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Articles from the April 11, 2012 edition

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 By Roger Lucas and Scott Hunter    News    April 11, 2012

New school complex funded in state capital budget

Sometimes dreams do come true. The Grand Coulee Dam School District’s plans for a new school appear to be a go. After long budgeting hassles in Olympia, the governor, the House and Senate finally ag...

 
 News    April 11, 2012

Eggcellent event

A determined egg hunter races down field at the Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, where some 2,200 plastic eggs were snatched up in less than 10 minutes. For winners’ results see page 4. More...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    April 11, 2012

Grand Coulee pressed to enforce cleanup in city

Getting the city cleaned up was again a topic at Grand Coulee’s city council meeting April 3. Becky Billups, who lives on Burdin Boulevard, appeared for the second time to ask city officials what they were going to do about the mess in her...

 
 News    April 11, 2012

Newsbriefs

Chief reviewing bids Grand Coulee Fire Chief Rick Paris told the city council last week that he had received three bids from firms on the city’s small works roster to pour the floor for the new steel building that houses the city’s ambulance. He...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    April 11, 2012

Garbage hauler rebuts recycling argument

Recycling was again the main topic at the Regional Board of Mayors meeting on Monday. The mayors all paid lip service to the idea but by the end of the day nothing had changed. The recycling idea had come up at the mayors’ March meeting when...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    April 11, 2012

Aerial mosquito spray discussed

A proposal to spray mosquitoes from the air brought an exchange between Chairman Randy Gumm and new Commissioner Holly Allen at last Wednesday night’s Mosquito District 2 meeting in Electric City. Commissioners, in one of their last actions in...

 
 News    April 11, 2012

Champion attitude

World champion bull rider Shane Proctor, left, poses with Austin Gordon, 12, of Ellensburg, to whom Proctor awarded the the Stony Covington belt buckle, the top honor at Proctor’s annual bull riding clinic, which finished up its third year April...

 
 News    April 11, 2012

Construction of ferry has begun

The keel was laid for the replacement Keller Ferry in special ceremonies March 28, in Rainier, Ore. Washington State Department of Transportation Secretary Paula Hammond took part in fixing the first weld to the keel. The vessel is scheduled for...

 
 News    April 11, 2012

Plant construction starts

Work has started on Electric City’s arsenic water treatment plant. Here operators use heavy equipment to prepare the site for a large steel building that will house treatment equipment. The $1.3...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    April 11, 2012

Police software request on hold

A request for nearly $17,000 for police software was put on hold by Grand Coulee’s city council last Tuesday night. The police department is seeking the funds to pay licensing fees for new software for patrol car laptop computers. The request was...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    April 11, 2012

Oasis gets park maintenance bid

Oasis Lawn Care was awarded the contract to keep up North Dam Park and the softball fields, Coulee Area Parks and Recreation District Chairman Phil Hansen said last Thursday. Two bidders submitted proposals, Oasis and Mr. E’s. Hansen said the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    April 11, 2012

No need for litigation?

As the city of Grand Coulee gets pressured to enforce its cleanup laws, it might consider changing them, if necessary. If city officials are worried about the cost of litigation in forcing residents...

 
 Opinion    April 11, 2012

Big thanks for support

The Ridge Riders would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for their generous support of our first annual “Kick Off the Rodeo Season in the Coulee” banquet. Thank you for your generosity in the silent and live auction donations....

 
 By Becky Billups    Opinion    April 11, 2012

Some improvements made, much more needed

There’s been some improvements on Burdin Blvd., very few, if any, on A Street, but more needs to be done to not only these areas but so many more in Grand Coulee. Of course, with those improvements comes the silent treatment, the snickers and the...

 
 By Reg Morgan    Opinion    April 11, 2012

Re: “Electric City Council to meet in Moses Lake”

What would former Mayor Ray Halsey have done? Reg Morgan...

 
 By Laura McDowell Waite    Opinion    April 11, 2012

Health Care Reform saved my small auto shop

According to national news reports, Mary Brown, the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit challenging the health reform law and owner of a small auto shop in Florida, has had to close her business and file for bankruptcy due to thousands of dollars in...

 
 By Jean Nicholson member of Them Dam Writers    Opinion    April 11, 2012

Reflections - Opportunity knocks for teachers — overseas

The opportunities for young graduates from college are immense. I recently had one of my grandchildren sign up to be a teacher in South Korea. He graduated from college but could find no teaching jobs at the time except helping at the local schools...

 
 Opinion    April 11, 2012

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Many Grand Coulee Dam area kids spent spring vacation trying to learn how to swing golf clubs bigger than they are. The kids were swinging clubs last week as part of the second annual Banks Lake Youth Clinic at the Banks Lake Golf and...

 
 Obituaries    April 11, 2012

Lyle Lee Allstot Jr.

Lyle Lee Allstot Jr., born December 8, 1981, slipped his earthly bonds on Monday, April 2, 2012, to go home to be with our Lord and Savior. Now at rest he has the peace, joy and love that he always...

 
 Obituaries    April 11, 2012

Herbert W. “Herb” Horton

Longtime resident of Electric City, Herbert W. “Herb” Horton passed away Friday, Apr. 6, 2012, at his home, with family members present. Herb was born October 13, 1924, in Adrian, Wash. He was...

 
 Obituaries    April 11, 2012

Marion Braun

Memorial services for Marion Braun will be held at St. Henry's Catholic Church in Grand Coulee on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at 11 a.m. A luncheon will follow. Braun passed away January 9,...

