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Encouraging union support

Public Service Employees local union members and others hold signs and encourage drivers to honk in support Monday afternoon in the second of such demonstrations in the last two weeks during the...

 

A researcher among us writes books

Gail Morin, of Elmer City, is on her 62nd book. Are they western adventure, romance, war stories, children books? No, nothing like that. Gail writes geneology-type books, getting all her information from public records. Her books, many of them...

 

Reminder NCB is collecting coats for kids

The Grand Coulee branch of North Cascades Bank (NCB) is collecting new or gently used coats for local children in need. Gloves, scarves, hats and other warm outerwear for children are also welcome. Cash donations will be used to purchase new...

 

GCHS Alumni Association to meet

The fall meeting of the Grand Coulee High School Alumni Association will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, October 17, at the Grand Coulee Community Church, 405 Center Street. The meeting is open to anyone who has an interest in the former Grand Coulee S...

 

School Board of Directors to hold special meeting Monday

The Grand Coulee Dam School District Board of Directors will be holding a Special Board Meeting at 6 p.m., on Monday, October 15, at the high school library....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 3, 2018

Support shown for local cities to consolidate

More than 50 people gathered at the Wine Bar in Grand Coulee Thursday to discuss the idea of consolidating some or all local towns into one. SCJ Alliance, a consulting firm for municipal planning,...

 

NCB collecting coats for kids

The Grand Coulee branch of North Cascades Bank (NCB) is collecting new or gently used coats for local children in need. Gloves, scarves, hats and other warm outerwear for children are also welcome. Cash donations will be used to purchase new...

 

Scott Abrahamson: a scholar and a daredevil

When his head isn't buried in an engineering textbook, Scott Abrahamson spends his time jumping from one bareback horse to another in races. The 2016 Lake Roosevelt salutatorian, Abrahamson continues...

 

Policies on subs, transgender students under review

The Grand Coulee Dam School District is considering policies related to transgender students, as well as substitute teacher qualifications. School board members were presented with the proposed policies at the Sept. 24 board meeting. The transgender...

 

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...

 

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.)...

 

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...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 29, 2018

District considers lowering standard for substitute teachers

The Grand Coulee Dam School District may change the qualifications for a substitute teacher so that more people would qualify. According to the Office of Superintendent for Public Instruction, Washington state requires a substitute teacher to have a...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 29, 2018

Teachers present case for higher pay

More than a dozen teachers attended Monday's Grand Coulee Dam School District board meeting, where Pamela Johnson and Carrie Derr spoke on behalf of their union to make a case for higher pay to keep...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    People    August 29, 2018

From Grand Coulee Dam area, he's now making movies in Los Angeles

After being kicked out of the Grand Coulee Dam School District in 2006 for not taking school seriously, Devin White moved to the Vancouver-Portland area, where he earned his graduation equivalency...

 

Newsbriefs

Backup plan not needed On the heels of the Aug. 7 voter approval of its Capital Projects Levy, the Grand Coulee Dam School District board last week rescinded its earlier resolution to hold another election for the same levy in November. That plan...

 

Newsbriefs

Elmer City appoints new council member Elmer City resident Terje Berg was approved to be on the town council at the town’s Aug. 9 meeting. Berg has lived in the area for three years and said that his reason for wanting to be on the council is that...

 

NCB is collecting school supplies

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 to schools in the...

 

Federal funds awarded to help with fire fighting costs

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for three fires burning in central Washington, including the Grass Valley Fire in Douglas and Grant counties near Grand Coulee and...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 8, 2018

School levy passes for GCD district

A capital improvements levy to support the Grand Coulee Dam School District appears to have passed in Tuesday’s election with more than 55 percent of the vote. The levy will enable safety, technology and facilities improvements in the district and...

 
 By Karen Depew    Opinion    August 8, 2018

Thanks for the levy support

Citizens for Quality Education would like to thank those who voted for the Grand Coulee School District Levy and also say a thank-you to those who put signs up in their yards. Thank you to the businesses that supported the levy and a “shout out...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    August 8, 2018

Simply the best

At a recent conference in Kennewick, Wash., two local stars from our school district were honored with high awards. I had the honor and privilege of being on hand when these two powerful superstars...

 

NCB collecting school supplies

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 to schools in the G...

 

On a vote that matters locally

I, along with all voters in the Grand Coulee Dam School District, received my primary election ballot in the mail last week. Since it is a primary election, I was almost overwhelmed by the long list of names of people who are seeking to be selected...

 

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