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Articles from the July 3, 2013 edition

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 By Jesse Utz    Lifestyles    July 3, 2013

Proud to be an American!

When I was a kid the Fourth of July meant fireworks, swimming, picnics and family. We would beg our parents to buy us fireworks and of course fire crackers were my favorite. Back then I did not think...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 3, 2013

Wildland fire breaks out on reservation

Wildland fire breaks out on reservation Wildifire consumed more than 500 acres on the Colville Indian Reservation July 4, on the 10th anniversary of a fire that burned more than 10,000 in the same are...

 
 News    July 3, 2013

Very cool

The Columbia River tops Grand Coulee Dam as extra water makes its way from Canada, filling local reservoirs. The spill has been cooling the town of Coulee Dam during the high heat of the last couple...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 3, 2013

New state budget helps kindergarten

Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Dennis Carlson was pleased with the new state budget signed by the governor Sunday. The new state two-year budget fully funds all day kindergarten, a switch from the past when the state funded...

 
 News    July 3, 2013

Enjoy the 4th at home in the coulee

You can enjoy all the traditional activity of the 4th of July by just staying home. The coulee community will see three days of fun and excitement. Activity begins Thursday, July 4, and extends through Saturday, July 6. On the 4th, the Festival of...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 3, 2013

Weather could make fireworks more dangerous

The National Weather Service has issued not only a heat advisory, but a “Red Flag Warning” until late Thursday night for a large area that apparently includes North Dam, a popular site for...

 
 News    July 3, 2013

Funding for street lights awarded

The state’s Transportation Improvement Board awarded 100% funding to convert existing street lights in Coulee Dam to lower energy technology. The council Wednesday night quickly OK’d approval of the grant and for Mayor Quincy Snow to execute the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 3, 2013

State budget squeaker had town project on hold

The town of Coulee Dam can relax a bit now that the state Legislature has passed its budget. On June 20, the town was notified by the Department of Ecology, the agency handling the loan for its proposed wastewater treatment plant, that the loan...

 
 News    July 3, 2013

Newsbriefs

Star office to close for holiday The Star newspaper will be closed Thursday and Friday, July 4- 5, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The office will be open at 9 a.m. Monday, July 8, for normal business. The deadline for classified and d...

 
 News    July 3, 2013

New ferry comes out of its protective cocoon

The new Keller ferry, The Sanpoil, is out of its protective cocoon and is in the final stages of getting ready for its launch. Workers at the Crescent Bay assembly site said launch could be within...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 3, 2013

Restaurant to reopen this week in Coulee Dam

Juan Moreno opened his all new Melody Restaurant in Coulee Dam Monday. He is open for both breakfast and lunch, opening at 6 a.m. to catch workers who have to eat out before going to their job, and...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 3, 2013

Report: 21 cows on airport runway

Port District 7 commissioners are trying to deal with a report of 21 cows on the airport runway and several instances of cows breaking out of their pasture and getting on the golf course. It was reported at their meeting last Thursday that one pilot...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 3, 2013

Contractor: tribal hiring working well

Using the Colville Tribal TERO office as a hiring headquarters is working well, according to officials on the Grand Coulee Dam School District’s new K-12 school project. A report by Walker Construction to the school board showed that through June...

 
 News    July 3, 2013

New boat slips completed at resort

Sunbanks Lake Resort Manager Sandy McInnes compares old to new boat docks just installed at the resort. The 50 new boat slips will enable boaters to gain overnight or longer parking for their boats....

 
 By Jay Kimble    Opinion    July 3, 2013

Loved cat's violent death begs a question

Ginger, our 30-pound, 15-year-old cat never really did much in the way of activities. Mostly just eat and lay on the porch. For 11 years she laid in her favorite cat bed on the porch, just looking around, getting fresh air. But last Friday, while...

 
 By Reg Morgan    Opinion    July 3, 2013

Spring Canyon poop level is unprecedented

We have lived in Coulee Dam since June of 1980 and have used the Spring Canyon picnic area many times through these years. On the afternoon of 6/28 we made one of this year’s first visits to the...

