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Articles from the July 30, 2014 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 30, 2014

Mayor to police: Back off noise enforcement

Electric City Mayor Jerry Sands has advised the Grand Coulee Police Department to back off enforcing the city’s noise ordinance as it relates to music at the Electric City Bar and Grille and other places in the city. Sands told three members at... Full story


Fire weather warning issued

Developing thunderstorms have prompted a fire weather warning. From the National Weather Service in Spokane: ...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WITH ABUNDANT LIGHTNING LIKELY... .A MOIST AND UNSTABLE AIR MASS...

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 30, 2014

Move-in dates set for new school complex

The ribbon cutting at the new K-12 school facility will be Sept. 12, the Grand Coulee Dam School District board was advised Monday night. The $30 million-plus project is right on schedule and a... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 30, 2014

Two years on, house hulk a problem for neighbors

A resident on Holly Street complained to the Coulee Dam council last week about a burned out house next to her property and the fact that no one is doing anything to clean it up. Heidi Bradeen, of... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 30, 2014

Man killed in motorcycle accident

A Maryland man was fatally injured in a motorcycle accident Sunday three miles west of Grand Coulee on SR-174. Newton C. Pereira, 57, of Brookeville, Md., was dead at the scene, after striking a 2003 Chevrolet Venture van. Three of the occupants of... Full story


Wet fun

Pyper takes aim at Ezeckiel during a water balloon fight on Stevens Avenue in Coulee Dam Sunday. From left are Kaylee, Pyper, Kylie, Ezeckiel, Chase, Shyanne and Cade. There were no winners or... Full story



Storm shuts down internet A storm cut off Internet service to Centurylink customers in 31 eastern Washington towns Wednesday afternoon, including Wilbur, Nespelem, Creston, Almira. The outage stretched from Cheney to Winthrop and Royal City. The...

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 30, 2014

Electric City to seek smaller levy for police service

Electric City’s council, in a special meeting Tuesday night, voted to place a levy on the November general election ballot for police services. The total levy amount that the city could ask for is $3.10 per thousand of assessed valuation; that’s... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 30, 2014

Town's Civil Service Commission slot filled

Coulee Dam’s Civil Service Commission is up and running. Mayor Greg Wilder made the third appointment to the three-member commission last week, naming Joe Tynan. The commission will be involved in the hiring of police. The three members are... Full story


What to do in a lightning storm

Electrical strikes and surges from lightning can destroy your home, cause severe injury and even death. With recent storms in the area it is good to know some of the do’s and don’ts while in a lightning storm. If outdoors: Avoid water high... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 30, 2014

Chief hiring question on agenda

Grand Coulee’s Civil Service Commission chair said this week that there has been no explanation of why Mayor Chris Christopherson asked that the hiring of a police chief be placed on the agenda for the commission’s Aug. 6 meeting. Alan Cain, who... Full story


Letter from a casualty of the hospital's last administration

This is a letter to the communities served by Coulee Medical Center in response to the letter by Greg Behrens (“Thoughts and concerns for the CMC board, and community” July 23, 2014). You talk about all the things that the previous administration... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    July 30, 2014

The last American tradition

America’s traditions are becoming diluted and, frankly, dying off. But one tradition appears to be alive and well, and over the last seven days we took part in the great tradition of camping. Our annual campout was a success overall, although this... Full story


Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago Two leaders of the Colville Tribes filed suit last week against a Canadian Company that polluted Lake Roosevelt over the past 100 years. In a first-of-a kind suit, Joe Pakootas and D.R. M... Full story


Alice Ruth (Hanstein) Doppler

Alice Ruth (Hanstein) Doppler was born March 27, 1920, in Chicago, Ill., and joined our Savior July 22, 2014. She was the matriarch of the Hanstein and Doppler families; the last surviving sibling of... Full story


Mark Frederick Godbey

Mark Frederick Godbey (56) born on October 15, 1957 in Pullman, Washington to Harvey J. and Bernice Godbey, passed away at his Coulee Dam, Washington home Wed., July 23, 2014. Following high school... Full story


Margaret Ann (Bartlett, Bailes) Servias

Maggie passed away peacefully in Youngtown, Ariz., on July 13, 2014. She was born in Startup, Wash., in 1924 to Lloyd and Leona (Terrell) Bartlett. She grew up in the Snohomish area and in Osborn,... Full story


Gary Lee Clark - Oct. 17, 1957 - July 22, 2014 (56 years)

It is with great sadness and sorrow we have had to say goodbye to our father, grandpa, husband, brother, uncle and friend, Gary Clark. Gary was born in Moscow, Idaho to Clarence and Roberta (Manual) Clark. He was raised on the Colville Indian Reserva... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, July 31, at noon, at Pepper Jack’s Bar and Grille in Grand Coulee. Clara Carson from the Colville Convalescent Center in Nespelem will be on the program. TOPS 1554... Full story


Class of '64 Tigers' reunion this week

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


School briefs

COULEE DAM -- The Grand Coulee Dam School District board made a number of personnel decisions at its Monday night meeting. Nate Piturachsatit resigned as Middle School track coach; Raehanne Piturachsatit resigned as Lake Roosevelt High School... Full story


Happenings 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


Receive 10 free trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August

Nebraska City, Neb. – Spruce up your landscape by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August. Everyone who joins the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation with a $10 donation will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees through the Foundation’s Trees... Full story


Sacchi on honor roll at CWU

Joseph Sacchi of Coulee Dam was named to the Cental Washington University honor roll for spring quarter 2014.... Full story


Junior rodeo results

Scores of young junior rodeo contestants were recognized for their performances at the Ridge Rider Junior Rodeo a week ago. The winner of the playhouse raffle was Bob Wieldeyer, last year’s queen’s dad. Winners of the various events won buckles... Full story


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