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A researcher among us writes books

Gail Morin, of Elmer City, is on her 62nd book. Are they western adventure, romance, war stories, children books? No, nothing like that. Gail writes geneology-type books, getting all her information from public records. Her books, many of them...

 

Hall of famer was impressive as just another guy

Boise, Idaho, was a great baseball town — home to the Boise Braves, a Milwaukee Class C farm club in the Pioneer League. But it was the large number of big-league players that set the tone in the valley. Larry Jackson, Harmon Killebrew and Vernon...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    June 13, 2018

Fireworks off Grand Coulee Dam set for July 4

Yes, the fireworks off Grand Coulee Dam will be on July 4 this year. Doing the show will be Rocketman Pyro, out of Spokane. It is the third straight year for the Spokane firm to light up the top of Grand Coulee Dam. Speaking for Rocketman Pyro, Dan V...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    Opinion    May 23, 2018

If chickens discriminated against people

There’s a rooster in Electric City. And it is a direct violation of the city’s chicken ordinance, which allows a handful of hens, but no roosters. A clear violation of equal treatment under the law. The city council, who started this farce by...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 16, 2018

Man arrested after guns stolen

Police arrested and jailed a 41-year-old Grand Coulee man after he was identified by separate people as the person entering a house at 208 Banks Avenue after another local house had been broken into and guns taken. Jonathan J. Anderson was booked int...

 

Rodeo is now more handicap accessible

There's a new handicapped-accessible parking and viewing area at the Ridge Riders Rodeo Grounds, just in time for this year's Colorama Pro-West Rodeo. Workers prepared the site last week and concrete...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 2, 2018

Fish-raising program needs volunteers to continue

The fish-raising program that keeps Banks Lake supplied with trout is in danger of ending. Carl Russell, who ran POWER (Promoters of Wildlife and Environmental Resources) for a number of years and is still active in the organization, said this week...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 2, 2018

Free food offered this Thursday

The Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union, in conjunction with 2nd Harvest, is sponsoring a “free food distribution” Thursday at the Zion Lutheran Church parking lot. It will be the third year that the credit union has sponsored the program here in...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 2, 2018

Rodeo to include big-screen replays

The 62nd annual Colorama Pro-West Rodeo is ready to go, Ridge Rider president George Kohout said this week. The rodeo will play out over two days, May 11 and 12, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday night and then at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Ridge Riders...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 25, 2018

Major street will get treatment this year

Drivers on a main Grand Coulee street will notice a major maintenance effort this year, as Spokane Way and other streets receive a pavement treatment. Grand Coulee has hired Gray & Osborne as its engineering firm to oversee a pavement maintenance...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 25, 2018

Colorama carnival to return

Carnival tickets are on sale this week, offering substantial savings for early birds, a chamber of commerce official reported. Executive Director Peggy Nevsimal stated those who purchase carnival tickets by Thursday, May 10, will save $10. Tickets...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 25, 2018

One dog kills three others

A pit bull killed three Chihuahuas at a residence on Kent Street in Electric City, April 14. The pit bull was among six dogs owned by Trina R. Davis, and housed at 202 Kent Street, where she had lived with Raymond E. Atchison, before the couple had...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 18, 2018

Electric City park plan changes could save $180,000

Plans for a proposed "Ice Age Park," behind the fire department building in Electric City, have a few changes that would save $180,000, and the city has hired a different landscape architect. It...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 18, 2018

New venture turning old hall into new coffee house

People are due for both a "shock" and a "treat" with the opening of Grand Coulee's new Voltage Coffee House next week. It may be a shock for those who remember the old Carpenter's Hall on Spokane...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 11, 2018

School board position open

The Grand Coulee Dam School District is looking for someone to serve on the school board. School board Chair Joette Barry recently resigned because she is moving outside the district, and the district is looking for a replacement. Since, for the...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 11, 2018

Book fair coming to school next week

You can stock up on books for kids at the Scholastic Book Fair at the Lake Roosevelt Elementary library, April 16-20, and have a lot of fun at the same time. There’s competition, entertainment, and treats all woven into the school’s week-long...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 11, 2018

Assistant principal to move on

The school board accepted two resignations Monday night, one of them from an assistant principal, and granted one supplemental contract. Assistant Principal Margo Piver submitted her resignation from the elementary school; she is in her second year...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 11, 2018

Color Run comes back to Colorama

It’s just another reason why they call it Colorama! The 5K Color Run on Saturday, May 12, has a lot of attractions. First and foremost, it’s going to be a fun, colorful experience and a good brisk walk or run that is good for your health. It’s...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 4, 2018

Grand Coulee man arrested on warrants and more

A Grand Coulee man wanted on three warrants was arrested at a closed local cafe March 26. Police arrested Martin L. H. Scranton, 25, and took him to Grant County jail on the warrants. He is facing additional charges of possession with intent to...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 4, 2018

Airport event to offer hands-on plane experiences

All the questions you have about small planes could be answered May 12, during a special fly-in at the Grand Coulee Dam Airport. The fly-in is sponsored by four organizations: The Colville Confederated Tribes, NASA Science Mission Directorate,...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 4, 2018

Book fair coming

There will be a week-long Scholastic Book Fair at Lake Roosevelt Schools April 16-20. The week will be packed with related activities, including a contest to see which elementary class wins the “coin war” to see who purchases the most in books....

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    March 28, 2018

Yet another reprieve for old museum full of items

A “dangerous building” issue in Grand Coulee got a 90-day reprieve from the council at its meeting last week. Councilmembers were getting a little tired of no action on getting the building removed, and it showed as the council considered that th...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    March 21, 2018

Electric City considers turning back annexed lands

Electric City will consider reversing an annexation decision it made back in 2009. The city council has asked City Clerk Russell Powers to find out how to reverse its annexation decision that brought...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    March 21, 2018

Trail work starts in Elmer City

Elmer City's "Complete Streets" project that will connect town streets to the Downriver Trail is underway. Public Works Director Jimmer Tillman said that paving of the 2,300-foot trail will begin as...

 

City council member resigns

Here’s an opportunity, if you live in Grand Coulee, to serve your community. The city of Grand Coulee is looking for someone to serve on the city council, to replace David Tylor, who resigned his position Tuesday night. Tylor submitted his...

 

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