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Old school to be purchased by local builder

Terms have been reached for the sale of Center School. An agreement to sell the old school building and property in Grand Coulee was reached at a special school board meeting Tuesday. The sale price was $155,000 — $5,000 more than the amount asked...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 21, 2018 

With year-round commitment, Horn family produces state champs

The Horn family has an interesting family tradition: producing state champions in wrestling. There have been four state champions from the Horn family so far: Jason, Jake, Kodie, and Kaleb, creating...

 

Newsbriefs

Blood drive next Monday There will be a community Blood Drive Monday, Feb. 26, from 12:15 p.m to 4:30 p.m., at the Community Room in Coulee Medical Center. The drive is sponsored jointly by the Inland Northwest Blood Center and the Grand Coulee Commu...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 21, 2018 

Woman dies in early-morning crash

A Nespelem woman died Feb. 15 in an early-morning crash on SR-155, a mile south of Nespelem. Bridget Boyd, 38, was driving a 2005 Buick Rendezvous southbound at 6:43 a.m. when it crossed into the northbound lane and onto the shoulder. She...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    February 21, 2018 

Mayor pleased with vote to help streets

Grand Coulee’s city streets will benefit from last week’s voter approval for a “Transportation Benefit District,” and the mayor is pleased. The issue on the ballot gained “yes” votes from 122 Grand Coulee residents. Only 45 indicated...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 21, 2018 

Colville Tribal members vote against changing name

Colville tribal members have voted 1630-296 in a recent referendum to keep the name “The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation,” a Feb. 8 press release stated. The referendum vote is advisory, meaning the council could still change the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 21, 2018 

Young man stricken by leukemia

A young family man has been suddenly struck by a serious disease, without insurance, leading to an effort by friends and family to raise funds to help pay the bills. George Davis III, 29, lives in...

 

Enraptured with raptors

Craig Moran, of Kent, Washington-based Raptor Life, shows Lake Roosevelt students his 28-year-old ferruginous hawk named August, caught in Wyoming in 1990. "She's beautiful!" students exclaimed when...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    February 21, 2018 

Spring yard cleanup dates set

With an early warm spell, some local residents may already be up for a little spring yard cleaning, but the traditional community cleanup dates were set this week for April, when local schools take the first week off and older students can help with...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 2/13 - A resident of Kelso Avenue in Electric City reported that sometime during the night, it appeared that someone had used pliers to gain entry into his truck. He said a document in his truck was torn, but it didn’t appear...

 
 By Josh Kelety    News    February 21, 2018 

Legislators try to ram through a bill to restrict public access to their records

State lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are pushing a bill devised in secret, in the final days of the session, to exempt themselves from public records requests. The move comes on the heels of a court ruling that the Legislature is required to...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 14, 2018

Grand Coulee voters boost sales tax for streets

When Grand Coulee leaders put Proposition 1 on the ballot, they thought a bump in sales tax would be the best way for the city to collect a little extra money needed for street repair. Voters agreed, evidently, as votes tallied up last night yielded...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 14, 2018

Dam spillage due to minor generator maintenance

The Grand Coulee Dam spilled water over the top last week due to anticipation of spring runoff, combine with minor maintenance being performed on a generator. "Inflows into Lake Roosevelt are up...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 14, 2018

Woman dies in morning crash

A Nespelem woman died today (Feb. 15, 2018) in an early morning crash on SR-155, a mile south of Nespelem. Bridget Boyd, 38, was driving a 2005 Buick Rendezvous southbound at 6:43 a.m. when it crossed into the northbound lane and onto the shoulder....

 

Short-term rental issue dominates council

The question of allowing “short-term rentals” in Electric City dominated the council meeting Tuesday night. The city had prepared a draft ordinance, which was for information only, but clearly spelled out that if Electric City eventually allowed...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 14, 2018

Carbon monoxide poisoning suspected in two deaths

Two people were found dead in a home in Coulee City Monday evening, with carbon monoxide poisoning suspected as the cause of death. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office said investigators Tuesday were looking into the tragic deaths of two people in a...

 

Street fixes coming in E.C.

Electric City residents will notice a lot of street repair happening this year in several spots around town. Electric City Council authorized Mayor John Nordeen II to proceed with FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) grant street repairs at...

 

Newsbriefs

Morin to chair mayors Mayor Gail Morin of Elmer City will take over the chair position on the Regional Board of Mayors. Each year, the chair position changes in a rotation system between the four mayors. Morin was unable to attend Monday’s...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 14, 2018

Proctor leaving PBR for a big, new goal

Grand Coulee's native son, Shane Proctor, who has made a name for himself riding bulls, is leaving the Professional Bull Riders to pursue another long-held goal. Turning 33 in March, Proctor figures...

 

School and emergency personnel to take training

A number of school employees, and personnel from other agencies, plan on spending a week-long training session at the FEMA Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, Maryland, beginning the first week in March, Superintendent Paul Turner advised t...

 

Wanted man slips away in sagebrush

Police are looking for a Grand Coulee man who eluded them after they tried to arrest him Sunday on a warrant out of Grant County. Local police are asking the county prosecutor’s office to add a charge of “escape in the 3rd degree” to the...

 

Elmer City awards trail bid

Sometime this spring, Elmer City residents, along with town visitors, can take a hike from their doorsteps along a new interior trail system that leads to the Downriver Trail along the Columbia River. The bid that will allow this to happen was...

 

Fireworks plans set for July 4

Fireworks over Grand Coulee Dam will be on Wednesday, July 4, this year, Peggy Nevsimal of the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce said Tuesday. The chamber board and Nevsimal returned from a retreat at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, over the weekend...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 14, 2018

Skateboard competition proposed

Immediately after joining the board, a new commissioner with decades of experience in the skateboard industry said he’d like to arrange a competition for the local skatepark for this summer. The Coulee Area Park and Recreation District board had ju...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 2/6 - Police were told that a man left threatening messages on cardboard boxes and on a woman’s sanitary napkin after being unhappy with a car he purchased from residents. The residents were advised to get a court restraining...

 

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