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Articles from the January 22, 2014 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 22, 2014

Golf course grant will focus on RV park

The priorities in a push for a golf course enhancement grant took a shift last Thursday night as a dozen people gathered to discuss the six parts of the preferred list of ideas. Number six on the list... Full story


Power manager changes at Grand Coulee Dam

The Bureau of Reclamation announced last week that Kerry McCalman of Denver, Colo., has been named the interim power manager at Grand Coulee Dam, starting last Wednesday. McCalman is Reclamation’s senior advisor for Hydropower and Electric... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    January 22, 2014

Worker to be released from hospital

A worker burned in an accident at Grand Coulee Dam last November is due to be released from hospital today, the Bureau of Reclamation has informed an irrigation district. The Columbia Basin Development League reported to members in its email... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 22, 2014

Council member takes after city "eyesore"

A vacated house in Electric City may have as many as 15 nuisance ordinance violations, according to Councilmember Brad Parrish, who lives close by. Parrish, who lives on Washington Place, asked City... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 22, 2014

Coulee Dam hires new clerk

Stefani Bowden, Coulee Dam's new town clerk, will be at her first town council meeting tonight. She served almost 10 years as deputy clerk at Wilbur before coming to Coulee Dam. "All cities are... Full story



Playland holds steady The Electric City Council approved Coulee Playland prices and fees for the coming tourist season. Manager Hal Rauch informed the council that most rates for overnight stays will remain the same. Rauch stated that he was in his... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    January 22, 2014

Report: Nursing staff has made big progress at CMC

It was uncomfortable at first, but the nursing staff at Coulee Medical Center has made a cultural adjustment for transparency in the service of improvements to patient care at the hospital. So said... Full story


New Omak Wood Products manager named

New Wood Resources announced Jan. 16 that David Niessner has joined the company as general manager of Omak Wood Products in Omak, Wash. Niessner will help manage the 90-person team at Omak Wood Products, which was formed through an agreement with... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    January 22, 2014

Heroism recognized

Lincoln County Sheriff Wade Magers last week awarded Wilbur resident Seth Coffman for his role in the saving the life of a woman thrown from a boat near Keller Ferry Marina in 2011. Magers gave Coffman a letter and a “Lincoln County Sheriffs... Full story


Discover Pass revenue continues to grow

OLYMPIA — Discover Pass revenue is going up, but not fast enough. With the general fund money gap, it’s hard to keep parks open. But they are managing by trying to promote the pass program and reduce staff. Three years after Washington’s Discov... Full story


Outdoor burning is worse than they thought

Authorities clamped down on a local fire chief this week, who said he didn’t know burning the kinds of materials he had in his burn pile was illegal. He’s not alone in a lack of understanding of this state’s laws regarding outdoor burning.... Full story


Station owner addresses gas pricing

I hesitate on doing this only because I think people believe what they want to believe, regardless of the facts. That said however, I’ll say a few things regarding gas prices in the GCD area. As most you know, and what was actually said to me when... Full story


Superintendent speaks his mind on proposed league realignment

The following statement has been sent to all school superintendents in the Okanogan Valley Superintendents’ Association. Lake Roosevelt HS AD Rich Black has kept me informed in relation to the possible realignment of the Central Washington 2B... Full story


Derided in letters, Graham is kind and helpful

I am so disappointed to see these letters accusing any administrators, doctors, nurses, or staff of hidden motives especially to say that we do not need Mr. Graham's kind in our town. I wonder if this writer has ever met Mr. Graham, or spent any... Full story

 By Terry Owen    Opinion    January 22, 2014

Malice in letters unwarranted

Each week, the Star Newspaper is hand delivered to my door — by our ever faithful deliverer, Felix Marcolin. Each week, I look forward to sitting down and reading it. But as of late, I almost cringe when I read the letters to the editor. With the... Full story


Birdwell recognition greatly deserved

Jerry Birdwell’s Volunteer of the Year award was most greatly deserved! Knowing Jerry the way I do, I know it was a childhood dream realized! He always wanted to ride on a float in the Colorama parade with people hurling water balloons at him... Full story


Lessons learned standing in line

As I was standing in line at Safeway the other night, the young lady at the register was trying to buy a few things and apparently she did not have enough money. She was embarrassed and a look of worry covered her face. She was trying to get her... Full story


It's a girl for Bellamy/Picard

Meagan Bellamy and Andre Picard of Coulee Dam are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Makenzie May Picard born Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 5 lbs., 6 oz., and was 19 inches in length at... Full story


Simpsons have a girl

Matthew and Elizabeth Simpson of Coulee Dam are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Natalie Rose Simpson on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6 lbs., 13 oz., and was 21 inches in length at birth.... Full story


It's a boy for Smith/Stanford

Kristen Smith and Corey Stanford of Electric City are proud to announce the birth of their son Liam Dean Stanford born Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 8 lbs and was 20.5 inches in length at birth.... Full story


Harrells visit Sky Tower

Damon Eric Harrell, son of Melvin Harrell Sr. of Grand Coulee, says he made local history by becoming the first person from the Grand Coulee Dam area to have set foot in both the Sky Tower in... Full story


Joseph S. "Steve" Sanchez

Joseph S. "Steve" Sanchez, 68, passed away Sunday evening, January 12, 2014, from his Grand Coulee home surrounded by his loving family following a courageous battle with cancer. Following graduation... Full story


Loch graduates from basic training

Fireman Nathaniel Gerald Loch graduated from Navy Basic Training at RTC Great Lakes, Ill., on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. He is currently at NNPTC in Goose Creek, S.C., for Nuclear "A" School, Machinist's... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet at Pepper Jack’s The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will be meeting this Thursday, Jan. 23, at noon at Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille in Grand Coulee. Bob and Myrna Schryvers will be talking about the Meals on Wheels and... Full story


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 1/12 - A Burdin Boulevard woman reported that a neighbor had the trunk of his vehicle open and was putting plastic bags in it. She was told the police would add extra patrols to the area. 1/13 - A Grand Coulee man who had been ban... Full story


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