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Articles from the October 4, 2017 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News

Local man drives over the edge

A local man drove over a steep embankment at an overlook just below Grand Coulee Dam Friday night, surviving a 200-foot plunge down the hill. Christopher Coffey, 32, of Electric... — Updated 10/4/2017

 

Celebrating 60 years

Larry and Gerry Boyd will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on October 12. After all these many years, they only want the presence of their two daughters, five... — Updated 10/4/2017

 

LR homecoming royalty

The 2017 Lake Roosevelt homecoming royalty stands in front of family, friends, and classmates during halftime at the homecoming football game in Coulee Dam on Friday. Chosen by... — Updated 10/4/2017

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 9/23 - An officer returning from taking a prisoner to jail came upon a two-vehicle accident near Coulee City. The officer took information, cleared the intersection and advised the county sheriff’s office and... — Updated 10/4/2017

 

Legals for October 4, 2017

Public Notice Town of Coulee Dam NOTICE OF COUNCIL MEETING DATE CHANGE To the citizens of the Town of Coulee Dam, Washington, Due to staff training, the October 11, 2017 regular Town Council Meeting will be moved to Wednesday,... — Updated 10/4/2017 Full story

 

Local quilters competing in international show

Marlene Oddie and Nancy Goddard, of Grand Coulee, are semifinalists for the 2017 AQS QuiltWeek event in Des Moines, Iowa, Oct. 4-7. Quilts were entered in this international... — Updated 10/4/2017

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Raiders stung in loss to Oroville Hornets

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders are in need of some antihistamine after getting stung by the Oroville Hornets on Friday night. Leading 8-6 at the half, the Raiders lost the lead, then... — Updated 10/4/2017

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

LR soccer drops two, one in a shootout

Lady Raider soccer had a tough week, losing a couple of close games. In Okanogan on Sept. 26, the Lady Raiders lost to the Lady Bulldogs, 3-0. "It was a difficult game to watch,"... — Updated 10/4/2017

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Raiders run in challenging meet

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders competed at the Tonasket Invitational on Thurs., Sept 28. "It was a challenging meet," said Head Coach Brian Daniels. "Just in terms of the course,... — Updated 10/4/2017

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

With season at 7-1, Raider volleyball now enters league play

The Lady Raiders are entering the league season with an overall 7-1 win-loss record, following a loss against Brewster and a win against Soap Lake last week. The Lady Raiders lost... — Updated 10/4/2017

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet this Thursday, Oct. 5, at Siam Palace. Meeting begins at noon. Bob Valen is speaking about “The Bugs on Your Face.” Candidate Training Workshop Oct. 15... — Updated 10/4/2017

 

Senior meals

Wed., Oct. 4 - Dinner Cheeseburger, French Fries, Mixed Veggies, Mixed Fruit, Brownie Thurs., Oct. 5 - Dinner Chicken Alfredo over Noodles, Green Beans with Onions, Fruit Cup, Cook’s Choice Fri., Oct. 6 - Breakfast Ham Scramble,... — Updated 10/4/2017

 

Enjoy the majesty of fall: Join the Arbor Day Foundation

The Arbor Day Foundation will brighten up your fall by offering 10 free autumn classics trees or five free Crapemyrtle when you join the organization in October. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation’s... — Updated 10/4/2017 Full story

 

Class celebrates 60th reunion

The Coulee Dam High School class of 1957 held their 60th class reunion in Spokane, Washington, Sept. 22-23, beginning with a luncheon Friday at the home of Herm and Jeraldine... — Updated 10/4/2017

 

Sixty-eight Years Ago

Interior view of the left barrel of the cut and cover section of the feeder canal. In the foreground, forms for a completed pour are still in place. – October 11,... — Updated 10/4/2017

 
 By Lee Hamilton    Opinion

Election reform is about more than fraud

A dozen years ago, the preface to a report on federal election reform began with these words: “Polls indicate that many Americans lack confidence in the electoral system, but the political parties are so divided that serious... — Updated 10/4/2017

 

Mourning in the morning

I woke up Monday morning and my heart broke. I watched the video and sat in awe once again. A shooting in Las Vegas, 59 dead, hundreds injured and the shooter took his own life. It became obvious as the details emerged that this... — Updated 10/4/2017

 
 By Mick Qualls    Opinion

Concerned that PUD stopped network buildout

As a concerned group of Grant County citizens, we believe that your readers will be as concerned as we are to learn that Grant PUD eliminated build-out of new fiber connections from their 2018 budget. The budget maintains service... — Updated 10/4/2017

 

Real newspapers, real news

“Real Newspapers, Real News” is the theme of this year’s National Newspaper Week (Oct. 1-7). Indeed, there’s always been lots of “real” at newspapers. Real stories, real journalism, real work, real deadlines, real... — Updated 10/4/2017

 

Homecoming effort yields supplies for area

Another homecoming is in the books at Lake Roosevelt High School and out of all the fun a serious community need was met. When leadership students Alan Nordine and Blossom Armstrong... — Updated 10/4/2017

 

Newsbriefs

Bridge inspection may slow traffic State Dept. of Transportation bridge technicians will use an under-bridge inspection truck for a regularly scheduled structural and safety inspection of the bridge over the feeder canal on SR 174... — Updated 10/4/2017

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News

Elmer City plans lean toward own plant

The town of Elmer City currently has no plan to upgrade its sewage pump station, which it will need to by spring if it is to continue sending sewage to Coulee Dam. The issue came up at the town’s last council meeting when two... — Updated 10/4/2017

 

Study outlines town's sewage options

A study on Elmer City’s options for sewage treatment suggests the town may save over the long run by building a new treatment plant of its own, instead of extending its decades-long contract with Coulee Dam. Elmer City has... — Updated 10/4/2017

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Town of Coulee Dam will become a city

The town of Coulee Dam will soon become a “non-charter code city,” following a vote at the town council meeting last week. The council voted unanimously to make the switch that Town Attorney Mick Howe said most other... — Updated 10/4/2017

 

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