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Old school to be purchased by local builder

Terms have been reached for the sale of Center School. An agreement to sell the old school building and property in Grand Coulee was reached at a special school board meeting Tuesday. The sale price was $155,000 — $5,000 more than the amount asked...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 21, 2018

With year-round commitment, Horn family produces state champs

The Horn family has an interesting family tradition: producing state champions in wrestling. There have been four state champions from the Horn family so far: Jason, Jake, Kodie, and Kaleb, creating...

 

Newsbriefs

Blood drive next Monday There will be a community Blood Drive Monday, Feb. 26, from 12:15 p.m to 4:30 p.m., at the Community Room in Coulee Medical Center. The drive is sponsored jointly by the Inland Northwest Blood Center and the Grand Coulee Commu...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 21, 2018

Woman dies in early-morning crash

A Nespelem woman died Feb. 15 in an early-morning crash on SR-155, a mile south of Nespelem. Bridget Boyd, 38, was driving a 2005 Buick Rendezvous southbound at 6:43 a.m. when it crossed into the northbound lane and onto the shoulder. She...

 

Mayor pleased with vote to help streets

Grand Coulee’s city streets will benefit from last week’s voter approval for a “Transportation Benefit District,” and the mayor is pleased. The issue on the ballot gained “yes” votes from 122 Grand Coulee residents. Only 45 indicated...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 21, 2018

Colville Tribal members vote against changing name

Colville tribal members have voted 1630-296 in a recent referendum to keep the name “The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation,” a Feb. 8 press release stated. The referendum vote is advisory, meaning the council could still change the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 21, 2018

Young man stricken by leukemia

A young family man has been suddenly struck by a serious disease, without insurance, leading to an effort by friends and family to raise funds to help pay the bills. George Davis III, 29, lives in...

 

Enraptured with raptors

Craig Moran, of Kent, Washington-based Raptor Life, shows Lake Roosevelt students his 28-year-old ferruginous hawk named August, caught in Wyoming in 1990. "She's beautiful!" students exclaimed when...

 

Spring yard cleanup dates set

With an early warm spell, some local residents may already be up for a little spring yard cleaning, but the traditional community cleanup dates were set this week for April, when local schools take the first week off and older students can help with...

 
 By Kim Stout    Opinion    February 21, 2018

Questions and answers on upcoming Missoula Children's Theatre

Auditions for “The Snow Queen,” brought to our community by MCT (Missoula Children’s Theater) and the Grand Coulee Dam PTA (Parent Teacher Association), will be held March 5, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. in the High School Gym. I would like to share...

 

They take NRA money

According to the Washington Post, Feb. 15, 2018, the following Washington lawmakers have accepted National Rifle Association donations: Rep. Dan Newhouse, Republican congressman, 4th District $4,000, including 2018. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers,...

 

Path forward needed for water infrastructure

Last week, the Trump administration released its proposal to modernize our nation’s infrastructure, a blueprint that gives hope for federal support and a positive path forward on projects across the country that are stalled due to bureaucratic red...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    February 21, 2018

Wanna wrassle!

The tradition continues. Two Raider wrestlers answered the question that has been hanging over the team all year: “Who’s next?” The Raider wrestling team has put on a streak of state champs for...

 

Coulee Recollections

60 years ago Water Flows Over Gr. Coulee Spillway: Springtime spilling began again at Grand Coulee Dam Monday afternoon, with a variable number of drum gates open, depending on power load demands and inflow, as water release at the big dam is current...

 

James Trygve Oliver

On Friday, February 2, 2018, James Trygve Oliver joined his beloved wife and best friend, Vicki. Jim was born on May 31, 1939, to Charles and Mildred Oliver in East Palestine, Ohio. As a child, he...

 

William C. Miller Jr.

William C. Miller Jr. passed away February 8, 2018, in Almira, WA. He was born July 21, 1932, in Oakland, CA to Angelan Ann and William Charles Miller. "Toby" was the eldest of six boys raised in...

 

Dedicated fans

Raider fans cheer on their team at the District 5-6 Tournament in Granger Saturday. Many fans made the three-plus-hour drive and cheered both the girls' and boys' Lake Roosevelt teams. - Scott Hunter...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at La Presa Mexican Restaurant in Grand Coulee at noon this Thursday, February 22, for its weekly membership meeting. On Monday, February 26, the annual membership banquet and...

 

Senior Meals

Wed., Feb. 21 – Dinner Pot Roast with Gravy, Potatoes, Carrots, Onions, Fruit Salad, B-day Cake, Birthday Dinner Thurs., Feb. 22 – Dinner Italian Sausage Casserole, Mixed Veggies, Mandarin Oranges, Apple, Peanut Butter Cookie Fri., Feb. 23 ...

 

Horn, Nichols win state wrestling championships

In a grand finale for Lake Roosevelt's wrestling season, two Raiders took state championships, the first time in school history for two top wins at the Mat Classic in Tacoma in the same year. Kaleb...

 

Lady Raiders finish districts with a pair of close losses, prepare for regionals

The Lady Raiders, competing at the Central Washington 2B District 5-6 Tournament, suffered two close losses over the weekend, first to White Swan and then to Tri-Cities Prep. Now the Lady Raiders are...

 

Raiders finish season at district tournament

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders basketball team finished their season with a win and a loss at districts last weekend in the District 5-6 2B tournament. Playing in Granger on Feb. 16, the Raiders defeated...

 

Legals for February 21, 2018

Grant County Mosquito Control District No. 2 NOTICE OF MEETING CHANGE The Grant County Mosquito Control District No. 2 will change the date of its March meeting from Thursday, March 8, to Friday, March 9. The meeting will be held at 7 pm at the...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 2/13 - A resident of Kelso Avenue in Electric City reported that sometime during the night, it appeared that someone had used pliers to gain entry into his truck. He said a document in his truck was torn, but it didn’t appear...

 
 By Josh Kelety    News    February 21, 2018

Legislators try to ram through a bill to restrict public access to their records

State lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are pushing a bill devised in secret, in the final days of the session, to exempt themselves from public records requests. The move comes on the heels of a court ruling that the Legislature is required to...

 
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