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Articles from the May 29, 2013 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    May 29, 2013

A bridge to action?

The collapse of a Skagit River bridge on I-5 last week should give all of us pause to think about our nation’s longterm strategy, including local infrastructure. Stuff wears out, even steel bridges. That’s a dynamic that challenges the best...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 29, 2013

Grand Coulee considers compelling cleanup

Members of Grand Coulee’s council would like to develop a city “cleanup of property” program like the one in the town of Coulee Dam. Councilmember David Tylor stated that’s there’s hardly a block in Grand Coulee that couldn’t stand some...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 29, 2013

A service for remembering

Community members listen at the annual Isle of Flags memorial service at Spring Canyon Cemetery to remember veterans on Memorial Day. The Isle of Flags committee hoisted some 530 U.S. flags this...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 29, 2013

Zoning runs afoul of local builder

Wayne Fowler asked Grand Coulee’s council to help him with a zoning problem. Fowler annexed his Delano property into the city four years ago and while appearing before the council then, told members that he intended to build an apartment complex...

 
 News    May 29, 2013

Newsbriefs

Unhealthy matters Grant County Health District reported a possible case of measles in the Grand Coulee Dam School District. The health district said it is working with school officials to investigate. The disease spreads easily from coughing and snee...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 29, 2013

New ferry dedication slated for August

The dedication of the new Keller ferry will be Aug. 14, at the south terminal at Lake Roosevelt on SR-21, officials said last week. The new 116-foot ferry named the Sanpoil, which cost $12 million, will launch sometime in mid-July from its...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 29, 2013

New ferry dedication slated for August

The dedication of the new Keller ferry will be Aug. 14, at the south terminal at Lake Roosevelt on SR-21, officials said last week. The new 116-foot ferry named the Sanpoil, which cost $12 million, will launch sometime in mid-July from its...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 29, 2013

Ferry service to stop for five weeks

Ferry service on the highway that connects Wilbur and Republic, will be down for just over five weeks in mid-summer, a Washington State Department of Transportation official said late last week. Al Gilson, a DOT media spokesman from Spokane, said...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 29, 2013

Town votes for smaller sewer plant project

Coulee Dam’s town council voted to move ahead with an abbreviated wastewater treatment project at its meeting last Wednesday night. The decision didn’t make anyone completely happy, but the 4-1 vote will allow the immediate needs of the current w...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 29, 2013

Big sandpile used for new school

The general contractor building the new school complex is hauling some 22,000 cubic yards of sand from the Bureau of Reclamation’s giant sandpile for fill on the K-12 school project to bring the building site to grade, officials stated this week....

 
 News    May 29, 2013

Brighter and better

A full moon backs up brand new laser equipment that served up the first laser show of the season Saturday night, as people watch the delivery of crisp, colorful images on Grand Coulee Dam. The show...

 
 By Bob Valen    Lifestyles    May 29, 2013

A dry April into a dry May

A dry April into a dry May I’ve been checking into the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center’s three-month prediction (June, July and August), and it states, “…an equal...

 
 News    May 29, 2013

Elmer City election correction

In Elmer City, Jessie Tillman filed his intention to run for position 5, the town council seat currently held by Larry Holford. Donna and Jeff DeWinkler are running unopposed for their seats, and Gail Morin’s seat, position 2, will be vacant at...

 
 By Arlyce Goetz    Opinion    May 29, 2013

Holding a yard sale to save children

The Zion Lutheran Church will be holding a yard sale June 15th in order to help raise money to purchase mosquito bed nets for children in Africa. After listening to stories from people who had visited Africa telling us how many children are dying...

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion    May 29, 2013

Oil and water can coexist

There’s an old saying that oil and water don’t mix. That may be true, but apparently they coexist quite well. Traveling through Sweetwater in west Texas, you see an interesting mix of irrigated farming, cattle ranching, oil production and wind...

 
 By Jess Utz    Opinion    May 29, 2013

"Gem in the Coulee – John Huston" Part 2

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 that might do pretty cool things or have an amazing heart that might...

 
 Opinion    May 29, 2013

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Money flowed into Coulee Community Hospital at an all-time high in March as the hospital treated more patients than anticipated. “It indicates that the community shows confidence in us,” said CCH Administrator Mike Wiltermood. Next...

