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 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...

 
 News    July 17, 2019 

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....

 
 News    July 17, 2019 

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...

 
 News    July 17, 2019 

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...

 
 News    July 17, 2019 

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...

 
 News    July 17, 2019 

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 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...

 
 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...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 2, 2019

Golf course in process of being sold for $1.8 million

The Banks Lake Golf Course is in the process of being sold by the port district to Rattlesnake Ridge. At Grant County Port District 7's June 27 meeting, commissioners passed a resolution authorizing...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 2, 2019

Fireworks ban to continue indefinitely

The Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Department this week stressed the importance of fire safety on the Fourth of July and reiterated that fireworks won’t be allowed at North Dam this year, but a federal agency doesn’t consider the ban temporary....

 

Five of seven incumbents re-elected to Colville Business Council

The Colville Business Council election last week resulted in five incumbents reelected and two unseated. In the Nespelem District, current CBC Chairman Rodney Cawston was reelected to Position 1, winning 397-303 against challenger Charlene Bearcub....

 

Newsbriefs

School board changes meeting time The Grand Coulee Dam School District voted to hold two regular meetings each month on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Previously, one of those meetings was considered a “special” meeting,...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 2, 2019

For songwriter Lila Rose, it's just a matter of finding the right words

From small town Washington to Music City, Lila Rose is an outlaw in song only, and performing on the Fourth of July at the Festival of America at the Grand Coulee Dam. Lila Rose Bowden is the daughter...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 2, 2019

Charter finishing upgrades to their service in local area

Locals can expect new options for television, internet, and phone services soon with a new service provider investing in area infrastructure. Spectrum, the brand name that Charter Communications uses...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 2, 2019

Decorated junior ranger notches Lake Roosevelt

Three weeks into her latest foray and seven years after starting this adventure, the self-proclaimed most-decorated National Park Service junior ranger made it to Coulee Dam on Monday. Aida Frey, 17,...

 

Turn your heads to the heavens, NPS offers

The National Park Service will be offering free astronomy tours both at night and during the day throughout the summer. Nighttime stargazing tours will be held on July 5 from 9 p.m. to midnight in the Crescent Bay Area, July 6, from 9 p.m. to...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 2, 2019

Them Dam Writers help preserve local history on the internet

Them Dam Writers, a local group that has existed in one form or another for decades, has been putting their stories on the internet, helping preserve both-well known and lesser-known local history,...

 

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