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Articles from the February 1, 2012 edition

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 By Roger Lucas    News    February 1, 2012

BPA, town have issues

The Bonneville Power Administration and the town of Coulee Dam still have issues to work out on the project to stretch power lines from the Third Powerhouse to the switch yards. That became apparent last Wednesday night when Mayor Quincy Snow told... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    February 1, 2012

Egbert makes nationwide list

Lake Roosevelt High School basketball standout Ty Egbert has been nominated as a player at McDonald’s All American Games next month, when McDonald’s sends the best high school players in the... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    February 1, 2012

Town approves park district funds

The Coulee Area Park & Recreation District got the $11,000 it asked for from Coulee Dam’s hotel/motel fund as a result of discussions last Wednesday night. While talking about how vague some of the detail was in developing North Dam Park as a... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    February 1, 2012

No takers on houseboat concession

An effort by the National Park Service to get concession proposals for houseboat operations at Keller Ferry and Seven Bays drew a blank. Contracts at both operations had lapsed and were being renewed on a year-to-year basis. The NPS was seeking... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    February 1, 2012

Tourism requests supported at Electric City

Hotel/motel tax money flowed freely in Electric City last Tuesday night when the city council voted to provide the Ridge Riders $4,000 and the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce $13,000. The money collected as a tax on motel rooms and... Full story



Proposals accepted Electric City’s council accepted Coulee Playland’s proposal of rates at its meeting Jan. 24. Electric City leases the park area from the Bureau of Reclamation and then sublets to Hal Rauch who manages the of resort. Increases... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    February 1, 2012

No sign of missing woman

Carol Ann Estrada is still wrestling with the disappearance of her daughter, Jamie Breckenridge. Breckenridge, 42, was reported missing Jan. 8, after she told friends that she planned to go to... Full story


State parks scrambling to ‘Discover’ funding resources

Washington State Parks patrons purchasing multiple Discover Passes may soon find some monetary relief if a bill, approved by the Senate on Friday (Jan. 27) allowing the use of one pass for two vehicles is accepted by the House and signed by the...

 By Roger Lucas    News    February 1, 2012

New family takes over theater

The Village Cinema has become a new family affair. Carole Fisher, of Changes in Electric City, recently purchased the theater from Lori Crabtree, and Fisher’s daughter, Lynette Zierden, has become... Full story


William C. Wyatt

William C. Wyatt, age 81 and a retired Civil Engineer from the Bureau of Reclamation, died peacefully in Spokane, Wash., on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, with family members at his side.  Bill was born on... Full story


Mary Louise Huston-Harrell

Mary Louise Huston-Harrell, 67, left this world to be with her Lord and savior Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, in Conroe, Texas, following a very courageous battle with cancer. She was born August 8, 1944, in... Full story


Rosemary Evelyn Evers nee Lessard

Rosemary Evelyn Evers nee Lessard was born on December 8, 1926, in Oak Park, Ill., to a family of 11 children. After graduating from Harper High School in Chicago, Rosemary worked in the accounting... Full story


Laurena H. “Rena” Anderson

Laurena H. “Rene’” Anderson, 68, peacefully passed away on Monday, January 30, 2012, at her home in Electric City, surrounded by her loving family, after a battle with cancer. Rena was one of two children, born on November 16, 1943, in... Full story


Bises celebrate 50th anniversary

Earl and Kathie Bise recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a get-together at Pepper Jack’s Bar and Grille in Grand Coulee. The couple were wed January 20, 1962. Children include... Full story


It’s a boy for Best/ Rizzonelli

Courtney Best and Alan Rizzonelli are pleased to announce the birth of their son Jaxsin Harlen Rizzonelli on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 8 lbs., 5 oz., and was 20.5 inches in length at birth. Siblings... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The GCD Chamber of Commerce will hold its regular meeting this Thursday, Feb. 2 at noon at Pepper Jack’s in Grand Coulee. The program will be given by CMC Chief Executive Director Scott Graham. Nez Perce Trail Workshop There will be... Full story



Lilly Rounds wins the Center Elementary spelling bee Thursday over a panel of six finalists, correctly spelling the word “therapy.” Rounds or alternate Dakota Hernandez will move on to the... Full story


Spring planting is near

Here’s an ideal way to get into the mood for spring planting: Join the Arbor Day Foundation and receive 10 free trees to plant when the weather turns warm. Every person from Washington who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in February 2012 will... Full story


Raiders stay hot

The Raiders continue to roll as they tamed the Mountain Lions on Thursday and followed up by dehorning the Mountain Goats on Saturday as the team’s winning streak reached nine straight. Ty Egbert... Full story


Ladies tame the Mt. Lions, but tripped up by the Goats

The Lady Raiders came into the week riding high on a win streak and looking forward to continuing it with two games on the home court. Against Liberty Bell on Thursday, the Lady Raiders did just that...


Wrestlers ready for sub-regionals

Raider wrestling finished the regular season last week with matches at Omak on Wednesday and Republic on Saturday. At Omak the Raiders faced not only the Pioneers but also Brewster, where several... Full story


University honors local students

Washington State University noted the academic performance during the fall, 2011 semester of three students from the local area, naming them to the President’s Honor Roll. Amy Marie Parker, of Coulee Dam; Alexandra Irene Finch, of Elmer City; and... Full story


BBCC enrollment recovers winter quarter

Winter quarter enrollment at Big Bend Community College is near the record set last year and ranks second all-time for the quarter. The enrollment numbers are good news for the college after fall enrollment in 2011 dropped 9.6 percent from the... Full story


Fish and Wildlife Commission appointments draw ire, fire from mid-state legislators

By Scott Panitz - WNPA Olympia News Bureau When Rep. Joel Kretz (R-7th District, Wauconda) found out that Gov. Chris Gregoire had appointed Jay Kehne to the state Fish and Wildlife Commission, he could only scratch his head. A longtime... Full story


Bowling Scores

TUESDAY HI LO’S TEAM W L Pepsi 11 5 Sunflower Graphics 10 6 Melody 10 6 Riverview Lanes 6 10 KEYG 1490 6 10 Fullers 5 11 High Game: Riverview Lanes 437; Betty 174 High Series: Riverview Lanes 1242; Betty 452 Splits: Amber 2-7; Sheila A. 5-7-9;... Full story


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