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Articles from the March 28, 2018 edition

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 By Jacob Wagner    News

Levy proposed to restore school funding

Local area voters may be faced with deciding on approval of a school levy that would restore $480,000 of property taxes per year to the school district for the next four years, but not raise taxes higher than they were last year.... — Updated 3/28/2018

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Raider baseball chalks up three more wins

The Raider baseball team notched a string of wins last week, defeating Oroville March 20, then defeating Bridgeport in both games of a doubleheader on Saturday. Against the... — Updated 3/28/2018


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 3/20 - A resident on Spokane Way asked police to ban a woman and her daughter from her property. 3/21 - A Sunset Drive resident was cited for pulling out in front of another vehicle and not yielding the right of way.... — Updated 3/28/2018


Legals for March 28, 2018

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation Public Works Department PUBLIC NOTICE The Colville Tribes Land Use Review Board will be holding a public hearing to make a ruling on the following shoreline development... — Updated 3/28/2018 Full story


This week in sports

Wed., March 28 1 p.m., Raider golf at Warden Thurs., March 29 2:30 p.m., Raider Golf at Omak 3:30 p.m., Raider Track at Chelan 4 p.m., Raider Tennis here with Davenport Sat., March 31 11 a.m. / 1 p.m., Raider Softball/ Baseball at... — Updated 3/28/2018

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Lady Raiders dominate Hornets and Fillies

The Lady Raiders started their softball season with a string of solid wins, defeating Oroville before winning both games of a doubleheader with Bridgeport. Against the Lady Hornets... — Updated 3/28/2018

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Raiders stretch PRs at Ephrata invitational

The Lake Roosevelt Raider track & field team competed at the Ray Cross Invitational in Ephrata on Saturday. “It was a day of Personal Records,” said Head Coach Lori Adkins. “The athletes continued to better their times and... — Updated 3/28/2018

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Tennis teams win and lose

The Raider tennis squad competed in Oroville on March 20. The girls’ team won 4-0, all singles matches won by Raiders Alexia Ryan, Tarissa Clark, Shay Schilling, and Raven Clark. The boys’ team lost 3-2. Despite Raider Bradley... — Updated 3/28/2018

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Golfers compete among top teams from around the state

The Raiders golfed on a nice spring day on Saturday at the Jack Barnes 52nd Memorial Wenatchee Invitational. The Raiders finished with a team score of 414, 15th out of 20 teams. Kamiakin won the event with a team score of 311.... — Updated 3/28/2018


Meetings and Notices

Dr. Hsu to be Guest Speaker this Week at Chamber The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at the Melody Restaurant at noon this Thursday, March 29. Dr. Elizabeth Hsu, Endocrinologist from Coulee Medical Center, will... — Updated 3/28/2018


Sunrise services are planned

Anyone in the community who would like to attend is invited to an outdoor sunrise service on Easter at the Crown Point overlook. The service, planned by the Grand Coulee Community Church, Faith Community Church and the Church of... — Updated 3/28/2018


Martin joins NCB

Kim Martin has recently joined North Cascades Bank as the bank's Human Resources Manager. She will work out of the bank's Chelan branch at 220 E. Johnson Avenue. Martin attended... — Updated 3/28/2018


Armstrong named public works director

Electric City's council named Jared Armstrong as its public works director at its last meeting. Armstrong had been acting director since the end of March last spring when longtime... — Updated 3/28/2018


Ann Drew Elliot

Ann Drew Elliot, 93, on Monday morning, March 19, 2018, left Wilbur, Washington, to meet her Lord Jesus face to face. She was born Wednesday, December 31, 1924, in Billings,... — Updated 3/28/2018 Full story


Kenneth "Ken" Cornett

Kenneth "Ken" Cornett passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018. He was born November 25, 1938, in Hazard, Kentucky, to Polly (Coots) and Haskell Cornett. He graduated Hazard High in 1956... — Updated 3/28/2018 Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion

A little bit of willing today

This past week I have gotten to hang, be in meetings and just spend time with some pretty cool dawgs and cats. So I thought I might share a bit with all of you. If anyone went to... — Updated 3/28/2018

 By Jack Stevenson    Opinion

Needed: political marksmanship

John W. Schoen, CNBC, wrote in a June 2016 article that “the National Shooting Sports Foundation estimates there are roughly 5 million to 10 million AR-15 rifles [privately] owned in the United States. . . .” The U.S.... — Updated 3/28/2018

 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

From the Alamo to the Snake River

Most of the 2.5 million annual Alamo visitors focus on the epic 1836 battle in which a small band of brave Texans was eventually overrun by the Mexican army. Folk heroes like Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and William Travis were among... — Updated 3/28/2018

 By Susan Rowell    Opinion

Tariff on imported newsprint threatens what we do

There are two things you need to know about newspapers. Newspapers are important to community life and democracy. Always have been. We at the National Newspaper Association think it is important for all sorts of newspapers to... — Updated 3/28/2018

 By Scott Hunter    School

Barry steps down from school board

After five years leading the Grand Coulee Dam School District Board of Directors and a total of nearly a dozen years on the board, Joette Barry resigned Monday night because she is moving out of the district. “We’re the longest... — Updated 3/28/2018

 By Scott Hunter    News

LR earns statewide award for improvement

Lake Roosevelt Jr/Sr High School was named a "school of distinction" for its continuous improvement over five years in English/Language Arts and Math. In presenting an award to the... — Updated 3/28/2018

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Head of Interior meets with Colville leaders

The Colville Confederated Tribes received a visit Thursday from the federal official who is second only to the president, overseeing most of the federal agencies in the greater Gran... — Updated 3/28/2018

 By Jacob Wagner    News

School District to bring back alternative program next year

A program to educate students who “don’t fit” the regular high school or who are at risk of not graduating high school will come back to the Grand Coulee Dam School District next year. The school board voted Monday to bring... — Updated 3/28/2018


Springing to work

Troy Sanford prunes ornamental crab apple trees on Coulee Dam's Grant Street last week. Area-wide schedules for extra city help and free dumping are found on page 4. - Scott Hunter... — Updated 3/28/2018



Bull riding school coming up The Shane Proctor Bull Riding School will take place at the Nespelem Rodeo Arena on April 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 9-4 on April 4. The school is booked up, but is open to the public to watch. Conces... — Updated 3/28/2018


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