Contract voided by council

The chamber of commerce’s 2016 contract with Electric City, good for nearly $27,000 for advertising use, was voided last Tuesday night by city council members because the wording of the contract returned to the city in April had been altered. The...

Future of city, pathway project discussed

About 40 people showed up Saturday at the Vet's Center to hear and take part in discussions about the revitalization of Electric City. The meeting, the first of two scheduled, was to get input on...

Free fresh food coming Tuesday

The Mobile Food Bank of 2nd Harvest will distribute free produce, nutritious perishable products and other groceries for families in need at Zion Lutheran Church, Tuesday, May 24 from 10 a.m. to noon. Last year’s 2nd Harvest visit distributed...

Tribal voters choose candidates in primary

All of the incumbents who filed for re-election in the Colville Tribal Business Council primary election last week made it into the general election, scheduled for June 17. Only one councilmember up for election, Nancy Johnson, for the Nespelem...

Going down

Bureau of Reclamation workers are lowered from the top of Grand Coulee Dam Tuesday to dissemble catwalks on which they've been working for weeks along the bottom of the drum gates. The walkways are...

Newsbriefs

Council against shipping out youth Elmer City’s town council passed a resolution last week to ask Okanogan County commissioners to keep its juvenile detention facility and not send juveniles to a facility out of the county. The council cited the...

How would you answer Kate?

Approached by someone who knew nothing about the area you live in, how would you answer them if asked for the most important facts they should know before or during a visit to the area we call home?...

A theme cropped up in hearing on change in juvenile facilities

On May 10, a public meeting was held in Okanogan involving a possible change on where our troubled juveniles would be housed over a period of time. The three Okanogan County commissioners were there, also three commissioners from other counties who...

Wanted! New Okanogan County commissioners

Sheila Kennedy and Ray Campbell have both announced their interest in being re-elected as Okanogan County commissioner.s Given their track record, we can’t let that happen. So far, Campbell is running unopposed. The deadline to declare your...

When tribal leadership incompetence becomes racketeering

It’s one thing to be ignorant of one’s own stupidity and incompetence, but TR 2016-217 rubs it in the face of the Colville Tribal Peoples, a cruel insult to the members of the CCT who are ashamed, especially, of the criminal racketeering by...

And now some advice for 2016 grads

Relax. That’s right, I said it. Relax. You have had a strenuous senior year and you are thinking that this has been so hard. Note that I said “thinking.” I use that word because for most of you, you think the last four years were the most...

It's a girl for Batten/Bob

Josie Batten and William Bob, of Grand Coulee, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Elora Shamayne Bob, born Monday, May 9, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 8 lbs., 2 oz., and was 20-1/2 inches...

New/Jim have a boy

Marriah New and Thaddeuas Jim of Elmer City are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jystin Kacee Jim, born Friday, May 13, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 5 lbs., 4 oz., and was 18-1/2 inches in length...

Mildred Williamson

Loving mother Mildred Williamson of Grand Coulee, Washington, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 14, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. Memorial services will be held Friday, May 20, at 2 p.m. at Strate Funeral Home in Grand...

Marvin Kuest

Memorial services will be held for Marvin Kuest on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at 11 a.m., at the Zion Lutheran Church in Grand Coulee. Mr. Kuest passed away on Good Friday, March 25,...

Valeta Bernice Long

Valeta Bernice Long, 89, was born into the Wellington, Texas home of Odis B. and Inez Reasoner on Saturday, September 12, 1926. Tuesday morning, May 10, 2016, in Grand Coulee, Washington ,with her...

Anna Jeannette Roberts

   Anna Jeannette Roberts, age 90, passed peacefully on Sunday, May 8, 2016. She lived a wonderful and loving life. Jeannette was born December 16, 1925, in Baker, Montana.  She was the fourth...

Walter H.P. "Steve" Nuehring

Walter H.P. "Steve" Nuehring, 59, "Dad," "Brother," "Veteran," "Consummate Actor," took his final curtain call from this earth's stage Saturday evening, May 7, 2016, in Grand Coulee, Washington. Born ...

What's cookin' at the seniors

What’s cookin’ at the seniors Wed., May 18 – Dinner Pork Loin Chops, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Steamed Vegetables, Applesauce, Birthday Cake. Happy Birthday! Thurs., May 19 – Dinner Swiss Steak, Smashed Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Fruit...

Happenings in the Coulee

Fri., May 20 Deadline to dedicate flag for Memorial Day program. 633-0663 Fri.& Sat., May 20-21 Horsemanship Clinic, Ridge Rider Rodeo Grounds. 633-1263 Mon., May 23 – Fri., May 27 Book Fair at LR Elementary School during conferences Wed., May 25...

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will be meeting this Thursday, May 19, at La Presa in Grand Coulee. Coulee Medical Center CEO Debbie Bigelow will be giving a presentation entitled “How would you improve on this...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 5/7 - An Electric City man was banned from an Electric City tavern when he refused to leave after being asked. He had brought a couple of guitars and an amplifier into the bar and then used some of the equipment that belonged to the...

LR Elementary students of the month for March

Students were recently selected as March students of the...

Many Raiders named to 2B North all-league squads

Lake Roosevelt’s baseball and softball teams had several members named to the Central Washington 2B North All League squads last week. Khani Priest was named to the First Team softball squad. Priest was a big part of the Lady Raiders’...

Bulldogs end Raiders' postseason

Raider baseball’s season came to an end Saturday at Moses Lake as the Okanogan Bulldogs defeated the Raiders 6-0. LR had to win to stay alive in the postseason. It was the furthest the Raiders have gone in the postseason since the 2011 state...

Tennis moves on to districts

Raider Tennis took part in the Central Washington B League Tennis Tournament in Omak at the North Cascades Athletic Club last Friday and Saturday. The results from the matches determined both who would advance to the district tournament against the...

Five tracksters move on to districts

Five members of the Raider boys’ track team qualified from the sub-district competition May 11 to this Saturday’s district meet in Ephrata. At the sub-district level last week at Oroville, the Okanogan Bulldogs won both the boys’ and girls’...

This week in sports

Sat., May 21 TBD, HS Baseball – Regionals TBD, HS Tennis – Districts 10 a.m., JHS Track – Junior Olympics, Cashmere 11 a.m., HS Track – 2B Championships,...

Other Articles of Interest