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Grand Coulee Police 9/27 - Someone reported hearing gunfire near Osborn Bay. Police didn’t see anyone there or hear any shots. - Police observed an elderly man lying on the steps outside a Golf Avenue residence. He said he fell... — Updated 10/6/2021


Vaccinations linked to the reduction of senior COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in state

Vaccinations may have helped prevent roughly 3,400 new COVID-19 infections and 500 deaths among seniors in Washington state during the first five months of 2021, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Health and... — Updated 10/6/2021 Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Scarecrow contest starts soon

Crows might be afraid to fly through the Coulee - with a scarecrow contest coming to decorate local towns. The 2021 Scarecrow Trail is being held by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chambe... — Updated 10/6/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Nicholson unopposed for school board

Being that she is unopposed in the election for Grand Coulee Dam School District's Director #1 position, it looks like Shannon Claire Nicholson of Coulee Dam will fill the seat.... — Updated 10/6/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Hensley seeks return to council

Birdie Hensley would like to be back on the Electric City council after just a couple of years being off it. Hensley has served six years total on the council, most recently... — Updated 10/6/2021


CDFCU branches to close Friday, reopen Monday as STCU

Following a year of work, the friendly merger of Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union and STCU will culminate this weekend. All five CDFCU branches will be closed Friday, then reopen... — Updated 9/29/2021


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 9/13 - A Pearl Avenue man reported his son’s blue Redline bicycle was stolen from his yard. Police told him to report suspicious individuals he might see. There has been a string of thefts on his street. 9/14... — Updated 9/29/2021


CMC dealing with COVID challenges

Coulee Medical Center expects to make 15-20 “accommodations” for employees who have requested to not be vaccinated against the coronavirus for medical or religious reasons, the top executive said Monday, but will likely deny... — Updated 9/29/2021 Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Fridays are full STEAM ahead for hands-on LR students

Lake Roosevelt students have been spending Fridays focusing on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) projects.  Junior/Senior High Principal Sara Kennedy... — Updated 9/29/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Grand Coulee approves how to spend ARPA funds

Grand Coulee will be spending federal money towards a new waterline, a new ambulance, and more. The Grand Coulee City Council on Sept. 21 approved how they would spend about $292,500 in American Rescue Plan Act funds received from... — Updated 9/29/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Housing developments coming to Elmer City, Keller

Housing developments in Elmer City and Keller are being built in the hopes of attracting health care professionals to the areas. On June 8, the Colville Business Council "voted to... — Updated 9/29/2021


Coulee area covid updates

Okanogan County Public Health on Tuesday reported nine COVID-19 related deaths in the county since just mid-September, bringing the total to 53. The deaths are of a woman in her 40s, two men in their 60s, three women in their 70s,... — Updated 9/29/2021 Full story


Tribes' annual meeting postponed

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation said Tuesday that it must postpone its annual general membership meeting that had been scheduled for Friday, Oct. 1. The decision was made to keep families and employees safe... — Updated 9/29/2021


COVID update for the Coulee area

Since last week, 15 additional cases total have been reported from Grand Coulee, Electric City, Coulee Dam, Elmer City, and Nespelem. The Grand Coulee and Electric City area of Grant County have seen a total of 128 cases, up by... — Updated 9/23/2021 Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News

Town pulls patience, plug on plant contractor

The city of Coulee Dam ran out of patience with its wastewater treatment plant builder last week, instructing the city attorney to send McClure and Sons, Inc., a letter with an October 1 deadline. The Mill Creek, Washington-based... — Updated 9/23/2021


Coulee Cops

Coulee Dam Police 9/15 - A Central Drive man told police that security footage showed a man taking a bike from his front lawn. The man in the footage was thought to live in the 12th Street apartments, and police confirmed that the... — Updated 9/22/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Raider fans reminded to wear masks

Games could be forfeited at high school sports events if fans don’t comply with mask requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic. Raider fans need to wear masks and wear them correctly at Raider indoor events, the school district s... — Updated 9/22/2021

 By Scott Hunter    News

"Ask VaxFacts" event coming

Anyone needing answers about Covid vaccines can take advantage of an online meeting being arranged with a local doctor whose been taking note of people’s questions and is still listening. Dr. Jennifer Knox, a family practice and... — Updated 9/22/2021 Full story


Pure excitement

Tanner Whitelaw takes off on the second horse in this Indian Relay Race at the Okanogan County Fair Sept. 11. He'd just ridden in to switch horses as brother Hunter took his mount... — Updated 9/22/2021


Young woman dies in crash

A young Grand Coulee woman died Saturday after a one-car rollover crash about five miles south of Grand Coulee around 1 p.m. Tavian Beasley, 27, had been driving a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer south on SR-155 when the SUV drove onto the... — Updated 9/22/2021 Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Town gets funds to study main sewage pipe

Elmer City has been awarded a grant to study a critical piece of its wastewater infrastructure, which, if it needs replacing, could tip the decision on building its own treatment plant and splitting from Coulee Dam’s service.... — Updated 9/22/2021


Tribal members to receive $10,000 in relief funds

The Colville Tribes announced Monday that they would be distributing $10,000-plus in COVID-19 relief funds to each tribal member over the next four months. “The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation will distribute... — Updated 9/15/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Sidewalks being rebuilt after problems

Sidewalk sections on Main Street and Federal Avenue in Grand Coulee are being replaced again after issues came up following the original 2015 installation. The 2015 project to... — Updated 9/15/2021


Students quarantine because of COVID-19

Although transmission isn’t happening at Lake Roosevelt Schools, there are about 70 students quarantined because of either testing positive for COVID-19 or being exposed to it.  Superintendent Paul Turner said Tuesday that... — Updated 9/15/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

School levy votes coming in 2022

Local voters will decide whether to support at least one school levy in the spring of 2022 that would take effect in 2023. The Grand Coulee Dam School District currently has three levies, all expiring before 2023. Superintendent... — Updated 9/15/2021


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