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Articles from the June 20, 2012 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    June 20, 2012

Little-known insights about ruling rules

In a flash of progressive openness (or an attempt to control discussion, depending on your perspective) the Electric City Council adopted new rules about how that legislative body’s meetings are...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 20, 2012

Finley is lone incumbent to survive tribal election

Six new members will join the Colville Business Council in July, according to official poll and absentee ballot results released Thursday night. In Nespelem District 1, longtime Councilmember Harvey Moses, Jr. lost to William “Billy” Nicholson...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    June 20, 2012

Despite resistance, town moves on with plant plans

The Coulee Dam Town Council voted last Wednesday night to sign a loan agreement with the state Department of Ecology for a $4.992 million loan for its proposed wastewater treatment plant. In addition the council voted to move ahead and give the okay...

 
 News    June 20, 2012

Saturday market starts up

The Saturday Market kicked off its second season last Saturday, and will continue each Saturday through September. The chamber of commerce-sponsored market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Morrison...

 
 News    June 20, 2012

Newbriefs

Money OK’d for park district Mayor Jerry Sands at Electric City got an OK from the council to sign an agreement for the city to provide $10,000 to the Coulee Area Park & Recreation District, to help fund maintenance activity at North Dam Park. The...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    June 20, 2012

City gets new rules of conduct for council meetings

There will be no “hooting” at Electric City council meetings. Nor any “jeering,” according to new rules laid down by council members last Tuesday night. One section, called “Conduct of Audience” states that you can be removed from the...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    June 20, 2012

America walker having the time of his life

It all started for Bruce Maynard at the Peace Arch in Blaine. Where it will end is anybody’s guess. Will he be walking to Alaska, or from Lisbon to Beijing, China? Maynard was weaving his way back...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    June 20, 2012

One incumbent survives tribal election

One lone incumbent, Colville Business Council Chairman Michael O. Finley, kept his seat after polling results Saturday. Six others either lost their seats in the primary election or trailed by a significant vote after Saturday’s polling. In Nespele...

 
 News    June 20, 2012

Colville deputy prosecutor named special assistant U.S. attorney

A deputy prosecuting attorney for the Colville Tribes has been appointed as a special assistant U.S. attorney (SAUSA), Colville Business Council Chairman Michael O. Finley announced Monday with a written statement. Melissa V. Simonsen has has worked...

 
 News    June 20, 2012

Fishing hole found

Colville Tribal Fish and Wildlife personnel help kids catch fish in a big tank at the tribal museum in Coulee Dam Saturday for the chamber of commerce-organized Kids Day. Kids caught trout they could...

 
 News    June 20, 2012

Kids Day’s big winner

Chamber board member Jesse Utz gives Benjamin Jordan, 7, the big prize of a Kindle Fire at the end of Koulee Kids Day at Village Cinema Theatre. Jordan took the prize in a drawing after having taken...

 
 News    June 20, 2012

Deep winner

With a paint job as deep as the lake behind him, Jerry Pitts’ El Camino took the honors in its category at Saturday’s Coulee Cruizers show and shine event. — Scott Hunter pho...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    June 20, 2012

District takes bids for Wright

The Grand Coulee Dam School District started advertising for bids for the demolition of Wright Elementary School this week. The preliminary estimate for the base bid was $320,000, the bid request stated. Superintendent Dennis Carlson said the...

 
 By Sam Stanczak    Opinion    June 20, 2012

Electric City citizens, do you know what’s going on?

My name is Sam Stanczak and I’m writing this letter to try to inform our readers on what is going on in our city government (Electric City). Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not a pot stirrer or a troublemaker; what I am writing is the truth and my...

 
 Opinion    June 20, 2012

Say “Thanks” to your community!

Recently my cousin and I were traveling on vacation and passed through your community. We were only a few miles from your town when our small motor home developed a rather serious mechanical problem. Of course, where it happened there was no cell...

 
 By Greg Wilder    Opinion    June 20, 2012

Arrogance or malfeasance?

The Colville Confederated Tribes took the high-road regarding the overly expensive Coulee Dam Sewer Treatment plant project. The tribe offered to help, in exchange for involvement … for a legitimate place at the table. In a letter to the...

 
 By Peggy Sandgren    Opinion    June 20, 2012

To all the nice people out there

I wanted to let everyone know that I’m in my new home. It’s been a long time getting there, but it finally happened. I also wanted to tell everybody at this time how much I want to thank everyone who helped me find enough stuff to furnish my...

 
 Obituaries    June 20, 2012

Susan Danette Arroyo

Susan Danette Arroyo, 62, a resident of the Promisedland Farm, east of Elmer City, Wash., left this earth on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, and now resides with the Lord Jesus in the Kingdom of Heaven....

 
 Obituaries    June 20, 2012

Celebration of Life for Eddie Mae Pfeifer

A celebration of life for Eddie Mae Pfeifer will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Spring Canyon Park in Grand Coulee, starting at 1 p.m.  It will be a potluck picnic. Eddie Mae passed away...

