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Man's body found in lake

A Mansfield man was found deceased in the water in Banks Lake near Barker Canyon Thursday. A Soap Lake woman, Sheryl Montgomery, found Michael R. Nachtigal, 63, and notified the... — Updated 6/18/2015 Full story


Class of 2015 headed for their dreams

Forty-two young adults crossed the stage at the Lake Roosevelt High School gym Saturday to accept their high school diplomas. The class of 2015 was recognized and gave recognition... — Updated 6/18/2015 Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    School

Principal resigns

Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School principal Brandon Byers has resigned. The Grand Coulee Dam School District board of directors accepted Byers’ resignation at a special meeting Monday night. Byers said Tuesday that he has... — Updated 6/17/2015 Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    School

Changes planned for schools

Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Dennis Carlson Monday night outlined changes in the use of some spaces at the gym site on the Lake Roosevelt High School campus. Carlson told the board that the plan is to remove a... — Updated 6/17/2015 Full story


Area's First HS21 Graduates

Four area students fulfilled the requirements to earn a high school (HS21) certificate through Big Bend Community College during the 2014-15 academic year. The HS21 program offers... — Updated 6/17/2015 Full story


Merchants League 2015

Team Gross 1. Morning Star 188 2. Grand Coulee Lodge 185 3. CTFC 197 4. Oasis 198 5. Slicers 207 6. San Poil Valley 208 7. Lydig 210 8. Eagle Cove 212 9. Omak State Farm 214 10. Mama’s Boys 215 11.Coulee Dam Concrete... — Updated 6/17/2015 Full story


Moving up

Cato Stensgar accepts an eagle feather from tribal council member Andy Joseph Jr Thursday as one of a class of seven eighth-graders to be promoted from the school. Teacher Sheri... — Updated 6/17/2015 Full story


Dam dangling

Two workers rappel down the spillway gates and on the face of Grand Coulee Dam on Tuesday afternoon. It wasn't clear what kind of work they were up to, and no one was available at... — Updated 6/17/2015 Full story


ATVs to be allowed on streets

You soon can run your wheeled ATVs on Electric City streets. The city council passed an ordinance last week to allow all-terrain vehicles on city streets, and one permitting golf carts will soon follow. The council, in passing the... — Updated 6/17/2015 Full story


50th reunion planned for G.C. class of 1965

Friday night July 17th there will be a social hour at the home of Wayne & Lila Snyder from 7 pm until 10 pm. We will provide snacks, cookies and fruit. Please BYOB. Saturday July 18th there will be a catered picnic at the North... — Updated 6/17/2015 Full story


Joseph T. Doney

Joseph T. Doney, 40, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 24, 2015.  Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, June 25 (his birthday), in... — Updated 6/17/2015 Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber at Pepper Jack’s The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, June 18, at noon at Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille in Grand Coulee. Cheryl Hoffman will give a talk on rocks and geology of the Grand... — Updated 6/17/2015 Full story


Coulee Recollections

10 years ago Starting July 1, you'll have to pay five bucks to spend a day at the Crown Point overlook, a Washington State Parks fee area, or you can purchase a season pass for... — Updated 6/17/2015 Full story


Choose simple solution at Four Corners

I have been reading with disbelief all of the reasons to, and not to, change the Four Corners intersection. It is indeed a dangerous intersection…but…a low cost solution would be to remove all the banners, signs, and other... — Updated 6/17/2015 Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion

Inside peek of graduation week

Ask any senior, this past week was a stressful one. First there were the deadlines for assignments and papers. Then the Senior Dinner. Followed by Oral Boards. Then Baccalaureate. Then Practice for graduation. Then the event... — Updated 6/17/2015 Full story

 By Selena Moore    Opinion

Impressive, humbling experience with school's "oral boards" inspires kudos

I am writing to personally acknowledge and thank Cathy Krohn and everyone involved in the LRHS Senior Oral Boards process. I had the honor of being on a board and reviewing the files and presentations of five seniors for the first... — Updated 6/17/2015 Full story

 By Lee H Hamilton    Opinion

Why run for office?

I spend a fair amount of time talking to students and other young people about Congress and politics in general, and I’ve noticed something. It used to be that I’d regularly get asked how one runs for office. Nowadays, I... — Updated 6/17/2015 Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News

Tribal elections close

The fate of some Colville Business Council positions is fuzzy as a result of polling last Saturday. Absentee ballots will be counted this Thursday, providing the final vote tally. Both races in Nespelem are close. In Position 1,... — Updated 6/17/2015 Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News

Carol Nordine fills council post

Carol Nordine was selected to fill out Marie Chuinard's unexpired term on the Electric City council last Tuesday night, with a tie vote broken by the mayor, her son. At the... — Updated 6/17/2015 Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News

Fake money hits local area

There has been a wave of counterfeit money hitting the Grand Coulee area. Police said Monday that they have picked up a number of 5's, 10's, 20's and a 50 so far from local... — Updated 6/17/2015 Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News

Bigger buildings allowed, if they fit

You can now have accessory buildings up to 3,000 square feet if you have property to support the size. The Electric City Council accepted a number of changes to the building code at its meeting June 9, the most sought-after being t... — Updated 6/17/2015 Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News

Golf event depends on an LRHS grad

Security for the biggest event in golf in the United States is all up to a guy who graduated from Lake Roosevelt High School in 1983. Scott Mielcarek is coordinating efforts with do... — Updated 6/17/2015 Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News

Kids Fest happens this Saturday

Kids, mark Saturday, June 20, on your calendars. That’s the day the 11th Annual Kids Fest occurs in the coulee area. Start by picking up your passport and map from a variety of places -- Saturday Market at North Dam Park, Coulee... — Updated 6/17/2015 Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News

Grad photos online now, for free

Photos from Saturday's graduation at Lake Roosevelt High and from the Nespelem's eighth-grade recognition ceremony, are now online. You can click through to our photo site to... — Updated 6/17/2015 Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News

Coulee Dam police to serve Electric City

Electric City citizens will be served by a police department an extra city away next year. Coulee Dam got the contract for 2016 to provide police services to Electric City, whose city council, with little discussion, agreed June 9... — Updated 6/17/2015 Full story


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