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Articles from the March 1, 2017 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 1, 2017

Schools contemplate greater grad requirements

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board had two issues on its agenda Monday night for passage; neither made it in a three-plus-hour-long, marathon meeting. The issues were new high school graduation requirements and a two-year school calendar.... Full story


Chillin' at the bay

A cool angler sitting amidst the fractured ice and snow, waits for a tug on his line at Crescent Bay Tuesday. Although some high school spring sports started practice with snow too deep to play... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 1, 2017

District learns options for clearing a path to sale of old school

The Grand Coulee Dam School District met with Grand Coulee’s planning commission Feb. 15 and received first hand some of the options it faces in selling the Center School property. Superintendent Paul Turner stated late last week that the meeting... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 1, 2017

System constipation leads to big charge in city's bill

Timing is everything, even when it involves a bill between two cities. A billing issue followed a lengthy discussion among Grand Coulee’s city council members last week as they tried to come to grips with a contract agreement between the city and... Full story


Volunteers offer free tax help

Volunteers for the AARP Tax-Aide program provide free tax assistance at the Grand Coulee Senior Center on Tuesday, where Birdie Hensley has organized the program for the past 15 years. From left are... Full story



Dangerous crosswalk discussed Cheryl Hoffman, president of the local senior center, asked Grand Coulee City Council to do something about the dangers of the crosswalk on Federal Way. She said that seniors use this crosswalk and drivers coming down... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    March 1, 2017

Fireworks will fly on first of July, not fourth

Faced with a mid-week holiday date for an expensive festival designed for tourists, the chamber of commerce is planning its “Festival of America” to start on June 30 this year, with the annual fireworks off the dam on Saturday, July 1. Executive... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 1, 2017

City park could be renamed for pro bull rider

Grand Coulee could soon have a park dedicated to world-champion bull rider Shane Proctor. A proposal was made to the Grand Coulee City Council Feb. 21 by Bob Valen, who made the request on behalf of the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce.... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 1, 2017

City considers carts and ORVs on streets

The question of allowing golf carts and off-road vehicles to move freely on Grand Coulee streets came up again at the city council meeting Feb. 21. It was immediately given a cold shoulder by former mayor and present Councilmember Tammara Byers. She... Full story


New face at city hall

Diana Parrish, Electric City's new deputy clerk is now on the job. She replaces Russ Powers, who will become city clerk later this month. Her husband, Brad Parrish, who was a city council member,... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 1, 2017

Area resident wins lottery

What do you do when you win $5 million in the lottery? One Grand Coulee resident, Earl “Ray” McDonald, who won the $5 million lottery last Nov. 28, is probably still trying to figure that out. McDonald, who purchased the winning ticket from the... Full story


Coulee City man arrested on stolen property charges

COULEE CITY — Lincoln and Grant County law enforcement officers teamed up Wednesday morning to arrest a Coulee City man suspected of having two stolen vehicles. Bernard A. Brill, 55, is lodged in the Grant County jail on suspicion of two counts of... Full story


Dorothy Anne Gerleman

Dorothy Anne Gerleman was born March 19, 1979, in Spokane, Washington, and passed away unexpectedly Sunday, February 5, 2017, in Everett, Washington. She is now at peace in a better place. Dorothy... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, this Thursday, March 2, at La Presa Mexican Restaurant, Grand Coulee. Lisa Moore, librarian at Grand Coulee Public Library, will be the guest speaker. Coulee Creators... Full story


It's a girl for the DeWinklers

Stephenie and Joel DeWinkler of Grand Coulee, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Neytiri Skye DeWinkler, born Friday, February 10, 2017, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 8 lbs., 3 oz., and was 21 inches in length... Full story


Landrum/Daniels have a boy

Mara Landrum and Tristan Daniels of Coulee Dam, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Wesley Thomas Richard Daniels, born Friday, February 3, 2017, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 7 lbs., 3.5 oz., and was... Full story


Legals for March 1, 2017

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS TOWN OF COULEE DAM WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENT PROJECT Separate sealed bids will be received by the Town of Coulee Dam at the Town Hall, located at 300 Lincoln Ave, Coulee Dam, WA 99116, until 2:00 p.m., March 15,... Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    School    March 1, 2017

How to go to college from the coulee

People in our area may be under the impression that it’s almost impossible to further their formal education beyond high school without moving, going into debt, and/or spending hours each day commuting to Moses Lake or Spokane to take community col... Full story


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 2/17 - A Soap Lake man was arrested and is being charged with stealing a U-Haul vehicle and for having it in his possession. The truck was stopped near the Department of Transportation shop in Electric City and the man was taken... Full story


So ready for spring

Interested in a different kind of green than the customers inside, a herd of at least 16 deer munch an end to a long fast after a hard winter Feb. 22 on lawn next to the Coulee Dam Federal Credit... Full story


40 years and going strong

After 40 years working at the hospital, Lorale Johnson said she has no plans to retire soon. "Who wants to go home and just sit?" she said. Johnson was honored last week for her four decades of work... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    March 1, 2017

What a waste of energy

Yet again, local cities are forced to waste time, effort and money in a disagreement that wouldn’t exist if they did what may be the logical thing and merged. Electric City is objecting to a spike in their metered sewage flow into Grand Coulee... Full story


President Trump should start by building an electronic wall

Imagine if President Donald Trump’s much-touted wall cost nothing to build. And if it deterred not only illegal border crossers, but also those who legally come to the United States and then overstay their visas. And if it could be erected almost... Full story

 By William Kilby    Opinion    March 1, 2017

Congressional benefits under ACA spelled out, compared

Congress is currently in the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act, also referred to as the ACA or Obamacare. This seems like a good time to look at the ACA healthcare benefits that are provided to members of Congress and their staffs at... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    March 1, 2017

Communication - the key to everything

Ask any married couple who has a successful marriage and the word “communication” will come up as a key to a healthy, long partnership. Also, any successful business will use the word communication as a key to a thriving venture. In the last... Full story


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