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Articles from the January 29, 2014 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News    January 29, 2014

Sheriffs busy busting bad guys

County sheriffs in the region have been collaborating on finding out who has been stealing from rural residents and getting their property back. Last week, the sheriffs of Grant, Lincoln and Adams...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 29, 2014

City plans to extend water to resort

A water line extension project in Electric City to service Sunbanks Lake Resort is scheduled for April, city officials stated. Mayor Jerry Sands said this week that the city is going to upgrade the 8-inch water line to a 10-inch water line at the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 29, 2014

Star's new photo site up

On any given week, Star photographers take far more photos than can be used in the newspaper. But the best of the rest are included on a website anyone can explore, and it has just been redesigned....

 
 News    January 29, 2014

Newsbriefs

CMC commission meets tonight Commissioner for Public Hospital District 6, which operates Coulee Medical Center, will meet at their regular monthly meeting tonight at 6 p.m. in the CMC public meeting room. Among items on the agenda are the elections...

 
 News    January 29, 2014

Coming soon

A school bus Tuesday passes by the Grand Coulee Dam School District's new kindergarten-through-12th grade complex being built in Coulee Dam. - Scott Hunter photo...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 29, 2014

Chief's burning violation becomes public education effort

Electric City Volunteer Fire Chief Mark Payne will keep his job despite two incidents of illegal burning at his home. Mayor Jerry Sands made the statement at a meeting Monday night of several local firefighters. “I am not going to remove Payne as...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 29, 2014

Court upholds city's position on home mechanic

A $750 fine of a home mechanic’s illegal operation was supported in Grand Coulee’s municipal court last Friday. The mechanic, Donovan Picard, who lives at 431 W. Grand, was issued a $750 ticket by Grand Coulee police for doing mechanical repair...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 29, 2014

Chamber seeks more crosswalks in city

The chamber of commerce has asked the state Department of Transportation and the city of Grand Coulee to consider adding a couple of crosswalks on Midway Avenue. Chamber Vice President Bob Valen made the request to the DOT and to city hall and it cam...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 29, 2014

Police called when tensions flair over dead horse

An argument over a dead horse brought police to a Delano horse rescue address. Officers found that two women, Terry Jo Merbach and Heather Catherine Downs, had been in an argument over who overfed a “rescue” horse, causing the animal to die....

 
 News    January 29, 2014

Man hurt in wreck

A Coulee City man was hospitalized after he rolled his car just north of Coulee City Sunday morning. The Washington State Patrol reported that Henry Visker, 63, lost control of the southbound 1998 Toyota 4Runner he was driving about 6:15 a.m. two...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 29, 2014

New manager makes plans for Sunbanks

Larry Donnelly, Sunbanks Lake Resort's new manager, arrived on the scene here running, and he's still running. Born in Seattle, and now a Longview resident, driving home on the weekends gives...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 29, 2014

City plans to extend water to resort

A water line extension project in Electric City to service Sunbanks Lake Resort is scheduled for April, city officials stated. Mayor Jerry Sands said this week that the city is going to upgrade the 8-inch water line to a 10-inch water line at the...

 
 By Clea Pryor    Opinion    January 29, 2014

Don't repeat the hospital's past

As a lifelong member of this area and an employee of Coulee Medical Center, I feel I need to speak out about the current situation at the hospital. I was employed by a doctor in 1963. At that time the providers were forced to leave this area due to...

 
 By Jennifer Schwartz    Opinion    January 29, 2014

Doctors and staff matter the most

I would like to express my concern over the recent matters which have come up concerning the CMC Hospital and the alleged breach of patient privacy between a physician and his wife. First of all, I have to say that my family; my great-grandparents,...

 
 By C Williamson    Opinion    January 29, 2014

State patrolling fishing spot

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife now has an enforcement officer living in the area and is patrolling Geezer Beach. He is politely explaining and clearing up confusion regarding licensing needs. (WA license is all that is needed!). So...

 
 By Truman Covington    Opinion    January 29, 2014

Don't waste tribal money on congressional campaign

Resolution 2013-948.tg...'tabled'). To the Colville Tribal Council: "LEAVE IT TABLED!" Stop wasting tribal $$$, stop lyin' to our peoples (broke, broke, broke) and give some to our children, our future. Stop this council personal agenda, buddy buddy...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    January 29, 2014

When a dream becomes real

It seems that ever since the Grand Coulee Tigers and the Coulee Dam Beavers turned into the Lake Roosevelt Raiders, a new school has been a dream. So right around 50 years of school boards,...

 
 By Bob Valen    Lifestyles    January 29, 2014

Drier than usual

For December, here at the home weather station, we only had three days of low temperatures in the single digit area — the 5th, 7th and 8th. The lowest was a 3.5°F on the 8th, while our high...

 
 Births    January 29, 2014

Condons have a girl

April and Brian Condon of Omak are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Kashlyn Josephine Condon on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6 lbs., 14 oz., and was 18.5 inches in length at birth....

 
 Births    January 29, 2014

It's a boy for the Piccininies

Anthony and Rose Piccinini are proud to announce the birth of their son Hunter Louis Piccinini on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 7 lbs., 5 oz., and was 19 inches in length at birth. Siblings include...

 
 Births    January 29, 2014

It's a boy for Pleasants

Dominique Pleasants is proud to announce the birth of her son Roman Tate Pleasants born Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 7 lbs., 9 oz., and was 21-3/4 inches in length at birth. Maternal grandparents are...

 
 Community    January 29, 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. 30 at noon at Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille in Grand Coulee. Mary Gilmore from Inland Northwest Health Services will speak about...

 
 Community    January 29, 2014

Free tax help

Income tax time is here! Free tax preparation is being offered at the Grand Coulee Senior Center again this year. Volunteers trained in cooperation with IRS and AARP will be available every Tuesday, Feb 11 - April 8, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This...

 
 Obituaries    January 29, 2014

Harvey Jackson Godbey

Harvey Jackson Godbey passed away on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at the age of 84 in Spokane, Wash. He was born and raised in Miami, Florida, and graduated from the University of Florida. He joined the US...

 
 Obituaries    January 29, 2014

Donald G. Owens

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

 

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