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Articles from the September 26, 2012 edition

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The choice facing workers

The election this November will be one of the most important in the lives of today’s workers. As CEO of a company that employees more than 5,000 people, I know that the outcome will affect each and every one of them. At virtually every backyard...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    September 26, 2012

House burns down

A house fire at 611 Holly Street could be a problem for Coulee Dam’s town council. Fire razed the home last Tuesday evening, Sept. 18, and the question of its cleanup will likely fall into the...

 

News Briefs

President declares major disaster from July storm The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Tuesday announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to Washington to supplement state, tr...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    September 26, 2012

Smoke been getting to you?

Grant County Health District issued a guide on air quality as a result of smoke from fires in the region. The guide issued by the Health District is based on one’s ability to see through smoke particles to a certain distance. “During this time...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    September 26, 2012

New school plans altered to save money

The “value engineering” firm, OAC of Spokane, has saved the school district a ton of money. The firm was hired in mid-August to review all the plans for the new K-12 school facility, and has come up with revisions and suggestions that could...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    September 26, 2012

New fall festival offers a Saturday of fun

A whole lot of things are happening Saturday, Oct. 13, during the chamber of commerce’s new Coulee Fall Festival. Free hayrides are planned behind a horse-drawn wagon. Another highlight will be a pet parade down Midway Avenue. Chamber Secretary...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    September 26, 2012

Father-daughter gift shop reflects their talents

Nestled in the middle of a small sheep ranch off Peter Dan Road is a surprising little gift shop called Promised Land Harvest. It is part of Leah Arroyo and her father, Daniel — because it reflects...

 

Bank collects coats for kids

The Grand Coulee branch of North Cascades National Bank (NCNB) is collecting new or gently used coats for local children in need. Gloves, scarves, hats and other warm outerwear for children are also welcome. Cash donations will be used to purchase...

 

Ain’t goin’

A stubborn steer balks at every step as a team of three cowboys and cowgirl compete in Saturday’s Ranch Rodeo at the Ridge Riders Rodeo Grounds. The trailer-loading event requires one member to...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    September 26, 2012

Parrish takes seat at council

Brad Parrish was sworn in as a member of Electric City Council Tuesday night. Parrish had submitted his name for consideration for a council appointment but was passed over when the council selected...

 

Unwelcome surprise

John Olsen stands amid debris dumped on his property. He recently returned from Alaska, where he has been mining for the past five months, to find that someone has been dumping tree trimmings and...

 

Moving on

First of all, I would like to thank everyone that has walked with me the past few years as I served as your city council person. Some have walked beside me, other have stood in front of me and others pushing from behind. We all need these people. I...

 

Wonderful people, so brave, the firefighters

I woke up Monday morning, Sept. 10, 2012, my husband said pack up, we have to get out, fire coming up our canyon (Buck) — We pull out the fire cabinet drawers, haul out to the pickup, pack clothes, run around taking pictures of all rooms and even...

 

Thank you everyone!

Douglas County Fire Protection District 3 appreciates all the help we received from our local and neighboring communities, fire departments, individuals and businesses who provided their help, services, food and equipment during the KV 500 yard,...

 

Coming up: fresh fall challenges

Fall is here! It is my favorite time of year. Football, hunting, cool weather, fishing, and green turning to amber and orange. But there are some changes this year other than the leaves. Local...

 

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago A contractor has been chosen for the new water filtration plant in Coulee Dam, but one detail must wait another several weeks - the contract signing. That’s because the town council decided by a 4-1 vote at a special meeting Monday...

 

Thelma J. “Teila” St. Paul

Thelma J. “Teila” St. Paul (57) was born February 13, 1955, in Nespelem, Wash., to John and Christine (Dick) Lezard. Teila passed away in Spokane, Wash., surrounded by her beloved family on...

 

Rick Munson

Rick Munson, age 68, passed away peacefully on September 4, 2012, at his home in Spokane Valley, Wash. Rick was born June 7, 1944, to Paul Raynor and Mary Margaret (Ross) Munson in Portland, Ore. He...

 

Meetings and Notices

GCD Chamber to Meet at the Eagles The regular monthly meeting of the GCD Chamber will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, at noon at the Eagles Lodge, Grand Coulee. On the agenda is the fall membership drive. Grant County Port Dist. 7 to Meet Grant County...

 

Rinkers celebrate 60th anniversary

Ron and Bonnie Rinker of Electric City are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with an anniversary party at Banks Lake Golf and Country Club in Electric City. The event is being planned by their son and daughter-in-law Dale and Lynne Rinker...

 

Rosco completes basic

Navy Seaman Recruit Scott D. Rosco, son of Candi M. and Gary V. Rosco of Electric City, Wash., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Rosco completed a variety of...

 

It’s twin girls for the Bournes

Charay (McGuire) and Brad Bourne of Highlands Ranch, Colo., are pleased to announce the birth of their twin daughters on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. Kenzie Lynn weighed 4 lbs., 6 oz., Kylie Ann weighed 4...

 

Ladies squeak by Shockers

The Lady Raiders came away with a victory Saturday at home against the Waterville Shockers, 3-2. In the first game, Head Coach Nate Piturachsatit tried a different rotation with Kassadi Boutain, Saman...

 

Lancers stick it to Raiders

The Raiders drop to 0-4 after Friday’s loss to the Liberty Lancers 44-13, when they were hampered by inconsistent play and turnovers throughout the game. On what needs to improve after the loss -...

 

Piccolo and Hanway lead runners at Spokane

Raider runners Kendall Piccolo and Alexia Hanway led the Raiders at the Erik Anderson/Runner’s Soul Invitational last Saturday. Piccolo finished with a time of 20 minutes, 23.04 seconds for the top...

 

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