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Articles from the March 27, 2013 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 27, 2013

Zoning sidetracks effort to start daycare

Two women proposing a licensed day care center on Grand Coulee’s Main Street found out why it is said “You can’t beat city hall,” but they’re not stopping their effort to start a daycare. Andrea Marconi and Angela Feeley, who told council m... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 27, 2013

Walker will construct new K-12 complex

The school board Monday night awarded its K-12 new school project to Walker Construction of Spokane. Walker’s bid of $22,765,200 bid was accepted over a second bid of $23,253,600, by Graham... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 27, 2013

Dozens challenge for CBC offices

Thirty-three candidates have filed for seven Colville Business Council positions up for election this year. In the Nespelem District Position 1 race, challenging incumbent Brian Nissen are Randy Laramie, Joaquin Marchand, Ricky Gabriel, Deb Louie... Full story



Puppet show coming A puppet show will take place at the Grand Coulee Library Thursday, April 4 at 4 p.m. For more information, call the library at 633-0972. Proctor riding school set Shane Proctor, 2011 National Finals Rodeo World Champion Bull... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 27, 2013

Tribes to build new headquarters for $40 million

The Colville Business Council has voted to spend $40 million to build a new administration building on the Colville Indian Agency campus near Nespelem. The vote was taken March 7, with half the 14 tribal council members present as the resolution... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    March 27, 2013

Fund raiser for family a big success

A dinner and auction to raise money for a family who recently lost their home to fire was a big success at the Eagles club on Saturday. Heather Downs said the event brought in $3,000 in cash for... Full story


Crunch time treatments

Dr. William Faloon, an orthopedic surgeon at Coulee Medical Center, delivers a program on arthritis and its remedies to the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday at La Presa. Faloon... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 27, 2013

Science teacher gets statewide award

Science and math teacher Ralph Rise, of Lake Roosevelt High School, was recently selected as the recipient of the 2012-13 Science Champions: Science Education Advocate Award, presented by Washington State Leadership and Assistance for Science Reform... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    March 27, 2013

Group plans two-town picnic

A group of citizens met Friday afternoon to discuss a planning a day-long picnic for Coulee Dam and Elmer City residents to get together, probably sometime in June. And one person announced she would run for a town council seat this year. “I think... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 27, 2013

Repair job awarded

The Grand Coulee City Council Tuesday night awarded a contract to repair sheet rock damage at the city’s fire station. The council awarded the bid to DWK Fowler Construction for $7,391.15. The repair work is for the 35-foot by 90-foot meeting room... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    March 27, 2013

I had a dream … We are one

I had a dream. In this dream Coulee Country was one. One town, in four counties. One mayor, with one council, one police department with one chief. One water company, one power company. We were one. The time has come for this column, and it will not... Full story

 By Sam Stanczak    Opinion    March 27, 2013

More candidate information needed

As a longtime resident and business person in the coulee area who has found himself more involved with the workings of the local city councils over the past few years, I would like to express my concern to my fellow voters about the upcoming... Full story

 By Don Brunell    Opinion    March 27, 2013

Honoring Booth Gardner

The tributes to former Gov. Booth Gardner, who died March 15 at the age of 76, remind us of a better time. Throughout his political career, Booth was known for his respectful demeanor, good humor and... Full story


Training wage – addressing youth unemployment

Washington state has one of the highest teen unemployment rates in the nation at 17 percent. It has a staggering 37 percent unemployment rate for African-American youth. Anyone out there who has teenagers understands how difficult it is for them to... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago A commercial for a car that will never be sold in the United States will feature the rolling hills and undulating roadway between Grand Coulee and Wilbur. The commercial features a young woman driving down the highway in a Hyunai... Full story


Bettye Jo Baltz

Bettye Jo Baltz, 84, passed away in Spokane, Washington’s Sacred Heart Hospital during the morning hours of March 18, 2013. She was born into the Memphis, Tenn., home of James David and Clara... Full story


Dinner and stone setting set for Thomas-Bird

A memorial dinner will follow a stone-setting for Sheree Carol Thomas-Bird (Dec. 3, 1990-Feb. 18, 2012) at the Nespelem Catholic Longhouse, 10 a.m. March 30. Everybody is welcome to attend.... Full story


Easter week happenings

Thursday, March 28 • 7 p.m., Maundy Thursday at Coulee Dam Community Church- Presbyterian. Friday, March 29 • 7 p.m., Good Friday Service at United Methodist Church in Grand Coulee. • 7 p.m., Good Friday Worship at Zion Lutheran Church. Sat.,... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet at La Presa The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its regular meeting Thursday, March 28, at noon at La Presa in Grand Coulee. Special guest will be the Pro-West Rodeo Queen. Port Dist. 7 to Meet Grant County Port... Full story


It's a boy for the Eppersons

Jamie and Chance Epperson of Coulee Dam are proud to announce the birth of their son Bryson Alexander Epperson on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 6 lbs., 5 oz., and was 19.5 inches in length at birth.... Full story


Moving on

Army First Sergeant Anthony (Tony) Wilson returned from Afghanistan in November, 2012. He spent 13 months in Afghanistan as the First Sergeant of the 737th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company. Fort... Full story


Senior Meals

Wed., March 27 - Dinner Julie’s Goulash with Pasta, Green Beans, Garlic Bread, Mixed Green Salad, Fruit Cake with Whipped Cream. Thurs., March 28 - Dinner Pork Chow Mein over a Bed of Oriental Noodles, Stir Fried Veggies, Ice Cream with Fruit... Full story


Golfers off and swinging

Raider golfers had their first contest last week at home against the Omak Pioneers boys’ squad. Omak did not bring their girls’ team as they had other engagements going on at the same time. Raider Head Coach Steve Files liked the way the boys’... Full story


Baseball goes on a win streak

The Raider baseball squad went on a tear through their early season Central Washington B League opponents of Manson and Oroville. In the three games played last week by the varsity and one played by... Full story


Raiders improve at Ray Cross

LR track travelled to Ephrata to take part in the 40th annual Ray Cross Invitational last Saturday, where several managed to improve personal records while competing against bigger schools. Chyenne Kelly-Marconi shone as she grabbed PRs in all of... Full story


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