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Articles from the August 13, 2014 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News    August 13, 2014

Monthly loss felt like good news to hospital

After losses totaling more than $1 million in the two months prior, June’s negative nick of just $48,000 felt like very good news for hospital leaders Monday night. “The corner is turned,” commented Commissioner Geary Oliver following a report... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 13, 2014

Hollowed halls coming down

Demolition of the classroom wing of Lake Roosevelt High School started Monday. Walker Construction, which has the overall contract, expects the demolition to be completed by the end of this week. A su... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 13, 2014

Accident fatal for Spokane woman

A Spokane Valley driver was critically injured last Friday when the vehicle she was driving crossed the center line and hit a tractor trailer head on. The accident occurred at about 8:20 a.m., about five miles west of Wilbur in Lincoln County on... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 13, 2014

Explosives found on local shores near Grand Coulee

Plastic explosives from a mining operation in Canada have been showing up in Lake Roosevelt with some degree of regularity, the most recent near Crescent Bay. A tube of the explosives, about a foot lo... Full story



Retirement checks diverted to Kentucky An Electric City woman reported to police that someone had altered her Social Security account so that her monthly check was sent to a Louisville, Kentucky bank. She was notified through Social Security that... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 13, 2014

Women arrested for burglary

Two Electric City women were arrested early Monday morning and are being charged with burglary and making false statements to a law enforcement officer. Taken to Grant County jail were Jennifer M. Miley, 33, of 340 Electric Boulevard; and Juliana Y.... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 13, 2014

Ferry out of service

The Keller Ferry went back in service at 6 a.m. Aug. 13. after steering system issues were resolved. The Keller Ferry is down, with a steering problem. The relatively new ferry, the Sanpoil, went down Monday shortly after 2 p.m., and officials from... Full story


Fire fights choke area in smoke

Smoke choking the area from The Devil's Elbow Complex fires north of Keller comes in part from firefighters' efforts to battle the blaze, as they burn out fuel to deny the fire a way to spread. It... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 13, 2014

Land donation to town scheduled

A land donation to the town of Coulee Dam by an Anacortes woman will close at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at town hall. Diane Hartzell, whose father, Melvin Hartzell, worked on Grand Coulee Dam in the mid-1930s, had purchased the property being... Full story


Drive sober campaign begins

Grant and Adams County law enforcement agencies are cooperating in a “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The campaign runs from Aug. 15 through Sept. 1, officials stated. Agencies cooperating include the Moses Lake, Othello, Quincy, and... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 13, 2014

Safe stolen from home

A Grand Coulee man who was in a Spokane hospital lost his safe containing from $5,000 to $8,000, plus coins and other money when an unknown person entered his home on Martin Road sometime from Aug. 1-6, a police report stated. Dean Stucker, former... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 13, 2014

Water project cost more

The city will spend more on a recent water pipe maintenance project than it thought earlier. Grand Coulee’s city council approved two change orders totaling $53,147.66, on its recent water project on Midway Avenue. Gray & Osborne officials... Full story


Bullying a serious problem in our schools

I find bullying a serious problem that we need to address in our schools and community. Nowadays we have the Internet, cellphones, tablets, and social networking. This can be a serious problem for even the most trustworthy of children, making it... Full story


President honors deserter while ignoring plight of honorably discharged Marine sergeant

Pvt. Jeff Bergdahl, who left his base and post of duty (deserted) while serving in Afghanistan and released after five years in exchange for five Taliban commanders held in “Gitmo,” has been honored by his “commander-in-chief” by being... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    August 13, 2014

Faith for the World: Pray

It is funny how things play out in the world and with what you do in your own little environment. Sometimes it tweaks your way of thinking on a global scale or a heavenly scale. Let me explain. If you... Full story

 By Don Brunell    Opinion    August 13, 2014

Bathtubs, smokestacks and a five-star resort:Lessons from Kohler, Wisconsin

Today, there is a tendency to look with distain at manufacturing facilities, especially those located on working waterfronts. Historically, those factories were sited there because the raw materials... Full story


Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago Detective Don Redfield of the Colville Tribal Police stated that no charges will be filed against the 9-year-old child, who apparently started the 1900 acre fire that threatened homes on... Full story


Al Newkirk

Memorial services for Al Newkirk wil be held Saturday, August 16, 2014, at Faith Community Church in Electric City beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will follow with military honors at Spring Canyon Cemetery. Al passed away May 6, 2014.... Full story


Santiago "Sandy" Arrieta Orbe'

Santiago "Sandy" Arrieta Orbe' (85) passed surrounded by his family in Grand Coulee, Washington, July 31, 2014. A proud Basque, Sandy was born on July 25, 1929 in the town of Arrieta, located in the B... Full story


Senior Menu

Wed., Aug. 13 - Dinner Turkey, Dressing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Green Bean Casserole, Fruit Salad, Pumpkin Pie, Rolls. Happy Birthday. Thurs., Aug. 14 - Dinner Meat Loaf, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Corn, Seasonal Fruit Platter,... Full story


Library to host author's reading event Aug. 19

An author who has written extensively about Okanogan County history, will offer a reading at the Grand Coulee public library. Bruce Holbert will read from his recent book "The Hour of Lead" a epic... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, August 14, at noon, at La Presa in Grand Coulee. Launi Ritter of Heaven-Sent Compter Services will be the guest speaker. OES to Meet Grand Coulee Dam Order of... Full story


Bank is collecting school supply donations

The Grand Coulee branch of North Cascades Bank is collecting backpacks and other school supplies during the month of August for needy students. Monetary donations are also being accepted and will be used to purchase supplies. All items will be... Full story


Spring Canyon activities

At Spring Canyon This week at Spring Canyon, the following ranger conducted activities include: The exploration center is open Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Hands-on activities Junior Ranger activities, brochures and park information are... Full story


A coulee legend of Sammy the salmon

Still in his dream state and far away from his storage site in the town of Coulee Dam, Sammy paused for a time in the deep, clear waters of the upper Columbia River to listen to his friend, a two-legged man named Billy Frank, Jr., talk about life on... Full story


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