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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...

 
 Community    March 26, 2014

Senior Meals

Wed., March 26 - Dinner Chicken Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Broccoli, Rolls, Fruit Crisp. Thurs., March 27 - Dinner Hamburger Steak with Onion Gravy, Buttered Seasoned Potatoes, Fruit Salad, Stewed Tomatoes, Brownies. Grocery shopping...

 
 Community    March 26, 2014

Invasive weed education workshops

Two free hands-on workshops will be offered during April that will cover things you need to know to be ready for a successful and safe spring invasive weed season. Wednesday, April 2 - 10 a.m. – noon and 1 – 4 p.m., Longhouse (across from the...

 
 Community    March 26, 2014

Free tax help still available

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, thru April 8, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Some...

 
 People    March 26, 2014

Welcome service planned for new pastor, community

The Grand Coulee Seventh-day Adventist Church will their new pastoral couple, Eric and Shanna Chavez, at their March 29 church service. They were both raised in Amarillo, Texas, where they met, married, and lived for the first five years of their...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    School    March 26, 2014

Response rate high for school furniture bid

The Grand Coulee Dam School District received 17 responses to its advertisement to bid on furniture for the new school, but only two of the companies gave a full response to the specifications, Superintendent Dennis Carlson told the board Monday...

 
 Community    March 26, 2014

Bull riding clinic coming up

Shane Proctor and some of his PRCA bull wrestling friends will conduct the fifth annual Bull/Steer Riding School, April 8 and 9, at the Nespelem Rodeo Arena. Tentative instructors are Proctor, Colby Reilly, Ben Jones and Ryan Dirteater. Others might...

 
 Community    March 26, 2014

Junior rodeo benefit Thursday

An auction and Indian taco feed to benefit the upcoming Nespelem Junior Rodeo will be held at the Nespelem Elementary School beginning at 4:30, Thursday, March 27. The popular auction will commence at 6 p.m. auctioning off items donated by area...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    March 26, 2014

Baseball comes up short in early games

Raider Baseball suffered from early season jitters last week as they lost to the Warriors of Almira/Coulee-Hartline March 18, and on March 22 in a doubleheader against Okanogan. In the first game...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    March 26, 2014

Raiders have solid opening at West Valley invite

Raider Track travelled to Spokane Valley Saturday to take part in the West Valley Invitational. Lake Roosevelt went in with many young athletes who had yet to compete at the high school level. Those athletes shined, and many veterans picked up where...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    March 26, 2014

Raider tennis opens season with Entiat and Pateros

Lake Roosevelt's tennis team travelled to Pateros and Entiat last week to open the 2014 season. At Pateros on March 18, the boys' squad won the match 3-2 by sweeping all the singles matches. Girls...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    March 26, 2014

Lady Raiders had tough week

Lady Raider Softball had a tough week to open the season. Lake Roosevelt struggled on defense and on the mound, giving up many walks. Out in the field, errors allowed runs to be scored and runners to...

 
 Sports    March 26, 2014

Bowls 11 strikes in a row

Sherry Moore a member of the L.L.B. team on Thursday Night Mixups bowling league, threw 11 strikes in a row during league play on February 6. Sherry who is new to the league, bowled a 290 game with a...

 
 Sports    March 26, 2014

This week in sports

Wed., March 26 4 p.m., Baseball at Manson. Thurs., March 27 2:30 p.m., Golf at Omak. 4 p.m., Tennis here with Oroville. Fri., March 28 4:30 p.m., Tennis at Tonasket. Sat., March 29 10:30 a.m., Track at Ezra Gordon Invitational at Colville. 11 a.m.,...

 
 Legals    March 26, 2014

Legals for March 26, 2014

INVITATION TO BID Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received for the “Snow Removal Equipment and Attachments” (AIP No. 3-53-0025-005) addressed to Grant County Port District No. 7, c/o USKH Inc., 621 W. Mallon Ave., Ste. 309, Spokan...

 
 Sports    March 26, 2014

Bowling Scores

TUESDAY HI LO’S TEAM W L Pepsi 28 12 Sunflower Graphics 24 16 Fuller 19 21 Karl’s Site Dev. 19 21 Riverview Lanes 18 22 KEYG 1490 12 28 High Game: Pepsi 483; Betty190; High Series: Pepsi 1400; Amber 468 Splits: Sara 3-10; Betty 3-10/3-10 DAM KEGL...

 
 Community    March 26, 2014

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 3/17 - Police responded to a dispatch note that there had been a 911 call from Loepp Furniture. Staff there said there was no emergency and the police left. - Police responded to a 911 call from the Wolf’s Den Tavern on Main Str...

 
 Community    March 26, 2014

Get 10 free trees during the month of April

National Arbor Day is Friday, April 25 this year, and the Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for anyone to celebrate the annual tree-planting holiday. Join the Foundation in April and receive 10 free shade trees. By joining the Foundation in...

 
 By Press release    News    March 26, 2014

Reclamation awards security and law enforcement contract to the Colville Tribes

GRAND COULEE, Wash. - The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $697,000 contract March 10 to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation to provide security and law enforcement services on Reclamation lands and at Reclamation facilities located...