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Articles from the September 18, 2013 edition

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 By Scott Hunter editor and publisher    Opinion    September 18, 2013

Our take on the news

• Congratulations to local firm Taylor Enterprises, LLC for landing a $4.2 million contract to provide the Grand Coulee Dam with janitorial services. • Electric City’s planning commission should think carefully if asked to alter what kinds of...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 18, 2013

USBR contracts with Grand Coulee police

The city of Grand Coulee approved its latest law enforcement contract with the Bureau of Reclamation at a special meeting of the council last week, while another local police department didn’t get a similar extension of the program. The new contrac...

 
 News    September 18, 2013

Winning and wagging

Winners of the pet costume contest, part of the chamber of commerce’s Harvest Festival last weekend, pose for photos at the North Dam skatepark, just as first-place winner Lavender Moon, a...

 
 News    September 18, 2013

Newsbriefs

Want to work for the government? The Bureau of Reclamation will put on two workshops to teach people how to apply for federal jobs. The first session will be held at the Nespelem Community Center from 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 30. Sign up by calling...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 18, 2013

Triathletes hit the coulee this weekend

It appears that the weatherman might cooperate for Saturday’s 10th annual Grand Columbian Triathlon, organized by Tri-Freaks, an endurance sports organization. The forecast is for a high of 68...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 18, 2013

Council member: plant delay is a good thing

Larry Holford sees the delay of Coulee Dam’s proposed wastewater treatment plant rebuild as a good thing. “It will give everybody time to refocus their efforts and put together a better project than the one proposed,” Holford stated this week....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 18, 2013

Local firm grabs USBR contract

The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $4.2 million contract for janitorial and maintenance services at Grand Coulee Dam to Taylor Enterprises LLC, a Grand Coulee firm. The contract is for a five-year period. The work involves janitorial and...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 18, 2013

Big buildings in a residential area not allowed, yet

Two Electric City residents found out it isn’t going to be easy to change the city’s comprehensive plan so they can build larger accessory sheds than the code allows. Mark Payne and Mike Dennis along with others, appeared before the city’s...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    September 18, 2013

Tourism funds sought in Coulee Dam

Hoping to make a bigger impact for local business and jobs, the chamber of commerce told Coulee Dam leaders last week of its more ambitious plans for marketing the area in 2014. Peggy Nevsimal, the manager of the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 18, 2013

Grudgingly, Elmer City OKs project

Two issues that came out of the Regional Board of Mayors has cleared all four community councils, but not without some tough comment from Elmer City. Elmer City, meeting last Thursday night, finally cleared a seven-quarter contract with URS, the...

 
 News    September 18, 2013

Where the strong winds blow

Liz Marcolin, of 23582 Granger Avenue NE, stands by a large tree that fell on the family van during Sunday night’s wind storm. The Marconlins had just returned from a trip to Pullman when the storm...

 
 News    September 18, 2013

Free food event scheduled

Thrivent Financial and Zion Lutheran Church are teaming up for a fall free food 2nd Harvest event, Sept. 27. The two-hour event will be from 10-12 noon at Zion Lutheran Church parking area, 348 Mead Avenue. The mobile food bank will provide fresh...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 18, 2013

Brown water made grey T-shirt

An Electric City man brought proof of brown water and the damage it caused to the city council meeting last Tuesday night. Dan Nagle, who lives on Grand Avenue West, pulled two plastic bottles from a cooler and showed city officials that there was a...

 
 News    September 18, 2013

Potluck cancelled

Coulee Dam and Elmer City are only a couple of miles apart, but one woman is trying to get them closer together. Apparently her efforts have shown fruit, because a potluck get together planned for Saturday has been cancelled. Glo Carroll, who lives...

 
 By Carol Netzel    Opinion    September 18, 2013

To my fellow residents of Coulee Dam:

I have lived here since before we had a city government, under the rule of USBR. When we formed our first government we were very lucky to have a group of people whose sole goal was the good of the town. Through the years we have continued to have...

 
 By Greg Wilder    Opinion    September 18, 2013

Open community dialogue wanted

As the general election nears, I’m more than ever intent on a community dialogue. I know of many changes that need to be made based upon over 40 years’ of experience in municipal government … those things that make us more efficient,...

 
 By Kathy Neal    Opinion    September 18, 2013

We need a weekend vet available

I am writing to ask the community to help in finding a way to have a veterinarian on call on the weekends. As most of us know, if our beloved pets get sick, they are probably going to do it on the weekend. I owned two Yorkies and on different...

 
 By Truman Covington    Opinion    September 18, 2013

What is going on with the Colville Confederated Tribes?

Just my opinion ... but I still adamantly say strict oversight by the peoples is necessarily ‘there’ against a still dysfunctional council ... and, further that we the concerned membership fighting for council reform truly and necessarily need...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Lifestyles    September 18, 2013

Fishing, canoes and tomahawks

Manly men doing manly things! I went to the men’s retreat this past weekend with other men from Faith Community Church. We went to the Peniel Ranch on the lower river road between Omak and Agency Ca...

