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 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 21, 2016 

School board sets four main goals

The school board has set four main goals as the Grand Coulee Dam School District heads into the new school year. Superintendent Paul Turner and members of the board met in a long evening retreat to discuss school affairs and to set some specific goal...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    September 21, 2016 

Hospital begins bridge building - with a powwow

When Coulee Medical Center leaders wanted to find ways to cure the hospital's ailing relationship with members of the Colville Tribes, an idea for a good start popped into Shoshanna Jordan's mind:...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 21, 2016 

Councilmember reprimanded

The Electric City Council reprimanded one of its own members for violating rules of procedure at its meeting last Tuesday night. The complaint against Councilmember Birdie Hensley originated from an online posting she’d made that stated that...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 21, 2016 

Pathway discussion lists fears and research

A large number of “not in my neighborhood” trail opponents turned out last Tuesday night to express their fears about Electric City’s Pathway and Trails plan. Their appearance and comments dominated the first half of the city council meeting,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 21, 2016 

Bus garage hit by thieves again

Thieves hit the school district's bus operation again last weekend. This time they siphoned gas from one bus and stole two batteries from the district's boom truck. Bus officials stated early Tuesday...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 21, 2016 

Bowden joins C.D. police

Paul Bowden joined the Coulee Dam police force Monday. Bowden comes to the Coulee Dam Police Department from Wilbur where he served as an officer for 12 years. The new officer was appointed a sergeant. Coulee Dam has been advertising for a police...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 21, 2016 

Best of Northwest grill it out

It was like grill heaven Sunday at North Dam Park. Seventeen grills were cooking and grill masters turned out from Idaho, Oregon and throughout Washington, going after prize money and having fun at the same time. Many of the top 10 competitors in...

 
 By Greg Wilder    Opinion    September 21, 2016 

Town looking for clarity, not blame, with lawsuit

The towns of Coulee Dam and Elmer City entered an agreement in 1975 defining a set of terms and procedures to treat sewage wastes. After 40 years of arguments and misunderstandings, clearly both agencies are in an impasse. We are not a litigious...

 
 By George Ahrend    Opinion    September 21, 2016 

Jorgenson wrong, Estudillo has more experience

Retired Judge Ken Jorgensen had the facts wrong in his recent letter to the editor about Judge Estudillo and his challenger, attorney Nick Wallace. Judge Jorgensen has been retired from the court for nearly eight years, so perhaps he doesn’t have...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    September 21, 2016 

Chalk up two more in the win column for LR volleyball

Lake Roosevelt's volleyball team last week rallied against Waterville and swept Oroville to bring their win-loss record to 3-1. The Lady Raiders found themselves down two sets to zero against...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    September 21, 2016 

Raiders attain 3-0 for season with lopsided victory

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders stuffed and mounted the Liberty Bell Mountain Lions 44-0 in Liberty Bell Friday. Highlights included QB Steven Flowers making a 30-yard run for the end zone in the first qua...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    September 21, 2016 

Cross country runs their first meet of the season

The Lake Roosevelt cross country team competed in their first race of the season Sept. 13 in Bridgeport. In the 2.7 mile race, Raiders Kyle Edmo placed 29th out of about 70 runners, Cameron Tillman placed 38th, and Will Friedlander placed 41st. Only...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    September 21, 2016 

Lady Raiders notch first soccer win in mixed week

The Lady Raiders soccer team played their first home game Sept. 13 against Manson, winning 3-0 in their first victory since the team's conception. But the new team is still learning the hard way how...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 14, 2016

Harvest Festival offers fun this weekend

This would be a good weekend to stay in the Coulee and take advantage of the many facets of the fifth annual Harvest Festival. Gather the kids, the grandkids, and be at North Dam Park for a celebration designed for all ages. The Grand Coulee Dam Area...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 14, 2016

Run the Dam race set for this Saturday

So you’ve always wanted to run across Grand Coulee Dam. Now is your opportunity! Join the third annual Run the Dam crowd, at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, and take part in one of the scheduled distance runs - 5K, 10K, or half marathon. The event...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    September 14, 2016

Two wild fires threaten towns

Two wildfires burned separately Sunday afternoon and threatened Elmer City, Coulee Dam and Grand Coulee, while residents watched as flames lit up the hillsides on both sides of the Columbia River. Loc...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 14, 2016

Elmer City will fight Coulee Dam lawsuit

Elmer City hired its own lawyer in response to a threatened lawsuit from the town of Coulee Dam. The Elmer City Council was unanimous in its decision last Thursday night to oppose a lawsuit by Coulee Dam, which claims it is owed some $55,000 in...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 14, 2016

Group wants public meeting on consolidation

The Regional Board of Mayors heard Monday of plans for public meetings to further explore the idea of consolidating local towns. Presenting for the chamber of commerce’s Economic Development Council was Bob Valen, a member of the group. He said...

 
 By Mike Bradley    Opinion    September 14, 2016

Thanks for the good work on fires

Hats off to all of the firefighters for their work in getting all of the fires out, especially the fire that was located behind the Columbia River Inn in Coulee Dam.  We had some anxious moments as we watched the flames getting closer to the motel....

 
 By Bruce Bartoo    Opinion    September 14, 2016

Asking what's at the core of a litany of problems

At a recent meeting of the Coulee Dam Town Council, crime was a topic of major concern by its citizens. WHY? Crime is not just a concern of the town of Coulee Dam; it is a growing problem for all of the people of the Grand Coulee Dam Area. WHY?...

 
 By Larry Price    Opinion    September 14, 2016

Concerning the current drug and crime issues in the Coulee Dam area

I believe the Coulee Dam Police officers are doing their best to improve the situation and are to be commended for their efforts. Even so, petty crime seems to be on the rise in the area patrolled by the short-staffed Coulee Dam police force. Charts...

 
 By Birdie Hensley    Opinion    September 14, 2016

Fund raiser was disappointing

First, I would like to thank all the volunteers and businesses who helped with the Electric City “Pig For the Park” fund raiser held this past Saturday at Electric City. This year’s support and attendance was down considerably from last year...

 
 By Robert Piekarski    Opinion    September 14, 2016

Remembering my history

Well, America, if I remember my history, we have two opposing ideas: Roosevelt and Reagan. Roosevelt took the Hoover ideas (the “roaring 20’s” and its side effects) and converted America into the greatest nation. Reagan thought we didn’t...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    Community    September 14, 2016

Free food distribution set for next week

There will be free food at the Zion Lutheran Church Thursday, September 22. That’s right, free food. It’s made possible through Second Harvest of the Inland Northwest, and co-sponsored by Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union and Microsoft Data Center...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    September 14, 2016

Decisive win puts LR football at 2-0

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders defeated the Manson Trojans 40-14 Friday night in Coulee Dam, their second victory on only the second week of the season, making their win-loss record 2-0. The Raiders took...

 

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