Articles from the June 5, 2013 edition

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Commissioner: Golf course not closing “It is not our intention to close the golf course in July,” O. J. Scharbach said Friday at The Star. “I’ve heard this three or four times. I don’t know who is starting that stuff.” The chairman of... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    June 5, 2013

Woman injured hitting deer

A 21-year-old Nespelem woman was injured when the car she was driving hit a deer on the highway south of Grand Coulee Monday morning. Breanna Salas, 21, was driving a red 2002 Chevy Impala when it struck a deer on SR155 19 miles south of Grand...

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 5, 2013

Fire guts Electric City home

An Electric City man’s home burned Tuesday, keeping firefighters working for hours on the stubborn blaze that started just after noon. The residence of Michael Lowry, at 214 2nd Street, overlooks... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 5, 2013

Late filings for election reported

A special three-day election filing period in Grant County turned up two candidates for Bob Rupe’s position 1 seat in the Electric City Council race. Filing for that position were Birdie Hensley, a former member of the council, and Aaron Derr. In... Full story


Koulee Kids Day centers on fun

Kids, circle Saturday, June 15, on your calendar for Koulee Kids Day events in the coulee. It’s the eighth annual event for kids and a full schedule with times will be included in next week’s Star newspaper. A number of businesses are... Full story


Roller derby scrimmage planned for July

A scrimmage featuring roller derby teams from around the region is planned for July 5 as a means of introducing the community to the sport, said Grand Coulee Derby Dames team leader Chick Norris,... Full story


Grand Coulee Dam and partners receive national award

The Bureau of Reclamation’s Pacific Northwest Region, along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Chelan County Public Utility District, were honored April 23 at the 2013 National Hydropower Association annual conference in Washington, D.C. The... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 5, 2013

Teacher/coach, Proctor to retire

Gordon Proctor will wrap up some 40 years as a teacher when the last school bell rings on June 12. He arrived here in 1978, along with his wife Kathy, after teaching five years in Oregon, and completes 35 years of continuous service at Lake... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 5, 2013

New restaurant to open soon

A new restaurant is about to open on the Midway. It will be the Grand Coulee Grill, identified by the new rock work on the face of the building, and a trio that has had experience in resort eateries.... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 5, 2013

Sandpile saving money on school project

Dump trucks are hauling about 1,400 cubic yards of sand from the Bureau of Reclamation’s giant sandpile to the school construction site daily, according to officials. Don’t worry, the scheduled 22,000 cubic yards slated to be hauled from the... Full story


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 5/27 - A Keller man known to have a suspended license was seen exiting a vehicle at a service station. At first he denied being the driver, but then changed his response saying, “Yeah, I’m revoked first.” His vehicle was impounded... Full story

 By Greg Wilder    Opinion    June 5, 2013

"Smaller" plant will cost $1 million more

The Star published a story on May 29th, 2013 with the headline “Town votes for smaller sewer plant project.” Nothing could be further from the truth… in fact the town council, with one “no” (Bob Poch), knowingly voted for a project that wil... Full story


Coming out from under the bus

Brilliant Plan: “Grand Coulee Considers Compelling Cleanup,” front page article in the May 29th Star. I asked “our” mayor and “our” city council to enforce the city ordinances early in 2010, and then whole heartedly in 2012, not write... Full story


On teaching elementary math

“How to teach math better”, by George K. Brown, math teacher at Lewis & Clark High School (Spokesman Review 6-2-13), states that “children should arrive at high school fluent in basic arithmetic and some simple algebra, etc.” A parent told me... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Lifestyles    June 5, 2013

Class of 2013 30 Year Reunion - It Could Happen

Hello, my name is Emily Williams, host of Entertainment Tonight, and we are here today at the social event of the decade. It’s Lake Roosevelt High School’s class of 2013 30-year reunion, possibly... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago A group working to bring a swimming pool back to the area has been scrambling recently to raise money for the cost of running an election. Coulee Area Recreation Effort Chair Sean Hess, who attended the Electric City and Coulee Dam... Full story


Cubs earn honors

Cub Scout Pack 24 ended its year with an awards night on May 24. The boys had a great year with nearly all achieving their rank badges before the end of the school year. From left - Cub Scouts... Full story


Looking for items for yard sale

Zion Lutheran Church will be holding a yard sale Saturday, June 15, in order to help raise money to purchase mosquito bed nets for children in Africa. After learning that many children are dying from malaria but with an insecticide-treated bed net... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet at Pepper Jack’s The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will be meeting at Pepper Jack’s at noon on Thursday, June 6. Grant County Mosquito District 2 to Meet Grant County Mosquito District 2 will hold its regular monthly... Full story


Carol Lynn Steffens

Carol Lynn Steffens, 62, 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... Full story


E. Doris Skorheim

Evelyn Doris Skorheim of Coulee Dam died of natural causes on May 3, 2013. She was 90 years old. Doris was born in Norton, North Dakota, on June 18, 1922. She was raised on the family farm and after h... Full story


Brandon Tyler Ricks - 1987-2013

Funeral services will be held for Brandon Ricks on Saturday, June 8, at 11 a.m., at Strate Funeral Chapel in Grand Coulee, Wash. Graveside services will immediately follow at Spring Canyon Cemetery in Grand Coulee. A complete obituary will be in... Full story


Grand Coulee Guys campout

The Grand Coulee Guys campout had their annual gathering this year at Wanapum State Park. The first weekend of June the guys select a place to camp. A good time was had and they hope to have more... Full story

 By John McNeil II    Sports    June 5, 2013

Six Raiders named to all-league baseball team

Four seniors and two freshmen made the All Central Washington North 2B All League Baseball team from this season’s Raider squad that finished with a 12-win, nine-loss record. Senior Brady Black... Full story


April Students at LRHS

Lake Roosevelt High School announced its students of the month recently for April. They are, from left: Ricardo Sanchez, Ashlee Semmens, Lucinda Stensgar, Savannah Kentner, Joshua Wilder, Lucas... Full story


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