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 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 28, 2017 

School board hears retired response to employee surveys

Two retired school employees, one a janitor and the other a math teacher, gave the Grand Coulee Dam School District board Monday a taste of how they feel about the recent results of surveys that asked about discipline in the schools. Ray Wells, a...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    June 28, 2017 

Preschool will be moved to Grand Coulee site

The Grand Coulee Dam School District's preschool will move to the old middle school this fall, following a decision made at the school board meeting Monday night. "The elementary school needs the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 28, 2017 

As legislators argue, school budgets are guesswork

Taking their best guess, Nespelem School District set up a tentative plan to spend $4.7 million to run the school in the next school year, give or take $525,000. Financial officer Tanya Bunting said they won’t know exactly what money will come in...

 
 News    June 28, 2017 

Perfect weather

A boater cruises down Banks Lake Tuesday at the start of a very moderate weather week, expected to feature blue skies and pleasant temperatures. See the forecast on page 8. - Jacob Wagner...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    June 28, 2017 

Nordine files for Electric City council seat

Carol Nordine filed her intent to run for a seat on the Electric City Council during a special three-day filing period last week. Nordine filed for Position 4 on the council currently held by Jeremy Miller, who did not file because, he told council...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 28, 2017 

Wednesday market opens

The Wednesday Market began last week and will continue on Wednesdays through Sept. 13. Chamber of commerce Executive Director Peggy Nevsimal said a number of exhibitors have signed up for the entire...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 28, 2017 

Geologist Bjornstad gives guided hike

Geologist Bruce Bjornstad came to Dry Falls-Sun Lakes State Park June 17 to give a guided tour of the Caribou Trail to a dog and about 10 human hikers who were local, from the Seattle area, and from...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    June 28, 2017 

Whooping cough confirmed in Grant County

Grant County Health District officials say there are three confirmed, and possibly more cases of whooping cough in the Ephrata area. Three cases have been confirmed and one additional probable case, with additional cases pending, health officials...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 28, 2017 

Police warn: know fireworks restrictions

The city of Grand Coulee restricts the use of legal, personal fireworks to a single venue: off the top of North Dam. But even there, local police would like you to know, they still have to comply with state law. And that lets out any mortar-style...

 
 News    June 28, 2017 

Join the Arbor Day Foundation to help high-need forests

Forests across America are a prized natural resource, and anyone can help plant trees in these vital areas by joining the Arbor Day Foundation this month. Through the Replanting Our National Forests campaign, the Arbor Day Foundation will honor each...

 
 News    June 28, 2017 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/19 - Police responded to a report that two brothers were fighting at an Electric Boulevard location. One brother said he had tried to enter the house to get some sleep but the other prevented him from doing so, so he punched...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 21, 2017

Town will consider changing into a city

The possibility of changing Coulee Dam from a “town” under state law to a “city” drew significant discussion at a town council meeting Wednesday, where the audience was packed following a door-to-door push last weekend by a candidate for...

 

Decisive moment

Bullfighter Drew Payne, of Wellpinit, steps in to draw the ire of a massive bull to prevent it from trampling the bullrider it just threw off at the annual Cleatis Lacy Bull Ride at the Ridger Riders...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 21, 2017

Proposed federal budget cuts would take money from public to give to private schools

Betsy Devos, secretary of the United States Department of Education, has proposed $10.6 billion in cuts for public education institutions, targeting, among other things, after-school programs, technical and career training, special education, and...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 21, 2017

Annual festival will come early this year

Check your calendar closely. This year’s Festival of America is coming Friday and Saturday, June 30 and July 1. This year’s July 4 Independence Day holiday falls on Tuesday. Chamber of Commerce officials don’t think their annual festival would...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 21, 2017

Grand Coulee turns down home dog rescue operation

A Grand Coulee woman appealed to the city council Tuesday, June 20, to approve a "dog rescue" at her residence. Dorothy Harris, who resides on Young Street, offered to work with Grand Coulee in...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 21, 2017

Smoke alarm gets family out in time

A working smoke detector is credited with avoiding a bigger fire, as it allowed for getting a blaze under control at a mobile home at 904 King Street in Grand Coulee last Thursday evening. Volunteer Fire Chief Richard Paris said it appeared the fire...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 21, 2017

Fireworks show a success, despite delay

The Northwest Pyrotechnics Association put on a fireworks show from North Dam on Saturday night. "I heard a lot of 'oohs' and 'ahs' and that's what we're always looking for," said Alan Cain, a local...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 21, 2017

CBC expels member of business council

The Colville Business Council Friday expelled one of its 14 members on a split vote just before elections set for this Saturday. Following an investigative hearing, the CBC expelled Ricky Gabriel with a 9-4 vote, citing ethics violations, according...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    June 14, 2017

Bull riding event will feature instant replays

The Cleatis Lacy Memorial Bull Riding event this Friday, June 16, will feature an added attraction this year. Through special arrangements, bull riding fans will be able to see instant replays of all the action on a huge screen. Fans at the Ridge...

 

Union surveys point out problems in school district

Members of two Grand Coulee Dam School District unions responding to recent internal surveys outlined a number of complaints dealing with discipline, communication and training issues. The survey...

 

Riffing at graduation

With diplomas waiting in the foreground, Quincy Williams shreds it on an air guitar that sounded exactly like the lead guitar riff in Journey's 1981 epic song "Don't Stop Believin'," which he and the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 14, 2017

Koulee Kids Fest to offer free fun Saturday

The annual Koulee Kids Fest kicks off this Saturday throughout the area. The June 17 event begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m. Kids can get their passports at one of the following places: Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce office,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 14, 2017

Old school building of interest to potential buyer

There is interest again in the purchase of Center School. The sale of the old school is among the goals set by the school board for the coming year. Superintendent Paul Turner advised the board that a person from Moses Lake is pursuing the purchase...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 14, 2017

Circus full of entertainment

The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus rolled into town on Thursday, and held two packed shows that night during a heavy rainstorm. The circus crew raised the big-top tent in the morning, and a small...

 

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