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Articles from the May 15, 2019 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News

Flood watch issued for this area this afternoon through evening

The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a flood watch for areas in North Central Washington and Eastern Washington, including around Grand Coulee Dam. NWS is warning of... — Updated 5/16/2019 Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News

School discipline explained, progress reported

Faced with critics who question discipline policies at Lake Roosevelt Schools, officials Monday presented data and studies behind a direction they said is not only working better locally, but also mandated statewide. Ready with a... — Updated 5/16/2019


Lady Raiders are league champs in softball

The Lady Raiders finished their regular season of softball with two more wins, making them league champions for the regular season, and are now moving onto postseason play. The Lady Raiders defeated Bridgeport twice on May 7 in a... — Updated 5/15/2019 Full story


Legal Notices May 15, 2019

Town of Nespelem Notice of Public Hearings NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held by the Town of Nespelem and CCT Planning Department at the Town of Nespelem – Town Hall, on May 29, 2019 @ 5:00 PM. The purpose... — Updated 5/15/2019 Full story


James H. "Jim" Short

James H. “Jim” Short, 89, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019, passed away in Grand Coulee, Washington. He was born August 25, 1929. He was predeceased by sisters: Edith Short and Bette Morris. Jim is survived by his wife, Cathy... — Updated 5/15/2019 Full story


Governments join forces vs. northern pike in lake

Tribal, state and local governments have joined forces at Lake Roosevelt to combat the spread of northern pike, recently recorded just two dams away from critical Columbia River salmon habitat. The lake’s co-managers at the... — Updated 5/15/2019


Coulee cops

Grand Coulee 5/7 - An officer picked up a Hickory Farms box with tobacco, rolling papers, and an odor of marijuana from the alternative school after the principal reported finding it in one of the “community rooms.” The box... — Updated 5/15/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Girls' tennis team ties for first

The Raider tennis squad competed in the Central Washington 2B/1B League tennis tournament May 6 and 8 at the North Cascades Athletic Club in Omak, where the LR girls team tied for first with Tonasket. That first-place spot was... — Updated 5/15/2019 Full story

 By Scott Hunter    Sports

Whiteman qualifies for state

Darin Whiteman qualified for the state golf tournament Monday in Pasco at the District 5-6 tourney at Sun Willows Golf Course, taking sixth place in the tournament. Whiteman shot... — Updated 5/15/2019 Full story

 By Scott Hunter    School

Nine Raiders head to track & field districts

The Raider track and field athletes competed at the District 5-6 2b subdistricts meet in Manson May 8, where nine Raiders qualified for the district tournament on Friday in Quincy. “Our throwers really shined,” Head Coach Lori... — Updated 5/15/2019


Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week Chamber will meet this Thursday, May 16, at noon at Siam Palace. Coaches’ Meeting Set for Adult Summer Softball A coaches’ meeting is set for the upcoming adult summer softball league on Wednesday, May 22, at... — Updated 5/15/2019 Full story


Wide- eyed acceptance

Emmaline Piturachsatit accepts an award May 3 at a Lake Roosevelt Elementary School assembly for winning first place in the K-3 category of a regional poster contest for fire... — Updated 5/15/2019 Full story


Larry Green

Funeral services will be held for Larry Green at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 18, at Strate Funeral Home in Grand Coulee. Larry died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, May 12, 2019. A complete obituary will be in next week’s... — Updated 5/15/2019 Full story

 By Bob Valen    Opinion

Climate change, tree rings and us

Climate change, tree rings and us Like a book of factual history, tree rings are the annual chapters of a tree’s life. Through the eyes of a trained professional, tree rings tell... — Updated 5/15/2019 Full story

 By Jess Utz    Opinion

Unity is the key to a lot of doors

I have been hearing the word unity a lot lately. Its meaning, according to the dictionary, is “a state of being united or joined as a whole.“ It also has a mathematics... — Updated 5/15/2019 Full story


Leave Geezer Beach to geezers

Prior to 9/11, one of the real pleasure spots for bank fisherman was the Banks Lake canal. At the time, I fished there almost daily. Although I wasn’t physically handicapped or too elderly, there were many who fished there... — Updated 5/15/2019 Full story

 By Betty Brueske    Opinion

Concerned about Electric City's sidwalk plan

I was shown an aerial photo of the proposed Electric City sidewalk plan on Highway 155. I am concerned because the parking lot adjacent to New Paradigm Physical Therapy would be eliminated if sidewalks block off highway access.... — Updated 5/15/2019 Full story

 By Peggy Nevsimal    Opinion

What is your obligation or commitment to your community?

What is your obligation or commitment to your community? Another Colorama weekend is done and this was a particularly challenging one for those of us at the Chamber of Commerce. In 1994, 38 years into the 63-year history of... — Updated 5/15/2019 Full story



Cody Leonard was referred to with the wrong gender pronoun in a story about Geezer Beach last week. She is a woman.... — Updated 5/15/2019 Full story


Out with "archaic," in with new tech tools at Lincoln County dispatching center

As Sheriff Wade Magers, several of his staff, two county commissioners and computer personnel held their collective breath on the morning of April 23, the Lincoln County Sheriff's... — Updated 5/15/2019

 By Scott Hunter    News

Local politics warming up

Four of the five Electric City Council seats are up for election this year, as is the mayor’s office, and interest is running higher than usual. It’s filing week in Washington, and people interested in running for elected... — Updated 5/15/2019


High tension

High voltage power lines cross North Dam Park and a section of the Colorama carnival, as seen from a helicopter Saturday. The placement of one of the taller rides offered by the... — Updated 5/15/2019

 By Scott Hunter    News

Council changes rules on firing chief

Electric City quietly changed the rules Tuesday night that govern the process by which it could fire its fire chief. The vote happened moments after Electric City’s fire chief told people waiting outside city hall during a... — Updated 5/15/2019


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