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 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 1, 2015 

Ideas could steer junction traffic differently

A lot of footwork, phone calls and letter writing is paying off for Ray Wells, who obtained some 1,100 names in a petition encouraging the Department of Transportation to take a look at traffic control at the Four Corners intersection highways 174 an...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 1, 2015 

Police may have break in Krugerrand theft

Grand Coulee police may have a break in a case involving the theft of a quarter million dollars worth of South African gold coins May 30, 2014. A Grand Coulee man, Steven Kiona, 37, was arrested and i...

 
 News    April 1, 2015 

North Dam Park gets boost

Nine volunteers answered the call Saturday for help in fixing up North Dam Park, in the process earning in-kind hours toward grant funding for the Coulee Area Park and Recreation District. District...

 
 News    April 1, 2015 

"Foundation document" drafted for Lake Roosevelt

The National Park Service is in the process of preparing a “foundation document” for planning and management of the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.  A foundation document, the NPS says, reaffirms a National Park unit’s core mission...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 1, 2015 

Controversial zoning change begins public comment period

The clock is ticking for the public comment period on changes to Electric City’s zoning changes. The city has submitted its zoning changes to the state and this triggers a 60-day public comment period when the citizens can let their wishes known....

 
 News    April 1, 2015 

Concussive learning

Dr. Tom McNalley, an assistant professor of rehabilitative medicine at the University of Washington gives a talk on concussions to about 20 people at Coulee Medical Center Monday, including hospital...

 
 News    April 1, 2015 

Newsbriefs

Beer tent OK’d for July 4 The Coulee Dam Town Council gave the chamber of commerce permission to erect a “beer tent” on its maintenance complex parking lot for the July 4 Festival of America. Chamber manager Peggy Nevsimal provided the council...

 
 News    April 1, 2015 

Successful feed

The GCD Senior Salmon dinner last Saturday evening was enjoyed by many with over 116 tickets being sold. ­- Gwen Hilson photo...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 1, 2015 

Eagles theft nets thousands

A reported $5,300 was taken during a burglary early Thursday morning last week at the Eagles Lodge in Grand Coulee. Police stated that neither doors were broken into but apparently either had been left unlocked or the burglar had a key to the lodge....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 1, 2015 

Group releases nearly 150,000 trout in lake

A group of volunteers raised nearly 150,000 rainbow trout in Banks Lake over the winter and released them from net pens in Electric City Saturday. The Providers of Wildlife and Environmental...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 1, 2015 

Volunteers help at golf course

Volunteers are the backbone of maintenance at Banks Lake Golf Course. A team of volunteers cut down and cleared debris from a number of trees last week. Cutting down a number of trees were Jimmy Van Geystel, James Van Geystel, John Whitelaw, Doug...

 
 News    April 1, 2015 

Unwanted drug drop

The Grand Coulee Police Department now hosts a receptacle where you can put your outdated prescriptions and other drugs. The new deposit box is just inside the door at police headquarters. The metal...

 
 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....

 

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