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Articles from the October 30, 2013 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 30, 2013

Opponent files PDC complaint against mayor

Mayoral challenger Greg Wilder says he has filed a complaint against Coulee Dam Mayor Quincy Snow with the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission, contending that Snow used his office and town resources to support his own campaign efforts....

 
 News    October 30, 2013

Blackbeard The Pirate auditions Monday

Auditions will be held for Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) production of Blackbeard The Pirate from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday Nov. 4 at the Grand Gallery Theater on Main Street in Grand Coulee. Those...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 30, 2013

Cleanup urged for gun range

Clay Hearne and his sons, Ronnie and Kenny, appeal to those using the Osborne Bay gun range to pick up their garbage after they get through sighting their rifles in. The Hearnes, from Electric City,...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 30, 2013

Woman's body found in Nespelem

NESPELEM (Nov. 1) — Tribal police are investigating the death of a 29-year-old woman whose body was found in Nespelem, just before 5 p.m. Oct. 31. Colville Tribal Police Chief Cory Orr said in...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 30, 2013

Coulee Dam still negotiating for USBR contract

Officials in the town of Coulee Dam are hopeful that they will be able to make a deal with the Bureau of Reclamation on a law enforcement contract. Mayor Quincy Snow, Police Chief Pat Collins and Councilmember Bob Poch met last Wednesday with the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 30, 2013

Dam explosion was man-made thunder

Residents of Coulee Dam reported hearing, and feeling, a loud explosion coming from Grand Coulee Dam Wednesday afternoon. It was basically man-made thunder. Workers getting ready to test a generator under repair in the left powerhouse opened a gate...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 30, 2013

Old town trail needs some help

The Candy Point Trail is in trouble, and Carol Netzel has asked the Coulee Dam Town Council for help. Access to the Candy Point Trail is through Netzel’s front yard and when you arrive at the top you are afforded a bird’s eye view of Grand...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 30, 2013

Hospital commission adopts meetings policy

Coulee Medical Center’s governing commissioners passed a resolution Friday night that sets out Public Hospital District 6’s typical meeting agenda and policies for handling unruly meetings. Resolution 815 adopts normal agendas for regular and...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 30, 2013

Port district OKs half-million budget

Grant County Port District 7 commissioners approved their 2014 budget last Thursday. The budget shows $534,500 in revenues and $523,200 in expenses. The largest revenue and expense is a $322,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration which wi...

 
 News    October 30, 2013

Queen selected

We have a new Colorama Rodeo Queen. Haley Wade, a 17-year-old senior from Ephrata, was crowned Oct. 13 after a number of field and question-and-answer tests at the Ridge Riders Rodeo Grounds. She...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 30, 2013

Schools to observe suicide prevention day

Grand Coulee Dam District schools will take part and allow Native students to participate in a Colville Indian suicide prevention day this Friday. Karee Picard, manager of the Colville Tribes’ K-12 Youth Program, appeared before the school board...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 30, 2013

New fire chief at Electric City

by Roger S. Lucas Mark Payne is the new fire chief of Electric City’s volunteer fire department. He replaces Bill Miley, who resigned as fire chief after serving for about 10 years. Miley is retiring. Others named in the reorganization of the...

 
 News    October 30, 2013

Nespelem firm gains national award

The Northwest Native Development Fund was given the Circle of Honor Award in Philadelphia Oct. 23 at a national conference on economic development in Native American communities. The award is given to recognize a community development financial insti...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 30, 2013

Coulee Dam to get LED street lights

A project to replace some 300 streetlights in Coulee Dam should get started in about a month, public works director Barry Peacock said last Friday. The town awarded a $118,246.25 contract to Northwest Edison, a Seattle firm, as the result of a...

 
 News    October 30, 2013

Nespelem firm gains national award

The Northwest Native Development Fund was given the Circle of Honor Award in Philadelphia Oct. 23 at a national conference on economic development in Native American communities. The award is given to...

 
 By Jerry Beierman    Opinion    October 30, 2013

Voting for Clover

The time is near for all eligible citizens to get out and vote! Why vote? If you don’t vote you have no reason to complain as how the election turns out. Locally we have various positions open to the vote of the local people. I am writing in...

 
 By Candi Poch    Opinion    October 30, 2013

Town leaders are true and honest

Yes, I am a councilman’s wife. However, I am not writing in that capacity, but that of a citizen. Please know what and who you are voting for! I feel compelled to comment on the many months of ranting from people who are wanting something for...

 
 By David Reese    Opinion    October 30, 2013

Recalling Snow's accomplishments

Let's not forget Mayor Snow's contributions to Coulee Dam in deciding the community's future.  Much has been accomplished during his time on the council and as mayor. For example, Douglas Park has been renovated, a grant-funded water treatment...

 
 By Quincy Snow    Opinion    October 30, 2013

Mayor offers insight on police contract

I wish to provide some insight to the USBR Law Enforcement Contract with regards to the benefits this contract provides to the citizens of the Town of Coulee Dam. The Coulee Dam Police Department has provided 24 hour 7 day a week Police Protection...

 
 By Mark Graves    Opinion    October 30, 2013

Asking for your involvement

It seems in today’s world we are bombarded constantly with an onslaught of political opinion. I say opinion because even news organizations no longer publish news but the agenda they are trying to foster. And this is both from the Right and Left,...

 
 By Carol Netzel    Opinion    October 30, 2013

Thanks for quiet service with a smile

At the last Coulee Dam Council I asked that the city make tourists aware that hiking the Crown Point Trail could be hazardous after the fire, the windstorm and the torrential rain. They agreed to put up a sign and one was there the next day. They...

