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Articles from the April 20, 2016 edition

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Man jailed after tussle with police

by Roger S. Lucas & Scott Hunter It took three officers to finally subdue a man originally pulled over on a traffic stop who now faces a handful of charges, including third-degree assault of the officers and resisting arrest. Floyd denies the...

 

Helping hands

Addison Picard, Valerie Jury, and LeeAnn Couvillier assemble napkins, forks and knives in the kitchen at the Rotary Club's spaghetti dinner Saturday night at Coulee Dam Town Hall. The sixth-graders...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 20, 2016

Dog declared dangerous in city

A pit bull that attacked and bit an Electric City woman who was walking her dog has been declared “dangerous” by the Grand Coulee City Council. The dog, named Rocky, described as “huge” by the victim, was finally subdued by police and quarant...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 20, 2016

Dinner planned to bring Justin Arnold home

Justin Arnold, a chef behind many of the recipes at the Fusion Café in Electric City, was pursuing his passion in New York at the Culinary Institute of America when he was hit by a car in February. Arnold suffered traumatic brain injury, and his...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 20, 2016

Officials announce funding package for new wastewater treatment plant

Engineers and officials from government agencies gathered at Coulee Dam's town hall Tuesday to announce the financing package for the town's new wastewater treatment plant. Mayor Greg Wilder said the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 20, 2016

Sidewalk work underway in Elmer City

Elmer City residents will soon be able to walk to the post office on new sidewalks. They will also be able to cross SR-155 on a new lighted crosswalk. It’s all part of a Washington State Transportation Improvement Board grant that the town got....

 

Newsbriefs

City OKs beer tent The Grand Coulee City Council approved Mayor Paul Townsend sending a letter of support for the chamber of commerce’s plan to have a beer tent at North Dam Park during the Colorama Festival celebration. The times will be from 3...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 20, 2016

Chamber fish challenge set for this weekend

They will be churning up the water on Banks Lake this weekend, looking for big rainbow trout, smallmouth bass and walleye. It's all part of the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 20, 2016

School contest results to show at tribal Earth Day event

by Roger S. Lucas Students at a number of area schools will see this Friday, Earth Day, how well they did in a recycling contest as results of a Colville Tribes challenge are unveiled during Earth Day celebrations at the powwow grounds Friday, April...

 

Retain Judge Estudillo

There is one type of election where we, as voters, have a right to expect accuracy — elections for our judges. These are the facts about the judicial elections this year in Grant County: Judge David Estudillo was appointed last year, after an exten...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    April 20, 2016

What is the root cause?

A lot of stuff has been happening across Coulee Country, and the entire nation, for that matter. Theft, drugs, abuse and neglect are just a few of the plagues that are ravaging our neighborhoods and...

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion    April 20, 2016

President Obama's proliferation of new regulations

Even though President Barack Obama has less than a year remaining in office, his administration is cranking out new government regulations at a record pace. The rush reflects the President’s plan to use his final months to cement his...

 

No rate regulation of broadband Internet

We live in an astounding time of technological progress, during the “Information Age.” Since the 1990s, the Internet has flourished and created a digital marketplace, revolutionizing the world economy and the way commerce is conducted. Private...

 

Eighty-one years ago

One of the two dining rooms in the contractor's mess hall. - January 1935...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon this Thursday, April 21, at the Moose Lodge in Grand Coulee. Amy Glover, Grand Coulee USPS Postmaster, will be speaking about their upcoming food drive. Grant County...

 

What's cookin' at the seniors

Wed., April 20 – Dinner Taco Salad, Fruit & Salad Bar, Cook’s Choice Dessert Thurs., April 21 – Dinner Ham Slices, Grilled Cheese “Slab”wiches, Veggies & Fruit Plate, Lemon Lush Dessert Bars Fri., April 22 – Breakfast Biscuit & Sausage...

 

Ready to rodeo

Queen Claire Ives, center, and princesses Joy Abrahamson, left, and Jayda Taylor, right, will preside over the Nespelem Junior Rodeo this Saturday and Sunday, starting at 10 a.m. each day. Ives, 13,...

 

Margy Pfaffle Stoddard 3/24/1940 – 12/30/2015

Margy Pfaffle Stoddard died peacefully with Faith and Grace by her side on December 30, 2015, at the age of 75. She grew up in Keller Ferry and lived much of her adult life in Eastern Washington. She...

 

LR track keeps moving forward

Raider Track competed in two meets last week. They traveled to Bridgeport April 12 for the Brewster Co-Ed Relays. Then on Saturday, the Raiders went to Cheney High School for the Big Red Invite. “The Brewster Relay meet was a team-bonding event...

 

Okanogan Bulldogs use big innings to beat LR Raiders

The Raiders traveled north to Okanogan Saturday to take on the number-one Bulldogs. In the first game the Raiders kept it close until the fifth inning when the Bulldogs scored 8 runs to put the game o...

 

Lady Raiders lose two to Okanogan Bulldogs

Lady Raider Softball took on the Okanogan Bulldogs in Grand Coulee on the 16th. The Lady Raiders struggled in the first game. The Bulldogs jumped out and stayed ahead. The final score in the first gam...

 

Whiteman medals at OK Valley

Darin Whiteman led the Raiders Thursday when they took on the Okanogan Bulldogs at Okanogan Valley Golf Course, medaling for the boys with an 83 on the 18-hole round on a par 72. “It was a great round of golf by Darin,” Head Coach Steve Files...

 

Raider tennis shuffles dates

Tonasket defeated both the Raider boys’ and girls’ tennis squads Thursday, after shuffling schedules to accomodate the weather. A White Swan match that had been scheduled for April 15 has been moved to the 29th, so that LR could travel instead...

 

This week in sports

Wed., April 20 2:30 p.m., HS Golf here with Warden/Okanogan/Oroville 3:30 p.m., HS Track at NE League Meet, Lakeside HS 3:30 p.m., JHS Track at Okanogan Invitational Thurs., April 21 4 p.m., HS Tennis at Oroville Fri., April 22 3 p.m., HS Softball...

 

On the dean's list at EWU

Seven local students were honored on the dean’s list at Eastern Washington University for the winter quarter. Earning at least 12 quarter hours with a grade point average of 3.5 or better were Drew Desautel, Karah Duclos, Rebecca Adams, Samantha...

 

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