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Articles from the May 14, 2014 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 14, 2014

Two cities honor chamber advertising request

The chamber of commerce is getting additional money from hotel/motel tax funds to promote the all-new Laser Light Show on Grand Coulee Dam, which will begin May 24. The chamber had asked the three cities that collect the tax, Electric City, Grand...

 
 News    May 14, 2014

Winners all

Brooklyn Worsham, right, and Hannah Wiltse take the Pepper Jack's Bar and Grille miniature Model T through the Colorama Parade Saturday, where the entry won first place among the business entries....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 14, 2014

School days will be longer starting in fall

A new, longer day will provide more variety for students, cost just a bit more and extend contact time that teachers have with students by 80 hours over the course of the school year, beginning next September. The longer day will re-introduce a...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 14, 2014

Chairman out in tribal primary

Colville Tribal Business Council Chairman Michael O. Finley was defeated in the primary election, certified last Thursday. Finley represents Position 2 in the Inchelium District and that general election race will see Marvin Joseph Kheel (97 votes)...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 14, 2014

Local man sentenced for rape

An Electric City man was sentenced in Grant County Superior Court to 67.5 months in prison for second-degree rape and other charges. Michael Timothy Berry, 30, was sentenced on charges originating July 8, 2013 in Electric City. He had been in county...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 14, 2014

Pub owner hit with cane

An incident of a woman refusing to pay her bar bill ended with her hitting the owner of Banks Lake Pub with a metal cane and a trip to jail, police said. Police were called by Charles Potts, owner of the Pub, May 3, when he reported that a woman refu...

 
 News    May 14, 2014

Science exhibit to visit local school

Science on Wheels, a traveling Pacific Science Center program, will be featured at Center Elementary School, Thursday, May 15. The Science Center program begins with a school-wide assembly and is followed by nearly two hours of classroom visits...

 
 News    May 14, 2014

Newsbriefs

Who’s got talent? The senior class at Lake Roosevelt High School is sponsoring an All Ages/Community-Wide Talent Show that kicks off at 7 p.m. tonight in the LRHS gym. Mr. LR will be crowned and dessert will be served. Cost for the show is $2. Rec...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 14, 2014

Strong local women to be featured in exhibit

Biographies of five local women will be featured along with a "Rosie the Riveter" quilt at the Visitor Center soon. The five are: Ida Bartels, Toby Ann Levy, Lynda G. Nutt, Barbara Ann Meyer and Rober...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 14, 2014

Coulee Medical Center begins recruitment efforts

Coulee Medical Center staff pulled together a recruitment booth for a medical conference in Spokane last month where Dr. Andrew Castrodale was a featured speaker. Chief Executive Officer Debbie Bigelow told hospital commissioners Monday night that st...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 14, 2014

Man gets assault charge

A man confronted by a Sunbanks Resort employee for driving too fast in the resort was finally charged with fourth-degree assault after an ensuing argument. Robert G. Capshaw, 34, was charged after he allegedly pushed groundskeeper Joe Sanders over...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 14, 2014

Tourist questioned for filming sculpture

A man from London was questioned by police for taking pictures of the large bust of President Franklin D. Roosevelt overlooking the lake that bears his name. Grand Coulee Dam’s Plant Protection office asked about 9 a.m. on May 4 that a Grand...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    May 14, 2014

Gas critics don't know Jack

In 1964, the average annual salary in the United States was $5,880. It cost 5 cents to mail a letter. You could buy a fine house for $20,000 and a brand new Ford Mustang cost a whopping $2,400. And when Merv Schmidt came to run a gas station in...

 
 Opinion    May 14, 2014

Re: "Wild horse race added to May 24 event"

This is about the wild horse race. People may think this is fun and exciting, but it's at the expense of the state of fear and stress on an animal that has not been around humans. It is cruel. Those of us who know horses, do our best to take the...

 
 By Aimee Kennedy    Opinion    May 14, 2014

Why no need to be present to win?

Please shed some light on why you no longer have to be present at the Colorama drawing to claim your prize. Throughout the entire drawing, NO one was present to win any type of prize. Not even rodeo tickets for that night! What a waste! Doesn't the...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    May 14, 2014

It's the most underpaid position in the world

  There is a job out there that never gets the recognition and respect it deserves. You are all guessing right now, but let me help a bit. It’s not a firefighter, law enforcement or military....

 
 Opinion    May 14, 2014

Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago For the second consecutive year, Nespelem Elementary will lay off staff to balance its budget. Monday the board of directors voted to lay off kindergarden teacher Linda Rise and 7th grade...

 
 Obituaries    May 14, 2014

Lloyd Allyn "Al" Newkirk

Al Newkirk of Electric City, WA peacefully passed into the arms of his Savior the morning of Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, Washington with family by his side. Al joined...

 
 Obituaries    May 14, 2014

Donagene Williams

Donagene Williams 64, died surrounded by her loving family, Wednesday evening, May 7, 2014 in Wenatchee, Washington's Central Washington Hospital. Donagene was born December 28, 1949, into the...

 
 Obituaries    May 14, 2014

John Klobucher

A Celebration of Life will be held for John Klobucher on Saturday, May 24, 2014, which would have been his 94th birthday. An informal celebration will be held at the home in Electric City from 2-4 p.m. All his friends and neighbors are invited to...

