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Articles from the May 15, 2013 edition

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 By Jesse Utz    Lifestyles    May 15, 2013

Colorama 2013 in the books

Well, I hope you enjoyed it. Here is a recap of how the weekend went for this homegrown Colorama combative. For me, like many of the chamber members, it started months ago, but I will spare you the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 15, 2013

Truck crashes into business at 4-Corners

by Roger S. Lucas A runaway truck early Monday morning almost made Jack’s 4-Corners Union 76 & Mini Mart a drive-in as it crashed its way through the southwest corner of the building. The driver,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 15, 2013

District adding preschool next fall

Center School could get a little crowded next fall. The district will have three first grades and three kindergarten classes as well as providing preschool for 3- to 5-year-olds, according to Superintendent Dennis Carlson. The district received word...

 
 News    May 15, 2013

Newsbriefs

Colorama huge hit Despite the fact that new Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce Manager Peggy Nevsimal broke a collarbone Friday night, which kept her from seeing the fruits of most of her work on the event, reviews have been largely positive....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 15, 2013

Candidates file to seek office

Candidates for upcoming elections are filing for positions on school boards, city councils, hospital boards and some junior taxing districts this week. In early filings, three have filed for positions in Hospital District 6. These include two...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 15, 2013

Coulee Dam rejects early end of contract

A request from the town of Elmer City to get out of its wastewater plant joint operating agreement with Coulee Dam was turned down by that town council last Wednesday night. In a letter to Coulee Dam officials, Elmer City Mayor Mary Jo Carey...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 15, 2013

Two lose office in tribal primary

Two Colville Business Council incumbents lost out in their bids for another term in the primary election certified last week. Losing in the primary were Brian Nissen, in position 1 in the Nespelem District and Darlene Zacherlie in the position 1...

 
 News    May 15, 2013

Bull headed

Bull rider Erik Bala of Ellensburg gets ready to dismount just as photographer Biffle French makes a big mistake at at the end of the last ride of the last event of the 57th Colorama Rodeo Saturday...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 15, 2013

Counselor reports on LR grad class

Lake Roosevelt High School counselor Sue Hayes is one of this year’s senior class’s biggest boosters. Hayes spent 20-30 minutes with each senior available for an exit interview and was so impressed she made a report to the school board about this...

 
 News    May 15, 2013

Coulee City readies for last stand rodeo

Every May over Memorial Dayweekend, the citizens of the oldest town in Grant County put on their boots and dust off their hats for an action-packed weekend with Coulee City’s “Last Stand Rodeo.” The May 24-26 event historically has drawn some o...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 15, 2013

Theater owners get out of lease

The Village Cinema in Coulee Dam is history. Its fate was settled last Wednesday night by mutual consent of the town council and the cinema operator, Lynette Zierden and her family. She asked for relief from her lease with the town and explained...

 
 By Tom and Kathy Skordas    Opinion    May 15, 2013

On restricted input

We were quite surprised and frankly disappointed that Coulee Dam residents are not permitted to speak at future council meetings. In recent months this input has been very positive and certainly reflective of the desires of most residents. We hope...

 
 By Greg Wilder    Opinion    May 15, 2013

More participation needed, not less

The town of Coulee Dam is facing a lot of issues with the sewer plant, huge increases in utility rates, the impacts of a new school, needed improvements to our parks, sidewalks, and roads. We need a better and growing relationship with our local...

 
 By Womacks    Opinion    May 15, 2013

Colorama burglary stems from a bigger problem

Hello to the GC area. This was our 30th year in the Colorama Parade with our 1968 AMX. This has always been a great time of the year for us. That is -- except for this last time. When we arrived on the 9th we found our little trailer house on View...

 
 By Gail Morin    Opinion    May 15, 2013

So she's running for mayor

About one year ago, I noticed something was going to happen with the Sewer Treatment Plant. I became curious. I attended meetings and began looking into Elmer City’s expenditures for sewer. I kept reading and researching and asking for further...

 
 By Winona Simons    Opinion    May 15, 2013

Sad to see movie theater close

I was saddened to read about the Village Cinema closure. It is one less activity for residents and tourists to enjoy in the coulee. Lynette and Don, along with Lynette’s kids, deserve a big thank you for their efforts to keep the theater open....

 
 By SJ Carnahan    Opinion    May 15, 2013

Float missed a queen

The Queen of Hearts Pageant Float was minus “One Queen of Hearts” who has been ignored or overlooked twice now and never asked to participate after the original pageant was over. Seems like this Queen of Hearts pageant is not following the...

 
 By C Williamson    Opinion    May 15, 2013

One person makes a difference

To all the naysayers ... one person can make a difference! Geezer Beach is no longer being patrolled or ticketed by C.C.T. Enjoy your beach! C. Williamson...

