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Articles from the March 19, 2014 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 19, 2014

Plane glides to landing after engine failure

A 10-passenger airplane lost power Thursday morning and had to make an emergency landing at the airport near Electric City. The turbine-powered Quest Kodiak left Paine Field near Seattle on a flight... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 19, 2014

Teacher resigns in settlement with school district

Guillermo Guzman, who served as a Spanish teacher at Lake Roosevelt High School until April, 2013, was given a final separation payment by school board action last week. Guzman was arrested in 2013 by the Border Patrol and Coulee Dam police on a... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    March 19, 2014

Hospital board to accept commissioner resignation

Public Hospital District 6 commissioners will gather in a special meeting Friday at 3 p.m. to consider the tendered resignation of Commissioner Greg Behrens. Commission President Jerry Kennedy confirmed that Behrens had given his letter of... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 19, 2014

Grand Coulee police to wear video cameras

Sometime soon, Grand Coulee police officers will be wearing cameras that record video and audio to record your conversation when you are stopped for a violation. The new equipment is in the trial... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    March 19, 2014

Chamber to offer Run The Dam race

The local chamber of commerce will offer three runs and a walk on Colorama Saturday, all featuring a route over the Grand Coulee Dam. The Run The Dam will take place the Saturday of Colorama weekend, May 10. It will feature 5-kilometer, 10K and half... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 19, 2014

The reason decorations still up in Grand Coulee

The Christmas decorations are still up in Grand Coulee. Public works director Dennis Francis advised the city council Tuesday night that relying on volunteers to help take them down hasn’t been a viable option. Francis explained that the city... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    March 19, 2014

Father and son now represent tribes' Omak District

Voters in the Colville Tribes’ Omak District Sunday voted in a longtime member to fill a vacancy on the Colville Business Council, seating him next to his son, whom they had voted in for another vacancy March 1. Mel Tonasket, a one-time chair of... Full story



Four town vehicles to be sold The town council of Coulee Dam voted Wednesday night to declare surplus four vehicles. Those include a 2003 Crown Victoria, a 2006 Chevrolet Impala, a 1992 Cadillac Eldorado (all from the police department) and a 1991... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 19, 2014

Poch resigns from council

The town of Coulee Dam is advertising for a new councilperson. Veteran Councilmember Bob Poch announced that he is quitting the council after a 28-year stint and it was time to hang it up. He was recently elected to another four-year term last... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 19, 2014

Spokane firm to prune town trees

A Spokane firm, Senske Lawn & Tree Care, submitted the winning bid to trim trees for the town of Coulee Dam. The firm’s bid of $75,618, was accepted by the town council at its meeting Wednesday night. The town had set aside $75,000 in this... Full story


Envisioning a new passage

Third Powerplant Overhaul Supervisor Brad Dudley points to components of G-24, a generator being overhauled in in Grand Coulee Dam's massive Third Powerplant. Dudley helped with a tour Monday... Full story


Some drivers could see new tab fee

OLYMPIA — Some Washington drivers could see a new fee added to their vehicle-tab transactions starting next year. Both the Senate and House agreed on a bill that would add a $5 fee for vehicle-registration renewals and purchases and a $12 fee for... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    March 19, 2014

Poch will be missed

For nearly three decades, Coulee Dam has benefited from the reliably calm and deliberate approach taken by Councilmember Bob Poch, who announced his resignation last week. While it’s understandable that after 28 years he’s decided to step away,... Full story


Apologies to Lovelace and Hughes

I would like to apologize to Dawn Lovelace and Wendy Hughes. Dawn, I did not read your letter in The Star. It was put down and never picked up again. Since we live up on the hill we don’t go to town but once a week and my computer is not used... Full story


State Auditor's Office should be involved in Grand Coulee

Why hasn't anyone gotten the Washington State Auditor’s Office involved or at least reported to them what is going on at the Grand Coulee City Hall between the mayor, city council and Police Department, including the chief because he knows what is... Full story


Re: "Government obliged to protect liberties"

After reading Angel Clark's letter in this newspaper, I was troubled by a few of the things that I read. I think some of that can be attributed to a misunderstanding of the U.S. Constitution. First, Angel states that "when our government permits... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    March 19, 2014

Fight for OUR hospital

I don’t have all the answers. There, I said it. Kids are now smiling and so is my wife. Now, with that being said, I think it is about time I wrote about the big issue in our community, the... Full story


Commissioners ask NPS for changes

[Editor’s note: The National Park Service closed the entire Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area during last fall’s government shutdown. The following is a letter to NPS from Lincoln County commissioners (and submitted as an opinion to The... Full story


Clifford Wayne "Cliff" Avey

Clifford Wayne "Cliff" Avey, 86, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014, in Moses Lake, Wash.. Born February 28, 1928, into the Leavenworth, Wash., home of Clifford E. and Violet H. Avey. Cliff served... Full story


Senior Meals

Wed., March 19 - Dinner Shepherd’s Pie, Mixed Vegetables, Pineapple and Beet Salad, Cheesy Garlic Biscuits, Cookies. Thurs., March 20 - Dinner Sweet and Sour Meatballs Over a Bed of Rice, Squash, Pea Salad, Fruited Jello & Whipped Cream. First Day... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, March 20, at noon at La Presa. General business is on the agenda. PEP to Meet Planet Earth Players are planning a little theater meeting on Thursday, March 20, at 7 p.m... Full story


Free tax help

Income tax time is here! Free tax preparation is being offered at the Grand Coulee Senior Center again this year. Volunteers trained in cooperation with IRS and AARP will be available every Tuesday, thru April 8, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Some... Full story


Former mayor honored for service

Councilmember Donna DeWinkler presents former Elmer City mayor Mary Jo Carey with a plaque thanking her for her 16 years of public service, 10 of them as mayor. The presentation was made Thursday... Full story


It's a boy for Yallup/Simpson

Annie Joe Yallup and Brandon Simpson of Nespelem, Wash., are proud to announce the birth of their son John Michel Simpson, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 7 lbs., 12 oz., and was 20 inches in length at... Full story


Pruning deciduous shrubs

This is the time of year to prune your shrubs that will bloom on this season’s growth. Generally these are shrubs which bloom after June. Some of these shrubs common in our landscapes are the Butterfly Bush, Spirea, Beauty Bush, and Snowberry. The... Full story


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