 
 People    May 14, 2014

Five generations

This five generation photo was taken recently of the Riley family. Seated is great-great grandmother Dorothy Litz with her great-great-granddaughter Sofia Dawn Maldonado. From left is Sofia's mother...

 
 Community    May 14, 2014

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, May 15, at Pepper Jack’s in Grand Coulee. General business is on the agenda. GCD Employee Association to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Employee Association will hold its...

 
 School    May 14, 2014

Byam wins GIA Scholarship

Grange Insurance Association is pleased to announce that Madisyn Byam of Electric City, Wash., was awarded the Top Vocational Scholarship. Each year Grange Insurance Association awards scholarships...

 
 School    May 14, 2014

Honor roll for Nespelem School

The following is the honor roll for Nespelem School for third quarter: 1st Grade Isaac Circle A, Skyler Covington A, Siriann Simonsen A, Lola Yazzie A, Hope Harris B, Ruby Simpson B, Taylor Thomas B 2nd Grade Janie Epperson A, mMixat Vargas-Thomas...

 
 People    May 14, 2014

Almira girl is state finalist

Brittania Giuliani, of Almira, has been selected as a finalist in the National American Miss Washington State Pageant. At 15, she will compete in the Junior Teen Division at the 2014 Miss Washington...

 
 School    May 14, 2014

Registration for summer programs beginning

Registration begins for the SHARP Kids Summer Program and Summer Rocks program during an open registration night on May 21 from 4-6 p.m.. at the Grand Coulee Dam School District office. Programs are available for students in the Grand Coulee Dam...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 14, 2014

Raiders finishes season 13-8 for 2014

Lake Roosevelt’s baseball team finished the 2014 season Monday at Wenatchee Valley Juinor College in a loser-out game against White Swan. The Raiders kept it close but could not beat the Cougars in the end. The Cougars ended the Raiders season in...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 14, 2014

Lady Raiders lose three

Lady Raider softball dropped all three of their games last week. At Oroville May 6, the Lady Raiders lost to the Hornets by a close score. On the mound, Tristen Adolph continued her streak of solid performances, striking out eight batters and giving...

 
 Sports    May 14, 2014

This week in sports

Thurs., May 15 TBD, Baseball District Playoffs at Wenatchee Valley Community College. Fri., May 16 4 p.m., Track Sub-Districts, Oroville. Sat., May 17 9 a.m., Tennis at Ephrata. 11 a.m., Softball here with Liberty Bell. (DH)....

 
 School    May 14, 2014

Honored for excellence

Kaitlyn Reidt, left, and Kim Iverson were honored Thursday at the North Central Educational Service District's Okanogan County Excellence Banquet with the Excellence in Education awards for Nespelem...

 
 School    May 14, 2014

Martin's service honored with quilt

A quilt with 16 Owhi Lake T-shirts framed by all the colors of the rainbow was given to Gary Martin at his retirement luncheon April 30. The Owhi Lake T-shirt Quilt was a gift from the Nespelem...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 14, 2014

Tennis wraps up regular season Readies for league tourney

Raider tennis players defeated the Wilbur-Creston Wildcats in both boys’ and girls’ play May 6 but lost to Tonasket two days later, then ended the regular season at home last night. At...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 14, 2014

Golf preps for districts

Raider golfers competed in their last two events of the 2014 season May 6 at Oroville and last night at Banks Lake Golf Course. At Oroville, the Raiders competed against a large Hornet squad and a...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 14, 2014

Raiders wrap up regular track season

Raider Track finished the regular season with athletes placing in two meets. The LR boys finished sixth overall in the Bridgeport Invite May 6, with 42 team points. The girls’ squad took ninth with 41 team points. The Raiders travelled to Royal...

 
 Legals    May 14, 2014

Legals for May 14, 2014

IN THE TRIBAL COURT OF THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE COLVILLE RESERVATION Colville Tribal Credit Corporation, ) Case No.: CV-CD-2013-36213 a lending institution wholly-owned by ) the Confederated Tribes of the Colville ) Indian Reservation ) )...

 
 Community    May 14, 2014

COLORAMA 2014 RESULTS

See our photos of Colorama and more in the slideshow below. Click through to see more. 5-14-14 Star - Images by Scott Hunter Winning Colorama Button numbers: 101 = Framed artwork by local artist...

 
 By a review by Sheila Whitelaw    Community    May 14, 2014

Masquers Theatre presentation One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, an internationally acclaimed novel by Ken Kesey, has made its way to the Masquers Theatre in Soap Lake for a five-weekend run that ends this coming weekend. It stars...

 
 Community    May 14, 2014

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 5/2 - Police received a call that there was a kidnapping in progress on Hill Avenue. The officer learned that the call was in error, and that the suspect did not contact the child in question. - A caller at Electric Place in...

 
 By press release    News    May 14, 2014

Keller Ferry back in service

The Keller Ferry is back in service as of 12:30 p.m. today (Friday, May 16). An elusive issue with the computerized steering system on the Keller Ferry vessel, M/V Sanpoil, disrupted regular service on the Columbia River route for the past seven...