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Articles from the May 16, 2018 edition

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 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 16, 2018

Man arrested after guns stolen

Police arrested and jailed a 41-year-old Grand Coulee man after he was identified by separate people as the person entering a house at 208 Banks Avenue after another local house had been broken into and guns taken. Jonathan J. Anderson was booked int...

 

Crushin' it in the parade

The children's wrestling group Coulee Crushers travels on their float in the Colorama Parade Saturday. Results of the festival's events are on page 8. - Scott Hunter photo...

 
 By press release    News    May 16, 2018

Flash floods and storms could make Okanogan flooding worse today

The following is an update on behalf of the Okanogan Department of Emergency Management & Northeast Washington Interagency Incident Management Team on the flooding in Okanogan County and a current flash flood warning: OKANOGAN FLOODING 2018 Incident... Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 16, 2018

Congressional candidate comes to town

Christine Brown, Democratic candidate for Washington's 4th Congressional District, spoke to a small crowd in Coulee Dam on May 9 about her views, and listened to views of those attending. Brown is...

 

Rep. Newhouse files for reelection

Congressman Dan Newhouse, R – Sunnyside, officially filed for reelection at the Newhouse Campaign Headquarters Monday in Yakima. Newhouse is a third generation Yakima Valley farmer and conservative businessman. He has represented Washington’s...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 16, 2018

Students to seek removal of state folk song "Roll on, Columbia"

Students at Lake Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School intend to petition the state Legislature to reject the state’s official folk song because its original lyrics contain references they consider racist. Seventh-grade students studying state...

 

Newsbriefs

Ballot boxes to be set Grant County will be installing a new ballot box near the bus stop across from Electric City City Hall to follow a state law passed in 2017 that requires a drop box in every city, town, and census-designated place with a post...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 16, 2018

No fire, just smoke at school

An alarm that drew six fire engines, an ambulance, 22 firefighters and emergency medical personnel, plus three police officers tested their response plan but revealed only smoke at the high school gym Thursday about 3:45 p.m. The problem was apparent...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 16, 2018

New art gallery will open

A new art gallery in Grand Coulee will be showing and selling art by established artists as well as by up-and-comers. Located on Spokane Way, Titwáatit Native American Art Gallery will be holding...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 16, 2018

Developer denied waiver of improvements

After letters exchanged between lawyers, Electric City resident Wayne Snyder will have to submit a new short plat application concerning the details of his 17-acre, four-lot subdivision on Snyder Hill Road. The city denied Snyder a waiver that would...

 

Tribal voters choose candidates

Officials returns for the May 5 Colville Business Council primary election show major shifts between the poll votes and absentee ballots, ensuring a race for the current chairman and clearly defining the top two candidates in each of four districts....

 

More funding is needed for Alzheimer's research.

In the state of Washington, there are more than 110,000 people living with Alzheimer’s dementia. As an elder law attorney I see many, many cases of families dealing with a loved one who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or some other form of...

 
 By Bob Valen    Opinion    May 16, 2018

The Climate Divide is changing

In 1878, John Wesley Powell, solider, geologist, explore and professor, placed an imaginary longitudinal line on a map based on his exploration observations. That line, he explained, represented the...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    May 16, 2018

Speaking of life

We have all had that one person who has spoken so directly into our heart that it changed us forever. It might have been a parent, a grandparent, an uncle or an aunt. It may have been a boss, a...

 
 By Frank Clemente    Opinion    May 16, 2018

Corporate tax cuts not trickling down to workers

Working families are, as usual, getting the short end of the stick from the new Trump-GOP tax law. Huge tax cuts that mostly go to the wealthy and corporations are exploding the national debt, and threaten deep cuts to essential public services like...

 

Celebration of Life for Bob Mattson

Robert “Bob” Clarence Mattson, of Electric City, Washington, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018, at the age of 69. A celebration of life will be held May 19, 2018, 3 p.m. at the Electric City Bar and Grill. The family is grateful for your... Full story

 

Memorial Services for Donna M Atchison

Donna M Atchison left her earthly body Sunday, April 8, 2018. She is now rejoicing with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 19, at the Grand Coulee Church of the Nazarene at 1 p.m.... Full story

 

Patty Lyn (Lacy) Schmidt

Our hearts are broken as we mourn the loss of our beloved mother, wife and best friend, Patty Lyn (Lacy) Schmidt. Patty left us on May 9, 2018, in Grand Coulee, Washington, at the age of 78, surrounde... Full story

 

Randall Ray Holt

Randall Ray Holt, of Elmer City, Washington, passed away at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington, on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. He was born on June 12, 1963, at Newport, Oregon,... Full story

 

Colorama riders

4A couple girls enjoy the rides at Colorama Saturday under a bright blue sky that drew large crowds to the events all day. More photos are available of the weekend and other events online at...

 

State Parks announces three free days in June

OLYMPIA – May 14, 2018 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to enjoy three free days at state parks in June. On free days, visitors don’t need a Discover Pass for day-use visits by vehicle. The first free...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet   The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet this Thursday, May 17, at La Presa Mexican Restaurant at noon. The public is welcome. Coulee Creators Meet on Tuesdays Coulee Creators meet at 412 Federal Ave. Room 207,...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    School    May 16, 2018

LR High School principal to take new position

Change is in the air in the Grand Coulee Dam School District, including the resignation of the Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School principal. Principal Mark Herndon will resign from that position and take on a new position as the Career Technica...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 16, 2018

Raider heading to state golf tournament

Darin Whiteman made a point at Columbia Point Golf Club in Richland on Monday, the point being that he’ll be going to state next week at Hangman Valley in Spokane. In Richland May 14 for the district tournament, Whiteman finished the course in...

 

Raiders qualify for seven events at district

Competing at the 2B Sub-District 6 track and field event in Manson last week, Raiders qualified for seven events at the upcoming Districts 5 and 6 Championship in Kittitas. “LR competed well at sub-district,” said Head Coach Lori Adkins. “We...

 

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