Articles from the March 6, 2019 edition

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 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 6, 2019

28 positions up for elections on various boards and councils

Are you interested in helping make a difference in the local cities, parks, schools, hospital, or elsewhere? There are 28 local offices up for election this fall, including positions on city councils, school boards, and various districts in the area....

 

Untimely hazards

Snow drifts across U.S. 2 west of Davenport Wednesday in conditions that had Lincoln County Sheriff Wade Magers and others cautioning motorists about hazardous roads, some of which were closing...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 6, 2019

Crumbling new sidewalks in Grand Coulee may require big fix, legal work

Nearly new sidewalks that Grand Coulee had installed in 2015 are already cracking and crumbling, a situation that could require time in court to work out. Grand Coulee's city council voted at their...

 

Geologist to give free presentation Saturday

Geologist Nick Zentner will be making a free presentation related to the coulee area at the Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center March 9 at 1 p.m. Zentner hosts a series called "Nick on the Rocks" that...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 6, 2019

Elmer Council OKs search for sewer plant funding

Elmer City’s council approved a resolution Feb. 21 allowing the city to apply for funding to build its own wastewater treatment facility. There was no discussion of the resolution before the vote at the council meeting. There has been bad blood...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 6, 2019

Care and Share Food bank gets needed boost

The Care and Share Food Bank, located at the Nazarene Church on SR-174, filled their almost-empty shelves with food from Yakima-based nonprofit Northwest Harvest last week. Carol Nordine, who manages...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 6, 2019

Natural Helpers say program is showing results

The Natural Helpers program at Lake Roosevelt High School has been a success, staff members and students say, and they want to keep it going. The program, which used a student survey to identify 21 students to whom other students feel comfortable...

 

Positive parenting equals positive life

This last week I spent three days being trained in a class called Positive Indian Parenting. To be transparent, I had some reservations going into the class, not knowing what to expect and how I could take the teachings from this class and actually...

 

How I came to dislike snow!

As a kid growing up in Palouse, I loved the snow. Snow meant sledding, and we had a couple of great runs, one in town and the other on the outskirts. The one in town was from the top of North Hill that wound its way through the residential section...

 
 By Bob Valen    Opinion    March 6, 2019

Really, spring will arrive, really

With all the snow occupying our landscape, it’s hard to image spring at all. Be assured that it will arrive; in fact, March 20 will bring vernal, or spring, equinox. It’s that point in time that...

 

Coulee Recollections

Twenty Years Ago Work has begun on the expansion of Banks Lake Golf and Country Club. The Grand Coulee Dam is one of few dams which hasn’t been mentioned for removal, but according to economic consultant Bob Lonn, the disappearance of other dams...

 

Lena Mae Haegen

Lena Mae Haegen, 92, went to be with our Lord on Sunday, February 24, 2019. She died at her place of residence in Spokane, Washington, after a lengthy struggle with dementia. She was born August 2,... Full story

 

It's a boy for Saulque and Robinson

Kendra Saulque and Anthony Robinson of Nespelem, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Luka Alexander James Robinson, born Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 6 lbs., 10... Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    March 6, 2019

Raiders take sixth in state 2B basketball tourney

The Raiders basketball squad won two and lost two at state last week, ultimately finishing sixth out of Washington's 60 2B schools. The Raiders kicked off their string of games at the Washington...

 

Higgins make the list at UW

Mikayla L. Higgins, of Electric City, a freshman, has been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Washington for the Autumn 2018 Quarter. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must have completed at least 12 graded credits and have a...

 

Legals for March 6, 2019

Notice of Public Meeting Town of Coulee Dam NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Meeting will be held to receive community input on the 2019 Comprehensive Plan Update. This meeting will feature information on the update process, including draft... Full story

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 2/24 - A Batchelor Square man complained about his neighbor’s wood stove, saying that the odor and smoke cause him respiratory problems, and he believes the wood being burned isn’t seasoned. An officer told the man he couldn...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    March 6, 2019

New commissioner will supply younger outlook

Park district commissioners Monday voted to accept the resignation of one commissioner, then immediately filled her position with a young recruit. Commissioner Debbie Bigelow, who has served for...

 

Auditions for Missoula Cildren's Theatre's production Monday

An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of THE FROG PRINCE (Monday, March 11, 2019 at the Lake Roosevelt High School gymnasium) from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Those auditioning should arrive at 3:30 p.m. and plan... Full story