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Articles from the November 28, 2012 edition

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 By Danielle Vick    Lifestyles    November 28, 2012

Local challenges encourage creative alternatives

After having been in Grand Coulee for almost two years now, one of the biggest changes that I am still trying to adapt to is an unexpected one. It’s not the distance to the nearest big box store or...

 
 Community    November 28, 2012

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 11/18 - Police confronted a driver known to have a suspended license. He said he had a new license. When asked for his new license the driver produced a license issued in 2009. The man couldn’t produce an insurance card, and...

 
 News    November 28, 2012

Volunteer of year nominations are open

The Star is accepting letters of nomination for the 2012 Volunteer of the Year through Dec. 10. The annual honor is given to one person in the community who exemplifies the spirit of working selflessly for a cause or just helping those who need it....

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    November 28, 2012

Party busted in Grand Coulee 18 minors charged

A 20-year-old man was cited for possession/consumption of alcohol by a minor and for 17 counts of supplying alcohol to minors, after officers were called on a complaint of noise at a residence on 803 Division Street, Grand Coulee, about 12:30 a.m.,...

 
 News    November 28, 2012

Statue restored

A landscape crew and one CMC employee, Erik Rogers, erect a popular sculpture at its new home at Coulee Medical Center Nov. 20. The Richard Beyer sculpture, donated by the Castrodale family, used to...

 
 News    November 28, 2012

Newsbriefs

Wal-Mart donates for car seats Omak Wal-Mart employees, through their foundation, recently made a $500 cash gift to Coulee Medical Center to purchase seven infant car seats. Coulee Medical Center CEO Scott Graham said the hospital appreciated the...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    November 28, 2012

Board starts discussion on new school name

It’s time to play “name that school.” The school board is tackling the job of naming the district’s new K-12 facility by passing the process off to Superintendent Dr. Dennis Carlson. But it’s all according to Hoyle. The board policy calls f...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    November 28, 2012

Voters turn down park district request

The Coulee Area Park & Recreation District’s efforts to obtain tax revenue failed at the polls by about 44 votes. The district’s final vote count gave the measure 57.42 percent favorable votes. It needed a 60-percent yes vote to pass. Voters...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    November 28, 2012

Rotary seeks project to double new school funds

The Rotary Club is seeking a project from the school district so it can go after a grant to double its fund for the new K-12 school. Rotarians Jim Keene, Roy Hamilton and Bob Valen appeared before the school board Monday night and told directors...

 
 News    November 28, 2012

Tethered to towers

Wilson Construction linemen Monday dismantle equipment on the new towers carrying 500 kilovolt lines from the Third Powerhouse on Grand Coulee Dam. The linemen are tethered to the tower when they are...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    November 28, 2012

Medicare OKs ambulance billings

Ambulance services for Medicare patients have finally been approved for payment, Fire Chief Rick Paris told Grand Coulee City Council members last week. Paris said that a third-party billing service can go back to Jan. 1, 2009, according to Medicare...

 
 News    November 28, 2012

Chamber event is Saturday

Nearly 200 people will get to experience “A Night in Paris” without having to leave town Saturday night. It’s the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Vintners & Brewers Tasting & Auction night at the Vet Center in Electric...

 
 News    November 28, 2012

Shift in schools affects sidewalk grant

There’s a new twist to that Spokane Way sidewalk project. Grand Coulee’s council heard engineer Jeff Stevens from Gray & Osborne explain that he thought the Spokane Way sidewalk application needs to have its language adjusted to reflect the fact...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 28, 2012

Family night introduced new high school curriculum

High school students will find a radically altered science and math curriculum offered next year at Lake Roosevelt High School, and the school has launched a “STEM Family Night” program to...

 
 Opinion    November 28, 2012

Plenty deserve it

Think about all the people you (all of us) take for granted. Folks who do things to help their community as a matter of course. No community could function without its volunteers and their selfless spirit. That’s why each year this newspaper...

 
 Opinion    November 28, 2012

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Several of the decades-old circuit breakers for water pumps and generators in Grand Coulee Dam will be replaced at a cost of millions over the next two or more years. The Bureau of Reclamation awarded Alburquerque, New Mexico based Gard...

 
 By Congressman Doc Hastings 4th District    Opinion    November 28, 2012

We must work together to prevent across-the-board spending cuts and tax increases

There is no question that the past few years have been challenging for many Americans. Americans have weathered 45 straight months of unemployment ranging from 7 to 10 percent. After four years of running trillion-dollar deficits, our national debt...

 
 By John Arensmeyer    Opinion    November 28, 2012

Myth Busted: Poll shows entrepreneurs would let high-income tax cuts expire

The politically charged debate over high-income tax cuts is reaching a fever pitch, and the question being asked across the nation is whether small businesses’ hiring ability will suffer if these...

 
 By Roy Hamilton    Opinion    November 28, 2012

Volunteer of the Year nomination: George Kohout

I would like to take this opportunity to nominate George Kohout as volunteer of the year. We are not members of the Ridge Riders, but we appreciate what George has done for the entire community. He has brought the Ridge Riders from the brink of...

