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Articles from the November 23, 2016 edition

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Town gets major grant for streets

Coulee Dam will get some major road and sidewalk work done as a result of a state grant that will pay for most of it in 2018. The state Department of Transportation announced last week it has awarded... Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 23, 2016

Group meets on sidewalk problem in Coulee Dam

A group of some 22 Coulee Dam citizens met in Electric City Monday night, intent on allying in an effort to impress their town council to fix the sidewalks. The issue of fixing sidewalks has been gaining attention since Fred Netzel, who called the... Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 23, 2016

New playground opened for Nespelem Elementary School

Nespelem Elementary opened up a new playground on Tuesday when student Feather Fry cut the ceremonial ribbon and the children rushed to play with the colorful new equipment. The playground, which... Full story

 

Horne to fill seat

Grand Coulee filled its vacant city council seat last Tuesday night. The council voted in Mike Horne, owner of MPH Repair on Midway Avenue. Both Horne and Alan Cain had submitted “letters of interest” in filling the Position 4 council seat,... Full story

 

Pickup crashes into home

A pickup crashed through a chain-link fence and caused several thousand dollars of damage to a business and residence in Electric City in the middle of the night last Thursday. A police report on the... Full story

 

Newsbriefs

A light for security Jerry Sands and Paulette Webley requested that a street light be placed on a pole in the alley near the Grand Coulee Veterinary Clinic. Sands’ letter noted that several of his storage units had been broken into, and Webley had... Full story

 

Elmer City to get state road funds

Elmer City was selected to receive a “chip seal” grant from the state Department of Transportation, city officials learned Monday. The Transportation Improvement Board grant is for $82,705, and funds will be available in 2018 for a project on... Full story

 

Tribes announce member payments from settlement

An amount equal to the Colville Tribes’ “Ramah settlement” will be distributed to Tribal members through per capita payments on December 5, Colville Business Council Chairman Dr. Michael Marchand said last week. “The Colville Business... Full story

 

Moses Lake firm to tow local cars for city

The city of Grand Coulee has signed an impound agreement with Moses Lake Towing. Mayor Paul Townsend said Tuesday that the city now has the ability to get rid of abandoned cars on city streets. The agreement allows Moses Lake Towing to pick up... Full story

 

Ambulance calls may hit 400 this year

Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Chief Richard Paris advised the council last week that ambulance calls will likely hit 400 for the year. He said that as of Nov. 15 the department had answered 347 calls, about normal. Paris also reported that during the... Full story

 

Local man gets national award

Cary Rosenbaum II was among the “40 under 40” award winners honored during the 40th Annual Indian Progress in Business Awards (INPRO) Gala at the Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino in Santa Fe, New Mexico Nov. 16. The awards are part of the... Full story

 

On sidewalks, streets, and petitions

Most of the Town was built over 80 years ago and we can’t expect that the infrastructure will last forever… and that includes our sidewalks. So for now, let’s skip the myriad of other issues/problems and let’s look at our sidewalks. At... Full story

 

Kennedy recalls accomplishments, thanks supporters

I made the decision in 2012 to run for county commissioner to bring effective leadership to the county. I ran for reelection to continue that leadership of balancing budgets, adopting land use plans that were kicked down the road since 1965, and... Full story

 

Commissioners grateful for tax increase

Thank you to the voters for helping us to better serve the Public Safety needs of Lincoln County! The modest Public Safety sales tax increase was approved by 58 percent of the voters and will greatly help us to serve you better. We are very... Full story

 

Grateful for a good (local) campaign

Aren’t we all so grateful that this fiasco of an election year is over! For those young people who were experiencing their first presidential election, please don’t be turned off by all of it. The media has stated “never in our history have we... Full story

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    November 23, 2016

Who's Next?

Wrestling is a dedication sport. It is not always about the wins and losses and skill level. It is about the dedication you put into yourself and the time you’re willing to put in to be the best. How much are you willing to sacrifice? This time of... Full story

 

Seventy-six years ago

Winter's icy grip on a spillway bridge pier at Grand Coulee Dam. -Nov. 12, 1940 photo... Full story

 

New commissioners to join county board

Okanogan County’s close elections will end up seating two new commissioners in January, Chris Branch and Andy Hover. The vote count posted Tuesday by the county auditor’s office showed Branch with 55.25 percent of the 16,361 votes, to incumbent... Full story

 

Meetings and Notices

No Chamber for the Next Two Weeks The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will not meet this Thursday due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday or Thursday, December 1, as organizers will be busy preparing for the Vintners and Brewers Tasting and... Full story

 

It's a boy for Edler/St. Clair

Karly Edler and Clayton St. Clair, of Grand Coulee, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Brantley Curtis St. Clair, born Sunday, November 13, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 6 lbs., 2 oz., and was 19.5... Full story

 

Slaters have a girl

Catrien and Dusten Slater, of Electric City, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Keira Rose Slater, born Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 7 lbs., 15 oz., and was... Full story

 

Trees of Sharing now out for helping kids

The Trees of Sharing collection sites are ready now to help people like you help kids this Christmas. Located at North Cascades Bank, Safeway Pharmacy, Harvest Foods, and Coulee Dam Credit Union, the... Full story

 

Legals for November 23, 2016

IN THE TRIBAL COURT OF THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE COLVILLE RESERVATION Colville Tribal Credit Corporation, ) Case No.: CV-CD-2016-39092 lending institution wholly-owned by ) the Confederated Tribes of the Colville ) Indian Reservation ) ) CHIEF... Full story

 

Nespelem students honored

Nespelem Elementary's "students of the month" for October include, from left, back row: Yvonne St. Pierre, Peyton Jake, Darril Louis, Feather Fry; middle row: Nehonsay Hall, Breanna Thomas-Bird, Lola... Full story

 

Scouts collect food for food bank

Scouts take a break at the Care and Share Food Bank Saturday after bringing in 1,200 pounds of food collected in their annual drive. Empty plastic bags were left on doorsteps all over the community a... Full story

 

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