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High honors

New inductees into the National Honor Society hold candles in a ceremony with prescribed traditions to mark the special nature of the occasion at Lake Roosevelt Schools Jan. 22. With President Ellie...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 29, 2020

Grand Coulee wants to renegotiate USBR police contract

The city of Grand Coulee wants to renegotiate a contract under which city police provide law enforcement services to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation for nearly $600,000 a year. The city is currently operating on a six-month extension on a contract...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 29, 2020

Film on tribal hunting rights victory in Canada to premiere

The recent story of a Colville tribal member winning hunting rights on traditional lands in Canada is being told in a 30-minute documentary that will premiere in Spokane next month. A Jan. 17 press...

 

State Senate passes bill to require comprehensive sex-ed in public schools

A proposed law to require school districts to implement a comprehensive sexual education curriculum emphasizing healthy relationships and consent was passed after a 28-21 vote by the state Senate last week.  If signed into law, Engrossed Substitute...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 29, 2020

Wild turkeys causing power problems

More than half the power outages in the city of Coulee Dam last year were caused by wild turkeys that roam the town freely. Last year the town, which operates its own electric utility, suffered nine p...

 
 By Leona Vaught    News    January 29, 2020

Lawmakers move to ban high-capacity magazines

Gun magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition would be outlawed under a proposed law moving through the state Senate. Supporters cite safety concerns, while opponents argue the measure,...

 

Policies or personalities?

What makes good government? Many of us would probably contend that we have taken a recess from good government. Sometimes we learn more during recess than we do in the classroom. Polls indicate that our confidence in the way our federal government...

 

Washington wine industry has enormous impact from start to finish

When we look around Central Washington, it is hard to miss the thousands of acres of wine grapes that cascade across our rolling hills and valleys. In fact, there were more than 59,000 acres and nearly 70 varieties of wine grapes planted last year....

 
 By Jess Utz    Opinion    January 29, 2020

Senior Profile: Nick Baker

As you all know by now, I like to profile certain seniors at Lake Roosevelt High School. It gives you all a chance to learn a little bit about the adults that the Raiders are producing and get a...

 

Optimistic bachelor Len Dillman

At first when the Colville Reservation was formed in 1872, there was a paranoia from the lawmakers in the east that an attack would come from across the Columbia River by Seaton's Landing. To keep an...

 

Martha "Faye" Hills Mawdsley

Martha "Faye" Hills Mawdsley went to be with our Lord on Friday, January 10, 2020. She was a lifetime resident of Washington state, however she always considered Colville to be her home. She loved... Full story

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet at Siam Chamber will meet this Thursday, January 30, 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 January...

 

Hot winnings

Joaquin Bustamante reacts to winning $500 for first place Saturday in the chili cook-off held by the LR Athletic Booster Club at the Vets Center in Electric City. Steve Krajic took second place and...

 

Free tax help begins

Income tax time is here!! Free tax preparation is once again being offered at the senior center in Grand Coulee every Wednesday February 5 through April 8 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Volunteers trained in cooperation with the IRS will offer free help...

 

State Parks hiring seasonal park aides for summer 2020 season

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announces its annual recruitment for hundreds of seasonal park aides for the 2020 summer season.  Each summer, State Parks employs 400 park aides and 45 senior park aides to work the busy...

 

All Grand Coulee Dam high school class reunion planned

A Grand Coulee Dam all-class high school reunion for Mason City, Nespelem, Coulee Dam, early Lake Roosevelt High School graduates, and others who wish to attend, is planned for the weekend of June 19-21, 2020. The reunion will be held in the newly...

 

Honor Society adds members

The Lake Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School chapter of the National Honor Society inducted new members Jan. 22. The group of new honorees, together with last year's inductees and officers comprised...

 

Coming up in Raider sports . . .

Weds., Jan. 29 5 p.m., JH Wrestling here with Okanogan 5 p.m., JH Girls' Basketball here with Okanogan Thurs., Jan. 30 6/7:30 p.m., HS BB at Soap Lake Fri., Jan. 31 5 pm., HS Wrestling here with Kittitas/Omak Sat.,Feb. 1 10 a.m., HS Wrestling at...

 

Raider boys continue winning season

The Raiders defeated the Oroville Hornets 64-40 Jan. 24, then soundly put down the Bridgeport Mustangs Monday night, both in Coulee Dam. Lake Roosevelt hosted the Bridgeport Mustangs Monday, beating...

 

Lady Raiders win two at home

The Lady Raiders defeated the Oroville Hornets 47-24 in a home game on Friday and crushed Bridgeport Monday, also in Coulee Dam.  Audrey Hansen scored the most points against the Hornets for Lake Roosevelt with nine, followed by Ellie Hansen with ei...

 

Raiders wrestle in Tonasket, Spokane

The Raiders competed in mix-and-match and dua meetsl this past week, and will host a dual competition Friday night. In Tonasket Jan. 23, The Raiders competed in a mix and match among Okanogan, Tonasket, and themselves Jan. 23 in Tonasket, where... Full story

 

LR's sports league going through changes

The Central Washington 2B league is changing up a bit, most notably with the return of 1A school Okanogan to the 2B league due to a change in rules with the powers that be. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association finalized...

 

Legals for January 29, 2020

SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 1064 of the City of Grand Coulee, WA On the 21st of January 2020, the City Council of the City of Grand Coulee, Washington, passed Ordinance No. 1064. A summary of the content of said Ordinance, consisting of the title,... Full story

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 1/20 - An officer spoke to the owner of a barking dog on Dill Avenue. The owner said the dog was just a puppy and she would bring it inside. 1/21 - Coulee Gas reported a 20-something woman had stolen some sunglasses then gotten...

 

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