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Articles from the May 9, 2018 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News    May 9, 2018

Congressional candidate holding town hall Wednesday night

A candidate for Congress announced a tour of the state’s 4th Congressional District that includes a town-hall meeting tonight (Wednesday) in Coulee Dam and a coffee shop visit the next morning. The Christine Brown for Congress campaign announced...

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 9, 2018

You're in for a Colorama ride

Fasten your belts; you're in for a ride. This year's Colorama Festival kicks off Thursday, May 10, and extends well into Sunday. There are wild rides featured in Rainier Amusements carnival alley at... Full story


Determined fun

Faces of young racers express a wide range of emotions as they take off from the starting line at Lake Roosevelt Elemetrary's Mini Bloomsday race Friday, an annual event that takes place just before...

 By Scott Hunter    News    May 9, 2018

Medical center creates case and tour for baby delivery

It's not easy for most people in policy-making positions far away to appreciate what the word "rural" actually means. That's a problem when it could mean life or death. That's a point people with Coul...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 9, 2018

State's highest court meets in area

The Washington State Supreme Court paid a visit to the Colville Confederated Tribes on May 7 and 8, meeting with high school students, holding a public forum, and reviewing cases. The court visits...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 9, 2018

New book released by author from area

It’s impossible not to picture the coulee area while reading Bruce Holbert’s new book “Whiskey.” It’s impossible because it takes place here. The novel follows two brothers, Smoker and Andre, as they drink through the drama in their lives...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 9, 2018

Wilders provide hamburgers and hot dogs at tennis matches

Ian Wilder competed at the state level in tennis for the Coulee Dam Beavers in 1964. Now, he serves hamburgers and hot dogs at the same courts to the home team and visiting teams alike, free of...


Moses Lake skill center offers look into what's possible

The Grand Coulee Dam School District would like to see a skill center in the area, a place where junior and senior high school students can learn practical skills that will help them land jobs after...

 By Scott Hunter    News    May 9, 2018

Colville poll votes tallied

Jarred-Michael Erickson leads Janet (Wak Wak) Nicholson by just one vote in the Saturday polling for Nespelem Position 1 on the Colville Business Council, one of seven seats up for election. The poll vote was certified Monday, but can change...

 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    May 9, 2018

A roundup of complications

Few things in modern life are as complicated as healthcare. That fact was all too apparent last week as Coulee Medical Center officials presented their case for supporting the practice of delivering babies in rural hospitals, especially CMC. From a...


Central Washington stories show need for opioid abuse answers

“My brother is an addict. I am raising his daughter.” That is one of the many responses I received when I asked constituents of the 4th Congressional District how opioids and heroin abuse have affected people in our community. The responses are e...

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    May 9, 2018

Taking him with you

This past weekend I found myself in many different situations as we packed in a lot of things over the few days we had off. On most Saturdays we go into Spokane and pray for those in need at the Heali...

 By Kim Callinan    Opinion    May 9, 2018

For many, living with advanced dementia is a fate worse than death

My grandmother, whom we called “Nana,” always loved children. Many times, she asked me to give her great-grandchildren. In 2000, the moment finally arrived. But it didn’t seem to matter. Eagerly, tenderly I lay my newborn son in her arms. She...

 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion    May 9, 2018

New approaches needed to fight super wildfires

With western wildfires growing in size and destroying more homes, farms and businesses, there is a need for new tools and approaches. The infernos are spreading so fast they are outstripping our ability to fight them in traditional ways. Meanwhile,...


Donna Louise Hart-Bird

Donna Louise Hart-Bird, 70, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Grand Coulee, Washington. Donna entered this world on Sunday, March 14, 1948, in Wenatchee, Washington. Donna Louise Hart married... Full story


Blanche June Achord

Blanche June Achord, 77, of Electric City, Washington, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018. She was born January 13, 1941, to Forrest and Elsie Conroy. She went to school at Riverside High School in... Full story


Wade Stoddard

A celebration of life service for Wade Stoddard will be held at 1 p.m., on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at the Eastpoint Church, 15303 E. Sprague, Spokane Valley, Washington. Wade was a 1984 graduate of Lake Roosevelt High School, Coulee Dam,... Full story


Four tons of food given out

Volunteers help distribute food items to people at the Zion Lutheran Church parking lot on Thursday, including salad fixings, pita chips, french fries, red potatoes, apples, cherry tomatoes, breads,...


Food Sovereignty workshops scheduled

Food Sovereignty/Food Security is a growing concern in today’s environment. With disease outbreaks, food contaminations and recall announcements, it is becoming increasing more important for people to know where their food comes from and how to...


Arbor Day Foundation offers tree-care booklet with $3 donation

The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a handy tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees. Anyone can receive Conservation Trees, a user-friendly booklet featuring illustrations, colorful photos, and easily understood...


Meetings and Notices

No Chamber this Week  The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will not be meeting this week due to the Colorama festivities this weekend. Come check them out. Meetings will resume at La Presa Mexican Restaurant at noon Thursday, May 17. The...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 9, 2018

Softball finishes regular season, moves on to postseason

The Lady Raiders have started their postseason in softball, losing to Liberty Bell at home yesterday. The last game of the regular season was a Lady Raider 11-1 victory over the Waterville Lady...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 9, 2018

Raiders poach Gorillas, move on to league tournament

The Raider tennis squad is moving on to the league tournament after wrapping up their regular season with a nice, neat bow by winning all their matchups with the Davenport Gorillas last week. In Davenport on May 1, the boys won their matches 3-0,...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 9, 2018

Raider golfers get ready for district

The Raiders played at Alta Lake in Pateros, wrapping up their regular season in the process and moving onto district play. No scores were available for the event. “I know we struggled with many lost balls,” said Head Coach Steve Files. “It was...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 9, 2018

Raiders hold their own in track/field

The Lake Roosevelt Raider track team competed in Bridgeport and Royal City this past week and is competing at the sub-district event in Manson today. The Raiders competed in Bridgeport on May 1. “Raiders continued to improve in 1B/2B competition,...


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