Articles from the June 6, 2012 edition

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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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story



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,... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story


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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story


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.... Full story

 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... Full story


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... Full story


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.... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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’... Full story


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... Full story


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.... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story

 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... Full story


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