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Articles from the March 20, 2013 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News    March 20, 2013

Fire destroys family home; community rallies

A family shocked by the loss of their home to fire Thursday night is also amazed at the instant support pouring in from the community. Fifteen years ago, Warner Whybark built their home on a hillside overlooking Banks Lake in the North Shores... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    March 20, 2013

Perhaps there is one more way to help

Few stories are as heartwrenching as those about a family losing a home to fire. The only thing worse is the death of a relatively young person, especially a child. But one fact found and appreciated somewhat mitigated the tragedy of last week’s... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 20, 2013

Councilman tries to restart delayed plant design

Elmer City Mayor Mary Jo Carey stated that the disagreement between Coulee Dam and Elmer City on the proposed wastewater treatment plant was like a “family feud.” Carey made that statement last Wednesday night at the end of the Coulee Dam Town... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 20, 2013

New ferry hull arrives

The hull of Washington state’s newest and smallest ferry, the Sanpoil, arrived in Grand Coulee last Wednesday, and Foss Maritime officials said it is due to launch sometime in late June or July.... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 20, 2013

Council wants to remove "butt ugly" junipers

Electric City is looking to get rid of some of its “butt ugly trees.” The moonglow junipers that the city put in several years ago, at a cost of about $60,000, has current city council members steaming. Some 190 junipers were planted on either si... Full story


Ridge Riders events delegated

Ridge Riders President George Kohout reported on members who are in charge of the group’s events this year. Debbi Achord is in charge of the April 1 banquet and auction; Janet Doughty is in charge of the April 3-6 riding clinic; Janet O’Neil is... Full story



Easter concert Sunday The Coulee Community Choir will present its Easter Concert on Sunday, March 24, at 3 p.m. at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Grand Coulee. Complimentary refreshments will follow. City joins chamber The Electric City council... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 20, 2013

Interest high in Colville council seats

Interest in filings for the seven Colville Business Council openings has been brisk, election officials stated Monday. As of Monday, 23 interested parties had picked up applications at the election office at the Colville Indian Agency campus. The... Full story



The correct names for current office holders in the Nespelem Town Council positions are: Brian Nanamkin (4-year term), Darcy Epperson (4-year term), Dennis Montes (2-year unexpired term), Dawn Ensminger (4-year term) and Kathy Womer (2-year... Full story


First, learn to tiptoe

Members of the Grand Coulee Derby Dames roller derby team walking on toe tops Monday, getting comfortable in their skates in practice at Center School. From the left are Rayne Rabe, Kisha Toulou,... Full story


Tourists defined in proposed legislation to extend lodging tax beyond June 30

Tax revenue from tourists who stay in hotels is a critical resource for Washington state’s cities and towns, which often rely on that income to promote and expand events that attract visitors, according to those who testified on bills introduced... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 20, 2013

Rule fits chickens and dogs alike

If residents on the farm acreage in Electric City pushed the dog allowance to the maximum, some could have 22 dogs, Mayor Jerry Sands told members of the council at their last meeting. Councilmember Brad Parrish had asked if the “chicken rule... Full story


Residents of Coulee Dam and Elmer City

Important issues regarding a Waste Water Treatment Facility to serve both communities are being discussed at the town’s town council meetings and will affect every household in our communities. So PLEASE, young and old, come help. Your... Full story


Attend runaway council meetings

As everyone knows, the proposed new waste water treatment plant is being discussed at Coulee Dam Council meetings. There are a few people who religiously attend this meeting and do all they can to keep a run-away Town Council in check. Their... Full story


Resetting the housing sector: It's time for new leadership at federal housing finance agency

Business groups with an axe to grind against the Obama Administration, like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Business, like to push the idea that “uncertainty” over government actions is the monkey on the... Full story


Always something to celebrate

This year, my daughter celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in her preschool. I find this holiday to be fun and festive and in fact would have been surprised had they not marked it in some way. It would... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Paying to protect Grand Coulee Dam does not come cheap to the Bureau of Reclamation, which pays the Washington State Patrol and area police departments a high price for their services. Grand Coulee and Coulee Dam have negotiated... Full story


John Edward Graham Sr.

A proud member of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Nation, John E. Graham Sr., 67, died at his Grand Coulee, Wash., home during the early morning hours of Saturday, March 16, 2013, following a courageous... Full story


Jesse G. Storey

Graveside services will be held for Jesse G. Storey on Saturday, March 23 at 1 p.m. at Spring Canhyon Cemetery in Grand Coulee. Jesse passed away February 15, 2013.... Full story


Vicki (VanArtsdalen) Oliver

Vicki Oliver passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, in the ever present comfort of her husband Jim. Vicki was born July 8, 1942, in San Jose, Calif., to Geary and Frances VanArtsdalen. On Dec. 6, 1958, she wed James T. Oliver and they were married... Full story


Easter concert

The Coulee Community Choir will be presenting its Easter concert on Sunday, March 24 at 3 p.m. at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Grand Coulee. Complimentary refreshments will follow.... Full story


Easter week happenings

Sunday, March 24 • 3 p.m., Easter Concert at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Grand Coulee. • 6 p.m., Palm Sunday, Grand Coulee Nazarene Church Thursday, March 28 • 7 p.m., Maundy Thursday at Coulee Dam Community Church- Presbyterian. Friday,... Full story


Cubs take part in district pinewood derby in Omak

On March 16, 2013, Pack 24 sent the top three finishers of their February Pinewood Derby to the 2013 Okanogan Valley District Pinewood Derby. Sunrise Chevrolet in Omak hosted the... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet at La Presa The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its regular meeting Thursday, March 21, at noon at La Presa in Grand Coulee. The program will be given by William Faloon, M.D., orthopedic surgeon Grant County Fire D... Full story


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 3/11 - Police entered a home on Cardinal Road NE because of a report of domestic violence. A couple who had given another couple permission to stay there wanted them to leave. The officer asked the four to work it out, but... Full story


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