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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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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....

 
 News    May 2, 2012

newbriefs

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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 News    May 2, 2012

Clarification

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...

 
 Opinion    May 2, 2012

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...

 
 Opinion    May 2, 2012

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...

 
 Opinion    May 2, 2012

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...

 
 By Danielle Vick    Lifestyles    May 2, 2012

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...

 
 Opinion    May 2, 2012

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...

 
 Births    May 2, 2012

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...

 
 People    May 2, 2012

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...

 
 People    May 2, 2012

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...

 
 Obituaries    May 2, 2012

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...

 
 Obituaries    May 2, 2012

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....

 
 Obituaries    May 2, 2012

Celebration of Life Event for Marilyn Aumick

The family of Marilyn Marie Minter Aumick invites friends and family to join them as they celebrate Marilyn’s life on Friday, May 11, 2012 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., at the Coulee Dam Community Church, 509 Central Drive in Coulee Dam, Wash. Memorial...

 
 People    May 2, 2012

New grief support group meets

Anyone in the community experiencing the loss of a loved one is invited to come and share support! The group meets on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., at Coulee Dam Community Church and will meet every week after.  Call 633-1790 for more...

 
 Community    May 2, 2012

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon on Thursday, May 3, at the Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. On the agenda is Colorama updates. For those fund raising or doing an event during Colorama, come and share. Cancer Support Group to...

 
 Community    May 2, 2012

Preliminary IG pageant winners

The 2012 Coulee Dam Washington State International Girl Preliminary Pageant was held at Lake Roosevelt High School last Sunday. The winners included IG Baby Miss-Kaydence Burda;Jaylyn  Kensler IG...

 
 Community    May 2, 2012

Learn how to grow your own groceries workshop

A workshop series on learning how to grow your own groceries will be held Thursday, May 3 and Tuesday, May 8. The Thursday workshop will be held at the CFS conference room, 37 Lakes St. (agency campus) in Nespelem and the Tuesday workshop will be...

 
 Community    May 2, 2012

No swimming lessons

Summer Swimmers- So sorry to tell our loyal lesson participants that we are unable to continue organizing this program.  The lifeguard and program coordinators are unavailable.  If a community member would be interested in taking over this...

 
 Community    May 2, 2012

Hazardous waste collection

 Grant County residents may dispose of household hazardous waste for free on Friday, May 11, from 12 pm to 4 pm at the Delano Regional Transfer Station.  Only hazardous waste generated by households will be accepted.  Hazardous products have...

 
 By Roger Lucas    People    May 2, 2012

Bodybuilder takes fourth in competition

Jennika Hill has turned a page in her book and is anxious to get on to the next. Hill placed fourth in Women’s Physique bodybuilding competition last Saturday at the Northern Quest theater in Airway...

 
 Community    May 2, 2012

Earth Day in Electric City had some popular events

Electric City had its second annual Earth Day last Saturday. Popular among the activities was the Brashears Belgian Horse cart rides that traveled up and down Sunny Drive for about three hours. Electric City’s Volunteer Fire Department took kids...

 
 School    May 2, 2012

School enrollment falls

April school enrollment figures show that 618.6 full time students attended the district’s schools for the month; the first time this school year that the number fell below the budgeted figure of 620....

 
 School    May 2, 2012

Students of the Month at the Middle School

The Grand Coulee Dam Middle School recently selected students of the month for March and April....

 
 School    May 2, 2012

School assemblies set on bullying, substance abuse

Presentations on bullying and substance abuse will be made by Gene Tagaban at area schools next week. Tagaban is being sponsored by the Colville Indian Housing Authority’s T.E.A.M. program (Together Everyone Achieves More). Tagaban has 20 years...

 
 By Roger Lucas    School    May 2, 2012

Board agrees on school calendar

The school board, Monday night, finally agreed to next year’s calendar after nearly an hour-long discussion that ended only when Superintendent Dennis Carlson recommended one of two options before the board. The agreed-to option was the closest...

 
 School    May 2, 2012

LRHS honor roll noted for third quarter

The following is the Lake Roosevelt High School honor roll for third quarter. HIGH HONORS 3.5 – 4.0 * denotes 4.0 SENIORS Dalton Boutain*, Drew Desautel, Keelee Wilder-Boozer, Jesse Adkins, Kramer Carlson, Trina Hofman, Victoria Heilman, Caleb...

 
 By Roger Lucas    School    May 2, 2012

Timentwa selected as Gates Scholar winner for 2012

Lake Roosevelt High School announced its 10th Gates Millennium Scholar this week. Winning a free ride to a university of choice was Matt Timentwa, a Nespelem resident, who has attended school here...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 2, 2012

Raider baseball sweeps Shockers

Raider baseball rebounded from a disappointing doubleheader in Liberty Bell to sweep Waterville in a convincing fashion last week. Led by the pitching of Justus DeWinkler, who gave up only one hit while striking out eight batters, the Raiders won...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 2, 2012

Ladies take top honors at Mansfield

The Raider girls’ squad won their first meet of the season last Tuesday at Mansfield, outscoring Entiat by 16 points the final team score of 144. The Raider boys finished fifth with 35 points. Leading the girls’ squad was Kim Barry with three...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 2, 2012

Lady Raiders continue losing streak

The Lady Raiders came off a week where they were outscored by the Pateros Nannies 83-4 in three games. The bats were more active last week but the Liberty Bell Mountain Lions still racked up 67 runs to the ladies’ 13. In the first game on Tuesday,...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 2, 2012

Tennis drops a close one

Raider tennis lost to Entiat last Friday at Entiat by just one match on the boys’ side. Nick Rice continues to beat Juan Vasquez 8-3. Rice was joined by Daniel Campobasso in the victor's circle after he defeated Colter Peterson 6-1. The Raider boys...

 
 Community    May 2, 2012

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 4/24 - Two residents living on Kelso in Electric City asked police to ban two brothers from crossing their properties. One woman told police that her children had found several drug needles in and around the property and then gave the it...