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District holds old school price at $150K

Center School will go on the block again. This will be the third time that Grand Coulee Dam School District has advertised the old elementary school for sale. The school board has held firm on $150,000 as the lowest price it will accept for the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 7, 2018

Quiet preferred

Dave Simms (foreground) and Pat Belt, both of the Waterville area, and Dick Jennings (middle), of Coulee Dam, all chose Crescent Bay as the place to go in order to get out of the house and break...

 

Keller Ferry will be out of service from Saturday night to Sunday morning

The Washington State Department of Transportation said that routine engine maintenance will close the Keller Ferry vessel, the Sanpoil, from 10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb 10 until about 6 a.m. the following morning, Sunday, Feb. 11. "Crews periodically...

 

Mayor appoints interim city clerk in Grand Coulee

Grand Coulee Mayor Paul Townsend dismissed Carol Boyce as city clerk late last week. "Carol has made a longstanding contribution to the community and city, and I regret that this became necessary,"...

 

Lawmakers still grappling with court mandated education funding

Despite the passage of last year’s bipartisan agreement to fully fund K-12 public education with a property tax hike, the state Legislature is still wrestling over the issue as school leaders across the state say the changes will hurt their...

 

State agency awarded $3 million for conservation land near Grand Coulee

The Department of Fish and Wildlife has been awarded $3 million to buy about 7,250 acres of shrub-steppe habitat six miles west of Grand Coulee for sharp-tailed grouse, the department announced last...

 

Newsbriefs

Tribal officer involved in shooting A Colville Tribal Police Department officer was involved in a shooting on the Colville Reservation on Saturday, according to a Feb. 6 press release from the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. “The...

 

Elmer City gets bids on trail project

Elmer City received six bids, and town officials will likely award its “Complete Streets” project to one of the low bidders at its meeting Feb. 8. The $250,000 project is the result of a grant from the state Department of Transportation’s Trans...

 

Golf course fees to remain the same

The mild winter weather has people thinking about the upcoming golf season. Not the least of those looking ahead are commissioners of Grant County Port District 7, who are responsible for management of the 18-hole course in Electric City. The course...

 

Progress coming on dangerous building

Progress, albeit slow, on the “dangerous” building issue in Grand Coulee, is moving forward. A meeting between the city Building Inspector Gary Lampella, and attorney Tom Geiger, who represents the Vlachos family, didn’t occur last Wednesday...

 

Thanks and regrets, but no variety store

To our friends in the Grand Coulee Dam area: As many of you know, we have been trying since November to find a way to open a variety store in your area. During prior visits we’ve made to our daughter, Launi Ritter, we had seen a thriving variety...

 
 By Gail Morin    Opinion    February 7, 2018

Elmer City mayor responds to article

In response to “Elmer City seeks Coulee Dam’s financial help,” January 31: On January 5, 2018, Elmer City requested a meeting with the new Coulee Dam mayor. Coulee Dam set the date of the meeting for January 16th at 10 a.m. and we agreed to...

 
 By Ray Wells    Opinion    February 7, 2018

Reader asks school board what's being done

I believe the public who have children who have been going to the Grand Coulee Dam School have the right to know of things that have been done within the new school. 1. A reasonable stack of papers was given to Rich Black on the school board....

 
 By Bob Valen    Opinion    February 7, 2018

January sputters with odd weather

Winter months are great for offering up some reading time. We all find that comfortable, well-lit spot, a drink (your choice) and a great book — maybe some great music, too. My personal interests...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    February 7, 2018

Love: what does it look like?

When we were growing up we correlated love with a valentine or a girlfriend or boyfriend. The nervousness, anxiety and excitement that came with receiving or getting a little Scooby Doo card with red...

 

Coulee Recollections

10 years ago The Lady Raiders took an early nlead and never looked back as they put together a 77-48 Caribou Trail League win over Cashmere in Coulee Dam Saturday night. That made it two in a row last week, having trounced the Omak Pioneers on their...

 

Marissa Joy Phillips-Rogers

Marissa Joy Phillips-Rogers, 36, of Grand Coulee, Washington, passed away Wednesday evening, January 31, 2018, in Spokane, Washington. Born Friday, January 22, 1982, into the home of Bob Phillips and... Full story

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet  The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at La Presa Mexican Restaurant in Grand Coulee at noon this Thursday, February 8. Coulee Creators Meet on Tuesdays Coulee Creators meet at 412 Federal Ave. Room 207, Grand...

 

January students of the month at Lake Roosevelt Elementary

Here are the January Students of the Month!...

 

Raiders seeded fourth into postseason with flashy finish

After trailing Waterville most of the night Thursday in Coulee Dam, the Raiders willed themselves back into the game in the fourth quarter, stunning the Shockers 53-50, and setting Lake Roosevelt up...

 

Wins send Ladies to district

The Lake Roosevelt Lady Raiders defeated both Waterville and Soap Lake last week to finish the regular season with an 11-5 league record, 11-9 overall. However the ladies are ranked only fifth in the...

 

This week in sports

Wed., Feb. 7 6 p.m., LRJH Wrestling at Okanogan with Omak/ Nespelem Thurs., Feb. 8 5 p.m., LRJH Girls’ Basketball at Okanogan Fri./Sat., Feb. 9/10 LR Wrestling Regionals at Kittitas LR Boys’ Basketball Districts, Grandview LR Girls’ Basketball...

 

Raiders wrestle at subregionals, district tournaments

Raider boys wrestled in their district tournament in Oroville, and the Lady Raider wrestler at subregionals in Warden, last weekend, and every Raider wrestler placed and moves onto the regionals round, including first-placers Kaleb Horn, Tony...

 

Legals for February 7, 2018

Notice of Public Meeting Town of Coulee Dam Urban Forestry Management Plan NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Meeting will be held to provide an update and take public comment on the progress of the Urban Forestry Management Plan. This informationa... Full story

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 1/30 - Police arrested a man wanted on warrants after they found him hiding in a bedroom at a residence on Alcan Road NE. Police were trying to stop a vehicle with a faulty light, and the car drove to the residence, where the man...