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 By Roger S. Lucas    News    January 17, 2018 

Objections voiced to short-term home rentals

A Lakeview Avenue couple in Electric City attended the council meeting last Tuesday to protest the proposed establishment of a short-term vacation rental area. David and Nancy Brown, who live at 19 Lakeview Avenue, responded to a neighbor who has...

 

Big snowfall

Traffic eases along Midway Avenue in Grand Coulee Thursday as a heavy snow falls. The Bureau of Reclamation recorded 4.8 inches of snow that day, and multiple traffic incidents occurred on slippery...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 17, 2018 

Man killed after losing control of pickup truck

A Coulee City man died Thursday morning when the pickup he was driving slid off the highway into Lake Lenore upside down. Harold J. Chadwick, 78, and Connie Chadwick, 74, were headed south on SR-17 when the 1996 Ford F150 rotated clockwise and went...

 

Newsbriefs

City council assigns reps The Electric City council named two of its members to outside boards at its meeting last Tuesday. Richard McGuire was named to continue representing the city to the Grant County Transit Authority; Birdie Hensley was named...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 17, 2018 

People discuss local public transportation needs

Various organizations gathered at the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center last Thursday to get input from the public and discuss problems with, and possible solutions for, local public transportation. In...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 17, 2018 

New mayor, council members take over

Three new town council members and a new mayor took the oath of office at the first council meeting of the new year last Wednesday. Larry Price, who was elected in November with a nearly 74-percent...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    January 17, 2018 

Local school head addresses state lawmakers

Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Paul Turner had an opportunity to give state Senate lawmakers a touch of reality Jan. 9, after being invited to talk about discipline in schools. He was one of three superintendents that the Senate...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 17, 2018 

Council rolls back discounts for seniors, disabled

At the beginning of a new era in Coulee Dam, the city council Wednesday night rolled back one of the last pieces of legislation passed under the previous council in December. Councilmember Keith St. Jeor had voted against a measure at a special meeti...

 
 By Taylor McAvoy    News    January 17, 2018 

Gun regulations draw an overflow crowd to hearing

Nearly 1,000 people from law enforcement, gun rights groups, gun violence prevention groups, veterans, and Washington residents signed in to support or oppose contested firearm bills heard on Monday,...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    January 17, 2018 

New town council member seated

Elmer City has a new town council member. Jesus Lopez was sworn in at the town’s last council meeting, Jan. 11, after telling the council that he would like to make a contribution to the town and see it grow. He came to the area from California...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 1/4- A Burdin Boulevard man was ticketed after being stopped for expired tabs. While telling the driver why he was stopped on the tabs issue, the officer noted that an infant was improperly restrained in the front seat. That was added...

 

Residents voted on new park names

Residents of Electric City have let it be known how they wanted two proposed city parks to be named. City dwellers who came into the office to pay their utility bill were given an opportunity to cast their vote for the naming of the two parks last...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 10, 2018

Care Net helping young mothers

Care Net, a facility that helps young mothers, expecting mothers, and those who suspect they may be expecting, has operated in the area for over a year now and has had positive feedback from local...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 10, 2018

Man killed after losing control of pickup truck

A Coulee City man died Thursday morning when the pickup he was driving slid off the highway into Lake Lenore upside down. Harold J. Chadwick, 78, and Connie Chadwick, 74, were headed south on SR 17...

 

Superintendent to meet with senators

Superintendent Paul Turner was in Olympia Tuesday to address the Washington State Senate Education Committee on discipline in the Lake Roosevelt School District. Turner was one of several superintendents in the state invited to address the senate...

 

Mayors to discuss differences on sewer system issues

The mayors of Coulee Dam and Elmer City plan to meet next Tuesday to discuss the eventual hookup of the Elmer City sewer system to Coulee Dam’s new plant and the discrepancy in several billing invoices. Elmer City has outlined how it can solve the...

 

Newsbriefs

Lockdown was a precaution Lake Roosevelt Schools were secured in a lockdown Monday when a suspicious figure was seen around the schools. “We called the Coulee Dam authorities, secured the building, and stayed in secured status until the...

 

Taking flight

Spooked by a photographer, Canada geese seem to run on the water of Banks Lake with Steamboat Rock in the background Thursday, an overcast day. See our weather forecast for the week on page 8. -...

 

Fog and rocks

Motorists at the Million Dollar Mile on SR-155 clear what debris they can to open up the southbound lane after a rockslide blocked both lanes about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday. State Department of...

 

Big fish sculpture may get a second leap

Those of you who are still wondering where the big sculpted wood fish has gone, just be patient, it might soon be back. You will recall the big blow back in July 2012, when one of the region’s fiercest wind storms toppled a couple of evergreen...

 

Arts grant to expand local program

The Northwest Native Development Fund recently received a $32,000 grant to grow its arts program, the lending agency announced this week in a press release. The grant from the First Nations Development Institute of Longmont, Colorado, will support...

 

Turkey problem not so simple

A turkey problem in Electric City is more complicated that it seems. The council had invited wildlife agent Eric Braaten to its meeting Tuesday night to talk about wild turkeys and what the city could do about their ever-expanding numbers. If...

 
 By Taylor McAvoy    News    January 10, 2018

Lawmaker unveils ambitious plan to protect Salish Sea

A far-reaching package of laws aimed at clean water, orca whale protection, and phasing out fish farms in the Salish Sea could come before state legislators this year. Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island plans to introduce the Salish Sea Protection...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 12/18 - A Fortuyn Road woman reported to police that her bank card had been stolen and some $3,000 had been charged to it. She reported that her bank is working with her to determine who had used the card. 12/28 - The owner of Pepper...

 
 By Josh Kelety    News    January 10, 2018

Governor rolls out carbon tax proposal and Republicans balk

Governor Jay Inslee rolled out his most recent proposal to tax carbon emissions across the state of Washington. The proposal he unveiled on Tuesday is sweeping: emissions generated by power plants and transportation fuels — with the exception of...

 

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