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Articles from the March 15, 2017 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News    March 15, 2017

CEO: Hospital must stop its own bleeding

After racking up multi-million dollar losses in four of the past five years, Coulee Medical Center will put in place a turn-around plan to “stop the bleeding,” CEO Jonathan Owens said, “sooner, rather than later,” and that will include some... Full story


Sneaky Fish SWATed

A regional tactical response team training at Center Elementary Wednesday surrounds a sneaky suspect, Ryan Fish, after finally finding him and ordering him onto the floor. Officers from the Grant and... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    March 15, 2017

Man sentenced for receiving child pornography

A former vice principal at Lake Roosevelt Elementary School was sentenced in federal court Monday to seven years in prison for receipt of child pornography. Nathan Piturachsatit, 38, pleaded guilty to the charge Nov. 29, 2016. Sentenced by United... Full story


"Era of Megafires" to be presented

Anyone who has wondered about the growth of the local widlfire season and of the size of the fires that have struck the region in the last few years may want to catch up on the work of Dr. Paul Hessburg. They’ll have a good chance next week.... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 15, 2017

Town has grant in hand for trail connections

You've heard it said that "the check is in the mail." Well, this one is in the hand! That check for $250,000 arrived last week for Elmer City's "Complete Streets" project. City Clerk Gary Benton and p... Full story



School boards to meet together The boards of Nespelem and Grand Coulee Dam school districts will hold a joint meeting Wednesday, March 22, at La Presa Restaurant, in Grand Coulee, at 6 p.m. The joint board meeting is open to the public. Park board co... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 15, 2017

Awarded firefighting scholarship

An Electric City man has received one of two scholarships offered by the state to study structural firefighting. Joshua Reeding, who recently moved to the area from Victorville, California, won an 11-... Full story

 By Roger S. Lucas    News    March 15, 2017

Winter toll on roads and budgets steep

City officials in the four towns will be more than happy to see winter end, but they all fear what is going to happen to city streets in the region. Ken Dexter, public works director for Electric... Full story

 By Brad Halm    Opinion    March 15, 2017

Open letter to the US House of Representatives and District 4 Representative Dan Newhouse

I am very concerned about the current state of affairs in the U.S. House of Representatives. Bills are being voted on willy nilly with minimal input from constituents, across the aisle, and from the Congressional Budget Office, apparently in a quest... Full story


Speed limit change should be temporary

I had to chuckle at Scott’s editorial about the speed limit change above the dam, as I too had done the mental calculations! After driving 40 mph through that stretch for 16 years, it’s apparently made its way into my DNA as I catch myself on a... Full story

 By Joan Green    Opinion    March 15, 2017

Proof that your one vote counts

The Moses Lake School Bond passed officially Friday February 24, with a very small margin. For the last few months, I had been encouraging everyone to vote yes for the school bond and our kids. I specially wanted to urge the young people to vote. In... Full story


Progress on Repairing America's Health Care

Throughout my time representing the people of Central Washington in the U.S. Congress, constituents from across the 4th District have shared with me their deeply personal stories about the struggles and hardships they’ve faced under the Affordable... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    March 15, 2017

Is it finally here?

Although spring does not officially start until March 20, I feel something in the air. Along with feeling the brisk morning air, I am smelling the morning wetness, seeing the sprouting buds, hearing the early-morning song birds and feeling the... Full story


Seventy-nine years ago

Mining raw aggregate at the Brett Gravel Pit with a power shovel and conveyor system. - March 16, 1938 photo... Full story


Mary Esther Sullivan

Mary Esther Sullivan, a long-time resident of Coulee Dam, Washington, passed peacefully Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Welcome Home Villa in Omak, Washington. Born in Seattle, Washington on Dec 31,... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, this Thursday, March 16, at La Presa Mexican Restaurant, Grand Coulee. General business will be on the agenda. Coulee Creators Meet Coulee Creators meet every Tuesday... Full story


End of day

Ice fishermen cling to the last rays of sunshine Sunday evening on the ice of Banks Lake, now rapidly warming with 50-degree days coming. - Scott Hunter photo... Full story


Grand Coulee community blood drive planned

Inland Northwest Blood Center along with the Grand Coulee community blood drive volunteers, are planning a blood drive for Monday, March 20. Donation hours will be from 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the community room in Coulee Medical Center. INBC needs... Full story


Senior Menu

Senior Menu Wed., March 15 - Dinner Nick's Creamy Bacon and Potato Soup, Homemade Bread, Cheesy Cauliflower, Mixed Fruit, Cookie Thurs., March 16 - Dinner Corned Beef and Cabbage, Potatoes/Carrots, Applesauce, Rolls, Green Flip-Flop Jell-O Fri.,... Full story


LR Elementary students of the month

The students of the month for February at Lake Roosevelt Elementary include the following:... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    School    March 15, 2017

Survey gives guidance to school leaders

Curriculum, students, and staff received the most comments from a recent Lake Roosevelt School survey that was made available to patrons in the area. The survey was taken to provide some guidance to a team of school district personnel and local... Full story


Science fair coming up

The PTA will host its second annual science fair March 23 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the old LRHS gym. Judging of some 36 registered projects will occur at that time. There are about 56 students participating.... Full story


Aaaargh! Children's theater group to present "Treasure Island"

Missoula Children’s Theatre will be in town again April 24–29, and auditions for young actors for “Treasure Island” will start at 4 p.m. April 24 at the Village Cinema in Coulee Dam. Rehearsals will occur each evening from April 24-28 from 4... Full story


Bowling Scores

COLUMBIA LEAGUE TEAM W L Team 6 24 20 Solid T Const. 18 26 Strike or Spare 17 27 High Game: Jesse Vieira 248 High Series: Don Richer 621 Splits Don Richer 4-7-10; Corey Baker 5-6-10 SENIORS 3-8-17 Dixie L.R. 131+116+134=381 Frank E. 121+132+134=387... Full story


Net gains

Malcom Carson returns a volley against a Pateros opponent Tuesday afternoon at Lake Roosevelt High School's courts, the first match of the season. - Jacob Wagner photo... Full story


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