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Articles from the January 21, 2015 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News    January 21, 2015

Consultant helping to rebuild fire department

People apparently pleased with the mayor's selection of a consultant who has been helping the Coulee Dam Fire Department were not happy with the mayor's refusal last week to commit to hiring him...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 21, 2015

Proposal at tonight's hearing would double allowable size of accessory building in Electric City

Electric City residents will have an opportunity to learn of and respond to a number of suggested changes in the city’s zoning code at a public hearing of the planning commission, tonight, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. at the fire hall. There they will learn...

 

Looks like winter

Snow comes down hard Saturday night on Coulee Dam's Douglas Street, looking downhill from the town hall. - Scott Hunter photo...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 21, 2015

Electric City Council moves to sequester lodging tax money

Hotel/motel tax money dominated the meeting as Electric City’s council debated with the chamber of commerce about freeing up additional monies for advertising last week. The meeting Jan. 13 got a bit ugly, and dragged on for over an hour, with neit...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 21, 2015

Lake Roosevelt gym now usable

The Lake Roosevelt High School gym should be ready for basketball again this week, an official from Walker Construction assured the school board last Wednesday evening. Jim Crowley stated that the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 21, 2015

Proposed high tower in path to local airport

Plans for the construction of a 261-foot high tower that would rise within the flight path to the Grand Coulee Dam Airport are under study, by the Federal Aviation Administration, which is seeking...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 21, 2015

Levy would set lower rate

The school district maintenance and operations replacement levy, on which voters will cast ballots Feb. 10, could actually cost taxpayers less than they are now paying. The Grand Coulee Dam School District is seeking a replacement levy for four...

 

Newsbriefs

Park district gets compliments from auditor The park district that operates North Dam Park and Event Center passed a state audit, according to Philip Mendoza, of the State Auditor’s Office, who shared the results with the district in a preliminary...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 21, 2015

Dead horse moved by dragging

At least one resident in Delano was upset when he saw a dead horse being dragged down Alcan Road onto Cardinal Road at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The horse, which had been cared for at the Grand Coulee Animal Rescue, died earlier in the day after at le...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 21, 2015

Playground equipment donated to city

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board voted to donate playground equipment at Center School to Electric City and will take a look at giving two portable buildings at the high school to a Carlton Complex Fire group at its next meeting. The...

 

Fraudulent hoarding should be a crime

Perhaps there would be nothing wrong with holding onto money collected for another purpose, if just holding onto it did no harm. But it does, and it is wrong. Specifically, money collected under a state law designed to promote tourism and create...

 
 By Rich Black    Opinion    January 21, 2015

Facts support continuing school levy

As a community, we are facing a significant decision between now and February 10. Whether we are willing to admit it or not, the outcome of this decision will affect everyone in our community — young and old. I am referring to the pending public...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    January 21, 2015

Your day-to-day encounters can mean a lot

Sometimes I can go a whole day without having any personable contact with anyone. Just ask my wife, she will confirm this. But on other days I can have contact with hundreds of people, missing out on an opportunity to influence, lift up or otherwise...

 

Sixty-five years ago

Erosion in the spillway bucket, Block 54. This view, inside the working chamber of the floating caisson, shows erosions in the downstream face of the bucket at Station B16+07, sections A-1 and B-1...

 

Extension team receives awards

The WSU Colville Reservation Extension Team was recently awarded, in Washington DC, the top USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Partnership Award for Effective and Efficient Use of...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber at Pepper Jack’s The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon this Thursday, Jan. 22, at Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille in Grand Coulee. Karen Depew will be talking about the upcoming school levy. Care and Share Food Bank...

 

It's a girl for Chuweah/Dick

Christina Chuweah and David Dick of Nespelem are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Kloey Mabel Dick, born Friday, January 16, 2015, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 8 lbs., 12 oz., and was 20-5 inches in...

 

Backyard snow art

Sisters (left to right) Jessica Coffland and Amanda Buchanan of Electric City built a giant panda out of snow and colored with food coloring in a spray bottle Jan. 16. - submitted...

 

Legals for January 21, 2015

IN THE TRIBAL COURT OF THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE COLVILLE RESERVATION Colville Tribal Credit Corporation, ) Case No.: CV-CD-2014-37202 a lending institution wholly-owned by ) the Confederated Tribes of the Colville ) Indian Reservation ) )CHIEF...

 

On the honor rolls

CWU Dylan Tipps and Makenna Tipps, of Electric City, were named to the Central Washington University fall 2014 honor roll. Undergraduate students who earn a 3.5 or better grade point average, on a 4.0 scale, while carrying at least 12 graded credit...

 

Raider boys on two-game win streak

Raider Boys Basketball won two of three games for the second straight week and began a win streak. Lake Roosevelt had a rough start to last week against the fourth-ranked Okanogan Bulldogs Jan. 13 at...

 

Wrestlers make strong showing in Rainier

Raider Wrestling travelled to Rainier Jan. 16, for the Sgt. Justin Norton Memorial Tournament, where all the Raiders on the trip placed. This annual trip was met with good roads and a good practice on Friday, and Head Coach Steve Hood won the annual...

 

Lady Raiders basketball team at crossroads

Lady Raider Basketball is at a crossroads after losing two of the last three games. Against Okanogan Jan. 13 at Okanogan, the Lady Raiders struggled against a sluggish Bulldog team. Okanogan jumped...

 

Bowling Scores

TUESDAY HI LO’S TEAM W L Riverview Lanes 13 3 Fullers 11 5 Coulee Internet Serv. 10 6 Pepsi 6 10 Sunflower Graphics 6 10 High Game: Coulee Internet 395; Rose 163 High Series: Coulee Internet 1157; Rose 420 Splits: Phyllis 2-7-8; Sheila 5-7; Karen...

 

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