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Articles from the February 8, 2017 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 8, 2017

Elmer City will get $250k "Complete Streets" grant

Elmer City received word this week that it has been awarded a “Complete Streets” grant from the state Department of Transportation’s “Transportation Improvement Board.” Elmer City had been nominated by an unidentified agency for the... Full story


Late start for Nespelem

Nespelem School will start two hours late Friday and will not hold preschool at all....


Athletic events canceled today

All athletic events scheduled for today with the Grand Coulee Dam School District are canceled, the district announced at 11:30 this morning, Thursday, Feb. 9. The girls' basketball game in Tonasket tonight has been rescheduled for...

 By Scott Hunter    News    February 8, 2017

Next playoff game at 3:30 today for Lady Raiders

After losing 58-53 last night in Tonasket against the Lady Tigers, the Lady Raiders will play in the third round of league playoffs today in Bridgeport at 3:30 p.m. Lake Roosevelt will face Liberty Bell, which lost to Brewster last night 58-44,...


Late start tomorrow for schools

Lake Roosevelt and Nespelem schools canceled after-school programs today and will both start two hours late tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 9 due to snow....


Cold catch

Alex Yeutushok, from Portland, Oregon, pulls a whitefish from a hole in the ice while fishing on Banks Lake with his friends Thursday afternoon. Using salad shrimp as bait, he used a fishfinder and a... Full story


Two-hour late start for schools

Both Lake Roosevelt Schools and Nespelem School will start two hours late today. Freezing rain is making roads and sidewalks dangerous. The National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory through 10 p.m. tonight....

 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 8, 2017

Ice Age features prominent in city plan

The Electric City 25-year Pathway and Revitalization plan would change the face of the city by adding a number of visual treats. While the plan suggests a number of changes, it will depend on successful grant applications to become a reality. Its... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 8, 2017

Elmer City holding back on treatment payments to Coulee Dam

Elmer City and Coulee Dam are in a stink over less than $1,000 in current sewage treatment bills. Elmer City has recalculated Coulee Dam’s third quarter wastewater treatment bill by $870.74, according to exchanges between the two towns. Elmer City... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 8, 2017

Frustration with crime voiced at community watch meeting

People are frustrated with crime and feel powerless to do anything about it. That was evident at Tuesday night's Community Watch meeting held at the Almira/Coulee Dam Community Church. It was the... Full story



New chief in Coulee Dam It’s Paul Bowden’s turn to be police chief in Coulee Dam, according to Mayor Greg Wilder, who explained at the Jan. 25 town council meeting that state law does not allow towns to keep the same interim police chief for... Full story


Top talent

Will Friedlander and Megan Abel sing "Little Talks," from the group "Of Monsters and Men," during a talent show at Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School Friday night. The duet took the top spot in... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 8, 2017

Bus damaged when it hits ditch

One of Grand Coulee Dam School District's buses received damage to its front end last Thursday about 7:15 a.m. when the driver swerved off the road near Nespelem to avoid hitting a vehicle in front... Full story


There's still plenty of time to fill out that school survey

You can access the Grand Coulee Dam District School survey online ( and have an opportunity to make comments about the good things happening in the district and things you believe need improving. The district office stated this... Full story


Kettle Falls Marina to close by April 30

The marina that serves the north end of Lake Roosevelt will close in the spring, the National Park Service announced Monday in a press release. The Kettle Falls Marina will close April 30 when the NPS contract with Lake Roosevelt Vacations, Inc.... Full story


Congressman, how will you keep health care affordable?

This letter is written to Congressman Dan Newhouse in response to his letter to concerned constituents about the planned repeal of the Affordable Care Act: Dear Congressman Newhouse, As you know, many Americans are concerned about their access to hea... Full story


A long history of grants and tree plans in Coulee Dam

Another grant application for your spending enjoyment has been written by Councilmember Gayle Swagerty and submitted to the Community Forestry Assistance Grant Program, a part of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. The Project Name... Full story


Washington has lots riding on NAFTA

In 1993, President Bill Clinton was pictured holding a Washington state apple while promoting the virtues of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). That photo only underscored the importance of the agreement and our trade with Mexico and... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    February 8, 2017

The week of "supers"

The Super Bowl was Sunday, and if you missed it you missed a little bit of NFL history. Tom Brady and Coach Bill Belichick solidified their spots in the annals of Best QB and Best Coach of all time.... Full story


Seventy-two years ago

The O'Donnell brothers, Colin and "Spud," emerge from the waters of the Columbia River, below the downstream face of Grand Coulee Dam. These professional divers were engaged by the Bureau of... Full story


Cheryl Nannette Chapman

On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, Cheryl N. Chapman passed away peacefully while surrounded by loved ones at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. Her death marked the end of a courageous... Full story


Lake Roosevelt's future astronauts!

For eight weeks in November and December, this group of six girls earned a NASA diploma by working on special science curriculum designed by NASA around the International Space Station program. They... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, this Thursday, February 9, at La Presa Mexican Restaurant, Grand Coulee. On the agenda is general business. Okanogan County Demos to Meet Okanogan County Democrats... Full story


Spring planting is near: join the Arbor Day Foundation, receive 10 free trees

Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is an ideal way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone who joins the Foundation in February 2017 will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees or 10 free redbud trees to plant when the weather turns warm.... Full story


It's a girl for the Phillips

Whitney and Robert Phillips, of Nespelem, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, River Arlyce Phillips, born Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 6 lbs., 13 oz., and... Full story


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