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Articles from the March 18, 2015 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 18, 2015

Don't flush that wipe!

The things people flush down their toilets is giving Grand Coulee’s wastewater treatment staff fits. And it isn’t just Grand Coulee that is having this problem. Councilmember David Tylor brought the problem up at a recent council meeting and... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 18, 2015

Nordine takes mayor's seat

John Nordine is Electric City’s new mayor, sworn in last Tuesday evening by the city’s attorney, Katherine Kenison. Nordine, a serving council member, was mayor pro-tem, and had indicated that he would be willing to take over the city’s top... Full story


Beginning of renewal?

Rick Rose, of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development office takes notes as schools Superintendent Dennis Carlson begins a discussion among a group of people, representing many... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 18, 2015

Four decades of dedication recognized

Tim Lynch, Coulee Dam's wastewater treatment manager, is a remarkable fellow. He completed 40 years on the job last Wednesday, and town officials recognized him with pizza and cake at the town hall.... Full story


Off-road vehicles allowed on town streets?

Elmer City is working on an ordinance that would allow off road vehicles to travel on town streets. The town has been looking at other city ordinances that deal with ORV operation on city streets. City Clerk Renée Tillman reported to the council... Full story



Supporting the bigger picture Electric City’s council agreed to support the work of the Grant County Economic Development Council and voted $500 in support of the group’s work. The agreement is through Dec. 31. A lot of sludge Electric City has... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 18, 2015

Controversial recommendations to go to state

The council at Electric City voted last Tuesday night to submit changes to the city building code to the state for review, providing local residents and others a 60-day period to respond to the changes. The council amended a report from the planning... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 18, 2015

District will hear public on sale of school

Local citizens will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed sale of Center Elementary School and its surrounding property at a meeting before the school board, Monday, March 23, beginning at 5:30, at the secondary library in the new education... Full story


Concussion talk slated

An educational event about concussions in student athletes will be offered March 30 from 1-2 p.m. at Coulee Medical Center. Dr. Tom McNalley, MD, an assistant professor of rehabilitative medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 18, 2015

Pathway would link Electric City pedestrians north toward park area

The future of Electric City may one day be more pedestrian-friendly, if an idea the city is pursuing ever comes to fruition. The Electric City Council is in favor of a pathway in the city proposed by... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    March 18, 2015

House demolition cost paid in full

The cost of demolishing a house on Holly Street has been paid for by the brother of the woman who last lived there, Mayor Greg Wilder told the Coulee Dam Town Council last Wednesday, after first soliciting approval of a plan to match an extra... Full story


Chamber seeks beer garden July 4

The chamber of commerce is pursuing the idea of operating a beer garden in Coulee Dam on the Fourth of July. The chamber approached the town council last Wednesday to broach the idea and received generally favorable indications. Douglas Park, the... Full story


Cooperation springs anew in the coulee

Just in the last few weeks I have noticed signs of spring in the Coulee. There are new birds at my feeder; the quail are marking out there territory as they call in the morning. The forsythia is in bloom, and my daffodils are getting prettier every d... Full story


To the Grand Coulee Dam Area Seniors:

Thank you, Maggie Stewart, for dreaming up the idea “Most Valuable Volunteer” as a way to get things going at the Senior Center. Thank you to all those members who nominated me as the first recipient of the honor and elected me 2014’s... Full story


Water is Life

Here in the west, we understand that there is much truth in the old joke that whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting. Rural and small town America depend on water and our neighbors downstream count on us to preserve the quality of that wat... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    March 18, 2015

We need to honor the badge

With everything going on in the world right now — Ferguson, Missouri and other places — with the attack on law enforcement officers, I thought I should share my perspective on things. Not that my perspective is the right or wrong one, I just try... Full story


Coulee Recollections

10 years ago A spreadsheet-type document titled “Coulee Family Medicine for Year 2004,” only listing patients at CCH’s on-campus clinic in Grand Coulee, and copies of the hospital’s financial statements, have been circulating among citizens... Full story


Alton "Weep" W. Weipah

Alton "Weep" W. Weipah, 66, of Nespelem, Wash., died at the Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Wash., on Friday, March 13, 2015. Alton was born in Nespelem on May 24, 1948, in Nespelem where he... Full story


Freida Slattery

Memorial services for Freida Slattery will be held Saturday, March 28, at 12:30 p.m., at St. Dunstan’s Episcopalean Church in Grand Coulee. Freida passed away January 19, 2015.... Full story


Senior Menu

Wed., March 18 – Dinner BBQ Chicken with Baked Beans, Mixed Veggies, Citrus Salad, Brownies Thurs., March 19 – Dinner Lemon Pepper Cod, Green Salad, Fruited Jello, Coolwiches Fri., March 20 – Breakfast German Sausage & Eggs, Hashbrowns,... Full story


Aluminum cans only at seniors

The seniors accept aluminum cans ONLY. Please do not put cardboard, plastic bottles or other aluminum in the collection sacks. In 2013, the Seniors collected 3800 pounds (almost 2 tons) of cans and took in approximately $1500 for the Senior Center.... Full story


Roscos have a boy

Scott and Bailey Rosco would like to announce the birth of their son Colten Doran Rosco, born Monday, March 2, 2015, in Oceanside, Calif.  He weighed 8 lbs. 10 ozs. and was 21-3/4 inches in length... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber To Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille in Grand Coulee on Thursday, March 19 at noon. Chanelle Carlin from C3 Consulting will be giving the program. FEA to Meet Grand Coulee Dam... Full story


A reason to smile

This year's Colorama Rodeo Queen Emma Gunderson stops for a photo as supporters of the Ridge Riders Saddle Club count up their winnings after Saturday's dinner and auction in Electric City. The group... Full story


Bowling Scores

THURSDAY MIXUPS TEAM W L Frybread Power 66.5 33.5 Fighting Chipmunks 60 40 Shut Up & Bowl 56 44 Gutter Fingers 53 47 The Shire 47.53 Flyin W 45.5 54.5 Team 7 40 60 3 Blonds 1 ndn 31 69 High Game: Shut Up & Bowl 618; Dave Butz 197; Briana Bob 188... Full story


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