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Articles from the August 22, 2012 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News    August 22, 2012

The Star Online is a day late this week

The Star's online edition is late this week with our major weekly update. It's going up now, so keep checking back. Our apologies for any inconvenience. We're short-handed today. Thank you for your...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 22, 2012

Firefighters save many homes from big wildfire

A wildfire that broke out Tuesday evening scorched thousands of acres of brush and timber and two barns -- but no homes, thanks to the quick response of local fire districts working together. The...

 
 By Gaylene Green    News    August 22, 2012

Firefighters take a stand between home and hell

During the third inning of the Mariner’s game on Aug. 14, we saw smoke coming from the north of our home on Peter Dan Creek. We thought the fire was somewhere around Rebecca Lake, but within...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 22, 2012

Tribal members take half of historic federal settlement

Colville Tribal members by referendum voted overwhelmingly to approve distribution of another 30 percent of a $193 million settlement with the federal government. The vote was 3,497 to 303. The referendum went before voters following a petition...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 22, 2012

Electric City residents will pay $20 fee per vehicle

Residents of Electric City will soon be in a new Transportation Benefit District, which will cost them $20 per vehicle owned. The measure was voted in last Tuesday night by the city council. The new provision was developed by Senate and House Bill...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 22, 2012

Three rescued from Lake Roosevelt

Three people were pulled from the water in Lake Roosevelt between Crescent Bay and Eden Harbor last Wednesday evening after their boat had capsized. When word of the incident reached boaters at Spring Canyon, Javier P. Baca from New Mexico, took off...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 22, 2012

Community watch to meet

A Community Watch group in Electric City will hold an organizational meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 27, at the city’s fire hall. The meeting agenda calls for the group to organize block captains and telephone lists. The group had a previous...

 
 News    August 22, 2012

Free concerts continue

The series of summer concerts at North Dam Park and Event Center continues this Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. Friday, a Christian rock band from Coeur d’Alene, Thirsty Perfect, will perform, along...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 22, 2012

Get ready to wreck Wright

Residents will have the last opportunity to see A. E. Wright Elementary School intact next Monday before the wrecking ball strikes. The school district plans a little farewell party for the old school, built in 1949, before contractor Elder...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 22, 2012

Workers find plaque at Wright Elementary

On Monday, workers dug up what they thought would be a time capsule at the condemned A. E. Wright Elementary School. However, it really was a copper plaque that was placed at the school near a spruce...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 22, 2012

City to seek logo designed by council committee

The idea of creating a new Electric City logo cropped up again at the city’s last council meeting. A new logo has been on the slow burner for over a year, and it appears that it is going to be a committee invention. Mayor Jerry Sands distributed a...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 22, 2012

Household hazardous waste collection planned

There will be a household hazardous waste collection at the Delano Regional Transfer Station from noon to 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7. Officials state that you can bring oil-based paints, stains, thinners, batteries, solvents, antifreeze, brake fluid,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 22, 2012

Biting dog avoids "dangerous" label

Rex, a brindle mix canine, avoided being named a “dangerous dog” when Electric City council members refused to acknowledge that it bit a city resident, Amanda Lyn Button on May 13. The dog is owned by Michael Lowry, who appeared at last...

 
 Opinion    August 22, 2012

An amazing statistic

We would like to thank the many people involved in fighting the Buffalo Lake/Elmer City/Coulee Dam Fire that started on August 14, 2012. With the long hours of help from volunteer firefighters, emergency crews, tribal members, and law enforcement...

 
 Opinion    August 22, 2012

Thank You!

A heartfelt thank you to all of the fire fighters from all the jurisdictions that covered our close call on August 15, at Lone Pine Tracts of Coulee Dam. We can not thank you enough. Please stay safe and may God bless you all. The Boyds, C. Corpe,...

 
 Opinion    August 22, 2012

Do the math on wastewater treatment costs

Do the math. Elmer City and Lone Pine have 20% of the hookups for the Coulee Dam sewer treatment plant. Elmer City has 25% of the metered flow into the plant. Elmer City officials have been told they will be paying about one-third of the planned...

 
 By Danielle Vick    Opinion    August 22, 2012

Great American road trip says “See America First”

When America’s frontier was officially declared closed in 1890, the country scrambled for a new identity. For hundreds of years, we had been a nation with seemingly limitless borders. The stretch...

