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Articles from the June 19, 2013 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    June 19, 2013

Our take on the news

Is it surprising just how much innovation is required to build a community, or a school? Learning that some 4,000 concrete blocks will build a retaining wall for the new school site, one is tempted to draw analogies to the building blocks of communit...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 19, 2013

Big concrete wall will look like rock

A Spokane firm, Spilker Precast, is producing some 4,000 concrete blocks for an 1,100-foot-long retaining wall at the new K-12 school building site in Coulee Dam. The blocks, which will come in two si...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 19, 2013

Tribal Police to serve Elmer City

The Colville Tribal Police department will begin to handle law enforcement issues within the city limits of Elmer City beginning July 1. Elmer City’s town council approved the agreement at its meeting Thursday night, after having been approached...

 
 News    June 19, 2013

Newsbriefs

Chamber calls economic development meeting Inviting all local city elected officials, anyone who generates hotel/motel taxes, plus others, the chamber of commerce has called an economic development meeting for Monday at 2 p.m. at the Grand Coulee...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 19, 2013

Tribal election polls may leave it up to absentee ballots

Tribal election polls Saturday recorded 1,619 votes in the election races for seven Colville Business Council seats, many of which will be determined with the count of absentee ballots on Thursday. In the Nespelem District, Ricky Gabriel polled...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 19, 2013

Wildfire contained near Indian agency

A wildfire of unknown origin was contained by firefighters Friday night after consuming a little more than 200 acres of grass, brush and some trees just east of the Colville Indian Agency campus and w...

 
 News    June 19, 2013

Rodeo events coming up

Rodeo activity heats up late this month with two special events at the Ridge Rider Rodeo Grounds. Friday night, June 28, the Ridge Riders present their 2nd Annual Cleatis Lacy Memorial Bull Riding. And on Saturday night, June 29, the Ridge Riders...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 19, 2013

Three nights of live music planned for 4th festival

The July 4 “Festival of America” music in the park program will stretch over three days, Coulee Dam Mayor Quincy Snow, the organizer of the music, said last week. Music will begin Thursday, July 4, at 5 p.m., in the park below the Visitor...

 
 News    June 19, 2013

Par for the course

Josh Rabe “puts” Sunday night on the sixth hole of a new disc golf course, the development of which he spearheaded at North Dam Park, as Coulee Area Park and Recreation Commissioner Nate...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 19, 2013

Festival will add family features

New activities will add to this year’s upcoming Festival of America, which will stretch over three days this year for the traditional July 4 celebration in the lower Visitor Center park below Grand Coulee Dam. Chamber of commerce Manager Peggy...

 
 News    June 19, 2013

Tribes to celebrate opening of Chief Joseph Hatchery

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation will host a First Salmon and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to open a state-of-the-art hatchery June 20 in Bridgeport, near Chief Joseph Dam. The facility will significantly boost the availability of...

 
 By Greg Wilder    Opinion    June 19, 2013

The wisdom of a child - remembered

A time long past, I was the contract city administrator for a small town in Oregon. Weekly, my young son (Joshua) and I would make the round trip journey from Seattle to Eugene … sometimes driving — sometimes on the Amtrak commuter train. I...

 
 By David Lesperance    Opinion    June 19, 2013

Re: "Apple tax dodging highlights need for reform"

When looking at this whole issue, its worth understanding some history and background. The current system of tax treaties and international structuring arose from a desire by many national governments to try and maximize the tax revenue they...

 
 By Dr. Terrence Leas    Opinion    June 19, 2013

College will be open for summer

I write to reassure the public that Big Bend Community College will be open for summer quarter classes starting July 1 regardless of what happens in Olympia in the next few weeks. While we remain hopeful the Washington Legislature will reach a...

 
 By Liz Carr Washington State Department of Health    Opinion    June 19, 2013

Going fishing on Lake Roosevelt? Choose your fish wisely

Fishing is part of our way of life, and fish are a delicious and nutritious part of a healthy diet. Yet testing shows certain fish from the Upper Columbia River and Lake Roosevelt contain chemicals (mercury and PCBs) that can harm health. While some...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    June 19, 2013

More holes left in community?

Once again our communities must say goodbye to positive role models. As Josh and Rayne Rabe and Mr. Wilson and family prepare to leave our area, we must ask ourselves a question. Why do we constantly...

 
 Opinion    June 19, 2013

Coulee Recollections

Correction In the May 29 Coulee Recollections, we unknowingly repeated an error originally made 10 years ago. The class speaker for the class of 1953 at Coulee Dam High School was Josef Gray, but his first name had been incorrectly written in the...

 
 Obituaries    June 19, 2013

McDermott celebration this weekend

A “celebration of life” for Daniel McDermott is planned for Saturday, June 22, in two parts: • A 9 a.m. memorial hike up Steamboat Rock, and • A 5 p.m. celebration at the Banks Lake Golf Course....

 
 Obituaries    June 19, 2013

Calvin R. Winstead

Calvin R. Winstead Services for Calvin R. Winstead will be held Thursday, June 20, 2013, at 1 p.m., at the Strate Funeral Home Chapel in Grand Coulee. Mr. Winstead passed away on Friday, June 14, 2013, at his home. A complete obituary will be in...

 
 People    June 19, 2013

McGuire/Whitelaw to wed Sept. 14

Hunter and Tanner Whitelaw are proud to announce the forthcoming marriage of their parents Tera McGuire and Jonah Whitelaw. Tera is the daughter of Rich and Judy McGuire of Grand Coulee. She is a...

 
 People    June 19, 2013

Rickard to celebrate 100th birthday

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...

 
 Community    June 19, 2013

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...

 
 Births    June 19, 2013

It's a boy for Stensgar

Daniqua Stensgar of Nespelem is proud to announce the birth of her son Kendryck Ashton Stensgar on Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 6 lbs., 11 oz., and was 19 inches in length at birth. He joins sibling...

 
 Births    June 19, 2013

Brunners have a boy

Samantha and Jesse Brunner of Almira are proud to announce the birth of their son Curtis Andrew Brunner born Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 6 lbs., 13.5 ozs., and was 20 inches in length at birth....

 
 Births    June 19, 2013

Nielsens have a girl

Jennifer and Erin Nielsen of Grand Coulee are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Indra Anastasia Nielsen on Sunday, June 9, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 7 lbs., 12 oz., and was 20 inches in length at birth....

 

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