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 By Scott Hunter    News

Many fires burning in region; evacuations issued

Among the many fires burning in Eastern Washington tonight are five on the Colville Reservation, including three on its eastern edge that have consumed about 8,000 acres, where... — Updated 9/7/2020

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Fire raging through Okanogan, Douglas counties

Update 4:11 p.m. Bridgeport and Bridgeport Bar area is under a Level 3 evacuation, and US 97 is closed from Pateros north.... — Updated 9/7/2020

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Grant County commissioners make "desperate appeal" to public on Covid prevention

Grant County commissioners issued a "desperate appeal" Tuesday for the public's help in getting the COVID-19 epidemic in the county under control. With the county's rate of new... — Updated 8/26/2020

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 8/31 - A woman reported that another woman was camping in the yard of a neighbor on Electric Boulevard. Police told her no laws were being broken. The woman who was camping said she was waiting to inherit several... — Updated 9/9/2020

 

Grant PUD going strong in uncertain times

Grant County PUD customers will be happy to hear their electric rates won’t be going up anytime soon.  PUD commissioners learned at their Aug. 25 meeting that the PUD is on track to meet most of its financial targets through... — Updated 9/9/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Two compete for open Grant County commissioner seat

The Grant County Commissioner #1 position is between Earl Romig of Moses Lake and Danny Stone of Hartline, both Republicans.  Stone lives north of Hartline and Almira and manages... — Updated 9/9/2020

 

Portlanders arrested after homes burglarized

A woman, a man, and a teenage boy from Portland, Oregon were arrested near Lamona in Lincoln County on felony residential burglary charges Wednesday.  On Sept. 2, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call at... — Updated 9/9/2020

 

Fire closes US 2 east of Wilbur

The Washington State Patrol is advising that US 2 is now closed due to a fire in the area 18 miles east of Wilbur from MP 238 to Mp 243 as of 2 p.m. Expected time to reopen is unknown. Also, the Washington State Dept. of... — Updated 9/7/2020

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Fire destroys empty house and more

Fire razed several buildings in Electric City early Tuesday morning, including an unoccupied house. When the call went out about 12:30 a.m., the fire was already well underway,... — Updated 9/7/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Three from Portland arrested after Lincoln County home burglarized

A woman, a man, and a teenage boy from Portland, Oregon were arrested near Lamona in Lincoln County on felony residential burglary charges Wednesday. On Sept. 2, the Lincoln County... — Updated 9/3/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Keith Goehner faces Adrianne Moore in Legislative District 12 race

The political race for representative #1 for Washington's 12th Legislative District, which includes much of the Grand Coulee Dam area, is between Republican incumbent Keith Goehner... — Updated 9/2/2020

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 8/25 - A Batchelor Square woman and her niece got into a physical altercation after arguing about makeup. She decided to pay for her niece to stay in a motel for the night and an officer took her there. - A... — Updated 9/2/2020

 

Anaya to serve as Business Development Officer at NCB

Chelan, WA August 24, 2020: North Cascades Bank announced that Erica Anaya has recently been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Business Development Officer. Previously, she served as a Senior Personal Banker. Anaya has been... — Updated 9/2/2020

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

County commissioners appeal to public on Covid prevention

Grant County commissioners issued a "desperate appeal" Aug. 25 for the public's help in getting the COVID-19 epidemic in the county under control. With the county's rate of new... — Updated 9/2/2020

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

A first-hand account of the Taiwan's Covid defenses

A local doctor traveled this summer to Taiwan, a country noted as having had one of the best responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in the world, one with a strategy that differs... — Updated 9/2/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Internet tower in Nespelem may help address education inequity

The Colville Tribes is working to address the problem of students in the Nespelem area not having access to the internet while schools are switching to a distance-learning model of education during the COVID-19 pandemic. The... — Updated 9/2/2020

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Clock now ticking on new major hydro project

Another step toward starting a major new hydropower project that would tunnel beneath the city of Grand Coulee happened Monday when the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation published its intent to take proposals for a lease for generating el... — Updated 9/2/2020

 

Latest COVID-19 numbers for local counties

Covid update for GOLD Cases of COVID-19 continue to accumulate in the area and so here is the latest data for COVID-19 in Grant, Okanogan, Lincoln, and Douglas (GOLD) counties. Counties need an incident rate of 25 cases or fewer... — Updated 8/27/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Small businesses getting help from CARES

Small businesses are being helped out by local governments, and Okanogan County business owners have only a couple more days to apply for funds from that county.  The Okanogan County Economic Alliance has the grant application... — Updated 8/27/2020

 

Notice of Special Board Meeting Of The GCD School District Board of Directors

The Grand Coulee Dam School District Board of Directors will be holding a Special Zoom Meeting on Friday, August 28 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will address one item “Correction: approval of August Accounts Payab... — Updated 8/27/2020

 

Instead of a barbecue ...

Effie Dean, superintendent and principal at Nespelem Elementary School, carries another load of three meals (hot dog, chips and watermelon) to a waiting parent's car Monday night.... — Updated 8/26/2020

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Two-thirds favor businesses requiring masks

An online survey that sought to outline preferences people have for businesses requiring masks or not drew 136 respondents over 13 days and elicited 52 opinions on the matter. The... — Updated 8/26/2020

 

Census takers to visit reservation homes

Census takers will be visiting homes on the Colville Indian Reservation between now and Sept. 30, the Colville Tribes said last week.  “The visits are designed to reach every household which has not yet completed their 2020... — Updated 8/26/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

A COVID-19 survivor's story

Gary Carden began taking the COVID-19 virus very seriously after he contracted the disease, was put on a ventilator - and survived. Relaying his story over the phone on Monday,... — Updated 8/26/2020

 

Super: School website has answers for parents, students

Documents addressing options for Grand Coulee Dam School District students have been posted on the district website.  An Aug. 19 letter from Superintendent Paul Turner to the community, parents, and students touches upon aspects... — Updated 8/26/2020

 

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