Articles from the September 6, 2017 edition

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Report: In DUI stop, cop car rammed

A 29-year-old man found himself in Grant County jail last Wednesday after he allegedly rammed a patrol car after being stopped by police for driving under the influence. In jail is Wade G. Rainbolt, 29, who is known in the area, but who gave his...


Artist chosen for first place

First-place winner Stefanie Marchand Reuben, Spokane, works on a new painting during the third annual Plateau Native American Art Show at North Dam Park, sponsored by the Northwest Native Development... Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    News    September 6, 2017

Smoky air expected to last days

Smoke is thick in the air again, originating from fires burning in Montana and Idaho. An air-quality warning from the National Weather Service in Spokane extends through Friday at noon. Laurie...


Bureau of Reclamation awards $1.6 million contract for grounds maintenance and landscaping

The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $1.6 million contract Thursday to Taylor Enterprises of Grand Coulee for grounds maintenance and landscaping, the USBR said in a press release Tuesday. The contract calls for providing personnel, materials, tools,...


Beer garden to include football TV

Want a place to have a refreshment and possibly watch a little football during the upcoming Harvest Festival, Sept. 15-17? The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce is providing such a place in its “Beer Garden” at North Dam Park. The tent...



Retreat to the library The Grand Coulee Dam School District board will hold its retreat from 5-9 p.m., Monday, Sept. 11, at the high school library. The board plans to discuss and set goals for the current school year. The retreat is open to the... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    September 6, 2017

Hospital receives a new teepee

It's not made of concrete and steel, but a new wing, of sorts, was added to Coulee Medical Center last week - a teepee. The effort was paid for with a grant and is an extension of CMC's ongoing...


People coming together is silver lining to Hurricane Harvey

All of the things that went wrong in New Orleans with Hurricane Katrina in 2005 appear to have been corrected with Houston’s recent Hurricane Harvey. Chalk it up to a series of important lessons learned. By now everyone knows that Harvey came...

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    September 6, 2017

That stirring in your heart

I got a funny feeling. We have all had it, and sometimes ignored it. Sometimes we have changed plans just because of it. A gut feeling, a premonition, women’s intuition or whatever else you want to call it. The fact is that we sometimes get these f...


Productive August in Central Washington

In the Fourth Congressional District, the August district work period has been a busy time for me traveling up and down Central Washington to meet with constituents and hear their concerns firsthand. Many communities in our area are dealing with dry...


Sixty-seven years ago

The 12 rectangular outlet portals of the pump discharge pipes open into a depressed and enlarged entrance to the concrete-lined feeder canal which is 50 feet wide on the bottom, 125 feet at the top...


Pat Gross

Memorial services for Pat Gross will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 9, at Strate Funeral Home in Grand Coulee, Washington. Pat passed away Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, in Electric City, Washington. A complete obituary will be in next week’s... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will be meeting at noon this Thursday at Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. Roy Hamilton will be speaking on his trip to Oregon to watch the eclipse. Coulee Creators Meet Coulee Creators meet... Full story


Senior meals

Wed., Sept. 6 - Dinner Chicken Caesar Wrap, 3-Bean Salad, Mixed Fruit, Cookies Thurs., Sept. 7 - Dinner Baked Salmon, Baked Potato, Mixed Veggies, Applesauce, Pudding Parfait Fri., Sept. 8 - Breakfast Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, Eggs, or Waffles... Full story


Fields/Bailey united in marriage

Robert and Nina Fields of Grand Coulee, Washington, and Annie Bailey of Fairbanks, Alaska, are pleased to announce the marriage of Stormy Fields and Isaac Bailey. The couple exchanged vows in... Full story


Now is the time to become a WSU Master Gardener

Have you always wanted to learn more about gardening, meet new people and make a difference in the community? Then the WSU Master Gardener program may be just what you’re looking for. When volunteers who have been with the program for a number of...


Despite loss on the field, football wins in the books

With one win by forfeit and one non-league loss, the Raiders split their season-opening week of football. On Friday in Coulee Dam, the Lake Roosevelt Raiders football team lost their season opener to...


This week in sports

Note: Schedules are tentative due to weather Thursday, September 7 4:30 p.m., Raider Soccer, here with Brewster 5:30 p.m., Raider Volleyball, here with Manson (NL) Friday, September 8 3 p.m., Raider Volleyball, Jamboree at Republic 7 p.m., Raider...


Bowling leagues begin

League season at Riverview Lanes Bowling Alley starts on the Tuesday following Labor Day and runs on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Openings for individuals and teams are available. For more info call the bowling alley at 633-9...


Harvest Festival offers fun and chance to help out

The upcoming Harvest Festival will offer lots of fun for both local residents and tourists, but it’s also offers an easy way to get involved in a community activity. Putting on such an event takes a lot of coordination and a lot volunteers to...


Receive 10 Free Trees

Everyone who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in September will receive 10 free trees as part of the Foundation’s Trees for America program. Trees include one of the following packages based on their location: 10 Arizona Cypress, 10 Live Oak or 10... Full story


Legals for September 6, 2017

Notice of Public Hearing Town of Elmer City The Town of Elmer City will conduct a Public Hearing to consider the Assumption of the Elmer City Transportation Benefit District. The Public Hearing will be held at Elmer City Town Hall, 505 Seaton Ave.,... Full story


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 8/28 - A Coulee Dam driver was issued a speeding ticket after being clocked at 68 mph in a 30-mph zone on SR-155. He told the officer he was hurrying to get to the emergency room before it was after hours so he could avoid paying...


Singer-songwriter to perform in Grand Coulee

Singer-songwriter Bradford Loomis will be performing at the Grand Coulee Library Sept. 12 and will also be talking about the tradition of narrative and storytelling. "Stories have the unique ability...

 By Bob Valen    News    September 6, 2017

Is drought development likely?

It’s looking like we may be starting a long dance with drought — maybe. It’s still a bit too early to call it a long-term drought. As we enter into fall and then early winter we should have a better understanding. Looking at the North America...


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