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 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 16, 2018 

Man arrested after guns stolen

Police arrested and jailed a 41-year-old Grand Coulee man after he was identified by separate people as the person entering a house at 208 Banks Avenue after another local house had been broken into and guns taken. Jonathan J. Anderson was booked int...

 
 News    May 16, 2018 

Crushin' it in the parade

The children's wrestling group Coulee Crushers travels on their float in the Colorama Parade Saturday. Results of the festival's events are on page 8. - Scott Hunter photo...

 
 By press release    News    May 16, 2018 

Flash floods and storms could make Okanogan flooding worse today

The following is an update on behalf of the Okanogan Department of Emergency Management & Northeast Washington Interagency Incident Management Team on the flooding in Okanogan County and a current flash flood warning: OKANOGAN FLOODING 2018 Incident...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 16, 2018 

Congressional candidate comes to town

Christine Brown, Democratic candidate for Washington's 4th Congressional District, spoke to a small crowd in Coulee Dam on May 9 about her views, and listened to views of those attending. Brown is...

 
 News    May 16, 2018 

Rep. Newhouse files for reelection

Congressman Dan Newhouse, R – Sunnyside, officially filed for reelection at the Newhouse Campaign Headquarters Monday in Yakima. Newhouse is a third generation Yakima Valley farmer and conservative businessman. He has represented Washington’s...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 16, 2018 

Students to seek removal of state folk song "Roll on, Columbia"

Students at Lake Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School intend to petition the state Legislature to reject the state’s official folk song because its original lyrics contain references they consider racist. Seventh-grade students studying state...

 
 News    May 16, 2018 

Newsbriefs

Ballot boxes to be set Grant County will be installing a new ballot box near the bus stop across from Electric City City Hall to follow a state law passed in 2017 that requires a drop box in every city, town, and census-designated place with a post...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 16, 2018 

New art gallery will open

A new art gallery in Grand Coulee will be showing and selling art by established artists as well as by up-and-comers. Located on Spokane Way, Titwáatit Native American Art Gallery will be holding...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 16, 2018 

No fire, just smoke at school

An alarm that drew six fire engines, an ambulance, 22 firefighters and emergency medical personnel, plus three police officers tested their response plan but revealed only smoke at the high school gym Thursday about 3:45 p.m. The problem was apparent...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 16, 2018 

Developer denied waiver of improvements

After letters exchanged between lawyers, Electric City resident Wayne Snyder will have to submit a new short plat application concerning the details of his 17-acre, four-lot subdivision on Snyder Hill Road. The city denied Snyder a waiver that would...

 
 News    May 16, 2018 

Tribal voters choose candidates

Officials returns for the May 5 Colville Business Council primary election show major shifts between the poll votes and absentee ballots, ensuring a race for the current chairman and clearly defining the top two candidates in each of four districts....

 
 News    May 16, 2018 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 5/8 - A Nespelem driver was cited for driving with a suspended license after he was stopped because of a faulty light. - A woman who had a warrant for her arrest was seen on Midway Avenue, arrested and taken to Grant County jail....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 9, 2018

Congressional candidate holding town hall Wednesday night

A candidate for Congress announced a tour of the state’s 4th Congressional District that includes a town-hall meeting tonight (Wednesday) in Coulee Dam and a coffee shop visit the next morning. The Christine Brown for Congress campaign announced...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 9, 2018

You're in for a Colorama ride

Fasten your belts; you're in for a ride. This year's Colorama Festival kicks off Thursday, May 10, and extends well into Sunday. There are wild rides featured in Rainier Amusements carnival alley at...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 9, 2018

Medical center creates case and tour for baby delivery

It's not easy for most people in policy-making positions far away to appreciate what the word "rural" actually means. That's a problem when it could mean life or death. That's a point people with Coul...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 9, 2018

State's highest court meets in area

The Washington State Supreme Court paid a visit to the Colville Confederated Tribes on May 7 and 8, meeting with high school students, holding a public forum, and reviewing cases. The court visits...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 9, 2018

New book released by author from area

It’s impossible not to picture the coulee area while reading Bruce Holbert’s new book “Whiskey.” It’s impossible because it takes place here. The novel follows two brothers, Smoker and Andre, as they drink through the drama in their lives...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 9, 2018

Wilders provide hamburgers and hot dogs at tennis matches

Ian Wilder competed at the state level in tennis for the Coulee Dam Beavers in 1964. Now, he serves hamburgers and hot dogs at the same courts to the home team and visiting teams alike, free of...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 9, 2018

Colville poll votes tallied

Jarred-Michael Erickson leads Janet (Wak Wak) Nicholson by just one vote in the Saturday polling for Nespelem Position 1 on the Colville Business Council, one of seven seats up for election. The poll vote was certified Monday, but can change...

 
 News    May 9, 2018

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 4/30 - Police checked on the occupants of a truck that left the alley after hours from behind Loepps, which had furniture in it. The driver told the officer that he had permission to take the items from a clerk at the store. The officer...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 2, 2018

CNA class to be first step in skill center vision for school

The Grand Coulee Dam School District is visualizing possibilities for what they call a “skill center,” a place where students can learn skills that lead directly to jobs, particularly jobs in the local area. The district is working on the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 2, 2018

Popular fishing hole reopens

You can now fish along the east side of the Columbia River near the Third Powerhouse of Grand Coulee Dam from sunrise until sunset. Closed after the September 11 terrorist attack in 2001, the spot is...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 2, 2018

Fish-raising program needs volunteers to continue

The fish-raising program that keeps Banks Lake supplied with trout is in danger of ending. Carl Russell, who ran POWER (Promoters of Wildlife and Environmental Resources) for a number of years and is still active in the organization, said this week...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 2, 2018

Buttons, parade, helicopter coming

The Colorama Festival Button for this year’s celebration is now on sale. Buy a button for $3, help support Colorama, and you’re in the mix to win one of the many prizes attached to the buttons. All the buttons are numbered and the drawing for...

 
 News    May 2, 2018

Newsbriefs

Deadline approaches for flags It’s just about time for the Isle of Flags dedication. The deadline for ordering flags for the dedication is May 18. If you want to have a flag dedicated and in place to honor your deceased veteran for this year’s...

 

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