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Articles from the February 13, 2013 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    February 13, 2013

Our take on the news

It will be interesting to see what emerges from a public records request in Grand Coulee causing the police department to review some 13,000 documents. It’s not clear what one of the department’s own officers is looking for, but what is clear is...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 13, 2013

This week's photos are up

This week's extra photos are online, including dozens from the regional wrestling tournament in Reardan last week. Here's a slide show....

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    February 13, 2013

Massive document review underway at Grand Coulee police department

A leaky roof over the Grand Coulee police department’s document room is adding to the city’s cost of reviewing some eight years of documents at the request of police officer Sean Cook. When asked about the request, Mayor Chris Christopherson...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 13, 2013

Chamber honors Kohout, Ridge Riders

The man you can’t say “no” to was awarded two plaques at the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 installation and awards banquet last Thursday night at Pepper Jack’s Bar &...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 13, 2013

Medical center makes major accounting adjustment

Coulee Medical Center took a $1.9 million loss on its books for November, 2012, officials announced Wednesday after first briefing employees on the news. Most of the loss has actually accrued over time, but was recognized on the books now after a...

 
 News    February 13, 2013

Newsbriefs

Pageant set for Saturday Local girls will come together in a no-makeup event designed to give them a chance to shine this Saturday, says Queen of Hearts pageant organizer Heather Downs. Some 17 girls of all ages have signed up for the pageant/show....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 13, 2013

Poachers hit local deer

Fish and Wildlife officials are seeking information about poachers who killed five whitetail deer near the Rosenberg Ranch in Lincoln County. The department was alerted to the poaching by an Electric City man who had been in the area shooting...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    February 13, 2013

City takes over cleanup

A commercial property on SR-155, near Western Avenue, was cleared by the city last week because of a nuisance problem. Jeff’s Towing of Coulee City took a pickup truck, a large truck with a boom on...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 13, 2013

Civil service positions vacant

The city of Grand Coulee is advertising for people interested in serving on the city’s Civil Service Commission. All three positions are vacant. City officials stated that positions for two-year, four-year and six-year terms are open and...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 13, 2013

Chicken law passed

The Electric City Council put out the welcome mat for chickens at its Tuesday night meeting. Council members looked at the new chicken ordinance prepared by the planning commission and liked what they saw. After routine comments and suggestions,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 13, 2013

Jess building detail shop

Jess Ford’s detail shop, now being constructed across the street from the car agency, when completed, will allow the Ford dealer to have a tire alignment shop and also sell tires. Wade Jess,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 13, 2013

Truck stolen locally

A school district food service truck stolen from its location at Center School sometime between Saturday and Monday was found abandoned near milepost 144 on Interstate 5 in western Washington, the Washington State Patrol reported. The truck was found...

 
 News    February 13, 2013

Proctor world’s No. 1 bull rider with Anaheim win

Going 4-for-4 at the Built Ford Tough Series LiftMaster Invitational at the Honda Center, Shane Proctor (Mooresville, N.C.) won his second event of the 2013 season and successfully ousted Silvano Alves (Pilar do Sul, Brazil) from the top spot in the...

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion    February 13, 2013

Washington state missing out on tourist dollars

When we moved from Montana to Olympia 35 years ago, we saw enticing television and magazine ads for our neighboring states, but none for Washington. Fast forward to 2013 and nothing has changed. It...

 
 By Susan Shaer    Opinion    February 13, 2013

Violence Against Women Act should be passed

Valentine’s Day was taken over long ago by cards and flowers, candy and dinners accompanied by gifts. It is now a cash cow holiday for merchandisers. In addition, for many, it has become a day to honor women and girls in a fresh way. V-Day,...

 
 Opinion    February 13, 2013

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Arguments against an additional drawdown of Banks Lake next August centered around two premises at a meeting in Coulee City last night: one legal, the other heartfelt. No one at the...

 
 Obituaries    February 13, 2013

Raymond Lee Roysdon (Lewis) “Lee”

Raymond Lee Roysdon (Lewis) “Lee” passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He was surrounded by many friends who considered Lee family. Lee was born to Otis...

 
 Obituaries    February 13, 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...

 
 Obituaries    February 13, 2013

Alton Everett “Al” Foster

During the early morning of Saturday, February 9, 2013, in Nespelem, Washington, Alton Everett “Al” Foster, 89, took hold of his beloved Hazel’s hand and together they walked to their eternal...

 
 Obituaries    February 13, 2013

Harold M. Portch

Harold M. Portch, 103, passed away peacefully at his home in Spokane February 1, 2013. He was born October 18, 1909, in Wilbur, Wash., to pioneer families, William A. and Katherine (Kunz) Portch. He g...

 
 Community    February 13, 2013

Meetings & Notices

Chamber to Meet at Pepper Jacks The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its regular meeting Thursday, Feb. 14, at noon at Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille in Grand Coulee. Dennis Carlson, GCD School District Superintendent will speak...

 
 Community    February 13, 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 13, 2013

Van Geystel/Jorgensen to wed in July in Spokane

Jim and Debbie Van Geystel, are excited to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Van Geystel, to Josh Jorgenson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Jorgenson of Orting, Wash. Both are graduates of...

 
 Births    February 13, 2013

It's a boy for Cobos

Shalane Cobos of Keller is proud to announce the birth of her daughter Kalea La’Velle Cobos on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6 lbs., 8 oz., and was 19 inches in length at birth. Paternal...

 
 Births    February 13, 2013

It's a girl for Seymour/Graves

Carlie Seymour and Dillon Graves of Nespelem are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Jaycie Elizabeth Nikole Graves, born Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 8 lbs., 4 oz., and was 19.5 inches in...

 

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