. The area’s two school districts, Grand Coulee Dam and Nespelem,...

 

Students of the Month for April

Students of the Month for April at Nespelem School include, from left - top row: Kandace Leith, mMixat Vargas-Thomas, Taylor Thomas; bottom row: Shyniah Dogskin, Nikolas Seymour, Louie Frank, Alan...

 

Coulee cops

Grand Coulee Police 4/30 - A woman who had just recently moved into a home on Sunny Drive in Electric City told police that she had punched the wrong button on her security system and it had sounded the alarm. 5/1 - A Prins Place resident called...

 

Michael Nicodemus "Mike" Somday

Michael Nicodemus "Mike" Somday passed away Wednesday afternoon, April 26, 2017, in Grand Coulee, Washington at the age of 83. Mike was born to James and Rose (Gua) Somday, shortly after his...

 

Betty Jane Lamb Miller

Betty Jane Lamb Miller, 92, died peacefully Thursday, April 20, 2017, from complications of a stroke in her assisted-living home in Portland, Oregon, surrounded by family. She was born October 21,...

 

Newsbriefs

Pay increase OK’d Grand Coulee’s council approved a 2-percent wage increase for all employees at its last council meeting. The increase is for both administration and staff. CMC considering assisted living Coulee Medical Center is about to hire...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 26, 2017

Earth Day celebration a success

The Colville Confederated Tribes held their eighth annual Earth Day celebration on Friday at the Nespelem Pow Wow grounds. Those attending learned about the environment and what we can do to help it....

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 4/16 - USBR Plant Protection reported an alarm at the 500 KV switchyard station. The officer recorded that there were a number of tumbleweeds against the fence. - A man at Spring Canyon Apartments told police that he had left one...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 4/11 - Dispatch advised police that that a man smelling of alcohol had been reported as leaving a local business and getting into his car. Police looked for the vehicle but it was out of the area by the time the officer arrived....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    School    April 19, 2017

Artist and politician visits LR

Renowned Native American artist and politician Enoch Kelly Haney visited students in grades six through 12 from Nespelem Elementary School and Lake Roosevelt High School in the LR gym on Thursday. Bert Smith, a Coulee Dam High School alumnus, had...

 

Beginner and world champ

World champion bull rider and Grand Coulee Dam area native Shane Proctor helps a young cowboy learn the proper way to ride a horse during his eighth rodeo school April 5 at the Nespelem Rodeo...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 5, 2017

Artist and politician to speak at Lake Roosevelt

An Native American artist, politician, and former principal chief of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma will be coming to Coulee Dam to give a presentation in the Lake Roosevelt High School gym on Thursday, April 13. Enoch Kelly Haney will be giving a...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    School    April 5, 2017

Two school boards aligning coming calendars 2017-18 school year to start Aug. 30

The school boards from the Grand Coulee Dam District and Nespelem District met recently and focused their discussions on the calendars for the next two school years. As a new approach to setting the school calendar, Grand Coulee Dam District...

 

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