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Articles from the June 28, 2017 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 28, 2017

School board hears retired response to employee surveys

Two retired school employees, one a janitor and the other a math teacher, gave the Grand Coulee Dam School District board Monday a taste of how they feel about the recent results of surveys that asked about discipline in the schools. Ray Wells, a... Full story


Festival of America guide online

Here's our complete guide to the Festival of America this Friday and Saturday.... Full story


Breaking News: Grant & Okanogan Counties impose burn bans

Both Grant and Okanogan Counties imposed temporary burn bans on outdoor burning. Read the full press releases from each county below. Grant County Board of County Commissioners Press Release June 28, 2017 For more information contact: Grant County... Full story

 By Roger S. Lucas    News    June 28, 2017

Preschool will be moved to Grand Coulee site

The Grand Coulee Dam School District's preschool will move to the old middle school this fall, following a decision made at the school board meeting Monday night. "The elementary school needs the... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    June 28, 2017

No fireworks tonight at Grand Coulee Dam

If you're wondering if there will be a professional fireworks display off the top of Grand Coulee Dam on July 4, the answer is no. The annual Festival of America occurred last weekend, when the...

 By Scott Hunter    News    June 28, 2017

As legislators argue, school budgets are guesswork

Taking their best guess, Nespelem School District set up a tentative plan to spend $4.7 million to run the school in the next school year, give or take $525,000. Financial officer Tanya Bunting said they won’t know exactly what money will come in... Full story


Perfect weather

A boater cruises down Banks Lake Tuesday at the start of a very moderate weather week, expected to feature blue skies and pleasant temperatures. See the forecast on page 8. - Jacob Wagner... Full story

 By Roger S. Lucas    News    June 28, 2017

Nordine files for Electric City council seat

Carol Nordine filed her intent to run for a seat on the Electric City Council during a special three-day filing period last week. Nordine filed for Position 4 on the council currently held by Jeremy Miller, who did not file because, he told council... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 28, 2017

Wednesday market opens

The Wednesday Market began last week and will continue on Wednesdays through Sept. 13. Chamber of commerce Executive Director Peggy Nevsimal said a number of exhibitors have signed up for the entire... Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 28, 2017

Geologist Bjornstad gives guided hike

Geologist Bruce Bjornstad came to Dry Falls-Sun Lakes State Park June 17 to give a guided tour of the Caribou Trail to a dog and about 10 human hikers who were local, from the Seattle area, and from... Full story

 By Roger S. Lucas    News    June 28, 2017

Whooping cough confirmed in Grant County

Grant County Health District officials say there are three confirmed, and possibly more cases of whooping cough in the Ephrata area. Three cases have been confirmed and one additional probable case, with additional cases pending, health officials... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    June 28, 2017

Police warn: know fireworks restrictions

The city of Grand Coulee restricts the use of legal, personal fireworks to a single venue: off the top of North Dam. But even there, local police would like you to know, they still have to comply with state law. And that lets out any mortar-style... Full story

 By Chip Cathart    Opinion    June 28, 2017

Re: "Proposed federal budget cuts would take money from public to give to private schools"

I was surprised to see such a biased article on the front page of the paper on June 21, 2017. The article titled, “Proposed federal budget cuts would take money from public to give to private schools,” should have been in the opinion section. Rat... Full story

 By Glo Carroll    Opinion    June 28, 2017

Specific questions for candidates and an idea

I recently asked local candidates to tell us about their candidacy. After polling local folks and hearing from more than a few folks on social media, it seems there are specific questions that we’d like to pose to the candidates. These are two of... Full story


Students' "community service" shouldn't sound like a punishment

I was very thankful to be asked to sit in on the LRHS Senior Oral Boards! I didn’t realize how much of a rewarding experience this was going to be.  One thing I promised to address was the community service requirement. While most didn’t have a... Full story


Students' "community service" shouldn't sound like a punishment

I was very thankful to be asked to sit in on the LRHS Senior Oral Boards! I didn’t realize how much of a rewarding experience this was going to be.  One thing I promised to address was the community service requirement. While most didn’t have a... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    June 28, 2017

Generations of service

I recently took part in some training, and they compared the four generations that are currently in the workforce: Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millennials, all working together and the struggles with communication that occur... Full story


Robert L. Boucher

Robert L. Boucher, former Grand Coulee Dam area resident, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017. Services will be held at the Grand Coulee Church of the Nazarene on Friday, June 30th at 11 am. A complete obituary will be in next week’s... Full story


Beverly B "Bev" Davis

Beverly B "Bev" Davis, 68, beloved life-long resident of Nespelem, Washington, and proud member of the Colville Confederated Tribes, went on to join her elders Sunday evening, June 18, 2017, from... Full story


Still coming up

Although the elevation of Lake Roosevelt was just six feet below full Tuesday, at 1,284 feet above sea level, kids jumping off the swim dock at Spring Canyon were still jumping off the deeper edge.... Full story


Join the Arbor Day Foundation to help high-need forests

Forests across America are a prized natural resource, and anyone can help plant trees in these vital areas by joining the Arbor Day Foundation this month. Through the Replanting Our National Forests campaign, the Arbor Day Foundation will honor each... Full story


Meetings and Notices

No Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will not be meeting this Thursday due to the preparations for the upcoming Festival of America being held June 30 and July 1 at the park below the visitor center in Coulee Dam.... Full story


Senior meals

Wed., June 28 - Dinner Nick's Beef Stew, Homemade Bread, Mixed Fruit, Ice Cream w/Topping Thurs., June 29 - Dinner Chicken Alfredo, Green Beans w/Onions, Cinnamon Pears, Cookies & Cream Cake Fri., June 30 - Breakfast Ham Scramble, Hashbrowns, Toast,... Full story

 By Roger S. Lucas    Sports    June 28, 2017

Soccer program approved for fall again Coach assignments listed

Soccer will continue to be part of the Grand Coulee Dam School District’s athletic program, the school board voted Monday night. The girl’s soccer program was highly successful, Athletic Director Levi Seekins advised the board in a written memo.... Full story

 By Roger S. Lucas    School    June 28, 2017

Supplemental contracts approved for LR schools

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board Monday night approved a number of supplemental contracts for various functions at the school. Aaron Derr was issued supplemental contracts as a district website administrator and a 12th-grade advisor.... Full story


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