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 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 4, 2015 

After "last straw" E.C. leaders resign

All three Electric City planning commissioners present resigned at their monthly meeting Tuesday afternoon, their first meeting following a city council meeting at which their recommendations were rejected or ignored. Only Merle Kennedy, who...

 
 News    March 4, 2015 

Good direction

Addison Hansen, left, and Alexia Ryan take direction from Missoula Children's Theatre director Leore Riven Monday night at the Grand Gallery Theatre in Grand Coulee, where they will play in "Aladdin"...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 4, 2015 

Haag: more than volunteers needed at local golf course

There’s a shortage of volunteers at Banks Lake Golf Course. Port District 7 officials, who run the 18-hole course, are discussing the need to hire some more help at the golf course. Last golf season the port literally ran the course with...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 4, 2015 

Auditor critical of city, again

The State Auditor’s Office has found that the city of Grand Coulee does not have adequate control of its financial operations, according to its latest audit report. A “finding” report stated that the city placed “public resources at risk of...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 4, 2015 

Sewer plant likely to stay where it is

Engineers told about 25 local residents in Coulee Dam last Wednesday that the benefits of building a new plant versus upgrading the present wastewater treatment plant is about a push. A completed study of many of the details of the proposed plant...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 4, 2015 

Coulee Dam Council demands more info for requested money

Some requests for ambulance and fire improvements were OK’d last week by Coulee Dam’s town council, but some weren’t. Normally, the second reading of an ordnance is a formality for council passage. Not on Wednesday night at Coulee Dam, when an...

 
 News    March 4, 2015 

Newsbriefs

Spring ahead Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, March 8. Clocks must move ahead one hour. DST will end Sunday, November 1. Still looking Coulee Dam police Chief Pat Collins explained to the council that the person selected to...

 
 News    March 4, 2015 

Nothing but fun

MaKenna and Carter, each 3 years old, enjoy the slide at North Dam Park Tueday afternoon. Commissioners for the Coulee Area Park and Recreation District, which manages the park, have it "on the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 4, 2015 

District taking comments on sale of Center School

The Grand Coulee Dam School District will provide an opportunity for public comment on the sale of Center School and its property, 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 23. The meeting will be held in the Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School library, on the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 4, 2015 

Artist tours new school and area

An abstract artist from the Portland area who has been commissioned to create art pieces for the new school complex had a tour of the building and area last week. Lucinda Parker, who was selected by a local art committee after being among those...

 
 News    March 4, 2015 

Chief's salary settled

Grand Coulee police Chief John Tufts has accepted a salary offer made by the city council. The salary question was delayed earlier because Tufts was out of town on vacation, and also because Mayor Chris Christopherson hadn’t had an opportunity to...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 25, 2015

School district tightens discipline rules

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board took steps Monday night to improve conduct on school buses and in the classrooms. After a debate about priorities, the board voted to add four temporary positions to provide better discipline in selected...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 25, 2015

Two teens die in Coulee City crash

Two teenagers were killed and a third injured in Coulee City Friday night when the car they were in left the road and hit a light pole at the city park. The driver, Auston Frye, 17, of Hartline; and...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 25, 2015

Wild horse roundup halted

A roundup of wild horses on the Colville Indian Reservation was stopped just before noon Sunday due to mounting pressure from tribal members. The roundup had been planned to take about three weeks, ga...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 25, 2015

Local hospital ekes a profit

Coulee Medical Center managed to show a slim profit in January, following months of losses, mostly due to downward adjustments in the amounts due from Medicaid in 2014. CMC’s financial statements for January showed a $1,351 gain on the bottom...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 25, 2015

Nordine willing to take mayor's seat

John Nordine, mayor pro-tem in Electric City, said last week that he would be willing to fill out the unexpired term of Mayor Jerry Sands, who is resigning. Sands will serve until the last day of February. Sands became mayor in 2009, and resigned,...

 
 News    February 25, 2015

Newsbriefs

Attendance up at schools Grand Coulee Dam schools reported an average of 709 students for the month of February, two students more than was reported in January and 49 students over the budgeted 660 students, and 43 more students than the same month l...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 25, 2015

Crosswalk flagged for safety

Electric City has a new crosswalk program that promotes safety, and, if successful, will be expanded to another crosswalk in the city. This week those using the crosswalk to the city's post office...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 25, 2015

Center School building headed toward a sale

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board declared Center School and its 8.5 acre property surplus Monday night. The board authorized Superintendent Dennis Carlson to move forward and schedule a public hearing so the public could have input on the p...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 25, 2015

Summit will explore possible facility uses

A summit on what to do with the old middle school buidling in Grand Coulee will be held at the site on March 12, from 11- 2 pm. The event is organized by a committee of the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce, which is inviting various...

 
 By Cooper Inveen    News    February 25, 2015

Legislation pending that could alter state's wolf management efforts

As Washington's gray wolf population continues to grow, so do concerns from those living in the areas of the state most affected by their return. "There's two sides to this issue, and it kind of...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 18, 2015

Electric City Mayor Sands resigns

Electric City Mayor Jerry Sands has submitted his resignation, effective at the end of February. In a letter to the editor that appears in this week’s Star newspaper, Sands notes that he and his wife Connie would like to spend more time with...

 
 News    February 18, 2015

Self expression invited

Lake Roosevelt High School art student Kiana Sam works on her technique in an assignment Friday studying the art of Wassily Kandinsky, one of the founders of pure abstraction in the early 20th...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 18, 2015

Two teens die in Coulee City crash

Two teenagers were killed and a third injured in Coulee City Friday night when the car they were in left the road and hit a light pole at the city park. The driver, Auston Frye, 17, of Hartline; and a passenger, Pedro Huitron, 18, of Lind, died in...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 18, 2015

Wild horse roundup halted

A roundup of wild horse on the Colville Indian Reservation was stopped just before noon Sunday due to mounting pressure from tribal members. The roundup had been planned to take about three weeks,...

 

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