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Articles from the November 18, 2015 edition

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Electric City to keep Grand Coulee police services

The Electric City Council has agreed in principle to a proposal by Grand Coulee to provide police services to the city. The particulars were scratched out over an earlier agreement between the two parties and the council asked that it be finished up...

 

All-electric vehicles added at Grand Coulee Dam

The Bureau of Reclamation is going green. You will soon see the all new electric-powered vehicles the bureau has added to its vehicle fleet. They are so quiet you could almost hear a pin drop. That...

 

Elmer City considers tab tax

Elmer City hopes to establish a Transportation Benefit District (TBD) which will allow the town to collect $20 on most new licenses issued for vehicles. The town will have a public hearing on the issue at 6:45, Thursday, Dec. 10, and will have an...

 

Dog declared dangerous

A dog owned by a city employee in Electric City was declared a "dangerous dog" at the council meeting last Tuesday night. The owner of the dog, Jared L. Armstrong, of 32 Hillcrest Place, who is an...

 

Mixing it up

Ken Miles mixes pancake batter for the Veterans Day breakfast, which constantly served breakfasts from 6:30 a.m. on and brought in more than $900 in donations for American Legion Post 157 during the...

 

Newsbriefs

No pay for council Electric City councilmembers voted not to pay themselves $20 a meeting and to not give Mayor John Nordine II a $50-a-month raise last Tuesday night. Councilmember Lonna Bussert was adamant that she saw serving on the council as a...

 

City sets plans to spend tourism funds

Electric City council agreed to the allotment of hotel/motel tax money for 2016 at its meeting last Tuesday and will consider keeping more than a quarter million dollars in tourism-promotion funds toward funding a pathway. The council tourism...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 18, 2015

Town budget reflects losing ambulance, gaining new plant

The town of Coulee Dam is set to gain a new sewer plant but lose an ambulance service. The town expects to spend nearly $7 million of its wastewater fund in 2016, when a long-awaited revamp of its wastewater treatment plant is anticipated to begin...

 

Seeking the fairy tale land of no taxes

Once upon a time, in a land … well, right here … we didn’t have to depend on fairy tales to fund basic necessities. But we did live under the spell of a powerful and hated potion that cast a pall across the land. By helping to pay for our...

 

Remembering Ed Allan

Sometimes in life we are given gifts, sometimes extraordinary gifts in the relationships we are fortuitous enough to wander into. One of those extraordinary gifts came to me, by happenstance or God’s way of remaining anonymous, in the form of my...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    November 18, 2015

Lake Roosevelt Hall of Fame inductees added

A few months ago I inducted the first two unofficial Raider Hall of Famers: Shawn and Nick Ford. Today I am inducting a few more former Raiders and coaches into the hallowed halls of Raider Nation. Now, you can’t have a Raider Hall of Fame and not...

 

Washington's latest deal is little cause for celebration

You can understand why President Obama and congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle sought to cast their end-of-October budget deal in the best possible light. They avoided a potentially catastrophic national default. They reduced the...

 

Sixty-Five Years Ago

A rigger rides the concrete bucket and funnel used in pouring operations at the Pump-Generating Plant. In the background, the anchor blocks for pipes from the plant to the headworks can be seen....

 

Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the Center

The Grand Coulee Nazarene Church and Coulee Dam Community Church invites the community to the annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the Senior Center on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2-4 p.m. There is no charge....

 

Senior Menu

Thurs., Nov. 19 - Dinner Pulled Pork Sandwich, Potato Chips, Corn, on the Cob, Apple Slices with Dip, Parfait Fri., Nov. 20 - Breakfast German Sausage and Eggs, Hashbrowns, Toast, Fruit Bowl, Orange Juice Mon., Nov. 23 - Breakfast Country Omelette,...

 

Martin Douglas Bullion

Martin Douglas Bullion, 46, who was born July 21, 1969, in Puyallup, Washington, to Daniel Lee and Bonnie Eloise Bullion, died Tuesday evening, November 10, 2015, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand...

 

Joan D. Jensen

Joan D. Jensen, 76, of Elmer City, Washington, passed away at home Friday, October 30, 2015. Joan was born January 19, 1939, in Hinckley, Minnesota, to Mr. and Mrs. Vern Loken. On Friday, August 13,...

 

Edith Short

Edith Short peacefully passed away Saturday, October 31, 2015. She was in many ways a miracle child, as she was born without thyroid function. This condition often had severe lasting effects on children of that time. Born in 1931, Edith was one of...

 

Helen Louise Elkins

Helen Louise Elkins, 97, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, peacefully passed away Wednesday morning, November 4, 2015, at McKay Health and Rehab in Soap Lake, Washington. Born...

 

Clyde Gordon Pugh

Clyde Gordon Pugh, 88, of Elmer City, Washington, passed away at Spokane, Washington's Providence Holy Family Hospital, Friday afternoon, October 23, 2015. Born February 23, 1927, in Wilbur,...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber Meets at the Senior Center The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will be meeting this Thursday, Nov. 19, at noon, at the senior center in Grand Coulee. Maggie Stewart will be talking about drums and drum making. Okanogan County...

 

It's a boy for the Yazzies

Janelle Bearcub and Desmond Yazzie, of Coulee Dam, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Warren Jodi Yazzie, born Saturday, October 31, 2015, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 5 lbs., 12 oz., and was 19 inches...

 

It's a boy for Ankney and Craig

Marlaenna Ankney and Johnny Craig are proud to announce the birth of their son, Bravyn Connor Craig, born Monday, November 9, 2015, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 8 lbs., 11 oz., and was 20 inches in length at birth. Siblings...

 

Seven Raiders named to all-league football squads

LR Football finished the season with its best winning percentage since 2004 and its closest to state playoffs since 2003. With these improvements came the greatest number of Raiders at the end of the season named to all-league squads in many years. ...

 

Three Lady Raiders named to all-league squads

Sean Garvin, Jocelyn Moore, and Kayley Duclos were all named to the Central Washington 2B North All League Volleyball Squads last week. Garvin was named to the first team by the league’s coaches, while Moore and Duclos earned an honorable mention....

 

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