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 By Scott Hunter    News 

Rangers rattle town with big guns

Loud gunfire that woke and frightened Coulee Dam residents Thursday night was part of a “routine military training,” a US Army spokesman said. The repeating racket that started about 10:30 sounded to some former military men... — Updated 7/28/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    News 

Firefighters, aircraft hold Northrup fire down

A fire that started along the highway along Banks Lake Thursday evening quickly turned into a threat to a local landmark canyon and to farms above the coulee wall. The Northrup Fire... — Updated 7/28/2021 Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News 

CMC to offer forum on vaccines

If you are one of many with questions you’d like answered before deciding whether to get vaccinated against the SARS Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, take note: you may get your questions answered at an upcoming forum on... — Updated 7/28/2021 Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Northrup Fire 65% contained

The Northrup Fire that started Thursday along highway 155 is now 65% contained after burning an estimated 252 acres, an update from the fire management team in charge said Saturday... — Updated 7/24/2021 Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Updated 7-23 at 1:05 pm | State Fire mobilization authorized for Northrup Canyon Fire

The fire that started along SR-155 Thursday afternoon has burned about 300 acres, prompted evacuation notices and still threatening structures and standing wheat. It was moving down... — Updated 7/23/2021 Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion

What we have here is an inability to argue productively

Productive arguments are those in which the two opposing participants actually listen to each other in order to learn what the other is saying, thereby enhancing the ability to refute it. But the trick is that the act of listening... — Updated 7/21/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Update 11:45 a.m. 7-17-21 | Lightning strikes kick off fires on Colville Reservation

Here is this morning's update on the Chuweah Creek Fire from the incident commander, along with an updated map. Cooler weather is helping for now, and acreage estimates have been... — Updated 7/17/2021 Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion

Obsolescence has hidden costs

A truck carrying a too-high load once again hit the tops of the cross beams on the Columbia River Bridge in Coulee Dam Monday night, the second time in probably 10 years that’s happened. The incident highlights recent calls for... — Updated 7/15/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Fire relief offered

If you've been displaced by the recent fires, personal hygiene and other supplies are available for you at Jess Ford Auto in Grand Coulee. Garrett Jess said a non-profit from Coeur... — Updated 7/14/2021 Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Lightning strikes kick off fires on Colville Reservation

Five fires sparked by lightening Monday night have consumed more than 10,000 acres on the Colville Reservation, forcing evacuations around Nespelem, killing livestock, and burning s... — Updated 7/13/2021 Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Keller ferry is out of service

The MS Sanpoil, which ferries traffic across Lake Roosevelt on SR 21, is out of service until further notice, the state Dept of Transportation said tonight. The notice came less than an hour after an earlier notice advised the... — Updated 7/2/2021 Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Grant County commissioners decline to ban fireworks

In a special meeting Thursday afternoon Grant County’s leaders declined to ban the sale or use of fireworks in the county, after fire officials across the county had urged them to do so. A motion by Commissioner Danny Stone, of... — Updated 7/2/2021 Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

County set to ban fireworks Thursday

Grant County Commissioners will meet in a special session Thursday to consider banning the use and/or sale of fireworks in unincorporated areas of the county. The expected 10-minute session will start at 3:20 p.m. July 1. County... — Updated 6/30/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Community pours in support for C. J.

A big effort to support a young man with cancer garnered a large amount of support last weekend, including a pulled-pork barbecue and a softball tournament, both taking place in... — Updated 6/30/2021 Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Fire along SR 174 blocks highway

A fire broke out along SR 174 on the hill in the canyon between Grand Coulee and Wilbur about 4:30 p.m. The road was closed and traffic continued to back up until at least 6 p.m.... — Updated 6/25/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Tribes' unofficial poll results released

Following poll votes last Saturday, unofficial election results for the Colville Business Council came in showing a squeaker in the Keller District, a challenger ahead of the current CBC president and two Finleys leading in... — Updated 6/23/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    Sports

Lady Raiders finish strong in short season

The Lady Raiders won their final basketball game of a brief season on Friday when they defeated Manson in a home game, 63-22. The strong finish to the season resulted in an overall... — Updated 6/23/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion

Stay cool!

Remember when weather forecasters were right only about 30 percent of the time, or so it seemed? Let’s hope those days come back this week. With a mean look ahead, the weather experts are warning of highs reaching in the... — Updated 6/23/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

After vote, Coulee Dam credit union to merge with STCU

With a historic vote finalized Monday night, the 80-year-old credit union that originated in Coulee Dam will merge with one 23 times its size based in Spokane. After 1,045 votes... — Updated 6/23/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    Sports

LR girls will play Friday night for final LR basketball game of year; no boys' game

The Raider boys' basketball games scheduled for the home court tonight (June 18), and tomorrow are canceled due to a team member testing positive for COVID-19, a statement posted... — Updated 6/18/2021 Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion

An opportunity to make community a little better

At least three areas in the surrounding countryside are used locally as shooting ranges, possibly all illegally. That may offer an opportunity to improve. Last week, a firefighter friend in Ephrata noted he and his fellow... — Updated 6/16/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Members to vote on credit union fate Monday

In its 80th year, Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union is in the process of merging with a larger credit union, a process that has been repeated across the country many times over the last couple years. A special members’ meeting is... — Updated 6/16/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion

Bless everyone, no exceptions

That headline is from a sign my wife put above the door to our kitchen in opposition to anyone who has other ideas. This country in its absolute worst state is extremely blessed. At its best, it’s an unstoppable wonder. To keep... — Updated 6/9/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Federal and state legislators hear local needs

A congressman and a state legislator met with several local leaders last week to hear about local needs and ambitions, leaving with a list of to-dos. Congressman Dan Newhouse and... — Updated 6/5/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

County health officials want masks left on for now

Grant County health officials are asking people to still wear a mask, even if you’re vaccinated, because too few have gotten vaccinations. The recommendations came Tuesday evening with a list of reasons for the decision.... — Updated 6/2/2021 Full story

 

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