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Articles from the April 2, 2014 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 2, 2014

Tribes now providing police coverage at dam

The Colville Tribes, under a contract awarded March 10, began providing law enforcement coverage Tuesday on the east side of the Columbia River for Bureau of Reclamation lands and facilities. The law enforcement coverage on this portion of the Grand... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    April 2, 2014

Wilson thinks you're fed up

"Are you fed up?" asked Dave Wilson of chamber of commerce members last Thursday. "I'm still waiting to meet the first person that's not fed up" with "the disfunction in Congress." Wilson hopes to... Full story


Looking at a monument

Officials from the town of Coulee Dam traveled to Colville last Thursday to look at a monument that was originally located here in 1938 to honor those who died during construction of Grand Coulee... Full story



Box tops raise money Center School has raised over $1,200 this school year through its box tops for education program. Box top money is used to purchase playground equipment. Kindergarten registration for the next school year has begun. Students... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 2, 2014

Library district will help with new school library

North Central Regional Library is going to assist the school district here when it sets up its two libraries in the new school complex. Dan Howard, executive director of the 29-community library district, was in Coulee Dam last week to meet with... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 2, 2014

Bus garage, daycare get further in process

The city of Grand Coulee will hold a public hearing on requests for a bus facility for seniors and for a daycare center in the central business district at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, at the council chambers in city hall. Representatives of the... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 2, 2014

Making plans for North Dam Park

About a dozen people were on hand last Tuesday night to help develop a road map for the Coulee Area Park & Recreation District's master plan for North Dam Park. Guiding the group was graduate stud... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 2, 2014

Bull rider clinic

Local young rodeo hopefuls will be able to chat with the professionals next Monday and Tuesday, April 8, 9, at the fifth annual Shane Proctor bull/steer riding school at the Nespelem rodeo grounds. Grand Coulee’s own Shane Proctor and a number of... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 2, 2014

Policy on outside students tightened

The Grand Coulee Dam School District amended its policy on accepting non-resident students at its meeting March 24. The district, anticipating a surge of new students anxious to attend the new school, now will allow administrators to refuse to admit... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 2, 2014

Trail to expand toward dam

The Bureau of Reclamation will open its pedestrian access trail from the bridge at SR-155 to near the Third Powerhouse on April 15, Public Affairs Officer Lynne Brougher said Monday. The quarter-mile section has been closed for the past 12 years beca... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 2, 2014

State grants $8K for records safety

The town of Coulee Dam is receiving an $8,000 grant from the Washington State Archives to preserve public records and maintain government transparency. Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman sent a letter to Mayor Greg Wilder. The grant money... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 2, 2014

Policy on outside students tightened

The Grand Coulee Dam School District amended its policy on accepting non-resident students at its meeting March 24. The district, anticipating a surge of new students anxious to attend the new school, now will allow administrators to refuse to admit... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    April 2, 2014

Teachers and staffers support Adkins

A room full of teachers and staffers addressed the Nespelem School Board last week, declaring that Principal Superintendent John Adkins is doing a very good job. Board Member Pat Morin said it was the biggest crowd he’s seen in five years. Teacher... Full story

 By Maryann Winn    Opinion    April 2, 2014

Re: "Hospital controversy may settle down" (3/26/14 Star)

I don’t think so. It isn’t just Scott Graham that the hospital staff does not trust. It is the entire administration. And the board still doesn’t see why that is. This administration has ruled with intimidation, secrecy and double standards,... Full story

 By Rick Heiberg    Opinion    April 2, 2014

Time to have your say

Most of us have experienced a lot of frustration as a result of the way our country has been going in recent years, with massive and seemingly limitless debt, great increases in various giveaway programs and politicians of all stripes who seem... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    April 2, 2014

Gems in the Coulee – Fern Blaylock

Her name goes hand in hand with the food bank and hugs and kisses. Those by themselves are enough to put her on the list of local gems, but this small-in-stature lady has a heart that is bigger than... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Concerned about the effect a new sidewalk would have on the parking and safety of his building, a Grand Coulee businessman disputed the city’s plan to repair Burdin Boulevard. Milt Snyder does not want a sidewalk placed in front of th... Full story


Betty Lou Grandorff

Betty Lou Grandorff, 83, went to meet her Lord Sunday afternoon, March 23, 2014, from Grand Coulee, Washington. Betty Lou was born June 27, 1930, into the Grand Island, Nebraska home of Alfred and... Full story


Kathie Bise

Graveside services will be held for Kathie Bise on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Spring Canyon Cemetery. A potluck will follow at the Grand Coulee Fire Hall. Mrs. Bise passed away December... Full story


Cynthia Lynn (Cindy) Callaway

Cynthia Lynn (Cindy) Callaway was born in Fargo, N.D., on May 5, 1955, the daughter of Jean and Marlin Newnam. She was raised and educated in Montana and Idaho. Cindy lived in Nampa, Idaho, until... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, April 3, at noon at Pepper Jack’s in Grand Coulee. General business will be discussed. CMC Guild (Auxiliary) to Meet Coulee Medical Guild (Auxiliary) meeting will be... Full story


It's a boy for the Walters

Brian and Tasha Walters are proud to announce the birth of their son Braydon Thomas, born Tuesday, March 26, 2014, at 1:15 p.m. at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. He weighed 7 lbs., 15 oz.,... Full story


April 2, 2014 - Legal Notices

CITY OF GRAND COULEE WAC 197-11-970  Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) Description of proposal: A proposal to permit Day Care Centers and Public Passenger Transportation Facilities in the Central Business Zoning District Proponent/ Lead... Full story

 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 2, 2014

LR baseball on a hot streak

Raider baseball is on a winning streak after defeating both Manson and Oroville last week. Lake Roosevelt soundly defeated the Trojans on their home field at Manson 21-9 on March 25. Then on Saturday, the Raiders went north to take two from the... Full story

 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 2, 2014

Weather a factor for Raider track

Raider track and field athletes traveled north to Colville for the Ezra Gordon Invitational Saturday, where a thunder storm caused a three-hour lightning delay. When hail came down at 7 p.m., the meet was called off due to another round of... Full story


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