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Articles from the March 20, 2013 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News    March 20, 2013

Fire destroys family home; community rallies

A family shocked by the loss of their home to fire Thursday night is also amazed at the instant support pouring in from the community. Fifteen years ago, Warner Whybark built their home on a hillside overlooking Banks Lake in the North Shores...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    March 20, 2013

Perhaps there is one more way to help

Few stories are as heartwrenching as those about a family losing a home to fire. The only thing worse is the death of a relatively young person, especially a child. But one fact found and appreciated somewhat mitigated the tragedy of last week’s...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 20, 2013

Councilman tries to restart delayed plant design

Elmer City Mayor Mary Jo Carey stated that the disagreement between Coulee Dam and Elmer City on the proposed wastewater treatment plant was like a “family feud.” Carey made that statement last Wednesday night at the end of the Coulee Dam Town...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 20, 2013

New ferry hull arrives

The hull of Washington state’s newest and smallest ferry, the Sanpoil, arrived in Grand Coulee last Wednesday, and Foss Maritime officials said it is due to launch sometime in late June or July....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 20, 2013

Council wants to remove "butt ugly" junipers

Electric City is looking to get rid of some of its “butt ugly trees.” The moonglow junipers that the city put in several years ago, at a cost of about $60,000, has current city council members steaming. Some 190 junipers were planted on either si...

 
 News    March 20, 2013

Ridge Riders events delegated

Ridge Riders President George Kohout reported on members who are in charge of the group’s events this year. Debbi Achord is in charge of the April 1 banquet and auction; Janet Doughty is in charge of the April 3-6 riding clinic; Janet O’Neil is...

 
 News    March 20, 2013

Newsbriefs

Easter concert Sunday The Coulee Community Choir will present its Easter Concert on Sunday, March 24, at 3 p.m. at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Grand Coulee. Complimentary refreshments will follow. City joins chamber The Electric City council...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 20, 2013

Interest high in Colville council seats

Interest in filings for the seven Colville Business Council openings has been brisk, election officials stated Monday. As of Monday, 23 interested parties had picked up applications at the election office at the Colville Indian Agency campus. The...

 
 News    March 20, 2013

Correction

The correct names for current office holders in the Nespelem Town Council positions are: Brian Nanamkin (4-year term), Darcy Epperson (4-year term), Dennis Montes (2-year unexpired term), Dawn Ensminger (4-year term) and Kathy Womer (2-year...

 
 News    March 20, 2013

First, learn to tiptoe

Members of the Grand Coulee Derby Dames roller derby team walking on toe tops Monday, getting comfortable in their skates in practice at Center School. From the left are Rayne Rabe, Kisha Toulou,...

 
 By Zoey Palmer Reporter WNPA Olympia News Bureau    News    March 20, 2013

Tourists defined in proposed legislation to extend lodging tax beyond June 30

Tax revenue from tourists who stay in hotels is a critical resource for Washington state’s cities and towns, which often rely on that income to promote and expand events that attract visitors, according to those who testified on bills introduced...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 20, 2013

Rule fits chickens and dogs alike

If residents on the farm acreage in Electric City pushed the dog allowance to the maximum, some could have 22 dogs, Mayor Jerry Sands told members of the council at their last meeting. Councilmember Brad Parrish had asked if the “chicken rule”...

 
 By Gayle Swagerty    Opinion    March 20, 2013

Residents of Coulee Dam and Elmer City

Important issues regarding a Waste Water Treatment Facility to serve both communities are being discussed at the town’s town council meetings and will affect every household in our communities. So PLEASE, young and old, come help. Your...

 
 By Rob and Glo Carroll    Opinion    March 20, 2013

Attend runaway council meetings

As everyone knows, the proposed new waste water treatment plant is being discussed at Coulee Dam Council meetings. There are a few people who religiously attend this meeting and do all they can to keep a run-away Town Council in check. Their...

