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Articles from the September 5, 2018 edition

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 By Jacob Wagner    News    September 5, 2018

PUD ups costs for Bitcoin miners

An electric utility has created a new rate class that could dramatically affect the local development of an “evolving industry” with an Electric City participant. Grant County Public Utility District commissioners voted last week to increase...

 

Fire impact meeting called

Any land owners, ranchers or farmers impacted by last month’s wildfires in Douglas County, including the Grass Valley Fire that threatened Grand Coulee and Coulee Dam, can attend a meeting next week to discuss “post-fire needs and priorities,...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    September 5, 2018

Hospital educates congressman

Congressman Dan Newhouse, who represents Washington's 4th District, visited Coulee Medical Center Aug. 29 to discuss issues with rural hospitals, particularly in relation to obstetrical services....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    September 5, 2018

New cable company seeks to do business in Coulee Dam

Coulee Dam is in talks with Charter Communications, a nationwide cable television company that wants to serve the town. The town council reviewed a proposed contract last month that would grant a franchise agreement and allow the company to operate...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    September 5, 2018

Missing man's body found in Soap Lake

The body of a Colville tribal member who went missing late last month was recovered from the waters of Soap Lake on Friday evening, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office announced Sunday morning. Kayakers found the body of Michael Edwin Clark, 60, and...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    September 5, 2018

New principal in familiar territory

When Marcy Horne took over as principal at Nespelem Elementary School last March, she felt she had at least part of her orientation already accomplished. Horne had been the principal at Paschal...

 

Newsbriefs

Free fire safety stuff available at market In addition to fruit, crafts, and kids’ activities at the Wednesday Market this week, Molina Healthcare of Washington is hosting a wildfire preparedness event, tonight, Sept. 5, at North Dam Park from 4-7...

 

Streets getting a fix

Workers on Main Street and Spokane Way, curving up the hill in the background, in Grand Coulee patch up portions of the streets that will see more work yet. Construction could be done by the end of...

 

Getting into shape

Earth movers reshape the hillside above Peter Dan Road Thursday. Peter Dan Road is open to traffic now, but with delays during construction. A small fire on the downhill side of the road reportedly...

 

Brews, views and more on tap for Harvest Festival

There’s nothing like some good views, brews and tunes to ring in the autumn season. At the Harvest Festival this year, helicopter rides will be available from Inland Helicopters from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, and from 10 a.m. to 3...

 
 By Bob Valen    Opinion    September 5, 2018

News is like food – nutritious or junky

Morgan Spurlock, a documentary filmmaker, went on a 30-day McDonald’s fast-food diet and he ended up with health problems. He documented his feast in his film “Super-Size Me.” When we satisfy ou...

 

Grateful for the support

About three months ago, I ended up in the hospital due to a medical condition similar to the one that killed my mother 10 years ago. Faced with the unknown, I looked back, and questioned whether I lived a good life or not. During this self...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    September 5, 2018

Movie night

Someone I know recently came home from a trip to Spokane and declared, “You have to watch this movie.” He was pumped and said that the flick had even moved him to tears. Well that got me...

 

A much-needed dose of Yogi Berra's wit and wisdom

With today’s tension and rancor, we need a dose of Yogi Berra’s wit and wisdom to put things into perspective. Let’s start with “You can observe a lot by just watching,” because seeing what...

 

Musher practice only hinted at the big race

The person who called it “the last great race on earth” was probably right. The Iditarod is run each year the first weekend in March, with the next one is kicking off March 2, 2019. It’s the sled dog race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska, a...

 

Correction

A column on needed forest management reforms last week by Rep. Dan Newhouse, the 4th District’s congressman, was mistakenly attributed to Lee Hamilton, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives. We regret the error....

 

Benjamin "Ben" G. Trefry

Benjamin "Ben" G. Trefry, 70, passed away after a short bout with cancer at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington, on Sunday, August 26, 2018. He was born in Mason City, Washington, on...

 

Richard "Dick" Riehl

Richard "Dick" Riehl, 86, passed away Sunday, August 26, 2018, in Burlington, Washington. He was born in Tacoma, Washington, to Lock and Bernice Riehl, where he spent his summers on Vashon Island at...

 

George M. Davis

George M. Davis passed in peace in his favorite chair, heating pad in place, and watching Red Sox highlights on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years,...

 

It's a girl for the Rosses

Jenna and Marion Ross, of Keller, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Lena Aurora Ross, born Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 7 lb., 6 oz., and was 20 inches in...

 

Amaro/Craig have a boy

Tanisha Amaro and Charlie Craig, of Grand Coulee, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Victor Craig, Sunday, August 26, 2018, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 6 lbs., 15 oz., and was 19 inches in...

 

Raiders rub Bulldogs' noses in it

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders football team defeated the Okanogan JV team in the first game of the 2018-19 season with a final score of 44-0. With Bridgeport and Waterville not having football teams...

 

Legals for September 5, 2018

Town of Coulee Dam Cable Franchise To the Citizens of the Town of Coulee Dam, notice is hereby given that the Town Council of the Town of Coulee Dam will present Ordinance No. 763, approval of Cable Franchise Agreement, during the regularly...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 8/28 - Coulee Medical Center requested police assistance with a combative patient being brought in by Colville Tribal Corrections. The patient was cooperative upon arrival in an ambulance, and police assistance was not needed. -...