Articles from the March 9, 2016 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 9, 2016

Police arrest man for burglary of grandfather's Electric City home

Police have arrested a 26-year-old local man suspected of burglarizing his grandparent’s Electric City home. Grand Coulee police had been looking for him when someone called to say Michael Snyder II had been spotted at the Coulee Dam Casino.... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 9, 2016

Local kids to star in play Saturday

"Rumpelstiltskin," a play loved by audiences both young and old, will be performed here March 12, using talent from local schools, and produced by the Missoula Children's Theatre. Auditions for the... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 9, 2016

Chamber special honors on Thursday agenda

The public will find out the chamber’s “Achiever of the Year” and “Business of the Year” at the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce award luncheon at noon Thursday at the Moose Lodge in Grand Coulee. The chamber sent ballots out... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 9, 2016

Anglers to compete in triple fish challenge at Coulee Playland

The grand prize for the Chamber of Commerce’s fourth annual Triple Fish Challenge, fittingly, is something that will make fishing easier for the winner. The Triple Fish Challenge is scheduled for April 23-24 at Coulee Playland Resort on Banks... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 9, 2016

Golf course not open, but it is

When storm clouds and the chilly winds of winter subside, a strange phenomenon occurs - golfers come out of the woodwork. They were out in force last Saturday, and officials at Banks Lake Golf Course... Full story



Hundreds of Easter baskets for sale The annual Senior Center Easter basket sale will begin Monday, March 14. There are close to 400 baskets to choose from — no two baskets are alike. The sale is at the Senior Center, 203 Main Street in Grand Coulee... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 9, 2016

For much of area, outdoor burning is illegal

If you live within the boundaries of Electric City, Grand Coulee or Coulee Dam and are thinking of burning garden waste, think again. It’s illegal, and has been since 2007. The Washington State Department of Ecology has stated that you could be... Full story


Threats to Coulee City schools force lockdowns, end after high-speed chase

The lockdown of schools across Grant County was prompted Wednesday morning after a 39-year-old Flagstaff, Arizona, man made threats to shoot up Coulee City schools, according to the sheriff’s office. Benjamin VanTassell is in the Grant County Jail... Full story


Governor signs basic education funding plan

OLYMPIA—Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday signed a bill responding to the state Supreme Court’s 2012 decision that the state is unconstitutionally underfunding basic education. “This … recommits the Legislature in 2017 … to fulfill the state’s... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    March 9, 2016

Don't take police for granted

Most of us would never put ourselves in harm’s way, knowing that a man with a gun might be approaching with evil intent. A few of us just did. Local police were asked last week to block the highway heading into Electric City from the south because... Full story


Coulee Dam Parks and Natural Resources Survey will gather input

The Parks & Natural Resources Board of Coulee Dam has developed a survey regarding the parks and natural resources. The Board desires community input as to usage and enjoyment, and on needed improvements of the parks, trails, and natural resources... Full story

 By Sharon Sumpter    People    March 9, 2016

Juvenile detention move – are you serious?

Our Okanogan County commissions are considering a grave injustice to families and the future of our county, thinking that a “potential” budget savings solution is to send our presently troubled children out of sight and out of mind. The Omak juve... Full story



Carol Netzel was the writer of a letter to the editor last week, headlined “Regarding Coulee Dam’s natural resources, parks, trees, etc.” Her name was inadvertantly left off the letter.... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    March 9, 2016

When the heart hurts from a distance

It is a big world. Most people, when asked about things they want to accomplish in life, answer at least part of the question with, “See the world” or “Travel.” A lot of us get to do that. Oth... Full story


One country, two standards

Recently, national news pundits have been making a case that some of us are angry, disenchanted with the political “establishment” that governs America, and that we are willing to vote for an “outsider.” Why would anyone be disenchanted? Let... Full story


Seventy-eight years ago

Grand Coulee Dam at the close of the MWAK Company contract. The construction trestle at Elevation 1024 tops concrete which had been poured to a maximum elevation of 1010 in the abutment sections and... Full story


Robert Keith Thomas Sr.

Robert Keith Thomas Sr., 64, of Nespelem, Washington, passed on to his elders Tuesday morning, March 1, 2016, from Spokane's Holy Family Hospital. Born September 19, 1951, in Nespelem, to Richard D... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet for its installation luncheon at noon this Thursday, March 10, at the Moose Lodge in Grand Coulee. Lincoln Fire Dist. 9 to Meet Lincoln County Fire District 9 will hold its... Full story


Smiles for success

A local club volleyball team has had great success this year, winning three of four tournaments. The Bi-County Wolfpack team competes in the 14U category and here displays their championship T-shirts... Full story


What's cookin' at the seniors

What’s cookin’ at the seniors Wed., March 9 – Dinner Pork Roast, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Darla’s Winter Carrots, Applesauce, Pumpkin Pie. Happy Birthday! Thurs., March 10 – Dinner Center Closed for Repairs; Stuffed Manicotti, Green Beans,... Full story


Spelling Bee winners onto regional match

Representing the Lake Roosevelt schools at the North Central Washington Regional Spelling Bee March 24 are Dylan Wiles and Showaway Hunt. Wiles is in seventh grade and the son of Jeannie Duclos.  He... Full story


Bowling Scores

THURSDAY MIX-UPS TEAM W L Leo’s Strikes 28 12 San Poil Valley 19 21 Flyin W 18 22 Thelma & Louise 15 25 High Game: Bob S. 244; Sara Z. 180 High Series: Bob S. 573; Candy W-B 463 Bob S. Clean Game! COLUMBIA LEAGUE TEAM W L A.D.I.D.A.S. 11 1 The... Full story


The new look for District 6 leagues

The the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association has finalized the classification numbers, and new league alignments have emerged in District 6. For Lake Roosevelt, the changes are minor, but the choices of the other schools in certain... Full story


Legals for March 9, 2016

City of Electric City Small Works/ Vendor Roster The City of Electric City is accepting applications from interested contractors and vendors wishing to be placed on the Small Works Roster and Vendor Roster. Whenever the city seeks to construct any... Full story


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 3/1 - Police were asked to make more patrols on Weil Place after a woman reported a trespass at her home there. - A U-Haul dolly taken from Coulee Hardware was recovered by Ferry County Sheriff’s deputies and returned to the... Full story


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