 
 By Caterina MacLean and Gonzalez    Opinion    March 20, 2013

Resetting the housing sector: It's time for new leadership at federal housing finance agency

Business groups with an axe to grind against the Obama Administration, like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Business, like to push the idea that “uncertainty” over government actions is the monkey on the...

 
 By Danielle Vick    Opinion    March 20, 2013

Always something to celebrate

This year, my daughter celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in her preschool. I find this holiday to be fun and festive and in fact would have been surprised had they not marked it in some way. It would...

 
 Opinion    March 20, 2013

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Paying to protect Grand Coulee Dam does not come cheap to the Bureau of Reclamation, which pays the Washington State Patrol and area police departments a high price for their services. Grand Coulee and Coulee Dam have negotiated...

 
 Obituaries    March 20, 2013

John Edward Graham Sr.

A proud member of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Nation, John E. Graham Sr., 67, died at his Grand Coulee, Wash., home during the early morning hours of Saturday, March 16, 2013, following a courageous...

 
 Opinion    March 20, 2013

Jesse G. Storey

Graveside services will be held for Jesse G. Storey on Saturday, March 23 at 1 p.m. at Spring Canhyon Cemetery in Grand Coulee. Jesse passed away February 15, 2013....

 
 Obituaries    March 20, 2013

Vicki (VanArtsdalen) Oliver

Vicki Oliver passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, in the ever present comfort of her husband Jim. Vicki was born July 8, 1942, in San Jose, Calif., to Geary and Frances VanArtsdalen. On Dec. 6, 1958, she wed James T. Oliver and they were married...

 
 Community    March 20, 2013

Easter concert

The Coulee Community Choir will be presenting its Easter concert on Sunday, March 24 at 3 p.m. at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Grand Coulee. Complimentary refreshments will follow....

 
 Community    March 20, 2013

Easter week happenings

Sunday, March 24 • 3 p.m., Easter Concert at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Grand Coulee. • 6 p.m., Palm Sunday, Grand Coulee Nazarene Church Thursday, March 28 • 7 p.m., Maundy Thursday at Coulee Dam Community Church- Presbyterian. Friday,...

 
 Community    March 20, 2013

Cubs take part in district pinewood derby in Omak

On March 16, 2013, Pack 24 sent the top three finishers of their February Pinewood Derby to the 2013 Okanogan Valley District Pinewood Derby. Sunrise Chevrolet in Omak hosted the...

 
 Community    March 20, 2013

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet at La Presa The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its regular meeting Thursday, March 21, at noon at La Presa in Grand Coulee. The program will be given by William Faloon, M.D., orthopedic surgeon Grant County Fire D...

 
 Community    March 20, 2013

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 3/11 - Police entered a home on Cardinal Road NE because of a report of domestic violence. A couple who had given another couple permission to stay there wanted them to leave. The officer asked the four to work it out, but...

 
 Community    March 20, 2013

New hatchery at Chief Joseph scheduled for summer opening

The Chief Joseph Hatchery is scheduled for completion in May and should be rearing chinook salmon in July. The $49 million facility near Chief Joseph Dam will, by 2015, raise 2.9 million salmon a year...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    March 20, 2013

Local snowboarder heading to national competition

After placing first 15 times in snowboarding competitions around the region this winter, a freshman at Lake Roosevelt High School has qualified to compete in national championships. Michael Thomas is...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    March 20, 2013

Raider track debuts at West Valley

On a cloudy, windy Saturday the Raiders opened their 2013 track and field season at the West Valley invite at West Valley High School in Spokane. Only 11 tracksters made the trip to West Valley. None placed but two came close. The meet featured most...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    March 20, 2013

Baseball drops two to Okanogan

Lake Roosevelt opened with a tough doubleheader loss to the Okanogan Bulldogs last Saturday in Okanogan. An inability to close out innings hurt the Raiders. “In game one, we gave up five runs (3,2) after committing an error that would have closed...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    March 20, 2013

Softball falls to the Bulldogs

The Lady Raiders travelled to Cashmere last Saturday for a season opening doubleheader against the Bulldogs. LR travelled without one of their key players who could not make the trip. Because of this, the coaches had to shuffle people around to fill...

