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 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 15, 2015 

Man rescued in climbing mishap

A Spokane man was rescued Saturday through the efforts of a number of agencies after injuring his leg while climbing high on the rocks behind Osborne Bay. Nicholas Vange, 21, who had been camping in the area, along with another man, Nicholas...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 15, 2015 

DOT presents ideas for change at Four Corners

About a dozen people turned out to hear Washington State Department of Transportation engineers talk about Four Corners traffic last Tuesday night at Grand Coulee’s city council meeting. One of these was Ray Wells, the man who started it all with...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 15, 2015 

McGuire takes council seat

Richard McGuire was elected to the Electric City Council Tuesday night. He will fill the number-two position on the council, held previously by John Nordine who recently took over as mayor. McGuire was nominated by Brad Parrish and garnered two of...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 15, 2015 

Earth Day event in Nespelem building on success

In the sixth year of an Earth Day event at the Nespelem powwow grounds, the event’s organizers have garnered some national recognition — by offering a free lunch, among other things. Next Wednesday, April 22, is Earth Day, and everyone is...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 15, 2015 

Summit on future of old school yields new ideas

A "summit" held to garner ideas about the future of the former Grand Coulee Dam Middle School was deemed a straight-up success by organizers, who met recently to discuss the March 12 event that brough...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 15, 2015 

Cute but dangerous?

Those little chicks, ducklings and other baby poultry, though cute, may carry harmful bacteria called salmonella. Each spring, people in Washington state become sick with salmonella after handling...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    April 15, 2015 

More gathered than the sum of those meeting

One never knows what benefits will take shape when people come together to solve a problem. Aside from tackling the initial problem, the very act of meeting with open minds often precedes other unforeseen but important outcomes. Such may well prove...

 
 By John Overby    Opinion    April 15, 2015 

Things to ponder on tax day

Happy April 15th. Today is Tax Day and is the day we are required to give an account of our earnings to the IRS tax collectors. A lot will be written by the media and a lot will be said by the politicians about this but I am sure that a couple...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Community    April 15, 2015 

Lake level held down for maintenance on dam

Lake Roosevelt is being held at a level about 47 feet below the full mark while maintenance is completed on the drum gates that hold the water back when the lake is full. The Bureau of Reclamation...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 15, 2015 

Raiders win one of four over spring break

The Raiders played four baseball games over spring break, winning one against the Colton Wildcats. They hosted the Brewster Bears for a doubleheader at Greene Field April 7, then Big Bend Community College April 9, “hosted” Colton in a...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    Community    April 15, 2015 

Chamber offers third Triple Fish Challenge on Banks Lake

So you think you know where the walleye, rainbow trout and smallmouth bass hang out in Banks Lake! Then you better enter the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Triple Fish Challenge, April 25-26, at Coulee Playland. Bring in the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 8, 2015

Robbery suspect from Coulee Dam dead after tasering

A 28-year-old Coulee Dam man died Saturday as he fled from authorities chasing him as a suspect in an armed robbery near Tonasket, the county sheriff said. Okanogan County Sheriff Frank T. Rogers said in a statement Monday that William J. Dick III st...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 8, 2015

Rufus Woods get a little lower this weekend

Lake Rufus Woods, behind Chief Joseph Dam, will be lowered a little this weekend in preparation for an upcoming bank stabilization project downstream from the Seaton's Grove boat launch. Check out...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 8, 2015

Electric co-ops to study merger idea

Nespelem Valley Electric and Inland Power & Light Company have started discussions and a study for a possible merger, Ralph Rise, president of NVE’s board of trustees announced in a press release last week. If discussions and the study are...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 8, 2015

Car theft suspect won't talk about missing gold coins

Grand Coulee police had a very short conversation last week with the suspect in a case of missing gold coins. Police Chief John Tufts said he went to Ephrata last Thursday to talk with Steven Kiona, 37, who is being held in Grant County Jail on...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 8, 2015

Police interviewing for new sergeant

Sometime in the next couple weeks Grand Coulee will have a new police sergeant. Oral examinations for the sergeant position are scheduled for this Saturday at city hall for three prospective candidates for the job, all current Grand Coulee police...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 8, 2015

Architectural firm will produce study of school district

Design West, the architectural firm that designed the new schools here, has been hired to do the school district’s “study and survey.” The school study and survey is done every six years and is financed out of a grant from the Office of the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    April 8, 2015

Time to appreciate our parks

Last week, the National Park Service launched a new public relations campaign aimed raising public awareness of the treasures it keeps available for all. The campaign urges folks to “Find Your Park” and is premised on the idea that many people...

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion    April 8, 2015

New rail safety regulations welcome

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple has announced new rules that reduce the vapor pressure in oil tanker cars leaving his state’s booming oil patch. The goal is to reduce the risk of fiery explosions like the one that killed 47 people in...

 
 By John R. McNeil II    Sports    April 8, 2015

Lady Raiders hit rough stretch

Last week was rough for the Lady Raiders, who took on the Almira/Coulee-Hartline Warriors March 31 and the Brewster Bears on Saturday. Both very successful teams proved to be a handful for Lake...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 8, 2015

Track continues to build for season

Raider Track competed in its first two-meet week with a meet at Tonasket March 31, then in Deer Park April 3. “The Raider boys scored well in the sprints and throws,” Head Coach Lori Adkins said. “The team aspect of Track & Field was deep in...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 1, 2015

Ideas could steer junction traffic differently

A lot of footwork, phone calls and letter writing is paying off for Ray Wells, who obtained some 1,100 names in a petition encouraging the Department of Transportation to take a look at traffic control at the Four Corners intersection highways 174 an...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 1, 2015

Police may have break in Krugerrand theft

Grand Coulee police may have a break in a case involving the theft of a quarter million dollars worth of South African gold coins May 30, 2014. A Grand Coulee man, Steven Kiona, 37, was arrested and i...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 1, 2015

Controversial zoning change begins public comment period

The clock is ticking for the public comment period on changes to Electric City’s zoning changes. The city has submitted its zoning changes to the state and this triggers a 60-day public comment period when the citizens can let their wishes known....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 1, 2015

Eagles theft nets thousands

A reported $5,300 was taken during a burglary early Thursday morning last week at the Eagles Lodge in Grand Coulee. Police stated that neither doors were broken into but apparently either had been left unlocked or the burglar had a key to the lodge....

 

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