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Articles from the August 12, 2015 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 12, 2015

USBR delegates enforcement authority to Tribes

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has delegated authority to enforce federal laws on its lands within the exterior boundary of the Colville Reservation to certified Colville Tribal Police officers, the USBR announced last Wednesday. The bureau has sched... Full story


The place to be

People cool off in Tuesday's 96-degree heat off the shores of Banks Lake at Coulee Playland. Triple-digit temperatures are predicted for the next couple of days, making the scene look all the more... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 12, 2015

City adds enforcement to official duties

Jolena Mills has been named code enforcer for the city of Grand Coulee. The city council added the code enforcement duties to her current work with the city's park department where she is on temporary... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    August 12, 2015

NPS superintendent: Park sites add economic advantage

Local areas and local businesses can tap into a powerful, internationally recognized brand that brings to mind "camping," chamber of commerce members were told recently, and it's free. The emblem for... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 12, 2015

No takers on old school and land

The Grand Coulee Dam School District’s effort to sell Center School hit a snag last week when it failed to get a single bid. The old school building and the total of eight acres was put on the chopping block and advertised for sale in July with an... Full story



Seniors offering jam session this Saturday The Grand Coulee Seniors group is planning a “Jam Session” this Saturday, Aug. 15, from 1-5 p.m. at the Senior Center. If you can play an instrument and would like to take part, contact Maggie Stewart... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 12, 2015

Bowling alley steps uncertain

The 30-day period to terminate the lease at Riverview Lanes is almost up and the town of Coulee Dam is unsure of what it will do next. The town owns the building the bowling alley is in and recently served notice to the operators that their lease... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    August 12, 2015

Local quilt shop owner publishes book

The owner of a local quilt shop has co-authored a quilt-making book published by the American Quilter's Society (AQS). You may remember Marlene Oddie's "Rosie's BOMb" quilt, which hung in the Grand Co... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    August 12, 2015

Several towns lose power during fire

by Scott Hunter The towns of Wilbur and Creston, and every place in between, lost electric power service for a dozen hours Saturday night. A wildfire six miles west of Spokane, near Coulee-Hite Road, reportedly affected BPA electrical towers on the... Full story



ATVs do not need a city permit to run on Electric City streets. ATVs are licensed by the state and do not need any additional licenses or permits. The Star in an article last week stated that ATVs needed a city permit to operate in the city under... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 12, 2015

Lions Club turning 80

The Grand Coulee Dam Lions Club celebrates its 80th birthday this week. The international service club was founded here in 1935, with P.A. Bertrand its first president. The club now has about 15... Full story


After 29 years, still surprises

Barry Peacock had a surprise visitor Friday at his retirement farewell at Coulee Dam's community room. His sister, Debbie Docherty, of Spokane, joined dozens of town folks who turned out to wish... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    August 12, 2015

Grant PUD to conduct wireless network survey

Grant PUD will begin conducting a survey of potential wireless network customers in Grant County this month. Those who receive the survey, which is being mailed to about 10,000 customers in proposed wireless locations, are asked to fill out a... Full story


Encouraging sign

The city of Grand Coulee took an encouraging step last week, appointing an employee to the job of enforcing city codes. That means someone at the city will be charged with talking to people whose properties don’t meet those codes, such as... Full story


This time was supposed to be different

The most important function Congress serves is to debate and pass the federal budget. I know — it also levies taxes, imposes or relaxes regulations, and once in a while nudges our social, economic or political order in a meaningful way. But the bud... Full story


End federal funding for Planned Parenthood

What is a human life worth? The way a society responds to that question effectively describes the values held by that society. A just and healthy society should view innocent life as worth dignity and protection. The prospect of profiting off of... Full story


Gems in the Coulee: Sharon Nissen

The name Nissen has been heard in Coulee Country for years, but it was just a few years ago when I actually met Ray and Sharon. Since that time I have gotten to know Sharon and have found out a lot about her, some of which I can’t tell you about... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago GCD School District standardized test scores are higher this year, according to results released from the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Rodney Bise retired from the Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Department... Full story


Wallace (Wally) E. Loe

A Celebration of Life for Wallace (Wally) E. Loe, will be held in Coulee Dam on Friday, August 14, at the Lake Roosevelt High School gym at 1 p.m., with dessert (Wally's favorite) following AND a... Full story


Faye A. Bain

A memorial service for Faye A. Bain will be held Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, at 10 a.m., at Spring Canyon Cemetery. Faye passed away Saturday morning, September 13, 2014.... Full story


Jeramie A. Jeffrey

Jeramie A. Jeffrey passed away in his home from natural causes on Saturday, July 11, 2015. Jeramie's love was always music. He got to live his dreams playing with a few bands in the Bay Area, such as... Full story


John (Wong Tong) Patrick Nanamkin

John (Wong Tong) Patrick Nanamkin went home to join the Creator unexpectedly Sunday, August 9, 2015. He was born November 25, 1956, to Joseph Harvey (Tou) Nanamkin Sr. and Danita Margaret (McJoe)... Full story


Ransom Morrow Holcomb

Ransom Morrow Holcomb passed away on Monday, July 20, 2015, at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, Washington.  Ransom is survived by daughter, Kim Lilly; her husband, Ed, and three sons: Ed, Henry and George; his daughter, Kristine Barker, her... Full story


Senior Menu

Wed., Aug. 12 - Dinner Pot Roast, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Mixed Salad, Fruit Bowl, Cake (Happy Birthday!) Thurs., Aug 13 - Dinner Chicken Lasagne with Spinach and White Sauce, Green Vegetables, Mixed Fruit, Ice Cream Fri., Aug. 14 - Breakfast... Full story


St. Martin and Lezard to wed

Venus St. Martin and Christopher Lezard of Electric City, Washington, will be exchanging vows at 3 p.m., on Saturday, August 14, 2015, at the Banks Lake Pub in Electric City. The bride is the... Full story


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