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Emergency declared and flood warnings issued in Okanogan Co.

Okanogan County commissioners declared a state of emergency Monday, due to threat of flooding and debris problems on county roads. Commissioners passed the resolution after county roads suffered damage from heavy precipitation recently. They... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 12, 2017

Fire destroys home in Grand Coulee

Fire destroyed a home at 323 Roosevelt Drive in Grand Coulee late Saturday evening. A family of four were away at the time of the fire; however, two dogs died in the blaze. The Jesus Llamas family... Full story

 

Controlling the flow

As some 203,000 cubic feet of water per second flows downstream of Grand Coulee Dam Sunday evening, about 58,000 cfs comes down the spillway through seven outlet tubes while the Bureau of Reclamation... Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 12, 2017

Local hunter acquitted of hunting charges

A landmark court ruling in Nelson, British Columbia. states that members of the Arrow Lakes (Sinixt) tribe are now allowed to hunt on their traditional lands, where their ancestors had hunted for thousands of years prior to European contact. The ruli... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 12, 2017

County investigating turberculosis case

Grant County Health District reported this week that officials there are investigating what might be a single case of tuberculosis. The person in question was treated in several health care facilities in Grant County during the course of the illness.... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 12, 2017

Two egg hunts planned for Easter weekend

Two community Easter egg hunts are planned for the area this year. The Lions Club will hold its 80th community Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 15, at the former middle school field in Grand Coulee. It is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. and is for... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 12, 2017

Blaylock to retire, but will keep on hugging

There will soon be new management at the Care and Share Food Bank. Fern Blaylock is retiring from that position after taking care of people's food and other needs for decades. Fern, 81, plans to... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 12, 2017

Parade set for May 13

Parade forms went out this week to those wanting to en ter the Colorama Parade, May 13. You can enter by filling out parade forms found online at grandcouleedam.o y a cr/parade. Peggy Nevsimal, executive director of the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 12, 2017

Triple fish challenge coming April 22 and 23

It might sound a little fishy — that’s because it is. Here’s your opportunity to win an Achilles four-person inflatable boat and Yamaha outboard motor. All you have to do is place first in the 5th Annual Triple Fish Challenge tournament, April... Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    April 12, 2017

Don't keep the home fires burning

At one point it seemed that for several years, the local community slipped by without a home burning down. That was unusual, a local fire chief and I agreed, hoping the trend would continue. It didn’t. Although home fires are reportedly less common... Full story

 

Re: "Charges dismissed on former LR teacher"

I just wanted to congratulate you on the Guzman story. At a time like this, stories about immigration have political ramifications, and it is courageous of you to publish this story, which approaches the process with compassion and a level, fair... Full story

 

Entrepreneurs remain key to America's success

American entrepreneurs’ ability to invent, create and bring products and services to market makes our nation great. Their success generates the tax revenue that fund our schools and puts people to work. Many “big businesses” started in the... Full story

 

A good and faithful judge

Fourteen months ago, the sudden passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia left a void on the nation’s highest court. Not only did the court lose an esteemed colleague, but the nation lost an eloquent advocate for constitutional limits on... Full story

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    April 12, 2017

What a memorable week!

I had the honor and privilege of attending two events this week that moved me in such a way that I will always remember. I attended the Northwest Indian Youth Conference as a chaperone and our son’s wedding, as, well, me. Both were very special.... Full story

 

Seventy-one years ago

Dry Falls and Falls Lake near Coulee City, Washington. Taken on infrared film. - April 21, 1946 photo... Full story

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, this Thursday, April 13, at Siam Palace, Grand Coulee. General business is on the agenda. Coulee Creators Meet Coulee Creators meet every Tuesday 1-4 p.m. Contact Marl... Full story

 

Beginner and world champ

World champion bull rider and Grand Coulee Dam area native Shane Proctor helps a young cowboy learn the proper way to ride a horse during his eighth rodeo school April 5 at the Nespelem Rodeo... Full story

 

Nespelem Students of the Month

Students of the Month for March at Nespelem Elementary include, from left, top row: Eddy Frank, Harlen Dick, Cyila St. Pierre; front row: Mason Salque, Lilliana Dick, Cadence Clark, Brooklyn Tillman,... Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 12, 2017

Elijah Harris - young athlete on the rise

Football season is a long ways away, but it's never far from Elijah Harris' mind. The 6-5, 230-pound junior at Lake Roosevelt High School is looking to move up to the college level of football.... Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 12, 2017

Raiders defeat Pioneers in non-league game

The Lake Roosevelt baseball team traveled to Omak on Saturday, where the Raiders defeated the Pioneers in a decisive, 19-4 victory in the non-league game. With four runs in the first inning, and a... Full story

 

This week in sports

Wed., April 12 2:30 p.m., Raider Golf at Pateros/Alta Lakes Thurs.,April 13 3 p.m., Raider Softball at Okanogan (DH) 4 p.m., Raider Tennis at Pateros Fri., April 14 3:30 p.m., Raider Softball and Baseball here with Brewster (L) (DH) Sat., April 15 9... Full story

 

Legals for April 12, 2017

Colville Tribal Correctional Facility (CTFC) REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS RFP #1 - Contractor for Medical Room Improvements The Colville Tribal Correctional Facility (CTCF) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP); seeking a contractor for Medical Room... Full story

 

Starting early

Walter Owhi of Nespelem tries to turn Miro Parrcoffin of Post Falls, Idaho, in a 7-8 age division match at the 30th annual Jason Crawford Memorial Wrestling Tournament at the Spokane Convention... Full story

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 4/4 - King’s Court RV Park reported that someone had ripped off a soap dispenser from the wall. The loss was estimated at $100. 4/5 - A woman told police that she left her purse at the bar at the Electric City Bar and Grill... Full story

 

Bowling Scores

COLUMBIA LEAGUE TEAM W L Team 6 32 28 Strike or Spare 26 34 Solid T Const. 25 35 High Game: Jesse Vieira 236 High Series: Jesse Vieira 634 Splits: Don Richer 4-9/2-7-8/2-7-8; Soy Redthunder 3-10 SENIORS 4-5-17 Karen Musser 136+150+141=427 Scott E.... Full story

 
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