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Articles from the April 3, 2013 edition

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 By Scott Hunter editor and publisher    Opinion    April 3, 2013

Bad politics about to really hurt at home

Political stupidity in Washington, D.C. is about to come down hard on our local area. Some economists argue that the sky will fall because of the “sequester,” a budget cut imposed by Congress and signed by the President in 2011 in a move...

 
 By Scott Hunter and Roger S Lucas    News    April 3, 2013

Federal cuts set to hurt local tourism

Tours, visitor center hours and laser light show offerings might be curtailed because of budget cuts, officials confirmed this week, but they’re still hoping for a reprieve from the national budget cutback known as “sequestration.” Although...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 3, 2013

New laser show will wow, but later

There is good news and bad news for those who visit the area to see the laser light show. The new show won’t be ready until mid-July. However, the all-new laser equipment will be able to show the old laser show. Until recently that ability was an...

 
 News    April 3, 2013

Dashing tradition

Children race across Ludolph Field at Grand Coulee Dam Middle School Saturday to find Easter Eggs in the Lions Club annual event. The winners who found special eggs are listed on page 2. For more...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 3, 2013

New fishing derby this weekend

The chamber of commerce is sponsoring the “Are You Tough Enough” first annual Banks Lake Triple Fish Challenge, this weekend, April 6 and 7, out of Coulee Playland in Electric City, a major...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 3, 2013

Key players meeting on sewer plant project

Officials from Coulee Dam, Elmer City, Gray & Osborne, the Colville Tribes and Indian Health Services are meeting and moving toward some decisions on proposed wastewater treatment plant work that has been halted by controversy. Larry Holford, town...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 3, 2013

Keene voted onto port district commission

Jim Keene, retired school administrator, was named to the Grant County Port District 7 board of commissioners last Thursday. Keene replaces Jerry Birdwell who resigned last month. Keene will take over his duties when the board meets the last...

 
 News    April 3, 2013

Newsbriefs

Colorama queen sets busy schedule Erin Wieldraayer, the 2013 Colorama queen, has been busy ever since bening named to the position late last year, and she’s taking it seriously. Speaking at the...

 
 News    April 3, 2013

Some eggs are better

Out of hundreds of Easter egg hunters at the Grand Coulee Dam Middle School athletic field Saturday, a lucky dozen found the eggs with extra prizes hidden by the Lions Club. The club hid or handed...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 3, 2013

Working toward an opening, Melody lease extended

Work on preparing the old Melody Restaurant for opening has been so extensive that the town of Coulee Dam has given the owner, Juan Moreno another month’s free rent in exchange for an extended contract. City officials pondered another problem at th...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 3, 2013

Tree sculptures to get new bases

Wooden sculptures in Mason City Park will get their final touches as a result of action of the Coulee Dam Town Council last Wednesday night. The sculptures were made from the trunks of two trees that blew over in a wild wind storm last year. The...

 
 News    April 3, 2013

NCNB bought by Montana-based bank

North Cascades Bancshares, Inc., the parent company of North Cascades National Bank (NCNB) has signed a definitive agreement to merge with Glacier Bancorp of Kalispell, Montana, a news release stated last week. NCNB will be merged into Glacier Bank...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 3, 2013

Town may get all new street lights

Coulee Dam may be in line for a grant that would replace all its street lights with energy saving systems. Public works director Barry Peacock told the town council last week that the town is entering phase two in a grant from the Transportation...

 
 News    April 3, 2013

Diabetes education classes to be offered

WSU Extension Diabetes Education classes will be offered in Grand Coulee at the Coulee Medical Center beginning April 18. In partnership with the Coulee Medical Center staff, “On the Road To Living Well With Diabetes” is a series of four lessons...

 
 By Greg Wilder    Opinion    April 3, 2013

What drives closed process and misinformation?

The town of Coulee Dam recently held a meeting regarding the problematic sewer treatment plant project. The meeting was closed to the public and the mayor directed that “Greg Wilder was not to be admitted.” When I asked what would happen if I...

 
 By Rob and Glo Carroll    News    April 3, 2013

Same song, second verse

At the Coulee Dam Town Council meeting held on March 27th, Councilperson Bob Poch stated that "we" could not just walk away from $1.5 million on the table from IHS for the proposed Waste Water Treatment Facility and that more and sufficient time is...

 
 By Mary Jane Bailey    Opinion    April 3, 2013

On area landscape removal

This letter is in response to the March 20 Star article about Electric City looking to get rid of its “butt ugly trees.” In the 1980s, there was a consensus of the whole Grand Coulee Dam area community to beautify our area by creating more parks...

