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Articles from the March 26, 2014 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News    March 26, 2014

Hospital controversy may settle down

A corner was likely turned this week in the months-long hospital controversy that saw Coulee Medical Center’s healthcare providers and other employees pitted against administration. Public Hospital District 6 commissioners Friday afternoon...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 26, 2014

Sleepy driver not injured

A driver who told police he was homeless and driving his father's car fell asleep and crashed through the guardrail at the south end of the causeway in Electric City last Thursday morning. Ira Wolash...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 26, 2014

Mid-September school start proposed

Summers seem too short? You could be in for a longer summer this year if the school board adopts the proposed district school calendar. Granted, the calendar for the 2014-15 school year presented at Monday night’s Grand Coulee Dam School District...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 26, 2014

Upcoming question: How big can you build?

A dispute on the size of accessory buildings in Electric City will soon be on the front burner for city planners. When the city’s comprehensive plan was passed, it limited the size of accessory buildings to 850 square feet. At least two Electric...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 26, 2014

Coulee Dam seeks citizens to serve

Coulee Dam is seeking town residents to serve on three boards and fill one council seat. Mayor Gregory Wilder is asking members of the public to step up and fill three Civil Service Commission seats, five Planning Commission places, and six...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    March 26, 2014

Doctor gets statewide award

The chief of staff at Coulee Medical Center was given a statewide award at the annual Washington Rural Health Association’s Northwest Regional Health Conference in Spokane Wednesday. Dr. Andrew Castrodale was awarded the Dr. John Anderson Memorial...

 
 News    March 26, 2014

Newsbriefs

Long time on duty Grand Coulee police Chief Mel Hunt completed his 38th year with the department at 4 p.m. Monday this week. Blues coming to resort The Sunbanks Lake Resort spring Blues Festival will be held May 15-18, at the resort site in Electric...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 26, 2014

School will add period to day

The school district, by action of the school board, will return to a seven-period day this fall. The district has had a six-period day for the past several years and a change to the seven-period day will allow students to receive a wider range of cla...

 
 News    March 26, 2014

Cool winner

Jozlyn St. John, 11, of Grand Coulee competes Saturday in the keg toss competition on the final day of operations at Loup Loup Ski Bowl, west of Okanogan. St. John won the girls' division by tossing...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 26, 2014

Plan for running new school presented

The school board got its first look at a plan for administrators for the new school complex. Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Dennis Carlson told the board that the new school will need two principals, a vice principal/dean of...

 
 News    March 26, 2014

Good times

Supporters of The Ridge Riders gather for the group's annual banquet and auction at the American Legion Post in Electric City Saturday night. - Scott Hunter photo...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 26, 2014

Water projects awarded

The Grand Coulee council voted to fund three water projects at its meeting March 18. The three projects were awarded to Pipkin Construction of Wenatchee on a low bid of $422,539.64, and will be funded from the city’s water reserve fund. The...

 
 By Greg Wilder    Opinion    March 26, 2014

An open letter to the citizens of Coulee Dam

The election outcome last year seated a new mayor and two new town Council members for Coulee Dam. A lot has changed in Town Hall - council meeting procedures actually encourage public participation, issues are openly and robustly discussed before...

 
 By Lois Chilton    Opinion    March 26, 2014

Something wrong with the scenario

I have waited to comment on the CMC “situation,” as Jess Utz so kindly referred to it; but I can no longer. I worked at CMC for 10 years and I enjoyed my time there. I helped raise funds for the dream of the new facility to be realized. I am so...

 
 By Gerry Salstrom    Opinion    March 26, 2014

Re: "Commissioners to look for cause to fire hospital CEO" (March 12)

In reading the article on the hospital board meeting I find it appalling that Administration "incentived high performance team," was rewarded for the hostile work environment they created. To have staff members low census to the point of no leave or...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    March 26, 2014

Spring has sprung, Yippie!

The birds are chirping, the trees are budding, bugs are making an appearance and the kids are getting rambunctious. Spring is here and summer just around the next bend. So that means a few things are...

 
 Opinion    March 26, 2014

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Random Heroes to rock the Coulee. Corey Hilson, Brian Edwards, Brandon Ricks, Clancy Dieser and Mike Harden, five local boys will give their first local rock concert Friday night. Security upgrades at Grand Coulee Dam continue with the...

 
 Obituaries    March 26, 2014

Leslie Sisco Sr.

Leslie Sisco, Sr., age 80, of Spokane, Washington, passed away March 22, 2014 surrounded by family. He was born April 13, 1933, in Hugo, Oklahoma, the son of late Virgil and Cora Sisco. He is survived by 8 of his siblings and his wife Lela. He is...

 
 Obituaries    March 26, 2014

Betty Lou Grandorff

Betty Lou Grandorff, 83, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Grand Coulee, Washington. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., on Saturday, April 5, 2014 in the Zion Lutheran Church of Grand Coulee. Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee is honored to...

 
 Obituaries    March 26, 2014

Kathie Bise

Graveside services will be held for Kathie Bise on Saturday, April 5, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Spring Canyon Cemetery. A potluck will follow at the Grand Coulee Fire Hall. Mrs. Bise passed away December 14, 2013....

 
 Community    March 26, 2014

Two local Cub Scouts earn highest award

Pack 24 is pleased to announce that two of it's members achieved the highest award that can be earned in Cub Scouts - the Arrow of Light.  Dylan Wiles and Cameron Gaines received this award, with...

 
 Community    March 26, 2014

Stout takes third

The Okanogan Valley District Pinewood Derby Races took place Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Sunrise Chevrolet in Omak, Wash.  Packs represented were 20, 23, 24, 25, and 60. Each represented pack sent...

 
 Community    March 26, 2014

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, March 27, at noon, at La Presa. Dave Wilson, independent candidate running against Cathy McMorris Rodgers for the fifth congressional district, will be speaking about...

 
 Births    March 26, 2014

It's a boy for Bailey/Gorr

Courtney Bailey and Richard Gorr of Coulee Dam are proud to announce the birth of their son Xabian Lawrence Gorr born Friday, March 14, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 7 lbs., 8 ounces and was 21-1/2 inches in length at...

 
 Births    March 26, 2014

Heilman/Redd have a girl

Rebecca Chay Miles-Heilman and Levi A. Redd of Grand Coulee are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Chayla Rae Redd, born Friday, March 14, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6 lbs., 9 ounces and was 20 inches in...

 

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