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Coulee Recollections

10 years ago Police were called to North Dam Park after a pedestrian saw a vehicle submerged in Banks Lake. They have not identified a suspect. Vehicle owner Lewis Adrian, 26, was awakened by his uncle Phillip Wakwak about an hour after police were...

 By Scott Hunter    News    November 8, 2017

Hospital CEO asking what community wants

Ramona Hicks started “turning over the rocks” in June, as she took the lead position at Coulee Medical Center after the resignation of the last CEO. And lately, Hicks has been meeting with as many community groups as possible to tell the story of... Full story



Windmills to get some love The historic and whimsical Gehrke Windmills and North Dam Park will get some planned maintenance next month, and a new fund has been set aside for their upkeep. The Coulee Area Park and Recreation District, which manages... Full story


David James Bastian

David James Bastian, 74, resided for the past 19 years in Electric City, Washington. David passed away peacefully at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington, due to causes incident to... Full story


Riffing at graduation

With diplomas waiting in the foreground, Quincy Williams shreds it on an air guitar that sounded exactly like the lead guitar riff in Journey's 1981 epic song "Don't Stop Believin'," which he and the... Full story


Tall Timbers trip set

Some 60 sixth-graders, 50 from Lake Roosevelt and 10 from Nespelem, will get the “Tall Timbers” experience May 17-19 when they head for the outdoor education location near Leavenworth. Each year, for the past several, Lake Roosevelt and Nespelem... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    Sports    March 8, 2017

State wrestlers treated

Three student athletes who placed at the state wrestling tournament in Tacoma last month were treated to lunch at The Siam Palace with the Grand Coulee Dam Rotary Club Wednesday. Lake Roosevelt... 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


Golf course trees down

Grant County Port District 7, which runs Banks Lake Golf Course, has cut down a number of cottonwood trees at the course. The decision was made earlier this year because roots from the trees were... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    December 21, 2016

Coulee Medical Center drill pitted "active shooter" against local responders

It had never been done here before, but by the time they pulled it off, about 250 hospital employees were trained in what to do if an "active shooter" ever enters Coulee Medical Center. No one knew... Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 26, 2016

Volunteers from across the state work on Candy Point Trail

Coulee Dam's Candy Point trail is getting a makeover from the Washington Trails Association. This past weekend, 10-15 volunteers from all over Washington worked on clearing brush along the Candy Point... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 5, 2016

Two area hikes will highlight Ice Age this weekend

Two Ice Age floods hikes and lectures are scheduled for the Grand Coulee area within the coming week. The hikes and lectures are part of several Cheney-Spokane Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institutes efforts to give interested parties a hands-on... Full story


Keeping it beautiful

Roy Hamilton picks up litter along highway 155 at Jones Bay in a burst of fall colors Thursday during an organized Grand Coulee Dam Rotary Club event. Several local groups pick up litter along areas... Full story


Super golfers

Long-retired former Grand Coulee Dam School District superintendent Jim Keene and new superintendent Paul Turner putt Thursday evening at Banks Lake Golf Course during a Rotary Club best-ball... Full story


Bird and Smith promoted at bank

Sjana Bird has recently been promoted to senior vice president and regional branch administrator of North Cascades Bank, the bank announced. Bird, who has managed the bank's Grand Coulee branch for... Full story



Burning banned Lincoln County Fire District 9 stated this week that there is a burn ban as of June 1. Questions can be answered by calling 647-5400. Big haul for food bank U.S. Postal Service workers in Grand Coulee, Coulee Dam and Elmer City... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 25, 2016

Isle of Flags ceremony, spectacle to honor veterans

Nineteen new flags will be dedicated during the "Isle of Flags" Memorial Day ceremony next Monday, May 30, at Spring Canyon Cemetery. Flags for the following are being dedicated: Harold A. Blanchard,... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    April 27, 2016

Senator Parlette speaks at Rotary

State Sen. Linda Evans Parlette visited the community last week to fill in schools Superintendent Dennis Carlson on changes in the capital budget staff in Olympia, which could affect the Grand Coulee... Full story


Shreddin' it

Rotarian Merle Kennedy and high school students Lucas Bird and Dakota Seylor transfer a trailer load of paper into bins for shredding Saturday during the Grand Coulee Dam Rotary Club's free shred day... Full story


Helping hands

Addison Picard, Valerie Jury, and LeeAnn Couvillier assemble napkins, forks and knives in the kitchen at the Rotary Club's spaghetti dinner Saturday night at Coulee Dam Town Hall. The sixth-graders... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    April 13, 2016

Spaghetti feed this Saturday helps kids come together

A spaghetti dinner set for Saturday will help fund a project that brings together sixth graders from Coulee Dam and Nespelem schools to pave their way as eventual classmates in high school. The Grand... Full story



Electric City survey is online The Electric City Parks and Trails survey is now online. The link to the survey questions is For those who want a hard copy of the survey questions, they are available at city... Full story


Free shredding day set

To help protect their friends and neighbors against identity theft, members of Grand Coulee Dam Rotary Club are joining with Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union, North Cascades Bank and Shred-It mobile document destruction to once again offer a “Free... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 30, 2016

Coming feed will raise funds for sixth-graders' experience

Dates for a getaway that brings together students from Nespelem and Lake Roosevelt schools are set for May and a fundraiser is planned for April. The Grand Coulee Dam School District board set dates for the Tall Timber Ranch trip for sixth-graders fr... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    February 10, 2016

School leader arrested by Internet task force

A popular educator and rising young school administrator was taken from Lake Roosevelt Schools in handcuffs last week, after a Seattle-based task force on Internet crimes served warrants to search... Full story


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