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Articles from the June 20, 2018 edition

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 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 20, 2018

High staff turnover this year in GCD school district

High staff turnover this year in the Grand Coulee Dam School District has led some to wonder why. In many cases, it is simply the right personal decision for the individuals involved, some said. Such is the case with Brian Daniels, who is resigning...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 20, 2018

What's going on with consolidation?

Consolidation, or the combining of local towns, is a topic that’s been in discussion for decades. A survey conducted by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce in 2016 revealed that out of 514 respondents, the majority were in favor of consol...


School Board meeting moved to June 26

The Grand Coulee Dam School District meeting scheduled for tonight (June 25) has been moved to June 26 at 6:30 p.m. with a modified agenda. The rescheduling of the meeting is due to a lack of quorum tonight with the only school board member showing... Full story


Council briefs

ELECTRIC CITY — Council voted June 12 to make their chicken ordinance permanent, rather than having to renew it periodically. The ordinance allows citizens to raise hens but not roosters. “I’ve never seen a rooster lay an egg,” said...


Good tricks

Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein dazzles the crowd with rope tricks at his western comedy show sponsored by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce to finish off its Koulee Kids Fest on Saturday in...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 20, 2018

Tillman to serve as mayor in Elmer City

Elmer City council last week elected Jesse Tillman as the new mayor following the resignation of Gail Morin last month. Tillman was the only councilmember to throw his hat into the ring for the...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 20, 2018

Watch for loose bull

A young bull got loose at the Cleatis Lacy Memorial Bull Riding and Wild Horse Racing last weekend and is still out there somewhere. “He’s running the hillside somewhere,” said Sorrell Katich, of Red Knection K Bulls, based out of Keller. A...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 20, 2018

Humiston approved for town council

The Elmer City council approved Michael Humiston as a new council member at their June 14 meeting. “I enjoy living here, and feel that by serving on the council I can do my part to help support the community,” Humiston said later. Humiston, who...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 20, 2018

Elmer City, Coulee Dam may discuss wastewater facility issue

Newly appointed Elmer City Mayor Jesse Tillman said at the town’s June 14 council meeting that he had spoken with Coulee Dam Mayor Larry Price about the ongoing wastewater treatment plant issue between the two towns. Coulee Dam is building a new...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 20, 2018

Electric City resident feels shorted on short plat

Electric City resident Wayne Snyder argues that details of a deal he made with the city to annex a neighborhood he developed aren’t being honored. Snyder owns the land on “Snyder Hill,” located in the northern part of the city limits, which...


Local Lions active in community

Grand Coulee Dam Area Lions participated this weekend in the annual Koulee Kids Fest and Coulee Cruizers Auto Show. The Lions have sponsored a station for the Kids Fest for several years. The Grand Coulee Dam Area Lions was chartered in 1936 and has...


Trump, GOP get failing grades on new tax law

This is the time of year for final report cards, so it’s a good time to grade President Trump and congressional Republicans on their massive tax cuts mostly benefiting the wealthy and corporations. Six months after enactment, their new tax law is s...

 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    June 20, 2018

Canada is not the enemy

Justin Trudeau may be the annoying, youthful avatar of chic progressivism — but he’s not our adversary. After leaving the G-7 summit, President Donald Trump blasted the Canadian prime minister on Twitter as weak and dishonest, in the kind of...


Richard "Dick" Carpenter

Richard "Dick" Carpenter, 75, passed away Saturday evening, June 9, 2018, in Grand Coulee, Washington. Dick was born Monday, May 17, 1943, in Bremerton, Washington, to Earl and Lela Carpenter, graduat... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    June 20, 2018

It is time to change our tune

First off, a disclaimer: I know many of you will disagree with me on this topic, but please bear in mind that if we want change, we have to be the change. For years, Lake Roosevelt schools have gotten... Full story


Kenneth James Alling

Kenneth James Alling, 73, passed away in Spokane, Washington, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. He was born May 27, 1945, growing up in Grand Coulee, Washington, on a farm in Douglas County, raising wheat,... Full story


Wild riders

Clea Pryor, daughter of the late Cleatis Lacy, and Colorama Rodeo Queen Jessie Walker handed out the championship belt buckles to the winning bull rider and wild horse team at the 2018 Cleatis Lacy...


Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet this Thursday, June 21, at noon at Sunbanks Resort Lodge Cantina, outside of Electric City. The public is welcome. Grant County Fire Dist. 14 to Meet Grant County Fire District...


BBCC HS21 graduates celebrate success

Three local students fulfilled the requirements to earn their high school (HS21) diploma through Big Bend Community College during the 2017-2018 academic year. Their accomplishments were celebrated...


Bodeau earns degree

Kate Bodeau graduated with a B.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Central Washington University on June 9, 2018. She also received recognition for tutoring students at CWU for the past 2 years....


Coming up, class of 2022

Teacher Sandy Hood addresses 50 Lake Roosevelt Junior High eighth-graders at a ceremony Wednesday recognizing their passage into the ranks of high school. - Jacob Wagner photo...


LR Jr./Sr. High honor rolls for second semester

High Honors 3.50 - 4.00 Seniors Rylee E. Pitner, Khani R. Priest, Dylan R. Jenkins, Robin K. Matt, Aidan A. Derr, Dylan J. Steinert Juniors Hannah J. Wapato, Addison A. Hansen, Stephen G. Flowers, Lilyana J. Clark, Evan Harris, Olivia A. Ludwig,...


Legals for June 20, 2018

Notice of Change of Regular Meeting Date Public Hospital District No. 6, Douglas, Grant, Lincoln, & Okanogan Counties, Wash. Public Hospital District No. 6, Douglas, Grant, Lincoln and Okanogan Counties, Washington; which operates Coulee Medical... Full story


Coulee Cops

Coulee Dam Police 6/2 - An alarm at the National Park Service headquarters on Crest Drive was a false alarm set off by a worker. 6/5 - An officer returned a dog running at large on Camas Street to its yard, but was unable to contact the owner. Grand...

 By Scott Hunter    News    June 20, 2018

Coulee Dam considering change to tree ordinance

Coulee Dam’s law that protects its trees may be overhauled at the next council meeting June 27. Resident Bruce Bartoo has asked permission to remove two town-owned ornamental cherry trees from the planting strip in front of his house at 310 Stevens...


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