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Articles from the May 30, 2012 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    May 30, 2012

What will become of the middle school?

The community is about to face a very good problem to have. Even as plans are made to complete a new school, an older edifice that has served for decades may still be put to good use. The time to start thinking about what to do with the building... Full story


Venus viewing planned at Crescent Bay Lake

Local astronomers will gather at Crescent Bay Lake area beginning at 3 p.m. today to view an event that won’t happen again until 2117 as the planet Venus moves between Earth and the sun. Provided there is any break in the clouds, you can join them... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    May 30, 2012

Senator to speak at graduation

State Sen. Linda Evans Parlette will be one of the speakers at Lake Roosevelt High School’s graduation exercises, Saturday, June 9. Parlette said last week that her talk will be brief and that she... Full story


The cost

Participants at the annual Isle of Flags Memorial Day ceremony listen as Becky Kerns sings The Star Spangled Banner. The event served “to remind us as a people of the cost of a free and undivided... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    May 30, 2012

Superintendent: local schools have chance for reinvention

“I have never seen a community that has an opportunity like this one has to re-invent the K-12 school system,” Dennis Carlson told business leaders at a chamber of commerce meeting recently. Carlson, the superintendent of the Grand Coulee Dam... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    May 30, 2012

Woman accused of assault with knife

Okanogan County and Brewster law enforcement officers assisted Grand Coulee police in locating an Electric City woman wanted for stabbing her boyfriend with a knife May18. Arrested on assault in the first degree, domestic violence, and providing... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    May 30, 2012

Man arrested in assault

Police arrested a Coulee Dam man last week after a knifing incident at his home. Donald Wilson, of 611 Holly Street, was arrested Thursday for first-degree assault, resisting arrest and intimidating a public servant. Wilson is accused of stabbing... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    May 30, 2012

City compliance officer in cleanup effort

Grand Coulee has named Deputy Clerk Valerie Keck as its nuisance ordinance compliance officer. Mayor Chris Christopherson told the council May 15 that she has already started sending letters out telling residents of their non-compliance with the... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    May 30, 2012

Boat burns, sinks on Lake Roosevelt

Three guys boating near Spring Canyon rescued a woman whose boat caught fire in front of them Sunday night. Kim Simons, of Bremerton, and her husband Jeff had just launched their 23-foot Warlock boat... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    May 30, 2012

Recorder off at meetings

Electric City no longer makes audio recordings of its council meetings. The city stopped doing this about a month ago on agreement between Mayor Jerry Sands and City Clerk/Treasurer Jackie Perman. That raised a question from resident Sam Stanczak,... Full story


Hi-tech treasure hunt offered at dam

Visitors to three Columbia River dams, including Grand Coulee, can join in on a high-tech educational treasure hunt that could earn them a special patch simply by taking part in the “D3 Geocache Challenge.” It began May 27 and will continue... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    May 30, 2012

District considers new policy on holding back students

The school board will hold a public hearing, beginning at 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 6, on a new policy to deal with holding students back a grade. The district, in effect, has been operating without a formal retention policy. The board had its first re... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    May 30, 2012

Town to seek lower rate

Coulee Dam will seek a lower interest rate for its loan for the proposed Wastewater Treatment Plant. The town currently has a $4.992 million loan from the Department of Ecology at 2.7 percent interest. The town council Wednesday asked engineering... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    May 30, 2012

Elmer City calls town hall meeting

A town hall meeting on Coulee Dam’s Wastewater Treatment Plant will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at Elmer City’s town hall. The meeting was called by Elmer City so residents could discuss the financial impacts the plant would have on... Full story

 By Stefan Newbury    Opinion    May 30, 2012

Because we couldn’t do it without you!

It is with gratitude and appreciation that I see people step up and offer their time and often unfaltering support at endurance events all over the world, including our events. I took over this company going on three years ago now because I have... Full story


The power of words

If I had a penny for how many times I’ve used the phrase “Use your words,” over the last two years, I’d be, as they say, rich. My house at this time is like an intensive English-language boot... Full story

 By Don Brunell    Opinion    May 30, 2012

Will the Northwest Economy Be a Casualty of the War on Coal?

Activists waging a national war on coal have turned their sights on the Pacific Northwest, targeting proposed shipping terminals in Washington and Oregon that would export coal to China. They’re... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Grand Coulee Dam’s Third Powerhouse received a colorful addition last week just in time for the Memorial Day weekend. Using cranes, Bureau of Reclamation workers placed a 30-foot by 57-foot American flag on the front of the... Full story


Beverly Haffner

Beverly Haffner, 55, lost her battle with cancer August 7, 2011, at her home in Jacksonville, N.C., surrounded by her family.  She was born January 30, 1956, in Bushnell, Ill., to Mary and Harlan... Full story


Willice (Will) A. Pendell Jr.

Willice (Will) A. Pendell Jr. passed away peacefully, of natural causes, at his home in Spokane, Thursday, May 17, 2012. He was 77 years old. Will was born on August 9, 1934, to Willice A. Pendell and... Full story


David D. Taylor Jr.

The loving family of David D. Taylor Jr., wishes to announce that David passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2012, after lengthy illness.  David retired from General Telephone Company and then made his home in Grand Coulee where he and his wife were... Full story


Christine C. Clark

Christine C. Clark, 89, born July 15, 1922, in Inchelium, Wash., to Alex and Lucy Hawk-Covington, passed away, her loving family by her side, on Thursday, May 24, 2012, in Grand Coulee. Christine... Full story


In the spirit of remembrance

Spring Canyon Cemetery holds more than 500 American flags for the annual Isle of Flags Memorial Day ceremony on Monday. — Scott Hunter photo... Full story


It’s a boy for Piturachsatits

Evangelina and Mark Piturachsatit are proud to announce the birth of their son Ezra Kellin Piturachsatit on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 8 lbs., 10 oz. He joins siblings Anya, Camryn and Gideon at... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon on Thursday, May 31, at the Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. Saturday Market Meeting Thursday A meeting for this year’s Saturday Market will be held May 31, at 6 p.m., at Brandy’s Antiques,... Full story


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