Countdown camera views school slated for demolition


It was 831 days, 19 hours, 24 minutes and 27 seconds and counting before students occupy the new K-12 school facility in Coulee Dam. That was the time shown on the webcam site at the beginning of this notice.

The Grand Coulee Dam School District has installed a webcam showing Wright Elementary School and part of the site of the new building. You can follow the countdown by the second and you’ll be able to watch the demolition of Wright from the comforts of your own home. You can access the view online at

Local residents who have a stake in the new school complex will be able to watch construction board by board and brick by brick. The camera looks in the direction of Wright from the student parking lot at the north end of Lake Roosevelt High School.

The first thing of interest will be workers drilling test holes around Wright Elementary to provide information to Design West architects on what lies underground. That should occur May 29.

Shortly after that, you can watch the rush to the area’s largest garage sale, June 14 and 15 at Wright. A bit later you will be able to see the demolition of the old elementary school, right from your armchair.

Residents can continue to watch the area though the webcam up until the hour that students arrive for their first day in the new complex, in the fall of 2014.

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