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 By Scott Hunter    News    March 22, 2017 

Local young man dies in auto accident

A young Electric City man was killed and another man injured last week in a one-car rollover about a mile south of Electric City. Brandon Buche, 23, had recently finished a tour with the U.S. Navy, where he served as an electrician’s mate. He was...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 22, 2017 

Man convicted on stolen property charge

A Grand Coulee man awaits sentencing in Grant County Superior Court after being found guilty in a jury trial last week. Melvin Toulou Jr. 43, was convicted Thursday of one count of possession of...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 22, 2017 

Two school boards to meet tonight

The Grand Coulee Dam and Nespelem school districts’ boards of directors will hold a joint meeting tonight (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. at La Presa Restaurant in Grand Coulee to discuss items of mutual interest. The meeting is open to the public. Coulee Da...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 22, 2017 

Colville Tribal Recycling Center accepts wide variety of materials

Operating since 2008, the Colville Tribal Recycling Program, based in Nespelem, provides the most comprehensive recycling opportunities in the area, accepting a wide variety of materials, for free,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 22, 2017 

Electric City steering group to meet March 23

A meeting is schedule for Thursday this week to move Electric City’s Pathway and Revitalization plan forward. The local committee steering the plan will meet from 3-5 p.m. March 23, at Electric City’s city hall, in the council chambers. The...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 22, 2017 

Golf course cleanup set for this weekend

There's a fever sweeping over the coulee area that comes about the same time each year, not the kind that the clinic can deal with. It's golf time at Banks Lake Golf Course! The official opening is Ap...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    March 22, 2017 

If we could share in pain

If we could partake of the pain of others, and so lift a small portion of it from them, how would it change the world? Perhaps not much, judging by the reaction and feelings spread throughout the community when news hit of young man, full of promise,...

 
 By Mike Anderson    Opinion    March 22, 2017 

Voting not to play

Three-card Monte, what a wild game that is. In my 60 years I have learned a few things. One thing I learned is that there are only two possible winners for that game. The first possible winner is the people running the game, they control the deck,...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    March 22, 2017 

Lady Raiders trounce Lady Trojans in season opener doubleheader

The Lady Raiders softball team started the season off with two decisive victories against Manson in last Saturday's doubleheader in Grand Coulee, trouncing the Lady Trojans 27-0 in the first game, and...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    March 22, 2017 

Raiders beat the Trojans in opener

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders defeated the Manson Trojans twice in Saturday's doubleheader, winning the first game 11-2, and the second 13-1. Saturday was a windy day in Coulee Dam, but no one...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    March 22, 2017 

Tennis players win some, lose some to start the season

The Lake Roosevelt Raider tennis team showed the Pateros Billygoats a lot of love in the season opener last Tuesday, sweeping them in their matches, before going to Entiat where the boys won and the girls lost. At home against Pateros March 14, the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    March 15, 2017

CEO: Hospital must stop its own bleeding

After racking up multi-million dollar losses in four of the past five years, Coulee Medical Center will put in place a turn-around plan to “stop the bleeding,” CEO Jonathan Owens said, “sooner, rather than later,” and that will include some...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    March 15, 2017

Man sentenced for receiving child pornography

A former vice principal at Lake Roosevelt Elementary School was sentenced in federal court Monday to seven years in prison for receipt of child pornography. Nathan Piturachsatit, 38, pleaded guilty to the charge Nov. 29, 2016. Sentenced by United...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 15, 2017

Town has grant in hand for trail connections

You've heard it said that "the check is in the mail." Well, this one is in the hand! That check for $250,000 arrived last week for Elmer City's "Complete Streets" project. City Clerk Gary Benton and p...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 15, 2017

Awarded firefighting scholarship

An Electric City man has received one of two scholarships offered by the state to study structural firefighting. Joshua Reeding, who recently moved to the area from Victorville, California, won an 11-...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    March 15, 2017

Winter toll on roads and budgets steep

City officials in the four towns will be more than happy to see winter end, but they all fear what is going to happen to city streets in the region. Ken Dexter, public works director for Electric...

 
 By Brad Halm    Opinion    March 15, 2017

Open letter to the US House of Representatives and District 4 Representative Dan Newhouse

I am very concerned about the current state of affairs in the U.S. House of Representatives. Bills are being voted on willy nilly with minimal input from constituents, across the aisle, and from the Congressional Budget Office, apparently in a quest...

 
 By Joan Green    Opinion    March 15, 2017

Proof that your one vote counts

The Moses Lake School Bond passed officially Friday February 24, with a very small margin. For the last few months, I had been encouraging everyone to vote yes for the school bond and our kids. I specially wanted to urge the young people to vote. In...

 

Progress on Repairing America's Health Care

Throughout my time representing the people of Central Washington in the U.S. Congress, constituents from across the 4th District have shared with me their deeply personal stories about the struggles and hardships they’ve faced under the Affordable...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    School    March 15, 2017

Survey gives guidance to school leaders

Curriculum, students, and staff received the most comments from a recent Lake Roosevelt School survey that was made available to patrons in the area. The survey was taken to provide some guidance to a team of school district personnel and local...

 
 By Press release    News    March 15, 2017

Electric City man killed in rollover collision

ELECTRIC CITY, Wash. (15MAR2017) - A 23-year-old Electric City man was killed and another man injured as the result of a one vehicle rollover about one mile south of Electric City early Wednesday morning. Brandon Buche was driving a 2006 Jeep...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 8, 2017

Plea deal includes no jail time for clerk

A former Mosquito District 2 clerk pled guilty to one count of first-degree theft in Grant County Superior Court Monday. A second count of first-degree theft, relating to an alleged misappropriation of funds of just over $129,000, was dismissed...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 8, 2017

New carnival will serve Colorama this year

Colorama will have a new carnival this year, Rainier Amusements, out of Portland, Oregon, the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce announced this week. The new carnival is one of the featured attractions for this year’s Colorama Festival, May...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    March 8, 2017

Local roads will close for fire station construction

A contractor will be on site next week to start work on a new fire station for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, which means two portions of local roads will be closed for that project. Innovative...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 8, 2017

Winter hard on schools

The Grand Coulee Dam School District has had its problems with the harsh winter, and will have to repair sidewalk and playground concrete walkway problems when spring arrives. Sidewalks in front of the new school have had surface problems and the...

 

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