 
 By Greg Wilder    Opinion    November 28, 2012

Positive approach energizes

Last week you published an article about the Coulee Dam/Elmer City sewer plant project that painted a very positive face on the Coulee Dam Town Council. And, as it was, they earned that praise — they deserved that praise! They were courteous, they...

 
 Community    November 28, 2012

Pumping health

Inland Northwest Blood Center workers attend to donors James Hicks, left, and Randi Pakootas Monday during a blood drive at Coulee Medical Center’s old clinic building. INBC collected 40 units of...

 
 Births    November 28, 2012

It's a girl for Moreno/Boyd

Brittany Moreno and Jerald Boyd Sr. of Coulee Dam, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Jayla Ann Boyd, born Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 5 lbs., 13 oz., and was 18 inches in length at...

 
 Births    November 28, 2012

Clover/Dennis have a girl

Valerie Clover and Michael R. Dennis of Coulee Dam are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Kinzley Evelyn Dennis born Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6 lbs., 7.5 oz., and was 18.75 inches in...

 
 Births    November 28, 2012

Elwell/Brown have a boy

Amber Elwell and Evan Brown of Nespelem are proud to announce the birth of their son Zayne Lennox Brown on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 6 lbs., 10 oz., and was 20 inches in length at...

 
 Community    November 28, 2012

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet at Noon at Vets’ Center The GCD Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon at the Vets Center in Electric City on Thursday, Nov. 29, to start decorating for the Vintners and Brewers event being held this weekend. Pepper Jack’s Bar &...

 
 Community    November 28, 2012

Senior Meals

Wed., Nov. 28 - Dinner Shepherd Pie with Hamburger & Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Fruit Platter, Pudding Parfait. Thurs., Nov. 29 - Dinner Elmer’s Bean & Bacon Soup, Fruit Salad/Relish Tray, Cornbread/Cake, grocery shopping and errands with Sara. Fr...

 
 By Birdie Hensley    Community    November 28, 2012

Museum group looking for members

The Coulee Pioneer Museum is looking for members that want to preserve the history and heritage of the Grand Coulee Dam Area. The museum is moving forward with plans to gather information, photos, personal histories, and much, much more about the are...

 
 Community    November 28, 2012

St. Dunstans services change

St. Dunstan’s Church will hold services at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, this week only. Regular Sunday services resume at 9 a.m. the following week....

 
 Community    November 28, 2012

Ornaments around town

The Trees of Sharing trees, decorated with ‘wish’ ornaments for more than 150 local children, are all around town. Trees are located in Grand Coulee at Coulee Hardware, Safeway Pharmacy, and North Cascades National Bank, and at the Coulee Dam...

 
 By Roger Lucas    School    November 28, 2012

School board hears progress on new school

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board got a lesson in color combinations as architect Cameron Golightly, from Design West, reviewed the color schemes of the new K-12 school Monday night. He explained that the K-6 wing would be a bit more...

 
 School    November 28, 2012

Middle school students of the month

Students of the month for October from GCD Middle School include, from left: Brianna Whybark- 5th, Braxton Hernandez- 6th, Hotona LaCourse- 7th, Will Friedlander- 8th....

 
 School    November 28, 2012

Students of the month at Center School

Center School students of the month for September and October...

 
 Sports    November 28, 2012

Ski club meeting

Those interested in joining the ski club should attend a meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 5 p.m. at the Nespelem School library, or 6:15 p.m., at the LRHS library. Students must attend with parent for information and sign up. Any questions call Sue...

 
 School    November 28, 2012

GCD school board briefs

Hires, etc. The Grand Coulee Dam School District board accepted one resignation, approved a leave and stipend and made seven hires Monday night. Kyle Desautel’s resignation as head boys basketball coach was accepted and the board hired Jeff Brisboi...

 
 School    November 28, 2012

Club’s family night set to discuss impact

Friends of Rachel Club members will share with the community a message against bullying at a family event Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. at The Village Cinema. Club members will discuss their projects and the impact Rachel’s Challenge is having on the...

 
 School    November 28, 2012

Society inducts new members

Eight students joined the Lake Roosevelt High School chapter of the National Honor Society in a ceremony Oct. 29. Inducted were Shay Duclos, Zachary Erickson-King, Andrew McCure, Katelynn Schilling, Hayley Seylor, Jazmyne Sumner, Cassidy Trapani and...

 
 By Roger Lucas    School    November 28, 2012

Robotics team to head to Ellensburg

Lake Roosevelt High School is sending its robotics team to two competitions in December. The six-student team is made up of Tim Loch, Jordan Charles, Corbin Wilder, Joshua Wilder, Devan Black and...

 
 By press release    News    November 28, 2012

Traffic safety documentary filmed on Colville Reservation wins award

A documentary video, about a concerted cross-reservation effort to reduce traffic deaths from a high of about one every other week to two last year, has won an award. “Traffic Safety Successes on th...

 
 Obituaries    November 28, 2012

Terry Lee Sharr

Terry Lee Sharr, 57, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, after a short stay in the hospital. Born on March 6, 1955, to Harry and Joan Sharr, he was the eighth of 12 children. Terry never married...