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Articles from the September 25, 2019 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News

NWS says to watch for snow in the hills

Snow was reported on the highway between Davenport and Reardan this morning, as well as on Sherman Pass east of Republic, and the NWS is advising of snow possible at 2,000 feet. Here’s the winter weather advisory from the Nationa... — Updated 9/28/2019 Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News

Weapon allegedly brought to school sparks action

School officials got a tip after classes were out last week that a student may have brought a weapon to Lake Roosevelt Jr-Sr High School and a student has reportedly been referred to juvenile authorities. In a statement, the Grand... — Updated 9/28/2019


Harvest Fest 2019

The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce's Harvest Festival provided fun for the community and tourists last weekend.... — Updated 9/25/2019


Laplante attends college on scholarship

Dominic Laplante, of Electric City, is one of the 29 students at the Community Colleges of Spokane who are receiving help with the cost of their education this fall through the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship’s Career... — Updated 9/25/2019


Showing their colors

Local veterans hold flags during the national anthem, sung by junior Jasilynn Schilling, at the Lake Roosevelt Raiders' season-opening home game Sept. 13. From left to right are... — Updated 9/25/2019


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 9/17 - A vehicle parked in the alley behind the senior manor on Continental Heights was blocking access for the city to do repairs. The owner was told by an officer to move the vehicle. They said they would. -... — Updated 9/25/2019


Legals for September 25, 2019

City of Electric City Notice of Public Hearing NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the City of Electric City will hold a public hearing to consider revenue sources for the 2020 budget, including consideration of possible increases in property... — Updated 9/25/2019


Run The Dam results

5K Place Name Sex Age Time Category 1 Jody Evans F 45 25:15 F41 - 45 2 Dan Spencer M 58 26:10 M56 - 60 3 Jeremy Hunt M 40 27:28 M36 - 40 4 Richard Mettler M 41 27:32 M41 - 45 5 Lindsay Kane F 39 28:23 F36 - 40 6 Shannon Overbay F... — Updated 9/25/2019


This Week In Sports

Thurs., Sept. 26 5 p.m., Volleyball at Soap Lake 4:30 p.m., Soccer here with Oroville 6 p.m., JV Football here with Okanogan Fri., Sept. 27 7 p.m. Football at Manson Sat., Sept. 28 8 a.m., Volleyball at Quincy 1 p.m., Soccer at... — Updated 9/25/2019


Meetings and Notices

No Chamber Meetings the Next Two Weeks The chamber of commerce will not be meeting this Thursday or next. Meetings will resume Oct. 10 at La Presa. Grant County Fire Dist. 14 to Meet The Grant County Fire District 14 will hold its... — Updated 9/25/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Raider cross country runs through runner pains

Raider runners competed at Walla Walla Point Park in Wenatchee on Saturday. “The course was trying this weekend,” Head Coach Ann Green said. “Runners are starting to feel all the runner’s pains: shin splints, hurting hips,... — Updated 9/25/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

LR Raiders volleyball beats Waterville in four

The Lady Raider volleyball squad went to Waterville last week and came home with a victory. Lake Roosevelt defeated the Waterville Lady Shockers in four sets Sept. 19 with set scores of 25-8, 25-23, 18-25, and 25-23. “With an... — Updated 9/25/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Raiders ruled on the road

The Raider football team defeated the Lind-Ritzville-Sprague Broncos 25-7 on the road in their first away game of the season Friday. “The game was good,” Coach Tim Rasmussen said. “It was our first road game of the year. The... — Updated 9/25/2019

 By Scott Hunter    People

Mangis retires after decades at Ford firms

When Wade Jess took over the local Ford dealership from Carlson Motors, he thought mechanic Dick Mangis might be "the first to go," because of a sly smirk he'd detected at an... — Updated 9/25/2019


A deeper story

There is a historical marker in Northrup Canyon that talks briefly about the murder that took place in 1903. The story is a bit deeper. In the mid-1890s John W. and Caty Northrup mo... — Updated 9/25/2019

 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Business needs to tell its story

Many years ago, a reporter asked George Weyerhaeuser, then CEO of Weyerhaeuser Co., why his company spent so much time and money informing its workers, public officials and people about its business of growing trees and converting... — Updated 9/25/2019

 By Bob Valen    News

Our summer weather for 2019

This time around we’ll be looking at the historic weather results for our summer – June, July and August and the summer of 2019. We’ll also take a look-see at what is being... — Updated 9/25/2019

 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

Creating opportunities for agriculture research

With over 300 different commodities, Washington state has one of the most diverse agriculture industries in the country, and we are recognized around the world as a top producer of specialty crops. From apples and tree fruit to... — Updated 9/25/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Torn up area scheduled for November completion

Construction continues in Electric City, where more than a million dollars in street, sidewalk and water projects on Western Avenue, Coulee Boulevard, and Grand Avenue are... — Updated 9/25/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Whitney running for mayor of Grand Coulee

Cameron Whitney, mayoral candidate in Grand Coulee, is hoping to boost the curb appeal of the town. Having travelled to Grand Coulee throughout his life, Whitney settled here with... — Updated 9/25/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Townsend wants to keep mayoral work

Grand Coulee's incumbent Mayor Paul Townsend is seeking reelection. "I'm looking forward to another opportunity to continue on serving the community, and hopefully we just keep... — Updated 9/25/2019


Pulling a switch

Mark Piturachsatit said he told the kids it was their turn to push as they neared the finish line in the 5K Run the Dam race Saturday, which he finished in a little over an hour.... — Updated 9/25/2019



Clarification Electric City mayoral candidate and Councilmember Aaron Derr said after a story on his candidacy that the council had indeed had survey results concerning auxiliary buildings prior to a vote, not afterward. There was... — Updated 9/25/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Joint wastewater treatment facility wins awards but is getting old

Grand Coulee’s wastewater treatment plant, which it shares with Electric City, is getting old, and officials are beginning to look into upgrading or replacing it. A representative from the state Dept. of Ecology presented Grand... — Updated 9/25/2019


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