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State Parks urges Fourth of July revelers to recreate responsibly

OLYMPIA – June 29, 2020 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission encourages safe and responsible gatherings in state parks during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. The Fourth of July falls on a Saturday this ye... — Updated 7/1/2020 Full story


'Operation Dry Water' targets boating under the influence July 3-5

OLYMPIA – June 30, 2020 – The Washington State Parks Boating Program, safety advocates and law enforcement agencies are asking boaters to help keep everyone safe by not consuming alcohol or marijuana while out on the water ... — Updated 7/1/2020 Full story


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Food Bank Hours Change Starting July 10, Care & Share food bank will be open every Friday, 2 - 4 p.m. for drive through service. For those wanting to donate to the local food bank send checks to: Care & Share Food Bank, PO Box... — Updated 7/1/2020


NCRL awarded grant

North Central Regional Library was recently awarded a grant from the Public Library Association and Microsoft to extend the wireless broadband internet ranges around all 30 of its public facilities. The $20,000 grant will pay for... — Updated 7/1/2020


Adventure writer Heller virtual guest for library July 7

The next virtual guest author at North Central Regional Library Reads Virtual Author Series for adults this summer is Peter Heller. Heller will be reading on Tuesday, July 7 at 7... — Updated 7/1/2020


Meetings and Notices

No Grant County Fire Dist. 14 Meeting  The Grant County Fire District 14 will not be holding its June 22 meeting due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Food Bank Hours The food bank will be open on the second and fourth Fridays of each... — Updated 6/24/2020


NCRL to Launch Virtual Summer Library Program on Wed.,July 1

North Central Regional Library is gearing up for its annual Summer Library Program.  The library’s primary goal for this program is to encourage pleasure reading among all ages across North Central Washington. This year, NCRL... — Updated 6/24/2020


Peace and not quiet

A woman walks her dog in the Visitor Center park at Grand Coulee Dam, dwarfed by the dam spilling water over its top behind her Monday. The spill is fun to watch and creates a... — Updated 6/24/2020 Full story


NCRL's next virtual author June 23

North Central Regional Library's next NCRL Reads Virtual Author Series for adults will be held at 4 p.m., Tuesday, June 23 with author Kristin Hannah. Kristin Hannah is an award-win... — Updated 6/17/2020


Tree identification book from the Arbor Day Foundation helps people identify tree species

The Arbor Day Foundation has a book that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. The book, What Tree Is That?, is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization. What Tree Is... — Updated 6/14/2020 Full story


Meetings & Notices

Grant Co. Mosquito District 2 Meeting Canceled  The Grant County Mosquito District #2 regular monthly meeting set for Thursday, June 11, has been canceled due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Food Bank Hours Change The food bank will... — Updated 6/10/2020


Grant PUD partners with Columbia Basin Foundation to support local food banks

EPHRATA – Grant PUD, in conjunction with Columbia Basin Foundation, has contributed to eight food banks throughout Grant County this spring with Pay-It-Forward grants totaling $11,000.  The services of these food banks are... — Updated 6/10/2020


State public lands managers to reopen campgrounds in 22 counties

OLYMPIA – May 29, 2020 – Today, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission(Parks), Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that camping in 22 counties will begin... — Updated 6/3/2020 Full story


Grand Coulee School District 55 All-school reunion August 8

Grand Coulee High School Alumni Association voted to hold their 6th all-class reunion picnic at North Dam Park on Saturday, August 8, 2020. A catered meal will be served at noon, so it will be necessary to confirm your attendance... — Updated 6/3/2020


Meetings and Notices

City of Electric City Upcoming Meetings The City of Electric City has two upcoming meetings with both conducted telephonically. The first one is the Regional Board of Mayors at 4 p.m., on Monday, June 8. The second meeting is the... — Updated 6/3/2020


Alvarez to be virtual guest author June 2

North Central Regional Library will host an NCRL Reads Virtual Author Series for adults this summer featuring Noé Alvarez, Kristin Hannah, Blake Crouch, and Peter Heller. Through... — Updated 5/27/2020

 By Jacob Wagner    Community

Drive-in church allows people to practice their faith

Service looks a little different lately at the Zion Lutheran Church in Grand Coulee.  COVID-19 social restrictions won't allow typical gatherings, but drive-in services are being... — Updated 5/20/2020


All class reunion delayed until next year

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Grand Coulee Dam All Class Reunion originally scheduled for the weekend of June 19-21, 2020 has been postponed until  August 6-8, 2021, a notice... — Updated 5/20/2020


County can take 911 texts

The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office 911 Dispatch center is now capable of accepting text messages to 911 to report an emergency, but a voice call to 911 is still the best way to report an emergency. “Call if you can, text if... — Updated 5/20/2020 Full story


Virtual program planned by the NCR Library

North Central Regional Library is hosting a virtual program with one of America's most renowned and beloved librarians, Nancy Pearl.  The free program will be from 7 to 8 p.m.... — Updated 5/20/2020 Full story


Restrictions have eased but enjoy the outdoors safely

Now that restrictions on outdoor recreation have eased, spring fishing and boating can finally get underway. Washington State Parks Boating Program will step up its emphasis on recreational boating safety on Washington’s... — Updated 5/20/2020 Full story


Think about your local EMS workers this week

It is National Emergency Medical Services Week this week, from May 17-May 23.  “EMS Week provides us a time to honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving and non-emergency services of medicine’s... — Updated 5/20/2020


No flag dedication ceremony this year

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the annual dedication of flags at Spring Canyon Cemetery is canceled for this year. Those that were to be dedicated will be in the ceremony next year. For more information contact Ben Alling at... — Updated 5/13/2020


Meetings & Notices

Lincoln County Fire Dist. 9 to Meet Lincoln County Fire District 9 will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 14, at the Nazarene Church in Grand Coulee. Food Bank Hours Change The food bank will be open on the second... — Updated 5/13/2020


Community blood drive planned

Vitalant, along with the Grand Coulee community blood drive volunteers led by coordinator Penny Lewis, is planning a blood drive for Monday, May 18. Donation hours will be from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Vets Center in Electric City.... — Updated 5/13/2020


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