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Articles from the May 7, 2014 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 7, 2014

People to commission: allow bigger buildings

About 45 people gathered last Tuesday at Electric City’s fire hall to tell how they needed larger accessory buildings to house their “toys” and to criticize government for being too obtrusive. It was the city’s planning commission workshop,... Full story

 News    May 7, 2014

And they're off!

Center Elementary students launch from the starting line in the school's annual Mini-Bloomsday Race last Friday afternoon. Students who finished did three laps around the school property, then... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 7, 2014

Byers tapped for new principal position

Brandon Byers was selected to be the principal of the new upper division assignment in the new school complex. Byers, who currently holds the principal position at Lake Roosevelt High School, will be administrator of grades 7-12, when school opens... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 7, 2014

Three selected for Gates full-ride scholarships

They are one, two, three in their class, and like three peas in a pod.They are this year's Gates Millenium Scholars at Lake Roosevelt High School. The three - Chyenne Kelly-Marconi, Daniel Campobasso... Full story


Colorama section inside

There's going to be a parade, a carnival and a rodeo. And that's just the beginning for the 57th annual Colorama Festival. The rodeo started one year earlier and it's 58 years for the Ridge Rider... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 7, 2014

Chair trails two in tribal primary

Colville Business Council Chairman Michael O. Finley is behind two challengers in Saturday’s poll votes for the tribal leadership election. Finley currently holds Position 2 in the Inchelium District and chairs the 14-member council. Both Marvin... Full story

 News    May 7, 2014


Get ready for rec softball The Grand Coulee Recreation Softball League will hold a coaches meeting at 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 21, at Loepp Furniture. The team due date has been set for June 1, and softball play begins June 10. Additional information... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 7, 2014

Wild horse race added to May 24 event

There will be bucking bulls, and more bucking bulls, and a wild horse race! A wild horse race? That's right, an added feature to the third annual Cleatis Lacy Memorial Bull Riding event this year,... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    May 7, 2014

Life of a ghost town

This last weekend we took a last-second trip to Liberty, Wash. Never heard of it? Well, if you google it you will have a hard time, too. It used to be a town near Cle Elum, a mining town, and in its... Full story

 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    May 7, 2014

Challenge to Hillary Is Democratic win-win

Hillary Clinton is in a formidable position to win the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, should she decide to run. But someone else also is in an enviable position: Whoever challenges her. The dynamics of the Democratic 2016 race so far... Full story


Coulee Recollectionsw

10 Years Ago Coulee Dam town councilmember Dave Schmidt announced that approximately $28,000 in new playground equipment will be installed at the Mason City Park by July 4. The site was chosen... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    May 7, 2014

Senator hasn't stopped pushing for community

State Sen. Linda Evans Parlette said she is still looking for ways to get federal help with Grand Coulee Dam school construction needs, and she has just two years to get it done. Speaking at the... Full story


Legals for May 7, 2014

City of Grand Coulee NOTICE OF ROAD CLOSURE Please be advised that on Saturday, May 10th from 11 a.m. to noon, State Route 155 from the intersection of SR174 to the north city limits of Grand Coulee and SR174 from the intersection of SR155 to the... Full story


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 4/25 - A woman living on Division Street told police that someone hit her vehicle while it was parked near the police department, causing over $700 in damages. 4/28 - USBR Plant Protection advised an officer that a truck was in... Full story


Andrew "Andy" Gua

Andrew "Andy" Gua, 81, died the afternoon of Wednesday, Apr. 30, 2014, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Wash. He was born November 28, 1932, into the Nespelem, Wash., home of Antoine and Mar... Full story


Gina J. Aldrich

Gina J. Aldrich passed away on Wednesday, Apr. 30, 2014, after complications following surgery for a rare form of abdominal cancer. Gina was born in Penticton, B.C., to George and Sophie Marchand on S... Full story


Meetings and Notices

No Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will not be meeting this Thursday due to the Colorama festivities. Dedication Time is Here Isle of Flags dedication time is fast approaching. Call Ben Alling at 509.633.0663 for more... Full story

 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 7, 2014

Softball starts week strong

The Lady Raiders started last week with a big win over the Manson Trojans April 29. The game was over in the third inning due to the mercy rule. Four Lady Raiders batted perfectly against the Trojans: Roxanne Belgarde hit four for four; Baylee... Full story

 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 7, 2014

Track has successful week

Raider Track traveled to Mansfield for the makeup Iceberg Invite on April 29. The Raider boys’ team finished fourth overall and the girls took home fifth for the small meet that was a tuneup for the Raiders for the invite on May 3 in Oroville. The... Full story

 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 7, 2014

Tennis has busy week

LR’s tennis team rebounded from a total loss early last week with a sweep and a half at the start of May. At Okanogan April 29, the Raiders were swept, both boys and girls, by the Bulldogs. Holly Jo Carriere came back in the second set of her... Full story

 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 7, 2014

Baseball winning

The Raiders extended their win streak to five games last week with wins at home and away. Lake Roosevelt took on the Hornets at Greene Field April 29, but Oroville did not roll over easily. The game... Full story

 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 7, 2014

Golf defeats Manson

Raider golf defeated a small Manson Trojan team April 29 at Lake Chelan in an 18-hole contest. Manson had only one boy and two girls competing against LR. The boys medalist, Riley Dickinson, was from... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    May 7, 2014

Jess Ford kicks in for local parks

Until 6 p.m. today, anyone taking a test drive can get Ford Motor Co. to send $20 to the Coulee Area Park and Recreation District, plus your name gets entered into a drawing for a barbecue grill....

 By Scott Hunter    News    May 7, 2014

My mom gets the credit and the blame

One of several traits that I owe overwhelmingly to my mother is a little understood love of argument. In that way, my mother touches you today. Mom was a very intelligent woman, who instilled in me... Full story


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