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Articles from the May 8, 2013 edition

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 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    May 8, 2013

Knight Walking

Sometimes you are just so proud of someone. I was Saturday, when I saw all of a local girl’s hard work and dedication come to a conclusion. Or maybe it was just the beginning. A walk against domesti...

 
 By Roger Lucas and Scott Hunter    News    May 8, 2013

Movie theater stays shut after failed fund raiser

A drive to raise $95,000 to replace Village Cinema’s projection equipment with new digital technology has failed, and the theater’s owners hope to end their lease early, unable to continue with a broken, obsolete projector. A report on...

 
 News    May 8, 2013

A good walk

Charlie Knight leads a group of 164 walkers during “Walk for a Fight,” the fund raiser the high school senior organized to raise awareness of domestic violence issues and funds for The Support...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    May 8, 2013

Three local students get Gates full-ride scholarships

Three seniors at Lake Roosevelt High School have been selected as Gates Millennium Scholars, the district announced recently. Selected were Kendall Piccolo, Johnny Medina-McCraigie and Charli Knight....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 8, 2013

Colorama section inside this issue

It’s a big week in the coulee. Local residents and visitors will be treated to the 56th Annual Colorama Festival celebration, beginning Thursday with the opening of the carnival and ending Saturday...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 8, 2013

Golf course safe hit again

Thieves broke into Banks Lake Golf Course office sometime Sunday night and took the safe from the premises. It was the second time this year that the course’s safe has been taken. The first time...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 8, 2013

District seeks art for new school

A public art hunt is on for the new K-12 school project. Public buildings are required to set aside one-half of one percent of the cost of construction for art. The school board decided Monday night to seek art produced by local artists, that is...

 
 News    May 8, 2013

New school construction begins

Contractors doze the new school site in Coulee Dam area to grade as they get ready to begin construction of the near $23 million school complex that will place all the Grand Coulee Dam School...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 8, 2013

Cleanup campaign sparked in Coulee Dam

A comment from a resident of Coulee Dam who asked why something isn’t being done to get people to clean up their properties, got a quick response from the police department. This past week police went on a real campaign to notify property owners...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 8, 2013

Tribal election poll results in

The results of Saturday’s Colville Business Council primary election, minus absentee ballots, show that in two of the races, it appears incumbents are in for serious challenge. The Keller District position 1 incumbent, Darlene Zacherie got 23 votes...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 8, 2013

Local meals program not hurt

The Grand Coulee/Coulee City meals program will not be affected by any cutbacks due to the sequestering of funds by Congress, Director Myrna Schryvers said Monday. While the Meals on Wheels program might feel some effect from federal cutbacks, the...

 
 By Bruce Bartoo    Opinion    May 8, 2013

Life in Coulee Dam

Mr. Ward is right about living here in Coulee Dam. We have the Credit Union to save our money, the Variety Store to spend our money, Harvest Foods to purchase maple bars and the waste water treatment plant to piss the rest of our money away. Bruce...

 
 By Richard Trumka    Opinion    May 8, 2013

Tax fairness: We need a "Plan B"

Most voters agree that big corporations and the wealthy should start paying their fair share in taxes. But of course big corporations and the wealthy don’t want to do that. They want to pay less, and they are used to getting their way. So what do...

 
 By Congressman Doc Hastings 4th District    Opinion    May 8, 2013

Thank a teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week

Somewhere along the way, most of us have had a teacher who influenced our lives in a big way. Perhaps a teacher encouraged us to pursue a particular interest or skill, challenged us to push the limits and achieve more, or saw something in us that we...

 
 Opinion    May 8, 2013

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago A cancer cure is on the mind of an Electric City woman as she prepares for an Alaska marathon during a time when the sun only sets for an hour or two. It’s a cause Freda Junvik been pursuing since the death of her Aunt Bonnie four and...

 
 Obituaries    May 8, 2013

Stanley Henry Spieler

Stanley Henry Spieler lived from February 15, 1935, to April 28, 2013. The son of Henry and Irene Spieler, Stanley was born in Boise, Idaho, and peacefully passed away at his home in Coulee Dam,...

