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 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Banks Lake Pumped Storage Project still in works

The Banks Lake Pumped Storage Project, which would bring an estimated 1,000-2,000 workers to the area during construction and add an extra 500 megawatts of hydropower electricity pe... — Updated 3/4/2021

 
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1. Go to www.grandcoulee.com with your browser. 2. To get instant access, click the small ad in the upper right corner, circled in red here. It's linked to a page with a form for... — Updated 3/3/2021

 
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How to attend public meetings in the Grand Coulee Dam area

With multiple towns, boards, and districts, there are lots of meetings happening in the Grand Coulee Dam area that each offer opportunity to engage in the processes that affect... — Updated 3/3/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Positions up for election this year for local councils, boards

Voters will decide on about 30 positions up for election in the 2021 elections for local town councils, school boards, and more. Candidate filings of intent to run for these offices are open from May 17-21. Grand Coulee Three... — Updated 3/3/2021

 
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Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 2/23 - A woman was banned from the senior center after having been run off from inside and outside the center. The woman has gone through the dumpster multiple times and leaves a mess. Police spoke to her at... — Updated 3/3/2021

 
 By Patric Haerle    News 

Bill to ban private prisons wins bipartisan support

Washington’s only private detention center is proposed for closure. House Bill 1090 prohibits any person, business or government from operating private, for-profit detention facilities.  It recently passed in the House of... — Updated 3/3/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News 

New book looks at Okanogan peoples

A new book by Colville Tribal member Arnie Marchand titled "What Is Your Name?" describes the way of life of the Okanogan Native Americans, examining the lives of individuals and... — Updated 3/3/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    News 

Pet law work continues in Coulee Dam

After a lengthy discussion with the city attorney, the city council decided Wednesday on a new course for changing Coulee Dam’s animal control ordinance. City Attorney Mick Howe met online with the council to discuss a proposed... — Updated 3/3/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Washington's regions remain in Phase Two indefinitely

All eight of Washington's regions are in Phase Two of the state's phased plan for reopening from the COVID-19 pandemic and will be there for "at least several weeks," according to t... — Updated 3/3/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Class still aims for senior trip with board approval

A senior trip to Huntington Beach, California is still looking like a go after the board approved the trip contingent on another update in April.  About 30 Lake Roosevelt High School seniors are interested in taking the trip on... — Updated 3/3/2021

 
 By Sydney Brown    News

Police accountability bills push through Legislature

Outrage over deaths of citizens in police custody sparked efforts by lawmakers to address racial equity, hiring and training, and the use of force within law enforcement. Now, nearing the halfway point in the 2021 legislative... — Updated 2/24/2021

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 2/16 - Police responded to a report of loose pigs on E Street. The owner was told about the loose pigs and corralled them into their enclosure. There is no city ordinance against having “pigs at large”,... — Updated 2/24/2021

 

Colville Tribes supports a regional salmon solution

The chairman of the Colville Business Council expressed support Thursday for finding a regional solution to restore salmon in the Columbia River and expressed appreciation for the willingness of Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID) to offer a... — Updated 2/24/2021

 
 By Patric Haerle    News

COVID-19 relief bill allocates $2.2 billion in federal funding

 Additional relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is on its way. Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law Feb. 19, that appropriates $2.2 billion in federal aide to be used for K-12 schools, public health, assistance to... — Updated 2/24/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Events scheduled for 2021

Popular local events that didn't happen last year are at least tentatively scheduled to happen this year. The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will tentatively be hosting... — Updated 2/24/2021

 

Accidental move

A concrete block that provides a barrier at the end of the Columbia River Bridge in Coulee Dam rests on the sidewalk along Columbia Avenue to where it was dislodged by a minivan... — Updated 2/24/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Elmer City fire dept looking into new storage building

The Elmer City fire department, also known as Okanogan County Fire District #2, is interested in getting a new building built behind their old one, and in finding more volunteers. Public Works Director Jimmer Tillman told the town... — Updated 2/24/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Senior class trip may need to be scaled back

About 30 seniors of the Lake Roosevelt graduating class of 2021 are interested in a senior trip, a tradition for seniors, to Huntington Beach, Calif., but COVID-19 restrictions might keep them in Washington. The class has raised... — Updated 2/24/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Electric cars and sewers interweave in Grand Coulee

What does charging an electric car have to do with treating sewage? Turns out, quite a bit! The Grand Coulee City Council last week approved amending parts of their municipal code to address how to add electric vehicle charging... — Updated 2/24/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Grant County commissioner talks to GC council

Newly elected Grant County Commissioner Danny Stone spoke with the Grand Coulee City Council during their Feb. 16 meeting held via Zoom.  Stone is the first county commissioner... — Updated 2/24/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Student performance getting better as school year progresses

Student performance at Lake Roosevelt has been going up since the start of the 2020-2021 school year, as students and teachers get used to the routine and gain from more in-person... — Updated 2/24/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

LR sports to stream online

Whether restricted by COVID or by distance, Lake Roosevelt Raider fans far and wide should soon be able to watch sporting events, assemblies, and graduations from the comfort of their own homes. The Grand Coulee Dam School... — Updated 2/17/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

First-round vaccine appointments canceled this week

The top administrator at the organization that has been providing vaccines at Coulee Medical Center said Feb. 10 that existing appointments for a first-round vaccine against Covid-19 are to be canceled due to lack of supply. “We... — Updated 2/17/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Recycling bins in Delano get an upgrade

Recycling at the Delano Transfer Station has been successful, and Sunrise Disposal, the contracted solid waste hauler in the area responsible for the recycling bins there, is... — Updated 2/17/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Local region opens to Phase Two of Roadmap to Recovery Covid plan

The North Central Region of the state, including this area, entered the less-stringent Phase Two of Washington State's Roadmap to Recovery planned approach to the COVID -19 pandemic just in time for Valentine's Day Feb. 14. Gov.... — Updated 2/17/2021

 

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