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 By Scott Hunter    News    February 13, 2019 

Levy appears to be passing

A levy to support the Grand Coulee Dam School District appeared to be passing with vote counts listed for the four counties in favor by 58.14 percent. Passage of a school levy requires a simple majority of 50 percent plus one. The replacement levy,...

 

Great intentions

Steven Flowers poses with a pen Feb. 6 at Lake Roosevelt High School, where Flowers signed a letter of intent to play football for Eastern Washington University. From left, behind him are his mother,...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 13, 2019 

State attorney general spells out law to sheriffs

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson warned sheriffs and other law enforcement officers Tuesday that they are required to enforce a gun control law passed by voters last November. Sheriffs in four local counties cite Second Amendment concerns...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 13, 2019 

Recycling on the table for 2020 garbage contract

Look out your window for flying pigs, because the coulee area may get recycling in 2020. The towns of Electric City, Grand Coulee, Coulee Dam, and Elmer City will be deciding on a recycling option to choose in a new contract with Sunrise Disposal,...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    February 13, 2019 

Proposed legislation would make tiny-home zoning easier

Tiny houses are a trendy new housing option that are often considered affordable; however zoning requirements and other laws make them difficult to legally place. A tiny house is usually between 100 and 400 square feet but can range up to 1,000...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 13, 2019 

Paper fishing and hunting licenses back at Coulee Playland … for now

Tribal hunting and fishing licenses are being offered at Coulee Playland again after a brief hiatus. The Colville Tribes are transitioning to an online-only system, and were no longer offering paper licenses through third-party sellers, which...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 13, 2019 

Companies file suit against PUD

Companies in Grant County that “mine” cryptocurrency with high-powered computers have filed a lawsuit against Grant PUD, whose commissioners voted in 2018 to raise electric rates for the emerging industry. The companies say they chose to locate...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 2/10 - A man at the Hill Street apartments reported that a man who had been banned the previous day was at the apartments. The man, sitting in his vehicle, said he didn’t exit the vehicle and therefore was not trespassing. The...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 13, 2019 

Council member forced out on leave

A tribal council member facing ethics charges amid controversy and backlash from tribal members was placed on administrative leave last week under an “Emergency Action Order.” Andrea George, elected to represent the Nespelem District of the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 13, 2019 

NNDF to offer creative financing for local housing push

A Coulee Dam financial non-profit is proposing a way to increase available housing in the local area and will offer financing to make it possible. Northwest Native Development Fund Executive Director Ted Piccolo said last week that NNDF will...

 

Tribes respond to horse controversy

The Colville Tribes responded with a press release last week regarding a controversial decision to approve a contract to round up approximately 1,250 horses from the reservation. The nearly $500,000... Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 6, 2019

County sheriffs resisting new gun law

Local county sheriffs are weighing in on Washington’s controversial Initiative-1639 which is related to guns and is being challenged in the courts. I-1639, which took effect on Jan. 1, raises the age limit for buying semi-automatic rifles from 18...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 6, 2019

Raider the dog making a difference at Lake Roosevelt

A stray dog found its way into Lake Roosevelt Elementary School and has been a staple there ever since. The 8-month-old, black Labrador female dog, now named Raider, had been hanging out around the...

 

Newsbriefs

Free tax preparation offered Free in-person tax preparation will be available at the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center for people of any age. The program, which is offered by the American Association of Retired Persons, is open to the public on...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 6, 2019

Group protests ethics charges on councilwoman

A group of protesters gathered outside the Colville Business Council's meeting chambers Friday as part of the council debated a move that would lead to expelling one of their own members. Ethics...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    February 6, 2019

By changing it, bill would skirt court ruling that Legislature must follow state records law

Legislation proposed on the last day of January would largely exempt state legislators from the Public Records Act, according to the attorney who led the fight against a similar bill last year. That bill was passed in a last-minute move after a Thurs...

 

Lawmakers aim to 'ditch the switch' on daylight saving

OLYMPIA — Lawmakers are pushing for a bill to allow year-round observation of daylight saving time in the state of Washington, with the intention of the practice spreading throughout the country. House Bill 1196 was co-sponsored by a bipartisan...

 
 By Bob Valen    News    February 6, 2019

Look, up in the sky, it's a polar vortex!

It caused a great uproar in the news media and with those living in parts of Canada and the U.S. The Upper Midwest felt the effects of the ever-present Polar Vortex. TV news reporters stood outside...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 1/29 - A Burdin Boulevard woman said she watched a man and woman walk past her car. The man allegedly pushed her mirror out of position, the woman put her hands “all over the car,” and the complainant yelled at them to stop. - A man...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 6, 2019

Colville Tribes respond to horse controversy

The Colville Tribes responded with a press release last week regarding a controversial decision to approve a contract to round up approximately 1,250 horses from the reservation. The nearly $500,000 contract awarded to Sun J Livestock was approved on... Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 6, 2019

Long road home awaits Raiders, win or lose

Good luck to the Lake Roosevelt basketball teams and their fans in Richland today; win or lose (just saw that the girls won 46-43) , they may all have to take a long way home. Washington State... Full story

 

Late start Monday a.m. for GCDSD schools

Lake Roosevelt Schools will start two hours late Monday, Feb. 11, the school district said Sunday night. The delay is due to expected weather expected to bring several inches of snow overnight....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 30, 2019

CCT change fishing/hunting license process

Hunters and fishers wanting to head to local tribal lands will have to look online to buy their licenses, not at local stores. The Colville Confederated Tribes have launched a website for buying fishing and hunting permits on their reservation and...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 30, 2019

Darnold inducted into state hall of fame

Gary Darnold, who coached cross country for Lake Roosevelt for 40 years, including 38 state meet appearances, was inducted into the Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association's Cross Country...

 

Newsbriefs

NPS re-opens recreation area after shutdown Following an agreement between Congress and the President last Friday, the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area has “resumed regular winter operations,” a press release from LRNRA stated Monday. “S...

 

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