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 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 20, 2016 

Feedback given loudly on EC plan

Electric City's revitalization and pathways project got just a little tougher last Saturday in the second of two public gatherings designed to pull together ideas on what residents would like to see...

 
 News    July 20, 2016 

House burns in Elmer City

Firefighters mop up an early morning house fire in Elmer City on Friday. The house belonged to Dave Stanczak. It was unoccupied at the time of the fire. The fire call went out at 6 a.m., and the fire...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 20, 2016 

Ecology: newest sewer plant plan not in town's best interest Mayor intends to move forward

The state Department of Ecology disapproves of a replacement sewer plant plan that resulted from the contested 2013 election of the mayor of Coulee Dam. In a July 1 letter to the town this month, Ecology had critical remarks about Coulee Dam’s curr...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 20, 2016 

Tribal council reorganizes

Newly elected Colville Business Council members were sworn into office Wednesday during the annual ceremony at the Colville Tribes’ center of government near Nespelem, the CBC announced. Council Members Sheilah Cleveland, Larry Allen, Georgia...

 
 News    July 20, 2016 

Newsbriefs

Park fund raisers in Electric City A community-wide garage sale to benefit the development of Electric City’s new park behind the fire station will be held Sept. 24, the council learned last Tuesday night. Last year, the event raised $1,200...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 20, 2016 

Sidewalk problem pointed out

A Coulee Dam resident asked town officials what they planned to do about some of the town's sidewalks that need repair. Fred Netzel had reviewed the town's Six-Year Street Plan and asked the council i...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 20, 2016 

Tank cost still unknown

A 10,000-gallon oil storage tank that will be jointly owned by Grand Coulee and Electric City has been delivered, but neither of the two cities know yet what the cost will be. That prompted Electric C...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 20, 2016 

City seeks arbitration

Electric City is asking if Grand Coulee would be agreeable to arbitration in an effort to unravel a dispute between the two cities over arsenic treatment charges. At issue is about $39,000. The Electric City Council went into executive session July...

 
 By press release    News    July 20, 2016 

Sheriff's office warns of serious weather now; boaters get out of lake

From Grant County Sheriff's Office: SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHEASTERN GRANT...NORTHWESTERN LINCOLN AND EAST CENTRAL DOUGLAS COUNTIES UNTIL 115 PM PDT. AT 1235 PM PDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 20, 2016 

Tornado in coulee?

Did you see a tornado near Grand Coulee Friday? KREM reports that one touched down here about 3 p.m. And they have video of one near the Northern Quest Casino in Airway Heights. If you have photos, we'd love to see them....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 13, 2016

Hospital picks CEO candidate

Coulee Medical Center will likely meet its new chief executive officer later this month, following a Monday-night decision to offer the job to one of two candidates board directors had been considering. In special session Monday night, the board of...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 13, 2016

Saturday pathways meeting will unveil plan so far

Work on Electric City's Pathways and parks revitalization project could begin as early as late 2017, Councilmember Brad Parrish said. Progress on the plan continues as the city prepares to hold its...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 13, 2016

New management needed for net pens

An operation that forms the basis of the Banks Lake fishery could be in jeopardy if someone isn't willing to step into its leadership. Promoters of Wildlife and Environmental Resources (POWER) is...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 13, 2016

Girls' soccer to start at high school

The school board sharpened its collective pencil Monday night in Coulee Dam and OK’d a girls soccer program at Lake Roosevelt High School. The decision came after the board learned that the budget would be tight for this next school year. Athletic...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 13, 2016

Electric City Hall getting upgrades

A project to give Electric City's city hall a facelift got started this week. A variety of changes will soon take place on the city's administration building. The following is included in the...

 
 News    July 13, 2016

Newsbriefs

Tribe plans small casino at Twin Lakes The Colville Business Council voted Thursday to allow a small casino to be developed at Rainbow Beach Resort near Inchelium, the Tribal Tribune reported. With fewer than 50 games offered, the enterprise would...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 6, 2016

Suit: Grand Coulee Dam pollutes river

An environmental group has sued the Bureau of Reclamation to force compliance with the Clean Water Act, which it contends Grand Coulee Dam and other big dams are not meeting. Pollution discharges from the USBR’s operation of the dam “contribute...

 
 News    July 6, 2016

Glory and glow sticks

People wearing glow sticks sit watching the fireworks finale in the Visitor Center park Monday night at the conclusion of the Independence Day festival put on by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 6, 2016

Land for parks, pathway to be discussed in public meeting

A second Electric City Pathways and Parks meeting has been scheduled for Saturday, July 16, in the park-like grassy area behind city hall, where residents can see how well the city’s Pathways and Parks Revitalization plan is coming along. Ice...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 6, 2016

Bill bickering brings in lawyers

Grand Coulee and Electric City continue their disagreement over a $39,000 arsenic treatment dispute. Grand Coulee Mayor Paul Townsend proposed to his council that maybe it would be a good thing to meet Electric City halfway on the disputed $39,000....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 6, 2016

Water park was less wet than planned

New interpretations of old regulations forced a last-minute change to plans for a water park, a new feature of the chamber of commerce's Festival of America. The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 6, 2016

Holiday weekend had its problems

It wasn't the smoothest sailing for festival planners over this Independence Day weekend. Problems started with short notice from Grant County Health District authorities that a water park for kids...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 6, 2016

City may increase water rates

Grand Coulee residents may soon face a water rate increase. City Clerk Carol Boyce said last week that she will propose to the council July 19, that the city increase its water rates by $3 a month, beginning in September. The increase would help the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 6, 2016

West Nile present in county

Grant County Mosquito Control District 1 has reported a mosquito sample collected west of Moses Lake has tested positive for West Nile virus, making it the first detection of the virus in the county this season. Mosquito District 1 covers the Greater...

 
 News    July 6, 2016

Council will consider meeting more

Grand Coulee’s council is going to look at meeting twice a month soon. It came up at the council’s last meeting after the meeting lasted about 90 minutes, long for a Grand Coulee meeting. Councilmember Tammara Byers brought it up, saying that...

 

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