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 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 25, 2015 

Fire burns construction building

A fire early Monday morning destroyed the office and storage area of the DWK Fowler Construction Company in Delano. The fire broke out about 6:15, and when firefighters responded they found smoke...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 25, 2015 

Some sass with your biscuits?

Emily Robinson is celebrating 25 years at the helm of Flo's Cafe. She describes herself as "sarcastic," but in reality, she is friendly and her customers, for the most part, love the insults she...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 25, 2015 

Testing for a sergeant

A test to fill a vacated sergeant position in the Grand Coulee Police Department has been scheduled for April 11. Civil Service Commission Chair Alan Cain said the position will be filled from within the department. Four officers have applied. Cain...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 25, 2015 

Intersection changes possible

Big changes may come to the four-corners intersection of the two state highways in Grand Coulee, or not, after a petition got the attention of a state agency with 1,100 signatures. Local residents...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 25, 2015 

Center to be appraised, sold

Center Elementary School and its surrounding property is officially for sale. The Grand Coulee Dam School District board had declared the property surplus in February, and after a public hearing to determine what to do with the property Monday...

 
 By Cathy McMorris Rodgers    Opinion    March 25, 2015 

Advocating for Eastern Washington Veterans

  Not a day goes by when I don’t hear from veterans in our community who are struggling – struggling to access quality care, and struggling with a bureaucratic system that continues to fail them. That is unacceptable. We should be honoring the...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    March 25, 2015 

Raider baseball opens with two wins

The Raiders came home from a double header in Bridgeport Saturday with two wins. Lake Roosevelt was challenged in the first game, with the Mustangs scoring seven runs, but in the end outscored them by two in the 9-7 LR win. In the second game, the...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    March 25, 2015 

Lady Raiders drop openers

The Lady Raider softball team opened the season at home Saturday to two losses. “It was a tough day for the Lady Raiders,” Head Coach Jamie Lezard said. “We had too many errors, left too many base runners out there, and were having a hard time...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    March 25, 2015 

Track opens at big meet

A small Lake Roosevelt team travelled to West Valley High School in Spokane Valley for the Howard Dolphin Invitational Saturday. “We took a small group of determined Raiders to compete against 1800 other athletes at the West Valley Invite,” Head...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 18, 2015

Don't flush that wipe!

The things people flush down their toilets is giving Grand Coulee’s wastewater treatment staff fits. And it isn’t just Grand Coulee that is having this problem. Councilmember David Tylor brought the problem up at a recent council meeting and...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 18, 2015

Nordine takes mayor's seat

John Nordine is Electric City’s new mayor, sworn in last Tuesday evening by the city’s attorney, Katherine Kenison. Nordine, a serving council member, was mayor pro-tem, and had indicated that he would be willing to take over the city’s top...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 18, 2015

Four decades of dedication recognized

Tim Lynch, Coulee Dam's wastewater treatment manager, is a remarkable fellow. He completed 40 years on the job last Wednesday, and town officials recognized him with pizza and cake at the town hall....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 18, 2015

Controversial recommendations to go to state

The council at Electric City voted last Tuesday night to submit changes to the city building code to the state for review, providing local residents and others a 60-day period to respond to the changes. The council amended a report from the planning...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 18, 2015

District will hear public on sale of school

Local citizens will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed sale of Center Elementary School and its surrounding property at a meeting before the school board, Monday, March 23, beginning at 5:30, at the secondary library in the new education...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 18, 2015

Pathway would link Electric City pedestrians north toward park area

The future of Electric City may one day be more pedestrian-friendly, if an idea the city is pursuing ever comes to fruition. The Electric City Council is in favor of a pathway in the city proposed by...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    March 18, 2015

House demolition cost paid in full

The cost of demolishing a house on Holly Street has been paid for by the brother of the woman who last lived there, Mayor Greg Wilder told the Coulee Dam Town Council last Wednesday, after first soliciting approval of a plan to match an extra...

 
 By Felix Marcolin    Opinion    March 18, 2015

To the Grand Coulee Dam Area Seniors:

Thank you, Maggie Stewart, for dreaming up the idea “Most Valuable Volunteer” as a way to get things going at the Senior Center. Thank you to all those members who nominated me as the first recipient of the honor and elected me 2014’s...

 
 By John Crabtree    Opinion    March 18, 2015

Water is Life

Here in the west, we understand that there is much truth in the old joke that whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting. Rural and small town America depend on water and our neighbors downstream count on us to preserve the quality of that wat...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 11, 2015

Man dies in car wreck

A Nespelem man, Nicholas Patrick Stanger, 25, was killed last Wednesday in a one-car accident on Gold Lake Road. Stanger was a Lake Roosevelt High School graduate and was active in sports. Also in the vehicle at the time of the accident was his twin...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 11, 2015

Heroes in training

A class of 21 future emergency medical technicians are currently working on their certification, and when they finish their training at least 12 of them will be available to serve in the Grand Coulee...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 11, 2015

Marcolin named seniors' volunteer of the year

The members of the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center honored their "Volunteer of the Year" Tuesday night. Felix Marcolin, 78, was described as a "person who makes himself available 24/7'" to help other p...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 11, 2015

Busy schedule set for Ridge Riders

The Ridge Riders kick off their annual schedule of events Saturday, March 14, with the annual banquet and auction. The event is planned for the American Legion Hall in Electric City with doors opening at 4:45 p.m. George Kohout, president of the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 11, 2015

Old photos find their way to museum

Imagine Banks Lake without water, and a dairy and pig farm operation in its place with Steamboat Rock as a backdrop. That would take you back to the early 1900s, when George Baldwin farmed the canyon...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 11, 2015

Whooping cough breaks out in county

Five students in Moses Lake schools have whooping cough, and Grant County Health officials have the task of checking out 149 people who have had close contact with the infected five. The five cases have been confirmed through laboratory tests. The...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    March 11, 2015

Kudos for answering the call, and for putting it out there

We’d like to thank those people who have answered the local call for new emergency medical technicians, and those who made it possible. EMT training is not easy, takes a lot of time and requires significant commitment, not to mention money. But...

 

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