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 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 19, 2017 

Honest man turns in found cash

What would you have done? James A. Fox, from Grand Coulee, turned in to put some gas into his car last Tuesday at Coulee Gas and found a wad of cash totaling $1,000. Fox promptly went to the Grand Coulee Police Department across the street and gave...

 

Updated 11: 48 a.m.: High-speed chase ends on Peter Dan Road, suspects reportedly still at large

A high speed chase ended on Peter Dan Road when two vehicles, a car and a truck, both crashed into the landslide that spans the road. A woman, apparently a nearby resident, told The Star that two...

 
 News    April 19, 2017 

Daylight damage

Update: The driver of the vehicle, Phil Grunlose, was having a heart attack at the time of the incident, and as of Thursday was still hospitalized, his wife confirmed. Turf flies behind a pickup on...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 19, 2017 

Coulee Dam's wastewater treatment facility moves ahead

Coulee Dam’s new wastewater treatment facility got big push ahead last week as the town council approved interim financing to get the project started, then approved the bid to build it for more than expected, but with more cost-saving features....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 19, 2017 

City to hire work on new parks

Electric City’s park plan got a boost April 11, when the city council looked favorably on recommendations from the Parks and Recreation Committee (PARC). The council agreed to move forward on hiring an engineering or landscape firm to draw final...

 
 News    April 19, 2017 

Miller selected to city council seat

Jeremy Miller was unanimously selected last Tuesday night to fill the vacancy on the Electric City council. He was one of three candidates that submitted a letter of interest in serving on the council to replace Brad Parrish who resigned about six...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 19, 2017 

Bureau of Reclamation seeks comment on proposed overhaul

The Bureau of Reclamation is asking for comments from interested parties on a planned overhaul of 18 generators in the left and right powherhouses of Grand Coulee Dam. The generators have been in service for some 70 years and need repair, the bureau...

 
 News    April 19, 2017 

Newsbriefs

Parish on parks The Electric City Council selected former city councilman Brad Parrish to serve on the city’s Parks and Recreation Committee. Parrish had been active as a council member in getting the city’s Revitalization plan started and is a...

 
 News    April 19, 2017 

House saved from fire

Firefighters cut holes in the side and roof of a house at 111 Washington Place in Electric City Thursday, but saved it from burning down. A bathroom light-ceiling fan combination unit caused the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 19, 2017 

Price of power goes up in Elmer City

Elmer City residents will see a 2-percent increase in their power bills as a result of an increase in electric costs from Nespelem Valley Electric, town council members learned last Thursday. The town was advised by NVE that its power rates would go...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 19, 2017 

Earth Day event on Friday

The Colville Confederated Tribes is hosting their 8th Annual Celebration of Earth Day on Friday, April 21st, the day before Earth Day, at the Colville Agency powwow grounds near Nespelem. The event is scheduled to last from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.,...

 
 By Press Release    News    April 19, 2017 

Two arrested for home burglary near Soap Lake

SOAP LAKE, Wash. (19APR2017) – Two people are in jail today after a home burglary just north of Soap Lake. For two nights in a row, a home in the 22000 block of State Route 17 North had been burglarized. That prompted a Grant County sheriff’s...

 

Emergency declared and flood warnings issued in Okanogan Co.

Okanogan County commissioners declared a state of emergency Monday, due to threat of flooding and debris problems on county roads. Commissioners passed the resolution after county roads suffered damage from heavy precipitation recently. They...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 12, 2017

Fire destroys home in Grand Coulee

Fire destroyed a home at 323 Roosevelt Drive in Grand Coulee late Saturday evening. A family of four were away at the time of the fire; however, two dogs died in the blaze. The Jesus Llamas family...

 

Controlling the flow

As some 203,000 cubic feet of water per second flows downstream of Grand Coulee Dam Sunday evening, about 58,000 cfs comes down the spillway through seven outlet tubes while the Bureau of Reclamation...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 12, 2017

Local hunter acquitted of hunting charges

A landmark court ruling in Nelson, British Columbia. states that members of the Arrow Lakes (Sinixt) tribe are now allowed to hunt on their traditional lands, where their ancestors had hunted for thousands of years prior to European contact. The ruli...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 12, 2017

County investigating turberculosis case

Grant County Health District reported this week that officials there are investigating what might be a single case of tuberculosis. The person in question was treated in several health care facilities in Grant County during the course of the illness....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 12, 2017

Two egg hunts planned for Easter weekend

Two community Easter egg hunts are planned for the area this year. The Lions Club will hold its 80th community Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 15, at the former middle school field in Grand Coulee. It is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. and is for...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 12, 2017

Blaylock to retire, but will keep on hugging

There will soon be new management at the Care and Share Food Bank. Fern Blaylock is retiring from that position after taking care of people's food and other needs for decades. Fern, 81, plans to...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 12, 2017

Parade set for May 13

Parade forms went out this week to those wanting to en ter the Colorama Parade, May 13. You can enter by filling out parade forms found online at grandcouleedam.o y a cr/parade. Peggy Nevsimal, executive director of the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 12, 2017

Triple fish challenge coming April 22 and 23

It might sound a little fishy — that’s because it is. Here’s your opportunity to win an Achilles four-person inflatable boat and Yamaha outboard motor. All you have to do is place first in the 5th Annual Triple Fish Challenge tournament, April...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 5, 2017

Grand Coulee man gets maximum sentence

A Grand Coulee man was sentenced in Grant County Superior Court Monday to 29 months imprisonment for possession of stolen property. According to the Grant County Prosecutor’s Office, Melvin Toulou, Jr., 43, still faces three additional Grant...

 

Keeping on top of it

Workers clean off the surface of drum gate 3 on top of Grand Coulee Dam last week. Maintenance on the drum gates, which let water over the dam when necessary, occurs annually as lake levels allow. -...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 5, 2017

Charges dismissed on former LR teacher

After years of court dates and a life put on hold, a former Lake Roosevelt High School Spanish teacher had a burden lifted by Okanogan County Superior Court Monday, when it dismissed charges of...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 5, 2017

Three seek city council seat

Electric City will soon fill its vacancy on the city council. Three residents of the city filed letters of interest to fill the vacancy after Brad Parrish resigned a couple of months ago. City Clerk Russell Powers said that the three — Jeremy Mille...

 

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