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Articles from the March 11, 2020 edition

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 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 11, 2020

Grant County man dies of COVID-19

A Grant County resident has died after becoming infected with the coronavirus, but an Okanogan County resident’s test results came back negative as have some at Coulee Medical Center. And community organizations are taking precautions against COVID... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    March 11, 2020

School to close, local events altering in wake of new virus

School to close, local events altering in wake of new virus Schools statewide will close by Tuesday, following an orders coming from Gov. Jay Inslee as the state responds to the threat of a new virus... Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 11, 2020

New Steamboat Rock book tells pictorial history of local landmark

A collection of early and rare photos highlighting the history of Steamboat Rock is being published and will be available for purchase in April. The book tells a linear story of Steamboat Rock, from N...

 By Leona Vaughn    News    March 11, 2020

Legislature bans single-use plastic bags

Consumers will need to remember to bring their own reusable shopping bags if they want to avoid the fee that a new law will put on plastic bags.     Senate Bill 5323 bans retailers and grocers from handing out single-use plastic bags for free....


Flint seeks re-election to PUD commission

Tom Flint Monday announced his fifth run for re-election as Grant Public Utility District (Grant PUD) commissioner, District A-At Large. He first joined the commission in 2000. “Institutional knowledge and stability are important characteristics...


Virus prompts Grant PUD to close facilities

As a precautionary measure to protect the safety of customers and employees, all Grant PUD facilities will now be closed to public access, a press release from the utility announced late Tuesday, and as many employees as possible will be told to stay... Full story


I just got back from Tillmanville

Tillmanville? You won’t find it on a map. But if you are looking for it on a map try Elmer City. Elmer City could just as well have been named Tillmanville. The Tillman family has, and continues to be, a leading factor in this tiny village....

 By Harvey Haven    Opinion    March 11, 2020

The necessity of community parks

When I was a tyke growing up with my brother Ed and sisters Betty and Anita on Roosevelt Drive, Grand Coulee didn’t have a community park. There was an empty field across the road from our house that we and the other neighborhood kids would play in...

 By M. Townsend    Opinion    March 11, 2020

Plow crew thanked

To the Grand Coulee Plow Crew: We all, who live on Wetzel Street in Grand Coulee, thank you so very much for keeping our road open and safe. You people had a hard job but made it look so easy at the same time. Once again, thank you. M. Townsend And...

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    March 11, 2020

Summer jobs search

Think back to our younger days, a time where we had to find a summer job. It seemed a requirement at the time, and for many parents it was a requirement. The reason I bring this up is because the...

 By Don Brunell    Opinion    March 11, 2020

Coronavirus testing telecommuting effectiveness

Nobody knows how deep the impact of the coronavirus will be, but one thing that it is destined to test is how effectively people will work from home. Washington is at the point of the spear. Of the...


Tracy Lee Thiel

Tracy Lee Thiel, 65, peacefully passed away in his Grand Coulee, Washington home Monday, January 27, 2020. A Celebration of Tracy's life will take place at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 14, 2020 in Strate... Full story


Tyler Charles Hartbarger

Tyler Charles Hartbarger was born in Sandpoint, Idaho on October 9, 1994, to proud parents, Ed and Jennifer Hartbarger and passed away at home on Monday, March 2, 2020. As a little boy, Tyler was... Full story


Matilda Munson

Matilda Munson, 64, passed away Saturday afternoon, February 29, 2020, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. A proud member of the Colville Confederated Tribes, Matilda was born... Full story


Lura Anne Sanderson Hartman

Lura Anne Sanderson Hartman left this world to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Anne was born September 9, 1929, in Hollywood, California, to Marjorie Vere (Freeburger) Sanderson and Georg... Full story


It's a girl for the Mears

Kami and Daniel Mears of Coulee Dam, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Holly Grace Mears, born Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 8 lbs., 10 oz., and was 19.5...


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet Chamber will meet this Thursday, March 12 at Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille in Grand Coulee. The meeting will start at noon with general business is on the agenda. GCD School and Nespelem School Districts to Meet The Board of Directors...


Fans appreciate great season

Fans and family reach down to the Lake Roosevelt Raiders as they emerge from the locker room and ascend the stairs at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena Saturday, where they had just taken the...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    March 11, 2020

Raiders take fourth at state tourney

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders took fourth in the WIAA Hardwood Classic state basketball tournament at Spokane Arena Saturday, accomplishing a preseason goal of placing better than last year's sixth place...

 By Jacob Wagner    School    March 11, 2020

Pace, Owen to be honored for excellence

Karen Pace, who has been the music teacher at Lake Roosevelt schools for the past five years, and Terry Owen, who has been driving bus for LR for the past 32 years, will be honored with excellence awards next month. Superintendent Paul Turner announc...

 By Leona Vaughn    School    March 11, 2020

Sex education becomes a requirement for state public schools

Public school students will soon have a greater understanding of their sexuality, sexual abuse and the importance of consent under a new law passed by Washington state legislators.     Senate Bill 5395 requires all public schools in Washington...


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 3/3 - Police performed a welfare check on a man’s daughter said to live in Delano. Police spoke to a neighbor who said that he hadn’t seen the woman or her boyfriend at the house in about three days, and thought they may be at...


Next State Parks free day is March 19

OLYMPIA – March 9, 2020 – Washington State Parks invites visitors to help celebrate the agency’s 107th birthday on Thursday, March 19, by enjoying a state park for free that day.   March 19 is the third of 12 State Parks free days in 2020,...


Fire routs trailer

Firefighters dig through the smoldering remains of a fifth-wheel trailer that caught on fire early Sunday morning. Two occupants got out of the trailer on Lakeview Boulevard in Delano safely, Grand...


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