 
 By L.B. Lohne    Opinion    October 30, 2013

Auto mechanics and glass houses

In the interest of “fairness” I must confess; my family and I are lawbreakers. It’s best to be up front about it before Mr. Horne and Mr. Madsen hold us before the city council and besmirch our very character. First, our home is not located in...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    October 30, 2013

I challenge you all

I had a great conversation with a really good friend a few weeks ago. She spoke of the difficulties in her life and how things can sometimes snowball to a place where we never have seen ourselves, or...

 
 Opinion    October 30, 2013

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago The trial of former Grand Coulee School District bus driver, Dennis Clinkenbeard, is scheduled to start Tuesday in Okanogan County Superior Court. He is accused of two counts of second-degree child molestation, sexual misconduct and com...

 
 Obituaries    October 30, 2013

Bill Brashears

Bill Brashears passed away Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, in Grand Coulee. At his request, no services will be held. A complete obituary will appear in next week’s Star....

 
 Obituaries    October 30, 2013

Stan Rawley

Stan Rawley of Coulee Dam, Wash., passed away at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at the age of 83. He was born on January 31, 1930, in Brewster, Wash. As a child, St...

 
 Community    October 30, 2013

Senior meals

Senior Meals Wed., Oct. 30 - Dinner Chicken Fried Steak, Whipped Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Citrus Salad, Frosty Lemon Dessert. Thurs., Oct. 31 - Dinner Halloweenie Chili Dogs & Trimmings, French Fries, Fruit Salad, Snicker Surprise. Shopping...

 
 Community    October 30, 2013

Hungry helpers

Museum supporters take part in a spaghetti dinner fund raiser for the new museum effort Friday night. The dinner at the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center was sponsored by Flo's Café. - Scott Hunter...

 
 Community    October 30, 2013

Soroptimist Women's Opportunity Award offered

A cash award of $500 is available to an Okanogan County woman for the Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Award.  This award is presented by Soroptimist International of Okanogan Valley to a woman who is head of her household and must obtain...

 
 Community    October 30, 2013

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet at Noon The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its noon meeting at Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille in Grand Coulee Thursday, Oct. 31. Jerry Kenned from Foisy & Kennedy will be speaking about the Affordable Care Act. CMC...

 
 Community    October 30, 2013

Reservation youth explore hands-on science experiments

October 12, 2013 – Colville Reservation youth celebrated National 4-H week by participating in 4-H Super Science Saturday at Keller. This event was a fun-filled day of hands-on science experiments...

 
 Community    October 30, 2013

Nutritional needs for hunters

Attention all hunters who walk and hike while hunting- do you know how many calories you are burning? When you walk at a moderate pace while hunting, you are burning approximately 240-356 calories per hour. If that walking turns into hiking, you are...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    October 30, 2013

Raiders boys take second at meet

Lake Roosevelt's boys' cross country team finished second in the Central Washington B League Championship race at Liberty Bell High School last Saturday, putting themselves in good position for the...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    October 30, 2013

Lady Raiders lose to Trojans

The Lady Raiders travelled to Manson looking for league win number two last week, but slipped from a two-game lead in a letdown that led to the Trojans winning the match in five games 3-2. Raider Head Coach Nate Piturachsatit liked how the team...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    October 30, 2013

Mountain Lions manhandle Raiders

LR was handed its fourth loss in a row last Friday as the Liberty Bell Mountain Lions came to Coulee Dam to lay down a 45-0 walloping on the Raiders. The Raiders are now in last place in the Central...

 
 Sports    October 30, 2013

Short warriors

Junior Raiders play their last football game of the season last Saturday at the Lake Roosevelt High School athletic field against a team from Wenatchee. - Scott Hunter photo...

 
 Sports    October 30, 2013

Bowling

TUESDAY HI LO’S TEAM W L Sunflower Graphics 18 14 Pepsi 18 14 Riverview Lanes 16.5 15.5 KEYG-1490 16 16 Fullers 15 17 Karl’s Site Development 12.5 19.5 High Game: Riverview Lanes 1436; Sheila Allinson 185 High Series: Riverview Lanes 1978;...

 
 Sports    October 30, 2013

This week in sports

Fri., Nov. 1 7 p.m., Football at White Swan. Sat., Nov. 2 9:30 a.m., Cross Country District Championships at Walla Walla Park in Wenatchee. Fri., Nov. 8 7 p.m., Football here with Bridgeport (Senior Night). Sat., Nov. 9 10 a.m., Cross Country State...

 
 Sports    October 30, 2013

Proctor takes ninth in PBR

Shane Proctor secured ninth place this week in the Professional Bull Riders’ Built Ford Tough series, scoring 6,981.75 points in 26 of 66 rides in 21 events. The Grand Coulee native lists PBR winnings at $221,021.03....

 
 Community    October 30, 2013

Coulee Cops

10/18- An Electric City man told police that a person was trespassing on his property by parking on 2nd Street and putting “junk” on his property. He told police that he owns 2nd Street. - A woman on Burdin Boulevard told police that someone had...

 
 Legals    October 30, 2013

Legal Notices for October 30, 2013

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF IDAHO CASE NO. CV42787 ROXIE RAE GEORGE, Plaintiff SUMMONS Vs. MANNY ISADOR MCDOUGAL, Defendant. NOTICE: YOU HAVE BEEN SUED BY THE ABOVE-NAMED...