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Articles from the April 11, 2018 edition

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 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 11, 2018

School board position open

The Grand Coulee Dam School District is looking for someone to serve on the school board. School board Chair Joette Barry recently resigned because she is moving outside the district, and the district is looking for a replacement. Since, for the...

 

What a blast

Workers sandblast the first drum gate on top of Grand Coulee Dam Tuesday to prepare the surface for fresh paint. The Bureau of Reclamation follows a maintenance schedule for the drum gates, which...

 

Port District works on airport plan

Airport officials have started the process of updating their master plan. Grant County Port District 7 commissioners, who manage the 4,200-foot paved runway airport operation, broke down the requirements of the plan at their last meeting. The update...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 11, 2018

90 days in the wake of Hurricane Harvey

A woman stands on a chair holding her infant daughter over her head as the floodwaters rise in her home before rescuers find her. This is just one of the stories Electric City resident Lynda Anderson...

 

Newsbriefs

Gift sale planned “Collective Goods” will be holding a book and gift sale in the Coulee Medical Center lobby area on Wednesday, April 18, from 10-6. There will be gifts for Mother’s Day and graduation, as well as a large assortment of books...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 11, 2018

Book fair coming to school next week

You can stock up on books for kids at the Scholastic Book Fair at the Lake Roosevelt Elementary library, April 16-20, and have a lot of fun at the same time. There’s competition, entertainment, and treats all woven into the school’s week-long...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 11, 2018

Assistant principal to move on

The school board accepted two resignations Monday night, one of them from an assistant principal, and granted one supplemental contract. Assistant Principal Margo Piver submitted her resignation from the elementary school; she is in her second year...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 11, 2018

Rotary to offers spaghetti to address hazard

The local Rotary Club will put on a spaghetti dinner April 28, to raise funds to help replace disintegrating stage curtains at Lake Roosevelt Schools. The club, which took a lead role in organizing community support and talks around the new school,...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 11, 2018

Color Run comes back to Colorama

It’s just another reason why they call it Colorama! The 5K Color Run on Saturday, May 12, has a lot of attractions. First and foremost, it’s going to be a fun, colorful experience and a good brisk walk or run that is good for your health. It’s...

 
 By Patty Davis    Opinion    April 11, 2018

Thanks for tremendous support for brother

Two months ago, my big brother, George Davis III, was hospitalized and diagnosed with Leukemia. This was a huge shock to our family and all his friends. I always saw my big brother as invincible; you could hit him in the head with a two-by-four and...

 

Old gun laws not working

In 1965 I got a job in California. Five months later, some new friends asked this Idaho country boy to go hunting with them in the Sierras on one guy’s family ranch, where I had to show three of them how to load their rifles. There were some very...

 

Re: "Needed: political marksmanship" March 28 Star

This letter is to address several false and erroneous statements in a guest column in your paper by Jack Stevenson regarding the AR-15 rifle. The AR-15 has been called “America’s most popular rifle” and there are somewhere between 5-10 million...

 

Trade wars target Washington agriculture

I recently traveled across Washington’s Fourth Congressional District to speak with farmers from each county and to hear their concerns about an upcoming Farm Bill. One of the largest concerns expressed by farmers had little to do with...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    April 11, 2018

Senior Profile: Keianna Vera

I sat one day, about three years ago, with Keianna Vera. She told me her story up to that point. On that day, I knew that this young lady was going to go places. She told me about her roller coaster...

 

Hydropower STEM Academy is open for Grant County students

From building and flying their drones to constructing and racing a solar-powered car, to learning how to create a working hydropower model, the Foundation for Water Energy and Education’s Hydropower and STEM Career Academy has plenty of exciting...

 

Blood drive planned for April 23

Inland Northwest Blood Center, along with the Grand Coulee community blood drive volunteers led by Leha Bodeau, is planning a blood drive for Monday, April 23. Donation hours will be from 12:30 to 4:15 p.m. at the community room in Coulee Medical...

 

Senior Menu

Wed., April 11 – Dinner Chunky Beef Stew, Fresh Baked Biscuit, Mixed Fruit, Snack Bar Thurs., April 12 – Dinner Chicken Fried Steak, Potatoes and Gravy, Peas and Carrots, Peaches, Granola Bar Fri., April 13 – Breakfast Biscuits and Gravy,...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet  The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at the Siam Palace at noon this Thursday, April 12. Stacey Jess of Jess Ford Auto in Grand Coulee will be the guest speaker, giving a history on Jess Ford. The public is...

 

March students of the month at Lake Roosevelt Elementary

Here are the students of the month for March from Lake Roosevelt Elementary....

 

Nespelem students of the month

Here are the Nespelem students of the month!...

 

This week in sports

Thurs., April 12 2 p.m., Raider Golf at Wilbur 3:30/5:30 p.m., Raider Softball here with Okanogan (DH) 3:30 p.m. Jr. High Track at Bridgeport Fri., April 13 4 p.m., Raider Boys’ Tennis at Pateros 4 p.m., Raider Girls’ Tennis here with...

 

Nespelem Junior Rodeo April 28 and 29

Nespelem Junior Rodeo is set for April 28 and 29 at the Nespelem Rodeo Grounds, starting both days at 10 a.m. There are eight all-around saddles, nine reserve all-around jackets, handmade first-place buckles, all-around LP buckles, and payout to...

 

Legals for April 11, 2018

Coulee Hartline School District 151 Elementary Playground Site Preparation Project The Board of Directors of the Coulee Hartline School District 151 has declared the following project is up for bid at Coulee City Elementary at 410 W Locust. The bid...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    School    April 11, 2018

Raider student to head to National FBLA competition

Lake Roosevelt students competed at the Future Business Leaders of America state competition in Bellevue over the weekend, where Alan Nordine took fourth place in the Help Desk category. Nordine will...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 11, 2018

Lady Raiders beat Nannies

The Lady Raiders won their first game back from spring break on the road against the Pateros Nannies. In Pateros on April 9, the LR Ladies emerged the victor, 16-6. “Gloria [Michel] pitched well,” Head Coach Alissa Mansker said. “The strike zon...

 

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