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 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 19, 2017

Price of power goes up in Elmer City

Elmer City residents will see a 2-percent increase in their power bills as a result of an increase in electric costs from Nespelem Valley Electric, town council members learned last Thursday. The town was advised by NVE that its power rates would go... Full story


Emergency declared and flood warnings issued in Okanogan Co.

Okanogan County commissioners declared a state of emergency Monday, due to threat of flooding and debris problems on county roads. Commissioners passed the resolution after county roads suffered damage from heavy precipitation recently. They... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 12, 2017

Fire destroys home in Grand Coulee

Fire destroyed a home at 323 Roosevelt Drive in Grand Coulee late Saturday evening. A family of four were away at the time of the fire; however, two dogs died in the blaze. The Jesus Llamas family... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 12, 2017

County investigating turberculosis case

Grant County Health District reported this week that officials there are investigating what might be a single case of tuberculosis. The person in question was treated in several health care facilities in Grant County during the course of the illness.... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 12, 2017

Two egg hunts planned for Easter weekend

Two community Easter egg hunts are planned for the area this year. The Lions Club will hold its 80th community Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 15, at the former middle school field in Grand Coulee. It is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. and is for... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 12, 2017

Blaylock to retire, but will keep on hugging

There will soon be new management at the Care and Share Food Bank. Fern Blaylock is retiring from that position after taking care of people's food and other needs for decades. Fern, 81, plans to... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 12, 2017

Parade set for May 13

Parade forms went out this week to those wanting to en ter the Colorama Parade, May 13. You can enter by filling out parade forms found online at grandcouleedam.o y a cr/parade. Peggy Nevsimal, executive director of the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 12, 2017

Triple fish challenge coming April 22 and 23

It might sound a little fishy — that’s because it is. Here’s your opportunity to win an Achilles four-person inflatable boat and Yamaha outboard motor. All you have to do is place first in the 5th Annual Triple Fish Challenge tournament, April... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 5, 2017

Grand Coulee man gets maximum sentence

A Grand Coulee man was sentenced in Grant County Superior Court Monday to 29 months imprisonment for possession of stolen property. According to the Grant County Prosecutor’s Office, Melvin Toulou, Jr., 43, still faces three additional Grant... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 5, 2017

Three seek city council seat

Electric City will soon fill its vacancy on the city council. Three residents of the city filed letters of interest to fill the vacancy after Brad Parrish resigned a couple of months ago. City Clerk Russell Powers said that the three — Jeremy Mille... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    School    April 5, 2017

Two school boards aligning coming calendars 2017-18 school year to start Aug. 30

The school boards from the Grand Coulee Dam District and Nespelem District met recently and focused their discussions on the calendars for the next two school years. As a new approach to setting the school calendar, Grand Coulee Dam District... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 29, 2017

Committee to recommend heavy investment in city parks

A meeting of Electric City’s parks and recreation committee last Thursday focused on two new city parks, and they will recommend the city council to move forward on developing them, spending nearly a half million dollars over the next four years. T... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 29, 2017

Local firefighters take wildland training

Fifteen local firefighters completed a 12-hour advanced wildland firefighter course after taking instruction Thursday evening and all day Saturday. The class was taught by three Washington State Department of Natural Resource firefighters, and... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 29, 2017

Judging the nitty gritty of wastewater flow

Sometimes those closest to a problem are best suited to find the solution. This may be the case in an Electric City/Grand Coulee wastewater bill conflict. An apparent plug in the line last October... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 29, 2017

EMT training to be offered

So you have always wanted to be an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician). Now is your chance. An EMT recruitment call was put out by the Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Department. Those interested should call 633-2200, or contact a current firefighter or... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 29, 2017

Grand Coulee to start accepting credit cards online

The city of Grand Coulee is about to take a big step forward into the technology age. Grand Coulee is moving forward on a plan to accept credit cards for the payment of utility bills. There’s a catch … the city will only accept credit card... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 29, 2017

Outline of new school strategic plan approved

A framework for a new school strategic plan was adopted by the Grand Coulee Dam School District Monday night. The framework was decided by a group made up of school people and community members at a special meeting a couple of weeks ago.... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 22, 2017

Man convicted on stolen property charge

A Grand Coulee man awaits sentencing in Grant County Superior Court after being found guilty in a jury trial last week. Melvin Toulou Jr. 43, was convicted Thursday of one count of possession of... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 22, 2017

Two school boards to meet tonight

The Grand Coulee Dam and Nespelem school districts’ boards of directors will hold a joint meeting tonight (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. at La Presa Restaurant in Grand Coulee to discuss items of mutual interest. The meeting is open to the public. Coulee Da... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 22, 2017

Electric City steering group to meet March 23

A meeting is schedule for Thursday this week to move Electric City’s Pathway and Revitalization plan forward. The local committee steering the plan will meet from 3-5 p.m. March 23, at Electric City’s city hall, in the council chambers. The... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 22, 2017

Golf course cleanup set for this weekend

There's a fever sweeping over the coulee area that comes about the same time each year, not the kind that the clinic can deal with. It's golf time at Banks Lake Golf Course! The official opening is Ap... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 15, 2017

Town has grant in hand for trail connections

You've heard it said that "the check is in the mail." Well, this one is in the hand! That check for $250,000 arrived last week for Elmer City's "Complete Streets" project. City Clerk Gary Benton and p... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 15, 2017

Awarded firefighting scholarship

An Electric City man has received one of two scholarships offered by the state to study structural firefighting. Joshua Reeding, who recently moved to the area from Victorville, California, won an 11-... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    School    March 15, 2017

Survey gives guidance to school leaders

Curriculum, students, and staff received the most comments from a recent Lake Roosevelt School survey that was made available to patrons in the area. The survey was taken to provide some guidance to a team of school district personnel and local... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 8, 2017

Plea deal includes no jail time for clerk

A former Mosquito District 2 clerk pled guilty to one count of first-degree theft in Grant County Superior Court Monday. A second count of first-degree theft, relating to an alleged misappropriation of funds of just over $129,000, was dismissed... Full story


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