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 By Scott Hunter    News

Keller ferry is out of service

The MS Sanpoil, which ferries traffic across Lake Roosevelt on SR 21, is out of service until further notice, the state Dept of Transportation said tonight. The notice came less than an hour after an earlier notice advised the... — Updated 7/2/2021 Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Community pours in support for C. J.

A big effort to support a young man with cancer garnered a large amount of support last weekend, including a pulled-pork barbecue and a softball tournament, both taking place in... — Updated 6/30/2021 Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Fire along SR 174 blocks highway

A fire broke out along SR 174 on the hill in the canyon between Grand Coulee and Wilbur about 4:30 p.m. The road was closed and traffic continued to back up until at least 6 p.m.... — Updated 6/25/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Tribes' unofficial poll results released

Following poll votes last Saturday, unofficial election results for the Colville Business Council came in showing a squeaker in the Keller District, a challenger ahead of the current CBC president and two Finleys leading in... — Updated 6/23/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    Sports

Lady Raiders finish strong in short season

The Lady Raiders won their final basketball game of a brief season on Friday when they defeated Manson in a home game, 63-22. The strong finish to the season resulted in an overall... — Updated 6/23/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion

Stay cool!

Remember when weather forecasters were right only about 30 percent of the time, or so it seemed? Let’s hope those days come back this week. With a mean look ahead, the weather experts are warning of highs reaching in the... — Updated 6/23/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

After vote, Coulee Dam credit union to merge with STCU

With a historic vote finalized Monday night, the 80-year-old credit union that originated in Coulee Dam will merge with one 23 times its size based in Spokane. After 1,045 votes... — Updated 6/23/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    Sports

LR girls will play Friday night for final LR basketball game of year; no boys' game

The Raider boys' basketball games scheduled for the home court tonight (June 18), and tomorrow are canceled due to a team member testing positive for COVID-19, a statement posted... — Updated 6/18/2021 Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion

An opportunity to make community a little better

At least three areas in the surrounding countryside are used locally as shooting ranges, possibly all illegally. That may offer an opportunity to improve. Last week, a firefighter friend in Ephrata noted he and his fellow... — Updated 6/16/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Members to vote on credit union fate Monday

In its 80th year, Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union is in the process of merging with a larger credit union, a process that has been repeated across the country many times over the last couple years. A special members’ meeting is... — Updated 6/16/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion

Bless everyone, no exceptions

That headline is from a sign my wife put above the door to our kitchen in opposition to anyone who has other ideas. This country in its absolute worst state is extremely blessed. At its best, it’s an unstoppable wonder. To keep... — Updated 6/9/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Elmer City still mulling options on own treatment plant

Elmer City may test a force main that carries wastewater to Coulee Dam’s treatment plant to see how long the 40-year-old cast iron pipe is likely to last. The town applied for a grant of $30,000 for the test, which would help... — Updated 6/7/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Federal and state legislators hear local needs

A congressman and a state legislator met with several local leaders last week to hear about local needs and ambitions, leaving with a list of to-dos. Congressman Dan Newhouse and... — Updated 6/5/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

County health officials want masks left on for now

Grant County health officials are asking people to still wear a mask, even if you’re vaccinated, because too few have gotten vaccinations. The recommendations came Tuesday evening with a list of reasons for the decision.... — Updated 6/2/2021 Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Group discusses idea of a new bridge for Coulee Dam

A group of people met in Coulee Dam Tuesday to start a discussion about someday replacing the bridge over the Columbia River on SR-155. The current bridge, built in 1935, is half... — Updated 5/19/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Rodeo sets records for attendance

With a hunger for getting out built up among rodeo fans, the first one in the state since pandemic lockdown set attendance records and put Grand Coulee on the national rodeo map. Ri... — Updated 5/13/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion

He can't win, but we can

When Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that he and state public health leaders had decided to go easy considering a dreaded possible rollback to more restrictive public safety measures, no sighs of relief left his critics’ lips,... — Updated 5/5/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion

Caution to the wind, for some

Sunshine is so seductive, which you certainly know if you ever went to a school in springtime with windows in the classroom. It can ruin your focus, draw you out, trash the best of intentions after a long, dark winter just ended.... — Updated 4/28/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Five die of virus in Grant County

With five more dead in Grant County from COVID-19 and vaccine hesitancy apparently on the rise, health officials issued pleas this week for people get use the available “tools to take the fight to the virus.” The five deaths... — Updated 4/28/2021 Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion

School board right to pursue plans

The Grand Coulee Dam School District leadership is taking a good step forward by preparing for the day when funding becomes available to entities who already have plans in place for improvements. In fact, that’s exactly how the... — Updated 4/14/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion

Different means to same end show change is coming

Grant PUD’s decision to pursue a partnership in a next-generation nuclear power plant stems from the same circumstance that incented Columbia Basin Hydropower’s interest in its Banks Lake Hydropower project. The factors... — Updated 4/7/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Local health authorities: Too soon, we're "getting used" to COVID

As public health authorities track cases of COVID-19, they worry that just as vaccines are rolling out faster, spring, sunshine and the yearning to breathe free could undermine... — Updated 4/2/2021 Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Half-day plan approved for four-day school week

Students at Lake Roosevelt Schools will attend in person more than they have in a year, following the passage by the school board of a new schedule aimed at accomplishing increased face time with teachers and peers, even with... — Updated 3/25/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Appointments open for Friday's vaccination event at CMC

Anyone can now either sign up for a vaccination event in Grand Coulee this Friday or get on a list to get vaccinated against COVID-19 through a state website Grant County Health... — Updated 3/17/2021 Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Town to take yard waste for cleanup

The town of Coulee Dam still plans on its traditional, spring cleanup help with yard waste despite the fact that the areawide spring cleanup was altered this year. Grant County officials told the Regional Board of Mayors recently... — Updated 3/17/2021

 

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