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Articles from the May 21, 2014 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News    May 21, 2014

Mayor shaking up Coulee Dam ambulance service

In the wake of state inspections and allegations of harassment and retaliation, the mayor of Coulee Dam has ordered immediate changes in the town’s paid volunteer ambulance service, some of which have sparked threats of EMTs purposely not...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 21, 2014

Airplane crash kills pilot near Steamboat Rock

An airplane accident has killed a man on Banks Lake near Steamboat Rock. Kenneth A. Berger, 60, of Monroe, Wash. had already put down his Searay amphibious plane at about 5 p.m., witnesses said. They...

 
 By press release    News    May 21, 2014

Keller Ferry north shore terminal relocation scheduled for Thursday, May 22

KELLER FERRY – Due to rising river levels, the Keller Ferry north shore terminal will be moved from the low water ramp to the regular ramp on Thursday, May 22, 2014. The process will begin at about 9 a.m. and can take up to 5 hours to complete....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 21, 2014

Memorial Day dedication set

The flags are going up Saturday, Veterans, their families, and the general public looks forward each year to the "Isle of Flags" at Spring Canyon Cemetery. This year there will be over 500 flags...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 21, 2014

New laser show debuts this Saturday

The Bureau of Reclamation will begin showing the new laser light show on the face of Grand Coulee Dam, “One River, Many Voices,” this Saturday beginning at 10 p.m. The new show incorporates the story of the area, beginning with how the land was...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 21, 2014

Annual bull ride Saturday

The Ridge Riders have pulled out all the stops for this year’s 3rd Annual Cleatis Lacy Memorial Bull Riding event, this Saturday May 24, at the rodeo grounds. Bull riders will be facing the longest eight seconds in sports (riders must stay on the b...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 21, 2014

New USBR fire station under consideration

The Bureau of Reclamation is planning to build a new fire station. It's the "where" that's in question. The Bureau is seeking public comment to identify issues to be addressed in an environmental...

 
 News    May 21, 2014

Newsbriefs

Star office closed The Star newspaper will be closed Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day. The news and advertising deadline for the May 28 newspaper is Friday, May 23 at 5 p.m. Playhouse still on raffle Raffle tickets for the little...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 21, 2014

Cities vote more support to laser show promotion

Electric City’s council voted to give the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce $9,000, instead of the requested $6,000, to help promote the area’s new Laser Light Show on the west side of the mountains. The chamber had outlined a media buy...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 21, 2014

Tussle for tourism funds stirs debate at council

Coulee Dam’s town council was slow to convince last week that the town should reach down in its hotel/motel money reserves and provide the chamber of commerce and the Coulee Area Park and Recreation District with more funds. Grand Coulee Dam Chambe...

 
 News    May 21, 2014

A certain attraction

Students at Grand Coulee Dam Middle School experiment with electromagnetism during a daylong presentation throughout much of the school by the Pacific Science Center. The event was sponsored by the...

 
 News    May 21, 2014

Tribes prepare for powwow

Tribal officials are putting together some of the final plans for their July 4-13 powwow activities scheduled for the celebration grounds at the Colville Indian Agency. The celebration will include the traditional horse parade, family fun day,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 21, 2014

Towns considering "council of governments"

The towns of Elmer City and Coulee Dam passed resolutions at their last council meetings to take part in the formation of a regional council of governments in Okanogan County. A similar resolution will be on the agenda at other cities and towns and...

 
 By Andrea Edwards    Opinion    May 21, 2014

About that "wild horse" event

I would like to address the concerns expressed in three letters in The Star last week regarding the “Wild Horse Race” event to be held over Memorial Weekend. There seems to be some confusion in our community about what a “Wild” Horse Race...

 
 By Cindy Edwards    Opinion    May 21, 2014

To honor a great cowboy with no harm to horses

I would like to invite the public to join the Ridge Riders this Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Ridge Rider arena for the Cleatis Lacy Memorial Bull Riding and Wild Horse Races. The Ridge Riders set up this event to honor our good friend and one of the...

 
 By Cynthia Canchola    Opinion    May 21, 2014

Greatful for kind care

I’d like to take this time to thank all the staff (surgeon and nurses) that personally took care of me before surgery, during surgery and after. I was and still am overwhelmed by the kindness, the caring and the concern I was given at CMC. I’ve...

 
 By Dave and Rachel McClure    Opinion    May 21, 2014

The term "wild horse race" gave wrong idea to some

In response to three letters published last week so fervently against the “Wild horse race” coming up this weekend, there needs to be some things cleared up. The term “Wild horse race” has misled the three concerned ladies that voiced their...

 
 By Larry Zimmerman    Opinion    May 21, 2014

Why uncovered loads are bad

Here are the facts: 1. On May 12 we were driving up Spring Canyon hill toward Wilbur. 2. A gravel truck with trailer was going down the hill. 3. The truck was overloaded, untarped and going too fast. 4. Gravel was spewing like shrapnel out of the...

 
 By Jerry Beierman    Opinion    May 21, 2014

Safety of children a concern on local road

I’m writing this letter to try to help out what could be a very serious problem on Roosevelt Drive in Grand Coulee. We have a number of children on Roosevelt Drive, along with adults who walk down the center of the street. The children also ride...

 
 By Truman Covington    Opinion    May 21, 2014

The way it should be

I saw our rez from afar today. Awakening late, coffee, toast, and ‘pondering, praying, meditation and hope...’ what we once were, where we are right now, and what will be. Suddenly, picture perfect clear, it came to me like a dream, a vision,...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    May 21, 2014

Gems in the Coulee: Lucas Bird

  There is a kid in town who is racing his way to NASCAR. That kid is Lucas Bird, a home grown product of the Coulee area who has won races in just about every car he has been in. Last year he was...

