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Articles from the August 12, 2015 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News

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. T... — Updated 8/18/2015 Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

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 h... — Updated 8/12/2015 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... — Updated 8/12/2015 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.... — Updated 8/12/2015 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... — Updated 8/12/2015 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,... — Updated 8/12/2015 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... — Updated 8/12/2015 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,... — Updated 8/12/2015 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)... — Updated 8/12/2015 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... — Updated 8/12/2015 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... — Updated 8/12/2015 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... — Updated 8/12/2015 Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion

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... — Updated 8/12/2015 Full story

 
 By Lee H Hamilton    Opinion

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 meaningf... — Updated 8/12/2015 Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

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... — Updated 8/12/2015 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... — Updated 8/12/2015 Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

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... — Updated 8/12/2015 Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

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... — Updated 8/12/2015 Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News

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... — Updated 8/12/2015 Full story

 

Correction

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... — Updated 8/12/2015 Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News

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... — Updated 8/12/2015 Full story

 

Newsbriefs

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,... — Updated 8/12/2015 Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News

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... — Updated 8/12/2015 Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News

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... — Updated 8/12/2015 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... — Updated 8/12/2015 Full story

 

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