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Articles from the December 18, 2013 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 18, 2013

Public offers priorities for golf course

A community meeting to discuss improvements to the Banks Lake Golf Course was held last Thursday night with about 40 people showing up. Port District 7, which owns and operates the golf course, was in a brain picking mood last week and explained...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 18, 2013

Three recognized for service at fire department

The Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Department held its annual awards dinner at the fire station Saturday night. Charles Pope was recognized as "Rookie of the Year." Mike Day was named "Firefighter of...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    December 18, 2013

Expect snow today

We should expect inches of snow today, the National Weather Service says. Below is their winter weather alert issued this morning: . Urgent - Winter Weather message National Weather Service Spokane WA 432 AM PST Fri Dec 20 2013 ...Heavy Snow...

 
 News    December 18, 2013

Schedule detailed for volunteer of the year

Nominations for The Star’s annual volunteer of the year award will remain open until Dec. 26., and will be published in the Dec. 30 issue and online. Nomination letters will be published in our Letters from Our Readers section on page 3 in each...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 18, 2013

Local man dies at boat ramp

A Grand Coulee man was found dead on the Crescent Bay boat ramp Sunday. The police report stated that James Carol Arbaugh, 68, of 37 Division Street, had been fishing and apparently left the edge of the water to return for something above the ramp,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 18, 2013

Grant will improve sidewalks

Engineers will determine just how far Grand Coulee’s recent $232,656 grant from the Transportation Improvement Board will go for street improvements, public works director Dennis Francis said last week. The grant should cover improvements to...

 
 News    December 18, 2013

Local cowboy takes third at nationals

Bull rider of the year standing escaped Shane Proctor’s reach last weekend at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, but he still finished with a good paycheck. The Lake Roosevelt High School graduate won his first two go-rounds for...

 
 News    December 18, 2013

In the season spirit

Seniors were in a festive mood last Wednesday night when they gathered at Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center for their annual Christmas dinner. Officials said 88 turned out for the affair. Pictured from...

 
 News    December 18, 2013

Newsbriefs

Early deadline for two weeks Publication dates and deadlines for The Star newspaper have been altered because of the holidays. The paper will publish on Monday instead of Wednesday for the next two issues. Ads and news copy for the Dec. 23 paper...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 18, 2013

Councilmember: Put teeth into nuisance law

Electric City will put some teeth into its nuisance ordinance in January if Councilmember Brad Parrish has his way. Parish asked at the last city council meeting Dec. 10 that the issue of cleaning up properties in the city be put on the agenda at...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 18, 2013

Homeowner wants storm drainage fixed

An Alaska resident who owns a house at 301 Columbia in Coulee Dam has tossed the town a difficult request. Patrick Wilson, who now lives in Petersburg, Alaska, owns the home on Columbia where he plans to retire soon. He says that excess water...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 18, 2013

Mayor Snow thanks council at last meeting

Quincy Snow wrapped up 16 years as Coulee Dam's mayor last Wednesday at the last town council meeting of the year. He personally thanked members of the council for their support and hard work,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 18, 2013

Earlier school completion eyed

An effort may still be made to complete the new K-12 school project by the end of August, 2014, and begin school around Sept. 8, in the new building complex. Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Dennis Carlson told the board of directors...

 
 News    December 18, 2013

Flu reportedly on rise

Local health care providers in Grant County have reported an increase in the number of patients they are seeing with flu-type symptoms, according to Dr. Alexander Brzezny of the county’s health district. Flu symptoms include fever, cough, sore...

 
 By Cheryl Horton Kinsman    Opinion    December 18, 2013

Don't drive doctors away

All I want to say is my mom finally found a good doctor in Grand Coulee, instead of having to drive her into Spokane all the time. Her doctor is Dr. Chaffee, and I was so relieved when she and my dad found him! He is very caring and he gives my mom...

 
 By C. Williamson    Opinion    December 18, 2013

Tribes claiming fishing control at Geezer Beach

After not patrolling Geezer Beach for almost a year, C.C.T. is again bullying and terrorizing local legal anglers. The Bureau (of Reclamation) owns and controls the land known as Geezer Beach. C.C.T. is in Boise, at the regional offices of the...

 
 By Mark Graves    Opinion    December 18, 2013

Re: "Zoning laws stand in the way, and that's good" (Nov. 20th Star)

As a representative republic, our country is founded on the rule of law. Some regulations are necessary. But when the citizenry is subjected to too much regulation, (over 40,000 enacted last year in the U.S.) they become burdened under the weight....

 
 By Rob and Glo Carroll    Opinion    December 18, 2013

No transition - not surprising, but amazing

We’ve often commented upon the actions of our now out-going mayor and some town council members. Their lack of concern, bullying tactics and adverse actions towards our town and its citizens have been duly noted and as a result YOU removed them...

 
 By Birdie and Lowell Hensley    Opinion    December 18, 2013

Birdwell for volunteer of year

I would like to nominate Jerry Birdwell for 2013 Volunteer of the Year. Jerry has stepped up far beyond the call of duty to help keep the Banks Lake Golf Course open for the community this past year. Day after day, as the golfers hit the course,...

