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 By Roger Lucas and Scott Hunter    News    April 22, 2015 

Dozens of cats taken from Electric City home

Animal control workers removed over 60 cats from a home in Electric City Monday. Representatives from Pasado’s Safe Haven, a rescue operation from Monroe, Wash., along with Grand Coulee Police Chief John Tufts, completed taking the cats from...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 22, 2015 

City may allow golf carts on streets

You may soon be able to “putter” around in Electric City. No, they aren’t turning the city into a putt-putt golf course, although some might argue it’s a good idea; but last Tuesday night the city council voted in favor of allowing golf...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 22, 2015 

Friendly turkey is off the road

A turkey hen, that was getting tamer by the day, was hit by a vehicle a week ago and taken by Tribal officers in an effort to heal the bird. Jessica Redmon, at 1029 River Drive in Coulee Dam, had the turkey in her yard most of the time, and she...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 22, 2015 

Two cities closer on policing agreement

An extension of the current police contract between Grand Coulee and Electric City is getting closer, both city council committees agree. Currently, Grand Coulee provides police services to Electric City for $115,000 annually. That likely will...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 22, 2015 

Electric City zoning proposals drawing comment

Electric City has received about 20 letters from residents giving public comment on a number of zoning changes proposed by the city’s planning commission. The main item of controversy is the size of accessory buildings. The planners had...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 22, 2015 

Advance tickets offer extra carnival savings

You can save some big bucks this year by purchasing Colorama Carnival tickets early. Chamber of Commerce officials, the sponsoring agency for the event, said advance daily tickets are now on sale at seven locations: The Credit Union, Chamber of...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 22, 2015 

Last Family Fun Night next week

A free dinner, badminton, and the full display of Lake Roosevelt students’ artistic and scientific sides will be featured at the final Family Fun Night of the year next Wednesday at the school. Organizers Kim Stanger and Victor Camarena said the...

 
 By Betty Brashears    Opinion    April 22, 2015 

Above and beyond the call of duty

During a recent illness, I was having some serious health problems and needed medications. I had, just had, an 8:30 doctor’s appointment. It was already late afternoon and I couldn’t get my new defibrillator to work, and my meds weren’t ready....

 
 By Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal    Opinion    April 22, 2015 

"Ferguson" doesn't represent most law officers

A couple of weeks ago I was talking to a group of teenagers who were part of a scouting organization. The first question I asked was, “What do you think of when you think of the police?” A 17-year-old boy raised his hand and said,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    Community    April 22, 2015 

Parade entries still open

You can still be part of the big Colorama Parade, May 9. All you need to do is stop by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce office or go online to grandcouleedam.org for your parade entry...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 22, 2015 

Baseball beats Manson, loses to Okanogan

Raider baseball started last week with a 13-3 win over the Manson Trojans in Coulee Dam. It wasn't a forgone conclusion. Manson held the Raiders scoreless for two innings from their 4-1 deficit in...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 22, 2015 

Raider track continues to see improvement

Raider track saw another successful day April 18 at the Quincy Invitational, where the good weather helped many to a great performance. “Every time an athlete performed, they achieved a season-best and many set personal records,” Head Coach Lori...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 22, 2015 

Golf continues to swing away

Raider Golf continues to grow with the season as the young golfers gain experience. Eighth-grader Darin Whiteman impressed Head Coach Steve Files on April 15 at Oroville by shooting a 102 and finishing third overall on the 18-hole course. Coach...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 22, 2015 

Lady Raiders defeat Manson, lose to Okanogan

The Lady Raider softball team defeated Manson last week by 10 runs, then suffered that fate twice against Okanogan on Saturday. At Grand Coulee, Lake Roosevelt defeated the Manson Trojans by 33-23 in a long game Thursday. Sean Garvin pitched one...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 22, 2015 

Tennis had long week

The Raiders faced strong winds and tough tennis opponents last week, in two matches at home and one at White Swan. Lake Roosevelt didn’t win a match against the White Swan Cougars, but Head Coach Steve Archer said he was pleased with the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 15, 2015

Man rescued in climbing mishap

A Spokane man was rescued Saturday through the efforts of a number of agencies after injuring his leg while climbing high on the rocks behind Osborne Bay. Nicholas Vange, 21, who had been camping in the area, along with another man, Nicholas...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 15, 2015

DOT presents ideas for change at Four Corners

About a dozen people turned out to hear Washington State Department of Transportation engineers talk about Four Corners traffic last Tuesday night at Grand Coulee’s city council meeting. One of these was Ray Wells, the man who started it all with...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 15, 2015

McGuire takes council seat

Richard McGuire was elected to the Electric City Council Tuesday night. He will fill the number-two position on the council, held previously by John Nordine who recently took over as mayor. McGuire was nominated by Brad Parrish and garnered two of...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 15, 2015

Earth Day event in Nespelem building on success

In the sixth year of an Earth Day event at the Nespelem powwow grounds, the event’s organizers have garnered some national recognition — by offering a free lunch, among other things. Next Wednesday, April 22, is Earth Day, and everyone is...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 15, 2015

Summit on future of old school yields new ideas

A "summit" held to garner ideas about the future of the former Grand Coulee Dam Middle School was deemed a straight-up success by organizers, who met recently to discuss the March 12 event that brough...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 15, 2015

Cute but dangerous?

Those little chicks, ducklings and other baby poultry, though cute, may carry harmful bacteria called salmonella. Each spring, people in Washington state become sick with salmonella after handling...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    April 15, 2015

More gathered than the sum of those meeting

One never knows what benefits will take shape when people come together to solve a problem. Aside from tackling the initial problem, the very act of meeting with open minds often precedes other unforeseen but important outcomes. Such may well prove...

 
 By John Overby    Opinion    April 15, 2015

Things to ponder on tax day

Happy April 15th. Today is Tax Day and is the day we are required to give an account of our earnings to the IRS tax collectors. A lot will be written by the media and a lot will be said by the politicians about this but I am sure that a couple...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Community    April 15, 2015

Lake level held down for maintenance on dam

Lake Roosevelt is being held at a level about 47 feet below the full mark while maintenance is completed on the drum gates that hold the water back when the lake is full. The Bureau of Reclamation...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 15, 2015

Raiders win one of four over spring break

The Raiders played four baseball games over spring break, winning one against the Colton Wildcats. They hosted the Brewster Bears for a doubleheader at Greene Field April 7, then Big Bend Community College April 9, “hosted” Colton in a...

 

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