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Articles from the April 5, 2017 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 5, 2017

Grand Coulee man gets maximum sentence

A Grand Coulee man was sentenced in Grant County Superior Court Monday to 29 months imprisonment for possession of stolen property. According to the Grant County Prosecutor’s Office, Melvin Toulou, Jr., 43, still faces three additional Grant... Full story

 

Keeping on top of it

Workers clean off the surface of drum gate 3 on top of Grand Coulee Dam last week. Maintenance on the drum gates, which let water over the dam when necessary, occurs annually as lake levels allow. -... Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 5, 2017

Charges dismissed on former LR teacher

After years of court dates and a life put on hold, a former Lake Roosevelt High School Spanish teacher had a burden lifted by Okanogan County Superior Court Monday, when it dismissed charges of... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 5, 2017

Three seek city council seat

Electric City will soon fill its vacancy on the city council. Three residents of the city filed letters of interest to fill the vacancy after Brad Parrish resigned a couple of months ago. City Clerk Russell Powers said that the three — Jeremy Mille... Full story

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 5, 2017

Four-town spring cleanup scheduled

It’s time to clean up your lawn and flower beds and take advantage of the area spring cleanup, and free dump at the Delano Area Transfer Station. The free dump privilege will be April 8–15. Coulee Dam will pick up limbs only, which will need to... Full story

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 5, 2017

Seniors prepare hundreds of Easter baskets

Monday was a busy day at the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center. That was the day that Easter baskets went on sale. The place was filled with 371 Easter baskets, and accordingly, people. Workers started... Full story

 

Newbriefs

Donations accepted The school board accepted donations at its meeting a week ago. The Grand Coulee Dam PTA gave $25 to the resource room supply needs; Bridget Gabriel gave $1,500 to purchase books for K-12; the Grand Coulee Community Church gave... Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 5, 2017

Artist and politician to speak at Lake Roosevelt

An Native American artist, politician, and former principal chief of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma will be coming to Coulee Dam to give a presentation in the Lake Roosevelt High School gym on Thursday, April 13. Enoch Kelly Haney will be giving a... Full story

 

A surprise birthday celebration

A group of seniors organized a surprise 92nd birthday party for Betty Davis at the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center Monday morning. They created a huge doughnut board as part of the celebration. It was... Full story

 

Four of five school board seats up for election

Four of the five school board seats in the Grand Coulee Dam School District will be up for election this year. Potential candidates must file their intention to run for a seat May 15-19, with a primary election on Aug. 1. School board Chairman... Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Opinion    April 5, 2017

Change the name of the tribes

In support of Arnie Marchand’s letter to the editor, I couldn’t agree more about changing the name of the Colville Confederated Tribes, Indian Reservation, etc. John Colville was some punk Brit who never set foot in the Americas, let alone this... Full story

 

In appreciation of "our village"

When you lose a child, at any age and whatever the cause, it changes the rest of your life. Each day you wake up wishing it weren’t true, wanting to cry and scream when you realize it is true and then you resolve to finding your new normal in this... Full story

 
 By Brad Halm    Opinion    April 5, 2017

Still waiting on a constituent meeting with Rep. Newhouse

After several months of repeated phone calls to Representative Newhouse’s staff, I finally received confirmation that he will be scheduling a constituent meeting during the April in-district work session (sometime between April 10th and April... Full story

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    April 5, 2017

The youth of a nation

Every once in a while someone surprises me — with their actions, words or change in character. This is especially encouraging when it is a young person. Sometimes we don’t give them the credit that is due to them. We lump them into a generation t... Full story

 
 By Bob Valen    Opinion    April 5, 2017

Is partisan science any good?

Rain! We’ve had a decent amount of it in the past year. I measured a total of 15.21 inches of precipitation at my home weather station in 2016. Rain is just one of many forms of precipitation. It’s part of the water cycle, more properly the... Full story

 

Seventy-eight years ago

While these six airplanes of the 116th Observation Squadron, from Felts Field, Spokane, enjoyed the 184-mile nonstop, round trip to Grand Coulee. A plane from the unit's photo section got this... Full story

 

Jimmy Lee Easling

Jimmy Easling passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017. He was born April 27, 1945, in Mason City Hospital in Coulee Dam, Washington, to James and Evelyn Easling. He graduated from Coulee Dam High... Full story

 

Michael Leroy McNeilly

Michael Leroy McNeilly left this world to join his heavenly father on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Providence Holy Family Hospital in Spokane, Washington.  Mick, as he was known to family and... Full story

 

New neighbors

Ray Duclos, of Harvest Foods, fills out a door prize card at an open house Friday at The Northwest Native Development Fund, in the former Bank of America site by Harvest Foods. Seated, from left, are...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon this Thursday, April 6, at Siam Palace, Grand Coulee. General business is on the agenda. Coulee Creators Meet Coulee Creators meet every Tuesday 1-4 p.m. Contact... Full story

 

GCHS Alumni scholarship deadline nears

The GCHS Alumni Association has broadened the eligibility of students who may apply for the $500 scholarships they will be awarding this year. Seniors who are graduating from Lake Roosevelt High School have been eligible since 2001, when the... Full story

 

It's a boy for Marchand/Wiley

Sadie Marchand and Core Wiley of Keller, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Alex Kenneth Wiley, born Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 7 lbs., 9 oz., and was 20.5... Full story

 

Senior Menu

Senior Menu Wed., April 5 - Dinner Baked Chicken, Stuffing, Peas & Carrots, Fruit Salad, Coolwhich Thurs., April 6 - Dinner Pulled Pork Sandwich, Potato Chips Mixed Vegetables, Applesauce, Cookies Fri., April 7 - Breakfast Country Skillet w/Gravy,... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    School    April 5, 2017

Two school boards aligning coming calendars 2017-18 school year to start Aug. 30

The school boards from the Grand Coulee Dam District and Nespelem District met recently and focused their discussions on the calendars for the next two school years. As a new approach to setting the school calendar, Grand Coulee Dam District... Full story

 

Schoolbriefs

• Members of the Lake Roosevelt junior and senior high bands and the high school chorus will head to Silverwood Theme Park June 1, for a field trip performance. Karen Pace, who heads the music department, stated that about 75 students will go on th... Full story

 

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