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Articles from the July 25, 2012 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    July 25, 2012

Our take on the news

As we hoped the roof would hold on The Star Friday afternoon, the sand and debris flying down Midway Avenue at the front of the storm looked to be achieving speeds of 50-70 mph. This community, humbled before that power, can be thankful for the... Full story


Storm rips through the region

People that have been around the area for a long time said last Friday afternoon’s storm was the worst they had ever seen. A National Weather Service warning at 12:54 p.m. said it was moving north... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    July 25, 2012

Report: Center School needs fresh air

A lack of fresh air that allows irritating contaminants to build up is the source of many complaints at Center School, a new report concludes. The air quality report on Center School raises serious concerns, but presents manageable solutions,... Full story


Ridge Riders schedule bulls, burgers and beer

The Ridge Riders have added another event to their summer schedule: bull riding on Aug. 15. The Wednesday event will be staged at the Rodeo Grounds and begin at 7 p.m. Ridge Riders President George Kohout said that the group will have a beer garden... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    July 25, 2012

Wright is ready for demolition

Officials from Elder Demolition, of Spokane/Portland, which won the bid to demolish A.E. Wright Elementary school, walked through the school Monday afternoon to review the work that needs to be done t... Full story



Paybacks … The city of Grand Coulee has agreed to reimburse New Cingular Wireless about $1,500 for excessive charges over a period of almost two years. In its claim, the wireless firm says the city applied a local utility tax against a portion of... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    July 25, 2012

Free speech at city council addressed

An Electric City man received some degree of clarity from the city’s attorney about speaking at city council meetings. Jeff Eiffert had problems with the council’s recent policy decision to limit people from bringing complaints directly to the co... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    July 25, 2012

Grand Coulee to add sidewalk

Gray & Osborne, an engineering firm out of Yakima, has been selected by Grand Coulee to do the design work on a sidewalk project from SR-174 along Spokane Way down to Federal Avenue. The project’s cost is listed as $215,000, of which $204,250 is... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    July 25, 2012

Double duty review task falls to Spokane firm

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board has awarded a double contract to OAC Services of Spokane to oversee two phases of the K-12 new school facility construction process. The board awarded dual contracts for “value engineering” and... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    July 25, 2012

Shooting still a mystery

Coulee Dam police are still trying to figure out what happened in the “exploding guitar” shooting incident that happened July 14, on River Drive, where a woman was shot in her arm. The badly injured Nicole Stice went to the door of her home at... Full story

 By Rick Morton    Opinion    July 25, 2012

The Good, the Bad, and the Coulee

I don’t miss this place. That’s what I kept telling myself as the sun baked everything in sight, the sage brush made my eyes itch, and the tourists in their RVs slowed traffic to 40 mph past the wheat fields of Wilbur and down the hill into Grand... Full story

 By Becky Billups    Opinion    July 25, 2012

Why can’t Grand Coulee enforce its laws?

The few improvements that were made on Burdin Blvd. have all but disappeared. The truck loads of junk and debris are finding their way back into the neighborhood. The park that was created, obviously for appearances only, are again becoming a... Full story


Hometown stocks: Do not fall in love

People fall in love with their hometown stocks. I see it all the time both as the host of a financial talk radio show and a wealth manager. Which is OK, as long as you live in the right hometown. Seattle is not one of those towns. Investors who... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago The Bureau of Reclamation wants to celebrate its 100th anniversary with an upcoming community party and will use the occasion to help recognize special people and a special place. Nationally, the Bureau is putting a major effort into... Full story


Louella Regina Friedlander

April 18, 1930 – July 18, 2012 Louella Regina Friedlander was born to Sammuel George Friedlander and Margaret Lavallee Bonamache Friedlander on April 18, 1930, in Worley, Idaho. She was the sixth of... Full story


Walter F. Netzel

Walt Netzel passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at his home in Coulee Dam. At his request, no formal service is being planned. A more extensive review of his life will be published later.... Full story


Margareta Elvira (Hanson) Pfeifer

Margareta Elvira (Hanson) Pfeifer 96, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at the Coulee Medical Center Long Term Care in Grand Coulee, Wash. Margaret, or “Grandma” as she was called, was... Full story


Richard “Dick” Aubertin (82)

Richard “Dick” Aubertin (82) 1929 - 2012 A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held for Dick Aubertin at 11 a.m., on Saturday, July 28, 2012, in Wilbur Presbyterian Church in Wilbur, WA.... Full story


Grief support group meets

Anyone in the community experiencing the loss of a loved one is invited to come and share support! There are two groups meeting during the summer. One the last Wednesday evening of each month from 7-8 p.m. and the other on the first Thursday... Full story


Sky walkers

A Wilson Construction crew works at assembling a big power transmission line tower in Coulee Dam on the hill above the Visitor Center at Grand Coulee Dam Monday afternoon. — Scott Hunter... Full story


It's a girl for the Heizers

Randi and Brian Heizer of Grand Coulee are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Khloee Elaine on Monday, July 16, 2012, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 7 lbs., 2 oz., and was 20 inches in length at birth. Sibling is... Full story


It's a boy for Birdtail/Belgarde

Charissa Birdtail and Lenny Belgarde of Omak are proud to announce the birth of their son Zaidreon Alexander Belgarde on Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 7 lbs., 3 oz., and was 19-1/2 inches in length at... Full story


It’s a boy for Thomas/Duarte

Kara Jean Thomas and Jeffrey Parra Duarte of Nespelem are proud to announce the birth of their son Alastar Thomas Durate on Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 8 lbs., 14 oz., and was 19-1/2 inches in length... Full story


Senior Meals

Senior Meals Thursday, July 26 - Dinner Chili Cheese Dog, French Fries, Pea Salad, Fruit Dessert. Grocery Shopping and Errands with Sara. Friday, July 27 - Breakfast Bacon & Eggs, Hash Browns, Toast, Fruit Bowl, Coffee, Tea & Orange Juice. Monday,... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet at Sunbanks Grand Coulee Chamber will meet Thursday, July 26,at noon at Sunbanks Resort on the patio. Call your order ahead 633-3786. Come and share any new news you have or events that are coming up. Grant County Fire District 14 to... Full story


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