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Dozens of cats taken from Electric City home

Animal control workers removed over 60 cats from a home in Electric City Monday. Representatives from Pasado’s Safe Haven, a rescue operation from Monroe, Wash., along with Grand Coulee Police Chief John Tufts, completed taking the cats from...

View from the top

Dillon Wells, of Lake Stevens, Washington, takes a careful glance over Grand Coulee Dam on a tour stop at the top. This season's tours started up April 1, and personnel said the week most Washington...

City may allow golf carts on streets

You may soon be able to “putter” around in Electric City. No, they aren’t turning the city into a putt-putt golf course, although some might argue it’s a good idea; but last Tuesday night the city council voted in favor of allowing golf...

Tribal members to mull legal status of marijuana on reservation

The Colville Business Council (CBC) voted 11-0 to include a referendum vote by the membership regarding the legal status of marijuana on the Colville Reservation, Tribal Chairman Jim Boyd announced Tuesday. In addition to picking half the tribal...

Friendly turkey is off the road

A turkey hen, that was getting tamer by the day, was hit by a vehicle a week ago and taken by Tribal officers in an effort to heal the bird. Jessica Redmon, at 1029 River Drive in Coulee Dam, had the turkey in her yard most of the time, and she...

Two cities closer on policing agreement

An extension of the current police contract between Grand Coulee and Electric City is getting closer, both city council committees agree. Currently, Grand Coulee provides police services to Electric City for $115,000 annually. That likely will...

Above and beyond the call of duty

During a recent illness, I was having some serious health problems and needed medications. I had, just had, an 8:30 doctor’s appointment. It was already late afternoon and I couldn’t get my new defibrillator to work, and my meds weren’t...

"Ferguson" doesn't represent most law officers

A couple of weeks ago I was talking to a group of teenagers who were part of a scouting organization. The first question I asked was, “What do you think of when you think of the police?” A 17-year-old boy raised his hand and said,...

Hydrogen fuel cells should be developed for energy storage

In the run-up to a solar eclipse on March 20 of this year, European tabloids had a Y2K-style field day. In the middle of a bright, sunny day, European solar panels together produce about as much electricity as 90 large nuclear power plants....

Is Aprils Fool's Day all month long?

Over the past month, a few funny things have happened. Well, to be honest, at the time it was not funny at all. Remember when our parents used to say, “Someday you will look back at this moment and laugh.” Well they were right, like they mostly...

Coulee Recollections

10 years ago The Grand Coulee Dam Middle School fifth-grade “Math Is Cool” team finished fifth place at the regional spring competition in Moses Lake, competing in division two against 45 other teams, representing 39 schools from around...

It's a boy for Fry/Conant

Jamie Fry and Clinton Conant of Nespelem are proud to announce the birth of their son Kacyn Scott Conant on Friday, April 10, 2015, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 7 lbs., 3.5 oz., and was 20 inches in length at birth. Sibling...

Mary M. Palanuk

Mary Magdalene (Ernest) Palanuk was born on Valentine's Day, 1915, in Stratford, Oklahoma. She went on to Glory Thursday, April 16, 2015. Mary moved to Grand Coulee with her brother Edward and wife...

Eileen L. Sanders

Eileen Lucretia (Kurth) Sanders, 77, of Princeville, Hawaii, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, in Bellevue, Wash.  Eileen was born on September 4, 1937, in Almira, Wash., to the late William and Audrey (Peddicord) Kurth. She...

Parade entries still open

You can still be part of the big Colorama Parade, May 9. All you need to do is stop by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce office or go online to grandcouleedam.org for your parade entry...

Meetings and Notices

Chamber To Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at the Melody Restaurant in Coulee Dam on Thursday, April 23, at noon. Guest speaker is Mike Earney, canine coordinator or the Grant County Sheriff’s office. He will be...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 4/13 - A man on Banks Avenue told police that a light bar had been taken from his residence and said that it matched one seen on his separated wife’s boyfriend’s car. The woman told police that she had taken the bar before...

Baseball beats Manson, loses to Okanogan

Raider baseball started last week with a 13-3 win over the Manson Trojans in Coulee Dam. It wasn't a forgone conclusion. Manson held the Raiders scoreless for two innings from their 4-1 deficit in...

Raider track continues to see improvement

Raider track saw another successful day April 18 at the Quincy Invitational, where the good weather helped many to a great performance. “Every time an athlete performed, they achieved a season-best and many set personal records,” Head Coach...

Golf continues to swing away

Raider Golf continues to grow with the season as the young golfers gain experience. Eighth-grader Darin Whiteman impressed Head Coach Steve Files on April 15 at Oroville by shooting a 102 and finishing third overall on the 18-hole course. Coach...

Lady Raiders defeat Manson, lose to Okanogan

The Lady Raider softball team defeated Manson last week by 10 runs, then suffered that fate twice against Okanogan on Saturday. At Grand Coulee, Lake Roosevelt defeated the Manson Trojans by 33-23 in a long game Thursday. Sean Garvin pitched one...

Tennis had long week

The Raiders faced strong winds and tough tennis opponents last week, in two matches at home and one at White Swan. Lake Roosevelt didn’t win a match against the White Swan Cougars, but Head Coach Steve Archer said he was pleased with the...

Legals for April 22, 2015

PUBLIC NOTICE OF MEETING CANCELLATION The regularly scheduled Douglas, Grant, Lincoln & Okanogan Counties Public Hospital District #6 Board of Commissioners meeting, scheduled for April 27, 2015 has been canceled due to participation in the...

 
 
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