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Articles from the December 18, 2019 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News    December 18, 2019

Administrator Powers resigning in Electric City

The city administrator in Electric City, who has shepherded through many of the projects that have turned out to be the most contentious in the last few years, will resign in January to work for the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    December 18, 2019

LR students getting intro to journalism

Lake Roosevelt High School has a new journalism class and a website where you can view their content published under the name "The Galleon." The class has around 20 students writing and contributing c...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    December 18, 2019

Tribes granted $5 million in grant dollars

Some $5 million in grant money will go towards building more affordable housing at the Colville Indian Agency in the Nespelem area next year. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced last week that several Native American...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    December 18, 2019

Vaping rampant in schools, even in classrooms

Students are vaping at Lake Roosevelt Schools, and in schools around the nation. The nicotine in vape products, just as with tobacco, is said to harm developing adolescent brains. The topic of vaping was discussed at the Dec. 9 Grand Coulee Dam...

 

Hospital puts on a party

Kids, parents and hospital staffers turn a room normally reserved for professional classes and meetings into a Christmas party at Coulee Medical Center Dec. 11, with over 300 community members...

 

Spokane Tribe Equitable Compensation Act passes House of Representatives, heads to president's desk for signature into law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation Tuesday to provide the Spokane Tribe of Indians compensation for the lands taken by the United States as part of the Grand Coulee Dam development project in the...

 

New journalism class at LR is an important development

It was so long ago that carbon paper was at the center of the controversy around my first big scoop. As a junior in a high school journalism class, I’d turned in a story about a very popular teacher who would be resigning at the end of the year, a...

 

Local voices crucial to resetting outdated Columbia River Treaty

In 1964, the United States and Canada ratified the Columbia River Treaty to increase coordination between our countries on power generation and flood control issues, along with critical support of irrigation, navigation, and ecosystem habitat needs....

 
 By Jess Utz    Opinion    December 18, 2019

It's not what's under the tree

Sometimes this time of year can be hard to swallow. No not because of the “Coulee Crud” that seems to hang in the air and embed in everyone’s throat. It is because we see more and more...

 

Bridges shouldn't have to sink to be replaced

Bridges shouldn’t have to sink to be replaced. However, at times that’s what it takes. Too often, new projects succumb to years of fighting among interest groups and endless political bickering. In 2013, opposition killed the Columbia Crossings...

 

Ronald E Rinker

Ronald E. Rinker, of Electric City Washington, passed away Monday, December 9, 2019, in Yuma, Arizona. He was born February 5, 1934. Services will be held at 10 a.m., on Saturday, December 28, at Strate Funeral Home in Grand Coulee, Washington. A... Full story

 

Donald Harry James

Donald Harry James, 72, of Coulee Dam, Washington, passed away surrounded by his loving family at his home following a brave battle with cancer, Friday evening, December 6, 2019. Born in Keller Washin... Full story

 

Reservation Youth crafting with a purpose

Creativity was flowing during the 2019 4-H Holiday Make & Take event, held at Keller Community Center on Sunday Dec. 15. This annual event is a community collaboration and facilitated and...

 

Quilt tying to start

Quilt tying will begin once again at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, January 8, at the Zion Lutheran Church. Everyone is welcome. Bring a sack lunch and favorite scissors. Last year 91 quilts were tied and divided between World Relief and Okanogan Shelter....

 

Meetings & Notices

Chamber to Meet at Voltage Chamber will meet at noon this Thursday, December 19, at The Voltage Coffee House. On the agenda is decorating Christmas cookies. AA Meetings for GCD and Nespelem Area Confused in the Coulee AA meetings are held on Mondays...

 

Raider boys pluck Soap Lake Eagles

The Raiders demolished the Soap Lake Eagles on Friday in an overwhelming victory. In Coulee Dam, the Raiders beat the Eagles 82-26. Tyler Jordan tipped the ball in the Raiders favor to start the game...

 

Lady Raiders overwhelm Soap Lake Lady Eagles

The Lady Raiders had a dominant victory over the Soap Lake Lady Eagles on Friday. In Coulee Dam, the Lady Raiders defeated the Lady Eagles 73-27, more than tripling their opponents' score. Lake...

 

Lake Roosevelt wrestlers place in Cashmere tourney

The Raider wrestlers competed in Cashmere on Saturday, where the team placed second and two Raiders placed first. Colton Jackson took the champion spot in the 113-pound weight class. “Colton Jackson had a small bracket and only wrestled two...

 

Legals for December 18, 2019

Grant County Mosquito Control District #2 Surplus Sale The Board of Trustees for Grant County Mosquito Control District #2 has authorized the sale of the following “as is” items by sealed bid: 2000 Ford Ranger 4x4 with 57,000 miles (minimum bid... Full story

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 12/4 - A policeman hit a deer with his patrol car along SR-174 near mile post 19, resulting in a slightly bent push bar and a small dent in the hood of his car. 12/6 - A man said that another man had dumped some yard debris on...

 

Pioneer Millwright William Fleet

By the time the Scheibner Brothers set up their sawmill, William Fleet had been on the land for a while. Born in New York in 1836, at the age of 19 William sailed around the Horn and started a career...

 

Closure of Keller Ferry extended until January

KELLER – Keller Ferry users who travel across the Columbia River on State Route 21 will need to find alternate routes until early January because of additional issues uncovered during repairs to the M/V Sanpoil. Service on the run is now scheduled... Full story

 

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