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 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 22, 2017 

Electric City and Elmer City slowly collecting vehicle tax for streets

Cities and towns that have formed Transportation Benefit Districts have been slowly racking up some extra money for streets, even a little they shouldn’t have. Elmer City and Electric City have both formed the special districts; Grand Coulee and...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 22, 2017 

Outage affected dam, hospital and about 700 others

A telephone service outage for CenturyLink customers in the Grand Coulee Dam area lasted for several days following a power outage centered in in Ephrata. A spokesperson for CenturyLink said that...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 22, 2017 

Basketball tourney brings people together, business to area

The Nespelem All-Indian Basketball Tournament was held this past weekend, bringing people together to bond over basketball and bringing people to the area during the tourists' off-season. Thirty-two...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 22, 2017 

Several trails proposed in city plan

Parts of Electric City’s proposed trail system received the most “push back” of any of the features of the city’s Pathway and Revitalization plan. In workshops and before the council, local residents expressed their opposition to a planned...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 22, 2017 

Council seat already drawing interest

Electric City will fill its vacated council position April 11, City Clerk Jackie Perman said last week. Perman stated that the city will advertise the vacancy March 22 and 29, and turn the names over to the council for its selection. Brad Parrish...

 
 By Cam Alford    Opinion    February 22, 2017 

Congressman, communicate with us

This week, February 18-26, is an in-district work week for the House of Representatives, during which members of Congress are supposed to be meeting and communicating with constituents. Yet it appears that Representative Dan Newhouse will not be atte...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 22, 2017 

GCDA Chamber honors two

The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual Installation Banquet last Thursday night at the Melody Restaurant in Coulee Dam. The chamber annually makes an award to its "Achiever of t...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    February 22, 2017 

New state champ leads Raider placers at Tacoma

Three Raider wrestlers participated at the state's Mat Classic XXIX in Tacoma this past weekend where all three placed, including Kaleb Horn, who is the first Lake Roosevelt sophomore to win a state...

 
 By press release    News    February 22, 2017 

Coulee City man arrested on stolen property charges

COULEE CITY — Lincoln and Grant county law enforcement officers teamed up this morning to arrest a Coulee City man suspected of having two stolen vehicles. Bernard A. Brill, 55, is lodged in the Grant County Jail on suspicion of two counts of...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 15, 2017

Grant will help Elmer City access trail

Residents of Elmer City could develop a healthier lifestyle as a result of a $250,000 grant the town received last week for a plan that calls for a trail along the Lower River Road that will link some town streets to the Down River Trail. Elmer City...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 15, 2017

Survey tabulated, Pathway and Revitalization plan ready for council

Electric City's Pathway and Revitalization project has been through a public input process and will soon go before the city council for adoption. The project had three community workshops, been...

 
 By Press release    News    February 15, 2017

Updated: Boy dead after stabbing in Coulee City

COULEE CITY, Wash. (19FEB2017) -- A 17-year-old boy is dead and his twin brother is in custody after an early morning stabbing in Coulee City. Grant County Coroner Craig Morrison Monday morning released the identity of the as Shane C. Wachter, age...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 15, 2017

Area phone outage affecting dam, hospital and about 340 others

The phone service outage in the Grand Coulee Dam area still has no end in sight. Crews will be working through the night on the cable damage. From a power outage and from excessive water. Here's the latest full press release from the company: A Centu...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 15, 2017

No new recycling or trailer for transfer station

The Regional Board of Mayors discussed adding a new trailer at the Delano Transfer Station, and recycling, but didn’t act on either issue Monday. Randy Gumm, manager of the transfer station, had asked that the mayors consider purchasing another...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 15, 2017

LR alternative school offers a different way to learn

Traditional school isn't for everybody. For a variety of reasons, some students can benefit from a different model of education, and the Grand Coulee Dam School District offers an alternative....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 15, 2017

Local recycling options detailed

There are a number of places within the Grand Coulee area where people can recycle or dispose of items. The idea of recycling has often come up at the Regional Board of Mayors, but not acted on because some of the towns involved don’t want to...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 15, 2017

Big loss seen as temporary for CMC

Coulee Medical Center turned in postive financial results for the often-gloomy month of December, a high spot on what has been a bumpy landscape for the hospital this year, and a consulting finance expert sees a smoother road ahead. Its $192,243...

 
 By Peter Bauer    Opinion    February 15, 2017

Why is Rep. Newhouse in favor of giving our property away?

Here is an open letter to Congressman Newhouse. Please print it in letters to the editor section. Dear Congressman Newhouse: I am a believer in property rights, though my version of them extends beyond my front lawn. My property includes the clean...

 
 By Dan Newhouse Representative 4th Dist    Opinion    February 15, 2017

Rule reversal protects due process and Second Amendment rights

In December, at the very end of the Obama administration, federal officials finalized a rule that could limit the ability of some seniors who receive Social Security benefits to exercise their Second Amendment rights. The federal rule, submitted by...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    February 15, 2017

Kettle Falls marina closure could indicate a larger issue for congresswoman

After National Park Service officials announced last week that a marina that serves the north end of Lake Roosevelt would close, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers fired off a quick request for the NPS to reconsider and extend the current concessioner’s...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    February 15, 2017

Six wrestlers headed to Tacoma Dome

Three Raider wrestlers and their alternates will compete at the state tournament later this week after having earned their seeds to the big competition in the regional tournaments. They competed at the regionals in Tonasket and Wahluke, as Lake...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    February 15, 2017

Girls lose two in postseason; lose to White Swan at district

The Lake Roosevelt Lady Raiders lost to Tonasket then Liberty Bell over the weekend, and were defeated in the districts tournament last night against White Swan 41-51. Playing the Lady Tigers in...

 
 By Enrique Perez de la Rosa    News    February 15, 2017

Democrats seek to shield Washingtonians from President's executive orders

OLYMPIA, Feb. 16 — Washington State Democrats have introduced legislation they say will protect residents from recent presidential executive orders. At a news conference Wednesday called by House Democrats, Sen. Guy Palumbo (D-Maltby) said the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 8, 2017

Elmer City will get $250k "Complete Streets" grant

Elmer City received word this week that it has been awarded a “Complete Streets” grant from the state Department of Transportation’s “Transportation Improvement Board.” Elmer City had been nominated by an unidentified agency for the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 8, 2017

Next playoff game at 3:30 today for Lady Raiders

After losing 58-53 last night in Tonasket against the Lady Tigers, the Lady Raiders will play in the third round of league playoffs today in Bridgeport at 3:30 p.m. Lake Roosevelt will face Liberty Bell, which lost to Brewster last night 58-44,...

 

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