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Articles from the September 19, 2018 edition

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School district planning how to upgrade older buildings

Figuring out how to combine needed upgrades on two old school buildings is expected to save money, so the firm McKinstry is currently performing an “audit” of the former middle school, and on the former high school, referred to now as the Career...

 

Bureau consultant says there is "a lot of will to make something happen"

A study of the Bureau of Reclamation’s problems in attracting qualified employees to the area is leading to broader avenues of local communication and could even result in the privatization of some federal land. “In all the places I’ve worked...

 

Newbriefs

Chickenpox in county Grant County Health District is warning it has identified cases of chickenpox in county schools. “Chickenpox is a contagious, vaccine-preventable disease that can have serious complications (including death), especially for...

 

A festive place

Runners and walkers finish up their Run the Dam routes on Saturday at the south end of Banks Lake Park. With a cool day that only hinted at rain, the run and the chamber of commerce's Harvest...

 

Consolidating towns to be topic of informal discussion

The topic of consolidating local area towns will be discussed in a social setting at the Wine Bar in Grand Coulee Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. Attending will be three representatives from SCJ Alliance, a company that...

 

Electric City discusses putting restriction on RVs on empty lots

Are recreational vehicles taking up city lots that could be used for houses? That’s a concern officials at Electric City have. At the Sept. 11 city council meeting, City Clerk Russ Powers brought an emerging issue to the council’s attention to...

 

Happy as a ...

Jason Bauer, whose Warpig BBQ won the grand champion prize at the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce's Harvest Festival competition, displays his trophy and winnings envelope Sunday after...

 

Federal appeals court rules for tribes over Teck

In a legal victory for the Colville Tribes against international mining giant Teck Metals Ltd., the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Friday affirmed lower court rulings holding Teck responsible for cleaning up its releases of hazardous substances in...

 

A welcome site

Shoshanna Palmanteer, Coulee Medical Center's rural health clinic director, hands a child prize money for winning a dance competition at the medical center's third annual Gathering of Wellness Powwow...

 

Firefighters appreciated community support

THANK YOU from Douglas County Fire Protection District #3 to the Grand Coulee Dam area communities and firefighters for all their support, food and monetary donations to the firefighters during the Grass Valley Fire on August 11-14, 2018, and the...

 

Carter has experience and integrity

Cindy Carter didn’t get an endorsement from the County Cool Kid Committee (Grant County GOP) for an unknown reason. Maybe she didn’t hold her pinky finger correctly at the soiree or some such. It’s probably because Cindy’s finger was broken...

 

Need for clear thinking still an issue in Okanogan County

In 2016, Okanogan County’s voters made a clear statement on values by ousting the two county commissioners who were up for election at that time. Issues included: lack of transparency regarding plans for housing juvenile offenders; failure to...

 

Here's why I believe in America

It’s so easy these days to despair about the future of our country. It feels like half the people I run into just want to pull the covers over their heads and ignore the news. There’s dysfunction at the highest levels of government. Recent...

 

Senior profile: Kaleb "The Hitman" Horn

As you all know by now, I like to profile some seniors at Lake Roosevelt so you can get to know them a little better before they go out and conquer the world. This year there are some outstanding...

 

Vivian Davis Moore

On the evening of Friday, August 17, 2018, Vivian Davis Moore passed away peacefully in her sleep from natural causes at Fairwood Retirement Village in Spokane, Washington. Vivian was 78 years old.... Full story

 

Memory Cafe facilitator training program offered

The Grand Coulee Area Senior Center will hold a one-day training course for those interested in creating a Memory Cafe for those suffering with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The course will be held Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the...

 

Rising above it all

A family takes a ride in a helicopter Satruday, taking off from a ball field at North Dam Park as part of the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce Harvest Festival. - Scott Hunter...

 

Raider football continues to shut out opponents

The Raiders won their third shutout in a row, winning 46-0 against the Liberty Bell Mountain Lions at home in Coulee Dam on Friday. The Raiders had won 44-0 in week one of the regular season against...

 

Thompson named WIAA player of the week

Lady Raider volleyball player Mikaylah Thompson was named the Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association's player of the week, WIAA announced last Wednesday. "I'm thrilled that they chose her!...

 

Lady Raiders out-volley Shockers

The Lake Roosevelt Lady Raiders volleyball squad swept Waterville 3-0 at home Sept. 13. "Excellent serving game from Megan Abel," remarked Head Coach Teri Sue Reed. "She led the team with nine aces."...

 

Soccer players find their niches

The Lady Raiders soccer team maintained a 3-2 lead against the Manson Lady Trojans in Grand Coulee, nabbing a victory in their first home match Sept. 11. "Bryn Chaffee was the first to score,...

 

CC runs at Bridgeport

The Lake Roosevelt Raider cross country team ran at the Lake Woods Golf Course in Bridgeport on Sept. 11, where the highlight came from the junior high race. “Our standout athlete from this meet was definitely Chase Marchand,” said Coach Travis...

 

Legals for September 19, 2018

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE COLLECTION, DISPOSAL AND RECYCLING SERVICES FOR THE CITIES OF COULEE DAM, ELECTRIC CITY, GRAND COULEE AND THE TOWN OF ELMER CITY Introduction and Instructions The Regional Board of Mayors (R.B.O.M.)... Full story

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 9/10 - An officer advised the men in a car on Bowen St. not to drive after smoking marijuana. The officer was responding to a noise complaint on the vehicle. - An officer was unable to find a reported fight on Diamond St. 9/11 - A man...

 

Run the Dam overall results

With 222 participants finishing The Run the Dam race, the event grew by a third last Saturday. Below are partial results. We'll link to complete results in this story online...

 

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