Articles from the May 22, 2019 edition

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 By Jacob Wagner    News

Grand Coulee Dam goes virtual

The Grand Coulee Dam was built during the Great Depression and is now entering the future via interactive, 360-degree virtual reality tours becoming available this weekend. Seattle-... — Updated 6/6/2019


Long way down

On a narrow-looking scissor lift, workers with Colvico, Inc. work on replacing the lighting system on the bridge across the Columbia River in Coulee Dam Tuesday. The work includes... — Updated 5/23/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Filing period over, choices of candidates listed

With the filing period now closed, we can see which Coulee citizens have thrown their hats into the ring for positions on local councils and commissions, and which incumbents either filed to keep their spot, or chose not to file.... — Updated 5/22/2019


Meetings & Notices

Chamber this Week The next chamber meeting will be held at Voltage Coffee House on Thursday, May 23, at noon. Jerry Jones, general manager at Sunbanks Resort, will be the guest speaker. AA Meetings for GCD and Nespelem Area... — Updated 5/22/2019


Cast for latest play by Masquers announced

Masquers wishes to announce its cast list for “Arsenic and Old Lace,” directed by director Adam Zaleski. The cast and directors come from all parts of Grant County and beyond. From Coulee Dam to Vantage, Quincy to Moses Lake,... — Updated 5/22/2019


Christmans have a girl

Krystal and Cory Christman of Coulee Dam, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Piper Ann-Dennece Christman on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 8... — Updated 5/22/2019


Lessers have a boy

Sharayne and Gary Lesser of Coulee Dam, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son Syler Bear Lesser, born Sunday, April 28, 2019, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 5 lbs., 14 oz., and... — Updated 5/22/2019


It's a girl for Carson/Cawston

LaToya Carson and Nathan Cawston of Elmer City, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Kayda JoRaye Cawston, on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 6... — Updated 5/22/2019


Cars and coffee

A Saturday-morning gathering of enthusiasts for cars and coffee talk about their favorite subject at the "Coulee Plaza" May 18, where owners of several cars and motorcycles showed... — Updated 5/22/2019


David A. Lindeblad

David A. Lindeblad, age 70, died from cancer on Friday, May 17, 2019, in Omak, Washington. He left behind a wife, Elizabeth Fry, and daughter, Mary M. Lindeblad-Fry. He and... — Updated 5/22/2019


Marilyn K. Sorensen

Marilyn K. Sorensen, 82, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at her home. She was born on July 21, 1936, in Spokane, Washington, to Delmar... — Updated 5/22/2019


James A. Stansfield

Memorial services for James A. Stansfield will be held Saturday, June 15, at Faith Community Church, 1005 10th Ave. SW, Quincy, Washington. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Quincy Moose Lodge, 109 E St. SE. Mr. Stansfield... — Updated 5/22/2019


James H. "Jim" Short

James H. “Jim” Short, 89, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019, in Grand Coulee, Washington. Predeceased by sisters: Edith Short & Bette Morris; Jim is survived by his wife: Cathy Short; children: Christina Short & Charles Short;... — Updated 5/22/2019


James (Jim) E. Manning

James (Jim) E. Manning, 89, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Coulee Dam, Washington. He was born August 9, 1929, in Bellingham, Washington. Services are pending at this time.... — Updated 5/22/2019


Marcie McLean

Marcie McLean passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019, in McMinnville, Oregon. She is survived by her children: Bob, Mike, Rod, Donna, and numerous grandchildren and... — Updated 5/22/2019


Dave Altier

Dave Altier passed away Friday, May 10, 2019, surrounded by family, following surgery. Dave was a lover of fishing and sports and was known for his kind and generous spirit. He was... — Updated 5/22/2019

 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

Playing politics with prescription drugs

It is no secret that prescription drug costs are high. When we hear about medications being sold for outrageous prices, it is important to remember that they aren’t necessarily special drugs for specific treatments or rare... — Updated 5/22/2019

 By Jess Utz    Opinion

Senior Profile: Olivia Antone

As we get closer to this year’s graduation day at Lake Roosevelt, I sat down with one of this year’s seniors and we had a great conversation filled with tears, hope for the... — Updated 5/22/2019

 By Don Brunell    Opinion

Removing Snake River dams is unwise

There are dams that should come down and those that shouldn’t. Hopefully, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts its review of the 14 federal dams on the Columbia and Snake... — Updated 5/22/2019

 By Scott Hunter    Opinion

Signs of the times?

Coming into Electric City from the south, there is a big sign that says, “Welcome to Grand Coulee Dam Area.” It was put up decades ago by the local Rotary Club. Another one just like it welcomes travelers coming into the area... — Updated 5/22/2019


Local police watching for seatbelts in current push

Police will be on the lookout for people not wearing their seatbelt so they can ticket them as part of an effort to increase safety on the roads. Colville Tribal Traffic Safety is taking part in the U.S. Department of... — Updated 5/22/2019


It's time to vote!!!

A few months ago, we decided to revive a decade old entrance sign idea. Our fabulous citizens, council and planning team held a contest for a motto/slogan to be placed on our entrance sign. The winning slogan was “Re-Energize... — Updated 5/22/2019

 By Scott Hunter    News

Memorial Day traditions scheduled

The Isle of Flags Memorial Day ceremony is set for 11 a.m. Monday, May 27, at Spring Canyon Cemetery, when a dozen new flags will be dedicated to fallen veterans. Those will join more than 500 that have been dedicated over the... — Updated 5/22/2019



County-wide burn ban reminder Grant County commissioners and the fire marshal on Monday reminded residents that an ordinance passed in September 2018 bans outdoor burning anywhere in the county from June 1 to September 30.... — Updated 5/22/2019

 By Scott Hunter    News

City council wants public opinion on sign

Put off by bids all higher than expected, Electric City leaders May 14 tabled awarding a construction contract for a new entrance sign to the city until asking for the public’s opinion. The city is now taking a poll to gauge... — Updated 5/22/2019


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