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 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 19, 2017 

Speed limit uniformity sought through area

Visitors coming into the area from the south on SR-155 could easily get confused as to what the legal speed limit is, says a man who wants to change that and open intercity road travel to off-road vehicles. In the course of about five miles the...

 
 News    July 19, 2017 

Science, not magic

Sarah Knox, the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Librarian for the North Central Regional Library system, performs experiments for children at the Grand Coulee Library on July...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 19, 2017 

Update: Fire burning southeast of Keller now 80% contained

A lightning-caused fire burning eight miles southeast of Keller is 80 percent contained, as of mid-morning on Thursday, and with continued success demobilization of fire crews is expected early this weekend. The 681-acre Redford Canyon fire, located...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 19, 2017 

No primary election for Coulee Dam, but three on ballot

There will be no primary election for the town of Coulee Dam’s town council race, even though three candidates filed their intention to run, according to Mila Jury, elections officer for the Okanogan County Auditor’s Office. That’s because...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 19, 2017 

Tribal elder warns about Trump as council reorganizes

Members of the Colville Confederated Tribes, in a packed room at the Lucy Covington Government Center, heard a retiring elder give advice for the future at the swearing-in ceremony for the new...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 19, 2017 

Postal carrier walks 14 miles a day

So you wish it were the weekend so you could take that hike you've been planning. Well, Shelley Baker is looking forward to the weekend so she won't have to take any more hikes for a couple of days....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 19, 2017 

City hall bid goes to local company

A job of replacing windows and doors at Electric City Hall was awarded to DWK Fowler Construction, a decision made by the council last Tuesday night. The award teetered between two bids and was awarded to DWK Fowler, a local company, after council me...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 19, 2017 

Street transferred to town

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board Wednesday night gave a “no name” street to the town of Coulee Dam. The street, which lies near Civic and Pine next to the tennis courts, connects Civic to the highway and is part of the town’s...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 19, 2017 

Coulee Dam Council: Fix the worst sidewalks now

Two toy toads may soon be homeless as the result of a town council decision to direct the mayor to get the worst of Coulee Dam's broken sidewalks fixed this year, not later. The decision was foisted...

 
 News    July 19, 2017 

Honoring a leader

Shelly Boyd, left, gestures toward a portrait of her late husband, Jim Boyd, who died unexpectedly in 2016 at the age of 60 as he chaired the Colville Business Council. The work was presented as the...

 
 News    July 19, 2017 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 7/10 - A Jess Ford employee told police that a man from British Columbia acted strangely and had trouble matching up with a debit card while trying to purchase parts for his vehicle. He had stated to the employee that he had to...

 
 By press release    News    July 19, 2017 

Update on Canyon Creek Fire near Twisp

Winthrop, WA — On Wednesday, management of the Canyon Creek Fire, near Carlton transferred to a Type 4 Incident Management Team led by Incident Commander Kathleen Russell. The 1,200 acre fire has been contained since Tuesday evening. The two...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 12, 2017

Board addresses letter to CMC employees

At a special meeting last Wednesday in the wake of the CEO’s resignation, hospital district commissioners approved a letter to employees about the future leadership of Coulee Medical Center. The letter was penned by commission President Jerry...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 12, 2017

Update: Redford Canyon fire burns near Keller

A lightning-caused fire burning eight miles southeast of Keller was only 10 percent contained, as of mid-morning on Tuesday. The 500-acre Redford Canyon fire, located just northeast of where the San Poil river empties into the Columbia, is spreading...

 

Evacuation orders in Okanogan County

People in the Carlton area are under an evacuation order due to wildfire. Here's the notice texted out by Okanogan County officials moments ago: S: 2017-07-15 1645 Level 2/3 Persons should be aware of a fast moving wild land fire in the Carlton...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 12, 2017

Nespelem Boys & Girls Club opens

Nespelem now has a Boys & Girls Club, located in the area's community center, offering a range of activities, mentorship, and help with homework. A soft opening of the club occurred on June 21...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 12, 2017

Four injured and one charged in crash

Four young adults were injured Monday night in a high-speed crash a mile north of Nespelem, including the driver, who now faces charges. The Washington State Patrol reports that Curry A. J. Pinkham, 20, of Nespelem, was driving a purple 2007 Honda Ri...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 12, 2017

After safe holiday, fire danger is now high

It truly was a safe and sane 4th of July as far as local fires go, but current conditions call for high caution, firefighters warn. Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Department Chief Richard Paris reported this week that there was only one fire in the...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 12, 2017

Electric City Council votes funds toward new parks

The Electric City council Tuesday night agreed to move forward with its plan to develop two new parks. But the council is going to step back and approve parts of the park development in phases. The co...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 12, 2017

Colville Tribes dedicates headquarters

The Colville Confederated Tribes dedicated their government building to Lucy Friedlander Covington on Thursday, July 6. Covington, a granddaughter of Chief Moses of the Sinkiuse/Columbia Tribe, and...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 12, 2017

Woman wants to help in rescue shelter effort

A Delano woman who recently moved back to the area from Idaho is offering support for Dorothy Harris’ efforts to establish an animal rescue operation in Grand Coulee. Doreen Holter has been following Harris’ efforts with the city on an animal...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 12, 2017

Mumps over in Grant County

The mumps outbreak in Grant County is over. So says Health Officer Dr. Alexander Brzezny, who stated last Wednesday that the county has gone through two incubation periods (50 days) without a single new case of mumps reported. The county’s last...

 
 By Bob Valen    News    July 12, 2017

State preservation council meets in Coulee Dam

The Washington State Governor's Advisory Council on Historic Preservation met in Coulee Dam Town Hall June 27 to address eight nominations to either the Washington Heritage Register or the National...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 5, 2017

CEO out at local hospital

Almost a year after he started, the hospital’s CEO resigned last week after a committee of the hospital commission interviewed employees ahead of his upcoming evaluation. Jonathan Owens took the reins of Coulee Medical Center in July 2016. Owens...

 

Oohs and ahhs

A crowd watches fireworks off the top of Grand Coulee Dam Saturday at the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Festival of America. The chamber this year put the event on the Friday and...

 

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