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Grand Coulee man sentenced on additional charges

A Grand Coulee man received a sentence of 50.5 months in prison to go along with an earlier sentence of 29 months in a Grant County Superior Court case last week. Melvin Toulou, Jr., 43, pleaded guilty to four counts — trafficking in stolen...

 

Building a wall

The construction crew building the Bureau of Reclamation's new fire station works with concrete forms on a wall at the site off SR-155 on Tuesday. The $13.6 million facility will be paid for through...

 

Missing person Leland Travis Toulou

Leland Travis Toulou was last seen in the Omak area and has been missing since September 8. If seen please contact Colville Tribal Police at 1-800-551-5800.... Full story

 

School board sets goals, including a levy

The Grand Coulee Dam School District Board of Directors met in retreat Monday night to set goals for the current school year. Money is the thing that greases the wheels of education, and will play a major part in shaping the goals set by the board....

 

Harvest Festival starts Friday

It’s time for the harvest. The community Harvest Festival, that is. You can set aside this Friday, Saturday and Sunday for some fun, relaxation, and excitement. It’s the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce’s 6th Annual Harvest Festival,...

 

North Dam Park may go brown

If you notice the grass turning to brown at North Dam Park, blame a faulty pump. The Bureau of Reclamation installed a submerged pump in Banks Lake several years ago just over North Dam, which abuts...

 

Newsbriefs

Windmills to get some love The historic and whimsical Gehrke Windmills and North Dam Park will get some planned maintenance next month, and a new fund has been set aside for their upkeep. The Coulee Area Park and Recreation District, which manages... Full story

 

Problems not addressed for lack of quorum

Workers at the Delano Transfer Station will have to live with a mold problem a little longer. The Regional Board of Mayors had the mold issue on their agenda Monday, but not enough mayors showed up for the meeting to deal with the problem. The mold...

 

Airport runway to be fixed this month

Work on the Grand Coulee Dam Airport’s runway will begin Sept. 18, Grant County Port District 7 commissioners learned at their meeting Aug. 30. Commissioners also got more good news when their engineering firm, TO Engineers, reported that the succe...

 

Unwieldy process points to an obvious solution

In a fine example of disfunction, the current failure of local government to get a simple thing done should lead reasonable people to look for an alternative. It sounds like a simple matter. Some repairs are needed, and called for by the insurers,...

 

A bigger Sinclair is bad for TV and bad for democracy

In May, the Sinclair Broadcast Group — one of the largest owners of TV stations in the country — announced plans to spend $3.9 billion to acquire Tribune Media, parent company of 42 TV stations located in larger markets like Chicago and Los...

 

Legislative solution required to protect Dreamers

When President Trump’s administration announced that it would give six months to wind down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, many young people called “Dreamers,” immigrants who grew up in the U.S., were once again...

 

I will remember; so shall you

That day is still vivid in my memory. This past Monday, September 11, Patriot Day, marked one of those days in American history we should never forget. Much like Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941; JFK’s Assassination November 22, 1963; and dropping...

 

Identified

CCT History and Archaeology Dept. records show, left to right Vern Seward, Cashmere St. Paul, Alec Narcisse...

 

Patricia "Pat" Gross

Patricia "Pat" Gross, 72, born November 23, 1944, in Germany, passed away peacefully at her home in Electric City, Washington, on Monday, September 4, 2017. As a teenager, Pat moved to America with... Full story

 

Laurel E. "Gene" Manley

Gene Manley, 84, passed away peacefully on the night of Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He was born in Edison, Nebraska, February 20, 1933, to John... Full story

 

Zlateff part of 50th anniversary at EWU

This past weekend, Pat Zlateff attended a reunion to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1967 EWSC football team's near-perfect season and runner-up finish in the NAIA Championships. That squad,...

 

Meetings and Notices

No Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will not be meeting this Thursday due to the preparations for the upcoming Harvest Fest this weekend. Meetings will resume Thursday, August 21, at the Siam Palace in Grand Coulee.... Full story

 

Lady Raiders win two to start season

The Lady Raiders competed in two games and a jamboree in the past week, winning both games and having fun competition at the jamboree. The ladies opened their season by defeating Bridgeport on the roa...

 

Raiders lose in Monday night football

This week the Raiders traded in Friday night lights for Monday night football in Manson, where the Mustangs defeated the Raiders 14-8. The smoke that had been in the air was responsible for the schedule change. In the second quarter, Raider...

 

Cross country hits the ground running

Raider boys and girls went the distance at the Moses Lake Invitational cross country meet on Saturday. “I was really pleased with our performance,” said Raider Head Coach Brian Daniels. “I think everybody did really well for their first meet....

 

This week in sports

Wednesday, September 13 5 p.m., LRJH Volleyball here with Omak Thursday, September 14 4:30 p.m., Raider Soccer, here with Tonasket 5:30 p.m., Raider Volleyball, here with Oroville (NL) 5:30 p.m., LRJHS Football here with Oroville Friday, September...

 

Cultural Awareness Gathering set for next week

Students of all ages in the Lake Roosevelt and Nespelem School Districts will attend a Cultural Awareness Gathering next week. The event highlights many aspects of Native American culture. The event, which started in 2005, is held every two years....

 

Legals for September 13, 2017

Notice of Public Hearing Town of Elmer City The Town of Elmer City will conduct a Public Hearing to consider the Assumption of the Elmer City Transportation Benefit District. The Public Hearing will be held at Elmer City Town Hall, 505 Seaton Ave.,... Full story

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 9/2 - A hospital employee reported that a strange man was wandering around the lobby area and sleeping on the chairs. An officer learned that the man was visiting his mother in the hospital. 9/3 - A woman on Fifth Street in Electric...

 

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