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 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 29, 2014 

District will keep Center School and land

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board authorized the purchase of Center School and land adjacent to it at its meeting Monday night. The title to the site used by local school districts for decades stipulated that ownership would revert to a...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 29, 2014 

Homes are haunted by the Halloween spirit

Halloween for a couple of houses in the area is a real production. Children have a couple of favorite places to visit on Halloween, one in Electric City and the other in Coulee Dam. Dale and Vel...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 29, 2014 

Chief's job keeps civil service protection

Grand Coulee Mayor Chris Christopherson has lost his bid to remove the police chief job from Civil Service Commission protection. He has stated it was his goal to remove the police chief from under the Civil Service Commission. He made that official...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 29, 2014 

School furnishings will be sold soon

Following the move from the old elementary and middle school buildings in Grand Coulee to the new school complex in Coulee Dam, hundreds of items left in the two buildings will be tagged for sale. The new school has all new furnishings, so the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 29, 2014 

Totals for fixing up old school OK'd

The Grand Coulee Dam School Districts board at its Monday night meeting approved seven construction change orders for $613,199 for work relating to the building of the new school complex, upgrading the old high school and associated work: •...

 
 News    October 29, 2014 

Newsbriefs

You have our permission sleep in Daylight Savings time ends this Sunday morning. Move clocks back one hour. Boat launch permits available online Seasonal boat launch permits for Lake Roosevelt are now availabe online and at Coulee Hardware. They are...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 29, 2014 

NPS plans fee raises for Lake Roosevelt

National Park Service officials at Coulee Dam presented their proposal last week to boost boat launch and camping fees for Lake Roosevelt. One of their main concerns, said Lake Roosevelt National Recr...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 29, 2014 

Contract extended for superintendent

Dr. Dennis Carlson’s contract as superintendent of schools was extended for an additional year by the Grand Coulee Dam School District board Monday night. The extension will take Carlson’s contract through June 30, 2016. This is the second...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 22, 2014

Commission seeks quickest way to grant business move despite zoning

The Grand Coulee Planning Commission turned back visitor input last Wednesday night so that members could discuss among themselves the merits of accommodating a request for a zoning change so that an auto repair business could move to a new...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 22, 2014

Agency hopes transit hub will link whole county

Grant County Transit officials have their fingers crossed that their plans for a transportation hub in the middle of downtown Moses Lake will become a reality and link far flung corners of the county to other transportation. The GTA’s longest...

 
 News    October 22, 2014

Quick arrest made after residential burglary suspect caught on animal cam

The Grant County Sheriff's Office reports that an Electric City resident, a suspect in a recent Sagebrush Flats Rd NW residential burglary is in custody thanks to an animal camera. Steve Kiona, 37,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 22, 2014

Veterans group plans free coat giveaway

You can get a coat, free, Nov. 1, at the American Legion’s “free coat” giveaway. The coats were gathered during the Legion’s summer garage sale each Saturday at the Vet’s Center in Electric City, where people donated items for the sale....

 
 News    October 22, 2014

Newsbriefs

Farewell gathering planned for Morgans The community is invited to a farewell coffee hour gathering for Reg and Linda Morgan, Sunday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. at St. Henry’s parish hall in Grand Coulee. The Morgans will soon be moving to the Tacoma...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 22, 2014

Mayors reject recycling issue

The issue of a lack of a local recycling program was raised again at the Regional Board of Mayors meeting Monday afternoon. Raising the issue was Gayle Swagerty, mayor pro-tem of Coulee Dam, who was filling in for Mayor Greg Wilder who is recovering...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 22, 2014

New logo coming for Electric City

Electric City is inching closer to a new logo. The council looked at four samples developed by graphic artist Richard Button and council members had a good time selecting the one they liked. The problem was that several preferences were noted. At...

 
 News    October 22, 2014

Omak woman crashes on highway 155

An Omak woman wrecked a car five miles north of Nespelem Saturday morning. Angela Gates, 33, was taken to Coulee Medical Center with unspecified injuries after the southbound Toyota Highlander she was driving left SR 155 on the right side, rolled...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 15, 2014

Electric City leaning towards bigger is better

Proponents of larger accessory buildings in Electric City made some headway at a city planning commission meeting a week ago. It is expected that the planning commission will recommend to the city council that zoning be changed to allow 1,728 square...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 15, 2014

Grand Coulee lifts lot coverage restrictions

The city of Grand Coulee, by ordinance, has lifted restrictions on lot coverage. As a result of the ordinance, passed Oct. 7, there will be no lot coverage restrictions on all but one zone (C-H) in the city. That zone will allow 75 percent coverage...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 15, 2014

27 years and millions of fish

If you believe Banks Lake is a good place to fish, then you can thank a couple of local men who helped make it happen. Reg Morgan, long since retired from U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and Bill Brashears,...

 
 By Sarah Smith Bonneville Power Administration    News    October 15, 2014

Third Power Plant work will rebuild 3,000 tons of precision

Even the eighth wonder of the world needs rejuvenation sometime. Trouble is, no spa will accept a 3,000-ton turbine. That's why one of the three largest hydroelectric units in the world has been...

 
 News    October 15, 2014

Newsbriefs

Company marks 79 years Loepp Furniture begins its 79th anniversary celebration and sale this week. The firm is the oldest continuing business in the greater Grand Coulee area. For many years the business was owned and managed by Dave and Peggy Portch...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 15, 2014

Hospital leaders forecast cloudy with clear horizon

In six months, a hospital recruiting team has managed to attract at least two doctors, a third is on the way, and another health care provider who had cut her time in Grand Coulee to emergency room wo...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 15, 2014

Town to follow cross-connection water program

Elmer City council passed a cross-connection water system program at its meeting last week. The object of the cross connection program is to reduce the risk of contamination of the public water system. Officials also stated that the new program will...

 
 News    October 15, 2014

Local man gets national honor

Cody Desautel, a Coulee Dam resident and member of the Colville Tribes, was among the 2014 award winners honored during a gala at the leading Native American business event in the country, taking place at the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 8, 2014

Rec district moving forward with center planning

The Coulee Area Park & Recreation District is moving forward on the planning of an “Aquatic Wellness and Fitness Center.” District President Bob Valen said Monday that the district will soon advertise for qualified firms to indicate an interest...

 

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