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 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 30, 2019

District disagrees with bureau over impact dam projects have on schools

The Grand Coulee Dam School District is contesting the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s claim in a draft Environmental Assessment concerning the minimal impact it says a project will have on the district. The USBR is planning on a 10-year project to...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 30, 2019

Coulee Dam bridge lighting to get big upgrade

The lights on the Coulee Dam bridge over the Columbia River will enter the 21st Century in the coming spring, when they will be updated from incandescent to LED lights. "We're replacing all the wires...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 30, 2019

Colville Business Council approves controversial horse removal contract

The Colville Business Council took a series of actions on Jan. 24 related to feral horses on the reservation, including changing a law to allow machines such as helicopters to be used in the capture of feral horses, approving a contract to do so,...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 30, 2019

Nespelem School to upgrade building with $2.86 million grant

The Nespelem School District has been awarded $2.86 million under a Washington state grant to help small, rural school districts modernize. The award was announced at the district's Monday night...

 

Domestic violence offender registry could improve safety in Washington state

OLYMPIA — Two lawmakers have proposed a bill to create a state domestic violence offender registry to save lives. Tina Stewart, 30, was beaten to death by her boyfriend on Nov. 24, 2017 at her home in Newman Lake. The police report indicates that...

 
 By Sean Harding    News    January 30, 2019

Texting motorists may face steep fines in school zones

A proposed bill would double the fine for motorists caught using a cellphone in a school, playground or crosswalk speed zone to up to $234 per infraction, or up to $468 for repeat offenders. Washington’s first law to address texting-while-driving...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 1/23 - A man in a wheelchair was reportedly yelling at the manager and tenants at apartments on Continental Street. While an officer spoke with the manager, the man was reportedly yelling about the illuminati, freemasons, ghosts,...

 

Meetings

Chamber This Week Chamber will meet this Thursday, January 31, at Siam Palace beginning at noon. Chay Heilman will be speaking about the Senior Center’s meals program. Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter of Ice Age Floods Institute to Meet Wenatchee...

 

Celebrate the new year with 10 free flowering trees from the Arbor Day Foundation

Local residents can ring in the new year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation anytime during January 2019.   By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive 10 free flowering trees or...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    January 30, 2019

By changing it, bill would skirt court ruling that Legislature must follow state records law

Legislation proposed Thursday morning would define how the Public Records Act would apply to members of the Legislature after a 2018 court ruling that the state’s governing body is not exempt from the law. The bill would not satisfy that ruling, ac...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 23, 2019

Planned code change may make horse capture legal on rez

Tribal leaders reportedly discussed the issue of feral horses on the reservation in a meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22, and declared a state of emergency, with a proposed law change to be addressed at a Jan. 24 meeting. The tribal Colville Business Counci...

 

Snow jumper

Dakota Green goes airborne over a small jump at North Dam Park Thursday after a quick snow provided the sledding opportunity. Although not much in the way of snow is predicted through Tuesday, some...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 23, 2019

City working on parking problems

Parking on public streets is allowed, but what happens when it becomes a nuisance? The city of Grand Coulee is trying to find a solution to prevent people from parking in places that are inconvenient...

 

Newsbriefs

Musical openings Music & Beyond Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, open-mic Saturday at 7 p.m. A ribbon cutting for the reopening of the Grand Theatre on Main St. in Grand Coulee, now managed by Music & Beyond, will be held Jan. 24 at 1:15 p.m. An open-mic...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 23, 2019

Beavers will add their plaque at Lake Roosevelt Schools

The Coulee Dam Beavers' history will be commemorated at Lake Roosevelt Schools soon, as another of the predecessor schools' alumni raise money. A plaque commemorating Coulee Dam High School will be...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 23, 2019

Charter Spectrum bringing services to area

Spectrum, the brand name that Charter Communications uses to sell cable television, internet, and phone services, is planning to offer these in the local area soon. Charter Communications provides...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 1/15 - A caretaker of a resident at apartments on Hill St. reported a washing machine turned upside down in the common laundry room and the cover of the coin slot removed from the dryer. The cover was found on a nearby table. An...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 16, 2019

Grand Coulee Dam school leaders hope levy will pass next month

Local voters will soon get ballots in the mail asking them to decide on a second levy for the Grand Coulee Dam School District and may wonder why when a levy just passed last November. The November vote will only allow the district to collect a...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 16, 2019

Bob Poch named mayor in Coulee Dam

Coulee Dam has a new mayor. Bob Poch was elected by the city council last week to take the place of Larry Price, who resigned Dec. 6, 2018. The council did not discuss the motion made by...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 16, 2019

New operator will re-open Grand Theatre

The Coulee will see an increase in arts and culture with the return of the Grand Theatre on Main Street in Grand Coulee, with a ribbon cutting and then an open-mic show later this month. The 170-seat...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 16, 2019

Shooting "buffer zone" being proposed in Osborn Bay area

A 500-foot-wide, 7,281-foot-long, no-shooting "buffer zone" is being proposed between residences of Electric City and the Osborne Bay area. The buffer zone would be an area people cannot shoot guns...

 

Newsbriefs

Annual predictions begin for lake levels The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued its January water forecast for the 2019 flood control season that determines what the needed levels will be for Lake Roosevelt in the coming months. “Based on...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 16, 2019

Tribe turns down feral horse removal bid

The Colville Business Council voted in a Jan. 8 meeting not to approve a contract to remove feral horses from the reservation, the Tribal Tribune reports. A $478,000 proposal by Sun J Livestock to remove about 1,250 feral horses was submitted after...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 1/7 - A woman was cited for going 54 miles per hour in the 35 mph zone on SR-174 near E Street. 1/8 - An officer chased a man wanted on a misdemeanor warrant on foot after spotting him walking on Spokane Way. The officer grabbed...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    January 16, 2019

Creation of State Broadband Office focus for governor

The creation of a Statewide Broadband Office and an initial investment of $25 million into getting broadband into “every nook and cranny” was announced by Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday. “We know the reality on the ground is that there are just t...

 

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