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Articles from the April 24, 2013 edition

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 By Scott Hunter editor and publisher    Opinion    April 24, 2013

A citizen is a terrible thing to waste

The first time I met Guillermo Guzman he had just done the butterfly stroke across Crescent Bay and back in September. I had taken his photograph for possible use in the paper and so introduced myself and asked his name. His thick Mexican accent was...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 24, 2013

Teacher pleads not guilty to fraud, ID theft

At an arraignment hearing for his brother Monday, Carlos Guzman Romo anxiously showed a reporter a portfolio stuffed full of evidence he thought showed that his brother is a “really good guy” who...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 24, 2013

Big senior project born of personal conviction

Life changed for Charli Knight after her sister was murdered by her husband in 2009. Charli was a freshman in high school at the time, and her dream was to become a chef, an ambition that lost its...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 24, 2013

Tourist arrested on bomb threat

A California woman arrested last Thursday who allegedly made a bomb threat while on a tour at Grand Coulee Dam, was booked into Okanogan County Jail and released the next day on her personal recognizance. Christina Frisvold, 33, was arrested by...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 24, 2013

Teacher Ralph Rise receives statewide award

Science teacher Ralph Rise was presented with a statewide award last week, an example for educators across the state. Sonia Siegel Vexler, co-director of LASER, the Pacific Science Center’s...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 24, 2013

City to consider rezoning for daycare

Grand Coulee is going to make an effort to get a daycare center in its Central Business District zone. The public interest in a daycare center has attracted the attention of city officials, and the ways and means of making a zoning change was...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 24, 2013

District breaks ground on new school

The K-12 school project is underway. It started at 9 a.m. Tuesday with a formal groundbreaking, and immediately Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Dennis Carlson met with builder represen...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 24, 2013

Sidewalk project looks for different locale

Grand Coulee officials are trying to get a sidewalk project on Spokane Avenue changed to the same kind of improvement on Federal Avenue. A sidewalk on Spokane Way lost its main focus when city officials realized that Center School would no longer be...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 24, 2013

Power goes out in Coulee Dam

Electric service went down in the town of Coulee Dam just after 7 a.m. Wednesday, morning and would not be restored until late afternoon. Lake Roosevelt High School dismissed for the day, and...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 24, 2013

Beer tent comes back to Colorama

The Chamber of Commerce will host a beer tent during the Colorama Festival celebration at North Dam Park. Chamber Manager Peggy Nevsimal said a 1500 square-foot tent will be located on the tennis court at North Dam Park and staffed by volunteers....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 24, 2013

Paving project will reroute traffic

The Lower Crest Drive project in Coulee Dam will begin Monday, public works director Barry Peacock reported. The quarter-mile road project will go from River Drive to the city limits at the bottom of the hill. Granite Construction, from Wenatchee...

 
 By Alan Wood    Opinion    April 24, 2013

Professor: Guzman's plight must be a misunderstanding

I have known Guillermo for many years, ever since he was a student of mine at the University of Washington. So I am very, very surprised to read this story. There must be some gigantic misunderstanding. Guillermo was not only a brilliant student in...

 
 By Donna Cunning    Opinion    April 24, 2013

A history of housing and activities for USBR employees

I am a former graduate of Coulee Dam High School and read with interest the article on lack of housing or activities for employees at the dam. In the 1950s this was a problem, too, and the USBR provided a dorm for the single employees. Many of our...

 
 By Frank Ward    Opinion    April 24, 2013

An appreciation of simple

If Mark Jenson, the Bureau of Reclamation power manager sees it as a hardship living right here presently, he should have tried it before we got our Variety Store. A lot of us enjoy life in Coulee Dam because each morning, Iris, our town’s mail...

 
 By Congressman Doc Hastings 4th District    Opinion    April 24, 2013

Obama administration tactics violate due process

Last summer, news reports broke that the U.S. Department of Labor was effectively holding hostage the crops of blueberry farmers in Oregon until they signed documents agreeing to alleged violations to federal labor laws. Since then, similar cases hav...

 
 Opinion    April 24, 2013

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Plan finalized for water sharing. Grand Coulee and Electric City will soon share another resource when a pipe joins one water supply to the other. Last night, the Electric City town council approved a contract that promises to lead to...

 
 Obituaries    April 24, 2013

Dorothy L. Clark

Dorothy Louise Young Clark, 91, Grand Coulee, passed away Monday, April 15, 2013, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, Wash.  She was born December 23, 1921, in Centralia, Wash., to Odin and Claudia...

 
 Obituaries    April 24, 2013

Nancy Lou Rosco

Nancy Lou Rosco passed away on April 14, 2013. She was survived by her husband of 52 years, Vernon D. Rosco; five children: Russell, Lynn, Gail, Gary, Tom; and five grandchildren, Tim, Paula, Landon,...

 
 Obituaries    April 24, 2013

Mary Ann "Mare" McNeilly

Surrounded by her adoring family, Mary Ann “Mare” McNeilly, 77, peacefully passed into the arms of her loving savior from her Coulee Dam, Washington, home Thursday morning, April 11, 2013. Born Ma...

 
 Opinion    April 24, 2013

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 14, 2012, in Spokane....