 
 By Carol Netzel    Opinion    July 3, 2013

Is there a plan for old community garden area?

Last evening I took a favorite walk along North Columbia, around the Credit Union and down past the old wildlife, garden area. I was shocked to see all the fruit trees gone, the bird-friendly habitat, the flowering shrubs. Nothing left of the old...

 
 By Gayle Swagerty    Opinion    July 3, 2013

After the garden is gone

What will people do after the garden is gone? What will people know after the garden is gone? Where will people, and rabbits, toads, butterflies, hummingbirds, ladybugs, song birds, moths, soil live stock, etc., go after the garden is gone? Someone...

 
 By Cheryl Piturachsatit    Opinion    July 3, 2013

Carvings add to park

Thank you to everyone involved in getting the carving done in Coulee Dam. They look wonderful and add a nice touch to that great little park. “Well done,” to everyone who was involved. Cheryl Piturachsatit...

 
 By Kathy Thompson    Opinion    July 3, 2013

Re-opened business will be a treat

I had the privilege of attending a by invitation only preview of the menu and food at The Melody, opening this week under new ownership. The citizens of the area are in for a culinary treat. Juan has done a wonderful job of creating fine dining in a...

 
 By Monty Fields    Opinion    July 3, 2013

Weight Watchers meetings closed

The last meeting of the Coulee Dam Weight Watchers was held on Thursday, June 27. Weight Watchers International was forced to discontinue this group due to lack of participation. Thank you to all members who have previously supported this great...

 
 By Eliza Andronova    Opinion    July 3, 2013

The reason for so many undocumented workers explained

As Immigration Reform known as S744 is being debated, I wanted to tell something about undocumented immigrants. Public must know why there are so many undocumented people currently living in the U.S. I hope someone reads this. When it comes to...

 
 Opinion    July 3, 2013

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Armed with only garden hoses, several Coulee Dam residents helped prevent a fire from destroying two Coulee Dam homes last Friday. Coulee Dam Mayor Quincy Snow said strong winds knocked a poplar tree over on Yucca Street. That caused a...

 
 Obituaries    July 3, 2013

Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Martha Stefanik

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    July 3, 2013

Memorial Services for Evelyn Mattson

Memorial services for Evelyn Mattson will be held Saturday, July 13, at 3 p.m. at Spring Canyon Cemetery , Grand Coulee. Pastor Shawn Nieder will be officiating. Mrs. Mattson passed away April 7, 2013. Attendees are invited to join the family for a...

 
 Community    July 3, 2013

Senior menu

Senior menu Wednesday, July 3 - Dinner Jeannie’s Birthday Meal Meat Loaf, Baked Potatoes, Butter and Sour Cream, Green Beans, Peach Cobbler. Thurs., July 4 - No Meal Fri., July 4 - Breakfast Diced Polish Sausage Scramble with Cheese, Hashbrowns,...

 
 Community    July 3, 2013

Heat taking a toll on seniors

Nobody likes extreme and prolonged heat, but such conditions can be deadly for seniors.   According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States. On average,...

 
 People    July 3, 2013

Fischer/Westcott to wed July 20th

Randy and Sue Fischer of Electric City are proud to announce the forthcoming marriage of their son Zachary Steven Fischer to Alma Melissa Westcott, daughter of Rodney and Graciela Westcott of Bonita,...

 
 Births    July 3, 2013

It's a boy for Salas and Chuckulnaskit

Breanna Salas and Justin Chuckulnaskit of Nespelem are proud to announce the birth of their son Jason Chuckulnaskit. He was born Monday, June 24, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 8 lbs., 11 oz., and was 21 inches in length...

 
 Community    July 3, 2013

Reading program in full swing

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 progra...

 
 Community    July 3, 2013

Meetings and Notices

No Chamber this Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will not be holding their noon meetings this Thursday due to the 4th of July holiday. Come check out the festivities at the festival in the park below Grand Coulee Dam. Mosquito...

