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 By Fred Netzel and Scott Hunter    News    June 29, 2016 

County won't ship juveniles away

County commissioners told those attending the sixth public meeting on the Okanogan County’s Juvenile Department last week that they would commit to continue housing juveniles in the county facility in Okanogan, rather than outsource the job to a...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 29, 2016 

Tribal Chairman Jim Boyd dies at 60

Jim Boyd, leader of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and renowned musician and recording artist, died unexpectedly last week at the age of 60. "This is a very, very sad day for the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 29, 2016 

Fireworks bans detailed

You just bought a bag of fireworks and are wondering where you can set them off. Here’s your answer: Fireworks are banned from the Colville Tribes’ reservation this year. Likewise in Elmer City and Coulee Dam. Fireworks are also banned in the Lak...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 29, 2016 

Collecting passion, yielding energy

There are not enough superlatives to accurately describe Bob and Bev Bruno's rural log home. You could take the view. Or the careful detail of their home. Or even the house for their five banties. Not...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 29, 2016 

Election brings changes for Colville Tribes

There will be some changes on the Colville Business Council as a result of the general election tally over the past week. During the tally, it was announced that Chairman Jim Boyd had died. Boyd was running against Georgia Simpson in the Inchelium...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 29, 2016 

Soccer a possibility for school district

Lake Roosevelt High School could field a girls’ soccer team this year. The Grand Coulee Dam School District board is dealing with the cost and plans to review the soccer request at its July 11 meeting. Six schools in the North Central Washington...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    June 29, 2016 

Tribes' loss is the world's too

I didn’t know Jim Boyd well, just enough to like him and admire his talent. So it came as a complete surprise when the sudden news of his death overwhelmed me last week. That reaction likely has something to do with being nearly the same age, but...

 
 By Sharon Sumpter    Opinion    June 29, 2016 

Outsourcing middle income jobs is not good for our county

Over the past three years, the current county commissioners have outsourced jobs to contractors in other counties. I assume they want to reduce the size of government and lower expenditures. But this has very negative outcomes on all of us. Okanogan...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    School    June 29, 2016 

Admin changes made at schools

Five of six administration positions in the Grand Coulee Dam school system will change for the new school year. Superintendent Dr. Dennis Carlson concludes his six years here June 30, and is being replaced by Paul Turner. Turner was hired by the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 22, 2016

Plans for big Grand Coulee hydro project detailed

Chamber of commerce members Thursday heard details on a proposed project that could put huge conduits for water under the community to produce more power and create jobs. The proposed Banks Lake hydroelectric pumped storage project could be operation...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 22, 2016

Tribal chairman Boyd dies at 60

The Colville Tribes announced this morning (6-22-16) that Chairman Jim Boyd has died at the age of 60. What follows is the tribal press release: Chairman Boyd walks on NESPELEM, WA - The Colville...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 22, 2016

They'll fire 2,000 rockets off the dam

It takes a lot of coordination and planning to put on the fireworks display over Grand Coulee Dam on July 4, according to Rocketman Pyros owner Dan Verheul. It all begins with the firm’s broker in China, and the selection of some 40 cases of carefu...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 22, 2016

Almira congregation to take over Coulee Dam church

The Almira Community Church will soon occupy the former Presbyterian Community Church in Coulee Dam. The Almira congregation voted overwhelmingly June 12 to acquire the historic stone church and develop a second campus. Almira pastor Paul McArthur...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 22, 2016

Hospital meets with WSU medical college

Hospital officials met last week with Washington State University officials working to make that institution's new medical school a reality. Kenneth Roberts, the vice dean for academic and community p...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 22, 2016

Current chairman trails in poll vote

Most races were close, and all incumbents but two appeared to be headed for re-election in the Colville Business Council general poll election Saturday. Absentee ballots could change most races, but the unofficial tally Monday showed that incumbents...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 22, 2016

National quilt show bringing art to coulee

A major art show, drawn in cloth and stitches, and honoring the National Park Service in its 100th year, will arrive in Coulee Dam just in time for the Fourth of July. The "Inspired by the National...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 22, 2016

Bull ride winners announced

The three top winners in the Fifth Annual Cleatis Lacy Memorial Bull Riding event last Friday picked up nearly $3,200 in prize money. The Friday night event at the Ridge Rider Rodeo Grounds was a...

 
 By Carol Netzel    Opinion    June 22, 2016

To those interested in the future of our children

On June 14, I was part of a group of interested people who met with the Okanogan County Commissioners and staff members of the Juvenile Justice Center to listen to a presentation of their work with our troubled kids. The presentation included...

 
 By Carl Russell    Opinion    June 22, 2016

Many thanks due as POWER honored

It was an honor to accept the award for POWER as Organization of the Year, but the real honor goes to all the volunteers over the years who have made the projects possible. A special thank you to Pat Holbert, Dick Berry, Ray Burge and Doug Patrick...

 
 By Clea Pryor    Opinion    June 22, 2016

Thanks to Ridge Riders for an excellent event

Once again, I would like to applaud the Ridge Riders for a very successful Memorial Bull Riding tribute event for my dad. A thank you also to the community for the support and attendance. It is very time-consuming to manage an event like this, and...

 
 By Dan Newhouse Representative 4th Dist    Opinion    June 22, 2016

Defending our national motto: "In God We Trust"

Ask someone to recite our national motto, and you might just get a couple different responses. Such has been the confusion about our national motto that in a speech President Obama delivered in 2010, the President even said, “In the United States,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 15, 2016

Two resign from school athletics

Two major resignations within the athletic department at Lake Roosevelt High School were received last week. Resigning was Athletic Director Richard Black, who has held that position for the past five years. The second resignation was from Mario...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 15, 2016

Supertanker will fly in area for training

If you see a huge aircraft flying low over the Colville Indian Reservation from now through next Tuesday, you're seeing the world's largest supertanker aircraft and crews practicing in a firefighting...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 15, 2016

Updated:Kids Fest, bull ride, cars, this weekend

Update: Despite a rainy day, the Wenatchee Youth Circus is performing at Lake Roosevelt's football field with a few umbrella protected fans in the stands. The current local forecast predicts drizzle...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 15, 2016

Inflatable water slides added to plans for Festival of America

A new feature for the July 4 Festival of America celebration will be a number of inflatable water slides in a water park. The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce, sponsors of the event, stated that Jump N2 Fun, from Post Falls, Idaho, will...

 

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