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Electric City accepts bid for controversial work

Despite criticism from their fire chief, the postmaster and a businessperson who says she’ll lose two-thirds of her parking, the Electric City council last week accepted a $1.1 million bid from Wheeler Excavation for street and... — Updated 7/17/2019


Meetings & Notices

Chamber this Week Chamber will meet at noon Pepper Jack’s Bar and Grille this Thursday, July 18. General business is on the agenda. Food Bank Distributing Hours The food bank normal operating hours are every Friday from 2 to 4... — Updated 7/17/2019


Auditions set for Masquers' fall play Guys and Dolls

Auditions for the Masquers’ fall musical Guys and Dolls will be held at the Masquers Theatre in Soap Lake on July 27 and 28, at 3:00 on both days. Director Cheri Barbre and Musical Director Joey Hernandez say the open ‘cattle... — Updated 7/17/2019


Once upon a time

Aiden Burton learns some medieval swordplay with Eric Slyter, the director of the Knights of Veritas, who spoke at the Grand Coulee Library July 9 to a group of about 40 people,... — Updated 7/17/2019


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/28 - A man reportedly punched out the window of his girlfriend’s PT Cruiser during an argument in which she said she was breaking up with him because she wants him to stop smoking meth. The man was wanted... — Updated 7/17/2019


Legals for July 17, 2019

Nespelem School Disgtrict No. 14 Notice of 2019-20 Budget Hearing Notice is hereby given that Nespelem School District No. 14 will hold their 2019-2020 Public Budget Hearing as part of their regular monthly Board Meeting. The Direc... — Updated 7/17/2019

 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

American Troops Deserve Better

One of Congress’ most important Constitutional responsibilities is providing for our military and national defense. For the past 58 years, this has been a bipartisan affair. Members of the House and Senate from both sides of the... — Updated 7/17/2019

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion

Birthday wishes

On Friday, a very special lady will celebrate her ??th birthday. I am smart enough to not put the actual digits in the paper for everyone to see. That would lead to me never having... — Updated 7/17/2019

 By Bob Valen    Opinion

Pacific coral reefs recorded El Niño events

It seems we are stumbling along with a mix of Spring and Summer weather. Cloudy days, spats of rain and temperatures going up and down. We’ll get to the June weather data later.... — Updated 7/17/2019

 By Scott Hunter    Opinion

Time for Coulee Dam to pay up

You can only milk a cow, or an asset, for so long before you have to put something back in. Cities and towns, whose elected officials feel the pain of their tax- and rate-payers, eventually get forced to deal with that problem.... — Updated 7/17/2019


Marina Way access closes at 7:30 p.m. until Sept. 1

The gate for access to Marina Way on the east side of Grand Coulee Dam and Lake Roosevelt will close at 7:30 p.m. each day through Sept. 1, instead of access being open from dawn until dusk. “The decision for closing access to... — Updated 7/17/2019


Colville Tribal leadership roles assigned

The Colville Business Council, the main governing body of the Colville Confederated Tribes, selected officers and committee chairs Thursday, following the recent election for seven... — Updated 7/17/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Electric City considers banning fireworks

Citizens in Electric City could find their future July 4 plans for explosives thwarted if the city council adopts a new law banning fireworks. The Electric City council discussed adopting such an ordinance at their July 9 council... — Updated 7/17/2019

 By Scott Hunter    News

City offered major funding for wastewater add-ons

The city of Coulee Dam may get a big loan and grant package to pay for added improvements to the sewage handling system, including paying for two new “lift stations” to pump the material to the new wastewater filtration plant.... — Updated 7/17/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Local company comes out smelling like ... lavender

Working with lavender is some of the most pleasant smelling work a person can do. Mary Jo Monteith, who lives on 38 acres out along SR-174 in the general area of Spring Canyon,... — Updated 7/17/2019


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