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 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 28, 2016 

School bus driver shortage looms

The Grand Coulee Dam School District is “seriously” short of bus drivers. Recruiting bus drivers hasn’t worked, and “advertising for them the past few years has failed to replace retiring drivers,” bus manager Bill Kemble said this week....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 28, 2016 

City presses ahead with controversial plan

Electric City has adopted its Revitalization and Pathways plan by a 5-0 council vote and is already moving ahead to accomplish one of its goals — sidewalks and curbing along SR-155 as it goes through the city’s business district. The city has...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 28, 2016 

Two seek appointment to council

Two residents have indicated interest in the vacant council seat in Grand Coulee. The city had advertised for someone to fill the vacancy that occurred when Erin Nielsen resigned after taking job in Boise, Idaho. Expressing an interest in serving...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 28, 2016 

Four towns cooperate on paving grant

Area vehicles could have a lot of sticky tar on their tires if a four-town request for grants to chip seal a number of area streets comes through in October. Four towns have applied for a state Transportation Improvement Board chip seal grant...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 28, 2016 

Gas thieves drill and drain tanks

Jess Ford of Grand Coulee has had 15 vehicles' fuel tanks drilled by thieves in the past four months. Several of the tanks were drilled while inside a fenced-in storage area off Van Tyne Avenue, just...

 
 By Carol Daily    Opinion    September 28, 2016 

Town gone from nice to nothing

Not sure where to start. We have gone from a nice town with services to nothing in a few short years. We are being told to call 911 after 5 p.m. and on weekends. We have over 18 single ladies in this town, over half over 70. We have only six or...

 
 By Robert Schiffner    Opinion    September 28, 2016 

Reader asserts facts misstated

After hearing and reading a lot of misinformation about the race between Judge David Estudillo and his challenger, Nick Wallace, I feel compelled to set the record straight regarding two issues: campaign financing and judicial experience. According...

 
 By Ruth Hall    Opinion    September 28, 2016 

Commissioners have made public lands private

I think what people may not know regarding the road closures in the South Okanogan County, from 2001 until the recent Three Devils Road in 2015, is that there are thousands of acres of public land that the public no longer has access to. The only...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    September 28, 2016 

Candidates forum set for Oct. 13

Okanogan County Board of Commissioners candidates will address the public in an open forum Thursday, October 13, in Coulee Dam at Lake Roosevelt Schools. The forum, sponsored by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce, will take place in the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    September 28, 2016 

Raiders beat the Bears in chaotic game

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders defeated the Brewster Bears 36-14 in Coulee Dam Friday to go 4-0 for the season and leading the league, the first time LR has had this good of a record since anyone can...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    September 28, 2016 

Lady Raiders lose two

The Lady Raiders volleyball team lost in the tie-breaking fifth set Sept. 20 against Okanogan. "My girls started off the game really hot," Head Coach Kasey Garvin said. "They served, passed, and hit...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    September 28, 2016 

Runners compete at Okanogan

Lake Roosevelt cross country runners attended the Okanogan Invitational last Wednesday. The runners are already showing an improvement since last week. Out of 59 total runners, Raiders finished mostly in the middle time range. Kyle Edmo finished...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    September 28, 2016 

LR soccer loses one in overtime, wins the next

The Lady Raiders soccer team played the Bridgeport Fillies on the Lake Roosevelt home field in Grand Coulee Sept. 20, leading most of the game but losing the lead in the final minute - and the game...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 21, 2016

School board sets four main goals

The school board has set four main goals as the Grand Coulee Dam School District heads into the new school year. Superintendent Paul Turner and members of the board met in a long evening retreat to discuss school affairs and to set some specific goal...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    September 21, 2016

Hospital begins bridge building - with a powwow

When Coulee Medical Center leaders wanted to find ways to cure the hospital's ailing relationship with members of the Colville Tribes, an idea for a good start popped into Shoshanna Jordan's mind:...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 21, 2016

Councilmember reprimanded

The Electric City Council reprimanded one of its own members for violating rules of procedure at its meeting last Tuesday night. The complaint against Councilmember Birdie Hensley originated from an online posting she’d made that stated that...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 21, 2016

Pathway discussion lists fears and research

A large number of “not in my neighborhood” trail opponents turned out last Tuesday night to express their fears about Electric City’s Pathway and Trails plan. Their appearance and comments dominated the first half of the city council meeting,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 21, 2016

Bus garage hit by thieves again

Thieves hit the school district's bus operation again last weekend. This time they siphoned gas from one bus and stole two batteries from the district's boom truck. Bus officials stated early Tuesday...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 21, 2016

Bowden joins C.D. police

Paul Bowden joined the Coulee Dam police force Monday. Bowden comes to the Coulee Dam Police Department from Wilbur where he served as an officer for 12 years. The new officer was appointed a sergeant. Coulee Dam has been advertising for a police...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 21, 2016

Best of Northwest grill it out

It was like grill heaven Sunday at North Dam Park. Seventeen grills were cooking and grill masters turned out from Idaho, Oregon and throughout Washington, going after prize money and having fun at the same time. Many of the top 10 competitors in...

 
 By Greg Wilder    Opinion    September 21, 2016

Town looking for clarity, not blame, with lawsuit

The towns of Coulee Dam and Elmer City entered an agreement in 1975 defining a set of terms and procedures to treat sewage wastes. After 40 years of arguments and misunderstandings, clearly both agencies are in an impasse. We are not a litigious...

 
 By George Ahrend    Opinion    September 21, 2016

Jorgenson wrong, Estudillo has more experience

Retired Judge Ken Jorgensen had the facts wrong in his recent letter to the editor about Judge Estudillo and his challenger, attorney Nick Wallace. Judge Jorgensen has been retired from the court for nearly eight years, so perhaps he doesn’t have...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    September 21, 2016

Chalk up two more in the win column for LR volleyball

Lake Roosevelt's volleyball team last week rallied against Waterville and swept Oroville to bring their win-loss record to 3-1. The Lady Raiders found themselves down two sets to zero against...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    September 21, 2016

Raiders attain 3-0 for season with lopsided victory

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders stuffed and mounted the Liberty Bell Mountain Lions 44-0 in Liberty Bell Friday. Highlights included QB Steven Flowers making a 30-yard run for the end zone in the first qua...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    September 21, 2016

Cross country runs their first meet of the season

The Lake Roosevelt cross country team competed in their first race of the season Sept. 13 in Bridgeport. In the 2.7 mile race, Raiders Kyle Edmo placed 29th out of about 70 runners, Cameron Tillman placed 38th, and Will Friedlander placed 41st. Only...

 

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