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 By Scott Hunter    News    July 25, 2018

Many take their own lives in last two weeks

Healthcare professionals at the local hospital were alarmed last week at a big spike in people who had died by suicide. In the space of as many days, seven people took their own lives and one also took the life of another, hospital officials said....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 25, 2018

School district budget anticipates deficit in four years

The Grand Coulee Dam School District will have to figure out how to not go broke in four years. That was one of the darker notes presented at the district board meeting Monday night, where Business Manager Sally Ryan presented the proposed 2018-19...

 

Slipping into cool

A boy slides on a water toy in North Dam Park at the weekly Wednesday evening market sponsored by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce, which is offering kids activities, along with local...

 

Newsbriefs

City gets firefighting agreement with BLM The federal Bureau of Land Management, which has an agreement to operate on United States Bureau of Reclamation land, has entered into an agreement with the city of Grand Coulee. The agreement allows Grand...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 25, 2018

Girls report approach by stranger in C.D.

Three elementary-age girls walking down Central Drive in Coulee Dam were approached July 20 by a man who asked the girls to get in the truck with him. The girls stated that the man was persistent in his attempt to get them to get into the truck with...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 25, 2018

Students express desire to change dress code, school system

What do students think about the educational system? The system, most often run by older people who haven't been students themselves in decades, doesn't receive a lot of input from the student body, a...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 25, 2018

Vlachos building to be destroyed

The city council in Grand Coulee voted to go out to bid for the demolition of the "Vlachos building," on Spokane Way. The building, once belonging to inventor and mechanic Constantinos Vlachos, has...

 

New friends

Alpacas allow kids to pet them at the library, brought for a special showing from Spring Canyon Farms. - Scott Hunter photo...

 

Coulee Cops

Coulee Dam 7/9 - An officer investigating a report of a .22 caliber gun being fired on River Drive instead found someone using a high-powered air rifle to shoot at gophers in the backyard. 7/11 - An officer took a form to an out-of-town victim of car...

 

The root of the problem

Buzz LeBret works Tuesday, at his home at 905 Central Drive, on severing tree roots from a dead city-owned tree that was cut down this spring by the city of Coulee Dam. LeBret said city officials...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    July 25, 2018

Patience in the heat

Summer heat seems to make us a little surly at times, but we’re better off keeping our cool. Like when you come across road maintenance work. In the heat. When you’re in a hurry. Time for a deep breath, often needed when traveling out of town,...

 

She appreciates Spring Canyon, and the town should too

I have been coming to the Coulee Dam area for over 30 years as an annual visitor. As time has gone by, I have grown to appreciate your quaint area’s unique and distinct setting. Summer memories are made here. Families can easily create lasting...

 
 By Roger Lucas    Opinion    July 25, 2018

A golf champion gets the nod of history

In the late 1950s and well into the ’60s, a number of Idaho athletes were at the edge of dominating their respective sports. Shirley Englehorn, from Caldwell, Idaho, at the west end of the Boise Valley, was one of them. She won 11 times on the...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    July 25, 2018

The tale of a cat and a motorcycle

Let’s start with the cat. We have a very cuddly and cute kitty named Camaro. She has the sweetest temperament and has stayed pretty small for her age. We adopted her many years ago into our family a...

 

Legals for July 25

COLVILLE INDIAN HOUSING AUTHORITY P.O. Box 528 Nespelem, WA 99155 Phone: 509-634-2160, FAX: 509-634-2335 REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS Project Identification: 3119 Rocky River Road, Omak, WA 98841 Walk-in Shower with grab bars, and access ramp. 1. Remove...

 

Steven Kent Berg

A life full of adventures! A celebration of life for Steven Kent Berg will be held on Saturday August 4, 2018, at North Dam Park, Noon to 4 p.m. He passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018, in Spokane, Washington. Please join Steve’s sisters as they...

 

Lesane Clarence Picard

Lesane Clarence Picard, 19, born Sunday, May 30, 1999, in Grand Coulee, Washington to Adrian Picard Jr. and Elisa Adams left us all much too soon – Thursday afternoon, July 12, 2018, from Nespelem,...

 

Kenneth Eugene Williams

Kenneth Eugene Williams passed away Friday, July 13, 2018, on his 93rd birthday. He was born on July 13, 1925, in Tecumseh, Nebraska, the first son of Fred and Gertrude Williams. He graduated from...

 

Events at the library

Summer reading events are in progress at the Grand Coulee Public Library. Coming up: Friday, July 27, 10:30 a.m., the Fire Trucks are coming to story time. Fri., Aug. 3, 10:30 a.m., a very special storytime with Deb McVay. Wed., Aug. 8, 2 p.m. the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 25, 2018

Young man dies in wreck

A young Nespelem man died early Wednesday morning when the motorcycle he was riding went off the highway five miles north of Coulee Dam. Patrick J. Morin, 18, was riding a 2017 Yamaha FZ-09 south on SR-155 when he entered a curve too fast, lost...

 
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