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It’s official: be kind You may think that Valentine’s Day is the big day for celebrating love this month, but Grant County commissioners last week added a twist, declaring Feb 16-23 to be “Random Acts of Kindness” week, with Feb. 17 the...

 

Brad proposes to Patty

Brad Oliver proposed to Patty Davis tonight at the conclusion of Patty's (PK's Culinary's) valentines day dinner. "She makes me want to be a better human," he said before bending his knee. Watch the... Full story

 

Coach Crollard on Raider district win vs Oroville

The Raiders won their district game against the Oroville Hornets Friday night in a game that was closer than some expected, tied at 40 in the third quarter....

 

$20 million substance abuse treatment center coming to Keller

It looks like the Colville Tribes will soon have their first substance abuse treatment center. The tribes announced Feb. 3 that a $20 million, 32-bed treatment center will be located in Keller,...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 12, 2020

Busted: Suspected thieves targeting Lincoln County rural mail

Lincoln County sheriff deputies booked two people into jail last night (Feb. 11) after a very precise caller alerted them to what appeared to be ongoing theft from rural mailboxes. Three deputies...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 12, 2020

Electric City chooses new clerk, council member

The Electric City council voted in a new city clerk/administrator, as well as a new council member, at their meeting Tuesday night. Peggy Nevsimal was chosen out of four candidates as the new city...

 

Governor signs into law tax bill to help fund higher education

Fewer businesses will be asked to foot the bill for higher education programs after Gov. Jay Inslee signed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 6492 on Monday. The bill will restructure the business and...

 

Elementary students to learn about birds

Fourth-graders from Lake Roosevelt Elementary, as well as students from other area schools, will get to learn about our feathered friends, the birds, on Feb. 19 and 20. Bird Fest, which is put on by the National Park Service, will include...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 12, 2020

Former Raider wrestling champ looks back, and forward

Octavio Alejandre was a state wrestling champion for the Lake Roosevelt Raiders in 2015, and is now wrestling at Grays Harbor College, where he has been conference champion twice and became an...

 

Nominated for 2020 Nobel Peace Prize is a start

Deny! Deny! Deny! When it comes to climate change, that seems to be our current national policy. This administration has systematically turned aside most climate policy tasks set by president Obama. The climate change problem will never be solved...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 12, 2020

Kennedy's enjoying life in the Coulee

Christian Kennedy grew up in the Coulee, went to the big city of Las Vegas, and returned last year with his wife Sara to settle down and help take over the family business. Having graduated in 2002,...

 

Tearing up roads and parking lots

I notice we have at least one yahoo living amongst our four communities that loves to tear up church parking lots, federal roads and federal parking lots, along with the river trail and Washington Flats. This is his favorite time of year because the...

 

Wreck causes long waits

Vehicles line up behind a crash on SR-174 just northwest of Grand Coulee Wednesday where a driver of a westbound 2010 Ford Fusion failed to make the curve and collided with a semi headed the other...

 
 By Lu Nelson    Opinion    February 12, 2020

Renewable electric grid making economic impact in rural areas

The last decade has seen a drastic shift in the way the U.S. generates electricity. We have shifted from relying primarily on fossil fuel burning power plants to a thriving clean energy industry that...

 

Worn out wind blades plugging up landfills

While wind farms generate “greenhouse gas free” electricity, there is increasing concern over the rapidly growing number of worn out blades ending up in landfills. Those blades, housed on giant...

 

The 31-Mile Grand Coulee tunnel

A proposal to build a 31-mile water tunnel under the Grand Coulee was made by Frank Harris, a civil engineer from Renton. His plan, publicly announced in December 1935, was to expedite the irrigation...

 

School board directors assigned positions

The Grand Coulee Dam School District Board of Directors took new assignments at their Jan. 27 meeting. Director George LaPlace was appointed board chair. Director Carla Marconi was appointed vice...

 

Meetings & Notices

Chamber to Meet at La Presa Chamber will meet this Thursday, February 13, at the Siam Palace Restaurant, Main Street, Grand Coulee. The meeting will start at noon with general business on the agenda. Grant County Mosquito District 2 to Meet  The...

 

Free tax help available at the Senior Center

Income tax time is here!! Free tax preparation is once again being offiered at the senior center in Grand Coulee every Wednesday through April 14, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Volunteers trained in cooperation with the IRS will offer free help to...

 

GCHS Alumni Association to meet

The winter meeting of the Grand Coulee High School Alumni Association will take place at 1 p.m., Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at the Senior Center, 203 Main Street in Grand Coulee. The main item of business will be the All-Class Reunion coming up...

 

Glenda "Lynn" Higgins

Glenda "Lynn" Higgins, daughter of the late Neal and Francis Turner of Coulee Dam, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, February 7. Lynn was born January 4, 19... Full story

 

Auditions coming up for Masquers next play

Auditions for Masquers Theater presentation of “Present Laughter” will be held at 6 p.m., on February 18 and 19 at the Theater in Soap Lake. “Present Laughter” is Noel Coward’s 3rd best known play written in 1939.  It was recently revived...

 

It's twins for Smith/Copley

Kristen Smith and Keith Copley, of Grand Coulee, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their twin sons born Thursday, January 30, 2020, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. Keneth Richard Copley weighed 8 lbs., 3 oz., and was 19 inches... Full story

 

It's a girl for Schoofs

Kristi and Russell Schoof of Electric City, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Kennedy Kathryn Schoof born Friday, January 31, 2020. She weighed 7 lbs., 12 oz., and was 20-1/2 inches in length at birth. Maternal... Full story

 

Raiders' league record marred by Bears

The Raiders finished the regular season with two wins and a loss in boys' basketball.  The Raiders got snowed on in Brewster, where the Bears handed LR their first league loss of the season, with LR...

 

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