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 By Scott Hunter    News    July 31, 2019

CMC will host legislators' tour

Every two years, the Washington State Legislature’s House Healthcare and Wellness Committee takes a tour of facilities in rural areas, but they’ve never been to Grand Coulee. That will change Sept. 23, when the committee led by Rep. Eileen Cody e...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 7/22 - A man on Federal Avenue requested police assistance debugging his truck, which he said his parents bugged. Police told the man they don’t do such tasks and suggested he find a private business to do so. - Police were...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 31, 2019
Wildfire on Colville Reservation

Dozens fighting reservation wildfire

A wildfire in the Hellgate Game Preserve on the Colville Reservation has burned about 2,500 acres, pitting firefighters against steep, rocky terrain, and rattlesnakes. About 45 firefighters are...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 24, 2019

Multi-county drug raid hits house in Delano

A house in Delano was raided July 16 as part of a larger drug bust in Eastern Washington involving hundreds of officers of multiple law enforcement agencies that served 19 search warrants in three counties. A federal search warrant was issued and...

 

Right out of the chute

A young cowboy rides a bucking bull at the Ridge Rider's Junior Rodeo July 19. The two-day event featured bucking bulls, bucking broncs, barrel racing, and much more for the young competitors. See... Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 24, 2019

Grand Coulee keeps B Street

Grant Coulee turned down the idea of turning over a stretch of B Street to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation near where USBR’s new fire station is being built.  The idea came up in May at the city’s council meeting with possible benefits including...

 

Grant PUD bond rating upgraded amid strong finances, financial outlook

Grant PUD’s credit rating just increased, somewhat easing an area of concern fanned during last fall’s election season. The utility’s debt had become a political issue during last year’s campaigns for PUD commissioner spots, with those...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 24, 2019

SHARP Kids program funded for five more years

Lake Roosevelt Schools' SHARP Kids program, which includes academic as well as hands-on activities, will continue for another five years after receiving a grant that will fund the program with...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 24, 2019

PUD presents salmon survival program

It's not easy swimming to the ocean and back.  The Grand Coulee Library hosted a presentation titled "Swimming with the Salmon: The Epic Survival Game" June 17, in which children learned "about the...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 7/17 - People on King Street said they would pick up any wood that fell out of their red pickup truck near the “old Grand Coulee highway,” as was reported. A woman wanted on warrants was hiding in a clothes dryer at a King...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 17, 2019

Local company comes out smelling like ... lavender

Working with lavender is some of the most pleasant smelling work a person can do. Mary Jo Monteith, who lives on 38 acres out along SR-174 in the general area of Spring Canyon, grows about 1,400...

 

Electric City accepts bid for controversial work

Despite criticism from their fire chief, the postmaster and a businessperson who says she’ll lose two-thirds of her parking, the Electric City council last week accepted a $1.1 million bid from Wheeler Excavation for street and sidewalk work that...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 17, 2019

City offered major funding for wastewater add-ons

The city of Coulee Dam may get a big loan and grant package to pay for added improvements to the sewage handling system, including paying for two new “lift stations” to pump the material to the new wastewater filtration plant. The city council...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 17, 2019

Electric City considers banning fireworks

Citizens in Electric City could find their future July 4 plans for explosives thwarted if the city council adopts a new law banning fireworks. The Electric City council discussed adopting such an ordinance at their July 9 council meeting....

 

Colville Tribal leadership roles assigned

The Colville Business Council, the main governing body of the Colville Confederated Tribes, selected officers and committee chairs Thursday, following the recent election for seven of the 14 seats on...

 

Marina Way access closes at 7:30 p.m. until Sept. 1

The gate for access to Marina Way on the east side of Grand Coulee Dam and Lake Roosevelt will close at 7:30 p.m. each day through Sept. 1, instead of access being open from dawn until dusk. “The decision for closing access to Marina Way in the...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/28 - A man reportedly punched out the window of his girlfriend’s PT Cruiser during an argument in which she said she was breaking up with him because she wants him to stop smoking meth. The man was wanted on a felony warrant...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 10, 2019

Fireworks "best ever"

In the park below the Visitor Center July 4, people watch the fireworks off Grand Coulee Dam, put on by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce. The chamber reported receiving praise for this... Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 10, 2019

CDHS Beavers' fighting spirit plaque unveiled

More than 40 Beavers gathered in front of Lake Roosevelt Schools July 4. The Beavers, alumni of Coulee Dam High School, attended the unveiling of a plaque commemorating their alma mater and mascot as...

 

Firefighters grateful for fire-free fourth

Local firefighters were pleased with the fire-free Fourth of July this year. “The local Fire Departments want to thank all our citizens and visitors for being safe over the Fourth of July holiday season,” a July 8 press release signed by Grand...

 

Newsbriefs

Powwow this weekend The Nespelem July Celebration and Powwow takes place this Friday through Sunday, July 12-14, at the powwow grounds where there’ll be traditional Native American drumming and dancing, as well as food and items to buy. Grand...

 

House fire results in no injury

An electrical fire started outside and worked its way to the room of an older home on West Grand Avenue in Electric City June 28, where no one was injured. Electric City’s fire department was assisted by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and Grand Coulee...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 10, 2019

Traveler: Local golf course "immensely satisfying"

There's nothing like a relaxing day of golf. Or a week. My uncle John Fox, who works in North Dakota and lives in Baja, Mexico, golfed five rounds of 18 holes, or 90 holes total, at the Banks Lake...

 

New state election laws now in effect

New conveniences and increased accessibility for voters in Washington are now law, Jamie Groomes, chief deputy auditor and elections supervisor in Okanogan County noted Tuesday. The state Legislature passed bills recently that changed dates and...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 7/2 - An officer arrived at a Goodfellow Avenue residence following up on a report of a fight. A woman answered wrapped in a towel, and said she had been arguing with a friend who had since left, and that the fight was verbal...

 

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