 
 Obituaries    May 21, 2014

Lela Joy (Ross) Monteith

Lela (Ross) Monteith, 88, peacefully left her earthly home for her heavenly home on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Lela Joy Ross was born December 6, 1925, in Caldwell, Idaho. She graduated from Parma High...

 
 Obituaries    May 21, 2014

Rachel Rounds

Rachel Rounds, 62, was born on June 28th, 1951 to Roman Sr. and Lillian "Nellie" Antioquia in Seattle, Washington. She went to meet her Lord Jesus and reunite with her beloved Michael Thursday...

 
 Obituaries    May 21, 2014

Anthony R. "Tony" Esquivel

Anthony R. "Tony" Esquivel, age 62, a resident of the Tekoa Retirement Apartments, passed away Thursday morning, May 1, at his home from an apparent heart attack. He was born September 4, 1951, at...

 
 Obituaries    May 21, 2014

Mary Louise Tylor

Mary Louise Tylor, 62, passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, Washington. Born into the Republic, Washington home of Bill and Louise Kennedy on August 26,...

 
 Obituaries    May 21, 2014

Sylvia Ann Wiese

Sylvia Ann Wiese of Vader, was called home by the Lord, Monday, April 21, 2014. She was born to the late Bill and Lucy Raynor, June 10, 1940, in Tarboro, N.C. Sylvia was preceded in death by her son Timothy Wiese. She is survived by her husband Fred...

 
 Community    May 21, 2014

Tourney winners

Tom Zernick, Electric City and David Aggen of Hayden Lake, Idaho placed first in Gordon Steinmetz Spring Walleye Classic held on Banks Lake this past weekend.  Zernick and Aggen bested the other 62...

 
 Community    May 21, 2014

Diaper drive to begin

The 14th Annual Diaper Drive at Zion Lutheran Church in support of Lutherans for Life will begin soon and you can help! Zion will be collecting donations to support the annual Diaper Drive at Harvest Food from Mother’s Day through Father’s Day....

 
 Births    May 21, 2014

It's a boy for James/Butterfly

Stephanie James and Allen Butterfly of Nespelem are proud to announce the birth of their son Chayton Dyami Butterfly on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 9 lbs., 4 oz., and was 20.5 inches in length at...

 
 Community    May 21, 2014

Meetings and notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, May 22, at Siam Palace in Grand Coulee at noon. General business is on the agenda. GCHS Alumni Association to Meet Grand Coulee High School Alumni Association will...

 
 Legals    May 21, 2014

Legals for May 21, 2014

GCD School District Board of Directors NOTICE OF MEETING CHANGE Please be informed that The Board of Directors of the Grand Coulee Dam School District has changed the date of its May Regular Meeting from May 26, 2014 to May 28, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. due...

 
 By Bob Valen    Community    May 21, 2014

A moist April, but drought predicted

I had hoped for warmer weather for Colorama and Mother’s Day weekend; we take what we get, as someone once said. If you recall, last year was very warm with temperatures in the high 80s, low 90s...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 21, 2014

Report of unknown man at school causes concern

Police have questioned a man after someone reportedly grabbed a child at Center Elementary School last Wednesday. Police Sgt. John Tufts said the man denied touching any child at the school, and conflicting stories from children who were at the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 21, 2014

New gas station to open

Coulee Gas, a new fuel and convenience store at 212 Midway Avenue, could open within a few weeks, workers at the site said Tuesday. Raj Sandhu, one of the owners, took out a business license in the name of Sangam Investment LLC on April 29....

 
 Community    May 21, 2014

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 5/11 - A woman told police that another vehicle came off Knute Street and struck her vehicle. She said that the two exchanged information and both left the scene. The officer advised the lady to contact her insurance company. - Wh...

 
 Sports    May 21, 2014

Got his back

Larry Boyd to the right, was invited to the Torrey Pines Golf Tournament at San Diego this last February. He walked the course with Tiger Woods and hopefully picked up some pointers on his golf....

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 21, 2014

Golf looks for state berths

Raider golf closed the regular season May 13 at home against Moses Lake Christian and Columbia Basin Secondary. Austin Rosenbaum posted his best score of the season, shooting an 89 over 18 holes to be the boys’ medalist. Madisyn Byam was a close...

 
 By j    Sports    May 21, 2014

Tennis gets ready for districts

In the past week the Raider Tennis team finished its regular season and competed in the first post-season tourney. At the Lake Roosevelt High School tennis courts May 13, the regular season came to an end with a match against the Entiat Tigers....

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 21, 2014

Lady Raiders softball finish season

After a win over Bridgeport last week, the Lady Raiders came up one game short of making it into district play, ending their season. The Lake Roosevelt team played their last softball game of the...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 21, 2014

Track qualifies 17 to district meet

Raider track and field athletes took four sub-district championships in Oroville May 16, where the top four from each event move on to the District 5-6 meet Saturday. LR finished third overall for bot...

 
 By Frankie Delano    Lifestyles    May 21, 2014

Hi, Ho! Hi, Ho!! It's off to the sales we go

Are you ready for the SEASON? Come wind, rain or shine, it’s a go. You know the drill, wear a hoodie, bring along a wind breaker, a hat, sunglasses just in case we get some rays in the Coulee, and put on a pair of comfortable shoes. And don’t...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 21, 2014

Legion to offer breakfast Saturday and Monday

The American Legion Post in Electric City will cook breakfast during this holiday for any who would like to help support local veterans while having a nice meal in a community setting. Saturday, the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 21, 2014

Hospital district will meet in closed session

A special meeting of the commissioners that govern Coulee Medical Center will occur this afternoon, but will not take any action other than adjournment following a closed session, according to revised agenda the hospital district published Sunday...