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 By Jacob Wagner    News

New librarian looks forward to your stories

The Grand Coulee Library has a new librarian, Catherine Matthews, and she's excited to meet you.  Matthews moved to Electric City by way of Whidbey Island and started work at the... — Updated 6/9/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Hotter and drier climate "normals" are here

Hotter and drier summers seem to be the trend in climate changes locally as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released the new U.S. Climate Normals for 1991-2020.... — Updated 6/9/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Lady Raiders win three in a row

The Lady Raiders basketball team won two games overwhelmingly, and another game by just one point to start their season/ In Coulee Dam May 25, the Lady Raiders led 56-12 at... — Updated 6/2/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

City has a couple questions for USBR regarding B Street

The City of Grand Coulee would like a couple of questions addressed before extending their B Street closure agreement with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.  One end of B Street has been blocked off near the bureau’s fire station... — Updated 6/2/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

New social media policy addresses school employee use

Social media has become such a big part of modern life, to the point that now the Grand Coulee Dam School District has an employee policy about it. The district’s board of directors approved a social media policy during their... — Updated 6/2/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Candidates file for election to 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. The primary elections will take place in August, while the general election will take place in... — Updated 6/2/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Building demolition back on track

The demolition of a condemned building on Spokane Way that once belonged to a local inventor seems likely to happen this summer after about three years of delays.   The Grand Coulee City Council approved a bid for the demolition... — Updated 5/26/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Park vandalism an issue in Grand Coulee

Located along SR-174, Grand Coulee City Park, also known as Shane Proctor Park, has experienced incidents of vandalism this spring and the mayor would like citizens to keep an eye out for that type of destructive behavior and... — Updated 5/26/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Car show coming in June

Vroom vroom! You can see a variety of cars or show off your own at a car show in Grand Coulee on June 19 in a car show being held on Main Street.  The Diversity Divine Auto Show, held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will be held by... — Updated 5/26/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Lake Roosevelt Class of 2021 outdoor graduation scheduled for June 12

Lake Roosevelt High School’s Class of 2021 graduation is slated for June 12 on the football field in Coulee Dam, with more details still being developed. “Seniors voted to have graduation outdoors on the football field and so... — Updated 5/26/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

This week in sports

Lady Raiders finish with no-hitters and home runs The Lady Raiders softball team dominated this past week in the final five games of the season to finish with a 9-3 win-loss... — Updated 5/19/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

COVID numbers are updated for local counties

Five more people have died from COVID-19 in Grant County, including the county's first death of someone in their 20s. The deaths, announced in a May 18 press release from Grant County Health District, include: two Moses Lake women... — Updated 5/19/2021 Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Lake Roosevelt camping fees increase

Campgrounds in the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, including Spring Canyon, have increased their fees.  The LRNRA says camp fees are now $23 a night, up from $19, and that all vehicle-accessible campgrounds are now... — Updated 5/19/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Tribal primary results narrow each race down to two candidates

With poll and absentee votes both now certified, twenty-six candidates have been narrowed down to 14 in the primary for seven seats on the Colville Business Council, with only one incumbent knocked out of the running. There are... — Updated 5/14/2021

 
 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 5/12/2021 Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Dry Falls highlighted in local's new book

You may learn a thing or two about local history if you pick up a copy of a new book titled "Dry Falls and Sun Lakes" from Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series, which... — Updated 5/12/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Grant County leaders encourage vaccination to keep businesses open

During a Grant County Leadership ZOOM meeting May 5, people from various organizations discussed how to market COVID-19 vaccines more effectively. Misty Aguilar, public information officer for the Grant County Health District,... — Updated 5/12/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

No dam tours this year

Although there will be no tours of the Grand Coulee Dam this year, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is working on a plan for the return of the Laser Light Show and for opening its visitor center. USBR Public Affairs Specialist for th... — Updated 5/12/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Kennedy approved as new jr/sr high school principal

Sara Kennedy will be Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School's new principal starting with the 2021-22 school year.  Kennedy, who has worked as the school's dean of students since... — Updated 5/12/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

This week in sports

Lady Raiders win three of four close games The Lady Raiders fastpitch team lost a close one to Omak before winning both games of a double header with Almira-Coulee-Hartline last... — Updated 5/5/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

New police car badging discussed ... and discussed again

You may be able to spot a Grand Coulee Police car more easily if the department gets new badging for their cars.  The topic of "rebadging" eight Grand Coulee Police patrol cars... — Updated 5/5/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Speed signs proposed for Grand Coulee's SR-174 city limits

The city of Grand Coulee is considering installing electronic speed limit signs on both ends of the city limits along SR-174 and paying for it with money brought in from a public... — Updated 5/5/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

High school is planning a prom

Lake Roosevelt High School intends to hold a high school prom this month to give its students a sense of normalcy.  “We believe as a district that students need a sense of normal and that traditional events should continue... — Updated 5/5/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

State COVID recovery plan "paused"

Local counties remain in Phase 3 of Washington's COVID-19 recovery plan, which means that the local Colorama Festival with its variety of activities in the area can go on as... — Updated 5/5/2021 Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Library going through controversial changes

Community members aren't happy with library-related decisions made at the administrative level that have affected the local library and that have led to the resignation of branch... — Updated 4/29/2021

 

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