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 By Roger Lucas    News    February 13, 2013

City takes over cleanup

A commercial property on SR-155, near Western Avenue, was cleared by the city last week because of a nuisance problem. Jeff’s Towing of Coulee City took a pickup truck, a large truck with a boom on...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    January 23, 2013

Town slows plant plan ahead of petition

Development of Coulee Dam’s wastewater treatment plant upgrade is on hold for three months. The council made the decision at a hastily called meeting Monday afternoon on Martin Luther King Day....

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    January 23, 2013

Wilder intends to seek mayorship

Greg Wilder, 69, a Coulee Dam activist, said last week that he plans to file for the office of mayor as an “agent of change” when the filing period opens in May. Wilder has been at odds with two-term Mayor Quincy Snow, and the town...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    January 23, 2013

Updated new school plans presented

The new K-12 school complex is being advertised for bids this month. Design and school officials went over the project, estimated to cost $24 million, with townspeople last Wednesday night at a...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    January 23, 2013

Stakeholders to review laser show plans

A local group of stakeholders will get the first look at the text for the all new laser light show within the next couple of weeks. Participants include the Colville Confederated Tribes, the Bureau of Reclamation, the Coulee Area Chamber of...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    January 23, 2013

Tribes advised of project delay

Coulee Dam Mayor Quincy Snow, Greg Wilder and Elmer City Councilmember Larry Holford all met with the Colville Tribes Community Development Committee Tuesday to discuss the proposed wastewater treatment facility. The meeting, originally set for 9:30...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    January 16, 2013

Community invited to preview school plans tonight

School patrons will have an opportunity to see the final K-12 school plans tonight (Wednesday). The meeting for the plan review will follow a 6 p.m. school board meeting in the library at the Grand...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    January 16, 2013

Elmer City looks at parallel paths in plant dispute

Elmer City’s town council is divided about what to do in regard to Coulee Dam’s proposed wastewater treatment project. Both Mayor Mary Jo Carey and Councilmember Larry Holford indicate interest...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    January 16, 2013

Mayor would rather not go alone

Elmer City Mayor Mary Jo Carey said her town would rather be part of Coulee Dam’s wastewater treatment plant project than develop its own plant. In an interview, she said Elmer City’s council voted to move forward investigating its own plant as...

 

Petition circulating on sewer plant

A petition asking Coulee Dam’s town council to reconsider it current course to upgrade the town’s wastewater treatment plant is being presented door to door by a half dozen people. Greg Wilder, a resident who has been skeptical of the proposed...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    January 16, 2013

New superintendent picked for Lake Roosevelt

Dan Foster has been named superintendent of the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area and Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail, it was announced last week. Foster is currently superintendent at Ni...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    January 16, 2013

House burns second time

Police arrested a 50-year-old transient after responding to a fire at a small house at 329 Tyne Avenue in Grand Coulee Monday night. The house had already been partially gutted by fire two years ago,...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    January 16, 2013

Local suspect booked on assault in Spokane

A local man wanted here for a November armed robbery of the Smoke Shop in Coulee Dam was arrested over the weekend by police in Spokane, where he was allegedly involved in what is thought was a gang-related double shooting, the Spokesman Review...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    January 16, 2013

Chicken recommendation heads to city council

You might get a “cackle” out of this. The chickens could come home to roost in Electric City sometime this spring. The city council will likely take the issue up Feb. 12, after a favorable recommendation from the planning commission. While the...

 
 By Roger Lucas    School    January 16, 2013

Local teachers help push state ranking

The state of Washington ranks second in the nation in National Board Certified teachers a report for 2012 stated last week. Washington remains a national leader in both the number of new National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) and the total number...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    January 9, 2013

Public invited to preview final new school plans

School patrons can get a final look at the plans for the new K-12 school complex on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Grand Coulee Dam Middle School library. Architect Cameron Golightly will present final plans, answer questions, and review the color...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    January 9, 2013

Port District plans to open golf course

The Port District is opening Banks Lake Golf Course March 1. The opening of the course this year has been in question since money is running out at Port District 7, which also runs the Grand Coulee Dam Airport. The first indication that a decision ha...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    January 9, 2013

Bus given to senior center

The seniors now have a bus. Bob Rupe, Electric City’s representative on the Grant Transit Authority Board had the surplus bus delivered to the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center on Friday. “It’s a...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    January 9, 2013

No gun rush here

Despite national some regional reports of a run on gun buying following fears of increased regulations, the gun rush doesn’t seem to have surfaced locally. The two local police departments haven’t noticed any spikes in applications for concealed...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    January 9, 2013

After fire, rancher trimmed herd

The Star newspaper followed one rancher’s plight after the big fire destroyed much of his pastureland last year. Jim and Michelle Hemmer have managed to find enough hay for winter feed for their 400 head of livestock. Jim said last week that they...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    January 2, 2013

Nez Perce Longhouse lost to fire

An electrical malfunction was named initially as the cause of a fire that destroyed the Nez Perce longhouse south of Nespelem the day after Christmas. Firefighters responded to a 12:30 a.m. call Dec....

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    January 2, 2013

Port district woes

The bad news came in waves last Thursday for port district commissioners. First, their hope that they could secure grant funding to put in an RV park at Banks Lake Golf Course to help it pay its bills faltered. Second, airport Manager Bob Babler put...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    January 2, 2013

Deer story gets response

A story about Coulee Dam resident Carol Netzel feeding deer at her home got an unusual and welcome response from a man in Pateros. His letter to Netzel included an $80 check to help her with her...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    January 2, 2013

City settles pay issue with police chief

Grand Coulee’s council made it a “happy new year” for Police Chief Mel Hunt last Wednesday, when in a special meeting it voted to buy up 787 hours of his compensatory time for $42,922.50, according to city officials. In a document signed by...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    January 2, 2013

Landfill cell officially closed

Cell one at the old Delano Landfill is officially closed. All four towns that participated in the landfill, Electric City, Grand Coulee, Coulee Dam and Elmer City, have approved final closure of the seven-acre garbage landfill. Final closure,...

 

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