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Articles from the February 22, 2012 edition

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 By Roger Lucas    News    February 22, 2012

Raptor nest removed from tower

What happened to the osprey nest on the tower at the park below the Visitor Center at Grand Coulee Dam? You may see it again soon, at its new location, atop a pole that will be put in place by Wilson...

 
 News    February 22, 2012

Traffic delays and closures ahead during overhead line construction

The Bureau of Reclamation is advising motorists and visitors to Grand Coulee Dam to anticipate traffic delays on highway 155 and closures of adjacent facilities while the Bonneville Power Administration prepares to remove overhead transmission...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    February 22, 2012

Over the Dam run gets a boost

Chamber of commerce members and “Over the Dam” run officials got good news Thursday when they learned that despite work at the dam, the race can likely go on as scheduled. Public Affairs Officer Lynne Brougher told chamber members that there...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    February 22, 2012

Town wants help with July 4 festival

The mayor of Coulee Dam last week asked other mayors to help with the cost of entertainment for the July 4 celebration. The last couple of years, Coulee Dam’s town council has voted funds from its hotel/motel tax collections to put on entertainment...

 
 News    February 22, 2012

State champ

Orrin Gross gets a congratulatory hug from his dad after winning the state championship at the Tacoma Dome last weekend, wrestling at 138 pounds in the 2B class competition. The story, more photos...

 
 News    February 22, 2012

Newsbriefs

NPS offers youth work Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is accepting applications for the 2012 summer Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program. Ten enrollees and leader positions will be recruited. These positions will be located at Spring...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    February 22, 2012

Voters support Nespelem school levy

Nespelem School District voters approved a four-year $118,000 replacement maintenance and operation levy last Tuesday with a 68.8-percent “yes” vote. Only 125 voters out of 392 ballots mailed out returned their votes as of Feb. 17 in what is an...

 
 News    February 22, 2012

Voters support Nespelem school levy

Nespelem School District voters approved a four-year $118,000 replacement maintenance and operation levy last Tuesday with a 68.8-percent “yes” vote. Only 125 voters out of 392 ballots mailed out returned their votes as of Feb. 17 in what is an...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    February 22, 2012

Dates set for community cleanup

Three dates have been set for community cleanup this year. The Regional Board of Mayors last week set three dates when residents of the various cities and towns can get rid of lawn and garden debris. Electric City Mayor Jerry Sands, whose city...

 
 News    February 22, 2012

Energy-saving project would improve schools

A project to improve energy use in local schools could be materializing. McKinstry, an energy firm, will finalize a plan to correct a number of energy problems within the district. School officials were quick to point out that they wanted a plan...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    February 22, 2012

Tribe gets federal funds for housing

A $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will provide funds for the Colville Indian Housing Authority to start work on its Lovejoy housing project in the Omak District, Executive Director Elena L. Bassett s...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    February 22, 2012

Electric City turns down EDC

Electric City’s city council meeting lasted just 18 minutes Feb. 14, but it gave members plenty of time to rebuff a request by Grant County’s Economic Development Council on a funding request. The EDC had asked for $532.50 from Electric City,...

 
 News    February 22, 2012

USBR to spend millions on water projects

The Bureau of Reclamation will spend $50 million on six rural water projects throughout the western United States, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced recently. Mostly dedicated to providing potable water to communities, the funding also...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    February 22, 2012

Good suggestion still misses the point

The mayor of Coulee Dam would like help from other towns putting on the annual July 4 festivities. He should get it, and be willing to take the concept several steps further. Mayor Quincy Snow notes...

 
 By Danny Tyree    Opinion    February 22, 2012

Tyrades! Should students be paid to attend school?

Could pocket change have persuaded Ferris Bueller to forego his day off? That’s what I wondered when I read about a bold experiment by Dohn Community High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. According to...

 
 Opinion    February 22, 2012

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Months of hard work and dedication from the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce culminated last Saturday when it kicked off its first “Balde” Eagle Festival. “I felt it went...

 
 Obituaries    February 22, 2012

Sheree Carol Thomas-Bird

Sheree Carol Thomas-Bird, 21, came into this world on December 3, 1990, arriving at Grand Coulee, Washington, into the home of Richard and Laura (Tulee) Thomas Jr. and departed from Nespelem,...

 
 Obituaries    February 22, 2012

Larry Peha

Larry Peha, 67, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, in Davenport, Washington. He was born on May 12, 1944, in Wilbur, to Ludwig and Dorothy (Dietrich) Peha. Larry attended schools in the area, graduating from Almira High School in 1962. He married...

 
 People    February 22, 2012

Girls take part in local pageant

Several local girls took part in a “natural” pageant Feb. 11, that organizers say will be planned again for next year. The Queen of Hearts Natural Pageant was designed for children and young women...

 
 People    February 22, 2012

Harrell receives achievement medal

The Department of the Air Force awarded Staff Sergeant Nathan A. Harrell the Air Force Achievement Medal for Outstanding Achievement from Feb. 25, 2011, to July 1, 2011. Harrell distinguished himself...

