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Articles from the April 1, 2015 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 1, 2015

Ideas could steer junction traffic differently

A lot of footwork, phone calls and letter writing is paying off for Ray Wells, who obtained some 1,100 names in a petition encouraging the Department of Transportation to take a look at traffic control at the Four Corners intersection highways 174 an...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 1, 2015

Police may have break in Krugerrand theft

Grand Coulee police may have a break in a case involving the theft of a quarter million dollars worth of South African gold coins May 30, 2014. A Grand Coulee man, Steven Kiona, 37, was arrested and i...

 

North Dam Park gets boost

Nine volunteers answered the call Saturday for help in fixing up North Dam Park, in the process earning in-kind hours toward grant funding for the Coulee Area Park and Recreation District. District...

 

"Foundation document" drafted for Lake Roosevelt

The National Park Service is in the process of preparing a “foundation document” for planning and management of the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.  A foundation document, the NPS says, reaffirms a National Park unit’s core mission...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 1, 2015

Controversial zoning change begins public comment period

The clock is ticking for the public comment period on changes to Electric City’s zoning changes. The city has submitted its zoning changes to the state and this triggers a 60-day public comment period when the citizens can let their wishes known....

 

Concussive learning

Dr. Tom McNalley, an assistant professor of rehabilitative medicine at the University of Washington gives a talk on concussions to about 20 people at Coulee Medical Center Monday, including hospital...

 

Newsbriefs

Beer tent OK’d for July 4 The Coulee Dam Town Council gave the chamber of commerce permission to erect a “beer tent” on its maintenance complex parking lot for the July 4 Festival of America. Chamber manager Peggy Nevsimal provided the council...

 

Successful feed

The GCD Senior Salmon dinner last Saturday evening was enjoyed by many with over 116 tickets being sold. ­- Gwen Hilson photo...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 1, 2015

Eagles theft nets thousands

A reported $5,300 was taken during a burglary early Thursday morning last week at the Eagles Lodge in Grand Coulee. Police stated that neither doors were broken into but apparently either had been left unlocked or the burglar had a key to the lodge....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 1, 2015

Group releases nearly 150,000 trout in lake

A group of volunteers raised nearly 150,000 rainbow trout in Banks Lake over the winter and released them from net pens in Electric City Saturday. The Providers of Wildlife and Environmental Resources (POWER) fed the fish from last October on,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 1, 2015

Volunteers help at golf course

Volunteers are the backbone of maintenance at Banks Lake Golf Course. A team of volunteers cut down and cleared debris from a number of trees last week. Cutting down a number of trees were Jimmy Van Geystel, James Van Geystel, John Whitelaw, Doug...

 

Unwanted drug drop

The Grand Coulee Police Department now hosts a receptacle where you can put your outdated prescriptions and other drugs. The new deposit box is just inside the door at police headquarters. The metal...

 

Continued pot prohibition aids criminals

I find it very disappointing that we are beginning the third year in which adults over 21 years of age living in Washington state can legally possess and use cannabis (marijuana) products, yet we have NO legal cannabis businesses in the Grand Coulee...

 
 By William Riley    Opinion    April 1, 2015

They're de-populating Eastern Washington humans

Federal and state agencies are preparing to reintroduce grizzly bears and additional wolves into Washington’s rural counties. Lawless environmental groups like Earth First and Earth Liberation Front attempted to create habitat for these dangerous...

 

Responding to questions and concerns from Central Washingtonians

An important part of serving in Congress is responding to questions from constituents on a range of topics, from Obamacare to national security and religious persecution abroad. I always look forward to hearing from constituents who contact my...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    April 1, 2015

Mud puddles

The past few weeks have been a roller coaster ride for my family, and after talking to a few other people, they too have been going through some trials and tribulations. Then after the big wind storm that swept through the area, followed by an inspir...

 

Coulee Recollections

10 years ago Coulee Community Hospital opened its newly designed birthing room on March 16, 1995, a $20,000 project funded by the Coulee Medical Foundation and celebrating its 10-year anniversary and 516 deliveries this spring. Another birthing room...

 

Holy week events

United Methodist Church Maundy Thursday/Good Friday service, Friday, April 3, 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 409 Center in Grand Coulee. Faith Community/Church of the Nazarene/UMC Joint Easter Sunrise Service 7 a.m., Easter morning, April 5, 2015,...

 

Fast company

Noah Hunt, a Coulee Dam Pack 24 Wolf Cub Scout and second-grader, right, took third place at the Okanogan Valley District Pinewood Derby March 21. Noah holds his trophy and the car...

 

Gertrude Loice Toulou

Gertrude "Gertie" L. Toulou passed away quietly Thursday, March 26, 2015. Gertie was born in Inchelium, Wash., September 2, 1927, to George Ace Williamson and Leona Rose Williamson. Gertie attended...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber To Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at the Melody Restaurant in Coulee Dam on Thursday, April 2, at noon. The program will general business.   Care and Share Food Bank The food bank at the Church of the Nazarene...

 

It's a boy for Sabrina Sanford

Sabrina Sanford is proud to announce the birth of her son Dawson Thomas Sanford. Dawson made an early arrival Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, at Community Medical Center in Missoula Mont. He weighed 5 lbs....

 

Senior Menu

Wed.,April 1 – Dinner Chicken and Stuffing, Green Vegetable, Sunrise Salad, Iced Cream with Fruit. Thurs., April 2 – Dinner Taco Salad, Mexi-Corn, Fruited Jello, Brownies Fri., April 3 – Breakfast Country Style Skillet, Eggs, Toast, Fruit...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    Sports    April 1, 2015

Oliver named head football coach at LRHS

Geary Oliver has been named Lake Roosevelt's new high school head football coach. Oliver was selected and approved for the position by school board action at its March meeting. Oliver has been...

 

Raiders defeat Manson

The Raiders dominated the diamond in Coulee Dam Thursday, taking down the Manson Trojans 13-3 in Lake Roosevelt’s only contest of the week. Raider Baseball had been scheduled to play four games last week. But their Tuesday game against Liberty...

 

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