 
 Obituaries    April 24, 2013

Jean Nicholson

It was a warm sunny morning in the Wenatchee Valley, the pink blossoms of the cherry trees and pink dogwood trees along with the sunshine yellow forsythia with white apple blossoms blooming among the...

 
 Births    April 24, 2013

Hoppes have a girl

Coltan and Kelsey Hoppe of Wilbur are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Kendall Jo on Friday, March 22, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 8 lbs., 5 oz., and was 21-1/2 inches in length at birth. Maternal...

 
 Births    April 24, 2013

A girl for the Jennets

Marcella and Charles Jennett of Grand Coulee are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Riley Eden Jennett on Friday, March 22, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6 lbs., 6 oz., and was 21 inches in length at birth....

 
 Births    April 24, 2013

Delafield has a girl

Karrie Denise Delafield of Electric City is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter Zoie Mae Sommers on Monday, March 25, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6 lbs., 6.5 ounces and was 18 inches in length at birth....

 
 Births    April 24, 2013

A boy for the Pulsifers

Derek and Alicia Pulsifer of Brewster are proud to announce the birth of their son Nicholas Lee on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 7 lbs., 9 oz.,nand was 20-1/2 inches in length at birth. Siblings include...

 
 Births    April 24, 2013

Croasmun/McNeil have a boy

Danniell Lee Croasmun and Charles R. McNeil of Wilbur are proud to announce the birth of their son Skyler Ray McNeil on Friday, April 5, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 9 lbs., 8 oz., and was 21 inches in length at birth....

 
 Births    April 24, 2013

It's a girl for the Ankneys

Shonita and Shawn Ankney of Electric City are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Mavrick Mae Ankney on Monday, April 15, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6 lbs., 4 oz., and was 18-1/2 inches in length at birth....

 
 Births    April 24, 2013

Bryants have a boy

Kanya and Matt Bryant of Grand Coulee are proud to announce the birth of their son Bo Matthew Bryant on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 6 lbs., 14 oz., and was 20 inches in length at birth. Siblings...

 
 Community    April 24, 2013

Senior Meals

Wed., Apr. 24 - Dinner Scandinavian Beef Roast, Baked Potatoes, Sour Cream and Butter, Cauliflower & Broccoli, Rolls, Bowl of Fruit. Thurs., Apr. 25 - Dinner Anita’s Beef Stroganoff over a Bed of Noodles, Mixed Vegetables, Fruit Salad, Dee’s...

 
 Community    April 24, 2013

Meetings and Notices

No Chamber at Noon – Business After Hours Instead The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will not be holding a noon meeting April 24 due to its Business After Hours that evening. It will be held at Funzee’s on the Midway, Grand Coulee...

 
 Community    April 24, 2013

A winner for Earth

Loepp’s Furniture employee Alan Rizzonelli talks with Cheryl Grunlose, the winner of the highlighted raffle prize, a refrigerator supplied by the store for the Colville Tribes Earth Day celebration...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 24, 2013

Chyenne Kelly-Marconi shines for Raiders

Chyenne Kelly-Marconi scored all 15 team points the Raiders received at the Clifton Larson Allen Invitational at Quincy last Saturday. Lake Roosevelt’s standout at the big meet took home three...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 24, 2013

Ladies pick up third win

Lady Raider softball had a roller coaster week that finished with a win over the Oroville Hornets on Saturday. The week did not start off like LR would have wanted as the league-leading Mountain Lions of Liberty Bell took their April 16 game 16-1...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 24, 2013

Raider rackets challenged

Raider tennis was challenged in last week’s three matches by fatigue, long bus rides, and tough opponents. LR traveled south to White Swan April 16 for a Central Washington B match against the Cougars. The four-hour bus ride came back to haunt the...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 24, 2013

Baseball has tough week

Raider baseball had a tough week last week as they dropped all three games they played. At Liberty Bell April 16, the league-leading Mountain Lions scored three runs in the first inning and the...

 
 News    April 24, 2013

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 4/14 - A Spokane woman was stopped for expired tabs on her vehicle and the officer learned that her license had been suspended. A licensed driver who was with her at the time took charge of the car and the Spokane woman was cited...

 
 Community    April 24, 2013

In the North Central Washington Garden

The Master Gardener Program originated in Washington state in the early 1970s. At the time, Pierce and King County extension agents David Gibby and Bill Scheer were attempting to respond to a renewed and burgeoning interest in gardening. Initially,...

 
 Legals    April 24, 2013

Legal Notices for April 24, 2013

CITY OF GRAND COULEE NOTICE OF SALE OF SURPLUS ITEMS The City of Grand Coulee will sell by sealed bids, a 1981 Ford Club Wagon Van, approximately 58,190 miles, sold as is. It is available for viewing at Grand Coulee City Hall, 306 Midway Avenue, Gran...

 
 By press release    News    April 24, 2013

Damage to main canal causes temporary shutoff of irrigation water in the Columbia Basin Project

EPHRATA, Wash. - The Bureau of Reclamation will temporarily reduce water deliveries today (Tuesday, April 30) to irrigation districts in the Columbia Basin Project while engineers assess damage to the Main Canal just below Pinto Dam located in...