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Dog rescuer looking for a place outside city

A Grand Coulee woman who has tried to salvage a “dog rescue” operation, but was prevented from doing so by the city, hopes to relocate outside Grand Coulee so she can continue her work with animals. In a notice to the city Dorothy Harris...

 

Writing students get expert tips from author through video chat

The students sat in rows, all looking at the face of the man projected in the front of the class, authoritatively stating the rules for language arts. "1984" posters adorned the walls. Author Lindsay...

 

Photographer was busy this week; enjoy

So, Jacob took a ton of photos this week and we actually got the best of them online. You might be in some. Below is a slideshow, but you can find all our photos...

 

Driver goes over the edge

State Patrol investigators are piecing together the scene of a crash near the top of Grand Coulee Dam tonight. A driver apparently powered through the parking lot in the overlook just below the top...

 

Newsbriefs

Ambulance calls reported The Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Department made 44 ambulance calls in August, Chief Rick Paris told city council members last Tuesday night. Thirteen of the calls were in Coulee Dam, and 25 calls were in Grand Coulee. EMTs ma... Full story

 

Day is dedicated to cultural awareness

The Lake Roosevelt Schools hosted their seventh Cultural Awareness Gathering last Thursday, featuring immersion in a variety of aspects of Native American culture. Student bodies from the Grand...

 

Work can be a real grind

A Road Products Inc. worker uses a grinder to cut through the pavement of the runway at Grand Coulee Dam Airport last week along the lines of wide separations of pavement to cover major cracks in the...

 

Grant of $745,500 goes to local lending entity

A Coulee Dam enterprise has been awarded nearly three quarters of a million dollars to foster economic independence among native people. The U.S. Treasury Department awarded the nonprofit Northwest Native Development Fund $745,500, the company...

 

Appeal denied on dangerous dog

A Grand Coulee man who appealed a “potentially dangerous dog” charge in municipal court Friday was denied. Andrew Kramer, whose dog “Howdy” had bit a Portland woman in front of Banks Lake Pub July 22, appeared before Judge Richard Fitterer...

 

This lunch will help a good cause

In honor of breast cancer awareness month, please join me for lunch. I am raising funds for The CCNW Foundation. The foundation provides educational, financial and emotional assistance to inland northwest cancer patients and their families. This...

 

Our history and the future

When we look at the history of our nation, it is hard to get the facts straight unless you lived it. By now we know our history books in school are skewed and sanitized to vaguely cover one topic and dive deep into another. It all depends on the...

 

Impact of Hirst Decision must be addressed

In Washington, the legislative stalemate over permitting new household wells and the state’s construction budget has not only delayed needed funding for public projects, but triggered yet another salvo in the wider conflict over future supplies of...

 

Sixty-eight Years Ago

Pictured above is the outlet of the 12 discharge pipes from the pumping plant. The pumping plant site (dark) and the top of Grand Coulee Dam may be seen in the background. Discharge pipes have...

 

Carol L. Misale

Carol L. Misale, 89, of Missoula, Montana, went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, with her husband and family by her side. Born December 8, 1927, in Richmond, Michigan, she is the last of nine siblings. Her parents were Mathew and... Full story

 

The sound of community

A number of community members have joined the school pep band to play at athletic events, and several turned up at last Friday's football game. Those who have joined in with students include Charlie...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet this Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. Meeting begins at noon. Dr. Adam McConnell, the new Family Practice physician at Coulee Medical Center, will be the... Full story

 

State Parks announces free day dates for 2018

OLYMPIA – Sept. 25, 2017 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will again offer 12 free days next year, in which day-use visitors won’t need a Discover Pass to visit state parks by vehicle. The “free days” for 2018 are in...

 

Senior meals

Wed., Sept. 27 - Dinner Nick’s Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup, Homemade Bread, Green Beans, Mixed Fruit, Cook's Choice Dessert Thurs., Sept. 28 - Dinner Fish and Chips, Coleslaw, Pears w/Cinnamon, Cookies Fri., Sept. 29 - Breakfast Sausage Links,...

 

Ladies are digging and killing it

Lady Raider volleyball is killing it, having nabbed a couple more wins to go 6-0 for the season. The Lady Raiders defeated Okanogan on the road on Sept. 19, winning three sets to the Lady Bulldogs' tw...

 

Raiders best Bears in Brewster

The Raider football team squeaked by with a win on Friday in Brewster against the Bears, winning 24-19. "It was a good win," said Head Coach Bubba Egbert. "They went out and played hard for all four...

 

Honor roll student

Devan Black, of Coulee Dam, was named to the summer President’s Honor Roll at Washington State University, the school said last week....

 

Soccer notches another win

The Lady Raiders soccer team chalked up another win, making their win-loss record 3-1 after defeating Manson 6-3 in Grand Coulee Sept. 19. Maddie Toulou scored four of the goals for LR, and Loryn...

 

Bowling Scores

THURSDAY MIXUPS TEAM W L #5 10 2 The Star 6 6 #3 6 6 #2 6 6 #1 6 6 #6 2 10 High Game: Jesse Vieira 257; Mae Stensgar 199 High Series: Jesse Vieira 617; Mae Stensgar 502 DAM KEGLERS TEAM W L #5 38 22 #6 33 27 #1 31.5 28.5 #3 28 32 #4 27.5 32.5 High...

 

Upcoming in Raider sports

Wednesday, September 27 5 p.m., LRJH Volleyball at Oroville Thursday, September 28 4:00 p.m., Raider Cross Country at Tonasket Invitational 5:30 p.m., Raider Volleyball here with Soap Lake (NL) 5:30 p.m., LRJHS Football at Okanogan Friday, September...

 

Cross country team races with hundreds

The Raider cross country team ran in a massive race on Saturday in Walla Walla Point Park in Wenatchee, where the boys' race fielded 170 runners and the girls' race 115. Coach Brian Daniels said the...

 

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