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Articles from the July 27, 2016 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 27, 2016

Parks and pathways plan could come in August

A full report on Electric City’s proposed Pathway and Revitalization project could come by late August, city Deputy Clerk Russell Powers said last week. The Washington State University Rural Communities Design Initiative team will be finishing up... Full story

 

Blooming artist

At the second annual Plateau Native Art Show in Grand Coulee, put on Saturday by Northwest Native Development Fund, artist Nevin Pfaltzgraff, of Coulee Dam, left, chats with patrons as Bill Stevens... Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 27, 2016

Senate candidate visits Grand Coulee

A candidate running for Sen. Linda Evans Parlette's 12th District seat in the Washington State Legislature visited Grand Coulee Thursday, speaking to members of the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of... Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 27, 2016

New CEO excited to move here

The soon-to-be newest chief executive officer of Coulee Medical Center attended Monday night's public hospital district commissioner's meeting, saying he and his family are excited to be moving here.... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 27, 2016

Mosquitos reported as less severe after new treatment

If you are finding it more enjoyable sitting outside on the patio this summer, there’s a reason. Mosquitos! Or really, the lack of them. Grant County Mosquito District 2 officials used a new granular product this year in an aerial treatment around... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 27, 2016

Air gun incident gets teen arrested

A 17-year-old was arrested and taken to Grant County Jail last Friday charged with attempted first-degree robbery after allegedly pulling a clear, plastic, air gun on a store clerk. The Auburn, Washington juvenile, only five days short of his 18th bi... Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 27, 2016

These kids are the reason for Moose Lodge

The Moose Lodge in Grand Coulee Saturday hosted 10 girls for dinner who are the organization's reason for raising funds. The girls, from 8 to 12 years old, live on a 1,000-plus acre campus outside... Full story

 

Newsbriefs

Volunteers answer fire and ambulance calls Grand Coulee’s volunteer fire department had three fire calls in June and 34 ambulance calls, Chief Richard Paris reported to the council last Tuesday night. Six of the calls for ambulance service were... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 27, 2016

School district passes $11 million budget

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board adopted a $11,017,937 general fund budget for the 2016-17 school year at its Monday night meeting. The budget is about $500,000 higher than the previous budget and was described by Superintendent Paul... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 27, 2016

Man jailed after gun incident

Police arrested a man for allegedly pointing a rifle at and threatening a woman and her child Sunday. An occupant of the Hill Avenue Apartments, Levi A. Redd, 29, was arrested Sunday, and taken to Grant County Jail, charged with first-degree assault... Full story

 
 By Greg Wilder    Opinion    July 27, 2016

Town is better off with new treatment plan package

Given the current squabble about the Town’s Wastewater Treatment Facility, I suppose I should contribute my view. To begin with, this is a “simple” process and simple project: all of our Coulee Dam sewage is “domestic”… we don’t... Full story

 

Council ignoring people's wishes on pathway

This letter is to voice our comments, once again, on the Electric City pathway project. We did read the newspaper article regarding the most recent meeting and were pleased that the citizens are standing up for their rights. The people have a right... Full story

 

County finances held surprises in 2016

Dear Editor, This spring the (Okanogan) county commissioners found themselves with a big problem. They did not have enough money to pay 3-4 months of normal expenses until April property tax receipts arrived in the county’s account in mid-summer.... Full story

 

Treasurer, auditor explain county's cash flow problem

We would like to take this opportunity to explain the budget “Cash flow” issues Okanogan County encountered earlier this year. The way revenues flow in the early months of any year can cause “cash flow” issues for the County. In January,... Full story

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    July 27, 2016

Our values are most important

My wife and I were recently involved in some training that is taking us one step closer to what God is obviously calling us to do. More on that some other time; I want to talk to you about a little hands-on assignment we had to do in the class. The... Full story

 

Seventy-seven years ago

Camp Keller, a 375-man W.P.A. camp, located about 21 miles up river from the dam. – July 25, 1939... Full story

 

Albert Melvin Desautel Jr.

Albert Melvin Desautel Jr., 82, of Nespelem, Washington, passed away Friday, July 15, 2016, in his home. Albert was born June 20, 1934, into the Nespelem home of Albert and Myrtle Peone-Desautel Sr.... Full story

 

Deedigail Louise Johnson

Deedigail Louise Johnson of Spokane Valley, Washington, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2016. She was  born in Grand Coulee, Washington, on September 26, 1969, to Charlie and Norma Johnson. Deedi... Full story

 

Fixing up the stone church in Coulee Dam

Two workers do some repairs on the stone church in Coulee Dam. The church was recently gifted to Almira Community Church by the Presbyterian Church. Workers Don Rivera, left, and Steven Ferris... Full story

 

Aaron Boyd Galbraith completes residency

Larry and Gerry Boyd, of Coulee Dam, are proud to announce their grandson, Aaron Boyd Galbraith, completed his three-year residency in internal medicine and will be joining a Kaiser Permanente... Full story

 

Puppeteers coming to the library Aug. 8

On Monday, August 8, North Central Regional Library Puppeteers will be visiting the Grand Coulee Library beginning at 10:30 a.m. with all new skits. Also a reminder that a craft class is held every Wednesday. Visit Grand Coulee Library on Facebook... Full story

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will be meeting at noon this Thursday, July 28, at the Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. Grant County Prosecuting Attorney Garth Dano will be the guest speaker. Local AA Meetings Confused in... Full story

 

Grand Coulee all-school reunion set

Anyone who ever went to, or worked at, Grand Coulee Schools is invited to an “All School Reunion” Friday and Saturday, August 12-13. At 7 p.m. Friday, alumni will get together at North Dam Park for visiting and for renewing old friendships,... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    Sports    July 27, 2016

Football coach's resignation accepted

The school board accepted the resignation of Geary Oliver as head football coach at Lake Roosevelt High School at its meeting Monday night. The district has stated that it was exercising its long-established practice of awarding head coaching... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    School    July 27, 2016

New dean and AD hired for LR

The Grand Coulee Dam School District hired a dean of students and a new athletic director at Monday night’s board meeting. Dean of students at Lake Roosevelt High School for the next school term will be Charles Pierce, from Soap Lake. Pierce will... Full story

 

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