 
 Community    July 3, 2013

Take honors in women's bowling tournament

Local bowlers recently brought home the cash during the 2013 Washington State Women’s Bowling tournament in Anacortes. Mae Stensgar and Candy Weed-Butz took 1st in doubles. Their team Riverview...

 
 Community    July 3, 2013

Fort Okanogan to open

Fort Okanogan will hold one of its centennial series at its interpretive center Sunday afternoon, July 14, beginning at 1 p.m. The theme of this presentation will be “West Meets East: Frank Matsura as Artist, Photographer, Japanese.” The new...

 
 Legals    July 3, 2013

Legal Notices for July 3, 2013

Public Notice Town of Coulee Dam ORDINANCES ADOPTED BY THE TOWN OF COULEE DAM Ordinance 713 – An Ordinance of the Town of Coulee Dam, Washington, setting salaries and wages for officers and employees of the Town for the calendar year 2012 and...

 
 Community    July 3, 2013

4-H Challenge Update

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    July 3, 2013

Reservation 4-H Explores the World of Small Animals

June 2013 –Youth on the Colville Reservation had the opportunity to learn about small animals through their participation in the 4-H Small Animal Clinic, held in Keller on June 22. This was a...

 
 Sports    July 3, 2013

Ridge Riders Ranch Rodeo results

The following are the results from the 2013 Ridge Riders Ranch Rodeo held June 29. Bronc Riding 1st, $776, Vade Arnzen, Boardman, Ore.; 2nd/3rd, $485, Ethan Storey, Cheney and JD Brock, Emmett, Idaho; 4th, $194, Arnold Fox, Mitchell, Ore. Ranch...

 
 Sports    July 3, 2013

Bull ballet dancer

Dalton Davis, of Yakima, opts for a graceful parting with the bull he successfully rode longer than the required 8 seconds at the Cleatis Lacy Bull Ride Friday night at the Ridge Riders Rodeo...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    Sports    July 3, 2013

Nespelem rodeo next week

The Nespelem Celebration Rodeo will be held July 12-14, at the Rodeo Grounds, and is being held in conjunction with a pow wow and stick games. The rodeo is sanctioned by the Western States Indian Rodeo Association and stock is being supplied by Red...

 
 Community    July 3, 2013

Park to talk about Chief Moses

The Grant County Historical Society will hold their board meeting July 9 at 11 a.m. at the Ephrata American Legion. Lunch will be served following the meeting for $5. The guest speaker Jack Park is going to talk about the Life and Adventures of...

 
 Sports    July 3, 2013

Bowling Scores

IT’S ALL GOOD TEAM W L Ole Guys 26.5 13.5 San Poil Valley 26.5 13.5 King Pins 25 15 Dump Trucks 19.5 20.5 Flyin W 19.5 20.5 M-T-R 17 23 Gutter Fingers 16.5 23.5 Still Tryin 8.5 31.5 High Game: Ole Guys 567; Gary Bjorson 235; Mae Stensgar 186 High...

 
 Community    July 3, 2013

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/24 - A Nespelem man was arrested and taken to Grant County jail after allegedly taking a bottle of vodka without paying for it from Safeway. The man was found at a residence on Yakima Street. He was banned from entering Safeway...

 
 By Frankie Delano    Community    July 3, 2013

Shopping and junking in the coulee

Do you know what the phrases “multi-family,” “too much to list,” “something for everyone” and finally, “and much more” mean to a specific group of yard sale shoppers? To put it simply, a bonanza -- and we don’t mean the Bonanza...

 
 Obituaries    July 3, 2013

Theodora Anne (Schuster) Kirk "Teddy"

Teddy Kirk of Coulee City, WA, was one of seven children, born August 20th, 1931 at her grandmother’s home in St. John WA, to Ted and Margaret F. (Davis) Schuster. She entered into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on July, 3, 2013,...