Articles from the July 6, 2016 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News    July 6, 2016

Suit: Grand Coulee Dam pollutes river

An environmental group has sued the Bureau of Reclamation to force compliance with the Clean Water Act, which it contends Grand Coulee Dam and other big dams are not meeting. Pollution discharges from the USBR’s operation of the dam “contribute...

 

Glory and glow sticks

People wearing glow sticks sit watching the fireworks finale in the Visitor Center park Monday night at the conclusion of the Independence Day festival put on by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 6, 2016

Land for parks, pathway to be discussed in public meeting

A second Electric City Pathways and Parks meeting has been scheduled for Saturday, July 16, in the park-like grassy area behind city hall, where residents can see how well the city’s Pathways and Parks Revitalization plan is coming along. Ice...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 6, 2016

Bill bickering brings in lawyers

Grand Coulee and Electric City continue their disagreement over a $39,000 arsenic treatment dispute. Grand Coulee Mayor Paul Townsend proposed to his council that maybe it would be a good thing to meet Electric City halfway on the disputed $39,000....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 6, 2016

Water park was less wet than planned

New interpretations of old regulations forced a last-minute change to plans for a water park, a new feature of the chamber of commerce's Festival of America. The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 6, 2016

Holiday weekend had its problems

It wasn't the smoothest sailing for festival planners over this Independence Day weekend. Problems started with short notice from Grant County Health District authorities that a water park for kids...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 6, 2016

City may increase water rates

Grand Coulee residents may soon face a water rate increase. City Clerk Carol Boyce said last week that she will propose to the council July 19, that the city increase its water rates by $3 a month, beginning in September. The increase would help the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 6, 2016

West Nile present in county

Grant County Mosquito Control District 1 has reported a mosquito sample collected west of Moses Lake has tested positive for West Nile virus, making it the first detection of the virus in the county this season. Mosquito District 1 covers the Greater...

 
 By Sara Rice    Opinion    July 6, 2016

Thanks for Koulee Kids Fest

I’d like to publicly thank all the individuals, businesses, and organizations who participate in making Koulee Kids Fest happen.  This is the second year I’ve attended with three of my grandchildren, and they have had fun all day long! So,...

 
 By Bob Stephen    Opinion    July 6, 2016

Hoping for huckleberry progress from Jesse

The column by Jesse Utz on huckleberries touched on a subject of special interest to me. Hopefully, the Colville fire areas will bounce back at a quicker pace than Jesse projects in regard to the huckleberries. The intense heat in these cases is...

 
 By Lou Stone    Opinion    July 6, 2016

CBC failure part of deep deception

“As The Stomach Turns” is possibly how many of us Tribal Members felt, who read the Bill Of Impeachment content against former Colville Tribal Court Chief Judge Scot Stuart in November 2015. While we read it with interest, many of us rolled our...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    July 6, 2016

Family, photos and fireworks

The last few days, Karrie and I spent with friends who have adopted us as family. They have a large family with a lot of moving parts and we blended in the best we could and felt like a part of the root system of this great tree. We became an...

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion    July 6, 2016

Made in America

In the presidential campaign leading up to the November elections, hopefully we will hear about ways to “Make America Great Again!” One of the most effective strategies is to entice U.S. companies with foreign factories to relocate back home....

 

Years ago

Date unknown Nespelem pow wow grounds...

 

It's a boy for Berry/Vargas

Vanessa Berry and Lindsey Vargas, of Malott, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Ryder Vargas, born Sunday, June 26, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 7 lbs., 15.3 oz., and was 20.5 inches...

 

Library activities are in full swing

North Central Regional Library will be offering a wide range of programs over the summer, including its popular reading programs for children and adults. Coming July 19, employees from the PUD will be visiting at 11 a.m. Signups are now underway at...

 

Canning workshop next Wednesday in Nespelem

The WSU Colville Reservation Extension is presenting a Basics of Water Bath Canning workshop on Wednesday, July 13, and Thursday, July 14. The Wednesday class will be from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Omak Senior Mealsite, and the Thursday class is from 4:30...

 

Joining the Arbor Day Foundation in July will help high-need national forests

Forests across America are a prized natural resource, and anyone can help plant trees in these vital areas by joining the Arbor Day Foundation this month. Through the Replanting Our National Forests campaign, the Arbor Day Foundation will honor each...

 

Art quilts draw hundreds

Alison Toivonen, left, of Summerland, British Columbia, and Rosa Brady of Penticton browse the art quilt show Friday that was hosted by the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area in honor of the...

 

Water balloon extravaganza

Rob Carroll, right and Victor Landeros, left form the stiff part of a human slingshot as a young neighbor prepares to let loose of a water balloon in the Stevens Avenue annual event. The neighborhood...

 

Golf tourney coming

The Coyote Golf Tournament kicks off with a practice round this Friday at Banks Lake Golf Course. Those interested can get registered and pay the $135 fee. This includes all green fees for the two days, a dinner on Saturday and a luncheon on Sunday....

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/6 - A man on Spokane Way told police that someone keeps moving the remnants of his chain link fence he is putting up. He said it has occurred twice. 6/26 - A Pleasant Valley car owner was advised that his vehicle needed to be mo...

 

Council will consider meeting more

Grand Coulee’s council is going to look at meeting twice a month soon. It came up at the council’s last meeting after the meeting lasted about 90 minutes, long for a Grand Coulee meeting. Councilmember Tammara Byers brought it up, saying that...

 

Legals for July 6, 2016

IN THE TRIBAL COURT OF THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE COLVILLE RESERVATION Colville Tribal Credit Corporation, ) Case No.: CV-CD-2015-38251 a lending institution wholly-owned by ) the Confederated Tribes of the Colville ) Indian Reservation ) )...

 
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