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 By Scott Hunter    News    May 20, 2015 

Public invited to mingle and help decide future direction

The doors of the middle school in Grand Coulee will be opened for a special meeting of the minds tonight (Wednesday) from 5-7 p.m., a time arranged for the community to tour it and talk about the building’s future and more. “Grand Coulee Dam...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 20, 2015 

"Barker Canyon" fire starts an early season

About a dozen local firefighters this Friday night are attacking a wildfire across Banks Lake from the Grand Coulee Dam Airport. The fire is suspected to have started from a lightning strike in the...

 
 News    May 20, 2015 

Turning to comedy

Kayley Duclos, Sean Garvin and Savannah Marin perform a skit at a comedy night fund raiser Wednesday at Faith Community Church, where the Young Life group is raising money to attend a summer camp in...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 20, 2015 

pot license decision handed to city clerk

It’s in the hands of the city clerk. That’s the best Grand Coulee’s city council could come up with last night (Tuesday) in regard to a controversial application for a marijuana retail business license. About 30 people showed up to offer their...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 20, 2015 

Mayor: No more planning commission

Electric City has changed the way it will do its municipal planning. Mayor John Nordine, in responding to a person interested in being on the planning commission, said that he has decided to bring planning in-house with a professional planner working...

 
 News    May 20, 2015 

City OKs carts and ATVs on roads

Motorists will soon have to look out for the “little guys” in Electric City. The city council voted to move ahead to allow all-terrain vehicles and golf carts to move about the city streets, legally. It was too bad for motorized scooters, they...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 20, 2015 

Local elections will feature several races

Grand Coulee will have a new mayor, and a number of former council members from at least two cities have filed to return to municipal government, according to election filings posted by county auditors Friday. Grand Coulee Mayor Chris Christopherson...

 
 News    May 20, 2015 

Newsbriefs

Parlette named “Friend of Children” State Sen. Linda Evans Parlette was awarded the “Friend of Children” award, based in part on her role in securing funding to build the new Lake Roosevelt School. The North Central Educational Service Distri...

 
 News    May 20, 2015 

Nespelem man dies in accident

A 40-year-old Nespelem man died early Sunday when he was struck by a car in Omak. Edward E. Hanway was struck on State Route 97 at the north end of Omak about 1:30 a.m., the Washington State Patrol reported. He was taken to Mid-Valley Hospital,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 20, 2015 

New flags to be added in Isle of Flags

American Legion Post 157 will dedicate 10 new flags in honor of veterans in the Isle of Flags Memorial Day ceremony, beginning at 11 a.m., Monday, May 25. Over 500 flags will fly at Spring Canyon Cemetery when volunteers complete the task this...

 
 News    May 20, 2015 

Into the blues

A crowd dances directly in front of the stage at sunset Friday night at the Sunbanks Music Festival in Electric City, getting into the blues band Big Monti. The event slated 21 bands over its three...

 
 News    May 20, 2015 

Bull ride this Saturday

There’s some big bucks to be made Saturday, May 23. All you have to do is ride a few bulls. It’s the Third Annual Cleatis Lacy Memorial Bull Ride at the Ridge Rider rodeo grounds in Delano. Action begins at 3 p.m. This year, rodeo officials have...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 20, 2015 

City council hears tourism requests

The chamber of commerce and Ridge Riders Saddle Club each made a pitch for more hotel/motel tax money at the Electric City council meeting last Tuesday night. Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Peggy Nevsimal had earlier...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 13, 2015

License sought for marijuana store

A Grand Coulee business couple has asked the city council to grant them a business license for a marijuana retail store near Coulee Medical Center. Jean Comstock and Jim Pachosa appeared before the council last Tuesday night and requested support in...

 
 News    May 13, 2015

Colorama results

2015 Colorama Parade Results Grand Sweepstakes: Nespelem Valley Electric Coop President's Award: Lake Roosevelt Spirit Eagle Society Organization Entry: 1st, Nativeteran, 2nd, Nespelem School...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 13, 2015

School-clinic partnership will aim for better care

Kids at Lake Roosevelt Schools will have more direct access to health care if a plan to that end pans out between Coulee Medical Center and Lake Roosevelt Schools. The project was taken on by a...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 13, 2015

Rotary spaghetti feed Saturday will help sixth graders and more

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 Coulee Dam Rotary Club chose to work with the sixt...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 13, 2015

Dog, owner compete in national contest

Self confidence, even in dogs, has a lot to do with how well they perform. Take the case of "Crystal," an 11-year-old Sheltie, owned by Janice Elvidge of Elmer City. Elvidge had given up on Crystal af...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 13, 2015

Assaulted man taken to hospital

A severely beaten man who had been attacked by several people giving him a ride out of Nespelem was taken to the hospital here Sunday. Victor Conrad, 47, was found in a Main Street apartment after police officers here were led to the site by...

 
 News    May 13, 2015

Newsbriefs

Equipment is surplus Several video cameras and accessories have been declared surplus by the city of Grand Coulee, along with some Dell computer equipment, minus the hard drives, which will be stored in the city’s safe. Fire and EMS activity...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 13, 2015

Incumbents survive tribal primary

All the incumbents running in the Colville Tribes’ primary election last week made it into the general election June 13. Only one incumbent received fewer votes than the person challenging him. When the votes were all in, Allen Hammond, incumbent...

 
 News    May 13, 2015

Motorcyclist takes spill

Ronald McDonald, a Camas Street resident, took a spill Sunday when he tried to stop his motorcycle near the Galaxy Smoke Shack on SR 155 near the bridge in Coulee Dam. He said he was unfamiliar with...

 
 News    May 13, 2015

Two fires burn buildings

A fire early Monday morning destroyed a storage shed that was used as a wash house for several nearby trailers on Stagecoach Lane in Lincoln County. The shed was about 20 feet by 15 feet and only the sidewalls were standing when the blaze was...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 13, 2015

Public invited to mingle and help envision community's future

The doors of the middle school in Grand Coulee will be opened for a special meeting of the minds next Wednesday from 5-7 p.m., a time arranged for the community to tour it and talk about the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 6, 2015

Man indicted for theft from USBR

An Electric City man has been indicted in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington, on four counts of theft of government property while an employee of the Bureau of Reclamation. Charged was James M. Barry, who has not been...

 

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