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 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 17, 2018 

Candidate visits Elmer City

Salley Bull, who is running for Okanogan County commissioner for District 3, spoke to the Elmer City Town Council at their meeting on Oct. 11. District 3 spans from about Wauconda to Conconully, Bull noted, but everyone in Okanogan County gets to vot...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 17, 2018 

Towns may have avoided suing each other

A brewing lawsuit between two towns has likely been averted after leaders took legal arguments seriously last week and a desire to work with neighbors prevailed. Coulee Dam has decided to explore...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 17, 2018 

Town approves fiber agreement with tribes

The Coulee Dam council Wednesday approved an agreement with the Colville Confederated Tribes, allowing them to install and maintain 144 strands of fiber optic cables through parts of the town. The tribes still need to approve the agreement before it...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 17, 2018 

Regional library has more opportunities than you might think

The North Central Regional Library system, of which the Grand Coulee library is a part, has more opportunities than the public may be aware of, and is working on adding more. Library patrons have the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    School    October 17, 2018 

New program at school will seek out, train "natural helpers"

Who does a student with personal problems turn to in a time of need? Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School is bringing back a program that helps students with problems connect with peers they can talk to about them. A new “Natural Helpers...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    October 17, 2018 

Raiders go 6-0 with victory over Trojans

On Friday night in Manson, the Raiders continued their football win streak with a 33-7 victory over the Trojans. The Raiders scored first, with a seven-yard touchdown run by Steven Flowers. The Trojans were able to score the first points on the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    October 17, 2018 

Lady Raiders win bronze in tourney

The Lady Raiders lost a couple of matches this past week, but took bronze at a tournament in Ephrata. In Manson on Oct. 9, the Lady Raiders lost in three sets, with Manson winning 25-20, 25-21, 25-15. “We served great, making 51 of 57 as a...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    October 17, 2018 

Raider runners cross Bridgeport, Oroville courses

The Raider cross country team had a busy week, finishing their regular season at meets in Bridgeport and Oroville, and getting ready for the league championship in Liberty Bell this Saturday. In Bridgeport Oct. 9, the Raiders ran at Lake Woods Golf...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    October 17, 2018 

Raiders drop the soccer ball

The Lady Raiders lost two games this past week, against Brewster and Tonasket. On Oct. 9 at home, the Brewster Bears beat the Lady Raiders 7-0. Then on Thursday in Tonasket, the Lady Tigers defeated...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 10, 2018

Community garden possible, but requirements need to be met first

As the Coulee Area Park and Recreation District works on a list of projects to help bring North Dam Park into compliance with federal law on providing access for those in wheelchairs, it increases the likelihood of starting other projects, such as a...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 10, 2018

Common animal control problem discussed by Board of Mayors

The topic of animal control was brought up at the Regional Board of Mayors meeting on Monday, a problem all the towns have in common. Electric City Clerk Russ Powers said Electric City has issues with dogs running at large, feral cats, unlicensed...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 10, 2018

Electric City will earmark $94k from lodging tax

Electric City council Tuesday night approved the details on how to distribute the city’s lodging tax revenue. On the recommendation of the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, Councilmembers Lonna Bussert and Rich McGuire, the council voted to...

 

With fifth shutout, Raiders lead the league

The Raider football team won yet another shutout on Friday, this time on the road against the Oroville Hornets. The Raiders won 47-0. "Our kids are disciplined on defense," Coach Tim Rasmussen said. "...

 

Lady Raiders beat Lady Hornets in three sets

The Lady Raiders won another volleyball game, this time against the Oroville Lady Hornets. LR won the match in three sets with the scores 25-17, 25-19, and 25-14. "We've been working hard on our...

 

Lady Raiders soccer falls to Fillies, trounces Trojans

The Lady Raiders played two close games last week, losing by one point against the Bridgeport Fillies, and winning by one point against the Manson Lady Trojans. At home on Oct. 2, the Lady Raiders...

 

Runners set PRs in Omak

All the Raider runners set personal records at the Omak Invite at East Side Park on Oct. 3. "This is a great accomplishment for everyone," said Coach Ann Green. Some of the top runners included:...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 3, 2018

Shopping in the coulee

"I need some new socks." That is a common experience among human beings in the 21st century. But with the closing of The Variety Store last year, where does a Coulee-ite buy something as basic as...

 

Cook off raises funds for senior center

At the Second Annual Chili Cook Off held at Banks Lake Golf Course Saturday, Cheri Thomas won for her second year in a row, winning a 12 Tribes Casino package, including a $100 gaming voucher, a $100...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    October 3, 2018

Raiders beat down Kettle Falls

The Raiders walloped the Kettle Falls Bulldogs at home on Friday, winning by a score of 69-0. Steven Flowers and Tony Nichols took turns running in touchdowns, first Flowers, then Nichols, then...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    October 3, 2018

Runners place at Tonasket

Raider cross country competed at the Tonasket Invite on Thursday, producing a first in the junior high race, a second in the high school girls’ race, and a fourth in the high school boys’ race. “Tonasket was brutally tough for the runners, but...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    October 3, 2018

LR soccer team loses two

Lake Roosevelt lost a couple soccer games last week, one in Omak, and one at home against Liberty Bell. The Lady Raiders played in Omak Sept. 25, losing 3-1. "LR came out strong, starting the game...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    October 3, 2018

Ladies continue to dominate

Lake Roosevelt volleyball defeated Liberty Bell and Bridgeport this past week, giving the Lady Raiders a 6-1 overall win-loss record. LR defeated Liberty Bell in three sets on Sept. 25 in Coulee Dam,...

 

Consolidation discussion coming Thursday

The topic of local area towns consolidating into one will be discussed at the Wine Bar on Main Street in Grand Coulee on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend the informal meeting, described as a social event. The open discussion...

 

B Street closure to continue

The Grand Coulee city council voted to extend the closure of B Street through October 2019 while the United States Bureau of Reclamation continues to build their fire station off of Highway 155. "We...

 

Scott Abrahamson: a scholar and a daredevil

When his head isn't buried in an engineering textbook, Scott Abrahamson spends his time jumping from one bareback horse to another in races. The 2016 Lake Roosevelt salutatorian, Abrahamson continues...

 

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