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 By Scott Hunter    News    April 25, 2018 

Shredded stage curtain needs a replacement

The curtain on the stage in the Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School gym, the one the class of 2018 will walk under to pick up their diplomas in June, is falling apart, a problem possibly...


Why you should care about a curtain

This community can be counted on to step up to address a need, but we don’t always know about them. This week, the Rotary club of which I am a member is pointing one out that has gone unmet for a very long time. Those of you who have lived in the...


Shredders succeed

The Grand Coulee Dam Rotary Club's "shred day" event succfeeded in shredding up more than 6,000 pounds of documents brought in by people, many of whom also donated to a collection that topped more...


Fifth Free Coulee Community Shred Day coming this Saturday

In 2016, alone, 15.4 million Americans suffered the loss of approximately $16 billion due to identity theft. One way to protect yourself from identity theft is to destroy, through shredding, unneeded paper records and files that contain your...


Velvet Leigh Solomon

Kwana'pᵊm Velvet Leigh Solomon passed away unexpectedly in Portland, Oregon, on March 13, 2018. She was 41 years of age. As a child, Velvet grew up in Spokane, Washington; Kodiak, Alaska;... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    April 11, 2018

Rotary to offers spaghetti to address hazard

The local Rotary Club will put on a spaghetti dinner April 28, to raise funds to help replace disintegrating stage curtains at Lake Roosevelt Schools. The club, which took a lead role in organizing community support and talks around the new school,...



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 Scott Hunter    News    January 24, 2018

Flu epidemic hits the coulee

When Coulee Medical Center's infection control nurse went home for the weekend a couple weeks ago, the state of Washington was in the green, but had turned dark red by Monday morning. Those are the co...


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...



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


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