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 By Scott Hunter    News    April 18, 2018 

Town, tribes talking of collaboration on fast internet

The town of Coulee Dam and the Colville Tribes are negotiating on working together so that each might complete projects to bring high-speed internet service to the town and to the Colville Reservation...

 
 News    April 18, 2018 

Still going down

Blossoms on a wild apricot tree at Crescent Bay are backlit by sunlight over the water and the lowered shoreline background of Lake Roosevelt Tuesday. The Bureau of Reclamation said Thursday that the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 18, 2018 

City council to hold retreat in Ephrata

The Electric City Council will be taking a retreat to Ephrata next week to see some presentations related to managing a city, and to discuss ideas in a different environment. The council booked the Nat Washington House in Ephrata for $150 dollars...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 18, 2018 

Council hears ramifications of de-annexation

Electric City Council is considering de-annexing lands in the Osborne Bay area that were added to the city in 2009, and there’s a lot to consider. Letting go of expanded city limits from that annexation would require a supermajority, or 60 percent...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 18, 2018 

Electric City park plan changes could save $180,000

Plans for a proposed "Ice Age Park," behind the fire department building in Electric City, have a few changes that would save $180,000, and the city has hired a different landscape architect. It...

 
 News    April 18, 2018 

Newsbriefs

Coulee Dam passes pay raise The town council in Coulee Dam passed a pay raise for city employees last week, raising their wages by 4 percent. Triple Fish Challengethis weekend The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual fishing...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 18, 2018 

New venture turning old hall into new coffee house

People are due for both a "shock" and a "treat" with the opening of Grand Coulee's new Voltage Coffee House next week. It may be a shock for those who remember the old Carpenter's Hall on Spokane...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 18, 2018 

Earth Day Celebration to be held this Friday

The 9th Annual Earth Day Celebration will be held this Friday, April 20, at the Nespelem powwow grounds, with an expected 1,500 attendees and over 55 information booths that include interactive activities and free items. Running from 10 a.m. to 2...

 
 By Bob Valen    News    April 18, 2018 

This cool, damp weather will change, really

Yep, I’ve heard the comments: “When will it warm up; when will it stop raining?” It will, really. This spring seems to be similar to last year’s in some ways — cool and damp. Given where we...

 
 News    April 18, 2018 

Coulee Cops

4/4 Both parties in a domestic dispute that involved an infant are each being charged, the woman for fourth-degree domestic violence and the man for first-degree trespassing. 4/5 - A Nespelem man driving in Electric City was cited for not having a dr...

 
 By press release    News    April 18, 2018 

Two jailed in Grand Coulee drug bust Friday

A Grand Coulee man and woman are jailed this morning and more arrests are expected after a search warrant served on a home yielded meth and heroin, the Grant County Sheriff's Office reported. Grant...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 11, 2018

School board position open

The Grand Coulee Dam School District is looking for someone to serve on the school board. School board Chair Joette Barry recently resigned because she is moving outside the district, and the district is looking for a replacement. Since, for the...

 

What a blast

Workers sandblast the first drum gate on top of Grand Coulee Dam Tuesday to prepare the surface for fresh paint. The Bureau of Reclamation follows a maintenance schedule for the drum gates, which...

 

Port District works on airport plan

Airport officials have started the process of updating their master plan. Grant County Port District 7 commissioners, who manage the 4,200-foot paved runway airport operation, broke down the requirements of the plan at their last meeting. The update...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 11, 2018

90 days in the wake of Hurricane Harvey

A woman stands on a chair holding her infant daughter over her head as the floodwaters rise in her home before rescuers find her. This is just one of the stories Electric City resident Lynda Anderson...

 

Newsbriefs

Gift sale planned “Collective Goods” will be holding a book and gift sale in the Coulee Medical Center lobby area on Wednesday, April 18, from 10-6. There will be gifts for Mother’s Day and graduation, as well as a large assortment of books...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 11, 2018

Book fair coming to school next week

You can stock up on books for kids at the Scholastic Book Fair at the Lake Roosevelt Elementary library, April 16-20, and have a lot of fun at the same time. There’s competition, entertainment, and treats all woven into the school’s week-long...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 11, 2018

Assistant principal to move on

The school board accepted two resignations Monday night, one of them from an assistant principal, and granted one supplemental contract. Assistant Principal Margo Piver submitted her resignation from the elementary school; she is in her second year...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 11, 2018

Rotary to offers spaghetti to address hazard

The local Rotary Club will put on a spaghetti dinner April 28, to raise funds to help replace disintegrating stage curtains at Lake Roosevelt Schools. The club, which took a lead role in organizing community support and talks around the new school,...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 11, 2018

Color Run comes back to Colorama

It’s just another reason why they call it Colorama! The 5K Color Run on Saturday, May 12, has a lot of attractions. First and foremost, it’s going to be a fun, colorful experience and a good brisk walk or run that is good for your health. It’s...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 3/30 - A Grand Coulee man was cited for not having insurance after he ran into the back of a school bus at the Four Corners intersection. 3/31 - A Division Street resident in Grand Coulee was stopped when an officer saw her driving while...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 11, 2018

Bridge incident was a false alarm

All those at the scene of what could have been a horrific tragedy Saturday evening, at the Columbia River Bridge in Coulee Dam, were greatly relieved when it wasn’t. Viewed from the bridge, a woman...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 4, 2018

Coulee Dam parks plan would seek upgrades, maintenance

A draft plan for parks and recreation in the town of Coulee Dam that will lay out goals and objectives for the next 20 years was presented to the town council last week. The second edit of the draft Parks and Recreation Plan will go through yet...

 

Joyousness

Kids bolt off the starting line at the Lions Club's annual Easter Egg Hunt at Ludolph Field Saturday, clearing thousands of eggs off the field in minutes, even with separate starting times for age...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 4, 2018

Taylor Enterprises wins bid for North Dam Park maintenance

Taylor Enterprises was chosen Monday to be in charge of grounds maintenance at North Dam Park in Grand Coulee through the end of October of this year. At the Coulee Area Park and Recreation District meeting Monday night, commissioners voted to... Full story

 

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