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Articles from the April 10, 2013 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    April 10, 2013

Daycare is a good cause

Those looking for a good place to create a daycare center should be encouraged and helped to answer this critical, unmet need in the community. To the casual observer, it may sound like a picayune cause over which to get worked up, but in this... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 10, 2013

Border patrol arrests teacher at LRHS

The Spanish teacher at Lake Roosevelt High School, Guillermo Guzman, was arrested Thursday by U.S. Border Patrol agents and Coulee Dam Police on a number of federal charges, and is currently in...

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 10, 2013

City: no daycare on Main Street

Two local residents, Andrea Marconi and Angela Feeley, who appeared a few weeks ago before Grand Coulee’s city council to look into starting a daycare service on Main Street, met the same results again last Tuesday night. They were informed that... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 10, 2013

Low-cost lab tradition ends

Remember the blood draw program at Coulee Medical Center every year during “National Hospital Week?” It’s history. Hospital officials said this week that the blood draw, which can give patients an indication of their health, actually runs... Full story


No strings attached

More than 50 people crowded into the Grand Coulee Library as the NCRL Puppeteers put on a puppet show that captivated kids. The library will host a special musical event next Tuesday. That story is... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 10, 2013

Group set to release fish

by Roger S. Lucas Fishing for rainbow trout in Banks Lake is about to get a little bit better. The POWER organization (Promoters of Wildlife & Environmental Resources) plans to release 50,000 rainbow trout into Banks Lake April 20. Carl Russell,... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    April 10, 2013

Disc golf proposed for North Dam park

They’re not the Frisbees you’re used to tossing around on Saturdays, but they’re similarly shaped and heavier, and disc golfers will travel to courses set up for playing with them. Disc golf is a growing sport that Josh Rabe thinks would catch... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 10, 2013

Thief hits fuel at golf course

Officials at Banks Lake Golf Course reported that sometime between last Tuesday and Wednesday nights, someone had entered the course’s golf cart shed and made off with over 100 gallons of both diesel and gas fuel. Orville Scharbach, chairman of... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 10, 2013

Grand Coulee tops trash production

The Regional Board of Mayors met and dismissed their meeting for lack of a quorum Monday afternoon. Only two of the four mayors showed up, Electric City’s Jerry Sands and Elmer City’s Mary Jo Carey. Both Coulee Dam’s Mayor Quincy Snow and... Full story



Colorama buttons go on sale Colorama buttons went on sale last week in a number of places in the coulee. Cost $3. Buying one supports the community’s biggest annual celebration and puts you in position to win a number of good prizes. Buttons are... Full story


They were tough enough

Lou Nevsimal congratulates finishers Sunday of last weekend’s “Are You Tough Enough? Triple Fish Challenge” fishing tournament on Banks Lake. Organized by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 10, 2013

Grand Coulee tops trash production

The Regional Board of Mayors met and dismissed their meeting for lack of a quorum Monday afternoon. Only two of the four mayors showed up, Electric City’s Jerry Sands and Elmer City’s Mary Jo Carey. Both Coulee Dam’s Mayor Quincy Snow and... Full story


Tribes plans annual Earth Day event

The Colville Tribes will hold their fourth annual Earth Day celebration, Monday, April 22, at the powwow grounds near Nespelem. Joaquine Bustamante, of the tribal recycling program, told the local Rotary Club he’s hoping for some 1,600... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 10, 2013

Ridge Riders event a success

The Ridge Riders, in their second annual auction and banquet, raised nearly $25,000 to support the various activities planned by the group this year. The auction raised $10,500; contributions for... Full story


City leadership should be as effective at helping business as it is in hindering it

Well, once again the Grand Coulee City Hall’s elected officials have proven that they are EXTREMELY effective when it comes to stomping out business in the Grand Coulee area, and not as good when it comes to cultivating an atmosphere for it. Our qu... Full story

 By Gail Morin    Opinion    April 10, 2013

Getting answers to questions on treatment plant

When I have a question, I will ask. When I am not given a sensible answer, I read. After quietly listening to a public presentation of the present and clear need for a $6.2 million dollar upgrade to the local Wastewater Treatment Plant in early... Full story


Healthcare: our downfall?

With all the talk about the health care system and its downfalls I would like to make one very big point that everyone seems to be forgetting: that the whole country doesn’t have any money, so how is this plan supposed to help anybody when there... Full story


National Crime Victims' Rights Week approaches

Only 30 years ago, crime victims had no rights, access to crime victim compensation, or services to help rebuild their lives. They were often excluded from courtrooms, treated as an afterthought by the criminal justice system, and denied an... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Lifestyles    April 10, 2013

How about a community forum?

Many people have come up to me over the last two weeks telling me they agree with consolidation [that the four towns should be joined]. I suspect there are many more of you out there. So let’s... Full story


Martha (Woelk) Glick Stefanik

Martha (Woelk) Glick Stefanik was born on Pentecost Sunday, June 8, 1919, to Abraham A. and Anna (Goertz) Woelk on a farm one mile north of Goessel, Kansas, and passed away from natural causes on... Full story


Jean Arlene Nicholson

Jean Arlene Nicholson (86) of Electric City, Wash., was born June 10, 1926, in Cathay, N.D., to Hjalmer “Jonie” and Hulda Stokes and passed from this life on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2013, from... Full story


Raymond Lee "Lee" Roysdon (Lewis) (85) March 6, 1927 - February 8, 2013

 All are invited to a celebration of Lee’s life to be held 1:00 PM on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Strate Funeral Chapel in Grand Coulee, WA.... Full story


George "Swede" Walberg

Graveside services for George “Swede” Walberg will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Spring Canyon Cemetery beginning at 11 a.m. A reception will follow at the Masonic Lodge behind the Coulee Dam Community Church-Presbyterian Swede passed... Full story


Jean Campbell

Graveside services for Jean Campbell will be held Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Spring Canyon Cemetery at 1 p.m. Dress is casual but the family is wearing pink in her honor. Jean passed away November... Full story


Senior Meals

Senior Meals Wed., Apr. 10 - Dinner Pork Roast, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Betty’s Sauerkraut, Fruit Salad, Birthday Cake. Happy Birthday. Thurs., Apr. 11 - Dinner BBQ Chicken, Twice Baked Potatoes, Cabbage & Pineapple Slaw, Cookie. Fri., Apr. 12... Full story


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