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Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/27 - A burglary alarm at the Banks Lake Pub turned out to be a guy who was there to clean the taps. - Colville Tribal Natural Resources informed police about a vehicle that appeared to have been stripped and dumped on the...

 

Operation Dry Water targets boating under the influence July 5-7

OLYMPIA – June 20, 2019 – The Washington State Parks Boating Program, safety advocates and law enforcement agencies are asking boaters to help keep everyone safe on the water by not consuming alcohol or marijuana while when operating a boat or...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 26, 2019

No fireworks allowed at North Dam this July 4

Citing a dry landscape, federal officials this week put a halt to what has become something of a tradition in recent years at North Dam, where local families have set off fireworks on Independence Day. The Bureau of Land Management and the Bureau of...

 

Fireworks law in local areas

• The city of Coulee Dam forbids fireworks year round. • No fireworks will be allowed in Grand Coulee this July 4 because of a federal ban on them in the only normally designated spot: North Dam. • Elmer City, being on the Colville...

 

"Elmer City Fire" burns nearly 2,000 acres north of town

A fire about 4.7 miles North of Elmer City burned approximately 1,979 acres Sunday, calling out 100 firefighters and nine aircraft and prompting the evacuation of 250 residents. The fire around the...

 

Bureau employees are shown appreciation

The Bureau of Reclamation held an employee appreciation event June 19 that included a picnic, some games, and guest speaker Bill Sims, an author who spoke about safety and wrote a book called "Green...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 26, 2019

Shooting buffer zone established near city

A buffer zone between the residential neighborhoods of Electric City and Osborne Bay, where the discharge of firearms will not be allowed, was made official at the June 11 Electric City city council meeting. The 500-foot-wide, 7,281-foot-long buffer...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 26, 2019

Ice Age Park could be done as soon as summer of 2020

The Ice Age Park in Electric City may be done as soon as the late summer of 2020. The city council June 11 approved to have SPVV Landscape Architects, who designed the master plan for the park in 2018, move forward with specific designs for the...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/20 - A man was reportedly walking his pitbull on a leash near Coulee Boulevard when a “weiner dog” came running out of a garage toward him and his dog. The dogs fought, and the man was bitten on his hands by both dogs, he...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 26, 2019

City will apply for Ferry sidewalk grant

Coulee Dam will move ahead with applying for a grant to fix the sidewalks on Ferry Avenue, several portions of which have been heaving several inches as tree roots underneath push up the concrete. Councilmember Fred Netzel and the city’s...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 26, 2019

Short term rentals ban made official in Electric City

The Electric City council voted unanimously to not allow short-term rentals anywhere in the city. Short-term rentals are instances in which a home owner who doesn’t live in a residence rents that residence out to someone for less than 30 days....

 

Colville Business Council poll results are in, absentee votes to be counted Thursday

Poll results are in for the general election for the Colville Business Council, with the absentee ballot count to be held on Thursday. At the polls, incumbent Joel Boyd leads Larry Allen 89 votes to 47 for the Inchelium District’s Position 1....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 19, 2019

Fireworks display had more spectacle than planned

A fire burned a patch of land near the canal near North Dam on Saturday night. A fireworks show put on by the Northwest Pyrotechnics Association went awry when a fire erupted and burned between two and three acres. The permitted event had fire...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 19, 2019

Paddlers for cause launch canoes for Kettle Falls

Several canoes launched from the Crescent Bay boat launch near the Grand Coulee Dam Friday on an eight-day journey toward Kettle Falls. The Inchelium Language and Culture Association, in association...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 19, 2019

State attorney general visits Grand Coulee

The man who leads the state's legal bureaucracy, basically the state's own law firm, told an audience in Grand Coulee last week that the smaller part of their work gets the most headlines, but costs...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 19, 2019

City Administrator position created in Electric City

The city council approved the creation of the position of “city administrator” and to have current clerk Russ Powers fill the position. The council discussed the need for the position and the justification for the added pay that comes with it...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 19, 2019

To Cambodia and back again

Imagine how traveling to another country can change your perspective on life. Local cosmetologist Aly Van Geystel doesn t have to imagine, having returned from a month-long trip to Cambodia, where...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 19, 2019

Sign idea quashed following citizen input in Electric City

The Electric City council last week obliviated the idea of building a $40,000-plus entrance sign to the city. The city conducted a poll at city hall and online of citizens on the idea. Results showed that out of 81 citizens, 62 (77 percent) didn’t...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/10 - Electric City Hall reported a bottle of drugs they found in their trash. Police took the bottle to the station for disposal. - A woman evicted tenants from a house she owns on Dill Avenue. She said she had given them 30...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 12, 2019

Consolidation committee discusses next steps

So what's going on with the effort to consolidate local towns into one? A group of local business owners and residents who have that goal met Thursday at the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce...

 

Twelve years in the making

Family and friends record the moment with cell phones as the Lake Roosevelt High School Class of 2019, led by Class President Olivia Ludwig, move their tassles to the graduated side of their mortar...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 12, 2019

Beach parking banned at Geezer Beach by USBR

Despite overwhelming public opinion against the idea, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has chosen to ban vehicles from parking on Geezer Beach, located behind the Third Powerhouse of the Grand Coulee...

 

Newsbriefs

Canoes to Kettle will launch Friday About 80 people will leave in canoes from Crescent Bay, heading toward Kettle Falls on Friday, June 14. A brief ceremony will take place from 9 a.m. until the paddlers leave at 11 or possibly earlier, according to...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 12, 2019

Koulee Kids Fest and Millpond Days this weekend

Kids and their parents in the region will have plenty to do this weekend, with the local chamber of commerce’s Koulee Kids Fest offering activities all over town and Nespelem’s Millpond Days offering activities there. The chamber event for kids...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/4 - Two people were banned from a residence in Grand Coulee after the rightful owner of the property, who resides in California, learned they were there without permission. 6/5 - A man reported damage to his father’s E Street...

 

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