Articles from the October 3, 2018 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News

In Elmer City, high winds whip up fire, burning homes

High winds threw an Elmer City fire across Highway 155 last night after a blaze started in the Grandview Mobile Home Park below the highway. Details were sketchy last night, but one... — Updated 10/3/2018 Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Shopping in the coulee

"I need some new socks." That is a common experience among human beings in the 21st century. But with the closing of The Variety Store last year, where does a Coulee-ite buy... — Updated 10/3/2018 Full story

 

Enjoy the Majesty of Fall: Join the Arbor Day Foundation

The Arbor Day Foundation will brighten up your fall by offering 10 colorful trees and bushes when you join the organization in October. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation’s Trees for America campaign,... — Updated 10/3/2018

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 9/25 - A man was booked into Grant County Jail on charges of domestic violence and intimidating a public servant after after a police officer reported seeing a female subject being to the ground. - A 911 hangup... — Updated 10/3/2018

 

Legals for October 3, 2018

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 2019 budget, including consideration of possible increases in property t... — Updated 10/3/2018 Full story

 

This week in sports

Wed., Oct. 3 4 p.m., Raider Cross Country at Omak Invitational, East Side Park 5 p.m., LRJH Volleyball at Okanogan Thur., Oct. 4 4:30 p.m., Raider Soccer at Manson 5 p.m., Raider volleyball here with Oroville 5:30 p.m., LRJH... — Updated 10/3/2018

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Ladies continue to dominate

Lake Roosevelt volleyball defeated Liberty Bell and Bridgeport this past week, giving the Lady Raiders a 6-1 overall win-loss record. LR defeated Liberty Bell in three sets on... — Updated 10/3/2018

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

LR soccer team loses two

Lake Roosevelt lost a couple soccer games last week, one in Omak, and one at home against Liberty Bell. The Lady Raiders played in Omak Sept. 25, losing 3-1. "LR came out strong,... — Updated 10/3/2018

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Runners place at Tonasket

Raider cross country competed at the Tonasket Invite on Thursday, producing a first in the junior high race, a second in the high school girls’ race, and a fourth in the high school boys’ race. “Tonasket was brutally tough... — Updated 10/3/2018

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Raiders beat down Kettle Falls

The Raiders walloped the Kettle Falls Bulldogs at home on Friday, winning by a score of 69-0. Steven Flowers and Tony Nichols took turns running in touchdowns, first Flowers, then... — Updated 10/3/2018

 

NCB collecting coats for kids

The Grand Coulee branch of North Cascades Bank (NCB) is collecting new or gently used coats for local children in need. Gloves, scarves, hats and other warm outerwear for children are also welcome. Cash donations will be used to... — Updated 10/3/2018

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week Nelson Cox, who is running for Grant County PUD Commissioner, will be speaking at Chamber this Thursday, October 4. The group will be meeting at Siam Palace in Grand Coulee at noon. Theater Auditions Next Week... — Updated 10/3/2018

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Community

Cook off raises funds for senior center

At the Second Annual Chili Cook Off held at Banks Lake Golf Course Saturday, Cheri Thomas won for her second year in a row, winning a 12 Tribes Casino package, including a $100... — Updated 10/3/2018

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion

The Russians are indeed coming

In the 1960s, there was a popular movie called “The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming.” The plot was that a Soviet naval commander runs his sub aground off a... — Updated 10/3/2018

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion

A theater of possibilities

If we take a peek into our past and look at options available in it for kids in the Coulee area, we see many things to keep them busy. At one time there were two theaters showing... — Updated 10/3/2018

 

Cindy Carter helped us

My name is Rodolfo Rodriguez, and I’ve been living in Royal City for the last 15 years. I met Cindy Carter five years ago. She helped me when my family lived in a very small trailer, and I was told I had to pay $5,000 for a road... — Updated 10/3/2018

 
 By Ron Skagen    Opinion

Terry Brewer good for Grant County PUD and region

To my friends in Grant County, I would like to offer my endorsement of Terry Brewer for re-election to the Board of Commissioners for Grant County PUD. I have known and worked with Terry for 12 years, as we were both elected as PUD... — Updated 10/3/2018

 
 By Jack Janda    Opinion

Brewer enthusiastically protects PUD customers

I’d like to take this opportunity to ask the citizens of Grant County to re-elect Terry Brewer to the board of commissioners of Grant County PUD. My name is Jack Janda and I serve as a commissioner of Mason County PUD #1. As a... — Updated 10/3/2018

 

Reward offered

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that a victim of theft is offering a $5,000 reward. The victim of the theft of construction equipment from a worksite near 4th St. S.E. and S. Kansas Ave. in East Wenatchee,... — Updated 10/3/2018

 

Grant PUD to hold public hearings on 2019 budget

Grant PUD commissioners will host three budget hearings before adopting the utility’s 2019 budget. The budget hearings are held in locations throughout the county, the utility said in a press release Monday. The hearings will... — Updated 10/3/2018

 

Wild ride

Emergency responders work to extract a Selland Construction worker from a scraper on Peter Dan Road Sept. 19, where the company was doing construction. "We had an operator error,... — Updated 10/3/2018

 

Grand Coulee wins compliance award for treatment plant

The city of Grand Coulee was presented with a plaque commemorating perfect compliance in regard to their wastewater treatment plant. The award was presented Sept. 18 before the city council by Kim Prisock of the Department of... — Updated 10/3/2018

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Support shown for local cities to consolidate

More than 50 people gathered at the Wine Bar in Grand Coulee Thursday to discuss the idea of consolidating some or all local towns into one. SCJ Alliance, a consulting firm for... — Updated 10/3/2018

 

Newsbriefs

Fire fought north of Nespelem A wildland fire broke out last Wednesday north of Nespelem, burning some 247 acres before being contained Saturday, the Northwest Interagency Management Team 2 said. Gherke Windmill Garden gets... — Updated 10/3/2018

 

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