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Articles from the January 22, 2014 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 22, 2014

Golf course grant will focus on RV park

The priorities in a push for a golf course enhancement grant took a shift last Thursday night as a dozen people gathered to discuss the six parts of the preferred list of ideas. Number six on the list...

 
 News    January 22, 2014

Power manager changes at Grand Coulee Dam

The Bureau of Reclamation announced last week that Kerry McCalman of Denver, Colo., has been named the interim power manager at Grand Coulee Dam, starting last Wednesday. McCalman is Reclamation’s senior advisor for Hydropower and Electric...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 22, 2014

Worker to be released from hospital

A worker burned in an accident at Grand Coulee Dam last November is due to be released from hospital today, the Bureau of Reclamation has informed an irrigation district. The Columbia Basin Development League reported to members in its email...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 22, 2014

Council member takes after city "eyesore"

A vacated house in Electric City may have as many as 15 nuisance ordinance violations, according to Councilmember Brad Parrish, who lives close by. Parrish, who lives on Washington Place, asked City...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 22, 2014

Coulee Dam hires new clerk

Stefani Bowden, Coulee Dam's new town clerk, will be at her first town council meeting tonight. She served almost 10 years as deputy clerk at Wilbur before coming to Coulee Dam. "All cities are...

 
 News    January 22, 2014

Newsbriefs

Playland holds steady The Electric City Council approved Coulee Playland prices and fees for the coming tourist season. Manager Hal Rauch informed the council that most rates for overnight stays will remain the same. Rauch stated that he was in his...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 22, 2014

Report: Nursing staff has made big progress at CMC

It was uncomfortable at first, but the nursing staff at Coulee Medical Center has made a cultural adjustment for transparency in the service of improvements to patient care at the hospital. So said...

 
 News    January 22, 2014

New Omak Wood Products manager named

New Wood Resources announced Jan. 16 that David Niessner has joined the company as general manager of Omak Wood Products in Omak, Wash. Niessner will help manage the 90-person team at Omak Wood Products, which was formed through an agreement with...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 22, 2014

Heroism recognized

Lincoln County Sheriff Wade Magers last week awarded Wilbur resident Seth Coffman for his role in the saving the life of a woman thrown from a boat near Keller Ferry Marina in 2011. Magers gave Coffman a letter and a “Lincoln County Sheriffs...

 
 By Rebecca Gourley WNPA Olympia News Service    News    January 22, 2014

Discover Pass revenue continues to grow

OLYMPIA — Discover Pass revenue is going up, but not fast enough. With the general fund money gap, it’s hard to keep parks open. But they are managing by trying to promote the pass program and reduce staff. Three years after Washington’s Discov...

 
 By Scott Hunter editor and publisher    Opinion    January 22, 2014

Outdoor burning is worse than they thought

Authorities clamped down on a local fire chief this week, who said he didn’t know burning the kinds of materials he had in his burn pile was illegal. He’s not alone in a lack of understanding of this state’s laws regarding outdoor burning....

 
 By Jack Madsem    Opinion    January 22, 2014

Station owner addresses gas pricing

I hesitate on doing this only because I think people believe what they want to believe, regardless of the facts. That said however, I’ll say a few things regarding gas prices in the GCD area. As most you know, and what was actually said to me when...

 
 By Dennis Carlson    Opinion    January 22, 2014

Superintendent speaks his mind on proposed league realignment

The following statement has been sent to all school superintendents in the Okanogan Valley Superintendents’ Association. Lake Roosevelt HS AD Rich Black has kept me informed in relation to the possible realignment of the Central Washington 2B...

 
 By Jennifer Manon    Opinion    January 22, 2014

Derided in letters, Graham is kind and helpful

I am so disappointed to see these letters accusing any administrators, doctors, nurses, or staff of hidden motives especially to say that we do not need Mr. Graham's kind in our town. I wonder if this writer has ever met Mr. Graham, or spent any...

 
 By Terry Owen    Opinion    January 22, 2014

Malice in letters unwarranted

Each week, the Star Newspaper is hand delivered to my door — by our ever faithful deliverer, Felix Marcolin. Each week, I look forward to sitting down and reading it. But as of late, I almost cringe when I read the letters to the editor. With the...

 
 By Randy Larson    Opinion    January 22, 2014

Birdwell recognition greatly deserved

Jerry Birdwell’s Volunteer of the Year award was most greatly deserved! Knowing Jerry the way I do, I know it was a childhood dream realized! He always wanted to ride on a float in the Colorama parade with people hurling water balloons at him...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Lifestyles    January 22, 2014

Lessons learned standing in line

As I was standing in line at Safeway the other night, the young lady at the register was trying to buy a few things and apparently she did not have enough money. She was embarrassed and a look of worry covered her face. She was trying to get her...

 
 Births    January 22, 2014

It's a girl for Bellamy/Picard

Meagan Bellamy and Andre Picard of Coulee Dam are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Makenzie May Picard born Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 5 lbs., 6 oz., and was 19 inches in length at...

