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Articles from the September 18, 2019 edition

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Electric City Fire Department still exists

Following the firing of former fire chief Mark Payne last week, the other members of the Electric City Fire Department are still there and plan to stay there. “As of right now, we’re going to ride it out and see where it goes,” said Assistant C...

 

Grand entry

The grand entry marked the beginning of Coulee Medical Center's fourth annual Gathering of Wellness Powwow, led by the traditional eagle staff, and flags of the United States, The Colville Tribes and...

 

Sales tax bump in Okanogan County would fund emergency communications

Okanogan County voters will be asked on the Nov. 5 general election ballot to approve a tax meant to upgrade emergency communication systems and facilities. The Okanogan County Sheriff's Office...

 

Derr: City hall needs to do much better at listening

Councilmember Aaron Derr is running for mayor of Electric City and wants to fix the perception that city hall is running amok and just doing what it wants. "There were things with city hall I felt...

 

Kohout: More openness with citizens, more control of city government needed

At the behest of her fellow citizens, Diane Kohout is running for mayor of Electric City, with the intention of giving the citizens more of a voice in their government. "What I want to bring back to t...

 

Had better mornings

A BMW sits in the middle of the intersection of Fir and Sixth Streets in Coulee Dam at 8:30 Saturday morning after suddently catching fire. No one was hurt. Units from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation...

 

Freezer full of locally sourced protein awarded at halftime

A quarter beef from Egbert Cattle Company, along with a chest freezer donated by Loepp Furniture and Appliance, was won by Annette Moses in a raffle ticket drawing at halftime in the Lake Roosevelt Raiders 54-14 victory over the Oroville Hornets on... Full story

 

Last, best chance at pre-snow fun

Whether you’re lamenting the end of summer or so glad it’s finally fall (which officially starts Sept. 23), events this week offer great seasonal transitioners. The Harvest Festival and Run the Dam now mark a place on the calendar for many that... Full story

 

Best puppet show by a dam site

Everyone should come to the Electric City Puppet Show before it’s over. You’ll have a chance to watch the Puppet Master work the Head Puppet and the other five. So far, the Puppet Master has gotten all the puppets to close a road, buy a car,...

 

Interest is good

It is great to see people interested in city government and who want to run for a city position. In too many elections in the past, it has been a one-candidate selection. But remember, change is not always the solution to a problem. Electric City...

 

Supporting healthcare solutions for rural America

Across the country, we have seen communities and patients struggle to access and afford healthcare. In rural areas, this struggle is intensified by longer distances and the remote nature of our communities. Living in rural America, we recognize...

 

Working as wildfire support staff was hard work

Where would anyone be without the support staff? My wife and I spent two summers as part of the support staff for firefighters. We worked for Okay Cascade, a firm out of Bothell, that supplied food, laundry and shower services for firefighters. We...

 

There's gold and silver in them thar coulee walls

In the 1930s, the coulee walls behind Electric City and Delano were being prospected for gold and silver. These deposits occurred near the base of the Coulee Wall, in granite, overlain by basalt. The...

 

Dukes of hazards

Rotary club members Paul Turner, left, and James Heuvel help out at the Grant County Household Hazardous Waste Collection event Friday at the Delano Transfer Station. - Scott Hunter...

 

Suicide awareness meeting this Thursday

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 Grand Coulee Dam... Full story

 

Meetings & Notices

Chamber Meetings at Siam Palace The chamber of commerce will be holding its noon meetings during the month of September at the Siam Palace. This Thursday, Sept. 19, Patty Davis of PK’s Culinary will be talking about her food delivery program. Food...

 

Raiders dominate first game of season

The Friday-the-13th, full-moon home game season opener for the Raider football team proved to be lucky, with Cameron St. Pierre turning into a teen wolf and rushing for 274 yards and five touchdowns...

 

Raiders off to a running start

And they’re off! Raider cross country competed in Manson at Wapato Point on Saturday, where Kyle Edmo was the top placing Raider runner in the 5,000-meter high school boys’ race. On the cool, overcast day, Edmo placed 27th out of 115 total...

 

This Week In Sports

Wed., Sept. 18 5 p.m., JV Volleyball at Liberty Bell Thurs., Sept. 19 4:30 p.m., Soccer here with Brewster 5 p.m., Volleyball at Waterville 5:30 p.m. JV Football at Oroville Fri., Sept. 20 7 p.m. Football at Lind/Ritzville Sat., Sept. 21 10 a.m.,...

 

Lady Raiders lose in Manson

The Lady Raiders lost to the Manson Lady Trojans on the road on Sept. 12 in four close sets, losing the first set 25-16, winning the second 25-21, then losing the next two sets 25-20 and 28-26. Head...

 

Legals for September 18, 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 BERTHA V. VLACHOS,... Full story

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 9/10 - Police told a juvenile girl at a house on Kelso Avenue about a barking dog complaint. She apologized and said she’d bring the dog inside. 9/11 - Police were made aware of a blue Chevy truck with a white stripe that has...