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Articles from the February 6, 2013 edition

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 By Don Redfield    Opinion    February 6, 2013

Digital projection requirement threatens local community theater

The technology of modern entertainment is arriving and the local theater will not likely survive it. Lynette Zierden and her family run the Village Cinema in Coulee Dam. They continue the business that Lynette's mother, Carole Fisher, had purchased...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 6, 2013

Police investigate homicide after Omak man found dead Sunday

An 88-year-old Omak man was found dead Feb. 9, and police are investigating his death as a homicide. On the Colville Indian Reservation just outside Omak, the vicitm was found by his daughter who...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 6, 2013

Two arrested at burglary scene in Electric City

Two young men face first-degree burglary charges following a midnight break-in at 16 W. Coulee Boulevard in Electric City last Wednesday. Police Chief Mel Hunt stated Monday that damages to the building and to items in the building amounted to about...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 6, 2013

Golf Course stolen money intended for fertilizer

Some $2,800 that was lingering in a 300-pound safe at the golf course, stolen last week, was from last season’s final golf tournament and had been earmarked for fertilizer. Orville Scharbach, chairman of Port District 7 commissioners, stated...

 
 News    February 6, 2013

New beginning

Funzee’s owner Cheryl Hoffman owner, right, and chamber of commerce President Jess Utz cut the ribbon for a grand re-opening of the store Monday at 401 Midway Ave. in Grand Coulee. Hoffman moved...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 6, 2013

Town considers process that saved schools money

The town of Coulee Dam has indicated that it would be in favor of going through a “value engineering” study of its plans for the proposed wastewater treatment plant. Town officials Monday issued a statement that they have invited an engineer from...

 
 News    February 6, 2013

Newsbriefs

City hall hire Russell Powers has been named deputy city clerk in Electric City. Powers replaces Debra Pifer, who recently resigned from the position. Powers has been working at the Delano Regional Transfer Station and took over his new position...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 6, 2013

Treatment plant starts lowering arsenic in water

Electric City’s new arsenic treatment plant goes into operation this week. The $1.3 million project received final adjustments by Gray & Osborne, the city’s engineering firm, and Clearwater...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 6, 2013

Council member: Bushes in bad place

Those moonglow junipers in Electric City continue to get bad reviews. Since planting 196 of the trees along SR-155 as it winds through the center of Electric City, some dozen have already been removed, and if Brad Parrish of the city council has his...

 
 News    February 6, 2013

Future home of …

A sign proclaiming the site of the future Coulee Regional Wellness Center went up last week across highway 174 from the Coulee Medical Center, near the grain elevators. The medical center purchased...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 6, 2013

New store manager hired

Brian Wells has been named manager of the Variety Store in Grand Coulee. Owner John Sweeden made the announcement this week. Wells, a Spokane native, replaces Daniel Klug, who died of cancer on Jan....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 6, 2013

Ferry builders to get busy soon

Things are about to happen with the new “Sanpoil” ferry, the one that will replace the “Martha S. at Keller Ferry, sometime this year. Late last fall, a large concrete slab was poured near the Crescent Bay boat launch site where the pieces of t...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 6, 2013

Elmer City looks for engineer

Elmer City is advertising for consulting engineering firms to provide professional services for wastewater treatment planning. The request also covers an analysis of its existing system, hydro-geological investigations, evaluation of treatment...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 6, 2013

Local prosecutor proposes law change

Grant County prosecutor D. Angus Lee is proposing legislation that he says will make it harder for the mentally ill to access and misuse firearms. “In an effort to reduce criminal misuse of firearms, I am proposing a simple amendment to RCW 9.41.04...

 
 News    February 6, 2013

Public address

Steve Becker talks with Lowell Hensley following Becker’s chamber of commerce talk last Thursday at Pepper Jack’s. Coulee Medical Center’s director of marketing said the facility will always be...

 
 By Scott Klinger    Opinion    February 6, 2013

Halftime for the federal budget super bowl

Congress dropped the ball in the midst of football season when it failed to strike a deal that provided sufficient revenue to invest in the creation of jobs and the 21st century infrastructure our nation so sorely needs. The Federal Budget Super...

 
 Opinion    February 6, 2013

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago The “Balde” Eagle festival returns to the Grand Coulee Dam area Feb. 14-16 for three days devoted to everything eagle. The chamber of commerce honored two members at a banquet...

 
 Obituaries    February 6, 2013

Daniel Jerome Klug

Daniel Jerome Klug passed away at home in his sleep after a terrific battle with cancer on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. He was born October 1, 1952, in Clintonville, Wisc. He grew up in the Weyauwega area...

 
 Obituaries    February 6, 2013

Arthur T. “Ted” Winiecki

December 21, 2012, wasn’t the end of the world as we know it, but it was the end of this world for Arthur T. “Ted” Winiecki, 87, of Virginia, Minn., dying that Friday, at Virginia Regional...

