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Reclamation fire station construction wrapping up

Construction work at the Bureau of Reclamation's fire station is near completion, and the public is invited to attend an open house set for Tuesday, June 4 from 4-6 p.m., the... — Updated 5/29/2024

 By Renata Rollins    News 

CMC seeks federal funding for workforce housing development

Faced with a housing shortage that threatens their efforts to find and keep rural health workers, Coulee Medical Center wants to develop a tiny-home community for their medical... — Updated 5/29/2024

 By Renata Rollins    News 

Banks Lake project draws new investor interest, but questions remain

The Banks Lake Pumped Storage Project has lingered since Columbia Basin Hydropower first brought it to the attention of local leaders in 2016. Lately the project, planned to... — Updated 5/29/2024

 By Renata Rollins    News 

Could you be the next Grand Coulee mayor?

The Grand Coulee city council is looking for the next mayor, and any registered voter living within city limits can throw their name into the ring. Interested applicants should bring a letter of intent to City Hall, 306 Midway... — Updated 5/29/2024


Isle of Flags to honor more veterans Monday

The annual Isle of Flags, with its Memorial Day ceremony, will honor nine more veterans whose families have requested a flag be flown in their honor. The annual event, which started in 1976, continues to add more flags every year... — Updated 5/22/2024

 By Roger Lucas    News

On the way to Skagway

It’s true; apples don’t fall far from trees. Over the years I have been fortunate to travel quite a bit. Now it’s my oldest son Paul’s time to travel. He retired a year ago and started planning a near five-month trip to Alaska. He... — Updated 5/22/2024

 By Renata Rollins    News

Electric City approves scaled-back version of city park

Electric City's first-ever city-owned park may open this year on a parcel of city land behind the fire barn, capping off years of planning and discussions going back nearly a... — Updated 5/22/2024


Laser light show and public tours resume Memorial Day weekend

Bureau of Reclamation will begin operations May 25 of the "One River, Many Voices" laser light show and John W. Keys III Pump-Generating Plant public tours. The light show will run... — Updated 5/22/2024


Blue over blue

People enjoy the quiet at Crescent Bay on Lake Roosevelt Saturday morning while getting in a little fishing between the base of big hill and the beach under a blue sky. This week's... — Updated 5/22/2024

 By Renata Rollins    News

Johnson appointed Grand Coulee interim police chief

After eight weeks with the position vacant, Grand Coulee now officially has an acting police chief. Grand Coulee Police Officer Levi Johnson will serve in the role for up to six... — Updated 5/22/2024


Easy afternoon

Whiskey Trail entertains on the chamber's portable stage at the Colorama fair in North Dam Park, positioned so that people in both the open eating area and the beer garden could... — Updated 5/15/2024


Wrong way to Colorama

A Grand Coulee ambulance heads the wrong way down Midway Avenue during Saturday's parade to take care of a man in distress at the Pacific Pride station. It was a heat-related... — Updated 5/15/2024


Grant PUD leader to step down in June

Rich Wallen, Grant PUD’s general manager/chief executive officer, has announced his resignation from the utility. The resignation, given to Grant PUD’s Board of Commissioners on May 7, is effective on June 14, the PUD ann... — Updated 5/15/2024


Some internet, wireless services out Thursday, Friday this week

A planned fiber outage will happen in Grant County late this week for line repair and replacement, temporarily cutting off internet for fiber customers, and disrupting major wireless carriers locally as well, according to local... — Updated 5/15/2024

 By Renata Rollins    News

Rebuild of hospital access roads starts next Monday

Two short roads responsible for carrying 100% of Coulee Medical Center traffic in Grand Coulee will undergo reconstruction beginning next week and lasting into the summer. Fortuyn Road and James Saunders Street will be closed... — Updated 5/15/2024


Parade happens

A big crowd comes out for the annual Colorama Parade Saturday, after it had at one point looked like it would not happen at all. A declaration of its cancelation by the Grand... — Updated 5/15/2024

 By Scott Hunter    News

School leaders avoid $500k loss of federal funds

Leaders of two school districts Tuesday night, agreed to a “tuition” plan that’s been in dispute for months, which threatened to cost them over half a million dollars that would otherwise go to educating their students. Every... — Updated 5/15/2024

 By Renata Rollins    News

Grand Coulee mayor resigns 

Grand Coulee is looking for more patrol officers, a police chief, a wastewater treatment plant operator, and a public works director. Starting Friday, the city will need a new mayor as well. Mayor Mike Eylar announced his... — Updated 5/15/2024

 By Jessica Tufts    News

Elementary kids run in 44th Mini Bloomsday

Hundreds of children took part in a 45-year-old tradition Friday by running races on the grass in perfect weather on the athletic field below Lake Roosevelt Schools. The first Mini... — Updated 5/8/2024


Missing Indigenous woman located

Multiple law enforcement agencies investigated a missing persons case beginning on Saturday, April 27. Colville tribal member Amanda Pakootas was missing and reported by police to be held against her will with a man named Joseph... — Updated 5/8/2024


Museum will be open Saturday

If you need something educationally amusing to do during Colorama, consider this: The Coulee Pioneer Museum in Electric City will be open on Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Current curator John Kemble says he has displays... — Updated 5/8/2024

 By Renata Rollins    News

Search for police chief starting over

Don Redfield will not be the Grand Coulee police chief after all, Mayor Mike Eylar confirmed yesterday. Details were closely guarded at press time, but the city will “re-cast the net,” Eylar said, based on the city att... — Updated 5/8/2024

 By Renata Rollins    News

Whole-community town hall postponed indefinitely

The town hall on regionally-significant topics spanning town and county boundaries in the Grand Coulee Dam area has been postponed indefinitely, the Regional Board of Mayors decided at their May meeting last week. It would have... — Updated 5/8/2024

 By Scott Hunter    News

Colorama Parade is on for Saturday

It will start at 11 a.m., just as it has for decades, but for a few hours, chamber leaders thought the upcoming annual Colorama Parade on Saturday would have to be canceled. In fact... — Updated 5/8/2024

 By Scott Hunter    News

"Hit list" threatens five LR students

Two students at Lake Roosevelt Jr./Sr. High School were expelled on an emergency basis Thursday after an investigation of their emails revealed threats to kill five students at the school. During an authorized investigation into on... — Updated 5/1/2024


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