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 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 18, 2018 

City council to hold retreat in Ephrata

The Electric City Council will be taking a retreat to Ephrata next week to see some presentations related to managing a city, and to discuss ideas in a different environment. The council booked the Nat Washington House in Ephrata for $150 dollars...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 18, 2018 

Council hears ramifications of de-annexation

Electric City Council is considering de-annexing lands in the Osborne Bay area that were added to the city in 2009, and there’s a lot to consider. Letting go of expanded city limits from that annexation would require a supermajority, or 60 percent...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 18, 2018 

Earth Day Celebration to be held this Friday

The 9th Annual Earth Day Celebration will be held this Friday, April 20, at the Nespelem powwow grounds, with an expected 1,500 attendees and over 55 information booths that include interactive activities and free items. Running from 10 a.m. to 2...

 
 By James L. Heuvel    Opinion    April 18, 2018 

Fifth Free Coulee Community Shred Day coming this Saturday

In 2016, alone, 15.4 million Americans suffered the loss of approximately $16 billion due to identity theft. One way to protect yourself from identity theft is to destroy, through shredding, unneeded paper records and files that contain your...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    April 18, 2018 

I can only imagine

The song “I Can Only Imagine,” by MercyMe, has been a family favorite since it first came out. I have vivid memories of this song and the lyrics cut me to the core every time I hear it. Such...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 18, 2018 

Lady Raiders play a pair of doubleheaders

The Lady Raiders played in two doubleheaders last week against Okanogan and Brewster. In Grand Coulee on April 12, the Lady Raiders fell victim to the Lady Bulldogs in both games, 19-1 in the first,...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 18, 2018 

Raider rackets win some and lose some

Raider tennis players hosted Tonasket Tiger opponents before the girls hosted Wilbur and the boys traveled to Pateros to compete last week. Against Tonasket on April 10, both the boys' and girls'...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 18, 2018 

LR track & field teams place at Manson meet

The Raider track & field team competed at the Trojan Invite on Thursday in Manson, where the girls’ team placed fourth and the boys’ placed fifth. “Our throwers performed well, scoring three out of eight places in the boys’ shot and three...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 18, 2018 

Golfers tee into the wind

The golf team faced the winds and hit the greens in Orondo, Wilbur, and at home as things green up here in Eastern Washington. At the Desert Canyon golf course in Orondo April 10, Raider golfers played nine holes against golfers from Oroville and...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 18, 2018 

Raiders lose to Billygoats

The Raiders lost 11-1 in Pateros against the Billygoats on April 10. “We didn’t play well,” said Head Coach Billy Nicholson, who added a couple good things about the Raiders that day: “Tyson Nicholson hit a double as our lone hit,” the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 11, 2018

90 days in the wake of Hurricane Harvey

A woman stands on a chair holding her infant daughter over her head as the floodwaters rise in her home before rescuers find her. This is just one of the stories Electric City resident Lynda Anderson...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    April 11, 2018

Senior Profile: Keianna Vera

I sat one day, about three years ago, with Keianna Vera. She told me her story up to that point. On that day, I knew that this young lady was going to go places. She told me about her roller coaster...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    School    April 11, 2018

Raider student to head to National FBLA competition

Lake Roosevelt students competed at the Future Business Leaders of America state competition in Bellevue over the weekend, where Alan Nordine took fourth place in the Help Desk category. Nordine will...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 11, 2018

Lady Raiders beat Nannies

The Lady Raiders won their first game back from spring break on the road against the Pateros Nannies. In Pateros on April 9, the LR Ladies emerged the victor, 16-6. “Gloria [Michel] pitched well,” Head Coach Alissa Mansker said. “The strike zon...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 11, 2018

Raiders mauled by Bears

The Raiders lost both games of a doubleheader last week, the only games played during a spring-break lull. In Brewster on April 5, the Raiders lost both games of a doubleheader, with final scores of 16-0 and 15-0. The Raiders played yesterday in...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 4, 2018

Taylor Enterprises wins bid for North Dam Park maintenance

Taylor Enterprises was chosen Monday to be in charge of grounds maintenance at North Dam Park in Grand Coulee through the end of October of this year. At the Coulee Area Park and Recreation District meeting Monday night, commissioners voted to...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 4, 2018

Colville Business Council primary candidates listed

The Colville Business Council, the governing body of the Colville Confederated Tribes, will hold their primary election on May 5 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. The general election will take place on June 23 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Candidates running are...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 4, 2018

Shane Proctor returns to area for ninth annual bull riding school

Local rodeo legend Shane Proctor is teaching his annual bull riding school at the Nespelem rodeo arena yesterday and today, April 3-4, imparting some wisdom to up-and-coming cowboys and cowgirls....

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    April 4, 2018

The nail, the blood and the rock

How often does this happen, Aprils Fools and Easter on the same day? The more I thought about it, the more I realized that this is the state of the world today. I will let that sink in a bit. It is a thought provoking question and probably even...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 4, 2018

Softball wins two, loses one

The Lady Raiders defeated the Lady Hornets in Oroville before splitting a doubleheader with Liberty Bell last week. In Oroville March 27, the Lady Raiders won 22-13. “Both teams fought all throughout in this game,” said Lady Raider Head Coach...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 4, 2018

Tennis girls upset A-school Omak

Last week in Raider tennis, the boys' team lost and girls' team won against Omak opponents, and the Raiders won aplenty in their individual matchups against Davenport/Harrington. Competing on the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 4, 2018

Raider golfers consume a three-course week

The Lake Roosevelt golf team had a busy week, playing on a windy day at Banks Lake Golf Course, then playing in better weather at Sage Hills Golf Course in Warden, followed by the Okanogan Valley...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 4, 2018

Raiders win one before losing both of doubleheader

The Raider baseball team notched a solid win in Oroville against the Hornets, but lost both games of a doubleheader in Liberty Bell against the Mountain Lions last week. The Raiders won 17-1 against the Hornets March 27 in Oroville. “We made easy...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 28, 2018

Levy proposed to restore school funding

Local area voters may be faced with deciding on approval of a school levy that would restore $480,000 of property taxes per year to the school district for the next four years, but not raise taxes higher than they were last year. The Grand Coulee...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 28, 2018

School District to bring back alternative program next year

A program to educate students who “don’t fit” the regular high school or who are at risk of not graduating high school will come back to the Grand Coulee Dam School District next year. The school board voted Monday to bring back the...

 

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