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Articles from the December 7, 2016 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 7, 2016

People meet for a "community watch" start

In a spirit of concern and cooperation, Coulee Dam had its first “Community Watch” meeting last Tuesday night. About 45 people turned out at the old stone church in Coulee Dam, to discuss the rash of burglaries and car prowls that have occurred... Full story


Could have been much worse

Rescuers work to hoist back up their heavy gear after getting four young people out of a wrecked Honda Passport in which they had been headed to school Tuesday morning. A witness at the scene said... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    December 7, 2016

Tribal veterans join thousands at pipeline protest and victory

Smiles and tears accompanied song and prayer last week as members of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation gave an appreciative sendoff to 10 armed forces veterans who were heading to... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 7, 2016

Change planned for PUD office

Grant County PUD plans to switch its Grand Coulee office to a drive-up service sometime early next year. Speaking for the PUD, public affairs manager Thomas Stredwick said Tuesday that there will still be a public presence at the Grand Coulee... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 7, 2016

No bidders for Center School building

The proposed sale of Center School failed to receive any bids, school officials stated Monday. That makes twice that the school district has requested bidders to buy the Center School and property. Both times no one offered bids. Deadline for the cur... Full story



Library festivities planned Children should get ready for a fun night at Grand Coulee Library. There will be a special holiday lighting, gifts, refreshments and a lot of fun for everyone, Thursday, Dec. 15, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Librarian Lisa... Full story


Dam would be costly boondoggle for Okanogan County

At this time of politics gone wild, let’s turn our attention to a significant local issue that we actually have the power to control: Enloe Dam. I’m amazed how the desire to “have our own dam” has become more important than the simple facts.... Full story


No compromise needed with the Electoral College

I read with interest a letter from Joe Bialek of Cleveland on changing the election process. He is an avowed Democrat and showed us a way to manipulate figures to show that the United States should drop the “winner take all” electoral college... Full story


PUD paying millions for "luxury" improvements

The Grant PUD is paying $41,516,398 for luxury improvements at Crescent Bar. Grant PUD ratepayers need to understand that they are paying for a golf course and a 61-slip boat marina, and these items contribute to higher monthly electric bills. The... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    December 7, 2016

Your Story, Part 2

Last week I started telling you about my story, using only the three important parts that I thought were most relevant to my story. Sometimes what we think is important or a part of us is not essential to the heart of the person listening to our stor... Full story


Jacob Steven Fischer

Jacob (Jake) Fischer died in his home in Spokane, Washington, before November 27, 2016. He was 42. He was born September 29, 1974, to Sheri Rae Edwards Fischer and Robert Erwin Fischer in Spokane.... Full story


Virginia "Ginny" D. Canterbury (Ferguson)

Virginia "Ginny" D. Canterbury (Ferguson) born March 14, 1938, of Wilbur, Washington, passed away peacefully Dec. 2, 2016, in Spokane, Washington. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and... Full story


Bikes raffledfor city park

A raffle to benefit a new park in Electric City has raised $500, City Councilmember Lonna Bussert said Monday. Bussert has held two picnic celebrations and now the raffle of two bicycles to raise over $4,000 toward development of the new park behind... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, this Thursday, Dec. 8, at Siam Palace. Jaci Gross will be talking about her hike of the Camino de Santiago. American Legion to Meet The American Legion Post 157 will be... Full story


Few eligible, team still takes 3rd at tourney

Even out-manned four to one, Raider wrestlers placed third out of 13 schools Saturday at the 26th Annual Davenport Invitational with a team total of 76 points. Reardan took first with 204 points, and... Full story


Raiders stung by Oroville Hornets

The Raiders boys basketball team suffered a grim defeat in Oroville over the weekend, losing 80-30 to the Hornets in Oroville. “It was really a tough game to start the season,” remarked Head Coach Levi Seekins. “We played hard throughout the... Full story


Ladies swat the Hornets in opener

The Lady Raiders basketball team defeated the Oroville Lady Hornets on the Hornets’ home court 64-46 Saturday in the 2016-17 season opener. “We got out to an outstanding start with our defense, which allowed us to get into some of the things we... Full story


This week in sports

Wed., Dec. 7 6 p.m., LR Wrestling at Home Mix and Match Thurs., Dec. 8 4:30 p.m., LR Basketball at Liberty Bell 5 p.m., JH Basketballat Okanogan Sat., Dec. 10 10 a.m., LR Wrestling at Connell 1 p.m., LR Basketball here with Soap Lake (L) Tues., Dec.... Full story


Bowling Scores

COLUMBIA LEAGUE TEAM W L Strike or Spare 32 20 Team 6 31 21 Solid T Const. 18 34 High Game: Don Richer 265; Sharey Redthunder 189 High Series: Don Richer 676; Sharey Redthumder 508 Splits: Ron Staggs 4-5/5-7; Jesse Jackson 3-6-7 DAM KEGLERS TEAM W L... Full story


Legals for December 7, 2016

Public Notice Town of Coulee Dam ORDINANCES ADOPTED BY THE TOWN OF COULEE DAM Ordinance 742 – An Ordinance of the Town of Coulee Dam, Washington, fixing the amounts to be raised by Ad Valorem Taxes for the Year 2017. Ordinance 743 – An ordinance... Full story


Seventy-six years ago

The start of excavation for the removal of over-burden from the west tailrace slide area at Grand Coulee Dam. - Dec. 9, 1940... Full story


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 11/27 - A man saw someone crouched near his girlfriend’s car at a Main Street apartment and yelled at him. His girlfriend came to the door and heard a “hissing” sound and saw the man letting the air out of her tire. She... Full story


Big public practice

At the annual Crimson and Gold game Nov. 29, mixed varsity and junior varsity teams of Lake Roosevelt boys and girls basketballers played crimson vs. gold teams. It was essentially "just another... Full story


Minor damage

A fire late Monday morning at 415 North Columbia in Coulee Dam damaged the rear area of a garage at the home of Tim Wilging. The fire brought trucks from Electric City, Grand Coulee and the Bureau of... Full story


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