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Articles from the September 20, 2017 edition

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Report: Man with record runs after second stop

A Hill Avenue man who was pulled over by police twice the same day for driving with a suspended license found himself in Grant County jail. James E. Goodlake, 24, is the same man Spokane police arrested there last July for possession of a car stolen... Full story

 

Archie Dennis named volunteer of the year

"It's my world." That's how Archie Dennis, who has been named "Volunteer of the Year" for 2016, described his life in search and rescue. Dennis was top vote getter in The Star newspaper's volunteer...

 

City to bid on highway property

Electric City Council authorized city officials Sept. 12 to bid on two lots up for auction along SR-155 in the center of the city. The lots at one time housed a filling station. The Oct. 27 auction is being held by Grant County, which has a lien...

 

Man missing from Electric City

An Electric City man went missing Monday night, prompting authorities to issue a "Silver Alert." Donald S. Fisher, 69, was last seen about 7 p.m. wearing a blue fleece coat, blue jeans, brown boots... Full story

 

Cities agree on police contract

Electric City council approved its 2018-19 police contract with Grand Coulee at its meeting last Tuesday night. The contract amount is for $140,000, which is $15,000 more than the contract amount of the current year. The council approved the new... Full story

 

Eye to eye

Coulee Medical Center's Ramona Hicks draws a look of uncertainty from a child during a "round" dance at the hospital's second annual "Gathering of Wellness" powwow last Friday. Allaying uncertainty...

 

Newsbriefs

Sewer rates up in Electric City Sewer rates will go up $10 per month to $35.79 beginning with the November billings, the Electric City council agreed at its meeting last Tuesday night. Council takes over district Elmer City’s council voted last Thu...

 

Dog rescuer ordered to reduce canine count to three

Police served papers last Wednesday on a woman who has wanted to get permission to run a “dog rescue” operation in her home, telling her instead that she had 90 days to get her dog total down to three dogs. City officials stated that Dorothy Harr... Full story

 

Singer-songwriter plays local library

Singer-songwriter Bradford Loomis came to the Grand Coulee Library on Sept. 12, performing original and traditional songs in the folk tradition to a small audience. With his long beard, Loomis’ voice ranged from a low grumble to a howling falsetto....

 

She can already taste it

Malaya Piturachsatit opens wide for a bite of beef brisket that had been entered into the Pacific Northwest BBQ Association-sanctioned competition at the Harvest Festival on Sunday. Sister Emmaline...

 

Tribes drafting plan to include towns

Officials from the Colville Tribes visited with the Coulee Dam Town Council Wednesday to explain the tribes’ plan to write a comprehensive parks and recreation plan that will include all the towns on the reservation and that would be useful to all...

 

Dennis puts a local face on stories about heroes

Most of us don’t think much beyond an initial “Oh, wow!” reaction when we hear about the rescue of someone from a harrowing situation, but a local man has played that part for most of his life. Archie Dennis was chosen as our volunteer of the...

 

Divide and fight

At the close of World War II, the winners (the Allies) divided Germany into east and west Germany, Korea into north and south Korea, and Vietnam into north and south Vietnam.  The division of Germany produced a threat of military conflict for more...

 

"Play it again, Sam"

Sometimes a phrase in a movie becomes more popular than the actual flick. The words spoken can mean things to one person that fly completely over the head of another. We use these sayings or movie quotes on a day-to-day basis and they become part of...

 

Tax policy changes must be carefully crafted and coordinated

Key tax policies emanating from the east and west coasts are like passenger trains passing one another heading in opposite directions. One train is loaded with elected officials proposing changes to reduce taxes while the other is packed with those...

 

Sixty-three Years Ago

Feeder Canal, Coulee Dam, Washington - Columbia Basin Project. View taken from the left of centerline a camera station 93+90+ atop the chute wall, looking upstream, showing the turbulence below the...

 

Frank Donald Broers

Frank Donald Broers passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017, in Spokane, Washington, following an extended illness. He left behind family and friends who will miss his dry wit, unique storytelling... Full story

 

Andrew C. Joseph Sr.

Andrew (Andy) Charles Joseph Sr., whose Indian name is En Ca's Boosman, died at age 81 on Thursday, September 7, 2017. Andy had been a patient in the Coulee Medical Center for the past year, fighting... Full story

 

Community effort helps golf course

When the community steps up, things happen. There's a lot of new white sand out at Banks Lake Golf Course, thanks to two benefit events. The first was a golf tournament that raised about $2,500 to...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet this Thursday, Sept. 21, at Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. Meeting begins at noon. Guest speaker will be Molly Morris from CMC, who will be conducting a “Community Health Needs... Full story

 

Raiders punish LB 42-0

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders defeated the Liberty Bell Mountain Lions 42-0 on Friday night, making their win-loss record 2-1. The Raiders scored six touchdowns for the night. Lucas Bird was on the recei...

 

Raiders have "great day" at cross country meet

The Raider cross country team ran at the Trojan Invitational on Saturday in Wapato Point Park in Manson and is already showing improvement from the week before. "They ran really well," said Head... Full story

 

LR soccer racks up two wins, one loss

The Lady Raider soccer team kicked off their season with two wins and a loss this past week, already showing a dramatic improvement over last season. In Manson on Sept. 12, the Lady Raiders defeated t...

 

Undefeated, volleyball brings in decisive wins

The Lady Raiders volleyball team remains undefeated by beating both Waterville and Oroville in only three sets this past week to make their win-loss record 4-0. In Waterville on Sept. 12, the Lady...

 

This week in sports

This week in sports Wednesday, September 20 5 p.m., LRJH Volleyball here with Brewster Thursday, September 21 5:30 p.m., LRJH Football at Liberty Bell Friday, September 22 - No School Native American Day 7 p.m., Raider Football, at Brewster(L)...

 

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