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Articles from the February 19, 2014 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 19, 2014

Mayor, officer spar over report in news

Grand Coulee Mayor Chris Christopherson got another grilling from police officer Sean Cook Tuesday night after information in the city’s “Key report” was published in The Star newspaper, Feb. 12. Cook had confronted the mayor at the city’s pr...

 
 By Roger S Lucas and Scott Hunter    News    February 19, 2014

Moose Lodge 504 and Bob Valen honored for year

The chamber of commerce named two of its own to awards last Thursday night as the "Achiever of the Year," and "Business of the Year." The awards are made by the vote of members of the Grand Coulee...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 19, 2014

Town discussing trees

Trees. That’s what dominated talk among town council members last Wednesday night. First, it was a move by the town’s public works department to call for bids on someone to clear branches that have grown too close to power lines. Public works...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 19, 2014

Firefighters schooled on legality of fires

Electric City firefighters had a sensitivity training session last Wednesday night at the firehall. It all came about because of Fire Chief Mark Payne’s issue with illegal burning on two separate occasions recently. Mayor Jerry Sands made the...

 
 News    February 19, 2014

Last call

Fishermen stand around a fishing hole in the melting ice of Banks Lake Feb.12 just off Coulee Playland in Electric City. At that point a week ago, the ice was still about 6 inches thick. - Gwen...

 
 News    February 19, 2014

Newsbriefs

Hazardous waste collection day set The Regional Board of Mayors has set Sept. 12, as the household hazardous waste day for the Delano Regional Transfer Station. Details of the hazardous waste collection day will be forthcoming soon. Civil service...

 
 News    February 19, 2014

Saturday school offered for suspended students

Suspended students in the Grand Coulee Dam School District will soon be able to work off one day of their suspension by attending a special Saturday school. The district’s board of directors approved the plan at a recent meeting and the Saturday...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 19, 2014

City will expand pipeline for future

With eyes on the future, the Electric City Council voted last week to move ahead with a 10-inch pipeline for the proposed Sunbanks Lake Resort water project. It will cost the city between $18,000 and $20,000 to expand the size of the pipeline from...

 
 News    February 19, 2014

Tribal program has new director

Randall Friedlander, a tribal member, was recently hired as the Colville Tribes’ Fish and Wildlife (CTFW) director. Friedlander will provide strategic planning and management oversight of 130 employees with an operating budget of over $20 million,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 19, 2014

Tribal burn bans imposed for air quality

The Colville Confederated Tribes have issued seven burn bans from November, 2013, through January of this year, officials said this week. Currently, no burn bans are in effect on the Colville Reservation. The report issued by Kathy Moses, of the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 19, 2014

Corridor kiosk site sought in Electric City

Electric City could land one of a handful of kiosks being planned along the Coulee Corridor. The "corridor" covers the area between Othello and Omak and is recognized nationally for the many unusual...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 19, 2014

District sets fees for park use

Large groups wanting to use North Dam Park will be charged according to a new fee schedule approved recently by the Coulee Area Park and Recreation District Commission. Individual users and small family groups will not be charged, but organizations...

 
 By Gerry Salstrom    Opinion    February 19, 2014

CMC board should reassess its position on hospital administration

I know most people are aware I have been a strong advocate to remove the administration from CMC. I have yet to see any action taken towards this, and in all fairness I realize the board must make sure all the i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed....

 
 By Fern Blaylock    Opinion    February 19, 2014

Benefit concert a success

Fern Blaylock and the local pastors would like to thank everyone for their outstanding support of the benefit concert last week with Lost and Found. Everyone had a great time and we received donations of 160 pounds of food and $1,725 to assist those...

 
 By Tom Hawkins    Opinion    February 19, 2014

Glad reason prevails on marijuana use

I am glad to live in a community where we can put to rest the myth that smoking marijuana is a fringe activity engaged in only by those on the margins of American society. In reality, marijuana smoking is extremely common, and marijuana is the...

 
 By Jerry Beierman    Opinion    February 19, 2014

Inslee should explain support of illegal students

I’m writing this letter in reply to an article in the Grant County Journal dated Monday, January 27, 2014, on page 3 with the heading of “Inslee’s” and under the heading of financial aid. Inslee wants lawmakers to approve a plan that would...

 
 By Terry Jones    Opinion    February 19, 2014

Seeking info on family history

I was born in Grand Coulee in 1940. I would like to get information about my family. One grandfather worked on the dam and the other ran a tavern. My grandfather's names were Iver Harold Jones and Paul Hunich. Can you help? Can you refer me to...

 
 By Truman Covington    Opinion    February 19, 2014

Board member's comments usurp council authority

This in direct reference to the Butch Stanger letter of 2-12-2014. I was surprised that he found it necessary to answer my initial letter to the editor. Not only was my letter to Colville Tribal Council, but also, he usurps council authority through...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    February 19, 2014

Winter Olympics: Heartbreaks, heros and their stories

Have you been watching the winter games in Russia? We have, on and off, and something has changed for me. In the past I would be cheering for the USA all the way and be disappointed if we did not get...

 
 Opinion    February 19, 2014

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago The Colville Business Council sent out a news release detailing their outrage with Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Dennis Chambers, in connection with the special room at A.E. Wright Elementary used to confine a 7-year...

 
 Obituaries    February 19, 2014

Don Seaver

Don Seaver passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 in Nespelem, Wash.  His graveside services will be at Spring Canyon Cemetery at noon on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. A complete obituary will be in next week’s Star....

 
 Community    February 19, 2014

Free tax help at the senior center

Income tax time is here! Free tax preparation is being offered at the Grand Coulee Senior Center again this year. Volunteers trained in cooperation with IRS and AARP will be available every Tuesday, Feb 11 - April 8, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. New...

