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 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 15, 2015 

Man rescued in climbing mishap

A Spokane man was rescued Saturday through the efforts of a number of agencies after injuring his leg while climbing high on the rocks behind Osborne Bay. Nicholas Vange, 21, who had been camping in the area, along with another man, Nicholas...

 
 News    April 15, 2015 

Rounding barrels and life

Instructor Jackie Jackson gives a quick demonstration Friday during her two-day class in barrel racing put on by the Ridge Riders. Her 10 students learned a lot, onlooking parents said, but not just...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 15, 2015 

DOT presents ideas for change at Four Corners

About a dozen people turned out to hear Washington State Department of Transportation engineers talk about Four Corners traffic last Tuesday night at Grand Coulee’s city council meeting. One of these was Ray Wells, the man who started it all with...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 15, 2015 

McGuire takes council seat

Richard McGuire was elected to the Electric City Council Tuesday night. He will fill the number-two position on the council, held previously by John Nordine who recently took over as mayor. McGuire was nominated by Brad Parrish and garnered two of...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 15, 2015 

Earth Day event in Nespelem building on success

In the sixth year of an Earth Day event at the Nespelem powwow grounds, the event’s organizers have garnered some national recognition — by offering a free lunch, among other things. Next Wednesday, April 22, is Earth Day, and everyone is...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 15, 2015 

Summit on future of old school yields new ideas

A "summit" held to garner ideas about the future of the former Grand Coulee Dam Middle School was deemed a straight-up success by organizers, who met recently to discuss the March 12 event that brough...

 
 News    April 15, 2015 

Newsbriefs

Want a fire truck? Picture yourself driving in the Colorama Parade in your own personal fire truck. It could happen if you take advantage of the offer of a 1986 Ford F350 fire truck declared surplus by the town of Coulee Dam. Contact town hall and...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 15, 2015 

Cute but dangerous?

Those little chicks, ducklings and other baby poultry, though cute, may carry harmful bacteria called salmonella. Each spring, people in Washington state become sick with salmonella after handling...

 
 News    April 15, 2015 

New deputy power manager for engineering announced for GCD

The Bureau of Reclamation’s Pacific Northwest Region announced that Doug Anderson has been selected as the new deputy power manager for engineering and project management at Grand Coulee Dam. He replaces Scott Ross. In his new position, Anderson...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 8, 2015

Robbery suspect from Coulee Dam dead after tasering

A 28-year-old Coulee Dam man died Saturday as he fled from authorities chasing him as a suspect in an armed robbery near Tonasket, the county sheriff said. Okanogan County Sheriff Frank T. Rogers said in a statement Monday that William J. Dick III st...

 
 News    April 8, 2015

Eggcitation station

Kids race through the Grand Coulee Dam Lions Club's 79th annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday at Ludolph Field, which was cleared in under 10 minutes of 2,000 plastic eggs. A photo of the winners of...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 8, 2015

Rufus Woods get a little lower this weekend

Lake Rufus Woods, behind Chief Joseph Dam, will be lowered a little this weekend in preparation for an upcoming bank stabilization project downstream from the Seaton's Grove boat launch. Check out...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 8, 2015

Electric co-ops to study merger idea

Nespelem Valley Electric and Inland Power & Light Company have started discussions and a study for a possible merger, Ralph Rise, president of NVE’s board of trustees announced in a press release last week. If discussions and the study are...

 
 News    April 8, 2015

New deputy power manager announced for Grand Coulee Dam

The Bureau of Reclamation’s Pacific Northwest Region announced that Tim Koczur has been selected as the new deputy power manager at Grand Coulee Dam. Koczur will serve as a member of the management team, providing leadership and direction for the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 8, 2015

Car theft suspect won't talk about missing gold coins

Grand Coulee police had a very short conversation last week with the suspect in a case of missing gold coins. Police Chief John Tufts said he went to Ephrata last Thursday to talk with Steven Kiona, 37, who is being held in Grant County Jail on...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 8, 2015

Police interviewing for new sergeant

Sometime in the next couple weeks Grand Coulee will have a new police sergeant. Oral examinations for the sergeant position are scheduled for this Saturday at city hall for three prospective candidates for the job, all current Grand Coulee police...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 8, 2015

Architectural firm will produce study of school district

Design West, the architectural firm that designed the new schools here, has been hired to do the school district’s “study and survey.” The school study and survey is done every six years and is financed out of a grant from the Office of the...

 
 News    April 8, 2015

Run The Dam set for May 9

The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce is organizing its "Run The Dam" race for its second year, working hard to make it an annual event that participants can't pass up, organizers said. This...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 1, 2015

Ideas could steer junction traffic differently

A lot of footwork, phone calls and letter writing is paying off for Ray Wells, who obtained some 1,100 names in a petition encouraging the Department of Transportation to take a look at traffic control at the Four Corners intersection highways 174 an...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 1, 2015

Police may have break in Krugerrand theft

Grand Coulee police may have a break in a case involving the theft of a quarter million dollars worth of South African gold coins May 30, 2014. A Grand Coulee man, Steven Kiona, 37, was arrested and i...

 
 News    April 1, 2015

North Dam Park gets boost

Nine volunteers answered the call Saturday for help in fixing up North Dam Park, in the process earning in-kind hours toward grant funding for the Coulee Area Park and Recreation District. District...

 
 News    April 1, 2015

"Foundation document" drafted for Lake Roosevelt

The National Park Service is in the process of preparing a “foundation document” for planning and management of the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.  A foundation document, the NPS says, reaffirms a National Park unit’s core mission...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 1, 2015

Controversial zoning change begins public comment period

The clock is ticking for the public comment period on changes to Electric City’s zoning changes. The city has submitted its zoning changes to the state and this triggers a 60-day public comment period when the citizens can let their wishes known....

 
 News    April 1, 2015

Concussive learning

Dr. Tom McNalley, an assistant professor of rehabilitative medicine at the University of Washington gives a talk on concussions to about 20 people at Coulee Medical Center Monday, including hospital...

 
 News    April 1, 2015

Newsbriefs

Beer tent OK’d for July 4 The Coulee Dam Town Council gave the chamber of commerce permission to erect a “beer tent” on its maintenance complex parking lot for the July 4 Festival of America. Chamber manager Peggy Nevsimal provided the council...

 

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