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 By Scott Hunter    News    May 25, 2016 

Tragic scene offers lessons for students

At a horrific scene in the middle of the school day last Friday, the screams of victims and their mothers twisted the air with an agony many seemed to feel - even though they knew it wasn't real....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 25, 2016 

Great support shown in sale to "Bring Justin Home"

A sale of used items on the sidewalk outside of Harvest Foods and Variety in Coulee Dam Saturday drew huge support from contributors, raising about $6,400. The sale was held to give support to the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    May 25, 2016 

Crash event organizers deserve thanks

The folks who put together last Friday’s “mock crash” did a great service to the whole community. The event, designed to give young drivers a taste of the reality of a car crash, not something depicted neatly for a television scene, probably...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    May 18, 2016

How would you answer Kate?

Approached by someone who knew nothing about the area you live in, how would you answer them if asked for the most important facts they should know before or during a visit to the area we call home?...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 18, 2016

Great support shown to "Bring Justin Home"

A sale of used items on the sidewalk outside of Harvest Foods and Variety in Coulee Dam today (Saturday) has drawn huge support from contributors. The sale is to give support to the family of Justin...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 11, 2016

Local man dead after bike wreck

A man involved in many local causes who helped with the sound system heard at Saturday’s parade died driving his Harley later that night just east of Grand Coulee. Walter H. Nuehring, known locally as Steve Nuehring, was riding his white 2007...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    May 11, 2016

Far-fetched schemes should not be ruled out

Lest we get into the “it will never happen here” mood, let’s remind ourselves that the existence of this community was preceded by a very nutty idea that was laughed at by the whole nation. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was derided for...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 11, 2016

Put food in that bag for Saturday pickup

If you live in Grand Coulee, Coulee Dam or Elmer City, you should have gotten a plastic bag in the mail on Thursday. That's to put food in for the Care and Share Food Bank. Add some non-perishable...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 4, 2016

County officials rally opposition to plan

County officials discussed with the Coulee Dam Town Council Wednesday a plan county commissioners are considering to house juvenile offenders out of the county at a privately-run facility in Medical Lake. Juvenile Court Administrator Dennis Rabidou,...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    May 4, 2016

A fine semantic line was crossed

There is no disputing that any organization has a right to control who speaks for it, but that doesn’t translate into a right to censor speech. Birdie Hensley was officially admonished by her...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 4, 2016

Elmer City to Nespelem paving this week

The state Dept. of Transportation said Monday afternoon that drivers on highway 155 should expect delays for pavement maintenance this Tuesday through Thursday. The work is scheduled to take place between Elmer City and Nespelem from 6 a.m. to 4:30...

 
 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 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 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 Scott Hunter    News    April 13, 2016

Spaghetti feed this Saturday helps kids come together

A spaghetti dinner set for Saturday will help fund a project that brings together sixth graders from Coulee Dam and Nespelem schools to pave their way as eventual classmates in high school. The Grand...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 13, 2016

Long named center's "volunteer of the year"

Charlie Long was honored as the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center's volunteer of the year at a dinner there Saturday. "If anyone deserves recognition, it is Charlie," Way and Means Committee Chairman...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    April 13, 2016

Puzzling: Okanogan County considering outsourcing juvenile detention

Citizens would do well to continue their skepticism regarding a curious study underway by Okanogan County commissioners on whether to ship out to other locations juvenile offenders in its justice system, rather than house them in county. The...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Community    April 13, 2016

Clinic draws participants from across state

From far and near, 23 young riders attended The Ridge Riders Saddle Club's barrel racing clinic last week. Taught by Jackie Jackson-Gudmundson, the clinic brought students from as far away as...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    April 6, 2016

We should be thinking about root causes

While law abiding citizens often find it frustrating to learn that those accused of crimes against them are arrested but very soon released, that doesn’t mean the system doesn’t work. Sometimes it just means it’s slower than we might like,...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    March 30, 2016

School hopes missing equipment returned

Exercise equipment has been taken from a gym that has been open to community use for years, and school district officials are hoping someone will bring it back. “It is disturbing and frustrating to think that people would take valuable equipment th...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    March 30, 2016

Raising funds for a solid memory

An alumni group that wants past mascots memorialized at the new school in Coulee Dam is working toward a new sculpture and collecting money to have it made. The Grand Coulee Alumni Association has...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Sports    March 30, 2016

Basketball great Payton coming to the coulee

Local kids can work on basketball and more in a clinic with retired basketball great Gary Payton next week. Athletic Director Rich Black said Tuesday afternoon he had just learned the high school gym had been scheduled for a clinic hosted by Payton,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas and Scott Hunter    News    March 23, 2016

Tourism group to take on Electric City city hall

Tourism interests expressed heated frustration with Electric City's council in a meeting last Thursday at Sunbanks Resort, frustration to the point of hiring a lawyer. The meeting, organized by the...

 

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