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Articles from the June 5, 2019 edition

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School discipline workshop tonight

A public workshop related to school discipline will be held in the Lake Roosevelt High School student hub at 6 p.m. tonight. An agenda for the workshop shows staff members outlining district goals, discipline tactics, and more.... — Updated 6/10/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    News

State attorney general to visit local Rotary club

Washington state’s top legal officer will speak at local Rotary club’s June 12 meeting. Attorney General Bob Ferguson will be speaking about the work of the Office of the Attorney General and taking questions from those in atte... — Updated 6/10/2019


Keller Ferry out of service due to issues with north shore loading ramp

The Keller Ferry vessel, M/V Sanpoil, will be out of service until further notice due issues with the north shore loading ramp. There is no estimate on when the ramp repairs will be complete. Drivers are advised to seek alternate... — Updated 6/10/2019 Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News

Child and dad finding time to bicycle across U.S.

At 40, he thought he'd left his cross-country bicycling days in his 20s. Then his 6-year-old shared a dream. James Colver and his son Shepherd, now 7, are bicycling across the... — Updated 6/5/2019


Local groups fight common enemy in northern pike fish

An effort to remove a problematic, invasive fish from local waters has united multiple groups towards the common cause. The predatory northern pike are said by biologist to be a... — Updated 6/5/2019

 By Scott Hunter    News

Rodeo gets a boost from Jess Ford

The Ridge Riders Saddle Club and their annual rodeos got a boost Monday as Jess Ford principal Garrett Jess handed a check to Ridge Rider President George Kohout to cover the cost... — Updated 6/5/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    School

Local Boy Scouts seek their Eagle ranks with school projects

Lake Roosevelt Schools may receive a smoking rack for meat and some track and field improvements, courtesy of local Boy Scouts who want to earn the Eagle rank. Showaway Hunt and Ren... — Updated 6/5/2019


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 5/25 - A man called 911 and spoke to an officer at Riley Point. The man said he had been the best of friends with a woman for the past two days, but was now concerned about his belongings because she had driven past... — Updated 6/5/2019


Legals for June 5, 2019

Notice of Change of Regular Meeting Date and Meeting Cancellation Public Hospital District No. 6, Douglas, Grant, Lincoln, & Okanogan Counties, Washington Public Hospital District No. 6, Douglas, Grant, Lincoln and Okanogan... — Updated 6/5/2019 Full story


Local library is gearing up

Libraries across North Central Washington are gearing up for a summer filled with reading challenges, theatrical programs, science and technology, crafts and more. This year, North Central Regional Library is offering a full lineup... — Updated 6/5/2019


Tree Identification Book available

The Arbor Day Foundation has a book that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. The book, What Tree Is That?, is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization.  What Tree Is... — Updated 6/5/2019


It's a girl for Dennis/Dice

Raelyn Dennis and Dustin Dice are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Oakleigh Rae Dice, born Monday, April 29, 2019, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee,... — Updated 6/5/2019 Full story


Meetings & Notices

Chamber this Week The next chamber meeting will be held at La Presa Restaurant on Thursday, June 6, at noon. Dr. Shea will be the guest speaker. American Legion to Meet The American Legion Post 157 next meeting will be at 6:30... — Updated 6/5/2019


Larry Eugene Green Sr.

Larry Eugene Green Sr. was born on July 13, 1935, to Raymond and Dorothea Green in Spokane, Washington. He passed away May 12, 2019, in Grand Coulee, Washington. Larry was the third... — Updated 6/5/2019 Full story


Terry Warnecke

Please join us as we celebrate the life of Terry Warnecke, Saturday, June 22, 10 a.m., Lady Raiders Softball Field, 412 Federal Ave., Grand Coulee. Following the ceremony, we will... — Updated 6/5/2019 Full story


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 6/5/2019 Full story

 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

Caring for the land and serving people

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) motto is, “Caring for the land and serving people.” That is exactly what the students of USFS Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers do. With 25 locations across the country, these Civilian... — Updated 6/5/2019

 By Jess Utz    Opinion

The hum of summer

The heat came into the Coulee like someone opened the oven door to peek at the cookies and the furnace blast hit them at full force. And just like that, summer arrived … and so... — Updated 6/5/2019

 By Bob Valen    Opinion

Does it really rain plastic?

The short answer to the headline – yes, it does rain plastic. Take a look around, plastic is everywhere. It’s in our everyday lives; it is, in fact, omnipresent. It is in our... — Updated 6/5/2019


Geezer Rehabilitation

The perceived threat to public safety by individuals fishing at Geezer Beach might be mitigated if their attitudes could be redirected. It is conceivable that they may develop an awareness of public image. Notoriety might be... — Updated 6/5/2019

 By M. Townsend    Opinion

Thanks to a kind couple over Memorial Day

On Sunday at Spring Canyon Cemetery, I was out visiting my husband’s flag and family. I saw the most amazing thing happen. There was a couple putting roses on headstones that had no one to do it for them. I sat and watched them... — Updated 6/5/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Local eagle population doing well

Eagle parents along the Columbia River have their hands full with four eaglets in their nest in the Washington Flats area. Local wildlife photography enthusiast Nora Gabler Jenn,... — Updated 6/5/2019



Officers shoot man in Okanogan County An Okanogan County Sheriff’s sergeant and deputy were involved in a non-fatality shooting near the Aeneas Valley Store, above Tonasket, Monday night, Sheriff Tony Hawley said in a press... — Updated 6/5/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Canoe journey to recall history, advocate for future

Seventy-nine years to the day after the original Ceremony of Tears, about 80 paddlers will leave Crescent Bay in canoes June 14 for an eight-day journey to Kettle Falls, the site of the original ceremony that mourned the loss of... — Updated 6/5/2019


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