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 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 25, 2015 

School district tightens discipline rules

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board took steps Monday night to improve conduct on school buses and in the classrooms. After a debate about priorities, the board voted to add four temporary positions to provide better discipline in selected...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 25, 2015 

Two teens die in Coulee City crash

Two teenagers were killed and a third injured in Coulee City Friday night when the car they were in left the road and hit a light pole at the city park. The driver, Auston Frye, 17, of Hartline; and...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 25, 2015 

Wild horse roundup halted

A roundup of wild horses on the Colville Indian Reservation was stopped just before noon Sunday due to mounting pressure from tribal members. The roundup had been planned to take about three weeks, ga...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 25, 2015 

Local hospital ekes a profit

Coulee Medical Center managed to show a slim profit in January, following months of losses, mostly due to downward adjustments in the amounts due from Medicaid in 2014. CMC’s financial statements for January showed a $1,351 gain on the bottom...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 25, 2015 

Nordine willing to take mayor's seat

John Nordine, mayor pro-tem in Electric City, said last week that he would be willing to fill out the unexpired term of Mayor Jerry Sands, who is resigning. Sands will serve until the last day of February. Sands became mayor in 2009, and resigned,...

 
 News    February 25, 2015 

Newsbriefs

Attendance up at schools Grand Coulee Dam schools reported an average of 709 students for the month of February, two students more than was reported in January and 49 students over the budgeted 660 students, and 43 more students than the same month l...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 25, 2015 

Crosswalk flagged for safety

Electric City has a new crosswalk program that promotes safety, and, if successful, will be expanded to another crosswalk in the city. This week those using the crosswalk to the city's post office...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 25, 2015 

Center School building headed toward a sale

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board declared Center School and its 8.5 acre property surplus Monday night. The board authorized Superintendent Dennis Carlson to move forward and schedule a public hearing so the public could have input on the p...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 25, 2015 

Summit will explore possible facility uses

A summit on what to do with the old middle school buidling in Grand Coulee will be held at the site on March 12, from 11- 2 pm. The event is organized by a committee of the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce, which is inviting various...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 18, 2015

Electric City Mayor Sands resigns

Electric City Mayor Jerry Sands has submitted his resignation, effective at the end of February. In a letter to the editor that appears in this week’s Star newspaper, Sands notes that he and his wife Connie would like to spend more time with...

 
 News    February 18, 2015

Self expression invited

Lake Roosevelt High School art student Kiana Sam works on her technique in an assignment Friday studying the art of Wassily Kandinsky, one of the founders of pure abstraction in the early 20th...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 18, 2015

Two teens die in Coulee City crash

Two teenagers were killed and a third injured in Coulee City Friday night when the car they were in left the road and hit a light pole at the city park. The driver, Auston Frye, 17, of Hartline; and a passenger, Pedro Huitron, 18, of Lind, died in...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 18, 2015

Wild horse roundup halted

A roundup of wild horse on the Colville Indian Reservation was stopped just before noon Sunday due to mounting pressure from tribal members. The roundup had been planned to take about three weeks,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 18, 2015

Electric City Council: no restrictions on outbuilding size

Electric City’s council voted to remove any restrictions on the size of accessory buildings at its meeting last Tuesday night. The city’s planning commission had sent up a litany of proposed changes to the building code, the accessory building...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 18, 2015

Artist to visit school and area

Lucinda Parker, a Portland artist who has been selected to create art for the new school, will be here next Sunday, Monday and part of Tuesday. Parker, an abstract painter, was selected from among several artists who were recommended by the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 18, 2015

Electric City agrees to half fund consolidation study

Electric City stepped up to the plate last Tuesday night and pledged up to $15,000 to move the idea of consolidating local cities along, and now the ball is in Grand Coulee’s court. The city council action was a boost for the chamber of commerce, w...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 18, 2015

Chamber honors outstanding members

The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce singled out members to honor at its annual banquet last Thursday night at Pepper Jack's Bar and Grille. The Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union was voted...

 
 News    February 18, 2015

Newsbriefs

Sewer plant updated meeting slated The town of Coulee Dam will hold a wastewater treatment meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 25, beginning at 5 p.m. at town hall. The findings of an alternative analysis for updating the town’s plant will be discussed. The...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 18, 2015

Final count shows heavy support for school levy

After Thursday’s ballot tabulations, the favorable vote for Grand Coulee Dam School District’s special levy remained at more than 65 percent. The final count in the mail-in-ballot election that ended Tuesday, Feb. 10, shows 734 yes votes and 381...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 18, 2015

Poised to tighten, council instead loosens tourism purse strings

Electric City has voted to put all of its hotel/motel tax money in one account and asked its attorney to draw up an ordinance indicating this. The city council, in response to the chamber of commerce’s objections to the city holding a large reserve...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 18, 2015

New sidewalks for Elmer City

Council members in Elmer City got a glance of what the sidewalk project that will be funded by a Transportation Improvement Board grant will look like at its meeting last Thursday night. Th town was awarded the $225,375 grant by the Washington State...

 
 By Alice Day    News    February 18, 2015

Surplus state-held water rights targeted for irrigation, local uses

OLYMPIA—Local communities could have more access to water if legislators succeed in implementing a new system of leasing surplus state-owned water rights. A bill proposed by Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside, would require state agencies to more...

 
 By Cooper Inveen    News    February 18, 2015

$15 billion bi-partisan Senate transportation plan unveiled

After 22 months of negotiations, four senators—two Republicans and two Democrats—have unveiled a $15 billion transportation package with an 11.7 cents-per-gallon gas tax increase at its revenue core. “It’s been a thorough and tough...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 11, 2015

School levy passes by large margin

Grand Coulee Dam School District passed its four-year school levy with a whopping 65-percent approval from the four-county area, Tuesday’s results showed. It caused Karen Depew, who chairs the Citizens for Quality Education committee, to say,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas and Alice Day    News    February 11, 2015

Class size law could require four new classrooms, but school is full

To school officials here, and throughout the state, Initiative 1351, passed by voters in November, is just another financial unfunded nightmare. The initiative calls for smaller class sizes, an idea...

 

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