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Articles from the November 19, 2014 edition

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Planners sidestep business move issue

Grand Coulee’s planning commission kicked the can down the road to the city council on the Mike Horne proposal to move his MPH mechanic shop down the street to a new location. One planner after another moved away from trying to find a way that... Full story

 

Animal rescue operation making a difference

Nella is getting a second chance. She's an 18-year-old broodmare that now has a new home through the Grand Coulee Animal Rescue and Sanctuary. Nella is now enjoying a green pasture existence at a... Full story

 

Electric City to spend more on tourism

More of money collected to boost tourism and related jobs will be allowed to to do so following a move by councils in Electric City and Coulee Dam last week. Electric City annually has put half its hotel/motel tax revenue into a reserve fund. The cou... Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 19, 2014

Coulee Dam open to new tourism spending approach

Faced with various groups annually vying for tourism tax dollars, most Coulee Dam Town Council members verbally endorsed an approach suggested by Mayor Greg Wilder last week: outsource it — with provisos. Wilder advocated an approach similar to wha... Full story

 

No wool over their eyes

A new effort to become certified in grading animal fiber by Maryjo Monteith, of Spring Canyon Alpacas, could take up to two years, she indicated recently. The grading system includes fiber from... Full story

 

Newsbriefs

Construction site employment numbers revised Lydig Construction Assistant Superintendent Bohman Swanson at the Colville Tribal headquarters job site, provided better statistics on workers after a story in last week’s Star highlighted the jobs the... Full story

 

City will shop for police protection

Electric City is looking for law enforcment support other than from Grand Coulee, the city with which it has contracted for decades to police its streets. The city council committee on law enforcement was instructed by council last Tuesday night to... Full story

 

Broader approach would benefit area, grow jobs

As local towns decide on how much money they’ll spend next year, the season always brings out what for councils is a bothersome and needlessly complicated question: How much money should we spend to promote tourism, and how should we spend it? Thre... Full story

 

Coulee Dam time was like living in a luxury neighborhood

I have lived here, in Grant County near Electric City, for about 20 years, but I needed a rental house for the summer. Merle Kennedy found a nice little house in Coulee Dam; it was just what I wanted, so I said “I’ll Take it”. I had not... Full story

 

Correction to section on veterans

Just a note to correct a couple of errors in the Vet section of this week’s Star. First of all, I enjoy looking at and reading the tribute to the vets. As to the picture of the American Legion Post that was dedicated to Louie Canady, it is in Pine... Full story

 

Just say "NO!" to the mayor

I have watched with much interest with how the mayor wants to handle the situation with the hiring of the police chief. The Civil Service Commission has, and “should” continue to have the role in deciding who will hold that position. The only... Full story

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    November 19, 2014

Almost time to give thanks

With all that is going on in the world and the holidays right around the corner, I thought maybe I would start the preparation for being thankful. Just like a professional baseball player has to go to spring training before the season, and just like... Full story

 

Coulee Recollections

10 years ago On Monday, Nov. 15, the Colville Tribes' fish and wildlife dept. released 712 rainbow trout, weighing an average of 5.35 pounds, in to Lake Rufus Woods at Ed Scahllenberger's net pen site... Full story

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber Meeting The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet this Thursday, Nov. 20, at noon at La Presa in Grand Coulee. A representative from Columbia Hearing will be the featured program. Grant County Fire Dist. #14 to Meet Grant... Full story

 

Valentines have a boy

Sarah and Robert Valentine of Grand Coulee are proud to announce the birth of their son Arron Richard Valentine on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 7 lbs., 9 oz., and was 21.5 inches in length. Sibling... Full story

 

It's a boy for the Monaghans

Brian and Ashley Monaghan of Keller are proud to announce the birth of their son Raytheal David Monaghan on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 8 lbs., 3 oz., and was 20 inches in length, Siblings include... Full story

 

It's a boy for the Bobs

Sarah and Wade Bob of Grand Coulee are proud to announce the birth of their son Jayce Albert Bob, born Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 8 lbs., 15 oz., and was 20 inches in length at birth. Siblings... Full story

 

Annual Thanksgiving dinners to be held at the Senior Center

The Thanksgiving dinner put on by the senior center is tonight (Wednesday), Nov 19. The Grand Coulee Nazarene Church and Coulee Dam Community Church invited the community to the annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the Senior Center on Sunday, Nov. 23,... Full story

 

Club cleans up shooting area

A number of gun and archery enthusiasts collected a pickup full of debris from the Washington Flats area recently. The five people taking part are all members of the Coulee Gun and Archery Club. Ruth... Full story

 

Mary Elizabeth Gallinger

Mary Elizabeth Rhodes Gallinger, passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at Buena Vista Nursing home in Colville, Wash., at the age of 91. She was born on Jan. 12, 1923, to Louis and Edna... Full story

 

Workshops announced for students thinking about starting college winter quarter

Two workshops for persons interested in starting classes during winter quarter 2015 at Big Bend Community College will be held in the BBCC library on Nov. 21 and Dec. 5. The “Start Next Quarter” workshops will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. in... Full story

 

This week in sports

Thurs., Nov. 20 5 p.m., JHS Boys’ Basketball at Bridgeport. Mon., Nov. 24 5 p.m., JHS Boys’ Basketball here with Okanogan. 5 p.m., JHS Boys’ Basketball here with Omak. 6 p.m., HS Basketball, Crimson & Gold Game (Varsity only)... Full story

 

Bowling Scores

TUESDAY HI LO’S TEAM W L Coulee Internet Serv. 29 11 Pepsi 26.5 13.5 Riverview Lanes 24.5 15.5 Sunflower Graphics 22 18 Fuller 18 22 Team 6 0 40 High Game: Sunflower Graphics 496; Sheila A. 210 High Series: Pepsi 1237; Sherry 523 Splits: Sheila A.... Full story

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 11/11 - A woman on Federal Avenue told police that her husband had been kicked out of the house and she needed to get an anti-harassment order to keep him from contacting her. She was advised that she would need to go through the... Full story

 

October was warmer and wetter

We received almost double the mean amount of rain for October, with 1.38 inches measured here at the home weather station. The measuring station at the dam showed 1.72 inches for October. The mean is 0.72 inches. I didn’t hear anyone complaining... Full story

 

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