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 By Roger S. Lucas    News    August 16, 2017 

Mayors stalled by process for needed repairs

A list of problems detected at the Delano Regional Transfer Station by its insurance company will have to wait a little longer for repair, and maybe until next budget year. The Transfer Station had advertised for bids recently and the Regional Board...

 

Refreshing flip

A girl flips her hair to form a circle of water at the Spring Canyon swimming area on Lake Roosevelt Friday. Despite still-smoky skies, plenty of people were at the beach. - Scott Hunter...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    August 16, 2017 

Dog rescue will turn into something else

A continuing “dog rescue” issue got a full hearing before Grand Coulee’s planning commission last Tuesday night, with some resolution. Dorothy Harris and her sister-in-law Dee Harris argued the finer points of the city’s zoning code during...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 16, 2017 

Fire burning 12 miles outside of Keller

A lightning-caused, 1,150-acre fire that started at 3 a.m. Aug. 9, is burning a mile off of Bridge Creek Road, about 12 miles northeast of Keller, and is 18 percent contained, according to an Aug. 15 press release from the Colville Confederated...

 
 By Bob Valen    News    August 16, 2017 

Next Monday, 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...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 16, 2017 

Colville Confederated Tribes seeking input on potential name change

The Colville Confederated Tribes are considering changing their name and are welcoming input on the decision. A new section on the CCT’s website, titled “Reclaim The Name” at www.colvilletribes.com, has information on the name change, videos...

 

Newsbriefs

Coulee Dam voters will get a drop box Coulee Dam residents can look for ballot drop boxes to placed in town in the near future. Douglas County Auditor Thad Duvall visited the Coulee Dam Town Council Wednesday to explain that the county needs a place...

 

Blood drive planned

Inland Northwest Blood Center along with the Grand Coulee community blood drive volunteers led by Leha Bodeau are planning a blood drive for Monday, August 21. Donation hours will be from noon – 4:30 p.m. at the community room in Coulee Medical...

 
 By Bob Valen    News    August 16, 2017 

This dehydrated July was one of very few

You can almost hear the ground gasping with a slow, agonizing, parched voice, pleading for some water. A bit dramatic, I guess. Certainly, it has been dry around and in the Coulee. There were some recent isolated showers here and there, nothing to...

 

Boating Program leads statewide effort to increase paddlesports safety

OLYMPIA – July  27, 2017 – With eight weekends left of summer and warm, dry weather in the forecast, Washington State Parks’ Boating Program wants paddlesports enthusiasts to be sure they understand boating laws and risks before they head out...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 8/8 - A man told police that someone had attempted to break into his apartment on Continental Heights. Officers could not find evidence to support the claim. 8/9 - Police noticed activity at a house on West Grand Coulee Avenue...

 
 By press release    News    August 9, 2017

US 2 roundabout construction begins on Thursday, Aug. 10 near Airway Heights and Fairchild Air Force Base west of Spokane

US 2 roundabout construction begins on Thursday, Aug. 10 near Airway Heights and Fairchild Air Force Base west of Spokane AIRWAY HEIGHTS, WA – Construction of a multi-lane roundabout on US 2 just west of Airway Heights begins early Thursday,...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 9, 2017

Pacific Science Center presents at elementary

"Jolts & Volts." That's the name of the presentation that was put on Aug. 2 by the Pacific Science Center to about 50 kids at the Lake Roosevelt Elementary School. Katie Wellens of the Pacific...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    August 9, 2017

New football coach predicting good year

There will be a new wave of enthusiasm when the Raiders of Lake Roosevelt’s football team take to Green Field this fall. There will be the old and the new, according to head football coach Bubba Egbert. He will be part of the new, as he takes over...

 

Sheriff, tribal authorities arrest two in Coulee Dam

Lincoln County sheriff deputies assisted Colville Tribal Police with a search warrant in Coulee Dam Tuesday morning, Sheriff Wade Magers said Tuesday night on Facebook. He said two suspects of common interest to the two jurisdictions were arrested...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 9, 2017

Where's the smoke from?

A number of fires are burning in the Pacific Northwest and in British Columbia, the smoke from which has found its way to our area, and all over Washington, and is unhealthy to breathe. Over 100 fires are reported as burning in British Columbia,...

 
 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...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 9, 2017

State nixes speed limit changes

The Washington State Department of Transportation has nixed any change in the speed limit from Coulee Playland to the city limits of Grand Coulee. The Electric City council had the topic on its agenda Tuesday night, but a letter from the DOT...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    August 9, 2017

Study lists needs of school district

The Grand Coulee Dam School District’s new “Study and Survey” is on its way to the state superintendent’s office. The document was prepared by Design West, the district’s architectural firm, and is an overview of the district and its...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    August 9, 2017

Open for control

Grant County Mosquito District 2 will meet in its new building Thursday night at 7 p.m. for the first time. The 40-foot by 80-foot, 3,200-square-foot building houses the district's chemical storage,...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    August 9, 2017

Sky Rangers plan a busy week

The Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area’s Sky Rangers plan three events this week. Wednesday, at Spring Canyon, from 3-5 p.m., you can learn about the upcoming Aug. 21 solar eclipse. On Friday, Aug. 11, at Crescent Bay, rangers will be on hand...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 9, 2017

Happy cyclists cross continent for cancer fund

Bicyclists on a cross-country journey stopped in Grand Coulee Aug. 1 on their way from Baltimore to Seattle. The group "4k for Cancer" is a fundraiser for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. Doug...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 7/26 - A delivery person who had turned into the Bureau of Reclamation administrative area was escorted by security personnel to the correct delivery location. Police were called to stand by. 7/31 - A man on Mead Avenue told...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 2, 2017

Man dies in crash

An Omak man died in a car wreck just north of Nespelem Saturday night. The Washington State Patrol reports that Ronald R. Hance, 39, was driving a 1998 Dodge Ram pickup northbound on SR-155 when it left the road to the right about 12:41 a.m. The...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 2, 2017

Couple's car recovered after theft

After a thief in the night stole their cash, credit cards, car and luggage a week ago, an Electric City couple were happy to have at least their car returned with only minor damage. "I'm so happy to...

 

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