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City considering allowing marijuana retailing

Electric City’s planning group is looking at its current zoning to see where a marijuana retail store might be located. The city council instructed staff and the city’s planner last week to take a look at the city’s current zoning to...

Young riders

Hunter Nusbaum lets his horse fly for the finish line in the junior boys' barrel racing competition at the Ridge Riders' Junior Rodeo Saturday. The event drew 180 competitors up to 18 years old from...

Golf carts legal to drive in Electric City

By this time next week you can drive your golf cart down to get the mail and for other things in Electric City. The city council passed an ordinance July 22, allowing a golf cart zone in the city. All you have to do to get started is buy a golf...

Two die in Banks Lake car wreck

Two people died Tuesday night, July 14, in a one-car rollover accident just north of Coulee City. Antonina Kononewski, 71, of Soap Lake, was driving the white 2001 Subaru Legacy north on SR 155 at 7:05 p.m. when it left the roadway to the right,...

Regional fires flare in hot season

A stubborn brush fire closed Interstate-90 near George for the second straight day, but it reopened Tuesday about 10 a.m. The fire was driven by wind gusts of 25 mph and had burned about 900 acres by ...

Muellers lived in The Big House

During construction of Grand Coulee Dam, it was a dormitory. But by construction time for the Third Powerhouse, the big house across from the Coulee Dam Town Hall was just right for one big family....

Thanks for a job with variety

Last weekend called for attending and photographing two events that represent opposite ends of the social variety spectrum. I couldn’t help but think that their occasions on the same day in the same community serve as an indicator of a healthy...

Cat heroes applauded

We want to thank so much – the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Fire Department, Bryce McCleary, Bryan Kriger, Nikki Katich and Patricia Connant and the maintenance crew for rescuing our cat Whiskers from the shrubbery at Banks Lake Park. Their...

Don't push Japan to re-arm

U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur’s finest hour may not have been any sort of combat-related command decision on his part, but his role in assisting in the rise of a hugely prosperous and a decidedly peace-loving Japan after World War II....

Supporting our small businesses by addressing burdensome regulations

I recently read a news story of an outstanding teenager in Prosser named Walker Orr. Since he was 8 years old, Walker has found innovative ways to offer a service or product in exchange for a reasonable price, from selling varieties of seeds to...

Wanted: The moral thread of society

Have you heard this statement lately? “What is going on with our world today?” Or “That kind of stuff just did not happen when I was a kid.” Well, to be honest with past generations, “that stuff” probably did happen but it was behind...

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...

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...

It's a girl for the Machesos

Heidi and Gerald Macheso are the proud parents of a daughter, Teagan Alinafe Macheso, born on Thursday, July 9, 2015, in Seattle. Teagan was 20 inches long and weighed 6 lbs., 4 oz. Paternal...

It's a girl for Ortiz/Holm

Michelle Ortiz and Zach Holm of Coulee Dam are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Kylie LeeAnn Holm Monday, July 13, 2015, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6 lbs., 9 oz., and was 18.5 inches in length at birth....

Della E. Rice

Della E. Rice passed away on July 16, 2015 at the age of 92, of natural causes in Clarkston, Washington. She was born Aug. 27, 1922, in Sandpoint, Idaho, to Leonard and Goulda Bower.  In the...

Velma Mary Hargrove

Velma Mary Hargrove, age 98, passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2015. She was born March 25, 1917, in Arrowwood, Alberta, Canada, the fifth of Herb and Sadie Bennett's seven children. She attended...

Sophia Ann Betty Tatshama

Sophia Ann Betty Tatshama passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015. She was born May 22, 1970, to Veronica Stensgar and Leroy McDonald. Veronica soon met and married D'arcy Tatshama. When Sophia was born...

Meetings and Notices

Chamber at the Senior Center The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will be meeting this Thursday, July 23, at noon, at the Senior Center on Main St., Grand Coulee. Pastor Paul Ashbrook will be speaking about his show ducks. Care and Share...

Fire fighter heroes at library Friday

The summer reading program is full swing at the Grand Coulee Public Library. It is for children 0-18. Sign up is free. You can sign up at: www.ncrl.org/summerreading. Upcoming events: Wednesday, July 22 - Deb McVay - 10:30 Friday, July 24 -...

Senior Menu for July

Wed., July 22 - Dinner Pork Roast, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Peas & Carrots, Friut Salad, Cream Pie Thurs., July 23 - Dinner Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry over Rice, Mandarin Orange Salad, Cupcakes Fri., July 24 - Breakfast Biscuit & Sausage Gravy,...

Theatre to cast for Sweeney Todd

Masquers Theatre in Soap Lake has announced it will be casting for their fall musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” on Monday and Tuesday July 27-28 at 7 p.m. Directed by Randy Brooks, Sweeney Todd is a 1979...

Class of '85 reunion set for Aug. 21 and 22

The LRHS class of 1985 will be celebrating their 30th year class reunion the weekend of August 21 and 22. Friday night, please meet at the Electric City Tavern for mingling and drinks. Saturday, picnic for family and friends at Spring Canyon...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 7/13 - Someone threw a rock through the window at Jack’s Spring Canyon Service but got away with only about $20 worth of items. The thief scattered Cheetos onto the parking lot. The window will cost about $100 to replace. It...

Tweens already

A mother osprey hovers near her three chicks at their nest in Coulee Dam Monday. During the recent heat, the parent birds stood over the chicks to shade them atop the 100-foot pole erected when new...

Aluminum cans only at the seniors

The seniors accept aluminum cans ONLY. Please do not put cardboard, plastic bottles or other aluminum in the collection sacks. In 2013, the Seniors collected 3800 pounds (almost 2 tons) of cans and took in approximately $1500 for the Senior Center....

WSU announces spring 2015 graduates

Washington State University’s Graduation List for the 2015 Spring semester included local graduates. Taima Nichole Anne Carden, from Coulee Dam, earned a bachelor of arts in social sciences, magna cum laude. And Cole Stan Seaver, also from Coulee...

 
 
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