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 By Roger S. Lucas    News    December 13, 2017 

School superintendent reports on discipline issue

Superintendent Paul Turner responded to staff concerns on discipline issues at Monday night’s Grand Coulee Dam School District board meeting. Turner told the board, and about 25 staff members who were present, that he has had “time to reflect on...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    December 13, 2017 

Potential buyer still interested in Center School

A party who was interested in purchasing the Center School property, but walked away from signing a sales agreement at the last school board meeting, said Monday that he is still interested. “It all has to do with the price,” Elijah Kleimenov...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    December 13, 2017 

Mayor's mother seated on council again

Carol Nordine was installed as a member of the Electric City council at its monthly meeting Tuesday night. She takes the place of Jeremy Miller, who resigned his position recently, and who stated he plans to build a home outside the city limits. He...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    December 13, 2017 

A call for local electric car chargers

Grand Coulee, a pioneer of green energy because of the dam, may take another step towards a green future by installing an electric vehicle charger, which is also being advocated as a tourism booster....

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    December 13, 2017 

Electric City voters to choose park names

Residents along McNett Avenue could have a Mammoth in their backyard, and residents along Grand Avenue could have a Mastodon in theirs. Those are among the names suggested for two proposed parks in Electric City. Residents in the city will get a chan...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    December 13, 2017 

Old high school doors to be replaced

Several doors need to be replaced in the old portion of Lake Roosevelt High School, Superintendent Paul Turner told the Grand Coulee Dam School District board Monday night. The board finally agreed to replace three double doors and one single door,...

 
 By Gay Northrup    Opinion    December 13, 2017 

Local public lands being privatized by big farm

There’s an elephant in the room, and its name is Gebbers Farms or “Gamble et al” in court documents! Our public lands are once again under threat of privatization by Gebbers Farms — this time, over six miles of French Creek Road, which provid...

 
 By Diane Babler    Opinion    December 13, 2017 

Re: "City passes moratorium on new storage units"

Mini-storage in a prime retail business location? Terrible plan. Please, City Council, don’t allow this. There are plenty of mini-storage options in this community already. Diane Babler...

 

Re: "Tribal leader offended by Trump's 'Pocahontas' comment"

I was insulted too. These elders are such an important part of our country’s history and should be treated like royalty for their service. They are a dying breed. Did not like that he used this opportunity to be cheap and tacky. No wonder our...

 
 By Kevin Nordt    Opinion    December 13, 2017 

PUD positioning for future needs

Affordable and reliable energy is one of the main drivers of our rapidly-expanding economy in Grant County. As stewards entrusted with the care and operations of your local public utility district, we take our job seriously. A decade ago, no one coul...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    December 13, 2017 

Wrestlers show skills, placing in Connell Tournament

Raider wrestlers hosted the LR Mix & Match Dec. 6, then participated in the Connell Invite and the Warden Women's Invite on Dec. 9. At Connell, the Raiders earned several medals, including two...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    December 13, 2017 

Ladies win one of three after regaining basics

In the past week the Lady Raiders lost an away game to Brewster, and a home game to Liberty Bell, before winning big in Soap Lake. In Brewster against the Lady Bears on Dec. 5, LR lost 68-52. "It was...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    December 13, 2017 

Raider boys win two of three

The Raider basketball team played three games in the past week, losing to Brewster on the road, defeating Liberty Bell at home, then beating the Eagles in Soap Lake. In Brewster on Dec. 5, the...

 

Buses pass state inspection

School buses passed a surprise state inspection recently, school mechanic Levi Seylor advised the school board Monday night. Normally, Seylor told the board, inspections are made in the summer months. This time the district buses got a surprise...

 

City passes moratorium on new storage units

The city of Grand Coulee passed an “emergency” moratorium on the location of mini-storage units at a specially called meeting last Thursday night. The special city council meeting was triggered by a person from out of town who wanted to pursue...

 

Raiders/Lady Raiders vs Liberty Bell basketball videos

The Lady Raiders lost a close back and forth game at home against the Liberty Bell Lady Mountain Lions with a final score of 50-44. The Raider boys did better, annihilating the Mountain Lions with a... Full story

 

Raiders/Lady Raiders basketball videos against Manson

The Lady Raiders defeated The Manson Lady Trojans 51-33 before the Raider guys defeated the Trojans 54-51 in the final seconds of the game. These videos show Kayla St. Pierre stealing the ball and...

 

Lake Roosevelt Jr./Sr. High named school of distinction

Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School is one of seven schools in Educational Service District 171 to be named a “School of Distinction.” The 2017 award was posted in November, and high school Principal Mark Herndon outlined the award at the sc...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    December 6, 2017

Boys & Girls Club sees official opening at community center

Local school-aged children finally have more to do in the area, thanks to the Nespelem Boys & Girls Club. The Nespelem Boys & Girls club had its official opening and dedication Wednesday, Nov....

 

Port district notes solvent golf course operation

There was some good news and “black ink” noted as Grant County Port District 7 commissioners reviewed the past season’s activity at Banks Lake Golf Course. The port district operates the 18-hole golf course and this is the second year in a row...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    December 6, 2017

Park district wary of future

Leaders of the little government district that has kept North Dam Park from collapsing into disrepair for several years is feeling uncertain about the future. After approving a budget Monday night in which they show spending at about $33,000 next...

 

Washington would benefit from ANWR leasing

For the last two decades, federal legislation allowing oil and gas exploration in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) has been stymied. Now, it is part of federal tax reform which Congress is likely to approve. Allowing new oil and gas leases...

 

Ladies exterminate Hornets

The Lady Raiders basketball team used a can of Raid on the Hornets on Saturday, decimating them 63-22. LR outscored Oroville 27-14 in the first half of the game, then dominated the third quarter,...

 

Jamboree held here

The Raiders and Lady Raiders played in a jamboree on Nov. 28 at home, hosting teams from Inchelium and Wilbur-Creston-Keller. The event was held so the players could get a little bit of competition in before the start of the regular season. “I was...

 

Raider basketball loses close season opener

The Raiders got stung by the Oroville Hornets in overtime on Saturday, losing the neck-and-neck home basketball game with a final score of 58-55. Raider Soarin Marchand took a spill in the first...

 

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