Police issues topic of Grand Coulee Council

It was Grand Coulee’s turn last night to address where its police contract with Electric City is going. Two council members were instrumental in working out an arrangement that would extend Grand Coulee’s police contract with Electric City for...

How far are we from the fires?

It's difficult to grasp the size of the fires burning in Washington when some says they've burned 168,000 acres. But most of us are familiar with our area on maps. Here's a map of the area, with red...

Brush fire burning thousands of acres

A brush fire that started south of Leahy Junction Wednesday afternoon had consumed nearly 7 square miles of grass and brush by this morning after some short-range jumping and fast movement late...

Emergency declared in 20 counties due to multiple wildfires, extreme fire conditions

OLYMPIA -- A state of emergency was declared late Tuesday, July 14, in 20 Eastern Washington counties in response to multiple wildfires threatening homes, businesses, public infrastructure, and...

Burning ban in Grant County

The Grant County Board of Commissioners have issued a temporary ban on outdoor burning effective, Wednesday, July 16. The ban prohibits all outdoor burning until further notice and will be lifted when conditions improve. If citizens are caught...

Annual 4th of July celebration held

With hundreds attending, the Sunday afternoon pow-wow, held at the Nespelem Circle Grounds, marked the closing of the annual 10-day Fourth of July Celebration, where Native American dancers, from...

Please return stethoscope

Over the weekend my beaded stethoscope was taken out of my office in the hospital section of Coulee Medical Center. I have had it for years and used it to help people. It is a Littman Cardiology III with multi-colored native beadwork and my name...

Efforts at windmills in park benefit all

Many thanks to the SHARP Kids who painted the Gehrke Windmill pots last year, and to Phil and Linda Hansen and helpers for planting flowers in them and keeping the place watered this year. The improvement to the site is a special benefit for both...

Wakeup call to full tribal council

For the past 2-3 years, our tribal council have not heard “the peoples.” They literally, purposefully, have not listened to the peoples. We in fb land know you sneak in and out of here to see what is the latest in what all of you call innuendo,...

Improving Chemical Safety: A Baby Step in the Right Direction

In the aftermath of the explosion of a fertilizer storage facility in West, Texas last year that killed 15 people and destroyed three schools and a nursing home, federal officials realized there are serious gaps in federal oversight authority of...

Stolen Security; let's get it back

There is an epidemic going on around us. Over the past month I have heard from strangers and friends about being the victims of crimes. As a matter of fact, the past few years in the Coulee have seen ...

It's a boy for Niewald/Atkins

Christy M. Niewald and Daniel A. Atkins of Keller, are proud to announce the birth of their son Noah Daniel Atkins, Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 5 lbs., 7 oz., and was 18” in length at birth....

Susan Lynn Cunningham

Susan Lynn Cunningham was born October 20, 1947 in Ephrata Washington. Suziy was raised in Grand Coulee at the "Ranch". As an adult, she lived in the bush of Alaska with her children, where they had ...

Gary Dean Brown

Gary Dean Brown, 66, died at his Elmer City, Washington home Saturday morning, July 12, 2014, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born on February 22, 1948, in Spokane, Washington to Dean and...

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, July 17, at noon, at Pepper Jack’s Bar and Grille in Grand Coulee. Coulee Area Community Blood Drive The Inland Northwest Blood Center along with the Coulee...

If it's old, it's a good, good thing!

With the Beach Boys famous feel-good song from 1966, Good Vibrations, on the air waves this summer, I’ve been picking up on the excellent shopping-for-vintage-treasures vibes resounding in the...

Nilsen in concert

The Grand Coulee UMC congregation invites you to join us again this year for an outstanding piano concert by inter-nationally acclaimed concert pianist John Nilsen. The concert will be held Friday,...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 7/7 - A man reported that he found a motorcycle off the roadway on O”Sullivan Road. Police traced the registered owner to a man living on Hill Avenue and the legal owner a man from Moses Lake. The motorcycle was not stolen but...

Basin Summer Sounds music festival this weekend

EPHRATA — A country band with a sound as big as Little Texas will headline the 11th annual Basin Summer Sounds music festival. This year’s event is Friday and Saturday, July 18-19. With hits like “God Blessed Texas,” “Kick A Little,”...

Biology program opportunities for LRHS students

Lake Roosevelt High School students interested in gaining job skills for fishery biology will have an opportunity this summer through a six-week program grant from the Bonneville Power Administration. Those interested can pick up an application at...

One proud boy

Tristan Louie, 9, had his picture taken with Russell Wilson, quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, while at a football camp for young boys at Tukwila last Thursday. His mother is Roslynn Lafountaine...

Golf/Bowling Scores

MERCHANTS’ LEAGUE TEAM Oasis 30 Jack’s 30 San Poil 32 LRHS 32 DWK 37 DDDP 29 CTCF 32 Test Eagles 32 SUMMER LEAGUE End of League TEAM W L Chewy’s Construction 24.5 15.5 Fighting Chipmunks 23 17 Flying W 22.5 17.5 L.B.B. 19 21 The Force 19 21...

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