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 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 25, 2018 

School levy approved for August ballot

Local area voters will be faced with deciding on approval of a school levy that would restore six figures of property taxes per year to the school district for the next four years, but not raise tax rates higher than they were in 2017, putting them...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 25, 2018 

Shredded stage curtain needs a replacement

The curtain on the stage in the Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School gym, the one the class of 2018 will walk under to pick up their diplomas in June, is falling apart, a problem possibly...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 25, 2018 

Major street will get treatment this year

Drivers on a main Grand Coulee street will notice a major maintenance effort this year, as Spokane Way and other streets receive a pavement treatment. Grand Coulee has hired Gray & Osborne as its engineering firm to oversee a pavement maintenance...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 25, 2018 

PUD installing new meters

Grant County Public Utility District has been installing new “advanced” meters in homes and businesses, a move the utility says will save $35.6 million by 2029. If you see someone on your property, doing something with your electricity meter, it...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 25, 2018 

Colorama carnival to return

Carnival tickets are on sale this week, offering substantial savings for early birds, a chamber of commerce official reported. Executive Director Peggy Nevsimal stated those who purchase carnival tickets by Thursday, May 10, will save $10. Tickets...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 25, 2018 

Earth Day draws crowds, drones

The Colville Tribes hosted their ninth annual Earth Day celebration on Friday, giving away T-shirts and raffle items, hosting a free barbecue, and teaching children and adults alike about Earth Day-re...

 

Holocaust remembrance fading

Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate, the late Elie Wiesel, once said of that horrific state-sponsored genocide that, “to forget the victims means to kill them a second time. So I couldn’t prevent the first death. I surely must be capable of...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion    April 25, 2018 

Skilled trade jobs go unfilled in our robust economy

Millions of college graduates find themselves saddled with crushing debt, and more than a third of them won’t be working in their chosen profession. Many will be working for low wages. Meanwhile, millions of high-paid jobs are available in the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    School    April 25, 2018 

Pitner chosen for Gates Scholarship

After winning a tough tennis match on Friday, Lake Roosevelt student Rylee Pitner, to her delight, checked her email to see she had been selected for a Gates Scholarship. The scholarship, given by...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 25, 2018 

Tracksters set personal records

The Raider track team went to Tonasket and Quincy this past week, with individuals setting personal records along the way, including Shyniah Dogskin placing first in the shot put event in Tonasket, and Addison Hansen placing first in javelin at...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 25, 2018 

Lady Raiders bat off Billygoats, Fillies, Tigers

The Lake Roosevelt Lady Raiders had a busy week, defeating Pateros at home in Grand Coulee, defeating Manson in a doubleheader on the road, and splitting a doubleheader with Tonasket. The Lady...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 25, 2018 

Raiders play strong tennis matches

Raider tennis players faced off against Oroville and Omak last week. Hosting the Oroville Hornets in Coulee Dam April 19, the boys' team won 3-2, and the girls' team won 4-1. "It was a strong win for...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 25, 2018 

Golfers play Gamble Sands

Raider golfers traveled to the Gamble Sands Golf Course in Brewster to play 18 holes with teams from all over the state April 18. “It was a fantastic venue and event,” said Head Coach Steve Files of the event which had 28 (teams) competing,...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 25, 2018 

Baseball plays Pateros, Tonasket

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders spent some time on their home diamond, getting a narrow win against the Billygoats, and losing both games of a doubleheader against the Tigers. The Raiders defeated the...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 25, 2018 

One dog kills three others

A pit bull killed three Chihuahuas at a residence on Kent Street in Electric City, April 14. The pit bull was among six dogs owned by Trina R. Davis, and housed at 202 Kent Street, where she had lived with Raymond E. Atchison, before the couple had...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 25, 2018 

Colorama buttons, parade, helicopter coming

The Colorama Festival Button for this year's celebration goes on sale this week. Buy a button for $3, help support Colorama, and you're in the mix to win one of the many prizes attached to the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 18, 2018

Town, tribes talking of collaboration on fast internet

The town of Coulee Dam and the Colville Tribes are negotiating on working together so that each might complete projects to bring high-speed internet service to the town and to the Colville Reservation...

 
 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 Roger S. Lucas    News    April 18, 2018

Electric City park plan changes could save $180,000

Plans for a proposed "Ice Age Park," behind the fire department building in Electric City, have a few changes that would save $180,000, and the city has hired a different landscape architect. It...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 18, 2018

New venture turning old hall into new coffee house

People are due for both a "shock" and a "treat" with the opening of Grand Coulee's new Voltage Coffee House next week. It may be a shock for those who remember the old Carpenter's Hall on Spokane...

 
 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 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...

 

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