 
 Births    February 22, 2012

It’s a boy for the Thiefaults

Erin and Zach Thiefault of Spokane Valley, are proud to announce the birth of their son Tanner James on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. He weighed 7 lbs., 12 oz....

 
 Births    February 22, 2012

It’s a boy for Covington/Andrews

Brenda L. Covington and James E. Andrews of Electric City are pleased to announce the birth of their son Aaron James Andrews on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee He weighed 7 lbs., 6 oz., and was 21 inches in length at...

 
 Community    February 22, 2012

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon on Thursday, Feb. 23 at Pepper Jack’s Bar and Grille. Port Dist. 7 to Meet Grant County Port District 7 will hold its regular monthly meeting Thursday, Feb. 23, at5 p.m., at the Grand...

 
 Community    February 22, 2012

Free tax help

Income tax time is here!! Free tax preparation is once again being offered at the senior center in Grand Coulee every Tuesday now through April 10 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Volunteers trained in cooperation with the IRS will offer free help to...

 
 Sports    February 22, 2012

Nespelem 2012 All- Indian Basketball Tournament results

The Nespelem All Indian Basketball Tournament was held January 14-15, 2012. This year we had over 30 teams competing in (4) separate tournaments: Young Men, Women, 35 and over, and 50 and over bracket. This year was the largest All Indian Basketball...

 
 School    February 22, 2012

Students of the Month for January

Lake Roosevelt High School students of the month for January: Front Row: Chyenne Kelly-Marconi, Mikel Friedlander, Cassadi Trapani, Emily Williams. Back Row: Victoria Heilman, Abe Batten, Brandon...

 
 By Roger Lucas    School    February 22, 2012

School rewards students s

“The kids were better than excellent,” Lake Roosevelt High School counselor Sue Hayes said of 87 students who got a day-long trip to Spokane as part of “Rewards Day.” Students at Lake Roosevelt are rewarded in late winter for a combination...

 
 School    February 22, 2012

Roberts recognized

Wade Roberts of Grand Coulee has been named to the Whitworth University Laureate Society for fall semester 2011, having maintained a grade point average of at least 3.75 during the semester....

 
 School    February 22, 2012

Middle School honor roll noted

The following is the GCD Middle School honor roll for first semester. HIGH HONORS 3.5 – 4.0 depicts 4.0 EIGHTH GRADE Kayley Duclos*, Alexis Tanphantourath –Jordan*, Areille White*, Devan Black, Keanna Egbert, Hunter Chapman, Lukas Hermetz, Tanya...

 
 School    February 22, 2012

LRHS first semester honor roll

The following is the first semester honor roll for Lake Roosevelt High School. HIGH HONORS 3.5 – 4.0 depicts 4.0 SENIORS Jesse M. Adkins*, Caleb J. Stout-Watt*, Drew Desautel, Victoria Heilman, Phoenix Shephard, Abigael Potts, Keith Rosenbaum,...

 
 School    February 22, 2012

On dean’s list at EWU

Local students making the Dean’s List for fall quarter 2011 at Eastern Washington University include Katrina Baker, Joshua Friesen, Marlene Kennedy, Shane Moses, Donald Munter, Paige Webley and Brooke Webley....

 
 Sports    February 22, 2012

Bowling Scores

TUESDAY HI LO’S TEAM W L Pepsi 20 12 Melody 19 13 Riverview Lanes 18 14 Sunflower Graphics 18 14 KEYG 1490 13 19 Fullers 8 24 High Game: Riverview Lanes 449; Vickey 177 High Series: Riverview Lanes 1331; Vickey 477 Splits: Amber 9-10; Karen 7-8;...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    February 22, 2012

Orrin Gross is state wrestling champion

Dominant all season, Raider wrestler Orrin Gross seized the state championship at 138 pounds at the Mat Classic in Tacoma last weekend to lead the team to sixth place in the state "B" championship...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    February 22, 2012

Raiders take District 5/6 championship

The Raiders defeated White Swan 79-55 to take home the District 5/6 2B Basketball Championship and earn the number-one seed to the regional tournament. They will play Waitsburg/Presscott Cardinals at...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    February 22, 2012

Lady Raiders End Season in Overtime

The Lady Raiders saw their season end last Friday at Eastmont High School in an overtime loss to Riverside Christian, 65-58. The Lady Raiders finished with a 15-8 overall win-loss record with several...

 
 By Danielle Vick    Lifestyles    February 22, 2012

In Other Words - Spring comes early inside

Somewhere in humanity’s past, spring cleaning became some sort of tradition. I imagine this probably originated when we all lived in one-room cabins. When fresher weather arrived, the necessity to...

 
 Community    February 22, 2012

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 2/13 - An Electric City man, who had just been released from jail and whose former cohabitant had a protection order from the courts against him, asked police to accompany him to his former home on W. Grand Avenue while he got...