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Articles from the June 4, 2014 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 4, 2014

Large crowd shows up for ambulance issue

The Coulee Dam Town Hall was filled to capacity last Wednesday as EMTs, firefighters and townspeople pushed back at city officials for taking on the EMTs a week earlier. Those speaking cited numerous times that EMTs had assisted family members and...

 
 News    June 4, 2014

Over the top

Water spills over the top of Grand Coulee Dam as the level of Lake Roosevelt rises with the rushing in of spring runoff waters to the Columbia River. The lake had reached 1,269 feet above sea level...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 4, 2014

Email details dispute between towns

A terse email from Elmer City Mayor Gail Morin to Coulee Dam Mayor Greg Wilder on wastewater treatment billings is raising a stink between the two towns. She wrote, “Thank you for demonstrating Coulee Dam’s imbedded lack of interest in a good...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 4, 2014

Firm selected to alternative plant analysis

Coulee Dam has selected a Spokane firm to do its alternative analysis for the proposed wastewater treatment plant project. Varela & Associates was selected out of nine firms that initially showed interest in the project. That number was narrowed...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 4, 2014

Nespelem will pull out of SHARP Kids

After several years of collaboration, two local school districts will go their own way next year as they seek to augment students’ education with after-school programs. Nespelem’s school board last week voted to follow a different path, leaving t...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 4, 2014

Chamber to launch annual mid-June events

The 10th Annual Koulee Kids Fest and the Saturday Market will each take off Saturday, June 14. Both are sponsored by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce. The Saturday Market, featuring fruits and vegetables, local produce and arts and...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 4, 2014

Estimate to fix old gym: $883,000

If you are wondering if the school board will decide to re-roof and re-side the old Lake Roosevelt High School gym, you will have to wait a little longer. Superintendent Dennis Carlson revealed to the board last Wednesday night that it will take...

 
 News    June 4, 2014

Newsbriefs

Beautiful cars coming to town The Coulee Cruizers Car Club will host their annual Best Rod Run by a Dam Site on Father’s Day weekend, June 13-15. Look for fancy cars with unbelievable paint jobs cruising the area Friday night on a boulevard cruise...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 4, 2014

Coulee Dam OKs extra spending for tourism

The town council at Coulee Dam approved a budget amendment ordinance last Wednesday night that will provide the chamber of commerce $6,000 for a media campaign to promote the new Laser Light Show on Grand Coulee Dam. The chamber had asked for the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 4, 2014

Students build new gate

A handful of students in Lee Largent's welding class are making their mark on Lake Roosevelt High School. The six have created a "Raider Gate" that will close off the hallway at the high school gym...

 
 By Greg Wilder    Opinion    June 4, 2014

Why it's important to meet state EMS standards

A few years ago, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) received a complaint about the Coulee Dam ambulance service. They took note of dirty and unsanitary conditions, expired medications and supplies, non-functioning or defective...

 
 By Evelyn Russell    Opinion    June 4, 2014

Thanks to volunteers and backers of free food event

The 2nd Harvest Thrivent Food Truck was at Zion Lutheran Church May 30th handing out 7,584 pounds of food to 215 families. It took 26 helpers to keep up with handing out products. The Washington Beef Council furnished three-pound roasts and a person...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    June 4, 2014

Beavers, Tigers, Panthers and now Pirates

In our school history we have retired and put to pasture some of our mascots. Soon a Pirate will join them. Please, a moment of silence for our fallen identities of the past. Grand Coulee Tigers, Coulee Dam Beavers, Center School Dolphins, Grand...

 
 Opinion    June 4, 2014

Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago Kristen Shields, 2000 graduate of Lake Roosevelt, took the national championship in the 100 meter dash Saturday. Shields just graduated with a 4.0 from Whitworth College and a math...

 
 Community    June 4, 2014

Solid design

A subcontractor employee does some fancy brickwork at the entrance to the new K-12 school in Coulee Dam. Workers race to get the complex finished by the time students show up Sept. 15, to begin the...

 
 Obituaries    June 4, 2014

Donald N. (Don) Hope

Donald N. (Don) Hope passed away quietly at an assisted living facility in Moses Lake on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the age of 93. Don was born in Spokane, Wash.,on January 21, 1921 to Charles and...

