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Articles from the November 13, 2013 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 13, 2013

Elmer City mayor's race too close to call

With just over 300 ballots in Okanogan County left to count, the mayoral race in Elmer City is the closest local race in last week’s election, hanging by one vote. If the current count holds, there will be a turnover in the mayor’s office as...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 13, 2013

Special hospital meeting called for Monday

Three of four commissioners of the public hospital district that runs Coulee Medical Center have called a special meeting of the commission for Monday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. Special meetings must adhere...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 13, 2013

Accident claims life on highway

An accident two miles north of Keller has resulted in a death, the Washington State Patrol stated this afternoon. A WSP press release indicates the single-car collision took place on SR21 at milepost 119 in Ferry County at 3:50 p.m. today (Nov. 14)...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 13, 2013

Coulee Dam votes mean new leadership

There will be a new mayor and two new council members in Coulee Dam, all defeating incumbents, vote totals as of last Friday show. The new mayor will be Gregory Wilder, who defeated longtime Mayor Quincy Snow, 231-107. New council members will be...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 13, 2013

Childrens' play was a hit

Local PTA officials are already making plans to have another Missoula Children's Theater performance next year. "Blackbeard the Pirate," put on in two performances Saturday, attracted enough theater...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 13, 2013

Latest vote counts show solid elections

by Roger S. Lucas Although the final count won’t take place until Nov. 26, the official certification date, several local elections seem likely to withstand any late mail-in ballot arrivals. Winning a seat on the Electric City council was Aaron...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 13, 2013

Coulee Medical Center going for zero in 2014

The public hospital district that runs Coulee Medical Center is aiming for zero next year. That is, a net gain of nothing on its bottom line, which would be an improvement over this year and last. Commissioners for Douglas, Grant, Lincoln, Okanogan...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 13, 2013

Mechanics' argument scheduled for court

A Grand Coulee man cited for operating a business in a residential district without a license may get his day in court soon. Donovan Picard, of 431 Grand Coulee Avenue, could argue his case before municipal court judge Richard Fitterer as early as...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 13, 2013

Tools stolen from new school site

A subcontractor advised police that someone had gained access to a tool trailer at the new school construction site and made off with a number of tools. David Hall, foreman for Icon Corporation, said that two padlocks on the tool shed had been cut...

 
 News    November 13, 2013

Newsbriefs

Commission to hire police will meet Grand Coulee’s Civil Service Commission meets Friday, Nov. 15, at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers, where members will work on the details of how to proceed in the hiring of a new police officer, set test...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 13, 2013

Local rodeo named best in state

The Colorama Rodeo was named “Rodeo of the Year” for the second time in a row at a meeting of the Pro-West Rodeo Association last Saturday night. The award was announced at the association’s annual awards banquet in the Tri-Cities area. George...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 13, 2013

Bomb threat shuts reservation store

Colville Tribal police received a possible bomb threat Friday at 3:30 p.m., at Tribal Trails gas station at Barney’s Junction near Kettle Falls, also known as “Noisy Waters.” Tribal officers were dispatched, along with Ferry County deputies,...

 
 News    November 13, 2013

Resort hires new manager team

Randy and Lila Watson were named as managers of Sunbanks Lake Resort last week. Managing partner Pat Welton said that “the pair bring a history of resort management” to the Electric City resort on Banks Lake. The Watsons have had resort...

 
 News    November 13, 2013

Plugging in for holiday spirit

At each end of a big holiday decoration, city maintenance heads for Electric City (Ken Dexter, right) and Grand Coulee (Dennis Francis) unload one of several big pieces of decorations at the Electric...

 
 By Scott Hunter editor and publisher    Opinion    November 13, 2013

Our take on the news

• The Missoula Children’s Theater, which the local PTA paid to put on an impressive musical with local kids in less than a week, is a happy symptom of a depressing malady in society. We need more resources to go toward such humanities efforts,...

