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Annual remembrance

Marijuana store license denied

The city of Grand Coulee has denied a business license for a marijuana retail store here. City Clerk Carol Boyce said Tuesday morning that she is denying the license application by Jean Comstock because it is still a federal crime to possess...

Annual remembrance

Families listen Monday to the annual Isle of Flags memorial service at Spring Canyon Cemetery, where six new flags were added to more than 500 already in service to commemorate the military...

Zoning change hearing set for Tuesday

More than 30 people have submitted comments on proposed zoning amendments, and the public will have further opportunity to comment at a public hearing schedule for 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 2, at Electric City’s council chambers. The zoning...

House goes up in a blaze in Grand Coulee

Mike Horne awoke to an odd sound early Saturday, opened his bedroom curtain and faced a fireball blazing outside, as the house next door burned. "I opened the bedroom curtain and it went from 65...

No extreme changes likely at Four Corners

Don’t look for any extreme changes to the Four Corners intersection. However, Grand Coulee’s council will have an opportunity at its next meeting to make some suggestions to the state Department of Transportation on how it can “tweak”...

Elmer City project gets an early start

A major sidewalk project that was scheduled for Elmer City in 2016, has been moved up to later this year, the town council learned last Thursday night. Public works director “Jimmer” Tillman told the council that he expected work on the project...

Great service shows why shopping at home is a win-win

On Friday evening of Colorama weekend (and Mother’s Day) my mom’s refrigerator died. Luckily, she had her old one in the garage, but it was still concerning as we had eight adults and seven kids (7 and under) coming for the weekend. First thing...

Why is the answer to change always no?

Why is it every time someone tries to bring something new into one of our little towns it is met with so much opposition? Are we as a “whole” community simply opposed to growth? Have we become so suppressed with our decision-making skills that...

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I would like to thank all the Electric City residents, lot owners, voters and business owners that took the time to to show your support for the council to pass the E.C.M.C Title 18. All of you took the time to sign the support letter or wrote your...

Proposing goals for local veteransv

I have had discussions with Richard Black, athletic director at Lake Roosevelt High School, about recognizing our area veterans. While attending a district playoff game at Mt. Spokane High School, we noticed a huge banner honoring all veterans. We...

Honoring our heros

Every once in a while someone from the community approaches me with an idea for this column. I usually write down the idea and add it to my topic list. Other times their idea spurs something in me to write about something similar. But recently a...

It's a girl for the Hemmers

Jared and Jessie Hemmer are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Courtney Marie Hemmer born Friday, May 8, in Spokane, Wash.  She weighed 8 lbs., 7 oz.  She joins her big brother Jeffrey...

Meetings and Notices

Chamber at the Siam Palace The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, May 28, at noon at the Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. Discussion of upcoming festivals in the Grand Coulee Dam Area is on the agenda. Care and Share Food...

Gathered for to honor

Boy scouts and cub scouts fold the American flag during a ceremonious reading of the reasons for each fold, performed at the Isle of Flags Memorial Day event at Spring...

Planting landscape trees

Have you decided what functions you want a tree to serve? Do you know which trees do best in our Columbia Basin area? Have you thought about how to properly plant your tree to ensure it survives and grows well? Do you know how to ensure good health...

Tree Identification Book helps identify area trees

The Arbor Day Foundation has a book that helps people identify trees with a simple, step-by-step process. The book, What Tree Is That?, is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization. What Tree Is That? is a fun,...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 5/19 - Police assisted a Coulee Dam officer in identifying a woman who had given two names. The woman’s driver license was suspended and there were several arrest warrants for her. After assisting it was left to Coulee Dam to...

Alejandre and Schilling advance to state meet

Two Raiders qualified last week to compete at the upcoming state track and field tournament in both of their events. At the District 5-6 track meet at Ephrata Friday, Octavio Alejandre took first in the shot put and second in discus, and Katelynn...

Six Raiders named to all-league baseball squad

Six Raiders were named to the Central Washington 2B North All League Baseball team for the 2015 season. Devan Black was the only Raider named to the first team. This is Black’s second time on the first team, to which he was named in 2014 as a...

Two Lady Raiders named to all-league team

Two Lady Raiders have been named to the Central Washington North All-League Softball squad. One is appearing on the list for the second straight year. The other was a newcomer to the squad who has the potential to become a perennial on the...

Raider golf ends season at districts

Four Lake Roosevelt golfers competed for a state berth at last week’s District 5-6 B tournament at Alta Lake, where Quincy Williams, Darin Whiteman, Lucas Bird, and Jonell Denschel learned the meaning of the term “gallery pressure.” “It was...

Texas cowboy wins bull ride

Jory Markiss was a happy cowboy Saturday afternoon when he won more than $4,000 as the lone bull rider to make the crucial eight-second mark atop a big bull. Markiss, of Stephenville, Texas, scored...

Legal Notices for May 27, 2015

Repeated Announcement Grand Coulee Dam School District #301J AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY, OPENING FOR SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER - POSITION #5; POSITION #3 Two vacancies exist on the Board of Directors for the Grand Coulee Dam School District. The Board is...

 
 
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