A puppet show will take place at the Grand Coulee Library Thursday, April 4 at 4 p.m. For more information, call the library at 633-0972.

Proctor riding

school set

Shane Proctor, 2011 National Finals Rodeo World Champion Bull Rider and PBR Riders Ben Jones and others will be hosting the Shane Proctor Bull & Steer Riding School on Tuesday, Apr. 2, and Wednesday, Apr. 3, at 9 a.m. both days.

The event will be held at the Nespelem Junior Rodeo grounds.

On Tuesday at 6 p.m., community members are invited to a Potluck Appreciation Dinner at the Nespelem Community Center.

Those attending should bring a favorite food dish, camera, and join in to welcome and thank the cowboys for taking their time to teach local young cowboys their knowledge about keeping a positive attitude, proper equipment, safety and riding skills. The Nespelem Junior Rodeo Association will provide the meats, silverware and plates.

Coulee Medical Center ER and Walk-In Care

Two more

helping out

Two volunteers for the Ridge Riders were left out of a story last week outlining who is responsible for the group’s many functions. Cindy Edwards is in charge of royalty and the royalty luncheon, and Debbie Achord is in charge of the rodeo queen’s activity.

Easter Egg

hunt Saturday

The annual Grand Coulee Dam Lions Club Easter egg hunt will be held at the Grand Coulee Dam Middle School field Saturday, March 30, at 11 a.m. All children through ages 10 are welcome to come and participate.




Bailey Stanger, a sophomore at Lake Roosevelt High School, earned first prize in the Native Young Artist competition sponsored by the Colville Confederated Tribes Environmental Trust Program. Bailey received a $50 gift card to Walmart for winning.

Studded tire

deadline soon

As temperatures rise across the region, the Washington State Department of Transportation reminds drivers to remove their studded tires by midnight, March 31.

“Our forecasters expect mild temperatures with little chance for snow or ice across much of Washington’s lowlands,” said Chris Christopher, WSDOT Maintenance Operations director. “Drivers are encouraged to remove studded tires as soon as possible because tire stores will be busy leading up to April 1.”

Under state law, driving with studded tires after Mar. 31 is a traffic infraction and could result in police writing you a $124 ticket.


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