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Articles from the April 27, 2016 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 27, 2016

Hearing for reprimanded councilmember tonight

A public hearing will be held tonight for an Electric City council member who wants to answer her reprimand in public. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, April 27) in the city council chambers. Councilmember Birdie Hensley had...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 27, 2016

Colorama to bring new feature in place of old

There is a new major event for Colorama this year, because another major feature won't be appearing. Jump N2 Fun, a firm that features a host of inflatable slides and bounce houses, will replace the c...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 27, 2016

Lions to bring free health screening Thursday

There will be free health screenings available for the general public here April 28. The Grand Coulee Lions Club, in cooperation with Coulee Medical Center, will have the Northwest Lions Foundation mobile screening unit on hospital grounds from 12...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 27, 2016

Hundreds attend seventh annual Earth Day Celebration in Nespelem

A festive Earth Day celebration, the seventh organized by a local Earth Day Committee, took place at the Nespelem powwow grounds Friday as an estimated 800-1,200 children and adults enjoyed the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 27, 2016

School administrator in federal custody

A Coulee Dam man arrested in February on charges related to his alleged relationship with a 14-year-old girl in Wisconsin found himself in federal court Monday in Spokane, not a state court in Okanogan. Nate Piturachsatit, 37, pleaded not guilty to...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 27, 2016

Senator Parlette speaks at Rotary

State Sen. Linda Evans Parlette visited the community last week to fill in schools Superintendent Dennis Carlson on changes in the capital budget staff in Olympia, which could affect the Grand Coulee...

 

Newsbriefs

Park pickup scheduled for Saturday A big community asset needs some springtime sprucing, and parks commissioners picked this Saturday to do it, hoping you’ll help. The Coulee Area Parks and Recreation District will host the Annual Spring Fix &...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 27, 2016

Pathways workshop set for May

Electric City is hosting a community workshop, led by Washington State University’s Rural Communities Design Initiative. The meeting, one of two being planned, will run from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, May 14, in the Veterans Center in Electric City. The...

 

Smooth ride

Mechaela Allen guides her horse through the senior poles event at the Nespelem Junior Rodeo Saturday. - Scott Hunter photo...

 

Four-school memorial a great idea

Reading Connie Babler’s letter to The Star April 13, 2016, brought back many happy memories of going to school in Coulee Dam and growing up in such a great place. The idea of a “memorial” representing all four schools is a great idea. And all...

 

Help from all welcome on school memorial

In response to the letter from Connie Babler a couple of weeks ago, the Grand Coulee Alumni Association would like to clarify a few things. First of all, the main concern of our association is that the names of the combined schools be remembered. We...

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion    April 27, 2016

Kirk Adams taking his skills to the Big Apple

Kirk Adams has earned the reputation as a visionary leader who gets things done for people with disabilities. Those qualities, coupled with hard work and determination, rewarded him with the...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    April 27, 2016

A gem in the Coulee: Richard Hill

Most of you probably have no idea who this is. Some USBR employees know him, but more importantly a handful of high school kids know him too. Recently Mr. Hill came to Lake Roosevelt and spoke some tr...

 

Seventy-seven years ago

When the 70-ton steel closure gates were not needed for river diversion purposes, the contractor suspended them from special storage barges anchored in the right forebay. – April 1,...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon this Thursday, April 28, at the Moose Lodge in Grand Coulee. Debbie Starkey, of Investment Services Northwest, will speak about a Grant Writing Workshop she attended....

 

Ostenberg/St. Peter have a girl

Ostenberg/St. Peter have a girlWashington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Chanley RaiAnn Ostenberg, born Friday, April 15, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 7 lb., 7 oz., and was 19 inches in length at...

 

It's a girl for the Landeroses

Ashley and Charles (Victor) Landeros are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Westlyn Ruth Landeros, born Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 9 lbs., 11 oz., and was 20-1/2 inches in length at...

 

Shreddin' it

Rotarian Merle Kennedy and high school students Lucas Bird and Dakota Seylor transfer a trailer load of paper into bins for shredding Saturday during the Grand Coulee Dam Rotary Club's free shred day...

 

Myers/Greene have a boy

Loni Myers and Kyle Greene, of Coulee Dam, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Leo Nicholas Scott Greene, born Friday, April 15, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 7 lbs., 8 oz., and was 20 inches in...

 

Raiders sweep Hornets, split with Mt. Lions

Raider baseball rebounded from losses to Okanogan by sweeping the Oroville Hornets last week, then splitting a doubleheader with Liberty Bell. The lowly Hornets were easily defeated by the Raiders in...

 

Raiders golf enjoying the good weather

Raider Golf last week had the good fortune of playing in warm, sunny weather after having some cool wet matches early on. Head Coach Steve Files said, "The weather has been fantastic and our young...

 

Raider tennis hitting stride

The Raider girls won their two team tennis matches last week, while the boys lost both. The boys won their doubles matches against the Davenport Gorillas April 18 but lost the singles, while the LR girls won the singles matches but lost the doubles....

 

Lady Raiders win one of four

Lady Raider softball had a tough week, winning only one of four games last week. “We had too many defensive errors this week,” Head Coach Cassie Wendt said. In a doubleheader against Oroville, the Lady Raiders committed 13 errors against the...

 

Track gets closer to goals

Raider Track completed another two-meet week, traveling to Lakeside High School in Nine Mile Falls April 20 and to Quincy on the 23rd. The meet at Lakeside was a Northeast B-Leagues meet, with schools from both the Panorama and Bi-County League in...

 

This week in sports

Thurs., April 28 4 p.m., HS Tennis here with Pateros 4 p.m., JHS Track at Bridgeport, Brewster Invitational Fri., April 29 4 p.m., HS Tennis here with White Swan 4 p.m., HS Track at Reike Invitational, Peshastin Sat., April 30 11 a.m., HS Baseball...

 

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