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Articles from the January 2, 2013 edition

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A look back at the year that was 2012

January New mayor takes over Chris Christopherson became the mayor of Grand Coulee Jan. 3. after winning the popular vote in November. He and former mayor Tammara Byers traded seats, as she took his old spot on the city council. Sewage plans... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    January 2, 2013

Nez Perce Longhouse lost to fire

An electrical malfunction was named initially as the cause of a fire that destroyed the Nez Perce longhouse south of Nespelem the day after Christmas. Firefighters responded to a 12:30 a.m. call Dec.... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    January 2, 2013

Port district woes

The bad news came in waves last Thursday for port district commissioners. First, their hope that they could secure grant funding to put in an RV park at Banks Lake Golf Course to help it pay its bills faltered. Second, airport Manager Bob Babler put... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    January 2, 2013

Deer story gets response

A story about Coulee Dam resident Carol Netzel feeding deer at her home got an unusual and welcome response from a man in Pateros. His letter to Netzel included an $80 check to help her with her... Full story



Ice Age map in development The Coulee Corridor Consortium is planning to develop and print an Ice Age Floods driving map with Ice Age Floods identifiers as part of its 2013 promotion of the corridor area between Othello and Omak. Tim Alling,... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    January 2, 2013

City settles pay issue with police chief

Grand Coulee’s council made it a “happy new year” for Police Chief Mel Hunt last Wednesday, when in a special meeting it voted to buy up 787 hours of his compensatory time for $42,922.50, according to city officials. In a document signed by... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    January 2, 2013

Landfill cell officially closed

Cell one at the old Delano Landfill is officially closed. All four towns that participated in the landfill, Electric City, Grand Coulee, Coulee Dam and Elmer City, have approved final closure of the seven-acre garbage landfill. Final closure,... Full story


Hopes for the new year

After just completing the compilation of “A look back at the year that was 2012” on page 2 and looking back through a year of front-page stories, I have to say it was a year of great highs and real lows, both of which could forecast our future... 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


Wild animals hungry, so keep yours inside

Please, for those of you living in the areas of Washington state where we had all the fires! The coyotes are starving! Their food supply was killed off (rabbits, mice, moles), so they are going after outside animals, anything they can kill and carry... Full story


Thank You from Trees of Sharing

The Trees of Sharing committee extends a heartfelt thank you to our Coulee communities for their outstanding support this season. One hundred seventy children had a merrier Christmas thanks to warm-hearted people in the Grand Coulee Dam area. Many pe... Full story


Re: Cancellation of the Dec. 19 candlelight vigil

I would like to apologize to the people of the Grand Coulee Dam Area and the wonderful people that were willing to volunteer their time to honor the victims of the Newtown shooting. I realize it was cancelled with very short notice due to the... Full story


Re: “Many tribal members approve of keeping settlement money for programs” (Letters from our Readers, Dec. 26,

I would like to ask both Ms. Joseph and our council who they think these people are? If there are sufficient numbers to counter the petition with over 2,600 signatures on it, many of us who signed would like to see who these people are. More people... Full story

 By Tanya Tomeo    Opinion    January 2, 2013

Re: “Many tribal members approve of keeping settlement money for programs” (Letters from our Readers Dec. 26, 2012)

I completely disagree with my cousin, Yvette Joseph’s evaluation concerning the state of the Colville tribe. She has been away too long chasing her dreams in Washington D.C. and does not see how useless our CBC have become. There was a time when... Full story


Tribal record doesn’t earn confidence

Houseboats at Keller Ferry and abandoned mills near Omak serve as grim reminders of Colville tribal council’s record of inept spending and intuitive planning. I am not optimistic that council’s approach will maximize use of settlement monies,... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago A painting depicting American military history hangs in the Veterans of Foreign Wars center mainly due to hours of volunteer labor from two local women and a local veteran. Columbia Art Association members Darlene Morova and Edith Lael... Full story


George H. “Swede” Walberg

It wasn’t hitting four beach-heads in WWII, alcohol, Copenhagen or cancer that brought Swede down, but the old age of 95. Four months shy of his next birthday, George H. Walberg went home Christmas... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet at Noon at Pepper Jack’s The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, Jan. 3, at noon at Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille. Eagles #2577 Meetings The Eagles #2577 Aerie meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every... Full story


Irene DuCette

Irene DuCette, of Wenatchee, Wash., went to be with her Lord Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. She was born in Colville, Wash., February 23, 1923, and attended Colville High School before moving to Seattle, where she met and married William (Russ) DuCette, on... Full story


It’s a wrap!

Helping wrap gifts on one or more of the days for Trees of Sharing, were from left - Cheryl Anderson, Arlyce Goetz, Carol Whitham, Denise Anderson, Susan Miller and Jean Sanford. — Submitted...


Downs have a boy

Downs have a boy Heather and Eli Downs of Grand Coulee are proud to announce the birth of their son Henry Stewart Downs, born Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 6 lbs., 9 oz., and was 20 inches in length at... Full story


A boy for the Cates

Josh and Jarae Cate of Nespelem are proud to announce the birth of their son Brody Terryn Cate, born Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at Coulee Medical Centerin Grand Coulee. He weighed 7 lbs., 10 oz., and was 20.5 inches in length at birth. Maternal... Full story


Quills have a girl

Karri and Brian Quill of Coulee Dam are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Kailey Mae Quill, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 8 lbs., 5 oz., and was 20 inches in length at birth. Maternal... Full story


A girl for Smith/ St. Peter

Shaylin Smith and Donny St. Peter of Nespelem are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Sha’Kotah Kyler St. Peter-Smith on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 8 lbs., 1 oz., and was 18-1/2 inches in... Full story


Coulee cops

Grand Coulee 12/20 - Dispatch advised police that there was a trespass in progress at a Park Avenue house in Electric City. After interviewing the parties, police determined that the problem was a civil matter. - A man told police that he was... Full story


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