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On a narrow-looking scissor lift, workers with Colvico, Inc. work on replacing the lighting system on the bridge across the Columbia River in Coulee Dam Tuesday. The work includes replacing the...

City council wants public opinion on sign

Put off by bids all higher than expected, Electric City leaders May 14 tabled awarding a construction contract for a new entrance sign to the city until asking for the public’s opinion. The city is now taking a poll to gauge public opinion....

Filing period over, choices of candidates listed

With the filing period now closed, we can see which Coulee citizens have thrown their hats into the ring for positions on local councils and commissions, and which incumbents either filed to keep their spot, or chose not to file. In Electric City,...

Newsbriefs

County-wide burn ban reminder Grant County commissioners and the fire marshal on Monday reminded residents that an ordinance passed in September 2018 bans outdoor burning anywhere in the county from June 1 to September 30. “Agricultural and...

Grand Coulee Dam goes virtual

The Grand Coulee Dam was built during the Great Depression and is now entering the future via interactive, 360-degree virtual reality tours becoming available this weekend. Seattle-based virtual...

Memorial Day traditions scheduled

The Isle of Flags Memorial Day ceremony is set for 11 a.m. Monday, May 27, at Spring Canyon Cemetery, when a dozen new flags will be dedicated to fallen veterans. Those will join more than 500 that have been dedicated over the years and make for a...

It's time to vote!!!

A few months ago, we decided to revive a decade old entrance sign idea. Our fabulous citizens, council and planning team held a contest for a motto/slogan to be placed on our entrance sign. The winning slogan was “Re-Energize Your...

Local police watching for seatbelts in current push

Police will be on the lookout for people not wearing their seatbelt so they can ticket them as part of an effort to increase safety on the roads. Colville Tribal Traffic Safety is taking part in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 5/13 - A woman drove her car into the ditch near the carwash at Jack’s 4-Corners Gas Station, and couldn’t back out because of the sandy conditions of the ditch. The woman said she misjudged the turn into the gas station. A...

Tribal primary winnows candidates from 33 to 14

The votes are in for the primary election for seven of the 14 positions on the Colville Business Council, the main governing body of the Colville Tribes, with 13 candidates seeking office in the Nespelem District alone. All the incumbents survived...

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Signs of the times?

Coming into Electric City from the south, there is a big sign that says, “Welcome to Grand Coulee Dam Area.” It was put up decades ago by the local Rotary Club. Another one just like it welcomes travelers coming into the area on the highway to...

Removing Snake River dams is unwise

There are dams that should come down and those that shouldn’t. Hopefully, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts its review of the 14 federal dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers, that will...

Senior Profile: Olivia Antone

As we get closer to this year’s graduation day at Lake Roosevelt, I sat down with one of this year’s seniors and we had a great conversation filled with tears, hope for the future and advice....

Playing politics with prescription drugs

It is no secret that prescription drug costs are high. When we hear about medications being sold for outrageous prices, it is important to remember that they aren’t necessarily special drugs for specific treatments or rare diseases. These are...

It's a girl for Carson/Cawston

LaToya Carson and Nathan Cawston of Elmer City, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Kayda JoRaye Cawston, on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 6 lbs., 10.9 oz., and...

Lessers have a boy

Sharayne and Gary Lesser of Coulee Dam, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son Syler Bear Lesser, born Sunday, April 28, 2019, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 5 lbs., 14 oz., and was 19.5 inches in...

Christmans have a girl

Krystal and Cory Christman of Coulee Dam, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Piper Ann-Dennece Christman on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 8 lbs., 9 oz., and was...

Cars and coffee

A Saturday-morning gathering of enthusiasts for cars and coffee talk about their favorite subject at the "Coulee Plaza" May 18, where owners of several cars and motorcycles showed up to share...

Cast for latest play by Masquers announced

Masquers wishes to announce its cast list for “Arsenic and Old Lace,” directed by director Adam Zaleski. The cast and directors come from all parts of Grant County and beyond. From Coulee Dam to Vantage, Quincy to Moses Lake, and the rest from...

Meetings & Notices

Chamber this Week The next chamber meeting will be held at Voltage Coffee House on Thursday, May 23, at noon. Jerry Jones, general manager at Sunbanks Resort, will be the guest speaker. AA Meetings for GCD and Nespelem Area Confused in the Coulee...

Dave Altier

Dave Altier passed away Friday, May 10, 2019, surrounded by family, following surgery. Dave was a lover of fishing and sports and was known for his kind and generous spirit. He was loved by all who...

Marcie McLean

Marcie McLean passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019, in McMinnville, Oregon. She is survived by her children: Bob, Mike, Rod, Donna, and numerous grandchildren and...

James (Jim) E. Manning

James (Jim) E. Manning, 89, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Coulee Dam, Washington. He was born August 9, 1929, in Bellingham, Washington. Services are pending at this...

James A. Stansfield

Memorial services for James A. Stansfield will be held Saturday, June 15, at Faith Community Church, 1005 10th Ave. SW, Quincy, Washington. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Quincy Moose Lodge, 109 E St. SE. Mr. Stansfield passed away...

James H. "Jim" Short

James H. “Jim” Short, 89, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019, in Grand Coulee, Washington. Predeceased by sisters: Edith Short & Bette Morris; Jim is survived by his wife: Cathy Short; children: Christina Short & Charles Short; granddaughter:...

Marilyn K. Sorensen

Marilyn K. Sorensen, 82, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at her home. She was born on July 21, 1936, in Spokane, Washington, to Delmar and Lucile White....

David A. Lindeblad

David A. Lindeblad, age 70, died from cancer on Friday, May 17, 2019, in Omak, Washington. He left behind a wife, Elizabeth Fry, and daughter, Mary M. Lindeblad-Fry. He and Elizabeth married June 22,...

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Video

Lady Raiders first in league, third in region, on to state

The Lady Raiders have played their district and regional playoff games, finishing first in the league and third in the region, and are moving on to state play this weekend. The Lady Raiders defeated...

LR athletes win league honors

Raider athletes received “All League” honors this week, as voted on by coaches from the Central Washington 2B league. In baseball, Raiders receiving the honors were Hunter Whitelaw, who made the all-league first team; and Brit Egbert and Tyson...

Five Raiders to compete at state

Five Raiders qualify for state for track & field following Friday’s District 5-6 qualifier in Quincy. At the qualifier, the top five boys and top four girls in each event qualified for the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association 2019...

Tennis girls compete at districts

Lake Roosevelt sent six girls to compete in the District 6 tennis tournament last week. The North Central Washington Athletic Associations 1A/2B/1B District 6 tournament was held May 15 in Manson...

LR wrestlers sign with big college programs

Two Raider wrestlers have signed with Division II NCAA colleges for the coming year. top photo, flanked by coaches, teammates, friends and parents, Tony Nichols signs his letter of intent on Friday...

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