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Articles from the July 1, 2015 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 1, 2015

Big Fourth festival this week

Music, food and fireworks. Sounds like Festival of America time in the coulee, when patriots can celebrate America Friday and Saturday at the park below the Visitor Center, with a guide to the action below. The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commer... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    July 1, 2015

Man jumps off bridge

A Nespelem man jumped off the Columbia River Bridge in Coulee Dam Friday morning, reportedly because he thought he could make it. The 28-year-old jumped from the bridge around 7 a.m. Another person... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    July 1, 2015

Firefighters descend on B Street fire

Response to a fire in the heat of Monday afternoon in Grand Coulee underscored the nervousness of local fire fighters in the current, extreme heat conditions, with fireworks legal. As a summer thunder... Full story


Fire departments concerned for upcoming July 4th weekend

Grand Coulee Dam area fire fighters are concerned because of the extreme, hot weather we have been experiencing, which is predicted to continue for the next 10 days. Any fire activity will put extra stress on the firefighters because of the high temp... Full story



Port hears report on course Grant County Port District 7 commissioners heard at their meeting last week a report that there are 84 members of the golf course, on a par with last year’s membership total. They also heard that the golf course is in... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 1, 2015

Electric City family likes their chickens

by Roger S. Lucas Coulee Dam Town Council members may get an earful about chickens at a public hearing next Wednesday, July 8, at 6 p.m. The entire town should take a page from an Electric City couple... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 1, 2015

School uniforms under consideration

Discussions are going on to develop a school uniform program for Grand Coulee Dam district schools. The issue has come up at the past two school board meetings, and indications are that the idea is alive and moving forward. The teaching and support... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 1, 2015

Liberty named principal

Lake Roosevelt High School will get its first woman principal, ever, for the 2015-16 school year. Superintendent Dennis Carlson named Ronanda Liberty as principal of Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School at a school board meeting Monday night.... Full story


Fireworks are scary in this heat

If there was ever a good argument for expressing your patriotism and love of explosives in a big group, the weather is providing a better one. Frankly, the current heat wave is scary, especially remembering the wildland fires the local area has... Full story

 By Don Brunell    Opinion    July 1, 2015

Time to revive the Black Rock Reservoir plan

Yakima Valley farmers have the same problem as their California counterparts: there just isn’t enough water for crops, migrating fish and people. In California this year, an estimated 564,000 acres of prime cropland will be left unplanted because o... Full story

 By Lee H Hamilton    Opinion    July 1, 2015

We need both insiders and outsiders in Congress

Members of Congress get categorized in all sorts of ways. They’re liberal or conservative; Republican or Democrat; interested in domestic affairs or specialists in foreign policy. There’s one important category, though, that I never hear... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    July 1, 2015

Heat, heat and more heat

It’s hotter than a woolly mammoth in a sweater factory. There are lots of classic sayings out there to describe the current heat wave. Has anyone tried frying an egg on the sidewalk yet? Or barbecuing without turning on the gas? Just curious... Full story


Coulee Recollections

10 years ago The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce said this year’s giant fireworks show, sponsored by the Coulee Dam Casino will be about twice as large as last year’s with some special effects at the end. This year’s musical groups,... Full story


Meetings and Notices

No Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will not meet this week due to getting set for the festivities this weekend. Come enjoy the holiday below the visitor center at Grand Coulee Dam. American Legion Post 157 Meets The... Full story


Reading program in full swing

The summer reading program is full swing at the Grand Coulee Public Library. It is for children of all ages, 0-18. Sign up is free. There are activities, great programs, prizes from books to ice cream and incentives - plus it is free AND fun.... Full story


It's a girl for Picard/Labro

Alanna Picard and Alfredo Labro of Nespelem, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Junie-Lynn Sioux Labro born Thursday, June 18, 2015, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 8 lbs., 3 oz., and was 21 inches in length at... Full story


50th Reunion for the GC 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 Dam Park from noon... Full story


Gamboa/Stevenson to wed in September

Bruce and Ida Gamboa of Electric City, Wash., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Jewel Noelle, to Cameron James Stevenson of Ritzville, Wash. Jewel is a former graduate of... Full story


Join the Arbor Day Foundation, trees will be planted

Forests across America are a prized natural resource, and anyone can help plant trees in these vital areas by joining the Arbor Day Foundation this month. Through the Replanting Our National Forests campaign, the Arbor Day Foundation will honor each... Full story


LR Jr./Sr. High honor roll

The following is the honor roll for Lake Roosevelt Jr./Sr. High seond semester. High Honors 3.500 – 4.000 SENIORS Shaine Thomas, Anthony Desautel, Brandon Jordan, Bailey Stanger, Theron Nault, Steven Joseph, Riley Stout JUNIORS Devan Black, Scott... Full story


Students named to BBCC honor roll

Local students were named to the spring, 2015 honor lists at Big Bend Community College, the school announced last week. On the President’s List are: Melissa Boord, Electric City; Kyle Peterson, Almira; Dylan Crow, Wilbur; Carl Duvall, Coulee... Full story


Celebration rodeo coming up

The Nespelem Celebration Rodeo will be held July 10 through 12 at the rodeo grounds in Nespelem. Stock contractors are Red Knection of Keller and Palmer Ranch Nespelem. Friday events are non-sanctioned and open to everyone - bulls broncs, steer ride... Full story


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/21 - USBR Plant Protection advised police that a group was preparing to go fishing at North Dam Park as the sun was just setting. Police advised the group that it was a daylight-only area and members of the group packed up and... Full story


Building new sidewalks

Halme Builders workers hammer in concrete forms to prepare for new sidewalks on Federal Avenue in Grand Coulee Tuesday. The job will replace sidewalks on Federal and on Main Street for just under... Full story


Legals for July 1, 2015

Notice of Public Hearing Town of Coulee Dam NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held to consider the Six-Year Comprehensive Street Program (TIP) for 2016 – 2021. The Public Hearing will be held in the Coulee Dam Town Hall Council C... Full story


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