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Articles from the July 25, 2012 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    Opinion

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... — Updated 7/31/2012 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... — Updated 7/26/2012 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. S... — Updated 7/25/2012 Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News

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... — Updated 7/25/2012 Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News

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... — Updated 7/25/2012 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... — Updated 7/25/2012 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. ... — Updated 7/25/2012 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... — Updated 7/25/2012 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... — Updated 7/25/2012 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... — Updated 7/25/2012 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 &... — Updated 7/25/2012 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... — Updated 7/25/2012 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.... — Updated 7/25/2012 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.... — Updated 7/25/2012 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... — Updated 7/25/2012 Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News

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... — Updated 7/25/2012 Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News

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... — Updated 7/25/2012 Full story

 By Rick Morton    Opinion

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... — Updated 7/25/2012 Full story

 By Becky Billups    Opinion

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... — Updated 7/25/2012 Full story

 By Bill Gunderson    Opinion

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.... — Updated 7/25/2012 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... — Updated 7/25/2012 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... — Updated 7/25/2012 Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News

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... — Updated 7/25/2012 Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News

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... — Updated 7/25/2012 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... — Updated 7/25/2012 Full story


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