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 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 27, 2016 

Hearing for reprimanded councilmember tonight

A public hearing will be held tonight for an Electric City council member who wants to answer her reprimand in public. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, April 27) in the city council chambers. Councilmember Birdie Hensley had...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 27, 2016 

Colorama to bring new feature in place of old

There is a new major event for Colorama this year, because another major feature won't be appearing. Jump N2 Fun, a firm that features a host of inflatable slides and bounce houses, will replace the c...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 27, 2016 

Lions to bring free health screening Thursday

There will be free health screenings available for the general public here April 28. The Grand Coulee Lions Club, in cooperation with Coulee Medical Center, will have the Northwest Lions Foundation mobile screening unit on hospital grounds from 12...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 27, 2016 

Hundreds attend seventh annual Earth Day Celebration in Nespelem

A festive Earth Day celebration, the seventh organized by a local Earth Day Committee, took place at the Nespelem powwow grounds Friday as an estimated 800-1,200 children and adults enjoyed the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 27, 2016 

School administrator in federal custody

A Coulee Dam man arrested in February on charges related to his alleged relationship with a 14-year-old girl in Wisconsin found himself in federal court Monday in Spokane, not a state court in Okanogan. Nate Piturachsatit, 37, pleaded not guilty to...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 27, 2016 

Senator Parlette speaks at Rotary

State Sen. Linda Evans Parlette visited the community last week to fill in schools Superintendent Dennis Carlson on changes in the capital budget staff in Olympia, which could affect the Grand Coulee...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 27, 2016 

Pathways workshop set for May

Electric City is hosting a community workshop, led by Washington State University’s Rural Communities Design Initiative. The meeting, one of two being planned, will run from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, May 14, in the Veterans Center in Electric City. The...

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion    April 27, 2016 

Kirk Adams taking his skills to the Big Apple

Kirk Adams has earned the reputation as a visionary leader who gets things done for people with disabilities. Those qualities, coupled with hard work and determination, rewarded him with the...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 27, 2016 

Raiders sweep Hornets, split with Mt. Lions

Raider baseball rebounded from losses to Okanogan by sweeping the Oroville Hornets last week, then splitting a doubleheader with Liberty Bell. The lowly Hornets were easily defeated by the Raiders in...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 27, 2016 

Raiders golf enjoying the good weather

Raider Golf last week had the good fortune of playing in warm, sunny weather after having some cool wet matches early on. Head Coach Steve Files said, "The weather has been fantastic and our young...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 27, 2016 

Raider tennis hitting stride

The Raider girls won their two team tennis matches last week, while the boys lost both. The boys won their doubles matches against the Davenport Gorillas April 18 but lost the singles, while the LR girls won the singles matches but lost the doubles....

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 27, 2016 

Lady Raiders win one of four

Lady Raider softball had a tough week, winning only one of four games last week. “We had too many defensive errors this week,” Head Coach Cassie Wendt said. In a doubleheader against Oroville, the Lady Raiders committed 13 errors against the...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 27, 2016 

Track gets closer to goals

Raider Track completed another two-meet week, traveling to Lakeside High School in Nine Mile Falls April 20 and to Quincy on the 23rd. The meet at Lakeside was a Northeast B-Leagues meet, with schools from both the Panorama and Bi-County League in...

 
 By Roger S Lucas and Scott Hunter    News    April 20, 2016

Man jailed after tussle with police

by Roger S. Lucas & Scott Hunter It took three officers to finally subdue a man originally pulled over on a traffic stop who now faces a handful of charges, including third-degree assault of the officers and resisting arrest. Floyd denies the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 20, 2016

Dog declared dangerous in city

A pit bull that attacked and bit an Electric City woman who was walking her dog has been declared “dangerous” by the Grand Coulee City Council. The dog, named Rocky, described as “huge” by the victim, was finally subdued by police and quarant...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 20, 2016

Dinner planned to bring Justin Arnold home

Justin Arnold, a chef behind many of the recipes at the Fusion Café in Electric City, was pursuing his passion in New York at the Culinary Institute of America when he was hit by a car in February. Arnold suffered traumatic brain injury, and his...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 20, 2016

Officials announce funding package for new wastewater treatment plant

Engineers and officials from government agencies gathered at Coulee Dam's town hall Tuesday to announce the financing package for the town's new wastewater treatment plant. Mayor Greg Wilder said the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 20, 2016

Sidewalk work underway in Elmer City

Elmer City residents will soon be able to walk to the post office on new sidewalks. They will also be able to cross SR-155 on a new lighted crosswalk. It’s all part of a Washington State Transportation Improvement Board grant that the town got....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 20, 2016

Chamber fish challenge set for this weekend

They will be churning up the water on Banks Lake this weekend, looking for big rainbow trout, smallmouth bass and walleye. It's all part of the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 20, 2016

School contest results to show at tribal Earth Day event

by Roger S. Lucas Students at a number of area schools will see this Friday, Earth Day, how well they did in a recycling contest as results of a Colville Tribes challenge are unveiled during Earth Day celebrations at the powwow grounds Friday, April...

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion    April 20, 2016

President Obama's proliferation of new regulations

Even though President Barack Obama has less than a year remaining in office, his administration is cranking out new government regulations at a record pace. The rush reflects the President’s plan to use his final months to cement his...

 
 By Dan Newhouse Congressman    Opinion    April 20, 2016

No rate regulation of broadband Internet

We live in an astounding time of technological progress, during the “Information Age.” Since the 1990s, the Internet has flourished and created a digital marketplace, revolutionizing the world economy and the way commerce is conducted. Private...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 20, 2016

LR track keeps moving forward

Raider Track competed in two meets last week. They traveled to Bridgeport April 12 for the Brewster Co-Ed Relays. Then on Saturday, the Raiders went to Cheney High School for the Big Red Invite. “The Brewster Relay meet was a team-bonding event...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 20, 2016

Okanogan Bulldogs use big innings to beat LR Raiders

The Raiders traveled north to Okanogan Saturday to take on the number-one Bulldogs. In the first game the Raiders kept it close until the fifth inning when the Bulldogs scored 8 runs to put the game o...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 20, 2016

Lady Raiders lose two to Okanogan Bulldogs

Lady Raider Softball took on the Okanogan Bulldogs in Grand Coulee on the 16th. The Lady Raiders struggled in the first game. The Bulldogs jumped out and stayed ahead. The final score in the first gam...

 

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