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Articles from the November 5, 2014 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 5, 2014

Police levy voted down

Electric City voters Tuesday turned down a property tax levy that would have raised money to support police protection. The vote was 90 yes votes (34 percent) and 170 no votes (65 percent). Proposition 1 would have raised about $55,000 to $60,000,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 5, 2014

Smoke clears out new school

Smoke from an electrical panel in the new school kitchen set off an alarm and caused evacuation of some 700 students at about 9:20 a.m. Tuesday. The incident put the Lake Roosevelt schools' emergency...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 5, 2014

Coulee Medical Center staffers training for Ebola fever

Even while much of the world is just waking up to what the potential spread of Ebola fever in Western Africa might mean for the rest of the globe, the local hospital in Grand Coulee is already making...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 5, 2014

Veteran served in Iraq, Kuwait

An offer of seven camels for your hand in marriage might sound a little strange. But Kuwait is a strange place, as witnessed by American Legion Post 157 Commander Cindy Jane. Jane was elected...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 5, 2014

Grand Coulee Police chief search back on track

Grand Coulee’s Civil Service Commission started advertising for a police chief in today’s Star newspaper and in statewide law enforcement journals. Application packets need to be in to the CSC by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, when the commissioners w...

 

Unofficial election results

Unofficial election results for the November 5, 2014 election....

 

Trees of Sharing starting up

Names are now being accepted for the local “Trees of Sharing” campaign that spreads holiday cheer and presents to kids who may not get them otherwise. Names of children may be submitted on slips of paper and turned in at Safeway, Harvest Foods...

 

Newbriefs

Meeting dates change Port District 7 commissioners have changed their meeting dates for November and December because both dates fall on holidays — Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Port District, which meets at the airport office, will meet Nov. 20...

 

Prepared is better than not

It was somewhat comforting Tuesday morning watching Coulee Medical Center personnel practice skills they hope they never need. Comforting, that is, between ugly realizations and visions of what it means to contract the Ebola virus — or to deal...

 

Thanks to the entire community

I wish to thank the entire community for their support following the passing of my wife Donna. I have received hundreds of cards and condolences since the sudden event. I cannot personally respond to them all, so I will address many of you via the...

 

Businesses should follow rules on credit card fees

Recently, I’ve noticed that a lot of the local businesses are imposing a fee when paying with a debit, credit, and even EBT cards. I am a frequent shopper to some of these places and I am getting a little annoyed with having these illegal fees...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    November 5, 2014

Paying it forward

In the movie “Pay It Forward,” Haley Joel Osment creates an idea to make the world a better place. Help someone, just because they need it, and expect nothing in return. Just tell them to pay it...

 

Connecting the dots to lower gas prices

It’s often difficult to “connect the dots,” to show people how the global marketplace affects their daily lives. But plunging gasoline prices are giving Americans a first-hand lesson in the law of supply and demand. The law of supply and...

 

Coulee Recollections

10 years ago With the third year of the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant ending, the Grand Coulee Dam School District is seeking alliance with local cities to fund the fourth year and possibly extend the program for a second term. Ad...

 

Vieiras have a girl

Sarah and Jesse Vieira of Coulee Dam, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Athena Rose Vieira born Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 7 lbs., 10 oz., and was 20 inches in length at birth....

 

It's a boy for Friedlander/Anthony

Corina Friedlander and Larry Anthony II of Nespelem are proud to announce the birth of their son Dream Blaccwolf Friedlander-Anthony on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 8 lbs. and was 21.5 inches in...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber Meeting The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet this Thursday, Nov. 6, at noon at La Presa. Debbie Starkey will be presenting a work session on the upcoming Vintners & Brewers auction set for Dec. 6. Mosquito District Meets...

 

LR cross country heads to state with 11 contestants

The Varsity 7 boys of the Raiders Cross Country team are heading to state on Friday after qualifying as the number-three team from the District 5-6 race Saturday in Wenatchee, along with Loryn Moore,...

 

Lady Raiders finish short of districts

Lady Raider Volleyball missed out on going to the district tournament after losing to Liberty Bell in a tiebreaker match Thursday, three games to one. “This was a particularly hard loss as it was...

 

Raiders end football season 1-7

Raider football ended the 2014 season with a loss to Soap Lake on Senior Night at Lake Roosevelt, 37-7. LR finished 1-7 overall and 0-5 in Central Washington 2B South League play. "Not the result we...

 

Legals for November 5, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) proposes to construct a 54-foot Monopole Communications Tower at the approx. vicinity of Cache Creek Road, Nespelem, Okanagan...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 10/26 - Police checked on a report that there was a suspicious man standing in the roadway by Coulee Playland pointing at vehicles as they passed. He told them that he “stretches a lot.” Police told him to stay out of the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 5, 2014

Pedestrian hit on highway

A 38-year-old Mallot man walking along SR 97 was hit by a car Thursday night about 6 p.m., the Washington State Patrol reports. Tarence Marconi was walking north along the highway when a northbound car drove onto the shoulder, striking Marconi and...

 
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