Rangers rattle town with big guns


Last updated 7/28/2021 at 10:12am

Loud gunfire that woke and frightened Coulee Dam residents Thursday night was part of a “routine military training,” a US Army spokesman said.

The repeating racket that started about 10:30 sounded to some former military men like 50-caliber automatic weapons. Flashes from multiple gun barrels could be seen on the hillside above the Third Powerhouse on the east side of Grand Coulee Dam. And...

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Bob VALEN writes:

It appears that the U. S. Army made the effort to communicate with local officials regarding this training cycle. It also appears that local officials failed to communicate with the public that this training event was going to occur. Also, the Army, like others from outside our many communities, did not understand that the mayor of Coulee Dam should have been a primary contact as well as Okanogan County Law Enforcement. This event, once again, begs the issue of Consolidation.


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