 
 Births    January 22, 2014

Simpsons have a girl

Matthew and Elizabeth Simpson of Coulee Dam are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Natalie Rose Simpson on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6 lbs., 13 oz., and was 21 inches in length at birth....

 
 Births    January 22, 2014

It's a boy for Smith/Stanford

Kristen Smith and Corey Stanford of Electric City are proud to announce the birth of their son Liam Dean Stanford born Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 8 lbs and was 20.5 inches in length at birth....

 
 Community    January 22, 2014

Harrells visit Sky Tower

Damon Eric Harrell, son of Melvin Harrell Sr. of Grand Coulee, says he made local history by becoming the first person from the Grand Coulee Dam area to have set foot in both the Sky Tower in...

 
 Obituaries    January 22, 2014

Joseph S. "Steve" Sanchez

Joseph S. "Steve" Sanchez, 68, passed away Sunday evening, January 12, 2014, from his Grand Coulee home surrounded by his loving family following a courageous battle with cancer. Following graduation...

 
 People    January 22, 2014

Loch graduates from basic training

Fireman Nathaniel Gerald Loch graduated from Navy Basic Training at RTC Great Lakes, Ill., on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. He is currently at NNPTC in Goose Creek, S.C., for Nuclear "A" School, Machinist's...

 
 Community    January 22, 2014

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet at Pepper Jack’s The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will be meeting this Thursday, Jan. 23, at noon at Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille in Grand Coulee. Bob and Myrna Schryvers will be talking about the Meals on Wheels and...

 
 Community    January 22, 2014

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 1/12 - A Burdin Boulevard woman reported that a neighbor had the trunk of his vehicle open and was putting plastic bags in it. She was told the police would add extra patrols to the area. 1/13 - A Grand Coulee man who had been ban...

 
 By Rebecca Gourley WNPA Olympia News Service    News    January 22, 2014

Labeling of genetically modified food back

OLYMPIA—The push to label genetically modified organisms – termed GMOs – is back on the table in Olympia. But the focus is on genetically engineered, or transgenic, fish. A transgenic animal has had one animal’s DNA spliced with another to...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 22, 2014

Lady Raiders win two

The Lady Raiders beat Manson and Kittitas last week, before losing to White Swan Saturday at home. With the two wins, the Lake Roosevelt team improved their overall win-loss record to 4-7, and to 2-1...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 22, 2014

Wrestlers have three good outings

Raider wrestling had a rare three-contest week, travelling to Wilbur, Okanogan, and Royal City. The first match of the week was at Wilbur Jan. 14 for a mixer against Wilbur-Creston, Republic, Almira-Coulee-Hartline, and Lakeside. The Raiders went...

 
 School    January 22, 2014

Farmers can nominate schools for grant

For the third consecutive year, America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, will give eligible farmers across the country the opportunity to enhance math and science programs in their communities. Now until April 6,...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 22, 2014

Raider boys basketball at .500 for season

After a big win over Manson, the Raider boys dropped their win-loss record to 6-6 overall and 1-2 in Central Washington 2B play after losses to Kittitas and White Swan last week. LR still sits at the...

 
 School    January 22, 2014

Students on EWU list

Several local undergraduate students made the 2013 fall quarter Dean’s List at Eastern Washington University by earning at least 12 quality hours with a GPA of 3.5 or better. Making the list were Taylor Black, Connor Crim, Karah Duclos, Jarred...

 
 Sports    January 22, 2014

Bowling Scores

TUESDAY HI LO’S TEAM W L Pepsi 6 2 Sunflower Graphics 5 3 Fuller’s 5 3 Riverview Lanes 5 3 Karl’s Site Dev. 2 6 KEYG 1490 1 7 High Game: Riverview Lanes 499; Karen 199 High Series: RIverview Lanes 1205; Karen 464 Splits: Sheila A. 2-7; Judy...

 
 Legals    January 22, 2014

Legal Notices for January 22, 2014

Notice of Change of Date for the Next Regular Meeting of the Grand Coulee Dam School District Board of Directors Please be informed that The Board of Directors of the Grand Coulee Dam School District has changed the date of its January Regular...

 
 Obituaries    January 22, 2014

Owens, Donald G.

Don Owens was born in Mason City, now Coulee Dam, WA on January 4, 1938 and died unexpectedly on January 13, 2014. He spent his childhood in Coulee Dam and graduated from Washington State University...

 
 News    January 22, 2014

This week's photos are up

This week's photo extras are now online for your viewing pleasure....

 
 News    January 22, 2014

Here's how your legislators voted this week

Here's what our elected legislators in the state House of Representatives and the state Senate did last week on various issues, according to Washington Votes. This week, the House passed a number of non-controversial bills with few or no dissenting...

 
 By press release    News    January 22, 2014

Sheriff: Moses Lake raid yields over $100K in stolen property

MOSES LAKE, Wash. (Jan. 27, 2014) – Four men are jailed today after Grant County law enforcement officers in search of stolen property raided a home east of Moses Lake, the county sheriff said in a...