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Articles from the March 25, 2015 edition

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$7.2 million contract awarded

The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $7.2 million contract to Gardner Zemke Company of Albuquerque, New Mexico, to replace the switchgear for six pump-generators at the John W. Keys III Pump-Generating Plant, a part of the “Grand Coulee Power... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 25, 2015

Fire burns construction building

A fire early Monday morning destroyed the office and storage area of the DWK Fowler Construction Company in Delano. The fire broke out about 6:15, and when firefighters responded they found smoke... Full story


New officers

The Town of Coulee Dam has hired two new police officers. The two successful candidates were among four that had applied through the town’s Civil Service Commission. Hired were Thomas Johnson, who currently is a jailer at Grant County jail.... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 25, 2015

Some sass with your biscuits?

Emily Robinson is celebrating 25 years at the helm of Flo's Cafe. She describes herself as "sarcastic," but in reality, she is friendly and her customers, for the most part, love the insults she... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 25, 2015

Testing for a sergeant

A test to fill a vacated sergeant position in the Grand Coulee Police Department has been scheduled for April 11. Civil Service Commission Chair Alan Cain said the position will be filled from within the department. Four officers have applied. Cain... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 25, 2015

Intersection changes possible

Big changes may come to the four-corners intersection of the two state highways in Grand Coulee, or not, after a petition got the attention of a state agency with 1,100 signatures. Local residents... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 25, 2015

Center to be appraised, sold

Center Elementary School and its surrounding property is officially for sale. The Grand Coulee Dam School District board had declared the property surplus in February, and after a public hearing to determine what to do with the property Monday... Full story



North Dam “Clean and Fix Day” this weekend Citizen volunteer hours this weekend can go a long way toward helping keep North Dam Park a viable community asset. Park commissioners are arranging a day to clean up North Dam Park this Saturday from... Full story


Council seat open

Residents of Electric City who are interested in serving their city have until April 3, to submit a letter of interest for city council position 2, recently vacated by John Nordine, who became mayor. City Clerk Jackie Perman said letters of interest... Full story


Advocating for Eastern Washington Veterans

  Not a day goes by when I don’t hear from veterans in our community who are struggling – struggling to access quality care, and struggling with a bureaucratic system that continues to fail them. That is unacceptable. We should be honoring the... Full story


After five years, consumers have embraced the Affordable Care Act

Since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law five years ago, Washingtonians have sent a powerful message: The Affordable Care Act is working, and the quality healthcare coverage choices offered on Washington Healthplanfinder are... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    March 25, 2015

Forts: the forgotten practice

Remember the fort. Ours was in the middle of a bunch of sagebrush out by the bird hills. OK, some of you are saying, where the heck is the bird hills? Well, we locals know that out along the... Full story


Coulee Recollections

10 years ago The Bureau of Reclamation’s law enforcement contract with the city of Grand Coulee increased by nearly $100,000 for union modifications on time-and-material rates, boosting the government contracts to a total of $1.5 million dollars.... Full story


Freida Slattery

Memorial services for Freida Slattery will be held Saturday, March 28, at 12:30 p.m., at St. Dunstan’s Episcopalean Church in Grand Coulee. Freida passed away January 19, 2015.... Full story


Lavone Mary Nelson

Lavone Mary Nelson, 86, of Moses Lake Wash., passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee Wash. Lavone was born April 14, 1928, in Longview, Wash., to George Jinks Buzard and Leota Amelia Nix. She grew up in... Full story


Holy Week happenings

United Methodist Church Maundy Thursday/Good Friday service, Friday, April 3, 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 409 Center in Grand Coulee. Faith Community/Church of the Nazarene/UMC Joint Easter Sunrise Service 7 a.m., Easter morning, April 5, 2015,... Full story


Senior Menu

Wed., March 25 – Dinner Sausage Penne in Red Sauce, Green Beans, Mixed Greens, Ice Cream Sandwich Thurs., March 26 – Dinner Meatloaf, Scalloped Potatoes, Mixed Veggies, Fruited Jello, Cook’s Choice Dessert Fri., March 27 – Breakfast Biscuit... Full story


Easter egg hunt coming

The Grand Coulee Dam Lions Club will be holding its 79th annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4, at 11 a.m. at the middle school athletic field. Children ages 0 – 10 are invited to participate in this free event.... Full story


Over 400 Easter baskets ready

The Senior Center sported some 400 Easter baskets for kids Monday morning and it didn't take long for people to show up to purchase some. Here, an early shopper looks over the Easter basket creations... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber To Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at the Moose Lodge in Grand Coulee on Thursday, March 26, at noon. The program will be presented by members of the Moose on what is happening in the local lodge. Support Center... Full story


Raider baseball opens with two wins

The Raiders came home from a double header in Bridgeport Saturday with two wins. Lake Roosevelt was challenged in the first game, with the Mustangs scoring seven runs, but in the end outscored them by two in the 9-7 LR win. In the second game, the... Full story


Raider tennis off to soggy start

The Raider tennis team's first match on the new court surface at Lake Roosevelt was delayed an hour due to rain on Friday. Because of the delay, Head Coach Steve Archer said, the format was changed.... Full story


Lady Raiders drop openers

The Lady Raider softball team opened the season at home Saturday to two losses. “It was a tough day for the Lady Raiders,” Head Coach Jamie Lezard said. “We had too many errors, left too many base runners out there, and were having a hard time... Full story


Track opens at big meet

A small Lake Roosevelt team travelled to West Valley High School in Spokane Valley for the Howard Dolphin Invitational Saturday. “We took a small group of determined Raiders to compete against 1800 other athletes at the West Valley Invite,” Head... Full story


School Briefs

Two school calendars set for next year The Grand Coulee Dam School District board passed its calendar for the 2015-16 school year at its meeting Monday night. The calendar calls for a starting date of Sept. 1, and a closing date of June 9. The... Full story


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