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Articles from the June 20, 2012 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    June 20, 2012

Little-known insights about ruling rules

In a flash of progressive openness (or an attempt to control discussion, depending on your perspective) the Electric City Council adopted new rules about how that legislative body’s meetings are conducted. It’s a noble gesture, and perhaps a... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    June 20, 2012

Finley is lone incumbent to survive tribal election

Six new members will join the Colville Business Council in July, according to official poll and absentee ballot results released Thursday night. In Nespelem District 1, longtime Councilmember Harvey Moses, Jr. lost to William “Billy” Nicholson...

 By Roger Lucas    News    June 20, 2012

Despite resistance, town moves on with plant plans

The Coulee Dam Town Council voted last Wednesday night to sign a loan agreement with the state Department of Ecology for a $4.992 million loan for its proposed wastewater treatment plant. In addition the council voted to move ahead and give the okay... Full story


Saturday market starts up

The Saturday Market kicked off its second season last Saturday, and will continue each Saturday through September. The chamber of commerce-sponsored market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Morrison... Full story



Money OK’d for park district Mayor Jerry Sands at Electric City got an OK from the council to sign an agreement for the city to provide $10,000 to the Coulee Area Park & Recreation District, to help fund maintenance activity at North Dam Park. The... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    June 20, 2012

City gets new rules of conduct for council meetings

There will be no “hooting” at Electric City council meetings. Nor any “jeering,” according to new rules laid down by council members last Tuesday night. One section, called “Conduct of Audience” states that you can be removed from the... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    June 20, 2012

America walker having the time of his life

It all started for Bruce Maynard at the Peace Arch in Blaine. Where it will end is anybody’s guess. Will he be walking to Alaska, or from Lisbon to Beijing, China? Maynard was weaving his way back... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    June 20, 2012

One incumbent survives tribal election

One lone incumbent, Colville Business Council Chairman Michael O. Finley, kept his seat after polling results Saturday. Six others either lost their seats in the primary election or trailed by a significant vote after Saturday’s polling. In Nespele... Full story


Colville deputy prosecutor named special assistant U.S. attorney

A deputy prosecuting attorney for the Colville Tribes has been appointed as a special assistant U.S. attorney (SAUSA), Colville Business Council Chairman Michael O. Finley announced Monday with a written statement. Melissa V. Simonsen has has worked... Full story


Fishing hole found

Colville Tribal Fish and Wildlife personnel help kids catch fish in a big tank at the tribal museum in Coulee Dam Saturday for the chamber of commerce-organized Kids Day. Kids caught trout they could... Full story


Kids Day’s big winner

Chamber board member Jesse Utz gives Benjamin Jordan, 7, the big prize of a Kindle Fire at the end of Koulee Kids Day at Village Cinema Theatre. Jordan took the prize in a drawing after having taken... Full story


Deep winner

With a paint job as deep as the lake behind him, Jerry Pitts’ El Camino took the honors in its category at Saturday’s Coulee Cruizers show and shine event. — Scott Hunter pho...

 By Roger Lucas    News    June 20, 2012

District takes bids for Wright

The Grand Coulee Dam School District started advertising for bids for the demolition of Wright Elementary School this week. The preliminary estimate for the base bid was $320,000, the bid request stated. Superintendent Dennis Carlson said the... Full story

 By Sam Stanczak    Opinion    June 20, 2012

Electric City citizens, do you know what’s going on?

My name is Sam Stanczak and I’m writing this letter to try to inform our readers on what is going on in our city government (Electric City). Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not a pot stirrer or a troublemaker; what I am writing is the truth and my... Full story


Say “Thanks” to your community!

Recently my cousin and I were traveling on vacation and passed through your community. We were only a few miles from your town when our small motor home developed a rather serious mechanical problem. Of course, where it happened there was no cell... Full story

 By Greg Wilder    Opinion    June 20, 2012

Arrogance or malfeasance?

The Colville Confederated Tribes took the high-road regarding the overly expensive Coulee Dam Sewer Treatment plant project. The tribe offered to help, in exchange for involvement … for a legitimate place at the table. In a letter to the... Full story


To all the nice people out there

I wanted to let everyone know that I’m in my new home. It’s been a long time getting there, but it finally happened. I also wanted to tell everybody at this time how much I want to thank everyone who helped me find enough stuff to furnish my... Full story


Susan Danette Arroyo

Susan Danette Arroyo, 62, a resident of the Promisedland Farm, east of Elmer City, Wash., left this earth on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, and now resides with the Lord Jesus in the Kingdom of Heaven....


Celebration of Life for Eddie Mae Pfeifer

A celebration of life for Eddie Mae Pfeifer will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Spring Canyon Park in Grand Coulee, starting at 1 p.m.  It will be a potluck picnic. Eddie Mae passed away... Full story


Roy Lee Fulton

Roy Fulton passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, in Gresham, Ore. Born in Sprague, Wash., on December 5, 1927, to late Merdo and Marinda Fulton, Mr. Fulton grew up in Washington and... Full story


Clara M. Sears

Clara M. Sears, 108, passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2012, in Davenport, Wash. She was born on January 9, 1904, in Latty, Ohio to Frederick and Katherine Zurbrugg. She graduated from Colville High S... Full story


Chase M. Warrington

Chase M. Warrington, 23, passed away on Monday, June 18, 2012, in Wilbur, Washington. A graveside inurnment will be held on Saturday, June 23, at 11 a.m. at Wilbur Cemetery. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will follow at noon at Wilbur High... Full story


Toulou/Aldrich to wed July 28

Madisyn and Wyatt Toulou would like to announce the engagement of their parents along with Malcom Carson Jr. who would like to announce the engagement of his mother Kisha Marie Aldrich and Ronald...


It’s a boy for Desautel

Racheal Marie Desautel is proud to announce the birth of her son Mackiah Lee Tom on Saturday, May 26, 2012, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 7 lbs., 7 oz., and was 21-1/2 inches in length at birth. Siblings include Brother Zayden... Full story


Meetings and Notices

GCD Chamber to Meet at Hometown Pizza Grant Chamber will meet at Hometown Pizza in Grand Coulee this Thursday at noon. Quincy Snow, mayor of the Town of Coulee Dam, will give an update on the Fourth of July Festival in America.. Grant County Fire... Full story


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