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 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 1, 2015 

Big Fourth festival this week

Music, food and fireworks. Sounds like Festival of America time in the coulee, when patriots can celebrate America Friday and Saturday at the park below the Visitor Center, with a guide to the action below. The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commer...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 1, 2015 

Man jumps off bridge

A Nespelem man jumped off the Columbia River Bridge in Coulee Dam Friday morning, reportedly because he thought he could make it. The 28-year-old jumped from the bridge around 7 a.m. Another person...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 1, 2015 

Firefighters descend on B Street fire

Response to a fire in the heat of Monday afternoon in Grand Coulee underscored the nervousness of local fire fighters in the current, extreme heat conditions, with fireworks legal. As a summer thunder...

 
 By Rick Park fire chief    News    July 1, 2015 

Fire departments concerned for upcoming July 4th weekend

Grand Coulee Dam area fire fighters are concerned because of the extreme, hot weather we have been experiencing, which is predicted to continue for the next 10 days. Any fire activity will put extra stress on the firefighters because of the high temp...

 
 News    July 1, 2015 

Newsbriefs

Port hears report on course Grant County Port District 7 commissioners heard at their meeting last week a report that there are 84 members of the golf course, on a par with last year’s membership total. They also heard that the golf course is in...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 1, 2015 

Electric City family likes their chickens

by Roger S. Lucas Coulee Dam Town Council members may get an earful about chickens at a public hearing next Wednesday, July 8, at 6 p.m. The entire town should take a page from an Electric City couple...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 1, 2015 

School uniforms under consideration

Discussions are going on to develop a school uniform program for Grand Coulee Dam district schools. The issue has come up at the past two school board meetings, and indications are that the idea is alive and moving forward. The teaching and support...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 1, 2015 

Liberty named principal

Lake Roosevelt High School will get its first woman principal, ever, for the 2015-16 school year. Superintendent Dennis Carlson named Ronanda Liberty as principal of Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School at a school board meeting Monday night....

 
 By press release    News    July 1, 2015 

West Nile virus detected in Grant County

MOSES LAKE, WA – The Washington State Department of Health has notified the Grant County Health District that three Grant County mosquito samples were positive for West Nile virus. The samples were collected by Grant County Mosquito Control...

 
 By Press release    News    July 1, 2015 

Wildfire blazing north of Keller

Keller, Wash. – The Twenty-One Mile Grade Fire began on the afternoon of July 1 and is approximately 1,000 acres. It is located approximately 25 miles north of Keller, WA and east of Hwy 21. The...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 24, 2015

Keeping chickens proposed in Coulee Dam

Chickens got their feathers ruffled at Coulee Dam at the last town council meeting. The evening started innocently enough as town officials unveiled a proposed ordinance that would allow local residents up to four chickens — only hens, of course;...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 24, 2015

Little girl gets a big wish

Make a wish and it might come true. At least if you're a Grand Coulee 6-year-old with some serious health issues. The Make a Wish Foundation sent Keyshia Goodlance and her family on a trip across the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 24, 2015

Man jumps off bridge

A man jumped off the Columbia River Bridge in Coulee Dam this morning, reportedly just because he thought he could make it. The 28-year-old jumped from the bridge just before 7:30. Another person was...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 24, 2015

Most incumbents re-elected in Colville Business Council election

The two incumbents in the Inchelium District lost out in the Colville Business Council general election but all the others came through as tribal election officials finished counting absentee ballots last Thursday. In Inchelium, Elizabeth...

 
 News    June 24, 2015

Small majority votes for marijuana on rez

A referendum taken June 13 to guide the Colville Business Council on whether to allow marijuana on the reservation passed with 55 percent of tribal members voting yes. The total vote was 1,910, with 1,044 voting yes. The yes vote carried in all four...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 24, 2015

City awards more funds for tourism

The Electric City Council voted to give the chamber of commerce another $10,000 from its hotel/motel tax fund last week. The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce had asked to be on the agenda for June 9, was for a short period, and then found th...

 
 News    June 24, 2015

Newsbriefs

GC fire department busy Grand Coulee volunteer fire Chief Richard Paris reported to the city council last week that the fire department responded to eight calls in May, two of them structure fires. He said ambulance calls totaled 35, six in the Coule...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 24, 2015

Fireworks on 4th will be twice as spectacular

It’s almost “ooh and ah” time in the coulee, when thousands of people come to the area each year for the 4th of July Festival of America celebration, with the late evening fireworks show doubling in size this year over the top of Grand Coulee...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 24, 2015

School ready to be sold

Want an old school building sitting on about eight acres of property? Center Elementary School in Grand Coulee is on the sales block, and interested buyers have until August 5 to get their bids in. The building and property was recently appraised at...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 24, 2015

Bid too high for sidewalk

Elmer City’s sidewalk project is up in the air as the lone bid for the work was far too high, council members were informed Thursday night. The bid was for $306,000, far above the engineer’s estimate of $159,000. Public works director Jimmer Till...

 
 News    June 24, 2015

Truck drives through window at Safeway

No, Safeway is not now offering drive-through service. A Coulee Dam man, Robert G. Sandine, hit the gas instead of the brake and his Dodge truck jumped the curb, smashed through a handicap sign, over...

 
 News    June 24, 2015

Fun fest

The audience enjoys a tense, but funny, moment as juggler/comedian Curt Carlyle gets help mounting his unicycle from audience members forced to wear skirts for no apparent reason. The show capped off...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 24, 2015

Halme gets sidewalk job after all

The Grand Coulee sidewalk project on Main Street and Federal Avenue is going to move forward after some change orders brought the bid in line with the Transportation Improvement Board grant that funds it. Gray & Osborne told members of the city...

 
 News    June 24, 2015

Correction

Sheryl Montgomery, the woman who found a body in Banks Lake, lives in Soap Lake. Due to incorrect information received, the spelling of her first name and her home city were incorrect in a story last week....

 
 News    June 24, 2015

Grant County commissioners impose temporary burn ban

The Grant County Board of Commissioners today imposed a temporary ban on outdoor burning effective Wednesday June 24, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. The ban prohibits all outdoor burning until further notice and...

 

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