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Articles from the November 16, 2016 edition

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State park set for more updates

A major project at a local state park is on hold while a less extensive upgrade will move forward. A project to replace three of Steamboat Rock State Park’s five wet/dry pit sewer stations will begin late in November and continue through the...

 

Fire station construction to bring traffic changes

The Bureau of Reclamation Grand Coulee Dam is anticipating construction of its new fire station this spring, but there will be several changes before construction begins, the agency said in a press...

 

Calendars will support museum

A 2017 Coulee Pioneer Museum calendar will feature pictures of the Third Powerhouse at Grand Coulee Dam, museum promoter Birdie Hensley said this week. The calendar is dedicated to the men and women who worked on that huge project, the 50th...

 

Legion offers free winter clothing

American Legion Post 157 will give away winter clothing this Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Vets Center in Electric City. The Vets Center has collected and repaired over 100 winter coats during the summer and these will be available...

 

Holiday event in park will attract Santa

The coulee’s bearded guest will be at North Dam Park about 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 26, as part of a 3-5 p.m., community Christmas celebration, said Birdie Hensley, one of the organizers. There will be music, a cake walk for kids, a tree lighting,...

 

Breakfast raises money for scoreboard, banner

The Veterans Day "free" breakfast last Friday raised some $1,200 toward upgrades on the Lake Roosevelt High School football scoreboard, and a new banner to go with it, officials reported Monday. Lake...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 16, 2016

Sidewalk fix in town budget talks

Coulee Dam’s sidewalks are in need of repair and the town will have to decide how to fund a longterm solution or to make smaller repairs a few at at a time. Solutions discussed at the town council’s preliminary budget hearing last week ranged fro...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 16, 2016

County races still too close to call

With 6,500 ballots left to count, two races for county commissioner seats in Okanogan County are still up in the air. The county’s election department issued the latest count taken Monday afternoon, which showed fewer than 700 votes separating the...

 

Lynn M Jackson

Lynn M Jackson, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, November 6, in Spokane, Washington, surrounded by family.  Lynn grew up on a farm and graduated in 1943 from Sunfield High School in Michigan. After s...

 

Reginald E. (Reg) Morgan

Reg Morgan passed away October 19, 2016, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law in Tacoma, Wash. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Tacoma at 12:10 p.m., on November 17 and a memorial Mass at St. Henry’s Catholic...

 

Senior Menu

Wed., Nov. 16 – Dinner Turkey and Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Green Bean Casserole, Fruit Salad, Pumpkin Pie (Thanksgiving Dinner compliments of CDFCU) Thurs., Nov. 17 – Dinner Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Potato Chips, Corn, Apple Slices...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber To Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, this Thursday, November 17, at Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. General business is on the agenda. Blood Drive Monday, Nov. 21 Inland Northwest Blood Center, along with the...

 

Free yard waste dumping at Delano transfer station

Delano resident Gerald Dotson gets rid of his garden waste Monday afternoon. There's still plenty of time to take advantage of a period of free dumping at the Delano Regional Transfer Station. The...

 

Legals for November 16, 2016

IN THE TRIBAL COURT OF THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE COLVILLE RESERVATION Colville Tribal Credit Corporation, ) Case No.: CV-CD-2016-39092 lending institution wholly-owned by ) the Confederated Tribes of the Colville ) Indian Reservation ) ) CHIEF...

 

Concerned about crime in our community and want change? Get involved!

At some recent town council meetings, some Coulee Dam citizens expressed a desire to help stem crime in their community by forming a “Block Watch” program. I was asked to head this endeavor as I had worked with similar programs in Spokane and...

 

Football program's hard work paid off

I want to thank the school, the community, the students, the coaches and especially the players for an uplifting season. It goes to show hard work pays off! Keep up all the things in your lives.  Soy Redthunder...

 

Thanks for the support in a clean campaign

I want to first thank all of those who assisted, supported, volunteered, donated, and voted for me in the Okanogan County Commissioner District 2 primary and general elections. The amount of support I received is truly humbling.  I also want to...

 

Celebrating 127 years of the Evergreen State

Washington my home; Where ever I may roam; This is my land, my native land, Washington, my home. Our verdant forest green, Caressed by silvery stream; From mountain peak to fields of wheat. Washington, my home.   This verse of “Washington My...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    November 16, 2016

Remembering the Musings

I read in last week’s paper of the passing of Reg Morgan. To say the least, I am a little heartbroken to hear of this. On these very pages, week after week, Reg wrote about fishing, hunting, travel and the occasional stray pet as he let you in on...

 

Raiders lose in playoffs to NWC Crusaders

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders fell in the first round of the state playoffs to the Northwest Christian Crusaders 48-16 at Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane Friday night. The Crusaders will go on to face the...

 

Raiders elected to All-League

The Central Washington B football league nominated their “All-League” players last week, with 14 Lake Roosevelt Raiders making the cut, including eight first-team selections, five second-team selections, and one honorable mention. The coaches in...

 

Ladies named to All-League

Seven Lady Raiders were named to the Central Washington B league’s All-League teams, four from soccer, and three from volleyball. In soccer, sophomore midfielder Loryn Moore made All-League First Team, senior defender Maya Milk made Second Team,...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 11/7 - An Electric City man reported to police that someone threw something into the path of his vehicle and broke the windshield. - A dog that constantly barks at a residence on E. Grand Coulee Avenue attracted police again. The...

 

Seasonal decor goes up in area

Grant County PUD worker Tim Noud hangs a decoration on a pole on Main Street in Grand Coulee Nov. 9, as winter wheat sprouts from a decorative fall straw bale below. Warm temperatures and record...

 

Trees of Sharing will be out soon

’Tis the season for Trees of Sharing 2016. The Trees of Sharing program is a special way for Grand Coulee Dam area residents to anonymously bless local children who might not otherwise receive a gift this Christmas. Following the name collection,...

 

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