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Articles from the April 10, 2019 edition

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 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 10, 2019

Grand Coulee envisions ideas for its downtown

The city of Grand Coulee is looking at a vision for the future of the city that includes more pedestrian-friendly features, aesthetic upgrades, and relocating city hall at the former middle school. SC...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 10, 2019

You know Easter is on its way when ...

Hippity hoppity, Easter is on its way, and that means Easter baskets and Easter egg hunts. Volunteers at the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center assembled 450 Easter baskets through donations to the...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 10, 2019

Organizations team up to provide healthy snacks for after school

Local organizations are promoting healthy eating habits to kids during their out-of-school time. Members of Coulee Medical Center and the local Lions Club have been making donations of healthy snacks to local youth who might otherwise eat junk food o...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 10, 2019

CAPRD discusses bureau contract

What would happen to North Dam Park if a local group didn’t take care of it? Commissioners for the Coulee Area Park & Recreation District discussed renewal of their contract with the United States Bureau of Reclamation at their April 1 meeting....

 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 10, 2019

Earth Day coming later this month

The Colville Tribes will hold their 10th annual Earth Day celebration at the Nespelem powwow grounds on April 19 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event will include over 50 interactive and informational booths concerning things like recycling, natural...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 10, 2019

Colville Tribes to sell marijuana

The Colville Tribes have entered into an agreement with the state of Washington to sell marijuana, according to an April 8 press release from the tribes. “We are pleased to sign this agreement and look forward to the economic development...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 10, 2019

Power outage affects 800 local customers

A power outage Friday affected about 800 Grant PUD customers in the Grand Coulee Dam area for over seven hours. “The issue that has caused the outage in the area is located on a transmission pole that is within an isolated area without easy...


On opening morning

Two young hunters, Carson Daniels, 13, left, and Cole Sigler, 14, got both these birds on opening morning of youth turkey season. The turkeys had 10-inch beards and 1.25-inch spurs. - submitted...

 By Don Brunell    Opinion    April 10, 2019

Lawmakers need to re-examine budget before adjourning

Before lawmakers wrap up their work in Olympia, they should re-examine their hefty new state spending plan. The budget may not be sustainable, even with a substantial increase in taxes. It may force l...


Re: "Complaint: school is not a rec center"

Cathy LaPlace’s criticism of having half days of school for the state tourney was a bit miscalculated. I find it hard to believe that she or anyone else would think that a sport affects only the participants. Lake Roosevelt’s teams represent the...

 By Bob Valen    Opinion    April 10, 2019

Let's hear it for evapotranspiration!

We just witnessed an event that is part of the Water Cycle on our home planet — snow melt. Though the quick disappearance of snow is not fully attributed to melt-off. There are other events going...

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    April 10, 2019

A heart condition

I love cats! There, I said it and I am not ashamed. If I am being honest, I did not always feel that way. I used to have a negative spot in my heart for cats. Why, I am not sure. It could be the cat...


Marvin Lewis Farver

Marvin Lewis Farver passed peacefully on Friday, March 29, 2019, at the Colville Tribal Convalescent Center in Nespelem, Washington. He was born in Tonasket, Washington, on June 10, 1934. He married... Full story


Helen Morgan Greiner - Mom's story,

As you may have heard before, it's the "dash" between the day we are born and the day we die that matters! For those who called her mom, grandma, and great-grandma, it's her "dash" that we celebrate t... Full story


Garzas have a boy

Benjamin and Ashley Garza of Coulee City, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Obelio Iroc Garza, Friday March 29, 2019, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 9 lbs., 7.5 oz., and was 21.5 inches in length at... Full story


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 inches in length at... Full story


Meetings & Notices

Chamber This Week Chamber will be meeting at noon this Thursday, April 11, at Siam Place. Brian Larsen from Rural Website Design will be here speaking about how small businesses in rural areas can benefit from having a website built by his company....


UW and Nespelem students work on books

During the University of Washington's spring break, a group of five UW students volunteered on a literacy arts project at Nespelem School, working with third-, fourth-, seventh- and eighth-graders to...


Scholarship deadline nears

Time is running out to submit applications for Grand Coulee High School Alumni Association scholarships. The applications must be postmarked by May 1, 2019. The awards are open to high school graduating seniors and college students who are direct...


This week in sports

Thurs., April 11 2:30 p.m., Raider Golf here with Wilbur-Creston 3:30 p.m., Jr. High Track, All School Jamboree, at Liberty Bell 4 p.m., Raider Tennis here with Pateros Friday, April 12 4 p.m., Raider Tennis at Omak 6 p.m., HS Boys Basketball awards...


Bowling Scores

THURSDAY MIXUPS FINAL STANDINGS TEAM W L San Poil Valley 69 43 Only Nine! 63.5 44.5 The Star 47.5 64.5 High Game Scratch - Chance Epperson 277; Mae Stensgar 223 High Game Handicap - John Stensgar 294; Gwen Hilson 274 High Series Scratch - Chance... Full story


Legals for April 10, 2019

CITY OF GRAND COULEE PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held by the City Council of the City of Grand Coulee in the Council Chambers, 306 Midway Avenue, Grand Coulee, Washington, on April 16, 2019, at 6 p.m.... Full story


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 4/2 - A driver known to have a suspended license was pulled over along Midway Avenue and given a citation for that. He arranged for a licensed driver to take control of his vehicle. - An officer responded to a report of a couple yelling...