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Articles from the July 24, 2019 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News    July 24, 2019

Multi-county drug raid hits house in Delano

A house in Delano was raided July 16 as part of a larger drug bust in Eastern Washington involving hundreds of officers of multiple law enforcement agencies that served 19 search warrants in three counties. A federal search warrant was issued and...


Right out of the chute

A young cowboy rides a bucking bull at the Ridge Rider's Junior Rodeo July 19. The two-day event featured bucking bulls, bucking broncs, barrel racing, and much more for the young competitors. See... Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 24, 2019

Grand Coulee keeps B Street

Grant Coulee turned down the idea of turning over a stretch of B Street to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation near where USBR’s new fire station is being built.  The idea came up in May at the city’s council meeting with possible benefits including...


Grant PUD bond rating upgraded amid strong finances, financial outlook

Grant PUD’s credit rating just increased, somewhat easing an area of concern fanned during last fall’s election season. The utility’s debt had become a political issue during last year’s campaigns for PUD commissioner spots, with those...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 24, 2019

SHARP Kids program funded for five more years

Lake Roosevelt Schools' SHARP Kids program, which includes academic as well as hands-on activities, will continue for another five years after receiving a grant that will fund the program with...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 24, 2019

PUD presents salmon survival program

It's not easy swimming to the ocean and back.  The Grand Coulee Library hosted a presentation titled "Swimming with the Salmon: The Epic Survival Game" June 17, in which children learned "about the...

 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion    July 24, 2019

One-Size-Fits-All minimum wage hike hurts rural Central Washington

Last week, the House of Representatives voted on the Raise the Wage Act, which would increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, despite warnings from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office that this would result in the loss of...

 By Gary Martin    Opinion    July 24, 2019

Big thanks to local police

I’d like to thank Officer Jordan for making my day Thursday, July 18. I know I’m always dropping brain cells along the road; however, I never thought I’d drop my wallet. Officer Jordan delivers my wallet to me before I even knew I had lost it....


A halibut good deal

I am a lousy fisherman, getting boxed out, except one time. That was out of Kodiak, Alaska, fishing for halibut. I was on a charter boat that had twin engines and a lot of speed. We were 50 miles out, where the skipper said that the area had a good...

 By Jess Utz    Opinion    July 24, 2019

Poop Happens

As every young man already knows, poop is a regular subject matter in conversation. All chats with friends eventually turn to the poop subject. It happens with daddies too. Insert clever pun here: ...


Legals for July 24, 2019

CALL FOR BIDS Town of Coulee Dam Tree Trimming Services The Town of Coulee Dam will receive sealed bids for Coulee Dam Tree Trimming Services. Bid Package and Specifications may be obtained by contacting Town Hall at (509) 633-0320 or emailing... Full story


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 7/17 - People on King Street said they would pick up any wood that fell out of their red pickup truck near the “old Grand Coulee highway,” as was reported. A woman wanted on warrants was hiding in a clothes dryer at a King...


Ridge Riders Jr Rodeo July 19-20 Winners

PeeWee Boys 6-8 All Around: Karver Peasley Calf Riding: No Rides Goat Flanking: 1st Tyler Winn, 2nd Karver Peasley, 3rd Dustin Dean Barrels: 1st Jake Sullivan, 2nd Karver Peasley, 3rd Colt Staples Poles: 1st Wesson Tonasket, 2nd Karver Peasley, 3rd...


Celebration of Life for Cindy Snow

A celebration of life for Cindy Snow will be held at noon, Saturday, August 3, at the Grand Coulee Senior Center, 203 Main Street.... Full story


Matthew Henry Pachosa

 Matthew Henry Pachosa, age 81, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Largo, Florida.  Born on August 24, 1937, in Mason City (Coulee Dam), Washington.  Matt spent his entire... Full story


Intertribal Agriculture Council Youth Summit a success!

(Omak, July 2019) The Colville Reservation was the host site for the 2019 NW IAC (Intertribal Agriculture Council) Youth Food Sovereignty Summit, July 8 – 10. Eighteen youth ages 13 – 25, representing seven different tribes, participated and...


Meetings & Notices

Chamber this Week Chamber will meet at noon Pepper Jack’s Bar and Grille this Thursday, July 25. General business is on the agenda. Grant County Fire Dist. 14 to Meet  The Grant County Fire District 14 will hold its regular monthly meeting...


It's a girl for Bell/Pakootas

Ronnie Bell and Jason Pakootas of Nespelem,Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Blair Azalea Flame Pakootas, born Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 7 lbs., 3 oz., and... Full story


New and Adamson have a girl

Marriah New and Desmond Adamson of Elmer City, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Carol Annette Nicole Adamson, born Monday, July 8, 2019, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 7 lbs., and was... Full story


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