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1. Go to 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 12/7/2022


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 12/7/2022

 By Scott Hunter    News 

Families lose everything in fire

A trailer housing two families on E Street burned down Thursday on one of the coldest nights of the year so far, burning one man badly. "This is the devastation that no family... — Updated 12/7/2022


12 Tribes Colville Casinos celebrates holiday season by giving back

Omak, WA November 30, 2022 – 12 Tribes Colville Casinos’ team members are proud to contribute the annual holiday meals to local families in the Omak, Lake Chelan, and Coulee Dam communities, 12 Tribes said in a press release... — Updated 12/7/2022


Clothes Dryer Fire Safety

 Olympia – In a 2020 report published by the NFPA, clothes dryers caused 4% of home structure fires in 2014 through 2018.  Last year in Washington State, there were a reported 352 fires caused by appliances which included... — Updated 12/7/2022

 By Scott Hunter    News 

Chamber event raises $25k

The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce's first in-person winter event since 2019 was a success Saturday night, as community members turned out for the Vintners and Brewers... — Updated 12/7/2022

 By Scott Hunter    News 

Treatment plant upgrades estimated at $10.5 million

City leaders in Grand Coulee met with their engineers Monday to learn about options being recommended for upgrades to their wastewater treatment plant, estimated to cost $10.5 milli... — Updated 12/7/2022


GCD Schools Closed

There will be no school today for the Grand Coulee Dam School District due to the weather.... — Updated 11/30/2022


Ready for the draw

Santa and an elf pause among the pre-decorated Christmas trees at the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center Saturday, where the seniors will draw winners of the $1 raffle tickets for the... — Updated 11/30/2022


Gift territory

Shoppers and sellers chat at Coulee Dam City Hall Saturday, where the Ridge Riders organized the Holiday Market bazaar. Vendors reported a steady flow of customers at the event.... — Updated 11/30/2022

 By Scott Hunter    News

LR senior class will head to San Diego

Lake Roosevelt's senior class trip to San Diego got a thumbs up from the school board Monday night, a reward for hard work at fundraising. "I have yet to see these kids not make... — Updated 11/30/2022

 By Scott Hunter    News

City will set aside money for Coulee Playland improvements

Electric City will set aside some of the money collected from tourists to make improvements to Coulee Playland, which sits on city-managed land. The city learned last month that it would need to invest in the campground to comply... — Updated 11/30/2022


Room for more

Mason Marin and his mother, Melissa Gross, are among those who turned out for the Turkey Trott on Thanksgiving Day as the sun broke through the fog on Steamboat Rock behind them.... — Updated 11/30/2022

 By Scott Hunter    News

Levy certified as passed in each county

When it was all said and done, the Grand Coulee Dam School District Proposition No. 1 passed in each of the four counties where it was on the ballot earlier this month. The levy election was certified by county election officials... — Updated 11/30/2022

 By Scott Hunter    News

Bad weather for travel tonight and tomorrow

The National Weather Service is warning us to expect heavy snowfall from Tuesday night through Wednesday night, Nov. 29-30, that may make travel "difficult or impossible." An alert... — Updated 11/29/2022

 By Scott Hunter    News

Shots fired lead to tense evening for police, suspect

Law enforcement officers from several agencies descended on a mobile home in Electric City Monday afternoon, after a bail bondsman reported he'd been shot at from inside the home... — Updated 11/27/2022


Assembled for sharing heritage

Dancers and singers and drummers in the Silent Hill Drum Group open up the Native Heritage Month Honoring Our Youth Mini Powwow at Lake Roosevelt Schools' assembly Tuesday... — Updated 11/27/2022


Stuffing inside

Darlene Morava gets plateful of flavor at the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center's Thanksgiving Dinner on the Thursday before the holiday. There were leftovers, and members will likely... — Updated 11/23/2022


Revving for a life fully lived

Joe Higgs adjusts handlebars and footrests on the late Mike Horne's bike to get it through the door of MPH Hi Dam Bar and Grill, where his friends gather inside for a celebration... — Updated 11/23/2022


City seeking applicants for scholarship

The City of Grand Coulee is now accepting community applications for the AWC Center for Quality Communities scholarship. The scholarship is available through a statewide competitive process for students who are active in... — Updated 11/23/2022

 By Scott Hunter    News

Leaders approve revised CD police agreement

Leaders in Electric City Tuesday night approved a slightly revised contract for police services with Coulee Dam after clarifying some language in it. The Electric City Council voted unanimously to approve the contract that will... — Updated 11/23/2022

 By Scott Hunter    News

Levy vote still tight but heading toward passage

The local school levy was passing by a better margin after vote tallies continued Tuesday in the four county election offices involved, with more ballots yet to count in two counties Thursday and Friday. With a total vote so far... — Updated 11/16/2022


Coulee Dam sewer component over $900k

A “lift station” revamp to get west Coulee Dam’s sewage across the river to the city’s new wastewater plant was bid at $906,000, the city’s engineer reported Monday. Engineer Daniel Cowger of Varela Engineering... — Updated 11/16/2022

 By Scott Hunter    News

Electric City votes to change police service

Electric City will change from hiring Grand Coulee’s police department to enforce law in its city to contracting with a city slightly further away — Coulee Dam — after reviewing proposals from both departments for future... — Updated 11/16/2022


Veterans gathering

Lots of discussion was happening at the annual Veteran's Day Breakfast put on for free by American Legion Post 57 Friday. Donation's were collected at the front door. - Scott... — Updated 11/16/2022


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