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Articles from the January 16, 2013 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    January 16, 2013

What would it hurt to reconsider?

Multiple and prolonged critiques of Coulee Dam’s proposed upgrade of its decades-old wastewater treatment plant; reasonable doubt cast by a seemingly less expensive, yet comparable, plant at Rock Island; possible funding partners who would like...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 16, 2013

Coulee Dam calls special sewer plant meeting on federal holiday

Coulee Dam’s town council will meet in a special meeting Monday at 2 p.m. with one item on the agenda, the wastewater treatment plant, according to a notice delivered late Friday. A notice faxed to The Star Friday afternoon did not elaborate or...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 16, 2013

Schools lock down for threat

A killing in Connell resulted in a lockdown in Grand Coulee Dam School District schools Friday after police notified the district that the suspect could be in the local area. Authorities in Connell were reportedly looking for 40-year-old Julio Cesar...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    January 16, 2013

Community invited to preview school plans tonight

School patrons will have an opportunity to see the final K-12 school plans tonight (Wednesday). The meeting for the plan review will follow a 6 p.m. school board meeting in the library at the Grand...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    January 16, 2013

Elmer City looks at parallel paths in plant dispute

Elmer City’s town council is divided about what to do in regard to Coulee Dam’s proposed wastewater treatment project. Both Mayor Mary Jo Carey and Councilmember Larry Holford indicate interest...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    January 16, 2013

Mayor would rather not go alone

Elmer City Mayor Mary Jo Carey said her town would rather be part of Coulee Dam’s wastewater treatment plant project than develop its own plant. In an interview, she said Elmer City’s council voted to move forward investigating its own plant as...

 
 By Scott Hunter and Roger Lucas    News    January 16, 2013

Petition circulating on sewer plant

A petition asking Coulee Dam’s town council to reconsider it current course to upgrade the town’s wastewater treatment plant is being presented door to door by a half dozen people. Greg Wilder, a resident who has been skeptical of the proposed...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    January 16, 2013

New superintendent picked for Lake Roosevelt

Dan Foster has been named superintendent of the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area and Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail, it was announced last week. Foster is currently superintendent at Ni...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    January 16, 2013

House burns second time

Police arrested a 50-year-old transient after responding to a fire at a small house at 329 Tyne Avenue in Grand Coulee Monday night. The house had already been partially gutted by fire two years ago,...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    January 16, 2013

Local suspect booked on assault in Spokane

A local man wanted here for a November armed robbery of the Smoke Shop in Coulee Dam was arrested over the weekend by police in Spokane, where he was allegedly involved in what is thought was a gang-related double shooting, the Spokesman Review...

 
 News    January 16, 2013

Newsbriefs

Assignments made Electric City made council assignments for the new year at its meeting last Tuesday night. Assignments made were: Bob Rupe and John Nordine, health and welfare committee; Brad Parrish and Lonna Bussert, parks; Rupe and Nordine, city...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    January 16, 2013

Chicken recommendation heads to city council

You might get a “cackle” out of this. The chickens could come home to roost in Electric City sometime this spring. The city council will likely take the issue up Feb. 12, after a favorable recommendation from the planning commission. While the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    January 16, 2013

Burning to get sued

A couple years after it burned the first time, firefighters had to answer another fire call to what is arguably Grand Coulee’s biggest eyesore Monday night, one that shouldn’t be there at all. The little green house at Van Tyne and Spokane Way...

 
 By Michelle Covington    Opinion    January 16, 2013

Members are exercising recall right

As many in the Colville Tribe and surrounding communities are aware of, there is currently a Tribal Council Recall effort under way. It is within the constitutional rights of the membership to initiate such an action when there has been a breach in...

 
 By Jerry Beierman    Opinion    January 16, 2013

Thanks to all our volunteers

This thank you letter is long past due, but I’m getting slower as the years go by. When was the last time that you said a thank you to a volunteer? At this time I would like to say a big thank you to all of our volunteers! Our veterans are on top...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Lifestyles    January 16, 2013

What if we treated life like we do sports?

Sports has been a major part of my life as long as I can remember. My first memory of sports is playing Little League Baseball. My first team was Birds’ Auto Body. Back then, instead of a tee, your...

 
 Opinion    January 16, 2013

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago A group trying to bring a swimming pool back to the Grand Coulee area recently received gestures of support that could bring them closer to their goal. The town councils of Elmer City and Coulee Dam voted last week to support the formin...

