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 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 30, 2019

CCT change fishing/hunting license process

Hunters and fishers wanting to head to local tribal lands will have to look online to buy their licenses, not at local stores. The Colville Confederated Tribes have launched a website for buying fishing and hunting permits on their reservation and...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 30, 2019

Darnold inducted into state hall of fame

Gary Darnold, who coached cross country for Lake Roosevelt for 40 years, including 38 state meet appearances, was inducted into the Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association's Cross Country...

 

Newsbriefs

NPS re-opens recreation area after shutdown Following an agreement between Congress and the President last Friday, the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area has “resumed regular winter operations,” a press release from LRNRA stated Monday. “S...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 30, 2019

District disagrees with bureau over impact dam projects have on schools

The Grand Coulee Dam School District is contesting the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s claim in a draft Environmental Assessment concerning the minimal impact it says a project will have on the district. The USBR is planning on a 10-year project to...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 30, 2019

Coulee Dam bridge lighting to get big upgrade

The lights on the Coulee Dam bridge over the Columbia River will enter the 21st Century in the coming spring, when they will be updated from incandescent to LED lights. "We're replacing all the wires...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 30, 2019

Colville Business Council approves controversial horse removal contract

The Colville Business Council took a series of actions on Jan. 24 related to feral horses on the reservation, including changing a law to allow machines such as helicopters to be used in the capture of feral horses, approving a contract to do so,...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 30, 2019

Nespelem School to upgrade building with $2.86 million grant

The Nespelem School District has been awarded $2.86 million under a Washington state grant to help small, rural school districts modernize. The award was announced at the district's Monday night...

 

School levy won't hurt a bit, but it will help schools

If you have not already filled out your ballot, which you should have received in the mail by now, you should do so now. Grand Coulee Dam School District is proposing yet another levy, which won’t raise your taxes any higher than they already are....

 

When you have a difficult task, call on the U.S. Marines

When living in Bothell, we belonged to FIUTS (Foundation for International Understanding Through Students), a program through the University of Washington where you could sponsor foreign students. Through the program we sponsored students from...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    January 30, 2019

Where does your hope lie?

This past weekend was a powerful weekend for Karrie and me. I thought I had my column all worked out with exactly what I wanted to share with you all. I was going to give you a glimpse into divine...

 

Washington farmers need tariff relief

The good news is Washington’s cherry crop is projected to be as good as 2018; however, absent tariff relief from the ongoing U.S.-China trade tiff, a key market will remain limited. When China’s...

 

Coulee Recollections

Twenty Years Ago When the local community turns out to vote on the Grand Coulee Dam School District levy Feb. 2, Coulee Dam citizens will also decided whether they want to annex the town into the North Central Regional Library system. Miss Grand...

 

Local talent featured as theater opens again

Seven performers graced the stage at the Grand Theatre on Saturday night in an open-mic concert that was the first event in the theater on Grand Coulee's Main Street in years. Between 30 and 40...

 

Domestic violence offender registry could improve safety in Washington state

OLYMPIA — Two lawmakers have proposed a bill to create a state domestic violence offender registry to save lives. Tina Stewart, 30, was beaten to death by her boyfriend on Nov. 24, 2017 at her home in Newman Lake. The police report indicates that...

 
 By Sean Harding    News    January 30, 2019

Texting motorists may face steep fines in school zones

A proposed bill would double the fine for motorists caught using a cellphone in a school, playground or crosswalk speed zone to up to $234 per infraction, or up to $468 for repeat offenders. Washington’s first law to address texting-while-driving...

 

Berry delicious

A squirrel reaches for a branch full of berries above its head while balancing on a small branch of bush Saturday in Grand Coulee. - Jacob Wagner photo...

 

Lady Raiders win two more, a trend they intend to continue through the season

The Lady Raiders beat the Lady Tigers in Tonasket last week, and also defeated Soap Lake. Audrey Hansen was the lead scorer in the 56-32 defeat of Tonasket Jan. 22, with 14 points. Hansen also contrib...

 

Raiders boys win two more

The Lake Roosevelt boys took down two basketball opponents last week, putting them third in their league. The Raiders defeated the Tonasket Tigers in Tonasket Jan. 22, winning 71-57 "The boys played...

 

Raider wrestlers win dual meet

The Raiders went to Oroville on Thursday to wrestle in a dual match, where the Hornets combined with Liberty Bell and Wilbur-Creston-Keller to form one team to take on Lake Roosevelt. LR won the first dual 38-30, then took some wrestlers who...

 

Bowling scores

THURSDAY MIXUPS TEAM W L San Poil Valley 53.5 26.5 Only Nine! 43.5 32.5 The Star 34 46 High Game: Chance Epperson 226; Mae Stensgar 182 High Series: Chance Epperson 610; Mae Stensgar 483 Splits: Mae Stensgar 3-10/3-10; Don Hubele 5-10; Gwen 5-10...

 

This week in sports

Wed., Jan. 30 5 p.m., JH girls’ basketball at Oroville 6 p.m., JH wrestling home with Tonasket/Oroville Fri., Feb. 1 HS Basketball here with Liberty Bell, 4:30 BJV at MS/4:30 GJV at HS; 6 p.m. GV at HS/GV 6/BV 7:30 Sat., Feb. 2 HS Basketball at...

 

Legals for January 30, 2019

Grant County Conservation District Board of Supervisors PUBLIC NOTICE The Grant County Conservation District Board of Supervisors hereby informs the voting public that the incumbent has been re-elected to the currently open seat by reason of being...

 

It's a girl for the Flukes

Kaitlyn and Andrew Fluke of Coulee Dam, Washington are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Raven Scarlett Fluke on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 6 lbs., 13.5 oz., and was 19...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 1/23 - A man in a wheelchair was reportedly yelling at the manager and tenants at apartments on Continental Street. While an officer spoke with the manager, the man was reportedly yelling about the illuminati, freemasons, ghosts,...

 

Meetings

Chamber This Week Chamber will meet this Thursday, January 31, at Siam Palace beginning at noon. Chay Heilman will be speaking about the Senior Center’s meals program. Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter of Ice Age Floods Institute to Meet Wenatchee...

 

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