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 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...

 
 News    June 19, 2019 

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...

 
 News    June 19, 2019 

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1. Go to www.grandcoulee.com with your browser. 2. To get instant access, click the small ad in the upper right corner, circled in red here. It's linked to a page with a form for you to fill out so... Full story

 
 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...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 5, 2019

State attorney general to visit local Rotary club

Washington state’s top legal officer will speak at local Rotary club’s June 12 meeting. Attorney General Bob Ferguson will be speaking about the work of the Office of the Attorney General and taking questions from those in attendance. The Grand C...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 5, 2019

Canoe journey to recall history, advocate for future

Seventy-nine years to the day after the original Ceremony of Tears, about 80 paddlers will leave Crescent Bay in canoes June 14 for an eight-day journey to Kettle Falls, the site of the original ceremony that mourned the loss of salmon from the...

 

Newsbriefs

Officers shoot man in Okanogan County An Okanogan County Sheriff’s sergeant and deputy were involved in a non-fatality shooting near the Aeneas Valley Store, above Tonasket, Monday night, Sheriff Tony Hawley said in a press release Tuesday. Hawley...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 5, 2019

Local eagle population doing well

Eagle parents along the Columbia River have their hands full with four eaglets in their nest in the Washington Flats area. Local wildlife photography enthusiast Nora Gabler Jenn, previously profiled...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 5, 2019

Child and dad finding time to bicycle across U.S.

At 40, he thought he'd left his cross-country bicycling days in his 20s. Then his 6-year-old shared a dream. James Colver and his son Shepherd, now 7, are bicycling across the country, from...

 

Local groups fight common enemy in northern pike fish

An effort to remove a problematic, invasive fish from local waters has united multiple groups towards the common cause. The predatory northern pike are said by biologist to be a threat to native fish...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 5, 2019

Rodeo gets a boost from Jess Ford

The Ridge Riders Saddle Club and their annual rodeos got a boost Monday as Jess Ford principal Garrett Jess handed a check to Ridge Rider President George Kohout to cover the cost of a new piece of...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 5/25 - A man called 911 and spoke to an officer at Riley Point. The man said he had been the best of friends with a woman for the past two days, but was now concerned about his belongings because she had driven past him without offering...

 

Keller Ferry out of service due to issues with north shore loading ramp

The Keller Ferry vessel, M/V Sanpoil, will be out of service until further notice due issues with the north shore loading ramp. There is no estimate on when the ramp repairs will be complete. Drivers are advised to seek alternate routes until ferry... Full story

 

School discipline workshop tonight

A public workshop related to school discipline will be held in the Lake Roosevelt High School student hub at 6 p.m. tonight. An agenda for the workshop shows staff members outlining district goals, discipline tactics, and more. "You are invited to...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 29, 2019

Grand Coulee's 'Heroin Hill' problem considered

Grand Coulee discussed the scourge of drugs in town at their latest council meeting. “I think we have a bit of a problem in terms of drug dealing,” Grand Coulee resident and business owner Kimberly Christensen said last week to laughter from a...

 

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