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 By Fred Netzel and Scott Hunter    News    June 29, 2016 

County won't ship juveniles away

County commissioners told those attending the sixth public meeting on the Okanogan County’s Juvenile Department last week that they would commit to continue housing juveniles in the county facility in Okanogan, rather than outsource the job to a...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 29, 2016 

Tribal Chairman Jim Boyd dies at 60

Jim Boyd, leader of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and renowned musician and recording artist, died unexpectedly last week at the age of 60. "This is a very, very sad day for the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 29, 2016 

Fireworks bans detailed

You just bought a bag of fireworks and are wondering where you can set them off. Here’s your answer: Fireworks are banned from the Colville Tribes’ reservation this year. Likewise in Elmer City and Coulee Dam. Fireworks are also banned in the Lak...

 
 News    June 29, 2016 

So much to do we made you a guide

There are a lot of fun, interesting things to do in the area this week. We detail them in a special section inside this issue, from the Festival of America, with its new water park, to a huge,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 29, 2016 

Collecting passion, yielding energy

There are not enough superlatives to accurately describe Bob and Bev Bruno's rural log home. You could take the view. Or the careful detail of their home. Or even the house for their five banties. Not...

 
 News    June 29, 2016 

Newsbriefs

American flags available The Grand Coulee Dam area American Legion Post has free 3-by-5-foot American flags and a few 4-by-6-foot flags. You can stop by during the Post’s Saturday garage sale in Electric City and get a flag. County bans fireworks...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 29, 2016 

Election brings changes for Colville Tribes

There will be some changes on the Colville Business Council as a result of the general election tally over the past week. During the tally, it was announced that Chairman Jim Boyd had died. Boyd was running against Georgia Simpson in the Inchelium...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 29, 2016 

Soccer a possibility for school district

Lake Roosevelt High School could field a girls’ soccer team this year. The Grand Coulee Dam School District board is dealing with the cost and plans to review the soccer request at its July 11 meeting. Six schools in the North Central Washington...

 
 News    June 29, 2016 

Locals win at Hoopfest 2016

The coulee loves basketball, and produces winners at Hoopfest 2016 in Spokane. Garrett Strocsher, a 2002 Lake Roosevelt High School graduate, finished first in the men's elite bracket at the big...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 22, 2016

Plans for big Grand Coulee hydro project detailed

Chamber of commerce members Thursday heard details on a proposed project that could put huge conduits for water under the community to produce more power and create jobs. The proposed Banks Lake hydroelectric pumped storage project could be operation...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 22, 2016

Tribal chairman Boyd dies at 60

The Colville Tribes announced this morning (6-22-16) that Chairman Jim Boyd has died at the age of 60. What follows is the tribal press release: Chairman Boyd walks on NESPELEM, WA - The Colville...

 
 News    June 22, 2016

Faces forward

Young performers in the Wenatchee Youth Circus smile for the crowd during choreographed moves, swinging on ladders high above the ground. The circus, brought to the Lake Roosevelt football field for...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 22, 2016

They'll fire 2,000 rockets off the dam

It takes a lot of coordination and planning to put on the fireworks display over Grand Coulee Dam on July 4, according to Rocketman Pyros owner Dan Verheul. It all begins with the firm’s broker in China, and the selection of some 40 cases of carefu...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 22, 2016

Almira congregation to take over Coulee Dam church

The Almira Community Church will soon occupy the former Presbyterian Community Church in Coulee Dam. The Almira congregation voted overwhelmingly June 12 to acquire the historic stone church and develop a second campus. Almira pastor Paul McArthur...

 
 News    June 22, 2016

Newsbriefs

Celebrating 80 years The Moose Lodge will celebrate its 80th anniversary Saturday, June 25, with a potluck dinner from 4-7 p.m. The dinner will be followed by live music from 7-11 p.m. Potentially cool deal Three air-conditioning units now servicing...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 22, 2016

Hospital meets with WSU medical college

Hospital officials met last week with Washington State University officials working to make that institution's new medical school a reality. Kenneth Roberts, the vice dean for academic and community p...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 22, 2016

Current chairman trails in poll vote

Most races were close, and all incumbents but two appeared to be headed for re-election in the Colville Business Council general poll election Saturday. Absentee ballots could change most races, but the unofficial tally Monday showed that incumbents...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 22, 2016

National quilt show bringing art to coulee

A major art show, drawn in cloth and stitches, and honoring the National Park Service in its 100th year, will arrive in Coulee Dam just in time for the Fourth of July. The "Inspired by the National...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 22, 2016

Bull ride winners announced

The three top winners in the Fifth Annual Cleatis Lacy Memorial Bull Riding event last Friday picked up nearly $3,200 in prize money. The Friday night event at the Ridge Rider Rodeo Grounds was a...

 
 News    June 22, 2016

Bird and Smith promoted at bank

Sjana Bird has recently been promoted to senior vice president and regional branch administrator of North Cascades Bank, the bank announced. Bird, who has managed the bank's Grand Coulee branch for...

 
 News    June 22, 2016

Live streaming of tribal vote tally

Votes in the Colville Tribes' general election are being tallied now. Below is the streaming video, live....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 15, 2016

Two resign from school athletics

Two major resignations within the athletic department at Lake Roosevelt High School were received last week. Resigning was Athletic Director Richard Black, who has held that position for the past five years. The second resignation was from Mario...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 15, 2016

Supertanker will fly in area for training

If you see a huge aircraft flying low over the Colville Indian Reservation from now through next Tuesday, you're seeing the world's largest supertanker aircraft and crews practicing in a firefighting...

 
 News    June 15, 2016

In support of a mission

The Colville Tribes launched a dugout canoe Friday from the Spring Canyon boat launch, on a mission to revive an old tradition in support of exploring a new possibility: bringing salmon back to the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 15, 2016

Updated:Kids Fest, bull ride, cars, this weekend

Update: Despite a rainy day, the Wenatchee Youth Circus is performing at Lake Roosevelt's football field with a few umbrella protected fans in the stands. The current local forecast predicts drizzle...

 

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