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Articles from the May 22, 2013 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    Community    May 22, 2013

Church will host free food truck

A Thrivent Financial free food truck will be at the Zion Lutheran Church, Friday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to noon, officials stated this week. The church is located at 318 Mead in Grand Coulee. The free food opportunity is part of the Second Harvest pro...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 22, 2013

Candidates file intentions for election

Dozens of local elected positions are among more than 3,000 in the state for which people interested in serving the public filed intentions to seek or keep office last week. Incumbents in Electric City fared best in primary election filings with no...

 
 News    May 22, 2013

Ferry construction update

The Sanpoil Ferry is taking shape. The pilot house is on and for the most part the structure nears completion in the big tent at Crescent Bay. Workers said there is still a lot to do before late July...

 
 News    May 22, 2013

Newsbriefs

Newspaper office closed for holiday The Star newspaper office will be closed Monday, May 27, due to the Memorial Day holiday. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, May 28, at 9 a.m. Articles for the May 29 issue of The Star should be in the office...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 22, 2013

Memorial Day tradition scheduled

The annual Memorial Day Isle of Flags ceremony to honor deceased veterans will be held at Spring Canyon Cemetery Monday, May 27, at 11 a.m., American Legion post officials said this week. The ceremony will be preceded by a Veteran’s Day Breakfast...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 22, 2013

City catches up on old billings

The city of Grand Coulee continues to make headway in its billings and collections in both its municipal court and ambulance programs, City Clerk Carol Boyce told the city council at its most recent meeting. Court billings had fallen...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 22, 2013

Denied recount, tribal candidate files grievance

A candidate for the Colville Business Council has filed a formal grievance against the tribal election committee, saying she was denied a recount required as automatic by tribal law, she said. Charlene BearCub, who ran for the position 2 seat in the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 22, 2013

Wild turkeys a nuisance in the city of Grand Coulee

Hey, aren’t those wild turkeys cute? That depends upon whom you ask. One person who has changed her mind on turkeys is Helen Jordan in Grand Coulee’s East Heights. “When I came here five years a...

 
 News    May 22, 2013

Laser work goes on

A Lumalaser worker installs part of the new equipment that will display the new laser show beginning Aug. 8. The equipment will be able to fire up the old show until then, beginning on Memorial Day...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 22, 2013

Sunrise contract extension proposed

The Regional Board of Mayors voted last week to extend the garbage collection contract with Sunrise Disposal for five years. The issue now has to be ratified by the four municipal councils before it can take effect. The current contract extends to...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 22, 2013

Meeting on wolves planned

Two meetings are planned on the Colville Indian Reservation to bring the public up to date on the wolf population in the area. A meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, at the Nespelem Community Center, and a second meeting will be held June...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 22, 2013

Resident wants exception to code

An Electric City resident has requested approval to build an oversize accessory building Mike Dennis, who lives at 118 Lincoln Avenue, was told by the city council last week to make his request to the city’s planning commission. Dennis was told tha...

 
 By Truman Covington    Opinion    May 22, 2013

Election robbery committed

Charlene BearCub was literally robbed through council/elections committee corrupt manipulation of the absentee votes in the Colville Confederated Tribes primary elections, thus, she is not advancing to the General Elections in June as she rightfully...

 
 By Glo Carroll    Opinion    May 22, 2013

We are good people

We plant our gardens, wash our windows, get our animals ready for summer. We rotate our canned goods, plan summer events, dream of sitting out with our neighbors and chatting while the warm breeze runs through and the sun calls it a day. Now imagine...

 
 Opinion    May 22, 2013

Push prosecutor on local drug dealers

I would like to remain anonymous and hope that my letter will still be printed. The reason I don't want my name revealed is because it has to do with the safety of my family and my property. I am writing this because of the letter written about the...

 
 By M Iannetta    Opinion    May 22, 2013

USBR has contributed to area's decline

The USBR does not like the livability of the area. Too bad Power Manager Mark Jenson wasn’t here before the Third Powerplant. Coulee Dam was a lot nicer town. Lost: a very nice restaurant, Green Hut Café, hotel, motel, gas station, dentist...

 
 By Lee Seekins    Opinion    May 22, 2013

Re: Friends of Rachel Club in the Colorama Parade

On behalf of the Friends of Rachel Clubs at Lake Roosevelt High School, Grand Coulee Dam Middle School and the students of Center Elementary I want to say thank you to the community members that...

 
 Opinion    May 22, 2013

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago The public has the chance to help determine what proposed playground changes will look like in Coulee Dam. The town council last week approved spending approximately $25,000 to purchase new playground equipment. A donation by General...

 
 Obituaries    May 22, 2013

Shirley Ann Nolan

Shirley Ann Nolan, 85, passed away Thursday evening, May 16, 2013, in Grand Coulee, Washington just one day prior to her 86th birthday. Shirley was born May 17, 1927, in Seattle, Washington, the only child of Allen and Leah Spratlin. Following...