 
 Obituaries    June 4, 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...

 
 Obituaries    June 4, 2014

Robert Kistler Rowe

Robert Kistler Rowe passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014. He was born in Glen Alpine, North Carolina on February 8, 1922. He attended the Glen Alpine School District and served in the United States...

 
 Obituaries    June 4, 2014

Frank Ward

Frank Ward, of Stevens Avenue in Coulee Dam, died suddenly on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. An obituary will appear in next week’s issue. If service arrangements are made in the interim, they will be published in The Star Online at gra...

 
 Births    June 4, 2014

Covington/Andrews have a girl

Brenda Covington and James Andrews of Electric City are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Lily Litan Andrews born Thursday, May 22, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 8 lbs., 2 oz., and was 19 inches in length at...

 
 Births    June 4, 2014

It's a boy for the Katiches

Melissa and Sorrell Katich of Keller are proud to announce the birth of their son Buck E. Katich on Friday, May 23, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 9 lbs., 3 oz., and was 21 inches in length at birth. Siblings include Eli,...

 
 Community    June 4, 2014

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, June 5, at Pepper Jack’s in Grand Coulee at noon. Relay for Life in Moses Lake Moses Lake’s 26th annual Relay for Life will be held Friday and Saturday, June 13...

 
 School    June 4, 2014

Alumni Scholarships awarded

Grand Coulee High School Alumni Association has awarded three scholarships in the amount of $500 each to graduating seniors from the Lake Roosevelt High School Class of 2014. Recipient Nicole Baker, daughter of Corey and Shelley Baker of Grand...

 
 School    June 4, 2014

Byam receives PEO scholarship

Madisyn Byam is the 2014 recipient of the $500 scholarship awarded by local Chapter DG of P.E.O. International. The scholarship application process includes a review of the applicants’ academic achievement, community service, extracurricular...

 
 Sports    June 4, 2014

Bowling

BOWLING Seniors May 28, 2014 Pat Z. 189/172/522; Ray D. 171/172/501; Dixie 152/387 Splits: Pat 3-10 SUMMER 14 TEAM W L CHEWY’S CONST. 12 4 FLYIN W 10 6 FIGHTING CHIPMUNKS 8 8 THE FORCE 8 8 DIXIE CHICKS 8 8 LBB 8 8 BAD NEWS BEARS 6 10 GRANDMA’S...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    June 4, 2014

Alejandre and Kelly-Marconi place at state

Octavio Alejandre and Chyenne Kelly-Marconi both placed for the Raiders at the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association State 2B Track and Field meet in Cheney last week. At the meet, held...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    June 4, 2014

Five Raiders named to all-league

Five Lake Roosevelt Raider baseball players have been named to the Central Washington 2B North All-League teams. Two were members of the 2013 All-League teams. Devan Black was named to the First Team...

 
 Community    June 4, 2014

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 5/25 - A Grand Coulee man was arrested at a Continental Heights apartment and taken to Grant County Jail for residential burglary, malicious mischief, interfering with the reporting of domestic violence and resisting arrest. He...

 
 Legals    June 4, 2014

Legals for June 4, 2014

Grant County Mosquito Dist. 2 NOTICE OF MEETING Grant County Mosquito District No.2 will hold the June Regular Monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 11 at 7:00 pm at the Electric City City Hall. (Publish May 28 and June 4, 2014) REQUESTS FOR SMALL WORKS...

 
 Community    June 4, 2014

WSU Master Gardeners of Okanogan County start Plant Problem Diagnostic Clinics

Plant Problem Diagnostic Clinics have started at the WSU Extension Office located in the Okanogan County Courthouse, room 101. These clinics are a part of the public service that the Okanogan Master Gardener volunteers contribute to the community...

 
 School    June 4, 2014

Grad section posted online

The Star's tribute to the Lake Roosevelt High School Class of 2014 is available here for online viewing....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 4, 2014

Hospital commissioners meet tonight

Coulee Medical Center's hospital district commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. tonight (Monday, 6/9/14) for their regular monthly meeting. They will meet in the CMC Medical Arts Building (old clinic...