Super: Don't believe rumors of late opening

The school board Monday night was told not to believe rumors going around that the new school would not make the start date of Sept. 15. In fact, Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Dennis Carlson told members of the board, the special...

Local greens headed into black

Grant County Port District 7 is in its third year as manager of Banks Lake Golf Course, which is inching forward and soon will be in the black, according to port commissioners. The Port District...

Big Bend Community College success rate increasing

Big Bend Community College has improved on the success rate of its students over the last couple years, boasted college President Terry Leas last week, speaking at a Rotary Club luncheon in Grand Coulee Wednesday. Leas said a common state...

Land given to town

It sits on a flat area overlooking the Columbia River at the north end of Coulee Dam and may someday be the site of a development to assist visitors to the area. The gift to the town by Diane...

New shirts will mark school's opening day

Students, staff, bus drivers, and the entire lot, will celebrate the opening of the new Lake Roosevelt school Sept. 15, with T-shirt mania. Everyone will receive a Lake Roosevelt T-shirt to wear on...

Newsbriefs

Bowling leagues starting Riverview Lanes Bowling Alley leagues begin on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Bowlers should stop by the bowling alley to get signed up for the fall leagues. League play is on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings. Call the lanes at...

Time for town to clean up property

Very often, governments have to serve their constituents, even when there seems to be no clear way to pay for those services, especially in emergencies. It may not feel like an emergency, but a fast-degrading property at 609 Holly Street in Coulee...

Street water flooding home has to stop

I’m a tenant leasing from Patrick Wilson, owner of 301 Columbia Ave., Coulee Dam, WA. I also am enlisted as his acting mgr. of his properties in Coulee Dam. I live at 301 Columbia Ave and my wife and I have become very discouraged NOT at Patrick...

No warmer welcome anywhere

In August of this year my wife and I had the pleasure of spending three nights and four days in your fantastic locality, Grand Coulee. After doing all the touristy things (dam) we mingled with the local population. I can honestly state that we...

Compliance officer solved issue in a day

I would like to make a correction to last week’s article “Woman takes issue with complaint”. Gary Haven has done work for me on three different occasions. He is the best fence man in town. If I need a fence I would call Gary. That is my...

Another idea for the middle school

There is a letter to the editor this week suggesting the old middle school become Grand Coulee’s new city hall. What a waste of space that would be. It seems that this is the perfect opportunity for a community center, which could include most...

It's a girl for Clover/Dennis

Valerie Clover and Michael R. Dennis are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Mikelle Rae Dennis on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6 lbs., 8 oz., and was 18-3/4 inches in length at birth....

Shockley/Carson have a boy

Misty Shockley and Dustin Carson of Grand Coulee are proud to announce the birth of their son Jaxson Dayn Carson on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 8 lbs., 2 oz., and was 22 inches in length at birth....

Judith Rae (Lindbergh) Bach

Judith R. Bach, 71, passed away in Grand Coulee, Wash., on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. She was born in Mason City, Wash, on October 28, 1942, to Clayton "Lindy" and Gretchen Lindbergh. She grew up with ...

Helen (Ottosen) Purdy

Helen (Ottosen) Purdy passed away Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at Fairfield Care in Fairfield, Wash. She was born January 26, 1927, in Fairfield, to Elmer and Olive Ottosen (Clark). She graduated from...

Hugh T (Smitty) Smith

Hugh T Smith (Smitty), 90, of Spokane Valley passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. He was born March 12, 1924, in Brewster, Wash. He was married to Anita M Smith for 67 years, he was also...

Events going on at Spring Canyon

This week at Spring Canyon, the following ranger conducted activities include: The exploration center is open Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Hands-on activities, Junior Ranger activities, brochures and park information are offered....

From bad to worse

A burned-out house at 609 Holly Street in Coulee Dam continues to degrade and tree branches on the property fell down from recent winds adding to the fire hazard. The town disposed of branches that...

Coulee Recollections

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, August 28, at noon, at La Presa in Grand Coulee. Lynda Nutt of the Corps of Engineers will be the guest speaker. OES to Meet The Order of the Eastern Star will hold...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 8/18 - Police checked on an Almira woman after receiving a report that she might be suicidal. She assured the patrolman that she was OK and not thinking about that. The report stated that the house was orderly and everything...

Nespelem school fills last-minute job openings

In an avalanche of last-minute personnel changes, Nespelem Elementary School covered all its employee bases Monday, as new Principal Debra Pankey walked the school board through a configuration of...

Clean, quiet and cool appreciated

A thank-you note from a firefighter fills a whiteboard in the foyer at Nespelem Elementary School, which offered refuge from scorching daytime heat to some 235 night-shift workers on the Devil's...

Public can nominate for "highly capable" school program

Nominations are being accepted, from Aug. 26 through Oct. 1, for current students in the Grand Coulee Dam School District’s highly capable program. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade who are identified as highly capable of high academic...

Legals or August 27, 2014

CITY OF GRAND COULEE PLANNING AGENCY PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE September 9, 2014 To Consider Maximum Lot Coverage The Grand Coulee Planning Agency will hold a public hearing on September 9, 2014 to consider amending City Zoning concerning maximum lot...