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Articles from the September 17, 2014 edition

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Grand Coulee was $250k behind in billing Electric City

Since 2011, Grand Coulee hasn’t billed Electric City for its share of the cost of operating and maintaining the wastewater treatment plant the two cities jointly own. Grand Coulee City Clerk Carol Boyce acknowledged Tuesday that the billings... Full story


New LR school opens with plenty of fanfare and lots of students

The new school complex in Coulee Dam opened Monday without a serious glitch. But there were kids, kids, and more kids. Following years of declines, student numbers on Monday were 22 percent more than... Full story


Water rate meeting gets contentious

Coulee Dam residents got a taste of the difficulties in coming up with a fair water rate for the town at a public meeting last Wednesday night. The audience got to hear and see how an increasing block rate would work in determining future water... Full story


Street, restroom problems discussed

A business owner and local citizen proved that you can take on city hall, you just don’t always win. Ray Duclos had a lot to say about a pavement issue near Harvest Foods, the family business, and the cleaning of a restroom at Mason City Park at... Full story


Electric City considering building new park

Electric City may be getting a park. The mayor was instructed by the city council last week to contact the Baptist Church School officials in Electric City and develop an offer for the northern... Full story


School supplies collected

Renée and Bill McCarty, managers of the Moose Lodge, get ready Sept. 3 to deliver school supplies collected by lodge members to help out students. - Scott Hunter photo... Full story


Factors in success

This week, local students went from attending some of the worst school facilities in the state to attending the newest, largest and most high-tech K-12 school building in Washington. K-12 is now actually a misnomer, since the district has added... Full story


A week that defined community

This has been a week with three defining events… the first; a Coulee Dam Town Council meeting that clearly defined my resolve to stay a course for an accessible/open government, the fair and equitable sharing of the costs for services, and the... Full story


Restoring freedom to information in the Freedom of Information Act

Over time federal agencies have flipped the Freedom of Information Act (ACT) on its head. Congress clearly intended the FOIA to be a tool for the public to pry information out of federal agencies. In recent years, however, agencies have blatantly... Full story


The crown jewel: Lake Roosevelt School

As you read this, the new Lake Roosevelt School is open, and kids kindergarten through 12th grade are already walking the halls. Let me say this: It was a very emotional week as past teachers,... Full story


Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago Raider football is 3-0 so far this season. “All in all we look pretty good,” Coach Matt Bona said of the team so far. Zach Bowman, Omar Fercha and Zach Thiefault have been the offensive leaders so far.    20 Years Ago Fire destroye... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber Meeting at Siam Palace The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet this Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. Mark Igo will talk about RC airplanes. Okanogan County Demos to Meet Okanogan County Democrats will... Full story


Darrel W. Seibold

Darrel W. Seibold, born March 1, 1938, in Electric City, Wash., passed away September 7, 2014, in Desert Hot Springs, Calif. Darrel was an iron worker and drove truck for many years, retiring to... Full story


New local event determined multi-state BBQ champs

A team from Duvall, Wash. secured their third straight yearly championship of the Pacific Northwest by winning last weekend's Harvest Festival Barbecue in Grand Coulee. The Grand Coulee Dam Area... Full story


Car show at Sun Lakes

The 1st Annual Decades of Distinction Car Show at Sun Lakes Park Resort will be held this Saturday, September 20th There willl be numerous trophy categories; Registration will be from 8am – 10am; 10am – 3pm will be the Car Show, Carnival Games... Full story


McClure earns AA

Rachel McClure received her AA degree at Walla Walla Community College this past June. She is now attending Washington State University. McClure is the daughter of Davy and Joy McClure of Nespelem... Full story


BBCC offers GED and HS21+ classes

Students who need to brush up prior to taking the 2014 Series GED exams have that opportunity beginning next week. The class is available to students sixteen years old and older, although students between 16 and 19 years old must be officially... Full story


Lady Raiders win two matches

Lady Raider Volleyball had a successful travel week, beating both Liberty Bell and Soap Lake. “We have been working hard on the mental game of volleyball, playing through adversity, and they have done exactly that,” Head Coach Nate Piturachsatit... Full story


Raiders lose season opener 37-6

LR Football opened their 2014 season Friday night at home against the 0-1 Tonasket Tigers, as some Raiders had to step up to fill starting roles because of ineligibility or injuries. "I thought we... Full story


Bowling Scores

BOWLING TUESDAY HI LO’S 09.09.14 TEAM W L Coulee Internet Serv. 6 2 Sunflower Graphics 6 2 Fullers 6 2 Riverview Lanes 3.5 4.5 Pepsi 2.1 5.1 High Game: Pepsi 423; Nita 201 High Series: Pepsi 1225; Nita 513 Splits: Judy 5-7... Full story


This week in sports

This week in sports Thurs., Sept. 18 5:30 p.m., Volleyball at Bridgeport. 5:30 p.m., Jr. High School Football at Okanogan. Fri., Sept. 19 7 p.m., Football at Soap Lake. Sat., Sept. 20 12:30 p.m., Cross Country at Runners’ Soul (Spokane Valley).... Full story


Legals for September 17, 2014

City of Electric City Small Works/ Vendor Roster The City of Electric City is accepting applications from interested contractors and vendors wishing to be placed on the Small Works Roster and Vendor Roster. Whenever the city seeks to construct any pu... Full story


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 9/7 - Officers checked on a report from Tribal Police that a stolen vehicle was at a location on Sunny Drive in Electric City. The man who had the vehicle was arrested on a Department of Corrections detainer. He told police that... Full story


Sheriff seeks public's help identifying burglary suspect

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is investigating burglary/theft cases in the southwest corner of Lincoln County and has a photo he'd like help identifying. On Sept. 12, a suspect burglarized a... Full story


Photos up of new school opening

Finally got all the shots of the opening of the new school up. Here's a slide show of 50 of the best.... Full story