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Articles from the July 5, 2017 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News    July 5, 2017

CEO out at local hospital

Almost a year after he started, the hospital’s CEO resigned last week after a committee of the hospital commission interviewed employees ahead of his upcoming evaluation. Jonathan Owens took the reins of Coulee Medical Center in July 2016. Owens... Full story


Oohs and ahhs

A crowd watches fireworks off the top of Grand Coulee Dam Saturday at the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Festival of America. The chamber this year put the event on the Friday and... Full story

 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 5, 2017

Woman pushes for animal rescue in city

Dorothy Harris is the type of person who doesn’t give up easily. She has been trying to convince the city of Grand Coulee that a dog rescue shelter would benefit the city and provide a service that the city desperately needs. She has appeared... Full story

 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 5, 2017

Police chase down "stolen" car

A Grand Coulee man driving a stolen vehicle at speeds up to 100 mph was finally stopped near Steamboat Rock State Park, police reported. Christopher Peoples, 23, was seen driving near Pole Park Saturday, June 24, about 7 p.m., and refused to pull... Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 5, 2017

McClure Ranch almost 100 years old

In 1918, William McClure and his son, Robert, hitched their horses to their wagon and headed from the Spokane area to the Colville Indian Reservation to establish a homestead claim to 480 acres.... Full story

 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 5, 2017

Retiring school bus mechanic recounts changes

George Davis Jr. will soon be hanging up his wrenches, so to speak. He submitted his resignation, effective Aug. 31, to the school board last month and will take a break as head mechanic at the school... Full story

 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 5, 2017

Tribal council votes close

The Colville Tribes had some very close races in the Colville Business Council general election June 24. The poll votes and absentee votes were certified on Thursday. In Nespelem Position 1 race, Rodney Cawston won over Ricky Gabriel, 392-285.... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    July 5, 2017

Approval of funds will mean lower payments on sewage plant

A process that for a time stranded some federal funding in Washington D.C., will now play out with Coulee Dam residents paying less for their new wastewater treatment plant because a grant finally came through. With some prodding. Mayor Greg Wilder... Full story

 By Glo Carroll    Opinion    July 5, 2017

Questions for candidates

Here are three questions/concerns/issues that have been posed by our community members to candidates in the upcoming August primary and November election.  Again, I have no favor toward any candidate. I am simply asking questions so that voters can... Full story

 By Dorothy Harris    Opinion    July 5, 2017

Asking for a reasonable outcome for rescue

Thank you for the nice piece on 21 June about the rescue situation in the Grand Coulee Area. It seems to me that the last sentence says it all: “But it isn’t going to happen under an R-1 zoning, Byers assured her.” Do you know what this tells m... Full story

 By Lillie LaPlace    Opinion    July 5, 2017

A letter to the secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Education Dear Secretary DeVos,

Though I doubt that this letter will reach your desk, I find it ever more necessary as a public school student to address you. I am white, I am Christian, I have a 4.0 GPA, my family lives comfortably, and I do not face many adverse challenges in... Full story


A more perfect union

Wealthy coastal cities versus the agrarian countryside. Supporters of big central government versus advocates of a limited government. Big states versus small states. Manufacturers versus traders. Debt hawks versus doves. Sound familiar? If you... Full story


Seventy-seven Years Ago

"Miss Coulee," the first big passenger boat to go into service on the lake behind Grand Coulee Dam. - July 8, 1940... Full story


Marilyn Patricia Dye

Marilyn Patricia Dye (November 25, 1927 – June 25, 2017) Marilyn Patricia Dye, age 89, passed away from natural causes at the Woodland Care Center, Woodland, Washington, on Sunday, June 25, 2017,... Full story


Library program will present hydropower cool story

The Grand Coulee library will be a spot to learn the “cool true story” about how power companies like Grant PUD use the naturally-occurring water cycle to generate electricity, and also how power is delivered to customers throughout Grant... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon this Thursday, July 6, at the Electric City Bar & Grill. Tasha Marchand will be speaking about the upcoming Ridge Riders Junior Rodeo. American Legion to Meet The... Full story


It's a girl for Redmond/Moon

Jessica Redmond and Roy Moon, of Coulee Dam, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Cedar Joanne Redthunder Moon, born Sunday, June 11, 2017, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 8 lbs., 13 oz., and was 21... Full story


Senior meals

Senior meals Wed., July 5 - Dinner Burger Dip, Nick’s Homemade Fries, Dinner Salad, Pears, Cook’s Choice Thurs., July 6 - Dinner Chicken Alfredo, Green Beans w/Onions, Cinnamon Pears, Cookies & Cream Cake Fri., July 7 - Breakfast Country Skillet... Full story


McClure graduates from WSU

Rachel McClure graduated from Washington State University with a bachelor of science in economic sciences this spring, WSU announced last week. McClure is the daughter of Davy and Joy McClure, of Nespelem, and a 2011 graduate of Lake Roosevelt High... Full story


2nd semester honor roll noted

The following is the second semester honor roll for Lake Roosevelt Jr./Sr. High School. HIGH HONORS 3.5 to 4.0 SENIORS Brandon Jordan, Robin Matt, Matthew Tillman, Damian George, Roxanne Belgarde, Jazmine Reed, Olivia Arnold, Hannah Williams, Angelo... Full story

 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 5, 2017

Burning banned in two counties

Both Grant and Okanogan County officials imposed temporary bans on outdoor burning last week. Grant County’s board of commissioners banned all outdoor burning until further notice. The temporary burn ban was prompted in part by a huge range fire... Full story


Nepelem July Celebration Powwow

The annual Nespelem July Celebration Pow Wow is set for July 6 through 9 at the encampment grounds in Nespelem. No fireworks, drugs, alcohol, or firearms are allowed. For more information contact Shelly Davis at 509-978-8030 or Matilda Bob for... Full story


Reeder finishes fire academy training

Joshua Reeder of Grand Coulee just finished the Washington State Patrol Fire Academy. He was at the academy from April 1 through June 25 on a scholarship he was awarded earlier this year. Reeder is a... Full story


Ending 42 years

Tim Lynch ended 42 years as manager of Coulee Dam's wastewater treatment plant last Friday. Employees held a party late Friday to acknowledge Lynch's service to the town. Lynch said he would have... Full story


Coyote Open golf tournament this weekend

The annual Coyote Open Golf tournament is scheduled for July 8 and 9 at Banks Lake Golf Course. Sponsored by Key Bank and the Coulee Dam Casino the tourney tee times are Saturday 8 and 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Sunday. For more... Full story


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