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Articles from the June 6, 2012 edition

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 Community    June 6, 2012

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 5/28 - A highly intoxicated man dialed 911 from a Spokane Way residence. When officers arrived the owner of the home said that he had put his intoxicated cousin to bed and that he wouldn’t make any more 911 calls. 5/29 - A...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 6, 2012

Tribal leaders explain $193 million settlement split

Colville Tribal leadership released a statement explaining their decision to only distribute to members one fifth of $193 million set talent with the federal government. Friday afternoon a woman leading a push to increase that share to half will...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    June 6, 2012

Liquor retailers make the jump

The two firms selling hard liquor locally since the June 1 change from state control to private control of liquor sales reported brisk business this week. Voters passed Initiative 1183 last year, resu...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 6, 2012

USBR grant to help with park

A $50,000 grant through the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will help with operating and maintaining North Dam Park, officials announced last week. Phil Hansen, chairman of the Coulee Area Park and Recreation District, and Lynne Brougher, public affairs...

 
 News    June 6, 2012

Newsbriefs

Cougar scare at school Center School was in lockdown Tuesday morning because of a report of a cougar seen behind the school crossing Martin Road. Principal Sue Hinton said that Brenda Francis reported the sighting. The lockdown meant that students,...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    June 6, 2012

Two dogs attack woman

Two Electric City men who live on 2nd Street face citations because their dogs allegedly attacked a woman while she was jogging May 10. Amanda Lyn Button, 34, who lives on 3rd Street, reported to police that the dogs bit her on both legs, and a relat...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    June 6, 2012

Senior interviews rate LR experience

In exit interviews at Lake Roosevelt High School, seniors said they had been their own worst enemies during their prep careers, but most stated they were satisfied with their high school experience. School counselor Sue Hayes spent a month...

 
 News    June 6, 2012

Kids Day to offer family fun

Lots of activities and prizes will present kids and parents plenty of choices for fun in the area June 16. The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce has again encouraged local businesses and organizations to offer activities for children and...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    June 6, 2012

Elmer City hears one side of treatment plant argument

Elmer City is still trying to figure out if the town is a partner or a customer in its relationship with Coulee Dam and the wastewater treatment plant. And it will likely take the opinion of legal eagles to fully determine the issue. About 20 people...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    June 6, 2012

Time to step back for a clearer look

Sometimes, when you’re focusing very closely on accomplishing a specific goal, it helps to step back -- about a mile. Perhaps at this point that strategy might be helpful to Coulee Dam, Elmer City and Greg Wilder. Wilder’s examination of Coulee...

 
 By Louella Friedlander    Opinion    June 6, 2012

A great alignment of 30s

My mother had me when she was 30 years old. I had Colleen when I was 30 years old. My granddaughter, Issa, had her baby, Zaley, when she was 30 years old. My grandson Samuel is 30 years old April 29. Colleen and Rodney's 30th anniversary is June 5....

 
 By Becky Billups    Opinion    June 6, 2012

Maybe someday, cleanup fight will be worth it

Just when I thought Burdin Blvd., and hopefully the streets surrounding it, was developing a sense of pride, it appears to be starting to return to its original state. After watching truck load after truck load of junk (aka recyclable trash imported...

 
 By Bruce Marcellay    Opinion    June 6, 2012

Will the council stand with the members?

I've given each of the Omak District Tribal Council, and the new candidates running for Council copies of the petition with names of tribal members’ signatures. The petition is requesting 50 percent of the 193 money. I went to all three HUD sites...

 
 By Mario Villanueva    Opinion    June 6, 2012

USDA is committed to the future in rural America

As an agency, along with other federal and state entities, we have embraced the responsibility of enacting, with tangible results in the field, the task of helping our country travel down the path of economic recovery – and we are succeeding....

 
 Opinion    June 6, 2012

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago A statewide foundation bestowed honors on a man with extensive local history last week. At the Washington Health Foundation’s Heroes, a Health Care Awards Banquet in Seattle May 23, the group awarded Mel Tonasket its third annual...

