Articles from the February 13, 2013 edition

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Our take on the news

It will be interesting to see what emerges from a public records request in Grand Coulee causing the police department to review some 13,000 documents. It’s not clear what one of the department’s own officers is looking for, but what is clear is... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    February 13, 2013

This week's photos are up

This week's extra photos are online, including dozens from the regional wrestling tournament in Reardan last week. Here's a slide show....

 By Roger Lucas    News    February 13, 2013

Massive document review underway at Grand Coulee police department

A leaky roof over the Grand Coulee police department’s document room is adding to the city’s cost of reviewing some eight years of documents at the request of police officer Sean Cook. When asked about the request, Mayor Chris Christopherson... Full story


Chamber honors Kohout, Ridge Riders

The man you can’t say “no” to was awarded two plaques at the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 installation and awards banquet last Thursday night at Pepper Jack’s Bar &... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    February 13, 2013

Medical center makes major accounting adjustment

Coulee Medical Center took a $1.9 million loss on its books for November, 2012, officials announced Wednesday after first briefing employees on the news. Most of the loss has actually accrued over time, but was recognized on the books now after a... Full story



Pageant set for Saturday Local girls will come together in a no-makeup event designed to give them a chance to shine this Saturday, says Queen of Hearts pageant organizer Heather Downs. Some 17 girls of all ages have signed up for the pageant/show.... Full story


Poachers hit local deer

Fish and Wildlife officials are seeking information about poachers who killed five whitetail deer near the Rosenberg Ranch in Lincoln County. The department was alerted to the poaching by an Electric City man who had been in the area shooting... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    February 13, 2013

City takes over cleanup

A commercial property on SR-155, near Western Avenue, was cleared by the city last week because of a nuisance problem. Jeff’s Towing of Coulee City took a pickup truck, a large truck with a boom on... Full story


Civil service positions vacant

The city of Grand Coulee is advertising for people interested in serving on the city’s Civil Service Commission. All three positions are vacant. City officials stated that positions for two-year, four-year and six-year terms are open and... Full story


Chicken law passed

The Electric City Council put out the welcome mat for chickens at its Tuesday night meeting. Council members looked at the new chicken ordinance prepared by the planning commission and liked what they saw. After routine comments and suggestions,... Full story


Jess building detail shop

Jess Ford’s detail shop, now being constructed across the street from the car agency, when completed, will allow the Ford dealer to have a tire alignment shop and also sell tires. Wade Jess,... Full story


Truck stolen locally

A school district food service truck stolen from its location at Center School sometime between Saturday and Monday was found abandoned near milepost 144 on Interstate 5 in western Washington, the Washington State Patrol reported. The truck was found... Full story


Proctor world’s No. 1 bull rider with Anaheim win

Going 4-for-4 at the Built Ford Tough Series LiftMaster Invitational at the Honda Center, Shane Proctor (Mooresville, N.C.) won his second event of the 2013 season and successfully ousted Silvano Alves (Pilar do Sul, Brazil) from the top spot in the... Full story


Washington state missing out on tourist dollars

When we moved from Montana to Olympia 35 years ago, we saw enticing television and magazine ads for our neighboring states, but none for Washington. Fast forward to 2013 and nothing has changed. It... Full story


Violence Against Women Act should be passed

Valentine’s Day was taken over long ago by cards and flowers, candy and dinners accompanied by gifts. It is now a cash cow holiday for merchandisers. In addition, for many, it has become a day to honor women and girls in a fresh way. V-Day,... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Arguments against an additional drawdown of Banks Lake next August centered around two premises at a meeting in Coulee City last night: one legal, the other heartfelt. No one at the... Full story


Raymond Lee Roysdon (Lewis) “Lee”

Raymond Lee Roysdon (Lewis) “Lee” passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He was surrounded by many friends who considered Lee family. Lee was born to Otis... Full story


Hazel Margaret Foster

Hazel Margaret Foster, 77, loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away peacefully from Grand Coulee, Washington’s Coulee Medical Center, with her daughter by her side in the afternoon of... Full story


Alton Everett “Al” Foster

During the early morning of Saturday, February 9, 2013, in Nespelem, Washington, Alton Everett “Al” Foster, 89, took hold of his beloved Hazel’s hand and together they walked to their eternal... Full story


Harold M. Portch

Harold M. Portch, 103, passed away peacefully at his home in Spokane February 1, 2013. He was born October 18, 1909, in Wilbur, Wash., to pioneer families, William A. and Katherine (Kunz) Portch. He g... Full story


Meetings & Notices

Chamber to Meet at Pepper Jacks The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its regular meeting Thursday, Feb. 14, at noon at Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille in Grand Coulee. Dennis Carlson, GCD School District Superintendent will speak... Full story


Lenten season begins at UMC

Come and join the United Methodist Church for the six-week series for the Lenten season entitled “Final Words” by Adam Hamilton. This DVD series will explore the meaning of Jesus’ last words. Materials will be provided. The event is free and... Full story


Van Geystel/Jorgensen to wed in July in Spokane

Jim and Debbie Van Geystel, are excited to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Van Geystel, to Josh Jorgenson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Jorgenson of Orting, Wash. Both are graduates of... Full story


It's a boy for Cobos

Shalane Cobos of Keller is proud to announce the birth of her daughter Kalea La’Velle Cobos on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6 lbs., 8 oz., and was 19 inches in length at birth. Paternal... Full story


It's a girl for Seymour/Graves

Carlie Seymour and Dillon Graves of Nespelem are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Jaycie Elizabeth Nikole Graves, born Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 8 lbs., 4 oz., and was 19.5 inches in... Full story


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