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 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 17, 2017 

School district sends strong comments to USBR

The Grand Coulee Dam School District issued a strong response to invitations for comments on a Bureau of Reclamation proposed modernization program. The Bureau had advertised for draft environmental assessment comments on its 12-year plan to...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 17, 2017 

Big load to cause big delays on local highways next week

[Update] The company planning the move of the big transformer has delayed the move after "discrepancies" were noted during a "weigh and measure" session with the state Department of Transportation, the company said. No word yet on a new schedule....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 17, 2017 

Bureau road work will include traffic delays

The Bureau of Reclamation has a number of construction projects going on lately, and drivers will notice some delays, starting this week. ACCU Construction Inc., based in Santa Ana, California, got the $4 million contract, which involves repair to...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 17, 2017 

Colorama a big hit despite weather

Colorama was a huge success! That assessment came early this week from a variety of sources, not the least from the chamber of commerce and Ridge Rider officials, the two sponsoring groups. Even...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 17, 2017 

Plenty of winners listed for the rodeo

Those rodeo cowboys didn't waver, even with threatening skies both Friday and Saturday, as they competed for a lot of money in the 61st Colorama Pro-West Rodeo at the Ridge Rider grounds in Delano....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 17, 2017 

Mock crash brings out the grief

The horrific scene was only revealed after five buses of students and staff from Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School arrived and had lined up behind yellow police tape to witness a disturbing...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 17, 2017 

Tribal primary sets up June election

There will be some changes on the Colville Business Council as two vacated seats will be filled and some incumbents could be in trouble after the May 6 Primary Election absentee votes were totaled. There will be new business council members in the...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 17, 2017 

Speed limit change suggested

A Kelso Street resident appeared at Electric City’s last council meeting to suggest that if Grand Coulee adopted an ATV ordinance, he would like to see the speed limit between the two cities dropped so those owning all-terrain vehicles could...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 17, 2017 

Hardware bear gets famous

A bear who visited Coulee Hardware has received some national attention. The bear, reported to police as being in Coulee Hardware’s outside, fenced-in storage area at 8:53 p.m. on May 6, had escaped the area by the time police arrived. Soon...

 
 News    May 17, 2017 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 5/7 - A landlord on Burdin Boulevard was advised by police that he couldn’t just move a tenant out of his place without going through the eviction process. - An Electric City woman was arrested and will be charged with...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 10, 2017

School district exploring options for cuts

School Superintendent Paul Turner is doing his budget for next year, quite possibly the most difficult he will ever prepare. The Grand Coulee Dam School District is facing what he described to the board as a potential $745,000 shortfall if...

 

Future fire station design shown

This architectural rendering depicts what the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's new fire station off Highway 155 will look like in the evening about a year from now as construction is completed. Crews...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 10, 2017

Some incumbents trail in tribal primary

Tribal members went to the polls Saturday in the primary election to determine who will run in the general election June 24. Six positions will be open this year, two that currently do not have incumbents. The vote totals are from the poll voting....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 10, 2017

Local educators honored

Several local educators in two districts were honored last month, chosen for accolades in front of their counterparts from district all over this part of the state. Their own union members voted to...

 

Newsbriefs

Lions to offer eye screening at CMC Grand Coulee Lions Club is joining forces with Coulee Medical Center for a free eye screening during Health Week May 15-19. The screenings will be made from 7-10 a.m. at the hospital. For more information you can...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 10, 2017

Dozens of elective offices set for elections this year

The period for filing candidates intentions to seek elective offices is set for May 15-19, with the primary election scheduled for August 1 and the general election set for Nov. 7. The area’s two school districts, Grand Coulee Dam and Nespelem,...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 10, 2017

Big instant replays coming to bull ride

The Cleatis Lacy Memorial Bull Ride, happening June 16, will move into the big time this year with a giant replay screen, rodeo officials said this week. George Kohout, president of the Ridge Riders, said last week that an agreement has been made...

 

City now accepting credit cards

The city of Grand Coulee now accepts payment for utility bills and traffic fines by credit or debit card, City Clerk Carol Boyce said last week. The city will accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover Cards through a special linkup with...

 

Expect delays on highway

The Bureau of Reclamation says that, weather pending, Highway 155 will be chip sealed from just south of Pole Park to just below the Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center. Chip sealing, a common maintenance procedure, will take place from Monday, May 15...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 10, 2017

Bureau road work will include traffic delays

The Bureau of Reclamation has a number of construction projects going on lately, and drivers will notice some delays, starting this week. ACCU Construction Inc., based in Santa Ana, California, got the $4 million contract, which involves repair to...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 3, 2017

New color run coming to Colorama

A new 5K Colorama Color Run will be held at North Dam Park this year, adding literal “color” for Colorama to participants who want to revel in the spirit of the festival. The run begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 13, at North Dam Park. For those...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 3, 2017

Steamboat campground construction still delayed

Thirty new campsites at Steamboat Rock State Park will still have to wait to become a reality, with no set date for construction to resume. Currently the area for the new campsites is just a big, empty lot of sand, just as it was left in the fall of...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 3, 2017

LR gets new sound system

A new sound system was being installed Tuesday in the gym at Lake Roosevelt, including new mixing equipment and a new wireless mic system, just in time for a spring music concert. The new equipment became necessary as the old equipment failed at the...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 3, 2017

Center School items to be sold

Say you attended Center School in Grand Coulee and you have always wanted something to remember your days there. Now is your chance! The Grand Coulee Dam School District directors have OK’d a long list of surplus materials from Center School, and...

 
 News    May 3, 2017

Newsbriefs

Sound system to get tested The new sound system at Lake Roosevelt High School gym will get tested tonight (Wednesday) at 6:30 when the school band, art department and choir will be performing. The public is invited. Flags ceremony coming up The Isle...

 

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