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Tribes ban single-use plastic bags

The Colville Tribes have banned single-use plastic bags from stores on the reservation, and the state is looking at doing the same. A resolution passed by the Colville Business Council went into effect Jan. 1 that bans single-use plastic bags from...

Snow much fun

Jeff and Malaya Piturachsatit find enough snow left at North Dam Park for a fun outing Sunday afternoon. To check out the chance of snow in the next week, see our...

Changes happening in Electric City governance

Change is afoot in Electric City with the last remaining councilmember from the old regime resigning and the fire chief reinstated after being fired last year. Electric City Councilmember Aaron Derr resigned from his position in a letter dated Jan....

Ice Age park bid selection delayed

Those excited for a park in Electric City will have to wait a while longer before park details and construction details are finalized. The Electric City council chose not to accept a bid on the proposed Ice Age Park at their Jan. 14 meeting, hoping...

Lucas Bird: From go-karts to NASCAR

Lucas Bird has been racing since he started with go-karts at age 6 and has been winning championships ever since. The 2018 Lake Roosevelt graduate won the NASCAR WHELEN All-American Series Stateline...

Newsbrief

Rupe chosen as mayor pro tempore Electric City Councilmember Bob Rupe was chosen as mayor pro tempore at the council’s Jan. 14 meeting. Rupe would serve as mayor in the absence of Mayor Diane...

Rasmussen joins park commission

The man in charge of sports in the local school district took on an extra volunteer role Monday night. Tim Rasmussen stepped into a vacant commissioner spot for the Coulee Area Park and Recreation...

Man sentenced for beating girlfriend

A federal court sentenced a man to two years in prison for beating his girlfriend, a U.S. Attorney’s office said last week. U.S. District Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson sentenced Louis Mark Clark, 28, Nespelem, to 24 months after Clark had pleaded...

Almira man arrested in fraud investigation

A 41-year-old Almira man was booked into Lincoln County Jail on several charges stemming from a fraud investigation by the county sheriff’s office, Sheriff Wade Magers stated Saturday. David W. McCoy was booked into jail Friday on charges of...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 1/13 - A woman reported losing her ID, kept in a cigarette pack, somewhere between the Electric City Bar & Grill and her home. She told police she’d already ordered a replacement, but wanted to report losing it in case someone...

Republicans aim to guarantee $30 car tabs amid court hang-up

As Initiative 976, the car tabs measure approved by voters in November, is held up in the State Supreme Court, Republicans proposed laws that would guarantee the $30 car tabs Washington voters approved. “It is just a clean $30 car tab,” said...

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Dams are the Northwest flood busters

A year ago, much of America’s heartland was inundated by Missouri River flood waters. At least 1 million acres of U.S. farmland in nine major grain-producing states were under water. More than 14...

How 2019 looked weather-wise

Happy New Year to each of you, and welcome to the new Roaring Twenties! I’ll start off by gazing into the crystal ball of long-range weather prediction. The dedicated public servants with the...

A few of my favorite places

A person can be defined by the little things he remembers and his favorite places. My parents liked to take drives, and on one of them they would stop at a roadside springs to get a drink of ice cold water. They had a collapsible tin cup that was...

It has been a long time coming

Anyone that follows any sport at all knows how special it is when your team finally makes it to the championship game. It does not matter if it is in Little League sports, high school, college or...

It's a boy for Palmer/Tonasket

Alyssa Palmer and Virgil Tonasket of Coulee Dam, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son David LeRoy Tonasket born Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 7 lbs., 15.7 oz., and...

Group effort producing quilts

Volunteers work together Jan. 8 to tie quilts to comfort those who could use it locally. And half are bound for an Okanogan shelter and a World Relief effort at the Zion Lutheran Church. The group,...

Receive 10 free trees from the Arbor Day Foundation

Local residents can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January. By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive 10 free flowering trees or five...

Meetings & Notices

Chamber to Meet at Siam Chamber will meet this Thursday, January 23, at the Siam Palace Restaurant, Main Street, Grand Coulee. The meeting will start at noon with general business is on the agenda No Meetings for American Legion Post 157 in January...

Cedonia Wrenetta Williams

Cedonia Wrenetta Williams, 35, of Nespelem, Washington, passed away Monday afternoon January 13, 2020, in Wenatchee, Washington at Central Washington Hospital. Cedonia was born in Omak, Washington on...

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Making the grade

Andrew Salinas, of Almira, has been named to the President’s Honor Roll at Bismarck State College with a 4.0 GPA for the Fall 2019 semester, the school said. Students must maintain at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale while enrolled...

Raiders chalk up two wins, one loss

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders beat both Manson and Bridgeport last week to hold onto their top spot in the league, but then lost to Okanogan Tuesday night. LR defeated Manson 55-29 in Coulee Dam Jan....

Raiders win dual, face tough competition at Apple Pie Invite

Raider wrestlers experienced some variety this past week, winning a dual match against Cascade High School and facing tough competition in Tonasket. The Raiders defeated Cascade High School in Leavenworth in a dual meet on Jan. 14, winning as a...

Lady Raiders notch two wins and a loss

The Lady Raiders won their last two games with solid victories last week, ending a six-game losing streak. LR defeated Manson 51-7 in Coulee Dam Jan. 14, with Audrey Hansen leading the Lady Raiders in points with 18, followed by Shyanne Marchand...

Coming up in Raider sports . . .

Thurs., Jan. 23 5/6 p.m., JHS Girls' BB here with Liberty Bell 5 p.m., HS Wrestling here with Tonasket Fri., Jan. 24 4:30/6/7:30 p.m., HS BB here with Oroville (no Girls' JV game) Sat., Jan. 25 10 a.m., HS Wrestling, Dream Duals, Spokane Convention...

Coulee Medical Center ER and Walk-In Care

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