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Articles from the July 23, 2014 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 23, 2014

Civil service chair asserts role in chief selection

The chairman of Grand Coulees Civil Service Commission said last week that his agency and Grand Coulee’s city council should play a role in selecting a new police chief. It’s a bad idea for one person to have that kind of power, said Alan Cain,... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    July 23, 2014

Latest count: 300 homes destroyed in Carlton Complex fire

The massive Carlton Complex fire has destroyed 300 homes, and regional and nationwide response has been in some ways "overwhelming," says Okanogan County Frank Rogers. Here's is his latest update, including what vicitims currently need: Members of th...

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 23, 2014

Mayor asks to put chief replacement on agenda

The selection of Grand Coulee’s police chief will be on the Civil Service Commission agenda when it meets Aug. 4. The request that it be placed on the agenda was made by Mayor Chris Christopherson Monday. The Civil Service Commission meets at 5:30... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 23, 2014

People discuss police protection in meeting

Electric City residents had their opportunity to share their feelings about police protection in the city last night during a community meeting in the fire hall. The city and Grand Coulee came together recently and agreed to a one-year extension of... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 23, 2014

Local nurse helps at fire shelter

A local registered nurse worked with the Red Cross shelter at Omak over the weekend. Nurse Alan Cain, of Grand Coulee, who went to Omak Thursday, returned home Monday night when the shelter was closed, but expects to return where needed later. “The... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 23, 2014

Tour previews character of new school building

The hallways are polished and colorful. The elementary gym is ready for play, and all marked out for basketball and volleyball. Hoops are up. Racks are in the library and both libraries are ready for... Full story



Outdoor burning is banned The Grant County Board of Commissioners issued a temporary ban on outdoor burning effective, Wednesday, July 16. The ban prohibits all outdoor burning until further notice and will be lifted when conditions improve. If... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    July 23, 2014

Region responds to firestorm

When a storm system moved across the region July 14, lightning started multiple fires just as temperatures would reach into the 100s for days, feeding what would become the largest wildfire in state... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 23, 2014

Reservation fires quelled

Mt. Tolman Fire Center personnel are concerned about weather reports of a storm and possible lightning strikes that is going to pass through the area this Thursday. Kathy Moses said Tuesday that firefighters have welcomed the change in the weather... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 23, 2014

Some inter-town disputes resolved

Differences regarding wastewater treatment billings between Coulee Dam and Elmer City are slowly getting resolved. The two council committees met July 17, and agreed to two adjustments between the two towns. Representing Coulee Dam were council... Full story


Plan to enhance employees lives in the works

Coulee Dam employees could be on the road to wellness. Town clerk Stefani Bowmen is working on a plan that will enhance the lives of town employees in several ways. The plan also, if enough participate, would enable the town to get a 2-percent... Full story


Plan to enhance employees lives in the works

Coulee Dam employees could be on the road to wellness. Town clerk Stefani Bowmen is working on a plan that will enhance the lives of town employees in several ways. The plan also, if enough participate, would enable the town to get a 2-percent... Full story


Clarification of story

A clarification on a brief report about Steve Salstrom commenting before the Electric City council at its last meeting follows: Salstrom says loud music at Electric City Tavern does not keep him awake at night (Salstrom lives a block away), and he... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    July 23, 2014

Separation of powers a matter of degree

The degree to which the people and their elected representatives get involved in the day-to-day details of governance depends on how keenly the results are felt and on the relative opportunity for corruption. Our Constitution sets up a purposely... Full story

 By Greg Behrens    Opinion    July 23, 2014

Thoughts and concerns for the CMC board, and community

I had originally intended to present this at the board meeting but not knowing if I would be able to, and the thought of being misquoted, I thought it best to publish this as an opinion. I want to preface my concerns here with the understanding that... Full story

 By Louis Logan    Opinion    July 23, 2014

Beltran qualified for 4th District in Congress

Estakio Beltran, candidate for the 4th Congressional District Congressman, is endorsed by the Grant County Democrats (GCD). Estakio Betran’s qualifications include: • Having grow up in the Yakima Valley, he’s a “product of the district.... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    July 23, 2014

Heartbreak: Here and around the world

The smoke is the sign. Our neighbors to the north have been devastated by the fires burning in their area. Hopefully by the time the paper hits our hands the flames will be extinguished and this raging beast we call a wildland fire, is dead.... Full story


Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago Two more Grand Coulee Dam School District jobs became vacant last week with the buyout and settlement of former Superintendent  Dennis Chambers and the resignation of Middle School Princ... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, July 23, at noon, at Pepper Jackís Bar and Grille in Grand Coulee. Birdie Hensley will be speaking about “Coulee Area Genealogy.” Grant County Fire Dist. 14 to... Full story


WSU Master Gardeners of Okanogan County start Plant Problem Diagnostic Clinics

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


Upcoming reunions

Class of ’64 Tigers’ reunion The 1964 class of Grand Coulee Tigers will be holding its 50th class reunion the weekend of August 1st. Friday night will be check in, Saturday a 1 p.m., backyard BBQ at Susan Fahr Miller’s home. Also on the agenda... Full story


Leadingham graduates from basic training

Army Spc. Jacob Leadingham  has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy,... Full story


A coulee legend of Sammy the salmon: part one

Did Sammy leave his park site? Not so long ago in the summer of 2012, possibly 100 or more trees, many planted when the town was in its infancy, were toppled or uprooted in that weird storm, including...


Two graduate from WSU

Two Coulee Dam students earned their bachelor of arts degrees from Washington State University in the spring quarter, the school announced this week. Stephanee Lynn Chapman earned her degree in communication; Sabrina V. Desautel got her degree in...


This week at the library

Summer events continue at the Grand Coulee library with this Fri., July 25, Chelan County PUD “Zap, Crackle, Zing! – How Energy Works” program will begin at 10 a.m. Witness and participate in the wonders of the five energies: Potential,... Full story


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