 
 By Betty Davis    Opinion    December 18, 2013

Birdwell for volunteer honor

I would like to nominate Jerry Birdwell for Volunteer of the Year. When the call went out for volunteers needed to keep the Banks Lake Golf Course open, Jerry was one of the first in line. He has worked tirelessly repairing and maintaining the water...

 
 By Randi Hagen    Opinion    December 18, 2013

Heather Downs for volunteer of year

I would like to nominate Heather Downs for the Volunteer of the Year award. Heather has her hands in many different organizations and has been helpful to many different people in many different ways throughout this last year. Heather runs the local...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    December 18, 2013

Happy Dec. 18 birthday

To whom? Well this date in history has given birth to some pretty important and down right famous people. Some notorious, some infamous and some local cool cats. So where do we start? Well, let’s...

 
 Obituaries    December 18, 2013

Harold Eugene Dunlap Sept. 13, 1921 to November 25, 2013

After a long and fruitful life, Harold Eugene Dunlap died surrounded by family at the home of daughter Flora Long and son-in-law, Ken Long. Raised on a homestead ranch in the foothills of Keller Butte...

 
 Obituaries    December 18, 2013

John W. Magers

John W. Magers, 71, of Republic, Wash., passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, after a short battle with cancer. He was born to R.W. Magers and Marion(Danekas) Magers of Ritzville, Wash., on July 27, 1942, in Spokane. John married Carol Lee Fowler of...

 
 People    December 18, 2013

High honors bestowed on McClure

Andrew McClure and Scoutmaster Bob Bond participate in a ceremony bestowing the Eagle Scout rank on McClure Monday night at the Vets' Hall in Electric Cit. More than 60 attended the occasion,...

 
 Births    December 18, 2013

Gomez/Corona have a boy

Berenice Gomez and Ramon Corona of Grand Coulee are proud to announce the birth of their son Visente Corona-Gomez on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 9 lbs., 6 oz., and was 20-3/4 inches in length at...

 
 People    December 18, 2013

It's a girl for Thomas

Stacey Thomas of Nespelem is proud to announce the birth of her daughter Adriana Josephine Holder on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6 lbs., 14 oz., and was 19-1/2 inches in length at birth. Maternal...

 
 Births    December 18, 2013

Marquezes have a boy

Kailey and Anthony Marquez of Grand Coulee are proud to announce the birth of their son Anthony Steven Marquez III, born Wednesday Dec. 4, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 6 lbs., 14 oz., and was 20-1/2 inches in length at...

 
 Community    December 18, 2013

Winners from library lighting party

December 5th the Etheta Anderson Library hosted a “Lighting of the Library” party for the second time and over 125 people attended. All the children and adults were invited to attend and share cookies and punch provided by librarian Joette Berry,...

 
 Community    December 18, 2013

Christmas Services

• Coulee Dam Community Church A community candlelight service will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve) at the Coulee Dam Community Church located at 509 Central Drive, Coulee Dam. • United Methodist Church On Christmas Eve...

 
 People    December 18, 2013

Pastor leaving the area

The community is invited to the Coulee Dam Community Presbyterian Church to share in a time of celebration and thanksgiving for Pastor Kevin Lind and his family. Pastor Lind has faithfully led the Community Church for over five years, and along with...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    December 18, 2013

Wrestlers busy with matches

Raider wrestlers grappled in three contests last week -- two at home, against Warden Dec. 10 and a mix and match tournament Dec. 12 -- then at the Connell Invitational tourney Dec. 14, where the...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    December 18, 2013

Tonasket Tigers slash Raiders

In the first road game of the season, the Raiders travelled to Tonasket to take on the resurgent Tigers Dec. 10. The Raiders came back from first-half setbacks, but it was too little too late. Lake Roosevelt lost 70-46 to Tonasket to fall to a 1-2...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    December 18, 2013

Ladies fall to Tigers in OT

The Lady Raiders forced the Tonakset Tigers into overtime Dec. 10 in Tonasket, hoping for their first win of the season, but came away with an 56-51 loss, but also lot of positives. LR played much more consistent basketball, leading the Tigers at one...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    December 18, 2013

WIAA preliminary student count could shift league

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association on Nov. 22 released student enrollment counts for its member schools for the upcoming 2014-16 classification cycle that groups competing schools by size. This is an important cycle as it is the fi...

 
 Community    December 18, 2013

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 12/9 - An Electric City man who lives on Washington Place told police that someone had taken a tow dolly from his place. The dolly cost $854.75, and was purchased in Ephrata. He gave police the serial number of the dolly. 12/10 -...

 
 Legals    December 18, 2013

Legal Notices for December 18, 2013

Public Notice Town of Coulee Dam NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF COUNCIL MEETING To the citizens of the Town of Coulee Dam, Washington, the Town Council of the Town of Coulee Dam, Washington will not conduct a Council Meeting on Wednesday, December 25,...

 
 Community    December 18, 2013

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon this Thursday at Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille. Kelly Buche, CPA from JR Newhouse will be speaking aobut end-of-year tax preparation for both businesses and individuals....

 
 Community    December 18, 2013

Alpaca wares on display

Spring Canyon Alpacas is running a bazaar at the Red Door gift shop in Coulee Dam and demonstrating their wares, including alpaca yarn....