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Articles from the July 10, 2019 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News    July 10, 2019

Fireworks "best ever"

In the park below the Visitor Center July 4, people watch the fireworks off Grand Coulee Dam, put on by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce. The chamber reported receiving praise for this... Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 10, 2019

CDHS Beavers' fighting spirit plaque unveiled

More than 40 Beavers gathered in front of Lake Roosevelt Schools July 4. The Beavers, alumni of Coulee Dam High School, attended the unveiling of a plaque commemorating their alma mater and mascot as...

 

Firefighters grateful for fire-free fourth

Local firefighters were pleased with the fire-free Fourth of July this year. “The local Fire Departments want to thank all our citizens and visitors for being safe over the Fourth of July holiday season,” a July 8 press release signed by Grand...

 

Newsbriefs

Powwow this weekend The Nespelem July Celebration and Powwow takes place this Friday through Sunday, July 12-14, at the powwow grounds where there’ll be traditional Native American drumming and dancing, as well as food and items to buy. Grand...

 

House fire results in no injury

An electrical fire started outside and worked its way to the room of an older home on West Grand Avenue in Electric City June 28, where no one was injured. Electric City’s fire department was assisted by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and Grand Coulee...

 

Good manners earn Raiders full stomachs for free

Raiders football players’ good manners were rewarded with a surprise free meal recently. On their way to a football camp at Eastern Washington University June 30, seven hungry Raiders, accompanied by school board member Butch Stanger, stopped in a...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 10, 2019

Traveler: Local golf course "immensely satisfying"

There's nothing like a relaxing day of golf. Or a week. My uncle John Fox, who works in North Dakota and lives in Baja, Mexico, golfed five rounds of 18 holes, or 90 holes total, at the Banks Lake...

 

New state election laws now in effect

New conveniences and increased accessibility for voters in Washington are now law, Jamie Groomes, chief deputy auditor and elections supervisor in Okanogan County noted Tuesday. The state Legislature passed bills recently that changed dates and...

 

Re: "Port and Bureau: a public service study in contrasts" and "Geezer beach smack down!" July 3, 2019

Nice editorial, Rog, excellent in fact! The Wilbur Geezer letter too. Is anyone forwarding/sending these to Newhouse and our Senators? Are any of the Geezers writing our reps in Congress? If not, maybe you should post their addresses in your next...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    Opinion    July 10, 2019

Gifts from a once-captive doctor

Sometimes new friends can result in strange gifts. I was in Vietnam just after the Tet offensive in 1968, partially to pry about the war and to visit parents of students I had met at the University of Washington. I had visited one set of parents two...

 
 By Jess Utz    Opinion    July 10, 2019

Protecting the Nest

I like to take pictures. A lot of you know that, and I don’t get out as much as I like to. I especially like to take pictures of birds, second, only recently, to taking pictures of my granddaughter....

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion    July 10, 2019

China's mighty migrating mandate

What happens in China, doesn’t always stay in China. In fact, when it comes to tough new garbage and recycling restrictions, they may migrate elsewhere sooner than you might think. For example,...

 

Legals for July 10, 2019

Grand Coulee Dam School District #301 Notice of Public Hearing on the 2019-20 Budget NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Proposed Budget of the Grand Coulee Dam School District #301 will be presented to the Board of Directors for its consideration. A... Full story

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 7/2 - An officer arrived at a Goodfellow Avenue residence following up on a report of a fight. A woman answered wrapped in a towel, and said she had been arguing with a friend who had since left, and that the fight was verbal...

 

Basketball camp starts July 18

A basketball camp for girls and boys in grades three through eight will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon July 18 in Coulee City. The Stock Basketball Camp will feature David and Michael Stockton that Thursday and costs $30, which includes a T-shirt....

 

Meetings & Notices

Chamber this Week Chamber will meet at noon at Pepper Jack’s Bar and Grille this Thursday, July 11. General business is on the agenda. Grant County Mosquito District 2 to Meet  The Grant County Mosquito District #2 will hold its monthly meeting...

 

Celebration of Life - Randy McGuire

A Celebration of Life for Randy Lee McGuire will be held Saturday, July 13, at 11 a.m. at Spring Canyon Cemetery. Randy, age 60, of Sumner, Washington, passed away due to a car accident Friday morning... Full story

 

Celebration of Life - Mike Neumann

Please join us as we celebrate the life of Mike Neumann, Saturday July 13, 2 p.m. at the home of Mark and Jennifer Payne, 1 Electric Ave, Electric City. The family looks forward to seeing you and sharing fun memories of Mike.... Full story

 

Celebration of Life - Marvin Farver

Please join us as we celebrate the life of Marvin Lewis Farver on Saturday, July 13, at 2:00 p.m. at Banks Lake Bible Church, 25 School Ave, Electric City. Marvin went home to his Savior on Friday, March 29, 2019. Following the service, a light... Full story