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Articles from the August 8, 2018 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News

Immediate evacuation alert sent on fire headed toward Grand Coulee

GRAND COULEE 8-11-18 — A fire that started about noon near the Sims Corner Junction on highway 17 has closed highway 174 and all residents on both sides of 174 from Road P east... — Updated 8/14/2018 Full story


But a valiant effort

Charlie Joseph tags out Lee Williams as he reaches back for third base Wednesday night at North Dam Park as Joseph's Electric City Bar and Grill team plays the Living Legends in... — Updated 8/12/2018 Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News

Club sponsors air quality monitors

New air-quality monitors are working in the Grand Coulee Dam area with results accessible by anyone online, thanks to an initiative of the Grand Coulee Dam Rotary Club. Using... — Updated 8/11/2018

 By Scott Hunter    News

Local air currently "very unhealthy"

It's 9:30 Saturday morning, and if you don't absolutely have to go outside in the Grand Coulee area right now, you should wait. Smoke is currently making the air "very unhealthy"... — Updated 8/11/2018 Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News

Cancer free, Dawn Lovelace relates her experience

Dawn Lovelace had none of the risk factors for breast cancer. She got it anyway. “I’m a woman … that’s my risk factor,” she said in a recent interview. The nurse and midwife, who basically founded the obstetrics program... — Updated 8/10/2018

 By Scott Hunter    News

School levy passes for GCD district

A capital improvements levy to support the Grand Coulee Dam School District appears to have passed in Tuesday’s election with more than 55 percent of the vote. The levy will enable safety, technology and facilities improvements... — Updated 8/10/2018


Legals for August 8, 2018

THE CITY OF GRAND COULEE, WA NOTICE AND ORDER TO ABATE UNSAFE CONDITION Property Address 351 SPOKANE WAY Legal Description; Parcel # 01 1134 000, Lots 3 & 4, Block 24, Grand Coulee Center Add. Replat Property Owner(s) Estate of Ber... — Updated 8/8/2018 Full story


School supplies needed for 2018

KINDERGARTEN 3 boxes of crayons 1 good pair Fiskars scissors 12 glue sticks (no name) 1 bottle Elmer’s glue 1 package #2 Ticonderoga pencils 1 box facial tissue 4 boxes graham crackers or Ritz crackers 1 set headphones 1 package... — Updated 8/8/2018 Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Raiders wrestle at national tourney on the Washington state team

Four Lake Roosevelt wrestlers competed on Team Washington, which finished second at the U.S. Marine Corps Cadet and Junior Nationals wrestling tournament held in Fargo, North... — Updated 8/8/2018


Utz, Derr honored for merits as public school employees

Local Lake Roosevelt employees were honored this past weekend in Kennewick in a ceremony. Karrie Utz was honored as Public School Employees Education Support Professional of the... — Updated 8/8/2018


Connors have a boy

Betty and Uriah Connors, of Coulee Dam, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Beauregard Benjamin Connors, born Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 8 lbs., 6... — Updated 8/8/2018 Full story


It's a girl for the Drywaters

Tolanna and Billy Drywater, of Keller, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Jae Byrd Drywater, born Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 8 lbs., 7... — Updated 8/8/2018 Full story


4-Hers explore the world of small animals

(Keller – 8/1/18) Keller Valley Highriders 4-H Club hosted a 4-H Small Animal Clinic Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at the Keller Community Center. Youth and families came together... — Updated 8/8/2018


Meetings and Notices

No Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will not meet for the rest of August. Meetings will resume in September. American Legion to Meet The American Legion Post 157 next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m.,... — Updated 8/8/2018


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 8/8/2018

 By Roger Lucas    Opinion

An Idaho boy who beat the Yankees

Sometimes sports heroes come from unlikely places. Take the case of Vernon Law, right-handed pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Vernon came from Meridian, Idaho, a few clicks out of Boise, and midway between Boise and Nampa. Law... — Updated 8/8/2018

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion

Simply the best

At a recent conference in Kennewick, Wash., two local stars from our school district were honored with high awards. I had the honor and privilege of being on hand when these two... — Updated 8/8/2018

 By Bob Valen    Opinion

El Niño and the ENSO

In past columns I’ve talked about the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO), or as some call it, the Southern Oscillation. Let me briefly review what this thing does. There are... — Updated 8/8/2018

 By Lee Hamilton    Opinion

A more perfect union

You know these words, but how often do you stop to think about them? “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence,... — Updated 8/8/2018

 By Karen Depew    Opinion

Thanks for the levy support

Citizens for Quality Education would like to thank those who voted for the Grand Coulee School District Levy and also say a thank-you to those who put signs up in their yards. Thank you to the businesses that supported the levy... — Updated 8/8/2018

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Perseid meteor shower coming

Turn your eyes to the sky on Aug. 13, when the Perseid meteor shower will illuminate the darkness, all the darker due to a new moon, as the National Park Service Sky Rangers give guided tours of the heavens on August 10-11. On... — Updated 8/8/2018


New patrol officer hired

Grand Coulee Mayor Paul Townsend welcomes Nicolaus D. Johnson as the city's newest patrolman after swearing him in Tuesday. Coming from Yakima, Johnson was recruited laterally,... — Updated 8/8/2018


Hamilton recognized for polio efforts

Local Rotarian Roy Hamilton accepts a "Changemaker" award from Rotary District 5060 Governor Sherry Chamberlain Wednesday at the club's meeting at Siam Palace for his outstanding... — Updated 8/8/2018

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Salmon could return above dam after more than 80 years

The Colville Confederated Tribes have proposed a release of salmon above Chief Joseph Dam and Grand Coulee Dam to return the once-native species to waters from which they’ve been absent since the construction of those giant... — Updated 8/8/2018

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Agencies restrict use of fire

Agencies that control most of the public lands in the region have issued restrictions on the use of fire. “Fire restrictions on lands administered by the Bureau of Reclamation have been modified to prohibit the building,... — Updated 8/8/2018


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