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Articles from the June 12, 2013 edition

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 By Jesse Utz    Lifestyles    June 12, 2013

Class of 2013 30-Year Reunion … it could happen Part II

Welcome back to the epic event called the 30-year class reunion of the class of 2013. We are back stage now at this glamorous gala of quite possibly the best class ever to graduate from LRHS. The... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    June 12, 2013

Koulee Kids Fest map for tomorrow posted

Our Grand Coulee Dam Area Visitors Guide online site has the map of activities for Saturday's Koulee Kids Fest, at which some lucky kid will win an iPod Touch. Check it out here: h... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 12, 2013

State grant on hold for better planning

A Grand Coulee project that started as a sidewalk down Spokane Way, and then changed to a sidewalk down Federal Avenue, is on hold, for the prospects of something better. Public works director Dennis Francis told the city council at its June 4 meetin... Full story


LR Class of 2013 graduates

Lake Roosevelt High School’s class of 2013 went through commencement exercises Saturday afternoon with speeches, songs, awards and scholarship announcements. School board director Ted Piccalo... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 12, 2013

Special filing period to open

Okanogan County announced a special three-day filing period, June 26-28, for a variety of positions not filed for during the regular election filing period. In Nespelem two council positions will be open. Council position 2, currently held by Dennis... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    June 12, 2013

Quilter's passion leads to business in local area

If anyone could figure the odds of an international finance engineer ending up in Grand Coulee running a quilting business, Marlene Oddie could. She’s opening her KISSed Quilts business at 12:15... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 12, 2013

Kids Fest set for fun Saturday

Kids, there’s a special day for you this Saturday, June 15. It’s the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce’s Koulee Kids Fest. Details and a map are available to help you plan your day, inside this week’s Star newspaper. A host of prizes... Full story



Proctor retiring Longtime teacher and coach Gordon Proctor will be honored tonight, beginning at 5:30, for his 35 years with the Grand Coulee Dam School District. Proctor has been at Lake Roosevelt High School since 1978, and retires at the end of th... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 12, 2013

City: Don't worry about colored water

Electric City officials said Tuesday that if residents notice colored water coming out of their faucets not to worry. The colored water is the effect of chlorine action to any material that has accumulated in water pipes and within a short time will... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    June 12, 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... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 12, 2013

Box of memories sheds light on man's father

Dave Baum has a box of old newspapers, secret documents, and other memorabilia from the World War II era that his father saved and handed down to him. The newspapers declare such things as the... Full story

 By Roger S. Lucas    News    June 12, 2013

Space tomatoes still floating around

Those tomato seeds that went into space back in the 1990s are still working their wonders here in the coulee. Nancy Carlson, teacher, now retired, obtained seeds from NASA and used them as a science... Full story

 By Glo Carroll    Opinion    June 12, 2013

Gardening in the Coulee

A friend, Frank Ward, said that if you are a gardener, you have got to love weeding. In my life, I have discovered many truisms that I like to call BFOs: Brilliant Flashes of the Obvious. Spot on! This is my 6th Summer growing a garden — in my... Full story


Tribal members should be idle no more

Through our strong native spirituality and our strong native pride, we, the Colville Confederated tribal peoples across our rez and off will indeed rebuild that indigenous circle of life that our current tribal council has destroyed … ever stronger... Full story

 By Clemente    Opinion    June 12, 2013

Apple tax dodging highlights need for reform

Talk about taking your business to “the Cloud.” In an ingenious effort to avoid billions of dollars in taxes, Apple, Inc., has been levitating subsidiaries between American and Irish soil, claiming that from a tax-law perspective, they exist in n... Full story


Journalists shouldn't drink genetically modified Koolaid

I was greatly disturbed to read Tracy Warner’s column on Wenatchee World’s editorial page on June 5, 2013. His editorial, regarding genetically modified crops, specifically wheat, comments on the recent discovery of genetically modified wheat on... Full story


Brandon Tyler Ricks

Brandon Tyler Ricks aka: “B”, “Bran”&”Rock-n-Roll Ricks”(26) began his earthly journey in Burien, Wash., January 9, 1987, and tragically departed us much too soon from Fife, Wash., on... Full story


Robert F. Lehto

Funeral Mass for Robert F. Lehto will be held at 1 p.m., on Saturday, June 29, 2013, a St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Grand Coulee. Mr. Lehto passed away on Good Friday, March 29, 2013. He will be interred in the family plot in Spring Canyon... Full story


Phyllis Louise (Brooks) Sears

 Family and friends are invited to join us for an informal memorial gathering for Phyllis Sears, at McGinnis Lake Saturday, June 29, at 2 p.m.  She passed away to join her father Perry, mother Ella, brother Bud, and sister Betty on October 16,... Full story


70th reunion celebrated

Five men and one woman were on hand last week to celebrate their 70th Mason City High School class reunion. The five men were graduates of 1943, and the woman graduated in 1946. In the picture, from... Full story


Donna Mae to Rickard celebrate century mark

A celebration for Donna Mae Rickard’s 100th birthdaywill be held in Omak and Coulee Dam. The Omak celebration will be Monday, June 24, from 2-3:30 p.m. at Apple Springs, 1001 Senna. In Coulee Dam the event is scheduled for Sunday, June 30, from... Full story


Tigers Class of '63 reunion set for 21st

Grand Coulee Tigers graduating class of 1963 will host their 50th-year reunion with a spaghetti feed at the Eagles Lodge on B street in old Grand Coulee on Friday, June 21, Kaye (Pozar) Fegert said. A happy hour get-together will begin around 4:30... 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 13 . The program will be presented by Lucas Bird and his mom Sjana who will be talking about Lucas’... Full story


Summer meals program to start for kids

The Grand Coulee Dam School District last week announced the sponsorship of a Simplified Summer Food Program for Children. Meals will be made available at no charge to attending children 18 years of age and younger. Meals will be served at Center... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    School    June 12, 2013

School district fills positions

The school board approved hiring four new teachers at its special meeting last Wednesday night. Matt Simpson of Brookings, Ore., was hired as a physical education/weight training teacher at Lake Roosevelt High School. Simpson was also hired as... Full story


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