Articles from the January 25, 2017 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 25, 2017

Arrest made in store burglary

Police have arrested one person and are looking for additional suspects in the burglary of Loepp Furniture early Sunday morning, Jan. 15. Officers Adam Florenzen and Chris McClanahan took part in the apprehension of a 34-year-old Omak woman, Darcy... Full story

 

Dinner time

Brother and sister Nick and Becky Heilman serve fruit cups during a ham-hock-and-bean soup dinner to members at the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center Tuesday. Their mother, Chay, is the head cook there.... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 25, 2017

Community watch meeting slated

A follow-up “community watch” meeting in Coulee Dam has been set for 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Almira/Coulee Dam Community Church, according to Ed Bartley. A feeling that the crime rate in Coulee Dam was rising rapidly spurred the first... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 25, 2017

School district, city to meet on school

An upcoming visit between two local governments could help prevent a big local asset from degrading into a permanent eyesore. The Grand Coulee Dam School District has been invited to Grand Coulee’s next planning commission meeting on Feb. 8, to... Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 25, 2017

Reclamation settles pollution lawsuit

An environmental group that sued to force changes at Grand Coulee Dam says it has reached a settlement with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Columbia Riverkeeper announced last week that the Bureau had agreed to investigate the possibility of... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 25, 2017

Councilman resigns as wife is hired

Brad Parrish has resigned his position on Electric City’s council. Parrish submitted his resignation after he learned that his wife had been selected as deputy clerk. The council meets next Feb. 14, and is expected to accept Parrish’s... Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 25, 2017

Fewer federal funds expected for school

The Nespelem School District has plenty of cash right now, but fewer federal funds may be coming for the year than previously planned. The district, which budgeted for the year based on an expected... Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 25, 2017

Impromptu slumber party shows kindness of community

The Liberty Bell Mountain Lions held an impromptu slumber party in the Lake Roosevelt gym last Tuesday after their basketball game with the Raiders, due to the ice storm that night. The junior varsity games had been canceled so that the varsity... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 25, 2017

Ice Age Trail gathers pieces of a puzzle

The National Park Service Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail is like a giant jigsaw puzzle; the whole is there to see, but the problem is how to put the pieces together. Denise Bausch, NPS chief o... Full story

 

Nice catch

D'Wayne Darlington with Hurd's Guide Service displays a couple of good-sized Kokanee on the dock at Crescent Bay Monday. The land-locked salmon have reportedly been biting, but regional anglers have... Full story

 

Why I will serve only one term as mayor

I graduated from Coulee Dam High School in 1962 and then off to work as a draftsman and engineer technician. I needed more, so in 1968 I enrolled in Washington State University … subsequently graduating in civil engineering & geology (BS cum... Full story

 
 By Covingtons    Opinion    January 25, 2017

Heroes help couple "bermed out" by snowplow

We made it home before the news hour last Wednesday evening after an overnight in Spokane. The highway was bare and wet, and everything went well until we tried to turn into our driveway. It had snowed three inches Tuesday night, and we had a berm... Full story

 

March for Life scheduled in Omak

Join us for the annual Omak March for Life Jan. 26. Meet in the park by the Omak Library at noon. The mission of the March for Life is to provide all Americans with a place to testify to the beauty of life and the dignity of each human person. Both... Full story

 

Overcoming legacy, new commissioners need support

Public participation and support from citizens are essential to carrying out improvements that are now underway by our newly- elected Okanogan County commissioners. These commissioners have inherited significant difficulties, including dealing with... Full story

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    January 25, 2017

My fellow Americans

What a confusing weekend in America. The greatest democracy in the world held its most historical and patriotic event Friday, and those who did not agree with the outcome of the process (a process that I have not agreed with at times, I might add)... Full story

 

Many years ago

Street scene at Grand Coulee Center. If anyone remembers Halland's Sandwich or Pioneer Grocery Market, let us know.... Full story

 

Joanne Leith

Joanne Leith, 73, passed away at her home Saturday evening January 7, 2017, surrounded by her family, following a long and courageous battle with illness. Joanne was born in Nespelem, Washington to... Full story

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, this Thursday, January 26, at the Senior Center on Main Street, Grand Coulee. Grant County Port District 7 to Meet The Grant County Port District 7 will hold its... Full story

 

It's a girl for Hall/Marchand

Brooke Marchand and Edward Hall, of Grand Coulee, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Izabelle Angel Marchand-Hall, born Thursday, January 12, 2017, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 8 lbs., 11 oz., and... Full story

 

Senior menu

Wed., Jan. 25 – Dinner Baked Chicken, Potato Salad, Mixed Veggies, Hot Roll, Peaches and Cream Thurs., Jan. 26 – Dinner Meat Loaf, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Peas and Carrots, Fruit Slices, Cook’s Choice Dessert Fri., Jan. 27 – Breakfast... Full story

 

Lake Roosevelt Elementary students of the month

These students were selected at Lake Roosevelt Elementary as students of the month for December.... Full story

 

Lady Raiders chalk up two more in the win column

The Lady Raiders defeated Liberty Bell in a fourth-quarter comeback before a dominant win over the Manson. Hosting the Lady Mountain Lions Jan. 17, Lake Roosevelt trailed for three-and-a-half... Full story

 

After win and loss, still hope for playoffs for Raiders

The Raider boys defeated the Mountain Lions, but fell to the Trojans last week, still leaving Lake Roosevelt with a long shot at the playoffs. Hosting the Liberty Bell Mountain Lions on a night of... Full story

 

Wrestlers continue conquest in Kittitas

The Raider wrestlers traveled to Kittitas on Saturday, where four of them placed in the Coyote Classic tournament, two of them in the top spot. Out of the six Raiders competing at the tournament, four were wrestling for team points. Lake Roosevelt... Full story

 

Superintendent gets his actual title

Yes, the Grand Coulee Dam School District does have a superintendent! A glitch when Paul Turner took over the superintendent position last August was fixed by the school board Monday night. It was one of those things where someone forgot to cross a... Full story

 

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