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 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 21, 2016 

School board sets four main goals

The school board has set four main goals as the Grand Coulee Dam School District heads into the new school year. Superintendent Paul Turner and members of the board met in a long evening retreat to discuss school affairs and to set some specific goal...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    September 21, 2016 

Hospital begins bridge building - with a powwow

When Coulee Medical Center leaders wanted to find ways to cure the hospital's ailing relationship with members of the Colville Tribes, an idea for a good start popped into Shoshanna Jordan's mind:...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 21, 2016 

Councilmember reprimanded

The Electric City Council reprimanded one of its own members for violating rules of procedure at its meeting last Tuesday night. The complaint against Councilmember Birdie Hensley originated from an online posting she’d made that stated that...

 
 News    September 21, 2016 

Work days set for golf course

Volunteers, bring your rakes and shovels. Banks Lake Golf Course needs your help. Golf officials there are planning the plugging of the greens and sanding them, Sept. 26–28. Jim Keene, chairman of Port District 7, which manages of the course, put...

 
 News    September 21, 2016 

Alumni support new sport

Coulee Dam All Class Reunion representatives donate a $2,700 check Friday to the Lake Roosevelt athletic program to help with startup expenses for the new soccer program. The money came from...

 
 News    September 21, 2016 

Newsbriefs

A grand picnic The Electric City community picnic held Sept. 10, raised $1,000 towards the development of the city’s new park site, behind the fire station. A year ago a similar picnic raised $2,500, and an additional $30,000 has been budgeted by...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 21, 2016 

Pathway discussion lists fears and research

A large number of “not in my neighborhood” trail opponents turned out last Tuesday night to express their fears about Electric City’s Pathway and Trails plan. Their appearance and comments dominated the first half of the city council meeting,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 21, 2016 

Bus garage hit by thieves again

Thieves hit the school district's bus operation again last weekend. This time they siphoned gas from one bus and stole two batteries from the district's boom truck. Bus officials stated early Tuesday...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 21, 2016 

Bowden joins C.D. police

Paul Bowden joined the Coulee Dam police force Monday. Bowden comes to the Coulee Dam Police Department from Wilbur where he served as an officer for 12 years. The new officer was appointed a sergeant. Coulee Dam has been advertising for a police...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 21, 2016 

Best of Northwest grill it out

It was like grill heaven Sunday at North Dam Park. Seventeen grills were cooking and grill masters turned out from Idaho, Oregon and throughout Washington, going after prize money and having fun at the same time. Many of the top 10 competitors in...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 14, 2016

Harvest Festival offers fun this weekend

This would be a good weekend to stay in the Coulee and take advantage of the many facets of the fifth annual Harvest Festival. Gather the kids, the grandkids, and be at North Dam Park for a celebration designed for all ages. The Grand Coulee Dam Area...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 14, 2016

Run the Dam race set for this Saturday

So you’ve always wanted to run across Grand Coulee Dam. Now is your opportunity! Join the third annual Run the Dam crowd, at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, and take part in one of the scheduled distance runs - 5K, 10K, or half marathon. The event...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    September 14, 2016

Two wild fires threaten towns

Two wildfires burned separately Sunday afternoon and threatened Elmer City, Coulee Dam and Grand Coulee, while residents watched as flames lit up the hillsides on both sides of the Columbia River. Loc...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 14, 2016

Elmer City will fight Coulee Dam lawsuit

Elmer City hired its own lawyer in response to a threatened lawsuit from the town of Coulee Dam. The Elmer City Council was unanimous in its decision last Thursday night to oppose a lawsuit by Coulee Dam, which claims it is owed some $55,000 in...

 
 News    September 14, 2016

Pork plates for a park

City Councilmember Lonna Bussert serves up some fruit to top off a plate at a fundraiser for a new city park. A few dozen turned out Saturday in Electric City for the "Pig for a Park" community...

 
 News    September 14, 2016

Newsbriefs

Candidates forum set for Coulee Dam Okanogan County voters can hear their candidates for county commission seats address the issues at a special forum in October in Coulee Dam being arranged by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce. The...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 14, 2016

Group wants public meeting on consolidation

The Regional Board of Mayors heard Monday of plans for public meetings to further explore the idea of consolidating local towns. Presenting for the chamber of commerce’s Economic Development Council was Bob Valen, a member of the group. He said...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 14, 2016

District adding security to stop theft

The school district plans to build a security fence behind the bus garage to try to stop the flow of recent thefts. Superintendent Paul Turner told the school board Monday night that the security measures would cost the district about $16,000. He...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 7, 2016

School crowding could lead to the "P" word

The school board is being pushed to make decisions on overcrowding at the new school. Could a portable classroom be in the district’s future? It’s a possibility, says Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Paul Turner. The most critical...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    September 7, 2016

House fire fought in Coulee Dam

A woman's home in east Coulee Dam caught fire Friday evening, drawing a quick response from every local fire department. Susan Lynch's house at 611 Birch Street drew 11 fire engines, first responder...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 7, 2016

Car thefts, prowls increasing locally

Car thefts and prowls have been on the increase in the area for the past few months, according to law enforcement officials. Grand Coulee police Chief John Tufts said last week that there are a number of factors in the rise of crime involving...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 7, 2016

Pig for the Park picnic is Saturday

It’s “Pig for the Park” time again in Electric City. The community picnic to benefit a park will happen Saturday, Sept. 10, the second year running. City Councilmember Lonna Bussert is spearheading the picnic again this year. It begins at noon...

 
 News    September 7, 2016

Big month, big payday for Raiders

Jess Ford set a goal and surpassed it in August, which meant the Lake Roosevelt Raider football team collected on a big pledge last week. The Ford dealership had promised to give the team $50 for...

 
 News    September 7, 2016

Newsbriefs

Fire mostly out In its final day of reporting on the Cayuse Mountain fire, the Spokane Indian Tribe stated the fire was 95 percent contained and had burned 14 houses and nine other structures. The fire consumed grass and trees on 18,116 acres. The...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 7, 2016

Harvest Festival to offer a host of activities

There’s truly something to do for everyone at this year’s Harvest Festival, Sept. 17-18 at North Dam Park. Some things you need to get registered for and are unique, to say the least. Get a team of six together and register for the Human...

 

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