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Paschal Sherman Indian School named "School of Distinction"

The Paschal Sherman Indian School (PSIS) has been named a “School of Distinction” by Cognia, a global nonprofit school improvement organization. Out of more than 1,100 eligible institutions reviewed by Cognia, only 25 schools... — Updated 9/20/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News 

City reviews short-term rental proposal

Coulee Dam is reviewing a proposed change in the rules that govern how property owners can rent their property for short periods of time. The change is sought by those who want to meet what they say is a consistent need in the loca... — Updated 9/20/2023


Names needed for women vets' monument

If you have any relatives or friends that were in the Nespelem Women’s Auxiliary Unit 114 from 1936 to present, please submit their names to Vincent McDonald, CCT Veterans Program, 509-634-2755, or email vince... — Updated 9/20/2023


Hundreds decide to Run The Dam

The race that lets people run across the top of Grand Coulee Dam drew hundreds on Saturday morning for 5K, 10K or half marathon run under blue skies. Organizer Kelly Buche said... — Updated 9/20/2023


Health District says COVID rising

Grant County Health District says COVID has been ticking up for weeks, and annual immunizations will likely be necessary, just like the flu. Luckily, new vaccines are available, GCHD pointed out, and they’re aimed at newer... — Updated 9/20/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News 

Mechanic dies in accident during repairs

A mechanic repairing his company’s semi-trailer died Sept. 11 at Coulee Medical Center as he was repairing its suspension, the company said in a press release. Mike Coppess, of Bellevue, Washington, was 68, married and the... — Updated 9/20/2023


Run the Dam happening Friday-Saturday

It's not just a dam run anymore.... — Updated 9/15/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

First "Fish Fest" schools little anglers

Hundreds turned out for the Fish Fest at Spring Canyon last Saturday for what Emilee Franklin hopes will become an annual event. Franklin, and education specialist at Lake... — Updated 9/13/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Grand Coulee man takes state photo prize

Merle Roberts, of Grand Coulee, earned a blue ribbon in photography last week at the state fair in Puyallup. Roberts named his photo, in dramatic dark gray shades of a local tree... — Updated 9/13/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Coulee Dam to pay over $70,000 to EPA for alleged violations

The city of Coulee Dam has agreed to pay over $70,000 to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failure to file paperwork on time regarding its new wastewater treatment plant. A “Consent Agreement” and “Final Order” d... — Updated 9/13/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Port negotiating sale of golf course

Commissioners of Grant County Port District 7 have been in negotiations with the Colville Tribes for a possible sale of Banks Lake Golf Course. Commissioners met in a special meeting Sept. 6 to consider the sale and its details in... — Updated 9/13/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Almira opens its new school

When it burned down on Oct. 12, 2021, Almira's school was so completely destroyed that only about 33 bricks of the old red-brick school could be salvaged. Those are now encased in... — Updated 9/6/2023


Together again

From left, Nespelem School District Superintendent Effie Dean, Nespelem Directors Nancy Armstrong-Montes and Jarae Cate, Grand Coulee Dam Director Shannon Nicholson, GCD... — Updated 9/6/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Fish Fest promises fun learning

If you've ever wanted to fish but don't really know how, now's your chance to fix that. The Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is offering "Fish Fest" this Saturday at Spring C... — Updated 9/6/2023


Local quilters semi-finalists at international show

Marlene Oddie of Grand Coulee, and former local resident Nancy Cargo, now from Port Angeles, Washington, are semi-finalists at one of the biggest juried quilt shows in the country.... — Updated 9/6/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

City considers rezoning old dorms

Coulee Dam is considering rezoning two properties for a use for which most people think they’re already zoned. Two buildings across Lincoln Avenue from city hall, built as dormitories in the 1930s, have been used as residences,... — Updated 9/6/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Students mostly prevail on dress code issue

Students racked up a policy victory at Lake Roosevelt Jr/Sr High School Monday when the school district board of directors voted to implement most of their recommended changes to... — Updated 8/30/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Naval Academy alums rides across US for Veterans' causes

The plan is to make it across the country in 44 stops, while along the way garnering even more pledges of support for veterans' causes, and, around here, dodging wildfires. A group... — Updated 8/30/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

City to pay contractor to run sewer plant

Grand Coulee’s city council voted just days before they had no operator to sign a one-year contract for operation of its sewer plant via an independent contractor, on an emergency basis. At the time on Aug. 23, the current... — Updated 8/30/2023

 By Don Brunell    News

Focus on power lines to avoid wildfires, losses

Many fingers are again pointed at electric utilities because downed power lines are suspected of starting another horrific wildfire — the one that raced through Lahaina killing hu... — Updated 8/23/2023


Sliding into the school year

Rod Broadnax, the new superintendent at Grand Coulee Dam School District, points to another slider with "hustle" after coming down the inflatable slide on the football field. The... — Updated 8/23/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Rodeo leader George Kohout dies

A longtime community leader who revived the ailing Colorama Rodeo over a decade ago and focused on strengthening its sponsoring Ridge Riders Saddle Club, has died. George Kohout... — Updated 8/23/2023


STCU gives $50K for wildfire relief, encourages donations from community

The Here for Good Foundation, STCU’s charitable foundation, is encouraging donations at to support communities impacted by recent wildfires in the Inland Northwest. All funds donated... — Updated 8/23/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Fires erupt on dry, windy Friday

Firefighters from at least 10 different agencies fought a "stubborn" fire on a windy Friday weather forecasters had predicted could be a bad one. It was. The fire dubbed the Plum Po... — Updated 8/23/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Sewer plant near-future operations uncertain

It’s not certain exactly how the wastewater treatment plant that serves the roughly 2,000 citizens of Grand Coulee and Electric City will keep operating after nine days from now. That’s when its current operator will retire.... — Updated 8/18/2023


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