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Articles from the November 15, 2017 edition

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Many car prowls reported

There has been a rash of car prowls in the Grand Coulee area. In a three-day period, Nov. 7-10, nine prowls were reported and investigated by police. In every incident, owners of the vehicles had left them unlocked; one had even left the keys in the...

 

Free yard waste dumping ends Saturday

Better get your rakes out, pick up your leaves and other garden waste, and bag them; you only have through Saturday to take advantage of free dumping privileges at the Delano Regional Transfer Station. You must reside within areas served by Sunrise...

 

Election counts are updated

Politics in Coulee Dam have changed dramatically as a result of the Nov. 7 election. Town residents elected a newcomer in politics as its mayor, and also two newcomers to the council. According to results updated since the election, Larry Price garne...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 15, 2017

Assembly connects vets and students

Veterans young and old shared some of their thoughts about serving in the military with a gym packed with students as Lake Roosevelt Schools held their annual veterans' assembly last Thursday....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 15, 2017

Local soldier addresses chamber

Army Specialist Jonathan Hughes had been back from Iraq since September when he spoke at the local chamber of commerce meeting last week. He spent nine months in the northern part of the country,...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 15, 2017

Car crashes off highway to Bridgeport

Local emergency responders rushed to the scene of a one-car rollover Monday morning after a federal security officer found a man crawling from his overturned car along the highway to Bridgeport....

 

Newsbriefs

Electric rates to rise in Coulee Dam Coulee Dam residents can count on paying a little more for electric power next year, following a discussion at the city council last Wednesday. Council members agreed to plan on writing in a 5-percent increase to...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 15, 2017

More antelope released on reservation

In a joint effort between the Colville Tribes and the Nevada Department of Wildlife, 98 more pronghorn antelope have been released on the Colville Indian Reservation, the second time the animal was...

 

Electric City dog declared dangerous

The Electric City council declared a dog owned by Krayton Duclos as “potentially dangerous” at its meeting Tuesday night. The complaint was filed by a neighbor, Gary Martin, who resides next to Duclos on Gerard Street. Martin told police that...

 

Celebrate local businesses on Nov. 25

Growing up, I would earn a quarter per chore — a quarter each for washing dishes, dusting, sweeping, and more. I pocketed the quarters, hopped on my bike, and rode four blocks to the main thoroughfare in my town of 1,000. I would peruse toy racks...

 
 By Lou Stone    Opinion    November 15, 2017

Shameful tax code proposal would do great harm

Cathy’s craven role in “money-changing” the U.S. Tax Code to aid “The Money-Changer’s Tax Paradise” in offshore tax shelters is shameful! The $1.5 trillion-dollar tax giveaway is the biggest tax giveaway to giant corporations in modern...

 

Debt and taxes

As Republicans in Congress move forward on their tax plan, it’s worth remembering one thing: whatever the legislative particulars, keep your eye on the plan’s impact on the federal debt. Our debt load is already worrisome. It’s almost...

 

Legislative wins for Central Washington approved by U.S. House

Much of the nation’s attention has rightly been focused on Congress’ current push for historic tax reform — the first major effort in more than 30 years. While pro-growth tax reform is a critical topic, I would like to share an update on...

 

Sixty-eight years ago

Transition Section from square to round in the "cut-and-cover" portion of the Feeder Canal across the slide area. Each of the two barrels has a capacity of 3,600,000 gallons a minute, and the...

 

Philip L. Grunlose Sr.

Philip L. Grunlose Sr. died at age 82 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Philip passed away with his family by his side at Coulee Medical Center, in Grand Coulee, Washington. Philip was born in the Kartar...

 

Reservation educator honored

Kayla Wells-Moses, Family & Consumer Sciences Educator with Colville Reservation WSU Extension, was honored at the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences 2017 annual sessi...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet this Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Melody Restaurant in Coulee Dam. Toney Posey from the Coulee Dam Casino is the guest speaker. Meeting begins at noon. Coulee Creators Meet Coulee...

 

Center Thanksgiving dinner reservations filled up fast

The free Thanksgiving dinner tonight (Wednesday, Nov. 15) at the Senior Center filled up quickly to its capacity of 110 guests, officials said Tuesday. Counting guests who pick up their meals and those that are delivered, the total being fed at 5...

 

Small business advisor taking appointments

A business advisor, in association with Grant County Economic Development Council, will be in Electric City Nov. 30 to meet with interested business firms. Allan Peterson, a certified business advisor with the Small Business Development Center, has...

 

Lions' greeting boards ready for names

There’s still time to get your name on the Lions Club community greeting boards. Members and volunteers from the Lions Club-installed community boards in all four cities and towns, holding scores of names allowing people to send greetings to their...

 

Raiders season ends after loss in Davenport

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders' season ended with a 7-3 win-loss record after losing to the Davenport Gorillas in Davenport on Friday in the first round of state playoffs. The Raiders couldn't get...

 

Twenty-two Raiders named to all-league honors

A total of 22 Raiders and Lady Raiders made it onto the Central Washington 2B All League selection, an honor for athleticism, including Sean Garvin who was named player of the year for volleyball. In...

 

Legals for November 15, 2017

Lincoln County Fire Dist. #9 NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 2018 Budget Public Hearing will be held by the Lincoln County Fire District #9 on November 16, 2017, at 6 p.m., at the Nazarene Church, two miles east of Grand...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 11/7 - A Banks Avenue resident reported that someone had gone through an unlocked car the previous night. Police followed footprints to an unlocked truck, where nothing was taken. An adapter and some change was taken from car. -...

 

Community blood drive set for Monday, Nov. 20

Inland Northwest Blood Center along with the Grand Coulee community blood drive volunteers led by Leha Bodeau are planning a blood drive for Monday, November 20. Donation hours will be from noon to 4:30 p.m. at the community room in Coulee Medical...

 

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