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Articles from the March 11, 2015 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 11, 2015

Man dies in car wreck

A Nespelem man, Nicholas Patrick Stanger, 25, was killed last Wednesday in a one-car accident on Gold Lake Road. Stanger was a Lake Roosevelt High School graduate and was active in sports. Also in the vehicle at the time of the accident was his twin... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 11, 2015

Heroes in training

A class of 21 future emergency medical technicians are currently working on their certification, and when they finish their training at least 12 of them will be available to serve in the Grand Coulee...

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 11, 2015

Marcolin named seniors' volunteer of the year

The members of the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center honored their "Volunteer of the Year" Tuesday night. Felix Marcolin, 78, was described as a "person who makes himself available 24/7'" to help other p... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 11, 2015

Busy schedule set for Ridge Riders

The Ridge Riders kick off their annual schedule of events Saturday, March 14, with the annual banquet and auction. The event is planned for the American Legion Hall in Electric City with doors opening at 4:45 p.m. George Kohout, president of the... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 11, 2015

Old photos find their way to museum

Imagine Banks Lake without water, and a dairy and pig farm operation in its place with Steamboat Rock as a backdrop. That would take you back to the early 1900s, when George Baldwin farmed the canyon... Full story


Golf course is officially open

Banks Lake Golf Course is officially open for play. Course Manager Michael Parisian said many local golfers have been taking advantage of the good spring weather. Play has been especially active on weekends at the 18-hole course. Parisian encourages... Full story



Pancake Feed Saturday Elmer City’s Fire Department will hold its annual Pancake & Pie Dinner, Saturday, March 21, at the Coulee Dam Town Hall. The meal will be from 4:30 - 8 p.m. Prices are $8 for a single person, $15 for a couple and $25 for a... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 11, 2015

Whooping cough breaks out in county

Five students in Moses Lake schools have whooping cough, and Grant County Health officials have the task of checking out 149 people who have had close contact with the infected five. The five cases have been confirmed through laboratory tests. The... Full story


Repairs underway

Workers install a temporary walkway below the spillgates on Grand Coulee Dam recently. The walkways help during maintenance of the gates, which lower to let water spill over the dam. The work can... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    March 11, 2015

Kudos for answering the call, and for putting it out there

We’d like to thank those people who have answered the local call for new emergency medical technicians, and those who made it possible. EMT training is not easy, takes a lot of time and requires significant commitment, not to mention money. But... Full story

 By Jerry Sands    Opinion    March 11, 2015

Thanks, and sorry to see you go

I would like to thank the Electric City Planning Commission that I worked with over the years for all their hard work and long hours spent bringing Electric City to the city it is today. We accomplished a lot of good things together. I was sorry to... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    March 11, 2015

When I grow up …

When we were kids, we had dreams of being a firefighter, police officer or other things. Those dreams were influenced by a bunch of different things, including parents, grandparents, neighbors and books and TV. Somewhere along the line, as we are... Full story

 By Don Brunell    Opinion    March 11, 2015

Can Washington avert California's water wars?

California is in the midst of a fierce water war, a conflict that holds lessons for us in Washington state. In many ways, we are alike. Both of our states’ populations are growing and we have some of the world’s most prolific agriculture... Full story


Sixty-six Years Ago

The construction trestle, with deck at El. 1180, approaches the spillway section of the dam. The Bethlehem Steel Co., Equipment mounted on a work barge to be used by the Pacfic Bridge Co.,... Full story


Nicholas Patrick Stanger

Nicholas Patrick Stanger, 25, of Nespelem, Wash., passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. He was born on May 7, 1989, in Spokane, Wash., to Robert L. and Lily C. Stanger. Nicholas lived in... Full story


Julieanne LaFountaine

Julieanne LaFountaine, 36, was born April 16, 1978, in Seattle. She passed away quietly, due to a sudden cardiac arrest, surrounded by those who loved her most in the late afternoon on Friday, March... Full story


Duarte has a boy

Kara J. Durate of Keller is proud to announce the birth of her son Abel Thomas Durate born Wednesday, March 4 2015, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 8 lbs., 5 oz., and was 21 inches in length at birth. Siblings include Atom, age... Full story


It's a boy for Carden/Ellis

Miranda Carden and Colton Ellis of Omak are proud to announce the birth of their son Elum Ronald Ellis, born Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 10 lbs., and was 20 inches in length at birth. Maternal... Full story


Vying for a date

Part of a cast of more than 50 kids play the part of the "vagabonds" during a performance Saturday afternoon of the Missoula Children's Theatre production of "Aladdin", sponsored by the Grand Coulee... Full story


Meetings and Notices

No Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will not meet this week. It will resume regular meeting hours at Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille in Grand Coulee on Thursday, March 19. Okanogan County Democrats to Meet Okanogan County... Full story


Metal roofing arrives for gym

A huge crane Friday lifts bundles of metal roofing on top of the Lake Roosevelt High School gym. Workers this week are putting on the metal roof, which will match the roof of the new school complex. Workers recently finished duplicating the siding,... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    School    March 11, 2015

Raider sculpture to stand at school

Virgil "Smoker" Marchand said he is ready to start his 7-foot-tall sculpture of Lake Roosevelt schools mascot that will be placed at the front of the new school. "I am just waiting for the go ahead,... Full story


Kole Galbraith awarded Fulbright Scholarship to teach English

Kole Galbraith, son of Colville tribal member Lorena Boyd and Allan Galbraith, grandson to Larry and Gerry Boyd, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in the small, rural village of Bad-Aussee, Austria. He was awarded the... Full story


Fiber optics and electronic communications offered by BBCC

  Two classes covering the basics of high-speed data communication applications that are of growing importance to local industry are offered this spring at Big Bend Community College, the school announced. Electronic Communications I (IST-224) and... Full story


WSU names students to President's Honor Roll

Two local students were named to the President’s Honor Roll at Washington State University, the school announced this week. Taima Nichole Carden, of Coulee Dam and Alissa Brianne Mansker, of Grand Coulee, earned the honor by achieving an overall... Full story


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