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 By Roger S. Lucas    News    October 18, 2017 

Town to build its own sewer plant

Elmer City voted last Thursday to build its own wastewater treatment plant. The measure to build a modular plant, on property to be determined, got a unanimous vote from the town’s five council members. The decision wasn’t much of a surprise,...

 
 By press release    News    October 18, 2017 

Traffic stop leads to heroin and meth busts amounting to $1.2M in drugs

MOSES LAKE, Wash. (17OCT2017) – In response to an October 5 traffic stop by Moses Lake Police Department where a suspect was found with nearly eight pounds of methamphetamine and heroin, a subsequen...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 18, 2017 

Volunteers restore rock work along Candy Point Trail

A solid piece of local history got cleaned up and clarified last weekend so people can enjoy and use it more in the present as volunteers from across the state continued work on the Candy Point Trail...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 18, 2017 

CMC launches new plan

Coulee Medical Center is taking an abrupt change in the direction of a plan that was introduced just six months ago as a way to right its finances, and it’s rebuilding its in-house billing department with an emphasis on efficiency. The new directio...

 

Newsbriefs

Person airlifted after fall A juvenile fell off “an embankment” Monday near milepost 29 along SR-174 about five miles east of Grand Coulee in Lincoln County, the Washington State Patrol reported. The mishap was reported at 12:32 p.m. and the...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    October 18, 2017 

City wants to boost sales tax for streets

Grand Coulee is completing an application to form its own Transportation Benefit District, which would bring in more revenue in the form of sales taxes. The TBD can use one of two forms for collection of special fees. Grand Coulee has decided to...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    October 18, 2017 

Electric City sets plans for tourism funds

Electric City plans to distribute $40,000 of its hotel/motel tax funds to a handful of organizations in 2018, the council voted last Tuesday night. Upon recommendation of the city’s lodging tax committee, the council voted to fund its lodging tax a...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    October 18, 2017 

New ambulance rates adopted

The Grand Coulee city council last week adopted new ambulance rates for 2018, adopting slight increases and providing different rates for non-residents. Beginning Jan. 1, ambulance attendants will be paid $15 an hour for their services. The new...

 

State Parks announces changes to schedule for winter

OLYMPIA – Oct. 16, 2017 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission today announced its 2017-2018 winter schedule, with more than 100 parks remaining open for camping or day-use activities. The winter schedule is available online at...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 10/9 - A Bowen Street resident reported that sometime during the night a prowler entered their vehicle and took several items. 10/10 - An officer assisted Coulee Dam on a domestic call with a couple arguing about their children. The...

 

Felon uses sunroof as escape hatch

A 23-year-old felon, who gave a Spokane address, was arrested Sept. 30 and taken to Grant County jail. Arrested was Chance Carson, who had a felony assault warrant out for him out of Spokane and was listed by local police as a “violent felon.”...

 

Electric City sees plans for two parks

Electric City officials got a look at what their two new proposed parks might look like at meetings Monday and Tuesday. The parks, one at McNett Avenue and the other at Grand Avenue, are high on the...

 

Mold issue surfaces again

Mold and other needy repairs was again the topic when mayors met for their monthly meeting Monday.in the Electric City council chambers. The Regional Board of Mayors have tried several times to get action to remove mold and make other repairs at the...

 

Newsbriefs

Two school boards plan joint meeting The Grand Coulee Dam School District board of directors and the Nespelem District board of directors will meet jointly at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16, at Pepper Jack's...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 11, 2017

Students consider future at college fair

Students at Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School thought hard about their future last week when they attended a college fair held in the gymnasium. Twelve colleges from around the Pacific...

 

Tons of food given out

Tons of food, including potatoes, lettuce, apples, baby carrots and fresh squash, plus frozen ground beef and more were distributed, Sept. 28 to 150 Grand Coulee area households in need of food assist...

 

Local site will collect used antifreeze

The Delano Regional Transfer Station has become a dump site for used antifreeze, the Regional Board of Mayors decided Monday. The offer was made by the Grant County Department of Public Works early in September and agreed to when the mayors had...

 
 By Bob Valen    News    October 11, 2017

What will winter bring?

I’ve licked my finger, held it up to the air; now I can tell you what winter will bring. If only it were that simple! So, let me share what is being stated by our federal agencies that work in the arena of weather prediction. First, let’s take a...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 10/3 - A woman on Dill Avenue reported that her 31-year-old daughter was missing. - A woman given a ride to Safeway by a man she didn’t know told police later that she thought he was following her. She told an officer that she...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 4, 2017

Town of Coulee Dam will become a city

The town of Coulee Dam will soon become a “non-charter code city,” following a vote at the town council meeting last week. The council voted unanimously to make the switch that Town Attorney Mick Howe said most other municipalities in Washington...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 4, 2017

Local man drives over the edge

A local man drove over a steep embankment at an overlook just below Grand Coulee Dam Friday night, surviving a 200-foot plunge down the hill. Christopher Coffey, 32, of Electric City, was ejected...

 

Local quilters competing in international show

Marlene Oddie and Nancy Goddard, of Grand Coulee, are semifinalists for the 2017 AQS QuiltWeek event in Des Moines, Iowa, Oct. 4-7. Quilts were entered in this international contest from 42 U.S....

 

Study outlines town's sewage options

A study on Elmer City’s options for sewage treatment suggests the town may save over the long run by building a new treatment plant of its own, instead of extending its decades-long contract with Coulee Dam. Elmer City has received its wastewater...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    October 4, 2017

Elmer City plans lean toward own plant

The town of Elmer City currently has no plan to upgrade its sewage pump station, which it will need to by spring if it is to continue sending sewage to Coulee Dam. The issue came up at the town’s last council meeting when two members of Coulee...

 

Newsbriefs

Bridge inspection may slow traffic State Dept. of Transportation bridge technicians will use an under-bridge inspection truck for a regularly scheduled structural and safety inspection of the bridge over the feeder canal on SR 174 in Grand Coulee on...

 

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