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Articles from the February 13, 2019 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News    February 13, 2019

Levy appears to be passing

A levy to support the Grand Coulee Dam School District appeared to be passing with vote counts listed for the four counties in favor by 58.14 percent. Passage of a school levy requires a simple majority of 50 percent plus one. The replacement levy,...

 

Great intentions

Steven Flowers poses with a pen Feb. 6 at Lake Roosevelt High School, where Flowers signed a letter of intent to play football for Eastern Washington University. From left, behind him are his mother,...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 13, 2019

State attorney general spells out law to sheriffs

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson warned sheriffs and other law enforcement officers Tuesday that they are required to enforce a gun control law passed by voters last November. Sheriffs in four local counties cite Second Amendment concerns...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 13, 2019

Recycling on the table for 2020 garbage contract

Look out your window for flying pigs, because the coulee area may get recycling in 2020. The towns of Electric City, Grand Coulee, Coulee Dam, and Elmer City will be deciding on a recycling option to choose in a new contract with Sunrise Disposal,...

 

Unlawful tactics being used to oust my councilwoman

Those in power are trying to steal my vote by kicking Councilwoman Andrea George off the Colville Business Council. When oppressive schemes like this are not checked, the People’s rights are at risk. The CBC’s Executive Committee used new so-call...

 

Outraged by roundup

I am outraged by the announcement of the Colville reservation roundup of 1,000 wild horses! This is a nefarious decision and constitutes a depraved betrayal of these magnificent presences. The horses are natural healers and restorers of life, but it...

 

Council is breaking tribal law in George case

The United States Constitution secures to the American people certain inalienable rights: ·   The Right to Bear Arms (2nd Amendment) ·   The Right to be Free from Unreasonable Searches and Seizures (4th Amendment) ·   The Right to not be...

 

Senior profile: twin edition

I will always remember the day the Reyes twins were born. Karrie and Levi went to visit these two in the hospital at then-Coulee Community Hospital. I took Nickel to her softball game and was on the mound pitching when I saw Rick Paris walking...

 

Raiders win first-week district playoff games

The Raiders won both their games in the first week of the 2B District 5-6 tournament, and move onto the second week this Friday in Chelan. The Raiders defeated Liberty Christian 70-52 Friday at the Hanford Middle School gym in Richland. “It was a g...

 

Lady Raiders win two in first week of playoffs

The Lady Raiders won both games in the first week of the 2B District 5-6 tournament, and move on to the second week this Friday in Chelan. At Hanford Middle School in Richland Friday, the Lake Roosevelt defeated Liberty Christian 55-47. “This was...

 

Steven Flowers to play football for EWU

Lake Roosevelt Raider student-athlete Steven Flowers signed a letter of intent Feb. 6 to play football for Eastern Washington University. "I think it's awesome; he's worked hard," his father Josh...

 

23 Raider wrestlers bound for state after regionals canceled

The regional wrestling tournament for state districts five and six was canceled last Friday, so all 23 Raider wrestlers who had qualified for the regional meet at Oroville are now going to the state tournament this week. The Washington...

 

This Week In Sports

This week Wed., Feb. 13 Early Out 6 p.m., JH Wrestling at Tonasket Thurs., Feb. 14 8:45 a.m., Raiders Wrestling State Send-Off and Senior Wrestlers Celebration, LR Gym Fri., Feb. 15 No School Wrestling at State Mat Classic, Tacoma Dome 5 p.m., Lady...

 

Barbara "Bobbi" Jean Cole

With extreme sadness we said goodbye to Barbara Jean Cole, lovingly known as "Bobbi", who passed peacefully on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at 11:50 a.m. in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Barbara was born in... Full story

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    February 13, 2019

Proposed legislation would make tiny-home zoning easier

Tiny houses are a trendy new housing option that are often considered affordable; however zoning requirements and other laws make them difficult to legally place. A tiny house is usually between 100 and 400 square feet but can range up to 1,000...

 

It's a boy for James/Manuel

Sara James and Kevin Manuel of Nespelem, Washington are proud to announce the birth of their son, Edgar Arthur Dean Manuel, born Sunday, February 3, 2019, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee Washington. He weighed 7 lbs., 5 oz. Sibling includes... Full story

 

GCHS Alumni association to meet Feb. 20

The winter meeting of the Grand Coulee High School Alumni Association will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, February 20, at the Grand Coulee Senior Center, 203 Main Street. Please note change of location. The meeting is open to anyone who has an...

 

Meetings & Notices

Chamber This Week Chamber will meet this Thursday, February 14, at La Presa Resaturant beginning at noon. Eric Braaten, a biologist for Washington Departent of Fish and Wildlife, will be the guest speaker. Lions Club Meets The GCD Lions Club will be...

 

Community blood drive planned

Vitalant, along with Grand Coulee community blood drive volunteers led by coordinator Leha Neilsen, is planning a blood drive for Monday, February 25. Donation hours will be from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at Coulee Medical Center, in the community room....

 

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 2019 will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees or 10 free redbud trees to plant when the weather turns warm. ...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 13, 2019

Paper fishing and hunting licenses back at Coulee Playland … for now

Tribal hunting and fishing licenses are being offered at Coulee Playland again after a brief hiatus. The Colville Tribes are transitioning to an online-only system, and were no longer offering paper licenses through third-party sellers, which...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 13, 2019

Companies file suit against PUD

Companies in Grant County that “mine” cryptocurrency with high-powered computers have filed a lawsuit against Grant PUD, whose commissioners voted in 2018 to raise electric rates for the emerging industry. The companies say they chose to locate...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 2/10 - A man at the Hill Street apartments reported that a man who had been banned the previous day was at the apartments. The man, sitting in his vehicle, said he didn’t exit the vehicle and therefore was not trespassing. The...

 

LR Elementary January Students of the Month

Here are January's Students of the Month at Lake Roosevelt Elementary!...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 13, 2019

Council member forced out on leave

A tribal council member facing ethics charges amid controversy and backlash from tribal members was placed on administrative leave last week under an “Emergency Action Order.” Andrea George, elected to represent the Nespelem District of the...

 

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