 
 By Congressman Doc Hastings    Opinion    August 22, 2012

Preserving our dams, protecting our way of life

It is easy to forget how important the dams are to our everyday lives in the Pacific Northwest. Without these dams, our energy bills would be higher, the Columbia Basin wouldn’t have the thousands of acres of green fields and orchards that feed...

 
 Opinion    August 22, 2012

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Wind and dry brush fueled a fire early Friday that burned a home and a barn and many acres of land before firefighters could contain it. Electric City Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bob Boll said the fire started at 3:19 am on Friday...

 
 Obituaries    August 22, 2012

Dale Steven “the Mailman” Hilson

Dale Steven Hilson, 52, passed away suddenly Monday, August 20, 2012 in Grand Coulee. A complete obituary will be in next week’s paper. A celebration of Dale’s life will be held on Saturday,...

 
 Obituaries    August 22, 2012

Janice (Hayfield) Wright

Janice (Hayfield) Wright passed peacefully with both her daughters at her side on Saturday, August 11, 2012. Janice was born on September 4, 1929 in Spokane, Washington to Phil and Ruth Hayfield. The...

 
 Obituaries    August 22, 2012

Helen Berniece Kuehne

Helen Berniece Kuehne, 82, of Keller and Okanogan, WA., passed away August 20th, 2012, at the home of her daughter, Billie Timm, in Okanogan, WA. Berniece was born on December 8, 1929 in Spokane, WA....

 
 Obituaries    August 22, 2012

Grief support group meets

Anyone in the community experiencing the loss of a loved one is invited to come and share support! There are two groups meeting during the summer: one the last Wednesday evening of each month from 7-8 p.m. and the other on the first Thursday...

 
 Obituaries    August 22, 2012

Memorial canceled

A headstone setting and memorial for Tracey Valandra Buffalohead has been cancelled until further notice....

 
 People    August 22, 2012

It’s a boy for the Aveys

Jared and Rebecca Avey of Sherwood, Ore., are delighted to announce the birth of their son Jesse Andrew Avey. He was born Saturday, August 11, 2012, on his mother’s birthday, weighing 8 lbs., 5 oz., and was 20 inches in length. Brother Gabe, Timmy...

 
 Community    August 22, 2012

Meetings and Notices

CHAMBER TO MEET AT PEPPER JACK’S Grand Coulee Chamber will meet Thursday, August 16,at noon at Pepper Jack’s Bar and Grille in Grand Coulee. COMMUNITY WATCH TO MEET An Electric City Community Watch Meeting will take place Monday, Aug. 27 at 7...

 
 Community    August 22, 2012

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 8/4 - A woman on Goodfellow in Electric City told police that she thought her live-in boyfriend was making homemade explosives in the laundry room. Police found cardboard tubes and multiple small kegs of black and gun powder. She...

 
 Community    August 22, 2012

Party time

Dennis Montes wears Democratic Party paraphernalia at his birthday party in Nespelem Saturday as he prepares to attend the Democratic National Convention as a state delegate Sept. 4 in Charlotte,...

 
 Community    August 22, 2012

Reading for gold at the library

Grand Coulee Library has had a great Summer Reading Program this year with programs and activities that focused on dreams, wishes, hopes and aspirations, said Librarian Joette Barry. “Dream Big! Read!” will end this week, so to end the summer...

 
 School    August 22, 2012

SHARP Kids programs starting up

The SHARP Kids program announced that morning and after-school programs will start Tuesday Aug. 28. At Lake Roosevelt High School, the Raider SHARP Morning Program 7:30-8:30 a.m. (Monday-Friday) will focus on homework, tutoring, and organizational...

 
 School    August 22, 2012

Time to register for preschool

The Grand Coulee Dam Cooperative Preschool will start its school year Tuesday, Sept 4.  Preschool gives kids a head start academically and socially and improves readiness for school.  Eligible kids will be three by December 1 and potty trained. ...

 
 School    August 22, 2012

Middle school gearing up for school year

All new students must be registered in order to start school on the first day, August 28. The Grand Coulee Dam Middle School has set up August 21 and August 22 as Registration Days for new students to the Grand Coulee Dam School District who will be...

 
 Community    August 22, 2012

Senior Meals

Wed., Aug. 22 - Dinner Meat Loaf, Au’Gratin Potatoes, Peas, Fruit Salad, Cook’s Choice Dessert. Thurs., Aug. 23 - Dinner Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Assorted Veggie & Fruit Trays, Rice Crispy Treats. Grocery Shopping & Errands with Sara. Fri., Aug....