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 By Roger Lucas and Scott Hunter    News    April 22, 2015 

Dozens of cats taken from Electric City home

by Roger S. Lucas and Scott Hunter Animal control workers removed over 60 cats from a home in Electric City Monday. Representatives from Pasado’s Safe Haven, a rescue operation from Monroe, Wash., along with Grand Coulee Police Chief John Tufts, co...

 
 News    April 22, 2015 

View from the top

Dillon Wells, of Lake Stevens, Washington, takes a careful glance over Grand Coulee Dam on a tour stop at the top. This season's tours started up April 1, and personnel said the week most Washington...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 22, 2015 

City may allow golf carts on streets

You may soon be able to “putter” around in Electric City. No, they aren’t turning the city into a putt-putt golf course, although some might argue it’s a good idea; but last Tuesday night the city council voted in favor of allowing golf...

 
 News    April 22, 2015 

Tribal members to mull legal status of marijuana on reservation

The Colville Business Council (CBC) voted 11-0 to include a referendum vote by the membership regarding the legal status of marijuana on the Colville Reservation, Tribal Chairman Jim Boyd announced Tuesday. In addition to picking half the tribal...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 22, 2015 

Friendly turkey is off the road

A turkey hen, that was getting tamer by the day, was hit by a vehicle a week ago and taken by Tribal officers in an effort to heal the bird. Jessica Redmon, at 1029 River Drive in Coulee Dam, had the turkey in her yard most of the time, and she...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 22, 2015 

Two cities closer on policing agreement

An extension of the current police contract between Grand Coulee and Electric City is getting closer, both city council committees agree. Currently, Grand Coulee provides police services to Electric City for $115,000 annually. That likely will...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 22, 2015 

Electric City zoning proposals drawing comment

Electric City has received about 20 letters from residents giving public comment on a number of zoning changes proposed by the city’s planning commission. The main item of controversy is the size of accessory buildings. The planners had...

 
 News    April 22, 2015 

Newsbriefs

City seeks a hearing examiner Electric City is seeking a hearing examiner. The person must know land use law, real property law, enforcement of municipal regulations, city planning and development, and similar permitting issues and must be familiar...

 
 News    April 22, 2015 

Angler triple challenged this weekend

Like fishing for walleye, rainbow trout and smallmouth bass in Banks Lake? Then you better enter the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Triple Fish Challenge, April 25-26, at Coulee Playland. Bring in the highest total weight for...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 22, 2015 

Advance tickets offer extra carnival savings

You can save some big bucks this year by purchasing Colorama Carnival tickets early. Chamber of Commerce officials, the sponsoring agency for the event, said advance daily tickets are now on sale at seven locations: The Credit Union, Chamber of...

 
 News    April 22, 2015 

Colorama raffle buttons available

You can now stop by a local business and purchase your Colorama Button. For the $3 cost not only will you show your support for the big annual celebration, but it could be a lucky button and be your...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 22, 2015 

Last Family Fun Night next week

A free dinner, badminton, and the full display of Lake Roosevelt students’ artistic and scientific sides will be featured at the final Family Fun Night of the year next Wednesday at the school. Organizers Kim Stanger and Victor Camarena said the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 15, 2015

Man rescued in climbing mishap

A Spokane man was rescued Saturday through the efforts of a number of agencies after injuring his leg while climbing high on the rocks behind Osborne Bay. Nicholas Vange, 21, who had been camping in the area, along with another man, Nicholas...

 
 News    April 15, 2015

Rounding barrels and life

Instructor Jackie Jackson gives a quick demonstration Friday during her two-day class in barrel racing put on by the Ridge Riders. Her 10 students learned a lot, onlooking parents said, but not just...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 15, 2015

DOT presents ideas for change at Four Corners

About a dozen people turned out to hear Washington State Department of Transportation engineers talk about Four Corners traffic last Tuesday night at Grand Coulee’s city council meeting. One of these was Ray Wells, the man who started it all with...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 15, 2015

McGuire takes council seat

Richard McGuire was elected to the Electric City Council Tuesday night. He will fill the number-two position on the council, held previously by John Nordine who recently took over as mayor. McGuire was nominated by Brad Parrish and garnered two of...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 15, 2015

Earth Day event in Nespelem building on success

In the sixth year of an Earth Day event at the Nespelem powwow grounds, the event’s organizers have garnered some national recognition — by offering a free lunch, among other things. Next Wednesday, April 22, is Earth Day, and everyone is...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 15, 2015

Summit on future of old school yields new ideas

A "summit" held to garner ideas about the future of the former Grand Coulee Dam Middle School was deemed a straight-up success by organizers, who met recently to discuss the March 12 event that brough...

 
 News    April 15, 2015

Newsbriefs

Want a fire truck? Picture yourself driving in the Colorama Parade in your own personal fire truck. It could happen if you take advantage of the offer of a 1986 Ford F350 fire truck declared surplus by the town of Coulee Dam. Contact town hall and...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 15, 2015

Cute but dangerous?

Those little chicks, ducklings and other baby poultry, though cute, may carry harmful bacteria called salmonella. Each spring, people in Washington state become sick with salmonella after handling...

 
 News    April 15, 2015

New deputy power manager for engineering announced for GCD

The Bureau of Reclamation’s Pacific Northwest Region announced that Doug Anderson has been selected as the new deputy power manager for engineering and project management at Grand Coulee Dam. He replaces Scott Ross. In his new position, Anderson...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 8, 2015

Robbery suspect from Coulee Dam dead after tasering

A 28-year-old Coulee Dam man died Saturday as he fled from authorities chasing him as a suspect in an armed robbery near Tonasket, the county sheriff said. Okanogan County Sheriff Frank T. Rogers said in a statement Monday that William J. Dick III st...

 
 News    April 8, 2015

Eggcitation station

Kids race through the Grand Coulee Dam Lions Club's 79th annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday at Ludolph Field, which was cleared in under 10 minutes of 2,000 plastic eggs. A photo of the winners of...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 8, 2015

Rufus Woods get a little lower this weekend

Lake Rufus Woods, behind Chief Joseph Dam, will be lowered a little this weekend in preparation for an upcoming bank stabilization project downstream from the Seaton's Grove boat launch. Check out...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 8, 2015

Electric co-ops to study merger idea

Nespelem Valley Electric and Inland Power & Light Company have started discussions and a study for a possible merger, Ralph Rise, president of NVE’s board of trustees announced in a press release last week. If discussions and the study are...

 

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