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 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Comments still open on management plan for Spring Canyon

You have until the end of the day on May 30 to comment on potential changes at Spring Canyon, including the potential removal of the swim dock, removal of the concession building, and more. The Lake Roosevelt National Recreation... — Updated 5/21/2020

 
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Big deals, every one of them

Lake Roosevelt High School staffers Friday hang up 42 banners depicting this year's graduating seniors. Extra efforts are being made to find ways to honor the class of 2020, who... — Updated 5/21/2020

 
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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 5/20/2020

 
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Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 5/12 - Police spoke to a woman on A Street regarding an argument between neighbors. - A deceased person’s garage was reported open on Boulder Avenue. Police found the house secure, but the garage open and a... — Updated 5/20/2020

 
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Congressmen: include water infrastructure in COVID-19 relief package

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Jim Costa (D-CA) last week led a letter to congressional leadership urging the inclusion of critical water infrastructure in the upcoming COVID-19 economic and infrastructure... — Updated 5/20/2020

 
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People For People gets GTA contract

Grant Transit Authority (GTA) awarded People For People, a non-profit organization, a contract to continue providing demand response transportation for individuals who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).... — Updated 5/20/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News 

City contracts $405K for sewer lift station

Electric City accepted a bid to build a new sewage lift station on the southern end of Grand Avenue, replacing one that dates back to the 1960s. The lift station pumps sewage to the wastewater treatment facility in Grand Coulee.... — Updated 5/20/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Chamber honors business and achiever of the year

"Achiever of the Year" and "Business of the Year" for 2019 were chosen last week by members of the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce.  Kerry Higgins, who co-owns Coulee... — Updated 5/20/2020

 
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On top and underway

A crew of workers makes progress on the new fire station under construction for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation off SR-155 Monday. Two cranes were active on the site, lifting... — Updated 5/20/2020

 
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Final voting results given for tribal primary

Final results are in for the Colville Business Council primary elections in which seven of the 14 positions for the governing body of the Colville Tribes are up for election.  On Thursday, absentee votes were added to the total... — Updated 5/20/2020

 
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Golfers enjoy returning to the course

Having been open for two weeks now, people have been out enjoying the Banks Lake Golf Course.  On May 5 the state of Washington allowed golf courses to resume play with certain... — Updated 5/20/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Cities allocated COVID relief money

Local cities and towns could soon receive money as part of a COVID-19 federal relief package, but city officials are leery of requirements they may not meet. “Local governments will soon receive their portion of nearly $300... — Updated 5/20/2020

 
 By Scott Hunter    News 

Grand Coulee man dies of COVID-19

A man from Grand Coulee has died of complications from COVID-19, Grant County Health District said Monday night. The district was notified Monday that the man in his 50s, who was hospitalized, had died. The health district did not... — Updated 5/20/2020

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Grand Coulee man dies of COVID-19

A man from Grand Coulee has died of complications from COVID-19, Grant County Health District said Monday night. The district was notified Monday that the man in his 50s, who was hospitalized, had died. “Our hearts are with his... — Updated 5/18/2020

 

Final primary results for CBC elections

Final results are in for the Colville Business Council primary elections in which seven of the 14 positions for the governing body of the Colville Tribes are up for election.  On Thursday, absentee votes were added to the total... — Updated 5/18/2020

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 5/4 - A former Safeway employee got into an argument with a current Safeway employee, who allegedly pushed the former employee. The store asked police to inform the former employee that he was banned from the... — Updated 5/13/2020

 

WiFi hotspots in Washington a priority for WSU Extensions

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on the internet needs of rural Washington in particular.  In Washington, nearly one in 10 rural residents lack access to high-speed broadband, according to Washington State University... — Updated 5/13/2020

 

Newsbriefs

Spring Canyon closed for paving work Spring Canyon will be closed from May 11-21 for microsurfacing in a paving project begun in July of 2019 in which locations within the National Park Service’s Lake Roosevelt National... — Updated 5/13/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

LR graduation plan very different under COVID-19 restrictions

This year's Lake Roosevelt High School graduation ceremony will likely look a lot different than those of their older siblings, friends, parents, or grandparents.  The COVID-19... — Updated 5/13/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

New chamber ED watching for community opportunities

Rachelle Haven took the reins as executive director of the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce in April during a strange year for a local economy that counts on tourism.... — Updated 5/13/2020

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Officials debate re-opening Okanogan County

Okanogan County officials Tuesday debated possible paths for the county to progress into the state’s Phase 2 toward easing COVID-19 restrictions. To qualify to move to Phase 2 of the state’s “Safe Start Washington” phased... — Updated 5/13/2020

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Foundation wants to help local area

A charitable-giving organization that manages millions and has grown 380 times its initial size in 24 years is reaching out to smaller communities, including this one, wanting to make a bigger impact. Not that it hasn’t given to... — Updated 5/11/2020

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Fishing resumes on area lakes

Fishing has resumed in most of the state following Gov. Jay Inslee's adjustment to his Stay Home – Stay Healthy orders. Fishing has not opened up all the way on the Colville... — Updated 5/7/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Distance learning at LR schools, now and later

In the Grand Coulee Dam School District, teachers, students, and parents have been navigating the uncharted waters and new paradigm of "distance learning" for the past few weeks... — Updated 5/6/2020

 

Golf resumes, but with limits

The ban on golf during the COVID-19 pandemic have been lifted by the governor, but there are plenty of restrictions on how play can resume, including how many people can golf together, ride in a cart, and more.  The Banks Lake... — Updated 5/6/2020

 

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