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 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 24, 2017 

Cuts proposed as schools close in on budget balance

“We will have a balanced budget next year,” Superintendent Paul Turner stated last Friday. He confirmed this before the Grand Coulee Dam School District board Monday night, going over a number of steps he is proposing to eliminate what he sees...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 24, 2017 

Area nets new fishing tournament

Some 66 anglers caught and released 461 walleye over the course of the Gordon Steinmetz Memorial Spring Walleye Classic at Coulee Playland last weekend, but the biggest catch was likely the tournament...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 24, 2017 

Big load to cause big delays next week

A million-pound load of equipment will slow traffic on local highways from Coulee City to Grand Coulee next week as it creeps to its destination just north of Grand Coulee, with delays expected of up to 90 minutes at a time. Drivers probably should...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 24, 2017 

ATVs allowed in Grand Coulee

You will be able to drive “street ready” ATVs in Grand Coulee beginning May 31. Grand Coulee’s city council approved an ordinance last Tuesday night that allows all-terrain vehicles on city streets and on state highways, as long as they have...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 24, 2017 

C.D. Casino opens new restaurant

There's a new restaurant in town. The Coulee Dam Casino's Spillway Bar and Grill had its "soft" opening May 15 and is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Casino's new format upstairs, where...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 24, 2017 

A dozen new flags will honor veterans

Twelve new flags will be dedicated on Memorial Day, May 29, at the special Isle of Flags ceremony at Spring Canyon Cemetery. The ceremonies kick off at 11 a.m. with master of ceremonies Richard Black (Navy captain retired) getting the program...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 24, 2017 

Some seats go unclaimed in local races for public offices

A few races for local public office will be contested in this year’s primaries, but the real issue is the number of offices for which nobody filed a candidacy. A special three-day filing period has been set up, May 23-25, for those who would like...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion    May 24, 2017 

They were proof that cooperation works

Recently, Washington state’s largest environmental, wildlife and natural resources agencies recognized 43 large forest landowners for their “exemplary efforts” to upgrade forest roads and stream crossings which improved salmon habitat and water...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 24, 2017 

Armstrong-Montes named Friend of Children

Nancy Armstrong-Montes was honored with the Friends of Children award by the North Central Washington Educational Service District at a banquet in Wenatchee. Armstrong-Montes, who retired from...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 24, 2017 

Softball ends season at regionals

The Lake Roosevelt Lady Raiders finished their season at the regional level in Ephrata on Saturday in losses against Kittitas and Tri-Cities Prep. Against Kittitas, LR lost 14-4 in five innings. Against Tri-Cities prep, down 11-1 in the bottom of...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 24, 2017 

Raider tennis season over

Five members of the Lake Roosevelt tennis squad competed in the district tournament in Omak last week, where their season ended. All five LR competitors lost, facing stiff competition from A schools at the tournament held at Omak High School and the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 24, 2017 

Five Raider track athletes compete at 2B districts

Five members of the Lake Roosevelt track and field team competed at the 2B District 5/6 Championships in Quincy on Friday. “The Raiders put up a great effort as they closed out their season,” remarked Head Coach Lori Adkins. “The experience...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 24, 2017 

Mosquito spray schedule set

Grant County Mosquito District 2 released its treatment schedule for the coming season. On Mondays, the district will treat in Electric City and Sunbanks Lake Resort; Tuesday at Steamboat Rock State Park and Osborn Bay; Wednesday in Grand Coulee;...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 24, 2017 

Two hired for city

Electric City council approved contracting for a hearing examiner and hiring a code enforcement officer at its meeting May 9. Hearing examiner Andrew L. Kottkamp, of Wenatchee, will be paid $150 an hour. The hearing examiner duties call for him to...

 
 By Press release    News    May 24, 2017 

Keller Ferry back in service

KELLER FERRY – The Keller Ferry that crosses the Columbia River on State Route 21 is in service after repairs were completed on the north shore loading ramp. ### WSDOT...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 17, 2017

School district sends strong comments to USBR

The Grand Coulee Dam School District issued a strong response to invitations for comments on a Bureau of Reclamation proposed modernization program. The Bureau had advertised for draft environmental assessment comments on its 12-year plan to...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 17, 2017

Big load to cause big delays on local highways next week

[Update] The company planning the move of the big transformer has delayed the move after "discrepancies" were noted during a "weigh and measure" session with the state Department of Transportation, the company said. No word yet on a new schedule....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 17, 2017

Bureau road work will include traffic delays

The Bureau of Reclamation has a number of construction projects going on lately, and drivers will notice some delays, starting this week. ACCU Construction Inc., based in Santa Ana, California, got the $4 million contract, which involves repair to...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 17, 2017

Colorama a big hit despite weather

Colorama was a huge success! That assessment came early this week from a variety of sources, not the least from the chamber of commerce and Ridge Rider officials, the two sponsoring groups. Even...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 17, 2017

Plenty of winners listed for the rodeo

Those rodeo cowboys didn't waver, even with threatening skies both Friday and Saturday, as they competed for a lot of money in the 61st Colorama Pro-West Rodeo at the Ridge Rider grounds in Delano....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 17, 2017

Mock crash brings out the grief

The horrific scene was only revealed after five buses of students and staff from Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School arrived and had lined up behind yellow police tape to witness a disturbing...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 17, 2017

Tribal primary sets up June election

There will be some changes on the Colville Business Council as two vacated seats will be filled and some incumbents could be in trouble after the May 6 Primary Election absentee votes were totaled. There will be new business council members in the...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 17, 2017

Speed limit change suggested

A Kelso Street resident appeared at Electric City’s last council meeting to suggest that if Grand Coulee adopted an ATV ordinance, he would like to see the speed limit between the two cities dropped so those owning all-terrain vehicles could...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 17, 2017

Hardware bear gets famous

A bear who visited Coulee Hardware has received some national attention. The bear, reported to police as being in Coulee Hardware’s outside, fenced-in storage area at 8:53 p.m. on May 6, had escaped the area by the time police arrived. Soon...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    May 17, 2017

Don't let it wear off

Students who witnessed a mock crash scene last Friday may not realize it, but they were given an important advantage that we hope they don’t squander. As horrific as the actors and organizers of the mock accident scene made it, the impact of any...

 

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