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Articles from the February 5, 2014 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 5, 2014

Police officer says civil service committed "bad oversight"

A Grand Coulee Civil Service Commission meeting Monday night turned out to be anything but civil. Commission President Alan Cain and police Officer Sean Cook got into a shouting match over issues that Cook raised before commission members. The civil...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 5, 2014

Citizens grow impatient with hospital situation

With their constituents voicing impatience, hospital district commissioners took no actions after coming out of a closed session last week, but they voted in new leadership and streamlined committee...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 5, 2014

Nurses sign for union representation

A large majority of registered nurses at Coulee Medical Center have signed cards asking to be represented by a union, an organizer said Tuesday night. Austin DePaolo, of the United Food & Commercial Workers Union, Local 1439, said more than 70...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 5, 2014

City asks port about water for eventual expansion

Electric City is looking for a water source to service an eventual development of some 300-400 homes on the south side of the causeway. Mayor Jerry Sands appeared before Port District 7 officials Thursday evening to ask if the city could some day...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 5, 2014

State Auditor's Office reprimands fire district

The state auditor’s office has advised Lincoln County Fire Protection District 9 that materials required were not furnished to auditors for the period of Jan. 1, 2010 through Dec. 31, 2011. The letter stated that failure to submit required annual...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 5, 2014

Port commissioner decides to step down

Orville Scharbach has resigned his position on the Grant County Port District 7 commission. Scharbach, who was just elected to another six-year term last November and took his new oath of office a month ago, advised other commissioners that he was...

 
 News    February 5, 2014

12th man spirit on display

Rob Carroll, of Stevens Avenue in Coulee Dam, can take at least some credit for contributing to the "12th Man" spirit that permeated the state as the Seahawks headed to the Super Bowl on Sunday. In...

 
 News    February 5, 2014

Newsbriefs

School enrollment up again Enrollment number for Grand Coulee Dam District schools continues to exceed predictions. January’s enrollment in all three schools was recorded at 667. That’s 27 over what the district budgeted for and 46 students over...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 5, 2014

Elmer City considers separate wastewater plant

The task of keeping sewer rates low has begun in Elmer City. Mayor Gail Morin, who campaigned on the notion that her town could go its own way instead of paying Coulee Dam for wastewater treatment, says she hopes that the first steps in that...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 5, 2014

Group suing Colville leaders to meet

Colville Members for Justice will meet Saturday morning in Elmer City to discuss the status and updates on their effort to sue the Colville Business Council over decisions on how much of a $193 million settlement with the United States government to...

 
 News    February 5, 2014

Chamber to make annual awards next week

The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards night will be Thursday, Feb. 13, at Pepper Jack’s Bar and Grille, officials said this week. Chamber Executive Director Peggy Nevsimal said Tuesday that the “Achiever of the Year”...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 5, 2014

Three interested in council position

Three residents of Grand Coulee responded to the city’s request to fill a vacant city council seat. The Position 2 seat became vacant after Tim Alling decided not to run again and has been vacant since the first of the year. Filing and expressing...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 5, 2014

Clarification and correction

A woman who called police because she felt threatened did not report that the other party had a knife, as stated in a report last week. Heather Downs did not know that Terry Jo Merbach had a knife until Merbach gave it to police when they arrived....

 
 By Scott Hunter editor and publisher    Opinion    February 5, 2014

Readers should keep up the good work at hospital

People are understandably anxious about the lack of resolution of the issues embroiling Coulee Medical Center. While we feel obliged to report on the controversy, it’s not as easy, and much more technical, to report on the hospital’s progress. Al...

 
 By Truman Covington    Opinion    February 5, 2014

Writer demands answers from tribal council

TO THE COLVILLE TRIBAL COUNCIL: I shall continue to harp on you, hound you, press you for answers on the current status of Ken “Butch” Stanger and Gene Nicholson Sr. as continuing members of the CTFC Board of Directors and that of Joe Pakootas...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Lifestyles    February 5, 2014

Gems in the Coulee: Jim Barry

This is a different kind of Gem in the Coulee. The man I speak about today is a father, first and above everything else. He prefers to work behind the scenes and let others be the face of success and...

 
 Opinion    February 5, 2014

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Riding the ski slopes and keeping good grades have been combined in a program for students from Nespelem and Grand Coulee Dam School Districts. The club of 89 kids have academic requirements intended to keep their English skills,...

 
 Obituaries    February 5, 2014

Antoine Alan "Tony" Atkins

Antoine Alan "Tony" Atkins 69, passed away during the morning hours of Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, surrounded by his family in Spokane's Deaconess Hospital. Tony began this life's journey on December 6,...

 
 Obituaries    February 5, 2014

John B. Klobucher

John B. Klobucher was born May 24, 1920, in Spokane and passed away January 24, 2014, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. Other than his service in the Army during WWII, he lived his whole...

 
 Community    February 5, 2014

Senior Meals

Wed., Feb. 5 – Dinner Potato and Bacon Soup, Egg Salad Sandwich, Coleslaw, Fruit and Pudding Parfait. Thurs., Feb. 6 – Dinner Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Mixed Veggies, Fruit Salad, Cook’s Choice Dessert. Fri., Feb. 7 – Breakfast...

 
 Community    February 5, 2014

Free tax help at center

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. New...

 
 Community    February 5, 2014

Royal visit

Haley Wade of Ephrata, this year's Colorama Queen, visits with chamber of commerce members Thursday at Pepper Jack's Bar and Grille along with Cindy Edwards of the Ridge Riders Saddle Club. - Scott...

