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 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 10, 2019

Grand Coulee envisions ideas for its downtown

The city of Grand Coulee is looking at a vision for the future of the city that includes more pedestrian-friendly features, aesthetic upgrades, and relocating city hall at the former middle school. SC...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 10, 2019

You know Easter is on its way when ...

Hippity hoppity, Easter is on its way, and that means Easter baskets and Easter egg hunts. Volunteers at the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center assembled 450 Easter baskets through donations to the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 10, 2019

Organizations team up to provide healthy snacks for after school

Local organizations are promoting healthy eating habits to kids during their out-of-school time. Members of Coulee Medical Center and the local Lions Club have been making donations of healthy snacks to local youth who might otherwise eat junk food o...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 10, 2019

CAPRD discusses bureau contract

What would happen to North Dam Park if a local group didn’t take care of it? Commissioners for the Coulee Area Park & Recreation District discussed renewal of their contract with the United States Bureau of Reclamation at their April 1 meeting....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 10, 2019

Earth Day coming later this month

The Colville Tribes will hold their 10th annual Earth Day celebration at the Nespelem powwow grounds on April 19 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event will include over 50 interactive and informational booths concerning things like recycling, natural...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 10, 2019

Colville Tribes to sell marijuana

The Colville Tribes have entered into an agreement with the state of Washington to sell marijuana, according to an April 8 press release from the tribes. “We are pleased to sign this agreement and look forward to the economic development...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 10, 2019

Power outage affects 800 local customers

A power outage Friday affected about 800 Grant PUD customers in the Grand Coulee Dam area for over seven hours. “The issue that has caused the outage in the area is located on a transmission pole that is within an isolated area without easy...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 4/2 - A driver known to have a suspended license was pulled over along Midway Avenue and given a citation for that. He arranged for a licensed driver to take control of his vehicle. - An officer responded to a report of a couple yelling...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 3, 2019

Complaint: school is not a rec center

Is it right to disrupt school for hundreds of students because of a sport played by a small percentage of them? That was a topic of discussion at the Grand Coulee Dam School District’s Board of Directors meeting March 25. Cathy LaPlace addressed...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 3, 2019

Proctor hosts his annual bull and steer riding school

What an experience it must be to learn bull riding from professionals, including one who is from the same area you are. Local legend Shane Proctor is hosting his 11th annual bull and steer riding scho...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 3, 2019

Council discusses allowing some stock animals in city

Some people are cat people. Some people are dog people. Others might be pig or goat people. The Grand Coulee City Council March 19 discussed lifting a ban on hooved animals, such as pigs and goats, within the city limits. “These miniature goats...

 

Newsbriefs

Shift sewer line maintenance to residents? The Coulee Dam City Council Wednesday discussed an idea its insurance company would dearly love to see take effect: shift maintenance of all “lateral” sewer lines to homeowners. The city spends about...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 3, 2019

School board thinks student representative would be good thing

A school board last week discussed the idea of seeking student input on issues related to the school that students attend. At their March 25 meeting, directors of the Grand Coulee Dam School District tossed around the idea of having a representative...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 3, 2019

Van Geystel to teach cosmetology trade in Cambodia

Aly Van Geystel, a cosmetologist at Main Street Salon in Grand Coulee, will be traveling to Cambodia for the month of May to help teach the trade of cosmetology to former victims of human...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 3, 2019

City to receive $300,000 from state for sidewalks

Electric City is being awarded $300,000 from the state Transportation Improvement Board's Complete Streets Program. The city will use the money to add curb, gutter and sidewalks along Coulee...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    April 3, 2019

Halfway through his first legislative session Ybarra plans to run for re-election

Rep. Alex Ybarra describes his time so far in the Washington State Legislature as a whirlwind. Ybarra was appointed to the Washington House of Representatives in January to fill the vacancy in...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 3/24 - A woman showed an officer a video of a neighbor shooting a bb gun at something, reportedly birds. The officer told the neighbor not to shoot within the city limits, and the neighbor said he would comply. - A woman reported...

 

State Parks announces two free days in April

OLYMPIA – April 2, 2019 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to celebrate the spring season and Earth Day with two free days at state parks in April. On free days, visitors do not need a Discover Pass for...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 27, 2019

Fire chief critical of new Electric City street plan

Fire Chief Mark Payne doesn't think Electric City should get rid of the Western Avenue branch of the Y-shaped intersection near city hall that currently branches into Western and Stevens Avenue. Part...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 27, 2019

City urges stance against I-1639 gun control measure

Grand Coulee wants more government bodies in the state of Washington to stick up for gun rights in response to Initiative 1639, which passed in November 2018, and has been taking effect in stages since the new year. I-1639 took effect on Jan. 1, and...

 

Our hero!

Delivering a sure sign of spring, finally, Hunter Piccinini, 5, points out a buttercup March 18 while hiking with his mom and dad behind the water tower above Banks Lake in Electric City. — Rose...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 27, 2019

Water valve mysteriously opened in Grand Coulee Dam

A valve deep in the Third Powerhouse at Grand Coulee Dam was opened last week, partially flooding an elevator shaft and an elevator control room, authorities said. Police Chief John Tufts, of the Grand Coulee Police Department, was called to the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    March 27, 2019

NPS will halt reservations during paving project

There could be complications this summer if you’re planning to use a paved parking lot at Spring Canyon or any other Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area facility, including campgrounds with pavement and boat launches with paved parking lots....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 27, 2019

Animal control discussed among mayors, city council

Anyone who has had problems with dangerous dogs in their neighborhoods may have a new reason to hope for improvement. Although it may not be financially practical for local cities to set up their own animal control facility, it’s possible the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 27, 2019

Proctor Bull & Steer Riding School returns

A bull-riding champion will be teaching kids the daredevil sport of bull riding in Nespelem next week. Local legend Shane Proctor — former Grand Coulee resident, Lake Roosevelt High School graduate, and the 2011 National Finals Rodeo World...

 

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