 
 By Greg Wilder    Opinion    November 13, 2013

Honored by support

I am honored and humbled that the Coulee Dam electorate decided to put their faith in me as their new mayor. THANK YOU! As well, Duane Johnson and Gayle Swagerty were equally honored. Now the work (and fun) begins, crafting a more involved and open...

 
 By Gayle Swagerty    Opinion    November 13, 2013

Thanks for the support

Thank you to my friends and neighbors for your overwhelming support in my bid for Town Council. I plan to work to improve communication between town leadership and everyone in our town, so let me hear from you both with your ideas and concerns so we...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    November 13, 2013

Horse rescue operation bound to grow

A horse's story can be hard to tell and even harder to listen to. These horses have horrible stories of abuse, neglect, abandonment and starvation. But that is all changing for a few of them. Buddy,...

 
 Opinion    November 13, 2013

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Workers from Basin Paving Co. finished planting the last juniper tree at the intersection of highway 155 and Kent Street in Electric City. Approximately 196 trees were planted in town as part of a beautification project. Two Lake...

 
 Community    November 13, 2013

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet at Noon The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its noon meeting at Siam Palace in Grand Coulee on Thursday, Nov. 14. The program will be presented by Jenn Tate and April Wertz of Earth and Sky Studios. They will be...

 
 People    November 13, 2013

Front and center for vets

Teacher Sandy Hood addresses students and veterans at the conclusion of the Grand Coulee Dam Middle School assembly Wednesday honoring veterans. But the veterans decided this year to honor her back,...

 
 Community    November 13, 2013

Pioneer Museum is now open

The Pioneer Museum is now open Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on highway 155 in Electric City. Currently the museum is featuring the Kennedy era with dolls, magazines, board games and paper dolls. Where were you 50 years ago when you...

 
 Births    November 13, 2013

It's a boy

It’s a boy James and Pimonpat Stair of Wilbur are proud to announce the birth of their son Jayden Patrick Watcharaphon Stair on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grad Coulee. He weighed 6 lbs., 12oz., and was 20 inches in length...

 
 Community    November 13, 2013

Senior Menu

Senior Meals Wed., Nov. 13 - Thanksgiivng Dinner/Birthday Turkey, Dresing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Green Bean Casserole, Fruit Salad, Rolls. Potluck Dessert. Thurs., Nov. 14 - Dinner Swiss Steak, Roasted Root Vegetables, Citrus Salad...

 
 Legals    November 13, 2013

Legal Notices for November 13, 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...

 
 Sports    November 13, 2013

Bowling Scores

TUESDAY HI LO’S TEAM W L Sunflower Graphics 23 17 Riverview Lanes 21 19 KEYG-1490 20 20 Pepsi 19 21 Karl’s Site Dev. 18.5 21.5 Fullers 18.5 21.5 High Game: Riverview Lanes 400; Bonnie 160 High Series: Riverview Lanes 1164; Betty 463 Splits: Sara...

 
 Community    November 13, 2013

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 11/4 - A woman living on Roosevelt Drive told police that when she came home she noticed her 55-inch TV and other articles had been taken. She said she didn’t feel safe there and was going to stay someplace else. - An officer...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    November 13, 2013

Raider football wins on Senior Night

The Raiders ended their best football season in nine years last Friday with a win over the Bridgeport Mustangs. It was the second win over the Mustangs this season and the first league win of the...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    November 13, 2013

Raider cross country makes great showing at state

Raider cross country finished the 2013 season on a strong note at the state race in Pasco last Saturday. Raider Head Coach Gary Darnold liked the effort from the boys' team and the two girls...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 13, 2013

CMC meeting will happen tonight, despite cancellation

A meeting called by three of four hospital district commissioners, cancelled by the commission president on Friday, will take place anyway, a commissioner said. President Greg Behrens cancelled the meeting on the advice of the district’s attorney,...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 13, 2013

Man injured in electrical accident at dam

A Bureau of Reclamation employee was flown to Harborview Medical Center with injuries after a fire Monday in the John W. Keys III Pump Generating Plant, which a bureau press release said is believed...