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Tribal elder Pauline Stensgar passes; ceremonies this Friday-Saturday

(Nespelem, WA) - The Colville Tribes is saddened to announce the passing of Colville Tribal member Pauline Stensgar. She was 96 years old. Pauline Stensgar was the last fully... — Updated 5/4/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Chamber outlines plans

It's been an interesting year for the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce, especially if you're President Natalie Dennis. Dennis and others outlined past challenges and... — Updated 5/4/2023


Colville Tribal Police assist in drug and gun seizure

(Nespelem, WA) — More than 161,000 fentanyl-laced pills were seized on April 19, 2023. The seizure also included approximately 80 pounds of methamphetamine, 6 pounds of heroin and more than 2 pounds of cocaine. The drugs are... — Updated 5/3/2023


Interested in running for office?

OLYMPIA — Candidate Filing Week is May 15-19, and the Office of the Secretary of State is joining county elections offices across Washington to accept applications for public office. Nearly 3,400 local offices across the state ar... — Updated 5/3/2023


Two Lake Roosevelt educators recognized for excellence

Two Lake Roosevelt Schools workers were spotlighted at a recognition dinner earlier this month. The North Central Educational Service District's annual Excellence Awards came out... — Updated 4/26/2023


More than 100 pounds of illegal drugs seized near Oroville

Several agencies worked together seize drugs believed to have been destined for the Colville Reservation, arresting five. Vanessa R. Waldref, the United States Attorney for the... — Updated 4/26/2023


Council: 600 were counted, thousands more likely homeless in county

At the end of January, volunteers were dispersed throughout Okanogan County to undertake a count of people without housing. The annual Point-In-Time Count found 600 without housing in the county. The Okanogan County Community... — Updated 4/26/2023


Isle of Flags dedication deadline coming up

It’s about time for the Isle of Flags dedication. The deadline for ordering flags is Friday, May 20. For those wanting to order a flag to be dedicated and placed to honor your deceased veteran for this year’s event, call Ben... — Updated 4/26/2023


Spring Canyon Cemetery Clean-up Day coming

 All are invited to a community clean-up day at Spring Canyon Cemetery this Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. until noon. It will be a good time to clean around your family’s headstones or stones of those who do not have family... — Updated 4/26/2023


Colorama coming May 12-13

Chamber, Ridge Riders making Colorama plans for the annual festival. Ridge Riders have been adding more seating to their rodeo arena and have hoisted up a new announcer’s booth over the stock chutes. Chamber members have been... — Updated 4/26/2023


Saddle donated

Brian, the manager at Les Schwab in Grand Coulee, shows the saddle Les Schwab of Omak and Grand Coulee donated to the 44th annual Nespelem Jr. Rodeo, which takes place this... — Updated 4/26/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Medical Center posts "phenomenal" month

After a downturn earlier in the year, Coulee Medical Center earned its keep in a strong March. "March was a phenomenal month," said Chief Financial Officer Kelly Hughes Monday at... — Updated 4/26/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

"Shred Day" coming Saturday, April 22

After Tax Day, you may want to clean house of no-longer-needed financial records. To help, and in keeping with its recent practice, the Grand Coulee Dam Rotary Club will offer its b... — Updated 4/22/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Tribal council expels vice chairman

The Colville Business Council announced Thursday that it had expelled from the CBC its vice chairman, the elected representative of the Keller District, for “using his position to obtain financial gain or something of... — Updated 4/19/2023


Washington state's Fruit & Vegetable Incentives

OLYMPIA – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants will receive additional support towards fruit and vegetable purchases, thanks to the passage of SHB 1784. The bill provides an additional $2 million for the... — Updated 4/19/2023


Police pursuit law rules modified

Police may pursue suspects that pose long-term serious risk to others under revisions of a more restrictive 2022 vehicle chase law that has now passed both houses of this year’s Legislature. Engrossed Senate Bill 5352 was... — Updated 4/19/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Schools swatted shut in Lincoln County

Several schools in Lincoln County were among more than 30 in the state that shut down April 12 after receiving and email claiming a bomb was in the building. Lake Roosevelt Schools was not among them, and after checking staff... — Updated 4/19/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Fishing tournament adds fun to the challenge

The Triple Fish Challenge fishing tournament added a big new feature Friday, inviting kids from anywhere in the community to come down and catch big fish from a pen. We're not talking about a little tank, or even a big one. These... — Updated 4/19/2023


Free tire disposal

A free tire collection event will be held on April 21 and 22 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the NW corner of the intersection of Randolph Rd NE and 19 Ave NE on the Port of Moses Lake.  The event is free to Grant County... — Updated 4/12/2023


Steady rain adds up

Tree branches drip with pearls of rainwater as the local area was getting a relatively high amount of rain early this week. Star weather hobbyist and columnist Bob Valen has been... — Updated 4/12/2023


Keller Ferry went out of service to relocate landing dock for low lake

The Keller Ferry vessel, M/V Sanpoil, which connects State Route 21 on the Columabia River between Lincoln and Ferry counties, was scheduled to be out of service while crews relocated the north shore landing dock on Wednesday,... — Updated 4/12/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Council retreat covered plenty of topics

De-annexing a portion of Electric City was one topic of discussion at a retreat its city council held March 18 to discuss various matters. The council and mayor reviewed with the city attorney the process for de-annexing a large... — Updated 4/12/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Electric City to hold meeting at fire hall

Electric City will hold a town hall meeting at the fire hall on Thursday, April 13, at 6 p.m., giving citizen a chance to hear and talk about several aspects of ongoing city business, including meeting the new police chief.... — Updated 4/12/2023


Found another one!

The youngest group of kids at the Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt figure out what this egg thing is all about Saturday morning at the former Grand Coulee Dam Middle School field. The... — Updated 4/12/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

School board considers revamp of security/admin positions

A discussion on what kinds of administrators are needed at Lake Roosevelt Schools and how to pay for them turned Monday toward weighing the merits of a “school resource officer” versus a “security officer,” which the... — Updated 4/12/2023


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