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 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Tribal primary results narrow each race down to two candidates

With poll and absentee votes both now certified, twenty-six candidates have been narrowed down to 14 in the primary for seven seats on the Colville Business Council, with only one incumbent knocked out of the running. There are... — Updated 5/14/2021

 By Scott Hunter    News 

Rodeo sets records for attendance

With a hunger for getting out built up among rodeo fans, the first one in the state since pandemic lockdown set attendance records and put Grand Coulee on the national rodeo map. Ri... — Updated 5/13/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Positions up for election this year for local councils, boards

Voters will decide on about 30 positions up for election in the 2021 elections for local town councils, school boards, and more. Candidate filings of intent to run for these offices are open from May 17-21. Grand Coulee Three... — Updated 5/12/2021


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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 5/12/2021


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 5/12/2021


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 5/6 - A Burdin Boulevard man had his pitbull inside his house when police asked him about a dog-at-large complaint. - A Honda Accord backed into a Chevy Equinox in the hospital parking lot. The drivers had... — Updated 5/12/2021


Coulee Dam council position open

A seat is open on the city council in the town of Coulee Dam following the resignation of Councilmember Fred Netzel.  Netzel’s letter of resignation, which was approved by the rest of the council at their April 21 meeting, said... — Updated 5/12/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Dry Falls highlighted in local's new book

You may learn a thing or two about local history if you pick up a copy of a new book titled "Dry Falls and Sun Lakes" from Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series, which... — Updated 5/12/2021


Running for public office?

Candidate Filing Week is May 17-21, and the Office of the Secretary of State is joining county election offices across Washington to accept applications for public office, including about 30 local positions in the Grand Coulee Dam... — Updated 5/12/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Grant County leaders encourage vaccination to keep businesses open

During a Grant County Leadership ZOOM meeting May 5, people from various organizations discussed how to market COVID-19 vaccines more effectively. Misty Aguilar, public information officer for the Grant County Health District,... — Updated 5/12/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News 

No dam tours this year

Although there will be no tours of the Grand Coulee Dam this year, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is working on a plan for the return of the Laser Light Show and for opening its visitor center. USBR Public Affairs Specialist for th... — Updated 5/12/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Kennedy approved as new jr/sr high school principal

Sara Kennedy will be Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School's new principal starting with the 2021-22 school year.  Kennedy, who has worked as the school's dean of students since... — Updated 5/12/2021


What you need to know before coming to Colorama Festival events

The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce is asking for cooperation in keeping everyone safe during Colorama. The chamber issued the following guidelines: “Masks are to be worn at all times (except when actively eating or... — Updated 5/6/2021


Queen looking forward to Colorama 2021

Dalley Katich, 17, of Wilbur, will reign over the Colorama PRCA Rodeo this week, and she's looking forward to welcoming all to Colorama. And look for Dalley to wave back at her in t... — Updated 5/5/2021


Coulee Cops

Coulee Dam Police 4/28 - A man found a credit card on a table at Crescent Bay and turned it over to police. Using the name on the card, they attempted to contact the owner without success. - A person reported having been cornered... — Updated 5/5/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

New police car badging discussed ... and discussed again

You may be able to spot a Grand Coulee Police car more easily if the department gets new badging for their cars.  The topic of "rebadging" eight Grand Coulee Police patrol cars... — Updated 5/5/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Speed signs proposed for Grand Coulee's SR-174 city limits

The city of Grand Coulee is considering installing electronic speed limit signs on both ends of the city limits along SR-174 and paying for it with money brought in from a public... — Updated 5/5/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

High school is planning a prom

Lake Roosevelt High School intends to hold a high school prom this month to give its students a sense of normalcy.  “We believe as a district that students need a sense of normal and that traditional events should continue... — Updated 5/5/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

State COVID recovery plan "paused"

Local counties remain in Phase 3 of Washington's COVID-19 recovery plan, which means that the local Colorama Festival with its variety of activities in the area can go on as... — Updated 5/5/2021


Electronic speed sign survey

Please take this one minute survey about electronic speed signs. — Updated 4/29/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Library going through controversial changes

Community members aren't happy with library-related decisions made at the administrative level that have affected the local library and that have led to the resignation of branch... — Updated 4/29/2021


Area businesses donate for kids zone Colorama giveaway

The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce said Tuesday that Siam Palace, Coulee Construction, and Centerline Development have come together to sponsor 20 Kids Festival Zone day passes to the community. The passes will be... — Updated 4/28/2021

 By Scott Hunter    News

Five die of virus in Grant County

With five more dead in Grant County from COVID-19 and vaccine hesitancy apparently on the rise, health officials issued pleas this week for people get use the available “tools to take the fight to the virus.” The five deaths... — Updated 4/28/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Colorama parade is a go

The Colorama parade will be held like normal along it’s Midway Avenue route, but button raffles will be held online with multiple prize drawings held over multiple days.  “The parade is on!” Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of... — Updated 4/28/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Continued B Street closure concerns city

The continued closure of a city emergency route during a long-stalled federal construction project is worrying the city council in Grand Coulee. During their April 20 meeting, the Grand Coulee City Council discussed the continued... — Updated 4/28/2021


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