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 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 28, 2015 

Council hears pitch for uniting cities

Bob, Washington? That could be the new name of a consolidated Grand Coulee and Electric City, chamber representative Bob Valen laughingly told Grand Coulee’s council last Tuesday night. He and Kevin Portch appeared before the council to make a...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 28, 2015 

Kathy Rice is named "Volunteer of the Year" for 2014

She was selected, by a vote of local citizens to be awarded the "volunteer" for 2014. Rice was among a list of nine that had been nominated for the honor, and received almost a third of the total 182...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 28, 2015 

Changes to be recommended on building sizes, more

The Electric City Planning Commission will submit a number of changes to the city council as a result of its public hearing held at the fire hall last Thursday night. Major among the changes is the doubling of the size allowable for accessory...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 28, 2015 

Ballots on levy must be returned by Feb. 10

School district patrons received their official mail-in levy ballots this week and will need to return them by Feb. 10, in order for them to be counted. At issue is a four-year replacement levy that...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 28, 2015 

District moves to acquire school, land

The Grand Coulee Dam School District is loaning itself the money to truly own Center Elementary School and the surrounding property. The board voted last Wednesday to move $155,000 from the district’s general fund to its capital fund to purchase th...

 
 News    January 28, 2015 

Newsbriefs

Town seeking EMT trainees The town of Coulee Dam is redeveloping and growing its ambulance and emergency medical technician program and looking for professional and responsible volunteer staff. “We need about three to five (or more) EMTs ready for...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 28, 2015 

Old gym and school looking newer

It looks like a new gym, at least on the outside. A large part of the new siding has been completed on the old Lake Roosevelt High School gym and, according to school officials, the new metal roof...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 28, 2015 

Man arrested in car theft case

by Roger S. Lucas An Electric City man was arrested last Thursday on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle and trafficking stolen property. Anthony Kelly, 31, was taken to Grant County Jail after he was apprehended during a routine traffic stop....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 21, 2015

Consultant helping to rebuild fire department

People apparently pleased with the mayor's selection of a consultant who has been helping the Coulee Dam Fire Department were not happy with the mayor's refusal last week to commit to hiring him...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 21, 2015

Proposal at tonight's hearing would double allowable size of accessory building in Electric City

Electric City residents will have an opportunity to learn of and respond to a number of suggested changes in the city’s zoning code at a public hearing of the planning commission, tonight, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. at the fire hall. There they will learn...

 
 News    January 21, 2015

Looks like winter

Snow comes down hard Saturday night on Coulee Dam's Douglas Street, looking downhill from the town hall. - Scott Hunter photo...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 21, 2015

Electric City Council moves to sequester lodging tax money

Hotel/motel tax money dominated the meeting as Electric City’s council debated with the chamber of commerce about freeing up additional monies for advertising last week. The meeting Jan. 13 got a bit ugly, and dragged on for over an hour, with neit...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 21, 2015

Lake Roosevelt gym now usable

The Lake Roosevelt High School gym should be ready for basketball again this week, an official from Walker Construction assured the school board last Wednesday evening. Jim Crowley stated that the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 21, 2015

Proposed high tower in path to local airport

Plans for the construction of a 261-foot high tower that would rise within the flight path to the Grand Coulee Dam Airport are under study, by the Federal Aviation Administration, which is seeking...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 21, 2015

Levy would set lower rate

The school district maintenance and operations replacement levy, on which voters will cast ballots Feb. 10, could actually cost taxpayers less than they are now paying. The Grand Coulee Dam School District is seeking a replacement levy for four...

 
 News    January 21, 2015

Newsbriefs

Park district gets compliments from auditor The park district that operates North Dam Park and Event Center passed a state audit, according to Philip Mendoza, of the State Auditor’s Office, who shared the results with the district in a preliminary...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 21, 2015

Dead horse moved by dragging

At least one resident in Delano was upset when he saw a dead horse being dragged down Alcan Road onto Cardinal Road at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The horse, which had been cared for at the Grand Coulee Animal Rescue, died earlier in the day after at le...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 21, 2015

Playground equipment donated to city

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board voted to donate playground equipment at Center School to Electric City and will take a look at giving two portable buildings at the high school to a Carlton Complex Fire group at its next meeting. The...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 14, 2015

Readers now must choose volunteer of year

Readers have until next Wednesday, Jan. 21, to make their wishes known on choosing the person to be honored as the 2014 Volunteer of the Year. All letters nominating eligible volunteers are published in this week’s Star, starting on page 3. The...

 
 News    January 14, 2015

Lunch counter

A couple of immature bald eagles sit on the edge of the ice on Banks Lake's Osborne Bay Monday as a flock of waterfoul gather on the water. - Scott Hunter photo...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 14, 2015

Study proposed: Should cities unite?

If you've ever found yourself wondering if it might be more efficient to have one city instead of four to govern the local area, you're not alone. The local chamber of commerce offered Monday to head...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 14, 2015

Grand Coulee volunteer ambulance numbers reported

Grand Coulee’s volunteer fire department responded to 216 ambulance calls within its jurisdiction in 2014 and the department made an additional 51 ambulance calls in Coulee Dam, Fire Chief Richard Paris told the city council recently. The...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 14, 2015

USBR matching grant will ease park district finances

The park district that struggles to find ways to pay for maintaining North Dam Park will have an easier time financing the effort with a new grant from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Coulee Area Park and Recreation District commissioners learned...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 14, 2015

School levy vote coming in February

School district patrons will vote on a four-year $1.13 million replacement levy, Feb. 10; one that reduces the current rate of $4.55 per thousand to $3.95 per thousand of assessed valuation for taxpayers. Locally, a levy committee is meeting weekly t...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 14, 2015

Students gets some art history

Students from the second to sixth grades are getting an extra boost in art history and training by a volunteer who continues to provide help and information for students who are interested. Kathy LaPlace, who had a similar program at the middle...

 

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