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Articles from the August 1, 2012 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    August 1, 2012

On leadership and money spent, well or not

• There is a difference between decision making and leadership. Leaders of the Colville Tribes discovered that recently after they made significant, long-impact decisions on behalf of their...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    August 1, 2012

Golf course eating up funds

The port district has invested over $100,000 in Banks Lake Golf Course since it took over in April, a financial report revealed last week. The cost of running the course through July 27, was $143,216, with golf course receipts totaling only $42,963.7...

 
 News    August 1, 2012

Find the capsule, save the flagpole!

School district workers Monday dug for a time capsule that some say was placed near the Wright Elementary School flagpole in 1976 or 1977, in honor of the nation’s bicentennial. Workers used a...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    August 1, 2012

Elmer City asks Coulee Dam to reconsider sewer plant project

Elmer City Mayor Mary Jo Carey told Coulee Dam’s town council last Wednesday night that high wastewater treatment rates could spell the end of Elmer City as a town. “We just can’t afford the high rates proposed and may have to go back into...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    August 1, 2012

New laser light show on dam coming in 2013

Visitors to the area in 2013, will see a brand new laser light show at Grand Coulee Dam. The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $1.6 million contract to LumaLaser of Eugene, Ore., recently to develop...

 
 News    August 1, 2012

Crop circles appear in wheat

Crop circles appeared last week in a wheat field between Grand Coulee and Wilbur. Field owners Greg and Cindy Geib told KHQ televsion they had no idea how they got there. KHQ’s video is...

 
 News    August 1, 2012

Newsbriefs

Wildfire burns to water tank A fire crew of about a dozen responded from Mt. Tolman Fire Center to a grass blaze at the northwest corner of the town of Nespelem late Monday afternoon. An official said that the cause of the fire is being...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    August 1, 2012

Elmer City asks Coulee Dam to reconsider sewer plant project

Elmer City Mayor Mary Jo Carey told Coulee Dam’s town council last Wednesday night that high wastewater treatment rates could spell the end of Elmer City as a town. “We just can’t afford the high rates proposed and may have to go back into...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    August 1, 2012

“Community watch” discussion planned

Organizers of a “community watch” program plan a town meeting at the Electric City fire station beginning at 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 6. The point of the meeting is to get like-minded citizens together to fight crime in their neighborhoods. City...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    August 1, 2012

Contractors work on cleaning out Wright

The town of Coulee Dam and the school district teamed up early this week to get sufficient power to A.E. Wright Elementary so the abatement of hazardous materials could begin before the old facility is torn down to make way for a new school. IRS...

 
 News    August 1, 2012

NPS to offer astronomy program Saturday

The National Park Service will feature both day and night astronomy programs, Saturday, Aug. 4. A daytime program will occur from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Spring Canyon day use area, where Education Specialist Janice Elvidge will hold a program about what...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    August 1, 2012

Contractors work on cleaning out Wright

The town of Coulee Dam and the school district teamed up early this week to get sufficient power to A.E. Wright Elementary so the abatement of hazardous materials could begin before the old facility is torn down to make way for a new school. IRS...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    August 1, 2012

Windstorm damage continues to mount

There’s still considerable danger from trees damaged by the July 20 wind storm that swept the area, Colville Tribes spokesperson Kathy Moses said Tuesday. Moses said that tops of trees damaged by the wind are falling off in wind as low as six mph....

 
 By Kathy Winzer    Opinion    August 1, 2012

School funding – the right thing to do

I first met Senator Linda Evans Parlette when she was campaigning for her first term in the House of Representatives in 1996. At the time I was on the local school board and I was able to share with her our unique situation with our school...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    August 1, 2012

Birdwell takes port commissioner vacant seat

Jerry Birdwell was named last Thursday as a Port District 7 commissioner. Birdwell replaces Larry Maier, who resigned a month ago after serving nine years on the board. Birdwell will have to file next year and win in the November election to remain...

 
 Opinion    August 1, 2012

Big “unintended consequences”

for ratepayers and schools in Coulee Dam The towns of Coulee Dam and Elmer City recently met to discuss ways they might cooperate or come to an agreement regarding the new treatment plant which Coulee Dam is currently designing. It seems that Coulee...

 
 By Donald Orlich    Opinion    August 1, 2012

Repair Congress, elect Cowan

Voters of Eastern Washington’s 5th Congressional District, kindly listen up! Our current U. S. Representative in Congress (Cathy McMorris Rodgers) has pledged her candidacy to Grover Norquist and his Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) never to raise...

 
 Opinion    August 1, 2012

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Ryan Hunt completed Marine Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Va., July 3 with two distinguishing awards; one for finishing in the top 10 percent of his class and one for superior physical performance. The Marconi brothers, Corporal...

 
 Obituaries    August 1, 2012

Carole Jean Fisher

Carole Jean Fisher, Electric City, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Aug. 4, at 11 a.m., at the United Methodist Church in Grand Coulee....

 
 Obituaries    August 1, 2012

Leslie Edwin Lillquist

Leslie Edwin Lillquist of Laconner, Wash., died on Sunday, July 15, 2012, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Les was born to Edwin and Violet Lillquist on November 7, 1931, the oldest of five sons, in Mount Vernon. Soon after, his...

 
 Community    August 1, 2012

Nespelem’s named board of the year

The Nespelem School Board was named Regional Board of the Year among K-8 school districts in the four-county region served by North Central Educational Service District. Superintendent John Adkins...

 
 Births    August 1, 2012

It’s a boy for Michel/Stanger

Lanae Michel and Jeremy Stanger of Nespelem are pleased to announce the birth of their son Loucius Travis Stanger on Sunday, July 22, 2012, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 7 lbs., 14 ounces and was 21 inches in length at birth....

 
 Community    August 1, 2012

Nilsen in concert at UMC this Friday

Award winning pianist and composer John Nilsen has just completed his 18th recording and is coming to northeastern Washington for a series of solo piano performances. All performances are free-will offering and John's CDs will be available...

 
 Community    August 1, 2012

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet at Pepper Jack’s Grand Coulee Chamber will meet Thursday, August 2,at noon at Pepper Jack’s Bar and Grille in Grand Coulee. Jerry Kennedy from Foisy & Kennedy Insurance will present a program on the New Health Care Law. Everyone...

 
 By Roger Lucas    Community    August 1, 2012

A lot of bull planned for Aug. 15

There’s a whole lot of bull going on. And they are coming to Grand Coulee Aug. 15 for the Ridge Riders’ bull riding event. Sorrel Katich will provide about 36 bulls for the one-night event, stock from his ranch south of Keller. Katich said...

 

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