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Articles from the July 22, 2015 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 22, 2015

City considering allowing marijuana retailing

Electric City’s planning group is looking at its current zoning to see where a marijuana retail store might be located. The city council instructed staff and the city’s planner last week to take a look at the city’s current zoning to determine... Full story


Young riders

Hunter Nusbaum lets his horse fly for the finish line in the junior boys' barrel racing competition at the Ridge Riders' Junior Rodeo Saturday. The event drew 180 competitors up to 18 years old from... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 22, 2015

Golf carts legal to drive in Electric City

By this time next week you can drive your golf cart down to get the mail and for other things in Electric City. The city council passed an ordinance July 22, allowing a golf cart zone in the city. All you have to do to get started is buy a golf... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    July 22, 2015

Two die in Banks Lake car wreck

Two people died Tuesday night, July 14, in a one-car rollover accident just north of Coulee City. Antonina Kononewski, 71, of Soap Lake, was driving the white 2001 Subaru Legacy north on SR 155 at 7:05 p.m. when it left the roadway to the right,...

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 22, 2015

Regional fires flare in hot season

A stubborn brush fire closed Interstate-90 near George for the second straight day, but it reopened Tuesday about 10 a.m. The fire was driven by wind gusts of 25 mph and had burned about 900 acres by... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    July 22, 2015

Muellers lived in The Big House

During construction of Grand Coulee Dam, it was a dormitory. But by construction time for the Third Powerhouse, the big house across from the Coulee Dam Town Hall was just right for one big family.... Full story



Market participation Coulee Medical Center Guild will have a table at the Saturday Market at North Dam Park, Saturday, July 26. Pies, cinnamon rolls, hot dogs, moso bags, coffee and water will be on sale. The Senior Meals program will offer... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    July 22, 2015

Art show features different Native American art

An outdoor native American art exhibit last weekend drew a dozen artists for a first-of-its kind show. On Midway Ave. across from Coulee Hardware in the parking lot of Body by Dam, the judged show... Full story


Ever wonder how a street gets its name?

Electric City has spelled it all out for you and added numbering as well. The council took a poke at making it all clear during discussions at its meeting last week. This might help you out: Avenue is used for continuous north south streets. Street... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 22, 2015

Water agreement extended five decades

Electric City and Grand Coulee have amended and extended their water supply agreement for 50 years. Both city councils have agreed to the extension, and the agreement has been signed by both mayors. Electric City provides Grand Coulee with potable... Full story


Thanks for a job with variety

Last weekend called for attending and photographing two events that represent opposite ends of the social variety spectrum. I couldn’t help but think that their occasions on the same day in the same community serve as an indicator of a healthy... Full story


Cat heroes applauded

We want to thank so much – the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Fire Department, Bryce McCleary, Bryan Kriger, Nikki Katich and Patricia Connant and the maintenance crew for rescuing our cat Whiskers from the shrubbery at Banks Lake Park. Their... Full story


Don't push Japan to re-arm

U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur’s finest hour may not have been any sort of combat-related command decision on his part, but his role in assisting in the rise of a hugely prosperous and a decidedly peace-loving Japan after World War II.... Full story


Supporting our small businesses by addressing burdensome regulations

I recently read a news story of an outstanding teenager in Prosser named Walker Orr. Since he was 8 years old, Walker has found innovative ways to offer a service or product in exchange for a reasonable price, from selling varieties of seeds to... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    July 22, 2015

Wanted: The moral thread of society

Have you heard this statement lately? “What is going on with our world today?” Or “That kind of stuff just did not happen when I was a kid.” Well, to be honest with past generations, “that stuff” probably did happen but it was behind... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years go Sunbanks Lake Resort will begin construction of 11 villas in September and they will be ready for occupancy by the summer tourist season, chamber of commerce members learned Thursday. The town of Coulee Dam is going ahead with a... Full story


Owen/Osborne united in marriage

TeriJayne Owen, daughter of Terrence Jay and Deanne Owen of Grand Coulee, Washington and David Samuel Osborne, son of Kendall Joseph and Linda Joy Osborne of Sammamish, Washington, were married on... Full story


Della E. Rice

Della E. Rice passed away on July 16, 2015 at the age of 92, of natural causes in Clarkston, Washington. She was born Aug. 27, 1922, in Sandpoint, Idaho, to Leonard and Goulda Bower.  In the mid-1920... Full story


Velma Mary Hargrove

Velma Mary Hargrove, age 98, passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2015. She was born March 25, 1917, in Arrowwood, Alberta, Canada, the fifth of Herb and Sadie Bennett's seven children. She attended... Full story


Sophia Ann Betty Tatshama

Sophia Ann Betty Tatshama passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015. She was born May 22, 1970, to Veronica Stensgar and Leroy McDonald. Veronica soon met and married D'arcy Tatshama. When Sophia was born... Full story


It's a girl for the Machesos

Heidi and Gerald Macheso are the proud parents of a daughter, Teagan Alinafe Macheso, born on Thursday, July 9, 2015, in Seattle. Teagan was 20 inches long and weighed 6 lbs., 4 oz. Paternal... Full story


It's a girl for Ortiz/Holm

Michelle Ortiz and Zach Holm of Coulee Dam are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Kylie LeeAnn Holm Monday, July 13, 2015, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6 lbs., 9 oz., and was 18.5 inches in length at birth.... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber at the Senior Center The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will be meeting this Thursday, July 23, at noon, at the Senior Center on Main St., Grand Coulee. Pastor Paul Ashbrook will be speaking about his show ducks. Care and Share... Full story


Fire fighter heroes at library Friday

The summer reading program is full swing at the Grand Coulee Public Library. It is for children 0-18. Sign up is free. You can sign up at: Upcoming events: Wednesday, July 22 - Deb McVay - 10:30 Friday, July 24 -... Full story


Senior Menu for July

Wed., July 22 - Dinner Pork Roast, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Peas & Carrots, Friut Salad, Cream Pie Thurs., July 23 - Dinner Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry over Rice, Mandarin Orange Salad, Cupcakes Fri., July 24 - Breakfast Biscuit & Sausage Gravy, Eggs,... Full story


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