Articles from the December 4, 2013 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News    December 4, 2013

Doctor: tensions, stakes high at hospital

Doctors and other health care providers at Coulee Medical Center have vowed to quit if the hospital’s chief executive officer doesn’t leave, one frustrated doctor finally told The Star last week. Dr. Jacob Chaffee said the situation is critical a... Full story


Turkey Bowl in Grand Coulee

Nic Alexander leaves opposing defenders in his wake on his way through a large yardage gain during an ad hoc Thanksgiving Day flag football game at Grand Coulee Dam Middle School. Brian Walters... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 4, 2013

Mayor- elect gets records requests filled

Coulee Dam mayor-elect Greg Wilder will get the use of the community room, without charge, to conduct his swearing in ceremony, Dec. 23, officials said this week. Wilder had asked for use of the room for special swearing in ceremonies for himself,... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 4, 2013

Elmer City couple needs help with baby

An Elmer City couple needs some help with their near 2-year-old baby, Victoria. Victoria was born with brain damage and eyesight problems to Stephanie Detwiler New and Daniel New Detwiler. (The two... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 4, 2013

Port seeking ideas on golf course improvements

A letter from Port District 7 went out to a targeted list asking them to attend a meeting Dec. 12, to discuss possible improvements to the Banks Lake Golf Course. Port District commissioners got the idea of applying for a grant to improve the course... Full story



It’s library light time A special program is planned for the Etheta Anderson Grand Coulee Library on Thursday, Dec, 5. from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. A special lighting of the library, a repeat of last year’s program, is planned. The library, a branch... Full story


Colville Tribes tally this year's Okanogan River summer/fall Chinook run

The Colville Tribes' Fish & Wildlife (CTFW) staff have been counting the Okanogan River Chinook salmon spawning, a tribal press release said. Biologists and fish technicians spend six to eight... Full story


He'd rather the administrator moved on

After reading the article last week about “Administrators: CMC need to focus on long-term survival,” I would just like to add a couple of my thoughts! Mr. Graham, I do not know you… wouldn’t even recognize you if I saw you walking down the... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    December 4, 2013

A tradition in Coulee, going to the birds

I recently became aware of a tradition in our area that is on the brink of extinction, and that because of a few people that don’t live here, it has squeaked by the last few years. The Annual... Full story


Preserve affordable health insurance

Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler made national news when he quickly rejected President Obama’s call for insurers to extend individual health insurance policies cancelled... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago A New York City play will focus on a former Grand Coulee resident. “The Good Faith” written by New York City playwright Harold Dean James will follow the life of Richard Rawe former Grand Coulee native. Rawe is the son of the late... Full story


Joyce Va Laire Metzger

Joyce Va Laire Metzger was born June 9, 1934. She was born in Parma, Idaho, to Howard George Dice and Edith Montana Cox Dice. She grew up in Parma and Boise, Idaho. Her mother died when Joyce was 5... Full story


GCHS alumni decides to meet more often

The officers and board of directors of the Grand Coulee High School Alumni Association have decided it’s necessary to meet more often and on a regular basis. Dates selected are the third Wednesday of the months of February, May, and October to... Full story


It's a girl for Ozbats

Megan and BJ Ozbat are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Ellie Kathleen Ozbat on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at Providence Sacred Heart Hospital, in Spokane, Wash. Ellie weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz.... Full story


It's a boy for Rose Markland

Rose Markland of Coulee Dam is proud to announce the birth of her son Beau Lee Markland, born Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 8 lbs., 12.6 oz., and was 21 inches in length at birth. Sibling includes Lee... Full story


Senator/Smith have a girl

Norman Senator and Elizabeth Smith of Coulee Dam are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Callie Arlene Senator born Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 8 lbs., 5.5 oz and was 21-1/2 inches in... Full story


Senior Meals

Wed., Dec. 4 - Dinner Beef Stew with Mixed Vegetables, Cornbread, Fruited Jello Mold, Brownies. Thurs., Dec. 5 - Dinner Fish & Chips, Coleslaw, Pea Salad, Banana Cream Pie. Fri., Dec. 6 - Breakfast Bacon & Eggs, Hashbrowns, Muffins, Applesauce,... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon this Thursday at the American Legion Post to decorate for the Vintners & Brewers event set for Saturday night, Dec. 7. Ski/Snowboard Club Meeting Tonight Those... Full story


Teams for little guys take big effort

Only Wenatchee and East Wenatchee put more kids on NCW Youth Football fields than the local effort that fielded 60 kids from 8 to 12 years of age this year. "That's awesome, considering we are one of... Full story


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 11/22 - A man residing on Hill Avenue showed police where someone tried to gain entry into his home by forcing the front door. The door frame was cracked and the dead bolt lock would not work right. 11/25 - An officer learned that... Full story


This week in sports

Wed., Dec. 4 6 p.m., Basketball here with Omak. Thurs., Dec. 5 6 p.m., Basketball here with Okanogan. 6 p.m., Wresetling at Okanogan Jamboree. Sat., Dec. 7 10 a.m., Wrestling at Davenport Tourney. GO RAIDERS... Full story


Legals for December 4, 2013

IN THE TRIBAL COURT OF THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE COLVILLE RESERVATION Colville Tribal Credit Corporation, ) Case No.: CV-CD-2013-36051 a lending institution wholly-owned ) by the Confederated Tribes of the ) Colville Indian Reservation ) )... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    December 4, 2013

Truck wrecks at bottom of dam hill

A semi loaded with cement crashed at the bottom of the hill below Grand Coulee Dam on highway 155 Wednesday morning. The big rig pulling double tanker trailers, reportedly full of cement (the dry...