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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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 News    February 15, 2012

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...

 
 News    February 15, 2012

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...

 
 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...

 
 News    February 15, 2012

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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 News    February 15, 2012

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....

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    February 15, 2012

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...

 
 By Greg Wilder    Opinion    February 15, 2012

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...

 
 By J Scott Graham    Opinion    February 15, 2012

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...

 
 By Myrna Schrivers    Opinion    February 15, 2012

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...

 
 By Dick Riehl    Opinion    February 15, 2012

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...

 
 By Grant Smith    Opinion    February 15, 2012

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...

 
 Opinion    February 15, 2012

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...

 
 Obituaries    February 15, 2012

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...

 
 Obituaries    February 15, 2012

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....

 
 Obituaries    February 15, 2012

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....

 
 Obituaries    February 15, 2012

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...

 
 Obituaries    February 15, 2012

“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....

 
 Obituaries    February 15, 2012

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....

 
 Community    February 15, 2012

Almost perfect

Bob Warter, left and Eric Stensgar, right, were awarded trophies from the United States Bowling Congress for 11 strikes in a row during Thursday Mixup League at Riverview Lanes. Warter had 11 strikes...

 
 Community    February 15, 2012

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon on Thursday, Feb. 16 at Pepper Jack’s Bar and Grille. On the agenda is Stephan Newbury of Tri-Freaks who will do an update on the Over The Dam Run and Triathlon. CMC Guild to Meet The...

 
 Births    February 15, 2012

Grahams have a boy

Adrienne and Russell Graham of Wilbur are proud to announce the birth of their son Russell Dean Graham Jr., on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 7 lbs., 7 oz., and was 20-1/2 inches in length at birth....

 
 Births    February 15, 2012

It’s a girl for the Holts

Johnny and Brittany Holt of Coulee Dam are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Charisma Carmen Holt. She was born Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, at the Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 7 lbs., 11 oz., and was 21 inches in length...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    February 15, 2012

Raiders finish unbeaten in league play

The Raiders finished last week hot on a 13-game winning streak, finishing 12-0 in Central Washington North play. The week started at Oroville on Tuesday with a 74-53 win. Finding themselves down...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    February 15, 2012

Five Raiders move on to state meet

Five Lake Roosevelt wrestlers will compete at the state tournament this weekend in Tacoma, following their performances at the regional tournament Saturday. At Regionals at Kittitas on Saturday, LR...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    February 15, 2012

Lady Raiders hot entering postseason play

The Lady Raiders ended the regular season on a hot streak as they took down Oroville Tuesday, Feb. 7, then Bridgeport on Thursday. Oroville made a second-half comeback in their first Raider meeting...

 
 By Reg Morgan    Lifestyles    February 15, 2012

Misplaced a local business lately?

OK, be honest. When was the last time you misplaced your regular set of vehicle/house keys and had to revert to the used ones that were stowed in your hip pocket or bottom of your purse? I’ll be...

 
 Community    February 15, 2012

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 2/1 - An Elmer City woman alleged that she had been assaulted by a nurse practitioner at Coulee Medical Center when she sought help from pain suffered while having dental work done. She said the hospital staff person grabbed her...