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Welcome to the Coulee Corridor

Trips along the Coulee Corridor National Scenic Byway can provide memorable experiences for travelers who visit or view sights and places between Omak and Othello along SR 17, SR 155 and US 2, and follow spur and loop routes in Adams, Douglas, Franklin, Grant, Lincoln and Okanogan Counties.

Among its unique features, the Coulee Corridor illustrates the dramatic effects of ancient catastrophic Ice Age floods which left behind majestic and beautiful coulees. Among the sights are deep gouges in the underlying basalt bedrock made by ancient post glacial floods, gigantic gravel bars, and the effects of glaciation in this part of Eastern Washington.

Grand Coulee Dam is the keystone of the Columbia Basin Irrigation Project and provides the water source for over 75 types of farm crops. Discover fantastic recreation opportunities including boating, birding, fishing, and swimming on Lake Roosevelt, Banks Lake, Potholes Reservoir, on the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge and many other lakes along the byway. Enjoy the Laser Light Show on the face of the Grand Coulee Dam every night from Memorial Day weekend through September.

Journey through the Colville Indian Reservation which is steeped with history, the culture of the Colville Confederated Tribes, renowned artists, the Tribal Museum in Coulee Dam, and exhibits the native resting places of Chief Joseph and Chief Moses in Nespelem.

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BBCC Nursing Program graduates

BBCC nursing graduates pass the licensure exam

Another reason to CELEBRATE!

Health Matters Published Aug 10, 2019
Big Bend Community College 2019 nursing program graduates were just given another cause for celebration. Since receiving their degrees last month, all 18 graduates have taken the NCLEX-RN licensure exam and passed on their first attempt. The 100-percent pass rate has become ...
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Nearly 500 Big Bend grads preparing to March Friday
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Nearly 500 Big Bend grads preparing to March Friday

13th Legislative District Representative Alex Ybarra will address the class

For Goodness Sake Published Jun 12, 2019
Graduates as old as 60, and as young as 17 will cross the stage Friday evening at the 2019 Big Bend Community College Commencement Ceremony to receive their degrees. The ceremony takes place at Lions Field in Downtown Moses Lake and will begin ...
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A visit with the man Chuck Yarbro Jr.
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A visit with the man Chuck Yarbro Jr.

The well-known auctioneer who continues to bring people together to make something positive happen ~ by Ben Getz

For Goodness Sake Published May 24, 2019
Have you ever been to an auction? If you have been to any farm or estate sales in the Inland Pacific Northwest over the last four decades, there is a pretty good chance you have heard the vocal stylings of ...
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Columbia Basin Technical Skills Center in Moses Lake

Columbia Basin Technical Skills Center in Moses Lake

A branch high school campus with TUITION FREE advanced technical and professional training

Published May 14, 2019
CBTECH is an advanced high school with Industry trained instructors, utilizing the latest technology to enhance your high school experience. We act as a branch campus of your high school and offer advanced technical and professional training in highly competitive, ...
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To the mom trying really hard

To the mom trying really hard

You are enough

For Goodness Sake Published May 8, 2019
To the mom hiding in the bathroom, because she needs peace for a moment.

To the mom crying after she yelled at her kids and is now feeling guilty.

To the mom trying to fit in ...
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(left to right) BBCC instructor James Leland, Unmanned Systems Operations Coordinator Byron Noel, student Kenniston Vogel and Transforming STEM Pathways Grant Director Rafael Villalobos Jr.

Volunteers lend expertise to Grant County Search and Rescue

Helping the community out in a big way

For Goodness Sake Published Apr 3, 2019
A small group of Big Bend Community College staff and students have taken on the task of using their specialized skills and talents to help their community out in a big way.

BBCC Unmanned Systems Operations Coordinator Byron ...
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Phi Theta Kappa inducts ten new members
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Phi Theta Kappa inducts ten new members

Big Bend Community College students are honored

For Goodness Sake Published Feb 21, 2019
Ten Big Bend Community College students have officially become members of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society following the organization’s winter induction ceremony Tuesday evening.

New inductees took the oath of membership in front of family ...
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Big Bend Community college HS/21 and GED graduates pose after their recognition night in front of the Wallenstien Theater.

BBCC students receive GED or high school equivalency

New beginnings are celebrated for 129 deserving students

For Goodness Sake Published Jun 19, 2018
Big Bend Community College (BBCC) celebrated new beginnings last week along with 129 students and their families who received their General Equivalency Diploma (GED®) or High School Equivalency at a celebration ceremony.

More than 600 students enrolled in the Transitional ...
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Big Bend Phi Theta Kappa Inducts 19 New Members

Big Bend Phi Theta Kappa Inducts 19 New Members

Congratulations to these Big Bend Community College students

For Goodness Sake Published Feb 15, 2018
Nineteen Big Bend Community College students became members of the prestigious Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society during the organization’s fall induction ceremony in February 2018. Family and friends gathered to witness the inductees as they took the oath of ...
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