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Articles from the May 2, 2012 edition

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 News    May 2, 2012

Lasso season

A rider takes on a calf in the senior calf roping contest at the Nespelem Junior Rodeo Sunday. The Keller Junior Rodeo takes place this weekend (see page 2). More photos will be available online... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    May 2, 2012

Fatal crash involved local driver

The Washington State Patrol reported a two-car fatal accident on highway 26 near Colfax Friday evening involving a local driver. One person was killed and five injured in the accident 30 miles west of Colfax. Diana Chun, 21, of Coulee Dam, was... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    May 2, 2012

“Fast track” would see new school work start in January

“We’re on a fast-track project,” Superintendent Dennis Carlson told a handful of people who turned out last Thursday to get an update on the Grand Coulee Dam School District’s plans for a new K-12 school complex. The group heard architect... Full story

 News    May 2, 2012

Police release statement on fatal accident

Colville Tribal Police released information today about the fatal car accident that claimed the life of 15-year-old Rickey Louie-Burris April 18 on Gold Lake Road. Police were dispatched to the accident scene eight miles north of Nespelem just... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    May 2, 2012

Towns to meet on sewer plant project

A portion of the Coulee Dam and Elmer City councils will meet Friday, May 4, at 10 a.m. at Coulee Dam City Hall to discuss the new wastewater treatment plant project. Mayor Quincy Snow asked that two council members from his public works committee... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    May 2, 2012

Electric City Council to retreat in Ephrata Friday

Leaders in Electric City are putting together items they want to talk about out of town. At a 38-minute meeting of the Electric City Council last Tuesday night, members said they wanted to discuss short-term and long-term goals for the city. A... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    May 2, 2012

Port discovering cost of golf course

Commissioners of Port District 7 got a taste of how expensive it is to run a golf course as they poured over a massive number of golf course related bills last Thursday evening. It prompted chairman Orville Scharbach to ask: “How long can we remain... Full story

 News    May 2, 2012

Everything goes

Rotary members help a patron at the club’s shredding and recycling event held Saturday with United Data Security, a Spokane firm that brought two $250,000 shredder trucks and a semi to the event.... Full story

 News    May 2, 2012


Moratorium on medical marijuana extended Electric City’s council extended its moratorium on the establishment of medical marijuana collective gardens for another six months at its meeting last week. The current moratorium would have run out April... Full story

 News    May 2, 2012

Want to get involved?

As Colorama approaches, the race company that wants to keep alive the Over the Dam Run is still in need of volunteers. Volunteers help with race registration, hand out water to passing runners, staff the finish line and more. Trifreaks, the same... Full story

 News    May 2, 2012

Advance tickets for Colorama Rodeo

Advance tickets for the Colorama Rodeo and Cleatis Lacey Memorial Bull Ride, May 11, 12 and 13, are now on sale at Loepp Furniture in Grand Coulee. You can purchase an advance daily pass for Friday night or Saturday for $5 for children or $8 for... Full story

 News    May 2, 2012

Duclos picked for Keller queen

Shay Duclos will serve as the queen of the 2012 Keller Junior Rodeo May 5-6 in Keller. A Lake Roosevelt freshman, Duclos is a barrel racer, involved in rodeo for the last three years. She was chosen... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    May 2, 2012

Homes instead of trailers planned

Sam Stanczak, who owns a small mobile home park in Electric City, informed the council last Tuesday night that he would like to build some houses on his property. Stanczak who has been in a running battle with the city on the age of trailers he can... Full story

 News    May 2, 2012

New roof

Coulee Dam’s town council voted last Wednesday night to replace the roof on town hall. The bid, one of four, was won by local contractor DWK Fowler Construction. Fowler’s bid of $60,312, was the lowest bid. The next lowest bid was $84,006 by... Full story

 News    May 2, 2012


A statement attributed in a story last week to Greg Wilder at an Elmer City Council meeting that the Coulee Dam wastewater treatment upgrade could cost the community $8 million to $12 million was not refering to project costs alone, but included... Full story


Thanks for keeping the new-school dream alive

We would like to thank Superintendent Dennis Carlson, along with past superintendents, and School Board Members past and present, for their undaunted efforts to secure funding for new school facilities. Because of your continued commitment, and your... Full story


A Tale of Two Cities

No, not a story of two late 16th century cities facing good and bad times, but rather a more contemporary story of another Dickens metaphor… one of belief and one of incredulity. The cities – Elmer City and Coulee Dam. The time – the last... Full story


Fighting for non-tribal angler rights

Have you ever received a citation from the CCT Fish and Wildlife on Lake Roosevelt? Your rights were violated. The 1994 Cassidy Decision made Lake Roosevelt and its shoreline up to the 1310 line public property. CCT Has blatantly ignored this order... Full story


Facing my tech hesitation

A while ago, I wrote a column about how heartwarming it is to see children using their imagination in a world where most of their toys involve some sort of technology. When I think of the changes... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Volksmarching enthusiasts from all over the state came to the Grand Coulee Dam area last weekend to take in two grueling walks and the scenery. A memorial fund to honor a former Grand Coulee Dam school district employee could give... Full story


Births in the Coulee

It’s a girl for Smiskin/Stanger Tanisha Smiskin and Alan Stanger Sr., of Nespelem are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Myalove Jean Stanger on Saturday, Apr. 14, 2012, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6 lbs., 6... Full story


Shull/Avey united in marriage

Gabe, Timmy and Emma happily announce the marriage of their mother Rebecca Dawn Shull to Jared Andrew Avey. On Saturday, March 23, 2012, the couple’s wedding reception was held at their home in... Full story


DAV van in area

So many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they’ve earned. There’s so much to know...and so many changes from one year to the next. That’s why the nonprofit Disabled American Veterans (D-A-V) offers help. The DAV Mobile Service... Full story


Ronald L. “Ronnie” Teske

All are invited to a Memorial Celebration of Ronnie Teske’s life to be held in Faith Community Church, 12 East Grand Avenue, Electric City, at 11 a.m., on Friday, May 4, 2012, Pastor Steve Archer... Full story


Celebration of Life for Terri Chamberlain

A Celebration of Life for Terri Chamberlain will be held Friday, May 4, at noon at the Eagles Lodge in Grand Coulee. Friends and family are invited to attend. There will be a potluck dinner.... Full story


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