 
 Sports    March 20, 2013

NCW Sports Awards grants available

Through proceeds from the North Central Washington Sports Awards, Wenatchee North Rotary provides at least one monetary grant to a school or community youth athletic program outside of Wenatchee-East Wenatchee. These “outlying grants” can be for...

 
 Sports    March 20, 2013

Correction

This reporter wishes to apologize for the error he made in the softball preview in last week’s special section. Head Coach Jamie Lezard played four years of varsity baseball and is not a she. This mistake came from not looking closely at what was...

 
 Sports    March 20, 2013

Nespelem Jr Rodeo auction/taco feed coming

The Nespelem Junior Rodeo will be holding its annual Auction and Indian Taco Feed on Thursday, March 28, at the Nespelem Elementary School. The feed begins at 4:30 p.m. It is $6 per plate and includes taco, beverage and dessert. The auction will...

 
 School    March 20, 2013

Kindergarten registration coming soon for 2013-2014 school year

Registration for the 2013-14 school year is now open for all children entering kindergarten next year. Parents may stop by the school office for a registration packet. A copy of your child’s OFFICIAL birth certificate and immunization record is...

 
 Sports    March 20, 2013

Coulee Crushers took 34 to Republic match

The Coulee Crushers went to Republic March 16 with 34 teammates participating with the following results: 5-6 age brackets:1st Jhayton Tonasket - 61 lbs; 3rd Jayton Caddy - 55 lbs. 7-8 age brackets: 2nd Chase Clark - 68 lbs; 2nd Austin Moore - 66...

 
 Sports    March 20, 2013

Raider sports for the week

Raider Sports for this week Thurs., March 21 4 p.m., Raider Baseball (JV only), at Bridgeport. 4 p.m., Raider Tennis at Entiat. Fri., March 22 4:30 p.m., Raider Tennis here with Pateros. Sat., March 23 11 a.m., Baseball here with Oroville (DH) 11:20...

 
 Legals    March 20, 2013

Legal Notices for March 20, 2013

SUMMARY OF ORDINANCES PASSED OF THE CITY OF ELECTRIC CITY, WASHINGTON On the 12th day of March, 2013 the City Council of Electric City passed the following ordinances. A summary of the content of said ordinances, consisting of the title, provides as...

 
 Sports    March 20, 2013

Proctor riding school set

Shane Proctor, 2011 National Finals Rodeo World Champion Bull Rider and PBR Riders Ben Jones and others will be hosting the Shane Proctor Bull & Steer Riding School on Tuesday, Apr. 2, and Wednesday, Apr. 3, at 9 a.m. both days. The event will be...

 
 Sports    March 20, 2013

Bowling Scores

COLUMBIA LEAGUE TEAM W L Galaxy Smokes 22.5 13.5 Riverview Lanes 21 15 The Olds 19 17 Don’t No’s 17 19 Rolling Thunder 13.5 22.5 High Game: Riverview Lanes 662; Vaughn Weed 212; Sharey Redthunder 191 High Series: Rolling Thunder 1881; Bob...

 
 By Bob Valen    Lifestyles    March 20, 2013

A dry February brings a warming trend

Dry indeed, February brought a parching 0.09 inch of precipitation that included 0.6 inch of fresh snow. The mean precipitation is 0.92 inch while we had a high of 3.58 inches back in 1940. Mean...

 
 Obituaries    March 20, 2013

Daniel Raymond McDermott

Daniel Raymond McDermott, age 51, rode into the sunset Friday, March 8, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. He joins his father, Sham McDermott. Dan’s love of the outdoors -- hiking,...