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Grant will help Elmer City access trail

Residents of Elmer City could develop a healthier lifestyle as a result of a $250,000 grant the town received last week for a plan that calls for a trail along the Lower River Road that will link some town streets to the Down River Trail. Elmer City... Full story


Survey tabulated, Pathway and Revitalization plan ready for council

Electric City's Pathway and Revitalization project has been through a public input process and will soon go before the city council for adoption. The project had three community workshops, been... Full story


Updated: Boy dead after stabbing in Coulee City

COULEE CITY, Wash. (19FEB2017) -- A 17-year-old boy is dead and his twin brother is in custody after an early morning stabbing in Coulee City. Grant County Coroner Craig Morrison Monday morning released the identity of the as Shane C. Wachter, age...

 By Scott Hunter    News    February 15, 2017

Area phone outage affecting dam, hospital and about 340 others

The phone service outage in the Grand Coulee Dam area still has no end in sight. Crews will be working through the night on the cable damage. From a power outage and from excessive water. Here's the latest full press release from the company: A Centu...


No new recycling or trailer for transfer station

The Regional Board of Mayors discussed adding a new trailer at the Delano Transfer Station, and recycling, but didn’t act on either issue Monday. Randy Gumm, manager of the transfer station, had asked that the mayors consider purchasing another... Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 15, 2017

LR alternative school offers a different way to learn

Traditional school isn't for everybody. For a variety of reasons, some students can benefit from a different model of education, and the Grand Coulee Dam School District offers an alternative....



Grant PUD’s offices will close early Thursday Grant PUD’s offices will close early for training on Thursday, Feb. 16. The Grand Coulee office will close at 11 a.m., and the Royal City office at 11:30 a.m. The Moses Lake, Ephrata and Quincy... Full story


Local recycling options detailed

There are a number of places within the Grand Coulee area where people can recycle or dispose of items. The idea of recycling has often come up at the Regional Board of Mayors, but not acted on because some of the towns involved don’t want to... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    February 15, 2017

Big loss seen as temporary for CMC

Coulee Medical Center turned in postive financial results for the often-gloomy month of December, a high spot on what has been a bumpy landscape for the hospital this year, and a consulting finance expert sees a smoother road ahead. Its $192,243... Full story


Why is Rep. Newhouse in favor of giving our property away?

Here is an open letter to Congressman Newhouse. Please print it in letters to the editor section. Dear Congressman Newhouse: I am a believer in property rights, though my version of them extends beyond my front lawn. My property includes the clean... Full story


Rule reversal protects due process and Second Amendment rights

In December, at the very end of the Obama administration, federal officials finalized a rule that could limit the ability of some seniors who receive Social Security benefits to exercise their Second Amendment rights. The federal rule, submitted by... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    February 15, 2017

Senior Profile: Will Friedlander

I recently sat down with a young man I have known for a long time. Will “The Thrill” Friedlander is a man of few words, as many of you know, but I was able to extract a few things from the current senior at Lake Roosevelt High School. I asked... Full story


Kettle Falls marina closure could indicate a larger issue for congresswoman

After National Park Service officials announced last week that a marina that serves the north end of Lake Roosevelt would close, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers fired off a quick request for the NPS to reconsider and extend the current concessioner’s... Full story


Seventy-two years ago

Eight-sided foundation of new field office under construction on the Ryan dump site. - Jan. 29, 1946... Full story


Frank Sanford, Jr.

Frank (Bud) Sanford Jr., 96, was born on February 28, 1920, in Almira, Washington, to Frank and Mabel (Adair) Sanford. He passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 9, 2017. Frank was preceded in... Full story


Alvin "Papa" Gus Toulou

Alvin "Papa" Gus Toulou, born January 27, 1925, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the age of 92. Alvin was born to parents Clarence Toulou and Alice Butler in their... Full story


Clara L Horton

Clara L Horton, 92, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017. She was born on February 15, 1924, in Tekoa, Washington, to Sara and Everett Harper. Her early years were spent in the Wallace, Idaho, area... Full story


Mikel Porter Cunningham

Mikel Porter Cunningham, 64, of Grand Coulee, Washington, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017, in Yakima, Washington. He was born October 26, 1952, in Sandpoint, Idaho, to Loren and Imogene Cunningham, and moved to Grand Coulee as an infant,... Full story


Helen Marie Brose

Helen Marie Brose, born September 7, 1930, to Walter and Marie Gallinger, in Cumberland, Wisconsin, passed peacefully on Friday, February 3, 2017.   She is survived by her husband of over 60 years, Val; son, Dale, of Santa Maria, California; daughte... Full story


Meetings and Notices

No Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will not meet this Thursday, February 16, due to the installation banquet 6 p.m. that night at the Melody Restaurant in Coulee Dam. Community Blood Drive Feb. 27 Inland Northwest... Full story


Senior Menu

Wed., Feb 15 – Dinner Nick's Clam Chowder, Mixed Vegetables, Homemade Bread, Fruited Jell-O, Cookies Thurs., Feb. 16 – Dinner Tater Tot Casserole, Lemon Pepper Broccoli, Cinnamon Pears, Brownies Fri., Feb. 17 – Breakfast German Sausage, Eggs,... Full story


Honor Roll for first semester at LR Junior/Senior High

HIGH HONORS SENIORS Brandon A. Jordan, Grace E. Engeseth, Robin K. Matt, Hannah L. Williams, Matthew T. Tillman, Damian L. George, Mariah L. Boyd, Olivia G. Arnold, Jazmine N. Reed, Devan E. Medel, Roxanne Belgarde, Brooklyn R. Reichlin, Cameron S.... Full story


WSU list includes three from LR

Washington State University’s President’s Honor Roll for the 2016 Fall semester included three students from Coulee Dam. Listed were Scott Abrahamson, Devan Black and Kayley Duclos. The honor roll recognizes students who stand above the rest... Full story


Students shine at LR Elementary

Lake Roosevelt students of the month for January.... Full story


Six wrestlers headed to Tacoma Dome

Three Raider wrestlers and their alternates will compete at the state tournament later this week after having earned their seeds to the big competition in the regional tournaments. They competed at the regionals in Tonasket and Wahluke, as Lake... Full story


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