 
 Community    January 16, 2013

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet at Noon at Pepper Jack’s The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, Jan. 17, at noon at Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille. General chamber business. March for Life in Omak A March for Life for the defense of the un...

 
 Community    January 16, 2013

Regional library director named

The board of trustees of the North Central Regional Library has announced the retirement of Director Dean Marney, effective Jan. 1. Named to replace Marney is Dan Howard, who had served in a management position along with Marney for several years....

 
 Community    January 16, 2013

Young fans

A group of young Raider fans attend the girls’ basketball game at Lake Roosevelt High School Friday. — Scott Hunter photo...

 
 Births    January 16, 2013

It’s a boy for Vargas/Larsen

Farrah Vargas and Justin Larsen of Newspelem are proud to announce the birth of their son Theron Zeel Larsen on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 3 lbs., 15 oz....

 
 Births    January 16, 2013

Diane Leach has a girl

Diane M. Leach of Nespelem is proud to announce the birth of her daughter Harriett Larae Abigail Owhi Leach on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6 lbs., 8 oz., and was 19 inches in length at birth. Siblings...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 16, 2013

Lady Raiders bounce back

by John R. McNeil II The Lady Raiders rebounded from the loss to White Swan by knocking off the Manson Trojans and Kittitas Coyotes last week to improve their win-loss record to 7-4. Head Coach Wallac...

 
 Sports    January 16, 2013

Raiders on a winning streak

The Raiders went on a two-game win streak, posting victories over Manson and Kittitas last week. The wins improve the Raiders’ win-loss record to 4-8 overall and 2-1 in Central Washington 2B play. A...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 16, 2013

Wrestlers in strong position for Dream Duals

Raider wrestlers had their last multiple match week as they travelled to Kettle Falls for a mix and match on Jan. 8, hosted Okanogan on the Jan. 10 for senior night, then travelled to Rainier for last Saturday’s Sgt. Justin Norton Memorial...

 
 By Roger Lucas    School    January 16, 2013

Local teachers help push state ranking

The state of Washington ranks second in the nation in National Board Certified teachers a report for 2012 stated last week. Washington remains a national leader in both the number of new National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) and the total number...

 
 School    January 16, 2013

Nordine is winner

The Grand Coulee Dam Middle School held its 2013 National Geographic Society Bee Jan. 10. Linda Morgan moderated the bee. Participants Kevin Brown, Reese Caddy, Malcolm Carson, Casey Cleveland, Aidan...

 
 Sports    January 16, 2013

This week in sports

Fri., Jan. 18 *6/7:30 p.m., Basketball at Oroville. Sat., Jan. 19 8 a.m., Wrestling at Dream Duals, Spokane East Valley. Tues., Jan. 22 *6/7:30 p.m., Basketball here with Bridgeport. Fri., Jan. 25 *6/7:30 p.m., Basketball here with Manson. Sat.,...

 
 By Bob Valen    Lifestyles    January 16, 2013

December 2012 was warm and wet

Reviewing data sets for December 2011 and 2012 shows we were a bit warmer and wetter. Our low for December 2012 was 21.9°F compared to 2011, which was 16.4°F. That’s a 5.5 degree difference. The a...

 
 Sports    January 16, 2013

All Indian Basketball Tourney set for Feb.

The Nespelem All Indian Basketball Tournament will be held February 16 and 17. Like last year, there will be four brackets: Women, Young Men(18+), Men(35+), and Men(50+). The entry fee is $350 and is due Feb. 8, 2013. No refunds! Send entry fee to:...

 
 Community    January 16, 2013

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 1/8 - Police confronted a driver whose car was stuck in a snow berm on Martin Road and learned that her license had been suspended. She had been trying to drive to Spokane to pay her fines so she could get her license back, she...

 
 Community    January 16, 2013

Gonzaga to host Colville appeals court

The Colville Tribal Court of Appeals will hear arguments at Gonzaga University School of Law’s Barbieri Courtroom, at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 25. The hearing, which is open to the public, is part of Gonzaga Law School’s centennial celebration. The...

 
 Obituaries    January 16, 2013

Sharon Ann Redthunder ‘KIST’

Sharon Ann Redthunder ‘KIST’, 67, left this earth Sunday, January 13, 2013 in Santa Fe, New Mexico following complications of lupus to a place free of suffering. Kist was born in the Nespelem,...