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Articles from the April 16, 2014 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News    April 16, 2014

Hospital CEO resigns, threatens suit

Coulee Medical Center's chief executive tendered his resignation with a required 90-day notice last Thursday, offering to stay on until the end of that time but stating his intention to seek "liabilit... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 16, 2014

Daycare, bus garage zoning in

Grand Coulee decided Tuesday night to move forward on zoning changes that will permit seniors to build a garage for their two buses, and allow the development of a daycare center, all in the central business district. The council held a public... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 16, 2014

Towns splitting on wastewater plant question

Two towns, Coulee Dam and Elmer City, linked together by wastewater treatment issues, plan to go it alone in seeking an alternative analysis to determine how to proceed with a treatment plant plan. Elmer City, moments before the town council met... Full story

 

Dusty business

Drivers on Midway Ave., also called State Route 155, follow a pilot car Monday past workers on a $15.5 million project that is spread over 238 miles on 10 state highways in five counties. The project... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 16, 2014

Old pavement in use again

The out-with the old and in with the new pavement project in the Grand Coulee area ended up helping Electric City pave one of its newest streets. Electric City received over 50 truckloads of ground... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 16, 2014

Bowling alley sale in process

Riverview Lanes is in the process of being sold. Pat and Sara Zlateff said this week that Sherry Moore, an Electric City resident, will become owner of the eight-lane alley on May 1. Moore still has to work her way through a lease arrangement with... Full story

 

Newsbriefs

Book fair in progress The PTA is sponsoring a book fair in progress at Grand Coulee Dam Middle School from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the library. They could use help with the event. If you’d like to help, call Kim at 633-3542 or Karen at 633-0520. The... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 16, 2014

Researcher Dechant to speak on monument history

Coulee Dam's town council will hear about those who gave their lives during construction of Grand Coulee Dam next Wednesday night, and how there is a need for a suitable memorial to them. Susan... Full story

 

Moving forward

I had some goals and expectations when I decided to run for hospital commissioner, primarily involving increasing utilization of CMC while maintaining the financial solvency of the facility. Since my election, however, I’ve been provided with a... Full story

 
 By Carol Netzel    Opinion    April 16, 2014

To the people of the Grand Coulee Dam area, an opportunity

Recently our entire community went through a major upheaval which in one way or another involved all of us. We saw that, when aroused, the people of this area can effect change. Our local hospital is such an important factor in our lives that we were... Full story

 
 By Mark Payne    Opinion    April 16, 2014

If you might want a building, better be heard

The planning meeting Tuesday the 29th of April at 7 p.m. at Electric City city hall is not just for steel buildings, it’s for any accessory building over 850 square feet built out of any materials. If you think you might ever want a garage, shop... Full story

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    April 16, 2014

Things I think about

OK, sometimes when I look around the Coulee I see things or hear things, and I cannot help but dwell on these things for a while and just think. For example, “I won’t buy a house below the dam.... Full story

 

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Selected as Miss Grand Coulee Dam 2004 was Tiffany Barry. Princesses Jennifer Sedillo and Canace Payne. The City of Grand Coulee will be received a new fire truck.           Twenty... Full story

 

Easter Events

Zion Lutheran Zion Lutheran Church will be having Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services on April 17 and 18, both at 7 p.m. On Sunday, April 20, Easter Sonrise will be held outside at Zion at 7 a.m., with breakfast following and the regular Easter... Full story

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, April 17, at Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille in Grand Coulee. Jared Berg of Costco will be talking on business services offered by Costco. Family History Center Available... Full story

 

It's a girl for the Lewandowski's

Teri and Terrence Lewandowski II of Grand Coulee, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Sadie Rae Lewandowski born Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 7 lbs., 1 oz., and was 19.5 inches in... Full story

 

Figueroa/Peterson have a girl

Angie S. Figueroa and Chris Peterson of Spokane, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Chloe Ann Snow Bristow on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6 lbs., 14 oz., and was 19 inches in length at... Full story

 

Pickel/Seyler have a girl

Tiffany Pickel and Robbie Seyler of Electric City, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Kinsey Rae Seyler, born Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 8 lbs., 6 oz., and was 21 inches in length... Full story

 

Smith/Moulton have a girl

Jessica Smith and Eric Moulton of Wilbur, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Isla Charla Irving Moulton, born Friday, April 4, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 7 lbs., and was 20 inches in length at birth.... Full story

 

Rancher and musician wins

Dave McClure holds up his second-place trophy after competing in the Columbia River Cowboy Gathering and Music Festival in Kennewick last weekend. McClure, a Nespelem rancher and pianist, took the... Full story

 

Melinda L. Fields

Melinda Lorraine Fields passed away peacefully at her home in Electric City, WA at the age of 55. She was born on July 21, 1958, to Merle and Lucille Diseth in Spokane, Wash. She worked a variety of... Full story

 

Jeannie Redthunder Moon headstone setting

Jeannie Redthunder Moon's headstone setting will be held this Saturday, April 19, at 10 a.m., at Chief Joseph Cemetery. A dinner and giveaway will follow at the Nespelem Longhouse. Jeannie passed... Full story

 

Eric Clinton Clark

Eric Clinton Clark was born December 5, 1969, and entered to rest on Wednesday, Apr. 9, 2014. He attended Omak School, K-12, graduating in 1988 from Omak High School. He was active in sports playing b... Full story

 

Senior Meals

Wed., Apr. 16 - Easter Dinner Ham, Cheesy Potatoes, Seasoned Buttered Carrots, Fruit Salad, Rolls, Birthday Cake. Thurs., Apr. 17 - Dinner Fish and Chips, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Waldorf Salad, Cookies. Fri., Apr. 18 - Breakfast Sausage Links, Eggs,... Full story

 

LRHS honor roll for third quarter

The following is the Lake Roosevelt High School honor roll for third quarter. HIGH HONORS 3.5 – 4.0 SENIORS Akaycia M. Foster, Brandin Smith, Brandon Desautel, Chyenne Kelly-Marconi, Clare Castrodale, Daniel Campobasso, Jennifer Reichlin, Madisyn... Full story

 

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