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July 4th celebration plans inside

It may not be a patriotic duty, but it certainly is a patriotic privilege to attend the Festival of America this Friday and Satur- day at the park below the Visitor Center. For the... — Updated 7/2/2014 Full story

 

Lake will be coming up over 4th of July weekend

With Lake Roosevelt about 4 feet from being full, the Bureau of Reclamation expects the lake to rise starting July 3 by up to a half foot each day through the weekend. Filling the... — Updated 7/2/2014 Full story

 

Meetings and Notices

No Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will not meet this week due to the Festival of America Celebration this weekend. Meetings will resume next Thursday, July 10. CMC Guild to Meet Coulee Medical... — Updated 7/2/2014 Full story

 

Youth camp planned at LRHS

The first Raider Nation Youth basketball camp will be held at the Lake Roosevelt High School gym, July 7-10. The camp will be run by Raider boys’ head basketball Coach Matt Simpson and his assistants. The basketball camp will be... — Updated 7/2/2014 Full story

 

Leta (Linda) Joyce Hall

Leta (Linda) Joyce Hall, 88, of Coulee Dam, Wash., passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2014. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 13, 2014, at 2 p.m., at the Coulee Dam Community Church.... — Updated 7/2/2014 Full story

 

Nikita M. Reyes

Nickita M. Reyes, 39, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Sacred Heart Medical Center her home is Grand Coulee, Wash. Nickita was born on January 31, 1975, in Omak, Wash., to Gary and Corrine (Carpenter) Reyes. She attended... — Updated 7/2/2014 Full story

 

Albert I. F. Fish

Albert I. F. Fish 69, was born January 29, 1945, in Pasco Washington, to Horry Irvin and Lottie Belle Caswell Fish.  He suddenly passed away Sunday, June 1,2014, in Kennewick Washington. Cremation has taken place and he is... — Updated 7/2/2014 Full story

 

Middle School honor roll

Honor Roll for middle school GPA 3.50-4.00 8TH GRADE Malcolm Carson Jr., (4.0), Rylee Pitner (4.0), Dylan Jenkins, Dylan Steinert, Karen Hagen, Jonell Denchel, Lucas Bird, Keianna Vera, Bradley Wilder, Aidan Derr, Alan Nordine,... — Updated 7/2/2014 Full story

 

Legals for July 2, 2014

IN THE TRIBAL COURT OF THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE COLVILLE RESERVATION Colville Tribal Credit Corporation, ) Case No.: CV-CD-2013-36206 a lending institution wholly-owned by ) the Confederated Tribes of the Colville ) Indian... — Updated 7/2/2014 Full story

 

Celebrating Coulee Style - LET'S ROCK!

Get ready for a fantastic Fourth of July weekend in the Coulee. The annual Festival of America, coming up at the park below the Visitor’s Center in Coulee Dam on July 4-5, will be an entertaining event with foot-stomping live... — Updated 7/2/2014 Full story

 

Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago A large fire burning on the Colville Reservation has scorched thousands of acres, threatened many homes and blanketed the area with black smoke. The Hopkins Canyon... — Updated 7/2/2014 Full story

 
 By Lloyd Doggett    Opinion

Ending the taxpayer subsidy for exorbitant executive bonuses

There is an outrage in our tax code and it’s costing you money.  Federal law currently gives publicly–held corporations a special tax deduction when they pay their executives huge “performance-based” bonuses. The... — Updated 7/2/2014 Full story

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion

The de-annexation of Coulee Country

It was recently brought to my attention that maybe we are looking at things wrong. Consolidating the community is probably a bad thing. Maybe we should be reverting back to the way things used to be. We should all be living in the... — Updated 7/2/2014 Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News

New school construction on schedule

The district’s K-12 school complex is right on schedule, members of the school board were informed Monday night. Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Dennis Carlson stated that the elementary wing will be turned over... — Updated 7/2/2014 Full story

 

Win in a cinch

Austin Olma and Kent Clark of the winning Dennis Wines team, tie up a steer during the Ridge Riders' Ranch Rodeo Saturday night. - Scott Hunter photo Ranch rodeo results listed The... — Updated 7/2/2014 Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News

Haag named to port district

Gary Haag was selected as commissioner of Port District 7 at a meeting last Thursday night. He replaces Orville Scharbach, who resigned from the commission several months ago. With... — Updated 7/2/2014 Full story

 

Tribes removing predator fish in Sanpoil River

A crew of six tribal fisheries staffers are working on the Sanpoil River from mid-May to July to catch as many walleye and smallmouth bass as they can in hoping to improve redband... — Updated 7/2/2014 Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News

Town waiting on critical replacement at treatment plant

Coulee Dam officials have their fingers crossed that a critical piece of equipment at its wastewater treatment plant now in operation will last until a new one is received. The... — Updated 7/2/2014 Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News

Town selects firm to analyze alternatives for sewer plant

Coulee Dam is moving ahead with an “alternatives analysis” of its plan for revisions to its wastewater treatment plant. The council voted funds, not to exceed $104,572, to move forward and to determine the scope of work, and... — Updated 7/2/2014 Full story

 

Grand Coulee woman wrecks on dam hill

A woman hit the rocks on the west side of the highway just north of Grand Coulee Dam at Riley Point Tuesday morning, rolling her 2003 Jeep Liberty. Anastashia Ridgely, 23, of Grand... — Updated 7/2/2014 Full story

 

Reclamation selects new GCD power manager

The Bureau of Reclamation has appointed a new leader for Grand Coulee Dam. Regional Director Lorri Lee, for the Bureau of Reclamation’s Pacific Northwest Region, announced Thursday that Coleman Smith is returning to the Pacific... — Updated 7/2/2014 Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News

Top of Electric City agenda: levy for new police department

A special levy on the Aug. 5 primary ballot could produce about $200,000 towards an Electric City police department, city officials said Monday. Mayor Jerry Sands and City Clerk Jackie Perman said the idea of an Electric City... — Updated 7/2/2014 Full story

 

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