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Articles from the November 2, 2016 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 2, 2016

Smell at new school getting old

There’s a big stink at the new school. A sewer smell is upsetting students and proving to be a headache for Lake Roosevelt Schools officials. For maintenance director Randy Bowman, it means getting up above the classrooms frequently to treat the...

 

Happy place for Halloween

Lisa Moore stands with a portion of her annual Halloween project at her Electric City home on Silver Drive Saturday. With both sides of the yard decorated (the other side featured pirates), plus a...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 2, 2016

Port budget shows major work ahead

Grant County Port District 7 will take in and spend nearly a half million dollars in 2017, the largest portion of that coming from grants, according to a budget commissioners passed last week. The...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 2, 2016

Elderly veteran relocated to Omak

Clarence Roosevelt Jerred, a homeless man featured in The Star last week, was settled in an assisted living home in Omak Tuesday. Jerred, 84, who insisted that he was 86, was taken to Omak Tuesday by...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 2, 2016

Mobile home burns in early fire

A trailer fire destroyed an older residence at 306 Burdin Boulevard last Wednesday morning. One firefighter, Jerry Sands, said Grand Coulee was the second fire department to respond, with the Bureau...

 

Newsbriefs

Time to fall back Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6. Set your clocks back one hour. Firefighters advise that the semi-annual change is also a good time to change the batteries in smoke alarms. All veterans invited All area veterans...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 2, 2016

CMC stops spending on big project

Coulee Medical Center has put a stop to a project that was bleeding money and caused the hospital to borrow on county warrants, the administrator told the board Monday night. The medical records project was supposed to cost $1.3 million to integrate...

 

It's only a drill

Law enforcement and emergency services agencies from around the region will be involved in an exercise this Saturday, playing out a scenario with an “active shooter” at Coulee Medical Center. Other hospitals will also have personnel visiting for...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 2, 2016

Crime problem concerns town folks

A discussion about local crime revealed the level of concern many local people in Coulee Dam feel as minor property crimes increase. “We have a serious problem with drugs,” Councilmember David Schmidt said, admitting at Wednesday’s town council...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber To Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon this Thursday, November 3, at Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. General business is on the agenda. American Legion to Meet The American Legion Post 157 regular meeting will...

 

Senior Menu

Wed., Nov. 2 – Dinner Meat Loaf, Baked Potatoes, Broccoli and Cauliflower, Fruited Jell-O, Cookies Thurs., Nov. 3 – Dinner Chicken Lasagna, Mixed Vegetables, Fruit Cup, Ice Cream Fri. Nov. 4 – Breakfast Ham and Eggs, French Toast, Fruit Bowl, O...

 

Be a flu fighter in 2016 – 2017

A flu shot is your best protection GRANT COUNTY, WA – Fall brings crisp mornings, colorful leaves, pumpkins on porches, and holiday travel plans. Don’t invite the unwelcomed visitor – flu – to your family’s holiday gathering. Thankfully,...

 

It's a girl for Parr/Kuehne

Tabitha Parr and Lonnie Kuehne, of Keller, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Karmynn Kuehne, born Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 8 lbs., 10.6 oz., and was...

 

Legals for November 2, 2016

Public Notice Town of Coulee Dam Notice is hereby given that the Town of Coulee Dam will hold a 2017 Preliminary Budget Hearing on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 6:00 p.m. at Town Hall. All interested persons will be given the opportunity to provide...

 

Students hear inspiration behind new art

An artist whose paintings hang in Lake Roosevelt Schools addressed students at a dedication of the art last week and gave insights into her inspirations for the six works depicting various birds -...

 

Superheroes

Halle Picard, Ronnie Picard, Liz Peasley and Tyra Picard. dressed as superheroes, attended a Fall Festival last Wednesday at the elementary school, where they enjoyed carnival games, face painting,...

 

Can we get it back?

People giving good advice for dealing with an increase in local crime usually miss the real point of the discontent of those complaining about it. They’ll advise, rightly, that we would all be better off if we’d stop pretending we still live in...

 

Fund our sidewalks

Citizens of Coulee Dam, please plan on joining us the evening of Nov. 21 for a discussion concerning funding needed repairs of our town sidewalks. We will be meeting at the American Legion Hall in Electric City beginning at 6 p.m. This meeting will b...

 

Retain Judge Estudillo

It has been my privilege to serve as your District Court judge for the past 25-plus years. I was born and raised in Quincy where I grew up on the family ranch. My father, Dr. LeRoy Whitener, practiced veterinary medicine for over 40 years, with...

 

Wallace has local support for judge

In less than two weeks this whole election fiasco will be at an end! I hope the young, first-time voters realize that this has not been the norm over the years! A large number of our young people have had the opportunity to meet and know a very...

 

A list of reasons for new commissioner

A recent article in the Omak Chronicle called attention to legal costs our incumbent county commissioners have passed on to taxpayers, including recent issues regarding salary for an employee in the county court which has now cost more to litigate...

 

Kennedy has courage for difficult issues

A few years ago, I didn’t know anything about Sheilah Kennedy except that she was a county commissioner. Since then, I have researched many issues that have arisen in local governance and have come to greatly respect her. In case after case, she...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    November 2, 2016

Gems in the Coulee: Keith Powell

When someone mentions artists in the Coulee, we almost always think of Keith Powell. We have all seen his handiwork on buildings, paintings or other stuff around the area, and this Friday a dream of his is coming true as he has a “Grand Opening”...

 

Seventy-seven years ago

Hydraulic jets wash the gravel as it is screened into the proper sizes at the aggregate processing plant. On several occasions the plant processed material at the rate of 4,000 tons per hour. - Nov....

 

Raiders lose close championship game

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders lost by two points at home to the Tonasket Tigers on Friday in what was dubbed the "League Championship" game. Prevailing 16-14, the Tonasket Tigers, have the best win-loss...

 

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