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Articles from the May 15, 2013 edition

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 By Jesse Utz    Lifestyles

Colorama 2013 in the books

Well, I hope you enjoyed it. Here is a recap of how the weekend went for this homegrown Colorama combative. For me, like many of the chamber members, it started months ago, but I... — Updated 5/16/2013 Full story

 By Scott Hunter    Community

Out for a ride

A couple girls ride the Octopus at the Colorama carnival Friday night. More photos of the Colorama weekend are available to view online. Follow the slideshow below and just click... — Updated 5/15/2013 Full story



Colorama huge hit Despite the fact that new Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce Manager Peggy Nevsimal broke a collarbone Friday night, which kept her from seeing the fruits of most of her work on the event, reviews have... — Updated 5/15/2013 Full story


It's a girl for Tsosie/Chase

Shinina Tsosie and Darryl Chase are proud to announce the birth of their daughter KaeCea Chase on Monday, May 6, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 7 lbs., 1 oz., and was 20 inches in length at birth.... — Updated 5/15/2013 Full story


It's a girl for Myers/Greene

Loni Myers and Kyle Greene of Nespelem are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Nova Rose Marie Greene, born Monday, May 6, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6 lbs., 15 oz., and was 20 inches in... — Updated 5/15/2013 Full story


Community-wide talent show set

The Junior Class is sponsoring a community-wide talent Show to be held on Thursday, May 30th at Lake Roosevelt High School gym.  There will be a spaghetti dinner beginning at 5:30 and the show will start at 7:00. If you are... — Updated 5/15/2013 Full story


Legals for May 15, 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE SURPLUS ITEMS The TOWN OF COULEE DAM has surplus items which will be auctioned on-line at the website of A list of Surplus items is available at town hall during business hours. Please continually... — Updated 5/15/2013 Full story


Forward thinking commissioners deserve thanks

We want to extend our sincere appreciation to county commissioners Jim DeTro, Sheilah Kennedy and Ray Campbell for their forward thinking approach to improved security in our courthouse. Rather than wait for tragedy to strike, our... — Updated 5/15/2013 Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago The possibility of bringing a swimming pool back into the Grand Coulee Dam area seems to be closer to reality after several county governments are encouraged by it. Sean Hess, chair of the Coulee Area Recreation... — Updated 5/15/2013 Full story

 By SJ Carnahan    Opinion

Float missed a queen

The Queen of Hearts Pageant Float was minus “One Queen of Hearts” who has been ignored or overlooked twice now and never asked to participate after the original pageant was over. Seems like this Queen of Hearts pageant is not... — Updated 5/15/2013 Full story

 By C Williamson    Opinion

One person makes a difference

To all the naysayers ... one person can make a difference! Geezer Beach is no longer being patrolled or ticketed by C.C.T. Enjoy your beach! C. Williamson... — Updated 5/15/2013 Full story

 By Winona Simons    Opinion

Sad to see movie theater close

I was saddened to read about the Village Cinema closure. It is one less activity for residents and tourists to enjoy in the coulee. Lynette and Don, along with Lynette’s kids, deserve a big thank you for their efforts to keep... — Updated 5/15/2013 Full story

 By Gail Morin    Opinion

So she's running for mayor

About one year ago, I noticed something was going to happen with the Sewer Treatment Plant. I became curious. I attended meetings and began looking into Elmer City’s expenditures for sewer. I kept reading and researching and... — Updated 5/15/2013 Full story

 By Womacks    Opinion

Colorama burglary stems from a bigger problem

Hello to the GC area. This was our 30th year in the Colorama Parade with our 1968 AMX. This has always been a great time of the year for us. That is -- except for this last time. When we arrived on the 9th we found our little... — Updated 5/15/2013 Full story


On restricted input

We were quite surprised and frankly disappointed that Coulee Dam residents are not permitted to speak at future council meetings. In recent months this input has been very positive and certainly reflective of the desires of most... — Updated 5/15/2013 Full story

 By Greg Wilder    Opinion

More participation needed, not less

The town of Coulee Dam is facing a lot of issues with the sewer plant, huge increases in utility rates, the impacts of a new school, needed improvements to our parks, sidewalks, and roads. We need a better and growing relationship... — Updated 5/15/2013 Full story


Coulee City readies for last stand rodeo

Every May over Memorial Dayweekend, the citizens of the oldest town in Grant County put on their boots and dust off their hats for an action-packed weekend with Coulee City’s “Last Stand Rodeo.” The May 24-26 event historical... — Updated 5/15/2013 Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News

Theater owners get out of lease

The Village Cinema in Coulee Dam is history. Its fate was settled last Wednesday night by mutual consent of the town council and the cinema operator, Lynette Zierden and her family. She asked for relief from her lease with the... — Updated 5/15/2013 Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News

District adding preschool next fall

Center School could get a little crowded next fall. The district will have three first grades and three kindergarten classes as well as providing preschool for 3- to 5-year-olds, according to Superintendent Dennis Carlson. The... — Updated 5/15/2013 Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News

Counselor reports on LR grad class

Lake Roosevelt High School counselor Sue Hayes is one of this year’s senior class’s biggest boosters. Hayes spent 20-30 minutes with each senior available for an exit interview and was so impressed she made a report to the scho... — Updated 5/15/2013 Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News

Candidates file to seek office

Candidates for upcoming elections are filing for positions on school boards, city councils, hospital boards and some junior taxing districts this week. In early filings, three have filed for positions in Hospital District 6. These... — Updated 5/15/2013 Full story


Bull headed

Bull rider Erik Bala of Ellensburg gets ready to dismount just as photographer Biffle French makes a big mistake at at the end of the last ride of the last event of the 57th... — Updated 5/15/2013 Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News

Two lose office in tribal primary

Two Colville Business Council incumbents lost out in their bids for another term in the primary election certified last week. Losing in the primary were Brian Nissen, in position 1 in the Nespelem District and Darlene Zacherlie in... — Updated 5/15/2013 Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News

Coulee Dam rejects early end of contract

A request from the town of Elmer City to get out of its wastewater plant joint operating agreement with Coulee Dam was turned down by that town council last Wednesday night. In a letter to Coulee Dam officials, Elmer City Mayor... — Updated 5/15/2013 Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News

Truck crashes into business at 4-Corners

by Roger S. Lucas A runaway truck early Monday morning almost made Jack’s 4-Corners Union 76 & Mini Mart a drive-in as it crashed its way through the southwest corner of the... — Updated 5/15/2013 Full story


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