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Articles from the July 17, 2013 edition

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Special meeting wasn’t A special meeting last Wednesday of the Regional Board of Mayors turned out not to be so special. The mayors of the four communities didn’t meet last Monday at their regular meeting because only two mayor were able to... Full story

 By press release    News    July 17, 2013

Vehicle theft victim spots his property while flying over Grand Coulee

GRAND COULEE, Wash. -- A Quincy-area farmer alerted deputies to the location of his stolen vehicles after he spotted them while flying his private plane. Kevin Weber of Weber Farms reported his 1997 Peterbilt dump truck and Beall pup trailer missing... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 17, 2013

New ferry launched

The new Keller ferry, the Sanpoil, was launched at about 8:40 a.m. last Thursday at Crescent Bay. The new ferry, after final fitting and testing, will replace the old Martha S Ferry which was taken... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 17, 2013

Voters to choose from three mayoral candidates

Ballots go out this Friday to begin an 18-day primary election period. Mail in ballots must be postmarked by Aug. 6, the final primary election day, to be counted. Coulee Dam’s mayor position is... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 17, 2013

Arsenic plant shut down for brown water

The Department of Health has ordered Electric City to shut its arsenic treatment plant down. A letter written by the DOH will go out to water customers in Electric City today (Wednesday) advising residents that the plant is being shut down while... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    July 17, 2013

Records request unleashes cross-state criticism

A request to the town of Coulee Dam for public records, coupled with a possible misunderstanding of who the requestor was, has led the mayor to step squarely into the middle of a perpetual fight in the state Legislature between cities and open govern... Full story


Colville Business Council elects officers

The Colville Business Council, the governing body of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Thursday held its annual swearing-in ceremony for recently-elected members and selected new officers, the tribes announced in a press release. M... Full story


Proposals given on walking traffic around school

Coulee Dam council heard two proposals to improve pedestrian circulation around the K-12 school site project at its meeting last Wednesday. Roger Easling, construction project manager, outlined two... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 17, 2013

Inter-town picnic proposed

A Coulee Dam woman who feels that when people eat fried chicken together they have a tendency to get along better, plans a joint Coulee Dam-Elmer City picnic in August. Gloria (Glo) Carroll, a Coulee Dam resident who lives on Stevens Street, has... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    July 17, 2013

Just the way it flows

Just as the nation was about to celebrate its most patriotic holiday, one of its greatest symbols of achievement literally closed the gates on what would have been a welcoming spectacle. The Bonneville Power Administration makes the call on just... Full story

 By Leon Kos    Opinion    July 17, 2013

Coulee Dam would be lucky to have Wilder as mayor

I have been following the letters Mr. Wilder has written to you and the articles written about the town of Coulee Dam issues. Because I have known Greg for almost 20 years, and he has decided to run for mayor, I felt it was important to share my... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Lifestyles    July 17, 2013

So much is in your pictures

I was sitting here trying to figure out what I wanted to write about this week and lots of ideas danced in my head but none became a solid column. I sat at my new writing area looking at the pictures... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Sleeping in the Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Arrival Center parking lot paid off for an Oregon couple last Friday when they were reunited with their pet beagle. Tammy Coyne of Canby, Ore., said her and her husband, Phil’s eight-month-old... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet this Thursday July 18 at noon at Sunbanks. Dan Foster, new superintendent of the National Park Service will be the guest speaker and will present his envision for the local park... Full story


Theodora Anne (Schuster) Kirk "Teddy"

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


Reunions in the coulee

Class of 1993 to Celebrate 20 Years The Lake Roosevelt Class of 1993 will be holding its 20 year reunion the weekend of August 2 and 3. Friday evening the group will meet at Electric City Bar & Grill. Saturday afternoon a barbecue will be held at... Full story


At the library

Some upcoming activities at the Grand Coulee library are: July 19, 11 a.m. - Dig into Geology with Phil Hansen. July 26, 11 a.m. - NCRL Puppet Show. August 2, 11 a.m. - Renowned NW author / illustrator Eric Brooks August 9, tba - Dig into... Full story


Senior menu

Wed., July 17 - Dinner Fish and Chips, BBQ Beans, Cole Slaw, Ice Cream with Fruit Topping. Thurs., July 18 - Dinner Curried Chicken, White Rice, Assorted Veggies, Mixed Green Salad, Fruit Cake with Whipped Cream. Fri., July 19 - Breakfast Denver... Full story


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 7/9 - Police banned a man from property on Fortuyn Road where he had been looking into cars. The property owner said he had run the man off and gone to the store, and when he returned the man was back. - An Electric City man... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 17, 2013

Man charged with rape

An Electric City man was arrested by Grand Coulee police Sunday and, according to Grant County Prosecutor Angus Lee, is being charged with rape in the second degree, unlawful imprisonment, interfering with the report of domestic violence and... Full story


Legals for July 17, 2013

NOTICE OF STATE’S INTENT TO NEGOTIATE LEASES Department of Natural Resources will begin negotiation of an expiring irrigated agriculture lease No. 12-077200 with existing lessee on a 400 acre portion of Section 36, Township 25 North, Range 28... Full story


Senior Bowling 7/10/17

Leo L. 143/411; Bob S. 185/482; Pat Z. 178/479; Larry W. 139/335; Ray D 178/457... Full story


Wet for a cause

Raider football supporters wash cars to raise money Saturday at North Cascades National Bank. The LRHS Raider football team, coaches and parents said they would like to thank the community and NCNB... Full story

 By press release    News    July 17, 2013

Alleged heroin trafficker arrested

MOSES LAKE -- A Moses Lake man is in custody after detectives from Grant County’s Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team and officers from the Moses Lake Police Department arrested him for suspicion of several drug-related crimes. Juan Quintana, 25...