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 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 17, 2019 

Citizens, firefighters disapprove of upcoming intersection change

Citizens, firefighters, engineers, and city officials discussed a controversial possible intersection change in Electric City at the city's April 9 council meeting. About 18 people in the crowd...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 17, 2019 

On his mind: community - with cars and coffee

Cars and coffee are two things beloved around the world, and a way to celebrate cars while drinking coffee on a monthly basis may soon find its way to the community. Sam Hsieh, surgeon and chief...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 17, 2019 

Elmer City looking into state-of-the art wastewater plant

Elmer City will spend $18,000 on a feasibility study on building a certain style of wastewater treatment plant for the town. The Elmer City Council voted unanimously April 11 to go through with the feasibility study following a nearly hour-long...

 
 News    April 17, 2019 

Newsbriefs

Earth Day celebration Friday The Colville Tribes are hosting an Earth Day celebration at the Nespelem Powwow grounds Friday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will have informational and interactive booths, a free hot dog lunch, a raffle, and...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 17, 2019 

New LR principal plans to stay for years to come

Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School is getting a new principal. Kirk Marshlain currently teaches English language arts and special education at Foothills Middle School in Wenatchee, and will...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 17, 2019 

Woman dies in car crash

An 80-year-old woman died Monday afternoon when the car she was riding in rolled off the highway just east of Leahy Junction on SR-174. Ramona J. Anderson, of Omak, died at the scene 19 miles west of Grand Coulee, the Washington State Patrol...

 
 News    April 17, 2019 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 4/8 - An officer responded to an accident near the top of the dam on SR-155. A Subaru Legacy was said in the police report to be driving up the hill when it left the right shoulder of the road, hit the rock wall, and flipped onto the...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    April 17, 2019 

Daylight saving time year round passes Senate

OLYMPIA - Legislation to make daylight saving time the year-round standard passed the Senate Tuesday evening in a bipartisan 46-2 vote. The bill would put Washington state on Pacific Daylight Time...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 10, 2019

Grand Coulee envisions ideas for its downtown

The city of Grand Coulee is looking at a vision for the future of the city that includes more pedestrian-friendly features, aesthetic upgrades, and relocating city hall at the former middle school. SC...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 10, 2019

You know Easter is on its way when ...

Hippity hoppity, Easter is on its way, and that means Easter baskets and Easter egg hunts. Volunteers at the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center assembled 450 Easter baskets through donations to the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 10, 2019

Organizations team up to provide healthy snacks for after school

Local organizations are promoting healthy eating habits to kids during their out-of-school time. Members of Coulee Medical Center and the local Lions Club have been making donations of healthy snacks to local youth who might otherwise eat junk food o...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 10, 2019

CAPRD discusses bureau contract

What would happen to North Dam Park if a local group didn’t take care of it? Commissioners for the Coulee Area Park & Recreation District discussed renewal of their contract with the United States Bureau of Reclamation at their April 1 meeting....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 10, 2019

Earth Day coming later this month

The Colville Tribes will hold their 10th annual Earth Day celebration at the Nespelem powwow grounds on April 19 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event will include over 50 interactive and informational booths concerning things like recycling, natural...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 10, 2019

Colville Tribes to sell marijuana

The Colville Tribes have entered into an agreement with the state of Washington to sell marijuana, according to an April 8 press release from the tribes. “We are pleased to sign this agreement and look forward to the economic development...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 10, 2019

Power outage affects 800 local customers

A power outage Friday affected about 800 Grant PUD customers in the Grand Coulee Dam area for over seven hours. “The issue that has caused the outage in the area is located on a transmission pole that is within an isolated area without easy...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 4/2 - A driver known to have a suspended license was pulled over along Midway Avenue and given a citation for that. He arranged for a licensed driver to take control of his vehicle. - An officer responded to a report of a couple yelling...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 3, 2019

Complaint: school is not a rec center

Is it right to disrupt school for hundreds of students because of a sport played by a small percentage of them? That was a topic of discussion at the Grand Coulee Dam School District’s Board of Directors meeting March 25. Cathy LaPlace addressed...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 3, 2019

Proctor hosts his annual bull and steer riding school

What an experience it must be to learn bull riding from professionals, including one who is from the same area you are. Local legend Shane Proctor is hosting his 11th annual bull and steer riding scho...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 3, 2019

Council discusses allowing some stock animals in city

Some people are cat people. Some people are dog people. Others might be pig or goat people. The Grand Coulee City Council March 19 discussed lifting a ban on hooved animals, such as pigs and goats, within the city limits. “These miniature goats...

 

Newsbriefs

Shift sewer line maintenance to residents? The Coulee Dam City Council Wednesday discussed an idea its insurance company would dearly love to see take effect: shift maintenance of all “lateral” sewer lines to homeowners. The city spends about...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 3, 2019

School board thinks student representative would be good thing

A school board last week discussed the idea of seeking student input on issues related to the school that students attend. At their March 25 meeting, directors of the Grand Coulee Dam School District tossed around the idea of having a representative...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 3, 2019

Van Geystel to teach cosmetology trade in Cambodia

Aly Van Geystel, a cosmetologist at Main Street Salon in Grand Coulee, will be traveling to Cambodia for the month of May to help teach the trade of cosmetology to former victims of human...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 3, 2019

City to receive $300,000 from state for sidewalks

Electric City is being awarded $300,000 from the state Transportation Improvement Board's Complete Streets Program. The city will use the money to add curb, gutter and sidewalks along Coulee...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    April 3, 2019

Halfway through his first legislative session Ybarra plans to run for re-election

Rep. Alex Ybarra describes his time so far in the Washington State Legislature as a whirlwind. Ybarra was appointed to the Washington House of Representatives in January to fill the vacancy in...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 3/24 - A woman showed an officer a video of a neighbor shooting a bb gun at something, reportedly birds. The officer told the neighbor not to shoot within the city limits, and the neighbor said he would comply. - A woman reported...

 

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