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 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 7, 2016 

People meet for a "community watch" start

In a spirit of concern and cooperation, Coulee Dam had its first “Community Watch” meeting last Tuesday night. About 45 people turned out at the old stone church in Coulee Dam, to discuss the rash of burglaries and car prowls that have occurred...

 
 News    December 7, 2016 

Could have been much worse

Rescuers work to hoist back up their heavy gear after getting four young people out of a wrecked Honda Passport in which they had been headed to school Tuesday morning. A witness at the scene said...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    December 7, 2016 

Tribal veterans join thousands at pipeline protest and victory

Smiles and tears accompanied song and prayer last week as members of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation gave an appreciative sendoff to 10 armed forces veterans who were heading to...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 7, 2016 

Change planned for PUD office

Grant County PUD plans to switch its Grand Coulee office to a drive-up service sometime early next year. Speaking for the PUD, public affairs manager Thomas Stredwick said Tuesday that there will still be a public presence at the Grand Coulee...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 7, 2016 

No bidders for Center School building

The proposed sale of Center School failed to receive any bids, school officials stated Monday. That makes twice that the school district has requested bidders to buy the Center School and property. Both times no one offered bids. Deadline for the cur...

 
 News    December 7, 2016 

Newsbriefs

Library festivities planned Children should get ready for a fun night at Grand Coulee Library. There will be a special holiday lighting, gifts, refreshments and a lot of fun for everyone, Thursday, Dec. 15, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Librarian Lisa...

 
 News    December 7, 2016 

Minor damage

A fire late Monday morning at 415 North Columbia in Coulee Dam damaged the rear area of a garage at the home of Tim Wilging. The fire brought trucks from Electric City, Grand Coulee and the Bureau of...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 30, 2016

New pharmacy projected for 2017

Grand Coulee Dam area residents may soon have a second option for where they pick up their prescription drugs. Coulee Medical Center expects to have a new retail pharmacy up and running by early 2017, according to Jonathan Owens, chief executive...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 30, 2016

Kids line up for Santa at North Dam Park

About 80 children showed up to see Santa Claus and to take part in a "cake walk" program last Saturday at North Dam Park. A number of local citizens provided cakes, some 25 in all, to be passed out...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 30, 2016

CMC planning new daycare center for employees

Coulee Medical Center has “every intention” of building a daycare center for their employees, according to Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Owens. Completion of the project is anticipated for May or June 2017, at the latest, Owens told his board...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 30, 2016

City hall renovations to continue

Electric City plans to continue its renovation of city hall next year. The 2017 improvements include new windows and doors. The project is being funded in the 2017 budget and is expected to cost less than $20,000. In the last year, city hall was...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 30, 2016

Nespelem Elementary students don their lab coats

Students at Nespelem Elementary received a hands-on science experience from chemical engineers from Washington State University last week. Doctor Seu Ha, an immigrant from Korea, received his...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 30, 2016

Proposed Electric City park will wait for grant

Electric City’s proposed park, behind the fire department building, may not get developed until sometime in 2018, city officials stated. The council, at its October budget workshop, decided to wait until a grant application to Washington State...

 
 News    November 30, 2016

LR National Recreation Area Public Scoping Meeting

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is considering expanding recreational areas at the northern half of the recreation area. The National Park Service unit will host a public scoping meeting at the Community Colleges of Spokane Colville Campus,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 30, 2016

Adding bus possible, but drivers still needed

The Grand Coulee Dam School District will have enough money in its transportation fund to order another new bus next year, according to the financial report school board members heard Monday night. Already the district has two new 35-passenger buses...

 
 News    November 30, 2016

Free compost class

Learn how to compost your yard and garden waste at a free class on Thursday, December 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Grant County Public Works public meeting room located at 124 Enterprise St. SE, Ephrata.  The class will last approximately 60...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 30, 2016

Bids due on old school

Bids on the sale of Center School, and property surrounding it, are due this Thursday. Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Paul Turner said that his understanding was that three parties might be bidding on the old school. But he reminded...

 
 News    November 30, 2016

Ski Club meeting next Wednesday

The Grand Coulee Dam Area Ski Club will be having an informational meeting on December 7th. We will be meeting at Nespelem School at 5:15 and then at Lake Roosevelt High school at 7:30. Loup Loup representatives will be here to issue season passes...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 23, 2016

Town gets major grant for streets

Coulee Dam will get some major road and sidewalk work done as a result of a state grant that will pay for most of it in 2018. The state Department of Transportation announced last week it has awarded...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 23, 2016

Group meets on sidewalk problem in Coulee Dam

A group of some 22 Coulee Dam citizens met in Electric City Monday night, intent on allying in an effort to impress their town council to fix the sidewalks. The issue of fixing sidewalks has been gaining attention since Fred Netzel, who called the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 23, 2016

New playground opened for Nespelem Elementary School

Nespelem Elementary opened up a new playground on Tuesday when student Feather Fry cut the ceremonial ribbon and the children rushed to play with the colorful new equipment. The playground, which...

 
 News    November 23, 2016

Horne to fill seat

Grand Coulee filled its vacant city council seat last Tuesday night. The council voted in Mike Horne, owner of MPH Repair on Midway Avenue. Both Horne and Alan Cain had submitted “letters of interest” in filling the Position 4 council seat,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 23, 2016

Pickup crashes into home

A pickup crashed through a chain-link fence and caused several thousand dollars of damage to a business and residence in Electric City in the middle of the night last Thursday. A police report on the...

 
 News    November 23, 2016

Newsbriefs

A light for security Jerry Sands and Paulette Webley requested that a street light be placed on a pole in the alley near the Grand Coulee Veterinary Clinic. Sands’ letter noted that several of his storage units had been broken into, and Webley had...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 23, 2016

Elmer City to get state road funds

Elmer City was selected to receive a “chip seal” grant from the state Department of Transportation, city officials learned Monday. The Transportation Improvement Board grant is for $82,705, and funds will be available in 2018 for a project on...

 

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