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Articles from the September 26, 2018 edition

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Consolidation discussion coming Thursday

The topic of local area towns consolidating into one will be discussed at the Wine Bar on Main Street in Grand Coulee on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend the informal meeting, described as a social event. The open discussion...

 

B Street closure to continue

The Grand Coulee city council voted to extend the closure of B Street through October 2019 while the United States Bureau of Reclamation continues to build their fire station off of Highway 155. "We...

 

Fire burns in Elmer City in high winds

If you're thinking of driving to Elmer City to take a look at the fire, don't. The road is blocked. High winds threw the fire across the highway 155 tonight after a fire started in the trailer court... Full story

 

PUD leader reports to chamber

A literal power struggle is going on in Grant County, and an electric utility commissioner explained Grant PUD's policies to chamber of commerce members last week. Commissioner Terry Brewer said the...

 

Scott Abrahamson: a scholar and a daredevil

When his head isn't buried in an engineering textbook, Scott Abrahamson spends his time jumping from one bareback horse to another in races. The 2016 Lake Roosevelt salutatorian, Abrahamson continues...

 

Dam fined by EPA for hazardous waste violations

The Bureau of Reclamation was fined $115,500 by the Environmental Protection Agency for hazardous waste handling violations at the Grand Coulee Dam. The EPA said in a press release Tuesday that the action was taken at the request of the state of Wash...

 

Councilmember: New law could enlist landlord help on drug houses

Grand Coulee is still considering an ordinance addressing the problem of drug houses. Councilmember Tom Poplawski updated the council on the endeavor the city started looking at earlier this year. A nuisance or drug house, with a history of crimes...

 

Driver airlifted to hospital after chase ends in crash

A Nespelem man was airlifted to Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane Friday night after a police chase ended in a wreck in a ravine. At 9:53 p.m. Sept. 21, Jeremiah Wippel, 41, was allegedly attempting to elude Coulee Dam police officer Michael Sullivan...

 

Maxed out water group meets with City of Grand Coulee

A private water association that provides water services to residents in the Delano area is maxed out in its ability to provide water to people and expressed interest in Grand Coulee taking it over. The New Columbia Water Association buys water from...

 

Your denials could save the U.S. money

I would like to make it clear: I didn’t do it! It wasn’t me who wrote that op-ed piece in the New York Times telling of the disarray at the White House. This is for the record. I do not know anyone that works for the Times, I have never been in...

 

Christine Brown for Congress

Recent large funerals for icons of music and democracy were cause to reflect on what it means to be American. We weighed heavy words: honor, respect, teamwork, service, greatness; this reminds us that our country is based on liberty and equality for...

 

Please re-elect Cindy Carter for Grant County Commissioner

My occupation as a tree fruit consultant for the past 23 years has afforded me the opportunity to work with Cindy Carter, not only as a consultant, but as a concerned citizen. Grant County currently possesses roughly 55,000 acres of tree fruit. The...

 

P.U.D. residential rates subsidized, yeah right

Terry Brewer and Patti Paris think residential and irrigators’ power rates are subsidized. By whom … the data centers? The residents and farmers of this county built Wanapum and Priest Rapids dams 60 years ago at the cost of $100 million each and...

 

Like a roaring lion

Sometimes a subject, a number or an object comes up over and over again in a person’s life. This object or phrase seems to keep showing itself in conversation, dreams, stories or testimonies, and...

 

Marcus Gene Jake

Marcus Gene Jake, 43, passed away Thursday morning, September 13, 2018, in Grand Coulee, Washington. Born Monday, December 9, 1974, in Toppenish, Washington to Thomas Jake and Anita Frank. Marcus... Full story

 

Meetings & Notices

Chamber This Week Jesse Utz from Lake Roosevelt Jr./Sr. High School will be speaking about the Natural Helpers Program at chamber this Thursday, September 27. The group will be meeting at La Presa in Grand Coulee at noon. Free Food Distribution...

 

A lot of top prizes

Chelsea Dudley, of Belvedere, displays her grand champion market steer in the senior livestock division at the Ferry County Fair, along with some of her winning ribbons. She also won grand champion...

 

Jordan/Hall have a girl

Castina Jordan and Philip Hall of Nespelem, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Teagan Rose Hall, born Thursday, September 13, 2018, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 9 lbs., 3 oz., and was... Full story

 

Lady Raiders win one, lose one on soccer fields

The Lady Raiders lost at home against the Tonasket Lady Tigers, but not without a fight, then traveled to Oroville, where they beat the Hornets last week. On Sept. 18 at home in Grand Coulee, the...

 

Lady Raiders shut out Tonasket, Soap Lake in volleyball

The Lady Raiders defeated Tonasket then Soap Lake this past week, winning both volleyball matches 3-0. In Tonasket Sept. 18, the Lady Raiders won in three sets, 25-22, 25-18 and 25-16 to defeat the...

 

Raider cross country team runs with purpose

The Lake Roosevelt Raider cross country team ran at Omak Golf Course and at Wenatchee’s Walla Walla Point Park this past week. At Omak on Sept. 18 for the Okanogan Invite, the Raiders hit the ground running on grass, gravel, and pavement...

 

Policies on subs, transgender students under review

The Grand Coulee Dam School District is considering policies related to transgender students, as well as substitute teacher qualifications. School board members were presented with the proposed policies at the Sept. 24 board meeting. The transgender...

 

Correction

Megan Abel was shown returning a volley to Waterville in a story about LR volleyball last week. She was misidentified in the caption....

 

This week in sports

Wed., Sept. 26 5 p.m., LRJH Volleyball here with Oroville. Thurs.. Sept. 27 4 p.m., Raider Cross Country at Tonasket 4:30 p.m., Raider Soccer here with Liberty Bell 5 p.m., Raider Volleyball at Bridgeport 5:30 p.m., LRJH Football here with Okanogan...

 

Bowling Scores

Thursday Mixups TEAM W L Team 1 9 3 Team 2 7 5 Team 3 1 8 High Game: Chance Epperson 257; Mae Stensgar 178 High Series: Chance Epperson 568; Mae Stensgar 464 Splits: John Stensgar 9-10; Soy Red-thunder 3-10 Previous - High Game: Chance Epperson 203;...

 

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