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 By Scott Hunter    School 

School board OKs club trip plans

Lake Roosevelt Jr/Sr High School clubs are planning trips to Seattle and Montana, following Monday night’s school board blessing. The school’s Knowledge Bowl competitors will head to the University of Washington on a trip paid par... — Updated 4/10/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    News 

Tribes breaks ground on new convalescent center

Ceremonial gold shovels overturned dirt after prayers, songs and speeches Tuesday, celebrating the coming construction of a new convalescent center north of Elmer City, where the... — Updated 4/10/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Planners think about wildfire in Ok. County

Big maps up on a screen made an impression. The maps outlined all the areas burned by wildfires in Okanogan County. The first slide showed burns from 1982 through 2013. The second... — Updated 4/3/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

AG orders small hospitals to provide surgical abortions

Coulee Medical Center, along with a couple dozen other public hospitals in Washington state, has been ordered by the state attorney general to provide surgical abortions. The hospital has offered abortion by medicine, but not... — Updated 3/27/2024 Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Chamber gives awards, sets a hopeful tone

Local organizations received accolades Tuesday night as the chamber of commerce announced the winners of three awards voted on by chamber members at a dinner for that purpose at... — Updated 3/27/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Community wildfire planning meeting Wednesday night

The third in a series of the "Okanogan County Community Wildfire Protection Plan" meetings will be held Wednesday evening, March 27, from 5-7 p.m., at the Lucy Covington Government... — Updated 3/26/2024

 

The way it works, or doesn't

Sometimes city governments run smoothly, but as they operate with humans in a democracy, rough patches happen. Balancing human needs, egos, ambitions, desires, skills, or a lack of them, all within the confines of public... — Updated 3/20/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Two highlighted for work, leadership roles

Two longtime teachers at Lake Roosevelt Elementary were commended Monday night for their everyday work and leadership at the school. The two had just reported on their activities... — Updated 3/13/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Elmer City to cut ribbon on new fire hall

A ribbon cutting ceremony in Elmer City will introduce to the public the town's new fire hall March 21 at 1 p.m. The recently completed structure is already in use, housing fire... — Updated 3/13/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Fire crews put out two fires

Local firefighters fought a stubborn fire in a Delano home early Monday, with one person being taken from the scene by ambulance for treatment. At approximately 1:47 a.m. Grand Coulee and Electric City fire departments were... — Updated 3/13/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    Sports

"Amazing group" achieves third in state basketball

Raider pride runs deep. And for a group of young men who've been working hard together for years, their final win on the hardwood felt good Saturday as they took third place in the... — Updated 3/6/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Funds awarded town to replant street trees

Coulee Dam will get state and federal help planting new trees on a street it clear cut last summer. The state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced this week it will award Coulee Dam $71,180 for the work. The project is d... — Updated 3/6/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    Sports

Raiders win first round at state 2B tournament

It's a time of year full of wake-up calls, and the Raiders got one Saturday as they squeaked by a team they'd had by 10 points in the first half of their "Opening Round" game in... — Updated 2/28/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Be My Huckleberry event a hit at school

One way to get people involved might just be to throw a good party. Or as they call it at the Indian Education Program at Lake Roosevelt Schools, a "Family Engagement Night." They... — Updated 2/28/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    Sports

Lady Raiders end season at Crossover game

The Lady Raiders came to the end of their basketball postseason Saturday when the Davenport Lady Gorillas overtook them in the third quarter of their District 6/7 Crossover game at... — Updated 2/21/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Chief Tufts to retire after 42 years in law enforcement

Things have changed over the last four decades in law enforcement. John Tufts has witnessed the changes. The police chief in Grand Coulee is retiring in March, and agreed to chat... — Updated 2/21/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Grand Coulee fire chief reports on new ambulance district, fire plans

It may be next fall, or perhaps in February 2025, but local voters will be asked to decide on forming a new taxing district to support local ambulance service. Fire Chief Ryan Fish told the city council Tuesday night that a lot of... — Updated 2/21/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    Sports

Raiders take District 6 championship

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders won the District 6 tournament championship for the second year in a row Friday in Omak, after a win at home on Tuesday. "We're fast," said a pleased... — Updated 2/14/2024

 

Cities may explore an encouraging idea

It became clear as crystal last night. Within the time allotted for one city council meeting in Electric City, at least three issues were discussed that require regional attention of two, three, or four local cities, all of which... — Updated 2/14/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Voters OK city shrinking and continued tax for school

Two propositions on local ballots passed by nearly the same results Tuesday. Electric City's Proposition 1, to de-annex four large parcels of land the city annexed several years... — Updated 2/14/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

$350,000 boosts senior housing plan Center

A study on a senior housing project is moving forward with a $350,000 grant through the state Department of Commerce, put into the state budget by the Legislature at the request of 7th District Rep. Joel Kretz (R-Wauconda). It... — Updated 2/14/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Police active as INET visits area

People noticed police activity Tuesday as multiple patrol cars converged on cars parked outside Hometown Pizza in mid-afternoon. Two people were arrested there. An officer who said... — Updated 2/14/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Community-wide, all-council meeting proposed

Grand Coulee’s new mayor, Mike Eylar, has proposed a joint meeting with the city councils of four local cities. Eylar brought the idea up at the Regional Board of Mayors meeting Wednesday. He said he and many local elected o... — Updated 2/14/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion

Vigil held for Ambrose

Sometimes a game is not just a game. That was especially true Monday night, when even as the Lake Roosevelt Lady Raiders were wrapping up a win in basketball, on the stage people were preparing hundreds of candles for afterward.... — Updated 2/12/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Elmer City meets on park planning

Elmer City residents met recently to hear about planning efforts for the town's parks and about early results of an ongoing survey on park preferences in the town. City planner... — Updated 2/7/2024

 

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