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Guided hikes in the upper Grand Coulee this weekend

The Ice Age Floods Institute is offering guided hikes in the Upper Grand Coulee area this weekend to the Castle Lake Basin and the Giant Cave Arch in the Barker Canyon area. The hikes are led by geologist Gene Kiver and Bruce Bjornstad. Hikers aged 12 and up must register and pay a fee to participate. Visit the IAFI website by clicking here to read more about it or to register.

“Run the Dam” during Harvest Festival

As fall approaches, minds turn to “back to school” time and the area’s big Harvest Festival, Sept. 15-17.

One of the more popular features of the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce’s Harvest Festival may be the “Run the Dam” event, which will take place during the fall festival for the second time this year, Saturday, Sept. 16.

Read the full article here.

Beer & football at Harvest Fest

Want a place to have a refreshment and possibly watch a little football during the upcoming Harvest Festival, Sept. 15-17?

The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce is providing such a place in its “Beer Garden” at North Dam Park.

The tent will be open Friday, Sept. 15, from 6 to 10 p.m .; Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m .; and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Spend $5 on a possibly winning ticket and you could even win the raffle for the 55-inch TV you are watching. The TV was purchased at cost by the chamber from Loepp Furniture.

Read more about it here.

BBQ Competition at Harvest Fest

Denny Pinar, of Almira, stops to show the entry he’s about to take to judges for the ribs portion of the 2015 barbecue contest.

Barbecue lovers might want to mark Sept. 16 and 17 on their calendars.

Those are the days you can go to Banks Lake Park and sample barbecue specialties from a host of grillers who are after the grand champion prize of $2,000, the trophy that goes along with it, and bragging rights.

The BBQ competition is part of the community Harvest Festival put on by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce.

Read more about it here.

So refreshing!

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Kids never get tired of swimming. And if parents can play along for a while, then watch safely from a shady lawn, how perfect is that?

Welcome to Spring Canyon. It’s a gem of the National Park Service’s Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area at Grand Coulee.

Even on a smokey day, such as this Friday due to numerous wildfires in Washington and British Columbia, people still enjoy the beach at Spring Canyon Campground, which is open to all at no charge.

“We don’t have this where we live,” said a young mom watching her kids at the uncrowded beach, although she lives in Lake Stevens in western Washington.

 

Scott Hunter