Looking back in the coulee


Last updated 8/2/2023 at 11:12am

10 years ago

Challenger Greg Wilder garnered 67% of the primary vote ending Tuesday night to place himself solidly in the general election race against Coulee Dam mayor Quincy Snow.

The school board we’ll meet tonight in an informal setting with members getting a look at how the districts energy grant was spent and then given a walkthrough of the new K through 12 school site.

The San Poil, the new Keller ferry will be christened in a special ceremony August 14th at the south shore terminal. The $12-million, 20 car ferry was built in pieces by Foss Maritime at its Rainier, Oregon plant and trucked to Grand Coulee for assembly at a special location at Crescent Bay.

The cause of the fire that destroyed the Colville Tribes’ administration building July 29th is still unknown tribal police Chief Corey Orr said Tuesday.

The Coulee Dam Casino was celebrating its 18th anniversary with over $8,000 in shared prizes and a free T-shirts for those that attend the celebration.


Years Ago

At the Coulee Community Hospital District meeting on July 30th director of nursing services Bev Haffner said CCH has already delivered 92 babies this year. The hospital had only projected 56 babies for deliveries through 2003.

Playing at the Village Cinema is Pirates of the Caribbean, starring Johnny Depp.


Years Ago

The new surgeon at Coulee Community Hospital is sewing up uncertainties in the facilities financial outlook with the arrival of Doctor Jean Gross with the number of surgeries having increased dramatically.

Forty years ago

Stacy Taylor local Rotary exchange student and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Taylor of Electric City was the guest of honor at Rotary last Thursday. She spoke of her year in Australia.

This last weekend the Grand Coulee Dam All Stars went up to Okanogan for their last tournament of the season where they took first place. On the team are Mike Jackson, Bob Morin, Greg Wendt, Kelly Green, Brett Flowers, Adam Munson, Casey Curtis, Shay Logue, Shane Bird, Paul Smith, Eric Garvin and Chad Kiser.

Fifty years ago

The Grand Coulee Dam area float received second place at the Peach festival in Penticton BC. Royalty included Mary Baxter, Teri Gerard and Jody Sharr.

Sixty years ago

A fire in the Rex-Delrio area at Cecil and Harold Thorns burned over 1000 acres of wheat.


years ago

A green fire near Hartline on Monday on the William Sieg ranch brought out the rural fire truck from Almira.


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