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Articles from the August 14, 2019 edition

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Fire created thunder and lightening Scientists flew through the clouds created by the Williams Flats Fire last week to study the first incidence of a "pyrocumulonimbus" cloud in continental United States this year. The flight was... — Updated 8/14/2019

 By Scott Hunter    News

Colville Tribes hail first salmon back to upper Columbia River

After decades of absence, the "chief of all of the rest of the fish" returned to the upper Columbia River Friday when a tribal elder slipped an adult salmon into the water of Lake... — Updated 8/14/2019


Williams Flats fire half contained

The Williams Flats fire, burning upstream from the Keller Ferry, is 50% contained and has burned approximately 45,000 acres. As of Aug. 13, according to a press release from Northwest Interagency Incident Management Team 8, there... — Updated 8/14/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    Community

Grant County Health District looking for rep. from area

The Grant County Health District is looking for a representative for their Board of Health from the northern part of the county, which includes Electric City and Grand Coulee in addition to the Coulee City and Hartline area. The po... — Updated 8/14/2019


Summer DUI enforcement patrols begin today

In Grant and Adams counties, motorists driving impaired will have a greater chance of being pulled over by law enforcement, as nearly 150 additional DUI patrols begin across the state. Patrols run from August 14 through Labor Day w... — Updated 8/14/2019


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 8/5 - Police responded to Kings Court RV Park where they were shown footage of two persons entering a room in the laundromat where the public is not allowed. The footage showed a woman appearing to be on the... — Updated 8/14/2019


Legals for August 14, 2019

Okanogan County Notice of Special Filing Period There will be a special 3 day filing period for offices that no one filed for during the regular filing period for offices with vacancies. Special Filing Period: August 21-23, 2019... — Updated 8/14/2019 Full story


Fall sports coming up

Fall sports practices are starting soon at Lake Roosevelt Schools. High school football and cheer practices begin Aug. 21. High school cross country, soccer, and volleyball practices start Aug. 26. Junior high cross country,... — Updated 8/14/2019


NCB collecting school supplies for area schools

The Grand Coulee branch of North Cascades Bank is collecting backpacks and school supplies for local children in need. Cash donations are also welcome and will be used to purchase additional supplies. All items will be distributed... — Updated 8/14/2019


Forgotten Heroes interment at State Veterans Cemetery Tuesday, Sept. 10

Spokane County – The State Veterans Cemetery, Medical Lake, will hold a Forgotten Heroes interment for unclaimed Veterans, on September 10 at 2 p.m.    WDVA works closely with Veterans service groups, funeral industry... — Updated 8/14/2019


Energy Assistance Program Grant/ Adams Counties open enrollment

The Energy Assistance Program of OIC of Washington will open winter enrollment on September 4th, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. To register for an appointment please visit our Moses Lake local office or call at: 903 W. Third Ave., Call: (509)... — Updated 8/14/2019


It's a boy for the Georges

Brandilynn and Shonn George of Hartline, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son Gavin Paul George, born Friday, August 2, 2019, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 8 lbs., 0.08 oz.,... — Updated 8/14/2019 Full story


Lions Club announces officers

Officers for the year in one of the oldest, if not the oldest, service club in the area were announced this week. From left are incoming President Dena Avey, Vice President John... — Updated 8/14/2019


The Green Hut in Coulee Dam provided jobs for youth

Many families have rich memories of the Green Hut Restaurant and their key employees. Clarence D. Newland built the restaurant in Coulee Dam in 1938 on property overlooking Grand... — Updated 8/14/2019

 By Jess Utz    Opinion

A rocky trip

Thank goodness for the rainstorms that flowed through the area over the weekend. It was great news for firefighters and for our area. I know not everyone was happy with the... — Updated 8/14/2019

 By Roger S. Lucas    Opinion

Ride the rails at least once in your life

Young people today, when you make up your bucket list, be sure to put in a train ride. Transportation by train is a rarity today, and only on occasion do you stumble on a coal-fired engine. I was a “gandy dancer” for the... — Updated 8/14/2019


Two 20-year-olds' perspectives of the Grand Coulee Dam area

I’m Mikayla Higgins, and I have lived in Electric City since I was 2. Two years ago, I left for the first time when I began college in Seattle at the University of Washington. When I got the opportunity for the internship at the... — Updated 8/14/2019


Oozing with fun

A child holds up her slime creation at the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce's weekly Kids' Night event Thursday. Making slime, a popular thing for kids to do these days,... — Updated 8/14/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Community enjoys National Night Out in Coulee Dam

The Coulee Dam Police Department last week took part in National Night Out, a sort of meet and greet event that takes place each August nationwide at thousands of police... — Updated 8/14/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Mayors discussing animal control with tribes

Animal control, a common need among local towns, is being addressed by the Regional Board of Mayors, who are looking into contracting with the Colville Confederated Tribes to address the issue. The RBOM met on Monday, when animal... — Updated 8/14/2019


Special filing period set for unfilled public offices

Several local offices up for election with no one running have necessitated a special filing period. The special filing period has been set in Okanogan and Grant counties for Aug. 21-23. A four-year position for a Coulee Dam Town... — Updated 8/14/2019


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