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 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 24, 2014 

Electric City will negotiate on land for park

One Electric City council member’s dream of a city park could soon be a reality. Lonna Bussert, who has shown interest in park matters ever since she has been on the city council, has finally started the ball rolling on getting one. Mayor Jerry...

 
 By press release    News    September 24, 2014 

Parlette disappointed by FEMA denial of additional wildfire-victim assistance

  State Sen. Linda Evans Parlette says she is disappointed that the Federal Emergency Management Agency is sticking by its earlier decision to deny financial assistance to individual victims of this...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    September 24, 2014 

Hopeful tone set at Nespelem school

Despite a rocky start to the new school year, Nespelem School directors were optimistic at their Monday meeting, pointing to new leaders and attitudes in school administration. The last school year had ended with a flurry of late resignations,...

 
 News    September 24, 2014 

Painting the town

Vern Crim and several other Bureau of Reclamation workers apply a fresh coat of paint to the concrete in the median on SR 155 near the Visitor Center last Wednesday. The concrete is shaped to look...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 24, 2014 

Grand Coulee Police Chief Mel Hunt is retiring

Police Chief Mel Hunt retires next Tuesday after 39 years of service in Grand Coulee. It all started for him in 1975, when Hunt signed on as a reserve officer. Then things happened fast, and he was...

 
 News    September 24, 2014 

Seniors now have their bus garage

The Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center's new bus garage will house two buses they use to transport members to various outings including such things as shopping, doctor appointments and entertainment...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 24, 2014 

School census counts 719

Grand Coulee Dam School District had 719 students for its official start-of-the-year count last Thursday. That’s about a full classroom more than the district had at its first day count last September. The official count was 719 students. This...

 
 News    September 24, 2014 

Newsbriefs

New time for council Grand Coulee’s city council voted last Tuesday night to start its meetings at 6 p.m. Prior to the new time, the council had been meeting at 6:30 p.m. The council regularly meets on the first and third Tuesday each month....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 24, 2014 

New school libraries get new books

The two new libraries at Coulee Dam schools have a lot of new books. And more are on the way. A good share of the new books in the elementary and secondary libraries have been placed there by North Central Library District, and Director Dan Howard...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 24, 2014 

New sewage equipment replaces old before a breakdown

Coulee Dam town officials had their fingers crossed that a new clarifier would arrive before the old 35-year unit quit on them. It came Tuesday, and true to operator Tim Lynch's report to the town...

 
 By press release    News    September 24, 2014 

State Patrol detectives seek witnesses

At the request of the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, the Washington State Patrol’s Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) assumed primary investigative responsibility for the fatal traffic collision involving an on-duty Grant County Sheriff’s...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 17, 2014

Grand Coulee was $250k behind in billing Electric City

Since 2011, Grand Coulee hasn’t billed Electric City for its share of the cost of operating and maintaining the wastewater treatment plant the two cities jointly own. Grand Coulee City Clerk Carol Boyce acknowledged Tuesday that the billings...

 
 By Roger S Lucas and Scott Hunter    News    September 17, 2014

New LR school opens with plenty of fanfare and lots of students

The new school complex in Coulee Dam opened Monday without a serious glitch. But there were kids, kids, and more kids. Following years of declines, student numbers on Monday were 22 percent more than...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 17, 2014

Water rate meeting gets contentious

Coulee Dam residents got a taste of the difficulties in coming up with a fair water rate for the town at a public meeting last Wednesday night. The audience got to hear and see how an increasing block rate would work in determining future water...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 17, 2014

Street, restroom problems discussed

A business owner and local citizen proved that you can take on city hall, you just don’t always win. Ray Duclos had a lot to say about a pavement issue near Harvest Foods, the family business, and the cleaning of a restroom at Mason City Park at...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 17, 2014

Electric City considering building new park

Electric City may be getting a park. The mayor was instructed by the city council last week to contact the Baptist Church School officials in Electric City and develop an offer for the northern...

 
 News    September 17, 2014

School supplies collected

Renée and Bill McCarty, managers of the Moose Lodge, get ready Sept. 3 to deliver school supplies collected by lodge members to help out students. - Scott Hunter photo...

 
 By press release    News    September 17, 2014

Sheriff seeks public's help identifying burglary suspect

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is investigating burglary/theft cases in the southwest corner of Lincoln County and has a photo he'd like help identifying. On Sept. 12, a suspect burglarized a...

 
 News    September 17, 2014

Photos up of new school opening

Finally got all the shots of the opening of the new school up. Here's a slide show of 50 of the best....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 10, 2014

Top barbecue experts to compete in Harvest Festival

A dozen barbecue teams will compete in the Harvest Festival this weekend at North Dam Park. It is estimated that the two-member teams will spend about $500 to compete in an effort to walk away with the grand prize of $1,000. Only two teams are local;...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 10, 2014

New school ribbon cutting, tours set for Friday

The public is invited to two events at the new K-12 school complex on Friday, Sept. 12. The first is the official ribbon cutting, opening the new school. That’s at 10 a.m., with dignitaries here to cut the ribbon. Immediately after the ribbon...

 
 News    September 10, 2014

$7 million turbine repair contract awarded

The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $7 million contract Aug. 29 to Voith Hydro, Inc. in York, Pennsylvania, to perform turbine repair for Grand Coulee and Hungry Horse dams. The turbine runners to be serviced have been in operation since the early...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 10, 2014

Commission won't rush on chief choice

Grand Coulee’s Civil Service Commission will act deliberately and carefully as it progresses in finding a new police chief for Grand Coulee, according to Chairman Alan Cain. Speed is not the answer, Cain stated. “We are satisfied that we have a...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 10, 2014

Mayors consider high cost trailer

There may soon be more room for that load of stuff you wanted to haul to the dump. The Regional Board of Mayors is considering the purchase of another transfer trailer. The mayors have sought a used trailer to provide extra dumping room for several...

 
 News    September 10, 2014

Starting with food

Nespelem School held a welcome back barbecue on its new school year orientation day last Wednesday. School board member Nancy Armstrong-Montes, left, serves up watermelon to an incoming student. -...

 

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