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Articles from the June 21, 2017 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News    June 21, 2017

Town will consider changing into a city

The possibility of changing Coulee Dam from a “town” under state law to a “city” drew significant discussion at a town council meeting Wednesday, where the audience was packed following a door-to-door push last weekend by a candidate for...

 

Decisive moment

Bullfighter Drew Payne, of Wellpinit, steps in to draw the ire of a massive bull to prevent it from trampling the bullrider it just threw off at the annual Cleatis Lacy Bull Ride at the Ridger Riders...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 21, 2017

Proposed federal budget cuts would take money from public to give to private schools

Betsy Devos, secretary of the United States Department of Education, has proposed $10.6 billion in cuts for public education institutions, targeting, among other things, after-school programs, technical and career training, special education, and...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 21, 2017

Annual festival will come early this year

Check your calendar closely. This year’s Festival of America is coming Friday and Saturday, June 30 and July 1. This year’s July 4 Independence Day holiday falls on Tuesday. Chamber of Commerce officials don’t think their annual festival would...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 21, 2017

Grand Coulee turns down home dog rescue operation

A Grand Coulee woman appealed to the city council Tuesday, June 20, to approve a "dog rescue" at her residence. Dorothy Harris, who resides on Young Street, offered to work with Grand Coulee in...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 21, 2017

Smoke alarm gets family out in time

A working smoke detector is credited with avoiding a bigger fire, as it allowed for getting a blaze under control at a mobile home at 904 King Street in Grand Coulee last Thursday evening. Volunteer Fire Chief Richard Paris said it appeared the fire...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 21, 2017

Fireworks show a success, despite delay

The Northwest Pyrotechnics Association put on a fireworks show from North Dam on Saturday night. "I heard a lot of 'oohs' and 'ahs' and that's what we're always looking for," said Alan Cain, a local...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 21, 2017

CBC expels member of business council

The Colville Business Council Friday expelled one of its 14 members on a split vote just before elections set for this Saturday. Following an investigative hearing, the CBC expelled Ricky Gabriel with a 9-4 vote, citing ethics violations, according...

 
 By Glo Carroll    Opinion    June 21, 2017

Local candidates should lead by example

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and...

 
 By Bruce Bartoo    Opinion    June 21, 2017

Time to involve the people

Last Wednesday evening, the Coulee Dam Town Council met to consider, among other agenda items, if the Town of Coulee Dam will change its status from being a Town to that of a City. Town Hall made little effort to inform the public and give adequate...

 
 By Ed Bartley    Opinion    June 21, 2017

Objecting to Coulee Dam councilman's behavior

At this past week’s Coulee Dam’s Town Council meeting we observed an extremely angry outburst from Dave Schmidt (a town council member) directed towards some of Coulee Dam’s citizens when they objected to a comment made by Mr. Schmidt....

 
 By Carol Daily    Opinion    June 21, 2017

Why are signs restricted, not letters?

My husband and I were told we had to take our candidate-for-mayor sign down. By law, you can only have signs up so far ahead of the election. The week before we were told to take it down there was a letter in our Star newspaper to vote for a new...

 
 By Bob Valen    Opinion    June 21, 2017

Fake news about the jungle!

Reading the recent piece about the circus visit, I found a statement to be two-thirds correct. “Jungle cats” is a misleading title for the three big cats that are part of the circus. Lions, specifically African lions, are not jungle dwellers,...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    June 21, 2017

Artists unite

I do not consider myself an artist. Yes, I am a writer and an amateur photographer and even have grander ideas about drawing and painting. But I do not consider myself an artist. So when I found mysel...

 

Sixty-seven years ago

Chute Section - The feeder canal changes at this point (Sta. 89/50) from its regular trapezoidal section to a rectangular chute section in order to discharge its enormous flow into the equalizing...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon this Thursday, June 22, at the Eagles Lodge, Grand Coulee. A rep from CMC will be presenting. Okanogan County Demos to Meet Okanogan County Democrats will meet at the...

 

Senior meals

Wed., June 21 - Dinner Pulled Pork Sandwich, Potato Chips, Pea Salad, Mixed Fruit, Cupcakes Thurs., June 22 - Dinner BBQ Chicken, Potato Salad, Corn, Fruit Cup, Cookies Fri., June 23 - Breakfast German Sausage, Eggs, Hashbrowns, Toast, Fruit Bowl,...

 

It's a boy for Campbell/Conant

Alice Campbell and Daniel “Parks” Conant Jr., of Coulee Dam, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Daniel Parks Conant III, on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 6...

 

Grand Coulee community blood drive Monday

Inland Northwest Blood Center, along with the Grand Coulee community blood drive volunteers led by Leha Bodeau, are planning a blood drive for Monday, June 26. Donation hours will be from 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the community room in Coulee Medical...

 

Ayling retires from credit union

LuAnn Aylings retired June 10 from the Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union after serving members there for 34 years. Ayling started her credit union career in 1983 as a teller, and soon after was...

 

Beverly "Bev" Davis

Beverly “Bev” Davis, 68, of Nespelem, Washington, died Sunday, June 18, 2017, in Grand Coulee, Washington. A 7 p.m. Wake will be held Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at Nespelem Community Center, Nespelem, with 10 a.m. funeral service on Wednesday,...

 

Class of 2021marks a milestone`

Eighth grade classes from both Lake Roosevelt and Nespelem held recognition ceremonies....

 

April students of the month

Third through Sixth grade, from left,Front Row: Jaelynn Vallee, Carmen Thomas, Eva Marchand, Middle Row: Summer Mori, Betsy Vil-lafana-Cruz, Caden Portch, Finn Beery, Aspen Smith, Back Row: Mick...

 

Bowling Scores

WEDNESDAY SENIORS Karen Musser 127+116+151=394 Bob S. 130+178+139=447 Scott E. 166+185+202=553 SPRING LEAGUE TEAM W L Team 4 11 5 Team 3 8 8 Team 2 2 14 High Game: Scott 192; Amber 116 High Series: Scott 528; Amber 324...

 
 By Linda McLean    School    June 21, 2017

Reservation youth share tech at state summit

Nespelem Elementary School students participated in the Governor's Summit on Career Connected Learning May 31 at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, Washington, on the Microsoft Campus. The...

 

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