Articles from the April 18, 2018 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News

Town, tribes talking of collaboration on fast internet

The town of Coulee Dam and the Colville Tribes are negotiating on working together so that each might complete projects to bring high-speed internet service to the town and to the C... — Updated 4/20/2018

 By Roger S. Lucas    News

Electric City park plan changes could save $180,000

Plans for a proposed "Ice Age Park," behind the fire department building in Electric City, have a few changes that would save $180,000, and the city has hired a different landscape... — Updated 4/18/2018


Coulee Cops

4/4 Both parties in a domestic dispute that involved an infant are each being charged, the woman for fourth-degree domestic violence and the man for first-degree trespassing. 4/5 - A Nespelem man driving in Electric City was cited... — Updated 4/18/2018

 By Bob Valen    News

This cool, damp weather will change, really

Yep, I’ve heard the comments: “When will it warm up; when will it stop raining?” It will, really. This spring seems to be similar to last year’s in some ways — cool and... — Updated 4/18/2018


Legals for April 18, 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... — Updated 4/18/2018 Full story


This week in sports

Wed., April 18 11 a.m., Raider Golf at Brewster / Gamble Sands Thurs., April 19 3:30/5:30 p.m., Raider Softball at Manson DH 4 p.m., Raider Tennis here with Oroville 4 p.m., Raider Jr. High Track here with Manson, Entiat,... — Updated 4/18/2018

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Raiders lose to Billygoats

The Raiders lost 11-1 in Pateros against the Billygoats on April 10. “We didn’t play well,” said Head Coach Billy Nicholson, who added a couple good things about the Raiders that day: “Tyson Nicholson hit a double as our... — Updated 4/18/2018

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Golfers tee into the wind

The golf team faced the winds and hit the greens in Orondo, Wilbur, and at home as things green up here in Eastern Washington. At the Desert Canyon golf course in Orondo April 10, Raider golfers played nine holes against golfers... — Updated 4/18/2018

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

LR track & field teams place at Manson meet

The Raider track & field team competed at the Trojan Invite on Thursday in Manson, where the girls’ team placed fourth and the boys’ placed fifth. “Our throwers performed well, scoring three out of eight places in the... — Updated 4/18/2018

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Raider rackets win some and lose some

Raider tennis players hosted Tonasket Tiger opponents before the girls hosted Wilbur and the boys traveled to Pateros to compete last week. Against Tonasket on April 10, both the... — Updated 4/18/2018

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Lady Raiders play a pair of doubleheaders

The Lady Raiders played in two doubleheaders last week against Okanogan and Brewster. In Grand Coulee on April 12, the Lady Raiders fell victim to the Lady Bulldogs in both games,... — Updated 4/18/2018


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 19. Guest speaker is Launi Ritter, of Heaven-Sent Computer Services. She will be giving practical tips on... — Updated 4/18/2018


Royalty welcomes all

The 2018 Nespelem Junior Rodeo Queen Jadyn, Princess Setra and Princess Chenoa are all set for the Nespelem Junior Rodeo, to be held next weekend April 28 and 29 at the Nespelem... — Updated 4/18/2018


Donna M Atchison

Donna left her earthly body Sunday April 8, 2018. She is now rejoicing with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Born to Floyd and Mary Willson on April 21, 1939, in Billings,... — Updated 4/18/2018 Full story


Velvet Leigh Solomon

Kwana'pᵊm Velvet Leigh Solomon passed away unexpectedly in Portland, Oregon, on March 13, 2018. She was 41 years of age. As a child, Velvet grew up in Spokane, Washington;... — Updated 4/18/2018 Full story


Streamlining regulations helps Americans compete

President Trump campaigned on cutting taxes, streamlining regulations and improving infrastructure. He also vowed to renegotiate our trade agreements, calling the North American Free Trade Agreement “the worst deal ever made.... — Updated 4/18/2018

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion

I can only imagine

The song “I Can Only Imagine,” by MercyMe, has been a family favorite since it first came out. I have vivid memories of this song and the lyrics cut me to the core every time I... — Updated 4/18/2018


Fifth Free Coulee Community Shred Day coming this Saturday

In 2016, alone, 15.4 million Americans suffered the loss of approximately $16 billion due to identity theft. One way to protect yourself from identity theft is to destroy, through shredding, unneeded paper records and files that... — Updated 4/18/2018

 By Lou Stone    Opinion

Faux news foments more hate

American narcissism-exceptionalism is the most habitual exporter of terror around the globe by the cruelties out of Congress and the White house. Exports of military arms and environmental poisoning of foreign Peoples and their... — Updated 4/18/2018

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Earth Day Celebration to be held this Friday

The 9th Annual Earth Day Celebration will be held this Friday, April 20, at the Nespelem powwow grounds, with an expected 1,500 attendees and over 55 information booths that include interactive activities and free items. Running... — Updated 4/18/2018

 By Roger S. Lucas    News

New venture turning old hall into new coffee house

People are due for both a "shock" and a "treat" with the opening of Grand Coulee's new Voltage Coffee House next week. It may be a shock for those who remember the old Carpenter's... — Updated 4/18/2018



Coulee Dam passes pay raise The town council in Coulee Dam passed a pay raise for city employees last week, raising their wages by 4 percent. Triple Fish Challengethis weekend The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce’s... — Updated 4/18/2018

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Council hears ramifications of de-annexation

Electric City Council is considering de-annexing lands in the Osborne Bay area that were added to the city in 2009, and there’s a lot to consider. Letting go of expanded city limits from that annexation would require a supermajor... — Updated 4/18/2018

 By Jacob Wagner    News

City council to hold retreat in Ephrata

The Electric City Council will be taking a retreat to Ephrata next week to see some presentations related to managing a city, and to discuss ideas in a different environment. The council booked the Nat Washington House in Ephrata... — Updated 4/18/2018


Still going down

Blossoms on a wild apricot tree at Crescent Bay are backlit by sunlight over the water and the lowered shoreline background of Lake Roosevelt Tuesday. The Bureau of Reclamation... — Updated 4/18/2018


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