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Skordas named deputy director for Reclamation's Pacific Northwest Region

Regional Director Lorri Lee has selected Rob Skordas as the new deputy regional director for Power and Infrastructure in Reclamation's Pacific Northwest Region. Skordas began his new position Oct.... Full story


Coulee Dam firefighters honored

Five Coulee Dam firefighters who are retiring, and collectively have served over 150 years, were honored last Friday at a North Dam Park barbecue. Pictured from the left, with their years of service,... Full story


Aaron Boyd Galbraith completes residency

Larry and Gerry Boyd, of Coulee Dam, are proud to announce their grandson, Aaron Boyd Galbraith, completed his three-year residency in internal medicine and will be joining a Kaiser Permanente... Full story


Blums celebrate 64 years together

Marty and Sally Blum are celebrating 64 years together, 60 as husband and wife. The two married June 8, 1956, at Grand Coulee Dam Community Church. Sally Ann Foisy was born in Mason City, Washington... Full story


Longs to celebrate 70th anniversary

Fred and Valeta Long, of Grand Coulee, will celebrate 70 years of marriage on Saturday. They were married April 2, 1946. Home from World War II, Fred had not thought he would ever get married,... Full story

 By Sharon Sumpter    People    March 9, 2016

Juvenile detention move – are you serious?

Our Okanogan County commissions are considering a grave injustice to families and the future of our county, thinking that a “potential” budget savings solution is to send our presently troubled children out of sight and out of mind. The Omak juve... Full story


Signs of spring

Dakota Green, 8, shows the buttercup confirming the coming of spring. He and his father, Kerry Green Jr., found the buttercups near Keller Ferry on Feb. 14. - Submitted photo... Full story


Gamboa/Stevenson united in marriage

Bruce and Ida Gamboa, of Electric City, Washington, are happy to announce the marriage of their daughter, Jewel, to Cameron Stevenson, of Lind/Ritzville, Washington. Cameron is the son of Dale... Full story


Celebrating 55 years

Tom and Kathy Skordas, of Coulee Dam, Washington, are celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary December 5. The couple were wed in Salt Lake City, Utah, on December 5, 1960. They lived in the coulee... Full story


Five generations

Recently Sonja Everett had the privilege of a five-generation photo with her family. Right to left: Sonja Everett, her son, Richard Avey; his daughter, Elizabeth White; her daughter, Bridget Sanders;... Full story


Carpenters celebrate 50 years

Richard and Lucy Carpenter recently celebrated their Golden Anniversary on a Honolulu, Hawaii vacation, including a cruise to many other islands and Maui. Richard and Lucy (Haydock) were united in... Full story


Sheehy and Carberry to wed

Carl and Sandy Sheehy of Electric City, Wash., are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their son, Kevin, to Kati Carberry, daughter of Jim and Sue Carberry of Eagle, Idaho.... Full story


St. Martin and Lezard to wed

Venus St. Martin and Christopher Lezard of Electric City, Washington, will be exchanging vows at 3 p.m., on Saturday, August 14, 2015, at the Banks Lake Pub in Electric City. The bride is the... Full story


Celebrated 50th reunion

The Coulee Dam Class of 1965 celebrated its 50-year reunion the weekend of July 25. From left to right – back row: Tag Grier, Leonard Holt, Arla Conway, Bob Dunham, Sherry Whitelaw Marshall, Ron... Full story


Small and Rise united in marriage

Allison Kathleen Small and Samuel Alden Rise were married on July 18, 2015 in Federal Way, Washington. Allison is the daughter of Greg Small and Gail Small, both of Federal Way, WA. Sam is the son of... Full story


It's a girl for the Sanders

  Bridget Gabriel Sanders and Chris Sanders are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Ann Casey Sanders.  Emily was born on Saturday, July 4, 2015, at Providence Sacred Heart Medical... Full story


Owen/Osborne united in marriage

TeriJayne Owen, daughter of Terrence Jay and Deanne Owen of Grand Coulee, Washington and David Samuel Osborne, son of Kendall Joseph and Linda Joy Osborne of Sammamish, Washington, were married on... Full story


Local royalty at Seafair

Kailah Tanaye' Nanamkin, from Keller, the daughter of Castina Jordan, of Nespelem, and Charles Nanamkin, of Brewster, was crowned Miss Indian Seattle Seafair Princess last weekend, her mother said.... Full story


Seekins graduates from Air Force Academy

Luke Seekins, son of Janet Seekins of Elmer City, a 2008 graduate of Lake Roosevelt High School, graduated from the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado May 28, with a bachelor's degree in... Full story


Gamboa/Stevenson to wed in September

Bruce and Ida Gamboa of Electric City, Wash., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Jewel Noelle, to Cameron James Stevenson of Ritzville, Wash. Jewel is a former graduate of... Full story


Deppman/Van Geystel announce engagement

Gordy and Gay Deppman are excited to announce the engagement of their daughter Megan Deppman, to James Van Geystel, the son of Jim and Debbie Van Geystel. James and Megan are both former graduates of... Full story


Loe/Town to wed in August

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey and Lisa (Sammy) Loe of Yakima, Wash., are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Tanner Christian Loe to Kateri Tekakwitha Town, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan and... Full story


Celebrate 65 years

Betty and Eugene Fields of Electric City will be celebrating 65 years of marriage on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. The couple, 75 year residents of the Grand Coulee Dam area were married in Coeur d'Alene,... Full story


Mansker awarded scholarship

Alissa Mansker, Grand Coulee, has been awarded a $500 scholarship by the Royal Neighbors Foundation.   A one-time payment will be made to her college of choice and will be used to help fund tuition, room and board, and books.   Since its creation... Full story


18-year-olds encouraged to register

Voter registration forms are available at local city halls for those just turning 18, and a school levy committee is encouraging them to do that by Jan. 12, so they are eligible to vote during the levy election set for Feb. 12. The high school is... Full story


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