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 By Jacob Wagner    News

Different Colorama shaping up to offer much next week

It may look different than past years, but there will be a Colorama festival this year, including a parade, a petting zoo, a rock climbing wall, a lot of giant inflatable things... — Updated 4/27/2022


Expert samplers show good taste

The Lake Roosevelt Booster Club held a successful and tasty fundraiser Saturday, serving 75 people trays of nine samples of competing homemade chilis from which they picked their... — Updated 4/27/2022


Fresh eggcitement

Toddlers in the youngest set of egg hunter at the Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt Saturday learn what they're looking for in the annual tradition the club put on again at the athletic... — Updated 4/26/2022

 By Scott Hunter    News

Car lands in Banks Lake

A local driver ended up in the water last week when her vehicle veered into Banks Lake about 5:44 p.m. Thursday. Stacey Joe White, 46, of Coulee Dam got out of the car and swam to... — Updated 4/20/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Consolidation touched upon briefly at mayors meeting

The idea of consolidating Coulee area towns was discussed briefly at a recent meeting of area mayors, with the general opinion expressed being that it is complicated. During the April 6 Regional Board of Mayors meeting, the group... — Updated 4/20/2022

 By Scott Hunter    News

Bank donates to rodeo effort

North Cascades Bank donated $2,500 Friday to help the Ridge Riders put on the Colorama Rodeo. The bank, said Branch Operations Manager Jerri Smith, sees the rodeo as "an important... — Updated 4/20/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Grand Coulee enters digital age with new website

The city of Grand Coulee has launched a new website that has some handy info for residents.  The website, which went live in January, is a little hard to find on Google, but is at There, visitors to the site can... — Updated 4/20/2022


Nespelem Jr. Rodeo this weekend

Queen Lelah Mason welcomes you to The Nespelem Junior Rodeo being held at the Nespelem Rodeo Grounds on Saturday and Sunday April 23 and 24, beginning at 10 a.m. both days. There will be 8 all-around saddles, 9 reserve all-around... — Updated 4/20/2022


Four tribal council seats headed to primary elections

Four out of seven positions are up for election on the Colville Business Council that will go through the primary process to narrow down each race to just two candidates before the general election in June. The CBC is the... — Updated 4/20/2022

 By Scott Hunter    News

Anglers give it their all for Triple Fish

The annual Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce Triple Fish Challenge drew 50 anglers in 23 boats who caught a lot of fish over two days in highly variable spring weather.... — Updated 4/13/2022

 By Scott Hunter    News

Enforcement of city laws discussed

What do you do in someone just says no? That they are not going to follow the law? That’s a policy issue the Electric City Council discussed Tuesday night after approving new forms the city’s code enforcer will use to inform... — Updated 4/13/2022

 By Scott Hunter    News

Two arrested for burglary

by Scott Hunter Two people were arrested at the Lakeview Terrace trailer park April 5 and charged with burglary after a property manager reported he’d caught them straipping wiring from an unoccupied unit. The Star reported the... — Updated 4/13/2022


Public health watching flu activity

GCHD is reporting an influenza outbreak in an assisted living facility, increase of influenza in school-aged children and children under the age of five. The Grant County Health District has issued an advisory to the Grant County... — Updated 4/13/2022


2022-23 school calendars approved

Lake Roosevelt Schools’ proposed 2022-23 calendar went through its final reading by the Grand Coulee Dam School District board of directors on April 11 and was approved.  The Nespelem School Board approved that district’s... — Updated 4/13/2022


Proposal: add positions to athletics program at school

by Scott Hunter School leaders seemed open to a proposal Monday to add two positions to the athletics department at Lake Roosevelt Jr/Sr High School proposed by Athletic Director Tim Rasmussen, one needed to take programs to the ne... — Updated 4/13/2022


Over 400 smiles await

Easter baskets, put together by volunteers at the Grand Coulee Dam Seniors Center, await purchase Monday morning during the annual fundraiser this week. The seniors put together... — Updated 4/8/2022


Wind on the water

High winds whip Banks Lake in front of Steamboat Rock into a spray repeatedly Monday as a wind event brought sustained winds of around 25 miles an hour, with gusts recorded at... — Updated 4/8/2022


Active scene

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office deputies visited a Lakeview Terrace residence Tuesday evening. Manager Loren Scammahorn said he called law enforcement after he'd caught the two... — Updated 4/8/2022


Nespelem Creek fire burns 200 acres trees/grass

A fire burned 200 acres in trees and grass north of Nespelem on Monday.  The Nespelem Creek Fire started at about noon on April 4 according to Public Information Officer Kathy... — Updated 4/8/2022

 By Scott Hunter    News

Ridge Rider Rodeo grounds gets audio system upgrade

Getting ready for next month's Colorama Rodeo, the Ridge Riders Rodeo Grounds Tuesday saw workers from Spokane mounting new speakers to the light poles for a better sound... — Updated 4/8/2022


COVID-19 rates continue to decline in local counties

COVID-19 rates continue to decline overall as the incidence rate in Grant County had dropped to 26 cases per 100,000 residents over a two-week span as of March 31. The rate was at 48 the previous week, 79 the week before that week... — Updated 4/6/2022


Tours of dam should restart at end of May

Tours at Grand Coulee Dam should start at the end of May, following the end of masking and distancing requirements that made tours impossible last year. The Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center is currently open daily from 9 a.m. to 5... — Updated 4/6/2022


Upper Columbia Tribes receive over $3 million from state to reintroduce salmon

A coalition of tribes has secured over $3 million in funding in the Washington State supplemental budget for salmon reintroduction in the upper Columbia River. The money will go to three member tribes (Colville, Spokane, and Coeur... — Updated 4/6/2022

 By Scott Hunter    News

Home prices go higher in tight local, national markets

As in most of the country, housing in the Grand Coulee Dam area is in short supply, pushing prices high. “It’s happening everywhere,” said longtime local broker Merle Kennedy of Foisy and Kennedy. Nationally, prices on... — Updated 3/30/2022


While the work is possible

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation workers on Grand Coulee Dam perform maintenance on the drum gates while the level of Lake Roosevelt is low Tuesday, an activity often scheduled in the... — Updated 3/30/2022


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