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Articles from the April 18, 2012 edition

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 By Press release    News    April 18, 2012

Two Grand Coulee residents injured motorcycle crash

Advisory: TWO INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH HARTLINE, Wash. (22APR2012) – Two people were injured Saturday evening during a motorcycle crash eight miles north of Hartline. Around 5:30 p.m. April 21, Grant County Sheriff’s Deputies, Grant County...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 18, 2012

Man contends Coulee Dam overcharging Elmer City

A man who has had a running battle with the town of Coulee Dam over water charges, appeared last Thursday at Elmer City’s town council, charging that the town there is being overcharged by Coulee Dam for its sewer service. Greg Wilder brought...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    April 18, 2012

Osprey couple get a new home

Two lucky ospreys in Coulee Dam moved up to a new high rise apartment last Friday. Now you will see them, about two flaps of the wing north, sitting atop a 115-foot pole overlooking their favorite...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    April 18, 2012

Hunt is on for rest of new school funds

The hunt is still on for $14 million for the proposed new school complex. The announcement last week that the Grand Coulee Dam School District is getting $17 million from the the state Legislature to build new schools isn’t the end of the effort, b...

 
 News    April 18, 2012

Newsbriefs

Bradley dies in wreck Fomer Okanogan County Clerk Jackie Bradley died Monday when the car she was driving rolled over about 11 miles east of Twisp on SR 20. The 73-year-old, who remained active in the county Democratic Party, was headed east in her 1...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    April 18, 2012

Firm hired to examine school air

by Roger S. Lucas The Grand Coulee Dam School District is on its way to finding out why so many students and staff at Center Elementary School are complaining about bad air quality and its effects. Staff concerns were expressed at a recent school...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    April 18, 2012

Golf membership rising at Banks Lake

Banks Lake Golf Course’s membership drive has been highly successful, Port District 7 Chairman Orville Scharbach said Monday. Current memberships stand at 52, and the course operations are moving forward, Scharbach stated. The golf course came unde...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    April 18, 2012

All invited to Earth Day event Friday, April 20

The public is invited to the Colville Tribal “Earth Day” celebration, Friday, April 20, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Indian Agency powwow grounds. Organizers were hoping for over a thousand people...

 
 News    April 18, 2012

Attorney bill paid under protest

Councilmember Birdie Hensley voted in protest last week for Electric City to move forward and pay a $24 attorney bill. She said the 0.2 hour portion of City Attorney Katherine Kennison’s bill was a problem for her. Hensley told the city council tha...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    April 18, 2012

City retreat moves to Ephrata

Electric City’s council retreat inched a bit closer to home Tuesday night when members voted to hold the six-hour meeting in Ephrata instead of Moses Lake. What swayed council members was that City Clerk Jackie Perman found a free room at the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 18, 2012

USBR finds no significant impact

A project to improve the pump-generator plant at Grand Coulee Dam will have no significant impact on the environment — or on the local school district, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation states in a formal paper. The Bureau released its Finding of No...

 
 News    April 18, 2012

Necessary studies

About 70 firemen from throughout the area spent Wednesday and Thursday evenings last week taking wildfire training at Electric City’s fire hall. Firemen who go out on range fires need eight hours...

 
 News    April 18, 2012

Drug investigation yields 10 arrests

A five-month investigation conducted by the North Central Washington Narcotics Task Force resulted in 10 arrests last week. During the investigation the NCWNTF purchased methamphetamine, marijuana and oxycodone, Okanogan County Sheriff Frank T....

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    April 18, 2012

All choked up

Our community is all abuzz with the news that a new school is funded. People from all walks — young parents, elderly without kids, business people, kids in schools, teachers, laborers of all sorts...

 
 By Sam Stanczak    Opinion    April 18, 2012

Citizens should watch their government

At the city council meeting on April 10, they talked about going to this retreat in Moses Lake and what would be discussed. One of the topics was mayor/council members’ roles and responsibilities. I am pleased to hear that they are seeking this...

 
 By Melvin Toulou Jr    Opinion    April 18, 2012

Neighborhood ghetto fabulous

I have a few concerns; one, let’s just start at this neighborhood clean up. The town that I live in is close to lakes and mountains for great recreation sports. So I do have these toys she complains about – motorcycles, boat, camp trailers,...

 
 By Patty Taylor    Opinion    April 18, 2012

Thanks for a good year so far

Our hospital auxiliary guild with the help of Loepp Furniture provided a glide-rocker for our new lactating room. We have also joined with the hospital to provide a piano for the long-term-care activity room. Stop by and see or ask to play it for...

 
 By Sharey Redthunder    Opinion    April 18, 2012

An update on school bullying

I would like to give an update on my reports of BULLYING occurring in GCDSD schools and my lack of support from school administration to address the ongoing problem or even return my numerous calls and emails. I met with Dennis Carlson,...

 
 By PUD Commissioners    Opinion    April 18, 2012

Every day is Earth Day at Grant PUD

This weekend we celebrate Earth Day. This one day provides an opportunity for the nation to pause and reflect upon the environment. As customers of Grant PUD, your impact is relatively low thanks to the clean, renewable hydropower that energizes the...

 
 Opinion    April 18, 2012

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago To balance its budget, Elmer City will lay off one town employee. Elmer City Mayor Paul Tillman said at the Elmer City council meeting last Thursday that he will lay off assistant town clerk Lindy Starr. The savings will help make up...

 
 By Danielle Vick    Lifestyles    April 18, 2012

Kids will be kids … if we let them

On a playground recently I watched a little boy pick up an acorn and impressively chuck it clear across the swing set. He was a little kid, but his throw had major-league heft. A couple of the dads...

 
 Community    April 18, 2012

Pianists present recital

Piano pupils of Bonnie Wendt will be presented in recital Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m. at the Coulee Dam Community Church-Presbyterian U.S.A., 509 Central Drive. Certificates, pins and report cards will be awarded to students who were adjudicated in...

 
 Births    April 18, 2012

It’s a boy for the Moores

Steven and Rebekah Moore are pleased to announce the birth of their second child, a boy.  Graham Randal Moore was born four weeks early on Saturday, March 3,2012. He weighed 7 lbs., 4 oz. and was 18” long. Waiting at home was his three -year=old...

 
 Births    April 18, 2012

McQuown /Adams have a boy

Jen McQuown and Devin Adams of St. Regis., Mont., are proud to announce the birth of their son Patrick David Adams on Sunday, April 1, 2012. He weighed 6 lbs., 12 oz., and was 20-1/2 inches in length...

 
 Community    April 18, 2012

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon on Thursday, April 19, at Pepper Jack’s Bar and Grille. On the agenda is Colorama. Lincoln County Fire Dist. 9 to Meet Lincoln County Fire District 9 will hold its regular meeting on...

 

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