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Planning commission formed in Electric City

Electric City has a newly formed planning commission now. Mayor Diane Kohout announced at the Sept. 8 city council meeting that members were chosen for the commission: Chairman Don... — Updated 9/16/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Lucky porcupine gets care after fire

A porcupine that survived the largest of the wildfires in the state, has been recuperating in the care of its human neighbor. Riley Wisdom was driving Sept. 10 on the road leading t... — Updated 9/16/2020

 
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Local Covid data shows incidence rate going down

The incidence rates for COVID-19 have gone down significantly in Grant, Okanogan, and Douglas counties, while Lincoln County’s rate surged last week, and two additional cases have popped up in both Elmer City and Nespelem.... — Updated 9/16/2020

 
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Pedestrian/bike path project still in the works for Electric City

A pedestrian/bike path along SR-155 that would connect the Coulee Playland area to Banks Lake Park is still in the works.  With the path in the design phase currently, the path between the north end of Electric City and the south... — Updated 9/16/2020

 
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Two compete for open Grant County commissioner seat

The Grant County Commissioner #1 position is between Earl Romig of Moses Lake and Danny Stone of Hartline, both Republicans.  Stone lives north of Hartline and Almira and manages... — Updated 9/9/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Covid rates for local counties noted

Cases of COVID-19 continue to accumulate in local counties, but the rate at which they occur has decreased for some. Here are the latest data for COVID-19 in Grant, Okanogan, Lincoln, and Douglas (GOLD) counties. Counties need an... — Updated 9/9/2020 Full story

 
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Electric City CARES about small businesses

Small businesses that operate in Electric City will be receiving some financial relief from the economically distressed times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Electric City council voted at their Sept. 8 meeting to approve di... — Updated 9/9/2020

 
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Three from Portland arrested after Lincoln County home burglarized

A woman, a man, and a teenage boy from Portland, Oregon were arrested near Lamona in Lincoln County on felony residential burglary charges Wednesday. On Sept. 2, the Lincoln County... — Updated 9/3/2020

 
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Keith Goehner faces Adrianne Moore in Legislative District 12 race

The political race for representative #1 for Washington's 12th Legislative District, which includes much of the Grand Coulee Dam area, is between Republican incumbent Keith Goehner... — Updated 9/2/2020

 
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Internet tower in Nespelem may help address education inequity

The Colville Tribes is working to address the problem of students in the Nespelem area not having access to the internet while schools are switching to a distance-learning model of education during the COVID-19 pandemic. The... — Updated 9/2/2020 Full story

 
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Small businesses getting help from CARES

Small businesses are being helped out by local governments, and Okanogan County business owners have only a couple more days to apply for funds from that county.  The Okanogan County Economic Alliance has the grant application... — Updated 8/27/2020 Full story

 
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A COVID-19 survivor's story

Gary Carden began taking the COVID-19 virus very seriously after he contracted the disease, was put on a ventilator - and survived. Relaying his story over the phone on Monday,... — Updated 8/26/2020 Full story

 
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Stats show 2020 busiest June in five years at Steamboat Rock

COVID-19 hasn't slowed people from going to Steamboat Rock State Park, which includes the Steamboat Rock area, Northrup Canyon, and Northrup Point boat launch.  Statistics from Was... — Updated 8/19/2020

 
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Short term rentals allowed, but not just yet

Some details on short-term rentals in Grand Coulee will still have to be decided before they are allowed. The Star reported previously that the Grand Coulee City Council approved an ordinance allowing for short-term rentals in... — Updated 8/19/2020

 
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Electric City seeks citizens for planning commission

Citizens of Electric City can have more say in the goings on of the city.  The city of Electric City would like local residents to be a part of their planning process in the form of a commission. The city council has discussed in... — Updated 8/19/2020

 
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Businesses can apply for funding, round two in Grant County

Grant County business owners have two more days to apply for up to $10,000 in a second round of COVID-19 relief grant money through Grant County to make up for costs associated with the pandemic, including lost revenue.  County... — Updated 8/19/2020 Full story

 
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Grand Coulee discusses use of federal CARES funding

The Grand Coulee City Council is looking into upgrading their tech with federal coronavirus relief money.  At their July 21 council meeting held via Zoom, City Clerk Lorna Pearce presented the idea of using some of the city’s... — Updated 8/5/2020

 
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New school levy on November ballot

The Grand Coulee Dam School District is asking for more money as they enter the uncharted territory of beginning a new school year during the COVID-19 pandemic. The district board of directors Monday night approved a budget for the... — Updated 7/31/2020

 
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Wheat saved from fire near Wilbur Hill

A fire in the "Wilbur Hill" area, called the Neal Canyon fire, burned about 70 acres of  grass brush and light timber on July 24. The fire, the cause of which is still under... — Updated 7/29/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Short-term rentals will be allowed in Grand Coulee

Grand Coulee residents can now rent out their homes for a weekend if they want to.  The Grand Coulee City Council approved an ordinance July 21 allowing short term rentals in residential zones within the city.  The ordinance... — Updated 7/29/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Grand Coulee/Electric City to update computer for arsenic treatment plant

Even cities have to deal with electronics becoming obsolete.  The cities of Grand Coulee and Electric City need to buy a new computer for their arsenic treatment plant, which treats the water that comes from Electric City wells... — Updated 7/29/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Weekly Q&A's to focus on upcoming school year

The superintendent of the Grand Coulee Dam School District will answer your questions related to reopening school for the 2020-21 school year during the COVID-19 pandemic in weekly question-and-answer sessions held online.... — Updated 7/29/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

No Friday Night Lights this fall

High school football, volleyball, and soccer will be played in the spring, rather than the fall.  The executive board of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association made the decision July 21 in response to the ongoing... — Updated 7/22/2020 Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Schools working on mix of online, in-school plan for fall

The upcoming school year will be a hybrid mix of online and in-school learning for most students, if plans in development at Grand Coulee Dam School District come to fruition amidst current uncertainties about timing and COVID-19.... — Updated 7/22/2020 Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Local COVID cases go up again

The Grand Coulee Dam area has had an additional three cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the past few days.  A July 20 update from the Grant County Health District said they received an additional 59 cases between the evening of July... — Updated 7/22/2020 Full story

 

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