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 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 2, 2019

Local artists nominated for national music awards

Local men Tim Brooks and Faran Sohappy both participated in the recording of a song nominated for both the Indian Summer Music Awards and the Native American Music Awards. "Grand Coulee resident...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 9/24 - An officer assisted Coulee Dam Police with a burglary alarm on River Drive, where police thought the wind may have set off the garage door activation. All windows and doors were secured. - A woman in a yard on 4th Street in...

 

Weapon allegedly brought to school sparks action

School officials got a tip after classes were out last week that a student may have brought a weapon to Lake Roosevelt Jr-Sr High School and a student has reportedly been referred to juvenile authorities. In a statement, the Grand Coulee Dam School...

 

Joint wastewater treatment facility wins awards but is getting old

Grand Coulee’s wastewater treatment plant, which it shares with Electric City, is getting old, and officials are beginning to look into upgrading or replacing it. A representative from the state Dept. of Ecology presented Grand Coulee Sept. 17...

 

NWS says to watch for snow in the hills

Snow was reported on the highway between Davenport and Reardan this morning, as well as on Sherman Pass east of Republic, and the NWS is advising of snow possible at 2,000 feet. Here’s the winter weather advisory from the National Weather Service:...

 

Newsbriefs

Clarification Electric City mayoral candidate and Councilmember Aaron Derr said after a story on his candidacy that the council had indeed had survey results concerning auxiliary buildings prior to a vote, not afterward. There was a miscommunication...

 

Pulling a switch

Mark Piturachsatit said he told the kids it was their turn to push as they neared the finish line in the 5K Run the Dam race Saturday, which he finished in a little over an hour. See results and more...

 

Townsend wants to keep mayoral work

Grand Coulee's incumbent Mayor Paul Townsend is seeking reelection. "I'm looking forward to another opportunity to continue on serving the community, and hopefully we just keep growing and improving...

 

Whitney running for mayor of Grand Coulee

Cameron Whitney, mayoral candidate in Grand Coulee, is hoping to boost the curb appeal of the town. Having travelled to Grand Coulee throughout his life, Whitney settled here with his partner Tracey...

 

Torn up area scheduled for November completion

Construction continues in Electric City, where more than a million dollars in street, sidewalk and water projects on Western Avenue, Coulee Boulevard, and Grand Avenue are underway. "Crews have...

 
 By Bob Valen    News    September 25, 2019

Our summer weather for 2019

This time around we’ll be looking at the historic weather results for our summer – June, July and August and the summer of 2019. We’ll also take a look-see at what is being predicted for our...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 9/17 - A vehicle parked in the alley behind the senior manor on Continental Heights was blocking access for the city to do repairs. The owner was told by an officer to move the vehicle. They said they would. - A Child Protective...

 

Electric City Fire Department still exists

Following the firing of former fire chief Mark Payne last week, the other members of the Electric City Fire Department are still there and plan to stay there. “As of right now, we’re going to ride it out and see where it goes,” said Assistant C...

 

Grand entry

The grand entry marked the beginning of Coulee Medical Center's fourth annual Gathering of Wellness Powwow, led by the traditional eagle staff, and flags of the United States, The Colville Tribes and...

 

Sales tax bump in Okanogan County would fund emergency communications

Okanogan County voters will be asked on the Nov. 5 general election ballot to approve a tax meant to upgrade emergency communication systems and facilities. The Okanogan County Sheriff's Office...

 

Derr: City hall needs to do much better at listening

Councilmember Aaron Derr is running for mayor of Electric City and wants to fix the perception that city hall is running amok and just doing what it wants. "There were things with city hall I felt...

 

Kohout: More openness with citizens, more control of city government needed

At the behest of her fellow citizens, Diane Kohout is running for mayor of Electric City, with the intention of giving the citizens more of a voice in their government. "What I want to bring back to t...

 

Had better mornings

A BMW sits in the middle of the intersection of Fir and Sixth Streets in Coulee Dam at 8:30 Saturday morning after suddently catching fire. No one was hurt. Units from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 9/10 - Police told a juvenile girl at a house on Kelso Avenue about a barking dog complaint. She apologized and said she’d bring the dog inside. 9/11 - Police were made aware of a blue Chevy truck with a white stripe that has...

 

Fire chief fired in Electric City

Now former Electric City fire chief Mark Payne was fired Tuesday night, after the city council voted unanimously to carry out the mayor’s recommendation to remove Payne from the post in which he’s served since 2013. Payne had faced a second...

 

School board strategizes for future

It’s good to have goals so you know which direction to go. The Grand Coulee Dam School District board of directors discussed the district’s “Strategic Plan” Monday night and the goals it contains. Superintendent Paul Turner described the...

 

Newsbriefs

City hall getting new address for same location The Electric City Council passed a resolution Tuesday changing the city hall address from 10 Western Avenue to 10 Stevens Avenue. The change came from the removal of the stretch of Western in front of c...

 

That's a good sign

Under the scoreboard erected last year at Lake Roosevelt High's footbal field, for which they raised funds, American Legion members measure and level a new sign Monday that says "THANK YOU VETS" that...

 

Mammoth will "live" in Electric City

A design image from ID Sculpture shows a mammoth head with playground equipment, which the Electric City Council chose unanimously on Tuesday, opting for the so-called "live" mammoth structure for...

 

Fairly important

Here's some highlights from the Ferry County Fair...

 

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