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Articles from the June 12, 2019 edition

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 By Jacob Wagner    News

Consolidation committee discusses next steps

So what's going on with the effort to consolidate local towns into one? A group of local business owners and residents who have that goal met Thursday at the Grand Coulee Dam Area... — Updated 6/14/2019

 

Looking up

The crowd at the Culpepper and Merriweather Circus looks up with anticipation as a trapeze artist performs her maneuvers overhead. The circus was brought to town by the Grand... — Updated 6/12/2019

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/4 - Two people were banned from a residence in Grand Coulee after the rightful owner of the property, who resides in California, learned they were there without permission. 6/5 - A man reported damage to his... — Updated 6/12/2019

 

Legals for June 12, 2019

CITY OF ELECTRIC CITY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ZONING AND COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS NOTICE IS HEREBY that the Electric City Council will hold a public hearing at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, June 25th at City Hall located at 10 Western... — Updated 6/12/2019 Full story

 

April Students of the Month at LR

Here are LR's best and brightest!... — Updated 6/12/2019

 

Alumni Assoc. Awards Scholarships

The Grand Coulee High School Alumni Association got its start the fall of 2000 and awarded its first two scholarships the spring of 2001, $250 each to a boy and a girl graduate of Lake Roosevelt High School. Money for the... — Updated 6/12/2019

 
 By Scott Hunter    School

Graduating 44, Class of '19 honors far more

On a day for celebrating their accomplishments, the Lake Roosevelt High School class of 2019 seemed to take as much joy in giving awards as getting them Saturday, as they took part... — Updated 6/12/2019

 

Flowers to compete in all-star game

Local athlete Steven Flowers, who graduated from Lake Roosevelt on Saturday and will be playing football for Eastern Washington University in the fall, will play linebacker in the 25th Annual East-West Earl Barden All-State... — Updated 6/12/2019

 

Meetings & Notices

Chamber this Week The next chamber meeting will be held at La Presa Restaurant on Thursday, June 13, at noon. Cheryl Hoffman will be the guest speaker. Lions on the Move The Lions are on the move. The club will meeting at the Siam... — Updated 6/12/2019

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Bull ride and wild horse race on Friday

How do you score sports centered around riding big animals like bulls and wild horses? It’s not as if you can see a ball go through a hoop, or someone carry a ball into an end zone. The Star asked George Kohout, president of the... — Updated 6/12/2019

 

Paul James Schepler

Paul James Schepler, 68, born Thursday, July 6, 1950, in Sterling, Colorado to the home of Walter and Edna Florence Dick-Schepler, has passed away in Coulee Dam, Washington.... — Updated 6/12/2019 Full story

 
 By Lee H Hamilton    Opinion

Compromise is the essence of our democracy

You may not be ready for next year’s elections, but in political time, they’re coming up fast. Which means that at some point you’re almost certain to hear someone announce, sternly, “I. Will. Not. Compromise.” And if... — Updated 6/12/2019

 
 By Jess Utz    Opinion

The importance of a board

This year’s graduating class, like many classes before them, had to sit in front of an “Oral Board” with community members that had looked over the educational portfolios the... — Updated 6/12/2019

 
 By Roger Lucas    Opinion

Unusual greeter was featured attraction

Two Gun Willie was a featured attraction at Silver City, Idaho. The old mining town had seen better days, and so had “two gun.” Willie was born William James Hawes in 1876, right in the town, that in its heyday had some 2,500... — Updated 6/12/2019

 
 By Becky Billups    Opinion

Heartfelt thanks and a caution

Thank you, Grand Coulee area and beyond, for coming to my scream for help, to try and help me locate my best, four-legged, friend, Love Bug, at the lower North Dam area. My heart is still broken knowing that she became a feast... — Updated 6/12/2019

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Koulee Kids Fest and Millpond Days this weekend

Kids and their parents in the region will have plenty to do this weekend, with the local chamber of commerce’s Koulee Kids Fest offering activities all over town and Nespelem’s Millpond Days offering activities there. The... — Updated 6/12/2019

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion

Government got the geezers

One of the least threatening places you can go is a beach in late afternoon where a couple of old anglers are quietly staring at the water, waiting for a line to move. If anybody understands the unwritten rule, the need for common... — Updated 6/12/2019

 

Newsbriefs

Canoes to Kettle will launch Friday About 80 people will leave in canoes from Crescent Bay, heading toward Kettle Falls on Friday, June 14. A brief ceremony will take place from 9 a.m. until the paddlers leave at 11 or possibly... — Updated 6/12/2019

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Beach parking banned at Geezer Beach by USBR

Despite overwhelming public opinion against the idea, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has chosen to ban vehicles from parking on Geezer Beach, located behind the Third Powerhouse of... — Updated 6/12/2019

 

Twelve years in the making

Family and friends record the moment with cell phones as the Lake Roosevelt High School Class of 2019, led by Class President Olivia Ludwig, move their tassles to the graduated... — Updated 6/12/2019

 

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