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Articles from the April 23, 2014 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 23, 2014

Chamber to seek more tourism advertising funds

The chamber of commerce is after more advertising money with which to fund an ad campaign to boost sagging tourism numbers. Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Peggy Nevsimal appeared before the Regional Board of Mayors at...

 
 By press release    News    April 23, 2014

Old grenade found in Columbia River bed

Grant PUD security personnel found an old pineapple-style hand grenade below the high water mark of the drawn-down Columbia River near the Old Vantage boat launch in Grant County about 6 p.m....

 
 News    April 23, 2014

Egg rush

A girl pounces on one of 2,500 colored plastic eggs left on the athletic field at Grand Coulee Dam Middle School for the Lions Club annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday. Winners of special prizes are on...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 23, 2014

What is "too big" for Electric City buildings?

Electric City is asking residents to make their wishes known on the size of “accessory” buildings at a public work session, Tuesday, April 29, beginning at 7 p.m., at city hall. Mayor Jerry Sands stated this week that if the attendance at the pla...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 23, 2014

Furniture firms win new school bids

Two furniture manufacturers have been awarded contracts for the new school facility in Coulee Dam, officials announced. Virco, a California firm, was awarded a $469,156 contract to provide furniture...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 23, 2014

Fishing area re-opened down below dam

Part of the fishing area below Grand Coulee Dam is now open for fishing after nearly 13 years of closure. The area had been closed for the past 13 years due to security issues connected to the events...

 
 News    April 23, 2014

Newsbriefs

Repair bill guess: $61 million Grant County Public Utility District announced Tuesday that the estimate to repair Wanapum Dam is about $61 million, but commissioners hope to avoid raising rates any more than already scheduled. The dam was discovered...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 23, 2014

Two charged with wire theft from dam

by Roger S. Lucas Two people were recently charged in Grant County Superior Court with first-degree theft for taking copper wire from an area near Grand Coulee Dam last June 18. Charged were Victor W. Ford, a 44-year-old man from Lake Stevens and...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 23, 2014

Copter rides coming to Colorama again

by Roger S. Lucas Helicopter rides will return as one of the added features of Colorama this year. Colorama, May 8-11, will see Lake Roosevelt High School graduate Tim Tueth return to give helicopter rides to those who want an aerial view of the...

 
 News    April 23, 2014

State park fishing pier to be dedicated

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced Tuesday the upcoming dedication of a new ADA-accessible fishing pier at Steamboat Rock State Park. The dedication ceremony is scheduled...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 23, 2014

Boat among prizes in weekend tourney

Time to dust off your fishing equipment and clean out your tackle box for the 2nd Annual Chamber of Commerce Triple Fish Challenge, April 26, 27, at Coulee Playland Resort on Banks Lake. Fish for trout, bass and walleye, and if you have good luck...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 23, 2014

New water line for resort approved

A new 1,900-foot long pipeline that will provide water service to Sunbanks Lake Resort moved along when Electric City’s council voted April 8 to have Mayor Jerry Sands sign a developer’s agreement to proceed. Sunbanks has selected Mountain View...

 
 By James Heuvel    Opinion    April 23, 2014

Protect your identity with a post-tax day shred fest

In America we have several national holidays or occasions which we recognize annually. Of these, only a relative few are always identified with the same calendar date each year, such as: New Year’s Day – January 1st, Independence Day – July...

 
 By Marie Chuinard    Opinion    April 23, 2014

Bus trip turned into quite a tour

According to Channel 2 TV out of Spokane, Friday, April 18, 2014, was going to be rainy and cold. Eight of us braved the weather reports and took the Grand Coulee Senior Center Bus to Spokane for our monthly shopping trip anyway. Imagine our joy to...

 
 By Olivia Antone    Opinion    April 23, 2014

She learned a lot on language trip

To Kim Stanger, Virginia (Genabug) Redstar, Sean Thin Elk, and Jena Henry: Thank you guys, it was such an opportunity to go to the Salish Language Conference with Kim, Genabug, and Sean. I learned a lot and appreciate it. Then I got to go over to...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Lifestyles    April 23, 2014

Rabbit tracks

One of my most trusted readers and a small friend of mine, (even though she tells me to Shut Up every time she sees me) wanted me to do my column about the Easter Bunny. So since I don’t want to...

 
 Opinion    April 23, 2014

Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago Two girls were rescued from the Coulee Wall Friday by Grand Coulee Fire Department. The two 12-year-olds had been climbing the wall in the afternoon against their grandmother's advice...

 
 Obituaries    April 23, 2014

Nancy Camp (Beagle)

Nancy Camp, 60 of Omak, Wash., passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Wenatchee Wash. A celebration of Nancy's life was held on Friday, Apr. 11, 2014, at the Strate Funeral Home in Grand Coulee....

 
 Obituaries    April 23, 2014

Leonard Holt, Sr. (Buster)

Funeral services for Leonard Holt, Sr. (Buster) of Elmer City will be held on this Thursday and Friday, April 24 and 25, at the Omak Catholic Longhouse. Buster was born on July 29, 1929, at Monse, Wash., and died on Thursday, Apr. 17, at the Coulee...

 
 Community    April 23, 2014

Job fair in Omak next Wednesday

The Colville Confederated Tribes and Taylor Woodstone will be hosting a job fair on Wednesday, Apr. 30, at the Omak Community Center, 601 Benton St., Omak. There will be two sessions 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. The purpose of this fair is to...