 
 Obituaries    May 8, 2013

Johnathan Brent Patterson

Johnathan Brent Patterson, a former Grand Coulee resident, passed away March 3, 2013, in Spokane. He was born February 8, 1962, in Bremerton. He was a caring and loving son and an avid fisherman,...

 
 Community    May 8, 2013

Meetings and Notices

No Chamber This Week Due to getting ready for the Colorama festivities this weekend there will be no chamber meeting on Thursday. OES to Meet Order of Eastern Star will meet Thursday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. with Worthy Matron Linda Carlson presiding....

 
 Community    May 8, 2013

Workshop on growing your own groceries

The Washington State University Colville Reservation-Ferry County Extension will be holding the 2013 Food Sovereignty/Food Security Garden Workshops this May. These workshops, entitled Grow Your Own Groceries will be held Tuesday, May 21, at the...

 
 Births    May 8, 2013

It's a girl for the Caudells

Ashley and Justus Caudell are proud to announce he birth of their daughter Hartlyn Pailey Caudell on Monday, April 29, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 8 lbs., 4 oz., and was 20.5 inches in length at birth. Sibling...

 
 Births    May 8, 2013

It's a girl for the DeBords

Justin and Tosha DeBord of Creston are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Lexi Jo DeBord on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6 lbs., 15 oz., and was 20 inches in length at birth. Maternal...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 8, 2013

Golf enters last week of regular season in high spirits

by John R. McNeil II Raider golf enters the last week of the regular season in high spirits after a strong showing at the home match last Thursday. Austin Rosenbaum finished third in the boys’ compe...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 8, 2013

Raiders out at district tourney

Raider baseball competed in the District 6 playoffs at Wenatchee Valley Junior College on Monday, where they took on the White Swan Cougars in a loser-out game starting at noon. If they had won, they...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 8, 2013

Lady Raiders up and down

The Lady Raiders had a busy softball week, as they played Bridgeport in a doubleheader April 29, a single game against Oroville the next day, and a doubleheader against Pateros May 3. LR came away with one win. The Ladies were informed last week...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 8, 2013

Raiders end regular track season on good notes

Raider track completed its regular season on Friday at Liberty Bell, with many of the athletes surpassing personal records and placing themselves in position to compete at sub-districts. This year the Raiders will be competing in the Central...

 
 Sports    May 8, 2013

Summer softball to begin

The GCDA Softball league will be holding a informational coaches ‘meeting on Monday, May 20, at 6 p.m., at Loepp's. All interested coaches should attend or send a representative. The league will start Tuesday, June 11. Rosters and league fees of...

 
 Sports    May 8, 2013

Bowling Scores

IT’S ALL GOOD Spring Bowling TEAM W L M-T-R 9 3 Flyin W 9 3 King Pins 7 5 Ole Guys 7 5 Still Tryin 6.5 5.5 Dump Truck 4 8 San Poil Valley 3 9 Gutter Fingers 1.5 10.5 High Game: M-T-R 553; Randy Rinker 215; Sam Turner 176 High Series: M-T-R 1525;...

 
 School    May 8, 2013

School briefs

It looks like the school district will have a large kindergarten class next fall. Center School Principal Lisa Lakin reported to the school board that 45 kindergarten students had already been signed and usually at this time only about 20 are signed...

 
 School    May 8, 2013

New students welcomed to Upward Bound at BBCC

Thirty-eight students from five area high schools formally committed to the Upward Bound program during an induction ceremony at Big Bend Community College on April 23. Mostly high school freshmen, they started a journey to college in front of...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 8, 2013

Raider girls' rackets win/lose

Raider girls won their tennis match April 30 at Wilbur, 5-0. Emily Williams and Lyric Witten both dispatched their opponents with ease. Areielle White played a long, close match with Ashley Potts that ended in victory for White. “The match lasted...

 
 Legals    May 8, 2013

Legal Notices for May 8, 2013

Public Notice Town of Coulee Dam ORDINANCES ADOPTED BY THE TOWN OF COULEE DAM Ordinance 711 – An ordinance amending the 2013 Budget of the Town of Coulee Dam, as adopted in Ordinance 709. Full and complete copies of the above ordinances are...