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 By Jess Utz    Opinion

What's next?

As the senior class of 2019 inches closer to that day they have prepared for the last 18 or so years, they can now visualize the ceremony, walking down the aisle, family gathered... — Updated 5/29/2019

 By Jess Utz    Opinion

Senior Profile: Olivia Antone

As we get closer to this year’s graduation day at Lake Roosevelt, I sat down with one of this year’s seniors and we had a great conversation filled with tears, hope for the... — Updated 5/22/2019

 By Jess Utz    Opinion

Unity is the key to a lot of doors

I have been hearing the word unity a lot lately. Its meaning, according to the dictionary, is “a state of being united or joined as a whole.“ It also has a mathematics... — Updated 5/15/2019 Full story

 By Jess Utz    Opinion

"Gem in the Coulee – John Huston" Part 2

I decided that at least once a week I would dig up a gem of a person in the Grand Coulee area and write about him or her, someone that might do pretty cool things or have an... — Updated 5/29/2013 Full story

 By Jess Utz    Lifestyles

Spirit is alive and well

Homecoming week for LRHS was fun to be a part of and it showed me spirit is alive and well. The halls of LR were decorated with different genres of music. Rap, country, techno and... — Updated 10/10/2012 Full story

 By Jess Utz    Lifestyles

Jess, Shut Up - When scary is an understatement

Back in the early 1990s, I was sent to the Chelan area for a large fire that was burning. Deano McPherson, Flint Bjorson and I took a structure truck over there as part of a... — Updated 9/12/2012 Full story

 By Jess Utz    Lifestyles

Through destruction to “the plantation”

The family and I headed out for camping last week near Republic. It was an awesome example of nature’s power as we drove through the Keller and Republic areas. I can just not do... — Updated 8/1/2012 Full story

 By Jess Utz    Lifestyles

Cartoons - not like they use to be

I was watching cartoons the other morning with my nephew, Terrill, and man have things changed. It seemed that all the cartoons he was watching had killing, fighting and weapons of... — Updated 7/18/2012 Full story

 By Jess Utz    Lifestyles

How summers should be spent

Well, summer might just be making an appearance in the Coulee, and it got me thinking. When I was a kid we spent just about all day outside. We just had to be home before dark. All... — Updated 7/2/2012 Full story

 By Jess Utz    Lifestyles

Jess, Shut Up - Wisdom in a grove

There is a man in Seaton's Grove that has wisdom beyond a lot of us. I can first remember meeting this Wizard of Wisdom when I was a small child. I would go to his shop and look at... — Updated 6/20/2012 Full story

 By Jess Utz    Lifestyles

Coyotes, Colorama, and Cletis

I learned a valuable lesson a couple weeks ago. It all started when one of our cats, Nala, was killed by coyotes in the middle of the night. It was hard for all of us who had ever... — Updated 5/23/2012 Full story

 By Jess Utz    Lifestyles

Jess, Shut Up - Continuing my tour

After the last column I had many people come up to me, saying, “Hey you forgot about …” this business and that business, and they were kinda right. So I will continue my tour... — Updated 5/9/2012 Full story

 By Jess Utz    Lifestyles

Jess, Shut Up - Missing the missing trees

Over the last few weeks, trees and shrubs have been disappearing between Pole Park and The Star newspaper. The culprit? USBR. This made me think of the joggers and walkers that use... — Updated 4/4/2012 Full story


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