 
 Community    April 23, 2014

Senior Meals

Wed., Apr. 23 - Dinner Baked Chicken with Cranberry Sauce, Twice Baked Potatoes, Buttered Peas, Cabbage and Pineapple Slaw, Cookies. Thurs., Apr. 24 - Dinner Lasagna, Green Beans, Tossed Salad, Garlic Bread, Fruit Bowl and Whipped Cream. Grocery...

 
 Community    April 23, 2014

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, April 24, noon, at Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille in Grand Coulee. Debbie Bigelow, Interim CEO at Coulee Medical Center, will be speaking about the WRITE program at CMC....

 
 Community    April 23, 2014

Hundreds find little treasures

Hundreds of kids from 1 to 10 years of age cleaned the middle school athletic field of thousands of plastic eggs in mere minutes Saturday. Ludolph Field at Grand Coulee Dam Middle School sported...

 
 Births    April 23, 2014

Seylers have a girl

Tiffany and Robbie Seyler of Electric City, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Kinsey Rae Seyler, born Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 8 lbs., 6 oz., and was 21 inches in length at...

 
 Births    April 23, 2014

Ewquivel/Duryea have a boy

Jesse Esquivel and JaNae Duryea of Nespelem, are proud to announce the birth of their son Rudy Alan Esquivel, born Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 5 lbs., 4 oz., and was 17-3/4 inches in length at birth....

 
 Births    April 23, 2014

A boy for Lovell/ Anderson

Alexandra Lovell and Jonathan Anderson of Grand Coulee, are proud to announce the birth of their son Maverick Jax Anderson, born Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 6 lbs., 7 oz., and was 19.25 inches in...

 
 Sports    April 23, 2014

Nespelem Junior Rodeo this weekend

Nespelem Junior Rodeo royalty Queen Ravina Pakootas and Princess Laelah Pakootas invite everyone to the Nespelem Junior Rodeo set for Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27, at the Nespelem Rodeo...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 23, 2014

Gorillas and Raiders split match

Lake Roosevelt tennis took on the Gorrillas April 16, with the girls coming home from Davenport with a 3-0 victory. The Raider boys came up short, losing 1-3. LR’s girls swept the Gorillas in singles play. Areielle White posted an impressive win...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 23, 2014

Baseball on three-game tear

Raider baseball rebounded from their loss to Liberty Bell by winning all three games last week. At home against Bridgeport April 15, the Raiders blanked the Mustangs en route to a big league win....

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 23, 2014

First two-meet week successful for Raiders

Lake Roosevelt’s track and field team travelled to Davenport April 15 and to Quincy on Saturday for the first of three two-meet weeks in a row. At Davenport, the Raider boys finished sixth overall with 54 team points, and the Raider girls took...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 23, 2014

Lady Raiders pick up two wins

Lady Raider softball picked up their first two wins of the 2014 season at Manson on Saturday. Lady Raider pitching showed positive improvement. In the first game of the doubleheader, Savannah Marin struck out 10 batters, allowing only seven walks....

 
 Sports    April 23, 2014

This week in sports

Thurs., Apr. 24 4 p.m., Baseball here with Bridgeport (JV only). 4 p.m., Tennis at Oroville. Fri., Apr. 25 3:30 p.m., Track at Rieke Invitational at Cashmere. Sat., April 26 11 a.m., Baseball here with Pateros (DH). 11 a.m., Softball here with...

 
 By Frankie Delano    Lifestyles    April 23, 2014

The challenge: become a hyper-miler

Have you figured out what a hyper-miler is? Here’s a clue. If you consider yourself a driver, you could be a hyper-miler without knowing you are but that is highly unlikely. Why? Because most of us drive in the Coulee as quickly as we can, and, as...

 
 Legals    April 23, 2014

Legals for April 23, 2014

CITY OF GRAND COULEE NOTICE OF SALE OF SURPLUS ITEMS The City of Grand Coulee will sell by sealed bid the following: 1) 1988 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 4WD pickup with approximately 73,500 miles on the odometer, minimum bid is $1500.00; 2) 2006 Ford Cr...

 
 Sports    April 23, 2014

Bowling Scores

TUESDAY HI LO’S TEAM W L Pepsi 35 21 Sunflower Graphics 32 24 Fullers 32 24 Karl’s Site Dev. 25 31 Riverview Lanes 25 31 KEYG 1490 19 37 High Game: Pepsi 506; Sherry 246 High Series: Pepsi 1390; Sherry 605 Splits: Vivian 6-7-9; Amber and Darlene...

 
 Community    April 23, 2014

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 4/14 - A woman told police that she had been visiting with another person when the phone went dead. She said she was worried that the other party might have a medical problem. Police checked and found the party okay and so...

 
 School    April 23, 2014

BBCC's facility proposal tops state priority list

A proposal to build a Professional/Technical Education Center (PTEC) at Big Bend Community College is ranked first on the 2015-17 priority list for new major projects among the state’s community colleges. If funded next year, PTEC will be the...

 
 By Gayle Swagerty    Lifestyles    April 23, 2014

Landscaping with perennial ground covers

Perennial ground covers are low growing plants usually only 1-3 inches high that spread along the ground and come back year after year. Perennial ground covers serve to help retain soil moisture, fill in empty spaces to help reduce weeds, and...

 
 By press release    News    April 23, 2014

Drawdown exposes explosives along Lake Roosevelt

Explosive material has been found in the bed of the drawn down Lake Roosevelt at the north end of the reservoir behind Grand Coulee Dam, and authorities think more may exist. The National Park Service was notified April 22 that explosive material had...

 
 Obituaries    April 23, 2014

Bert Colby Johnson

Bert lived a full, active life filled with family and friends. He was known for his gregarious friendly nature; speaking to everyone he met, judging none. He was a devoted husband and father. Helen, his wife of 68 years, and their four children were...