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Articles from the May 8, 2019 edition

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 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 8, 2019

Feral horse team assembled to address issue on reservation

The Colville Tribes have formed a horse management team to help manage the feral horses on the reservation. The tribes have, in recent years, paid money to remove portions of the feral horse population via controversial roundups using helicopters to...

 
 News    May 8, 2019

Full speed ahead

From left, Vernon George, Aaron Andrews, Zane Bjorson, Macy Paslay, Tanner Lauseng, Jamie Dobson, Harper Wahpat, Tony Cantrell, Javon Lewis-Torres, Roamen Picard, Dy Mnd Friedlander, and Eva Connor...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 8, 2019

Large crowd shows up for fire chief disciplinary meeting

A peaceful, but angry, group of about 40-50 people gathered outside of city hall in Electric City Wednesday afternoon in support of Mark Payne, the city's fire chief, who is facing disciplinary...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 8, 2019

PUD officials come to listen

They came to listen and understand what has some Grand Coulee and Electric City customers upset enough to start a petition. Grant County PUD officials held a listening session and dialogue with people at last Thursday’s Grand Coulee Dam Area...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 8, 2019

Bureau releases draft regarding possible Geezer Beach restriction

Locals overwhelmingly oppose a U.S. Bureau of Reclamation proposal to ban cars from driving on “Geezer Beach,” a beach named after the elderly who frequent the spot because of its easy accessibility. The issue is a hot topic among locals...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 8, 2019

Park commissioners meet … at the park

Commissioners from the Coulee Area Park & Recreation District met at North Dam Park April 30 to walk around the park and discuss aspects of it, future plans, and talking points for an upcoming...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    May 8, 2019

Solving climate change may not be fair, but it's urgent anyway

Those who assert that action on climate change should only happen if it’s fair, just don’t understand the problem. It may be true that other countries are egregious polluters, adding as much carbon and other warming agents to the atmosphere, or...

 
 By George Kohout    Opinion    May 8, 2019

Time to replace city officials

What is happening to Electric City? When I found out about Western Avenue being closed off, I asked the city clerk whose numb-nutted idea this was, and he said it was his. It seems apparent that the mayor and city council will go against emergency...

 
 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion    May 8, 2019

Renewable energy and agriculture reduce carbon footprint in Central Washington

Last week, the House voted on legislation that would force the President to participate in the Paris Climate Agreement to reduce carbon emissions in the United States and the world. On the surface, this bill paints a pretty picture: reducing our...

 
 By Tonda Benge    Opinion    May 8, 2019

Small businesses got shut out from tax reform benefits

With Tax Day behind us and National Small Business Week upon us, it’s the perfect moment to reflect on what helps small businesses prosper. Encouraging people to “Shop Local” definitely helps. Each year, Small Business Week gives my business a...

 
 By Bob Valen    Opinion    May 8, 2019

Test election candidates for competence

In every stage of life we go through, there seems to be some type of test. We all faced the required tests that 12 years in school presented. There was a variety of tests for those who spent time in...

 

Terry Michael Warnecke

Terry​ Warnecke, 67, passed away Friday, May 3, 2019. Terry was a very outgoing person who was also one of the craftiest mechanics and the most passionate coaches to grace Eastern Washington for over six decades. He was born in Spokane, Washington,... Full story

 

William "Bill" Larry McLean

William "Bill" Larry McLean left us very suddenly on Sunday, April 28, 2019. Bill was born September 28, 1941, in Wenatchee, Washington, to William "Harold" and Winifred McLean. Bill attended Mold... Full story

 

Jerry Michael (Mike) Sharr

Jerry Michael (Mike) Sharr, 65, of Grand Coulee, Washington, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2019, from an aggressive cancer. Mike was born Sunday, December 6, 1953, in Eugene, Oregon to Harry Blaine... Full story

 

Mary Ellen Combs

Mary Ellen Combs was born in Avon, South Dakota, December 22, 1934, to Emanuel and Lydia Hinzman. She passed away April 15, 2019, on her late husband Everett's birthday. Mary Ellen graduated from... Full story

 

FBLA students place at state

Lake Roosevelt Jr/Sr High School sent eight students to the Future Business Leaders of America state competition in Bellevue April 10-13, when six of the students placed. FBLA "prepares students to...

 

Meetings & Notices

No Chamber This Week Due to the upcoming Colorama festivities this weekend, there will be no chamber meeting this week. Lincoln County Fire Dist. 9 to Meet Lincoln County Fire District 9 will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 9, at...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 8, 2019

Lady Raiders at top of league with 16-1 record

The Lady Raiders are continuing to dominate their opponents, winning all five of their games and leaving all opponents behind with combined scoring of 76-10. The Lady Raiders defeated the Pateros...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 8, 2019

Young Raider baseball team season ends with losses and wins

The Raiders baseball team suffered a couple of close losses at the hands of the Manson Trojans last week, but defeated Bridgeport twice in a doubleheader to close the season. A doubleheader in Coulee...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 8, 2019

Raiders do well at track and field meets

The Raider track and field team competed in Bridgeport and Royal City last week, where several Raiders placed or set personal records. “The Raiders are finishing a tough series of two-meet weeks,” Head Coach Lori Adkins said. “Although it was...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 8, 2019

Tennis moves on to postseason

Raider tennis players are competing in the league tournament in Omak following matches in Chelan and Creston. In Chelan April 30, the Raider girls lost 5-0, and the Raider boys lost 4-1. “We were pretty much dominated by the best team we’ve...

 

Legals for May 8, 2019

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SPOKANE In Re the Interest of: LUKE MICHAEL CANO AKA INFANT STRASBURG, (DOB: 04/24/2019) A Person under the age of 18. NO. 19-5-00216-32 SUMMONS AND NOTICE BY PUBLICATION OF... Full story

 
 News    May 8, 2019

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 4/12 - An employee at the Hi-Co station on SR-174 reported a counterfeit $20 bill, checked with a special pen. The customers were an identified man and unknown woman. The woman was said to have tried to get the bill back, which...

 

Deadline for Isle of 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 to have a flag dedicated and in place to honor your deceased veteran or this year’s event, call Ben Alling at...