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Articles from the August 7, 2013 edition

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Triathlon volunteers to meet A meeting of volunteers for the Grand Columbian Triathlon, scheduled for Sept. 21, has been set for Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the LaPresa Restaurant in Grand Coulee at 6:30 p.m. Dana Barkdull, of TriFreaks, the sponsoring... Full story

 By press release    News    August 7, 2013

Dye test to be conducted at Grand Coulee Dam Thursday

The Bureau of Reclamation will conduct a dye test Aug. 8 at Grand Coulee Dam, the bureau announced in a press release Wednesday. The pool below the dam may be slightly discolored as engineers inject the upstream face of Grand Coulee Dam with...

 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 7, 2013

Wilder leads in race for mayor

Challenger Greg Wilder garnered 67 percent of the primary vote ended Tuesday night to place himself solidly in the general election race against Coulee Dam Mayor Quincy Snow. A third candidate, Shawn Derrick, placed third with 17 votes. Wilder... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 7, 2013

Board to review energy grant, construction site

The school board will meet tonight (Wednesday) in an informal setting with members getting a look at how the district’s energy grant was spent, and then given a walk-through of the new K-12 school s... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    August 7, 2013

Fire cause still unknown

The cause of the fire that destroyed the Colville Tribes’ administration building July 29 is still unknown, Tribal Police Chief Cory Orr said Tuesday. Orr said private investigators had been unable as yet to determine a cause and federal... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 7, 2013

Shop suffers another break-in

The Galaxy Smoke Shop has been broken into again. An employee, Jesus Lopez, said that he noticed the door ajar when he reported to work at 9:45 a.m., Sunday. Lopez reported that the door had been damaged around the deadbolt, and the door pushed in... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 7, 2013

Ferry to be christened next week

The Sanpoil, the new Keller Ferry, will be christened in special ceremonies Aug. 14, at the south shore terminal, officials reported. Ceremonies will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., after which the... Full story


College president touts successes

Just under a year ago, Terry Leas took over as president of Big Bend Community College, and he is impressed with the organization he has joined. Speaking to the Grand Coulee Dam Rotary Club Wednesday at the Siam Palace, Leas outlined the Moses Lake t... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 7, 2013

City's sidewalk projects growing

The state’s Transportation Improvement Board came to town and Grand Coulee’s city council liked what they heard at their meeting Tuesday night. Executive Director Stevan Gorcester told the council that the TIB would be interested in assisting... Full story


Challenger leads in school board race

At least one Nespelem school board member could be in jeopardy of losing his seat after Tuesday’s primary election. Challenger Nancy J. Armstrong-Montes received 69 votes compared to 31 for longtime school board member Andrew C. Joseph, Jr. Joseph... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 7, 2013

Blaze guts Coulee Dam home

A late night fire last Wednesday destroyed a home at 1131 Tilmus Street in Coulee Dam. The house was occupied by Gloria Simpson, and firefighters said that there were no injuries. The blaze was reported at 10:30 p.m., with fire units responding from... Full story


Raptor knows best

Fledgling ospreys in a nest in Coulee Dam appear to be taking a parental lecture Monday morning, with Grand Coulee Dam’s Third Powerhouse in the background. — Scott Hunter phot... Full story

 By RC Covington    Opinion    August 7, 2013

Altruism on Tilmus as neighbors help save a home

A week ago, I was recovering from knee replacement at Lincoln County Transitional Care Center in Davenport. The procedure had been done at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane. I experienced a reaction with unexpected outcomes that delayed my return home... Full story


Re: "Safeway manager making changes"

I would like to welcome the new Safeway manager, Mr. Ryan Dykes, to Coulee country. I'm sure Safeway has made a good choice in asking you to come and give them and us some much needed help. I know that you have already been asked to give us help... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Lifestyles    August 7, 2013

Season of lost husbands and the NFL

I have been addicted to fantasy football since I was in high school. There, I admitted it. That’s part of the healing process. I can now move on. At the worst part of the addiction I was in six or... Full story


Reining in the Federal Government

When our country was founded, Thomas Jefferson declared that governments should only derive their power from the “consent of the governed.” Four score and seven years later, at Gettysburg, President Abraham Lincoln reminded us that ours was a gov... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago At the Coulee Community Hospital district meeting July 30, Director of Nursing Services Bev Haffner said CCH has already delivered 92 babies this year at the hospital. The hospital had o... Full story


Angelia Ann (Angie) McKay

Angelia Ann (Angie) McKay of Keller, Wash., passed away on Monday, July 29, 2013 outside Elmer City, following an automobile accident. She was born on March 17, 1950, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to... Full story


Class of '73 to celebrate

Lake Roosevelt High School class of 1973 will hold its 40th class reunion the weekend of August 9 – 10. Friday, Aug. 9, a get-together at Pepper Jack’s will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday a final visit of LRHS will be held from 11 a.m. to noon. From 6... Full story


It's a boy for O'Dell and Jackson

Mercedes O’Dell and Jacob Jackson of Coulee Dam are proud to announce the birth of their son Kato Capone Jackson on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 8 lbs., 5.2 oz., and was 21 inches in length at... Full story


Busy at the beach

Tru and Carol Cole, 8 and 4, swim at Crescent Bay Tuesday as yellow jackets prowled the sandy beach. The water was the only safe place, commented their mother. — Scott Hunter pho... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet this Thursday August 8, at noon at Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. Ivan Snavely from the Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center will talk about working at the VC. Grant County Mosquito... Full story


Legal Notices for August 7, 2013

City of Electric City NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR SHORT SUBDIVISION: The City of Electric City has received an application for a SHORT SUBDIVISON on the project listed below. This public notice is consistent with the requirements of ECMC Chapter... Full story


Safety and education are highlighted during Keller Play Day

July 27, 2013 – The Keller Community Club hosted the Annual Keller Play Day, at the Keller Rodeo Grounds. Twenty-seven youths, along with their parents/guardians, came together for a day of horse... Full story

 By Bob Valen    Lifestyles    August 7, 2013

July was flat out hot

I’m still wiping my brow of perspiration from all that heat. The National Weather Service reported some near- and new-high temperature records throughout the region. Here at the home weather... Full story


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