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It's a boy for Seymour/Picard

Lisa Seymour and Jered Picard of Nespelem, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Reign Jered Picard, Sunday, March 24, 2019, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 7 lbs., 3.7 oz., and was 20.5... — Updated 4/3/2019 Full story


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 3/24 - A woman showed an officer a video of a neighbor shooting a bb gun at something, reportedly birds. The officer told the neighbor not to shoot within the city limits, and the neighbor said he would comply.... — Updated 4/3/2019


On the fence

Students of bull riding at Shane Proctor's annual school for that skill in Nespelem Tuesday, sit on a fence to watch bulls run through the arena. The story is on the front page. -... — Updated 4/3/2019


Legals for April 3, 2019

CITY OF ELECTRIC CITY Mosquito District POSITION #4 VACANCY Electric City is requesting letters of interest to fill position #4 on the Grant County Mosquito District No. 2 Board. The Mosquito District meets monthly on the second... — Updated 4/3/2019 Full story


This week in sports

Tues., April 9 4 p.m., Raider Tennis at Tonasket 4:30 p.m., Raider Baseball at Pateros Thurs., April 11 4:30 p.m., Raider Softball, here with Pateros 3:30 p.m., Jr. High Track, All School Jamboree, at Liberty Bell 4 p.m., Raider... — Updated 4/3/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Raider baseball beats Hornets, lose to Mountain Lions

The Raider baseball team dominated one doubleheader but fell short in another, starting their season with a 2-2 win-loss record. The Raiders demolished the Oroville Hornets at home... — Updated 4/3/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Lady Raider softball starts season with five straight wins

The Lady Raiders' softball team is sitting pretty at the top of the league, starting their season with a 5-0 win-loss record, strongly dominating each game. Lake Roosevelt played... — Updated 4/3/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Golfers shake off winter rust

Raider golfers started their season at The Oroville Golf Club on March 28, playing nine holes with golfers from Oroville and Omak. “We’re still pretty rusty, but it felt great to finally get some competitive action,... — Updated 4/3/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Raiders compete at Deer Park meet

The Raider track & field team competed in their first event of the season in Deer Park Saturday. The Glenn Wolf Memorial Invite “was an awesome experience for our athletes,” according to Coach Nancy Kuiper. “The meet was... — Updated 4/3/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Tennis players win, lose and sing

Raider tennis players have been hitting the courts north and south, playing in Liberty Bell and Entiat. In Liberty Bell March 26, the girls lost 2-3, and the boys lost 5-0. Again, members of the small boys’ team won matches that... — Updated 4/3/2019


Geologist to talk about eyewitness accounts of the eruption of Mount St Helens

Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute will meet at 7p.m., Tuesday, April 9, at the Wenatchee Valley Museum, 127 South Mission, Wenatchee. Richard Waitt, Research Geologist with USGS Cascades Volcano... — Updated 4/3/2019

 By Emma Epperly    News

Halfway through his first legislative session Ybarra plans to run for re-election

Rep. Alex Ybarra describes his time so far in the Washington State Legislature as a whirlwind. Ybarra was appointed to the Washington House of Representatives in January to fill... — Updated 4/3/2019


Meetings & Notices

No Chamber This Week Chamber will not be meeting this Thursday. Meetings will resume Thursday, April 11 at the Siam Palace. Special School Board Meeting April 8 The Grand Coulee Dam School District will be holding a special school... — Updated 4/3/2019


Coulee Recollections

Twenty Years Ago The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a Y2K forum Tuesday night to address local concerns about the millennium bug that could infect computers January 1, 2000. Wright Elementary students Brieanna... — Updated 4/3/2019

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion

Divine appointments

Spring break will be half over by the time you read this. The kids are running loose in neighborhoods everywhere, and staff from every school is resting up for the final leg of... — Updated 4/3/2019

 By Roger S. Lucas    Opinion

Changes to baseball won't bring fans back

The Major League Baseball season is upon us. The game is looking less like the “National Pastime” each year. I remember when every little town or city had its own baseball team. There was no talk then of major changes to the... — Updated 4/3/2019

 By Birdie Hensley    Opinion

Need help putting together history of local festivals

I am putting together the history of the Colorama/Western Festival/Festival of Lights since the beginning. I have a rodeo picture as far back as 1952. The rodeo had been held in Pleasant Valley, down by the now-Credit Union, and... — Updated 4/3/2019


Focusing on justice for indigenous women

According to the Yakima Herald Republic’s special series, “The Vanished:” A report from the National Institute of Justice found that more than four out of five Native American women have experienced violence in their lives.... — Updated 4/3/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    News

City to receive $300,000 from state for sidewalks

Electric City is being awarded $300,000 from the state Transportation Improvement Board's Complete Streets Program. The city will use the money to add curb, gutter and sidewalks... — Updated 4/3/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Van Geystel to teach cosmetology trade in Cambodia

Aly Van Geystel, a cosmetologist at Main Street Salon in Grand Coulee, will be traveling to Cambodia for the month of May to help teach the trade of cosmetology to former victims... — Updated 4/3/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    News

School board thinks student representative would be good thing

A school board last week discussed the idea of seeking student input on issues related to the school that students attend. At their March 25 meeting, directors of the Grand Coulee Dam School District tossed around the idea of... — Updated 4/3/2019



Shift sewer line maintenance to residents? The Coulee Dam City Council Wednesday discussed an idea its insurance company would dearly love to see take effect: shift maintenance of all “lateral” sewer lines to homeowners. The... — Updated 4/3/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Council discusses allowing some stock animals in city

Some people are cat people. Some people are dog people. Others might be pig or goat people. The Grand Coulee City Council March 19 discussed lifting a ban on hooved animals, such as pigs and goats, within the city limits. “These... — Updated 4/3/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Proctor hosts his annual bull and steer riding school

What an experience it must be to learn bull riding from professionals, including one who is from the same area you are. Local legend Shane Proctor is hosting his 11th annual bull an... — Updated 4/3/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Complaint: school is not a rec center

Is it right to disrupt school for hundreds of students because of a sport played by a small percentage of them? That was a topic of discussion at the Grand Coulee Dam School District’s Board of Directors meeting March 25. Cathy... — Updated 4/3/2019


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