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Articles from the September 12, 2012 edition

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What is wrong with this picture? USPS picks winners and losers

The newspaper business-both small and large papers-has sounded full-throated opposition this past month about a plan by the U.S. Postal Service to purposely entice advertising out of the newspaper so ads can be placed instead with USPS-favored... Full story


“Everything looks pretty good” at the Barker Canyon Complex

With mop-up objectives nearly met in the South Branch (Barker Canyon) and approaching 80 percent complete in the North Branch (Leahy Fire), the Washington Interagency Incident Management Team #4...


Club moves spaghetti feed fund raiser to Nazarene Church

With North Dam Park hosting fire crews this week, the Rotary Club has moved their Spaghetti Feed fundraiser to the Church of the Nazarene. The church is located just 1/4 mile E of Grand Coulee on Hwy...


Multiple wildfires stretch firefighters thin

Six fires broke out in the area Saturday night following an electrical storm that swept the state, igniting about 100 blazes and stretching firefighters thin across the region. Two of the local fires... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    September 12, 2012

Hensley resigns from city council

Birdie Hensley has resigned her seat on the Electric City Council. She stated in her resignation letter, delivered last Friday, that she thought she could do more for the city as a private citizen than by being on the council. Hensley took the opport... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    September 12, 2012

Red Cross sets up shelter in school

The Apple Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross has opened an emergency shelter at the Grand Coulee Dam Middle School. By day, the school’s gymnasium is the center of activity for more than 200 s... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    September 12, 2012

Triathletes hit the coulee this week

The community will welcome hundreds of athletes from the United States and Canada this week for Saturday’s ninth Grand Columbian Triathlon. Traditionally, athletes show up here a few days early to preview the various venues and practice for... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    September 12, 2012

Volunteers take part in race too

You didn’t train, but still want to take part in the Grand Columbian Triathlon this Saturday? You can; become a volunteer. Those competing will tell you how important volunteers are and how they... Full story


Motorcycle mishap claims life

A young motorcycle rider from Nespelem died Saturday when he failed to make a curve on SR 155 in Coulee Dam. Jason Chuckulnaskit, 28, hit the guardrail as he headed south just past the high school at Aspen Street at 11:45 Saturday morning. He was... Full story


Adopt a dog event set for next week

The Adams County Pet Rescue plans to hold a “Wiggles ‘n’ Wags” adoption event in Grand Coulee next week. Chris Holeman said he expects about 10 dogs to be on hand for potential new owners to get to know at North Dam Park between 10 a.m. and... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    September 12, 2012

Chamber manager retiring

Susan Miller is retiring this week after serving 14 years as manager of the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce. It was her day, last Thursday, as members met at the Eagles Lodge to say... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    September 12, 2012

Spaghetti feed is final push for project

The Rotary Club is holding its annual spaghetti feed this Friday night at North Dam Park picnic area to raise what members hope will be enough money to complete the club’s handicapped-accessible fishing pier at Steamboat Rock State Park. The... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    September 12, 2012

Group to offer ranch rodeo

The Ridge Riders’ second Ranch Rodeo of the season gets underway Saturday, Sept. 22, officials said last week. The Saturday event opens at the Rodeo Grounds at 2 p.m., with cowboy activity beginning at 3 p.m. Vice President Monty Fields said the... Full story


A big thanks to firefighters

This week, our letter is to thank all the firefighters that worked so hard to save our home. They responded fast, worked hard, and did an awesome job. We wish that we knew each and every one of your names so we could thank you personally, but you... Full story


How can you help?

I would like to thank all our fire fighters. My daughters are married to volunteer fire fighters who live in Waterville, and I know what they go through. So with that said, I believe this is a great time to stop and think — how can I help? We can d... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago The recent decision of two local towns to no longer use the Delano landfill may make the cost of paying for the new landfill in several years more difficult for local residents. At the August 28 Electric City meeting, Mayor Halsey said... Full story


Jess, Shut Up - When scary is an understatement

Back in the early 1990s, I was sent to the Chelan area for a large fire that was burning. Deano McPherson, Flint Bjorson and I took a structure truck over there as part of a “structure protection... Full story


Are we getting railroaded?

Recently, Matthew Rose, CEO of BNSF Railway, visited editorial boards in Vancouver, Spokane, Seattle and Bellingham to talk about a variety of issues related to increased train traffic. However, the... Full story


Jezelle Elizabeth Marconi

Jezelle Elizabeth Marconi entered the Coulee Dam, home of Urisha “Ookie” and Randi Pakootas-Marconi on March 5, 2006, and for the next six years brightened the lives of everyone she touched with... Full story


Jay Arnold Anthony

The family of Jay Arnold Anthony, 73, announces his passing away early in the morning on September 6, 2012. Jay passed away peaceably in his sleep at the Valley Care Center in Okanogan, Wash. Jay has... Full story


Jason Chuckulnaskit

A public rosary for Jason Chuckulnaskit will be held Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Nespelem Community Center. Mass will be held 10 a.m. on Thursday at the same location.... Full story


Celebration of Life for Dale S. Hilson

A Celebration of Life will be held for Dale S. Hilson on Saturday, Sept. 15, beginning at 3 p.m. at the banquet room in Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille in Grand Coulee. Dale passed away August 20,... Full story


Shirley M. Best

Shirley M. Best, 76, our wonderful wife, loving mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on August 3, 2012. The daughter of Charlie O. and Edith McCullough, Shirley Mae entered this world December 19, 1935. During her childhood, Shirley’s... Full story


Adult Basic Skills/GED Classes offered

Do you need to improve your basic skills or get your GED certificate so you can get that better job or go to college? Have you started but not finished taking your tests? This fall is the time to prepare for your GED exam, especially if you’ve... Full story


Open House at Faith Community Sept. 27

Faith Community Church will be hosting an Open House. Thursday, September 27, 1 - 7:30 p.m. Come take a tour of the newly renovated building.... Full story


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