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Articles from the April 22, 2015 edition

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Dozens of cats taken from Electric City home

Animal control workers removed over 60 cats from a home in Electric City Monday. Representatives from Pasado’s Safe Haven, a rescue operation from Monroe, Wash., along with Grand Coulee Police Chief John Tufts, completed taking the cats from... Full story


View from the top

Dillon Wells, of Lake Stevens, Washington, takes a careful glance over Grand Coulee Dam on a tour stop at the top. This season's tours started up April 1, and personnel said the week most Washington... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 22, 2015

City may allow golf carts on streets

You may soon be able to “putter” around in Electric City. No, they aren’t turning the city into a putt-putt golf course, although some might argue it’s a good idea; but last Tuesday night the city council voted in favor of allowing golf... Full story


Tribal members to mull legal status of marijuana on reservation

The Colville Business Council (CBC) voted 11-0 to include a referendum vote by the membership regarding the legal status of marijuana on the Colville Reservation, Tribal Chairman Jim Boyd announced Tuesday. In addition to picking half the tribal... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 22, 2015

Friendly turkey is off the road

A turkey hen, that was getting tamer by the day, was hit by a vehicle a week ago and taken by Tribal officers in an effort to heal the bird. Jessica Redmon, at 1029 River Drive in Coulee Dam, had the turkey in her yard most of the time, and she... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 22, 2015

Two cities closer on policing agreement

An extension of the current police contract between Grand Coulee and Electric City is getting closer, both city council committees agree. Currently, Grand Coulee provides police services to Electric City for $115,000 annually. That likely will... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 22, 2015

Electric City zoning proposals drawing comment

Electric City has received about 20 letters from residents giving public comment on a number of zoning changes proposed by the city’s planning commission. The main item of controversy is the size of accessory buildings. The planners had... Full story



City seeks a hearing examiner Electric City is seeking a hearing examiner. The person must know land use law, real property law, enforcement of municipal regulations, city planning and development, and similar permitting issues and must be familiar... Full story


Angler triple challenged this weekend

Like fishing for walleye, rainbow trout and smallmouth bass in Banks Lake? Then you better enter the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Triple Fish Challenge, April 25-26, at Coulee Playland. Bring in the highest total weight for... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 22, 2015

Advance tickets offer extra carnival savings

You can save some big bucks this year by purchasing Colorama Carnival tickets early. Chamber of Commerce officials, the sponsoring agency for the event, said advance daily tickets are now on sale at seven locations: The Credit Union, Chamber of... Full story


Colorama raffle buttons available

You can now stop by a local business and purchase your Colorama Button. For the $3 cost not only will you show your support for the big annual celebration, but it could be a lucky button and be your... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    April 22, 2015

Last Family Fun Night next week

A free dinner, badminton, and the full display of Lake Roosevelt students’ artistic and scientific sides will be featured at the final Family Fun Night of the year next Wednesday at the school. Organizers Kim Stanger and Victor Camarena said the... Full story


Above and beyond the call of duty

During a recent illness, I was having some serious health problems and needed medications. I had, just had, an 8:30 doctor’s appointment. It was already late afternoon and I couldn’t get my new defibrillator to work, and my meds weren’t ready.... Full story


"Ferguson" doesn't represent most law officers

A couple of weeks ago I was talking to a group of teenagers who were part of a scouting organization. The first question I asked was, “What do you think of when you think of the police?” A 17-year-old boy raised his hand and said,... Full story


Hydrogen fuel cells should be developed for energy storage

In the run-up to a solar eclipse on March 20 of this year, European tabloids had a Y2K-style field day. In the middle of a bright, sunny day, European solar panels together produce about as much electricity as 90 large nuclear power plants. Germany,... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    April 22, 2015

Is Aprils Fool's Day all month long?

Over the past month, a few funny things have happened. Well, to be honest, at the time it was not funny at all. Remember when our parents used to say, “Someday you will look back at this moment and laugh.” Well they were right, like they mostly... Full story


Coulee Recollections

10 years ago The Grand Coulee Dam Middle School fifth-grade “Math Is Cool” team finished fifth place at the regional spring competition in Moses Lake, competing in division two against 45 other teams, representing 39 schools from around... Full story


Mary M. Palanuk

Mary Magdalene (Ernest) Palanuk was born on Valentine's Day, 1915, in Stratford, Oklahoma. She went on to Glory Thursday, April 16, 2015. Mary moved to Grand Coulee with her brother Edward and wife... Full story


Eileen L. Sanders

Eileen Lucretia (Kurth) Sanders, 77, of Princeville, Hawaii, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, in Bellevue, Wash.  Eileen was born on September 4, 1937, in Almira, Wash., to the late William and Audrey (Peddicord) Kurth. She attended... Full story


It's a boy for Fry/Conant

Jamie Fry and Clinton Conant of Nespelem are proud to announce the birth of their son Kacyn Scott Conant on Friday, April 10, 2015, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 7 lbs., 3.5 oz., and was 20 inches in length at birth. Sibling... Full story


Parade entries still open

You can still be part of the big Colorama Parade, May 9. All you need to do is stop by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce office or go online to for your parade entry... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber To Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at the Melody Restaurant in Coulee Dam on Thursday, April 23, at noon. Guest speaker is Mike Earney, canine coordinator or the Grant County Sheriff’s office. He will be... Full story


Baseball beats Manson, loses to Okanogan

Raider baseball started last week with a 13-3 win over the Manson Trojans in Coulee Dam. It wasn't a forgone conclusion. Manson held the Raiders scoreless for two innings from their 4-1 deficit in... Full story


Raider track continues to see improvement

Raider track saw another successful day April 18 at the Quincy Invitational, where the good weather helped many to a great performance. “Every time an athlete performed, they achieved a season-best and many set personal records,” Head Coach Lori... Full story


Golf continues to swing away

Raider Golf continues to grow with the season as the young golfers gain experience. Eighth-grader Darin Whiteman impressed Head Coach Steve Files on April 15 at Oroville by shooting a 102 and finishing third overall on the 18-hole course. Coach... Full story


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