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Articles from the January 6, 2016 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 6, 2016

Man arrested for puppy cruelty

A Wilbur man, who was arrested by Grand Coulee police on Dec. 20, for animal cruelty in the first degree, was jailed in Grant County after appearing Dec. 31, in Superior Court. Police had been looking for James E. Goodlake, 22, since Dec. 13, when a... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    January 6, 2016

Roof collapses at rodeo grounds

The overhead covering that has shaded rodeo fans for decades collapsed sometime Sunday night or Monday morning, presumably a victim of a heavy snow load and its age. Much of it is lying in a heap on... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 6, 2016

Guns taken in break-in

Police have sent a number of items to the state crime lab in an effort to identify the person who broke into a residence on Miller Avenue in Electric City and made off with several guns. Weapons taken, according to a police report, included two... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 6, 2016

Electric vehicle battery problems perplex bureau and maker

Almost all of the Bureau of Reclamation’s “green” vehicles, 27 of them, are sidelined while it is determined why they only hold battery charges for about 20 miles. Only four of the battery-powered vehicles are currently in use, according to Pub... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 6, 2016

Feed available for game birds

Feed is available for POWER game bird feeders, the president of the organization, Carl Russell, said last week. Russell said the feed is available at his barn. Those feeding game birds are advised to... Full story


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Rod Hardin, left, and Bob Hendrickson paddle in kayaks near Coulee Playland's boat launch on Banks Lake on Jan. 1, with the temperature hovering about 15 degrees, just so they could say they'd done... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    January 6, 2016

CMC adds tech to safeguard records

Patients checking in at Coulee Medical Center can now verify their identities with a state-of-the-art fingerprint scanner. The "SafeChx" system not only guards against identity theft, but also... Full story


Preliminary appearance set

A former clerk in Grant County Mosquito District 2, charged with theft and misappropriation of funds, will make a preliminary appearance in Superior Court, Jan. 26, at 9 a.m., the prosecutor’s office stated Monday. Karyn M. Byam, 40, an Electric... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 6, 2016

Bureau fire station to be built next year

The Bureau of Reclamation’s new fire station will be built early in 2017, an official said Monday. Public Affairs Officer Lynne Brougher said current plans call for construction to start early in 2017, and that it would take about a year to... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 6, 2016

Slow wreck elicits ticket

A Grand Coulee driver was given a ticket for driving too fast for road conditions after he rolled his vehicle over where B Street meets the Bureau of Reclamation Industrial area Dec. 27. The driver, Igor Victorovich Kudas, 30, told police he was... Full story


Town's trees are an asset and a liability

If you add the column marked “Appraisal” in the recent tree inventory for the town of Coulee Dam, you will get a total of $3,182,930 for the 680 trees inventoried. This number does not reflect the 300 – 400 trees that are not on the inventory.... Full story


Did business get special treatment?

A program by King 5 News recently raised the question of whether the Gebbers family business (in Brewster) received “special treatment” (by the state Dept. of Natural Resources) in receiving $1.9 million for use of their untrained employees and... Full story

 By Bob Valen    Opinion    January 6, 2016

Relief, a wet December

One would think with all the precipitation we had in December the drought we experienced in 2015 would be placed in the history books. Well, not just yet according to the National Drought Mitigation Center. Looks like we’ll have to see more... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    January 6, 2016

Things I thought about during winter break

Sometimes you just get some extra time to think about things. Things like, “did I really write that the Chiefs would win the Super Bowl?” and “did I really just see that person pick their nose while working the cash register?” You know, thing... Full story


New Opportunities in a New Year

2015 has been an eventful year for our nation and for the 4th District of Washington, which I have been honored to be given the responsibility by Central Washingtonians to represent you in Congress. My commitment has been to work hard on solutions,... Full story


Peggie Louise Jordan

Peggie Louise Jordan, 59, of Grand Coulee, Washington, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2015, at Coulee Medical Center.  A celebration of Peggie’s life will take place at 1 p.m., on Saturday, January 16, 2016, in Strate Funeral Home, 329 E.... Full story


What's cookin' at the Senior Center

Wed., Jan. 6 – Dinner Lasagna (traditional), Salad and Fruit Bar, Cake/Cupcakes Thurs., Jan. 7 – Dinner Lemon Pepper Cod, Smashed Potatoes, Green Veggies, Fruit Cup, Brownies Fri., Jan. 8 – Breakfast Biscuit and Sausage Gravy, Eggs, or Waffles... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will have its first meeting of the year Thursday, Jan. 7, at the Eagles Lodge beginning at noon. United States Postal Service workers Brooke Meinzer and the new Grand Coulee postmaster... Full story


It's a boy for the Eppersons

Jamie and Chance Epperson are proud to announce the birth of their son, Heath Adrian Epperson, born Monday, December 28, 2015, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 7 lbs., 12 oz., and was 20 inches in length at birth. Siblings... Full story


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 12/28 - The manager of the Grant County Housing Authority apartments at Continental Heights reported that Christmas ornaments had been taken from the common area, and he had identified the person who took them on his surveillance... Full story


Tire store gets new manager

Les Schwab Tires in Grand Coulee has a new manager. Bryan Hansen, a 20-year veteran with the company, arrived last Saturday to take over his new duties. Hansen comes from Manteca, California, where he... Full story


Wrestlers grapple at two tournaments

Raider wrestlers took part in two tournaments over the holiday break, with all Raiders placing in their nine-school home tourney, and several winning or placing against 14 teams in Warden. Lake Roosev... Full story


Raiders win one, lose two

The Raider boys over the holidays won a league basketball game and competed strongly against larger schools in the Eagle Holiday Classic at West Valley High School. At home against Manson, the Raiders won the league game Dec. 18, defeating the Trojan... Full story


Ladies win two

The Lady Raiders won two of the three basketball games they played over the holiday break. The first, at home against the Manson Trojans Dec. 18, was a 52-32 victory. LR took the momentum of that win into the week of practice that preceded the Eagle... Full story


BBCC releases honor rolls

Four local students made the Vice Presidnet’s List at Big Bend Community College for last fall, completing 12 or more graded credits with GPA of 3.33 to 3.74. They include Daniel Loch, Coulee Dam; Madisyn Byam and Cameo Southerland, Electric City;... Full story


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