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Articles from the February 15, 2012 edition

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 By Roger Lucas    News    February 15, 2012

Missing woman’s body found

The body of Jamie Marie Breckenridge, 42, who had been missing since Jan. 8, was found Sunday afternoon, about a quarter of a mile from where she was last seen. The woman was found near W. Grand Coule... Full story

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    February 15, 2012

Hometown Pizza is “Business of the Year”

For Rod Desjardins, making pizzas is more than a job, it’s a way of life. His “Hometown Pizza” restaurant was honored last Thursday by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce as the local... Full story

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    February 15, 2012

Hunter named “Achiever of the Year”

The chamber’s own president, Scott Hunter, was named “Achiever of the Year” during a special luncheon last Thursday. Annually, the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce names both a... Full story

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    February 15, 2012

Ridger Riders get support

The Ridge Riders got $4,000 support from Coulee Dam Town Council Wednesday night. The council had budgeted a total of $1,500 for the Ridge Riders from the town’s hotel/motel tax fund but upped it $2,500 after George Kohout and Kathy Baty appeared... Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 15, 2012

Community center study is moving forward

A grant-funded study will determine the feasibility of each aspect of a community/wellness center for the region following the award of a contract to Gary Leva, director of the Benewah Wellness Center in Plummer, Idaho and principal at the Gary... Full story

 

Newsbriefs

Legislators to hold telephone town hall meeting Feb. 16 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... Full story

 

Powerline meeting is Thursday

Bonneville Power Administration, Bureau of Reclamation and contractor representatives from Wilson Construction company will hold a public meeting, Thursday, Feb. 16, from 4-7 p.m. to inform the public on construction details for the new powerlines fr... Full story

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    February 15, 2012

Water systems debate heats up in Coulee Dam

Greg Wilder and Coulee Dam Mayor Quincy Snow had a heated exchange at the town council meeting last Wednesday night. Wilder appeared to ask why the town hasn’t replied to his letter request of Oct. 10, 2011, for water service to a property he owns... Full story

 

Case in point

Michael Williams cleans a sink at The Star newspaper, where he works two hours a week under supervision provided through a state program. The State Senate passed Senate Bill 6384 last week, a measure... Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 15, 2012

Karaoke contest proposed

Coulee Area Park and Recreation District commissioners heard a proposal to use North Dam Park as a venue for a regional karaoke contest this summer. Electric City Mayor Jerry Sands proposed a contest over three monthly events, culminating in a Sept.... Full story

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    February 15, 2012

Ranch rodeo circuit forming

All you wannabe cowboys and cowgirls, here’s your chance. Organize and become part of the Ridge Riders Ranch Rodeo activity this season. The Ridge Riders hope to tap in to a regional ranch rodeo network where teams of four -- three men and one... Full story

 

Reclamation awards contract to modernize elevators

The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $1.5 million contract to modernize two existing passenger/freight elevators in the Third Power Plant at Grand Coulee Dam. Thyssenkrupp Elevator Corporation, Spokane Valley, Wash., was awarded the contract on Feb.... Full story

 

Changes coming to our news delivery

By Feb. 19, The Star’s online readers fill find a new website with better features and a cleaner interface with bigger photos and easier ways to get around the site. A month later, full access to the site will require a subscription. Stories will... Full story

 

Mayor Snow solves water problem - leeks!

A number of months ago I requested water service for the home I’m building on Yucca Drive in Coulee Dam. I requested the same level of service as enjoyed by the town’s folks that live on the west side of the river. I received no answer, so a few... Full story

 

Hospital not immediately threatened, but community support sought

While we appreciate the coverage of our recent presentation to the Chamber of Commerce on the legislation that could adversely affect the financial well-being of our hospital, we feel it appropriate to respond to those in our community who have... Full story

 

Meals program funding includes donations

Grand Coulee Dam Senior Nutrition Program is a program funded primarily by Aging and Adult Care of Central Washington. Two senior center sites are included in this program. They are Grand Coulee Senior Center and Coulee City Senior Center. Both... Full story

 

Thanks for the support

To the many members of our community, the Grand Coulee Dam Lions Club thanks you for your support with donations and attendance to the Valentine’s breakfast. Your support provides many services to our community. Dick Riehl fund raising raffle... Full story

 

The European reaction to fukushima

Energy policy in the United States is more a political game than a serious public discussion. The newest incarnation of energy policy-by-advertising-campaigns is the Clean Energy Standard, supported by the President and various members of Congress. Y... Full story

 

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago All of the details have beeen arranged for the first “Balde” Eagle Festival, which will take place this Saturday. Fixing the hillside below Coulee Community Hospital cost the city of Grand Coulee at least $120,933 more than... Full story

 

Jamie Marie Breckenridge

Jamie Marie Breckenridge, 42, was born in Corona, Calif., on September 15, 1969, the daughter of Paul and Carol Landers and passed away in Grand Coulee, Washington. Always outgoing, Jamie loved... Full story

 

William (Bud) Lee Hertenstein Sr.

William (Bud) Lee Hertenstein Sr., entered into rest unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. He was born March 1, 1930, in Rush City, Minn., the youngest child of 16 born to John and Agnes Hertenstein.... Full story

 

Margaret Mary Harmon

Margaret Mary Harmon passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. She was born to Ludwig and Anna (Bieker) Berning on September 3, 1927, in Topeka, Kan., into a family of 11.... Full story

 

Anthony (Tony) Fancher

Brother and son Anthony (Tony) Fancher, age 50, of Wilbur, went on to his next journey passing away of heart failure peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at Sacred Heart... Full story

 

“Grandma Alyce” R. Williams

“Grandma Alyce” R. Williams, 86, born in Plains Center, S.D., on February 2, 1926, to Eugene and Julia (Busch) Highrock, passed away surrounded by her family in Spokane, Wash. ,on Tuesday, Feb.... Full story

 

Thelma Leota Thurston

Long time area resident Thelma Thurston died February 5 of age-related causes in Eugene, Ore. She was 94 years old. Thelma was born on December 3, 1917, in Delrio, Wash., to Garnet and Wesley Rinker.... Full story

 

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