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Articles from the July 16, 2014 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 16, 2014

Police issues topic of Grand Coulee Council

It was Grand Coulee’s turn last night to address where its police contract with Electric City is going. Two council members were instrumental in working out an arrangement that would extend Grand Coulee’s police contract with Electric City for on... Full story

 By press release    News    July 16, 2014

Emergency declared in 20 counties due to multiple wildfires, extreme fire conditions

OLYMPIA -- A state of emergency was declared late Tuesday, July 14, in 20 Eastern Washington counties in response to multiple wildfires threatening homes, businesses, public infrastructure, and... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    July 16, 2014

Brush fire burning thousands of acres

A brush fire that started south of Leahy Junction Wednesday afternoon had consumed nearly 7 square miles of grass and brush by this morning after some short-range jumping and fast movement late...


Quick storm hammers area

A brief storm, with high winds, lightning and rain hit north of Elmer City, and north of Nespelem and Keller Monday. Mt. Tolman Fire officials said there were over 100 lightning strikes on the Colville Reservation. A few small spot fires were being... Full story


Annual 4th of July celebration held

With hundreds attending, the Sunday afternoon pow-wow, held at the Nespelem Circle Grounds, marked the closing of the annual 10-day Fourth of July Celebration, where Native American dancers, from... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 16, 2014

Junior rodeo offers young fun this weekend

You can capture the fun this weekend when the Ridge Riders feature their Junior Rodeo, beginning at 10 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Bring your cameras and capture some of the most exciting type of rodeo activity you will ever see. Watch youngsters... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 16, 2014

Spokane shooting has local connection

A 28-year-old man who was arrested by Spokane police after an incident at Deaconess Hospital is a person of interest in an ongoing investigation by Grand Coulee police. Cameron A. Trevino, listed from Nespelem, was involved in an incident in... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 16, 2014

Making progress on fires

One Central Washington fire has been put out and firefighters are making progress on two others, officials reported Friday. Crews mopped up the Highland Fire, just east of Bridgeport early Friday. Two strike teams that were preparing to leave... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 16, 2014

Death march Veteran visits the coulee

A veteran who "was surrendered" by Bataan military authorities to the Japanese in World War II, was a visitor to Grand Coulee Monday. Dan Crowley, who enlisted in Hartford, Connecticut, in early... Full story



Illness outbreak investigated Grant County Health District staff are investigating three laboratory confirmed cases and 210 people who have come in contact with ill individuals with whooping cough (pertussis) in Mattawa and Quincy, No one has been... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 16, 2014

Banks Lake poachers convicted

Four Western Washington men were convicted last week in Grant County Superior Court for poaching on Banks Lake, using gill nets to catch dozens of fish Dec. 5, 2013. “There really is no excuse for this behavior,” Grant County Prosecutor Angus Lee... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 16, 2014

Family members of deceased dam workers like memorial idea

Of the 81 workers who lost their lives while working on Grand Coulee Dam, 79 have been identified by researcher Susan Dechant. Dechant has been researching the accident incidents for the past several years and only recently reported that she was... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 16, 2014

Playhouse drawing set for Saturday

Some lucky child is going to end up with a playhouse this weekend. It's the annual one built by DWK Fowler Construction and given to the Ridge Riders for a special drawing, this year at the Junior... Full story


Reckless shooting at Jamison Lake

Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man after responding to a reckless shooting incident near the Jameson Lake Resort last Friday. Deputies received a report that two men were shooting in a reckless manner and the reporting party was... Full story

 By Aric Frank    Opinion    July 16, 2014

Please return stethoscope

Over the weekend my beaded stethoscope was taken out of my office in the hospital section of Coulee Medical Center. I have had it for years and used it to help people. It is a Littman Cardiology III with multi-colored native beadwork and my name... Full story

 By Baileys    Opinion    July 16, 2014

Efforts at windmills in park benefit all

Many thanks to the SHARP Kids who painted the Gehrke Windmill pots last year, and to Phil and Linda Hansen and helpers for planting flowers in them and keeping the place watered this year. The improvement to the site is a special benefit for both... Full story


Wakeup call to full tribal council

For the past 2-3 years, our tribal council have not heard “the peoples.” They literally, purposefully, have not listened to the peoples. We in fb land know you sneak in and out of here to see what is the latest in what all of you call innuendo,... Full story


Improving Chemical Safety: A Baby Step in the Right Direction

In the aftermath of the explosion of a fertilizer storage facility in West, Texas last year that killed 15 people and destroyed three schools and a nursing home, federal officials realized there are serious gaps in federal oversight authority of faci... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    July 16, 2014

Stolen Security; let's get it back

There is an epidemic going on around us. Over the past month I have heard from strangers and friends about being the victims of crimes. As a matter of fact, the past few years in the Coulee have seen... Full story


Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago The tenure of the Grand Coulee Dam School District's Superintendent, Dennis Chambers, came to an abrupt end Wednesday when he received notice to clear out his office. With two years remai... Full story


Susan Lynn Cunningham

Susan Lynn Cunningham was born October 20, 1947 in Ephrata Washington. Suziy was raised in Grand Coulee at the "Ranch". As an adult, she lived in the bush of Alaska with her children, where they had... Full story


Gary Dean Brown

Gary Dean Brown, 66, died at his Elmer City, Washington home Saturday morning, July 12, 2014, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born on February 22, 1948, in Spokane, Washington to Dean and... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, July 17, at noon, at Pepper Jack’s Bar and Grille in Grand Coulee. Coulee Area Community Blood Drive The Inland Northwest Blood Center along with the Coulee Communi... Full story


It's a boy for Niewald/Atkins

Christy M. Niewald and Daniel A. Atkins of Keller, are proud to announce the birth of their son Noah Daniel Atkins, Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 5 lbs., 7 oz., and was 18” in length at birth.... Full story


If it's old, it's a good, good thing!

With the Beach Boys famous feel-good song from 1966, Good Vibrations, on the air waves this summer, I’ve been picking up on the excellent shopping-for-vintage-treasures vibes resounding in the... Full story


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