Tag Archives: Banks Lake

Adding fish to Banks Lake

POWER gets ready to release 150,000 rainbow trout.
POWER gets ready to release 150,000 rainbow trout.

One of the reasons Banks Lake is one of the best fishing spots in the state has to do with volunteers, and a little known group called POWER, the Promoters of Widlife and Environmental Resources.

The group raises young fish in net pens in Electric City each year, releasing them into the lake.

The video clip below is of them getting ready to release 150,000 rainbow trout today, Saturday, June 6, 2015, when they had a little help from five members of the Wenatchee Fishermen’s club.

What a view!

A lucky dog sniffs a great view. Ed Grenier (@roscoejefferson) photo
A lucky dog sniffs a great view. Ed Grenier (@roscoejefferson) photo

Here’s another fine use of Instagram: highlighting the great hikes the Grand Coulee Dam area offers. This shot is of a very happy dog on top of Steamboat Rock, out in the midst of Banks Lake at the Steamboat Rock State Park. It’s a hunk of earth that didn’t wash away in the series of catastrophic floods that carved the Grand Coulee at the end the last ice age.

So standing atop the rock, about 800 feet above the floor of the Grand Coulee, you can imagine the torrents that flowed through the area thousands of years ago, leaving this dramatic landscape.

The dog may not get that, but he certainly enjoys it anyway.

Koulee Kids Fest offers tons of fun Saturday — with prizes

A child gets a first-rate tour of the inside of a fire truck duing the annual Koulee Kids Fest.
A child gets a first-rate tour of the inside of a fire truck duing the annual Koulee Kids Fest.

Kids, there’s a special day for you this Saturday, June 15.

It’s the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce’s Koulee Kids Fest.

Details and a map are available to help you plan your day, inside this week’s Star newspaper.

A host of prizes will be awarded to some lucky kids.

The grand prize, being awarded by the chamber, is an iPod Touch. Other prizes include a remote controlled Spy Tank, an inflatable boat set, three AquaZookas, four tickets to Ephrata Raceway Park, gift certificates, free ice cream cones, a digital video camera, t-shirts, a sweatshirt and a gift card. Details on the firms providing the prizes can be found inside today’s newspaper.

Here’s all you have to do!

Visit the sites outlined in today’s Star, have someone sign off on your visit, and deposit your entry.

Prizes will be awarded at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Faith Community Church in Electric City and kids can enjoy a feature-length movie while there.

Good hunting and good luck! See page 8 in The Star.

You can also read on, but the map may be easier to follow on paper, which also offers the entry form.

Koulee Kids Fest Activity list

Geode Break at Funzee’s (bring your own sock)

Pedal Boats at Coulee Playland

Mini Golf at Sunbanks Lake Resort

Geo cache at the Visitor Arrival Center

BB- North Dam Park – Lions Club

Coulee Cruizers Car Show North Dam Park,

kids vote for their favorite car

Sidewalk Chalk Art – in Electric City

(by the post office, city hall in front of Tropical Pig & ECT)

Fire truck at North Dam Park

Disk Golf demonstration at the new

Disc Golf course in North Dam Park

Delight Ice Cream truck, free ice cream

for all kids participating in the event.

Sponsored by Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union

 

Stars indicate place where activities are happening.
Stars indicate place where activities are happening.