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Articles from the July 11, 2012 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    July 11, 2012

Our take on the news

• We hope the community will support the Coulee Area Park and Recreation District’s bid for tax support. Since the early 1990s, community leaders saw a park and rec district as a tool that could be used to help solve many of the problems the... Full story

 By Press release    News    July 11, 2012

Fire Mobilization Authorized for the Douglas County Complex Fire

State fire assistance has been mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the Douglas County Complex Fire located near Mansfield in Douglas County.  Washington St... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    July 11, 2012

Senator makes case for federal help in school project

While local school officials are gearing up for the initial phase of building a new K-12 facility, State Senator Linda Evans Parlette is beating federal funding bushes to find the additional $15... Full story


Hot flash

A U.S. Forest Service helicopter scoops water from Banks Lake Tuesday evening to fight a 200-acre brush fire near Barker Canyon. The fire erupted following a massive thunderstorm that hit the region... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    July 11, 2012

Park and rec district to seek levy support

The local park district through which North Dam Park was rescued in a joint community effort last year, will seek tax support at the ballot come November. Commissioners of the Coulee Area Park and Recreation District voted Monday to seek a levy to...


Churches to address local food bank shortage

Community churches will conduct a food drive this Friday from 4-8 p.m. at both Harvest Foods in Coulee Dam and Safeway in Grand Coulee. The Care and Share Food Bank has been running low on supplies lately, said Paster Shawn Neider of Zion Lutheran... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    July 11, 2012

New owners take over at Four Corners

Tim’s 4 Corners Union 76 Station has been purchased by Jack and Lauretta Madsen. The sale ends a 24-year ownership of the popular corner station by Tim and Michéle Arrants, who purchased the... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    July 11, 2012

Citizen protests new rules

An Electric City resident told the city council at its last meeting in June that rules it had enacted for their meetings were probably illegal. Jeff Eiffert took issue with the council’s desire to curb comments and criticism by trying to keep... Full story



Mosquito District to meet Grant County Mosquito District 2 will hold its July meeting tonight, July 11, at 7 p.m. in the city council chambers in Electric City. The district usually meets on the first Wednesday of the month but the July meeting was... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    July 11, 2012

The lure of radio-controlled flying machines

Dennis Schuchman came by his love of airplanes naturally. His dad was a Grant County deputy sheriff and had his own full-size airplane, and, from Dennis’ earliest days, his father was into... Full story


Search at jail yields alleged stolen jewelry

An Electric City man is a suspect in jewelry theft from a woman who lives near his 123 West Grand Avenue residence. Mark Perman, 31, who is currently serving a sentence in Grant County jail for obstructing a police officer, was arrested on a warrant... Full story

 By Bob Valen    Lifestyles    July 11, 2012

Be careful out there, it’s finally hot

June came and went, squeezing out a high temperature of only 84.9°F that was the lowest high temperature for June in the past four years (1938 saw a record 105°F). The mean temperature for June is... Full story


The true heart of the home

One of the things I’ve always loved about American homes is the prominence of the kitchen. Far more than other cultures, where kitchens are small and tucked away out of sight, American architects... Full story

 By Chris Cargill    Opinion    July 11, 2012

Something’s fishy with new rules written by unseen bureaucrats

Thinking about having fish for dinner tonight? How about some fish for breakfast, lunch and dinner tomorrow? And the next day? And the day after that. The Washington State Department of Ecology wants to assume that you do. For the purpose of... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Several local firefighters recently completed a mandatory course that taught them how to improve their skills in fighting wildland fires and their safety. Firefighters included Gerald Sands, Brent Haley, David Bjorson, Scott Kentner,... Full story


Jackie (Lenor McClung) Orr

Jackie (Lenor McClung) Orr, 100, died peacefully at home in Elmer City, Wash., on Sunday, July 1, 2012. The youngest of nine siblings, Jackie was born February 2, 1912, to Andrew Jackson (Dan) and... Full story


Kenneth Charles Stinde

Kenneth Charles Stinde, known to his family as Ken, and his wife and friends as Casey, passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2012, at 3 Coulee Medical Center. After being ill for so long, he went... Full story


It's a boy for Rizzonelli/Smith

It’s a boy for Rizzonelli/Smith Jessica Rizzonelli and Ron Smith of Grand Coulee are proud to announce the birth of their son Ryker Joseph Alan Smith on Friday, June 8, 2012, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 8 lbs., 19 oz.... Full story


Thelma Leota Thurston

The inurnment service for Thelma Leota Thurston will be held Friday, July 20, at 4 p.m. at Spring Canyon Cemetery.  Thelma passed away February 5, 2012, in Eugene, Oregon.... Full story


Garden help available at market

Master Gardeners Barbara Guilland, from Moses Lake, and Gayle Swagerty, of Coulee Dam, offer advice and information at the June 16 Saturday Market in Grand Coulee across from Safeway. Master... Full story


A boy for the Hodgins

Michelle and Cody Hodgin of Grand Coulee are proud to announce the birth of their son Corbin W. Hodgin on Monday, June 25, 2012, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 8 lbs., 9 oz., and was 21 inches in length at birth. Siblings... Full story


Meetings & Notices

Chamber to Meet at Sunbanks Grand Coulee Chamber will meet Thursday, July 12, at noon at Sunbanks Resort on the patio. Call your order ahead 633-3786. Come and share any new news you have or events that are coming up. Grant County Mosquito Dist. 2... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    Sports    July 11, 2012

Ranch rodeo winners listed

Teams from the Tonasket area won the first four places at the ranch rodeo a week ago at the Ridge Riders Rodeo Grounds. The first place team, made up of Ben Kershner, Austin Olma, T.J. Symmonds and Kristy Rothrock, picked up $280 each for their... Full story


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/29 - A two week lapse of not reporting a hit and run incident at Safeway parking lot was questioned by police. The woman was told to ask Safeway if they had anything on tape from their security cameras. - A man on E. Grand Avenu... Full story


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