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Articles from the October 11, 2017 edition

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The quiet rock and roll star

Some of you may have missed it, but Tom Petty passed away this last week. There was other pressing news on the headlines taking the most press time, but the rock and roll legend’s life was very similar to the way he went out. Pow... — Updated 10/11/2017

 By Bob Valen    News

What will winter bring?

I’ve licked my finger, held it up to the air; now I can tell you what winter will bring. If only it were that simple! So, let me share what is being stated by our federal agencies that work in the arena of weather prediction.... — Updated 10/11/2017


Legals for October 11, 2017

Town of Elmer City Budget Workshop Meeting The Town of Elmer City will hold a meeting on October 12, 2017, at 6 p.m., at City Hall for the purpose of working on the 2018 Elmer City Budget. All interested persons will be given the... — Updated 10/11/2017

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

LR defeats Omak

The Lady Raiders defeated Omak 3-1 Oct. 4 at home in Grand Coulee. "Our team played their best passing and communication game last night," remarked Head Coach Casey Moore. "Sadie... — Updated 10/11/2017

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Harris to play college football at EOU

Lake Roosevelt senior Elijah Harris has verbally committed to play football at Eastern Oregon University, where an athletic scholarship will help pay the cost of attending college.... — Updated 10/11/2017

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

CC competes in Omak

Lake Roosevelt harriers ran in Eastside Park in Omak Oct. 4. "The Omak invite went great," Head Coach Brian Daniels said. "Nearly every runner had a PR (personal record) for the... — Updated 10/11/2017

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Volleyball starts league play with two wins

The Lady Raiders are mustering up moxie, starting out their league season with two wins. Following a successful 7-1 non-league season, the Lady Raiders have moved into the more... — Updated 10/11/2017


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 10/3 - A woman on Dill Avenue reported that her 31-year-old daughter was missing. - A woman given a ride to Safeway by a man she didn’t know told police later that she thought he was following her. She told... — Updated 10/11/2017


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet this Thursday, Oct. 12, at Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. Meeting begins at noon. This week’s program will be given by Angie Gates (Radiology Manager) and... — Updated 10/11/2017


What's cooking at the seniors

Wed., Oct. 11 - Dinner Chicken Caesar Salad, Garlic Toast, Mixed Fruit, Cupcakes Thurs., Oct. 12 - Dinner Tuna Casserole, Mixed Veggies, Melon, Coconut Bar Fri., Oct. 13 - Breakfast Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, Eggs, or Waffles... — Updated 10/11/2017


New queen crowned

Tryouts for the 2018 Colorama Rodeo Queen were held at the Ridge Riders Arena in Grand Coulee, on Saturday, October 7. The two candidates, Jessie Walker and Joy Abrahamson, had to... — Updated 10/11/2017


Alumni association to meet Oct. 18

The fall meeting of the Grand Coulee High School Alumni Association will be held Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at 1 p.m., at Grand Coulee Community Church, 405 Center Street. The meeting is open to anyone who has an interest in the... — Updated 10/11/2017


Seventy-eight Years Ago

The outlet works at elevation 1036 have been embedded in concrete, and formwork is in place for the gate gallery control chamber. The four vertical pipe headers on each side of the... — Updated 10/11/2017

 By Marlene Oddie    Opinion

Honoring Jarrett for his service

Instead of just relaxing in retirement, Richard “Dick” Jarrett and his wife, Nancy, were committed to working for the Lord. In 2003, Dick called the regional Seventh-day Adventist church leadership and was able to speak with... — Updated 10/11/2017

 By Barbara Peter    Opinion

Jesse gives reader hope

Over this past year “Jess, shut up!” has become the first thing I turn to after reading the front page. I just want him to know how much I appreciate his column, and warn him that if I ever see him in person, I will be giving... — Updated 10/11/2017

 By Scott Hunter    Opinion

City must be careful not to spend the wrong money

A few years ago, Electric City inadvertently ran afoul of the rules for properly appropriating funds brought in by taxes collected from motel and campground patrons, leading to a small fiscal problem when the city had to repay the... — Updated 10/11/2017

 By Roger S. Lucas    News

Local site will collect used antifreeze

The Delano Regional Transfer Station has become a dump site for used antifreeze, the Regional Board of Mayors decided Monday. The offer was made by the Grant County Department of Public Works early in September and agreed to when... — Updated 10/11/2017


Tons of food given out

Tons of food, including potatoes, lettuce, apples, baby carrots and fresh squash, plus frozen ground beef and more were distributed, Sept. 28 to 150 Grand Coulee area households in... — Updated 10/11/2017

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Students consider future at college fair

Students at Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School thought hard about their future last week when they attended a college fair held in the gymnasium. Twelve colleges from around... — Updated 10/11/2017



Two school boards plan joint meeting The Grand Coulee Dam School District board of directors and the Nespelem District board of directors will meet jointly at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1... — Updated 10/11/2017

 By Roger S. Lucas    News

Mold issue surfaces again

Mold and other needy repairs was again the topic when mayors met for their monthly meeting the Electric City council chambers. The Regional Board of Mayors have tried several times to get action to remove mold and make... — Updated 10/11/2017

 By Roger S. Lucas    News

Electric City sees plans for two parks

Electric City officials got a look at what their two new proposed parks might look like at meetings Monday and Tuesday. The parks, one at McNett Avenue and the other at Grand... — Updated 10/11/2017

 By Roger S. Lucas    News

Felon uses sunroof as escape hatch

A 23-year-old felon, who gave a Spokane address, was arrested Sept. 30 and taken to Grant County jail. Arrested was Chance Carson, who had a felony assault warrant out for him out of Spokane and was listed by local police as a... — Updated 10/11/2017


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