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 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 22, 2016 

Plans for big Grand Coulee hydro project detailed

Chamber of commerce members Thursday heard details on a proposed project that could put huge conduits for water under the community to produce more power and create jobs. The proposed Banks Lake hydroelectric pumped storage project could be operation...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 22, 2016 

Tribal chairman Boyd dies at 60

The Colville Tribes announced this morning (6-22-16) that Chairman Jim Boyd has died at the age of 60. What follows is the tribal press release: Chairman Boyd walks on NESPELEM, WA - The Colville...

 
 News    June 22, 2016 

Faces forward

Young performers in the Wenatchee Youth Circus smile for the crowd during choreographed moves, swinging on ladders high above the ground. The circus, brought to the Lake Roosevelt football field for...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 22, 2016 

They'll fire 2,000 rockets off the dam

It takes a lot of coordination and planning to put on the fireworks display over Grand Coulee Dam on July 4, according to Rocketman Pyros owner Dan Verheul. It all begins with the firm’s broker in China, and the selection of some 40 cases of carefu...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 22, 2016 

Almira congregation to take over Coulee Dam church

The Almira Community Church will soon occupy the former Presbyterian Community Church in Coulee Dam. The Almira congregation voted overwhelmingly June 12 to acquire the historic stone church and develop a second campus. Almira pastor Paul McArthur...

 
 News    June 22, 2016 

Newsbriefs

Celebrating 80 years The Moose Lodge will celebrate its 80th anniversary Saturday, June 25, with a potluck dinner from 4-7 p.m. The dinner will be followed by live music from 7-11 p.m. Potentially cool deal Three air-conditioning units now servicing...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 22, 2016 

Hospital meets with WSU medical college

Hospital officials met last week with Washington State University officials working to make that institution's new medical school a reality. Kenneth Roberts, the vice dean for academic and community p...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 22, 2016 

Current chairman trails in poll vote

Most races were close, and all incumbents but two appeared to be headed for re-election in the Colville Business Council general poll election Saturday. Absentee ballots could change most races, but the unofficial tally Monday showed that incumbents...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 22, 2016 

National quilt show bringing art to coulee

A major art show, drawn in cloth and stitches, and honoring the National Park Service in its 100th year, will arrive in Coulee Dam just in time for the Fourth of July. The "Inspired by the National...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 22, 2016 

Bull ride winners announced

The three top winners in the Fifth Annual Cleatis Lacy Memorial Bull Riding event last Friday picked up nearly $3,200 in prize money. The Friday night event at the Ridge Rider Rodeo Grounds was a...

 
 News    June 22, 2016 

Bird and Smith promoted at bank

Sjana Bird has recently been promoted to senior vice president and regional branch administrator of North Cascades Bank, the bank announced. Bird, who has managed the bank's Grand Coulee branch for...

 
 News    June 22, 2016 

Live streaming of tribal vote tally

Votes in the Colville Tribes' general election are being tallied now. Below is the streaming video, live....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 15, 2016

Two resign from school athletics

Two major resignations within the athletic department at Lake Roosevelt High School were received last week. Resigning was Athletic Director Richard Black, who has held that position for the past five years. The second resignation was from Mario...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 15, 2016

Supertanker will fly in area for training

If you see a huge aircraft flying low over the Colville Indian Reservation from now through next Tuesday, you're seeing the world's largest supertanker aircraft and crews practicing in a firefighting...

 
 News    June 15, 2016

In support of a mission

The Colville Tribes launched a dugout canoe Friday from the Spring Canyon boat launch, on a mission to revive an old tradition in support of exploring a new possibility: bringing salmon back to the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 15, 2016

Updated:Kids Fest, bull ride, cars, this weekend

Update: Despite a rainy day, the Wenatchee Youth Circus is performing at Lake Roosevelt's football field with a few umbrella protected fans in the stands. The current local forecast predicts drizzle...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 15, 2016

Inflatable water slides added to plans for Festival of America

A new feature for the July 4 Festival of America celebration will be a number of inflatable water slides in a water park. The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce, sponsors of the event, stated that Jump N2 Fun, from Post Falls, Idaho, will...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 15, 2016

Mayors approve backup plan for dump haul

The Regional Board of Mayors Monday approved a plan to have Sunrise Disposal provide backup hauling services for the Delano Transfer Station. The RBOM had advertised to find someone with a commercial driver’s license (CDL) who would be available...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 15, 2016

Beer garden OK'd for parking lot

The Coulee Dam Town Council approved a chamber of commerce request to move its “beer garden” to the Melody Restaurant front parking lot during the upcoming Festival of American celebration. The beer garden will be open both Sunday and Monday,...

 
 News    June 15, 2016

P.O.W.E.R. receives wildlife award

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife recently gave P.O.W.E.R. an award for 30 years of conservation work. P.O.W.E.R. (Promoters of Wildlife and Environmental Resources) is best known...

 
 News    June 15, 2016

Newsbriefs

Tribal vote Saturday Saturday, June 18, Colville Confederated Tribes members will go to the polls to elect Colville Business Council members in their general election. All six incumbents made it through the primary vote to the general election....

 
 News    June 15, 2016

Navy band to play here

A Navy brass quartet will perform an open-air concert just prior to the laser light show, Sunday, June 26, according to Bureau of Reclamation Public Affairs Officer Lynne Brougher. The quartet is part of a 35-piece Navy band stationed at Silverdale,...

 
 News    June 15, 2016

Moose Lodge rewards two scholars

Two Lake Roosevelt High School seniors, Michael Thomas and Areielle White, appeared before Moose Lodge officials last Tuesday night to thank them for the $1,000 scholarships they received. Family members and friends appeared with the recipients. The...

 
 News    June 15, 2016

Rinkers celebrate 67th anniversary

Willard and Sharon Rinker are celebrating their 67th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 18, 2016. They have two sons (Larry and Randy), one daughter (Valerie), seven grandchildren and nine...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 8, 2016

Youth Circus to highlight Kids Fest

A highlight of this year’s 12th Annual Koulee Kids Fest will be two performances by the Wenatchee Youth Circus. And the performances are free! The popular youth circus will perform at both 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., at the Lake Roosevelt football field,...

 

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