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 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...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 18, 2018 

Golfers tee into the wind

The golf team faced the winds and hit the greens in Orondo, Wilbur, and at home as things green up here in Eastern Washington. At the Desert Canyon golf course in Orondo April 10, Raider golfers played nine holes against golfers from Oroville and...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 18, 2018 

Raiders lose to Billygoats

The Raiders lost 11-1 in Pateros against the Billygoats on April 10. “We didn’t play well,” said Head Coach Billy Nicholson, who added a couple good things about the Raiders that day: “Tyson Nicholson hit a double as our lone hit,” the...

 
 By press release    News    April 18, 2018 

Two jailed in Grand Coulee drug bust Friday

A Grand Coulee man and woman are jailed this morning and more arrests are expected after a search warrant served on a home yielded meth and heroin, the Grant County Sheriff's Office reported. Grant...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 11, 2018

School board position open

The Grand Coulee Dam School District is looking for someone to serve on the school board. School board Chair Joette Barry recently resigned because she is moving outside the district, and the district is looking for a replacement. Since, for the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 11, 2018

90 days in the wake of Hurricane Harvey

A woman stands on a chair holding her infant daughter over her head as the floodwaters rise in her home before rescuers find her. This is just one of the stories Electric City resident Lynda Anderson...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 11, 2018

Book fair coming to school next week

You can stock up on books for kids at the Scholastic Book Fair at the Lake Roosevelt Elementary library, April 16-20, and have a lot of fun at the same time. There’s competition, entertainment, and treats all woven into the school’s week-long...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 11, 2018

Assistant principal to move on

The school board accepted two resignations Monday night, one of them from an assistant principal, and granted one supplemental contract. Assistant Principal Margo Piver submitted her resignation from the elementary school; she is in her second year...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 11, 2018

Rotary to offers spaghetti to address hazard

The local Rotary Club will put on a spaghetti dinner April 28, to raise funds to help replace disintegrating stage curtains at Lake Roosevelt Schools. The club, which took a lead role in organizing community support and talks around the new school,...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 11, 2018

Color Run comes back to Colorama

It’s just another reason why they call it Colorama! The 5K Color Run on Saturday, May 12, has a lot of attractions. First and foremost, it’s going to be a fun, colorful experience and a good brisk walk or run that is good for your health. It’s...

 

Old gun laws not working

In 1965 I got a job in California. Five months later, some new friends asked this Idaho country boy to go hunting with them in the Sierras on one guy’s family ranch, where I had to show three of them how to load their rifles. There were some very...

 

Re: "Needed: political marksmanship" March 28 Star

This letter is to address several false and erroneous statements in a guest column in your paper by Jack Stevenson regarding the AR-15 rifle. The AR-15 has been called “America’s most popular rifle” and there are somewhere between 5-10 million...

 

Trade wars target Washington agriculture

I recently traveled across Washington’s Fourth Congressional District to speak with farmers from each county and to hear their concerns about an upcoming Farm Bill. One of the largest concerns expressed by farmers had little to do with...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    School    April 11, 2018

Raider student to head to National FBLA competition

Lake Roosevelt students competed at the Future Business Leaders of America state competition in Bellevue over the weekend, where Alan Nordine took fourth place in the Help Desk category. Nordine will...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 11, 2018

Lady Raiders beat Nannies

The Lady Raiders won their first game back from spring break on the road against the Pateros Nannies. In Pateros on April 9, the LR Ladies emerged the victor, 16-6. “Gloria [Michel] pitched well,” Head Coach Alissa Mansker said. “The strike zon...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 11, 2018

Raiders mauled by Bears

The Raiders lost both games of a doubleheader last week, the only games played during a spring-break lull. In Brewster on April 5, the Raiders lost both games of a doubleheader, with final scores of 16-0 and 15-0. The Raiders played yesterday in...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 11, 2018

Bridge incident was a false alarm

All those at the scene of what could have been a horrific tragedy Saturday evening, at the Columbia River Bridge in Coulee Dam, were greatly relieved when it wasn’t. Viewed from the bridge, a woman...

 

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