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Chamber to seek more tourism advertising funds

The chamber of commerce is after more advertising money with which to fund an ad campaign to boost sagging tourism numbers. Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Peggy Nevsimal appeared before the Regional Board of Mayors at...

Egg rush

A girl pounces on one of 2,500 colored plastic eggs left on the athletic field at Grand Coulee Dam Middle School for the Lions Club annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday. Winners of special prizes are on...

What is "too big" for Electric City buildings?

Electric City is asking residents to make their wishes known on the size of “accessory” buildings at a public work session, Tuesday, April 29, beginning at 7 p.m., at city hall. Mayor Jerry Sands stated this week that if the attendance at the...

Furniture firms win new school bids

Two furniture manufacturers have been awarded contracts for the new school facility in Coulee Dam, officials announced. Virco, a California firm, was awarded a $469,156 contract to provide furniture...

Fishing area re-opened down below dam

Part of the fishing area below Grand Coulee Dam is now open for fishing after nearly 13 years of closure. The area had been closed for the past 13 years due to security issues connected to the...

Newsbriefs

Repair bill guess: $61 million Grant County Public Utility District announced Tuesday that the estimate to repair Wanapum Dam is about $61 million, but commissioners hope to avoid raising rates any more than already scheduled. The dam was...

Protect your identity with a post-tax day shred fest

In America we have several national holidays or occasions which we recognize annually. Of these, only a relative few are always identified with the same calendar date each year, such as: New Year’s Day – January 1st, Independence Day – July...

Bus trip turned into quite a tour

According to Channel 2 TV out of Spokane, Friday, April 18, 2014, was going to be rainy and cold. Eight of us braved the weather reports and took the Grand Coulee Senior Center Bus to Spokane for our monthly shopping trip anyway. Imagine our joy to...

She learned a lot on language trip

To Kim Stanger, Virginia (Genabug) Redstar, Sean Thin Elk, and Jena Henry: Thank you guys, it was such an opportunity to go to the Salish Language Conference with Kim, Genabug, and Sean. I learned a lot and appreciate it. Then I got to go over to...

Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago Two girls were rescued from the Coulee Wall Friday by Grand Coulee Fire Department. The two 12-year-olds had been climbing the wall in the afternoon against their grandmother's advice...

Seylers have a girl

Tiffany and Robbie Seyler of Electric City, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Kinsey Rae Seyler, born Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 8 lbs., 6 oz., and was 21 inches in length at...

Ewquivel/Duryea have a boy

Jesse Esquivel and JaNae Duryea of Nespelem, are proud to announce the birth of their son Rudy Alan Esquivel, born Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 5 lbs., 4 oz., and was 17-3/4 inches in length at...

A boy for Lovell/ Anderson

Alexandra Lovell and Jonathan Anderson of Grand Coulee, are proud to announce the birth of their son Maverick Jax Anderson, born Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 6 lbs., 7 oz., and was 19.25 inches in...

Nancy Camp (Beagle)

Nancy Camp, 60 of Omak, Wash., passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Wenatchee Wash. A celebration of Nancy's life was held on Friday, Apr. 11, 2014, at the Strate Funeral Home in Grand Coulee....

Leonard Holt, Sr. (Buster)

Funeral services for Leonard Holt, Sr. (Buster) of Elmer City will be held on this Thursday and Friday, April 24 and 25, at the Omak Catholic Longhouse. Buster was born on July 29, 1929, at Monse, Wash., and died on Thursday, Apr. 17, at the Coulee...

Job fair in Omak next Wednesday

The Colville Confederated Tribes and Taylor Woodstone will be hosting a job fair on Wednesday, Apr. 30, at the Omak Community Center, 601 Benton St., Omak. There will be two sessions 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. The purpose of this fair is to...

Senior Meals

Wed., Apr. 23 - Dinner Baked Chicken with Cranberry Sauce, Twice Baked Potatoes, Buttered Peas, Cabbage and Pineapple Slaw, Cookies. Thurs., Apr. 24 - Dinner Lasagna, Green Beans, Tossed Salad, Garlic Bread, Fruit Bowl and Whipped Cream. Grocery...

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, April 24, noon, at Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille in Grand Coulee. Debbie Bigelow, Interim CEO at Coulee Medical Center, will be speaking about the WRITE program at...

Hundreds find little treasures

Hundreds of kids from 1 to 10 years of age cleaned the middle school athletic field of thousands of plastic eggs in mere minutes Saturday. Ludolph Field at Grand Coulee Dam Middle School sported...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 4/14 - A woman told police that she had been visiting with another person when the phone went dead. She said she was worried that the other party might have a medical problem. Police checked and found the party okay and so...

BBCC's facility proposal tops state priority list

A proposal to build a Professional/Technical Education Center (PTEC) at Big Bend Community College is ranked first on the 2015-17 priority list for new major projects among the state’s community colleges. If funded next year, PTEC will be the...

Nespelem Junior Rodeo this weekend

Nespelem Junior Rodeo royalty Queen Ravina Pakootas and Princess Laelah Pakootas invite everyone to the Nespelem Junior Rodeo set for Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27, at the Nespelem Rodeo...

Gorillas and Raiders split match

Lake Roosevelt tennis took on the Gorrillas April 16, with the girls coming home from Davenport with a 3-0 victory. The Raider boys came up short, losing 1-3. LR’s girls swept the Gorillas in singles play. Areielle White posted an impressive win...

Baseball on three-game tear

Raider baseball rebounded from their loss to Liberty Bell by winning all three games last week. At home against Bridgeport April 15, the Raiders blanked the Mustangs en route to a big league win....

First two-meet week successful for Raiders

Lake Roosevelt’s track and field team travelled to Davenport April 15 and to Quincy on Saturday for the first of three two-meet weeks in a row. At Davenport, the Raider boys finished sixth overall with 54 team points, and the Raider girls took...

Lady Raiders pick up two wins

Lady Raider softball picked up their first two wins of the 2014 season at Manson on Saturday. Lady Raider pitching showed positive improvement. In the first game of the doubleheader, Savannah Marin struck out 10 batters, allowing only seven walks....

 
 
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