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 By John M. Kemble    Opinion 

Million Dollar Mile (part 2)

When the Million Dollar Mile outside of Coulee City was created it inadvertently ran through a field with a level area and a natural spring surrounded by trees. For uncounted years... — Updated 5/20/2020

 
 By Jess Utz    Opinion 

How is your time spent during distancing?

I was pondering this today. How are we spending our time during our self-isolation and social distancing? The way I see it we must look at the bright side of a dark situation. So... — Updated 5/20/2020

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion 

Brighter future for papermakers

In recent years, papermakers in the Pacific Northwest have been losing ground. However, today there is a ray of hope. Surprisingly, that optimism results from the COVID-19 pandemic.... — Updated 5/20/2020

 
 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion 

Cutting out China to strengthen our supply chains

For years, U.S. dependence on China has harbored a rising threat to our national security. Now, during a global pandemic, this threat has come clearly into view. After decades of well-known wrongdoings, human rights violations, and... — Updated 5/20/2020

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion 

Embrace the moment, not regrets

Some people are expressing little but regret over the fact that high school graduations across the country, Lake Roosevelt’s included, will not be what anyone had in mind this year. That much is certain, but, graduating class,... — Updated 5/20/2020

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion

Coronavirus, work must coexist

By now it is apparent that, barring a miracle, a cure for COVID-19 will not happen soon; however, to make it a condition of removing the economic lockdown would be a catastrophic... — Updated 5/13/2020

 
 By Bob Valen    Opinion

Hot and dry with potential for wildland fire - Better weather tech on the way

Some have asked what we can expect this summer — weather and wildfire conditions. I’ll share what the Washington state climatologist states in the most recent monthly report:... — Updated 5/13/2020

 

Missing Colorama first time in 38 years

Hi over there. Sad day at the Womack house when I read about the Colorama days cancelled.  I have been in the parade with our 1968 AMX for 38 years in a row. Susan has been with... — Updated 5/13/2020

 

Golf course wouldn't be open if it weren't for …

I believe that the community needs to honor two people who are responsible for keeping our golf course open. Jim and Rose Keene have volunteered numerous hours in the last couple of years at the golf course. They don’t do it for... — Updated 5/13/2020

 
 By Roger S Lucas    Opinion

Acts of kindness

During our lives we experience a number of acts of kindness that help make life more pleasant or easier. With the coronavirus here, we all have an opportunity to perform meaningful acts of kindness by observing a few procedures to... — Updated 5/13/2020

 
 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

A plan for the People's House

Throughout these unprecedented times, members of Congress — like many families across the country — are facing uncertainty about returning to work. While we understand that it will take time to return to business as usual, we... — Updated 5/6/2020

 
 By Dan Bolyard    Opinion

The US Construction Railroad

Bids to build the construction railroad were received May 17, 1934, and 22 firms competed for the work. The two low bidders were L. Coluccio of Seattle, and David H. Ryan of San... — Updated 5/6/2020

 
 By Roger S Lucas    Opinion

Sometimes you have to learn the hard way

 A short item in the Sunset Magazine caught my eye just as we were planning a quick early summer vacation. lt featured a bed and breakfast in Lamoille, Nevada, only a few miles from where Dorothy and I were married in Elko. Over... — Updated 5/6/2020

 

Disappointed in graduation plans

Having just read the new senior graduation plan, as a grandma of a senior, I am upset. It feels like after 13 or 14 years of supporting, praising, fighting for, crying with, and celebrating, grandparents not only have no input,... — Updated 5/6/2020

 

Proud and thankful for this community

I cannot stop thinking back to state volleyball, state football, and most recently state basketball. Standing outside with my students and their homemade signs waving and cheering as the fire trucks, police cars, and buses came... — Updated 5/6/2020

 
 By Rob Coffman    Opinion

Governor's proclamation unconstitutional

Since Governor Inslee issued his “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Proclamation last month, Lincoln County has been scrambling trying to determine how to best balance our paramount duties to provide for Public Safety, Public Health... — Updated 4/29/2020

 
 By Jess Utz    Opinion

Hope, Love, Pray

I don’t know if you noticed the signs near the bridge and other places since our social distancing started, but rumor is they are all over the entire Colville Indian Reservation.... — Updated 4/29/2020

 

A Lucas sea turtle

Somewhere in the Carribean there’s a sea turtle swimming around with my name on it. Let me explain. A number of years ago I was looking for an out of the way place for my wife and me to go on vacation. I had used a travel agent... — Updated 4/29/2020

 

Real danger now waits

We’ve had it pretty easy so far. Not much evidence here of the devastation other places have been dealt at the hands of COVID-19. Or even of the level of tragedy the Seattle metro area has suffered, which has been far lighter... — Updated 4/29/2020

 
 By Bert Smith    Opinion

A WWII ship named the "SS COULEE DAM"

With the advent of World War II, Kaiser Industries, part of the Consolidated Builders Inc. that completed the Grand Coulee Dam, began building ships. Kaiser Shipbuilding Company... — Updated 4/22/2020

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion

Thank the truckers

As we get deeper into the COVID-19 pandemic, we are finding more Americans to thank. Until recently, truckers have been behind the scenes just doing their jobs, but as shoppers... — Updated 4/22/2020

 
 By Jess Utz    Opinion

A different kind of moment

The way we celebrate different events during this isolation time is, well, to put it bluntly, strange for us a family. We are a family much like many of you that gather together... — Updated 4/22/2020

 

We need to get through this time and tighten our belts, just as we have through two World Wars, terrorist attacks and other epidemics

Newspapers in the United States have traveled rough seas to the First Amendment freedoms we enjoy today. From the colonial Stamp Act through wartime censorship to today, when thousands of newspapers were slammed with the public hea... — Updated 4/22/2020

 
 By Bob Valen    Opinion

You, viruses and the atmosphere

Given the current threat of the Novel Coronavirus and its potential effect on humanity, I thought I’d write about viruses in general. I’ll address the fact that viruses are in... — Updated 4/15/2020

 
 By Roger S Lucas    Opinion

Rutabagas, turnips and parsnips

I never saw one that I didn’t hate. I hated the taste and texture and when possible I scraped them off my plate. These so-called vegetables were frequent dishes my mother prepared while I was growing up during the “Great... — Updated 4/15/2020

 

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