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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018

Grand Coulee Dam operator to pay $115,000 over hazardous waste violations

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation agreed to pay $115,000 to settle violations related to improper handling of hazardous waste at Grand Coulee Dam.


Opinions from past add perspective

Editorials covered health insurance, Columbia Basin reclamation, education and funding the Contras.


Low runoff boon to spring recreation on reservoirs

Forecasts for below-normal spring runoff are prompting an early start to the boating and camping season behind the region’s big dams. Reservoir drawdowns are less severe this year because hydro-power …


Forgotten sacrifices: Grand Coulee Dam memorial found in Colville

GRAND COULEE – By most accounts, the last life claimed by the Grand Coulee Dam was that of Howard Gumm. The day he died, July 27, 1984, the Teamster was …


UPDATED: Tue., May 20, 2014

Federal water can’t be used to irrigate marijuana

The U.S. Interior Department said Tuesday it doesn’t want federal irrigation water being used to grow marijuana in Washington, Colorado or anywhere else.


Dam worker dies in fall near Ephrata

Holger “Hal” Jensen died Wednesday from head injuries sustained during a fall earlier in the week at a dam about 18 miles east of Ephrata, according to the Bureau of …


Out & About: ‘Paddle, Splash and Play’ set to launch

OUTDO – A boat-load of fun is awaiting youngsters during a new free event that will let them paddle canoes, whitewater kayaks, sea kayaks, inflatable kayaks and stand up paddle …


Spring drawdown bares shores of Lake Roosevelt

Getting to a spot for shore fishing along Lake Roosevelt this week is much like hiking across the Sahara Desert. Vast expanses of sand, mud and rocks are being exposed …