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Articles from the December 21, 2016 edition

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Ice Age Floods geologic trail presentations planned

The National Park Service, along with local groups, will hold a discussion of an Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail long-range interpretive plan here on Jan. 23. The meeting will take place at 1 p.m., at the Coulee Dam community room at town... Full story


Contractor wants claimed verbal agreement honored

An agreement a local contractor says he made with former mayor Ray Halsey got opposition from Electric City's mayor and council last Tuesday night. Wayne Snyder addressed the council and said that the... Full story


Lighting up the season

Christel Pitner's third-grade class performs with enthusiasm at Lake Roosevelt Schools' concert Dec. 14.... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    December 21, 2016

Coulee Medical Center drill pitted "active shooter" against local responders

It had never been done here before, but by the time they pulled it off, about 250 hospital employees were trained in what to do if an "active shooter" ever enters Coulee Medical Center. No one knew... Full story



Born locally, a national hero is dead A man who as a soldier faced down a rogue platoon of compatriots to help stop the slaughter of innocents in Vietnam in 1968, died Dec. 17. Larry Colburn, 67, was born in Coulee Dam in 1949. His father was a WWII... Full story


Christmas events in the Coulee

Almira Coulee Dam Community Church Sat., Dec. 24, 6 p.m., Christmas Eve Service, Coulee Dam campus, 509 Central Drive Sun., Dec. 25, 9 a.m., Christmas Day Service, Almira campus, 101 S. 2nd St. Church of the Nazarene Sat., Dec. 24, 6 p.m., Christmas... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    December 21, 2016

Merry Christmas Coulee Country

Last Sunday night was Faith Community Church’s Annual Christmas Dinner and it got me to thinking about holiday traditions. Maybe it was the Archers and their 30-plus years of service to God and church. Maybe it was watching the Hansens’,... Full story


Change coming to Washington

As the 114th Congress comes to an end, it is worth looking back on my first term in Congress and highlight the important accomplishments and the change that Americans should expect before the 115th Congress convenes next year. While there has been... Full story

 By Bob Valen    Opinion    December 21, 2016

An abnormally warm November

There was a big change in mean temperature for the month of November, not only here but statewide. Here at the home weather station I recorded a November mean of 44.7˚F. The all-time mean temperature for November is 37.5˚, giving us a +7.2˚ differ... Full story


Sixty-eight years ago

Workmen preparing to construct an ice deflector on the left training wall. When completed, the deflector will divert the ice that slides down the top of the training wall out into the river,... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, this Thursday, Dec. 22, at Siam Palace, in Grand Coulee. Guest speaker will be Tera Redwine, from Columbia Basin Publishing. Local AA Meetings Confused in the Coulee... Full story


Shirley Mae Shelby

 Shirley Mae Shelby, 88, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington.  She was a resident of... Full story


Jerry Blain Sharr

Jerry Blain Sharr, 37, of Golconda, Nevada, passed away at Turquoise Ridge on November 25, 2016. Jerry was born March 4, 1979, in Richland, Washington, to Jerry Michael and Donna Kay Sharr. He... Full story


Charles Ernest Neuhauser

Charles Ernest Neuhauser was born September 28, 1934, in Midland, South Dakota, to John Clarence and Dorothy Mae (Huling) Neuhauser. He died after suffering two massive heart attacks on Friday, December 16, 2016. At the age of three, the family... Full story


Legals for December 21, 2016

Public Notice Town of Elmer City ORDINANCES ADOPTED BY THE TOWN OF ELMER CITY Ordinance R5-16 - An Ordinance of the Town of Elmer City, Washington, fixing the amounts to be raised by Ad Valorem Taxes for the year 2017. Ordinance 355 - An Ordinance... Full story


Lady Raiders win two before non-league loss

The Lady Raiders beat the Manson Trojans Dec. 13 before defeating the undefeated Tonasket Lady Tigers on Thursday to go 4-2 for the season before losing a non-league game at Okanogan. Lake Roosevelt d... Full story


Raiders on a losing streak

The Raider boys' basketball team is struggling to win more games this season, losing last week to both Manson and Tonasket, giving them a 1-6 win-loss record for the season after losing a non-league... Full story


Raiders match up at Cashmere

Lake Roosevelt Raider wrestlers participated in the Oroville Mix & Match as well as the Cashmere Invite this past week. Four Raider wrestlers travelled to Oroville for the mix & match last Wednesday, wrestling eight matches total, winning four and... Full story


District lands book grant

The Grand Coulee Dam School District received a grant from the Washington State Library Dec. 13, to enhance reading material for Native American students. The grant will provide more than 80 books, with emphasis on Native Americans and their... Full story


Gym dedicated to Moon

At the Nespelem School Christmas concert Monday, Soy Redthunder, center, holds a plaque that will mark the Nespelem Elementary School gym as the "Jeannie R. Moon Gymnasium." The school board... Full story


School board briefs

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board accepted one resignation and made four hires at its meeting Monday night. Resigning was Loren Endsley as junior high assistant wrestling coach. Hired were Kacey Prindle, assistant leader for fourth- and... Full story


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 12/12 - Police were called to Coulee Vision Center, where a domestic dispute was going on in front of the building. The dispute was verbal only and police left the scene. - A burglary was pursued by police at a Goodfellow Avenue... Full story


Kids, parents, Santa visit library

Grand Coulee's public library was full of kids and adults last Wednesday night as staff held its annual lighting ceremony. Santa Claus arrived on one of the city's fire trucks and met with the... Full story

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