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Articles from the January 9, 2013 edition

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Averting the Fiscal Cliff

In the last few weeks, Congress has been focused on keeping taxes from increasing and putting the U.S. government on a sustainable path toward growth and prosperity. Over long days and late nights, including New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, we... Full story


Snow sorry

Visions of a snow day likely danced in the heads of children aboard Grand Coulee Dam School District buses struggling on the Coulee Dam hill Monday morning. The section of State Route 155 owned and... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    January 9, 2013

Public invited to preview final new school plans

School patrons can get a final look at the plans for the new K-12 school complex on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Grand Coulee Dam Middle School library. Architect Cameron Golightly will present final plans, answer questions, and review the color... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    January 9, 2013

New calendar to add community coordination

The Star newspaper has launched a new Community Calendar of events that will make schedule coordination across the community easier. Cities, churches, ball clubs, service organizations and more can all add their upcoming events to the calendar,... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    January 9, 2013

Port District plans to open golf course

The Port District is opening Banks Lake Golf Course March 1. The opening of the course this year has been in question since money is running out at Port District 7, which also runs the Grand Coulee Dam Airport. The first indication that a decision ha... Full story


BPA plans to rebuild transmission line

The Bonneville Power Administration is inviting members of the public to comment on a proposed transmission line rebuild between Coulee Dam in Grant County and Creston in Lincoln County. Public comments can help identify issues that should be... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    January 9, 2013

Bus given to senior center

The seniors now have a bus. Bob Rupe, Electric City’s representative on the Grant Transit Authority Board had the surplus bus delivered to the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center on Friday. “It’s a... Full story



Membership up Chamber of commerce Manager Peggy Nevsimal reported at the group’s weekly luncheon meeting last Thursday that 11 new members had joined the chamber so far this year. She reported that 36 regular members had already paid their 2013... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    January 9, 2013

No gun rush here

Despite national some regional reports of a run on gun buying following fears of increased regulations, the gun rush doesn’t seem to have surfaced locally. The two local police departments haven’t noticed any spikes in applications for concealed... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    January 9, 2013

After fire, rancher trimmed herd

The Star newspaper followed one rancher’s plight after the big fire destroyed much of his pastureland last year. Jim and Michelle Hemmer have managed to find enough hay for winter feed for their 400 head of livestock. Jim said last week that they...

 By Bill Miller    Opinion    January 9, 2013

Educating the whole person

To educate the whole person, you must develop fully the mind, the body and the spirit. Are our schools (public and private) doing this? Consider these facts: • HS School dropout rates vary from 30-50 percent. • Students graduating from HS... Full story

 By John J Bury    Opinion    January 9, 2013

Vietnam veterans low priority

The new 113th Congress are now seated. The 112th Congress failed to recognize veterans of the Vietnam War. House Bill HR-3612 and Senate Bill S.1629, to restore The Agent Orange Equity Act did not make it out of committee. In all probability, these... Full story


Complaint acted on promptly

This letter is to thank the administration of CMC for their prompt concerns and action on my complaint (below). Mike Delgado and the CFO in particular were very helpful. The bill to my kids is cancelled and they are working with Montana Medicaid on... Full story


Anti-abortion rally coming to Omak

On Tuesday, noon at Omak City Park, Jan. 22, 2013, there will be a march for life in Omak so that we will not forget that it is legal to kill an innocent, helpless baby in a mother’s womb through abortion. Everyone is welcome to join us January 22... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago A plan to help fish by changing the way dams in Montana are run will leave Banks Lake 10 feet lower in August, possibly affecting tourism. The Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation will put the plan they call VARQ into... Full story


Ronald Dean Thomas Sr. “RT” Big Ron” Sw’as’kin

Ronald Dean Thomas Sr. (53) “RT” Big Ron” Sw’as’kin passed away in Nespelem, Washington, on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. Born September 16, 1959, in Coulee Dam, Washington, Ron was a proud member of the Colville Confederated Tribes. He worked... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet at Noon at Pepper Jack’s The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, Jan. 10, at noon at Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille. Lee Seekins will give information on the SHARP Kids program. Lincoln County Fire Dist. 9... Full story


Reading glasses changing lives

Women of a church group in South Sudan rejoice after receipt of 25 pairs of reading glasses from the Grand Coulee United Methodist Women. They can now read their Bibles. The simple help of a pair of... Full story


Life lessons go both ways

Someone once told me that the first five years of a child’s life are remarkable in their ability for rapid change. Every few months bring about a new life stage that changes how a child sees his or... Full story


It’s a girl for the Linds

Kevin and Alisa Lind of Electric City are proud to announce the birth and adoption of their daughter, Elisabeth Marie Lind, born on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Tuscon, Ariz. Her adoption was finalized... Full story


It's a girl for the Nachtigals

Aaron and Kelsey Nachtigal of Electric City are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Charlotte Mae Nachtigal on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. She weighed 7 lbs., 5 oz., and was 20.5 inches in length at... Full story


Battens have a boy

Kaylynn and Dale Batten of Coulee Dam are proud to announce the birth of their son Lucian Wilbert Batten on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012,at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 8 lbs., 14 oz., and was 21 inches in length at birth. Sibling is... Full story


Williams have a girl

Jennifer Williams and Jamie Williams are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Jersey Raine Williams on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 5 lbs., 9 oz., and was 18.5 inches in length at birth.... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    Sports    January 9, 2013

LR kids pass stranger’s important test

by Scott Hunter A Tonasket man, impressed with the behavior of Lake Roosevelt’s students at a restaurant, asked the principal to find and thank one of them for his honesty. Randy Middleton wrote to Principal Brad Wilson this week, asking him to... Full story


Wrestlers improve in three-tourney week

Raider wrestling had a busy Christmas Break wrestling at the Othello girls and JV tourney Dec. 22, Selkirk on Dec. 29, and last Saturday at Warden. The Othello Tourney was a late add and the Raiders who went impressed Head Coach Steve Hood. “Guys r... Full story


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