 
 By Mara Landrum    Opinion    April 3, 2013

Theater waiting for a bulb

Due to our projector bulb manufacturer no longer making the type of bulb our projector needs, and the one they sent us being a bad bulb, The Village Cinema will be down for the remainder of April, and possibly May. We are currently waiting for our...

 
 By Danielle Vick    Lifestyles    April 3, 2013

No kidding, Nature Deficit Disorder is real

I recently heard a term in passing that immediately piqued my interest. At first I thought it was a made-up psychological disorder or simply a catchy term to describe a growing problem. But after...

 
 Obituaries    April 3, 2013

Celebration of Life for Raymond Lee Roysdon

Raymond Lee Roysdon (Lewis) “Lee” (85) March 6, 1927 - February 8, 2013 All are invited to a celebration of Lee’s life to be held 1:00 p.m., on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Strate Funeral Chapel in Grand Coulee, WA. ...

 
 Obituaries    April 3, 2013

Mary A. Miller Marchand

Mary A. Miller Marchand died in the presence of her family on March 9, 2013; she is now at peace and with the Creator. A member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Mary was born March 21, 1927, and raised on the Iswald Allotment...

 
 Community    April 3, 2013

Stocking the food bank

Lions Club members deliver 466 pounds of food items to the Care and Share Food Bank Friday, purchased with money appropriated in the club's annual budget. From left are Carol Nordine, Nathan Loch and...

 
 Obituaries    April 3, 2013

James Curtis Waters

James Curtis Waters, 89, passed away Monday, April 1, 2013. He was born December 2, 1924. A visitation will be held for James Waters from 12:30p.m., to 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, Apr. 6, 2013, at Strate Funeral Chapel of Grand Coulee, Wash., with...

 
 Community    April 3, 2013

Senior Meals

Wed., Apr. 3 - Dinner Jeannie’s Meat Loaf, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Broccoli, Citrus Salad, Maggie’s Chocolate Date Cake. Thurs., Apr. 4 - Dinner Chicken Quesadilla, Spanish Rice, Jay’s Chips & Salsa, Green Salad, Fruit Crisp. Fri., Apr. 5 -...

 
 Births    April 3, 2013

It's a girl for Delafield

Karrie Denise Delafield of Electric City is proud to announce the birth of her daughter Zoie Mae Sommers on Monday, March 25, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6.5 oz., and...

 
 Community    April 3, 2013

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet at Flo’s Café The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its regular meeting Thursday, April 4, at noon at Flo’s Cafe in Grand Coulee. Special guest will be Rayne Rabe and an update on the local Roller Derby...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 3, 2013

Raider Baseball beats Pateros, loses to Liberty Bell

Raider baseball had an up and down week as they defeated the Pateros Billygoats at Greene Field on March 25, then lost a doubleheader to the Liberty Bell Mountain Lions on Friday at home. The season...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 3, 2013

Tennis finding winning combinations

The Raider boys swept Oroville’s tennis squad last week up north, and the girls’ squad beat Liberty Bell in Coulee Dam. In Oroville March 26, the Raider boys posted their first squad win of the...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 3, 2013

Golfers improve against Oroville

Raider golf travelled to Desert Canyon on March 26 to take on the Oroville Hornets in head to head competition. The Raider boys were the only squad representing LR; the girls did not compete. The...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 3, 2013

Kelly-Marconi has stellar day at Oroville invite

In Oroville Saturday a small squad of Raider tracksters competed in the Eagle Home Mortgage Invitational, where the girls’ squad finished eighth with 24 points and the boys finished 11th with 13 points. Chyenne Kelly-Marconi placed in all four of...

 
 Legals    April 3, 2013

Legal Notices for April 3, 2013

City of Electric City Small Works/Vendor Roster The City of Electric City is accepting applications from interested contractors and vendors wishing to be placed on the Small Works Roster and Vendor Roster. Whenever the city seeks to construct any...

 
 Community    April 3, 2013

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 3/19 - An Electric City man known to have a suspended license was stopped and later cited for not having an interlock system on his vehicle. A licensed driver arrived to take charge of the vehicle and the original driver got a...

 
 Sports    April 3, 2013

Bowling Scores

THURSDAY MIXUPS FINAL RESULTS TEAM W L Fighting Chipmunks 69 43 Team III 67.5 44.5 Flyin W 65.5 46.5 Fly Bread Power II 53.5 58.5 Star Publishing 40.5 71.5 Ed’s Meat Market 40 72 High Game: Fighting Chipmunk 726; John Stensgar 244; Candy Weed-Butz...