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Articles from the May 22, 2019 edition

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On a narrow-looking scissor lift, workers with Colvico, Inc. work on replacing the lighting system on the bridge across the Columbia River in Coulee Dam Tuesday. The work includes replacing the...

 By Scott Hunter    News    May 22, 2019

City council wants public opinion on sign

Put off by bids all higher than expected, Electric City leaders May 14 tabled awarding a construction contract for a new entrance sign to the city until asking for the public’s opinion. The city is now taking a poll to gauge public opinion. Votes,...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 22, 2019

Filing period over, choices of candidates listed

With the filing period now closed, we can see which Coulee citizens have thrown their hats into the ring for positions on local councils and commissions, and which incumbents either filed to keep their spot, or chose not to file. In Electric City,...



County-wide burn ban reminder Grant County commissioners and the fire marshal on Monday reminded residents that an ordinance passed in September 2018 bans outdoor burning anywhere in the county from June 1 to September 30. “Agricultural and...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 22, 2019

Grand Coulee Dam goes virtual

The Grand Coulee Dam was built during the Great Depression and is now entering the future via interactive, 360-degree virtual reality tours becoming available this weekend. Seattle-based virtual reali... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    May 22, 2019

Memorial Day traditions scheduled

The Isle of Flags Memorial Day ceremony is set for 11 a.m. Monday, May 27, at Spring Canyon Cemetery, when a dozen new flags will be dedicated to fallen veterans. Those will join more than 500 that have been dedicated over the years and make for a...


It's time to vote!!!

A few months ago, we decided to revive a decade old entrance sign idea. Our fabulous citizens, council and planning team held a contest for a motto/slogan to be placed on our entrance sign. The winning slogan was “Re-Energize Your...


Local police watching for seatbelts in current push

Police will be on the lookout for people not wearing their seatbelt so they can ticket them as part of an effort to increase safety on the roads. Colville Tribal Traffic Safety is taking part in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National...

 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    May 22, 2019

Signs of the times?

Coming into Electric City from the south, there is a big sign that says, “Welcome to Grand Coulee Dam Area.” It was put up decades ago by the local Rotary Club. Another one just like it welcomes travelers coming into the area on the highway to...

 By Don Brunell    Opinion    May 22, 2019

Removing Snake River dams is unwise

There are dams that should come down and those that shouldn’t. Hopefully, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts its review of the 14 federal dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers, that will...

 By Jess Utz    Opinion    May 22, 2019

Senior Profile: Olivia Antone

As we get closer to this year’s graduation day at Lake Roosevelt, I sat down with one of this year’s seniors and we had a great conversation filled with tears, hope for the future and advice....

 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion    May 22, 2019

Playing politics with prescription drugs

It is no secret that prescription drug costs are high. When we hear about medications being sold for outrageous prices, it is important to remember that they aren’t necessarily special drugs for specific treatments or rare diseases. These are...


Dave Altier

Dave Altier passed away Friday, May 10, 2019, surrounded by family, following surgery. Dave was a lover of fishing and sports and was known for his kind and generous spirit. He was loved by all who... Full story


Marcie McLean

Marcie McLean passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019, in McMinnville, Oregon. She is survived by her children: Bob, Mike, Rod, Donna, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A private family... Full story


James (Jim) E. Manning

James (Jim) E. Manning, 89, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Coulee Dam, Washington. He was born August 9, 1929, in Bellingham, Washington. Services are pending at this time. The Neptune Society... Full story


James A. Stansfield

Memorial services for James A. Stansfield will be held Saturday, June 15, at Faith Community Church, 1005 10th Ave. SW, Quincy, Washington. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Quincy Moose Lodge, 109 E St. SE. Mr. Stansfield passed away... Full story


James H. "Jim" Short

James H. “Jim” Short, 89, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019, in Grand Coulee, Washington. Predeceased by sisters: Edith Short & Bette Morris; Jim is survived by his wife: Cathy Short; children: Christina Short & Charles Short; granddaughter:... Full story


Marilyn K. Sorensen

Marilyn K. Sorensen, 82, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at her home. She was born on July 21, 1936, in Spokane, Washington, to Delmar and Lucile White.... Full story


David A. Lindeblad

David A. Lindeblad, age 70, died from cancer on Friday, May 17, 2019, in Omak, Washington. He left behind a wife, Elizabeth Fry, and daughter, Mary M. Lindeblad-Fry. He and Elizabeth married June 22,... Full story


Cars and coffee

A Saturday-morning gathering of enthusiasts for cars and coffee talk about their favorite subject at the "Coulee Plaza" May 18, where owners of several cars and motorcycles showed up to share...


It's a girl for Carson/Cawston

LaToya Carson and Nathan Cawston of Elmer City, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Kayda JoRaye Cawston, on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 6 lbs., 10.9 oz., and... Full story


Lessers have a boy

Sharayne and Gary Lesser of Coulee Dam, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son Syler Bear Lesser, born Sunday, April 28, 2019, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 5 lbs., 14 oz., and was 19.5 inches in... Full story


Christmans have a girl

Krystal and Cory Christman of Coulee Dam, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Piper Ann-Dennece Christman on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 8 lbs., 9 oz., and was 20... Full story


Cast for latest play by Masquers announced

Masquers wishes to announce its cast list for “Arsenic and Old Lace,” directed by director Adam Zaleski. The cast and directors come from all parts of Grant County and beyond. From Coulee Dam to Vantage, Quincy to Moses Lake, and the rest from...


Meetings & Notices

Chamber this Week The next chamber meeting will be held at Voltage Coffee House on Thursday, May 23, at noon. Jerry Jones, general manager at Sunbanks Resort, will be the guest speaker. AA Meetings for GCD and Nespelem Area Confused in the Coulee AA...


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