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Rotary dinner will raise funds for local efforts

The local Rotary club will offer a spaghetti dinner this Saturday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Lake Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School cafeteria. The club’s annual fundraiser will support club efforts, including raising money to replace the now...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 24, 2019

Congressman takes in local school challenges

Congressman Dan Newhouse visited Lake Roosevelt Schools Tuesday, touring the building and learning about the challenges the school district faces, particularly financial issues. Newhouse represents...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 24, 2019

Students show their science work

Lake Roosevelt students presented projects at a science fair held by the Parent Teacher Association on Thursday. Students from grades 1 through 10 presented projects to a dozen judges, community...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 24, 2019

Emergency traffic was considered for street change, city and engineer say

The city of Electric City, as well as engineering firm Gray & Osborne, maintain that they did consider emergency traffic in regard to the upcoming intersection change in Electric City, although...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 24, 2019

Merle Roberts retires UPS

People like getting packages. It's a little bit like Christmas. And someone who has been delivering peoples' packages in the area for 40 years is retiring from United Parcel Service. Merle Roberts...

 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    April 24, 2019

Good discussion comes from covering decisions

Those in political office have the job of interpreting the feedback they get from constituents, but that means that first, it’s their constituents’ job to give it to them. We’re glad to be a part of that loop. In small towns like ours, leaders...


Planned street change a bad idea

I am a concerned Electric City resident. The proposed cutoff of Western in town is a dangerous and irresponsible action of the city council and mayor. Emergency services do everything they can to expedite response time. The Electric City mayor and...


Eminent domain adoption not good for tribes

Eminent Domain I don’t feel is in the best interest of our Tribal members. You say the sovereign and fundamental rights of the Tribe will be protected. Ancestral lands are not being protected. Look at how it has been treated. We have probed,...


State should pay its fair share in election funding

No one should have to choose between safety and democracy. Your county shouldn’t have to prioritize one over the other. But that’s what happens every other year. And that’s exactly what will happen again in 2020 if the Washington State Legislat...


What's wrong with universal health care?

Few things are more important to people than good health. Healthy citizens are a vital foundation for a prosperous society. The need for healthcare is universal. The need starts even before we are born. Prenatal care is vital because the developing...


John Harry McNeil

John H. McNeil, 67, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Hospice House of Spokane in Spokane, Washington. He was born March 6, 1952, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane to John R. McNeil and... Full story


Gerald (Jerry) Lawrence Maitha

Long time Napa employee GerLong time Napa employee Gerald (Jerry) Lawrence Maitha, formerly of Electric City, Washington, passed away the morning of Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Providence Saint Peter... Full story


The best one

A little egg hunter in an Easter dress finds the last egg in the 1- to 3-year-old area at the Lions Club's 82nd annual egg hunt Saturday at the former middle school in Grand Coulee. The club places...


Deadline for flags

It’s just about time for the Isle of Flags dedication The deadline for ordering flags for the dedication is May 18. If you want o have a flag dedicated and in place to honor your deceased veteran or this year’s event, call Ben Alling at 633-0663...


Triple fishing set for weekend

Anglers can tackle a unique challenge this weekend on Banks Lake int the chamber of commerce’s Triple Fish Challenge tournament. In its seventh year, the tournament tasks fishers with finding three types of fish — bass, walleye and trout — in...


Auditions set for Masquers "Arsenic and Old Lace" production

Auditions for the next Masquers Theatre production, “Arsenic and Old Lace,” will be April 29th and 30th at 6:00 pm at Masquers Theatre in Soap Lake. Director Adam Zaleski and assistant director Holli Bosnar have a need for 13 actors to add a...


Meetings & Notices

Chamber This Week Chamber will be meeting at noon this Thursday, April 25, at Siam Palace. Dan Foster, superintendent at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation A rea ad Eric Mlaba, from Lake Roosevelt’s sister park, Spioenkop Nature Reserve in South...


It's a boy for Ibarra/Luna

Rosa Ibarra and Sean Luna, of Electric City Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Roman Natalio Luna, on February 21, 2019, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 5 lbs., 5 oz., and was 18 inches in... Full story


Seylers have a boy

Robert and Tiffany Seyler, of Electric City, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Daniel Owen Seyler, on Monday, April 15, 2019, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 7 lbs., 14 oz., and was 20 inches... Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 24, 2019

Raiders tracksters compete in Davenport, Quincy

Hannah Wapato placed first in both the 1,600- and 3,200-meter races in a Davenport track meet April 16, and Steven Flowers took first in the shot put at Quincy on Saturday. At Davenport, Wapato finish...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 24, 2019

Lady Raiders continue to hit hard in softball

The Lady Raiders are at the top of their league following three more softball wins last week. In Pateros April 16, the Lady Raiders won 14-0 as Emma Marchand pitched 10 strikeouts for LR while only allowing one hit. “The pitching was the...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 24, 2019

Raiders win at home, lose on road

The Raiders dominated Pateros on the diamond at Lake Roosevelt last week, but lost closer games in Tonasket. Lake Roosevelt defeated Pateros 19-1 April 16, sometimes going through their full batting...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 24, 2019

Tennis girls win two, boys win one

The Raiders have been making a racket playing tennis against Entiat and Oroville last week. Hosting Entiat at home in Coulee Dam April 16, the Raider girls won 5-0, and the boys won 3-1. In Oroville on April 18, the girls won 5-0, and the boys lost...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 24, 2019

Raider golfers play Gamble Sands

Raider golfers competed with golfers from around the state at the Gamble Sands Invitational in Brewster last week. Darin Whiteman finished 18 holes of golf in only 76 strokes at the event, placing 11th out of 131 golfers April 17. “A very good...


Legals for April 24, 2019

CITY OF ELECTRIC CITY NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOP Comprehensive Plan And Capital Facilities Plan NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public workshop will be held by Electric City from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on May 7, 2019 at City Hall located at 10 Western... Full story


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