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 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 25, 2018 

School levy approved for August ballot

Local area voters will be faced with deciding on approval of a school levy that would restore six figures of property taxes per year to the school district for the next four years, but not raise tax rates higher than they were in 2017, putting them...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 25, 2018 

Shredded stage curtain needs a replacement

The curtain on the stage in the Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School gym, the one the class of 2018 will walk under to pick up their diplomas in June, is falling apart, a problem possibly...

 
 News    April 25, 2018 

Newsbriefs

Performances coming up Young students at Lake Roosevelt School will put on an elementary musical called “School Is Cool” Thursday at 1:30 p.m. It’s written by four fifth-grade students. Acting is done by the fifth- and sixth-grade students,...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 25, 2018 

Major street will get treatment this year

Drivers on a main Grand Coulee street will notice a major maintenance effort this year, as Spokane Way and other streets receive a pavement treatment. Grand Coulee has hired Gray & Osborne as its engineering firm to oversee a pavement maintenance...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 25, 2018 

PUD installing new meters

Grant County Public Utility District has been installing new “advanced” meters in homes and businesses, a move the utility says will save $35.6 million by 2029. If you see someone on your property, doing something with your electricity meter, it...

 
 News    April 25, 2018 

Two jailed in Grand Coulee drug bust Friday

A Grand Coulee man and woman were jailed Friday and more arrests were expected after a search warrant served on a home yielded meth and heroin, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office reported. Grant County’s Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 25, 2018 

Colorama carnival to return

Carnival tickets are on sale this week, offering substantial savings for early birds, a chamber of commerce official reported. Executive Director Peggy Nevsimal stated those who purchase carnival tickets by Thursday, May 10, will save $10. Tickets...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 25, 2018 

Earth Day draws crowds, drones

The Colville Tribes hosted their ninth annual Earth Day celebration on Friday, giving away T-shirts and raffle items, hosting a free barbecue, and teaching children and adults alike about Earth Day-re...

 
 News    April 25, 2018 

Bridge underbelly work

Workers perform maintenance work under the Columbia River Bridge in Coulee Dam Monday as flaggers stop traffic on SR-155. - Scott Hunter photo...

 
 News    April 25, 2018 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 4/16 - Police were informed of a 16-year-old intoxicated girl at a residence in Electric City. When police arrived, they learned of a warrant for her arrest, and she was taken to juvenile authorities in Okanogan County. - A woman...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 25, 2018 

One dog kills three others

A pit bull killed three Chihuahuas at a residence on Kent Street in Electric City, April 14. The pit bull was among six dogs owned by Trina R. Davis, and housed at 202 Kent Street, where she had lived with Raymond E. Atchison, before the couple had...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 25, 2018 

Colorama buttons, parade, helicopter coming

The Colorama Festival Button for this year's celebration goes on sale this week. Buy a button for $3, help support Colorama, and you're in the mix to win one of the many prizes attached to the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 18, 2018

Town, tribes talking of collaboration on fast internet

The town of Coulee Dam and the Colville Tribes are negotiating on working together so that each might complete projects to bring high-speed internet service to the town and to the Colville Reservation...

 

Still going down

Blossoms on a wild apricot tree at Crescent Bay are backlit by sunlight over the water and the lowered shoreline background of Lake Roosevelt Tuesday. The Bureau of Reclamation said Thursday that the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 18, 2018

City council to hold retreat in Ephrata

The Electric City Council will be taking a retreat to Ephrata next week to see some presentations related to managing a city, and to discuss ideas in a different environment. The council booked the Nat Washington House in Ephrata for $150 dollars...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 18, 2018

Council hears ramifications of de-annexation

Electric City Council is considering de-annexing lands in the Osborne Bay area that were added to the city in 2009, and there’s a lot to consider. Letting go of expanded city limits from that annexation would require a supermajority, or 60 percent...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 18, 2018

Electric City park plan changes could save $180,000

Plans for a proposed "Ice Age Park," behind the fire department building in Electric City, have a few changes that would save $180,000, and the city has hired a different landscape architect. It...

 

Newsbriefs

Coulee Dam passes pay raise The town council in Coulee Dam passed a pay raise for city employees last week, raising their wages by 4 percent. Triple Fish Challengethis weekend The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual fishing...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 18, 2018

New venture turning old hall into new coffee house

People are due for both a "shock" and a "treat" with the opening of Grand Coulee's new Voltage Coffee House next week. It may be a shock for those who remember the old Carpenter's Hall on Spokane...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 18, 2018

Earth Day Celebration to be held this Friday

The 9th Annual Earth Day Celebration will be held this Friday, April 20, at the Nespelem powwow grounds, with an expected 1,500 attendees and over 55 information booths that include interactive activities and free items. Running from 10 a.m. to 2...

 
 By Bob Valen    News    April 18, 2018

This cool, damp weather will change, really

Yep, I’ve heard the comments: “When will it warm up; when will it stop raining?” It will, really. This spring seems to be similar to last year’s in some ways — cool and damp. Given where we...

 

Coulee Cops

4/4 Both parties in a domestic dispute that involved an infant are each being charged, the woman for fourth-degree domestic violence and the man for first-degree trespassing. 4/5 - A Nespelem man driving in Electric City was cited for not having a dr...

 
 By press release    News    April 18, 2018

Two jailed in Grand Coulee drug bust Friday

A Grand Coulee man and woman are jailed this morning and more arrests are expected after a search warrant served on a home yielded meth and heroin, the Grant County Sheriff's Office reported. Grant...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 11, 2018

School board position open

The Grand Coulee Dam School District is looking for someone to serve on the school board. School board Chair Joette Barry recently resigned because she is moving outside the district, and the district is looking for a replacement. Since, for the...

 

What a blast

Workers sandblast the first drum gate on top of Grand Coulee Dam Tuesday to prepare the surface for fresh paint. The Bureau of Reclamation follows a maintenance schedule for the drum gates, which...

 

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