 
 Obituaries    June 20, 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 20, 2012

Clara M. Sears

Clara M. Sears, 108, passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2012, in Davenport, Wash. She was born on January 9, 1904, in Latty, Ohio to Frederick and Katherine Zurbrugg. She graduated from Colville High S...

 
 Obituaries    June 20, 2012

Chase M. Warrington

Chase M. Warrington, 23, passed away on Monday, June 18, 2012, in Wilbur, Washington. A graveside inurnment will be held on Saturday, June 23, at 11 a.m. at Wilbur Cemetery. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will follow at noon at Wilbur High...

 
 People    June 20, 2012

Toulou/Aldrich to wed July 28

Madisyn and Wyatt Toulou would like to announce the engagement of their parents along with Malcom Carson Jr. who would like to announce the engagement of his mother Kisha Marie Aldrich and Ronald...

 
 Births    June 20, 2012

It’s a boy for Desautel

Racheal Marie Desautel is proud to announce the birth of her son Mackiah Lee Tom on Saturday, May 26, 2012, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 7 lbs., 7 oz., and was 21-1/2 inches in length at birth. Siblings include Brother Zayden...

 
 Community    June 20, 2012

Meetings and Notices

GCD Chamber to Meet at Hometown Pizza Grant Chamber will meet at Hometown Pizza in Grand Coulee this Thursday at noon. Quincy Snow, mayor of the Town of Coulee Dam, will give an update on the Fourth of July Festival in America.. Grant County Fire...

 
 Births    June 20, 2012

Valenzuelas has a boy

Jessica and Brennan Valenzuela of Nespelem are proud to announce the birth of their son Erik Riley Valenzuela on Friday, June 1, 2012, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 9 lbs., 10 oz., and was 21-1/2 inches in length at birth....

 
 People    June 20, 2012

It’s a girl for Friedlander/Ogle

Tasheena Friedlander and James Ogle of Nespelem are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Larryssa Leslie Lynn Friedlander born on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 7 lbs., 9 oz., and was 20...

 
 Community    June 20, 2012

Vacation Bible School to begin

All kids from preschool to middle school are invited to a great week of exciting wilderness thrills as they head out to beautiful “SonRise National Park” for a community vacation Bible School. This event is being held Monday – Friday, June...

 
 By Roger Lucas    School    June 20, 2012

District to try guaranteed learning program

The Grand Coulee Dam School District will enter a two-year “guaranteed education” pilot project beginning with the senior graduating class of 2014. Superintendent Dennis Carlson has been talking about the idea for some time and last Wednesday ask...

 
 School    June 20, 2012

School board approves hirings

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board approved several hires, one retirement, and a one-year leave of absence at its last meeting. Retiring is Linda Peterson as Center School librarian. Teresa Miley, para-educator, was granted a one-year leave...

 
 People    June 20, 2012

Proctor receives UM scholarship

Cody Proctor, of Grand Coulee, has been awarded a $6,000 Montana Broadcasters Association/Joe Durso Jr. Memorial Scholarship from The University of Montana. Proctor is a UM senior majoring in broadcast journalism. She is a 2008 graduate of Lake...

 
 School    June 20, 2012

LHRS honors students and teacher

Lake Roosevelt High School announced its students of the month for May. They were: Jared Holt, Keya Fasthorse, Charli Knight, Jazlyn Adrian, Kylie Leiss, Jazmine Sumner, Kendra George, Winona Ramos,...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    June 20, 2012

Lady Raiders will be stronger, says new coach

Nathan Piturachsatit is taking over as the head coach for Lake Roosevelt volleyball with a strength and fitness emphasis which he hopes will make for a better Lady Raider team. Coach Piturachsatit is...

 
 By Jess Utz    Lifestyles    June 20, 2012

Jess, Shut Up - Wisdom in a grove

There is a man in Seaton's Grove that has wisdom beyond a lot of us. I can first remember meeting this Wizard of Wisdom when I was a small child. I would go to his shop and look at all the fish. Tank...

 
 Community    June 20, 2012

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/8 - A man on Sunset in Electric City advised police of automatic gunfire from the Osborn Bay area. Police responded and found a person shooting with a “slide stock” creating near-automatic firing speed. - A Nespelem man was...

 
 By press release    News    June 20, 2012

Grant PUD general manager placed on administrative leave

EPHRATA, Wash. – Grant PUD Commissioners Tuesday placed utility General Manager Tim Culbertson on a two week administrative leave pending the review of personnel related issues. “The issues under review are personnel in nature and unrelated to...

 
 By press release    Community    June 20, 2012

Foundation awards grant to Hartline nonprofit

The Paul Lauzier Charitable Foundation recently awarded a $15,000 grant to the Hartline Betterment Organization, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The vital funds will help support the completion of capital improvements for the Historic Hartline...