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 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 4, 2015 

After "last straw" E.C. leaders resign

All three Electric City planning commissioners present resigned at their monthly meeting Tuesday afternoon, their first meeting following a city council meeting at which their recommendations were rejected or ignored. Only Merle Kennedy, who...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 4, 2015 

Haag: more than volunteers needed at local golf course

There’s a shortage of volunteers at Banks Lake Golf Course. Port District 7 officials, who run the 18-hole course, are discussing the need to hire some more help at the golf course. Last golf season the port literally ran the course with...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 4, 2015 

Auditor critical of city, again

The State Auditor’s Office has found that the city of Grand Coulee does not have adequate control of its financial operations, according to its latest audit report. A “finding” report stated that the city placed “public resources at risk of...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 4, 2015 

Sewer plant likely to stay where it is

Engineers told about 25 local residents in Coulee Dam last Wednesday that the benefits of building a new plant versus upgrading the present wastewater treatment plant is about a push. A completed study of many of the details of the proposed plant...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 4, 2015 

Coulee Dam Council demands more info for requested money

Some requests for ambulance and fire improvements were OK’d last week by Coulee Dam’s town council, but some weren’t. Normally, the second reading of an ordnance is a formality for council passage. Not on Wednesday night at Coulee Dam, when an...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 4, 2015 

District taking comments on sale of Center School

The Grand Coulee Dam School District will provide an opportunity for public comment on the sale of Center School and its property, 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 23. The meeting will be held in the Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School library, on the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 4, 2015 

Artist tours new school and area

An abstract artist from the Portland area who has been commissioned to create art pieces for the new school complex had a tour of the building and area last week. Lucinda Parker, who was selected by a local art committee after being among those...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    March 4, 2015 

Newspapers, media, bubbles, and the fracturing of democracy

I gave the college kids a mixed bag of goods last week about the nature of newspapers and media in general, and tied it to some worries I have about the health of our democracy. Asked to be this year’s “publisher in residence” at Washington Sta...

 
 By John Overby    Opinion    March 4, 2015 

Senate transportation bill irresponsible

It seems ironic that on the same day that a huge increase in gas prices is seen in the area, the Washington State Senate passes a $15 billion transportation package that includes an 11.7 cent per gallon gas tax increase. It is fiscal...

 
 By Bob Frankin    Opinion    March 4, 2015 

Rudy's Love Hatefulness

I think we’ve missed one possible explanation for Rudy Giuliani’s behavior: Maybe he’s concealing the fact that he suffered a blow to the head severe enough to cause lasting damage to his prefrontal cortex. That’s the high-function part of th...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    March 4, 2015 

Raiders finish season 15-10

The Raider boys' basketball season came to an end Friday night at Mt. Spokane High School as Lake Roosevelt lost its regional matchup against the Northwest Christian Crusaders. "Boys played well and...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    March 4, 2015 

Raiders named to all-league teams

Three Raider boys and four Lady Raiders were named to Central Washington North 2B All-League teams for their play during the 2014-15 season. Chance Garvin was the only Raider named to the first team....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 25, 2015

School district tightens discipline rules

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board took steps Monday night to improve conduct on school buses and in the classrooms. After a debate about priorities, the board voted to add four temporary positions to provide better discipline in selected...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 25, 2015

Two teens die in Coulee City crash

Two teenagers were killed and a third injured in Coulee City Friday night when the car they were in left the road and hit a light pole at the city park. The driver, Auston Frye, 17, of Hartline; and...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 25, 2015

Wild horse roundup halted

A roundup of wild horses on the Colville Indian Reservation was stopped just before noon Sunday due to mounting pressure from tribal members. The roundup had been planned to take about three weeks, ga...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 25, 2015

Local hospital ekes a profit

Coulee Medical Center managed to show a slim profit in January, following months of losses, mostly due to downward adjustments in the amounts due from Medicaid in 2014. CMC’s financial statements for January showed a $1,351 gain on the bottom...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 25, 2015

Nordine willing to take mayor's seat

John Nordine, mayor pro-tem in Electric City, said last week that he would be willing to fill out the unexpired term of Mayor Jerry Sands, who is resigning. Sands will serve until the last day of February. Sands became mayor in 2009, and resigned,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 25, 2015

Crosswalk flagged for safety

Electric City has a new crosswalk program that promotes safety, and, if successful, will be expanded to another crosswalk in the city. This week those using the crosswalk to the city's post office...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 25, 2015

Center School building headed toward a sale

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board declared Center School and its 8.5 acre property surplus Monday night. The board authorized Superintendent Dennis Carlson to move forward and schedule a public hearing so the public could have input on the p...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 25, 2015

Summit will explore possible facility uses

A summit on what to do with the old middle school buidling in Grand Coulee will be held at the site on March 12, from 11- 2 pm. The event is organized by a committee of the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce, which is inviting various...

 
 By Carl Russell    Opinion    February 25, 2015

Sands has been a good mayor

I am sad to see Mayor Jerry Sands resign. He has been a very good mayor. But I can understand his frustration and his wanting time for the family because the mayor job is a full-time commitment. Honestly, I don’t know how he withstood the office...

 
 By Steve and Gerry Salstrom    Opinion    February 25, 2015

Forthright, dedicated mayor will be missed

It is with mixed emotions I am writing this after reading the article regarding Jerry Sands resigning as mayor of Electric City. I am a personal friend of Jerry and Connie, so I am aware of how they want to be able to travel, spend time with their...

 
 By Lonna Bussert    Opinion    February 25, 2015

Sands did job when no one else would

I know Jerry Sands (mayor of Electric City) had thoughts about retiring last election, but as there were no other persons running for mayor, he stepped up to the plate and once again took on the responsibility. I, for one, am sorry to see him go. I...

 
 By Birdie Hensley    Opinion    February 25, 2015

Time to step up, 509ers

509ers, now is the time for you to step up and help with your city government. All of the Mikes, Lees, Clays, Marks, Bobs, Joes, Janes, Marys, etc, (local 509ers) who do not want 206ers, aka “coasties” to run your city. “They are just trying...

 
 By Mark Payne Mike Dennis    Opinion    February 25, 2015

Re: "Electric City Council: no restrictions on outbuilding size" Feb. 18

Accessory building do have size limits in Electric City. The accessory survey that the planning commission had the city mail out last September did show that the community did want some size limits on out buildings, 34% to 64%. That is why the...

 

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