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Articles from the October 16, 2019 edition

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Whose bill can hold more ...

Three American white pelicans hang out with gulls on an island on the west side of Steamboat Rock near Barker Canyon last weekend. With a 9-foot wingspan, they are one of the largest birds in North...

 
 By Press release    News    October 16, 2019

Grant PUD investigating exciter fires at Priest Rapids Dam

EPHRATA – Priest Rapids Dam operators extinguished a small fire in equipment called an exciter, which provides energy to start up one of the generating units, shortly after 1 a.m. today. The fire...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 16, 2019

Deputy: Prop 1 could change criminal dynamic in county

A proposition on the November ballot could bring millions of dollars into Grant County coffers to fund a new jail and add to local police budgets, and two officers explained the measure at a luncheon...

 

Governments will practice emergency response on lake against invasive mussels

State, federal, and tribal governments will come together next week on Lake Roosevelt for the first on-the-ground exercise in the Columbia River basin to prepare for an infestation of non-native...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 16, 2019

Birdie Hensley is running for council position 2 in Electric City

"I'm always interested in the places I live and what's going on and I'd like to be a part of it," Birdie Hensley said about running for reelection on the city council. "If you're not on the council yo...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 16, 2019

Rupe running for council pos. #2 in Electric City

Bob Rupe is running again for Electric City council. Rupe previously served on the council for 12 years, the last time being about eight years ago, he said. Rupe said he'd like to work on the city's...

 

Things to consider when giving to the food bank

With food drives coming up for the holidays, I thought it might be a good time to let all of our generous citizens know what we are in need of. We use a lot of canned green beans, canned fruit, and mac and cheese. Anything you would like for your din...

 

Raise sales tax to support law enforcement

Thank you, Sheriff Tom Jones, Prosecutor Garth Dano, Grant County commissioners and the various city councils for proposing and supporting Proposition 1. The 3/10 of 1% is the fairest method to fund badly needed additional law enforcement and...

 

Traffic problems

On Sunday, September 22, 2019, a friend was at a birthday party at a bar about 8 to 9 p.m. Two cars were playing bumper tag. One car pulled off; the other slammed its brakes on, and my friend had to go around him. He therefore followed her home and...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    October 16, 2019

The credibility of the trusted

As I was growing up in the 1980s and 90s, if you read a newspaper you could take it as fact. The same could be said about the local and national news on television. No matter what paper you read or...

 

Rediscover your roots

Every once in awhile a person should visit his or her roots. I did so a couple of weeks ago, returning to Palouse, Idaho, where I was born and raised. It was the annual Palouse Days celebration, which occurs on the second weekend of September. It...

 

History of the Keller Ferry

John Christopher (J.C.) Keller was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, October 16, 1858, and came west in 1882. He conducted the post office and a general store at Hesseltine, northwest of Wilbur and when the...

 

The wildfire season that wasn't

The Oregonian characterized the 2019 wildfire season as the “season that wasn’t!” That’s good news for West Coast states; however, it doesn’t mean we are permanently “out of the woods!...

 

Donald Daniel Dembiczak

Donald Daniel Dembiczak was born on January 26, 1931, in Greenbush, Minnesota, to Paul and Mary. After several years, Paul decided to move the family west to Grand Coulee to work on the historic Dam.... Full story

 

Loretta May Phillips-Johnson

Loretta May Phillips-Johnson, 68, of Nespelem, Washington, passed away Monday, October 7, 2019. She was born Thursday, May 31, 1951, in Union Gap, Washington, to Matthew and Maggie Johnson-Phillips. C... Full story

 

Cool to be cool

Gary Martin crosses North Dam on a workout Monday evening, taking in a fall sunset at the same time. Although fall is considered by many to be a favorite season locally, knowing the weather can help....

 

Meetings & Notices

October Chamber Meetings at La Presa Chamber will be meeting this Thursday, Oct. 17, at La Presa. Guest speaker will be Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones. Meeting will begin at noon. Free Retirement Planning Seminar  All public school employees of...

 

A win and two losses for soccer

The Lady Raiders soccer team came out with a win over Manson sandwiched between two losses to Bridgeport last week. The Lady Raiders lost 4-1 in Bridgeport against the Fillies Oct. 8, when Maddisyn...

 

LR football's first loss comes in Chewelah

The Raider football team suffered their first loss of the season, losing by three points in Chewelah in a non-league game last week. The Raiders lost 21-18 to Jenkins High School in Chewelah at the Cougars’ home field Oct. 11. “It was a great...

 

Bowling Scores

THURSDAY MIXUPS TEAM W L #1 11 9 @3 11 9 #2 10 10 #4 8 12 High Game: Chance Epperson 279; KarenLacker 199 High Series: Chance Epperson 767; Mae Stensgar 466 Splits: Karen Lacker 2-4-7-10 Previous - High Game: John Stensgar 245; Mae Stensgar 188 High...

 

Ladies kill it in vb road games

The Lady Raiders volleyball squad won two games last week against both Oroville and Wilbur/Creston.  Lake Roosevelt defeated the Hornets in Oroville Oct. 10 in three quick sets, scored 25-9, 25-15, and 25-10.  “Easy win for us on the road, which...

 

Cross Country runs at Omak/ Moses Lake

Lake Roosevelt cross country ran last week in Omak and Moses Lake, where eighth-grader Chase Marchand placed first in the middle school races. The runners went to East Side Park in Omak on Oct. 9. Colton Jackson was the top placing Raider in the...

 

September students of the month at Nespelem School

Here are Nespelem's Students of the Month for September!...

 

This week in sports

Wed., Oct. 16 5 p.m., JHVB here with Oroville Thurs., Oct. 17 4:30 p.m. LR Soccer here with Tonasket 5:30 p.m., JHFB at Omak Fri., Oct. 18 4 p.m., LR Cross Country at Oroville 7 p.m., Football here with Northwest Christian Sat, Oct. 19 11 a.m., LR...

 

Legals for Oct. 16, 2019

Grant County Port District No. 7 CHANGE OF MEETING Grant County Port District 7 is changing the October meeting date from Thursday, October 24, at 4 p.m., to Tuesday October 22, at 4 p.m.  Location is still at the Airport Office.  Change is due to... Full story

 

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