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Articles from the June 22, 2016 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 22, 2016

Plans for big Grand Coulee hydro project detailed

Chamber of commerce members Thursday heard details on a proposed project that could put huge conduits for water under the community to produce more power and create jobs. The proposed Banks Lake hydroelectric pumped storage project could be operation...

 

Faces forward

Young performers in the Wenatchee Youth Circus smile for the crowd during choreographed moves, swinging on ladders high above the ground. The circus, brought to the Lake Roosevelt football field for...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 22, 2016

Tribal chairman Boyd dies at 60

The Colville Tribes announced this morning (6-22-16) that Chairman Jim Boyd has died at the age of 60. What follows is the tribal press release: Chairman Boyd walks on NESPELEM, WA - The Colville...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 22, 2016

They'll fire 2,000 rockets off the dam

It takes a lot of coordination and planning to put on the fireworks display over Grand Coulee Dam on July 4, according to Rocketman Pyros owner Dan Verheul. It all begins with the firm’s broker in China, and the selection of some 40 cases of carefu...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 22, 2016

Almira congregation to take over Coulee Dam church

The Almira Community Church will soon occupy the former Presbyterian Community Church in Coulee Dam. The Almira congregation voted overwhelmingly June 12 to acquire the historic stone church and develop a second campus. Almira pastor Paul McArthur...

 

Newsbriefs

Celebrating 80 years The Moose Lodge will celebrate its 80th anniversary Saturday, June 25, with a potluck dinner from 4-7 p.m. The dinner will be followed by live music from 7-11 p.m. Potentially cool deal Three air-conditioning units now servicing...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 22, 2016

Hospital meets with WSU medical college

Hospital officials met last week with Washington State University officials working to make that institution's new medical school a reality. Kenneth Roberts, the vice dean for academic and community p...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 22, 2016

Current chairman trails in poll vote

Most races were close, and all incumbents but two appeared to be headed for re-election in the Colville Business Council general poll election Saturday. Absentee ballots could change most races, but the unofficial tally Monday showed that incumbents...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 22, 2016

National quilt show bringing art to coulee

A major art show, drawn in cloth and stitches, and honoring the National Park Service in its 100th year, will arrive in Coulee Dam just in time for the Fourth of July. The "Inspired by the National...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 22, 2016

Bull ride winners announced

The three top winners in the Fifth Annual Cleatis Lacy Memorial Bull Riding event last Friday picked up nearly $3,200 in prize money. The Friday night event at the Ridge Rider Rodeo Grounds was a...

 
 By Carol Netzel    Opinion    June 22, 2016

To those interested in the future of our children

On June 14, I was part of a group of interested people who met with the Okanogan County Commissioners and staff members of the Juvenile Justice Center to listen to a presentation of their work with our troubled kids. The presentation included...

 
 By Carl Russell    Opinion    June 22, 2016

Many thanks due as POWER honored

It was an honor to accept the award for POWER as Organization of the Year, but the real honor goes to all the volunteers over the years who have made the projects possible. A special thank you to Pat Holbert, Dick Berry, Ray Burge and Doug Patrick...

 
 By Clea Pryor    Opinion    June 22, 2016

Thanks to Ridge Riders for an excellent event

Once again, I would like to applaud the Ridge Riders for a very successful Memorial Bull Riding tribute event for my dad. A thank you also to the community for the support and attendance. It is very time-consuming to manage an event like this, and...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    June 22, 2016

What's going on out there?

Here are a few thoughts from the last few weeks. Remember, my thoughts are strictly my thoughts, not anyone’s at the paper, school, church or in my household. Please do not hold them accountable for anything I might write here or say in public....

 

Defending our national motto: "In God We Trust"

Ask someone to recite our national motto, and you might just get a couple different responses. Such has been the confusion about our national motto that in a speech President Obama delivered in 2010, the President even said, “In the United States,...

 

Seventy-seven years ago

Gravel Pit – The contractor's aggregate processing plant, where sand and gravel is washed and screened into the proper sizes.  The large stockpile is the surplus sand mined at the Brett Pit and...

 

Jack L. Kennedy

Jack Kennedy passed away at his home in Electric City, Washington, on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Jack was born in Sandpoint, Idaho, on February 3, 1934. At the age of nine, he moved to Fruitland,...

 

Summer reading program has begun at the library

North Central Regional Library will be offering a wide range of programs over the summer, including its popular reading programs for children and adults. Signups are now underway for the reading programs, which will start at each of our 30 branches...

 

Bird and Smith promoted at bank

Sjana Bird has recently been promoted to senior vice president and regional branch administrator of North Cascades Bank, the bank announced. Bird, who has managed the bank's Grand Coulee branch for...

 

It's a girl for the Flowers

Josh and Jaleen Flowers, of Grand Coulee, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Shaleese Dorothy Michell Flowers, born Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6 lbs., 11 oz., and was 20.5...

 

Bowling Scores

Bowling Scores SENIORS 6-15-16 Karen M 122/144/125 - 391; Sheila C. 102/110/99 - 311; Ray D 127/159/149 - 435; Dixie (LR) 94/139/121 - 354; Scott R 147/231/189 - 567; Leo L 162/151/169 - 482 Splits: Leo 3-10 Spring League Team W L Flaying W 15 9 San...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will be meeting this Thursday, June 23, at Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. General business is on the agenda. Grant County Fire Dist. 14 to Meet The Grant County Fire District No. 14 will...

 

Wedded bliss

Folks at the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center gather behind the table that held the theme for their dinner Thursday. The Senior Meals program plans a special themed dinner once a month. Thursday's...

 

Olson awarded scholarship

The P.E.O. awarded a $2,500 STAR Scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year to Andrea Olson, a senior at Almira/Coulee- Hartline High School. The STAR Scholarship was awarded to 400 high school seniors from a pool of 1,933 applicants nationwide. Ols...

 

Legals for June 22, 2016

IN THE TRIBAL COURT OF THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE COLVILLE RESERVATION Colville Tribal Credit Corporation, ) Case No.: CV-CD-2015-38251 a lending institution wholly-owned by ) the Confederated Tribes of the Colville ) Indian Reservation ) )...

 

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