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Articles from the November 1, 2017 edition

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Dangerous dog seized from owner

A Grand Coulee man who appealed a ruling that he had a “potentially dangerous” dog faced trouble with police again. Andrew Kramer, of 110 Burdin Boulevard, whose dog “Rowdy” bit a Portland woman July 22, had his dog declared “potentially...


Two write-ins challenge Grand Coulee incumbents

Two candidates for Grand Coulee City Council, Tammara Byers and Tom Poplawski, were running unopposed until last week, when two local residents said they are seeking their council seats through a...


Harvesting a good time

A little bumble bee squirts paint on a spinning paper canvas, one of many activities at the Lake Roosevelt Elementary School "Harvest Festival" last Thursday evening. The event included a food drive...


Survey provides chance to give Grand Coulee your thoughts

The city of Grand Coulee held an open house last Wednesday night to talk with citizens about proposed upcoming changes to its comprehensive plan. The planning commission had scheduled the meeting to...



Fall back Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, Nov. 5, at 2 a.m. Set your clocks back one hour. Student number reported Attendance in the Grand Coulee Dam School District for October was the equivalent of 703 full time students, a report to the school... Full story


School bus drivers still hard to find

School bus drivers are hard to find. The problem in the Grand Coulee Dam School District is a carryover from last year when officials had stated that they were three drivers short. It is the same problem this year. Stephanie Duclos, manager of the...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 1, 2017

State tests river water monthly

Eiko Urmos-Berry, of the state Department of Ecology, pulls up water samples with a long rope dangling from the bridge in Coulee Dam. It's a sunny fall day, and her orange high-vis vest matches the...


Vote to support juvenile center upgrades

It hasn’t been long since our previous county commissioners held evening meetings discussing the pros and cons of sending our juvenile offenders to Martin Hall in Medical Lake. Individuals from the Coulee Dam area even made the long journey to Okan...


Vote for juvenile detention and jail facilities

In 2016, hundreds of citizens spoke out against a possible move of Okanogan County’s juvenile detention facilities to the Spokane area to be managed by a multi-state business. That proposed move would have also meant a loss of 10-plus professional...


Rural prosperity essential to Washington

While Seattle is growing rapidly, our rural areas continue to struggle. They don’t have the corporate giants such as Amazon, Microsoft and Boeing creating jobs and economic opportunities. Farms are predominantly family-owned. Today, there is a...

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    November 1, 2017

Gems in the Coulee: Sheila Darnold

If you know her, then you already know she goes way beyond what an average secretary does. If you don’t, then you have not had a child go through the school system in the last, well, a lot of years. Sheila Darnold’s work ethic is beyond superb....


Sixty-eight Years Ago

Cleaning up the foundation of North Dam – Dynamite and power shovels have removed the bulk of the excavation, and men with shovels are cleaning the balance. In the background, the trench for the...


Merle Vern Cox

Merle Vern Cox, 97, of Coulee Dam, Washington, died in Denver, Colorado, on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. She was preceded in death by her son, Larry Green; her daughter, Billie Carol Quintana; and... Full story


Phillip G. Haegen

Phillip G. Haegen, 90, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at his assisted living home in Spokane, Washington. He was born on December 31, 1926, to Nellie and Noble Haegen in... Full story


Barbara Fay (Quigley) Hayward

Barbara Fay (Quigley) Hayward, born November 30, 1957, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Born in Everett, Washington, to William (Bill) and Ardith Quigley, at age 13 the family... Full story


Lake Roosevelt Elementary students of the month

The following were selected as Lake Roosevelt Elementary students of the month for September....


Plaque honors an earlier mascot

A new bronze plaque took its place on a pillar of basalt outside Lake Roosevelt Schools Saturday as volunteers mounted it to the rock. "I'm really happy with it," said Lonna Bussert of the Grand... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet this Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Melody Restaurant in Coulee Dam. Meeting begins at noon. This week’s program will be given by Sean Luna from B Street Bud, who will be talking to... Full story


Raiders defeat Tonasket for chance at state berth

The Raider football team defeated the Tigers in a nailbiter in Tonasket on Friday, securing a hometown advantage for the Raiders, who play Kittitas Friday in Coulee Dam for a crossover game, the winne...


Cross country wraps up season

The Raider cross country team ran at the district meet in Wenatchee Oct. 25, with the Raider runners coming up a little too short to qualify for state. With the top 28 out of 88 runners qualifying for state for the boys, and the top seven out of 42...


Soccer ends season with improved record

The Lady Raider soccer team defeated Oroville before losing to Brewster and Bridgeport last week. The games wrap up the Lady Raiders' 2017 season. The Lady Raiders defeated the Oroville Lady Hornets...


LR volleyball season ends at district

Lady Raider volleyball lost to Soap Lake in their last regular season game, before losing in the district tournament to Tonasket and Kittitas. After a 5-0 start to their season, the Lady Raiders have suffered a recent string of bad luck, losing...


Legals for November 1, 2017

CITY OF ELECTRIC CITY REQUEST FOR STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS MUNICIPAL ENGINEERING SERVICES The City of Electric City will accept Statements of Qualifications from firms interested in providing professional municipal engineering services during the... Full story


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 10/23 - An official at Coulee Medical Center asked police if they would give a patient a courtesy ride back to his motel. An officer did so. - Police checked on a report of loud music coming from a trailer on East Grand Coulee...


State Parks offers two final free days for 2017 in November

OLYMPIA – Oct. 26, 2017 – Recreation and outdoor enthusiasts have two more opportunities to visit Washington’s state parks for free in 2017. On these free days, day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass for vehicle access on Saturday,...


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