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Articles from the January 8, 2014 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News    January 8, 2014

New mayor asks sheriff to investigate missing computer, records

A computer used by Coulee Dam’s former mayor is missing, and the new mayor has asked the sheriff to investigate the possible theft of public property and destruction of public records. Newly elected Mayor Greg Wilder said when he entered the... Full story


Friends of Rachel Club & SHARP Kids to put on movie night

Save the date! On Wednesday, Jan. 22, Friends of Rachel and SHARP Kids are sponsoring a Family Movie Night in the Grand Coulee Dam Middle School gymnasium. The event is open to all families in the... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 8, 2014

Joe Pakootas to run for Fifth Congressional seat

Joe Pakootas, chief executive officer for the Colville Tribal Federal Corporation, confirmed Tuesday that he has filed for Washington's Fifth Congressional seat as a Democrat. While Pakootas, 56,... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    January 8, 2014

Hospital district com. may meet Thursday

A special meeting of the commission that governs Coulee Medical Center, originally called for last night, was postponed, likely until Thursday night, Jan. 9, because an attorney central to the agenda could not make it out of Spokane due to snowy... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    January 8, 2014

Woman injured in car wreck

An Omak woman was injured and flown to a hospital after the car she was driving hit black ice Friday morning. Maya Best, 31, was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with unspecified injuries after the 2007 Ford Freestyle she was... Full story



New mayor sworn in Gail Morin was sworn in as Elmer City’s new mayor last Monday, Dec. 30. She took office Jan. 1. She was sworn in at the town hall by Town Clerk Renee Tillman before about 20 guests. She replaces Mary Jo Carey whom she defeated in... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 8, 2014

Man indicted for arson

A Nespelem man has been indicted by federal authorities for setting a wildfire off SR-155, between Elmer City and Belvedere last July 8. An enrolled Colville Tribal member, Mylan Williams, 35, is being held in the Colville Tribal Correctional... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 8, 2014

Man survives wreck on Peter Dan Road

A Nespelem man returned home Monday after receiving serious injuries in an auto accident Saturday, Dec. 30, on Peter Dan Road. Speaking by phone Tuesday, J C Moses, 22, said his 2001 Toyota Camry hit... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 8, 2014

New mayor packs agenda for change

If you attend Coulee Dam’s council meeting tonight (Wednesday, Jan. 8) you better take your “No Doz” pills, not because the meeting will be boring, but because it will be long. Council members used to short agendas and short meetings will have... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    January 8, 2014

Fire in power plant mostly smoke

A fire that scrambled area fire departments to the Third Powerhouse at Grand Coulee Dam last week started in an air filter. It put out a lot of smoke, but, unlike fires in other power plants at the dam last year, didn’t affect power production. A... Full story


Commissioner offer his thoughts on hospital strife

Everyone wants to know what the root of all the strife [at the hospital] is. The details of the answer are complicated and cannot be aired in public. The simple answer is trust, or lack of it. This lack of trust did not happen overnight but has... Full story


Appalled at hospital's letter on "breach"

[Editor’s note: The writer has asked that this letter, originally written to the hospital administrator regarding a notice of a breach of privacy laws Coulee Medical Center sent out last week, be published in our letters from readers section.]... Full story

 By Dale Thomas    Opinion    January 8, 2014

Re: "Skateboarders told route too sketchy" (12/23/13 Star)

The kids were long boarding, not skateboarding! They need a hill to ride down and now someone felt the need to tell the police. Were they really doing something that terrible? It is risky, but the alternative in the winter seems to be sitting in... Full story


Flag football help appreciated

I would like to say thank you for all the support and help in putting together the flag football events. I know I had a great time and got to meet some new people. This is what living in a small town is about, getting together, making new friends... Full story


Charity begins at home with a local cause

Charity begins at home! What is charity? One dictionary describes charity as: 1. Christian love for God and men. 2. An act of feeling of generosity or benevolence. 3. The giving of aid to the poor and suffering! To me, my home is where I live in the... Full story


Commending the good stuff

How many times do we look around the community and not see what’s going on? I know it’s only human nature to complain when things aren’t right and not compliment on a good job, but I think it’s about time to thank some of these federal entiti... Full story


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 generations to study and... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago A local couple donated 40 beanie babies to the local police department and EMS. Don and Karen Daniels donated the stuffed toys after buying them from Coulee Gifts to supply to kids when they are needed. David Bjorson and Jamie Combs... Full story


Ernie Garcia

Ernie Garcia, 56, of Grand Coulee, Washington, passed away Sunday, December 15, 2013, after a series of surgeries at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. He was born to Al and Ruby Cantu in... Full story


Maxine A. Crawford May 29, 1914, died December 28, 2013

Maxine A. Crawford, 99, (MAC) went to be with her Lord last weekend at The Renaissance Assisted Living Facility in west Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. She was born the eldest of four children to Elliott V.... Full story


Cold fun

A flag football game on New Year's Day at the Grand Coulee Dam Middle School field provided a good time for players, from left, Bobby Gates, Brian Walters, Josh Hagen, Aaron Black, Judah Pope, among... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet at Pepper Jack’s The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will be meeting this Thursday, Jan. 9, at noon at Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille in Grand Coulee. Bill and Renee McCarty will be talking about the new changes at the... Full story


It's a boy for the Tufts

Alex and Jessica Tufts of Anchorage, Alaska are pleased to announce the birth of their son Jackson Alexander Tufts, born Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. He was 8 lbs., 2 oz., and was 21-1/2 inches in length at birth. Maternal grandparents are Bob and Cathy... Full story


Lady Raiders take holiday tournament championship

The Lady Raiders recorded their first two wins of the season at the Tonasket Holiday Tournament, where they took the championship. “We started to play better defense and played good team ball.” Head Coach Wallace Pleasants said. “The girls... Full story


Wrestlers have good break

by John R. McNeil II Raider wrestling took part in two tournaments over the holidays, placing third at home and eighth at Warden. “We had a great day full of good matches,” Head Coach Steve Hood said of the Raiders’ own Powerhouse Tournament... Full story


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