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 By Bob Valen    Lifestyles

February brought most snow and cold

February left us with a good amount of snow and was our coldest month, too. We measured 8.3 inches of new snow here at the home weather station (compared to a mean snowfall is 2.5 i... — Updated 3/19/2014 Full story

 

3D printing is about to impact our lives

Here is an interesting video that highlights a technology that will soon begin to impact our community, our lives: 3D Printing. Someday, you'll "print" the sweater you plan to wear... — Updated 3/15/2014 Full story

 

Using ladders in the yard

As winter ends, gardeners, get out that ladder and spruce up the shrubs and trees in your landscape. Ladders can be very useful to help you get into position to make appropriate cuts, which will improve your trees and shrubs. They... — Updated 3/12/2014 Full story

 
 By Bob Valen    Lifestyles

New Year – warm and dry

January kicked off our new year on the warmer and drier side. Here at the home weather station we had a January mean temperature of 31.5°F, while the overall mean is 26.9°F for a difference of 4.6°F. The low for the month was... — Updated 2/12/2014 Full story

 
 By Jesse Utz    Lifestyles

Gems in the Coulee: Jim Barry

This is a different kind of Gem in the Coulee. The man I speak about today is a father, first and above everything else. He prefers to work behind the scenes and let others be the... — Updated 2/5/2014 Full story

 
 By Bob Valen    Lifestyles

Drier than usual

For December, here at the home weather station, we only had three days of low temperatures in the single digit area — the 5th, 7th and 8th. The lowest was a 3.5°F on the 8th,... — Updated 1/29/2014 Full story

 
 By Jesse Utz    Lifestyles

Lessons learned standing in line

As I was standing in line at Safeway the other night, the young lady at the register was trying to buy a few things and apparently she did not have enough money. She was embarrassed and a look of worry covered her face. She was... — Updated 1/22/2014 Full story

 
 By Jesse Utz    Lifestyles

Advice from hunting divas Haley Neddo and Olivia Ludwig As you

Advice from hunting divas Haley Neddo and Olivia Ludwig As you may know, my success rate for harvesting anything this last hunting season was poor. Honestly, it was less than poor... — Updated 1/15/2014 Full story

 
 By Jesse Utz    Lifestyles

My view on the world's last 365 days

I sometimes wonder, “What is going to make our history book that is happening today?” So I researched the last 365 days to see what I thought would be written for future... — Updated 1/8/2014 Full story

 
 By Bob Valen    Lifestyles

After a dry October, first seasonal snow falls in November

The home weather station measured a trifling 0.14 inches of precipitation for October. Looking back at past years shows we’ve had more — 1.15 inches in 2012, 0.54 inches in... — Updated 11/27/2013 Full story

 

Shopping and junking in the Coulee

Get ready for some griping. Here’s Frankie Delano’s ongoing, seasonal complaint, and you all are welcome to join in if you can relate to my current rant. While I was out and about in the Coulee and elsewhere this past weekend a... — Updated 11/6/2013 Full story

 
 By Bob Valen    Lifestyles

September guides in cool weather

The high temperatures we had up to mid-September, 80s and 90s, have dropped off measurably. As we transitioned into October we’ve had nothing above the high 70s. I think it’s... — Updated 10/16/2013 Full story

 
 By Jesse Utz    Lifestyles

Gems in the Coulee - Mikey Williams

The Raider sports is in full swing at Lake Roosevelt, and for one person football season is his time to work. He is at every practice, every game (home and away), every meeting, he... — Updated 10/9/2013 Full story

 

Shopping and junking in the Coulee

If you listen closely you’ll hear flapping going on in all of the towns here in the Coulee. Yes, I said flapping, like the wings of those majestic Eagles when they fly over the Columbia River, Banks Lake and Lake Roosevelt lookin... — Updated 10/2/2013 Full story

 
 By Jesse Utz    Lifestyles

Winning and losing, smiles and tears

This last weekend I got to go to Airways Heights and watch my nephew Zack score two touchdowns running like Russel Wilson and throw another TD through the air. So proud. He looked... — Updated 9/25/2013 Full story

 
 By Bob Valen    Lifestyles

August - Big storm, some rain

Aug. 25 saw a very strong, fast moving storm system blow through our area. We continue to clean up the mess left behind. Winds of 65 miles per hour and above were noted in many area... — Updated 9/18/2013 Full story

 

Shopping and junking in the coulee

Holy Tornado! Let’s put aside our favorite topics (shopping and junking) for a bit for a quick rant and rave about the latest t-storm that blew through the Coulee Sunday evening, with gusting winds and lightning strikes dancing... — Updated 9/18/2013 Full story

 
 By Jesse Utz    Lifestyles

Fishing, canoes and tomahawks

Manly men doing manly things! I went to the men’s retreat this past weekend with other men from Faith Community Church. We went to the Peniel Ranch on the lower river road between... — Updated 9/18/2013 Full story

 

Shopping and junking in the coulee

Oh My Gosh! Were you out and about in the Coulee, driving up and down the streets of coulee towns on Friday and Saturday? Well, Detective Frankie D. took time out from other terribly important grunt work, like cleaning up debris... — Updated 9/11/2013 Full story

 
 By Jesse Utz    Lifestyles

Kids, time to get dirty, with dirt

A post that has been making its rounds on Facebook got me thinking about the way things used to be and the way things are now. When was the last time you saw kids playing cowboys... — Updated 9/11/2013 Full story

 

Shopping and junking in the coulee

by Frankie Delano Hey, shoppers, did you miss me? So now it’s after Labor Day weekend, which, in the wonderful world of shopping and junking signals (gasp!) the possibility of fewer yard, garage, moving, and special interest (ant... — Updated 9/4/2013 Full story

 
 By Jesse Utz    Lifestyles

Smells like a locker room in here

Do you smell that in the air? The smell of dirty sneakers and cleats, sweaty football pads and gym socks. Yep. High school and middle school fall sports is upon us. Parents will soo... — Updated 9/4/2013 Full story

 

Shopping and junking in the coulee

Holy Toledo! Holy Moly! Holy Whatever! As the old saying goes, Come Rain or Shine,” the freaky t-storm that blew through the Coulee on Thursday last week didn’t put a damper on the yard sales starting early Friday morning in... — Updated 8/7/2013 Full story

 
 By Bob Valen    Lifestyles

July was flat out hot

I’m still wiping my brow of perspiration from all that heat. The National Weather Service reported some near- and new-high temperature records throughout the region. Here at the... — Updated 8/7/2013 Full story

 
 By Jesse Utz    Lifestyles

Season of lost husbands and the NFL

I have been addicted to fantasy football since I was in high school. There, I admitted it. That’s part of the healing process. I can now move on. At the worst part of the... — Updated 8/7/2013 Full story

 

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