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Articles from the October 5, 2016 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 5, 2016

Newsbriefs

Church to hold first service and open house The rock church in Coulee Dam will host its first service and open house this Sunday, October 9, after the Almira Community Church took ownership. Pastor Paul McArthur said a brunch and games with an apple...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 5, 2016

Local woman walks 500 miles through Spain

A good pair of walking shoes and a cot at night. Those were the essentials for Miss G's 500-mile trek last summer on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage across Spain. "Miss G" is Jaci Gross, a 16-year...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 5, 2016

School district building a fence against thieves

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board approved construction of a heavy-gauge chain link fence at the district's bus complex to protect its fleet from fuel thieves. At a meeting Thursday, board me...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 5, 2016

State park adding 30 campsites

Steamboat Rock State Park is on the grow. Already one of the largest and most popular state parks, a project is underway to add 30 more campsites. When it's finished, 193 of the park's camp sites...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 5, 2016

Two area hikes will highlight Ice Age this weekend

Two Ice Age floods hikes and lectures are scheduled for the Grand Coulee area within the coming week. The hikes and lectures are part of several Cheney-Spokane Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institutes efforts to give interested parties a hands-on...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 5, 2016

Get colorful for a cause

Here's an opportunity to run, or walk, for fun and a good cause. It's Saturday's "Color Me Pink and Purple Fun Run," a breast cancer awareness run and walk. Registration is set for 9:30 a.m....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 5, 2016

Judge has ideas on local crime

A judge of the superior court of one of the four local counties whose corners meet in the Grand Coulee Dam community has ideas he thinks should be considered across counties to help curb local crime....

 

Wyss is the right choice for state Senate

Since becoming a 12th District legislator 20 years ago I have avoided endorsing political candidates from my district. The reason is simple: I would be working with the person the voters chose, and by remaining neutral I ensured there would be no...

 
 By Greg Wilder    Opinion    October 5, 2016

Town follows thorough vetting process for police

Relating to Coulee Dam police chiefs and officers, prior to the current administration, the “process” was relaxed and lacking under the civil service procedures. And, yes, it might be more expedient. However, Washington state law (RCW chapters 35...

 
 By Don McClure    Opinion    October 5, 2016

Kennedy would protect custom and culture

Times change, and they always will. I can remember when county commissioners only met on Mondays to take care of all the business that had to be done. Now, because of so many laws and regulations, a county commissioner has a full-time job. A lot of...

 
 By Gina McCoy    Opinion    October 5, 2016

Current commissioners wasting money

Regardless of political leanings, people want their taxes to be spent wisely and efficiently. Having observed our current Board of County Commissioners during their regularly scheduled meetings, I am convinced that efficient use of our tax dollars...

 

Sheriff explains need for tax support

Public safety is one of the core needs and single most important services that county government is obligated to deliver. When citizens dial 9-1-1 they have an expectation that a sheriff’s deputy is coming to their reported emergency and is coming...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    October 5, 2016

Bits and pieces from a busy weekend

I had a busy weekend, just like a bunch of you did, so here is a synopsis of big things that happened over the weekend. Football was huge this weekend. LR Raiders 5-0 and an epic comeback and win in overtime in Oroville. Huskies win, Cougars win,...

 

Deborah (Debbi) Ann Achord

Deborah (Debbi) Ann Achord passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016, after a 13-year battle with cancer. Debbi was born April 24, 1960, in Spokane, Washington. She was raised in the coulee area and...

 

Timothy B. "Timmy" Allinson

Timothy B. "Timmy" Allinson, 51, was born Wednesday, August 4, 1965, in Burien, Washington, to the home of Paul and Sheila Allinson, and passed away Tuesday morning, September 27, 2016, in Wilbur, Was...

 

Jerome "Jerry" Sam

Jerome "Jerry" Sam, 76, was born Saturday, July 6, 1940, in Nespelem, Washington, to the home of Harry and Christine James-Sam and passed away Saturday morning, September 17, 2016, from the Colville...

 

Virginia Haney Allen

Virginia Haney Allen, of Electric City, Washington, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center Long Term Care, Grand Coulee, Washington, with her family at her side. She was...

 

Florence Desautel

Florence Desautel passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, in Brewster, Washington. She was born in Colville, Washington, on May 30, 1926, to Barney Rickard and Louise Stone. She lived on Kelly...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber To Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon this Thursday, October 6, at the Moose Lodge in Grand Coulee. Tom Poplawski will be speaking about the Almira/Coulee Dam Community Church and its launch on October 9....

 

Legals for October 5, 2016

IN THE TRIBAL COURT OF THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE COLVILLE RESERVATION Colville Tribal Credit Corporation, ) Case No.: CV-CD-2016-39073 a lending institution wholly-owned by ) the Confederated Tribes of the Colville ) Indian Reservation ) )...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    October 5, 2016

Raiders rally on the road, remain undefeated

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders pulled off a dramatic comeback Friday while on the road, coming from behind in the fourth quarter to defeat the Oroville Hornets 34-28 in overtime to go 5-0 for the season....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    October 5, 2016

Raiders Run Challenging Course

The Lake Roosevelt Cross Country runners participated in the Tonasket Invitational last Wednesday. "Tonasket is one of the last of the old, very hilly courses developed back when district and state co...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    October 5, 2016

Lady Raiders lose two, prepare for league play

The Lady Raiders lost one volleyball match at home and one on the road, but are looking forward to league play, which starts this week. Lake Roosevelt played last Tuesday against Brewster at home,...

 

School district personnel changes

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board last Thursday evening made a number of hires and accepted five resignations. Hired were Madisyn Byam as 2016 SHARP Kids program leader; Melanie Herndon as LAP paraprofessional; and Jeremy Crollard as...

 

This week in sports

Wed., Oct. 5 TBD, HS Cross Country at Omak Invitational 5 p.m., JHS Volleyball at Okanogan Thurs., Oct. 6 4:30 p.m., HS Soccer at Omak (NL) 5:30 p.m., HS Volleyball here with Manson (L) 5:30 p.m., JHS Football at Omak Fri., Oct. 7 HS Football Bye...

 

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