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 By Scott Hunter    News

Update 11:45 a.m. 7-17-21 | Lightning strikes kick off fires on Colville Reservation

Here is this morning's update on the Chuweah Creek Fire from the incident commander, along with an updated map. Cooler weather is helping for now, and acreage estimates have been... — Updated 7/17/2021

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Power outage scheduled by Nespelem Valley Electric

Nespelem Valley Electric will have a 30 minute scheduled power outage Tomorrow Morning, Friday, July 16, 2021 from 7:00 AM to 7:30 AM to allow Bonneville Power Administration to conduct a switch-over. The following areas will be... — Updated 7/15/2021

 By Scott Hunter    News

Fire relief offered

If you've been displaced by the recent fires, personal hygiene and other supplies are available for you at Jess Ford Auto in Grand Coulee. Garrett Jess said a non-profit from Coeur... — Updated 7/14/2021


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee police 7/6 - A suspicious man was reported near the post office and tavern in Electric City, talking to himself and picking up rocks. He told police he’d just picked up a rock to look at it, not to throw it at... — Updated 7/14/2021


Too tight a squeeze

Traffic backs up behind a heavy equipment hauler on the Columbia River Bridge in Coulee Dam Monday night while a driver figures out how to get a too-tall piece of equipment low... — Updated 7/14/2021


Whoopsie daisy

Spectators watch and take photos as a pickup gets pulled from Banks Lake July 4. A Kennewick man got the expensive car wash when his GMC truck rolled into Banks Lake at Coulee... — Updated 7/14/2021

 By Roger S. Lucas    News

Passing of a friend

Most people can count very close friends on one hand. That’s why it is so sad that I lost such a friend, Myron Finkbeiner. Myron and his wife, Gwen, and their family had been in and out of our lives for many years. He was a nativ... — Updated 7/14/2021


Ballots are on the way for Primary Election

OLYMPIA — Registered voters across Washington will soon receive ballots for the upcoming Primary Election, Tuesday, Aug. 3. The Primary Election’s 18-day voting period begins Friday, July 16, and lasts through election day.... — Updated 7/14/2021


Joseph chosen as new chairman for Colville Business Council

Andy Joseph, Jr is the new chairman of the Colville Business Council, bringing 18 years of experience on the council with him.  Seven newly elected or reelected members of the... — Updated 7/14/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Ben Hughes is running for council

Ben Hughes, running for Grand Coulee City Council, picks his battles when it comes to the issues, and among them is consolidation of Grand Coulee with Electric City.  "I love the... — Updated 7/14/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Ethnic Studies a coming topic of discussion for school board

The topic of ethnic studies being taught in public schools will be coming up in future school board meetings within the Grand Coulee Dam School District.  Monday’s school board meeting continued even after it was adjourned as... — Updated 7/14/2021

 By Scott Hunter    News

Lightning strikes kick off fires on Colville Reservation

Five fires sparked by lightening Monday night have consumed more than 10,000 acres on the Colville Reservation, forcing evacuations around Nespelem, killing livestock, and burning s... — Updated 7/13/2021


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police  6/28 - A woman on Lewis Street was concerned that a young fawn near her home didn’t see the mother nearby. Police told her that sometimes the mothers will leave the young for a while and then return, and to... — Updated 7/7/2021


Festival of America returns

The big festival came back with giant waterslides, vendors, games and live music by Lila Rose , Jesse Quandt , and Hometown Hooligans. - Scott Hunter photos... — Updated 7/7/2021


Sports betting in the works for tribal casinos

You may soon be able to bet on sports at Colville Tribal casinos.  After more than a year of negotiations, a tentative agreement has been reached between the state of Washington and tribes within the state regarding authorizing... — Updated 7/7/2021


Success is a water slide

Two cool kids bullet down a giant inflatable waterslide at the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce's Festival of America in front of Grand Coulee Dam on the Fourth of July.... — Updated 7/7/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

City to crack down on park vandalism ahead of improvements

With major park improvements on the horizon, Grand Coulee wants to address the issue of vandalism at Shane Proctor Park.  The park between the gas station and the Mexican restaurant on SR-174 has experienced numerous incidents of... — Updated 7/7/2021


New officers hired at Grand Coulee

With four new hires working in the department this year, the Grand Coulee Police Department has some new faces.  New officers hired include Andrew Kline, hired in January, and Mackenzie Shaffer, hired in May. They both worked for... — Updated 7/7/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

City and USBR discuss B Street, fire station project

B Street’s closure has been extended as construction on the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s fire station remains at a standstill.  Grand Coulee’s city council passed a motion last month to allow Mayor Paul Townsend to sign a ne... — Updated 7/7/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Million Dollar Mile gets another million

The boat launch at the “Million Dollar Mile” area along SR-155 will be getting a makeover to the tune of $965,000 in grant money from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office. “The Department of Fish and Wildli... — Updated 7/7/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Ignored: target shooters at local illegal shooting areas

Local popular target-shooting spots are technically illegal because of federal laws, but state agencies say they are unable to enforce federal laws.  A Star article June 16 examined the legality of a popular shooting range at... — Updated 7/7/2021

 By Scott Hunter    News

Grant County commissioners decline to ban fireworks

In a special meeting Thursday afternoon Grant County’s leaders declined to ban the sale or use of fireworks in the county, after fire officials across the county had urged them to do so. A motion by Commissioner Danny Stone, of... — Updated 7/2/2021


No fireworks, open fires on reservation

Buying or selling fireworks, or having any open fires are prohibited on the Colville Reservation beginning today and lasting until October 1. The Colville Business Council passed several emergency resolutions on July 1 to mitigate... — Updated 7/1/2021


Shimmering heat

A heat mirage, not water, shimmers across the causeway on SR-155 at Osborn Bay in Electric City Saturday as local temperatures under a "heat dome" built up Saturday toward 108... — Updated 7/1/2021

 By Scott Hunter    News

County set to ban fireworks Thursday

Grant County Commissioners will meet in a special session Thursday to consider banning the use and/or sale of fireworks in unincorporated areas of the county. The expected 10-minute session will start at 3:20 p.m. July 1. County... — Updated 6/30/2021


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