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Articles from the May 13, 2015 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 13, 2015

License sought for marijuana store

A Grand Coulee business couple has asked the city council to grant them a business license for a marijuana retail store near Coulee Medical Center. Jean Comstock and Jim Pachosa appeared before the council last Tuesday night and requested support in...

 

Colorama results

2015 Colorama Parade Results Grand Sweepstakes: Nespelem Valley Electric Coop President's Award: Lake Roosevelt Spirit Eagle Society Organization Entry: 1st, Nativeteran, 2nd, Nespelem School...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 13, 2015

School-clinic partnership will aim for better care

Kids at Lake Roosevelt Schools will have more direct access to health care if a plan to that end pans out between Coulee Medical Center and Lake Roosevelt Schools. The project was taken on by a...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 13, 2015

Rotary spaghetti feed Saturday will help sixth graders and more

A spaghetti dinner set for Saturday will help fund a project that brings together sixth graders from Coulee Dam and Nespelem schools to pave their way as eventual classmates in high school. The Grand Coulee Dam Rotary Club chose to work with the sixt...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 13, 2015

Dog, owner compete in national contest

Self confidence, even in dogs, has a lot to do with how well they perform. Take the case of "Crystal," an 11-year-old Sheltie, owned by Janice Elvidge of Elmer City. Elvidge had given up on Crystal af...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 13, 2015

Assaulted man taken to hospital

A severely beaten man who had been attacked by several people giving him a ride out of Nespelem was taken to the hospital here Sunday. Victor Conrad, 47, was found in a Main Street apartment after police officers here were led to the site by...

 

Newsbriefs

Equipment is surplus Several video cameras and accessories have been declared surplus by the city of Grand Coulee, along with some Dell computer equipment, minus the hard drives, which will be stored in the city’s safe. Fire and EMS activity...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 13, 2015

Incumbents survive tribal primary

All the incumbents running in the Colville Tribes’ primary election last week made it into the general election June 13. Only one incumbent received fewer votes than the person challenging him. When the votes were all in, Allen Hammond, incumbent...

 

Motorcyclist takes spill

Ronald McDonald, a Camas Street resident, took a spill Sunday when he tried to stop his motorcycle near the Galaxy Smoke Shack on SR 155 near the bridge in Coulee Dam. He said he was unfamiliar with...

 

Two fires burn buildings

A fire early Monday morning destroyed a storage shed that was used as a wash house for several nearby trailers on Stagecoach Lane in Lincoln County. The shed was about 20 feet by 15 feet and only the sidewalls were standing when the blaze was...

 

News from the GCD Senior Meals Program

The GCD Senior Meals Program would like to thank the generous anonymous donor who gave $400 last week. We get excited over any additional money that comes into our coffers but this one sent us into the full Happy Dance. Extra funds allows us to...

 

Gem in the Coulee: Betty Lacy

Quite appropriate, I think, that on Mother’s Day I write on Mrs. Lacy as a Gem in the Coulee. Since, after all, she is one of the founding mothers of our community and definitely the founding mother of Ridge Riders. She is still to this day one of...

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion    May 13, 2015

Connecting the Dots . . .

How is Seattle’s Lighthouse for the Blind connected to the Export-Import Bank? Very closely. Since 1918, The Lighthouse for the Blind has provided education, training and manufacturing jobs for...

 

Coulee Recollections

10 years ago Sylvan "Smitty" Smith, 91, on this coming May 27, started playing golf at age 50 and just got his first hole-in-one last week on the 11th hole on the Banks Lake Golf Course, which is 143...

 

Donna Mae Rickard

Donna Mae Rickard , 101, died May 9, 2015. She was born in Chico, California to Cipriana Genevieve Avalos and Elmer LaFonso on June 24, 1913. After she graduated from Chico High School, she attended...

 

Anna Ruth Francis-Jack "Ky ow ta nii"

Anna Ruth Francis-Jack "Ky ow ta nii", 61, began her circle of life in the Nespelem, Wash., home of Terry Simon Francis Sr. and Dora Rose Owhi-Francis on February 3, 1954, and unexpectedly completed...

 

Joan Ballod

Joan Ballod, 84, of Spokane, Wash., formerly of Coulee Dam, Wash., died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Brookdale/Harbor Crest Center in Spokane. Born April 10, 1930, in New...

 

Senior Menu

Wed.,May 13 – Dinner Pot Roast, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Peas and Carrots, Fruit Slices, Birthday Cake. Happy Birthday. Thurs., May 14 – Dinner Pork Chops, Fried Potatoes with Onions, Corn, Apple Sauce, Pudding Parfait. Fri., May 15 –...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber at the Siam Palace The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, May 14, at noon at the Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. Bob Valen will be the guest speaker and his topic will be Pronghorn Antelope and Bison. Local AA Meetings...

 

On top of the parade

Two linemen at the top of Nespelem Valley Electric's imaginative Colorama float throw candy from their tool buckets. The entry took the parade's grand sweepstakes award. - Scott Hunter...

 

Nespelem School 3rd Quarter Attendance and Honor Roll

The following is the third quarter honor roll and attendance list at Nespelem School. Zero absences for third quarter: Gavin Jackson, Edward Frank, Drew Jackson, Sidney Dick, Kyle Edmo, Buffalo Pakootas, LorRinda Richardson. Honor Roll A- mMixat...

 

Stirring enthusiasm

Colorama Rodeo Queen Emma Gunderson stops to pose with Lake Roosevelt Elementary students at the school Friday, following an assembly in which she was asked to draw names for winners of carnival...

 

PTA meets Thursday

The Grand Coulee Dam PTA will meet Thursday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lake Roosevelt Elementary cafeteria. The election of board members is on the agenda. All PTA members are eligible to vote....

 

Students of the Month at Lake Roosevelt Elementary School

Student of the month for April at LR Elementary School...

 

Banks Lake Golf news

Winners of the BGA Tour included: Low Gross – Team 1 : Bunky, Gordon, Dennis, Chad; Team 2: Rena, Frank, Nick, Derek Low Net – 1: Jeff, Darin, Don, Mike, Deaneo, Steve, James, Alan Those helping on the clean up crew this year were: Jerry...

 

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