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Articles from the May 28, 2014 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News    May 28, 2014

Airplane crash kills pilot near Steamboat Rock

An airplane accident killed a man on Banks Lake near Steamboat Rock Saturday. Kenneth A. Berger, 60, of Monroe, Wash. was an accomplished pilot, attorney and longtime city councilman who built his... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 28, 2014

Horse race was wild, alright

The Ridge Riders "Wild Horse Race" provided plenty of action for both cowboys and horses at the Saturday night Cleatis Lacy Memorial Bull Riding event in Delano. The new feature of the event actually... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    May 28, 2014

Top level changes continue at CMC

Following the change in Coulee Medical Center’s top manager last month, three more high-level executives will be leaving the hospital, Interim Chief Executive Officer Debbie Bigelow announced last week, and more changes are coming. In the medical... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 28, 2014

City's treatment plant in need of repairs

The operator of Grand Coulee’s Wastewater Treatment Plant addressed the city council last Tuesday night, seeking $400,000 to make needed repairs. Gary Abbott explained to the council the results of a report from the city’s engineering firm, Gray... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 28, 2014

Artist expands art offerings after school

An art volunteer at Center Elementary and the Grand Coulee Dam Middle School is teaching students art history and how to paint in the style of famous painters. Cathy LaPlace, born and raised in... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 28, 2014

Bus garage, daycare now allowed

The Senior Center may now build a garage to house buses on their property in Grand Coulee. And, if anyone is still interested, a licensed daycare could set up shop on Main Street. Those two subjects of longstanding requests are now possible, followin... Full story

 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 28, 2014

New laser debut glitchy

The new laser light show came off with a 45-minute glitch Saturday night. A mechanical problem kept lookers aghast at the celebrated debut of the show. After the initial show Saturday night, the laser debut got an ovation, according to Bureau of... Full story



Police negotiations coming up Grand Coulee’s city council was advised that the city would start negotiations soon with Electric City on the renewal of its five-year police services contract. Grand Coulee provides police protection for the the city... Full story

 By Carol Schoning    Opinion    May 28, 2014

Disappointed in new laser show

If Saturday night was the entire new light show (as it didn’t start until about 10:30 instead of 10 and was over by 11), I am truly disappointed. I had heard it was much longer than the old one. The story is fantastic! The pictures and wording... Full story

 By Lloyd Olbricht    Opinion    May 28, 2014

Sharing some thoughts

Or rambling as The Star newspaper, Shut Up Mr Utz does. If AT&T buys Direct TV for the billions they are offering, hope they will offer services to all of North America. Will they again become the best, most secure stock market investment they once... Full story

 By Paul Kelly    Opinion    May 28, 2014

RE: "Gas Critics don't know Jack" (May 14 editorial)

It was nice reading a new perspective in this week’s editorial about our local gas prices. I don’t like paying more for gas than anyone else, but I believe the Positive greatly outweighs the Negative. The Positive: Convenience, professionally... Full story

 By Chuck Goodall    Opinion    May 28, 2014

Thanks for saving my life

A special thanks to my hero, my granddaughter Kati Goodall, for knowing what to do and saving my life by giving me a shot when I passed out at the ball game. I’m not sure how you knew what to do, but you did. I would also like to thank all the... Full story

 By Soy Redthunder    Opinion    May 28, 2014

Class of '64's 50th coming up

The Class of 1964 of Coulee Dam High School is announcing plans for its 50th class reunion. The weekend of August 15-17 will bring together classmates and teachers of that school year. Many social activities will be held at locations throughout the... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Lifestyles    May 28, 2014

Memories on Memorial Day

When I was younger, a cemetery brought visions of ghosts and creepy monsters. Not to mention a music video by Michael Jackson that made all the ghouls dance in unison. It was a place you did not want to go and always felt a little uncomfortable. As... Full story


Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago The mandatory hold back for low achieving students, being considered by Grand Coulee School District, has been placed on hold by the school board. Several community members opposed the... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, May 29, at Siam Palace in Grand Coulee at noon. Bob Valen will be the guest speaker. His topic will be “Wildfire and Weather Outlook.” CMC Guild (Auxiliary) to Meet... Full story


Isle of Flags

People gather at the Isle of Flags Memorial Day remembrance at Spring Canyon Monday morning for the annual ceremony and dedication of new flags in honor of fallen veterans. More than 500 flags... Full story


It's a girl for the Drywaters

Alyssa and Johnny Drywater of Coulee Dam are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Kenzie Mae Drywater, born Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 7 lbs., 11 oz., and was 21.5 inches in length at birth.... Full story

 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 28, 2014

Alejandre, Kelly-Marconi, and Hanway district champs

Three Raiders came home as District 5-6 champions Saturday and will compete at the state track and field tournament at Eastern Washington University Friday and Saturday. “I knew it was going to be a great meet when we started off with three... Full story

 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 28, 2014

Three Lady Raiders named to all-league squads

Three Lady Raider softball players have been named to the Central Washington 2B North All-League squads for the 2014 season. Lake Roosevelt freshman Tristen Adolph was named to the First Team CWL 2B North because of her pitching and base running... Full story

 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 28, 2014

Raider Tennis finishes 2014 season in Districts

Raider Tennis competed in District 6 Tournament at Cashmere last week, where their season came to an end. The matches were close and were played to a different format than in the regular season. “The format was two out of three sets with no-add... Full story


New school from the air

A view of the new school being built next to Lake Roosevelt High School in Coulee Dam gives a size perspective for anyone familiar with the old building. The photo was taken May 10 during Colorama... Full story

 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 28, 2014

No golfers qualify for state

Raider golf came up short at the the District 5-6 Golf Tournament at Lake Chelan Golf Course May 20, so no Raider golfer will advance to the state tournament this season. Brandon Desautel and Mikel Friedlander finished sixth and seventh,... Full story


Getting your "prairie look" on

What comes to mind when you see the word “prairie” on a cover of a magazine devoted entirely to decorating? Probably not too much, unless you enjoy this avenue of creative outlay. I don’t know about you all but I really think decorating is a re... Full story


Bowling Scores

BOWLING SCORES SENIOR BOWLING May 7 Bob S. 217/563; Bob M. 183/505; Ken A. 170/488; Dixie 143/342 May 13 Bob S. 200/583; Pat Z. 203; Bob M. 184/537; Dixie 138/359 May 21 Leo L. 161/439; Bob M. 168/471; Ray D. 189/467 SUMMER LEAGUE TEAM W L Chewy’s... Full story


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