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Articles from the February 8, 2012 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 8, 2012

Congress gets after USBR on school issue

The Grand Coulee Dam School District is getting help for its efforts to fund a new school construction from Eastern Washington’s congressional delegation. In separate actions, both Rep. Cathy McMorr... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    February 8, 2012

BPA schedules public meeting on line project

The start of a Bonneville Power Administration project to replace power lines from the Third Powerhouse to the switchyards above the town of Coulee Dam has hit a delay. BPA had announced that it would begin the project the second week of February,... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    February 8, 2012

Sweethearts for 70 years

It’s a real Valentine story. Frank and Elaine Sanford celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last Saturday with family at their home at the top of the hill on the Bridgeport Highway. This is... Full story



Legislators to hold “town hall” on phone State Sen. Linda Evans Parlette and Reps. Cary Condotta and Mike Armstrong are inviting residents of the 12th Legislative District to participate in a telephone town hall meeting to hear from their... Full story


Voters asked to pass school levy

Nespelem School District is hoping for a good Valentine’s Day present, passage of its four-year maintenance and operations levy. Nearly 400 voters received their mail-in ballots recently to approve a four-year levy for $118,000 in funding. Although... Full story


Nine wrestlers on to Regionals

Nine Raider wrestlers will move on to regionals this Saturday after the team finished fourth at the North Sub-Regional last Saturday at Lake Roosevelt. At the all-B North Sub-Regional, the top six in... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    February 8, 2012

Bill in Legislature could close local hospital

A bill in the state Legislature would likely put the new Coulee Medical Center out of business within three years. That’s according to J. Scott Graham, CMC’s chief operating officer, who spoke to... Full story


Tong/Heizer to wed in April

Melissa Anne Tong of Bozeman, Mont., and Timothy Edward Heizer of Grand Coulee have announced their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Melissa is the daughter of Jeff Tong of Livingston, Mont., and... Full story


Richard N. “Rick” Gors

On Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, Richard N. Gors passed away, surrounded by daughter Brenda, niece Glenda and his most precious love Sally. Richard, or Rick to most, fought a valiant battle with cancer,... Full story


Ruth (Long) Jasper

Beloved Ruth (Long) Jasper, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to many, passed peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, in New Orleans La. Family and friends will be gathering 3... 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... Full story


Tracey Valandra Buffalohead-Weber “Kwelta’ hi’ nute”

Tracey was born in Tacoma, on August 30, 1969, to Theresa A. Vallee (Elisoff) and Harley Buffalohead. Sadly, after a time of battling health issues, she passed away in Tacoma on November 30, 2011, at... Full story


It’s a boy for the Allens

Lisa and Matt Allen of Ephrata are proud to announce the birth of their son Atticus Roosevelt Allen, born Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 7 lbs., 11 oz., and was 20.5 inches in length at birth. Sibling... Full story


Eighth-grader wins spelling bee

An eighth-grade girl won the spelling bee at Grand Coulee Dam Middle School last week, and will continue to the broader competition, which almost didn’t get organized at all. Prevailing on the word... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Hold Installation of OFficers and Present Awards The Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon on Thursday, Feb. 9 at Pepper Jack’s for their awards and installation luncheon. OES to Meet The order of Eastern Star will meet on Thursday,... Full story


Lady Raiders dealt tough loss, then rebound

The Lady Raiders enter the last week of the regular season with a win-loss record of 12-6 overall and 8-2 in league play, including last week’s heart breaker at Brewster Tuesday night and a blowout... Full story


Boys extend win streak

The Raiders are coming into the last week of the regular season with an 11-game winning streak for a overall record of 14-4 and a Central Washington North record of 11-0. This past week’s wins came... Full story


Nespelem School honor roll

Nespelem School proudly announces the following Honor Roll and Student of the Quarter awards for the 2nd quarter of the 2011-2012 school year: 1st grade Students of the Quarter Yvonne St. Peter Anoki Somday 4th Grade A Honor Roll: Scotti Adolph 3.75... Full story


Antone makes select team

Roweena Antone has been selected for the Wenatchee Central Lions Club Fifteenth Annual North Central Washington All-Star Basketball Game presented by Valley Tractor & Equipment, Inc. The game, put on... Full story


February starts with more air stagnation

Finally, we got some respectable snowfall in January. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. The freezing rain on the other hand, is another matter. Here at the home weather station we had a total... Full story


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 1/30 - Police are asking the Grant County Prosecutor’s office to file possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, and making false statements against a Grand Coulee man officers say... Full story


Bowling Scores

TUESDAY HI LO’S TEAM W L Pepsi 15 9 Sunflower Graphics 14 10 Melody 13 11 Riverview LAnes 12 12 KEYG 1490 11 13 Fullers 7 17 High Game: Sunflower Graphics 479; Sheila A. 197 High Series: Sunflower Graphics 1292; Vickey 507 Splits: Rose 4-5; Jean... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Construction has begun at Coulee Dam’s Town Hall to convert a room that collected dust for years into the new police department offices. Three federal agencies in the Grand Coulee Dam area and Nespelem have had to retrogress their... Full story


In awe of a winter wonderland

If I could wave a magic wand and change something about myself, topping the list would be how affected I am by the weather. I am nearly always too cold. Occasionally I am too hot; it’s either too... Full story


When it comes to taxes, keep it simple

“Keep it simple.” This old saying is more than a bumper sticker slogan, it’s a principle that is especially important when it comes to taxes and regulations. Washington employers have been... Full story


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