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Articles from the August 20, 2014 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News    August 20, 2014

Payments to tribal members coming soon

A settlement administration firm in Montana is getting ready to distribute funds to individual tribal members under a settlement with the U.S. Department of Interior. But more than 1,600 members of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 20, 2014

Man wants perpetual flooding solved

A resident on Columbia Avenue in Coulee Dam is about to throw up his hands in resignation from the runaround he has been getting on a serious water drainage problem. During the most recent storm, his... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 20, 2014

Man arrested for jewelry theft

An Electric City man, already wanted on a warrant, was arrested Sunday on various charges, including possession of stolen jewelry. Arrested and taken to Grant County Jail was Jerome J. Harrington, 60, of 58220 Spokane Boulevard. When arrested... Full story


Wrapped in reptiles

Kids hold a big yellow python at the Grand Coulee Library, one of many scaly creatures brought to town by The Reptile Man, of Monroe, Wash. for a program Aug. 8. The library will offer a program at... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 20, 2014

Woman takes issue with complaint

An Electric City woman read a prepared statement before the Electric City council last week, taking apart the city in general, the planning commission, and, in particular, Gary Haven, the city’s compliance enforcement officer. Linda Zernick, who li... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 20, 2014

Two top officers have 70 years in

Grand Coulee police Chief Mel Hunt and Sgt. John Tufts have about 70 years of combined service to the area. That's about to change, with Hunt ending 39 years of service to the Grand Coulee area... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    August 20, 2014

Updated with new schedule: Heads up if you're heading to Spokane next week

Travelers headed to Spokane on US 2 this week should plan plenty of time to get there, the state Department of Transportation says, but the contractor has changed schedules to adust for congestion on... Full story



Civil service commissioner needed Kenneth Carroll has resigned his position on Grand Coulee’s Civil Service Commission, effective immediately. The commission is made up of three commissioners. A replacement selection will be made by Mayor Chris... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 20, 2014

Mayor takes issue with police articles

Electric City Mayor Jerry Sands took issue at the city council meeting last Tuesday night, Aug. 12, with two stories about him that appeared in successive weeks in The Star newspaper. “It makes me look like a village idiot,” he told the council... Full story


Fire near Keller in mop-up stage

The Devil’s Elbow Complex fires burning north of Keller are mostly contained but fire lines were expected to be tested by winds, information from the fire management team said Tuesday. Containment lines have been cut by dozers or forged by hand... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 20, 2014

No treasure digging allowed

A Spokane Valley man found that you can’t dig holes in a Grand Coulee park even though you are looking for buried treasure. Steven Harder, 46, was found Thursday, along with his metal detector, and dressed as a treasure hunter, digging in the park... Full story

 By M. Hall    Opinion    August 20, 2014

Consider future of Grand Coulee Dam Middle School

With the 2014 school year quickly approaching, and the transition for students to begin school at the new facility in Coulee Dam, has anyone put much thought into the future of the current schools that will be vacant once all the students have left,... Full story


Thank you, firefighters!

I would like to personally THANK each and everyone of the firefighters for not only giving up your summer and personal time with your families, but putting your lives on the line doing battle with the Devil’s Elbow fire complex here on the... Full story


Moving rural America forward

In January, President Obama declared that despite Congressional logjams, “America does not stand still — and neither will I. So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for American families, that’s what... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    August 20, 2014

V.B.S. brings life full circle

Once a long, long time ago, I was a little kid, believe it or not. Yep, I was and I attended a Vacation Bible School not far from where I lived in Electric City. I don’t remember a lot of the... Full story


Coulee Recollectionss

10 Years Ago Clark Slattery, Coulee Dam, has been over charged for electricity for 29 years. Coulee Dam issued him a check this week for $3,800.00. Slattery says they still owe him about $15,000.00... Full story


Jennie May Mills

Jennie May Mills 74, of Creston, Wash., passed away peacefully at home Thursday, August 14, 2014, surrounded by the love of her family, including her husband of 51 years, John Mills. She is also... Full story


Reunion for Class of '84 this weekend

The LRHS Class of 1984 will be celebrating its 30 year reunion this weekend. Friday night the group will meet at the Electric City Bar and Grill. On Saturday a gathering at Spring Canyon will be held left to where the boats come ashore. Saturday... Full story


Events going on at Spring Canyon

This week at Spring Canyon, the following ranger conducted activities include: The exploration center is open Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Hands-on activities, Junior Ranger activities, brochures and park information are offered. Crafts... Full story


This week at the library

. Fri., Aug. 22, beginning at 10:30 a.m., the Summer Reading Program Gala – Science: Weird, But True. There will be a drawing for bicycles, donated by the local Free Masons of Washington.... Full story


CDHS Class of 1964 celebrates 50th reunion

Traveling from Maryland, Arizona, California, Montana, Alaska and many cities in Washington state, Coulee Dam High School Alumni of the Class of 1964 gathered on this past weekend to celebrate the... Full story


Beta Upsilon members attend training convention

Lisa Wiese of Grand Coulee and Cathy Johnson of Wilbur, members of the Beta Upsilon Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (DKG), returned from leadership development training for chapter leaders at the DKG International Convention.... Full story


It's a boy for Louie/Mills

Amanda Louie and Alexander Mills III of Omak are proud to announce the birth of their son Alexander James Mills IV, on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 8 lbs., 3 oz., and was 20.5 inches in length at... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, August 21, at noon, at La Presa in Grand Coulee. Launi Ritter of Heaven-Sent Computer Services will be the guest speaker. Next week Lynda Nutt of the Corps of Enginee... Full story


Beat the heat, shop early mornings

Have you experienced or witnessed any run-ins in the Coulee this summer? Say what? You’ll probably recognize these examples: a run-in or a near miss run-in could easily happen in a parking lot (yes, the one where we mingle with visitors) and with... Full story


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