Articles from the February 26, 2014 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News    February 26, 2014

Key medical staffer resigns from hospital

A health care provider of nearly 20 years at Coulee Medical Center is resigning from her full-time position, citing adverse health affects from working with what she calls an incompetent and hostile administration. Dawn Lovelace, a nurse... Full story


New school taking shape

The new K-12 school facility in Coulee Dam is beginning to show its colors. A walk of the place last Wednesday revealed painted classrooms, some finish work on the final red metal roof and the... Full story


Number of students now trends upward

At one point, the Grand Coulee Dam School District was worried about a declining student population; now it is worried that it could end up with too many students. The issue came up Monday night at the school board meeting with Superintendent Dennis... Full story



Park supported by city Grand Coulee City Council voted the $9,000 it pledged to support the maintenance of North Dam Park. The funds will come from the city’s hotel/motel tax monies and be given to the Coulee Area Park & Recreation District, the... Full story


The morning after

About 4 inches of fresh snow blankets a gravel road at North Dam Park Tuesday morning, following a good 10 hours of snowfall on Monday. - Scott Hunter photo... Full story


School board gives green light for gay support group

The first step in developing a Gay/Straight Alliance Club at Lake Roosevelt High School was approved by the Grand Coulee Dam School District board of directors Monday night. The board has asked the group to return in March with a set of bylaws, a... Full story


New lasers should shine in May

The all new laser light show is still on schedule for a late May showing this year. Bureau of Reclamation Public Affairs Officer Lynne Brougher said this week that LumaLaser, the firm designing the show, has made revisions to the story line,... Full story


District board mulls realigned administration

The school board Monday night agreed to advertise for one administrative post and delay a decision on a second so it could discuss it more during its March 12 work session. The district begins advertising for a 7th-through-12th-grade principal this w... Full story


If CEO cares, he'll step down

Whether he believes he’s making all the right decisions as a manager or not, Coulee Medical Center’s CEO should resign if he cares at all for the community asset he’s tried to lead since 2009. Events in recent months, including the resignation... Full story


Great wrestling coach imparts more than mat skills

I want to take this opportunity to congratulate Grand Coulee and Coulee Dam for having the foresight to have chosen such a great man to be their wrestling coach, Steve Hood. I have watched and gotten acquainted with this man over the last years. It... Full story


Tribal council doing as it pleases

I have rarely aired my opinion in the newspapers regarding the events of the Colville Confederated Tribes. I’ve always felt that “we” needed to take care of and keep our own house clean. However, some very serious occurrences have happened... Full story


City hall crew friendlier

Ya know, it used to be when I would go to Coulee Dam City Hall I used to feel challenged, not physically or emotionally, but psychologically. Maybe I’m wrong, but I felt there was a felling of “you better know what you’re doing here so you won... Full story


Help after accident appreciated

On Friday, Feb. 7, I had a one-car accident. I was hoping to find the names of the two people who so generously gave their time to help me and contact the police and ambulance. This was on SR155 late in the morning. I do know there was a young lady... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    February 26, 2014

Beyond Olympics - our own "gold"

So the Olympics are done passing out medals for another year, but there was a very big medal passed out this weekend, and boys’ Raider Basketball moved one step closer to get their chance at a... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago CCH is to receive disaster money to help treat people in a major disaster, such as a bioterrorist attack. Penny Lewis, chair of the CCH safety committee, announced last week that the hospital would receive nearly $40,000.00 in grant... Full story


Donald C. "Don" Seaver

Donald C. "Don" Seaver, 88, was born August 15, 1925, in Niagara Falls, New York, to Clair W. and Harriet R. Seaver of Thorold, Ontario, Canada and died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Nespelem, Washingto... Full story


Edward "Wayne" Boyd

Edward "Wayne" Boyd (62) expert roper, finisher, shoer and rider of horses, was surrounded by his loving family when he departed this earth Wednesday morning, Feb. 19, 2014, on his final ride from... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, Feb. 27, at noon at Siam Palace. Quality control and patient satisfaction will be presented by Melanie Neddo from Coulee Medical Center.. OES Meeting The February... Full story


Soup supper begins March 5

Lenten worship services will begin at the Grand Coulee United Methodist Church with an Ash Wednesday devotional on Wednesday, March 5, at 6 p.m., followed by a potluck meal and a Lenten fast. Grand Coulee UMC traditional soup suppers will continue... Full story


Derby winners

Cub Scout Pack 24 held their pine wood derby race on February 19, at the Coulee Dam Community Church. Winners include, from left - 3rd place, Paul Stout; 2nd place, Showaway Hunt; 4th place, Dylan... Full story


Senior Meals

Senior Meals Wed., Feb. 26 -Dinner Sweet and Sour Meat Balls, over a Bed of Rice, Stir Fry Veggies Carrot Pineapple & Raisin Salad, Ice Cream with Toppings. Thurs., Feb. 27 - Dinner Chicken in Lemon-Dill Butter, Buttered Noodles, Steam Cabbage,... Full story


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... Full story


LR Wrestlers take fifth in state

Raider wrestlers completed another successful Mat Classic by finishing fifth overall in the state tournament in Tacoma last weekend. Of the five Raiders in the B classification competition, three... Full story


Raider boys take second in District 5-6

In overtime, the Raiders secured second place in the district tournament Saturday against a foe that had twice beaten them in the regular season. "We came in ready to play and prove that we deserved... Full story


Lady Raiders second in north league, third in district

The Lady Raiders finished the 2013-14 season Saturday with a second-place finish in the Central Washington 2B North and a third-place in the District 5-6 Tournament. In overtime, Oroville ended the... Full story


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