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 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 19, 2020 

Ice Age Park bid rejected

People in Electric City spoke for and against building a new park last week, with most agreeing that a new park would be good, but with little agreement on how far over budget an offered bid was or on where the money should come from. The Ice Age...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 19, 2020 

People are using the recycling bin

People have been using the recycling receptacles placed at the Delano Regional Transfer Station, but not everyone has been using them correctly, resulting in contaminated loads which could lead to the recycling service going away. The Regional Board...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 19, 2020 

City council drops fireworks law it considered

An ordinance banning fireworks from Electric City that was being considered has been dropped by the city council. At their Feb. 11 council meeting, the matter was discussed by council members, Fire Chief Mark Payne, and more, that since most...

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion    February 19, 2020 

Cheers for American Legion

The 2020 race for the White House is heating. It’s shaping up to be a referendum on America’s market-based economic system. The central question: is government or the private sector going to...

 
 By Bob Valen    Opinion    February 19, 2020 

2019 U.S. extreme weather recap

Since 1980, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) has tracked United States weather and climate events. This tracking...

 
 By Bert Smith    Opinion    February 19, 2020 

The lasting legacy of Camp Columbia

As a child growing up in west Coulee Dam, our outdoor playground was built by the toil of young unmarried men of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The CCC was born out of the Great Depression in...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    February 19, 2020 

Raider grapplers heading to State tourney

Raider wrestlers are state bound following a successful performance at regionals last weekend. Ten out of 12 Raider wrestlers who competed at the regional tournament in Oroville on Saturday will be...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    February 19, 2020 

Raiders beat Hornets, lose to Bears

The Raiders competed in league basketball playoffs this past week, defeating the Hornets and losing to the Bears, and now move onto a district crossover game on Friday. Lake Roosevelt defeated the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    February 19, 2020 

Ladies two for three

The basketball postseason is in full swing with the Lady Raiders defeating Tonasket, losing to Waterville, beating Liberty Bell, and now progressing onto the district crossover game this Saturday in...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 12, 2020

Electric City chooses new clerk, council member

The Electric City council voted in a new city clerk/administrator, as well as a new council member, at their meeting Tuesday night. Peggy Nevsimal was chosen out of four candidates as the new city...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 12, 2020

Former Raider wrestling champ looks back, and forward

Octavio Alejandre was a state wrestling champion for the Lake Roosevelt Raiders in 2015, and is now wrestling at Grays Harbor College, where he has been conference champion twice and became an...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 12, 2020

Kennedy's enjoying life in the Coulee

Christian Kennedy grew up in the Coulee, went to the big city of Las Vegas, and returned last year with his wife Sara to settle down and help take over the family business. Having graduated in 2002,...

 

Worn out wind blades plugging up landfills

While wind farms generate “greenhouse gas free” electricity, there is increasing concern over the rapidly growing number of worn out blades ending up in landfills. Those blades, housed on giant...

 

The 31-Mile Grand Coulee tunnel

A proposal to build a 31-mile water tunnel under the Grand Coulee was made by Frank Harris, a civil engineer from Renton. His plan, publicly announced in December 1935, was to expedite the irrigation...

 

School board directors assigned positions

The Grand Coulee Dam School District Board of Directors took new assignments at their Jan. 27 meeting. Director George LaPlace was appointed board chair. Director Carla Marconi was appointed vice...

 

Raiders' league record marred by Bears

The Raiders finished the regular season with two wins and a loss in boys' basketball.  The Raiders got snowed on in Brewster, where the Bears handed LR their first league loss of the season, with LR...

 

Wrestlers place three champs at district tourney

The Raider wrestling postseason started in Tonasket at the district tournament last Saturday where all the Raiders who wrestled qualified for the regional tournament this Saturday in Oroville. “Districts went fairly well,” Head Coach Billy...

 

Lady Raiders finish their regular season

The Lady Raiders finished the regular season with two losses and a win, and will be hosting the Tonasket Lady Tigers Thursday to kick off the postseason. The Lady Raiders braved a blizzard to defeat...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 5, 2020

School bus communication a topic of concern

The ability of the school or a parent to be able to communicate with a bus driver for one reason or another is an important one, and the Grand Coulee Dam School District directors discussed the topic at their Jan. 27 meeting. Former board director Br...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 5, 2020

Airport master plan forum anticipated for April

Those interested in the local airport for one reason or another, especially those representing organizations, can anticipate a meeting in April to discuss the Grand Coulee Dam Airport’s draft master plan. At their Jan. 30 meeting, Grant County...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 5, 2020

Geologist to offer presentation in March

Attention geology nerds! There's some cool stuff happening regarding local geology including a podcast available now and a presentation coming in March. Geologist Bruce Bjornstad will be coming to the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 5, 2020

Tribal member now on state outdoor recreation board

The Colville Tribes now have a member on Washington state's Recreation and Conservation Funding Board, which awards about $250 million in grants every two years. Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Okanogan...

 

Why?

I have not seen Bureau machines Going thirty On the highway. I don't know why I must comply, When they are not In my way. I do believe They do deceive. Does one exist? Doubtful I'd say. I drive so slow. I want to go! Cannot discern But just obey. I...

 
 By Bert Smith    Opinion    February 5, 2020

The mystery of the concrete bunker

An abandoned reinforced-concrete bunker, built partially underground, sits atop an isolated granite mountain knob approximately a mile south of the Grand Coulee Dam; approximately 330 feet above the...

 

Raiders host a wrestling dual and attend a tourney

The Raider wrestlers hosted a dual tournament and then went to the Okanogan Invite this past week. The Raiders hosted a dual tournament joined by Kittitas, Wilbur-Creston-Keller, and Omak at Lake...

 

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