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School board discusses arming teachers

The massacre of 17 students and staff at a high school in Florida on Valentine’s Day wasn’t far from everyone’s mind when school safety became a topic at Monday night’s school board meeting in Coulee Dam. The issue of guns in schools...

 

Only a tether

Having been lowered to the base of Drum Gate 2 atop Grand Coulee Dam, workers tethered to safety lines continue the work of installing temporary catwalks, like the one to the right, which will be...

 

Newsbriefs

Hires noted The school board made three hires and accepted one resignation at its meeting Monday night. Resigning was Gary Darnold, who will retire this year after spending his entire teaching career of 42 years in the Grand Coulee Dam School Distric...

 

Lawmakers go into damage control with backlash over public records bill

Following last week’s rapid-fire vote on a bill to exempt the Legislature from state public records laws, lawmakers are going into damage control with public backlash mounting. The bill, SB 6617, explicitly exempts lawmakers from the state’s...

 

Police arrest two

Grand Coulee police arrested two people and recovered a stolen vehicle at the same time when they went to a Grand Coulee apartment on Feb. 17. Arrested were Cassandra L. Graves, 27, a Grand Coulee resident, and Larry E. Fry, 19, from Nespelem. Both...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 28, 2018

1960 G.C.H.S. teammates remember their state championship

"Welcome Home, Champs!" read the banner across Spokane Way as the team returned home. The Grand Coulee Tigers basketball team defeated the Ilwaco Fishermen for the 1960 Class B State Basketball...

 

Union presses on school issues

Public Service Employees union president Aaron Derr asked the school board Monday night, “Where’s the plan?” He reminded school board members that when he and about 40 PSE members complained about the level of support on discipline matters...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 28, 2018

Chamber awards annual honors to Jess, Buche

The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce held their annual Installation Banquet on Monday at the Melody restaurant, presenting awards to the "Business of the Year" and "Achiever of the Year" for...

 

Washington lawmakers introduce new gun legislation late in session

With less than two weeks left in the session, state lawmakers introduced a new bill in response to the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida. SB 6620, and its companion in the House, HB 3004, introduced Friday, Feb. 23, would create a mechanism f...

 

Your legislators hit with sneak attack on open government

The way they passed it says it all. With almost no public input or notice, the Washington State Legislature last week passed a bill to exempt itself from a law the citizens of the state decided decades ago should apply to all public agencies: the Pub... Full story

 

Electric City residents should oppose short-term rentals

We want to make sure the residents of Electric City are aware that our City Council will be considering a new City Ordinance that would allow short-term rentals (STR) in all residential areas across the City. Short term rentals, sometimes called...

 

What just happened to Public Disclosure?

February 23, 2018, the Washington Legislature decided they did not have to abide by the state’s voter-approved Public Records Act, which requires, with subsequent judicial rulings, that state officials disclose their records. The Feb. 24, 2018,...

 

City's first legislation in 2018 was not needed

In my last utility bill, I received a new notice of my/our garbage rate change — set for April 1st, 2018. The city did not advertise, nor include the notice, for indigent (low-income) discounts and that will impact on them too. Although we only...

 

Defending the NRA

Carole Schroeder, in the letter to the editor, stated how much money has been donated to Republicans in Washington from 2006 thru 2017. Well, let me educate you: the NRA is small potatoes when it comes to supporting political parties. The NRA from...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    February 28, 2018

Integrity: the missing link

Sometimes I take a look at this world we live in and just shake my head. It feels like we are living in a big movie script and the actors and actresses just keep stirring the plot. Government divided...

 

Bridget Ann Boyd

Bridget Ann Boyd. 38, of Nespelem, Washington, left us unexpectedly Thursday, February 15, 2018.  Born Friday, August 3, 1979, into the home of Wayne E. and Cindy F. Fulgham-Boyd, Bridget attended... Full story

 

Kick start hoped for museum, writers' group

There will be a meeting to reorganize both the Coulee Pioneer Museum and Them Dam Writers at 1:30 p.m., Monday, March 5, at the art room on Federal Avenue, above the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center. Birdie Hensley, who started the museum in 2011,...

 

Wanted man chased, arrested

A Nespelem man wanted on several arrest warrants was finally captured last Saturday after a foot chase in Electric City and taken to Grant County jail. Arrested was Amos M. Staggs, 23, wanted on a felony warrant and two misdemeanor warrants. Staggs...

 

Meetings and Notices

No Chamber This Week  The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will not meet this week. Meetings will resume at on Thursday, March 8, at noon at the Melody Restaurant. Coulee Creators Meet on Tuesdays Coulee Creators meet at 412 Federal Ave....

 

Lady Raiders' season ends in Yakima

The Lake Roosevelt Lady Raiders' basketball season came to a close at the regional tournament in Yakima on Friday, with LR losing to the Mabton Vikings, 49-38. "The Mabton game was two evenly matched...

 

Raiders and Lady Raiders named to all-league teams

Three Raiders and three Lady Raider basketball players were named to the Central Washington 2B All-League list, an honor for athleticism. Senior Kayla St. Pierre was named the league's most valuable...

 

Bowling Scores

DAM KEGLERS TEAM W L Team 6 94.5 85.5 The Melody 91 89 Native Spirit 90.5 89.5 Colville Lites 80 100 Team 5 68.5 111.5 High Game: Dale Bjorson 268; Candy Weed-Butz 207 High Series: Dale Bjorson 739; Candy Weed-Butz 611 Splits: Bob Tonasket 3-10...

 

Legals for February 28, 2018

Grand Coulee Dam School District NOTICE OF SMALL WORKS ROSTER OPENING Grand Coulee Dam School District is updating its small works roster for general contractors for future construction, alteration, repair or improvement of public works projects. If... Full story

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 2/17 - A Soap Lake man was stopped because his license tabs were expired. When talking with the driver, the officer learned that he didn’t have insurance. He was cited on both the tab and insurance problems. 2/18 - Police checke...

 

Sasquatch writer coming to town

Northwest author and naturalist David George Gordon will speak about the mythical and iconic Sasquatch, aka Bigfoot, at the Grand Coulee Library on March 8 at 6:30 p.m. in a free, hour-long program....