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Articles from the January 11, 2012 edition

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 By Roger Lucas    News    January 11, 2012

USBR will take comments on local education impact

The Grand Coulee Dam School District will get its opportunity, a bit late, to comment on how the Bureau of Reclamation’s Third Powerhouse remodeling project could affect schools in the area. The... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    January 11, 2012

Salmon eggs to grow at schools

Chinook salmon eggs were delivered Wednesday to the Grand Coulee Dam Middle School, which had received special equipment to support them before winter break, donated by Grant County PUD. Bob Tuck, of... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    January 11, 2012

Pill pusher conviction upheld

The conviction of a Spokane woman, Maya Michelle Campbell, 29, who was convicted for having 750 Ecstasy pills in her purse, was upheld last week in appellate court in Spokane. The woman was arrested, along with Jeffrey Vernon Joseph, Nespelem, who... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    January 11, 2012

Man busted on the courthouse lawn

A 22-year-old Grand Coulee man was cited and released by Grant County sheriff’s deputies Tuesday for possession of marijuana on the front lawn of the Grant County Courthouse in Ephrata. Around 1:30 p.m. Jan.10, citizens notified sheriff’s... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    January 11, 2012

Pay rates set at local towns

The four local municipalities passed their salary ordinances in the past several days. Clerks, public works directors and police chiefs have a wide range of salaries.  Most have the same benefits. Grand Coulee Police Chief Mel Hunt is paid $45.93... Full story



More calls for help answered Grand Coulee Police Chief Mel Hunt told the city council last Tuesday that his officers had handled nearly 1,600 calls during 2011.  It was an increase of about 8 percent over the prior year. Rick Paris, fire chief of... Full story


Hundreds of babies benefit from 10-year tradition

(Editor’s note: This article is edited from submissions from Coulee Medical Center Director of Customer Relations Parkes Tanner and SaDonna Heathman) Ten years ago, a young mother’s concern for... Full story


Discover Pass expansion gets senate committee nod

A pass for entry into state-owned lands, such as Steamboat Rock State Park, could be good in more than one car if a bill moving in the state Senate becomes law. The Washington State Senate Energy, Natural Resources and Marine Waters Committee on... Full story


A (too small) step in the right direction

A bill in the state Senate would take a small step toward correcting a major gaffe embraced by the Legislature last year, the Discover Pass. The wrongheaded attempt to close budget gaps by making public land users pay to stop alongside the road is... Full story


Thanks a million from Trees of Sharing

Thank you, one and all, for celebrating the season with 212 children this Christmas. You are appreciated because you filled out tags, cut out ornaments, purchased gifts, made generous cash donations or gave store discounts, shopped to fill wishes... Full story


Thanks to a thoughtful officer

Often we hear (and repeat) only the negative on our area police officers, so I would like to give a positive word to one of our officers. I am sorry I didn’t get Officer Gary’s last name, but it is a small town, so hopefully he knows who I am spe... Full story


Weather Watcher - Can January muster up some “real” snow

December left only 1.3 inches of new snow here at the home weather station; a real disappointment. December 2010 we had 7.8 inches of snow (2009: 2.6 and 2008: 21.1). Temperatures were mild as well. O... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago It’s a late winter afternoon, the water is cold and Don Miller is stepping carefully on two boards inches above the frigid water of Banks Lake. Miller, a senior, signed up to help a local group feed thousands of fish they’re... Full story


Gretchen V. (Lindbergh) Stinson

Gretchen Stinson, age 97, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, in Kennewick, Wash. She was born in Halliday, N.D., on September 12, 1914, to Dorothea and Clifford Barrows. She was the first... Full story


David C. Doppler

David C. Doppler son of Alice and the late Edward Doppler, Coulee Dam, died December 23, 2011, in the Maldive Islands where he was an underwater welder. He had resided there most of his adult life. A private memorial service will be held in the... Full story


Sharon K. Tillman

YAKIMA – Sharon K. Tillman, 68, died December 24, 2011, at Yakima Regional Hospital. She was born November 8, 1943, in Hampton, Iowa, to Sanford and Lena Christian (Johnson). At a very young age,... Full story


Thomas/Green have first baby of 2012 at CMC

Ann Thomas and Kerry Green Jr., of Nespelem are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Sage Helen-Gayle Green on Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 7...


Meetings & Notices

Chamber to Meet The GCD Chamber of Commerce will hold its regular meeting this Thursday, Jan. 12, at noon at Pepper Jack’s Bar and Grille in Grand Coulee. OES to Meet Order of Eastern Star Grand Coulee Dam Chapter will meet Thursday, Jan. 12. This... Full story


Extension Program wins national award

WSU Ferry County Extension’s Colville Reservation Extension Program, through  promotion of the 4-H National Youth Science Day event, Wired for Wind, has earned a $3,000 award. The 2011 Toyota Innovation Award for Promotion and Media Outreach... Full story


Raider boys open 3-0 in league play last week

The Raiders opened league basketball play last week with three wins over Liberty Bell, Brewster, and Pateros. At Liberty Bell Jan. 3, LR took it to the Mountain Lions, taking a 39-13 lead at the half... Full story


Raider wrestlers trying to find their groove

LR Wrestling returned from winter break with a mix-and-match at Chelan last Thursday against the Goats, Brewster and Pateros. The Raiders wrestled tough and competitive against all the teams present,... Full story


Winterfest to play up guys versus gals in LR spirit competition

Lake Roosevelt students will be locked in battle next week as the boys try to outdo the girls in a fundraiser for ASB funds and school spirit. The stakes are high, with sacrificial representatives of the losers subjected to the “Polar Plunge” at... Full story


SHARP Kids will offer another session in its series of NASA

Family Science Nights on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m. at the Coulee Dam Community Church. “’Tis the Seasons” will answer the question as to “why we’re walking in a winter wonderland in December... but sizzling in the summer sun in July,”... Full story


Raider sports dates

Tues., Jan. 10 Basketball here with Manson. 6 p.m., girls’ varsity, 7:30 p.m., boys’ varsity; Middle School - 6 p.m. boys’ JV/7:30 girls’ JV. Fri., Jan. 13 Basketball here with Oroville. 6 p.m., girls’ varsity, 7:30 p.m., boys’ varsity;... Full story


In Other Words - Stories to inspire at all ages

It seems to me that as our world has changed from the hunter-gatherers we once were to the high-paced technological world we are today one thing hasn’t changed, and that’s the way a story can... Full story


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