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 By Jacob Wagner    News    September 19, 2018 

School district planning how to upgrade older buildings

Figuring out how to combine needed upgrades on two old school buildings is expected to save money, so the firm McKinstry is currently performing an “audit” of the former middle school, and on the former high school, referred to now as the Career...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    September 19, 2018 

Consolidating towns to be topic of informal discussion

The topic of consolidating local area towns will be discussed in a social setting at the Wine Bar in Grand Coulee Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. Attending will be three representatives from SCJ Alliance, a company that...

 

Happy as a ...

Jason Bauer, whose Warpig BBQ won the grand champion prize at the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce's Harvest Festival competition, displays his trophy and winnings envelope Sunday after...

 
 By Dale Rinker    Opinion    September 19, 2018 

Firefighters appreciated community support

THANK YOU from Douglas County Fire Protection District #3 to the Grand Coulee Dam area communities and firefighters for all their support, food and monetary donations to the firefighters during the Grass Valley Fire on August 11-14, 2018, and the...

 

Rising above it all

A family takes a ride in a helicopter Satruday, taking off from a ball field at North Dam Park as part of the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce Harvest Festival. - Scott Hunter...

 

Legals for September 19, 2018

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE COLLECTION, DISPOSAL AND RECYCLING SERVICES FOR THE CITIES OF COULEE DAM, ELECTRIC CITY, GRAND COULEE AND THE TOWN OF ELMER CITY Introduction and Instructions The Regional Board of Mayors (R.B.O.M.)... Full story

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 9/10 - An officer advised the men in a car on Bowen St. not to drive after smoking marijuana. The officer was responding to a noise complaint on the vehicle. - An officer was unable to find a reported fight on Diamond St. 9/11 - A man...

 

Baker/Guthrie have a girl

Darlene Baker and Daniel C. Guthrie Sr., of Coulee Dam, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Charlotte Marie-Vae Guthrie, on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 10... Full story

 

Meetings & Notices

Chamber This Week Terry Brewer, Grant County PUD Commissioner and incumbent, will be the guest speaker at Chamber this Thursday, September 20. The group will be meeting at La Presa Restaurant in Grand Coulee at noon. Veteran Resource and Job Fair A...

 

Teachers and school district agree on 15.2 percent salary increase

Teachers in the Grand Coulee Dam School District will get a 15.2-percent across-the-board increase in salary this year, following an agreement reached between the local teachers union and the district that some have called “life changing.” Superi...

 

Newsbriefs

Meet the candidates planned American Legion Post 97, in Brewster, will host a Fall Candidate Forum on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. Okanogan County candidates vying for auditor, commissioner for District 3, sheriff and prosecutor positions have all...

 

Harvest Festival offering has grown - a lot

The number of vendors planning to offer wares at the Harvest Festival this weekend in North Dam Park has grown substantially from the event several years ago when a community yard sale was its most significant offering. In fact, the list of vendors...

 

Man passes through coulee on 1,250-mile kayak journey

Imagine kayaking 1,250 miles down the Columbia River from Columbia Lake, in British Columbia, down to Astoria, Oregon. That's exactly what John Kuntz, of Fort Gamble, Washington, is doing. "It's...

 

The trouble with historical fire comparisons

Can you feel it? That seasonal change is coming — tree leaves are starting to turn color, temperatures are dropping a little. The official day for Autumn Equinox is Sept. 22 this year. Cool, crisp...

 

David Thomas "Scotty" Scallan

David Thomas "Scotty" Scallan died on Sunday, September 2, 2018, at the age of 87. He was a resident at the Colville Tribal Convalescent Center, Nespelem, Washington, and was born on February 14,... Full story

 

Dorothy Marilyn Sheely Drain

Dorothy Marilyn Sheely Drain, 83, of Port Angeles, Washington, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018. She was a Peninsula College professor emeritus and former Port Angeles High School history... Full story

 

Benjamin "Ben" G. Trefry

Benjamin “Ben” G. Trefry, 70, passed away after a short bout with cancer at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington, on Sunday, August 26, 2018. He was born in Mason City, Washington, on August 17, 1948. Predeceased by his father and... Full story

 

BBCC offers adult high school completion options

Adults twenty-one years old and older who need to complete the Washington state requirements for a high school diploma are offered an opportunity in the Grand Coulee Dam area this fall through Big Bend Community College. Credits on previous high...

 

Legals for September 12, 2018

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE COLLECTION, DISPOSAL AND RECYCLING SERVICES FOR THE CITIES OF COULEE DAM, ELECTRIC CITY, GRAND COULEE AND THE TOWN OF ELMER CITY Introduction and Instructions The Regional Board of Mayors (R.B.O.M.)... Full story

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 9/3 - A chainsaw, valued at $1,500, was stolen out of a man’s truck on Good St. in Electric City. 9/5 - A Grand Coulee man said another man had threatened to punch him in the face a few days earlier. - A driver pulled over on...

 

Fire impact meeting called

Any land owners, ranchers or farmers impacted by last month’s wildfires in Douglas County, including the Grass Valley Fire that threatened Grand Coulee and Coulee Dam, can attend a meeting next week to discuss “post-fire needs and priorities,... Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    September 5, 2018

New cable company seeks to do business in Coulee Dam

Coulee Dam is in talks with Charter Communications, a nationwide cable television company that wants to serve the town. The town council reviewed a proposed contract last month that would grant a franchise agreement and allow the company to operate...

 

Newsbriefs

Free fire safety stuff available at market In addition to fruit, crafts, and kids’ activities at the Wednesday Market this week, Molina Healthcare of Washington is hosting a wildfire preparedness event, tonight, Sept. 5, at North Dam Park from 4-7...

 

Benjamin "Ben" G. Trefry

Benjamin "Ben" G. Trefry, 70, passed away after a short bout with cancer at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington, on Sunday, August 26, 2018. He was born in Mason City, Washington, on... Full story

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 8/28 - Coulee Medical Center requested police assistance with a combative patient being brought in by Colville Tribal Corrections. The patient was cooperative upon arrival in an ambulance, and police assistance was not needed. -...

 

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