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 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 27, 2015 

Marijuana store license denied

The city of Grand Coulee has denied a business license for a marijuana retail store here. City Clerk Carol Boyce said Tuesday morning that she is denying the license application by Jean Comstock because it is still a federal crime to possess marijuan...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 27, 2015 

Zoning change hearing set for Tuesday

More than 30 people have submitted comments on proposed zoning amendments, and the public will have further opportunity to comment at a public hearing schedule for 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 2, at Electric City’s council chambers. The zoning amendments...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 27, 2015 

House goes up in a blaze in Grand Coulee

Mike Horne awoke to an odd sound early Saturday, opened his bedroom curtain and faced a fireball blazing outside, as the house next door burned. "I opened the bedroom curtain and it went from 65...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 27, 2015 

No extreme changes likely at Four Corners

Don’t look for any extreme changes to the Four Corners intersection. However, Grand Coulee’s council will have an opportunity at its next meeting to make some suggestions to the state Department of Transportation on how it can “tweak” things...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 27, 2015 

Elmer City project gets an early start

A major sidewalk project that was scheduled for Elmer City in 2016, has been moved up to later this year, the town council learned last Thursday night. Public works director “Jimmer” Tillman told the council that he expected work on the project...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 27, 2015 

More file intent to seek office

Late election filings helped fill Elmer City’s open positions and added to Nespelem town council openings. In Elmer City, Joaquin J. Marchand has filed for position 1 and Clara Carson has filed for position 2, providing the town with a full...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 27, 2015 

Playland lease extended

Electric City took action last Tuesday night to extend its lease with Coulee Playland for another 10 years. The 13-acre resort provides camping and fishing activity on Banks Lake, and is leased by the city from the Bureau of Reclamation, which...

 
 By Mark Payne    Opinion    May 27, 2015 

Thanks for commenting, now show up

I would like to thank all the Electric City residents, lot owners, voters and business owners that took the time to to show your support for the council to pass the E.C.M.C Title 18. All of you took the time to sign the support letter or wrote your...

 
 By Soy Redthunder    Opinion    May 27, 2015 

Proposing goals for local veteransv

I have had discussions with Richard Black, athletic director at Lake Roosevelt High School, about recognizing our area veterans. While attending a district playoff game at Mt. Spokane High School, we noticed a huge banner honoring all veterans. We ki...

 
 By Mona Kaiser    Community    May 27, 2015 

Planting landscape trees

Have you decided what functions you want a tree to serve? Do you know which trees do best in our Columbia Basin area? Have you thought about how to properly plant your tree to ensure it survives and grows well? Do you know how to ensure good health...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    May 27, 2015 

Alejandre and Schilling advance to state meet

Two Raiders qualified last week to compete at the upcoming state track and field tournament in both of their events. At the District 5-6 track meet at Ephrata Friday, Octavio Alejandre took first in the shot put and second in discus, and Katelynn...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    May 27, 2015 

Six Raiders named to all-league baseball squad

Six Raiders were named to the Central Washington 2B North All League Baseball team for the 2015 season. Devan Black was the only Raider named to the first team. This is Black’s second time on the first team, to which he was named in 2014 as a sopho...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    May 27, 2015 

Two Lady Raiders named to all-league team

Two Lady Raiders have been named to the Central Washington North All-League Softball squad. One is appearing on the list for the second straight year. The other was a newcomer to the squad who has the potential to become a perennial on the...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    May 27, 2015 

Raider golf ends season at districts

Four Lake Roosevelt golfers competed for a state berth at last week’s District 5-6 B tournament at Alta Lake, where Quincy Williams, Darin Whiteman, Lucas Bird, and Jonell Denschel learned the meaning of the term “gallery pressure.” “It was...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Sports    May 27, 2015 

Texas cowboy wins bull ride

Jory Markiss was a happy cowboy Saturday afternoon when he won more than $4,000 as the lone bull rider to make the crucial eight-second mark atop a big bull. Markiss, of Stephenville, Texas, scored...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 20, 2015

Public invited to mingle and help decide future direction

The doors of the middle school in Grand Coulee will be opened for a special meeting of the minds tonight (Wednesday) from 5-7 p.m., a time arranged for the community to tour it and talk about the building’s future and more. “Grand Coulee Dam...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 20, 2015

"Barker Canyon" fire starts an early season

About a dozen local firefighters this Friday night are attacking a wildfire across Banks Lake from the Grand Coulee Dam Airport. The fire is suspected to have started from a lightning strike in the...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 20, 2015

pot license decision handed to city clerk

It’s in the hands of the city clerk. That’s the best Grand Coulee’s city council could come up with last night (Tuesday) in regard to a controversial application for a marijuana retail business license. About 30 people showed up to offer their...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 20, 2015

Mayor: No more planning commission

Electric City has changed the way it will do its municipal planning. Mayor John Nordine, in responding to a person interested in being on the planning commission, said that he has decided to bring planning in-house with a professional planner working...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 20, 2015

Local elections will feature several races

Grand Coulee will have a new mayor, and a number of former council members from at least two cities have filed to return to municipal government, according to election filings posted by county auditors Friday. Grand Coulee Mayor Chris Christopherson...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 20, 2015

New flags to be added in Isle of Flags

American Legion Post 157 will dedicate 10 new flags in honor of veterans in the Isle of Flags Memorial Day ceremony, beginning at 11 a.m., Monday, May 25. Over 500 flags will fly at Spring Canyon Ceme...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    May 20, 2015

Council slithered to a new non-position

Our best guess is that last night’s non-decision by the less-than-courageous (being kind) Grand Coulee City Council was a dishonest move predesigned before the meeting to allow elected leaders not to make a decision. If that’s true, it’s...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    May 20, 2015

Time is important, so is listening

Governance, like life, is full of trade-offs. One of them is efficiency versus efficacy, and you strive for one at the risk of losing the other. Such was the case at last week’s Electric City Council meeting, where the mayor and a council member...

 
 By Robert Fifield    Opinion    May 20, 2015

Roundabout is a bad idea for Four Corners

In regards to the Four Corners, I sure hope that they don’t put in one of them roundabouts that they were talking about. I wish that the person that ever came up with that idea had been still born. Most of the population have never driven extra...

 
 By Dan Newhouse Congressman    Opinion    May 20, 2015

Protecting Civil Rights and national security USA Freedom Act strikes a balance

No American should fear that their government has made a false choice between prioritizing either national security or civil rights. Our nation needs a continuing, robust debate on the proper balance the federal government should strike in defending...

 

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