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... Full story


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.... Full story

 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... Full story

 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)... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story


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... Full story



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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story


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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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.... Full story


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... Full story


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...


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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