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Articles from the May 9, 2018 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News

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... — Updated 5/10/2018 Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

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... — Updated 5/10/2018

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

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... — Updated 5/9/2018

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

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... — Updated 5/9/2018

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

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 1... — Updated 5/9/2018

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

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... — Updated 5/9/2018

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

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... — Updated 5/9/2018

 

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... — Updated 5/9/2018

 

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... — Updated 5/9/2018

 

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... — Updated 5/9/2018

 

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... — Updated 5/9/2018

 

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,... — Updated 5/9/2018 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... — Updated 5/9/2018 Full story

 

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 L... — Updated 5/9/2018 Full story

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

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... — Updated 5/9/2018

 
 By Kim Callinan    Opinion

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... — Updated 5/9/2018

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion

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 i... — Updated 5/9/2018

 

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.... — Updated 5/9/2018

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion

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,... — Updated 5/9/2018

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

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 poi... — Updated 5/9/2018

 

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... — Updated 5/9/2018

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

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... — Updated 5/9/2018

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

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.... — Updated 5/9/2018

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

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... — Updated 5/9/2018

 

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... — Updated 5/9/2018

 

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