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 By Scott Hunter    News    December 20, 2017

C.D. Mayor to introduce rate changes tonight

The mayor of Coulee Dam intends to ask the city council to pass new water and sewer rates tonight (Wednesday) in the last council meeting over which he will preside, with some significant changes. Mayor Greg Wilder explained to the council at their...

 

Christmas cookie burglar foiled

A Grand Coulee man ended up in Grant County jail after a police search for missing Christmas cookies and other items led them to him Saturday. Arrested and jailed was Jeffrey Muellner, 56. The cookies...

 

Electric City council considers allowing vacation rentals

Electric City is considering changing its Comprehensive Plan to allow “vacation rentals.” Terry and Debra Ann Jensen, who own a residence at 9 Lakeview Avenue, requested the change. The city council indicated the city would move forward on the...

 

School board member: public, union were heard

School board member Richard Black responded at the last school board meeting, Dec. 11, to discipline issues within the school district. Black had held several positions within the Grand Coulee Dam School District prior to taking a seat on the board,...

 

Newsbriefs

Pope appointed fire chief Charlie Pope was appointed chief of the Coulee Dam Volunteer Fire Department Wednesday night. Mayor Greg Wilder said Brian Warnecke had resigned. Wilder, whose term will end with December, said Warnecke had only committed...

 

Big smile for Santa

Santa elicits a big smile from Jovanna Bradeen Thursday night with the gift of a coloring book at the annual Lighting of the Library event in Grand Coulee. - Scott Hunter photo...

 

City rejects chamber invoice claims

Electric City and the chamber of commerce are still at odds over $2,700 worth of invoices that remain unpaid. The city and the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce had signed an agreement early this year wherein the city would provide money from...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    December 20, 2017

Northern Pike Rewards Program extended

The Colville Tribes' Fish and Wildlife department has extended its Northern Pike Rewards Program through the end of 2018, according to a recent press release. CTFW has paid out over $10,000 to...

 

Elmer City's proposed trail to go out for bids

Elmer City’s proposed trail system will go out for bid Jan. 10, public works director “Jimmer” Tillman advised the town council last Thursday night. The 2,100-foot trail, financed by a grant from the state Transportation Improvement Board,...

 

Flu season starting in earnest

Grant County Health District issued an alert for an influenza outbreak in the county Friday. Health officer Dr. Alexander Brzezny said in the release that everyone six months old and older should immediately get a flu shot. “Be aware of increasing...

 

School district should consider all kinds of costs and benefits

In the business world, decisions are generally made by weighing the costs of something desirable for a business against its benefits over time. A piece of equipment may cost a lot of money, but if it pays for itself in a few years and provides an...

 

DACA allowed him to follow his dream

The sunlight came in through the shades, shaking me from my dream. But as a 6-year-old, that just meant Saturday morning cartoons. I sprang up and dashed to the living room. As I turned on the television, there he was — a blue-and-red blur flying...

 

It's possible and worth it to escape alcoholism

I never drank until my mom died and step-dad moved out. I raised myself and younger brother alone with no one since I was 17. Right away, I got into a crowd, and we didn’t drink socially. We drank explosively: blackouts, pass outs, drunk driving,...

 

Million wreaths across America

Christmas is an especially difficult time for anyone grieving for lost loved ones. It is especially painful for America’s military families whose son, daughter, spouse or parent was killed while serving in uniform. Normally, the fallen are remember...

 

Party brings parents, student and staff together

The SHARP Kids program at Lake Roosevelt Schools held a Family Fun Night Christmas Party on Dec. 12, with parents, children, and SHARP staff. Hot chocolate and chili dogs were served, and activities...

 

Meetings and Notices

No Chamber This Week or Next The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will not meet this Thursday, December 21, or next week, December 28. The next chamber luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, January 4, 2018, at Siam Palace in Grand Coulee....

 

Holiday services set

• Almira-Coulee Dam Community Church – 4 p.m. Christmas Eve Service. No regular service on Sunday, Dec. 24. • Banks Lake Bible Church, 25 School Ave., Electric City – Normal church services in the morning but in the evening a candlelight...

 

Senior Meals

Wed., Dec. 20 - Dinner Pot Roast with Gravy, Potatoes, Corn, Carrots, Applesauce, Cake, B-DAY DINNER Thurs., Dec. 21 - Dinner Chicken Alfredo, Salad & Fruit Bar, Cook's Choice Fri., Dec. 22 - Breakfast Sausage Links, Eggs, Pancakes, Fruit Bowl,...

 

Raiders salvage a win at home, lose in Tonasket

The Raiders defeated the Trojans in the final seconds at home before losing to the Tigers in Tonasket last week. Hosting the Manson Trojans on Dec. 12, the Raiders maintained a lead but almost lost...

 

Lady Raiders split the week

The Lady Raiders beat Manson at home before losing to Tonasket on the road last week. Against Manson on Dec. 12, the Lady Raiders led the entire game, by 28-17 at the half, and finished with a final...

 

Raider wrestlers compete with bigger schools

Raider wrestlers took part in the Oroville Mixer and the Cashmere Invite this past week. Fewer wrestlers attended these events than usual due to winter sickness and holidays, but those who did gained experience nonetheless. Lake Roosevelt’s...

 

This Week in Sports

This week in sports Thurs., December 28 10 a.m., LRHS Wrestling Powerhouse Tournament, here LRHS Basketball to West Valley HS, Spokane, Eagles Holiday Classic (9 a.m. GV, 10:30 a.m. BVJ, 1:30 p.m. BV) Fri., December 29 LRHS Basketball to West Valley...

 

LR music awarded grant for program

Lake Roosevelt Schools received a $6,000 check from a grant from the Music Matters Distribution Fund at their holiday band and choir concert on Dec. 13. "I was very happy and excited, and started a sh...

 

Legals for December 20, 2017

City of Grand Coulee FINAL 2018 BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the FINAL 2018 Budget Public Hearing will be held by the GRAND COULEE CITY COUNCIL, in the council chambers, 306 Midway Avenue, on December 19, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. All... Full story

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 12/11 - Child Protective Services asked police to check on the welfare of a juvenile at a Spokane Way residence. No one was home. 12/12 - Police saw a woman, known to be wanted on three warrants for her arrest, walking near North...

 

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