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Articles from the January 16, 2019 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News    January 16, 2019

Grand Coulee Dam school leaders hope levy will pass next month

Local voters will soon get ballots in the mail asking them to decide on a second levy for the Grand Coulee Dam School District and may wonder why when a levy just passed last November. The November vote will only allow the district to collect a...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 16, 2019

Bob Poch named mayor in Coulee Dam

Coulee Dam has a new mayor. Bob Poch was elected by the city council last week to take the place of Larry Price, who resigned Dec. 6, 2018. The council did not discuss the motion made by...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 16, 2019

New operator will re-open Grand Theatre

The Coulee will see an increase in arts and culture with the return of the Grand Theatre on Main Street in Grand Coulee, with a ribbon cutting and then an open-mic show later this month. The 170-seat...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 16, 2019

Shooting "buffer zone" being proposed in Osborn Bay area

A 500-foot-wide, 7,281-foot-long, no-shooting "buffer zone" is being proposed between residences of Electric City and the Osborne Bay area. The buffer zone would be an area people cannot shoot guns...

 

Newsbriefs

Annual predictions begin for lake levels The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued its January water forecast for the 2019 flood control season that determines what the needed levels will be for Lake Roosevelt in the coming months. “Based on...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 16, 2019

Tribe turns down feral horse removal bid

The Colville Business Council voted in a Jan. 8 meeting not to approve a contract to remove feral horses from the reservation, the Tribal Tribune reports. A $478,000 proposal by Sun J Livestock to remove about 1,250 feral horses was submitted after...

 
 By Rich Black    Opinion    January 16, 2019

Passage of levy will still mean lower taxes

I am writing this letter to help you, as part of our community, make an informed decision on the upcoming vote for a school district levy. The bottom line in this complicated issue is this: For taxpayers, approving this school district levy will...

 

Gun dealer shoots hole in I-1639

Call it a loophole if you want. But I call what Talos Tactical owner Matt Cieslar is doing in West Richland a moral win for rural residents and 2nd Amendment supporters ... albeit temporary. The owner of the gun shop at 4096 W. Van Giesen St. vowed...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    January 16, 2019

He had a dream

On April 4, 1968, a shot rang out in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated. Riots started in many cities in the aftermath and the United States went into mourning. The...

 
 By Bob Valen    Opinion    January 16, 2019

The year in weather – 2018

I’ve lost track of how many years I’ve been writing this monthly column about our weather, and climate and related issues and events. One thing I do like — and I admit I’m a bit of a...

 

Randall Henry Bjorklund

It is with great sadness that the family of Randall Henry Bjorklund announces his passing after a 10-year struggle with Alzheimer's and the recent discovery of a glioblastoma brain tumor. Randy...

 

Beverly Jean Carlson Morin

Beverly Jean Carlson Morin, 83, was born to Ed Carlson and Sadie Desautel at home near Disautel, Washington, on July 16, 1935. Bev joined brother, James "Jimmy" Carlson, and the family grew with...

 

Eagle eye

An American bald eagle casts a wary eye toward a photographer across Federal Avenue, near The Star Jan. 9. The area is popular with the big birds for winter nesting, especially during winters when...

 

It's a boy for Tallbull/Nicholson

Martina C. Tallbull and William E. Nicholson II, of Coulee Dam, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Parker Klay Nicholson, born Saturday, December 23, 2018, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 4 lbs., 6 oz....

 

It's a girl for Peters/Stanger

Tiffany S. Peters and Alan Stanger of Nespelem, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Ida Rae-Sweetwater Stanger. She weighed 7 lbs., 2 oz., and was 19 inches in length at birth. Siblings include Alan Jr., Myalove, and...

 

Students of the Month

Here are Lake Roosevelt's students of the month for November and December. Way to go kids!...

 

Raiders make mincemeat out of Trojans, Mustangs

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders basketball team trounced the Trojans and turned the Mustangs into dog food this past week, winning by extra-large point margins. The Raiders defeated the Manson Trojans on...

 

Raider wrestlers clean up competition on west side

The Raider wrestling team took second place at a 17-school tournament on the west side of the state Saturday, following a mix-and-match tournament they dominated there the previous day. They also...

 

Lady Raiders play solid ball, earn solid wins

The Lady Raiders earned two straight wins last week, defeating both the Fillies and the Lady Trojans. Lake Roosevelt defeated the Manson Lady Trojans on the road Jan. 8 with a final score of 41-24....

 

Legals for January 16, 2019

Notice of City Council Vacancy Council Position No. 2 Coulee Dam The Town of Coulee Dam is seeking applications for the appointment to Council Position No. 2. Councilmembers must reside within the City limits and be registered voters in Coulee Dam....

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 1/7 - A woman was cited for going 54 miles per hour in the 35 mph zone on SR-174 near E Street. 1/8 - An officer chased a man wanted on a misdemeanor warrant on foot after spotting him walking on Spokane Way. The officer grabbed...

 

Winter concert date set

Lake Roosevelt Elementary will host a winter concert for the community, put on by the kindergarten, second- and third-grade students, as well as the fifth- and sixth-grade chorus, and fifth- and sixth-grade band. The concert will be offered at the...

 

Bowling Scores

THURSDAY MIXUPS TEAM W L San PoilValley 49.5 22.5 Only Nine! 38.5 29.5 The Star 29 43 High Game: Chance Epperson 201; Mae Stensgar 173 High Series: Chance Epperson 595; Mae Stensgar 48 Splits: Frank Quinto 4-5-7; Gwen Hilson 5-10/5-7 Previous: High G...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    January 16, 2019

Creation of State Broadband Office focus for governor

The creation of a Statewide Broadband Office and an initial investment of $25 million into getting broadband into “every nook and cranny” was announced by Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday. “We know the reality on the ground is that there are just t...

 
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