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Articles from the July 10, 2013 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    July 10, 2013

Fire fighters got it right

In an area often derided by its own citizens for not sticking together, it’s amazing how quickly and efficiently one very important part of the local infrastructure can congeal into an effective team. Several local fire departments attacked a fire... Full story


Fires held back by fire fighters

Two fires separated by a couple of miles and a day scrambled local fire fighters early this week to protect property. Brisk winds pushed a fire Sunday night perilously close to Lone Pine homes and... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 10, 2013

Spike strips stop high-speed chase, eventually

Fleeing suspects in an Ephrata burglary literally drove the tires off their car after Grand Coulee police put down spike strips to deflate the tires Friday night. Grand Coulee police deployed the spike strips at the north edge of Coulee Dam about... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 10, 2013

New laser show delayed until next year

The debut of the all new Laser Light Show, which had been scheduled for Aug. 8, will now occur next year, officials at the Bureau of Reclamation said this week. A group of stakeholders from the area, who are working with the company preparing the... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 10, 2013

City to ready plan for state

A member of the state Transportation Improvement Board will be in Grand Coulee Aug. 6, to meet with the city council. The city has a $215,000 grant and has been asked by the TIB to come up with a comprehensive plan on how they would use it. The... Full story


Friendly battleground

Chick Norris Derby Rayneger (Rayne Rabe), grimaces at left as Shank (AdriAnn Smith) leaps to avoid a pileup during the first Red, White and Bruise Scrimmage put on by their team, the Grand Coulee... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 10, 2013

Airport snowplow and building funded

Grant County Port District 7 will receive funding for a new truck with snow plow provisions and a steel building to house it in. Commissioner Jim Keene reported how the Federal Aviation Administration grant is funding most of the of $293,185... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 10, 2013

Man arrested for harassment

Grand Coulee police arrested an Electric City man Monday afternoon when he tried to prevent workers from dismantling his burned-out house. Police arrested Michael Lowry, who had ordered the two workers, Timothy Powell and Patrick Peterson, off his... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    July 10, 2013

Standing up to the big river

A young teacher from Wenatchee is spending his first summer off standing on the water, for 1,200 miles. Matt Honor pulled his paddle board ashore at Crescent Bay Saturday afternoon, needing portage ar... Full story


Hot dog! A new restaurant

A new gourmet hot dog restaurant, MJ’s has opened in Electric City. The business, owned by Karyn Byam, opened July 4, after the family completely remodeled the site. It’s located near the turn-in for SkyDeck Motel, and is the biggest little... Full story


Festival fun

New to the chamber of commerce’s Festival of America this year, several inflatable attractions for kids and adults to play on kept families entertained for hours on Saturday, along with a dunk... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    July 10, 2013

CMC posts loss in May

Coulee Medical Center lost nearly $100,000 in May after income fell some $430,000 short of expectations, although June numbers were looking far better, commissioners were told June 26. Financial... Full story


Tangled tribal web still woven

“Oh what a web we weave ... when our primary aim is to deceive.” -- Unknown Sorry, cannot give credit where credit is due. The above quote come to mind this a.m. while regurgitating the Colville Tribe political/governmental setting, c7g council.... Full story

 By Amy Bennett    Opinion    July 10, 2013

Transparency you can't believe in - four years later

This year’s graduating seniors entered college just before the Obama administration began. But while these successful graduates are now ready to move on to the next stage in their lives, the administration hasn’t achieved the same kind of... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    July 10, 2013

Derby Dames, car chases, fireworks, and much more

What and eventful week. The last seven days have been jam packed with action in the Coulee. So in case you missed it, recap through my eyes and ears. There is a little store in Electric City that has... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago A master plan is now in the works for Coulee Dam’s Mason City Park and all of the town’s residents can help decide what the plan will contain. A proposed master plan with a rough outline of future changes to the east Coulee Dam park... Full story


Memorial Services for Evelyn Mattson

Memorial services for Evelyn Mattson will be held Saturday, July 13, at 3 p.m. at Spring Canyon Cemetery, Grand Coulee. Pastor Shawn Nieder will be officiating. Mrs. Mattson passed away April 7, 2013. Attendees are invited to join the family for a... Full story


Elizabeth (Betty) Green

Elizabeth (Betty) Green, 94, passed away Monday, July 8, 2013. Daughter of August and Mary Bauer, she spent part of childhood in the Colville and Spokane area. When her parents came home to take over the family farm south of Wilbur, Betty attended an... Full story


Thelma Eileen Hakola

Thelma Hakola passed awayTuesday, July 2 after an extended heroic battle with cancer. She was born on April 13, 1928, in Colorado Springs, Colo., the last of 15 children born to John and Myrtle Hitchcock. She married Matt Hakola on March 23, 1946,... Full story


Marcella Frances "Marcy" Stoelil-Jones

Marcella Frances “Marcy” Stoelil-Jones, 90, born April 15, 1923, into the Olivia, Minn., home of William and Frances Stoelil, passed into the arms of her Lord Jesus Christ on Wednesday, July 3,... Full story


Maybelle M. Gendron

Maybelle M. Gendron, 89, passed away in Spokane, Wash., on Monday, July 8, 2013. Services will be at the Nespelem Community Center in Nespelem, Wash.  Rosary and wake will be begin 7 p.m.,... Full story


Celebrate 55th reunion

This past weekend the Coulee Dam High School Class of 1958 celebrated its 55th reunion at the home of Ray and Brenda Green. Fourteen members attended the event. From left, front row: Al Jacobson,... Full story


At the library

Some upcoming activities at the Grand Coulee library are: July 12, 11 a.m. - Chelan PUD; Incredible Forces. July 19, 11 a.m. - Dig into Geology with Phil Hansen. July 26, 11 a.m. - NCRL Puppet Show. August 2, 11 a.m. - Renowned NW author /... Full story


Senior Menu

Senior menu Thurs., July 11 - Dinner BBQ Chicken, Potato Salad, 3 Bean Salad, Fruited Jello w/Whipped Cream. Shopping & Errands With Sara. Fri., July 12 - Breakfast Biscuit & Sausage Gravy, Eggs, Mixed Fruit Bowl, Orange Juice. Senior Center General... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet this Thursday, July 11, at noon at Sunbanks. On the agenda is general business and discussion of the 4th of July activities. Grant County Mosquito Dist. 2 to Meet Grant County... Full story


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