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Articles from the April 23, 2014 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 23, 2014

Chamber to seek more tourism advertising funds

The chamber of commerce is after more advertising money with which to fund an ad campaign to boost sagging tourism numbers. Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Peggy Nevsimal appeared before the Regional Board of Mayors at... Full story

 By press release    News    April 23, 2014

Old grenade found in Columbia River bed

Grant PUD security personnel found an old pineapple-style hand grenade below the high water mark of the drawn-down Columbia River near the Old Vantage boat launch in Grant County about 6 p.m.... Full story


Egg rush

A girl pounces on one of 2,500 colored plastic eggs left on the athletic field at Grand Coulee Dam Middle School for the Lions Club annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday. Winners of special prizes are on... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 23, 2014

What is "too big" for Electric City buildings?

Electric City is asking residents to make their wishes known on the size of “accessory” buildings at a public work session, Tuesday, April 29, beginning at 7 p.m., at city hall. Mayor Jerry Sands stated this week that if the attendance at the pla... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 23, 2014

Furniture firms win new school bids

Two furniture manufacturers have been awarded contracts for the new school facility in Coulee Dam, officials announced. Virco, a California firm, was awarded a $469,156 contract to provide furniture... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 23, 2014

Fishing area re-opened down below dam

Part of the fishing area below Grand Coulee Dam is now open for fishing after nearly 13 years of closure. The area had been closed for the past 13 years due to security issues connected to the events... Full story



Repair bill guess: $61 million Grant County Public Utility District announced Tuesday that the estimate to repair Wanapum Dam is about $61 million, but commissioners hope to avoid raising rates any more than already scheduled. The dam was discovered... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 23, 2014

Two charged with wire theft from dam

by Roger S. Lucas Two people were recently charged in Grant County Superior Court with first-degree theft for taking copper wire from an area near Grand Coulee Dam last June 18. Charged were Victor W. Ford, a 44-year-old man from Lake Stevens and... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 23, 2014

Copter rides coming to Colorama again

by Roger S. Lucas Helicopter rides will return as one of the added features of Colorama this year. Colorama, May 8-11, will see Lake Roosevelt High School graduate Tim Tueth return to give helicopter rides to those who want an aerial view of the... Full story


State park fishing pier to be dedicated

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced Tuesday the upcoming dedication of a new ADA-accessible fishing pier at Steamboat Rock State Park. The dedication ceremony is scheduled... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 23, 2014

Boat among prizes in weekend tourney

Time to dust off your fishing equipment and clean out your tackle box for the 2nd Annual Chamber of Commerce Triple Fish Challenge, April 26, 27, at Coulee Playland Resort on Banks Lake. Fish for trout, bass and walleye, and if you have good luck... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 23, 2014

New water line for resort approved

A new 1,900-foot long pipeline that will provide water service to Sunbanks Lake Resort moved along when Electric City’s council voted April 8 to have Mayor Jerry Sands sign a developer’s agreement to proceed. Sunbanks has selected Mountain View... Full story

 By James Heuvel    Opinion    April 23, 2014

Protect your identity with a post-tax day shred fest

In America we have several national holidays or occasions which we recognize annually. Of these, only a relative few are always identified with the same calendar date each year, such as: New Year’s Day – January 1st, Independence Day – July... Full story


Bus trip turned into quite a tour

According to Channel 2 TV out of Spokane, Friday, April 18, 2014, was going to be rainy and cold. Eight of us braved the weather reports and took the Grand Coulee Senior Center Bus to Spokane for our monthly shopping trip anyway. Imagine our joy to... Full story


She learned a lot on language trip

To Kim Stanger, Virginia (Genabug) Redstar, Sean Thin Elk, and Jena Henry: Thank you guys, it was such an opportunity to go to the Salish Language Conference with Kim, Genabug, and Sean. I learned a lot and appreciate it. Then I got to go over to... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Lifestyles    April 23, 2014

Rabbit tracks

One of my most trusted readers and a small friend of mine, (even though she tells me to Shut Up every time she sees me) wanted me to do my column about the Easter Bunny. So since I don’t want to... Full story


Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago Two girls were rescued from the Coulee Wall Friday by Grand Coulee Fire Department. The two 12-year-olds had been climbing the wall in the afternoon against their grandmother's advice... Full story


Nancy Camp (Beagle)

Nancy Camp, 60 of Omak, Wash., passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Wenatchee Wash. A celebration of Nancy's life was held on Friday, Apr. 11, 2014, at the Strate Funeral Home in Grand Coulee.... Full story


Leonard Holt, Sr. (Buster)

Funeral services for Leonard Holt, Sr. (Buster) of Elmer City will be held on this Thursday and Friday, April 24 and 25, at the Omak Catholic Longhouse. Buster was born on July 29, 1929, at Monse, Wash., and died on Thursday, Apr. 17, at the Coulee... Full story


Job fair in Omak next Wednesday

The Colville Confederated Tribes and Taylor Woodstone will be hosting a job fair on Wednesday, Apr. 30, at the Omak Community Center, 601 Benton St., Omak. There will be two sessions 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. The purpose of this fair is to... Full story


Senior Meals

Wed., Apr. 23 - Dinner Baked Chicken with Cranberry Sauce, Twice Baked Potatoes, Buttered Peas, Cabbage and Pineapple Slaw, Cookies. Thurs., Apr. 24 - Dinner Lasagna, Green Beans, Tossed Salad, Garlic Bread, Fruit Bowl and Whipped Cream. Grocery... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, April 24, noon, at Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille in Grand Coulee. Debbie Bigelow, Interim CEO at Coulee Medical Center, will be speaking about the WRITE program at CMC.... Full story


Hundreds find little treasures

Hundreds of kids from 1 to 10 years of age cleaned the middle school athletic field of thousands of plastic eggs in mere minutes Saturday. Ludolph Field at Grand Coulee Dam Middle School sported... Full story


Seylers have a girl

Tiffany and Robbie Seyler of Electric City, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Kinsey Rae Seyler, born Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 8 lbs., 6 oz., and was 21 inches in length at... Full story


Ewquivel/Duryea have a boy

Jesse Esquivel and JaNae Duryea of Nespelem, are proud to announce the birth of their son Rudy Alan Esquivel, born Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 5 lbs., 4 oz., and was 17-3/4 inches in length at birth.... Full story


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