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 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 23, 2018 

City explores options to crack down on crack houses

If a house becomes a place where drug-related nuisances frequently arise, can a town do anything about it? That question was raised at this month’s Grand Coulee City Council meeting, where Councilmember Mike Horne suggested at the May 15 meeting...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 23, 2018 

"Assembly" throbs with a message for local kids

To call it a "school assembly" might give you the wrong impression. It was a rap concert at the end, but the bulk of it before the bass throbbed was all about honesty, mistakes, permanent hurt,...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 23, 2018 

Man dies in motorcycle crash

An Idaho man died Saturday afternoon on SR-21 between Wilbur and the Keller Ferry when his motorcycle crossed the centerline on a sharp curve and struck a guardrail, the Washington State Patrol reported. Larry Everett Merriman, 75, was headed north...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 23, 2018 

Mayor resigns in Elmer City

The mayor of Elmer City resigned unexpectedly in a letter the city received on May 15. Former Mayor Gail Morin later told The Star that she had been considering resigning for a while. “It is mostly health issues that I didn’t have last Spring...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 23, 2018 

Council addresses loose dogs problem

A heated discussion took place concerning loose dogs at the Elmer City council meeting May 10. After the council was finished with the main agenda, which including disposing of an old trailer, the topic of loose dogs came up in a discussion. Several...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 23, 2018 

School zone coming to River Drive

When Amanda Burton moved into a house on River Drive in Coulee Dam, she noticed it's a very busy road with no crosswalk where drivers often speed through, very near Lake Roosevelt Schools. Her kids...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 23, 2018 

Alan Cain joins City Council

"It's our responsibility as citizens to participate," Alan Cain said before being sworn into the Grand Coulee City Council on May 15. Cain, who has up until recently served as the chair of the Civil...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    Opinion    May 23, 2018 

If chickens discriminated against people

There’s a rooster in Electric City. And it is a direct violation of the city’s chicken ordinance, which allows a handful of hens, but no roosters. A clear violation of equal treatment under the law. The city council, who started this farce by...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    School    May 23, 2018 

Children's friend Fern recognized with award

"We're very lucky to have her," Lake Roosevelt kindergarten teacher Jan Erickson said about Fern Blaylock, who volunteers daily with the kindergarten classes and recently received an award from the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 23, 2018 

Raider tennis season ends at Districts

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders tennis season ended in Omak last week at the district tournament where top tennis players from the Central Washington 1B/2B League faced off against the best players from...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 23, 2018 

Raiders send four to state track in three events

Four Raider boys will be competing at the state level in Cheney this weekend following success at the district level. Lake Roosevelt competitors at state will include district shot put champion Steven Flowers, who threw for a distance of 46 feet,...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 23, 2018 

Lady Raiders' winning season ends at districts

The Lady Raiders’ road ended in Moses Lake last weekend, having won one and lost two at the district softball tournament. On Saturday, May 19, playing in Moses Lake, the Lady Raiders lost a close 6-5 game against Liberty Christian. Next, the Lady...

 
 By press release    News    May 23, 2018 

Body of Kitsap County man found in Banks Lake

Near ELECTRIC CITY—Grant County deputies on Wednesday morning recovered the body of a man from the waters of Banks Lake south of Electric City, the sheriff's office said in an advisory. Deputies were called around 7:30 a.m. after a boater...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 16, 2018

Man arrested after guns stolen

Police arrested and jailed a 41-year-old Grand Coulee man after he was identified by separate people as the person entering a house at 208 Banks Avenue after another local house had been broken into and guns taken. Jonathan J. Anderson was booked int...

 
 By press release    News    May 16, 2018

Flash floods and storms could make Okanogan flooding worse today

The following is an update on behalf of the Okanogan Department of Emergency Management & Northeast Washington Interagency Incident Management Team on the flooding in Okanogan County and a current flash flood warning: OKANOGAN FLOODING 2018 Incident...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 16, 2018

Congressional candidate comes to town

Christine Brown, Democratic candidate for Washington's 4th Congressional District, spoke to a small crowd in Coulee Dam on May 9 about her views, and listened to views of those attending. Brown is...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 16, 2018

Students to seek removal of state folk song "Roll on, Columbia"

Students at Lake Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School intend to petition the state Legislature to reject the state’s official folk song because its original lyrics contain references they consider racist. Seventh-grade students studying state...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 16, 2018

New art gallery will open

A new art gallery in Grand Coulee will be showing and selling art by established artists as well as by up-and-comers. Located on Spokane Way, Titwáatit Native American Art Gallery will be holding...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 16, 2018

No fire, just smoke at school

An alarm that drew six fire engines, an ambulance, 22 firefighters and emergency medical personnel, plus three police officers tested their response plan but revealed only smoke at the high school gym Thursday about 3:45 p.m. The problem was apparent...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 16, 2018

Developer denied waiver of improvements

After letters exchanged between lawyers, Electric City resident Wayne Snyder will have to submit a new short plat application concerning the details of his 17-acre, four-lot subdivision on Snyder Hill Road. The city denied Snyder a waiver that would...

 
 By Frank Clemente    Opinion    May 16, 2018

Corporate tax cuts not trickling down to workers

Working families are, as usual, getting the short end of the stick from the new Trump-GOP tax law. Huge tax cuts that mostly go to the wealthy and corporations are exploding the national debt, and threaten deep cuts to essential public services like...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    School    May 16, 2018

LR High School principal to take new position

Change is in the air in the Grand Coulee Dam School District, including the resignation of the Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School principal. Principal Mark Herndon will resign from that position and take on a new position as the Career Technica...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 16, 2018

Raider heading to state golf tournament

Darin Whiteman made a point at Columbia Point Golf Club in Richland on Monday, the point being that he’ll be going to state next week at Hangman Valley in Spokane. In Richland May 14 for the district tournament, Whiteman finished the course in...

 

Raiders qualify for seven events at district

Competing at the 2B Sub-District 6 track and field event in Manson last week, Raiders qualified for seven events at the upcoming Districts 5 and 6 Championship in Kittitas. “LR competed well at sub-district,” said Head Coach Lori Adkins. “We...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 16, 2018

Five advance to district in tennis

Raider tennis players performed well in the league tournament this past weekend, and five players will compete at the district level today and Saturday. Advancing to district in the boys’ singles event are Raiders Malcolm Carson and Bradley...

 

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