 
 Obituaries    February 6, 2013

Harold M. Portch

Harold M. Portch, 103, passed away peacefully at his home in Spokane February 1, 2013. Vigil services will be held Thursday, February 7 at 7 p.m., at St. Augustine Church, 19th and Bernard in...

 
 Obituaries    February 6, 2013

Robert Orland “Bob” Estes

All are invited to a Memorial Celebration of Bob’s life to be held in the Community Presbyterian Church, 11 NE Cole, Wilbur, Washington at 1:00pm on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Graveside interment...

 
 Community    February 6, 2013

Two Wednesday events coming

A meeting of the Coulee Pioneer Museum is scheduled for 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the art room above the Senior Center. Those interested in establishing a museum in the area are asked to attend. An official from the Department of Ecology will...

 
 Community    February 6, 2013

Smooth strokes

As part of Lake Roosevelt High School’s job shadowing program, junior Madisyn Byam sprays paint on a pickup hood at Bird’s Auto in Electric City last week. Under the guidance of Jason Kiser,...

 
 Community    February 6, 2013

Lenten season begins at UMC

Come and join the United Methodist Church for the six-week series for the Lenten season entitled “Final Words” by Adam Hamilton. This DVD series will explore the meaning of Jesus’ last words. Materials will be provided. The event is free and...

 
 Community    February 6, 2013

Meetings and Notices

No Noon Luncheon for Chamber The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will not be holding their noon meeting this Thursday due to their Installation Banquet at 6 p.m. Members and non-members are invited to the no-host banquet RSVP 633-3074 or...

 
 Births    February 6, 2013

It's a boy for Anthony/Carson

Laweesa Anthony and Raymond Carson of Nespelem are proud to announce the birth of their son Keelye Ray Carson-Anthony on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 7 lbs., 15.5 oz., and was 20.5 inches in length at...

 
 Births    February 6, 2013

Shaws have a boy

Jennifer and William Shaw of Coulee Dam are proud to announce the birth of their son William “Liam” Theodore Shaw on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 8 lbs., 15 oz., and as 21 inches in length at birth....

 
 School    February 6, 2013

Center Students of the Month for January

January Students of the Month at Center School include: front - Brizeida Villafana-Cruz, China Shanning-New, Reesa Gorr; Back - Gemma Sacchi, Annabelle Vu, Carly Neddo, Isaiah Arnold. Not pictured -...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    February 6, 2013

Raiders claim championship at Wrestling Sub-Regional

The Raider wrestlers came home with a championship trophy from the Eastern Washington North B Sub-Regional last Saturday. Lake Roosevelt scored 173 points, edging out second-place Kittitas by only one...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    February 6, 2013

Lady Raiders go two for three

The Lady Raiders won two of three games last week, extending their win streak to eight games. They took on the 12-4 Tigers at Entiat Jan. 29, whom the Lady Raiders had beaten by only two points in...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    February 6, 2013

Raiders drop games to Liberty Bell and Riverside Christian

The Raiders losing streak extends to four games as last week they lost on the road to Liberty Bell on the 31st and at home last Saturday to the South - leading Riverside Christian Crusaders. These...

 
 Sports    February 6, 2013

This week in sports

Thurs., Feb. 7 6/7:30 p.m., Basketball versus Bridgeport, there. Fri.,/Sat., Feb. 8/9 4 p.m./10 a.m., Wrestling regionals at Reardan. Sat., Feb. 9 5 p.m., Basketball playoffs at Bridgeport.* 6 p.m. Tues./Thurs., Feb. 12/14 TBD, Basketball District...

 
 Community    February 6, 2013

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 1/29 - An Electric City man living on W. Grand Avenue had a refrigerator outside his house and the city was concerned that it might attract kids. When inspected, the homeowner had the refrigerator secured so you couldn’t get...

 
 By Danielle Vick    Lifestyles    February 6, 2013

The mythology behind parenting

One day about a year ago, my daughter and I were in a pool at a hotel. While swimming, I overheard a mother tell her son not to put his head under the hot tub. “It’s bad for you, sweetie,” she t...

 
 Sports    February 6, 2013

Bowling Scores

MIXUPS TEAM W L Flyin W 51.5 28.5 Fighting Chipmunks 51 29 Team III 46.5 33.5 Fry Bread Power II 33.5 46.5 Ed’s Meat Market 30 50 Star Publishing 27.5 52.5 High Game: Fighting Chipmunks 655; John Stensgar 198; Briana Bob 179 High Series: Fighting...

 
 Legals    February 6, 2013

Legal Notices

REQUEST FOR STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS (RSQ) FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES The Town of Elmer City is inviting statements of qualifications from consulting engineering firms to provide engineering services for wastewater facility planning,...

 
 Obituaries    February 6, 2013

Hazel Margaret Foster

Hazel Margaret Foster, 77, loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother passed away peacefully from Grand Coulee, Washington’s Coulee Medical Center, with her daughter by her side in the afternoon of...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Community    February 6, 2013

A peek at our photo gallery

And some of the rest of the photos from this week ......