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Articles from the June 25, 2014 edition

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Electric City to consider supplying its own police

Electric City is considering creating its own police force and possibly a tax to fund it. Mayor Jerry Sands said Tuesday that it will be on the agenda when his council meets July 8. He stated that the city will consider a property tax levy issue,... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 25, 2014

Pipes and paving conflict may be avoided

An Electric City 10-inch waterline project to Sunbanks Lake Resort, which had been scheduled to begin Monday, has been delayed until after July 4 weekend. City Clerk Jackie Perman said the contractor on the job said if his crew wasn’t set up to go... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 25, 2014

Alpacas and lavender make chamber agenda

In the rocky hills above Lake Roosevelt last Thursday, some 25 chamber of commerce members got to experience the dream farm of members Merv and Mary Jo Monteith. At their Spring Canyon Alpacas and... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 25, 2014

Ranch rodeo to show the real stuff

Ever wonder what a real cowboy does? You can find out Saturday evening when the Ridge Riders hold their Ranch Rodeo in Delano. Action begins at 7 p.m. It's the second year that the Ridge Riders have... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 25, 2014

Three newcomers elected to tribal council

Three newcomers have won their way onto the 14-member Colville Business Council as a result of the Colville Tribes’ general election tally last Thursday. The newcomers are Marvin Joseph Kheel, and brothers Edwin and Michael E. Marchand. Kheel won... Full story



Substitutes accepted The Regional Board of Mayors has decided if one of their four mayors can’t attend the monthly meeting that mayor can send a voting substitute. The mayors repeatedly have had to cancel meetings because all four mayors are not... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 25, 2014

Town seeks commission member

The town of Coulee Dam is looking for a third Civil Service Commission member. Mayor Greg Wilder said two commissioners have been selected, but a third is still being sought. Wilder named Shawn Derrick to the two-year term and Herb Sherburne to the... Full story


Chopping block

Coulee Area Park and Recreation District Commissioner Bob Valen asks a tree cutting crew about their plans at North Dam Park Wednesday, where the crew, under contract to the Bonneville Power... Full story


Repeat offender sentenced to 180 months for abusive sexual contact

A federal judge sentenced a 22-year-old man to 15 years in prison for “abusive sexual contact” with a child on the Colville Indian Reservation. Senior United States District Court Judge William Fremming Nielsen sentenced Steven Ray St. Peter for... Full story


Six arrested on drug charges

After an eight-month investigation the North Central Washington Narcotics Task Force executed several search warrants that led to the arrest of six individuals, according to a press release. The task force made 19 methamphetamine purchases in all... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    June 25, 2014

Police tussle shows opposite of progress

As absurd as it is starting to appear, the current discussion between Grand Coulee and Electric City regarding their police services contract at least serves to illustrate why an area with a tiny population continues to burden itself with four... Full story

 By Jack McKissen    Opinion    June 25, 2014

School district should consider solar panels

Since it’s been decided to repair/replace the roof of the high school gym, this would be an opportune time to install solar panels to generate electricity. This would reduce the power bill for the school district. The savings would probably be... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    June 25, 2014

"Pooka," man's best friend

The very first column I wrote for the paper, "Missing the missing trees," had a section in it about a dog that was walked by her master in those trees. (Ironically, more trees and shrubs are being... Full story


Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago Grand Coulee Police Officer, Dan Holland, saved a Grand Coulee woman from a house fire Friday night. At 2:27 a.m. the report came in as a brush fire at Nancy Fish's home. Seconds later... Full story


Leta (Linda) Joyce Hall

Leta (Linda) Joyce Hall, 88, of Coulee Dam, Wash., passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014. Leta was born in Spokane, Wash., on March 26, 1926, to Leland and Ethel Mae Johnson. Her earliest memories are... Full story


Christie Ann Arbaugh

Christie Ann Arbaugh passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2014, at her home in Grand Coulee, Wash. She was born to Lloyd and Angeline Nicholson on January 5, 1958. She was raised in Arlington and... Full story


Henry "Hank" Piatote

Henry "Hank" Piatote, 84, died Wednesday afternoon, June 18, 2014 in Puyallup, Washington. Born May 13, 1930, to the Nespelem, Washington home of William and Margaret Thompson-Piatote he attended... Full story


Preserving your family collections

Many people have some sort of family collections stashed away in their homes - family photos, letters, post cards, newspaper clippings and journals full of memories. Although they have lasted this... Full story


Celebrate 'Flood Fest' at Sun Lakes/Dry Falls State Park

  Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to celebrate the unique geologic heritage of Sun Lakes/Dry Falls State Park near Coulee City at the annual Flood Fest. The festival is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 28 at... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, June 26, at Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille. Grant County Fire District 14 to Meet Grant County Fire District 14 will hold its regular monthly meeting Monday, June 30, at... Full story


Honor rolls for Lake Roosevelt High School

The following is the second semester honor roll for Lake Roosevelt High School. HIGH HONORS 3.5 – 4.0 SENIORS Mikel Friedlander, Chyenne Kelly-Marconi, Akaycia Foster, Daniel Campobasso, Shaine Thomas, Madisyn Byam, Brandon Desautel JUNIORS... Full story


Nespelem School honor roll

The following is the fourth quarter honor roll at Nespelem School. 6th Grade – LorRinda Richardson, 4.0 5th Grade – A: Moses Luevano, Edward Frank, Isaiah Adolph, Robert Thomas; B: Kyona Edmo 4th Grade – A: Michelle Luevano; B: Shunka Cawston,... Full story


Bowling Scores

SUMMER YOUTH TEAM W L Team 2 3 1 Team 1 1 3 Team 3 0 0 Team 4 0 0 High Game Team 2 216; Bishop S. 103; Ellie H. 70 High Series: Team 2 619; Bishop S. 266; Ellie H. 163 SUMMER 14 TEAM W L Chewy’s Cons. SVC 17.5 10.5 Fighting Chipmunks 17 11 Flying... Full story


Camp planned

The first Raider Nation Youth basketball camp will be held at the Lake Roosevelt High School gym, July 7-10. The camp will be run by Raider boys’ head basketball Coach Matt Simpson and his assistants. The basketball camp will be for third to... Full story


Library summer reading program has begun

The theme for this summer's NCRL's Grand Coulee branch summer reading program is "Fizz, Boom, Read!" There are a lot of activities and crafts in addition to special presentations that are free to the... Full story


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