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 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 17, 2014 

Grand Coulee was $250k behind in billing Electric City

Since 2011, Grand Coulee hasn’t billed Electric City for its share of the cost of operating and maintaining the wastewater treatment plant the two cities jointly own. Grand Coulee City Clerk Carol Boyce acknowledged Tuesday that the billings...

 
 By Roger S Lucas and Scott Hunter    News    September 17, 2014 

New LR school opens with plenty of fanfare and lots of students

The new school complex in Coulee Dam opened Monday without a serious glitch. But there were kids, kids, and more kids. Following years of declines, student numbers on Monday were 22 percent more than...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 17, 2014 

Water rate meeting gets contentious

Coulee Dam residents got a taste of the difficulties in coming up with a fair water rate for the town at a public meeting last Wednesday night. The audience got to hear and see how an increasing block rate would work in determining future water...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 17, 2014 

Street, restroom problems discussed

A business owner and local citizen proved that you can take on city hall, you just don’t always win. Ray Duclos had a lot to say about a pavement issue near Harvest Foods, the family business, and the cleaning of a restroom at Mason City Park at...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 17, 2014 

Electric City considering building new park

Electric City may be getting a park. The mayor was instructed by the city council last week to contact the Baptist Church School officials in Electric City and develop an offer for the northern...

 
 News    September 17, 2014 

School supplies collected

Renée and Bill McCarty, managers of the Moose Lodge, get ready Sept. 3 to deliver school supplies collected by lodge members to help out students. - Scott Hunter photo...

 
 By press release    News    September 17, 2014 

Sheriff seeks public's help identifying burglary suspect

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is investigating burglary/theft cases in the southwest corner of Lincoln County and has a photo he'd like help identifying. On Sept. 12, a suspect burglarized a...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 10, 2014

Top barbecue experts to compete in Harvest Festival

A dozen barbecue teams will compete in the Harvest Festival this weekend at North Dam Park. It is estimated that the two-member teams will spend about $500 to compete in an effort to walk away with the grand prize of $1,000. Only two teams are local;...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 10, 2014

New school ribbon cutting, tours set for Friday

The public is invited to two events at the new K-12 school complex on Friday, Sept. 12. The first is the official ribbon cutting, opening the new school. That’s at 10 a.m., with dignitaries here to cut the ribbon. Immediately after the ribbon...

 
 News    September 10, 2014

$7 million turbine repair contract awarded

The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $7 million contract Aug. 29 to Voith Hydro, Inc. in York, Pennsylvania, to perform turbine repair for Grand Coulee and Hungry Horse dams. The turbine runners to be serviced have been in operation since the early...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 10, 2014

Commission won't rush on chief choice

Grand Coulee’s Civil Service Commission will act deliberately and carefully as it progresses in finding a new police chief for Grand Coulee, according to Chairman Alan Cain. Speed is not the answer, Cain stated. “We are satisfied that we have a...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 10, 2014

Mayors consider high cost trailer

There may soon be more room for that load of stuff you wanted to haul to the dump. The Regional Board of Mayors is considering the purchase of another transfer trailer. The mayors have sought a used trailer to provide extra dumping room for several...

 
 News    September 10, 2014

Starting with food

Nespelem School held a welcome back barbecue on its new school year orientation day last Wednesday. School board member Nancy Armstrong-Montes, left, serves up watermelon to an incoming student. -...

 
 News    September 10, 2014

Newsbriefs

Truck declared surplus Grand Coulee’s city council declared surplus a 1977 Ford F900 pumper truck at its meeting last Tuesday night. It’s now up for sale and only has about 20,000 miles on it, but it has other problems relating to pumps, etc....

 
 News    September 10, 2014

Jet set on the lake

A man flies above the surface of Banks Lake just off Coulee Playland Sunday using a jetpack. The devices suck water through a long tube from the lake, holding the operator aloft by the thrust...

 
 News    September 10, 2014

County-wide burn ban lifted

Due to the cooler temperatures and moisture accompanying early fall weather and a reduction in the overall fire hazard, the Grant County Board of Comissioners and the County Fire Marshal announced Sept. 8, that the County Wide Burn Ban is being...

 
 News    September 10, 2014

Man sentenced to federal prison for multiple assaults

A Nespelem man was sentenced in federal court Sept. 3 for assault with a dangerous weapon, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington said in press release last week. Vernon Mason Saulque,32, pleaded guilty May 21, to four...

 
 News    September 10, 2014

Bureau to spend $1.85 million to replace transformer oil coolers

The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $1.85 million contract Sept. 2 to ABB, Inc. in Cary, North Carolina, to replace transformer oil coolers at Grand Coulee Dam. Over the past several years the existing transformer oil coolers have shown the need for...

 
 By press release    News    September 10, 2014

Keller Ferry out of service for repairs

KELLER– The Keller Ferry across the Columbia River on State Route 21 is out of service until further notice, the Washington Department of Transporation said Tuesday afternoon. Water is seeping into...

 
 By press release    News    September 10, 2014

Keller Ferry back in service

KELLER FERRY – The Keller Ferry vessel, Sanpoil, is back in service as of 6 a.m. this morning (Monday, Sept. 15), after hull seepage repairs were made. Additional work on the hull exterior will be scheduled within 30 days. A representative from...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 3, 2014

Town will clean up burned house

A burned-out house that has been the focus of concern in Coulee Dam will soon be razed. Coulee Dam Mayor Greg Wilder said last week that he has received indication of cooperation of the property owner to assist the town in covering the expenses of...

 
 News    September 3, 2014

Bathed in light

Rotary Club members gather in the elementary wing library of Grand Coulee Dam School District's new school complex in Coulee Dam during a tour of the facility last Wednesday. Overhead skylights on...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 3, 2014

New school open house expanded

The Grand Coulee Dam School District has expanded the open house for its new K-12 school complex. Superintendent Dr. Dennis Carlson said Tuesday that the district will have a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, with tours of the new complex...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 3, 2014

New officer on job

Grand Coulee’s new police officer is on the job. Christopher McClanahan completed his academy training and began duties in the department Sept. 1. Chief Mel Hunt said that McClanahan was voted vice president of his academy class and placed second...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 3, 2014

Street changes being sought for Coulee Dam

The town of Coulee Dam has submitted grant requests to the State Transportation Improvement Board for three major projects. The first is for improvements around the new K-12 school complex. A second is for the reconditioning of Sixth Street, and the...

 

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