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Articles from the April 24, 2013 edition

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A citizen is a terrible thing to waste

The first time I met Guillermo Guzman he had just done the butterfly stroke across Crescent Bay and back in September. I had taken his photograph for possible use in the paper and so introduced myself and asked his name. His thick Mexican accent was... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    April 24, 2013

Teacher pleads not guilty to fraud, ID theft

At an arraignment hearing for his brother Monday, Carlos Guzman Romo anxiously showed a reporter a portfolio stuffed full of evidence he thought showed that his brother is a “really good guy” who... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    April 24, 2013

Big senior project born of personal conviction

Life changed for Charli Knight after her sister was murdered by her husband in 2009. Charli was a freshman in high school at the time, and her dream was to become a chef, an ambition that lost its... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 24, 2013

Tourist arrested on bomb threat

A California woman arrested last Thursday who allegedly made a bomb threat while on a tour at Grand Coulee Dam, was booked into Okanogan County Jail and released the next day on her personal recognizance. Christina Frisvold, 33, was arrested by... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    April 24, 2013

Teacher Ralph Rise receives statewide award

Science teacher Ralph Rise was presented with a statewide award last week, an example for educators across the state. Sonia Siegel Vexler, co-director of LASER, the Pacific Science Center’s... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 24, 2013

City to consider rezoning for daycare

Grand Coulee is going to make an effort to get a daycare center in its Central Business District zone. The public interest in a daycare center has attracted the attention of city officials, and the ways and means of making a zoning change was... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 24, 2013

District breaks ground on new school

The K-12 school project is underway. It started at 9 a.m. Tuesday with a formal groundbreaking, and immediately Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Dennis Carlson met with builder represen... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 24, 2013

Sidewalk project looks for different locale

Grand Coulee officials are trying to get a sidewalk project on Spokane Avenue changed to the same kind of improvement on Federal Avenue. A sidewalk on Spokane Way lost its main focus when city officials realized that Center School would no longer be... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    April 24, 2013

Power goes out in Coulee Dam

Electric service went down in the town of Coulee Dam just after 7 a.m. Wednesday, morning and would not be restored until late afternoon. Lake Roosevelt High School dismissed for the day, and... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 24, 2013

Beer tent comes back to Colorama

The Chamber of Commerce will host a beer tent during the Colorama Festival celebration at North Dam Park. Chamber Manager Peggy Nevsimal said a 1500 square-foot tent will be located on the tennis court at North Dam Park and staffed by volunteers.... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 24, 2013

Paving project will reroute traffic

The Lower Crest Drive project in Coulee Dam will begin Monday, public works director Barry Peacock reported. The quarter-mile road project will go from River Drive to the city limits at the bottom of the hill. Granite Construction, from Wenatchee... Full story

 By Alan Wood    Opinion    April 24, 2013

Professor: Guzman's plight must be a misunderstanding

I have known Guillermo for many years, ever since he was a student of mine at the University of Washington. So I am very, very surprised to read this story. There must be some gigantic misunderstanding. Guillermo was not only a brilliant student in... Full story


A history of housing and activities for USBR employees

I am a former graduate of Coulee Dam High School and read with interest the article on lack of housing or activities for employees at the dam. In the 1950s this was a problem, too, and the USBR provided a dorm for the single employees. Many of our... Full story

 By Frank Ward    Opinion    April 24, 2013

An appreciation of simple

If Mark Jenson, the Bureau of Reclamation power manager sees it as a hardship living right here presently, he should have tried it before we got our Variety Store. A lot of us enjoy life in Coulee Dam because each morning, Iris, our town’s mail... Full story


Obama administration tactics violate due process

Last summer, news reports broke that the U.S. Department of Labor was effectively holding hostage the crops of blueberry farmers in Oregon until they signed documents agreeing to alleged violations to federal labor laws. Since then, similar cases hav... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Plan finalized for water sharing. Grand Coulee and Electric City will soon share another resource when a pipe joins one water supply to the other. Last night, the Electric City town council approved a contract that promises to lead to... Full story


Dorothy L. Clark

Dorothy Louise Young Clark, 91, Grand Coulee, passed away Monday, April 15, 2013, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, Wash.  She was born December 23, 1921, in Centralia, Wash., to Odin and Claudia... Full story


Nancy Lou Rosco

Nancy Lou Rosco passed away on April 14, 2013. She was survived by her husband of 52 years, Vernon D. Rosco; five children: Russell, Lynn, Gail, Gary, Tom; and five grandchildren, Tim, Paula, Landon,... Full story


Mary Ann "Mare" McNeilly

Surrounded by her adoring family, Mary Ann “Mare” McNeilly, 77, peacefully passed into the arms of her loving savior from her Coulee Dam, Washington, home Thursday morning, April 11, 2013. Born Ma... Full story


Jean Campbell

Graveside services for Jean Campbell will be held Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Spring Canyon Cemetery at 1 p.m. Dress is casual but the family is wearing pink in her honor. Jean passed away November 14, 2012, in Spokane.... Full story


Jean Nicholson

It was a warm sunny morning in the Wenatchee Valley, the pink blossoms of the cherry trees and pink dogwood trees along with the sunshine yellow forsythia with white apple blossoms blooming among the... Full story


Hoppes have a girl

Coltan and Kelsey Hoppe of Wilbur are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Kendall Jo on Friday, March 22, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 8 lbs., 5 oz., and was 21-1/2 inches in length at birth. Maternal... Full story


A girl for the Jennets

Marcella and Charles Jennett of Grand Coulee are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Riley Eden Jennett on Friday, March 22, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6 lbs., 6 oz., and was 21 inches in length at birth.... Full story


Delafield has a girl

Karrie Denise Delafield of Electric City is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter Zoie Mae Sommers on Monday, March 25, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6 lbs., 6.5 ounces and was 18 inches in length at birth.... Full story


A boy for the Pulsifers

Derek and Alicia Pulsifer of Brewster are proud to announce the birth of their son Nicholas Lee on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 7 lbs., 9 oz.,nand was 20-1/2 inches in length at birth. Siblings include... Full story


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