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 By Scott Hunter    News    December 4, 2019 

In pursuit of daycare: grain elevators

The local hospital has an acute need to provide daycare for its employees, a circumstance that has led to the purchase of nearby grain elevators. Coulee Medical Center asked employees in a survey...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    December 4, 2019 

Tribal education leader dies in crash

A woman who helped generations of members of the Colville Tribes pursue their educations died in a crash Friday night just north of Coulee Dam. The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 27, 2019

Girlfriend beater sentenced to 40 months

An Idaho man will spend 40 months in prison for an assault that took place on the Colville Indian Reservation, a federal judge decided Monday. Roberto Lewis Doran, 40, an enrolled member of the Coeur d’Alene Indian Tribe, was sentenced after...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 27, 2019

Fatality closing highway

Authorities have closed SR-155 just north of Coulee Dam for a fatal collision tonight. Anyone traveling between Coulee Dam and points north should take the Lower River Road. The Washington State...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 27, 2019

Local woman dies in crash

A 70-year-old Nespelem woman died Friday night when the car she was driving rolled on the highway just north of Coulee Dam. Gloria Atkins, 70, was headed north on SR-155 when the wheels of the Chevy...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 20, 2019

Small earthquake felt in region

If you felt a little shaking Monday morning, that wasn't just a big truck passing by. The region felt an earthquake at about 10:49 a.m. Monday, centered about 15.5 miles southwest of Coulee Dam. The...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 20, 2019

Popcorn purveyor opens her dream on Midway

A favorite childhood memory led to the opening of the newest venture on Midway Avenue, where the latest iteration of a local business has planted roots. The Popcorn Shoppe opened earlier this month...

 

The tightrope between your pocketbook and city needs

No matter who the experts are, the city administration and the city council who hire them must keep their eyes wide open. Problems in city infrastructure can take a long time to develop and be noticed, but two things are certain: they will develop,...

 

Raiders football prevail against Friday Harbor in first round of state

Lake Roosevelt's Raiders won the day in their first round of the state football playoffs Saturday in Coulee Dam, besting Friday Harbor 19-14, but losing a key player in the process. Of any of the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 13, 2019

Local rodeo going with "the big boys"

The little local rodeo that almost stopped happening nearly a decade ago is poised to join the ranks of the larger professional rodeo world. The Ridge Riders Saddle Club’s annual Colorama Rodeo each May will likely join the Professional Cowboys...

 

Raider football wins first state round

Lake Roosevelt's Raiders won the day in their first round of the state football playoffs Saturday in Coulee Dam, besting Friday Harbor 19-14, but losing a key player in the process. They'll play next...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 6, 2019

Landslide vote brings in new Electric City leaders

In a strong show of disapproval for current government, Electric City voters have chosen a new city council and mayor, casting about four or five times as many votes for the challengers as for incumbents. They selected Diane Kohout as the new mayor...

 

Honoring honor is important

If someone asked you if you would commit to a job that could send you to anywhere in the world, even some of its worst places, for years, and that you had to obey orders of your supervisors at all times or there could be serious repercussions, and...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 6, 2019

Tale told of new-store adventure

It took a lot of thought and prayer last February before Doug and Mary Lou Lockard and daughter Launi Ritter took a leap into a retail business with no experience. Five months after opening their new...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 30, 2019

Cain seeks GC city council seat

Alan Cain has served on the Grand Coulee City Council for about a year-and-a-half, ever since being appointed to the seat vacated by a previous council member. He's running to keep that seat. Cain mov...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 30, 2019

Wright seeks GC city council seat

Tracy Wright says she decided to run for city council in Grand Coulee after the city violated her and her partner's Fourth Amendment rights. She and her partner, Cameron Whitney, who is running for ma...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 23, 2019

Woman dies in two-car head-on collision

One person died, two others were injured and one is facing a vehicular homicide charge after a collision on highway 97 near its junction with highway 17 yesterday morning east of Brewster. The Washington State Patrol reported that a 59-year-old...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 23, 2019

Coulee Medical Center on a Medicare mission to screen

A coming change in federal rules is pushing healthcare professionals to focus more on preventing illness rather than treating it after the fact, and Coulee Medical Center is implementing a plan that f...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 23, 2019

Man gets two years after embezzling $100k from tribes

A federal judge sentenced an Omak man last week to two years in prison for embezzling funds from the Colville Tribes. Chad Jeremy Monaghan, 42, an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, was sentenced after having...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 9, 2019

Dam breaks for Electric City lodging tax funds

The Electric City Council Tuesday voted to spend $338,550 of funds collected for improving tourism, most of it on a city park, departing from years of what some saw as an overly stingy practice. The new Ice Age Park, for which city officials turned c...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 9, 2019

Teenage boy is missing

The grandmother of a 14-year-old boy is asking anyone who sees him to report it to Colville Tribal Police. Cathy Covington says she's been raising Javante Picard since he was 3 years old and that...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 2, 2019

Teenage boy missing

The grandmother of a 14-year-old boy is asking anyone who sees him to report it to Colville Tribal Police. Cathy Covington says she's been raising Javante Picard since he was 3 years old and that...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 2, 2019

Tribes changing to four-day work week

The Colville Business Council, the governing body of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, has approved implementation of a four-day work week, with 10-hour days. The switch was set for Sept. 30, after the CBC approved Resolution #2019...

 

Weapon allegedly brought to school sparks action

School officials got a tip after classes were out last week that a student may have brought a weapon to Lake Roosevelt Jr-Sr High School and a student has reportedly been referred to juvenile authorities. In a statement, the Grand Coulee Dam School...

 

NWS says to watch for snow in the hills

Snow was reported on the highway between Davenport and Reardan this morning, as well as on Sherman Pass east of Republic, and the NWS is advising of snow possible at 2,000 feet. Here’s the winter weather advisory from the National Weather Service:...

 

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