Coulee Recollections

A look at the past


Ten Years Ago

It’s not like the lake is overwhelmed with jet skiers this time of year anyway, but they’re banned from Lake Roosevelt starting Nov. 6.

Jail time for some Colvile tribal members will soon take place closer to home following the symbolic first step to construction of a new correctional facility near Nespelem.

Middle school students spent a day laughing, crying and being painfully honest last week in a program designed to break down social barriers.

Two pit bull dogs with a history of harassing GCD area residents were shot by police after one of them bit their owner. Brandon Kuehne told police Sunday that when he tried to stop his two dogs from fighting one of them bim him in the leg.

The Lake Roosevelt boys’cross country team took the league title and are now headed for state.

Val Issacson and his two sons Taylor and Dillon caught a 42 lb. salmon on Saturday, Oct. 19 by Wanapum Dam.

Twenty Years Ago

Fire forced three families in an Elmer City home to find new shelter Monday night after a candle started a blaze in the house they shared. Candles were in use because the electricity had been shut off earlier in the day.

The Colville Confederated Tribes unable to get the governor’s consent for a gambling compact it negotiated with the state, plans to take the matter to court.

The fate of gas station in Coulee Dam that leaked fuel into the ground is uncertain according to one of its owners.

Thirty Years Ago

Representative Sid Morrison will address the GCD Chamber of Commerce this Thursday.

The Star Newspaper will be holding a public open house at their new location on Midway Avenue, Oct. 28.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Graff of Coulee Dam are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Jerene, to Stephen H. Rogers. A Nov. 27 wedding is planned.

Danny Wiyrick, age 12, shot a six-point mule deer this past week. The deer wsa shot in the Delrio area and was Wiyrick’s first deer.

The Raider Football team defeated Oroville 21-6 in their homecoming game.

Forty Years Ago

Former Governor Albert Rosellini said he wants to get tourism going again in Washington and suggested cooperation betwene the state and trade associations as a possible solution.

Fifty Years Ago

Margaret Holmes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gunnar L. Holmes won a typing award in an assembly.

Grand Coulee overpowered Bridgeport 20-12 in football here Friday night. Rick McClain scored the clinching touchdown.

Sixty Years Ago

H.J. Miller, George Thallheimer, R.R. McClure, Clarence Rose, Albert Carlson and L.L. Davis drove to Salt Lake City to attend a regional meeting of the REA.

Earle D. “Dusty” Rhodes, diamond drill specialist for the Bureau of Reclamation of the Columbia Basin Project received notice from Washington, D.C., that he has been granted letters of patent covering a method of subetrranean survey of a number of water-bearing strata from one drill hole.

Coulee Medical Center ER and Walk-In Care

Mr. and Mrs. William Pendell of the Rex area are now residents of Koontzville. They are now living inthe Walter Goman house.


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