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Articles from the October 18, 2017 edition

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 By Roger S. Lucas    News    October 18, 2017 

Town to build its own sewer plant

Elmer City voted last Thursday to build its own wastewater treatment plant. The measure to build a modular plant, on property to be determined, got a unanimous vote from the town’s five council members. The decision wasn’t much of a surprise,...

 By press release    News    October 18, 2017 

Traffic stop leads to heroin and meth busts amounting to $1.2M in drugs

MOSES LAKE, Wash. (17OCT2017) – In response to an October 5 traffic stop by Moses Lake Police Department where a suspect was found with nearly eight pounds of methamphetamine and heroin, a subsequen...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 18, 2017 

Volunteers restore rock work along Candy Point Trail

A solid piece of local history got cleaned up and clarified last weekend so people can enjoy and use it more in the present as volunteers from across the state continued work on the Candy Point Trail... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    October 18, 2017 

CMC launches new plan

Coulee Medical Center is taking an abrupt change in the direction of a plan that was introduced just six months ago as a way to right its finances, and it’s rebuilding its in-house billing department with an emphasis on efficiency. The new directio...



Person airlifted after fall A juvenile fell off “an embankment” Monday near milepost 29 along SR-174 about five miles east of Grand Coulee in Lincoln County, the Washington State Patrol reported. The mishap was reported at 12:32 p.m. and the...

 By Roger S. Lucas    News    October 18, 2017 

City wants to boost sales tax for streets

Grand Coulee is completing an application to form its own Transportation Benefit District, which would bring in more revenue in the form of sales taxes. The TBD can use one of two forms for collection of special fees. Grand Coulee has decided to...

 By Roger S. Lucas    News    October 18, 2017 

Electric City sets plans for tourism funds

Electric City plans to distribute $40,000 of its hotel/motel tax funds to a handful of organizations in 2018, the council voted last Tuesday night. Upon recommendation of the city’s lodging tax committee, the council voted to fund its lodging tax a...

 By Roger S. Lucas    News    October 18, 2017 

New ambulance rates adopted

The Grand Coulee city council last week adopted new ambulance rates for 2018, adopting slight increases and providing different rates for non-residents. Beginning Jan. 1, ambulance attendants will be paid $15 an hour for their services. The new...

 By Darla Orr    Opinion    October 18, 2017 

Mean spirit not warranted against protesters

The volume of recent surprisingly vitriolic comments has forced me into this rare, lengthy post. In this age when our kids and grandkids will spend more time on social media than we adults ever will, is it possible we could set a good example by...

 By Ted Piccolo    Opinion    October 18, 2017 

Tourism money would be misspent on a couple parks

The leaders of Electric City would be monumentally mistaken to spend almost a million dollars on two parks. #1) There is no way you can justify Hotel/Motel tax money that is earmarked for tourism be spent on a rinky dink park. NO WAY people are...


Museum working on projects

The beginning of a new year... or is it the end of a year? Whatever works for you will work for me. The Coulee Pioneer Museum in Electric City has had another successful year. Each year it grows a little, and more and more people are donating items...

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    October 18, 2017 

Crosswalkers and other stuff

I do believe it is still a law to stop for people in crosswalks. On Monday morning I stopped for a couple that was standing in a crosswalk in Coulee Dam. They started to cross when the truck behind me gunned the gas to go around me. He sped by right...


Seventy-eight Years Ago

An 18-foot diameter penstock liner, and load of reinforcement steel approaches the right powerhouse by road along the river. A barge will carry one truck and the loaded trailer across the intervening...


Good fun and food offered this weekend at North Dam, golf course

Two entertaining events are planned for Saturday this week. You can take part in the “Breast Cancer Awareness Color Me Pink and Purple” fun run and walk, sponsored by the Coulee Medical Center Guild and Radiology Department, Omni Staffing,... Full story


State Parks announces changes to schedule for winter

OLYMPIA – Oct. 16, 2017 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission today announced its 2017-2018 winter schedule, with more than 100 parks remaining open for camping or day-use activities. The winter schedule is available online at...


Students of the month

Selected at Nespelem Elementary School, students of the month for September include, from left, top row: Ca'mayah Finley, Skyler Dogskin, Brandon Lowery, Carly James; bottom row: Bryce Pachosa,...


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet this Thursday, Oct 19, at the Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. Meeting begins at noon. Ramona Hicks, interim CEO at Coulee Medical Center, will be our guest speaker. She’ll be...


What's cooking at the seniors

What’s cooking at the seniors Wed., Oct. 18 - Dinner Pot Roast, Potatoes, Carrots and Onions, Gravy, Fruit Salad, Cake, B-Day Dinner Thurs., Oct. 19 - Dinner Pulled Pork Sandwich, Homemade Potato Chips, Squash, Fruited Jello, Shortcake Fri., Oct....

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    October 18, 2017 

Raider Football defeats Eagles in Soap Lake

The Raiders raided Soap Lake last Friday, where they plucked the Eagle football squad with a final score of 26-14. With the Raiders leading 14-0 at the half, the Eagles tried to make a comeback,...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    October 18, 2017 

Volleyball wins big in busy week

The Lady Raiders played a lot of volleyball this past week, competing against Waterville, Oroville and Liberty Bell, defeating all three. At home against Waterville Oct. 10, LR closed out the game in... Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    October 18, 2017 

Tonasket Tigers outscore Lady Raiders in soccer

The Lady Tigers soccer team caught the Lady Raiders by the toe on Saturday in Tonasket, making them pay with a final score of 5-1. "We couldn't stop [Tonasket's] number two from scoring in the first...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    October 18, 2017 

Runners face wind and cold at border

Raider runners ran at the Oroville Invitational on Friday the 13th, held at Lake Osoyoos State Park. The lake spans from Oroville up into British Columbia, but runners stayed stateside, some achieving personal records: Kayla St. Pierre finished the r...


Upcoming in Raider sports

This week in sports Wednesday, October 18 5 p.m., LRJHS Volleyball at Bridgeport Thursday, October 19 5 p.m., Raider Volleyball at Tonasket (L) Friday, October 20 7 p.m., Raider Football here with Bridgeport (L) Saturday, October 21 11 a.m., Raider...


Legals for October 18, 2017

SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 1042 of the City of Grand Coulee, WA On the 10th day of October, 2017, the City Council of the City of Grand Coulee, Washington, passed Ordinance No. 1042. A summary of the content of said ordinance, consisting of the title,... Full story


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 10/9 - A Bowen Street resident reported that sometime during the night a prowler entered their vehicle and took several items. 10/10 - An officer assisted Coulee Dam on a domestic call with a couple arguing about their children. The...


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