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Articles from the November 27, 2019 edition

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Cold blaze

As temperatures begin to dip Monday night, firefighters douse a fire along the Elmer City Access Road Monday night that burned what was beleived to be a mobile home unoccupied for years. Okanogan...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 27, 2019

Smartphone access at school discussed by board

With an ever-growing presence of smartphones and tablets in our lives, how do they fit into the school system? The topic of smartphones, and therefore social media, came up multiple times at the... Full story

 

Newsbriefs

$5K offered for arsonist info The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for arsons of several haystacks around Grant County this year. To be...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 27, 2019

B Street closure extension granted for USBR fire station

The Grand Coulee City Council voted last week to extend their contract with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to keep a portion of B Street closed for up to another year during construction of the bureau’s new fire station. The council discussed some...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 27, 2019

Deadline set for sale of golf course

The local port district set a formal deadline of Dec. 31 for the sale of Banks Lake Golf Course to Rattlesnake Ridge to be completed. Grant County Port District 7, which manages the local airport and Banks Lake Golf Course, signed a purchase and...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 27, 2019

Girlfriend beater sentenced to 40 months

An Idaho man will spend 40 months in prison for an assault that took place on the Colville Indian Reservation, a federal judge decided Monday. Roberto Lewis Doran, 40, an enrolled member of the Coeur d’Alene Indian Tribe, was sentenced after...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 27, 2019

Pioneer Museum acquires some old tools

A local museum focused on honoring the people who make the community's history now has a collection of tools from a worker on display. Antique hammers and wrenches were donated by Robert McClure this...

 

Grand Coulee funds requests

The Grand Coulee City Council voted Nov. 19 to partially fund several requests from other organizations. From the city’s “stadium tax fund,” also known as lodging or hotel/motel tax fund, the city agreed to donate $8,000 to the Grand Coulee...

 

PUD skips rate increase in 2020 budget

EPHRATA — Grant PUD commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved a $291 million budget for 2020 with no electric-rate increase for any customer group except the approximately 25 cryptocurrency mining operations classified as “evolving...

 

UW is grateful for Grand Coulee

At this time of Thanksgiving, we pause to give thanks to those who enrich our lives. At the University of Washington School of Medicine in partnership with Gonzaga University, we are especially grateful for the growing community of friends,...

 

How do we keep our democracy healthy?

Representative democracy is based on a simple premise. It’s that ordinary citizens can judge complex public policy and political issues — or at least grasp them well enough to decide who should be dealing with them. But the significance of that p...

 

Giving thanks to our farmers

Each Thanksgiving, I am reminded that in Central Washington, we have a lot to be thankful for. We are blessed with gorgeous national forests and public lands, powerful rivers and dams, and bountiful farm land. As we gather with our families and...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    November 27, 2019

Senior profile: Rosa Carter

This week I am profiling another outstanding senior at Lake Roosevelt High School. I have watched her grow up right before our eyes. She has had many ups and downs in her educational career here...

 

Remembering Billy Curlew

One of my favorite family photographs shows Billy Curlew, then close to 63, holding the team. My uncle Clair is sitting on the rail, my aunt Eleanor standing right foreground, and my grandfather Sam...

 

Cecelia Broncheau Myrick

Cecelia Broncheau Myrick, 92, Elder of the Colville Confederated Tribes, passed away Friday, November 22, 2019, surrounded by her family at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. Cecelia was born Thursday, December 1, 1927, in Culdesac,... Full story

 

Bring your gifts into the Trees of Sharing

• Now thru 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, December...

 

New growth

Coulee Dam town crew members Troy Sanford, left, John Combs and Nathan Massey pose with a scarlet Hawthorne tree they had just planted Nov. 21 in the town-owned planting strip on Stevens Avenue,...

 

It's a boy for Burn's/Michel

Taylor Burn's and Isaiah Michel of Elmer City, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son Cassius James Burn's-Michel on Monday, November 4, 2019, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand... Full story

 

Meetings and Notices

No Chamber Meetings for the Next Two Weeks Chamber will not meet this Thursday due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday. The December 5 meeting has also been cancelled so chamber members can meet out at the Vet Center in Electric City to set up for the...

 

Raiders season ends in second round of state tourney

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders' football season ended in Kalama in the second round of the state playoff tournament Saturday. In Kalama, the Raiders played against the Kalama Chinooks, losing 43-0....

 

All-league corrections

Cameron St. Pierre was named “Offensive Player of the Year” in football for the Central Washington 2B league for his role at running back for The Raiders, and Trevon Johnson was named Defensive Player of the Year as a defensive lineman. In...

 

LR Elementary October students of the month

Selected at Lake Roosevelt Elementary School as October students of the month were: from left - bottom row: Tayonna Timentwa, Estela Rodrigues Treu Fowler, Aiden Burton, Daxton Lenard, Shaylee...

 

Legals for November 27, 2019

Town of Nespelem Notice of Public Hearings   Notice is hereby given that the Town of Nespelem will hold a Preliminary Budget Hearing on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 5:00 PM at Town Hall.  Copies of the 2020 Preliminary Budget are available at Town... Full story

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 11/18 - A shed at Sunbanks Lake Resort had been broken into where a truck, and about $5,000 worth of tools, including leaf blowers, an air compressor, propane tanks, and others were stolen. The truck was later located, having...

 

State Parks, partners offer youth snowmobile safety classes in December

OLYMPIA – Nov. 19, 2019 - The Washington State Parks Winter Recreation Program, Chelan County Sheriff’s Office and Lake Wenatchee Recreation Club are offering a free snowmobile safety class to young snowmobilers next month. The “Safe Rider...

 

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