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Articles from the February 20, 2019 edition

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 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 20, 2019

Electric City approves no-shooting buffer zone draft proposal

The Electric City council approved the draft last week of a proposal for a 500-foot-wide “no shooting” buffer zone between the main part of the city and Osborne Bay, where shooting firearms would be prohibited. The proposal needs to be approved...

 

Walk in the park

Deer in Coulee Dam's Cole Park appear unfazed Wednesday after a fresh blanket of snow. The forecast for the week includes possible single-digit temperatures next Tuesday and more snow possible in the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 20, 2019

"Nick on the Rocks" scientist coming to town

Coulee-ites will be treated to a guest lecture from Nick Zentner, a geologist and host of "Nick on the Rocks," which has aired on Pacific Northwest Public Broadcast System stations and is available...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 20, 2019

Electric City welcome sign going out to bid

Electric City’s council voted Feb. 12 to go out to bid on a welcome sign to the city. The sign would be placed at Electric City’s southern limits on SR-155 on the south side of Osborne Bay and would read “Welcome to Electric City,” and “Re-...

 

Newsbriefs

Kettle Falls Marina gets 10-year contract Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who represents Washington’s 5th District in Congress, including Lake Roosevelt, recently announced a decision by the National Park Service to award a 10-year concessionaire...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 20, 2019

Merv Schmidt sworn in to council

A retired businessman with plenty of experience took a seat on the Coulee Dam City Council last week. The decision to seat Merv Schmidt came immediately following an executive session called to make a...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 20, 2019

POWER likely to disband after 30 years

A longstanding local group whose efforts have enhanced area fisheries and outdoor sports for decades is likely to disband, says its longtime leader. Promoters of Wildlife and Environmental Resources,...

 

Shooting buffer zone questionable way to enhance safety

Electric City’s proposed “buffer zone” between homes and Osborne Bay might have been an enhancement of safety for those homes back when they actually bordered the city limits, but now it would, in fact, decrease their safety. The fact is that...

 

Re: "Council member forced out on leave" in 2-13-19 Star

Regarding Councilwoman George: Our council members have violated many codes. Ethics charges should be filed against those members that are the driving force, and Councilman Kheel should be released of his duties until this mess is cleared. Feel free...

 

Propaganda 101: how numerous wrongs apparently make a "right"

I have been bombarded with a litany of Facebook posts, copies of letters to the editor from the Tribal Tribune and the Star newspaper, and telephone calls/texts regarding a handful of supporters of a self-proclaimed “victim” currently serving on...

 

Thanks to Grant PUD

Since 1938, we have been blessed with electricity delivered to our homes and businesses for all of our needs. Currently, we are experiencing the benefits of all of the efforts by hundreds of people that have built our Public Utility District, and I,...

 

Learning that everyone has a story

This news thing that I have been doing started for me back in 1958. I had a number of successful journalism classes behind me, and my professor, Helen Wilson, had talked Idaho Free Press managing editor Jack Scudder into interviewing me for an open...

 

Seven LR wrestlers bring home hardware from state tourney

The Lake Roosevelt Raider wrestlers competed at the state tournament known as The Mat Classic at the Tacoma Dome over the weekend, with seven of the 23 total wrestlers placing at the event. Due to...

 

After regionals this week, Raiders will head to state playoffs at arena

The Raiders beat league rivals the Oroville Hornets in the District 5-6 basketball tournament in Chelan Friday before losing to the Kittitas Coyotes Saturday, and will play in the regional tournament...

 

This week in sports

Wed., Feb. 20 5 p.m., JH girls’ Basketball at Tonasket 6 p.m., JH Wrestling here in HS gym Thurs., Feb. 21 5 p.m., JH girls’ Basketball here with Bridgeport Fri., Feb. 22 5 p.m., JH Wrestling Culminating Tournament, Tonasket 6 p.m. Lady Raiders...

 

Bowling scores

THURSDAY MIXUPS TEAM W L San Poil Valley 59.5 32.5 Only Nine! 48.5 39.5 The Star 40 52 High Game: Chance Epperson 223; Mae Stensgar 163 High Series: Chance Epperson 563; Mae Stensgar 435 Splits John and Mae Stensgar 3-10; John Stensgar 3-4-6-7 Previo...

 

Lady Raiders lost two at districts, but still have a shot at state

The Lady Raiders suffered a couple of District 5-6 tournament losses over the weekend in Chelan, but will play in the regional tournament Friday for a chance to go on to state next week. The Lady...

 

Meetings & Notices

Chamber This Week Chamber will meet this Thursday, February 21, at La Presa Restaurant beginning at noon. Allan Peterson of the Grant County Economic Council will be the guest speaker. Grant County Fire Dist. 14 to Meet Grant County Fire District...

 

It's a girl for the Seylors

Davida and Levi Seylor of Coulee Dam, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Alianna Rose Seylor born Monday, February 4, 2019, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 7 lbs, 8 oz., and was 20 inches... Full story

 

Theater auditions set for Masquers

Auditions for the next Masquers Theatre production, “I Hate Shakespeare,” will be held Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. and Feb. 24 at 5:30 p.m. at Masquers Theatre in Soap Lake. “Whether or not you are a fan of Shakespeare, we are certain you will be a fan...

 

Blood drive Monday

Vitalant, along with Grand Coulee community blood drive volunteers led by coordinator Leha Neilsen, is planning a blood drive for Monday, February 25. Donation hours will be from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at Coulee Medical Center, in the community room....

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 2/11 - A Burdin Boulevard man reported that a neighbor pushed in the mirrors of his wife’s car and opened the door to the gas cap. There was no noticeable damage. There is an ongoing issue between the neighbors. 2/13 - A husky-like...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 20, 2019

Sale of cable utility still in works

The sale of a cable television and internet provider to Coulee Dam residents will take a few more months, Coulee Dam town council members were told last week. Charter Communications, a nationwide cable, telephone and internet provider, is working on...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 20, 2019

Council member expelled from Colville Business Council

The Colville Business Council, meeting in special session Thursday with all tribal representatives present, expelled fellow councilmember Andrea George from their ranks on ethics charges that she denied in a detailed statement. George, elected last...