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 By Kim Stout    Opinion    February 21, 2018 

Questions and answers on upcoming Missoula Children's Theatre

Auditions for “The Snow Queen,” brought to our community by MCT (Missoula Children’s Theater) and the Grand Coulee Dam PTA (Parent Teacher Association), will be held March 5, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. in the High School Gym. I would like to share... Full story

 

They take NRA money

According to the Washington Post, Feb. 15, 2018, the following Washington lawmakers have accepted National Rifle Association donations: Rep. Dan Newhouse, Republican congressman, 4th District $4,000, including 2018. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers,... Full story

 

Path forward needed for water infrastructure

Last week, the Trump administration released its proposal to modernize our nation’s infrastructure, a blueprint that gives hope for federal support and a positive path forward on projects across the country that are stalled due to bureaucratic red...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    February 21, 2018 

Wanna wrassle!

The tradition continues. Two Raider wrestlers answered the question that has been hanging over the team all year: “Who’s next?” The Raider wrestling team has put on a streak of state champs for...

 

Coulee Recollections

60 years ago Water Flows Over Gr. Coulee Spillway: Springtime spilling began again at Grand Coulee Dam Monday afternoon, with a variable number of drum gates open, depending on power load demands and inflow, as water release at the big dam is current...

 

Voters showed good sense

A vote on a boost to the Grand Coulee sales tax that passed on Tuesday will add a bit to the bottom line of most non-food retail sales made in Grand Coulee. The city council showed good sense in allowing the public to vote on it as a solution to the...

 

Trump administration right to reverse federal overreach

The right to an individual’s life, liberty, and private property underpins any free society. It is a well-established principle enshrined in the Constitution’s 5th Amendment that under a limited government, no individual can be deprived of privat...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day

It would be a huge mistake for me to let a day go by when the paper comes out on Valentine’s Day and not write about my love. Plus, it is a huge opportunity for brownie points. Oh, by the way, this very paper wrote about us way back then; “Fire...

 

Cities balancing budgets with fees

Have you carefully checked your utility bills lately? Most people don’t unless they are monsters like the ones for garbage in Scranton, PA, and Los Angeles. In Vancouver, WA, our garbage and recycling bill now has an added 3.6-percent refuse tax....

 

Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago Pleasants tops 1,000 points: Matt Pleasants has amassed some 1,021 points in his high school career, an average of 12 points per game in 85 outings. 20 Years Ago Flavors of old Mexico will grace the coulee: Eisael Hernandez opens his...

 

Thanks and regrets, but no variety store

To our friends in the Grand Coulee Dam area: As many of you know, we have been trying since November to find a way to open a variety store in your area. During prior visits we’ve made to our daughter, Launi Ritter, we had seen a thriving variety...

 
 By Gail Morin    Opinion    February 7, 2018

Elmer City mayor responds to article

In response to “Elmer City seeks Coulee Dam’s financial help,” January 31: On January 5, 2018, Elmer City requested a meeting with the new Coulee Dam mayor. Coulee Dam set the date of the meeting for January 16th at 10 a.m. and we agreed to...

 
 By Ray Wells    Opinion    February 7, 2018

Reader asks school board what's being done

I believe the public who have children who have been going to the Grand Coulee Dam School have the right to know of things that have been done within the new school. 1. A reasonable stack of papers was given to Rich Black on the school board....

 
 By Bob Valen    Opinion    February 7, 2018

January sputters with odd weather

Winter months are great for offering up some reading time. We all find that comfortable, well-lit spot, a drink (your choice) and a great book — maybe some great music, too. My personal interests...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    February 7, 2018

Love: what does it look like?

When we were growing up we correlated love with a valentine or a girlfriend or boyfriend. The nervousness, anxiety and excitement that came with receiving or getting a little Scooby Doo card with red...

 

Coulee Recollections

10 years ago The Lady Raiders took an early nlead and never looked back as they put together a 77-48 Caribou Trail League win over Cashmere in Coulee Dam Saturday night. That made it two in a row last week, having trounced the Omak Pioneers on their...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    January 31, 2018

Senior Profile: Chasity Williams

I recently sat down with one of my all-time favorite ladies, Lake Roosevelt senior Chasity “All-star” Williams to talk about how things are going. Chasity has one of the biggest, best smiles and...

 

North Korean guest workers booted

It’s not good to be a North Korean guest worker these days. As part of stepped-up sanctions against the rogue nation’s accelerated nuclear and ballistic missile development programs, countries around the world are expelling North Koreans. They... Full story

 

March for Life and federal legislation show support for unborn

On Friday, January 19, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators joined together and walked along the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for the 45th annual March for Life. In full view of the Lincoln Memorial and the U.S. Capitol, and in the shadow of...

 

Coulee Recollections

10 years ago The Lady Raiders took an early lead and never looked back as they put together a 77-48 Caribou Trail League win over Cashmere in Coulee Dam Saturday night. That made it two in a row last week, having trounced the Omak Pioneers on their...

 

Trump used common sense in shutdown

In 2013, the Federal Government shut down for 16 days. What that meant for those of us wishing to access our very own Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area (LRNRA) at that time was nothing short of unbelievable. Operating under a Contingency Plan...

 

Resolve to care for children in 2018

2018 has arrived! Are you searching for a New Year’s resolution, but just aren’t exactly sure what you should resolve to do? Do you love children and think they deserve to be cared for in a safe and nurturing home? If you answered yes to either...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    January 24, 2018

Looking into the shadow

How do students get real-life looks into a career without holding down a job? The answer is being a “Job Shadow.” This gives students a real opportunity to walk in the shoes of a career or job...

 

To close the digital divide, it must first be identified

Despite the potential for broadband to modernize the economy in rural America, access and availability continue to lag. The President’s recent executive order affirmed this limitation and the need to commit resources to close rural America’s digi...

 

Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago The Colville Tribe’s two lumber mills are receiving about 100 truckloads of logs a day and loggers are keeping up with their goal of cleaning out a 9,000-acre section of the forest fire burn.  The Raiders are still firmly atop the...

 

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