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Articles from the March 28, 2012 edition

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 News    March 28, 2012

Going up and coming down

Linemen for Wilson Construction climb a power line tower, now stripped of lines, to disassemble it in the lower Visitor Center park in Coulee Dam Monday. — Scott Hunter photo...

 
 News    March 28, 2012

Newsbriefs

Mixed martial arts match set for Saturday A mixed martial arts match will draw combatants to Nespelem Saturday from as far away as Portland, Ore., and Vernon, British Columbia, organizer Dan Nanamkin said. Nanamkin, who manages the Nespelem...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    March 28, 2012

Complaint points out mess

A Grand Coulee woman complained that her area was turning into a “ghetto,” and two men complained about loud music at last Tuesday night’s Grand Coulee City Council meeting. Becky Billups, who lives on Burdin Boulevard, told council that the co...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    March 28, 2012

City collecting on ambulance back bills

The city of Grand Coulee has collected $47,900 in ambulance billings for 2011, the city council was advised last Tuesday night by Fire Chief Rick Paris. That sum represents about 26 percent of all billings for 2011. Statistics provided the council...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    March 28, 2012

Balanced tale told in new TV production on Grand Coulee Dam

The promotional material hinted at a possible bias in the way the tale might unfurl. Had the documentary film makers at WGBH Boston’s “American Experience” history series built into their...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 28, 2012

Tree cutting is landscaping work

Tree cutting along the walking trail south of Pole Park is primarily for safety reasons, a Bureau of Reclamation spokesperson stated Monday. Lynn Brougher, public affairs officer, said the tree...

 
 News    March 28, 2012

Pros to put on free bull riding clinic

World champion bull rider Shane Proctor, along with some of his rodeo friends, will hold the “Shane Proctor Bull & Steer Riding School” at the Nespelem Rodeo Grounds, April 3 and 4. The event...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    March 28, 2012

School board approves energy project schedule

An energy savings project for Grand Coulee Dam schools got a little momentum Monday night when the board of directors approved a production schedule submitted by the firm of McKinstry. Superintendent Dennis Carlson said the schedule was based on the...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    March 28, 2012

Riding clinic starts Saturday Auction sold out

A Ridge Riders riding clinic begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, continuing daily through Tuesday. At the helm is veteran organizer Janet Doughty, who this year is putting on her 36th riding clinic. The clinic offers riding instruction in four categories:...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    March 28, 2012

Board reverses young athlete decision

Eighth graders at the local middle school will be allowed to “move up” to practice with high school athletes in sports that don’t have enough players, following a turn-around decision this week. The Grand Coulee Dam School District board...

 
 News    March 28, 2012

No sale yet, but …

The owner of two convenience stores in town confirmed Monday that he’s interested in buying a third at the Four Corners intersection of highways 174 and 155. Asked about an online notice of a liquor license application for Jack’s Four Corners,...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    March 28, 2012

Newspaper won’t change, but online approach will

With the decision this year to revamp The Star Online, and starting to charge for full access to it, readers will soon find added benefits in subscribing and that the online version will supplement...

 
 By Becky Billups    Opinion    March 28, 2012

Neighborhood needs to be cleaned up

I approached Grand Coulee City Counsel meeting on Tuesday, March 20, with a request to have my neighborhood cleaned up. I wanted to know if there are any ordinances for our town in reference to filth, piles of junk, endless numbers of cars/trucks,...

 
 By Jerry Beierman    Opinion    March 28, 2012

Do you appreciate our local volunteers?

The Star newspaper of Dec. 28, 2011, has the front page story of Jeanne Moon as the Volunteer of the Year for 2011. I’m sure Jeanne Moon well deserves this honor for all Jeanne does for the people in the Nespelem area and beyond! I would like to...

 
 By Carol Schoning    Opinion    March 28, 2012

How about a buzzer?

Having had two evening visits to our nice, up-to-date hospital emergency room, the first time I went there was no one to be seen, so I pulled the door open. Now when the front door is locked for the night, there is a sign saying, please KNOCK, do...

 
 By Paul Schlossman    Opinion    March 28, 2012

McKenna, Republicans espouse lopsided economics

As the campaign for governor advances, the essential contours of the debate in Washington are visible for study by all voters: A governor’s leadership in education in any state is comparable to the defense function nationally/federally. On this,...

 
 By Danielle Vick    Lifestyles    March 28, 2012

A cookie -- or two -- for a century

The month of March marked two important American anniversaries that are seemingly disconnected, but that I find to be united in their achievements. You don’t have to be a cookie lover to pay...

 
 Opinion    March 28, 2012

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago The 10 members of Grand Coulee High School’s State B champions and their coach came together for the first time in 42 years last Saturday. Ken Hoke, Bill Trefry, Wayne Snyder, Bob Pachosa, Don Kurth, Coach Jim Savitz, Ray Rice, Mark...

 
 Community    March 28, 2012

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 3/19 - A man reported a suspicious vehicle at Grand Coulee RV Park. When police arrived the vehicle was gone, but found at a nearby apartment. No one was near the vehicle. - A woman asked police to dispose of her late husband’s...

 
 Community    March 28, 2012

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon on Thursday, March 29, at Pepper Jack’s Bar and Grille. Stefan Newbury of Tri-Freaks will give an update on Colorama’s May 12i Over the Dam Run. Grant County Port District 7 to Meet Grant...

 
 Obituaries    March 28, 2012

Paul D. Nachtigal

Paul D. Nachtigal, 60, of Electric City, passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2012,at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He was born on April 24, 1951, in Hutchinson, Kan., to Paul and Ethel...

 
 Obituaries    March 28, 2012

James Lee Francis

James Lee Francis, 46, passed away of a fatal heart attack in Donaphin, Mo., early Saturday morning, March 24, 2012. All of his organs (excluding heart) were donated to Transplant Services so others...

 
 Obituaries    March 28, 2012

Harold W. Dugan

Memorial services for Harold W. Dugan will be held at noon, Saturday, March 31, at Spring Canyon Cemetery. It will be with OES ceremony and full military honors. Dugan passed away December 22, 2011. Remembrance of life will be held at 2 p.m. at the...

 
 Community    March 28, 2012

Free tax help

Income tax time is here!! Free tax preparation is once again being offered at the senior center in Grand Coulee every Tuesday February 14 through April 10 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Volunteers trained in cooperation with the IRS will offer free help...

 
 Community    March 28, 2012

Celebrate National Arbor Day by planting a tree

National Arbor Day is April 29 this year, and the best way to celebrate is by planting trees. The Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for everyone to celebrate the tree planters' holiday. Everyone who joins the Foundation in April will receive 10...

 

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