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 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 15, 2014 

Electric City leaning towards bigger is better

Proponents of larger accessory buildings in Electric City made some headway at a city planning commission meeting a week ago. It is expected that the planning commission will recommend to the city council that zoning be changed to allow 1,728 square...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 15, 2014 

Grand Coulee lifts lot coverage restrictions

The city of Grand Coulee, by ordinance, has lifted restrictions on lot coverage. As a result of the ordinance, passed Oct. 7, there will be no lot coverage restrictions on all but one zone (C-H) in the city. That zone will allow 75 percent coverage...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 15, 2014 

27 years and millions of fish

If you believe Banks Lake is a good place to fish, then you can thank a couple of local men who helped make it happen. Reg Morgan, long since retired from U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and Bill Brashears,...

 
 By Sarah Smith Bonneville Power Administration    News    October 15, 2014 

Third Power Plant work will rebuild 3,000 tons of precision

Even the eighth wonder of the world needs rejuvenation sometime. Trouble is, no spa will accept a 3,000-ton turbine. That's why one of the three largest hydroelectric units in the world has been...

 
 News    October 15, 2014 

Newsbriefs

Company marks 79 years Loepp Furniture begins its 79th anniversary celebration and sale this week. The firm is the oldest continuing business in the greater Grand Coulee area. For many years the business was owned and managed by Dave and Peggy Portch...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 15, 2014 

Hospital leaders forecast cloudy with clear horizon

In six months, a hospital recruiting team has managed to attract at least two doctors, a third is on the way, and another health care provider who had cut her time in Grand Coulee to emergency room wo...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 15, 2014 

Town to follow cross-connection water program

Elmer City council passed a cross-connection water system program at its meeting last week. The object of the cross connection program is to reduce the risk of contamination of the public water system. Officials also stated that the new program will...

 
 News    October 15, 2014 

Local man gets national honor

Cody Desautel, a Coulee Dam resident and member of the Colville Tribes, was among the 2014 award winners honored during a gala at the leading Native American business event in the country, taking place at the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in...

 
 News    October 15, 2014 

Quick arrest made after residential burglary suspect caught on animal cam

The Grant County Sheriff's Office reports that an Electric City resident, a suspect in a recent Sagebrush Flats Rd NW residential burglary is in custody thanks to an animal camera. Steve Kiona, 37,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 8, 2014

Rec district moving forward with center planning

The Coulee Area Park & Recreation District is moving forward on the planning of an “Aquatic Wellness and Fitness Center.” District President Bob Valen said Monday that the district will soon advertise for qualified firms to indicate an interest...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 8, 2014

Family night will show off killer programs in school

Anyone wondering about the kind of teaching and curriculum offered at Lake Roosevelt High School can check it out next week and make it a family night. With murder involved. Family Fun Night Oct. 15 w...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 8, 2014

Business owner gets hope for zoning problem

A local businessman who wants to relocate his business despite resistance from Grand Coulee left a city council meeting Tuesday night with some hope. Mike Horne, owner of MPH on Midway, wants to relocate his car and boat repair business a few...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 8, 2014

Moses Lake firm to clean up property

A burned out house at 611 Holly Street in Coulee Dam is going to get cleaned up. The town accepted bids from Eastside Wood Recycling of Moses Lake to rid the property of the buildings and vegetation....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 8, 2014

Water line project underway

The waterline project to service Sunbanks Lake Resort is underway. The $300,000-plus project, first scheduled to begin in April, was started late last month and will provide Electric City water to the popular resort. While the overall project is bein...

 
 News    October 8, 2014

Newsbriefs

Report: mayor’s condition improving Coulee Dam Councilmember Ben Alling said Tuesday that Mayor Greg Wilder, who suffered a stoke last week, is improving. Alling, an EMT, has been in to see Wilder on two occasions while in Spokane with ambulance se...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 8, 2014

Water line project underway

The waterline project to service Sunbanks Lake Resort is underway. The $300,000-plus project, first scheduled to begin in April, was started late last month and will provide Electric City water to the popular resort. While the overall project is bein...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 8, 2014

SHARP Kids to focus on STEM activities

This year’s SHARP Kids program will kick off Oct. 28, as part of a new and enlarged five-year $1.3 million grant. Kids in the program will get a heavy STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) related curriculum experience with hands-on...

 
 News    October 8, 2014

Open for business

Mandi and Richard Button cut the ribbon for the official opening of Junkers last Wednesday at noon in a ceremony arranged by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce. Their new store on Main...

 
 News    October 8, 2014

Learn the basics

Eleanor Kontas, 3, gets to brush a dragon's teeth for a hands-on experience at The Library Fair held last night at the Grand Coulee Public Library with various stations for the youngsters to visit...

 
 News    October 8, 2014

GCVFD reminds area residents:Working smoke alarms save lives!

Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!” Along with firefighters and safety advocates...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 1, 2014

Council's strategic inaction stymies business plan Mechanic shop owner may file suit

Doing nothing can change everything if you couch the resulting message just right. Official city inaction Monday night dashed Mike Horne’s hopes of moving his auto repair business down the street...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 1, 2014

Chamber of commerce committees pushing economic development

by Scott Hunter It's not as evident as the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Colorama parade through the main business district, but chamber committees have been working behind the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 1, 2014

New programs raise sticky questions for schools

Advances in a program designed to help high school students get a leg up on college are raising questions for the local school district. Some juniors and seniors at Lake Roosevelt High School are enrolled in Wenatchee Valley College’s new online ve...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 1, 2014

Golf course heading toward black

The port district is inching its way into the black at Banks Lake Golf Course. Grant County Port District 7 is about to end its third year as caretaker of the 18-hole golf course. In its first management year, the district invested about $100,000 to...

 
 News    October 1, 2014

Newsbriefs

Mayor suffers stroke Coulee Dam Mayor Greg Wilder reportedly suffered a mild stroke Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning, several sources said. He was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center and is in good condition, relatives said, but he may require...

 

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