Articles from the September 11, 2019 edition

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 By Press release    News

16-day-closure dates for Keller Ferry finalized

KELLER – Keller Ferry users will need to plan additional travel time during an upcoming closure. Material procurement delays and curing of paint have pushed back the 16-day closure, initially scheduled to begin by Friday, Sept. 1... — Updated 9/12/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Fire chief fired in Electric City

Now former Electric City fire chief Mark Payne was fired Tuesday night, after the city council voted unanimously to carry out the mayor’s recommendation to remove Payne from the post in which he’s served since 2013. Payne had... — Updated 9/12/2019


That's a good sign

Under the scoreboard erected last year at Lake Roosevelt High's footbal field, for which they raised funds, American Legion members measure and level a new sign Monday that says... — Updated 9/11/2019


Legals for September 11, 2019

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR GRANT COUNTY CITY OF GRAND COULEE, NO. 19-2-00562-13 a Washington municipal SUMMONS BY corporation PUBLICATION Plaintiff, v. BERTHA V. VLACHOS, deceased; unknown heirs of... — Updated 9/11/2019 Full story


Local driver wrecks on US 395

A 19-year-old Grand Coulee woman was not injured in a wreck south of Mesa, Washington Monday. The Washington State Patrol reported that Meliya R. Zarate was driving north in the right lane on the highway about three miles south of... — Updated 9/11/2019


Red Cross offers school safety tips

School bells have called students back to the classroom, and the American Red Cross wants to make sure every student is safe back at school for the this academic year. “While safety is a top priority for all students, there are s... — Updated 9/11/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Raider football fundraiser well attended

Raider football fans attended a Thursday Night Lights fundraiser at the Lake Roosevelt football field Thursday, marking the first success for a new booster club The event was well... — Updated 9/11/2019


Sept. 28 is next State Parks free day

OLYMPIA – Sept. 9, 2019 – In honor of National Public Lands Day, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to visit a state park for free on Saturday, Sept. 28. No Discover Pass will be required fo... — Updated 9/11/2019


Meetings & Notices

Chamber Meetings at Siam Palace The chamber of commerce will be meeting the month of September at the Siam Palace. This Thursday, Sept. 12 will be general business beginning at noon. Grant County Mosquito District 2 to Meet  The G... — Updated 9/11/2019


Egbert takes Reserve Champion

At the recent NCW District Fair, Wyatt Egbert of Grand Coulee received honors as Reserve Champion in the Intermediate section of Beef Fitting and Showing and Market Beef.... — Updated 9/11/2019


Musical team the Lemaires will be at local library Sept. 17

4Mark and Cindy Lemaire - a talented husband and wife musical team will present a fun program featuring many musical styles on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m. The Lemaires are known for their unique style that blends finger-picking... — Updated 9/11/2019


Suicide awareness and informational meeting

On Thursday, September 19, 2019, starting at 1p.m, the Grand Coulee Power Office Diversity Council, Morale Committee, and Safety department are hosting a Suicide Awareness and Understanding informational meeting, to be held at the... — Updated 9/11/2019


Pauline Bryant

On Friday, September 6, 2019, Pauline Vivian  Laufer Bryant, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away at the age of 92. She spent the last five years of her life living in the care of her daughter Colleen... — Updated 9/11/2019 Full story


Alyce F. Graham

Alyce Graham, age 79, passed away on July 29, 2019, in Spokane, Washington. She was born in Phoenix City, Alabama, on October 23, 1939. She spent the majority of her early years in... — Updated 9/11/2019 Full story

 By Vicky Scharlau    Opinion

Why water infrastructure investment matters

In North Central Washington, the Columbia River is the cornerstone of life. But even more important is the infrastructure that makes up the Columbia Basin Project. Grand Coulee dam provides electricity, flood control, and... — Updated 9/11/2019

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion

The hunting story

Since hunting season is getting started and the sportsmen of the rifle are heading out soon to their favorite grounds, I thought I would tell you all my favorite hunting story. Of... — Updated 9/11/2019


Re: "Electric City is actually doing this" in Sept. 4 Star

Ted got it right This is my first letter to the editor! I read Ted Piccolo’s letter about the Electric City “Town Administrator shutting down a perfectly good street.” He hit the nail direct on the head! Three cheers for... — Updated 9/11/2019

 By Jamie Holeman    Opinion

Jail isn't the answer - help is

A new jail to house addicts will surely make those Heathens turn clean! No. Stop with the ignorant way of thinking. If you believe that putting addicts in jail will suddenly make them non-addicts, then you must also believe that... — Updated 9/11/2019

 By Bob Valen    Opinion

Let's start paying for drug policy that works

The recent discussion about a new jail for Grant County, illegal drug use and the criminal actions created by drug users, focused my attention on a policy issue that the nation... — Updated 9/11/2019


Worth thousands of words

Local artist Keith Powell answers questions about his art at an event at the Grand Coulee Library Sept. 5. Powell spoke about his past, present, and future, with stories about some... — Updated 9/11/2019

 By Scott Hunter    News

Don and Gerry McClure celebrate 70 years together

He put a ring on her finger the night she graduated from high school seven decades ago, and the love was still palpable between them Saturday as Don and Gerry McClure celebrated... — Updated 9/11/2019


Fairly important

Here's some highlights from the Ferry County Fair... — Updated 9/11/2019


Mammoth will "live" in Electric City

A design image from ID Sculpture shows a mammoth head with playground equipment, which the Electric City Council chose unanimously on Tuesday, opting for the so-called "live"... — Updated 9/11/2019



City hall getting new address for same location The Electric City Council passed a resolution Tuesday changing the city hall address from 10 Western Avenue to 10 Stevens Avenue. The change came from the removal of the stretch of We... — Updated 9/11/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    News

School board strategizes for future

It’s good to have goals so you know which direction to go. The Grand Coulee Dam School District board of directors discussed the district’s “Strategic Plan” Monday night and the goals it contains. Superintendent Paul... — Updated 9/11/2019


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