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Articles from the August 1, 2018 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News

Coulee Dam restaurant owner arrested

The owner of a popular restaurant was arrested on domestic violence charges last week and remains in jail. Juan Moreno, the owner of The Melody restaurant in Coulee Dam, was arrested by Grand Coulee Police July 23 after his... — Updated 8/1/2018

 By Amanda Burton    Opinion

The reasons to vote yes on the school levy

I strongly encourage a yes vote for the levy that Lake Roosevelt School District has requested. The proposed levy will allow the school district to break even, but it will also allo... — Updated 8/1/2018 Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Garvin earns volleyball scholarship

Local athlete Sean Garvin has been offered a full scholarship to play volleyball at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls, a junior college ranked third nationally in volleyba... — Updated 8/1/2018


Local voters involved in many districts

Local voters, split up into many different districts, are considering candidates running for offices in: • county offices of Grant, Okanogan, Lincoln and Douglas counties; • state legislative districts 7, 12 and 13; ... — Updated 8/1/2018

 By Carol Schoning    Opinion

Some factors to consider

I keep thinking it has to be full-moon time from the actions of people around me, but no, it wasn’t that. Then I read your article on the number of suicides — seven in a week (“Many take their own lives in last two weeks,... — Updated 8/1/2018


Stop the specialist merry-go-round

I have lived in this area for almost 19 years, and in that time I have seen good specialists come to this area, be here for a year or two, and leave. This leaves those who need a good orthopedic or heart doctor forced to go to... — Updated 8/1/2018


My opinion of our educational system

I think the young ladies have valid points on the dress code concerns (“Students express desire to change dress code, school system,” 7-25-18), and I think they should carry on their concerns and recruit more of the student... — Updated 8/1/2018


Re: "Students express desire to change dress code, school system," July 25 issue

I applaud your board for listening to these young people and that they encouraged them to attend more and bring more students to be involved. It shows how truly STRONG ALL of you are. What a lucky community to have young people... — Updated 8/1/2018

 By Scott Hunter    News

Town leaning toward OK for ATVs on streets

Coulee Dam seemed likely to follow a path already pursued by Electric City and Grand Coulee last week, when the town council heard nothing but favorable remarks during a public... — Updated 8/1/2018


Overall results for the Junior Rodeo

The following are the results for the Ridge Rider Junior Rodeo, held at the Ridge Riders arena July 20 and 21. LITTLE PEOPLE DUMMY ROPING 1st Clay Staples, 2nd Shelby Risken, 3rd, C... — Updated 8/1/2018


Happy winner

Daylan Grub from Ephrata benefited from the raffle last Saturday at the Ridge Riders Junior Rodeo for the tractor playhouse built by DWK Fowler Construction. His aunt, Ellyn Kiner,... — Updated 8/1/2018

 By Scott Hunter    School

Nespelem school district will draw nearly half its reserves

It will take nearly 44 percent of Nespelem School District’s reserve funds to keep it in the black over the coming school year, a budget passed by the school board Monday night indicates. The district will take in more than $4.2... — Updated 8/1/2018


CDHS Class of '68 to celebrate 50th

The Coulee Dam High School Class of 1968 will be celebrating their 50th class reunion this weekend August 3rd, 4th, & 5th 2018.  All relatives and friends of our class are invited to join us at Spring Canyon on Saturday Aug.... — Updated 8/1/2018


Grand Coulee Class Reunion Set for Aug. 10

The Classes of 1958, 1959, and 1960 are celebrating their years together at Grand Coulee High School with a reunion dinner at the Senior Center, 203 Main Street in Grand Coulee, on Friday, August 10, 2018. The meal will be served... — Updated 8/1/2018


Vacation Bible school offered Aug. 13-17

Coulee Dam Community Church and Faith Community Church are partnering to bring “Game on! Vacation Bible School” to the community in August. Vacation Bible School runs Monday, Aug. 13 through Friday, Aug. 17 from 9:30-11:30... — Updated 8/1/2018


Work progresses

Workers from Omak-based Proline Concrete Cutting work on the curbs and sidewalks on Civic Way in Coulee Dam. The $836,384 project to fix Coulee Dam's streets and sidewalks on the... — Updated 8/1/2018


Louise J. Rowan

A celebration of life of Louise J. Rowan for friends and family will be held on Saturday, August 4, in Grand Coulee at the home of Michael and Sally Rowan. Louise J. Rowan passed away peacefully at age 88 on Friday, May 25, 2018,... — Updated 8/1/2018 Full story


Colleen K. (Wiese) Gerard

Colleen K. Wiese Gerard passed away Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Palm Valley Nursing Rehab Center in Goodyear, Arizona. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, August 25, at Spring Canyon Cemetery in Grand Coulee,... — Updated 8/1/2018 Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, this Thursday, August 2, at Siam Palace. This will be the only chamber lunch in the month of August. Chamber lunches will resume in September.... — Updated 8/1/2018

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion


In this day and age, the word “relationships” can have a skewed meaning. The younger generation may immediately think of the number of friends they have on Facebook or their... — Updated 8/1/2018

 By Dennis Carlson    Opinion

On a vote that matters locally

I, along with all voters in the Grand Coulee Dam School District, received my primary election ballot in the mail last week. Since it is a primary election, I was almost overwhelmed by the long list of names of people who are... — Updated 8/1/2018


Treatment plant going up

Joel DeWinkler stands on a lift drilling into a wall of the operations/laboratory building at the north end of Coulee Dam's new wastewater treatment facility. To his south is the... — Updated 8/1/2018

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Bitcoin mining operation in Electric City could face higher electricity rates

In the face of requests for power that total more than three times what they typically sell, Grant County PUD is considering raising electricity rates for "evolving industries"... — Updated 8/1/2018

 By Scott Hunter    News

Young man dies in wreck

A young Nespelem man died early Wednesday morning when the motorcycle he was riding went off the highway five miles north of Coulee Dam. Patrick J. Morin, 18, was riding a 2017 Yamaha FZ-09 south on SR-155 when he entered a curve... — Updated 8/1/2018

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Area firefighters nip local fires in bud, urge area citizens to be extremely careful

Volunteer firefighters in Grand Coulee responded quickly to local fires recently, stopping them before they could grow in size and do major damage. Firefighters responded to a fire... — Updated 8/1/2018


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