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Articles from the July 3, 2018 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News    July 3, 2018

Coulee Dam may allow ATVs on streets

Coulee Dam may soon allow the driving of all-terrain vehicles on city streets, if the council adopts a law similar to those passed by Electric City and Grand Coulee recently. It’s already happening, anyway, and state law allows it on the highway...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 3, 2018

Craftsman's busy hands yielding solid art

Some mothers get a card or flowers for Mother's Day, others get a customized granite walkway in the backyard. Ron Williams, who owns Guaranteed Welding, made his mother, Alice Jimeson, a...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 3, 2018

Final vote count for tribal elections announced

The official vote counts for the June 16 general election for the Colville Business Council, including the absentee ballots that were announced June 28, with several incumbents voted out, including the current chairman of the council, which governs...

 

Newsbriefs

Ridge Riders report break-in The Ridge Riders Saddle Club, which puts on the Colorama Rodeo and the more recent bull ride and race horse race, suffered a break-in and damage last week. Club President George Kohout said someone cut padlocks off gates...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 3, 2018

Debris logs being floated up to Kettle Falls

A large collection of logs and debris floating at Crescent Bay should be all tugged away by a tugboat sometime between mid- and late July. "The Bureau of Reclamation has a contract with Columbia...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 3, 2018

Land tortoise has quite the adventure

Sarah Shanning was quite upset when she couldn't find her 7-year-old African land tortoise, Mrs. Doubtfire, who escaped from her yard in Elmer City on May 26. Shanning put up fliers looking for Mrs....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 3, 2018

An explanation of Grand Coulee's residential zoning and short-term rental rules

People who live in areas that are zoned as low-density residential areas in Grand Coulee aren’t allowed to operate a business there. That includes short-term rentals, such as bed-and-breakfast places, even if owner-occupied, or through AirBnB or...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    July 3, 2018

Make it a happy Independence Day

The most important thing for Americans to remember on July 4, 2018, is that we are Americans. Regardless of political party affiliation, philosophy, religion, creed or race, no matter if we are conservative or liberal, veterans or war protesters,...

 
 By Bob Valen    Opinion    July 3, 2018

Shimmering clouds and good wine

Last week I got an email with a photo showing a cloud that had erupted into a rainbow of color. There is a name for what happened: it’s called cloud iridescence or irisation. Some call it cloud...

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion    July 3, 2018

Jetsons cartoon robots now reality

The Jetsons television series about a space-age family featuring “Rosey the Robot” gave us a preview of life with robots, kiosks and interactive television. In 1962, it was a fictitious cartoon; h...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    July 3, 2018

Awaken

A lot can happen in a week or two. From Father’s Day to the 4th of July is a busy time in most families. Camping, vacations, fishing trips and camps can take up a lot of this timeframe, but...

 

Legals for July 4, 2018

SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 1049 of the City of Grand Coulee, Wash. On the 19th day of June 2018, the City Council of the City of Grand Coulee, Washington, passed Ordinance No. 1049. A summary of the content of said Ordinance, consisting of the title,... Full story

 

Richard "Dick" Carpenter

Richard “Dick” Carpenter, 75, passed away Saturday evening, June 9, 2018, in Grand Coulee, Washington. A Celebration of Dick’s life will take place at 1 p.m., on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Strate Funeral Home, 329 E. Grand Coulee Ave., Grand... Full story

 

Meetings and Notices

No Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will not meet this Thursday, July 5. Meetings will resume next Thursday, July 12. Food Bank Open Fridays The food bank at the Church of the Nazarene has normal operating hours every...

 

Events coming up at the public library

Summer reading events are in progress at the Grand Coulee Public Library. Coming up: Wed. through Friday, July 11-13: Mystery Week Who Done It with Mrs. Andie Miller. Follow the clues and solve the mystery. July 11 at 3 p.m., for ages 5-8; July 12 -...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/26 - Nothing appeared out of place and no signs of forced entry were seen when an open door was investigated at a Grand Avenue house in Electric City. - An officer checking on the welfare of a Grand Coulee man, at the request of...