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Articles from the March 21, 2012 edition

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Basket factory

Genny Rockwell shops for Easter baskets for her almost-4-year-old twins at the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center on Main Street Monday. The seniors made 365 baskets this year, and are selling them for... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    March 21, 2012

Tribal members hear terms of settlement

The only thing certain about how a $193 million settlement with the U.S. government will be used is that 20 percent of it will be paid out to members of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. Exactly how and when the $38.6 million in... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    March 21, 2012

Crime watch idea raised

Two Electric City council members concerned about the amount of criminal activity are interested in developing a “neighborhood watch.” Lonna Bussert and Birdie Hensley discussed their interest at last Tuesday’s council meeting, and have asked... Full story


News Briefs

TV program on dam set for April Amercian Experience will air a new documentary on Grand Coulee Dam April 3. It will be carried on Spokane’s KSPS-TV public television station at 7 p.m. A repeat broadcast is scheduled for April 7 at 2 p.m. “Grand... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    March 21, 2012

Town will put $30,000 to school upgrade

The town council of Coulee Dam has voted $30,000 worth of energy credits to help the school district upgrade Lake Roosevelt High School’s gymnasium. The council heard of a request by school district Superintendent Dennis Carlson and Jayson Schmidt... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    March 21, 2012

Famous bull riders plan to attend event

Rodeo fans will want to take advantage of the Ridge Rider’s Banquet and Auction April 2, and get to meet some of the world’s premium bull riders, including the world champion from Grand Coulee, Shane Proctor. The banquet and auction is a new... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    March 21, 2012

Port district hires help for golf course

Port District officials have taken the first step in getting Banks Lake Golf Course open. District officials hired George Davis III, as grounds and greens keeper. Davis had worked the past year in that capacity, but was released when the operators... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    March 21, 2012

Crest Drive improvements funded

by Roger S. Lucas The town of Coulee Dam has received a Washington State Department of Transportation grant for $302,750, for major improvements to Lower Crest Drive, the council learned at its meeting last Wednesday night. Public Works Director... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    March 21, 2012

Elmer City water extension team earns award

The creation of a new water service for Elmer City has garnered an award for those who made it happen. Elmer City’s water extension team, made up of Mayor Mary Jo Carey, Town Clerk Renée Tillman and Public Works Director “Jimmer” Tillman,... Full story

 By James Heuvel    News    March 21, 2012

Club plans for bigger, better shred day

Grand Coulee Dam Rotary Club is planning to tear up even more stuff than it did last year in an upcoming free community shred day. The club's first free community shred day last year had been scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m, but community... Full story

 By Raechel Dawson    News    March 21, 2012

New DUI law stiffens penalties, opens records

After a Friday night of happy-hour and late-night drinking, many fail to consider the repercussions of driving while impaired, but legislators have. Various changes to the driving-under-the-influence law have unanimously passed the Legislature and... Full story


Building a base

Workers sculpt the hillside above Coulee Dam to prepare it for new high voltage power line towers. Two sets of towers and lines will come down in process, before more are erected to hold up 18... Full story


God gives us the right to choose

There is nothing I want more than for everyone to be saved. I lie awake wondering how God will save us, and I always come back to the same answer again and again. God will save us through his love, which he revealed to us in his son Jesus Christ. Too... Full story


Community support appreciated

As we approach what would have been Dad’s 85th birthday, we are reminded what a wonderful sendoff the community gave to our dad, Rod Hartman. The tears still come as we think of the fire trucks, ambulances, police cars sitting patiently by, waiting... Full story


Morgan's Musings - Morgan muses yet again

First off, I really appreciate the emails, phone calls and chit-chat from those of you in the street and on the river bank about the old Musings columns during the past decades. Believe you me, it... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago The goal of flying lots of American flags in all four of the towns in the Grand Coulee Dam area might not occur after all. Members of the Elmer City Town Council voiced their concerns about the project last Thursday. OMAK - the largest... Full story

 By Lee Hamilton    Opinion    March 21, 2012

It’s Not Just Congress: Citizens also have room to improve

As a member of Congress, you get used to being graded. Interest groups send you questionnaires, check your voting record, and then issue their “report cards.” Editorial writers opine freely on your performance. Pollsters issue monthly updates on... Full story


Terri L. Chamberlain

Terri L. Chamberlain, 47, of Electric City, passed away suddenly Monday, March 12, 2012, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. Terri was born in Blackfoot, Idaho, on May 4, 1964, to Rex and Lou... Full story


Harold W. Dugan

Memorial services for Harold W. Dugan will be held at noon, Saturday, March 31, at Spring Canyon Cemetery. It will be with OES ceremony and full military honors. Dugan passed away December 22, 2011.... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon on Thursday, March 22, at Pepper Jack’s Bar and Grille. Eagles #2577 Meetings The Eagles #2577 Aerie meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. The next meeting is Tuesday,... Full story


Mullen/Turcotte have a girl

Nichole Mullen and Donald Turcotte of Omak are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Zoe Renae Turcotte on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6 lbs., 9 oz., and was 19-1/2 inches in length at... Full story


It’s a girl for the Goetzes

Jason and Beth Goetz of Odessa are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Rylee Marie Goetz on Thursday, March 15, 2012, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 9 lbs., 2.4 oz., and was 21.5 inches in length at birth. Siblings... Full story


Native speaker to bring message to Coulee Dam church

An American Indian evangelist, singer and songwriter will minister at the Coulee Dam Community Church Sunday, April 1, at 11 a.m. Morning Sun Yellow Pony, from her home in Montana, has been traveling for eight years with her “Healing Wings Ministri... Full story


Emerson to exhibit cattle at regional show

Katie Emerson, of Grand Coulee, will exhibit Angus cattle at the 2012 Western Regional Junior Angus Show in Reno, Nev., April 21-23, reports Robin Ruff, director of junior programs of the American Angus Association. Emerson, a junior member of the... Full story


The reigning McClures

Dave McClure, left, and Andrew McClure, father and son, accept the adulation of the throng at Lake Roosevelt High School’s dual pageants for Mr. GCD and Mr. LR March 13. — Emily Williams... Full story


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