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Articles from the January 15, 2020 edition

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 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 15, 2020

Golf course sale falls through

The sale of the Banks Lake Golf Course to Rattlesnake Ridge, Inc. has fallen through. The terms of the $1.8 million sale of the golf course and surrounding land, as well as equipment and buildings on 189.3 acres, was approved by Port District 7,...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 15, 2020

New Elmer City council member sworn in

Bill Dunlap was appointed to the Elmer City council on Jan. 9 to a seat that had been vacant for over a year. Dunlap's term lasts until the end of 2021, when he'll be up for reelection. Dunlap told...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 15, 2020

Senior Meals Program delivers nutritious meals to those who qualify

The Senior Meals Program wants you to know they have food to eat at the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center for people of all ages, and they'll deliver to seniors who qualify for delivery. The home...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 15, 2020

Recycling containers in place in Delano

Recycling containers are now in place at the Delano Regional Transfer Station to take in plastics, paper, tin cans, aluminum cans, and even some electronics. One of the new containers placed outside t...

 By Scott Hunter    News    January 15, 2020

Dale Rey takes seat at Coulee Dam

Dale Rey, along with the mayor and two other council members, took the oath of office and accepted a seat at the council table in Coulee Dam, Jan. 8. Rey was appointed by the council Dec. 11 to the se...


New Electric City mayor, council members sworn in

A new Electric City mayor, as well as four new city council members, were sworn into office on Jan. 4 during a retreat in Ephrata. City Administrator Russ Powers swore in the new mayor, Diane Kohout,...



Nespelem Community Center offering shelter from cold Those battling the cold in the Nespelem area can contact the community center there at 509-634-2370 or 509-978-9564 if they need a place to warm up. “The center is open until 8:00 p.m., but...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 15, 2020

Machine vends passes and permits at Northrup Point

It's a little easier in the Coulee now to get a Discover Pass to park at Washington State Parks. An automated pay station located at Northrup Point along SR-155, in the same area as Northrup Canyon...

 By Fred Obee    Opinion    January 15, 2020

Birth records should remain public

The Washington State Legislature once again is attempting to make government records more obscure, this time by trying to shield public employee birthdates from disclosure with the introduction of HB 1888. Rep. Zack Hudgins, of the 11th Legislative...


Recognize school board members for their service

By proclamation of the governor, January is School Board Recognition Month. It’s a great time to recognize our elected community members who selflessly give their time and energy in support of high-quality public schooling for our youth. School...


Laying the tracks

This is a view of track laying along the upper Grand Coulee in the late months of 1934. Note iconic Pinnacle Rock in the distance. The contractor who built the line, David H. Ryan, had already complet... Full story


How presidents get their facts

Here’s a basic truth about people who make decisions about public policy: they rarely have all the facts they want. Yet policy has to get made anyway. No one is confronted more often with this conundrum than the President of the United States,...


Vernon Dewey Rosco

Vernon Dewey Rosco has passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020, at the age of 79.... Full story


Gary Sanderson

Gary Gene Sanderson, husband, father and long-time rancher in Grand Coulee, Washington, passed away at the age of 72 on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 Gary was born on February 19, 1947, in Coulee Dam,... Full story


Lee Edward Sammons

Lee Edward Sammons, 66, lifelong resident of Grand Coulee, Washington, went to meet his Lord Jesus face-to-face Thursday evening, December 26, 2019, from Wenatchee, Washington following a brave... Full story


Beverly Jean Orr-Nicholson

Beverly Jean Orr-Nicholson, 62, of Nespelem, Washington, passed away in Grand Coulee, Washington, Wednesday evening, January 8, 2020. Beverly was born on Saturday, August 10, 1957, in Spokane,... Full story


Meetings & Notices

Chamber to Meet at Siam Palace Chamber will meet this Thursday, January 16, at the Siam Palace Restaurant, Main Street, Grand Coulee. The meeting will start at noon with general business is on the agenda No Meetings for American Legion Post 157 in...


Community blood drive planned

Vitalant, along with the Grand Coulee community blood drive volunteers led by coordinator Penny Lewis, is planning a blood drive for Monday, January 20. Donation hours will be from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the community room at Coulee Medical Center....


It's a boy for Nee/Membrere of Keller

Joahlee Nee and Rayven Membrere of Keller, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Coda Bear Membrere, born Sunday, January 5, 2020, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 8 lbs., 6.6 oz., and was 21... Full story


St. Pierre/Abell have a girl

Rhonda St. Pierre and Timothy Abell of Coulee Dam, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Aiyana Jade Abell, born Monday, January 6, 2020, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 8 lbs., 12 oz., and... Full story


Raiders defeat Bears, Mountain Lions, Shockers

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders had a busy week of games, winning three but suffering their first loss of the season in Odessa. LR hosted Brewster on Jan. 7 when they defeated the Bears 67-53. The Raiders...


Lady Raiders on a losing streak

The Lake Roosevelt Lady Raiders basketball team suffered a string of losses in the last week, both at home and away. LR hosted Brewster Jan. 7, losing to the Lady Bears by just one point, 37-36. The...


Horn wrestling at top Division II college

Kaleb Horn, a Lake Roosevelt wrestling alum and current St. Cloud State University freshman wrestler, finished third place Jan. 11 at the Ridgewater University Open in Minnesota in the 141-pound class. The NCAA Division II wrestler now has a...


Raiders pinned down by weather

The Raiders couldn’t wrestle in the Cascade Bavarian Invitational tournament in Leavenworth on Saturday due to inclement weather. A dual meet was scheduled for yesterday, also in Leavenworth, results of which will be reported next week. On Jan....


Foundation accepting applications for scholarships

The Community Foundation of North Central Washington is now accepting applications for its scholarship program. The foundation manages over 100 unique scholarships that support high school seniors, current college students, and non-traditional studen...


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