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Articles from the April 4, 2018 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News    April 4, 2018

Coulee Dam parks plan would seek upgrades, maintenance

A draft plan for parks and recreation in the town of Coulee Dam that will lay out goals and objectives for the next 20 years was presented to the town council last week. The second edit of the draft Parks and Recreation Plan will go through yet...

 

Joyousness

Kids bolt off the starting line at the Lions Club's annual Easter Egg Hunt at Ludolph Field Saturday, clearing thousands of eggs off the field in minutes, even with separate starting times for age...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 4, 2018

Taylor Enterprises wins bid for North Dam Park maintenance

Taylor Enterprises was chosen Monday to be in charge of grounds maintenance at North Dam Park in Grand Coulee through the end of October of this year. At the Coulee Area Park and Recreation District meeting Monday night, commissioners voted to...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 4, 2018

Colville Business Council primary candidates listed

The Colville Business Council, the governing body of the Colville Confederated Tribes, will hold their primary election on May 5 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. The general election will take place on June 23 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Candidates running are...

 

Ferry will go out of service for repairs

Drivers planning to use the Keller Ferry to cross the Columbia River via State Route 21, from April 12 until the morning of April 16, will need to use alternate routes for their travels. The Keller Ferry vessel, Sanpoil, will be out of service for...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 4, 2018

Grand Coulee man arrested on warrants and more

A Grand Coulee man wanted on three warrants was arrested at a closed local cafe March 26. Police arrested Martin L. H. Scranton, 25, and took him to Grant County jail on the warrants. He is facing additional charges of possession with intent to...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 4, 2018

Shane Proctor returns to area for ninth annual bull riding school

Local rodeo legend Shane Proctor is teaching his annual bull riding school at the Nespelem rodeo arena yesterday and today, April 3-4, imparting some wisdom to up-and-coming cowboys and cowgirls....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 4, 2018

CMC finances looking better

Coming off a strong winter season, Coulee Medical Center showed upbeat financial numbers, including a nearly $200,000 gain in February and a big drop in the amount the hospital owes to Grant County. Chief Financial Officer Kelly Hughes told Hospital...

 

Powell shows art at Melody Restaurant

Local artist Keith Powell showed a number of his paintings and sculpted pieces at a special showing last Saturday afternoon and evening at the Melody Restaurant overflow room and made himself...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 4, 2018

Airport event to offer hands-on plane experiences

All the questions you have about small planes could be answered May 12, during a special fly-in at the Grand Coulee Dam Airport. The fly-in is sponsored by four organizations: The Colville Confederated Tribes, NASA Science Mission Directorate,...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 4, 2018

Book fair coming

There will be a week-long Scholastic Book Fair at Lake Roosevelt Schools April 16-20. The week will be packed with related activities, including a contest to see which elementary class wins the “coin war” to see who purchases the most in books....

 

Daycare kids pay it forward

Children from the Coulee Kids daycare center pick up trash in North Dam Park on Tuesday. The kids had picked up 10 bags of trash, and counting, around the community, something they wanted to do when...

 

Wrapped in a sea of plastic

By now most of us have read that plastic, that incredibly useful product that all of us use every day, is fast becoming public enemy number one. We have been using plastics for decades, and as a result, plastic is everywhere: in our fish, in our...

 
 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion    April 4, 2018

Raising the alarm to save our dams

One of the most urgent issues we face right now in Central Washington is the ongoing threat to dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Just this week, a 9th Circuit Court panel rejected arguments for an injunction to pause a forced spill order by an...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    April 4, 2018

The nail, the blood and the rock

How often does this happen, Aprils Fools and Easter on the same day? The more I thought about it, the more I realized that this is the state of the world today. I will let that sink in a bit. It is a thought provoking question and probably even...

 

Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago Coulee Dam woman arrested with millions of dollars worth of cocaine: A Coulee Dam woman has been arrested with millions of dollars worth of cocaine in California, where she was scheduled to make a court appearance. She had 71 bricks of...

 

William L Simpson

William L. Simpson, of Grand Coulee, Washington, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, March 9, 2018, following a brief illness that hospitalized him in Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee,...

 

Community blood drive planned

Inland Northwest Blood Center, along with the Grand Coulee community blood drive volunteers led by Leha Bodeau, is planning a blood drive for Monday, April 23. Donation hours will be from 12:30 to 4:15 p.m. at the community room in Coulee Medical...

 

Receive 10 free trees

National Arbor Day is Friday, April 27, this year, and the Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for anyone to celebrate the annual tree-planting holiday. Join the Foundation in April and receive 10 free shade trees. By joining the Foundation in...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet  The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at the Siam Palace at noon this Thursday, April 5. Kelly Buche from JR Newhouse will be speaking about new tax laws. The public is welcome. Sign Up Now for Annual...

 

And many more

Betty Lacy eats a birthday meal at the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center Thursday with friends. To her right is Jean Graf. Lacy turned 98 on Friday. - Scott Hunter photo...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 4, 2018

Softball wins two, loses one

The Lady Raiders defeated the Lady Hornets in Oroville before splitting a doubleheader with Liberty Bell last week. In Oroville March 27, the Lady Raiders won 22-13. “Both teams fought all throughout in this game,” said Lady Raider Head Coach...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 4, 2018

Tennis girls upset A-school Omak

Last week in Raider tennis, the boys' team lost and girls' team won against Omak opponents, and the Raiders won aplenty in their individual matchups against Davenport/Harrington. Competing on the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 4, 2018

Raider golfers consume a three-course week

The Lake Roosevelt golf team had a busy week, playing on a windy day at Banks Lake Golf Course, then playing in better weather at Sage Hills Golf Course in Warden, followed by the Okanogan Valley...

 

This week in sports

Thurs., April 5 11 a.m./1 p.m., Raider Baseball at Brewster (DH) Fri., April 6 4:30 p.m., Raider Baseball here with Omak Mon., April 9 4:30 p.m., Raider Softball at Pateros Tues., April 10 2:30 p.m., Raider golf at Orondo 4 p.m., Raider Tennis here...

 

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