 
 Births    February 5, 2014

Abrahamson/Bessette have a boy

Turtle Abrahamson and Isaac Bessette of Pablo, Mont., are proud to announce the birth of their son Kasen LeRoy Bessette Abrahamson on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 9 lbs., 1 oz., and was 21 inches in...

 
 Births    February 5, 2014

It's a boy for the Seekins

Lee and Jeremiah Seekins of Electric City are proud to announce the birth of their son Emmanuel Aaron Seekins, born Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 6 lbs., 11 oz., and was 19 inches in length at birth....

 
 Community    February 5, 2014

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet at Pepper Jack’s The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will not be meeting this week due to the Social Media Class being held from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Sunbanks Lodge Resort. For more information contact Peggy at 633-3074....

 
 Community    February 5, 2014

GCHS Alumni association to hold first meeting

Grand Coulee High School Alumni Association will hold the first of three regularly scheduled meetings for 2014 on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 1 p.m., at United Methodist Church, 405 Center Street, Grand Coulee. The purpose of the organization is to...

 
 Community    February 5, 2014

4-H YFP offered swim lessons

Who goes swimming in January? Colville Reservation youth do if they participated in 4-H YFP (Youth and Families with Promise)! Every Saturday in January through Feb. 1, has been filled with bus rides...

 
 Community    February 5, 2014

Receive 10 free trees

Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is an ideal way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone from Washington who joins the Foundation in February 2014 will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees to plant when the weather turns warm.  The...

 
 School    February 5, 2014

Hawk fans start early

Nespelem School's students and staff assemble to show their 12th man spirit Friday as the Seattle Seahawks prepared to defeat the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. - Sue Dickey pho...

 
 School    February 5, 2014

School district personnel changes noted

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board accepted four resignations or retirements and five new hires at its meeting last week. Leaving their positions are James Caddy, Lake Roosevelt High School varsity football coach; Gary Darnold, eighth- grade...

 
 School    February 5, 2014

1st semester honor roll for LRHS

The following is the 1st semester honor roll for Lake Roosevelt High School Students. 3.5 – 4.0 SENIORS Madisyn Byam, Daniel Campobasso, Clare Castrodale, Brandon Desautel, Keya Fasthorse, Akaycia Foster, Mikel Friedlander, Chyenne Kelly-Marconi, J...

 
 School    February 5, 2014

High school ASB paver project

The Lake Roosevelt High School Associated Student Body has been selling “Pavers” as a fundraiser to support extra-curricular programs. This fundraiser will run until Friday, Feb. 14. The ASB will be running a special on the Pavers for only $75...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    February 5, 2014

Lady Raiders take two from Fillies and Trojans

The Lady Raiders picked up two road wins last week at Bridgeport and Manson, lifting their overall win-loss record to 7-8 and their Central Washington 2B record to 5-2. Lake Roosevelt is in second place in the north half of the league, with a...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    February 5, 2014

Raider boys on three-game win streak

by John R. McNeil II The Raiders extended their winning streak to three games as they defeated Bridgeport and Manson last week. At Bridgeport, the Raiders started out slow having trouble in the rebounding department and in playing consistently at...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    February 5, 2014

Wrestlers prepare for post season

Eleven Raider wrestlers will compete at the sub-regional meet on Saturday at Northwest Christian High School in Colbert. Action starts at 11 a.m. At the sub-regional, the top six wrestlers at each...

 
 Sports    February 5, 2014

This week in sports

Fri., Feb. 7 Basketball here with Liberty Bell. 6 p.m. Varsity Girls at LR/JV Boys at middle school; 7 p.m. Varsity Boys at LRHS/JV Girls at middle school. Sat., Feb. 8 11 a.m., Wrestling at sub-regionals, Northwest Christian. 4 p.m., Basketball at...

 
 Sports    February 5, 2014

All-Indian basketball tourney coming up

The annual Nespelem All Indian Basketball Tournament is set for February 14-16. This is for Men 18-34, Women 18 and up and Men 35 and Over and 50 and Over. Games will be held on Feb. 14 at the Nespelem Community Center and Nespelem Grade School with...

 
 Legals    February 5, 2014

Legal Notices for February 5, 2014

Town of Coulee Dam JANITORIAL SERVICES Request for Proposals The Town of Coulee Dam is Requesting Proposals for janitorial and upkeep services. The complete Request for Proposals is available from the Town Clerk at 300 Lincoln Avenue, Coulee Dam, WA...

 
 Sports    February 5, 2014

Bowling Scores

TUESDAY HI LO’S TEAM W L Pepsi 10 2 Riverview Lanes 8 4 Karl’s Site Dev. 6 6 Fullers 6 6 Sunflower Graphics 5 7 KEYG-1490 1 11 High Game: Pepsi 432; Karen 173 High Series: Riverview Lanes 1217;Betty 456 Splits: Sheila C. 3-7; Betty 6-7-10...

 
 Community    February 5, 2014

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 1/27- Police went to Coulee Medical Center on a request from mental health officials who had an active pickup order on a person at the hospital. A medical doctor told police that they were not needed, so they left the facility...

 
 News    February 5, 2014

Nespelem School to start late today

Nespelem School will start two hours late this morning (Thursday). School will begin at 10 a.m. We're not privy to the precise reason at 6 a.m., but suspect it has to with the cold. It's -2 degrees Fin Nespelem currently....