 
 Community    February 19, 2014

Senior Meals

Wed., Feb. 19 - Dinner BBQ Chicken, Cheesy Potatoes, Spinach, Biscuits, Fruited Jello w/Whipped Cream. Thurs., Feb. 20 - Dinner Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Broccoli, Rolls, Cookies with a Bowl of Fruit. Fri., Feb. 21 - Breakfast Breakfast...

 
 Community    February 19, 2014

Jury's out - until Thursday

Planet Earth Players cast members rehearse Monday for their upcoming production of Twelve Angry Jurors, which begins Thursday at the Grand Gallery of Arts Theatre on Grand Coulee's Main Street for a...

 
 Community    February 19, 2014

Aluminum cans only

The seniors accept aluminum cans ONLY. Please do not put cardboard, plastic bottles or other aluminum in the collection sacks. In 2013, the Seniors collected 3800 pounds (almost 2 tons) of cans and took in approximately $1500 for the Senior Center....

 
 Community    February 19, 2014

12th District residents invited to telephone town-hall meeting Feb. 25

  OLYMPIA…The three lawmakers serving Washington’s 12th Legislative District — Rep. Cary Condotta, Rep. Brad Hawkins and Sen. Linda Evans Parlette — are inviting residents to join them for a telephone town-hall meeting starting at 7 p.m. Tue...

 
 Community    February 19, 2014

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, Feb. 20, at noon, at Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille. Debbie Starkey of Investment Services Northwest will speak about planning retirement. GCHS Alumni Association...

 
 Sports    February 19, 2014

2014 Nespelem All Indian Basketball Tournament results

The Nespelem All Indian Basketball Tournament was held February 15-16, 2014. This year we had 37 Teams competing in (4) brackets: Young Men, Women, 35 and over, and 50 and over bracket. This year was the largest All Indian Basketball Tournament in...

 
 School    February 19, 2014

Honor roll for middle school

The following is the honor roll for first semester at Grand Coulee Dam Middle School. HIGH HONORS 3.50 – 4.00 depicts 4.0 EIGHT GRADE Rylee Pitner*, Karen Hagen, Dylan Jenkins, Dylan Steinert, Bradley Wilder, Malcolm Carson Jr., Aidan Derr,...

 
 Sports    February 19, 2014

This week in sports

Wed. Feb. 19 Basketball - District Playoffs, Wenatchee High School. boys’ game 4 p.m. girls’ game 5:30 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 20 10 a.m., Wrestling State Championships, Tacoma Dome. Thurs., Feb. 20 Basketball District playoffs continue, Wenatchee...

 
 School    February 19, 2014

January Students of the Month at Center School

The following are the Students of the Month for Center Elementary for the month of January.Front row - Ivan Alejandre, Raeley Portch, Shyleigh Gray, Tommy Nicholson, Alexis Taylor, Savannah...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    February 19, 2014

Five Raiders heading to state wrestling

Raider wrestling travelled to Kittitas on Valentine’s Day and came home Saturday Night with two Eastern Washington B Regional champions and five moving on to the 26th annual Mat Classic at the Tacoma Dome this weekend. “We had another good tourna...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    February 19, 2014

Raiders end regular season with winning record

Following two successive wins in the last week of their regular season, the Raiders will head to the district playoffs tonight with solid win-loss record improved over last season's. The Raiders...

 
 By John R. McNeil II    Sports    February 19, 2014

Lady Raiders end season 10-9 overall

The Lady Raiders finished the regular season with a Valentine’s Day win over the Fillies of Bridgeport following a loss in Oroville Feb. 11. Lake Roosevelt finished with a 10-9 overall win-loss record, 8-3 in league. Against Oroville the Lady...

 
 Legals    February 19, 2014

Legals for February 19, 2014

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF OKANOGAN Estate of HAROLD E. DUNLAP, Deceased. NO. 14-4-00011-1 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS PLEASE TAKE NOTICE The above Court has appointed me as Personal Representative of Decedent’s estate. Any person...

 
 Sports    February 19, 2014

Bowling Scores

TUESDAY HI LO’S TEAM W L Pepsi 17 3 Sunflower Graphics 11 9 Riverview Lanes 10 10 Karl’s Site Dev. 9 11 Fullers 8 12 KEYG 1490 5 15 High Game: Sunflower Graphics 392; Winnie 163 High Series: Sunflower Graphics 1127; Betty 449 Splits: Sheila C....

 
 Community    February 19, 2014

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 2/10 - A woman’s car slid off the road on SR-174 near the Crown Point exit. Jack’s towing removed the car and there were no injuries. 2/11 - A man who owns a home on 3rd Street NE in Electric City told police that a neighbor...

 
 Obituaries    February 19, 2014

Edward Wayne Boyd

Edward Wayne Boyd, 62, born March 30, 1951, in Inchellium, Wash., died Wednesday morning, Feb. 19, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Wash. A wake will be held Friday Feb. 20, 2014, at the Inchelium Community Center in Inchellium, with...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Sports    February 19, 2014

LRHS ball teams play Saturday for regional berths

Both the girls’ and the boys’ Raider basketball teams will play Saturday in loser-out games for a shot at second-place in the league championship. They each beat their opponents in Wenatchee Wednesday to earn that chance. The Lady Raiders will...

 
 News    February 19, 2014

Legislators pass plethora of bills

Lawmakers in Olympia passed more than 200 bills this week, working late into the night on Monday and right up to the deadline for action on non-budget bills at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18th. Following is a selection of interesting bills that we...