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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...

 
 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,...

 
 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...

 
 News    February 8, 2012

Newsbriefs

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...

 
 By Roger Lucas and Scott Hunter    News    February 8, 2012

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...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    February 8, 2012

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...

 
 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...

 
 People    February 8, 2012

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...

 
 People    February 8, 2012

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,...

 
 People    February 8, 2012

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...

 
 People    February 8, 2012

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...

 
 Obituaries    February 8, 2012

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...

 
 Births    February 8, 2012

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...

 
 By Scott Hunter    School    February 8, 2012

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...

 
 Community    February 8, 2012

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,...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    February 8, 2012

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...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    February 8, 2012

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...

 
 School    February 8, 2012

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...

 
 Sports    February 8, 2012

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...

 
 By Bob Valen    Lifestyles    February 8, 2012

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...

 
 Community    February 8, 2012

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...

 
 Sports    February 8, 2012

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...

 
 Opinion    February 8, 2012

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...

 
 By Danielle Vick    Lifestyles    February 8, 2012

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...

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion    February 8, 2012

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...

 

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