 
 Obituaries    May 22, 2013

Milan P. Lawrence

Milan P. Lawrence died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He was born in Port Said (Cairo) Egypt in 1927. In the early 50s he obtained a student visa and moved to San...

 
 Obituaries    May 22, 2013

Jane Arlene Rice

Jane Arlene Rice passed away Friday, May 17, 2013, at NCWH.  Jane was born September 17,1947, to Grace and Al Rice of Seaton’s Grove.  Jane is survived by sisters Elaine Witters of Okanogan, ...

 
 Community    May 22, 2013

Oops!

Cowboy Cody McCleary leaps from his horse just as it bolts away from the steer the bulldogger was supposed to wrestle down at the Colorma Rodeo May 10. Professional rodeo photographer Biffle French,...

 
 Births    May 22, 2013

The Wiggins have a girl

Randi and Daniel Wiggins are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Brooklynn Noelle on Monday, April 1, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 7 lbs., 1 oz., and was 20 inches in length at birth. Sibling includes DJ...

 
 Births    May 22, 2013

It's a girl for Circle/James

Nicholas J. Circle and Deanna M. James of Nespelem are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Dacy Marie Nikkayla Circle, born on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 9 lbs., 3 oz., and was 22 inches...

 
 Community    May 22, 2013

Community-wide talent show and spaghetti feed 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...

 
 Community    May 22, 2013

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet at Siam Palace The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a noon meeting May 23, at Siam Palace. They will meet for a brief lunch and then walk to the Senior Center to view “Kissed Quilts’ “ quilts and to hear about...

 
 Community    May 22, 2013

National Safe Boating Week has begun

OLYMPIA – May 16, 2013 – Governor Jay Inslee has declared May 18 through 24 as Safe Boating Week in Washington; and the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission reminds all water sport enthusiasts of the importance of safe boating and...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Lifestyles    May 22, 2013

"Gems in the Coulee - John Huston" Part 1

I decided that at least once a week I would dig up a gem of a person in the Grand Coulee area and write about him or her, someone who might do pretty cool things or have an amazing heart that might...

 
 Community    May 22, 2013

Coulee cops

Grand Coulee Police 5/12 - Police went to Coulee Medical Center where a man who had been brought there by Tribal Police on a drug-related issue refused help and signed himself out of the hospital. The man lingered in the waiting area and refused to...

 
 Legals    May 22, 2013

May 22, 2013 Legals

IN THE TRIBAL COURT OF THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE COLVILLE RESERVATION Colville Tribal Credit Corporation )Case No.: CV-CD-2012-35157 a lending institution wholly-owned by ) the Confederated Tribes of the Colville ) Indian Reservation ) CHIEF OF...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 22, 2013

Lady Raiders move on to state

The Lady Raider softball team pulled off a big upset at the District 5-6 tournament last weekend when they beat Bridgeport to move on to the state tournament in Yakima this weekend. This move toward state started with the Lady Raider 15-9 win at...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 22, 2013

Three Raiders head to state track and field

Chyenne Kelly-Marconi, Alexia Hanway, and Octavio Alejandre are moving on to the state track and field meet at Eastern Washington University this weekend after qualifying in last weekend’s District 5-6 meet at Ephrata High School. This will be Kell...

 
 Sports    May 22, 2013

Golf coverage waits a week

Coverage of both the district and state golf tournaments will be in next week’s end-of-season article. Information on last week’s districts had not been provided by deadline....

 
 Sports    May 22, 2013

Correction

The softball article last week misstated the location of the district and state tournaments. The district tournament was in East Wenatchee at the Sterling Sportsplex; state games will be at Gateway Sports Complex in Yakima....

 
 School    May 22, 2013

SHARP Kids signups Thursday

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 John McNeil II    Sports    May 22, 2013

LR Babe Ruth Baseball starts

LR Babe Ruth started their summer season last week as they took on Omak May 14 for a single game at Greene Field. Jacob Palmer had the only base bit for LR, as Omak went on to win in six innings, 13-3. Coach Jeremy Miller said many of the middle...

 
 Sports    May 22, 2013

Bowling and Golf Scores

IT’S ALL GOOD Spring Bowling TEAM W L M-T-R 15 5 Ole Guys 13.5 6.5 Flyin W 11.5 8.5 King Pins 10 10 Dump Trucks 9.5 10.5 San Poil Valley 9.5 10.5 Still Tryin 7.5 12.5 Gutter Fingers 2.5 17.5 High Game: Ole Guys 593; Gary Bjorson 225; May Stensgar...

 
 By Scott Hunter    School    May 22, 2013

Science teams take prizes in big competition

Three science teams from Lake Roosevelt High School competed in the Imagine Tomorrow event at Washington State University in Pullman last weekend, bringing home cash and kudos for a big effort from a...