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 By Scott Hunter    News    July 12, 2017

Board addresses letter to CMC employees

At a special meeting last Wednesday in the wake of the CEO’s resignation, hospital district commissioners approved a letter to employees about the future leadership of Coulee Medical Center. The letter was penned by commission President Jerry...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 12, 2017

Update: Redford Canyon fire burns near Keller

A lightning-caused fire burning eight miles southeast of Keller was only 10 percent contained, as of mid-morning on Tuesday. The 500-acre Redford Canyon fire, located just northeast of where the San Poil river empties into the Columbia, is spreading...

 

Evacuation orders in Okanogan County

People in the Carlton area are under an evacuation order due to wildfire. Here's the notice texted out by Okanogan County officials moments ago: S: 2017-07-15 1645 Level 2/3 Persons should be aware of a fast moving wild land fire in the Carlton...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 12, 2017

Nespelem Boys & Girls Club opens

Nespelem now has a Boys & Girls Club, located in the area's community center, offering a range of activities, mentorship, and help with homework. A soft opening of the club occurred on June 21...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 12, 2017

Four injured and one charged in crash

Four young adults were injured Monday night in a high-speed crash a mile north of Nespelem, including the driver, who now faces charges. The Washington State Patrol reports that Curry A. J. Pinkham, 20, of Nespelem, was driving a purple 2007 Honda Ri...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 12, 2017

After safe holiday, fire danger is now high

It truly was a safe and sane 4th of July as far as local fires go, but current conditions call for high caution, firefighters warn. Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Department Chief Richard Paris reported this week that there was only one fire in the...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 12, 2017

Electric City Council votes funds toward new parks

The Electric City council Tuesday night agreed to move forward with its plan to develop two new parks. But the council is going to step back and approve parts of the park development in phases. The co...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 12, 2017

Colville Tribes dedicates headquarters

The Colville Confederated Tribes dedicated their government building to Lucy Friedlander Covington on Thursday, July 6. Covington, a granddaughter of Chief Moses of the Sinkiuse/Columbia Tribe, and...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 12, 2017

Woman wants to help in rescue shelter effort

A Delano woman who recently moved back to the area from Idaho is offering support for Dorothy Harris’ efforts to establish an animal rescue operation in Grand Coulee. Doreen Holter has been following Harris’ efforts with the city on an animal...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 12, 2017

Mumps over in Grant County

The mumps outbreak in Grant County is over. So says Health Officer Dr. Alexander Brzezny, who stated last Wednesday that the county has gone through two incubation periods (50 days) without a single new case of mumps reported. The county’s last...

 

Boys & Girls Club a welcome addition

The establishment of a Boys & Girls Club at the Nespelem Community Center has a lot of potential to make a big difference in the lives of many children and for the community. Many have been advocating to bring in the national organization for years,...

 
 By Kathy Neal    Opinion    July 12, 2017

Re: "Asking for a reasonable outcome for rescue" (July 5 Letters from our Readers)

I totally agree with Dorothy Harris; a rescue is badly needed in this area, we have no vets available on weekends, we have no place to take strays. If they were available, they would end up putting them down! Years ago I found a dog that had heat str...

 
 By Carol Shoning    Opinion    July 12, 2017

Disappointed in holiday happenings and tourism in general

I, for one, am very disappointed in this non-4th of July, 4th of July celebration. Many who had reservations here over the 4th did not know that the fireworks were on Saturday. One of my daughters who works in the office of Columbia River Inn called...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    July 12, 2017

The well of love

One of the hardest things to do as a servant of Christ is to find the good in everyone. Some people are just plain rude or have really done something diabolical in the past that has hurt us deeply. But God has been telling me something lately...

 
 By Lee Hamilton    Opinion    July 12, 2017

Encourage good media

I’ll be the first to admit that when it comes to journalism, I’m a traditionalist. Old-fashioned, even. But I don’t think it’s a coincidence that even while confidence in the media drops to new lows and Time magazine feels moved to wonder...

 

Eighty-two years ago

Looking upstream, Government Camp is in the lower right corner, above which is the west cofferdam and excavation conveyor running in Rattlesnake Canyon. To the left is the Machine Shop area of Mason...

 

David James Bastian

David James Bastian, 74, resided for the past 19 years in Electric City, Washington. David passed away peacefully at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington, due to causes incident to...

 

Darius "Kanie" St.Paul

Darius "Kanie" St.Paul, 67, enrolled member of the Colville Confederated Tribes, passed away peacefully at his home Sunday evening, July 2, 2017, in Spokane surrounded by his loved ones. The world...

 

Robert (Bob) Boucher

Robert Lee Boucher, a resident of Grand Coulee, Washington, died on June 25, 2017. He was born April 13,1924, to Horace Leroy Boucher and Esther Leona Bish Boucher. He grew up on a ranch east of Colorado Springs, Colorado. He served 40 days in...

 

Seriously young

A dancer at the annual Fourth of July Celebration Powwow Sunday competes in the "tiny tots" division under the arbor at the Colville Indian Agency. - Scott Hunter photo...

 

Senior meals

Wed., July 12 - Dinner Mac & Cheese with Ham, Mixed Veggies, Fruit Salad Thurs., July 13 - Dinner Fish & Chips, Peas and Carrots, Seasonal Fruit, Carnival Cups Fri., July 14 - Breakfast Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, Eggs, or Waffles (Strawberries...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will be meeting at noon, this Thursday at Electric City Bar and Grill. Dr. Jeff Cartwright, the new orthopedic surgeon at Coulee Medical Center, will be the guest presenter. American Legio...

 
 By Bob Valen    News    July 12, 2017

State preservation council meets in Coulee Dam

The Washington State Governor's Advisory Council on Historic Preservation met in Coulee Dam Town Hall June 27 to address eight nominations to either the Washington Heritage Register or the National...

 

Playhouse winner can put kids in jail, at home

There's still time to purchase tickets for the Ridge Rider "Playhouse" drawing on the final day of the Junior Rodeo, at the Delano rodeo grounds, July 14-16. The playhouse, designed like a miniature...

 
 By Bob Valen    Community    July 12, 2017

General Washington saved by winter weather

Recently, I came across an interesting story about spies, kidnappings and winter storms. It was all happening during our war for independence from the British more than two hundred years ago. The characters are many, some British, some Colonists and...

 

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