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Articles from the June 14, 2017 edition

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 By Roger S. Lucas    News    June 14, 2017

Bull riding event will feature instant replays

The Cleatis Lacy Memorial Bull Riding event this Friday, June 16, will feature an added attraction this year. Through special arrangements, bull riding fans will be able to see instant replays of all the action on a huge screen. Fans at the Ridge...

 

Union surveys point out problems in school district

Members of two Grand Coulee Dam School District unions responding to recent internal surveys outlined a number of complaints dealing with discipline, communication and training issues. The survey...

 

Riffing at graduation

With diplomas waiting in the foreground, Quincy Williams shreds it on an air guitar that sounded exactly like the lead guitar riff in Journey's 1981 epic song "Don't Stop Believin'," which he and the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 14, 2017

Koulee Kids Fest to offer free fun Saturday

The annual Koulee Kids Fest kicks off this Saturday throughout the area. The June 17 event begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m. Kids can get their passports at one of the following places: Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce office,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 14, 2017

Old school building of interest to potential buyer

There is interest again in the purchase of Center School. The sale of the old school is among the goals set by the school board for the coming year. Superintendent Paul Turner advised the board that a person from Moses Lake is pursuing the purchase...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 14, 2017

Circus full of entertainment

The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus rolled into town on Thursday, and held two packed shows that night during a heavy rainstorm. The circus crew raised the big-top tent in the morning, and a small...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 14, 2017

Fireworks show planned for North Dam on Saturday

This Saturday night, consider heading to the North Dam area to see a free fireworks show put on by the Northwest Pyrotechnics Association. Local man Alan Cain, a member of the NPA, brought the event together by getting the necessary permits from the...

 

Eden Harbor road section to be paved

The Bureau of Reclamation is paving the 260 feet of Eden Harbor Road nearest Lake Roosevelt in Grand Coulee. The road is expected to be closed until June 20 according to a USBR press release....

 

Why we're shedding light on issues that need it

In and of themselves, two surveys of union members in Grand Coulee Dam schools paint an alarming picture of conditions in the schools, but their hues can be softened or sharpened with other factors that add more light. The surveys, outlined in a...

 
 By Bruce Bartoo    Opinion    June 14, 2017

Voters should meet candidate and town staff

In a political statement four years ago, Gayle Swagerty talked about getting public involvement. Since taking the position of council person, she has made little effort to get the public involved or even give the public adequate opportunity for...

 
 By Gay Northrup    Opinion    June 14, 2017

Representative representing somebody else

While I would like to hang up my phone and put down my pen and just wait for the U.S. to heal by itself, I just can’t sit idle. Participation in the direction of our nation is the basis on which our country was founded. We all recognize the phrase...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    June 14, 2017

The four will be missed

After this year, four matriarchs in the school district will be cuddling grandkids, snow birding, and beach combing. All four have left their marks on the youth of the area, and as the youth turn into adults they will take the lessons learned from...

 

Sixty-nine years ago

Privately owned boats and docking facilities of the Coulee Dam Yacht Club were damaged by the heavy winds of June 9, 1948, which drove driftwood across Lake Roosevelt into the dock area. - June 11,...

 

Raymond William Harrington Sr.

Raymond William Harrington Sr., 86, passed away peacefully at his home in Grand Coulee, Washington, on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. He was born March 20, 1931, in Tacoma, Washington, to Raymond Daniel Harri...

 

Richard W. Johnson

Richard W. Johnson, 77, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at his home in Electric City, Washington. Richard is survived by Hazel, his wife of 55 years; his daughter, Dana Solis (Joe);...

 

David Paul Ruzsa

David Paul Ruzsa, 55, born Monday, March 19, 1962, in Portland, Oregon, to Sandor and Norma Ruzsa, left us much too soon Saturday, June 10, 2017, from Grand Coulee, Washington. A 1981 graduate of...

 

Sidney Lull

Friends of Sidney Lull:  The family requests any donations be made in Sid’s memory to: Assured Hospice, 1417 S Pioneer Way, Moses Lake, WA 98837....

 

It's a girl for Pera/Stanczak

Savanah Rose Pera and Derick Lyle Stanczak, of Grand Coulee, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Payton Mae Pera Stanczak, born Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 7 lbs., 13 oz.,...

 

McCleary/Nagy tie the knot

Trevor McCleary, 2013 Almira Coulee-Hartline graduate married Nicole Nagy of Liberty, Kentucky, May 2017. Both are Senior Airmen/E-4 serving in the U.S. Air Force. Trevor and Nicole met while...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 14, 2017

Transfer station work will go out to bid

The Regional Board of Mayors has asked that needed repairs at the Delano Transfer Station go out for regular bid. The group’s insurance firm, Clear Risk Solutions, had inspected the transfer station earlier this year and came up with an estimated...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 14, 2017

Only officials attend park plan meeting

A meeting last week to discuss Electric City’s park and recreation plan failed to attract local residents. However, it did attract a pair of city council members, the city’s planner and two members of the community park advisory committee....

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon this Thursday, June 15, at the Eagles Lodge, Grand Coulee. The Mosquito Control Board will be the program. At the Library This Week Events planned at the Grand Coulee...

 

Class of 2030

Kindergarten students of Kim Iverson's recently held a graduation at Nespelem School. They include: Sally Lucei, Sitarah Palmer, April Bigwolf, Alex Vallee, Dorla Selam, and Jase Thomas. - submitted...

 

May students of the month

Lake Roosevelt Elementary students recently selected as May Students of the Month....

 

Educators also honored

Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School Secretary Sheila Darnold was honored as support staff person of the year during the class of 2017's graduation ceremony Saturday. Gretchen Whitelaw was...

 

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