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 Opinion    June 26, 2013

A special document honored in this issue

Inside the special section in this issue is tucked a copy of an extremely important document: The Declaration of Independence. These days it’s easy to look up anything; you can download the same copy we did from the National Archives. But the copy...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 26, 2013

Two arrested after ground wire cut, taken from dam

Two western Washington men were arrested June 18, charged with cutting up and stealing copper cables at Grand Coulee Dam. The two, Victor W. Ford, 43, of Lake Stevens, and Michael R. Bruce, 47, of Everett, were observed by Bureau of Reclamation...

 
 News    June 26, 2013

First Concrete Pour at School

Contractors made the first concrete pour of footings last Friday. Workers were on the job on an overtime day as they try to make up some of the time lost when fill had to be regraded. Officials say...

 
 News    June 26, 2013

Newsbriefs

Group to release 50,000 fish Some 50,000 rainbow trout will be released into Banks Lake July 2. It will be the second such batch this year that POWER, the Promoters of Wildlife and Environmental...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 26, 2013

Special section details community plans for 4th

Everyone likes a good old fashioned Fourth of July celebration. You can enjoy one next week, the “Festival of America” a three-day affair, right here in the Grand Coulee Dam area. The celebration...

 
 By Roger Lucas and Scott Hunter    News    June 26, 2013

Group to seek tourism board for whole community

A chamber of commerce-sponsored meeting of community leaders Monday selected a committee whose goal is to approach the three municipalities that collect hotel/motel tax money about the possible formation of a tourism advisory board to oversee...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 26, 2013

Bull rides and ranch rodeo at Ridge Riders this weekend

Rodeo fans will enjoy two evenings of entertainment at the Ridge Riders Rodeo Grounds this Friday and Saturday. Friday night, beginning at 7 p.m., the Ridge Riders feature the 2nd Annual Cleatis Lacy Memorial Bull Ride. Action starts at 7, but...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 26, 2013

Tribal voters elect four new council members, return three

The Colville Business Council will have four new members as a result of the tribal general election last week. The election was held June 15, and absentee ballots were received until Thursday last week. Newcomers to the Business Council will be...

 
 News    June 26, 2013

Hooping it up

Jaylyn Kensler, left, outlasts the competition on the way to her 7-minute, 30-second hula hoop victory during Mill Pond Days in Nespelem June 22. The community event featured seemingly dozens of...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 26, 2013

Kayaker gets security scrutiny

Police checked on an Oregon kayaker who was sitting on the rocks talking on his cell phone from inside the buoy line above the dam. Logan Wetherell, of Umpqua, Ore., had kayaked from the Canadian border to Grand Coulee Dam and was figuring out how...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 26, 2013

Youth detained on child-molestation warrants

Both Coulee Dam and Grand Coulee police officers last Wednesday were involved in the arrest near the Grand Coulee Post Office of a juvenile wanted in a series of warrants on five counts of first-degree child molestation and five counts of...

 
 By Jesse Utz    News    June 26, 2013

Memories from the past, dreams for the present

Summer is upon us, and I did some remembering. If this were a movie we would have the wavy, blurry, flashback screen now. It was a very hot summer and I, my brother Jamie (Jeremy), and stepbrothers...

 
 News    June 26, 2013

Art (and more) on the street

April Gabbert displays her stained glass original art at The Saturday Market in Grand Coulee June 15. The market is organized by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce to offer an inexpensive...

 
 Opinion    June 26, 2013

Missing the community garden

Dear CDFCU, Please do not build a shop where the public garden once was! I used to love going to the public garden. The last time we went everything was plowed down. My little sister and I cried the whole time! In my opinion, there should be another...

 
 By Hazel Johnson    Opinion    June 26, 2013

Great area, great volunteers

We decided to retire here 15 years ago. Fishing and golfing were our favorite things. Whoops … Seems we entered at the time the golf course was going into a BIG change wanting to go from 9 to 18 holes. Needless to say, things changed. Lots of...

 
 By Hartley L Hubbard    Opinion    June 26, 2013

Star brings back many memories

Thank you for making The Star available. It brings back many memories. I am in Oregon and have lived here since we moved from CD in 1951. My father, Les Hubbard was first a shovel operator and then crane operator. My grandfather, Hartley E. Hubbard...

 
 By Truman Covington    Opinion    June 26, 2013

Tribes still held hostage

Colville tribal elections 2013 are over... history; however, the Colville Confederated Tribes are still held hostage in the dictatorship-driven governmental systems through our sitting tribal council. Nepotism, collusion, buddy-buddy favor and...

 
 By Linda Thompson    Opinion    June 26, 2013

Heartwarming story

Just read the wonderful story about the fellow who asked his son why he loved him and the son said "It's just a given." From a 4-year-old! That is incredible. Warms my heart. Linda Thompson...

 
 Obituaries    June 26, 2013

Ronald Edward Haven

Ronnie E. Haven (53) became our guardian angel on June 17, 2013. Ron was born on February 23, 1960 in Coulee Dam, Wash. to Ed and Carolyn Haven, and eventually became big brother to Gary Haven....

 
 Obituaries    June 26, 2013

Phyllis Louise (Brooks) Sears

November 1, 1920-October 16, 2012  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...

