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 By Roger S. Lucas    News    September 20, 2017 

Report: Man with record runs after second stop

A Hill Avenue man who was pulled over by police twice the same day for driving with a suspended license found himself in Grant County jail. James E. Goodlake, 24, is the same man Spokane police arrested there last July for possession of a car stolen...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    September 20, 2017 

Archie Dennis named volunteer of the year

"It's my world." That's how Archie Dennis, who has been named "Volunteer of the Year" for 2016, described his life in search and rescue. Dennis was top vote getter in The Star newspaper's volunteer...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    September 20, 2017 

City to bid on highway property

Electric City Council authorized city officials Sept. 12 to bid on two lots up for auction along SR-155 in the center of the city. The lots at one time housed a filling station. The Oct. 27 auction is being held by Grant County, which has a lien...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    September 20, 2017 

Cities agree on police contract

Electric City council approved its 2018-19 police contract with Grand Coulee at its meeting last Tuesday night. The contract amount is for $140,000, which is $15,000 more than the contract amount of the current year. The council approved the new...

 

Eye to eye

Coulee Medical Center's Ramona Hicks draws a look of uncertainty from a child during a "round" dance at the hospital's second annual "Gathering of Wellness" powwow last Friday. Allaying uncertainty...

 

Newsbriefs

Sewer rates up in Electric City Sewer rates will go up $10 per month to $35.79 beginning with the November billings, the Electric City council agreed at its meeting last Tuesday night. Council takes over district Elmer City’s council voted last Thu...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    September 20, 2017 

Dog rescuer ordered to reduce canine count to three

Police served papers last Wednesday on a woman who has wanted to get permission to run a “dog rescue” operation in her home, telling her instead that she had 90 days to get her dog total down to three dogs. City officials stated that Dorothy Harr...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    September 20, 2017 

Singer-songwriter plays local library

Singer-songwriter Bradford Loomis came to the Grand Coulee Library on Sept. 12, performing original and traditional songs in the folk tradition to a small audience. With his long beard, Loomis’ voice ranged from a low grumble to a howling falsetto....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    September 20, 2017 

Tribes drafting plan to include towns

Officials from the Colville Tribes visited with the Coulee Dam Town Council Wednesday to explain the tribes’ plan to write a comprehensive parks and recreation plan that will include all the towns on the reservation and that would be useful to all...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet this Thursday, Sept. 21, at Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. Meeting begins at noon. Guest speaker will be Molly Morris from CMC, who will be conducting a “Community Health Needs...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 9/10 - After receiving a complaint about the excessive noise, police asked a man on Stevens Avenue in Electric City to turn down the volume on a football game. 9/11 - A woman told police that a black and white dog that was loose ran up...

 

Grand Coulee man sentenced on additional charges

A Grand Coulee man received a sentence of 50.5 months in prison to go along with an earlier sentence of 29 months in a Grant County Superior Court case last week. Melvin Toulou, Jr., 43, pleaded guilty to four counts — trafficking in stolen...

 

Building a wall

The construction crew building the Bureau of Reclamation's new fire station works with concrete forms on a wall at the site off SR-155 on Tuesday. The $13.6 million facility will be paid for through...

 

Missing person Leland Travis Toulou

Leland Travis Toulou was last seen in the Omak area and has been missing since September 8. If seen please contact Colville Tribal Police at 1-800-551-5800....

 

School board sets goals, including a levy

The Grand Coulee Dam School District Board of Directors met in retreat Monday night to set goals for the current school year. Money is the thing that greases the wheels of education, and will play a major part in shaping the goals set by the board....

 

Harvest Festival starts Friday

It’s time for the harvest. The community Harvest Festival, that is. You can set aside this Friday, Saturday and Sunday for some fun, relaxation, and excitement. It’s the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce’s 6th Annual Harvest Festival,...

 

North Dam Park may go brown

If you notice the grass turning to brown at North Dam Park, blame a faulty pump. The Bureau of Reclamation installed a submerged pump in Banks Lake several years ago just over North Dam, which abuts...

 

Newsbriefs

Windmills to get some love The historic and whimsical Gehrke Windmills and North Dam Park will get some planned maintenance next month, and a new fund has been set aside for their upkeep. The Coulee Area Park and Recreation District, which manages...

 

Problems not addressed for lack of quorum

Workers at the Delano Transfer Station will have to live with a mold problem a little longer. The Regional Board of Mayors had the mold issue on their agenda Monday, but not enough mayors showed up for the meeting to deal with the problem. The mold...

 

Airport runway to be fixed this month

Work on the Grand Coulee Dam Airport’s runway will begin Sept. 18, Grant County Port District 7 commissioners learned at their meeting Aug. 30. Commissioners also got more good news when their engineering firm, TO Engineers, reported that the succe...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 9/2 - A hospital employee reported that a strange man was wandering around the lobby area and sleeping on the chairs. An officer learned that the man was visiting his mother in the hospital. 9/3 - A woman on Fifth Street in Electric...

 

Report: In DUI stop, cop car rammed

A 29-year-old man found himself in Grant County jail last Wednesday after he allegedly rammed a patrol car after being stopped by police for driving under the influence. In jail is Wade G. Rainbolt, 29, who is known in the area, but who gave his...

 

Artist chosen for first place

First-place winner Stefanie Marchand Reuben, Spokane, works on a new painting during the third annual Plateau Native American Art Show at North Dam Park, sponsored by the Northwest Native Development...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    September 6, 2017

Smoky air expected to last days

Smoke is thick in the air again, originating from fires burning in Montana and Idaho. An air-quality warning from the National Weather Service in Spokane extends through Friday at noon. Laurie...

 

Bureau of Reclamation awards $1.6 million contract for grounds maintenance and landscaping

The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $1.6 million contract Thursday to Taylor Enterprises of Grand Coulee for grounds maintenance and landscaping, the USBR said in a press release Tuesday. The contract calls for providing personnel, materials, tools,...

 

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