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State plan imposing local education cuts

The state’s new plan for funding education is going to make it difficult to put together the budget for the 2018-19 school year, officials here have indicated, and they’re planning for a second round of big cuts. Superintendent Paul Turner, who... Full story

 

Cute as a bunny

Kindergarteners perform a poem titled "Chubby Snowman" during a concert at Lake Roosevelt Elementary last Wednesday. They are holding their hands on their noses to represent the carrot that a hungry...

 

Grand Coulee voters consider sales tax bump for streets

Voters in Grand Coulee this week received their mail-in ballots asking whether they approve of creating a Transportation Benefit District (TBD) and bumping up the sales tax rate to pay for it. The city council voted back in October to create a TBD... Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 31, 2018

Elmer City seeks Coulee Dam's financial help

Elmer City has requested Coulee Dam’s help in paying for adjustments needed to keep the two towns’ sewage treatment systems working together, an idea that met with resistance at Coulee Dam’s town council Wednesday night. Coulee Dam, which... Full story

 

Newsbriefs

No basketball tournament this year Larry Jordan announced this week that the Nespelem All-Indian basketball tournament has been canceled for this year. Town to open bids on trail Bids will be opened at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday) on the Elmer City... Full story

 

Friendly guy Ivan Snavely enjoys the best job he's ever had

If you were to rate the reception you get at the Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the greatest, you might rate Ivan Snavely's welcome an 11. Snavely runs the tour...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 31, 2018

Four-car wreck injures three, including local schools chief

A four-car crash blocked the intersection of two highways at Soap Lake Tuesday, injuring three people, including a Grand Coulee man. The Washington State Patrol said the collision occurred at 10:13...

 

Students lobby for state-funded tuition grants

University of Washington students from the Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma campuses met with lawmakers in support of higher education bills during the annual Huskies on the Hill lobby day, Monday, Jan....

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    January 31, 2018

Senior Profile: Chasity Williams

I recently sat down with one of my all-time favorite ladies, Lake Roosevelt senior Chasity “All-star” Williams to talk about how things are going. Chasity has one of the biggest, best smiles and...

 

North Korean guest workers booted

It’s not good to be a North Korean guest worker these days. As part of stepped-up sanctions against the rogue nation’s accelerated nuclear and ballistic missile development programs, countries around the world are expelling North Koreans. They...

 

March for Life and federal legislation show support for unborn

On Friday, January 19, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators joined together and walked along the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for the 45th annual March for Life. In full view of the Lincoln Memorial and the U.S. Capitol, and in the shadow of...

 

Coulee Recollections

10 years ago The Lady Raiders took an early lead and never looked back as they put together a 77-48 Caribou Trail League win over Cashmere in Coulee Dam Saturday night. That made it two in a row last week, having trounced the Omak Pioneers on their...

 

Craig E. Purdy

Craig E. Purdy passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at his home in Coulee Dam, Washington. He was born July 18, 1950, in Spokane, Washington, to Edward and Helen Purdy. Craig was a longtime custodia... Full story

 

Josephine "Jo" Switzer

Josephine "Jo" Switzer, 92, of Grand Coulee, Washington, passed away Friday morning, March 31, 2017, in the long-term care unit of Coulee Medical Center. Jo was born January 7, 1925, in Staunton,... Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 31, 2018

New utility discounts repealed

Utility rate discounts set in December for Coulee Dam were repealed by the town council last week when members passed a set of ordinances identical to the ones the previous council had replaced in December. The new ordinances passed Wednesday reset...

 

A long tumble

Martin Falls tumbles in full flow over the coulee wall Thursday as the mist covers the rocks. - Jacob Wagner photo... Full story

 

Raiders win two of four in busy week

This Raiders chalked up two league victories, a loss in league, plus a non-league loss last week, defeating the Tonasket Tigers, losing to the Omak Pioneers, defeating the Bridgeport Mustangs, and...

 

Pink diapers in the coulee

It’s a girl for Berry/Vargas Vanessa Berry and Lindsey Vargas, of Malott, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Michelle Vargas, born December 21, 2017, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She...

 

Ladies go two for four, vying for postseason seed

The Lady Raiders had a busy week, defeating the Tigers, losing a close one to Omak in a non-league game, demolishing Bridgeport, and losing to Brewster. Hosting the Tonasket Lady Tigers on Jan. 23,...

 

Raider wrestlers mix and match at home, get ready for districts tourney

The league mix and match was held in Coulee Dam on Saturday, with all six teams from the Central Washington 2B league in attendance: Lake Roosevelt, Oroville, Tonasket, Brewster, Pateros, and Liberty...

 

College Accomplishments

Local students on SCC honor roll The fall 2017 honor roll list at Spokane Community College includes several students from local region, who made the honor roll status, by earining a 3.0 grade point average or higher while attending full time with...

 

This week in sports

Wed. Jan. 31 5 p.m., LRJH Girls’ Basketball here with Omak 5 p.m., LRJH Wrestling at Nespelem with Omak/Oroville Thurs. Feb. 1 LRHS Basketball here with Waterville/Mansfield(L), 4:30, Boys’ JV at MS, Girls’ JV at HS; 6 p.m., Girls’ Varsity;...

 

Bowling Scores

DAM KEGLERS TEAM W L Team 6 60.5 39.5 Native Spirit 50.5 49.5 Colville Lites 48 52 The Melody 44 56 Team 5 40.5 59.5 High Game: Jesse Vieira 261; Candy Weed-Butz 199 High Series: Jesse Vieira 588; Candy Weed-Butz 528 THURSDAY MIXUPS TEAM W L San...

 

Legals for January 31, 2018

Grand Coulee Senior Center Call for bids The Grand Coulee Senior Center is accepting bids to replace approx. 600 sq. ft. of flooring in the commercial kitchen. A detailed work order can be requested by calling 633-2321 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.,... Full story

 

Coulee Cops

Coulee Dam Police 1/22 - A man was stopped by an officer, who noted his vehicle didn’t have rear lights on after dark. The officer learned the driver’s license was suspended. He was cited for that and told to park the vehicle until a licensed...

 

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