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Articles from the November 6, 2019 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News    November 6, 2019

Landslide vote brings in new Electric City leaders

In a strong show of disapproval for current government, Electric City voters have chosen a new city council and mayor, casting about four or five times as many votes for the challengers as for incumbents. They selected Diane Kohout as the new mayor... Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 6, 2019

Daylight Savings ended but could become permanent

Daylight Savings Time ended on Nov. 3 when we rolled our clocks back an hour. Could this be the last time we “fall behind?” Legislation signed by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee earlier this year to permanently adopt Daylight Savings Time, in other... Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 6, 2019

Caretaker class hopeful at LR

A new class at the high school could certify students to be home caretakers. Lake Roosevelt High School is working on crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s of implementing a home caretaker class into offered curriculum. The move would be the...


Honoring honor is important

If someone asked you if you would commit to a job that could send you to anywhere in the world, even some of its worst places, for years, and that you had to obey orders of your supervisors at all times or there could be serious repercussions, and...


Felt privileged to show young how we must work together

I wanted to thank the students and parents who allowed me to be a part of your lives for the last three years as the GCDJH eighth-grade girls basketball coach. It has truly been a pleasure to put that time into our youth by either working on their ba...


A real, meaningful solution for America's farms

When I talk to farmers in Central Washington and across the country, having access to a stable and legal workforce is often their number one concern. Each year, it becomes harder to hire domestic workers, and farm owners have become increasingly...

 By Bob Valen    Opinion    November 6, 2019

Brrr, a short autumn?

Scientists have been coring glacial ice fields for some time now. One objective is to analyze the small atmospheric gas bubbles that got trapped as the ice formed. These gas bubbles contain...


Programs could help veterans become next generation of producers

With the average age of a U.S. farmer at nearly 60 years, and millions of acres expected to change hands over the next few years, military veterans have a key role to play as the nation looks for the next generation of producers. To do so, veterans...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 6, 2019

They crossed that bridge when they came to it

Bridge girders heading toward the West Fork area of the San Poil river along highway 21 between Keller and Republic crossed the bridge at Coulee Dam recently. The girders, six in total, each measure 1...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 6, 2019

Special forces veteran honored for his service

James Duranceau attended an event last month hosted by the Special Forces Association where he was honored for his 16 years as a Green Beret in the United States Army. Duranceau joined the army in...

 By Scott Hunter    News    November 6, 2019

Tale told of new-store adventure

It took a lot of thought and prayer last February before Doug and Mary Lou Lockard and daughter Launi Ritter took a leap into a retail business with no experience. Five months after opening their new... Full story


A day for writers

Writers pose for a group photo for Writers Day in the Coulee at the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center Saturday. From left, Sheri Edwards, Bob Manion, Gerry McClure, Don McClure, Birdie Hensley, Darlene... Full story


Recycled bridge

During World War II, construction material was becoming scarce. Support buildings were needing to be erected for the finishing of Grand Coulee Dam. An idea was introduced, where the old Great...


Meetings & Notices

Chamber Meetings at Pepper Jacks in November Chamber will be meeting at noon, this Thursday, Nov. 7, at Pepper Jacks Bar & Grille. General business is on the agenda. American Legion to Meet The American Legion Post 157 next meeting will be at 6:30...


Dam bubbles

Ellen Arment uses equipment she has put together to produce giant bubbles at the "Riley Point" overlook just below Grand Coulee Dam Saturday. Arment has been into making bubbles for about 30 years,...


Raiders are football league champions

The Raider football team returned from Brewster with a new Bear-skin rug, having killed the Bears 57-6 in the final game of the regular season last Friday, finishing as the undisputed champions of the Central Washington 2B league, undefeated in...


Kyle Edmo to run at state meet

Kyle Edmo will run in the state cross country competition Saturday, after making the cut at Moses Lake last week. The senior placed 27th out of 88 runners in the 5,000-meter race at the District 5-6... Full story


Lady Raiders head into post season third in league

The Lady Raiders volleyball team swept away the competition in their league tournament after wrapping up their regular season with a victory last week. LR came away with a 3-0 victory in Soap Lake... Full story


Ski Club parents meeting Nov. 19

The Grand Coulee Area Ski Club will be having its annual parents informational meeting and sign ups on Tuesday, November 19. They will be meeting at Nespelem School at 5 pm, and Lake Roosevelt High School at 6:30 pm. For more information please...


This week in sports

Thurs., Nov. 7 TBD, Volleyball Districts at Wenatchee Fri., Nov. 8 7 p.m., Football here with Liberty Christian (Richland) District 5-6 Cross-over game Sat, Nov. 9 11:30 a.m., State Cross Country, Pasco...


Lady Raiders team kicks off postseason with victory in soccer

The Lady Raiders soccer team won a close playoff game in Bridgeport to move onto the next round. The Ladies played their last regular-season game Oct. 29, losing 4-0 in Liberty Bell against the Lady Mountain Lions. Finishing the regular season...


Legals for November 6, 2019

Public Notice Town of Coulee Dam Notice is hereby given that the Town of Coulee Dam will hold a 2020 Preliminary Budget Hearing on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 6:00 p.m. at Town Hall. All interested persons will be given the opportunity to provide... Full story


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 10/29 - A woman reported that rims and tires on a pickup truck on Coulee Boulevard were ones stolen from her in September. The owner of the truck said he had bought them for $50 from someone, and agreed to give them to the woman. The... Full story


Washington State Parks announces winter schedule

OLYMPIA – Oct. 21, 2019 – Washington State Parks today announced its 2019-2020 winter schedule, with more than 100 parks remaining open for camping or day-use activities. The winter schedule is available online at