 
 People    June 6, 2012

Rosco/Ankney to wed in December

Scott Rosco and Bailey Ankney would like to announce their engagement. They are both 2010 graduates of Lake Roosevelt High School. Bailey is currently attending Spokane Community College Culinary...

 
 Obituaries    June 6, 2012

Roy Lee Fulton

Roy Fulton passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, in Gresham, Ore. Born in Sprague, Wash., on December 5, 1927, to late Merdo and Marinda Fulton, Mr. Fulton grew up in Washington and...

 
 Obituaries    June 6, 2012

Herman Otto Jensen

Herman Otto Jensen, 87, passed away November 15, 2011, at Ashland, Ohio.  Those who knew ever- a few of his adventures may have been surprised that he made it this far. His ‘times I almost died’...

 
 Obituaries    June 6, 2012

Celebration of Life for Betty Whitelaw

Friends and family, please join us for “ a celebration of life” for Betty Whitelaw on Saturday, June  9, at the McGinnis Lake ranch. Betty passed away December 23, 2011. A short informal service presented by her grandchildren and...

 
 Obituaries    June 6, 2012

Graveside services for Rosemary Evers

Rosemary Evers Graveside services for Rosemary Evers will be held Saturday, June 16, at 4 p.m. at Spring Canyon Cemetery in Grand Coulee. Rosemary passed away January 24, 2012....

 
 People    June 6, 2012

In recital

Tanya Ang, left, and Areielle White will present an eighth grade piano recital Sunday, June 10, at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 348 Mead, Grand Coulee. The pianists are long-time pupils of Bonnie...

 
 Community    June 6, 2012

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon on Thursday, June 7, at the Hometown Pizza in Grand Coulee. Grant County Mosquito Dist. 2 to Meet Grant County Mosquito District 2 will hold its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, June 6, at...

 
 School    June 6, 2012

Foundation announces new scholarship

The Columbia Basin Foundation announced the creation of the Deputy John Bernard Memorial Scholarship Fund. This fund was created by Deputy Bernard's widow, Tamara Bernard. “We are very proud to be able to honor local hero Deputy Bernard by administ...

 
 School    June 6, 2012

Stanford receives scholarship

Tiffany Stanford, daughter of Gayle Stanford and Jerry Stanford, is the 2012 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...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    June 6, 2012

Raider competes on all-district team

A Lake Roosevelt High School athlete competed in last weekend’s all-district baseball game in East Wenatchee — against his regular coach. Kramer Carlson, who recently finished his baseball career...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    June 6, 2012

Coulee Dam enforcing cleanup law

About half of those who are notified by letter that their properties are in violation of Coulee Dam’s town ordinances respond, Police Chief Pat Collins said last week. The town last week sent out a dozen letters informing property owners that they...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 6, 2012

Kennedy joins CMC board

Jerry Kennedy joined the board of commissioners for the public hospital district that runs Coulee Medical Center last week. Kennedy was sworn in at the regular monthly meeting of the commissioners of...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    June 6, 2012

Carts before the course a port issue

Port District 7 commissioners labored over a golf cart issue at their meeting last Thursday. They eventually agreed that their choice in taking over a former lease on 21 golf carts and two utility carts wasn’t a good one, but they went ahead and...

 
 News    June 6, 2012

CCT chair named to tribal/federal budget council

The Chairman of the Colville Business Council has been named as a delegate to the Tribal/Department of Interior Budget Council by the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians. Michael O. Finley was elected as one of two ATNI delegates to this group—f...

 
 By press release    News    June 6, 2012

Former USBR area manager to come out of retirement

Former CCAO Manager Exits Retirement to Return to Reclamation BOISE, Idaho  – Regional Director Lorri Lee announced today that Gerald (“Jerry”) Kelso is exiting retirement to return to the Bureau of Reclamation in his former position as...

 
 News    June 6, 2012

Suggested new Keller Ferry name on agenda

State Department of Transportation officials next Tuesday will present to the Transportation Commission, meeting in East Wenatchee, a suggested name for the new Keller Ferry being built to serve State Route 21 across the Columbia River on Lake Roosev...