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.... Full story


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... Full story

 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,... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story


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... Full story

 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... Full story


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... Full story

 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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story

 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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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,... Full story


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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story


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... Full story


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.... Full story


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