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 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 6, 2018

Koulee Kids Fest to offer activities

Children of the coulee will get some stamps in their event “passport” on Saturday, June 16, when Koulee Kids Fest will be held all around the community. Stations will be set up at area businesses where children can enjoy a variety of free...

 

A rising wall

Construction work continues on the Bureau of Reclamation's new fire station off SR-155 across from Pole Park, with concrete walls being built and site improvements continuing, the USBR said Tuesday....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 6, 2018

Locals help cross-country canoer get around dam

Neal Moore, who is canoeing 7,324 miles on 22 American rivers over the course of two years, received some help getting around the Grand Coulee Dam on the last weekend in May. Elmer City man Jayme...

 

Graduation set for Saturday morning

The Lake Roosevelt High School graduation will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9, at the gymnasium in Coulee Dam, where 34 seniors will be walking on the stage to get their diplomas. Readers can find a special section focused on the graduates...

 

Newsbriefs

Doctor wants to represent you A woman who wants to represent you in Olympia has scheduled a “coffee talk” at the Voltage Coffee House this Friday from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Running for the state’s 12th Legislative District as an independent, Ann Diamo...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 6, 2018

Reclamation to conduct drone flights at Grand Coulee Dam

If you see some unidentified flying objects near the Grand Coulee Dam, don't be alarmed! It most likely isn't aliens studying hydroelectric power, but rather "drones" capturing aerial footage of the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    June 6, 2018

Golf tournaments coming up

Golf season is in full swing, with tournaments and opens happening throughout the spring and summer at Banks Lake Golf Course. About 26 people competed in the successful ECT Tournament on May 27. Winners of the four-man scramble were Dennis...

 

Towns may seek bids for garbage hauling

The contract for Sunrise Disposal, the company that performs garbage service in the area, is up for renewal in the four cities, and the cities are looking to put the contract up for bid. At the May 14 Regional Board of Mayors meeting, the mayors of...

 
 By Roger Lucas    Opinion    June 6, 2018

Dexter calls more than balls and strikes

Strike, ball, foul ball, you're out, you are safe - all calls you would expect from an umpire. Right? Meet one umpire that has added a whole lot more. Kenny Dexter. Ken was the public works director f...

 
 By Iris Lathrop    Opinion    June 6, 2018

Re: "If chickens discriminated against people"

Love your articles, Mr. Lucas. Thought you might get a chuckle out of this. Roosters — noisy critters and necessary to get more baby chicks. Wonder how many people hate roosters but eat lots of chickens – whole, parts and eggs? I have a neighbor...

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion    June 6, 2018

Straw pulp looks like win-win

Here’s a switch! Rather than closing another pulp and paper mill, a new one is under construction right here in Washington. Columbia Pulp’s plant on the Snake River will use a new technology that...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    June 6, 2018

The day has come: goodbye, seniors

“This is bittersweet.” “I was not prepared.” “No one told me about this.” “Every time you think something will be easy, it is not.” These were all phrases that scooted through my head...

 
 By Bob Valen    Opinion    June 6, 2018

Let's hear it for our oceans!

Let’s start off with some facts about our oceans: The Earth’s oceans cover 71 percent of its surface and contain 97 percent of the Earth’s water. Less than 1 percent of the Earth’s water is...

 

Blanche June Achord

A celebration of life for Blanche June Achord will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, at the Moose Lodge at 216 Continental Heights, Grand Coulee. Dessert/coffee will be served.... Full story

 

John Dazell

John Dazell, 71, passed away Friday evening, June 1, 2018, in Grand Coulee, Washington. A Celebration of John’s life will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, June 11, 2018, in St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Grand Coulee. A full obituary will be in next... Full story

 

Vivian Frances Pierre

Vivian Frances Pierre, 71, passed away, surrounded by her loving family, at her home Saturday afternoon, June 2, 2018. Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 (today) at the Nespelem Community Center. A full obituary... Full story

 

Louise J. Rowan

Louise J. Rowan passed away peacefully at age 88 on Friday, May 25, 2018, in Spokane Washington. Louise had recently moved from Grand Coulee, Washington, to Lena's Gentle Care in Spokane. She was... Full story

 

No drilling needed

Seventh-grade Lake Roosevelt student Gaven White has his teeth examined by dentist Paul Phillipson in the Arcora Foundation SmileMobile. The fully equipped vehicle travels the state, offering dental...

 

A boy for the Allings

Wade and Sarah Alling of Grand Coulee, Washington, are pleased to announce the birth and adoption of their son, Jackson Wade Alling. Jackson was born in Spokane, Washington, on Saturday, April 7, 2018, weighing 7 lb. 3 oz., and was 19-3/4 inches in...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet this Thursday, June 7, at noon at Sunbanks Resort Lodge Cantina, outside of Electric City. The public is welcome. Food Bank Hours; Closed June 15 The food bank at the Church...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    School    June 6, 2018

Kids color the hall with kindness

Students and teachers are being surprised with gestures of kindness on their lockers, walls, doors, and desks in Lake Roosevelt Elementary. Christi Berry is having students in her SHARP Kids morning...

 

Summer reading program getting ready to kick off

North Central Regional Library is getting ready to kick off its annual Summer Reading Program. The program offers prizes to encourage children and teens to read during the summer months away from school and offers a full lineup of fun and free...

 

Washington State Parks publishes first guide book

OLYMPIA – May 30, 2018 - Washington State Parks has published its first-ever comprehensive guide to Washington’s beautiful and diverse state parks. The Washington State Parks Guide is now available for purchase. The guide features hundreds of...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 6, 2018

Canada's Grand Coulee not so different from Washington's

Approximately 836 miles away via the Trans-Canada Highway lies a town known as Grand Coulee, Saskatchewan. The town of approximately 650 people is located 10 minutes west of the city of Regina, the...

 

Legals for June 6, 2018

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF ELECTRIC CITY Notice is hereby given that a public hearing to consider the Six-Year Comprehensive Street Program (TIP) for 2019-2024 will be held in the Electric City Council Chambers, 10 Western Ave., Electric City,... Full story

 

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