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 Opinion    July 1, 2015 

Fireworks are scary in this heat

If there was ever a good argument for expressing your patriotism and love of explosives in a big group, the weather is providing a better one. Frankly, the current heat wave is scary, especially remembering the wildland fires the local area has...

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion    July 1, 2015 

Time to revive the Black Rock Reservoir plan

Yakima Valley farmers have the same problem as their California counterparts: there just isn’t enough water for crops, migrating fish and people. In California this year, an estimated 564,000 acres of prime cropland will be left unplanted because o...

 
 By Lee H Hamilton    Opinion    July 1, 2015 

We need both insiders and outsiders in Congress

Members of Congress get categorized in all sorts of ways. They’re liberal or conservative; Republican or Democrat; interested in domestic affairs or specialists in foreign policy. There’s one important category, though, that I never hear...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    July 1, 2015 

Heat, heat and more heat

It’s hotter than a woolly mammoth in a sweater factory. There are lots of classic sayings out there to describe the current heat wave. Has anyone tried frying an egg on the sidewalk yet? Or barbecuing without turning on the gas? Just curious...

 
 Opinion    July 1, 2015 

Coulee Recollections

10 years ago The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce said this year’s giant fireworks show, sponsored by the Coulee Dam Casino will be about twice as large as last year’s with some special effects at the end. This year’s musical groups,...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    June 24, 2015

Lack of connection leads to complications

My wife was about to leave me this week, illustrating a startling fact of modern life. She wasn’t leaving because it was over between us. No, we have a strong marriage. But a different kind of problem was about to take her away for as long as it...

 
 By Jennifer Nielsen    Opinion    June 24, 2015

If you want to recycle, tell city council

To all Grand Coulee residents. The Grand Coulee City Council Meeting is July 7th (Tuesday) at 6 p.m. Recycling will be a big topic of discussion at this meeting. Whether or not recycling will be available in this area will most likely be decided at...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Opinion    June 24, 2015

Thoughts on recycling

I have a few thoughts on recycling in the area. One thought is that if it’s too expensive then we don’t need every individual household to have its own recycle can, which would necessitate a truck to drive up and down every street picking up the...

 
 By Greg Wilder    Opinion    June 24, 2015

Alternative wastewater plant study more responsible and thoughtful

As you may know, we recently included a “Wastewater Treatment Project Update” with our utility bills. To the best of my knowledge and information, it is balanced and honest. During our last Council meeting (6/10/15), former Mayor, Quincy Snow...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    June 24, 2015

Peace makers in a troubled world

If you have watched the world news at all, you know that a lot of very troubling things are occurring across the world and in our very own country. A shooting in a church in the south, escaped convicts that could be anywhere by now, and the epidemic...

 
 Opinion    June 24, 2015

Coulee Recollections

10 years ago Sixty-five Lake Roosevelt High School students graduated at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 11 in the LRHS gym. The Class of 2005 Motto was “Nothing we do changes the past. Everthing we do changes the future.” Senior Class officers were:...

 
 By Lee H Hamilton    Opinion    June 17, 2015

Why run for office?

I spend a fair amount of time talking to students and other young people about Congress and politics in general, and I’ve noticed something. It used to be that I’d regularly get asked how one runs for office. Nowadays, I rarely do. A lot of...

 
 By Selena Moore    Opinion    June 17, 2015

Impressive, humbling experience with school's "oral boards" inspires kudos

I am writing to personally acknowledge and thank Cathy Krohn and everyone involved in the LRHS Senior Oral Boards process. I had the honor of being on a board and reviewing the files and presentations of five seniors for the first time this week....

 
 By Connie Williamson    Opinion    June 17, 2015

Choose simple solution at Four Corners

I have been reading with disbelief all of the reasons to, and not to, change the Four Corners intersection. It is indeed a dangerous intersection…but…a low cost solution would be to remove all the banners, signs, and other obstructions to...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    June 17, 2015

Inside peek of graduation week

Ask any senior, this past week was a stressful one. First there were the deadlines for assignments and papers. Then the Senior Dinner. Followed by Oral Boards. Then Baccalaureate. Then Practice for graduation. Then the event itself, followed by the...

 
 Opinion    June 17, 2015

Coulee Recollections

10 years ago Starting July 1, you'll have to pay five bucks to spend a day at the Crown Point overlook, a Washington State Parks fee area, or you can purchase a season pass for $50. Shane Proctor...

 
 By F. Gregory Wilder    Opinion    June 17, 2015

Alternative wastewater plant study more responsible and thoughtful

As you may know, we recently included a “Wastewater Treatment Project Update” with our utility bills. To the best of my knowledge and information, it is balanced and honest. During our last Council meeting (6/10/15), former Mayor, Quincy Snow...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    June 10, 2015

Progress achievable with unity, not without

In recent years, this community has grown apart. It’s time to reverse that trend. While municipal leaders always tend to watch out for their own interests, that propensity doesn’t have to get in the way of the whole Grand Coulee Dam community...

 
 By Daniel and Annmarie Morfenski    Opinion    June 10, 2015

Moving on, but thanks for a great place to live

To all the wonderful folks that call the Coulee their home: This is a letter of appreciation, thanks and a bid farewell. Our greatest pleasure was meeting and interacting with each and every one of you! The people and areas most to be missed will be...

 
 By Ken Jorgensen    Opinion    June 10, 2015

PUD should not change rates for big business

There seems to be some confusion about what a public utility district is intended to accomplish. The large corporations who have come into Grant County will attempt to lower their rates if they can, and in that attempt, they will urge a cost...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    June 10, 2015

Advice from a friend for graduates

Well class, the time has come. The time to become an adult, to make your own decisions and time to be on your own. You have been awaiting and dreaming a long time for this and it is now here. It seems like only yesterday that you were sitting in...

 
 Opinion    June 10, 2015

Coulee Recollections

10 years ago All 10 Lake Roosevelt athletes brought home medals from the WIAA 1A Track and Field Championships held at EWU, Cheney last weekend, including: Omar Fercha, 3rd, 110-meter hurdles, 15.92; Tiffany Barry, 2nd, 800-meter run, 2:21:10; Jake...

 
 By Cindy Jayne    Opinion    June 3, 2015

Legion post thanks community for support

As commander of American Legion Post 157, in Electric City, I want to publicly thank our communities and all of the veterans who made our annual Memorial Day breakfast such a success! From this one breakfast, we gathered enough donations to totally f...

 
 By Clea Pryor    Opinion    June 3, 2015

Young adults show strong leadership

The Ridge Riders have completed another year of successful events for all us to enjoy. A big thank you to the entire membership for their hard work. I would especially like to thank the young adults who organized the Memorial Bull Riding for my dad....

 
 By Tom Hawkins    Opinion    June 3, 2015

City misrepresents federal policy on pot enforcement

I see that the Grand Coulee City Council has once again blocked legal cannabis (marijuana) businesses in our city, and has once again cited federal law as their basis for said decision (or lack thereof). The official position of the federal...

 

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