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 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 4, 2015

Chamber, city in dispute over payments, use of funds

The relationship between the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce and Electric City reached a new low this past week. While the relationship has been simmering for a long time, it spilled over Oct. 22, when the chamber’s weekly meeting was...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 4, 2015

Burglary suspect arrested

Coulee Dam police have arrested an area man in connection with two recent burglaries at Riverside Lanes. Arrested and now in Okanogan County Jail is Michael Shane Snyder II, 26. Coulee Dam Police Sgt. Larry Hall said Snyder is being charged with seco...

 

Suspect facing 30 charges after two-year-long crime spree

After a task-force investigation lasting more than two years, a 23-year-old Moses Lake man has been arrested and is facing charges including multiple arsons, domestic violence assault and burglary, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office announced...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 4, 2015

New bulkhead proposed to fix dam gates

Grand Coulee Dam could get a new fixture for help in repairing the big gates at the top of its spillway, one of which has been leaking since last summer. The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking public co...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 4, 2015

Five council seat races decided, one not

Only Electric City and Coulee Dam watched races in the battle for city council positions in the election returns last night. Electric City produced the tightest race, for a four-year term on the city council’s Position 3. Incumbent Gladys (Carol)...

 

Custom costumes

A queen of hearts and a minion are among dozens of costumed kids at the Moose Lodge on Halloween day, circling on musical squares, hoping for pies, cakes and goodies if they land on the right number....

 

Newsbriefs

Author wins statewide award A Spokane teacher with local ties has won the Washington State Book Award for his second novel. Bruce Holbert’s “The Hour of Lead,” which a Seattle Times reviewer called a “riveting and beautifully written...

 

Season for cleanup

Margaret Ricks blows leaves onto Douglas Street in Coulee Dam ahead of the town's fall leaf pickup service Monday morning. - Scott Hunter photo...

 

Port sets 2016 budget

Port District 7 commissioners approved a $216,500 budget for 2016 at their last meeting. No changes to the budget were made from an earlier proposed preliminary budget. Chamber event tickets available Tickets for the Chamber of Commerce’s Vintners...

 

Chamber event tickets available

Tickets for the Chamber of Commerce’s Vintners and Brewers Tasting and Auction, Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Coulee Dam Community Room, went on sale this week. Tickets cost $40 for individuals, $70 for a couple, or $300 for a table for 10. Tickets are...

 

Tourism efforts frustrated in the coulee

Each year, the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce makes formal requests to our local cities for lodging tax dollars, which we use to promote tourism and offset operational expenses for popular festivals. Grand Coulee and Coulee Dam have been...

 

Drowsy driving and drunk driving are the same

“Driver falls asleep at wheel, crashes in Vancouver. VANCOUVER, Wash. - A car crashed and rolled over on its side on Highway 14 after the driver fell asleep at the wheel.” “Police: Drowsy driver caused crash that killed two. MARYSVILLE - The...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    November 4, 2015

Veterans Day, a day to celebrate and remember

What would this country look like if we did not have men and women who gave their lives for us? Think about that a second or two. Yes, our country, at times, is pretty screwed up, but that is what freedom can do. It can give us a false sense of...

 

A look back

Seventy-Five Years Ago - Gravel pit at Grand Coulee Dam. – 1940...

 

Leona Rauch

Leona Rauch, beloved mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother went to be with her Lord on Thursday, October 29, 2015. Leona was born to William and Amelia Martin in Glasgow, Montana on...

 

Edith Short

Memorial services for Edith Short will be held at 10 a.m., on Sunday, November 8, at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in Grand Coulee. Edith, 84, and a life-long Grand Coulee resident, passed away Saturday night, October 31, 2015, at Coulee Medical...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber Meets at the Senior Center The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will be meeting this Thursday, Nov. 5, at noon, at the senior center in Grand Coulee. Katy Clark will be giving a program on baskets and basket weaving. Blood Drive Comi...

 

It's a boy for St. Pierre and Miller

Mari St. Pierre and Kenneth Miller of Omak, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son Nakoda Kash Miller, born Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 8 lbs., 7 oz., and was 20 inches in length at...

 

It's a boy for Nault and Labro

Mercedes Nault and Seth Labro of Keller, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Nexander Idej Labro, born Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 8 lbs., 3.9 ozs., and was 20...

 

Give gifts from the Arbor Day Foundation

Celebrate this year’s holiday season with friends and loved ones while supporting conservation and tree planting with the help of the Arbor Day Foundation. Returning for the seventh season in a row, Give-A-Tree cards from the Arbor Day Foundation...

 

Okanogan County 4-H leader honored with state award

Okanogan County 4-H Leader Betty Cleveland, of the Krafty Kids 4-H Club, was honored at the annual Washington State 4-H Leader Forum Recognition Banquet. Betty was presented with the Outstanding...

 

11-year high point for Lake Roosevelt football

Raider football finished the 2015 regular season with the best winning percentage of any Raider football team since 2004, capping it off with a win over Soap Lake Friday. Last night, the Raiders played their first playoff game since 2001 as part of...

 

Lady Raiders finish season at districts

Lady Raiders Volleyball finished the 2015 season in Ephrata, playing in the pigtail match of the District 5-6 Volleyball Tournament. LR came into the tournament as the number-five seed from the...

 

Moore is heading to state

Loryn Moore will compete at the state cross country meet Saturday for the second year in a row, after qualifying at the District 5-6 race at Wentachee last weekend. “Loryn Moore ran a very aggressive race, placing second and qualifying for...

 

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