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 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Banks Lake Pumped Storage Project still in works

The Banks Lake Pumped Storage Project, which would bring an estimated 1,000-2,000 workers to the area during construction and add an extra 500 megawatts of hydropower electricity pe... — Updated 3/4/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Positions up for election this year for local councils, boards

Voters will decide on about 30 positions up for election in the 2021 elections for local town councils, school boards, and more. Candidate filings of intent to run for these offices are open from May 17-21. Grand Coulee Three... — Updated 3/3/2021 Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports 

LR athletes return to sports

Lake Roosevelt athletes participated in sporting events for the first time in about a year.  "It was great to see the kids back in action and going," Athletic Director Tim... — Updated 3/3/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News 

New book looks at Okanogan peoples

A new book by Colville Tribal member Arnie Marchand titled "What Is Your Name?" describes the way of life of the Okanogan Native Americans, examining the lives of individuals and... — Updated 3/3/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Washington's regions remain in Phase Two indefinitely

All eight of Washington's regions are in Phase Two of the state's phased plan for reopening from the COVID-19 pandemic and will be there for "at least several weeks," according to t... — Updated 3/3/2021 Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Class still aims for senior trip with board approval

A senior trip to Huntington Beach, California is still looking like a go after the board approved the trip contingent on another update in April.  About 30 Lake Roosevelt High School seniors are interested in taking the trip on... — Updated 3/3/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Events scheduled for 2021

Popular local events that didn't happen last year are at least tentatively scheduled to happen this year. The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will tentatively be hosting... — Updated 2/24/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Elmer City fire dept looking into new storage building

The Elmer City fire department, also known as Okanogan County Fire District #2, is interested in getting a new building built behind their old one, and in finding more volunteers. Public Works Director Jimmer Tillman told the town... — Updated 2/24/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Senior class trip may need to be scaled back

About 30 seniors of the Lake Roosevelt graduating class of 2021 are interested in a senior trip, a tradition for seniors, to Huntington Beach, Calif., but COVID-19 restrictions might keep them in Washington. The class has raised... — Updated 2/24/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Electric cars and sewers interweave in Grand Coulee

What does charging an electric car have to do with treating sewage? Turns out, quite a bit! The Grand Coulee City Council last week approved amending parts of their municipal code to address how to add electric vehicle charging... — Updated 2/24/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Grant County commissioner talks to GC council

Newly elected Grant County Commissioner Danny Stone spoke with the Grand Coulee City Council during their Feb. 16 meeting held via Zoom.  Stone is the first county commissioner... — Updated 2/24/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Student performance getting better as school year progresses

Student performance at Lake Roosevelt has been going up since the start of the 2020-2021 school year, as students and teachers get used to the routine and gain from more in-person... — Updated 2/24/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

LR sports to stream online

Whether restricted by COVID or by distance, Lake Roosevelt Raider fans far and wide should soon be able to watch sporting events, assemblies, and graduations from the comfort of their own homes. The Grand Coulee Dam School... — Updated 2/17/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Recycling bins in Delano get an upgrade

Recycling at the Delano Transfer Station has been successful, and Sunrise Disposal, the contracted solid waste hauler in the area responsible for the recycling bins there, is... — Updated 2/17/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Local region opens to Phase Two of Roadmap to Recovery Covid plan

The North Central Region of the state, including this area, entered the less-stringent Phase Two of Washington State's Roadmap to Recovery planned approach to the COVID -19 pandemic just in time for Valentine's Day Feb. 14. Gov.... — Updated 2/17/2021

 

Dozens of police chase stolen bus to Electric City

A man driving a stolen Grant Transit Authority bus out of Moses Lake was pursued by more than two dozen police on the morning of Feb. 3, with the chase ending in a minor crash. The... — Updated 2/11/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

School district thinking of future gym and field

Lake Roosevelt Schools could get new sports facilities built if they are "shovel ready" when and if grant money becomes available.  Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent... — Updated 2/10/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Plan: two fans per player at LR home sports events

The current plan for fan attendance at Lake Roosevelt sporting events is to allow each player to give two tickets to fans, be they family or friends, for home events only, with no opposing team visitors allowed.  Athletic... — Updated 2/10/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Different kind of meeting lets Electric City engage with citizens

A meeting held by the city of Electric City on Jan. 23 to engage with its citizens and get their input on various issues was a success, the mayor says.  “We had a pretty good event,” Mayor Diane Kohout later told The Star.... — Updated 2/10/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Campers brought in extra lodging tax revenue for Electric City

Electric City's tourism fund appears to have benefitted during the COVID-19 pandemic, while Grand Coulee has brought in more sales tax this year, reflecting different areas of... — Updated 2/8/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

District working on weather system addition to airport

An addition to the local airport that would make it safer and more usable is on the horizon and may land if a major grant comes through to pay for it. A new Automated Weather Observ... — Updated 2/8/2021

 

Local man arrested after bus chase

A man driving a Grant Transit Authority bus out of Moses Lake was pursued by police on Wednesday morning, with the chase ending in Electric City at the intersection of Hillcrest... — Updated 2/3/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

COVID-19 update: North Central Region remains in Phase One

With case counts rising and hospitalizations of patients with COVID-19 shooting up, the North Central Region of Washington remains in Phase One of the two-phase Healthy Washington — Roadmap to Recovery plan for handling the... — Updated 2/3/2021 Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

School sports season dates presented

Tentative dates for spring and winter sports seasons have been set by athletic directors of the North Central Region, which includes Lake Roosevelt High School.  The high school athletic season starts with sports traditionally... — Updated 2/3/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Popular beach at Steamboat Rock closing permanently

A popular beach at Steamboat Rock State Park, located northeast of the boat launch, is being closed permanently due to erosion, authorities say. "The Bureau of Reclamation in... — Updated 1/27/2021

 

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