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Articles from the June 18, 2014 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 18, 2014

Old school facilities also to get upgrade

The old school will match the new one, and upgrades to existing facilities will become a reality, for $1.3 million. With the district's three schools ready to merge into its into its new K-12 complex... Full story


Recruiting early

For the chamber of commerce’s Koulee Kidsfest, Grand Coulee Volunteer Firefighter Charlie Pope helps an interested boy don the gear worn in a real fire. The event drew about 100 kids to the fire engine in North Dam Park, one of many activities... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 18, 2014

City moving forward with building size change proposal

Residents of Electric City will soon be able to comment on the size of accessory buildings. The city council decided last week to move forward on a possible change in the comprehensive plan that would allow larger accessory buildings in the city.... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 18, 2014

Negotiators meet on inter-city police contract

Grand Coulee Councilmember David Tylor said that a meeting Thursday with two Electric City council members to discuss a new law enforcement contract went better than he expected. Grand Coulee Mayor Chris Christopherson had stated before negotiations... Full story


Sign ups coming up for ranch rodeo

Those interested in being on a team have until June 23, to get their entries in for the Ridge Rider Ranch Rodeo set for Delano on June 28. It’s the second year for the Ridge Rider’s new venture into the Ranch Rodeo circuit. The entry fee is $200... Full story

 By R    News    June 18, 2014

Nespelem CBC elections close

The polling results from last Saturday’s Colville Business Council election are in, and absentee ballots will still be the deciding factor in several of the races. In Nespelem District Position 1 race, incumbent Billy Nicholson trails his... Full story


Two hurt in wreck

Two south central Washington men were hurt when their car left the highway about 10 miles north of Coulee City early Sunday. Driver Juan Ceja, 19, of Grandview, and passenger Francisco Cacares Quetzeca, 25, of Sunnyside, were taken by ambulance to... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    June 18, 2014

Adkins resigns head post at Nespelem school

Nespelem School District is searching for a new principal and superintendant after accepting the resignation last week of John Adkins. Adkins has held that office for five years. He has accepted the superintendent job at Wellpinit School District on... Full story



More management changes at CMC Coulee Medical Center announced last week that three people will be leaving the management team. Chief Human Resources Officer Julie Bjorklund, Dietary Manager Grace Heaton and Director of Continuous Improvement Melanie... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 18, 2014

Classroom wing picked over in sale

Buyers, many of them with lumps in their throats, flocked to Lake Roosevelt High School's classroom wing Friday and Saturday to pick up items that were on sale in the soon-to-be-demolished structure.... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 18, 2014

"Resource officer" in new school possible

The Grand Coulee Dam School District is working with the town of Coulee Dam in an effort to get a police officer at the new school complex. The “resource officer” would be part of the Coulee Dam police force and his or her assignment would be... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 18, 2014

City to hook water line to Sunbanks Resort

Work will begin June 23, on a water project that will enable Electric City to provide water service to Sunbanks Lake Resort. The project will provide a 10-inch line from State Street to the entrance of Sunbanks, and then a six-inch line to service... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    June 18, 2014

We shouldn't need to spend it, but we do

Spending more than a million dollars to reside and reroof old school buildings, construct stares and fix tennis courts shouldn’t have to happen, but it’s a good thing that it will. Apparently, that’s due to good stewardship of the construction... Full story


Visitors enjoyed laser show, community

We went to the light show with our grandchildren on Thursday night, June 5, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The colors and story were a great history lesson for us all. I remember going by at least every fall and winter on trips to relatives at Nespelem... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    June 18, 2014

ONE could solve a lot of problems

If you can’t say something nice, then don’t say anything at all. That is what my mother and grandparents told me a lot over my younger years, and I am sure you were told the same. I try and always keep that in mind when I write this little... Full story

 By Don Brunell    Opinion    June 18, 2014

America needs a turnaround leader like Alan Mulally

Later this year, Alan Mulally will leave Ford Motor Company. On July 1, he turns the reins over to 53-year-old Mark Fields, closing a storied career at Ford and Boeing. While he hasn’t divulged his... Full story


Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago In what resembled a crime scene from television, area law enforcement closed down Pole Park for several hours Friday until a U.S. Army bomb squad could safely dispose of a foot high... Full story


Norman D. Easterly

Norman D. Easterly, 75, of Grand Coulee, passed away Friday, June 6, 2014, in his home. His wife Daveline was by his side at his time of death. Mr. Easterly had been sick for the past nine years. There will be no local services held per Mr.... Full story


Bible study to begin July 9

Beth Moore Bible Study “Sacred Secrets” will begin Wednesday, July 9, at Banks Lake Bible Church. This is a six-week study and will be held from 7-8 p.m., Wednesday nights. To register, please call 509.633.0670 or 509.647.0210 and leave a... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, June 19, at Merv and MaryJo Monteithís (44581 State Coach Rd., Grand Coulee) at noon. The group will be touring Spring Canyon Alpacas with their two new baby... Full story


Plant problem diagnostic clinics being offered

Plant Problem Diagnostic Clinics have started at the WSU Extension Office located in the Okanogan County Courthouse, room 101. These clinics are a part of the public service that the Okanogan Master Gardener volunteers contribute to the community... Full story


Cruzin' in style

Lyle and Ester Brown's 1956 Dodge Royal Lancer took the People's Choice award at last Saturday's Coulee Cruizers Show and Shine event at Banks Lake Park. - Scott Hunter photo 2014 Coulee Cruizers...


GED graduates take the stage

Ashley Clark and Arin Wall of Grand Coulee were among ninety of the GED and HS21+ diploma recipients whose accomplishments were celebrated at Big Bend Community College's completion ceremony... Full story


5th grader wins writing contest

Tyler Palmer, a fifth-grader at Grand Coulee Dam Middle School, won the SHARP Kids writing contest with his story about a time machine. Over the last eight weeks, students were asked to write a story on a topic picked for them. Entries were to... Full story


Testing deadline approaching

Reading and writing tests for students in grades 10-12 and non-enrolled 12th graders in the 2013-14 school year will be held Aug. 12-14. Registration closes June 26. The High School Proficiency Tests are for students who did not meet standards, who... Full story


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