 
 Opinion    September 18, 2013

Seventy-Four Years Ago

Welding in progression the installation of an 18-foot diameter steel penstock liner section. The scaffold is used by the welders to make the circumferential seam joining this section with the one...

 
 Obituaries    September 18, 2013

Vera L. Hardung

Vera L. Hardung, a long-time resident of Mesquite, Nev., passed away at home on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. She was born on April 21, 1920, in Leigh, Neb., to William and Marie Ehlers. She was married for 56 years to Lavene H. Hardung who preceded her i...

 
 Obituaries    September 18, 2013

Mamoru Rock Ar-sikh Hewitt

Services for Mamoru Rock Ar-sikh Hewitt will be held Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m., at the Nespelem Community Center and Friday at 10 a.m. at the same location. Hewitt passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Manson. A complete obituary will be in...

 
 Community    September 18, 2013

Senior Meals

Senior Meals Wed., Sept. 18 - Dinner Seasoned Baked Chicken, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Bread Sticks, Fruit Parfait. Thurs., Sept. 19 - Dinner Chay’s Special Tuna Wrap, Pea & Cauliflower Salad, Seasonal Fruit Platter, Apple Upside Down Cake....

 
 People    September 18, 2013

Mansker awarded scholarship

Alissa Mansker, Grand Coulee, has been awarded a $5,000 New Horizons scholarship by Royal Neighbors of America, the organization announced last week. A one-time payment will be made to her college of...

 
 Births    September 18, 2013

Marchand/Swimptkin have a girl

Brandi Marchand and Vaughn Swimptkin of Elmer City are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Taree Shyne Swimptkin on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 8 lbs., 3 oz., and was 20 inches in length at...

 
 Community    September 18, 2013

Accounting firm opens local office

Accounting firm J. R. Newhouse & Co. PLLP announced Friday the opening of their new office in Grand Coulee. The office at 17 Midway Avenue, in the Starkey Professional Building, will be managed by Certified Public Accountant Kelly J. Buche, of...

 
 Community    September 18, 2013

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, Thursday, Sept. 19, at La Presa. Roy Hamilton of Shaw’s Fruit & Produce will be the speaker. Singers Wanted The Coulee Community Choir meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at St. H...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    September 18, 2013

Raider football wallop Saints

by John R. McNeil II LR did not let the long bus trip to West Seattle slow them down Saturday afternoon as they shredded the Seattle Lutheran Saints defense for 383 yards on the ground for a 40-0...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    September 18, 2013

Runners faced heat, strong competition at Moses Lake Saturday

Raider cross country traveled to Moses Lake last Saturday, where, besides the tough competition from several large schools, they had to contend with the 90-plus-degree heat. The Raider boys finished...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    September 18, 2013

Lady Raider volleyball will play three matches back to back to back

The Lady Raiders did not play Waterville on Sept. 12 as previously stated. The match has been rescheduled to tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. at Gailord Nelson gym, at Lake Roosevelt. This move makes it the...

 
 School    September 18, 2013

PTA/Credit Union helping schools

The GCD PTA and Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union are teaming up to help provide school supplies for our area schools.  If you can help with cash donations or items from the list below, it would be very appreciated.  Items needed are:   Scientific...

 
 Legals    September 18, 2013

Legals for 9-18-2013

City of Electric City Small Works/Vendor Roster The City of Electric City is accepting applications from interested contractors and vendors wishing to be placed on the Small Works Roster and Vendor Roster. Whenever the city seeks to construct any...

 
 Sports    September 18, 2013

This week in sports

This week in sports Thurs., Sept. 19 5:30 p.m. Volleyball here with Waterville. Fri., Sept. 20 4 p.m., Volleyball at Riverside Christian. 7 p.m., Football at Bridgeport. Sat. Sept. 21 9 a.m., Volleyball at Bridgeport Tournament. 12:30 p.m., Cross...

 
 Community    September 18, 2013

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 9/8 - Five juveniles may be in trouble after allegedly driving around Division Street shooting a paintball rifle at deer and at one house. Police stopped the vehicle with five juveniles inside. The driver had an expired...

 
 By Bob Valen    Lifestyles    September 18, 2013

August - Big storm, some rain

Aug. 25 saw a very strong, fast moving storm system blow through our area. We continue to clean up the mess left behind. Winds of 65 miles per hour and above were noted in many areas. Here at the home...

 
 By Frankie Delano    Lifestyles    September 18, 2013

Shopping and junking in the coulee

Holy Tornado! Let’s put aside our favorite topics (shopping and junking) for a bit for a quick rant and rave about the latest t-storm that blew through the Coulee Sunday evening, with gusting winds and lightning strikes dancing around. When the...