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 By Roger S. Lucas    News    September 20, 2017 

Report: Man with record runs after second stop

A Hill Avenue man who was pulled over by police twice the same day for driving with a suspended license found himself in Grant County jail. James E. Goodlake, 24, is the same man Spokane police arrested there last July for possession of a car stolen...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    September 20, 2017 

Archie Dennis named volunteer of the year

"It's my world." That's how Archie Dennis, who has been named "Volunteer of the Year" for 2016, described his life in search and rescue. Dennis was top vote getter in The Star newspaper's volunteer...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    September 20, 2017 

City to bid on highway property

Electric City Council authorized city officials Sept. 12 to bid on two lots up for auction along SR-155 in the center of the city. The lots at one time housed a filling station. The Oct. 27 auction is being held by Grant County, which has a lien...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    September 20, 2017 

Cities agree on police contract

Electric City council approved its 2018-19 police contract with Grand Coulee at its meeting last Tuesday night. The contract amount is for $140,000, which is $15,000 more than the contract amount of the current year. The council approved the new...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    September 20, 2017 

Dog rescuer ordered to reduce canine count to three

Police served papers last Wednesday on a woman who has wanted to get permission to run a “dog rescue” operation in her home, telling her instead that she had 90 days to get her dog total down to three dogs. City officials stated that Dorothy Harr...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    September 20, 2017 

Singer-songwriter plays local library

Singer-songwriter Bradford Loomis came to the Grand Coulee Library on Sept. 12, performing original and traditional songs in the folk tradition to a small audience. With his long beard, Loomis’ voice ranged from a low grumble to a howling falsetto....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    September 20, 2017 

Tribes drafting plan to include towns

Officials from the Colville Tribes visited with the Coulee Dam Town Council Wednesday to explain the tribes’ plan to write a comprehensive parks and recreation plan that will include all the towns on the reservation and that would be useful to all...

 

Dennis puts a local face on stories about heroes

Most of us don’t think much beyond an initial “Oh, wow!” reaction when we hear about the rescue of someone from a harrowing situation, but a local man has played that part for most of his life. Archie Dennis was chosen as our volunteer of the...

 

Tax policy changes must be carefully crafted and coordinated

Key tax policies emanating from the east and west coasts are like passenger trains passing one another heading in opposite directions. One train is loaded with elected officials proposing changes to reduce taxes while the other is packed with those...

 

Community effort helps golf course

When the community steps up, things happen. There's a lot of new white sand out at Banks Lake Golf Course, thanks to two benefit events. The first was a golf tournament that raised about $2,500 to...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    September 20, 2017 

Raiders punish LB 42-0

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders defeated the Liberty Bell Mountain Lions 42-0 on Friday night, making their win-loss record 2-1. The Raiders scored six touchdowns for the night. Lucas Bird was on the recei...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    September 20, 2017 

Raiders have "great day" at cross country meet

The Raider cross country team ran at the Trojan Invitational on Saturday in Wapato Point Park in Manson and is already showing improvement from the week before. "They ran really well," said Head...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    September 20, 2017 

LR soccer racks up two wins, one loss

The Lady Raider soccer team kicked off their season with two wins and a loss this past week, already showing a dramatic improvement over last season. In Manson on Sept. 12, the Lady Raiders defeated t...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    September 20, 2017 

Undefeated, volleyball brings in decisive wins

The Lady Raiders volleyball team remains undefeated by beating both Waterville and Oroville in only three sets this past week to make their win-loss record 4-0. In Waterville on Sept. 12, the Lady...

 

Happy crowds attend Harvest Festival

With weather nearly ideal, despite a little wildfire smoke, moods were upbeat all around for the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce's Harvest Festival last weekend. The event drew in 200...

 

Grand Coulee man sentenced on additional charges

A Grand Coulee man received a sentence of 50.5 months in prison to go along with an earlier sentence of 29 months in a Grant County Superior Court case last week. Melvin Toulou, Jr., 43, pleaded guilty to four counts — trafficking in stolen...

 

School board sets goals, including a levy

The Grand Coulee Dam School District Board of Directors met in retreat Monday night to set goals for the current school year. Money is the thing that greases the wheels of education, and will play a major part in shaping the goals set by the board....

 

Harvest Festival starts Friday

It’s time for the harvest. The community Harvest Festival, that is. You can set aside this Friday, Saturday and Sunday for some fun, relaxation, and excitement. It’s the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce’s 6th Annual Harvest Festival,...

 

North Dam Park may go brown

If you notice the grass turning to brown at North Dam Park, blame a faulty pump. The Bureau of Reclamation installed a submerged pump in Banks Lake several years ago just over North Dam, which abuts...

 

Problems not addressed for lack of quorum

Workers at the Delano Transfer Station will have to live with a mold problem a little longer. The Regional Board of Mayors had the mold issue on their agenda Monday, but not enough mayors showed up for the meeting to deal with the problem. The mold...

 

Airport runway to be fixed this month

Work on the Grand Coulee Dam Airport’s runway will begin Sept. 18, Grant County Port District 7 commissioners learned at their meeting Aug. 30. Commissioners also got more good news when their engineering firm, TO Engineers, reported that the succe...

 

Unwieldy process points to an obvious solution

In a fine example of disfunction, the current failure of local government to get a simple thing done should lead reasonable people to look for an alternative. It sounds like a simple matter. Some repairs are needed, and called for by the insurers,...

 

Legislative solution required to protect Dreamers

When President Trump’s administration announced that it would give six months to wind down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, many young people called “Dreamers,” immigrants who grew up in the U.S., were once again...

 

Lady Raiders win two to start season

The Lady Raiders competed in two games and a jamboree in the past week, winning both games and having fun competition at the jamboree. The ladies opened their season by defeating Bridgeport on the roa...

 

Raiders lose in Monday night football

This week the Raiders traded in Friday night lights for Monday night football in Manson, where the Mustangs defeated the Raiders 14-8. The smoke that had been in the air was responsible for the schedule change. In the second quarter, Raider...

 

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