 
 Obituaries    May 29, 2013

Kimberly Jo Graham (Ladwig/Harris)

Kimberly Jo Graham (Ladwig/Harris) passed away on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, 2013, in Nampa, Idaho. She was born to Allan and Alyce Graham on November 15, 1958, in Reno, Nev. She graduated from Lake Roosevelt High School in Coulee Dam in 1976....

 
 Obituaries    May 29, 2013

Carol Lynn Steffens

Carol Lynn Steffens, 63, a resident of Electric City passed away Monday, May 20, 2013. She was born March 28, 1951, to Melvin and Eileen Cooper of Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Carol married Bob Steffens in November of 1969 and had two children Jon and...

 
 Obituaries    May 29, 2013

Barbara Bea Powell

Barbara Bea Powell passed away Wednesday, May 22, just 4 days prior to her 81st birthday at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane, Washington. Barbara was born May 26, 1932 in Rozell, Kansas to Frank and Lola Mae Powell. One of 6 children, Barbara left...

 
 Community    May 29, 2013

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet at Siam Palace The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will be meeting, at Siam Palace at noon on Thursday, May 30. That evening at 5:30 p.m. a meeting will be held at Funzee’s to discuss Saturday Market. GCD Lions to Meet...

 
 Births    May 29, 2013

It's a girl for Freund/Wilson

Desiree S. Freund and Henry F. Wilson of Grand Coulee are proud to announce the birth of their daughter MaKenzie Peyton Wilson born Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 7 lbs., 15 oz., and was 19-1/2 inches...

 
 Births    May 29, 2013

Palmer/Wahpat have a girl

Leslie Palmer and Robert Wahpat III of Nespelem are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Avery Myra LouMae Wahpat born on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 7 lbs., 9 oz.,n andw as 20 inches in...

 
 Births    May 29, 2013

It's a girl for the Days

Heather and Robert Day are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Calliegh Raelynn Day born on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 12 lbs., 13 oz., and was 23 inches in length at birth. Siblings...

 
 People    May 29, 2013

Sign is senior's project

Lake Roosevelt senior Emily Williams along with help from her father Ron, left, and school district Superinendent Dennis Carlson looking on, installs the “Career Technical Education” sign she...

 
 Legals    May 29, 2013

Legal Notices for May 29, 2013

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 29, 2013

Kelly-Marconi takes third at state

Chyenne Kelly-Marconi capped her track season by placing third in the triple jump at the WIAA/Dairy Farmers of Washington/Les Schwab Tires 2013 1B, 2B, 1A Track and Field Championships at Eastern...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 29, 2013

Three Raiders compete at state golf

Three Lake Roosevelt Raiders competed at the WIAA/Dairy Farmers of Washington/Les Schwab Tires state golf tournament at Oakbrook Country Club May 21-22. After taking the District 5-6 championship a week earlier, Tanceia Stanczak was in her third...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 29, 2013

Lady Raiders wrap up 2013 at state

The Lady Raiders made their second-ever trip to the state softball tournament last weekend. The weather at the WIAA/Dairy Farmers of Washington/Les Schwab Tires 2013 2B State Softball Championships in Yakima did not cooperate on Friday, and all...

 
 School    May 29, 2013

Students of the Month for April at Center

Front Row – Lucas McKissen, Isaac Wilson, Hunter Armstrong, Noah Hunt, Shaden Capshaw. Back Row - Ashley Baker, Dylan Wiles, Chelsea Dudley, Chase Clark, Aehsley Piturachsatit, Kaden Cecil. Not...

 
 School    May 29, 2013

April Citizens of the Month at Center

Front Row - Eva Marchand, Nichole Batten. Back Row - Austin Jensen, Andrew Poyner, Kaitlyn Nordine, Aylia Marchand...

 
 By Frankie Delano    Lifestyles    May 29, 2013

Shopping and junking in the Coulee

If you were out and about in any coulee towns this past Memorial Weekend, you probably noticed the car caravans, driving slowly up and down the streets but sometimes stopping abruptly where the crowds were gathering for - gasp! - yard sales. Yes, the...

 
 Community    May 29, 2013

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 5/20 - A barking dog brought police to Hill Avenue, where the officer told the dog’s owner that he needed to keep it from barking and keeping neighbors awake. 5/21 - Police recovered a vehicle stolen in Soap Lake, finding it at...