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Articles from the June 13, 2018 edition

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 By Jacob Wagner    News

Bulls and wild horses to be challenged Friday night

Yippy ki yay! The 7th Annual Cleatis Lacy Memorial Bull Riding & Wild Horse Race is coming up this weekend, named after a rodeo legend who called the Coulee home. Friday, June 15, will see the events start at 6 p.m. at the Ridge... — Updated 6/15/2018

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Standing ovations given at graduation ceremony

It was not the usual graduation Saturday at Lake Roosevelt High School, where announcements of honors and awards earned by graduates, important as they are, were outshone by... — Updated 6/15/2018

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/5 - An officer checked on a trailer on Jackson Avenue in Electric City with its door open. The landowner said the tenant hadn’t paid rent for nine months and he was trying to get the trailer removed. A walk-... — Updated 6/13/2018

 

Legals for June 13, 2018

Notice of Public Hearing Town of Elmer City The Town of Elmer City will conduct a Public Hearing to consider the Six Year Comprehensive Street Program for 2019 – 2024. The Public Hearing will be held at Elmer City Town Hall, 505... — Updated 6/13/2018 Full story

 

Students of the Month at LR Elementary

Here are the April and May Students of the Month at Lake Roosevelt Elementary... — Updated 6/13/2018

 

On the Dean's List at EWU

Local students making the Dean’s List for Winter Quarter 2018 at Eastern Washington University include the following: Samantha Turner, Kayley Duclos, Brian Stanger, Ashley Lezard, Jennifer Montecucco, Rickyna Sam and Jazmine... — Updated 6/13/2018

 

Ross receives PEO scholarship

Lucy Ross is the 2018 recipient of the $500.00 scholarship awarded by local Chapter DG of P.E.O. International.  The scholarship application process includes a review of the applicant’s academic achievement, community service,... — Updated 6/13/2018

 
 By Jacob Wagner    School

Absent students issues at Lake Roosevelt

A large number of absences from school is a larger factor than are poor test scores in not finishing high school. That’s one of the key points made in a presentation by Lake Roosevelt teachers Brian Daniels and Jeremiah Seekins... — Updated 6/13/2018

 

Meetings & Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet this Thursday, June 13, at noon at Sunbanks Resort Lodge Cantina, outside of Electric City. They will be playing Bird Call Bingo with Cheryl Hoffman. The... — Updated 6/13/2018

 

Honoring 60 years in priesthood

Parishioners at St. Henry's Catholic Church in Grand Coulee as well as church leaders of the Yakima Diocese honored the parish priest, the Rev. Robert Himes, Saturday, some 60... — Updated 6/13/2018

 

John Sylvan Dazell

It is with great sadness that the family of John Sylvan Dazell announces his passing on Friday, June 1, 2018, at the age of 71 years old. Born and raised in Ephrata, Washington,... — Updated 6/13/2018 Full story

 

Donna May Benton

Donna May Benton, 78, of Elmer City, Washington and Lake Havasu City, Arizona, passed away in Bullhead City, Arizona on November 18, 2017. Donna was born March 4, 1939, in Polson,... — Updated 6/13/2018 Full story

 

William Eugene "Gene" Fields

William Eugene "Gene" Fields, went peacefully to be with the Lord and his wife, Betty, in heaven on Friday, June 8, 2018. He resided in Wilbur, Washington; he was 87 years old.... — Updated 6/13/2018 Full story

 

Donna Louise Hart-Bird

A Celebration of Life for Donna Louise Hart-Bird will take place at 11 a.m., on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at Faith Community Church in Electric City, Washington. Donna passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Grand Coulee,... — Updated 6/13/2018 Full story

 
 By Cora Fox    Opinion

Abuse of farm safety net harms rural America

Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) makes billions of dollars in payments to farmers across the country. Farmers rely on this money as part of a safety net, which helps them mitigate risks involved with working in... — Updated 6/13/2018

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion

Sometimes something bigger happens

It happened not long after graduation started in the Lake Roosevelt 2018 ceremony. A shift occurred. One more graduate was added to the class, and there was not a dry eye in the... — Updated 6/13/2018

 
 By Lee Hamilton    Opinion

Politics: We need it

Every so often, I jot down a list of the things that discourage me about our country. There’s the widespread disregard for our core values of tolerance and mutual respect, for instance. Or our declining national optimism.... — Updated 6/13/2018

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Center School sale still in process

The sale of the Center School from the Grand Coulee Dam School District to Centerline Development is still in development, but a survey is now required as a part of the process. “The parties want to get it done, and it will... — Updated 6/13/2018

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News

Fireworks off Grand Coulee Dam set for July 4

Yes, the fireworks off Grand Coulee Dam will be on July 4 this year. Doing the show will be Rocketman Pyro, out of Spokane. It is the third straight year for the Spokane firm to light up the top of Grand Coulee Dam. Speaking for Ro... — Updated 6/13/2018

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Festive traveling show to visit Eastern Washington towns

The New Old Time Chautauqua troupe will be visiting local communities this month to provide free shows, parades, and activities. A “chatauqua” is a traveling show that includes entertainment as well as education in the traditio... — Updated 6/13/2018

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Koulee Kids Fest this weekend

A wide variety of free kid-friendly activities will be offered throughout the community for Koulee Kids Fest this Saturday, June 16, including a live show from entertainer Leapin’ Louie Lichtenstein. Children will get a... — Updated 6/13/2018

 

Newsbriefs

Rec softball gets underway The Grand Coulee Summer Softball League is ready to play ball! The 15 teams who signed up will be playing at North Dam Park, Monday through Thursday, for 10 weeks from June to August, culminating in the... — Updated 6/13/2018

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

For Father's Day eve: explosions in the sky

“Ooh! … Ah!” Those words are the universal language for “look at the fireworks!” This Saturday night at 9 p.m. the Northwest Pyrotechnics Association, of which local man Alan Cain is a member, will put on a fireworks... — Updated 6/13/2018

 

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