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Area burglaries spiked in 2016

Colville Tribes to pay $250K in settlement

The Colville Tribes will repay the federal government nearly a quarter million dollars to settle allegations it submitted false Medicaid claims in connection with bills submitted by a mental health contractor for services allegedly never rendered,...

No after-school activities for Nespelem today

No after-school activities for Nespelem today Nespelem School will send it’s kids home right after school today (Tuesday, Jan. 17) at 2:45 and will not hold after-school programs, the school said this morning. With freezing rain frequently on...

Nespelem Elementary to start late

Nespelem Elementary School was start two hours late Thursday, Jan. 12, due to weather conditions, the school announced Wednesday...

Council meeting canceled

Tonight's (Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017) Coulee Dam Town Council meeting was canceled due to lack of a quorum, a statement posted on the town's website...

Area burglaries spiked in 2016

Grand Coulee's police department showed a marked increase in the number of burglaries reported in its jurisdiction (which includes Electric City) in 2016 over what it reported for 2015, according to...

Not tennis weather

A small herd of deer watches warily as walkers pass nearby the spot in Coulee Dam's Cole Park where they had bedded down near the tennis courts to wait out Sunday's snowfall. Low temperatures will...

Avoiding déjà vu all over again

The late Yogi Berra coined the phrase, “It’s déjà vu all over again!” It is used extensively to describe political miscues. Case in point: ObamaCare. Recently, the Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley Strassel wrote a column describing...

Our system comes with no guarantees

There are a lot of dire predictions about our representative democracy out there. We’re just past a presidential election campaign in which candidates complained about a rigged political system. Now, commentators worry about the imminent failure...

Senior Profile: Aiyanna Picard

As we start the New Year I wanted to highlight some of the seniors in this year’s class at Lake Roosevelt who are succeeding and striving to make a difference in their own lives. I choose Aiyanna Picard because, well, she is “The Legend,” and...

December brings cold snap and snow

Let’s start out with a quick look back at 2016 weather, shall we? What really stands out for me in 2016 was the amount of precipitation we received. Our area averages 10.55 inches annually. Well, that changed and will likely change the overall...

Spratline/ Vieira have a girl

Micaela Spratling and Jesse Vieira, of Coulee Dam, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Kalani Marie Vieira, born Friday, December 30, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 7 lbs., 3 oz., and was 19.5...

It's a boy for the Knights

Cameron and Kelsie Knight, of Nespelem, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Karson Wayne Knight, born Sunday, January 1, 2017, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 8 lbs., .08 oz., and was 19.75...

Katiches have a girl

Sorrell and Melissa Katich are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Saige Kellie Katich, born Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 7 lbs., 13 oz. and was 21.5 inches in length at...

Barbara Marie Lackner

Barbara Marie Lackner passed away Monday, January 2, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. Barbara was born to Lloyd and Mary Virgo April 28, 1948. She lived on the family farm in Stevinson,...

Phyllis "Marlene" Grant

Phyllis "Marlene" Grant, 61, went to be with her Lord Jesus one day following her 61st birthday on Monday, January 2, 2017, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. Born Sunday, January...

Joyce M. Nee

Passionate educator, devoted Catholic, lover of the outdoors. Beloved sister, friend and wife, and most of all, extraordinary mother to her own children and countless others. Joyce Nee brought...

Althea Thomas Rider

Althea was born July 8, 1963, in Grand Coulee, Washington, to Ranae Thomas and Al Garry and passed away Friday, December 23, 2016, in Tomball, Texas. She was raised in Nespelem and attended school at ...

Gladys Marie (Teslow) Sharp

                                                                    Gladys Marie (Teslow) Sharp, 90, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017, in Bellevue, Washington....

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Eldon Luke Wilson

Eldon Luke Wilson, 73, passed away January 10, 2017. He was born August 6, 1943. A dressing was held Thursday, January 12, at Strate Funeral Home. A family rosary was held Friday, January 13, at the Nespelem Community Center with a funeral being...

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, this Thursday, January 12 at the senior Center. General business is on the agenda. Grant County Democrats to Meet The regular monthly meeting of the Grant County...

Anticipation

Jake Chaffee and Graciela Paslay begin their assent in a futile attempt to block Merle Kennedy's return volley Monday night in recreation league volleyball at the former middle school. Eight...

Raiders wrestle in Okanogan and Warden

Raiders wrestled in the Brewster Mix & Match last Tuesday, then in a Warden tournament on Saturday. The Brewster Mix & Match is without brackets and team points, but is rather an opportunity for wrestlers to gain experience. Three Raiders...

Lady Raiders defeat Fillies and Lady Shockers

The Lady Raiders basketball team is 6-2 in the league after decimating Bridgeport on the road last Tuesday, 63-36, then defeating Waterville at home on Saturday, 42-31. The girls are ranked 17th in...

LR lose two by slim margins

The Raider basketball team has a 1-7 win-loss record in the league after losing by four points, 46-42, in Bridgeport last Tuesday, then by five points, 43-38, against Waterville on Saturday at home....

Bowling Scores

BOWLING COLUMBIA LEAGUE 2nd Half TEAM W L Team 6 07 01 Strike or Spare 01 07 Solid T Const. 01 07 High Game: Ron Staggs 264 High Series: Ro Staggs 730 Previous - High Game: Amos Staggs 240 High Series: Amos Staggs 683 Splits: Jesse 2-4-7-10 SENIORS...

 
 
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