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Articles from the December 30, 2013 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News    December 30, 2013

CMC committee: Personnel issues require more investigation

A committee formed to try to heal a critical breach between health care providers and administration at Coulee Medical Center recommended hiring a consultant to investigate what the committee heard from staff and community members over the last five... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    December 30, 2013

Woman injured in car wreck

An Omak woman was injured and flown to a hospital after the car she was driving hit black ice Friday morning. Maya Best, 31, was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with unspecified injuries after the 2007 Ford Freestyle she was... Full story


Three swear oaths of office in Coulee Dam

A new mayor and two new council members were sworn in at Coulee Dam last Monday. Mayor-elect Greg Wilder, and council members-elect Gayle Swagerty and Duane Johnson all took their oaths of office at... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    December 30, 2013

Four nominated for 2013 volunteer of the year

Four individuals with records of service to the community have been nominated for the annual volunteer of the year honor, and the community will now choose. It could be a difficult choice, but the one chosen will ultimately serve as an example, as... Full story


Remember 2013? Look at the Star's Year in Review for 2013

January: • The Nez Perce Longhouse burned in a fire in Nespelem the day after Christmas. An electrical malfunction was the initial cause reported. The longhouse had been a part of the community since 1975 when it was built as part of a... Full story


Medical challenges continue for child

The problems an Elmer City couple are having meeting the medical care needs of their 2-year-old girl continue to pile up. The couple, Daniel and Stephanie Detwiler's daughter, Victoria, was born with... Full story


Time to work for golf course improvements

Now it’s time to put some meat on the bones. A golf crowd met Dec. 12, to come up with what they would like to see happen at Banks Lake Golf Course so a grant could be pursued. Frank Andrews Jr., a planner and grant writer for the Colville Tribes,... Full story


Grease fire put out by homeowner

Ten firemen and EMT personnel turned out to assist in the extinguishing of a grease fire at the Goodlance residence at 213 2nd Street in Grand Coulee during the early morning hours Sunday. Fire Chief Richard Paris stated that the homeowner had put a... Full story


Consider volunteer of the year

Several people have taken the time to write out some great explanations as to why they believe their particular nominee deserves to be recognized as the 2013 volunteer of the year. We hope readers will take time to review those nominations and help... Full story


Fern Blaylock for volunteer of the year

We are nominating Fern Blaylock as a belated acknowledgement of the countless hours she serves our communities with her support of the local food bank, the needy, and the students in our schools. Fern is the inveterate volunteer, helping people of... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    December 30, 2013

Looking into a New Year

You have heard of New Years Resolutions. Well, I have never believed in making these statements when I know in my mind I am going to break them. So I am going to look into the future. Yes, I am puttin... Full story


James (Pete) Arbaugh

James (Pete) Arbaugh passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2013, at the Crescent Bay boat launch. He was doing what he loved; fishing, but his heart failed him. He was born in Arkansas in 1945. His family... Full story


We all need a fresh start in 2014

The New Year is traditionally a time for reflection and renewal. A shiny new year lies ahead, full of promise. The New Year is a time when people pledge to change their lives: lose weight, stop... Full story


Mildred "Micki" Smith

Mildred "Micki" Smith, 72, passed away in her Delano, Wash., home the morning of Thursday, December 19, 2013, following a courageous battle with cancer. Micki was born May 16, 1941, in Yakima, Wash.,... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago An electrical fire destroyed Carol Clark’s home in Elmer City last Sunday. Lady Raiders were perfect this week with wins against Omak and Wilbur Creston. Tiffany Barry was the Player of the Game against Omak with 15 points and 9... Full story


November was drier and cooler

The joy of working with computer recording software unsurprisingly leads to a bit of frustration. Here at the home weather station we have a gap of eight days lost – the last eight days of... Full story


Maxine A. Crawford

Maxine A. Crawford, 99, (MAC) went to be with her Lord last weekend at The Renaissance Assisted Living Facility in west Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. She was born the eldest of four children to Elliott V.... Full story


No Chamber This Week

The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will not be meeting this Thursday, Jan. 2 due to the holiday. The next meeting is set for Jan. 9 at noon at La Presa in Grand Coulee. Happy New Year!... Full story


Wrestlers take fifth at Cashmere

Against tough competition, Raider wrestlers took fifth place at a Cashmere tournament Dec. 21. Lake Roosevelt placed higher than Reardan, Cascade (Leavenworth), and Omak. It was sweet revenge for the Raiders, who had lost a dual meet with Omak four d... Full story


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 12/19 - Plant Protection advised police of a number of thefts from an office building in the industrial yard. One person reported a pair of “Brunton” binoculars valued at $500 taken from his office along with a pair of... Full story


Legals for Dec. 30, 2013

    TOWN OF ELMER CITY SUMMARY OF ORDINANCES PASSED   ORDINANCE 341 An Ordinance of the Town of Elmer City, Washington, amending Ordinance 337 to change water rates.   ORDINANCE 342 An Ordinance for the Town of Elmer City, Washington adopting... Full story


Bowling Scores

TUESDAY HI LO’S TEAM W L Sunflower Graphics 39.5 24.5 KEYG 1490 33 31 Pepsi 33 31 Fullers 32 32 Riverview Lanes 29 35 Karl’s Site Dev. 25.5 38.5 High Game: Sunflower Graphics 454; Clarkette 171 High Series: Sunflower Graphics 1178; Betty 462... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    December 30, 2013

Special CMC meeting called for Tuesday night

A special meeting for Tuesday night has been called of the commission that governs Coulee Medical Center. A majority of the five commissioners set the special meeting to consider, among other things, hiring a different law firm, a proposal that died...

 By Scott Hunter    News    December 30, 2013

Weather elsewhere halts local events tonight

The weather elsewhere is disrupting events in the coulee tonight. A special meeting of the local hospital district commission will be postponed until probably Thursday, Commissioner Geary Oliver said. An attorney central to the agenda can’t make...

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