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Articles from the March 14, 2018 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 14, 2018

After FEMA training, local agencies to develop new practices

A week-long school security training session at the FEMA Emergency Management Institute “will make a huge difference in how we do things here,” Superintendent Paul Turner said Tuesday. People from the Grand Coulee Dam School District and other...

 

The play's the thing

Some 56 local children perform Saturday afternoon at the first of two performances of "The Snow Queen," directed and produced by the Missoula Children's Theatre. The group was hired by the PTA to...

 

Couples voice objections to short-term rentals

How do you effectively stop a “short-term rental” operation from getting roots in your neighborhood? Two couples on Lakeview Avenue in Electric City are trying to come up with answers. David and Nancy Brown and Mark and Debbie Jenson have been...

 

Newsbriefs

High school junior boys could learn about government The Grand Coulee Dam American Legion is seeking applicants for Evergreen Boys State, June 17-23 in Stanwood, Washington. Initially designed to counter an American fascist movement in the 1930s,...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    March 14, 2018

Sidewalk fix coming with bigger project in C.D.

Coulee Dam will get some sidewalks fixed when a big project moves forward this year, the result of a vote to move ahead despite higher-than-expected bids on the street project to revamp an area on the east side of town, including Cedar Street. The...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 14, 2018

Nora the explorer puts local wildlife on YouTube

Steve Erwin, the Crocodile Hunter; Gordon Eastman; Jacques Cousteau; Nora Jenn: these are the names of great wildlife videographers. Jenn, who lives in Coulee Dam and used to work for the National...

 

Corrections

Wrong name Randy August was the Colville Tribes employee in a photo of local leaders receiving emergency management training in Maryland last week. An incorrect last name provided appeared in a caption last week. No name Due to a layout error, Carl...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 14, 2018

Housing project breaks ground near Nespelem

The Colville Confederated Tribes held a groundbreaking ceremony in Nespelem on Monday for their nine new triplex housing units that are anticipated to be fully constructed in December. Between seven...

 

Fiber survey lacking

I just received the “Benefits of Fiber to the Home” (FTTH) survey included with our Coulee Dam utility bill. The “survey” reads like a poorly written grade-school student project! If Coulee Dam is truly interested in developing a...

 
 By John Overby    Opinion    March 14, 2018

Re: "Gun Culture is the problem" in Letters from Our Readers, March 7

1) It is incongruous that a semester of study in 8th grade on the Constitution would give anyone the knowledge and ability to make a learned opinion on the 1st and 2nd Amendments. 2) It is indeed chilling to hear a 9th grader claiming that when they...

 

Taking issue with "gun culture" blame

A letter in last week’s Opinion section blamed gun culture and the NRA for the horrid acts committed by individuals. The guns that are used in these acts are simply the tools that these evil, psychotic, deranged, and/or mentally ill people use to c...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    March 14, 2018

Senior Profile: Lucas Bird

Sometimes it is just fun to chat with a young man who is ready to conquer the world, and sometimes you can learn a lot about life from that same young man. A few years ago I wrote about Lucas “Lead...

 

Newhouse has a dam blind spot

Congressman Dan Newhouse is one of the sponsors of H.R. 3144, which would maintain the operational status quo at the four lower Snake River dams in the Columbia River Basin. These dams are bad-actors for their negative effects on 13 runs of...

 

Madelyn A. Bussert

Madelyn A. Bussert, 91, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018, at her Grand Coulee home after a long illness. She was born April 27, 1926. She is survived by her husband, Rolland (Buzz) Bussert, at the home. She will be missed by her children,... Full story

 

Steven Lyle Christman

Steven Lyle Christman passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at 12:45 a.m., inSeattle’s Swedish Hospital at the age of 53. He was born in Great Falls, Montana, on February 1, 1965, to Frank D. Christman and Margie (Davis) Christman (both... Full story

 

Willard J. Filion, DDS

Dr. Willard J. Filion passed away at Swedish Hospital-Cherry Hill, in Seattle, Washington, on February 1, 2018, of various maladies associated with the aging process. His immediate family was with... Full story

 

Crabs, laughter and butter

Patrons of the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce's second annual crab feed go through the line Saturday night, when chamber volunteers served 108. Executive Director Peggy Nevsimal said they...

 

Births in the coulee

Boyum/Phillips-Kiehn have a boy Anngalina Boyum and Matthew Phillips-Kiehn, of Grand Coulee, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Dante Phillips-Kiehn, born Friday, February 23, 2018, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee,...

 

Seder Service coming to Coulee Dam Community Church

Jews for Jesus is coming to Almira Coulee Dam Community Church on Wednesday, March 28, at 5:30 p.m. Join us at the Coulee Dam Campus for Christ in the Passover, a Seder celebration. Enjoy a great family experience combined with a Creative Potluck...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet  The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at the Melody Restaurant at noon this Thursday, March 15. Darla Orr will be giving an overview of the Northwest Native Development Funds operations. Lions Club Meets First and...

 

Visit state parks for free on March 19

OLYMPIA – March 7, 2017 – Washington State Parks turns 105 years old on Monday, March 19, and visitors are invited to help celebrate by enjoying a state park for free that day. With the 2018 spring and summer seasons just around the corner, the W...

 

Receive 10 free trees

The Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for everyone to celebrate the arrival of spring by planting trees. Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March 2018 and receive 10 free white pine trees or 10 white flowering dogwood trees. The free trees are...

 

This week in sports

Thurs., March 15 4 p.m., Raider Tennis here with Entiat Fri., March 16 3 p.m., Raider Tennis with Wilbur/Creston at Creston Sat., March 17 11 a.m./1 p.m., Raider Baseball/Softball at Manson (DH). 11 a.m., Raider Track at Oroville Invittional Mon.,...

 

Teacher/coach to retire after 42 years

They say "still waters run deep." That would be a good description of Gary Darnold, who informed the Grand Coulee Dam School District last week that he is retiring after teaching here for 42 years....

 

Bowling Scores

DAM KEGLERS TEAM W L The Melody 118.5 101.5 Native Spirit 114.5 105.5 Team 6 108 112 Colville Lites 95.5 124.5 Team 5 79 141 High Game: Kevin Rosenbaum 267; Candy Weed-Butz 18 High Series: CJ Bjorson 680; Mae Stensgar 507 Splits: Percy Kuehne 3-7;...

 

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