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 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 27, 2016 

Hearing for reprimanded councilmember tonight

A public hearing will be held tonight for an Electric City council member who wants to answer her reprimand in public. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, April 27) in the city council chambers. Councilmember Birdie Hensley had...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 27, 2016 

Colorama to bring new feature in place of old

There is a new major event for Colorama this year, because another major feature won't be appearing. Jump N2 Fun, a firm that features a host of inflatable slides and bounce houses, will replace the c...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 27, 2016 

Lions to bring free health screening Thursday

There will be free health screenings available for the general public here April 28. The Grand Coulee Lions Club, in cooperation with Coulee Medical Center, will have the Northwest Lions Foundation mobile screening unit on hospital grounds from 12...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 27, 2016 

Hundreds attend seventh annual Earth Day Celebration in Nespelem

A festive Earth Day celebration, the seventh organized by a local Earth Day Committee, took place at the Nespelem powwow grounds Friday as an estimated 800-1,200 children and adults enjoyed the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 27, 2016 

School administrator in federal custody

A Coulee Dam man arrested in February on charges related to his alleged relationship with a 14-year-old girl in Wisconsin found himself in federal court Monday in Spokane, not a state court in Okanogan. Nate Piturachsatit, 37, pleaded not guilty to...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 27, 2016 

Senator Parlette speaks at Rotary

State Sen. Linda Evans Parlette visited the community last week to fill in schools Superintendent Dennis Carlson on changes in the capital budget staff in Olympia, which could affect the Grand Coulee...

 
 News    April 27, 2016 

Newsbriefs

Park pickup scheduled for Saturday A big community asset needs some springtime sprucing, and parks commissioners picked this Saturday to do it, hoping you’ll help. The Coulee Area Parks and Recreation District will host the Annual Spring Fix &...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 27, 2016 

Pathways workshop set for May

Electric City is hosting a community workshop, led by Washington State University’s Rural Communities Design Initiative. The meeting, one of two being planned, will run from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, May 14, in the Veterans Center in Electric City. The...

 
 News    April 27, 2016 

Smooth ride

Mechaela Allen guides her horse through the senior poles event at the Nespelem Junior Rodeo Saturday. - Scott Hunter photo...

 
 By Roger S Lucas and Scott Hunter    News    April 20, 2016

Man jailed after tussle with police

by Roger S. Lucas & Scott Hunter It took three officers to finally subdue a man originally pulled over on a traffic stop who now faces a handful of charges, including third-degree assault of the officers and resisting arrest. Floyd denies the...

 
 News    April 20, 2016

Helping hands

Addison Picard, Valerie Jury, and LeeAnn Couvillier assemble napkins, forks and knives in the kitchen at the Rotary Club's spaghetti dinner Saturday night at Coulee Dam Town Hall. The sixth-graders...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 20, 2016

Dog declared dangerous in city

A pit bull that attacked and bit an Electric City woman who was walking her dog has been declared “dangerous” by the Grand Coulee City Council. The dog, named Rocky, described as “huge” by the victim, was finally subdued by police and quarant...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 20, 2016

Dinner planned to bring Justin Arnold home

Justin Arnold, a chef behind many of the recipes at the Fusion Café in Electric City, was pursuing his passion in New York at the Culinary Institute of America when he was hit by a car in February. Arnold suffered traumatic brain injury, and his...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 20, 2016

Officials announce funding package for new wastewater treatment plant

Engineers and officials from government agencies gathered at Coulee Dam's town hall Tuesday to announce the financing package for the town's new wastewater treatment plant. Mayor Greg Wilder said the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 20, 2016

Sidewalk work underway in Elmer City

Elmer City residents will soon be able to walk to the post office on new sidewalks. They will also be able to cross SR-155 on a new lighted crosswalk. It’s all part of a Washington State Transportation Improvement Board grant that the town got....

 
 News    April 20, 2016

Newsbriefs

City OKs beer tent The Grand Coulee City Council approved Mayor Paul Townsend sending a letter of support for the chamber of commerce’s plan to have a beer tent at North Dam Park during the Colorama Festival celebration. The times will be from 3...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 20, 2016

Chamber fish challenge set for this weekend

They will be churning up the water on Banks Lake this weekend, looking for big rainbow trout, smallmouth bass and walleye. It's all part of the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 20, 2016

School contest results to show at tribal Earth Day event

by Roger S. Lucas Students at a number of area schools will see this Friday, Earth Day, how well they did in a recycling contest as results of a Colville Tribes challenge are unveiled during Earth Day celebrations at the powwow grounds Friday, April...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 13, 2016

Herndon selected for vice principal

Mark Herndon was selected by the school board Monday night to become vice principal at Lake Roosevelt Junior and Senior High School. Herndon is currently principal of Clallam Bay, a K-12 school in the Cape Flattery School District at Sekiu, Washingto...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 13, 2016

Gary Payton basketball workshop aims to inspire

NBA hall-of-famer Gary Payton came to the area Thursday to host a basketball workshop entitled "Rise Above." About 200 boys and girls of all ages had a blast performing basketball drills, playing...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 13, 2016

Spaghetti feed this Saturday helps kids come together

A spaghetti dinner set for Saturday will help fund a project that brings together sixth graders from Coulee Dam and Nespelem schools to pave their way as eventual classmates in high school. The Grand...

 
 News    April 13, 2016

Parlette to say farewell to Legislature after 20 years

WENATCHEE - The longtime state legislator who made it possible to build a new school complex in Coulee Dam has announced her decision to retire. Sen. Linda Evans Parlette announced Monday that she...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 13, 2016

Long named center's "volunteer of the year"

Charlie Long was honored as the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center's volunteer of the year at a dinner there Saturday. "If anyone deserves recognition, it is Charlie," Way and Means Committee Chairman...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 13, 2016

Proctor school bringing up bull riders

Shane Proctor remembers his roots. He returned to the Grand Coulee area last week to put on his seventh annual bull riding clinic at the Nespelem rodeo grounds. He brought along two of his sidekicks...

 
 News    April 13, 2016

Newsbriefs

Electric City survey is online The Electric City Parks and Trails survey is now online. The link to the survey questions is www.surveymonkey.com/r/electriccityparks. For those who want a hard copy of the survey questions, they are available at city...

 

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