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Articles from the March 4, 2020 edition

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 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 4, 2020

Local agencies prep for virus threat

COVID-19, or the coronavirus, has received widespread news coverage, and as cases and deaths in Washington have been confirmed, how does it affect the local community? "Please be reassured that we... Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    March 4, 2020

Coulee Dam, Tribes may put in a splash pad

Officials at Coulee Dam last week gave a tentative green light to a Colville Tribes proposal to add a splash pad to the town’s park features to cool kids down in the summer. Frank Andrews approached the city council Wednesday with the idea, noting...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    March 4, 2020

Hope: roof fix may attract town restaurant renter

Expecting to attract a new business to lease the Melody Restaurant in the near future, Coulee Dam is preparing to fix at least part of the roof of the “Community Building” the town owns. The building also houses a bowling alley and a theater not...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    March 4, 2020

Alling appointed planning chair

A former council member will head a planning commission for the city of Coulee Dam that currently has no other members. The city council Feb. 26 unanimously approved Mayor Bob Poch’s nomination of Ben Alling to head the commission, charged with...

 

Newsbriefs

Police shoot suspect Police trying to take a man into custody on felony warrants Tuesday shot him, said Okanogan County Sheriff Toney Hawley. The shooting happened in Omak at 11:43 a.m., Hawley said in a press release. He said his deputies and Omak...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 4, 2020

Senate bill package could help ease new hydropower project approval

A potential new, big hydro-electric project for the Coulee area, could be more likely to happen sooner than later if legislation being considered by the Senate in Washington D.C. passes. The $1.4...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    School    March 4, 2020

Sensors could detect vaping at Lake Roosevelt High

Special detectors may be installed at Lake Roosevelt Schools to address “rampant” vaping at the school. Vaping, which delivers nicotine to the user without tobacco present, is said to be dangerous to the health of anyone by the Centers for...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 4, 2020

Bad month for restaurants versus vehicles

February proved to be a bad month for restaurant buildings. On Feb. 21, at about 4:12 p.m., a Coulee City woman drove over the curb on Main Street in Grand Coulee, hitting the outside of Siam Palace, before going into reverse and backing into an...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Opinion    March 4, 2020

Thoughts on observing on your behalf

The role of a journalist is to be the eyes and ears for the readers. So while at a school board meeting, city council meeting, events, and so on, things that people may not have the time to go to, or don’t have a large enough interest in going to,...

 
 By Jess Utz    Opinion    March 4, 2020

Senior Profile: Jordan Flett

This week I am bring you another senior from the halls of Lake Roosevelt High School. My interview was a little different this time because I sat down with Jordan Flett in front of the entire...

 
 By Lizzy McKeag    Opinion    March 4, 2020

Brunell's treatise on Lower Snake River dams is flooded with falsehoods

Don Brunell’s recent article titled “Dams are the Northwest’s Flood Busters” (Star, Jan. 21, 2020) relies on fearmongering, rather than facts, to make his point. Brunell takes a circuitous route through disasters in the Midwest, conjuring up...

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion    March 4, 2020

Legislators must find better ways to reduce CO2

Washington and Oregon lawmakers want to end their legislative sessions; however, accounting for the costs of carbon emissions is a major roadblock. In Salem, rural Republican senators are boycotting t...

 

Meetings & Notices

Chamber to Meet Chamber will meet this Thursday, March 5 at the Pepper Jack's Bar & Grillet, Grand Coulee. The meeting will start at noon. Guest speaker Cassandra Haggeman, of the National Park Service, will address a potential threat from quagga...

 

Students of the month at Nespelem

Selected as Students of the Month for February at Nespelem School included: from left - top row: Nataliah Saulque, Nyla Yellowwolf, Zach Elwell,Taylor Thomas, Arianna Waters; bottom row: Kendall...

 

Community blood drive planned

Vitalant, along with the Grand Coulee community blood drive volunteers led by coordinator Penny Lewis, is planning a blood drive for Monday, March 16. Donation hours will be from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the community room at Coulee Medical Center....

 

Sixth annual Columbia Basin Eco-Gardening Symposium taking signups

To kick of the gardening season, a half-day gardening workshop will be held in Moses Lake on Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Columbia Basin Technical Skills Center, 900 E. Yonezawa Blvd. This event is organized jointly by the WSU...

 

Income tax help is still 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...

 

LR honor roll for first semester

HIGH HONORS 3.5 to 4.0 SENIORS Ellie Hansen, Lorrinda Richardson, Nicholas Engeseth, Kyle Edmo, Keziah Stice, Brianna Stanger, Abbiggale Murray, Madisyn Toulou, Damian George, Alexia Ryan, Brianna Whybark, Wensdae Antoine JUNIORS Bryn Chaffee, Raven...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    March 4, 2020

Raider boys suffer loss at WIAA regional tournament

The Raider basketball team is done with the regional round of the Hardwood Classic state tournament following a loss against the Toutle Lake Ducks. Lake Roosevelt lost to the Ducks 59-43 Saturday in...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    March 4, 2020

Lady Raiders conquered by Lady Vikings at regionals

The Lady Raiders' season ended Saturday with a loss to Mossy Rock in the regional round of the state tournament in Longview. The Lake Roosevelt girls racked up a win-loss record of 11-5 in the...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 2/20 - The owner of storage units on Grand Coulee Avenue reported two units had been broken into. Pictures were taken and the owner would contact the unit renters about the incident and tell police if anything is reported...

 
 By Cameron Sheppard    News    March 4, 2020

Deaths rise in state coronavirus outbreak

The coronavirus death count in Washington reached nine on Tuesday, Feb. 3, including two people whose test results were released posthumously.On Monday, when six deaths had been reported, health officials asked state lawmakers for $100 million to...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Sports    March 4, 2020

Buzzer beater keeps Raiders in state tournament

Soarin' Marchand makes this game-winning, buzzer-beater for three look so easy, I'm sure he's only practiced it about a million times! Good video of the shot as tweeted by SWXRightNow:... Full story

 

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