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 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 12, 2019 

Consolidation committee discusses next steps

So what's going on with the effort to consolidate local towns into one? A group of local business owners and residents who have that goal met Thursday at the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce...

 
 News    June 12, 2019 

Twelve years in the making

Family and friends record the moment with cell phones as the Lake Roosevelt High School Class of 2019, led by Class President Olivia Ludwig, move their tassles to the graduated side of their mortar...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 12, 2019 

Beach parking banned at Geezer Beach by USBR

Despite overwhelming public opinion against the idea, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has chosen to ban vehicles from parking on Geezer Beach, located behind the Third Powerhouse of the Grand Coulee...

 
 News    June 12, 2019 

Newsbriefs

Canoes to Kettle will launch Friday About 80 people will leave in canoes from Crescent Bay, heading toward Kettle Falls on Friday, June 14. A brief ceremony will take place from 9 a.m. until the paddlers leave at 11 or possibly earlier, according to...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 12, 2019 

Koulee Kids Fest and Millpond Days this weekend

Kids and their parents in the region will have plenty to do this weekend, with the local chamber of commerce’s Koulee Kids Fest offering activities all over town and Nespelem’s Millpond Days offering activities there. The chamber event for kids...

 
 News    June 12, 2019 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/4 - Two people were banned from a residence in Grand Coulee after the rightful owner of the property, who resides in California, learned they were there without permission. 6/5 - A man reported damage to his father’s E Street...

 
 News    June 12, 2019 

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 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 5, 2019

State attorney general to visit local Rotary club

Washington state’s top legal officer will speak at local Rotary club’s June 12 meeting. Attorney General Bob Ferguson will be speaking about the work of the Office of the Attorney General and taking questions from those in attendance. The Grand C...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 5, 2019

Canoe journey to recall history, advocate for future

Seventy-nine years to the day after the original Ceremony of Tears, about 80 paddlers will leave Crescent Bay in canoes June 14 for an eight-day journey to Kettle Falls, the site of the original ceremony that mourned the loss of salmon from the...

 

Newsbriefs

Officers shoot man in Okanogan County An Okanogan County Sheriff’s sergeant and deputy were involved in a non-fatality shooting near the Aeneas Valley Store, above Tonasket, Monday night, Sheriff Tony Hawley said in a press release Tuesday. Hawley...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 5, 2019

Local eagle population doing well

Eagle parents along the Columbia River have their hands full with four eaglets in their nest in the Washington Flats area. Local wildlife photography enthusiast Nora Gabler Jenn, previously profiled...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 5, 2019

Child and dad finding time to bicycle across U.S.

At 40, he thought he'd left his cross-country bicycling days in his 20s. Then his 6-year-old shared a dream. James Colver and his son Shepherd, now 7, are bicycling across the country, from...

 

Local groups fight common enemy in northern pike fish

An effort to remove a problematic, invasive fish from local waters has united multiple groups towards the common cause. The predatory northern pike are said by biologist to be a threat to native fish...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 5, 2019

Rodeo gets a boost from Jess Ford

The Ridge Riders Saddle Club and their annual rodeos got a boost Monday as Jess Ford principal Garrett Jess handed a check to Ridge Rider President George Kohout to cover the cost of a new piece of...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 5/25 - A man called 911 and spoke to an officer at Riley Point. The man said he had been the best of friends with a woman for the past two days, but was now concerned about his belongings because she had driven past him without offering...

 

Keller Ferry out of service due to issues with north shore loading ramp

The Keller Ferry vessel, M/V Sanpoil, will be out of service until further notice due issues with the north shore loading ramp. There is no estimate on when the ramp repairs will be complete. Drivers are advised to seek alternate routes until ferry...

 

School discipline workshop tonight

A public workshop related to school discipline will be held in the Lake Roosevelt High School student hub at 6 p.m. tonight. An agenda for the workshop shows staff members outlining district goals, discipline tactics, and more. "You are invited to...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 29, 2019

Grand Coulee's 'Heroin Hill' problem considered

Grand Coulee discussed the scourge of drugs in town at their latest council meeting. “I think we have a bit of a problem in terms of drug dealing,” Grand Coulee resident and business owner Kimberly Christensen said last week to laughter from a...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 29, 2019

Could the "B" in "B Street" stand for "Bureau"?

Grand Coulee could turn over a stretch of the infamous B Street to the Bureau of Reclamation. The city council discussed the topic at their May 21 meeting. Public Works Director Dennis Francis brought the topic up, noting that the bureau didn’t...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 29, 2019

City looking at new sidewalks on Ferry

Coulee Dam’s sidewalks on Ferry Avenue are heaving, with some uplifted by tree roots by several inches. Councilmember Fred Netzel said he recently walked the street with an engineer, who said the whole 1,200-feet of sidewalks on the street should...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 29, 2019

Mayor: some stepping up to restart fire department

The town of Coulee Dam doesn’t have a functional fire department currently, relying heavily on mutual aid agreements with other local departments. Mayor Bob Poch said Wednesday that several people are interested in stepping up to fill that void,...

 

Newsbriefs

Coulee Dam looking for planning members Coulee Dam is looking for three people to form the town’s planning commission. The city is putting together a state-required updated comprehensive plan, and Clerk Stefani Bowden said the city must either...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 29, 2019

Tribes sue big-pharma over opioid harm

The Colville Tribes have filed a lawsuit against major manufacturers of opioids, alleging devastating health effects on tribal communities resulting from the drugs. A May 10 press release from the tribes detailed the lawsuit, saying that “the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 29, 2019

City building needs whole new roof

Coulee Dam’s “Community Building,” the one that houses The Melody Restaurant, Riverview Bowl and the currently unused theater space, has a bigger problem than the city’s budget can currently fix: it needs a new roof. Not a patch job on the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 29, 2019

Wilbur cyberstalker gets 11 years

A Wilbur man was sentenced May 23 to over 11 years in federal prison for cyberstalking an ex-girlfriend and illegally possessing firearms. Thomas Martin Roberts, 52, had pleaded guilty June 12, 2018, to being a felon in possession of a firearm and...

 

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