Articles from the October 21, 2015 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 21, 2015

Council candidate forum set for Thursday night

Residents of Coulee Dam will have an opportunity to get to know at least some of their candidates for city council positions in the November 3rd election. A forum will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in the community room at city... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    October 21, 2015

New fitness program offers a new culture at Lake Roosevelt Schools

A training program at Lake Roosevelt Schools has inspired dozens of teenagers to get up early to work out before school every day, for no credit. "We bring a culture," said former professional... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    October 21, 2015

Council: push for consolidation

When the mayor of Coulee Dam told the town council last week that consolidating police services might not go anywhere for years, they asserted it was worth pushing for anyway. Mayor Greg Wilder filled the council in on talks he’d had with Grant... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 21, 2015

Recycling effort in a tailspin

The Regional Board of Mayors effort to begin a recycling program is in a tailspin. Even its chairman, Electric City Mayor John Nordine III, said he wasn’t in favor of it. The mayors had agreed to take the recycling issue to their respective... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 21, 2015

Couple wants a fiber mill at old school

A conditional-use permit may be the best way Grand Coulee can move forward to allow a Grand Coulee couple to purchase Center School. Mervin and MaryJo Monteith appeared before the planning commission last week to pursue interest in putting in a... Full story



Perpetual summer hours for trash The governing Regional Board of Mayors agreed last week to make year-round what have previously been summer-only hours at the Delano Regional Transfer Station. Beginning Nov. 1, hours will be from 8 a.m. to noon on... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 21, 2015

He loves to fix guns

Some people are lucky and choose vocations that are also their hobbies. That's true with Dennis Buchanan, who owns and runs Buchanan Armory in Electric City. "I've always loved guns," he said... Full story


To the voters of Coulee Dam

Recently, I had the privilege of spending time with three of the candidates running for the Coulee Dam Town Council. Although I spoke with each individually, I was very surprised to hear how similar their actions and views were. I told them I would... Full story


Lots of help appreciated for the "gathering"

On behalf of the Grand Coulee Dam and Nespelem School Districts, we would like to thank everyone who helped make the 2015 Cultural Awareness Gathering a success. We were blessed to have perfect weather that day. We would like to thank the following... Full story

 By Steinke    Opinion    October 21, 2015

And we'll miss her, too

The closing of the Fusion Café comes as an unfortunate loss to the community and to myself as well. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the customers I have had the privilege and honor of serving in my job as waitress these past... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    October 21, 2015

Aches and pain of aging and hunting

I remember my first day of high school football practice. What I remember more is the next day barely being able to get out of bed. Every muscle, joint and bone seemed to scream with an extreme aching that had never been felt before by this young... Full story


Eighty-One Years Ago

South end of government camp. ­– 1934... Full story


Carpenters celebrate 50 years

Richard and Lucy Carpenter recently celebrated their Golden Anniversary on a Honolulu, Hawaii vacation, including a cruise to many other islands and Maui. Richard and Lucy (Haydock) were united in... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber Meets at Pepper Jack’s for October The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will be meeting this Thursday, Oct. 22, at noon, at Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille in Grand Coulee. General business will be discussed. Demos to Meet Okanogan... Full story


Senior Menu

Wed., Oct. 21 - Dinner Pork Roast, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Mixed Salad, Applesauce, Cake. Happy Birthday Thurs., Oct. 22 - Dinner Broccoli Chicken Divan (Broccoli, Chicken, Rice, Cheese), Sunrise Salad, Apple Crisp Fri., Oct. 23 - Breakfast... Full story


WSU Master Gardener volunteer training offered

WSU Extension Master Gardeners needs you! WSU trains local Master Gardener volunteers to provide public education to Okanogan County communities. Master Gardeners assist the public in solving gardening and home horticulture problems, and they also pr... Full story


Lady Raider volleyball split close matches

Lady Raider Volleyball split the two matches contested last week. In the first at Bridgeport Oct. 13, the Lady Raiders lost to the Fillies three games to two. Then on Thursday at home, Lake Roosevelt... Full story


Raiders lose to White Swan

Lake Roosevelt and White Swan played a scoreless first half before the Cougars wore down the Raiders and won 31-12 at the LR homecoming game Friday night. The loss puts LR's win-loss record at 0-3 in... Full story


Raider harriers finish regular season at Oroville

Raider cross country runners finished the regular season at Oroville last Saturday at the Oroville Invitational. In a field featuring good teams from across the region, the Raider boys finished seventh overall in team scoring. Three of the seven... Full story


This week in sports

Wed., Oct. 21 5 p.m., JHS Volleyball at Bridgeport Thurs., Oct. 22 5:30 p.m., HS Volleyball here with Brewster Fri., Oct. 23 7 p.m., HS Football here with Kittitas. Senior Night Sat., Oct. 24 TBD HS Cross Country, league meet with Liberty... Full story


All smiles

Corban Wilder and Tanya Ang smile after being crowned king and queen at the Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School's homecoming Friday night. - Scott Hunter photo... Full story


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 10/6 - A man who lives on Spokane Way told police that his house had been ransacked while he was out of town. He said two television sets and three guns were among items taken. He said it would take him a little time to determine... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 21, 2015

No more pay boost for long service

Electric City struck down its own “longevity pay schedule” at its meeting last week. The city had passed a resolution in 2002, initiated by then-mayor Ray Halsey, affirming the benefits of attracting and keeping key employees by giving them a... Full story


LEgals for October 21, 2015

Grant County Mosquito Control Dist. 2 Notice of Meeting Change Grant County Mosquito Control District #2 will begin holding the monthly board meeting on the second Thursday of each month starting November 12, 2015. (Publish Oct. 21 and 28, 2015) \... Full story


Clyde Pugh

Memorial services for Clyde Pugh will be held Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 1 p.m., at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake, Washington. Clyde passed away Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, at Holy Family Hospital (Providence) in Spokane, Washington. A... Full story

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