 
 Obituaries    June 26, 2013

Calvin R. Winstead

Calvin R. Winstead (89) passed away at his Electric City, Wash., home Friday, June 14, 2013. Cal was born April 30, 1924, in Tioga, Louisiana, the second youngest of Allen and Nora Winstead’s eight...

 
 Obituaries    June 26, 2013

Celebration of Life Memorial Service

A Celebration of Life for Martha Stefanik will be held Saturday, July 6, 2013, 11 a.m., at Banks Lake Bible Church, 25 School Avenue in Electric City with Pastor Bill Williams officiating. Immediately following, the ladies of the church will be...

 
 Obituaries    June 26, 2013

Robert F. Lehto

Funeral Mass for Robert F. Lehto will be held at 1 p.m., on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at 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...

 
 Obituaries    June 26, 2013

Glenn D. Stauffer

Glenn Dee Stauffer, 71, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2013. He was born on May 24, 1942, to Alvin Godfrey Stauffer and Rachel Della Rindlisbacher in Ogden, Utah. Glenn graduated from Weber High...

 
 Community    June 26, 2013

Presenting the feathered

Cheryl Hoffman, of Funzees, presents information on birding to chamber of commerce members at their weekly luncheon at Pepper Jack’s Thursday. — Scott Hunter photo...

 
 Community    June 26, 2013

Reading program begins

The annual Summer Reading Program has started at the Grand Coulee Library. The theme this summer for children and teens, chosen by a National Collaborative Summer Library Program committee, is “Dig into Reading”.  Come in to enroll in the...

 
 Community    June 26, 2013

Senior menu

Wed., June 26 - Dinner Swiss Steak with Tomato Sauce, Seasoned Buttery Potatoes, Three-Bean Salad, Lemon Bar Thurs., June 27 - Dinner Lee’s Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Potato Salad, Chips, Fruited Jello. Shopping and Errands with Sara. Fri., June 28 -...

 
 Births    June 26, 2013

It's a girl for George/Williams

Shelby George and Mylan Williams Sr. of Coulee Dam are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Whisper Judith Rose Williams born Monday, June 17, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 7 lbs., 11 oz., and was 19.5 inches...

 
 Births    June 26, 2013

It's a girl for Davidson/Gurule

Lauren Davidson and Michael Gurule of Okanogan are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Vivian Ella Gurule on Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 7 lbs., 9 oz., and was 20 inches in length at...

 
 Community    June 26, 2013

Meetings and Notices

No Chamber this Week There will not be a noon meeting Thursday. Instead, chamber will hold a get-together at Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union for a Business After Hours gathering from 5:30pm-7:30 p.m. Free refreshments and hor d’oeuvres will be...

 
 Sports    June 26, 2013

Bowling and Golf Scores

IT’S ALL GOOD TEAM W L Ole Guys 25.5 10.5 San Poil Valley 23.5 12.5 King Pins 22 14 Flyin W 18.5 17.5 MTR 17 19 Dump Trucks 15.5 20.5 Gutter Fingers 12.5 23.5 Still Tryin 8.5 27.5 High Game; San Poil Valley 538; Gary Bjorson 232; Candy Weed Butz...

 
 School    June 26, 2013

District board approves hires

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board approved a number of hires at its Monday night meeting. Anne Cain, from Monitor, Wash., was hired as a third kindergarten teacher. Karmen Cecil, who taught fifth grade last year in the middle school, was...

 
 School    June 26, 2013

Alumni scholarships awarded to students

The Grand Coulee High School Alumni Association has awarded their 2013 scholarships in the amount of $500 each to Andrew McClure and Hillary Carriere, Lake Roosevelt High School graduating seniors.  Andrew wants to become an architect and will...

 
 Community    June 26, 2013

4-H has new hands-on programs

June, 2013 – The WSU Colville Reservation-Ferry County Extension 4-H Challenge program is an experiential learning and youth development program where groups participate in hands-on experiences that focus on leadership, citizenship and life skills...

 
 Community    June 26, 2013

Now you're cookin'

Kevin Portch mans the grill in front of Loepp Furniture Saturday during the store’s Customer Appreciation Day event. About 145 customers walked away feeling no hunger. — Scott Hunter...

 
 Legals    June 26, 2013

Legals for June 26, 2013

Notice of Primary Election Okanogan County, State of Washington Tuesday, August 6, 2013 A Primary Election will be held in the below mentioned districts for the purpose of submitting to the voters for their approval or rejection the following...

 
 Community    June 26, 2013

Zero tolerance for boating under the influence National Operation Dry Water Campaign June 28, 29 and 30

  OLYMPIA – June 24, 2013 – Washington marine law enforcement agencies will participate in a national special emphasis campaign June 28, 29 and 30, to cite people who are operating boats while under the influence of alcohol – also known as...

 
 Community    June 26, 2013

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/18 - An Electric City woman told police that someone called and wanted her phone number and Social Security number. She refused to provide the numbers and in turn told police of the incident. A scam of some kind was suspected....

 
 By Frankie Delano    Community    June 26, 2013

Shopping and junking in the coulee

Left over muddy puddles, higher-than-normal humidity and the possibility of more rain didn’t put a damper on any of the yard and moving sales held over the weekend in the Coulee, starting as early as 7 a.m. in Grand Coulee when the “birds”...