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 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 2, 2019

Golf course in process of being sold for $1.8 million

The Banks Lake Golf Course is in the process of being sold by the port district to Rattlesnake Ridge. At Grant County Port District 7's June 27 meeting, commissioners passed a resolution authorizing...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 2, 2019

Fireworks ban to continue indefinitely

The Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Department this week stressed the importance of fire safety on the Fourth of July and reiterated that fireworks won’t be allowed at North Dam this year, but a federal agency doesn’t consider the ban temporary....

 

Five of seven incumbents re-elected to Colville Business Council

The Colville Business Council election last week resulted in five incumbents reelected and two unseated. In the Nespelem District, current CBC Chairman Rodney Cawston was reelected to Position 1, winning 397-303 against challenger Charlene Bearcub....

 

Newsbriefs

School board changes meeting time The Grand Coulee Dam School District voted to hold two regular meetings each month on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Previously, one of those meetings was considered a “special” meeting,...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 2, 2019

For songwriter Lila Rose, it's just a matter of finding the right words

From small town Washington to Music City, Lila Rose is an outlaw in song only, and performing on the Fourth of July at the Festival of America at the Grand Coulee Dam. Lila Rose Bowden is the daughter...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 2, 2019

Charter finishing upgrades to their service in local area

Locals can expect new options for television, internet, and phone services soon with a new service provider investing in area infrastructure. Spectrum, the brand name that Charter Communications uses...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 2, 2019

Decorated junior ranger notches Lake Roosevelt

Three weeks into her latest foray and seven years after starting this adventure, the self-proclaimed most-decorated National Park Service junior ranger made it to Coulee Dam on Monday. Aida Frey, 17,...

 

Turn your heads to the heavens, NPS offers

The National Park Service will be offering free astronomy tours both at night and during the day throughout the summer. Nighttime stargazing tours will be held on July 5 from 9 p.m. to midnight in the Crescent Bay Area, July 6, from 9 p.m. to...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    Opinion    July 2, 2019

Port and Bureau: a public service study in contrasts

The next time you tee up your ball at Banks Lake Golf Course, take a second and say a word of thanks to the three Port District commissioners who made it possible. The three, Jim Keene, Gary Haag and Leonard Sanders, deserve some kind of award for...

 

Geezer beach smack down!

The action at Geezer Beach might be viewed as a deliberate provocation. Tyranny should be opposed at any level. The incremental erosion of personal freedom extends to every citizen. The apparent disregard for public opinion by the bureau creates an...

 
 By Jess Utz    Opinion    July 2, 2019

Must Try: Smokin' Oak

Sometimes you just must get in the car and go. Well, if I’m honest, we had business to tend to in Vancouver, Washington, but Karrie had not been since she was a kid and I had never been. As we...

 
 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion    July 2, 2019

Make our national parks great again

This Fourth of July, America will celebrate its 243rdbirthday. Our country has come a long way since 1776, and there is still more progress to be made. Our independence and our patriotism are what set the United States apart from the rest of the...

 

Summer Youth Theater Program to get started

Masquers Theater 2019 Summer Youth Theater Program is taking registrations now. The week long program runs July 15-19 with a performance on Saturday, July 20. The Summer Youth Theater Program is for students ages 8-15 and focuses on exposing...

 

New officer sworn in

Officer Joshua Watkins is sworn in to his duties at the Coulee Dam Police Department June 21by Chief Paul Bowden, after graduating from the state police academy June 19. Watkins is currently engaged...

 

Meetings & Notices

No Chamber this Week There will be no chamber this week due to the Festival of America celebration in the park below the visitor center. Enjoy a day at the park American Legion to Meet The American Legion Post 157 next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m.,...

 

Community blood drive planned

Vitalant, along with the Grand Coulee community blood drive volunteers led by coordinator Leha Neilsen, is planning a blood drive for Monday, July 15. Donation hours will be from 12:45 to 3 p.m. at the outside bus by Coulee Medical Center. Vitalant...

 

Free compost class offered

Learn how to compost your yard and garden waste at a free class on Thursday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Grant County Public Works public meeting room located at 124 Enterprise St. SE, Ephrata.  The class will last approximately 60... Full story

 

Celebration of Life - Marvin Farver

Please join us as we celebrate the life of Marvin Lewis Farver on Saturday, July 13, at 2:00 p.m. at Banks Lake Bible Church, 25 School Ave, Electric City. Marvin went home to his Savior on Friday,... Full story

 

Celebration of Life - Mike Neumann

Please join us as we celebrate the life of Mike Neumann, Saturday July 13, 2 p.m. at the home of Mark and Jennifer Payne, 1 Electric Ave, Electric City. The family looks forward to seeing you and sharing fun memories of Mike.... Full story

 

Summer events at the Grand Coulee Library

Wed., July 3 4-5 p.m. Crafts and Stories Thurs., July 4 Closed for 4th of July Fri., July 5 11:30 a.m., Story Time Mon, July 8 11 a.m., Knights of Varitas Wed., July 10 4-5 pm. STEM with Dennis Carlson Thurs., July 11 5-7 p.m., Theater Thursday...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 2, 2019

Them Dam Writers help preserve local history on the internet

Them Dam Writers, a local group that has existed in one form or another for decades, has been putting their stories on the internet, helping preserve both-well known and lesser-known local history,...

 

Lake Roosevelt Jr./Sr. High School honor roll

The following is the honor roll for second semester for Lake Roosevelt Jr./Sr. High School HIGH HONORS 3.5 - 4.0 SENIORS Lilyana Clark, Savanah Hobrecht, Robin Matt, Hannah Wapato, Addison Hansen, Shayla Schilling, Kaleb Horn, Anthony Nichols,...

 

Legals For July 3, 2019

Grand Coulee Dam School District #301 Notice of Public Hearing on the 2019-20 Budget NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Proposed Budget of the Grand Coulee Dam School District #301 will be presented to the Board of Directors for its consideration. A PUB... Full story

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/27 - A burglary alarm at the Banks Lake Pub turned out to be a guy who was there to clean the taps. - Colville Tribal Natural Resources informed police about a vehicle that appeared to have been stripped and dumped on the...

 

Operation Dry Water targets boating under the influence July 5-7

OLYMPIA – June 20, 2019 – The Washington State Parks Boating Program, safety advocates and law enforcement agencies are asking boaters to help keep everyone safe on the water by not consuming alcohol or marijuana while when operating a boat or...

 
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