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Softball slides to a close

Mike Heath slides safely into second base, barely ahead of Justus DeWinkler's flying attempt to tag him out in the final game of Saturday's recreation league softball tournament. Inchelium won the...

 By press release    News    August 9, 2017

US 2 roundabout construction begins on Thursday, Aug. 10 near Airway Heights and Fairchild Air Force Base west of Spokane

US 2 roundabout construction begins on Thursday, Aug. 10 near Airway Heights and Fairchild Air Force Base west of Spokane AIRWAY HEIGHTS, WA – Construction of a multi-lane roundabout on US 2 just west of Airway Heights begins early Thursday,... Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 9, 2017

Pacific Science Center presents at elementary

"Jolts & Volts." That's the name of the presentation that was put on Aug. 2 by the Pacific Science Center to about 50 kids at the Lake Roosevelt Elementary School. Katie Wellens of the Pacific...

 By Roger S. Lucas    News    August 9, 2017

New football coach predicting good year

There will be a new wave of enthusiasm when the Raiders of Lake Roosevelt’s football team take to Green Field this fall. There will be the old and the new, according to head football coach Bubba Egbert. He will be part of the new, as he takes over...


Sheriff, tribal authorities arrest two in Coulee Dam

Lincoln County sheriff deputies assisted Colville Tribal Police with a search warrant in Coulee Dam Tuesday morning, Sheriff Wade Magers said Tuesday night on Facebook. He said two suspects of common interest to the two jurisdictions were arrested...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 9, 2017

Where's the smoke from?

A number of fires are burning in the Pacific Northwest and in British Columbia, the smoke from which has found its way to our area, and all over Washington, and is unhealthy to breathe. Over 100 fires are reported as burning in British Columbia,...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 9, 2017

News briefs

Bank collecting school supplies, donations The Grand Coulee branch of North Cascades Bank is collecting backpacks and school supplies for local children in need. Cash donations are also being collected and will be used to purchase supplies. All... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 9, 2017

State nixes speed limit changes

The Washington State Department of Transportation has nixed any change in the speed limit from Coulee Playland to the city limits of Grand Coulee. The Electric City council had the topic on its agenda Tuesday night, but a letter from the DOT...

 By Roger S. Lucas    News    August 9, 2017

Study lists needs of school district

The Grand Coulee Dam School District’s new “Study and Survey” is on its way to the state superintendent’s office. The document was prepared by Design West, the district’s architectural firm, and is an overview of the district and its...

 By Roger S. Lucas    News    August 9, 2017

Open for control

Grant County Mosquito District 2 will meet in its new building Thursday night at 7 p.m. for the first time. The 40-foot by 80-foot, 3,200-square-foot building houses the district's chemical storage,...

 By Roger S. Lucas    News    August 9, 2017

Sky Rangers plan a busy week

The Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area’s Sky Rangers plan three events this week. Wednesday, at Spring Canyon, from 3-5 p.m., you can learn about the upcoming Aug. 21 solar eclipse. On Friday, Aug. 11, at Crescent Bay, rangers will be on hand...

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    August 9, 2017

Back to Mayberry

There was a time, not so long ago, when neighbors helped each other out. They loaned tools, kept an eye on each other’s property and kids, and came over for neighborhood barbecues. The Andy Griffith Show depicted everyday small town life, a...


Open Letter to the Tribal Council

I am an Okanogan Indian and a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. I am so disappointed in your name choice; I must re-remind you of your history and that we are not 12 tribes; we are but 10 bands of one tribe. The name...

 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion    August 9, 2017

Bipartisan Support for Sanctions Sends Message of American Strength

Last Wednesday, President Trump signed bipartisan legislation into law that Congress had passed overwhelmingly to sanction hostile regimes in North Korea, Russia, and Iran. I joined my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in the House on a vote of 4...

 By Lee Hamilton    Opinion    August 9, 2017

Good communication lies at the heart of our democracy

Do ordinary citizens still have a voice in Washington and in their state capitals? Despite the cynicism of these times, my answer is, yes, we do. ... But we have to exercise it. I don’t just mean going to a town hall meeting and yelling, or...


Seventy-eight Years Ago

The upper portion of a ring follower emergency gate in a chamber of the elevation 950 gallery. The hydraulically operated gate closes or opens a 102-inch diameter outlet conduit 16 feet below at...


New pastor, family to serve at local church

A new pastoral family has come to serve the Grand Coulee Seventh-day Adventist Church. James McCurdy served three small churches in Northwest Kansas before accepting a call by the Upper Columbia...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 9, 2017

Happy cyclists cross continent for cancer fund

Bicyclists on a cross-country journey stopped in Grand Coulee Aug. 1 on their way from Baltimore to Seattle. The group "4k for Cancer" is a fundraiser for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. Doug...


Softball winners prevail in tourney

Inchelium defeated every other team they met in the Second Annual Kenny Hearne Summer Classic Tournament of the GCDA Sofball league Saturday to get the first-place T-shirts. Team CMC came in second,...


Ready to cheer

These Lake Roosevelt High School cheerleader-hopefuls returned from summer camp with many awards for spirit and leadership development. They spent a week at CWU in Ellensburg July 17-21, bettering...


Skins, skulls and kids

Amy Miller and Nicolas Robertson of the National Park Service present skulls and skins to children at the Grand Coulee Library on Monday. The pair displayed furs from two beavers, a river otter, a...


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 7/26 - A delivery person who had turned into the Bureau of Reclamation administrative area was escorted by security personnel to the correct delivery location. Police were called to stand by. 7/31 - A man on Mead Avenue told...


Delbert Saul Gobin

Delbert Saul Gobin passed away on June 16, 2017 in Independence, Oregon after a few months of illness. He was born February 10, 1923 in Monse, Washington to Solomon Gobin and Margaret Lenner. Del... Full story


David Frank Munter

David Frank Munter, formerly of Grand Coulee, Washington, passed away unexpectedly in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, on July 29, 2017. Dave was born on August 31, 1943, in Seattle, Washington, to Elsie and Lester Munter, and the oldest of six children.... Full story


Senior meals

Wed., May 24 – Dinner Nick’s Chicken Noodle Soup, Homemade Bread, Mixed Fruit, Rice Krispy Treat Thurs., May 25 – Dinner Beef Stroganoff, Scandinavian Veggies, Cucumber Salad, Peaches, Brown Bag Cookie Bars Fri., May 26 – Breakfast Buscuits... Full story


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