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 By Roger S. Lucas    News    October 18, 2017 

Town to build its own sewer plant

Elmer City voted last Thursday to build its own wastewater treatment plant. The measure to build a modular plant, on property to be determined, got a unanimous vote from the town’s five council members. The decision wasn’t much of a surprise,...

 
 By press release    News    October 18, 2017 

Traffic stop leads to heroin and meth busts amounting to $1.2M in drugs

MOSES LAKE, Wash. (17OCT2017) – In response to an October 5 traffic stop by Moses Lake Police Department where a suspect was found with nearly eight pounds of methamphetamine and heroin, a subsequen...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 18, 2017 

Volunteers restore rock work along Candy Point Trail

A solid piece of local history got cleaned up and clarified last weekend so people can enjoy and use it more in the present as volunteers from across the state continued work on the Candy Point Trail...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 18, 2017 

CMC launches new plan

Coulee Medical Center is taking an abrupt change in the direction of a plan that was introduced just six months ago as a way to right its finances, and it’s rebuilding its in-house billing department with an emphasis on efficiency. The new directio...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    October 18, 2017 

City wants to boost sales tax for streets

Grand Coulee is completing an application to form its own Transportation Benefit District, which would bring in more revenue in the form of sales taxes. The TBD can use one of two forms for collection of special fees. Grand Coulee has decided to...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    October 18, 2017 

Electric City sets plans for tourism funds

Electric City plans to distribute $40,000 of its hotel/motel tax funds to a handful of organizations in 2018, the council voted last Tuesday night. Upon recommendation of the city’s lodging tax committee, the council voted to fund its lodging tax a...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    October 18, 2017 

New ambulance rates adopted

The Grand Coulee city council last week adopted new ambulance rates for 2018, adopting slight increases and providing different rates for non-residents. Beginning Jan. 1, ambulance attendants will be paid $15 an hour for their services. The new...

 
 By Darla Orr    Opinion    October 18, 2017 

Mean spirit not warranted against protesters

The volume of recent surprisingly vitriolic comments has forced me into this rare, lengthy post. In this age when our kids and grandkids will spend more time on social media than we adults ever will, is it possible we could set a good example by...

 

Museum working on projects

The beginning of a new year... or is it the end of a year? Whatever works for you will work for me. The Coulee Pioneer Museum in Electric City has had another successful year. Each year it grows a little, and more and more people are donating items...

 

Good fun and food offered this weekend at North Dam, golf course

Two entertaining events are planned for Saturday this week. You can take part in the “Breast Cancer Awareness Color Me Pink and Purple” fun run and walk, sponsored by the Coulee Medical Center Guild and Radiology Department, Omni Staffing,...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    October 18, 2017 

Raider Football defeats Eagles in Soap Lake

The Raiders raided Soap Lake last Friday, where they plucked the Eagle football squad with a final score of 26-14. With the Raiders leading 14-0 at the half, the Eagles tried to make a comeback,...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    October 18, 2017 

Volleyball wins big in busy week

The Lady Raiders played a lot of volleyball this past week, competing against Waterville, Oroville and Liberty Bell, defeating all three. At home against Waterville Oct. 10, LR closed out the game in...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    October 18, 2017 

Tonasket Tigers outscore Lady Raiders in soccer

The Lady Tigers soccer team caught the Lady Raiders by the toe on Saturday in Tonasket, making them pay with a final score of 5-1. "We couldn't stop [Tonasket's] number two from scoring in the first...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    October 18, 2017 

Runners face wind and cold at border

Raider runners ran at the Oroville Invitational on Friday the 13th, held at Lake Osoyoos State Park. The lake spans from Oroville up into British Columbia, but runners stayed stateside, some achieving personal records: Kayla St. Pierre finished the r...

 

Felon uses sunroof as escape hatch

A 23-year-old felon, who gave a Spokane address, was arrested Sept. 30 and taken to Grant County jail. Arrested was Chance Carson, who had a felony assault warrant out for him out of Spokane and was listed by local police as a “violent felon.”...

 

Electric City sees plans for two parks

Electric City officials got a look at what their two new proposed parks might look like at meetings Monday and Tuesday. The parks, one at McNett Avenue and the other at Grand Avenue, are high on the...

 

Mold issue surfaces again

Mold and other needy repairs was again the topic when mayors met for their monthly meeting Monday.in the Electric City council chambers. The Regional Board of Mayors have tried several times to get action to remove mold and make other repairs at the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 11, 2017

Students consider future at college fair

Students at Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School thought hard about their future last week when they attended a college fair held in the gymnasium. Twelve colleges from around the Pacific...

 

Local site will collect used antifreeze

The Delano Regional Transfer Station has become a dump site for used antifreeze, the Regional Board of Mayors decided Monday. The offer was made by the Grant County Department of Public Works early in September and agreed to when the mayors had...

 

City must be careful not to spend the wrong money

A few years ago, Electric City inadvertently ran afoul of the rules for properly appropriating funds brought in by taxes collected from motel and campground patrons, leading to a small fiscal problem when the city had to repay the money to its own...

 

Jesse gives reader hope

Over this past year “Jess, shut up!” has become the first thing I turn to after reading the front page. I just want him to know how much I appreciate his column, and warn him that if I ever see him in person, I will be giving him a BIG hug. He...

 

Honoring Jarrett for his service

Instead of just relaxing in retirement, Richard “Dick” Jarrett and his wife, Nancy, were committed to working for the Lord. In 2003, Dick called the regional Seventh-day Adventist church leadership and was able to speak with Doug Johnson, the...

 

Volleyball starts league play with two wins

The Lady Raiders are mustering up moxie, starting out their league season with two wins. Following a successful 7-1 non-league season, the Lady Raiders have moved into the more official league...

 

CC competes in Omak

Lake Roosevelt harriers ran in Eastside Park in Omak Oct. 4. "The Omak invite went great," Head Coach Brian Daniels said. "Nearly every runner had a PR (personal record) for the race. They ran fast...

 

Harris to play college football at EOU

Lake Roosevelt senior Elijah Harris has verbally committed to play football at Eastern Oregon University, where an athletic scholarship will help pay the cost of attending college. "They are giving...

 

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