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 News    March 25, 2015 

$7.2 million contract awarded

The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $7.2 million contract to Gardner Zemke Company of Albuquerque, New Mexico, to replace the switchgear for six pump-generators at the John W. Keys III Pump-Generating Plant, a part of the “Grand Coulee Power...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 25, 2015 

Fire burns construction building

A fire early Monday morning destroyed the office and storage area of the DWK Fowler Construction Company in Delano. The fire broke out about 6:15, and when firefighters responded they found smoke...

 
 News    March 25, 2015 

New officers

The Town of Coulee Dam has hired two new police officers. The two successful candidates were among four that had applied through the town’s Civil Service Commission. Hired were Thomas Johnson, who currently is a jailer at Grant County jail....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 25, 2015 

Some sass with your biscuits?

Emily Robinson is celebrating 25 years at the helm of Flo's Cafe. She describes herself as "sarcastic," but in reality, she is friendly and her customers, for the most part, love the insults she...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 25, 2015 

Testing for a sergeant

A test to fill a vacated sergeant position in the Grand Coulee Police Department has been scheduled for April 11. Civil Service Commission Chair Alan Cain said the position will be filled from within the department. Four officers have applied. Cain...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 25, 2015 

Intersection changes possible

Big changes may come to the four-corners intersection of the two state highways in Grand Coulee, or not, after a petition got the attention of a state agency with 1,100 signatures. Local residents...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 25, 2015 

Center to be appraised, sold

Center Elementary School and its surrounding property is officially for sale. The Grand Coulee Dam School District board had declared the property surplus in February, and after a public hearing to determine what to do with the property Monday...

 
 News    March 25, 2015 

Newbriefs

North Dam “Clean and Fix Day” this weekend Citizen volunteer hours this weekend can go a long way toward helping keep North Dam Park a viable community asset. Park commissioners are arranging a day to clean up North Dam Park this Saturday from...

 
 News    March 25, 2015 

Council seat open

Residents of Electric City who are interested in serving their city have until April 3, to submit a letter of interest for city council position 2, recently vacated by John Nordine, who became mayor. City Clerk Jackie Perman said letters of interest...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 18, 2015

Don't flush that wipe!

The things people flush down their toilets is giving Grand Coulee’s wastewater treatment staff fits. And it isn’t just Grand Coulee that is having this problem. Councilmember David Tylor brought the problem up at a recent council meeting and...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 18, 2015

Nordine takes mayor's seat

John Nordine is Electric City’s new mayor, sworn in last Tuesday evening by the city’s attorney, Katherine Kenison. Nordine, a serving council member, was mayor pro-tem, and had indicated that he would be willing to take over the city’s top...

 
 News    March 18, 2015

Beginning of renewal?

Rick Rose, of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development office takes notes as schools Superintendent Dennis Carlson begins a discussion among a group of people, representing many...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 18, 2015

Four decades of dedication recognized

Tim Lynch, Coulee Dam's wastewater treatment manager, is a remarkable fellow. He completed 40 years on the job last Wednesday, and town officials recognized him with pizza and cake at the town hall....

 
 News    March 18, 2015

Off-road vehicles allowed on town streets?

Elmer City is working on an ordinance that would allow off road vehicles to travel on town streets. The town has been looking at other city ordinances that deal with ORV operation on city streets. City Clerk Renée Tillman reported to the council...

 
 News    March 18, 2015

Newsbriefs

Supporting the bigger picture Electric City’s council agreed to support the work of the Grant County Economic Development Council and voted $500 in support of the group’s work. The agreement is through Dec. 31. A lot of sludge Electric City has...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 18, 2015

Controversial recommendations to go to state

The council at Electric City voted last Tuesday night to submit changes to the city building code to the state for review, providing local residents and others a 60-day period to respond to the changes. The council amended a report from the planning...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 18, 2015

District will hear public on sale of school

Local citizens will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed sale of Center Elementary School and its surrounding property at a meeting before the school board, Monday, March 23, beginning at 5:30, at the secondary library in the new education...

 
 News    March 18, 2015

Concussion talk slated

An educational event about concussions in student athletes will be offered March 30 from 1-2 p.m. at Coulee Medical Center. Dr. Tom McNalley, MD, an assistant professor of rehabilitative medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 18, 2015

Pathway would link Electric City pedestrians north toward park area

The future of Electric City may one day be more pedestrian-friendly, if an idea the city is pursuing ever comes to fruition. The Electric City Council is in favor of a pathway in the city proposed by...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    March 18, 2015

House demolition cost paid in full

The cost of demolishing a house on Holly Street has been paid for by the brother of the woman who last lived there, Mayor Greg Wilder told the Coulee Dam Town Council last Wednesday, after first soliciting approval of a plan to match an extra...

 
 News    March 18, 2015

Chamber seeks beer garden July 4

The chamber of commerce is pursuing the idea of operating a beer garden in Coulee Dam on the Fourth of July. The chamber approached the town council last Wednesday to broach the idea and received generally favorable indications. Douglas Park, the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 11, 2015

Man dies in car wreck

A Nespelem man, Nicholas Patrick Stanger, 25, was killed last Wednesday in a one-car accident on Gold Lake Road. Stanger was a Lake Roosevelt High School graduate and was active in sports. Also in the vehicle at the time of the accident was his twin...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 11, 2015

Heroes in training

A class of 21 future emergency medical technicians are currently working on their certification, and when they finish their training at least 12 of them will be available to serve in the Grand Coulee...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 11, 2015

Marcolin named seniors' volunteer of the year

The members of the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center honored their "Volunteer of the Year" Tuesday night. Felix Marcolin, 78, was described as a "person who makes himself available 24/7'" to help other p...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 11, 2015

Busy schedule set for Ridge Riders

The Ridge Riders kick off their annual schedule of events Saturday, March 14, with the annual banquet and auction. The event is planned for the American Legion Hall in Electric City with doors opening at 4:45 p.m. George Kohout, president of the...

 

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