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Articles from the September 25, 2012 edition

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The choice facing workers

The election this November will be one of the most important in the lives of today’s workers. As CEO of a company that employees more than 5,000 people, I know that the outcome will affect each and every one of them. At virtually every backyard... Full story


Local businesses complain about home mechanic

Owners of two business firms appeared before the Grand Coulee council last Tuesday to complain about a person doing mechanical work at his residence without a business license. Mike Horne, of MPH, and Jack Madsen of Jack’s Service, both in the... Full story


Refreshing hand-off

Over 150 athletes, both young and older, took part in last Saturday's 10th annual Grand Columbian Triathlon played out over venues ranging from Spring Canyon to the park below the Visitor Center.... Full story


Local non-profit gains two federal grants

The Northwest Native Development Fund, a non-profit organization located at the tribal Indian agency, received two grants this past week. Ted Piccolo reported that the NNDF received a $300,000 grant from the United States Treasury for its revolving... Full story


Burglar gets money at Center Lodge

Police are investigating a burglary at Center Lodge Motel where an unknown party took about $2,000 from a drop box and cash register sometime during the early morning hours of Sept. 20. The report stated that someone used a key to gain entrance to... Full story


Fire doused at Senior Manor

Firemen responded to a fire at the Senior Manor last Thursday evening at 5:29. Upon arrival, firemen found smoke in the third floor hallway and that a sprinkler head had been activated in a nearby apartment. Grand Coulee fire chief Rick Paris said... Full story


Resident shares concerns with council ... again

Grand Coulee’s mayor and council got a tongue-lashing last Tuesday night for what Becky Billups said was “not doing anything,” She repeatedly has appeared before the council asking that the city enforce its ordinances in regard to keeping up... Full story



Garrett Jess, partner win roping title Garrett Jess and his roping partner Clayton Hansen won the Northwest Professional Rodeo Association’s award as “Ropers of the Year.” The two competed at Prineville, Ore., this last weekend winning first... Full story


Going up and up

Workers lay steel for the high school and middle school section of the new K-12 school project.  On the elementary school side concrete is being poured on the upper level. The goal is to get as much... Full story


USAJOBS meetings set for local area

Interested in a job working for the federal government and have been frustrated trying? Then there’s help coming with two meetings scheduled, one Sept. 30 and the other Oct. 2. The meetings are designed to assist the job seeker in using the... Full story


Food bank in need of food, money donations

The Care and Share Food Bank needs some help. Manager Fern Blaylock said Monday that after that evening’s deliveries the food bank shelves will be nearly empty. Blaylock said that the truck delivery that was received will be gone by Monday night,... Full story


Volunteers keep the course going

Volunteers are the nuts and bolts of most organizations. It is especially true at Banks Lake Golf Course, now managed by Port District 7. The Port District took over management of the course two years ago when it was in danger of being closed, and... Full story


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 9/16 - Plant Protection asked police to stand by while officials took administrative action against a former employee,  Officials told police that the former employee was disgruntled. Police stood by until the person left the area. ... Full story


The legion appreciates the help

The American Legion Post 157 in Electric City would like to say thanks to everyone who helped us out in many ways! Yes, our Legion Club has had problems in the past, but most of the money has been recovered, our tax-free status has been reinstated... Full story


Winning and losing, smiles and tears

This last weekend I got to go to Airways Heights and watch my nephew Zack score two touchdowns running like Russel Wilson and throw another TD through the air. So proud. He looked calm, cool and... Full story


ESA listing could undercut Washington's economy

A small critter is causing big problems in the South Puget Sound. It’s called the Mazama pocket gopher. Some 100,000 pocket gophers inhabit prairie lands throughout northern California, Oregon and... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago As part of the 21st Century, coordinator Earl Antone organized a open gym and movie night for the residents of Nespelem. Antone targeted struggling youth in the area specifically... Full story


Bernard J. "Bernie" Morin

Bernard J. “Bernie” Morin (77) Passed away in his Elmer City, WA home Saturday, September 21, 2013. A recitation of the Rosary will be held Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 7:00pm at Strate Funeral Chapel in Grand Coulee, WA. A graveside service... Full story


Dorothy (Dot) Snyder

Dorothy (Dot) Snyder went for her last ride on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, to join her husband of 50 years Ed. Dot was born in the Bronx, N.Y., Feb. 8, 1933. She moved to Republic as a young girl to live... Full story


New sign goes up

Workmen attach Jess Ford’s new sign near the front of their Grand Coulee Ford agency building last week. The sign promotes the firm’s tires, brakes and alignment departments and their new... Full story


St. Dunstan's hours change

St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in Grand Coulee will now hold its services at 10 a.m. instead of 9 a.m.... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, Thursday, Sept. 26, at La Presa. OES to Meet Grand Coulee Dam Chapter OES wll meet Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Long form opening, educaito night and refreshments... Full story


Legals for September 25, 2013

City of Electric City Notice of Public Hearing The City of Electric City will hold a public hearing to consider revenue sources for the 2014 budget, including consideration of possible increases in property tax revenues on Tuesday, October 8, 2013,... Full story


Raiders outlast Bridgeport Mustangs

LR is on a win streak as the Raiders defeated the Mustangs in a non-league game last Friday by the score of 28-25. Head Coach Steve Files liked the determination of his squad,"We played extremely hard for four quarters and responded to pressure... Full story


Cross country faced another tought test

Raider cross country ran into the toughest test of the early season last Saturday at the Runners Soul Invite in the Spokane Valley. Over 40 schools from Eastern Washington and North Idaho ran in the r... Full story


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