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Articles from the March 27, 2019 edition

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 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 27, 2019

Fire chief critical of new Electric City street plan

Fire Chief Mark Payne doesn't think Electric City should get rid of the Western Avenue branch of the Y-shaped intersection near city hall that currently branches into Western and Stevens Avenue. Part...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 27, 2019

City urges stance against I-1639 gun control measure

Grand Coulee wants more government bodies in the state of Washington to stick up for gun rights in response to Initiative 1639, which passed in November 2018, and has been taking effect in stages since the new year. I-1639 took effect on Jan. 1, and...

 

Our hero!

Delivering a sure sign of spring, finally, Hunter Piccinini, 5, points out a buttercup March 18 while hiking with his mom and dad behind the water tower above Banks Lake in Electric City. — Rose...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 27, 2019

Water valve mysteriously opened in Grand Coulee Dam

A valve deep in the Third Powerhouse at Grand Coulee Dam was opened last week, partially flooding an elevator shaft and an elevator control room, authorities said. Police Chief John Tufts, of the Grand Coulee Police Department, was called to the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    March 27, 2019

NPS will halt reservations during paving project

There could be complications this summer if you’re planning to use a paved parking lot at Spring Canyon or any other Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area facility, including campgrounds with pavement and boat launches with paved parking lots....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 27, 2019

Animal control discussed among mayors, city council

Anyone who has had problems with dangerous dogs in their neighborhoods may have a new reason to hope for improvement. Although it may not be financially practical for local cities to set up their own animal control facility, it’s possible the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 27, 2019

Proctor Bull & Steer Riding School returns

A bull-riding champion will be teaching kids the daredevil sport of bull riding in Nespelem next week. Local legend Shane Proctor — former Grand Coulee resident, Lake Roosevelt High School graduate, and the 2011 National Finals Rodeo World...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 27, 2019

Next year, cities may allow free dumping of junk, not just yard waste

Wouldn’t it be nice to get to dump anything for free during the annual free spring clean up dump week? It won’t happen this year, but it may happen next year. March 30 to April 6 is the week when area residents can take their yard waste for free...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 27, 2019

Next year, cities may allow free dumping of junk, not just yard waste

Wouldn’t it be nice to get to dump anything for free during the annual free spring clean up dump week? It won’t happen this year, but it may happen next year. March 30 to April 6 is the week when area residents can take their yard waste for free...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 3/19 - At Grand Coulee Dam’s Third Powerhouse, between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m., someone reportedly opened a water valve that was left open for about three hours, causing some flooding inside an elevator shaft and elevator control room. An o...

 
 By Bob Blancato    Opinion    March 27, 2019

Threats to Medicare continue in 2019

Medicare faces numerous threats in 2019. It’s time for lawmakers and healthcare advocates to attack these challenges head-on. One threat stems from the Trump administration, which has suggested weakening the so-called protected classes provision...

 

After two years of exhaustive special counsel investigation, no Trump-Russia collusion

After nearly two years, 2,800 subpoenas, 500 search warrants, and 500 witness interviews, we now know that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation “did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    March 27, 2019

The choices we make

Every second of every day we make choices. Do I get up at 5 a.m. or hit snooze? Do I eat Lucky Charms for breakfast or oatmeal? Do I wear a blue shirt or a red shirt today? Every choice we make...

 

Coulee Recollections

Twenty Years Ago The Electric City Town Council last night turned down a request from Rose and Andy Bise to operate a car detailing business out of their soon-to-be home. Grand Coulee Dam Area Junior Miss Brita Montes heads to Pullman Jan. 17 where...

 

Henry Peter Carstensen III

Henry Peter Carstensen III (Pete), 67, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2019, in Chandler, Arizona. Pete was born September 15, 1951, in Coulee Dam, Washington, to Henry Jr. and Yvaughnie Carstensen... Full story

 

Meetings & Notices

Chamber This Week Chamber will meet this Thursday, March 20, at Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille beginning at noon. General business is on the agenda. Eagles Auxiliary to Meet Eagles Auxiliary will meet Tuesday, April 2, 6 p.m. at the Eagles Lodge. The...

 

10 years of service honored

At their March 14 board meeting, Ken Anderson, left, chairman of the Grant County Mosquito Control District #2 honors Carl Russell, board member, retiring after10 years of volunteer service for the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    March 27, 2019

Tennis starts season

Raider tennis players had their first week of play, during a week in which the last of four courts were finally cleared of the last of the snow by the Coulee Dam Volunteer Fire Department that...

 

This week in sports

Thurs., March 28 2:30 p.m., Raider Golf at Oroville 4 p.m., Raider Tennis at Entiat 4:30 p.m., Raider Softball at Omak Fri., March 29 11:30 a.m., Raider Track & Field at Glenn Wolf Memorial, Deer Park 3:30/5:30 p.m.,Raider Baseball here with Liberty...

 

Bowling Scores

THURSDAY MIXUPS TEAM W L San Poil Valley 69 43 Only Nine! 63.5 44.5 The Star 47.5 64.5 High Game: Chance Epperson 246; Mae Stensgar 184 High Series: John Stensgar 663; Mae Stensgar 496 Splits: Frank Quinto 3-10; Chance Epperson 5-6 FRIDAY DAM...

 

February students of the month at Nespelem

Here are Nespelem Elementary School's students of the month for February!...

 

Legals for March 27, 2019

Notice of Change of Regular Meeting Date Public Hospital District No. 6, Douglas, Grant, Lincoln, & Okanogan Counties, Washington Public Hospital District No. 6, Douglas, Grant, Lincoln and Okanogan Counties, Washington; which operates Coulee Medical... Full story

 
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