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Articles from the June 11, 2014 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News    June 11, 2014

Losing money and docs, hospital faces more challenges

With two key health care providers working on a very limited basis and revenues limited as a result, Coulee Medical Center is losing money and faces yet another challenge: a physician will leave for a year, starting in January. Dr. Jacob Chaffee... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    June 11, 2014

Lake Roosevelt graduates last class

Lake Roosevelt High School pushed 31 of its students into the world last Saturday. The graduating class of 2014 celebrated the accomplishments of all, taking special note of its top scholars,... Full story


LRHS graduation photos now online

Here's a slide show of 153 photos taken at the June 7, 2014 graduation at Lake Roosevelt High School....

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 11, 2014

City wants to triple price of Electric City's police coverage

Grand Coulee is advancing a proposal for law enforcement coverage for Electric City that would triple the price, a proposal that its own police chief hadn’t seen. Chief Mel Hunt took one look at the proposal and stated, “This is the first time I... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 11, 2014

10th annual fun event for kids is set for this Saturday

by Roger S. Lucas The 10th Annual Koulee Kids Fest is Saturday, with everything for kids. Pick up your Koulee Kids passport at the Visitor Center, Saturday Market or Coulee Hardware and you can be on your way to fun and maybe prizes. The event is... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 11, 2014

Cities to consider pathway

Grand Coulee and Electric City officials will meet at 2 p.m. Monday, June 16, to discuss ways they can work together on a walking path that could extend across the causeway south of Electric City and... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 11, 2014

High school stuff for sale this week Must be gone by Saturday night

Want something from Lake Roosevelt High School before they tear it down? Now’s your chance. The high school education wing is having a giant yard sale this Friday and Saturday, June 13 and 14. Everything in the classrooms is up for grabs. Want a... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 11, 2014

Woman reports missing gold coins

Police are still bewildered by a Grand Coulee woman's loss of some 200 South African gold Krugerrand coins. Dorothy Harris told police that an Electric City resident, Steve Kiona, who came to the... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 11, 2014

Town to pay unbilled BPA charges

The federal corporation that sells the town of Coulee Dam its electricity underbilled the town in the past and now wants the municipal utlity to pay up. Coulee Dam’s town council approved a plan Wednesday to pay Bonneville Power Administration for... Full story


A weekend made for dads

A dad and son admire an old Ford at last year's Coulee Cruizers Show n' Shine event at Banks Lake Park. The event is set for this Father's Day weekend, along with the chamber of commerce's Koulee... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    June 11, 2014

Our take on the news

Apparently, the mayor of Grand Coulee does not want his police department serving Electric City. That seems the most reasonable way to interpret his proposed tripling of the cost Grand Coulee charges Electric City for answering calls to Electric City... Full story

 By April Smith    Opinion    June 11, 2014

Re: "Large crowd shows up for ambulance issue"

I wanted to just say a couple things about the article in today’s paper regarding this subject. First, I was at that meeting also. It states in the article that it all started over an inspection by state DOH at the request of Mayor Wilder. I have t... Full story

 By Susan Miller    Opinion    June 11, 2014

Grand Coulee Class of 1964 planning "Tigers"- 50th Reunion

The GC Class of 1964 Tigers committee is making plans for our blue and white 50th Reunion, August 1-3. Classmates are coming from Wyoming, Las Vegas, Idaho, Spokane, coast, etc. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone for this historic milestone i... Full story

 By Holly Allen    Opinion    June 11, 2014

Why do we take flowers to the cemetery on Memorial Day weekend?

My answers to this question is the same as why I take flowers to the cemetery anytime: To show respect to a loved one that has passed away (not limited to family members). Memorial Day was designated to show respect for those that have served our... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    June 11, 2014

Trophies, friends and unicorns

It was another whirlwind weekend of projects, friends and graduation celebrations. As we visited with friends and people we call family these last few days, some things came to light, and smiles settl... Full story


Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago Two females sustained injuries Sunday when a rifle that a boy was putting away in his truck accidentally went off. The bullet grazed one female on the arm and hit the other in the... Full story


Frank Ward

Frank Ward passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at the age of 72.  Frank was born in Delano, Calif., in 1941 and lived many places until moving to Coulee Dam in 2001, where he especially enjoyed... Full story


Katherin Anna (Sherling, Sutton) Tracy

Katherin Anna (Sherling, Sutton) Tracy peacefully passed on Friday, May 30, 2014, at North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket. Katherin was born in Oroville, Washington on July 10, 1919, to Ernest and... Full story


Robert Kistler Rowe

Robert Kistler Rowe passed away May 29, 2014. A celebration of Robert's life will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday June 14, 2014 at St. Henry's Catholic Church in Grand Coulee, with a graveside... Full story


Hicks named employee of year

Sommer Hicks was named Coulee Medical Center's employee of the year. Hicks, an executive assistant to Administration & Patient Care Services, has been with CMC since 2004. She was presented the... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, June 12, at Pepper Jack’s in Grand Coulee at noon. GCD Employees Association to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Employees Association will hold its June meeting Wednesday,... Full story


It's a girl for Whalawitsa/Beeson

DeeAnna Whalawitsa and Darrell Beeson of Nespelem are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Caroline Dellinn Beeson, born Friday, May 30, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 7 lbs., 10 oz., and was 18 inches in length... Full story


A boy for the Rosses

Jennifer and Marion Ross of Keller are proud to announce the birth of their son Marion Lewis Ross Jr., on Friday, May 30, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 8 lbs., 3 oz., and was 20 inches in length at birth. Siblings... Full story


Adams/Jenkins have a girl

Michael Adams and Sarah Jenkins are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Avery Irene Adams born on D-Day, Friday, June 6, 2014, at Valley Hospital in Spokane Valley, Wash. She weighed 8... Full story


LRHS scientists at WSU

Students from Lake Roosevelt High School attended the Imagine Tomorrow three-state high school competition at Washington State University May 30-31. "The team did not win an award this year but had a... Full story


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