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Articles from the November 20, 2019 edition

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 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 20, 2019

Electric City picks new engineering firm

At the same meeting in which their public works director described the “dilapidated” state of some of Electric City’s water and sewer system, the city council voted to change the firm that plans and engineers major upgrades on those systems...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 20, 2019

CBH: Huge hydropower project now far more likely here

A proposed $1.4 billion hydropower project is looking more likely to happen in the area, its promoters say, and would bring in 1,000-1,500 workers during construction and create 100-150 permanent...

 

Newsbriefs

Tribes buy Pasco land The Colville Tribes have bought 184 acres of land in Pasco and plan on developing it, the Tri-City Herald reported Friday. The land is east of U.S. 395 and north of the King City Truck Stop. The tribes are considering a casino...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 20, 2019

Small earthquake felt in region

If you felt a little shaking Monday morning, that wasn't just a big truck passing by. The region felt an earthquake at about 10:49 a.m. Monday, centered about 15.5 miles southwest of Coulee Dam. The...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 20, 2019

Miller selected as new Electric City Fire Chief

Justin Miller has been selected as the new fire chief for the Electric City Volunteer Fire Department. Miller’s appointment to chief was approved by the Electric City Council at their Nov. 12 meeting. Miller has served on the department for 16...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 20, 2019

Popcorn purveyor opens her dream on Midway

A favorite childhood memory led to the opening of the newest venture on Midway Avenue, where the latest iteration of a local business has planted roots. The Popcorn Shoppe opened earlier this month...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 20, 2019

1943 letter describes Persia as seen by American G.I.

Imagine opening an old envelope and catching a glimpse of history. Grand Coulee man Fred Long received a few items that belonged to his brother, Robert "Bobby" Long, after he passed away recently,...

 

The tightrope between your pocketbook and city needs

No matter who the experts are, the city administration and the city council who hire them must keep their eyes wide open. Problems in city infrastructure can take a long time to develop and be noticed, but two things are certain: they will develop,...

 

A renewed commitment to conservation in the West

The students of Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers were recently given a second chance. Earlier this year, the future of these programs was threatened when the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed closing nine of the 25 Civilian...

 

Boeing's resiliency tested

The grounding of the 737MAX is testing Boeing’s resiliency. It has turned the company upside down in just six months. Boeing executives and engineers have been under duress since the two fatal...

 

Silas Mason, Grand Coulee Dam and Secretariat

In August 1934, the Silas Mason Company, headquartered in New York City, began building a new "all electric" town next to the Columbia River in eastern Washington State. The town, called Mason City,...

 

Josephine Mary Brim Ayers

Josephine Mary Brim was born in Salem, Oregon, on January 4, 1921, to Flora and Richard Brim. She spent her early childhood in Steptoe, Nevada, where her father worked the family lead mine. She was... Full story

 

Barbara Avey Ries

Barbara Avey Ries, passed peacefully surrounded by family in Spokane Washington on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Barbara was born on December 19, 1949, in Wenatchee Washington, to parents Clifford W.... Full story

 

Alan David "Davi" Smith

Alan David "Davi" Smith, 57, of Nespelem, Washington, passed away Monday, November 11, 2019. Davi was born to Johnnie B. and Norine Louise Circle-Smith on Monday, December 11, 1961, in Omak,... Full story

 

Zlateffs celebrate Fiftieth anniversary

Danny and Linda Zlateff of Grand Coulee, will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary November 22, 2019. The high school sweethearts were married at the Coulee Dam Community Church on November... Full story

 

Bring your gifts into the Trees of Sharing

• November 19 – December 8: Trees decorated with ornament tags with children’s wishes available at North Cascades Bank, Safeway Pharmacy, Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union, and Harvest Foods. Please pick up a tag & fill the wish. • Monday,...

 

Meetings & Notices

Chamber Meetings at Pepper Jacks Chamber will be meeting at noon, this Thursday, Nov. 21, at Pepper Jacks Bar & Grille. General business is on the agenda. There will not be a meeting next Thursday due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Grant County...

 

Raiders football prevail against Friday Harbor in first round of state

Lake Roosevelt's Raiders won the day in their first round of the state football playoffs Saturday in Coulee Dam, besting Friday Harbor 19-14, but losing a key player in the process. Of any of the...

 

Volleyball competes at state

The Lady Raiders ended their volleyball season by competing in the state tournament for the first time since 1991 as they lost in two games in Yakima last week. Lake Roosevelt first played the Kalama...

 

Legal Notices for November 20, 2019

Notice of Public Budget Hearing and Change of Regular Meeting Time Public Hospital District No. 6, Douglas, Grant, Lincoln, & Okanogan Counties, Washington Public Hospital District No. 6, Douglas, Grant, Lincoln and Okanogan Counties, Washington;... Full story

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 11/12 - Kent street residents were told to stop burning yard debris within city limits. They extinguished their fire. - Several juveniles were reported to have broken into the former Center School on Spokane Way. Three of them...

 

LR athletes win all-league honors

Many Raiders and Lady Raiders athletes have received “All League” honors from the Central Washington 2B League, nominated and chosen by coaches from the league. All four teams made it to the post season this year. In football, in which the...

 

Teachers awarded classroom grants

A dozen local teachers, including 10 in the Nespelem School District recently received grants from the North Central Education Foundation. The grants were awarded at the 2019 Teacher Classroom Grant Award reception held at Confluence Technology...

 

McCartney/Hammond-Hoffman have a boy

McCartney/Hammond-Hoffman have a boy Lyndsey E. McCartney and Joseph Hammond-Hoffman of Wilbur, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son Michael Lee Wade Hoffman, born Friday, November 1, 2019, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand...

 

Baarbara Cox has a girl

Barbara Cox of Nespelem, Washington, is proud to announce the birth of her daughter Judy Christine Lynn Cox born Friday November 1 2019, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 6 lb., 12 oz., and was 19.5 inches in length...

 

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