 
 Opinion    May 15, 2013

Forward thinking commissioners deserve thanks

We want to extend our sincere appreciation to county commissioners Jim DeTro, Sheilah Kennedy and Ray Campbell for their forward thinking approach to improved security in our courthouse. Rather than wait for tragedy to strike, our commissioners, in...

 
 Opinion    May 15, 2013

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago The possibility of bringing a swimming pool back into the Grand Coulee Dam area seems to be closer to reality after several county governments are encouraged by it. Sean Hess, chair of the Coulee Area Recreation Effort (CARE), and...

 
 Legals    May 15, 2013

Legals for May 15, 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE SURPLUS ITEMS The TOWN OF COULEE DAM has surplus items which will be auctioned on-line at the website of propertyroom.com. A list of Surplus items is available at town hall during business hours. Please continually check website for...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Community    May 15, 2013

Out for a ride

A couple girls ride the Octopus at the Colorama carnival Friday night. More photos of the Colorama weekend are available to view online. Follow the slideshow below and just click through to see it in...

 
 Community    May 15, 2013

Community-wide talent show set

The Junior Class is sponsoring a community-wide talent Show to be held on Thursday, May 30th at Lake Roosevelt High School gym.  There will be a spaghetti dinner beginning at 5:30 and the show will start at 7:00. If you are interested in...

 
 Births    May 15, 2013

It's a girl for Myers/Greene

Loni Myers and Kyle Greene of Nespelem are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Nova Rose Marie Greene, born Monday, May 6, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6 lbs., 15 oz., and was 20 inches in length at birth....

 
 Births    May 15, 2013

It's a girl for Tsosie/Chase

Shinina Tsosie and Darryl Chase are proud to announce the birth of their daughter KaeCea Chase on Monday, May 6, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 7 lbs., 1 oz., and was 20 inches in length at birth. Sibling includes Damien...

 
 Community    May 15, 2013

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet at Siam Palace The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, May 16, at the Siam Palace beginning at noon. On the agenda is a recap of Colorama festivities. Lions to Meet The GCD Lions Club will hold its regular...

 
 Obituaries    May 15, 2013

Todd A. Wilson

Born in Grand Coulee, Wash., Todd A. Wilson moved to Spokane Valley at an early age. His primary education was in Millwood followed by graduation from East Valley High School, class of 1982. Todd...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 15, 2013

Ten Raiders move on to districts

Ten Raiders qualified last weekend to move on to next Saturday’s district track and field competition in Ephrata. At the Central Washington 2B South Sub-Districts last Saturday at Kittitas, the LR...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 15, 2013

Lady Raiders end regular season on sour note

Lady Raider softball closed the 2013 regular season with a six-game losing streak that included last week's losses to Bridgeport and Liberty Bell. The Lady Raiders played the Fillies for Senior Night...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 15, 2013

Raiders finish season 12-9

Raider baseball wrapped up the 2013 season last week at Wenatchee Valley Junior College with a 8-2 loss to White Swan. Head Coach Ted Piccolo recognizes that White Swan was a tough opponent. The Raiders played without Justus DeWinkler due to his...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 15, 2013

Golf ready for post season

Raider golf closed out the regular season at home Thursday against both Moses Lake Christian and Columbia Basin Secondary. Austin Rosenbaum led the Raider boys and was the match medalist, shooting a 94 for the day. “Austin has really learned how...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 15, 2013

Raiders play hard to the finish

Raider tennis closed out the 2013 season last week with a match at home and districts at Eastmont. At home May 7 against Entiat, the girls won 4-1 and the boys tied 1-all. Emily Williams defeated...

 
 Sports    May 15, 2013

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 15, 2013

Bowling Scores

IT’S ALL GOOD Spring Bowling TEAM W L M-T-R 12 4 King Pins 10 6 Flyin W 10 6 Ole Guys 9.5 6.5 San Poil Valley 7 9 Still Tryin 6.5 9.5 Dump Trucks 5.5 10.5 Gutter Fingers 2.5 13.5 High Game: Ole Guys 524; Abe Batten 249; Mae Stensgar 164 High...

 
 School    May 15, 2013

SHARP Kids Summer programs announced

Registration night for Summer Rocks and the SHARP Kids Middle School Summer Program is Thursday, May 23 from 4-6:30 p.m. at the Grand Coulee Dam School District Office. Space in each program is limited and enrollment will close when programs are...

 
 By Frankie Delano    Lifestyles    May 15, 2013

Shopping and Junking in the Coulee

[Editor’s note: Frankie will be reporting weekly on findings at local sales and culture right here. Let us know what you think, and don’t believe everything you read.] Detective Frankie D. here with what some shoppers might consider extremely...

 
 Community    May 15, 2013

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 4/29 - Cattle again broke through a fence and gained access to the golf course. Police asked golf course officials for a list of damages. - A woman reported a vacant house had a door ajar. An officer worked his way through...