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Grand Coulee Dam laser light show and public tours begin Memorial Day weekend

Starting Saturday, May 26, the Bureau of Reclamation will begin showing its "One River, Many Voices" laser light show and the John W. Keys III Pump-Generating Plant public tours.... — Updated 5/26/2023 Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News 

Some offices to be contested in coming elections

The city of Grand Coulee will hold a primary election in August to pick two of the three candidates who filed to run for mayor, which does not include the current one. Chuck Crowe, of Partello Park; Kimberly Christiansen, of... — Updated 5/24/2023


Pole fire leads to outage

A power pole fire Monday night led to an outage as Grant PUD worked on fixing the problem. The Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Department had the fire out about 11:30 p.m. but reported that several residences and street lights had no... — Updated 5/24/2023


Ferry's old maples taken down

Contractors remove the tops of the last of the 90-year-old red maples from Coulee Dam's Ferry Avenue Friday so the broken sidewalks below them can be fixed. The two-block-long... — Updated 5/24/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News 

Nespelem School district working on expansion into high school

Nespelem School District, which has for decades sent its students to “the dam” after eighth grade to attend high school, is looking at ways to expand its service to the community by moving toward a high school offering. The... — Updated 5/24/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News 

School staff air concerns, board decides for Broadnax anyway

A line of employees wrote letters to the school board stating serious concerns about hiring Rod Broadnax as the Grand Coulee Dam School District’s new superintendent, several of which were read at Monday night’s meeting.... — Updated 5/24/2023

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Colville Tribal Police assist in another major drug arrest

(Nespelem, WA) - The Colville Tribal Police assisted in the execution of a search warrant on May 9, 2023 and seized more than 1,000 fentanyl-laced pills. The seizure included 20... — Updated 5/17/2023 Full story


Marching at Colorama

The Lake Roosevelt High School Raider Marching Band performs in the annual Colorama Parade Saturday on Midaway Avenue. ­- Scott Hunter photo... — Updated 5/17/2023


City of Electric City Notice

The Electric City Council meeting, we needed to cancel last minute on Tuesday, May 9, has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 23 at the city hall. Transfer Station Closure The Transfer Station will be closing at noon on... — Updated 5/17/2023


Services for Bubba Egbert set for May 26

W James “Bubba” Egbert (49) of Grand Coulee, WA, passed away Friday May, 5, 2023. A Memorial Celebration of his life will be held Friday, May 26, 2023 at 2:00pm in the Grand Coulee Rodeo Grounds Arena 22152 Alcan Rd NE, Grand... — Updated 5/17/2023 Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News

Grand Coulee police meet with citizens for input

Grand Coulee police held a public meeting to hear residents' ideas on what they need to focus on and also to introduce them to a new app Officer Matt Gilbert is working on for... — Updated 5/17/2023


Many local offices up for election this year

Some 36 public offices in the local community are up for election this year, with the deadline for a declaration of intent to file for them due by Friday, May 19. The offices range in type from city council positions to park,... — Updated 5/17/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

City to clearcut all 34 Ferry Avenue 90-year-old maples

Residents of Coulee Dam's Ferry Avenue couldn't talk city representatives into alternatives Monday night as officials explained why all of the street's 60- to 70-foot-tall shade tre... — Updated 5/17/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Ferry Avenue trees to be removed; meeting tonight

A long-awaited sidewalk fix is leading to the removal of many, if not all, of the trees on Coulee Dam's Ferry Avenue that have given the neighborhood its distinct flavor for... — Updated 5/15/2023 Full story


Museum to re-open this weekend

The Coulee Pioneer Museum in Electric City recently went through a complete makeover and will re-open on Colorama weekend - Saturday and Sunday, May 13-14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.... — Updated 5/10/2023


Buckets of volunteer work

A new improvement at the Ridge Riders Rodeo Grounds gets a coat of white paint Monday as Brian Sharp, of Electric City, wrestles a 5-gallon bucket of paint on a new walkway over... — Updated 5/10/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

GCD School District selects new superintendent

A new superintendent will lead the Grand Coulee Dam School District, beginning July 1. The school board selected Rodriguez "Rod" Broadnax as the best candidate Saturday, following... — Updated 5/10/2023


Shooting hoops

Izabella Lauseng, age 9, tries a hook shot as little sister Aundrea waits her turn Sunday at the new basket at Grand Coulee's city park on SR-174. The city received a $162,000... — Updated 5/10/2023


USBR issues safety warning to boaters on Lake Roosevelt

Boaters on Lake Roosevelt should be cautious because of debris from failed log booms upstream, the Bureau of Reclamation warned Tuesday. High river velocities and low reservoir levels at Lake Roosevelt have resulted in a failed log... — Updated 5/10/2023


Community mourns loss of Bubba Egbert

The sudden death of a community member and coach shook the school district Monday where his wife teaches and many of the community’s youth have benefited from his guidance. “With a heavy heart I need to inform you of a tragic... — Updated 5/10/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Tonight's Electric City Council meeting is canceled

Electric City has canceled tonight’s (Tuesday, May 9) city council meeting for lack of a quorum. City Clerk Peggy Nevsimal also said the city, which normally offers online access to its meetings, also has no internet service at... — Updated 5/9/2023 Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News

Plain Jane's named Business of the Year

by Scott Hunter A year ago, it was an idea shared while visiting in a garden. Last week, Plain Jane's was named "Business of the Year" for 2022 by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber... — Updated 5/8/2023


Notice of Special Board Meeting

Notice of Special Board Meeting Of the Grand Coulee Dam School District 505 Crest Drive Coulee Dam, WA 99116 May 6th 2023 The Grand Coulee Dam School District Board of Directors will be holding a Special Executive Board meeting... — Updated 5/5/2023


Pony – air mail?

Korbin Baldwin flies high on a saddle bronc to win the senior boys' division with a score of 65 on his way to taking all-around champion among "Senior Boys: in Memory of Luther... — Updated 5/3/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Rachelle Baughman named chamber "Achiever of the Year"

Former chamber executive director Rachelle Baughman was named the organization's "Achiever of the Year" for 2022 last week after deciding to leave that job last winter and start... — Updated 5/3/2023


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