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Articles from the November 14, 2012 edition

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Damp October brings November snow

If the presence of snow indicates winter’s arrival along with less daylight, I’d say winter is here. So far, here at the home weather station, we’ve had 1.9 inches of snow with rapid melt-off.... Full story


Two town councils meet on multi-million dollar questions

Elmer City had stated that it wanted a seat at the table. Last Wednesday night, its town council met with Coulee Dam’s council, and it got a seat at the table, but significant questions remain. At... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    November 14, 2012

Grand Coulee man tasered, arrested

Police arrested a Grand Coulee man Saturday after he allegedly broke free from an arresting officer and was later found in a Hill Avenue apartment. Officer Gary Moore had first contacted Lorenzo Stewart, 46, of 411 Partello Park, when he saw him... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    November 14, 2012

Chamber event to offer top wines, brews

The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Vintners/Brewers/Auction event Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Vets Center in Electric City. Chamber Manager Peggy Nevsimal said that only 49 tickets remain for the event. The hall will... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    November 14, 2012

Park & rec levy looking at defeat

The Coulee Area Park & Recreation District’s effort to get public funding was looking like it would fail as of Tuesday afternoon. By Friday, the combined yes votes from the district boundaries in the four counties showed that it had 1,036 yes... Full story


U.S. Marshals ask for help finding fugitives

On Nov. 4, two federal inmates, Brandon Carson, 29, and Wayne Mellgren, 32, walked away from the Spokane Residential Re-entry Center (RRC) without authorization or permission, the U.S. Marshal’s... Full story


Honoring veterans

Veteran James Cobb, standing, is among the veterans receiving honors during an annual Veterans Day assembly at Grand Coulee Dam Middle School before the student body. Teacher Sandy Hood again... Full story



Blood drive coming up There will be an Inland Northwest Blood Center blood drive at the Coulee Medical Center from 11:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26. The draw will be held in the old clinic lobby and the organizers are hoping for a large turnout. INBC... Full story


Loved the heartwarming article

I want to thank Jesse Utz for the heartwarming article October 24 (the son becoming 18). In this age of family upsets, it was so good to know about the love there. Thanks. P.S., I remember you and your dad, Jesse, and ice cream, when you were little... Full story


Re: “Son deserves better coverage” (Letters from Our Readers, 11-7-12)

First, as a retired Navy veteran and Lake Roosevelt graduate, thank you for all who served, will serve, and support the local community. As I read the comment about racism in that article, I find myself wondering what I fought for. I have no problem... Full story


Project shows government not at its best

As most of you know, the town of Coulee Dam is investing (spending) over $5 million to upgrade their “aging” sewer treatment plant. I’ve written letters about this before. The town continues to pursue a design that is both antiquated and... Full story


Traditions for every day

As we’ve settled into the school year, our house, like houses across America, has settled into a routine. Certain days call for certain activities, and many hours of each day fall into expected... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago The city council in Grand Coulee last week approved a resolution raising the amount it can collect in property tax by 1 percent from the year before. That increased the total amount the city can collect by $817 from its current levy of... Full story


Fred Anthony

Fred Anthony, 84, passed away quietly and peacefully in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at home and on his beloved Okanogan River property, which he had loved and where he had live... Full story


Annual Thanksgiving dinner planned

The annual community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held Sunday, Nov. 18 beginning at 2 p.m., at the Senior Center on Main Street in Grand Coulee. The dinner is free. It is sponsored by the Grand Coulee Church of the Nazarene.... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber Meets at Siam Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Siam Palace on Main Street in Grand Coulee. On the agenda is discussion on upcoming chamber business (end of year stuff, membership drive, boa... Full story


Senior meals

Wed., Nov. 14 - Dinner Turkey and Gravy, Dressing-Mashed Potatoes, Fruit Salad/Cranberries, Green Beans/Roll, Potluck Dessert Thurs., Nov. 15 - Dinner Hot Turkey Sandwich with Potatoes & Gravy, Corn, Fruit Cottage Cheese, Cook’s Choice Dessert.... Full story


International Survivors of Suicide Day set for Nov. 17

The International Survivors of Suicide Day is set for Saturday, Nov. 17. This is a day of love and remembrance of those we have lost to suicide. This is a healing conference where survivors of suicide loss come together in the community for support... Full story


Turnipy triumph

Jerry Beierman displays a 35.9 lb. kohlrabi last week, just before donating it to the Senior Meals Program. Beierman who grows the outsized vegetable annually also donated one to the Nespelem Senior... Full story


LR honors students, staffer

Lake Roosevelt High School named several students in October as “students of the month,” the school announced Thursday. Left to Right:  Libby Williams, Drew Saxon, Tyler Boyd, Michael Rounds,...


Laramie and Stanczak named All CWL 2B North

Danielle Laramie and Tanecia Stanczak were both selected by the coaches to the First Team All Central Washington North Volleyball team. These two seniors played great seasons and were recognized by the coaches for their efforts. Laramie became the... Full story


Waters, DeWinkler make all-league teams

Five Raider football players have been recognized this week by league coaches, and two were chosen for both offense and defense. The coaches of the Central Washington 2B League got together last week to name the outstanding players of the season who... Full story


LRHS honor roll for first quarter

HIGH HONORS 3.25 – 4.0 depicts 4.0 Abigal Williams, Brady Black, Elizabeth Williams, Lucas Beneditti, Hillary Carriere, Ashley Lezard, Timothy Loch, Kendall Piccolo, Johnny Medina-McCraigie, Clare C. Castrodale, Lyric Witten JUNIORS Cheyenne... Full story


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 11/5 - A man on Second Street in Electric City told police that a man who borrowed his roto-tiller hadn’t returned it and he thinks it may have been sold. He also told police that a number of items have gone missing, including... Full story