Articles from the September 4, 2013 edition

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Food Classes continue

Washington State University Extension announces a series of food preservation classes. The classes are for people who are just learning how to preserve food and also for veteran food preservers who need a refresher course to be sure the food they... Full story

 

Chamber plans community yard sale for upcoming festival

by Roger S. Lucas When does a yard sale become a “park” sale? September 13 and 14, to be exact. Those are the dates for the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce’s community yard sale at North Dam Park. It’s part of the chamber’s fall... Full story

 

Sheriff: Mind your driving habits in Coulee City

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office will conduct emphasis traffic enforcement patrols in the Coulee City area in the coming days. Coulee City Mayor Rick Heiberg is concerned with the growing number of traffic violations he is seeing in town. Since... Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    September 4, 2013

New grant license offers local opportunities

Anyone who has ever tried to work in community economic development has heard it repeatedly: “You guys should just get a grant.” Easier said than done, most of the time, but opportunities do... Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    September 4, 2013

Young man perishes in Kansas accident

Family and friends are grieving for a young man killed in an electrocution accident last week. Dakotah Holt, a 2011 graduate of Lake Roosevelt High School, was following his chosen career as a... Full story

 

Newsbriefs

Hospital reports a gain Coulee Medical Center reported a net gain for the month of July of $124,899. The good month eases an overall loss for the year that stood at $317,758 on net patient revenues of $12.3 million. Deaths in Okanogan County Okanogan... Full story

 

Catch the spirit inside

Readers and Raider fans are invited to use the color cover of our Raider sports preview section, inside this issue, as a window poster to show your team spirit.... Full story

 

Horse rescuers work for double benefit

Remy, Snickers and Baby are ready to help some kids. The three horses, rescued from mistreatment, will help kick off a new program to help kids in the area. Chris Holman, president of The Nourishing... Full story

 

Port district honors volunteers

Port District officials recognize the value of volunteers. Praise for volunteers cropped up at the Port District’s monthly meeting last week when Commissioner Dennis Lohrman told how it would have been virtually impossible to run the Banks Lake... Full story

 

Big tube fun

A boater on Lake Roosevelt pulls a big tube full of lake lovers Saturday on what for many was the final weekend trip to the lake for the summer. — Scott Hunter photo... Full story

 

Smells like a locker room in here

Do you smell that in the air? The smell of dirty sneakers and cleats, sweaty football pads and gym socks. Yep. High school and middle school fall sports is upon us. Parents will soon be finding the tr... Full story

 

Athletes headed to coulee for big race

Hundreds of athletes from throughout the United States and Canada are putting their finishing touches on training for the 10th annual Grand Columbian Super Tri triathlon scheduled here Saturday,... Full story

 

The worst kind of news

Along with many others, we were saddened this week by the news of Dakotah Holt’s death, and our hearts go out to his family and loved ones. As a child, Dakotah was a Star newspaper carrier for a time. He was a bright, ambitious kid who seemed... Full story

 

Might want to rethink that position

Some local municipal councils have passed laws banning local participation in what appears to be on the way to becoming a legitimate enterprise: growing marijuana. With the state’s passage of Initiative 520 last year, and with the guidance last... Full story

 

Check out PTA, and thanks for the help

The PTA meeting is Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. in the library at Center Elementary. Please Join us to see what the PTA is all about. The Grand Coulee Dam PTA would like to thank  Harvest Foods for the food supplied to the Back to School BBQ at the high... Full story

 

Tribal writer says he may have to back down

It saddens me that I may perhaps have to step down, step back from my political views, advocacy for our tribal peoples. My son TJ was working at the Manson casino as a dealer and has been gone for personal reasons. When he left, he was assured he... Full story

 

On the minimum wage debate

The SeaTac minimum wage initiative is in limbo. The central element of Proposition 1 is a $15-per-hour minimum wage for workers at SeaTac Airport and area hotels, restaurants and car rental agencies.... Full story

 

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Singing, fireworks and the dedication of Coulee Dam’s Douglas Park have all been planned this weekend for the ceremonial end of summer. The Labor Day weekend activities include 14-year-old singer Jared Wagner at the Grand Gallery... Full story

 

Dakotah Holt service scheduled

Dakotah Steven "Koda-Bear" Holt (20) 1992-2013; All are invited to a 7 p.m. recitation of the Rosary for our "Koda-Bear" at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Grand Coulee, on Friday, September 6,... Full story

 

Shredding it

Tiger Covington practices his skater moves at North Dam Park’s sk8park Tuesday evening. “I love this skatepark,” Covington, 27 today, said. — Scott Hunter photo... Full story

 

Workshop offered for students who want to start classes at BBCC

A workshop for students who plan to start classes at Big Bend Community College in January of 2014, will be held Sept. 10, in the BBCC library. “Some students are not prepared or unaware of the process to get started,” said Rita Ramirez, BBCC...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, Thursday, Sept. 5, at La Presa. On the agenda is 2014 planning. Grant County Mosquito Dist. 2 to Meet The Grant County Mosquito District 2 will hold its regular monthly... Full story

 

Legal Notices for September 4, 2013

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN THE ESTATE OF JEAN H. GREEN, DECEASED JAMES P. GREEN JR., PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE, Plaintiff, v. THE ESTATES OF GILBERT H. PARLET and/or RACHEL C. PARLET, husband and... Full story

 

Shopping and junking in the coulee

by Frankie Delano Hey, shoppers, did you miss me? So now it’s after Labor Day weekend, which, in the wonderful world of shopping and junking signals (gasp!) the possibility of fewer yard, garage, moving, and special interest (antique and collectibl... Full story

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 8/27 - A woman told police that a man about 18 years old and riding a kid’s bicycle stopped to ask her if she had recently had a death in the family. The incident occurred when she was walking home to Jackson Street in Electric... Full story

 

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