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 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... — 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

 
 By Scott Hunter    Sports

Raider wrestlers win home dual with ACH

In their last scheduled dual meet on their home mat Wednesday, Lake Roosevelt Raider boys outscored the Almira-Coulee-Hartline team 29-19 as several Raiders wrestled up in a weight... — Updated 2/1/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    Sports

Raider boys remain undefeated

The Raider boys' basketball team remained undefeated Tuesday night after taking down Tonasket 89-54 on the Tiger home court, the final in-league game for the Raiders in the regular... — Updated 2/1/2024

 
 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 2/1/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    Sports

Raiders win three, topping state 2B list

The Raider boys remained undefeated and at the top of the state 2B list Tuesday after winning three games this week, including on Saturday against Idaho's 2023 state champs. Lake... — Updated 1/24/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion

Some common sense just isn't

When deciding on hot issues in current politics, it’s best to keep a discerning eye on bloated rhetoric, even when it purports to support “common sense.” Everybody is all for commons sense, of course, but often when two... — Updated 1/24/2024 Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    Community

District extends superintendent contract

Rod Broadnax will remain the superintendent of the Grand Coulee Dam School District for another three years following an offer by the school board Monday to extend his contract. Broadnax accepted the offer, which included a lift in... — Updated 1/24/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Electric City discusses plans and projects

Electric City has a lot going on, and the mayor wanted people to have a chance to learn, ask questions and share their thoughts on a several key projects, so the city held a... — Updated 1/24/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    Sports

Lady Raiders play mixed week

Oroville fell hard to the Lady Raiders last Friday on the Hornets' home court, 67-19, but played hard enough to benefit Spangle in Coulee Dam Saturday. That's when the Lady Lancers... — Updated 1/17/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    Sports

Raiders make an official adjustment to win

Sometimes games are what happen when you had other plans. Like when Raider Head Coach Ed Wolfe wanted to tie up the Liberty Lancers Saturday with an aggressive man-to-man defense... — Updated 1/17/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

House fire displaces four in Coulee Dam

A police officer couldn't wait for the fire department to evacuate a woman inside a home that was burning in Coulee Dam last week. Officer Josh Watkins went back to the home he'd... — Updated 1/17/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    Sports

Raider boys slip but win against Bridgeport

The Raiders were slipping in their game early against Bridgeport Friday night until an attitude adjustment took hold. That's when Coach Ed Wolfe refocused the team's efforts on the... — Updated 1/10/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Teachers recognized at school board meeting

Two Lake Roosevelt Elementary School teachers were recognized for their efforts before the school board at its meeting Monday night. Third-grade teacher Jessica Tufts and... — Updated 1/10/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Eagles donate to student

To celebrate their anniversary, the Eagles Auxiliary and the Eagles Aerie made a donation Saturday to a young student raising money for a trip to Boston this summer. On the 77th... — Updated 1/10/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

New year starts with new council in Electric City

Electric City swore in its two newest council members Tuesday and one who held onto his seat in the November election. Brian Buche took the oath of office again, having been re-elected over challenger Levi Johnson. The new members... — Updated 1/10/2024

 

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