 
 Obituaries    April 11, 2012

Marcella McCraigie

Marcella McCraigie, 84, passed away Tuesday, Apr. 3, 2012, in Grand Coulee, with her children by her side, following a courageous 11-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Born March 8, 1928, in the...

 
 Community    April 11, 2012

Lions Club holds annual Easter egg event

The Lions Club treated children to their annual Easter egg hunt Saturday at Grand Coulee Dam Middle School, where the club had placed about 2,200 plastic eggs on Ludolph field. Those who found eggs with special prizes inside were rewarded with...

 
 Births    April 11, 2012

It’s a girl for the Clevelands

Joseph and Nicole Cleveland of Fort Carson, Colo., are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Addisyn Ashley Cleveland on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. She weighed 7 lbs., 13 oz., and was 20.5...

 
 People    April 11, 2012

Bond going on mission

Charles Bond, of Coulee Dam, will leave for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Mission Training Center in Provo, Utah, April 18 to prepare for a two-year mission to Lisbon, Portugal. He is the son of Robert and Helen...

 
 Community    April 11, 2012

Grief support group forming

Anyone in the community experiencing the loss of a loved one is invited to come and share support at a new grief support group meeting.   The first meeting will be held this Thursday, April 12, at 10:30 a.m., at Coulee Dam Community Church and will...

 
 Community    April 11, 2012

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon on Thursday, April 12, at Pepper Jack’s Bar and Grille. The program will be presented by Jonathan Smith, managing director of Grant County Economic Development Council. Eagles #2577...

 
 School    April 11, 2012

Resignations accepted

Two veteran school employees, Charlene Tracy and George Davis, are retiring or taking new positions. The school board March 26 accepted Tracy's retirement request. She has been with the district for 28 years, and served in three schools. She said...

 
 School    April 11, 2012

PTA meets Thursday

The PTA will hold its April general meeting on Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m. in the Grand Coulee Dam Middle School library. The group, which advocates for school improvments, will hold its general elections and encourages all community members to...

 
 School    April 11, 2012

School board notes

• The GCDSD school board accepted donations of $115 from the TeePee Drive-in (62 milk shakes and 22 ice cream cones), given as incentives; and $150 from Ray Harrington, who receives that amount for keeping score and then signs his check over for...

 
 School    April 11, 2012

Kindergarten registration now open

Kindergarten registration for the 2012-13 school year is now open for all children entering kindergarten next year. Parents may stop by the school office for a registration packet. A copy of the child’s OFFICIAL birth certificate and immunization...

 
 School    April 11, 2012

Kelton graduates from EWU

Joshua J. Kelton, a 2005 graduate of Lake Roosevelt High School graduated cum laude from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history,a geography minor and a bachelor of arts degree in social studies secondary education...

 
 Sports    April 11, 2012

Pleasants selected for All State game

Dominique Pleasants has been selected to play in the 2012 All State Girls Basketball game, Saturday, April 14 at Seattle Christian High School in Seatac, Wash. Pleasants was nominated by the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association...

 
 Sports    April 11, 2012

Bowling Scores

TUESDAY HI LO’S TEAM W L Riverview Lanes 39 21 Pepsi 35 25 Sunflower Graphics 31.5 28.5 Melody 30 30 KEYG 1490 28 32 Fullers 16.5 43.5 High Game: Riverview Lanes 481; Sara 191 High Series: Riverview Lanes 1379; Sara 527 Splits: Rose 5-6/5-7 Previou...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 11, 2012

Raiders throw a surprise at Davis

Katelynn Schilling placed sixth in the shot put after throwing 31 feet 11 inches, beating her personal record by more than 2 feet last week. Schilling joined Kim Barry and Jesse Adkins on the placers...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 11, 2012

Hard week of improvement for Ladies

Tristen Daniels was introduced Monday as the new head coach for Lake Roosevelt softball after a hard week of improvement and growth. The week started with a home game April 2 against Brewster when...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 11, 2012

Raiders take two from Bears

In a make-up doubleheader at Brewster last Thursday, the Raider bats came alive to take both games from the Bears. It was a turn around from last Monday’s 8-2 loss to the same team. In the first game, Brady Black stayed on the mound for six...

 
 Community    April 11, 2012

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 4/2 - Police followed up on a call that there was a traffic problem on E. Grand Coulee and Butler Street. The officer found three juveniles in the street holding up a sign. They were trying to attract more interest in their tea and...

 
 By Bob Valen    Lifestyles    April 11, 2012

March ties a record- what will April bring?

April should usher in a respectable climb of warming temperatures. There is a nine-degree difference in mean temperatures from March (41.1°F) into April (50.1°F). Mean precipitation is the same at...

 
 Community    April 11, 2012

Son rise

Worshippers gather for a cross-denominational sunrise service at the Crown Point overlook Easter Sunday. — Scott Hunter photo...

 
 News    April 11, 2012

Hospital district to seek public input

With the support of a $30,000 grant from The Regence Foundation, a study by the local hospital district and park district has the potential to reshape community wellness for residents, the foundation says. The Douglas Grant Lincoln & Okanogan...

 
 By press release    News    April 11, 2012

Tribes: Ruling against Teck Cominco welcome news in landmark case

The Colville Tribes and the State of Washington have won a significant victory in the pre-trial stage of their suit against mining giant Teck Cominco, Colville Business Council Chairman Michael O. Finley said today. The tribes and the state are in...