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 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 10, 2018 

Community garden possible, but requirements need to be met first

As the Coulee Area Park and Recreation District works on a list of projects to help bring North Dam Park into compliance with federal law on providing access for those in wheelchairs, it increases the likelihood of starting other projects, such as a...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 10, 2018 

A rock in the road in the middle of the night

A boulder fell onto the highway along Banks Lake sometime in the early hours of the morning Tuesday, blocking the 60 mph northbound lane. Unfortunately, Shaian Gomez found it in her Ford Focus....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 10, 2018 

Common animal control problem discussed by Board of Mayors

The topic of animal control was brought up at the Regional Board of Mayors meeting on Monday, a problem all the towns have in common. Electric City Clerk Russ Powers said Electric City has issues with dogs running at large, feral cats, unlicensed...

 

Newsbriefs

CAPRD approves future kiosk at park Kiosks to tout the features along the Coulee Corridor are looking like they will finally get put up after about 10 years of effort, if a paper discussed at the Coulee Area Park and Recreation District is an...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 10, 2018 

Authorities: bad fire could have been worse

A fire that destroyed four homes in Elmer City last week left the fire chief thankful for his neighbors, who he said likely prevented a larger catastrophe. Okanogan Fire District 2 Chief Dave Finch sa...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 10, 2018 

PUD candidates make their case in Grand Coulee

Two candidates for leadership of the public electric utility in Grant County laid out their cases for election last Thursday at the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Siam Palace. Nelson Cox and Judy Wilson both feel the Grant...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 10, 2018 

Electric City will earmark $94k from lodging tax

Electric City council Tuesday night approved the details on how to distribute the city’s lodging tax revenue. On the recommendation of the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, Councilmembers Lonna Bussert and Rich McGuire, the council voted to...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 10/1 - A woman reported her chop saw, used to cut wood, went missing from outside the Trail West Motel. - A driver, pulled over for having a tail light out, was cited for the light and for driving with his license suspended. The man said...

 

School Board of Directors to hold special meeting Monday

The Grand Coulee Dam School District Board of Directors will be holding a Special Board Meeting at 6 p.m., on Monday, October 15, at the high school library....

 

Newsbriefs

Fire fought north of Nespelem A wildland fire broke out last Wednesday north of Nespelem, burning some 247 acres before being contained Saturday, the Northwest Interagency Management Team 2 said. Gherke Windmill Garden gets faraway visitors There...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 3, 2018

In Elmer City, high winds whip up fire, burning homes

High winds threw an Elmer City fire across Highway 155 last night after a blaze started in the Grandview Mobile Home Park below the highway. Details were sketchy last night, but one person with an eme...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 3, 2018

Support shown for local cities to consolidate

More than 50 people gathered at the Wine Bar in Grand Coulee Thursday to discuss the idea of consolidating some or all local towns into one. SCJ Alliance, a consulting firm for municipal planning,...

 

Grand Coulee wins compliance award for treatment plant

The city of Grand Coulee was presented with a plaque commemorating perfect compliance in regard to their wastewater treatment plant. The award was presented Sept. 18 before the city council by Kim Prisock of the Department of Ecology, the fourth...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 3, 2018

Shopping in the coulee

"I need some new socks." That is a common experience among human beings in the 21st century. But with the closing of The Variety Store last year, where does a Coulee-ite buy something as basic as...

 

Wild ride

Emergency responders work to extract a Selland Construction worker from a scraper on Peter Dan Road Sept. 19, where the company was doing construction. "We had an operator error, the machine shut...

 

Grant PUD to hold public hearings on 2019 budget

Grant PUD commissioners will host three budget hearings before adopting the utility’s 2019 budget. The budget hearings are held in locations throughout the county, the utility said in a press release Monday. The hearings will include a...

 

Reward offered

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that a victim of theft is offering a $5,000 reward. The victim of the theft of construction equipment from a worksite near 4th St. S.E. and S. Kansas Ave. in East Wenatchee, between Sept. 5 and...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 9/25 - A man was booked into Grant County Jail on charges of domestic violence and intimidating a public servant after after a police officer reported seeing a female subject being to the ground. - A 911 hangup call turned out to...

 

Consolidation discussion coming Thursday

The topic of local area towns consolidating into one will be discussed at the Wine Bar on Main Street in Grand Coulee on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend the informal meeting, described as a social event. The open discussion...

 

B Street closure to continue

The Grand Coulee city council voted to extend the closure of B Street through October 2019 while the United States Bureau of Reclamation continues to build their fire station off of Highway 155. "We...

 

Fire burns in Elmer City in high winds

If you're thinking of driving to Elmer City to take a look at the fire, don't. The road is blocked. High winds threw the fire across the highway 155 tonight after a fire started in the trailer court...

 

PUD leader reports to chamber

A literal power struggle is going on in Grant County, and an electric utility commissioner explained Grant PUD's policies to chamber of commerce members last week. Commissioner Terry Brewer said the...

 

Scott Abrahamson: a scholar and a daredevil

When his head isn't buried in an engineering textbook, Scott Abrahamson spends his time jumping from one bareback horse to another in races. The 2016 Lake Roosevelt salutatorian, Abrahamson continues...

 

Dam fined by EPA for hazardous waste violations

The Bureau of Reclamation was fined $115,500 by the Environmental Protection Agency for hazardous waste handling violations at the Grand Coulee Dam. The EPA said in a press release Tuesday that the action was taken at the request of the state of Wash...

 

Councilmember: New law could enlist landlord help on drug houses

Grand Coulee is still considering an ordinance addressing the problem of drug houses. Councilmember Tom Poplawski updated the council on the endeavor the city started looking at earlier this year. A nuisance or drug house, with a history of crimes...

 

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