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 By Carol Netzel    Opinion    June 22, 2016

To those interested in the future of our children

On June 14, I was part of a group of interested people who met with the Okanogan County Commissioners and staff members of the Juvenile Justice Center to listen to a presentation of their work with our troubled kids. The presentation included... Full story

 By Carol Netzel    Opinion    May 18, 2016

A theme cropped up in hearing on change in juvenile facilities

On May 10, a public meeting was held in Okanogan involving a possible change on where our troubled juveniles would be housed over a period of time. The three Okanogan County commissioners were there, also three commissioners from other counties who... Full story

 By Carol Netzel    Opinion    March 2, 2016

Regarding Coulee Dam's natural resources, parks, trees, etc.

I wish to commend Mayor Wilder, the Coulee Dam Town Council, and the Natural Resources and Parks Board for the time and effort they have spent on bringing our Comprehensive Plan for the town up to date. In researching the history involved, I... Full story


To the voters of Coulee Dam

Recently, I had the privilege of spending time with three of the candidates running for the Coulee Dam Town Council. Although I spoke with each individually, I was very surprised to hear how similar their actions and views were. I told them I would... Full story


To the voters of the area

Soon there will be two important days coming up. One is fun for kids and adults – Halloween; the other is for adults – Election Day. We have several big problems to address. Among them are the planning and building of a new waste-water treatment... Full story

 By Carol Netzel    Opinion    August 5, 2015

Chickens, dogs, cats, whatever; To the pet lovers of Coulee Dam

The Coulee Dam council meeting on July 8, which had the keeping of chickens on its agenda, was a very well-attended meeting with a very lively audience participation. The group seemed to split into three categories. There were those who loved the... Full story


To the residents of the Grand Coulee Dam Area: Time for a little soul searching

I have lived here for 65 years and I have never seen such quarrelsomeness among the entire community. In the past we have had our shares of disagreements between the towns and between the people of the towns. But now we seem to have reached a state... Full story


False economy?

In discussing the possibility of attaching water meters to the irrigation system of West Coulee Dam, one fact has not been brought to the attention of the townspeople. It is a factor that should be considered very carefully before we arrive at a... Full story

 By Carol Netzel    Opinion    April 16, 2014

To the people of the Grand Coulee Dam area, an opportunity

Recently our entire community went through a major upheaval which in one way or another involved all of us. We saw that, when aroused, the people of this area can effect change. Our local hospital is such an important factor in our lives that we were... Full story

 By Carol Netzel    Opinion    March 12, 2014

Staff cuts apparent at hospital

Having been a recent patient at our community hospital and having been a nurse’s aide for several years I would like to present my observations of patient care. In January I was hospitalized for four days. During that time I observed nurses and... Full story


Thanks for quiet service with a smile

At the last Coulee Dam Council I asked that the city make tourists aware that hiking the Crown Point Trail could be hazardous after the fire, the windstorm and the torrential rain. They agreed to put up a sign and one was there the next day. They... Full story


To my fellow residents of Coulee Dam:

I have lived here since before we had a city government, under the rule of USBR. When we formed our first government we were very lucky to have a group of people whose sole goal was the good of the town. Through the years we have continued to have... Full story

 By Carol Netzel    Opinion    July 3, 2013

Is there a plan for old community garden area?

Last evening I took a favorite walk along North Columbia, around the Credit Union and down past the old wildlife, garden area. I was shocked to see all the fruit trees gone, the bird-friendly habitat, the flowering shrubs. Nothing left of the old... Full story


Article inspired support for deer

I want to thank you for the article and the pictures of my deer feeding project. People have been so kind, stopping me to visit in Safeway, sending me notes, asking about them when they meet me out and about. Many gave me contributions toward... Full story