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Articles from the September 5, 2012 edition

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On 9/11, forgive seventy times seven

On September 11, 2001, terrorists declared war on our nation by killing an estimated 3,388 innocent people. The loss of precious life includes: 87 aboard American Airlines Flight #11, 60 aboard United Airlines Flight #175, 59 aboard American... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    September 5, 2012

Man dies in Coulee Dam motorcycle accident

A young motorcycle rider from Nespelem died today when he failed to make a curve on SR 155 in Coulee Dam.  Jason Chuckulnaskit, 28, hit the guardrail as he headed south just past the high school at Aspen Street at 11:45 Saturday morning. He was...


Jezelle Elizabeth Marconi

Jezelle Elizabeth Marconi entered the Coulee Dam, Washington home of Urisha “Ookie” & Randi Pakootas-Marconi on March 5, 2006 and for the next six years brightened the lives of everyone she... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    September 5, 2012

Banks Lake drawdown in “preferred alternative” to bolster farm irrigation

After seven years of study, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the state Dept. of Ecology have identified a solution to drying wells in potato country south of Grand Coulee Dam: draw down Banks Lake farther in August. The agencies issued last Friday... Full story


After-blue viewing

Nancy Brown and her grandson Lane take advantage of a National Park Service program Saturday night that offered telescopes to view celestial objects, including the moon a night after an official... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    September 5, 2012

Police, sheriff, farmer team up for manhunt

A Wenatchee man who walked away from an Okanogan County Jail work release program was spotted by local police in the Lakeview Terrace Mobile Home Park area and chased into the tall sagebrush by Grand Coulee officers before he got away, temporarily,... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    September 5, 2012

Electric City plans hearing on car tab fee

A public hearing on Electric City’s new transportation benefit district could be held Sept. 25, City Clerk Jackie Perman said this week. The city planned the hearing to let the public speak to the fact that the city will charge residents $20 for... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    September 5, 2012

Athlete to pursue world record at Grand Columbian

A Utah father of five will go after his second world record here Sept. 15 when the Grand Columbian Triathlon offers him his 23rd iron-distance race (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run) since January. He’s in pursuit of 30 within a year.... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    September 5, 2012

Fire breaks out in Seaton’s Grove

A wildfire broke out in Seaton’s Grove right below the rock cut on SR 155 just north of Elmer City just before 7 p.m. Sunday. Several units of firefighters responded from Okanogan County Fire... Full story


Little girl needs new bone marrow

Jazelle Marconi, died Thursday night in a Spokane hospital bed, ending her battle with the disease that sapped her strength. An obituary and notices of services is available here. A registry drive... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    September 5, 2012

Port spends another $6,000 on golf course

Grant County Port District 7 put another $6,000 into Banks Lake Golf Course’s operation during the month of August. It was one of the golf course’s better operating months, and there are still two months to go before the end of the season.... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    September 5, 2012

Energy grant applied for again schools

McKinstry, a company that had helped Grand Coulee Dam School District with an energy conservation grant that was finally tanked, is trying again. This time, district Superintendent Dennis Carlson told board members, would be for a $714,000 grant for... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    September 5, 2012

Woman hit by truck in Delano

A Grand Coulee woman was struck by a truck Friday while walking on Alcan Road and flown by helicopter to Spokane for treatment, but may face drug charges when she returns. The truck was driven by Wayne Fowler, 58, who said that Angelette Joy Obendorf... Full story



The Coulee Dam Credit Union’s street address is 402 N. Columbia Ave., Coulee Dam, Wash., 99116. Due to an editing mistake, the wrong address was given in a story last week about the Credit Union’s current drive to gather food for the Care and... Full story


Re: “Principal duties to be shared at Center School”

Granted, splitting the principal duties between several individuals doesn’t seem ideal, I find it more concerning that some of the school board seem to be ignoring an upcoming problem. With the new school being constructed I question how... Full story


Help the food bank

Help the food bank The Eagles is sponsoring a chicken dinner for a donation of food and $5 to help stock the shelves of the Care & Share Food Bank. Half of the proceeds from the dinner will be donated to the food bank, along with all of the food coll... Full story


Whom does council represent?

It seems our council is for the mayor instead of for the citizens. Are they not there to represent the citizens? Why did they feel they needed the police at the last meeting? Were they afraid they would have problems with the public because of their... Full story


City should reconsider on car tab fee

I have read the comments from readers on the $20-per-vehicle charge. I have NEVER lived anywhere that I was penalized for having a vehicle. I have to get to work, and that is my only means of transportation! With the price of gasoline and the... Full story


On the complaint letters about Electric City

Well, did the people writing to the paper about the tax complaining check why the city council is considering passing the tax? Or just jump on the band wagon complaining. Well, if you want to complain, why you don't blame the people that elected the... Full story


Enjoy your Labor Day holiday?

The reason we celebrate Labor Day is largely because of the contributions made by unions to the betterment of America’s workers. The idea of a Labor Day holiday itself was conceived and promoted by labor organizations. The numerous beneficial... Full story


On marriage equality

I am in favor of marriage equality. Where did God say that this group of human beings or that was not created in his image? What criteria do we use to say God given rights do not apply to all human beings? Thousands of civil laws concerning child... Full story


Once in a blue moon

Music lovers enjoy a free rock and blues concert by longtime Northwest band Jr. Cadillac Friday night at North Dam Park and Event Center at a blue moon rises in the east. About 200 people attended... Full story


The Avon Lady Carolyn Lee (Wilbanks) Pachosa

Carolyn Lee Pachosa, 83 passed away at Brewster, Wash., on Monday, August 27, 2012. She was born in Lumber City, Ga., on January 1, 1929, to Howard and Rose Wilbanks. Carolyn adored her Aunt Bertha... Full story


Larry W. Hall Sr.

Larry W. Hall, Sr., 69, of Electric City, peacefully passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. Larry was born on October 3, 1942, to Ruby and Ernest Hall of... Full story


Phyllis Jean Avey

Phyllis Jean Avey passed away on September 4, 2012, at Emeritus Hearthstone in Moses Lake,Wash. Phyllis made the Grand Coulee Dam area her home for over 60 years. She is survived by he husband Clifford W Avey, several children and grandchildren.... Full story


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