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 By Roger S. Lucas    News    October 11, 2017 

Felon uses sunroof as escape hatch

A 23-year-old felon, who gave a Spokane address, was arrested Sept. 30 and taken to Grant County jail. Arrested was Chance Carson, who had a felony assault warrant out for him out of Spokane and was listed by local police as a “violent felon.”...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    October 11, 2017 

Electric City sees plans for two parks

Electric City officials got a look at what their two new proposed parks might look like at meetings Monday and Tuesday. The parks, one at McNett Avenue and the other at Grand Avenue, are high on the...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    October 11, 2017 

Mold issue surfaces again

Mold and other needy repairs was again the topic when mayors met for their monthly meeting Monday.in the Electric City council chambers. The Regional Board of Mayors have tried several times to get action to remove mold and make other repairs at the...

 

Newsbriefs

Two school boards plan joint meeting The Grand Coulee Dam School District board of directors and the Nespelem District board of directors will meet jointly at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16, at Pepper Jack's...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 11, 2017 

Students consider future at college fair

Students at Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School thought hard about their future last week when they attended a college fair held in the gymnasium. Twelve colleges from around the Pacific...

 

Tons of food given out

Tons of food, including potatoes, lettuce, apples, baby carrots and fresh squash, plus frozen ground beef and more were distributed, Sept. 28 to 150 Grand Coulee area households in need of food assist...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    October 11, 2017 

Local site will collect used antifreeze

The Delano Regional Transfer Station has become a dump site for used antifreeze, the Regional Board of Mayors decided Monday. The offer was made by the Grant County Department of Public Works early in September and agreed to when the mayors had...

 
 By Bob Valen    News    October 11, 2017 

What will winter bring?

I’ve licked my finger, held it up to the air; now I can tell you what winter will bring. If only it were that simple! So, let me share what is being stated by our federal agencies that work in the arena of weather prediction. First, let’s take a...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 10/3 - A woman on Dill Avenue reported that her 31-year-old daughter was missing. - A woman given a ride to Safeway by a man she didn’t know told police later that she thought he was following her. She told an officer that she...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 4, 2017

Town of Coulee Dam will become a city

The town of Coulee Dam will soon become a “non-charter code city,” following a vote at the town council meeting last week. The council voted unanimously to make the switch that Town Attorney Mick Howe said most other municipalities in Washington...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 4, 2017

Local man drives over the edge

A local man drove over a steep embankment at an overlook just below Grand Coulee Dam Friday night, surviving a 200-foot plunge down the hill. Christopher Coffey, 32, of Electric City, was ejected...

 

Local quilters competing in international show

Marlene Oddie and Nancy Goddard, of Grand Coulee, are semifinalists for the 2017 AQS QuiltWeek event in Des Moines, Iowa, Oct. 4-7. Quilts were entered in this international contest from 42 U.S....

 

Study outlines town's sewage options

A study on Elmer City’s options for sewage treatment suggests the town may save over the long run by building a new treatment plant of its own, instead of extending its decades-long contract with Coulee Dam. Elmer City has received its wastewater...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    October 4, 2017

Elmer City plans lean toward own plant

The town of Elmer City currently has no plan to upgrade its sewage pump station, which it will need to by spring if it is to continue sending sewage to Coulee Dam. The issue came up at the town’s last council meeting when two members of Coulee...

 

Newsbriefs

Bridge inspection may slow traffic State Dept. of Transportation bridge technicians will use an under-bridge inspection truck for a regularly scheduled structural and safety inspection of the bridge over the feeder canal on SR 174 in Grand Coulee on...

 

LR homecoming royalty

The 2017 Lake Roosevelt homecoming royalty stands in front of family, friends, and classmates during halftime at the homecoming football game in Coulee Dam on Friday. Chosen by their classmates, the...

 

Homecoming effort yields supplies for area

Another homecoming is in the books at Lake Roosevelt High School and out of all the fun a serious community need was met. When leadership students Alan Nordine and Blossom Armstrong were asked to head...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 9/23 - An officer returning from taking a prisoner to jail came upon a two-vehicle accident near Coulee City. The officer took information, cleared the intersection and advised the county sheriff’s office and Washington State...

 

Dog rescuer looking for a place outside city

A Grand Coulee woman who has tried to salvage a “dog rescue” operation, but was prevented from doing so by the city, hopes to relocate outside Grand Coulee so she can continue her work with animals. In a notice to the city Dorothy Harris...

 

Writing students get expert tips from author through video chat

The students sat in rows, all looking at the face of the man projected in the front of the class, authoritatively stating the rules for language arts. "1984" posters adorned the walls. Author Lindsay...

 

Driver goes over the edge

State Patrol investigators are piecing together the scene of a crash near the top of Grand Coulee Dam tonight. A driver apparently powered through the parking lot in the overlook just below the top...

 

Newsbriefs

Ambulance calls reported The Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Department made 44 ambulance calls in August, Chief Rick Paris told city council members last Tuesday night. Thirteen of the calls were in Coulee Dam, and 25 calls were in Grand Coulee. EMTs ma... Full story

 

Day is dedicated to cultural awareness

The Lake Roosevelt Schools hosted their seventh Cultural Awareness Gathering last Thursday, featuring immersion in a variety of aspects of Native American culture. Student bodies from the Grand...

 

Work can be a real grind

A Road Products Inc. worker uses a grinder to cut through the pavement of the runway at Grand Coulee Dam Airport last week along the lines of wide separations of pavement to cover major cracks in the...

 

Grant of $745,500 goes to local lending entity

A Coulee Dam enterprise has been awarded nearly three quarters of a million dollars to foster economic independence among native people. The U.S. Treasury Department awarded the nonprofit Northwest Native Development Fund $745,500, the company... Full story

 

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