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Articles from the April 25, 2018 edition

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 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 25, 2018

School levy approved for August ballot

Local area voters will be faced with deciding on approval of a school levy that would restore six figures of property taxes per year to the school district for the next four years, but not raise tax rates higher than they were in 2017, putting them...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 25, 2018

Shredded stage curtain needs a replacement

The curtain on the stage in the Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School gym, the one the class of 2018 will walk under to pick up their diplomas in June, is falling apart, a problem possibly...

 

Newsbriefs

Performances coming up Young students at Lake Roosevelt School will put on an elementary musical called “School Is Cool” Thursday at 1:30 p.m. It’s written by four fifth-grade students. Acting is done by the fifth- and sixth-grade students,...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 25, 2018

Major street will get treatment this year

Drivers on a main Grand Coulee street will notice a major maintenance effort this year, as Spokane Way and other streets receive a pavement treatment. Grand Coulee has hired Gray & Osborne as its engineering firm to oversee a pavement maintenance...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 25, 2018

PUD installing new meters

Grant County Public Utility District has been installing new “advanced” meters in homes and businesses, a move the utility says will save $35.6 million by 2029. If you see someone on your property, doing something with your electricity meter, it...

 

Two jailed in Grand Coulee drug bust Friday

A Grand Coulee man and woman were jailed Friday and more arrests were expected after a search warrant served on a home yielded meth and heroin, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office reported. Grant County’s Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 25, 2018

Colorama carnival to return

Carnival tickets are on sale this week, offering substantial savings for early birds, a chamber of commerce official reported. Executive Director Peggy Nevsimal stated those who purchase carnival tickets by Thursday, May 10, will save $10. Tickets...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 25, 2018

Earth Day draws crowds, drones

The Colville Tribes hosted their ninth annual Earth Day celebration on Friday, giving away T-shirts and raffle items, hosting a free barbecue, and teaching children and adults alike about Earth Day-re...

 

Why you should care about a curtain

This community can be counted on to step up to address a need, but we don’t always know about them. This week, the Rotary club of which I am a member is pointing one out that has gone unmet for a very long time. Those of you who have lived in the...

 

Holocaust remembrance fading

Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate, the late Elie Wiesel, once said of that horrific state-sponsored genocide that, “to forget the victims means to kill them a second time. So I couldn’t prevent the first death. I surely must be capable of...

 

Skilled trade jobs go unfilled in our robust economy

Millions of college graduates find themselves saddled with crushing debt, and more than a third of them won’t be working in their chosen profession. Many will be working for low wages. Meanwhile, millions of high-paid jobs are available in the...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    April 25, 2018

Senior Profile: Alyssa Hobrecht-Flores

Sometimes life just happens. That was the summary of my sit-down chat with this powerful young lady getting ready to walk the stage and get her diploma at Lake Roosevelt. Alyssa Hobrecht-Flores is...

 

Judith (Judi) Margaret Savage

Judith (Judi) Margaret Savage passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Boise, Idaho. She was born in Long Creek, Oregon, March 29, 1941, to Orville "Cook" and Levon "Bonnie" Allen of Fox, Oregon, atten...

 

Mary Ann Berland

Mary Ann Berland, 81, passed away Sunday afternoon, April 22, 2018, in Wilbur, Washington. She was born January 8, 1937, in Billings, Montana, to John W. and Ruth Egan. On November 17, 1956, nineteen-...

 

Bridge underbelly work

Workers perform maintenance work under the Columbia River Bridge in Coulee Dam Monday as flaggers stop traffic on SR-155. - Scott Hunter photo...

 

Luella (Lou) Chamberlain

Luella (Lou) Chamberlain, 78, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 20, 2018, at Holy Family Hospital in Spokane, Washington. She will be missed by friends, family and all who knew her. No services...

 

Shredders succeed

The Grand Coulee Dam Rotary Club's "shred day" event succfeeded in shredding up more than 6,000 pounds of documents brought in by people, many of whom also donated to a collection that topped more...

 

It's a boy for the Billups

Jesse and Neshia Billups, of Grand Coulee, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Cairo Sage Billups, born Thursday, April 19, 2018, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 7 lbs., 2 oz., and was 20-3/4 inches 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 26. General business is on the agenda.  The public is welcome. Coulee Creators Meet on Tuesdays Coulee Creators meet at 412...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    School    April 25, 2018

Pitner chosen for Gates Scholarship

After winning a tough tennis match on Friday, Lake Roosevelt student Rylee Pitner, to her delight, checked her email to see she had been selected for a Gates Scholarship. The scholarship, given by...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 25, 2018

Tracksters set personal records

The Raider track team went to Tonasket and Quincy this past week, with individuals setting personal records along the way, including Shyniah Dogskin placing first in the shot put event in Tonasket, and Addison Hansen placing first in javelin at...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 25, 2018

Lady Raiders bat off Billygoats, Fillies, Tigers

The Lake Roosevelt Lady Raiders had a busy week, defeating Pateros at home in Grand Coulee, defeating Manson in a doubleheader on the road, and splitting a doubleheader with Tonasket. The Lady...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 25, 2018

Raiders play strong tennis matches

Raider tennis players faced off against Oroville and Omak last week. Hosting the Oroville Hornets in Coulee Dam April 19, the boys' team won 3-2, and the girls' team won 4-1. "It was a strong win for...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 25, 2018

Golfers play Gamble Sands

Raider golfers traveled to the Gamble Sands Golf Course in Brewster to play 18 holes with teams from all over the state April 18. “It was a fantastic venue and event,” said Head Coach Steve Files of the event which had 28 (teams) competing,...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 25, 2018

Baseball plays Pateros, Tonasket

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders spent some time on their home diamond, getting a narrow win against the Billygoats, and losing both games of a doubleheader against the Tigers. The Raiders defeated the...

 

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