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Articles from the May 18, 2016 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 18, 2016

Contract voided by council

The chamber of commerce’s 2016 contract with Electric City, good for nearly $27,000 for advertising use, was voided last Tuesday night by city council members because the wording of the contract returned to the city in April had been altered. The... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 18, 2016

Future of city, pathway project discussed

About 40 people showed up Saturday at the Vet's Center to hear and take part in discussions about the revitalization of Electric City. The meeting, the first of two scheduled, was to get input on... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 18, 2016

Free fresh food coming Tuesday

The Mobile Food Bank of 2nd Harvest will distribute free produce, nutritious perishable products and other groceries for families in need at Zion Lutheran Church, Tuesday, May 24 from 10 a.m. to noon. Last year’s 2nd Harvest visit distributed... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 18, 2016

Tribal voters choose candidates in primary

All of the incumbents who filed for re-election in the Colville Tribal Business Council primary election last week made it into the general election, scheduled for June 17. Only one councilmember up for election, Nancy Johnson, for the Nespelem... Full story


Going down

Bureau of Reclamation workers are lowered from the top of Grand Coulee Dam Tuesday to dissemble catwalks on which they've been working for weeks along the bottom of the drum gates. The walkways are... Full story



Council against shipping out youth Elmer City’s town council passed a resolution last week to ask Okanogan County commissioners to keep its juvenile detention facility and not send juveniles to a facility out of the county. The council cited the... Full story


Large crowd attends county meeting on juvenile hall

Approximately 100 concerned citizens from across Okanogan County attended a special session of the Okanogan County Board of Commissioners May 10. At stake: the future of Okanogan County juvenile detainees. A quiet group waited patiently for their... Full story


Colorama parade winners listed

Everybody loves a parade, including those who enter the parade and win trophies. The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce, sponsor of the annual parade gave out a number of awards at the... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    May 18, 2016

How would you answer Kate?

Approached by someone who knew nothing about the area you live in, how would you answer them if asked for the most important facts they should know before or during a visit to the area we call home? That’s the essence of a question asked by Kate,... Full story

 By Carol Netzel    Opinion    May 18, 2016

A theme cropped up in hearing on change in juvenile facilities

On May 10, a public meeting was held in Okanogan involving a possible change on where our troubled juveniles would be housed over a period of time. The three Okanogan County commissioners were there, also three commissioners from other counties who... Full story

 By Pat Leigh    Opinion    May 18, 2016

Wanted! New Okanogan County commissioners

Sheila Kennedy and Ray Campbell have both announced their interest in being re-elected as Okanogan County commissioner.s Given their track record, we can’t let that happen. So far, Campbell is running unopposed. The deadline to declare your candid... Full story

 By Lou Stone    Opinion    May 18, 2016

When tribal leadership incompetence becomes racketeering

It’s one thing to be ignorant of one’s own stupidity and incompetence, but TR 2016-217 rubs it in the face of the Colville Tribal Peoples, a cruel insult to the members of the CCT who are ashamed, especially, of the criminal racketeering by... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    May 18, 2016

And now some advice for 2016 grads

Relax. That’s right, I said it. Relax. You have had a strenuous senior year and you are thinking that this has been so hard. Note that I said “thinking.” I use that word because for most of you, you think the last four years were the most gruel... Full story


Years ago

This undated picture is of an Indian fishing camp at Kettle Falls.... Full story


Mildred Williamson

Loving mother Mildred Williamson of Grand Coulee, Washington, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 14, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. Memorial services will be held Friday, May 20, at 2 p.m. at Strate Funeral Home in Grand Coulee,... Full story


Marvin Kuest

Memorial services will be held for Marvin Kuest on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at 11 a.m., at the Zion Lutheran Church in Grand Coulee. Mr. Kuest passed away on Good Friday, March 25, 2016.... Full story


Valeta Bernice Long

Valeta Bernice Long, 89, was born into the Wellington, Texas home of Odis B. and Inez Reasoner on Saturday, September 12, 1926. Tuesday morning, May 10, 2016, in Grand Coulee, Washington ,with her bel... Full story


Anna Jeannette Roberts

   Anna Jeannette Roberts, age 90, passed peacefully on Sunday, May 8, 2016. She lived a wonderful and loving life. Jeannette was born December 16, 1925, in Baker, Montana.  She was the fourth... Full story


Walter H.P. "Steve" Nuehring

Walter H.P. "Steve" Nuehring, 59, "Dad," "Brother," "Veteran," "Consummate Actor," took his final curtain call from this earth's stage Saturday evening, May 7, 2016, in Grand Coulee, Washington. Born... Full story


It's a girl for Batten/Bob

Josie Batten and William Bob, of Grand Coulee, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Elora Shamayne Bob, born Monday, May 9, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 8 lbs., 2 oz., and was 20-1/2 inches in... Full story


New/Jim have a boy

Marriah New and Thaddeuas Jim of Elmer City are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jystin Kacee Jim, born Friday, May 13, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 5 lbs., 4 oz., and was 18-1/2 inches in length at... Full story


What's cookin' at the seniors

What’s cookin’ at the seniors Wed., May 18 – Dinner Pork Loin Chops, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Steamed Vegetables, Applesauce, Birthday Cake. Happy Birthday! Thurs., May 19 – Dinner Swiss Steak, Smashed Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Fruit... Full story


Happenings in the Coulee

Fri., May 20 Deadline to dedicate flag for Memorial Day program. 633-0663 Fri.& Sat., May 20-21 Horsemanship Clinic, Ridge Rider Rodeo Grounds. 633-1263 Mon., May 23 – Fri., May 27 Book Fair at LR Elementary School during conferences Wed., May 25... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will be meeting this Thursday, May 19, at La Presa in Grand Coulee. Coulee Medical Center CEO Debbie Bigelow will be giving a presentation entitled “How would you improve on this... Full story


Many Raiders named to 2B North all-league squads

Lake Roosevelt’s baseball and softball teams had several members named to the Central Washington 2B North All League squads last week. Khani Priest was named to the First Team softball squad. Priest was a big part of the Lady Raiders’ turnaround... Full story


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