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New log boom keeps boats away

A kayaker paddles near the boat launch at Steamboat Rock State Park Saturday toward a new log boom installed this spring to keep boats and beach users away from the eroding bank.... — Updated 5/31/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News 

Coulee Dam gets grant for safer school routes

The city of Coulee Dam will get nearly $393,000 for upgrading crosswalks and adding “speed feedback” signs, flashing beacons, and more to improve the safety on routes to school. The Safe Routes to School grant is funded... — Updated 5/31/2023


Respect paid

People listen at a memorial celebration of life for Bubba Egbert May 26 at the Ridge Riders Rodeo Arena. Egbert, a highly respected rancher and Lake Roosevelt Raider football head... — Updated 5/31/2023


Reservations a focus as DOJ adds staff in Eastern Washington

The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington said last week that office has gotten funding to hire for seven new full-time assistant U.S. attorneys and two support staff “dedicated to combating terrorism, fraud, drug... — Updated 5/31/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News 

Community remembers fallen on Memorial Day

More than 600 American flags fluttered in a gentle breeze Saturday as a couple hundred or more locals and relatives gathered at Spring Canyon Cemetery Memorial Day for the annual... — Updated 5/31/2023


Grand Coulee Dam laser light show and public tours begin Memorial Day weekend

Starting Saturday, May 26, the Bureau of Reclamation will begin showing its "One River, Many Voices" laser light show and the John W. Keys III Pump-Generating Plant public tours.... — Updated 5/26/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Some offices to be contested in coming elections

The city of Grand Coulee will hold a primary election in August to pick two of the three candidates who filed to run for mayor, which does not include the current one. Chuck Crowe, of Partello Park; Kimberly Christiansen, of... — Updated 5/24/2023


Pole fire leads to outage

A power pole fire Monday night led to an outage as Grant PUD worked on fixing the problem. The Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Department had the fire out about 11:30 p.m. but reported that several residences and street lights had no... — Updated 5/24/2023


Ferry's old maples taken down

Contractors remove the tops of the last of the 90-year-old red maples from Coulee Dam's Ferry Avenue Friday so the broken sidewalks below them can be fixed. The two-block-long... — Updated 5/24/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Nespelem School district working on expansion into high school

Nespelem School District, which has for decades sent its students to “the dam” after eighth grade to attend high school, is looking at ways to expand its service to the community by moving toward a high school offering. The... — Updated 5/24/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

School staff air concerns, board decides for Broadnax anyway

A line of employees wrote letters to the school board stating serious concerns about hiring Rod Broadnax as the Grand Coulee Dam School District’s new superintendent, several of which were read at Monday night’s meeting.... — Updated 5/24/2023

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Colville Tribal Police assist in another major drug arrest

(Nespelem, WA) - The Colville Tribal Police assisted in the execution of a search warrant on May 9, 2023 and seized more than 1,000 fentanyl-laced pills. The seizure included 20... — Updated 5/17/2023


Marching at Colorama

The Lake Roosevelt High School Raider Marching Band performs in the annual Colorama Parade Saturday on Midaway Avenue. ­- Scott Hunter photo... — Updated 5/17/2023


City of Electric City Notice

The Electric City Council meeting, we needed to cancel last minute on Tuesday, May 9, has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 23 at the city hall. Transfer Station Closure The Transfer Station will be closing at noon on... — Updated 5/17/2023


Services for Bubba Egbert set for May 26

W James “Bubba” Egbert (49) of Grand Coulee, WA, passed away Friday May, 5, 2023. A Memorial Celebration of his life will be held Friday, May 26, 2023 at 2:00pm in the Grand Coulee Rodeo Grounds Arena 22152 Alcan Rd NE, Grand... — Updated 5/17/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Grand Coulee police meet with citizens for input

Grand Coulee police held a public meeting to hear residents' ideas on what they need to focus on and also to introduce them to a new app Officer Matt Gilbert is working on for... — Updated 5/17/2023


Many local offices up for election this year

Some 36 public offices in the local community are up for election this year, with the deadline for a declaration of intent to file for them due by Friday, May 19. The offices range in type from city council positions to park,... — Updated 5/17/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

City to clearcut all 34 Ferry Avenue 90-year-old maples

Residents of Coulee Dam's Ferry Avenue couldn't talk city representatives into alternatives Monday night as officials explained why all of the street's 60- to 70-foot-tall shade tre... — Updated 5/17/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Ferry Avenue trees to be removed; meeting tonight

A long-awaited sidewalk fix is leading to the removal of many, if not all, of the trees on Coulee Dam's Ferry Avenue that have given the neighborhood its distinct flavor for... — Updated 5/15/2023


Museum to re-open this weekend

The Coulee Pioneer Museum in Electric City recently went through a complete makeover and will re-open on Colorama weekend - Saturday and Sunday, May 13-14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.... — Updated 5/10/2023


Buckets of volunteer work

A new improvement at the Ridge Riders Rodeo Grounds gets a coat of white paint Monday as Brian Sharp, of Electric City, wrestles a 5-gallon bucket of paint on a new walkway over... — Updated 5/10/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

GCD School District selects new superintendent

A new superintendent will lead the Grand Coulee Dam School District, beginning July 1. The school board selected Rodriguez "Rod" Broadnax as the best candidate Saturday, following... — Updated 5/10/2023


Shooting hoops

Izabella Lauseng, age 9, tries a hook shot as little sister Aundrea waits her turn Sunday at the new basket at Grand Coulee's city park on SR-174. The city received a $162,000... — Updated 5/10/2023


USBR issues safety warning to boaters on Lake Roosevelt

Boaters on Lake Roosevelt should be cautious because of debris from failed log booms upstream, the Bureau of Reclamation warned Tuesday. High river velocities and low reservoir levels at Lake Roosevelt have resulted in a failed log... — Updated 5/10/2023


Community mourns loss of Bubba Egbert

The sudden death of a community member and coach shook the school district Monday where his wife teaches and many of the community’s youth have benefited from his guidance. “With a heavy heart I need to inform you of a tragic... — Updated 5/10/2023


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