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Articles from the April 9, 2014 edition

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Bond returns from mission

Charles Bond is returning from his mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Lisbon, Portugal mission on April 15. Charles, the son of Helen and Bob Bond... — Updated 4/14/2014

 By Roger S. Lucas    News

Skills gained with new remodel program

It could easily have been advertised as a "show" home. Some 19 new and recently "skilled" workers, along with tribal officials, showed up last Thursday to show off a tribal-owned... — Updated 4/11/2014

 By Scott Hunter    News

911 service down statewide for hours, now mostly restored

The statewide 911 outage has reportedly been mostly corrected. The problem reportedly occurred in Sheridan, Ore. but affected 911 centers across Washington. Officials will be looking into the reason no backup systems kicked in.... — Updated 4/10/2014

 By Roger S Lucas    News

Changes could allow daycare, bus garage in city

Changes that could affect the possibility of a daycare center in the central business district and a stand-alone garage to house two senior buses will be conisdered. The city of Grand Coulee will hold a public hearing on a zoning... — Updated 4/10/2014


Sports for the week

Thurs., April 10 2:30 p.m., Raider Golf here with Riverside Christian. 4 p.m., Tennis at Wilson Creek. Fri., April 11 4 p.m., Tennis here with Liberty Bell. Sat., April 12 1 p.m., Baseball at Liberty Bell (1). Mon., April 14 4... — Updated 4/9/2014


Free movie night for Nespelem School

The Friends of Rachel club and SHARP Kids are sponsoring a Family Movie Night at the Nespelem School gymnasium, Wednesday, April 16 at 6 p.m. The event is open to all families in the community. Children under the age of 14 must be... — Updated 4/9/2014

 By John McNeil II    Sports

Golf opened at Moses Lake

Austin Rosenbaum led Raider golfers with a 49 and the first-place medal in a match March 24 at Moses Pointe Golf Club in Moses Lake. The nine-hole match against the Moses Lake Christian Lions and Manson Trojans had only individual... — Updated 4/9/2014

 By John McNeil II    Sports

Tennis continues to grow

Raider Tennis travelled to White Swan on March 25 to take on the Cougars on a blustery court. LR was missing some key players and others had to step up to fill the void. LR boys... — Updated 4/9/2014

 By John McNeil II    Sports

Raiders shut down by Colton, beat Tonasket

Raider baseball split their two non-league games over spring break, losing to the Colton Wildcats and defeating Tonasket at home on the 5th. LR remains at .500 for the season with a... — Updated 4/9/2014


Senior Meals

Sr. Meals Wed., Apr. 9 - Dinner Chicken Fettuccini, Noodles, Steamed Garden Vegetables, Garlic Bread, Fruit Salad, Brownie. Thurs., Apr. 10 - Dinner Hamburger Steak, Mashed Potatoes and Onion Gray, Corn, French Bread, Peaches and... — Updated 4/9/2014


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, April 10, at Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille in Grand Coulee. Janice Elvidge from the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is talking about the... — Updated 4/9/2014


Nancy Camp

Memorial services for Nancy Camp will be held Friday, Apr. 11, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Strate Funeral Home in Grand Coulee. She is survived by her children: Donnita (Beagle) Benson and Jamie, Jason and Justin Beagle. Nancy passed away... — Updated 4/9/2014


Thinking about planting a tree?

April 9 is Arbor Day in Washington state and April 25 is National Arbor Day. So let’s talk about trees. Neighborhood and street trees provide shade for streets and parking areas, add to the value of your property, cool the air,... — Updated 4/9/2014


Easter Parade planned before hunt

The Coulee Medical Center Guild is hosting a Grand Coulee Dam Area Easter Parade on Saturday, Apr. 19, at 10 a.m. (just before the Lion’s Easter Egg Hunt) at the middle school track. All ages are welcome even pets on leashes.... — Updated 4/9/2014


Easter events being held at Zion Lutheran

Zion Lutheran Church will be having Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services on April 17 and 18, both at 7 p.m. On Sunday, April 20, Easter Sonrise will be held outside at Zion at 7 a.m., with breakfast following and the regular... — Updated 4/9/2014


Sixty-five years ago

Bureau diver D.S. "Spud" O'Donnell; right; and tender; Glen Eggleston; taking soundings in the prepakt concrete placing area around the base of the right powerhouse training wall... — Updated 4/9/2014


Protecting American workers and their paychecks

  Every day, I hear from hardworking people in Central Washington who are struggling to support their families and put food on the table. At a time when three-quarters of Americans are living from paycheck to paycheck, the Obama A... — Updated 4/9/2014


Freedom without justice is not liberty

As our forefathers came together to build this great nation, the inclusion of equal rights, and the separation of church and state were foundational to our government, as documented in our nation’s archives in numerous letters,... — Updated 4/9/2014

 By Jesse Utz    Lifestyles

Landslides, blizzards and family Spring Break 2014

We decided to visit my family in North Dakota over spring break. We had never done this in all these (almost 20) years of being together. Mom and Sis were excited to have us, as... — Updated 4/9/2014



How big can buildings be? The Electric City planning commission will hold a workshop on steel “accessory” buildings at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 29, at city hall. The public is invited to come to the meeting and share its ideas... — Updated 4/9/2014

 By Roger S Lucas    News

Key role at port is empty

Port District 7 is looking for a third commissioner. The district controls both the airport and 18-hole Banks Lake Golf Course and is governed by three commissioners. The district now has two commissioners, chair James Keene and... — Updated 4/9/2014


Past and future considered

A chamber of commerce committee exploring options for two schools to be vacated later this year toured Center Elementary March 28, along with Patrick Downey, center, a Spokane... — Updated 4/9/2014

 By Roger S Lucas    News

Mother pulls students after pellet gun incident

A Nespelem woman has taken her four children out of the school there and enrolled them in the Grand Coulee Dam District because of a pellet gun incident. Charity Carson said Tuesday that her 9-year-old was threatened by a... — Updated 4/9/2014

 By Roger S Lucas    News

Network needs changes

The city of Grand Coulee faces major changes to its police department communications network that could cost up to $75,000 within the next 18 months. The new network modification, required by the state, will provide security in... — Updated 4/9/2014

 By Scott Hunter    News

UW students learn rural medicine in Grand Coulee

Grand Coulee is gaining a reputation among University of Washington students interested in rural medicine. Coulee Medical Center is among the smallest of a handful of facilities... — Updated 4/9/2014


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