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Articles from the September 14, 2016 edition

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Harvest Festival offers fun this weekend

This would be a good weekend to stay in the Coulee and take advantage of the many facets of the fifth annual Harvest Festival. Gather the kids, the grandkids, and be at North Dam Park for a celebration designed for all ages. The Grand Coulee Dam Area... Full story

 

Run the Dam race set for this Saturday

So you’ve always wanted to run across Grand Coulee Dam. Now is your opportunity! Join the third annual Run the Dam crowd, at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, and take part in one of the scheduled distance runs - 5K, 10K, or half marathon. The event... Full story

 

Two wild fires threaten towns

Two wildfires burned separately Sunday afternoon and threatened Elmer City, Coulee Dam and Grand Coulee, while residents watched as flames lit up the hillsides on both sides of the Columbia River. Loc... Full story

 

Elmer City will fight Coulee Dam lawsuit

Elmer City hired its own lawyer in response to a threatened lawsuit from the town of Coulee Dam. The Elmer City Council was unanimous in its decision last Thursday night to oppose a lawsuit by Coulee Dam, which claims it is owed some $55,000 in... Full story

 

Pork plates for a park

City Councilmember Lonna Bussert serves up some fruit to top off a plate at a fundraiser for a new city park. A few dozen turned out Saturday in Electric City for the "Pig for a Park" community... Full story

 

Newsbriefs

Candidates forum set for Coulee Dam Okanogan County voters can hear their candidates for county commission seats address the issues at a special forum in October in Coulee Dam being arranged by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce. The... Full story

 

Group wants public meeting on consolidation

The Regional Board of Mayors heard Monday of plans for public meetings to further explore the idea of consolidating local towns. Presenting for the chamber of commerce’s Economic Development Council was Bob Valen, a member of the group. He said... Full story

 

Thanks for the good work on fires

Hats off to all of the firefighters for their work in getting all of the fires out, especially the fire that was located behind the Columbia River Inn in Coulee Dam.  We had some anxious moments as we watched the flames getting closer to the motel.... Full story

 

Firefighters' response a great relief

The Redthunder families, Soy, Sharey and Lyle would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all the firefighters that responded to a fire North of Elmer City on September 11th afternoon. The prompt responses and expertise was a relief to our peace of... Full story

 

Asking what's at the core of a litany of problems

At a recent meeting of the Coulee Dam Town Council, crime was a topic of major concern by its citizens. WHY? Crime is not just a concern of the town of Coulee Dam; it is a growing problem for all of the people of the Grand Coulee Dam Area. WHY?... Full story

 

Concerning the current drug and crime issues in the Coulee Dam area

I believe the Coulee Dam Police officers are doing their best to improve the situation and are to be commended for their efforts. Even so, petty crime seems to be on the rise in the area patrolled by the short-staffed Coulee Dam police force. Charts... Full story

 

Fund raiser was disappointing

First, I would like to thank all the volunteers and businesses who helped with the Electric City “Pig For the Park” fund raiser held this past Saturday at Electric City. This year’s support and attendance was down considerably from last year... Full story

 

Remembering my history

Well, America, if I remember my history, we have two opposing ideas: Roosevelt and Reagan. Roosevelt took the Hoover ideas (the “roaring 20’s” and its side effects) and converted America into the greatest nation. Reagan thought we didn’t... Full story

 

Coming together

I am still not used to being on the other side of an emergency. For years I was the one running to the fire or person in need, instead of sitting and watching. But Sunday, ironically on 9-11, I watched as firefighters, medics and police rallied to... Full story

 

Sixty-six years ago

September Boat Races on Lake Roosevelt. This annual event arouses considerable interest and competition is very keen. -September 17, 1950.... Full story

 

Stella Nicole Cotton

With a heavy heart we are saddened to announce the passing of our baby, Stella, at the age of three months of natural causes. Born to Jessica Clune and Dominic Cotton, June 7 to September 7, 2016,... Full story

 

James "Jim" Andrew Moore

On the afternoon of Sunday, August 21, 2016, Jim Andrew Moore passed away peacefully in his sleep from natural causes at Fairwood Retirement Village in Spokane, Washington. Jim was 74 years old. Jim... Full story

 

Bonnie Jean Cameron

Bonnie Jean Cameron, of Spokane, Washington, died Saturday, August 27, 2016, after a long illness. She was 75. She was born Oct. 11, 1940, in Lincoln, Nebraska, the daughter of Noal and Irene Beard.... Full story

 

It's a girl for Moreno/Boyd

It’s a girl for Moreno/Boyd Brittany Moreno and Jerald Boyd Sr., of Coulee Dam, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Alvina Mae Boyd, born Sunday, August 21, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She... Full story

 

Obendorf/Maher have a girl

Angel Obendorf and Josh Maher, of Grand Coulee, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Veronika Annmarie Jasmyne Maher-Obendorf, born Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 7 lbs.,... Full story

 

Roscos have a boy

Scott and Bailey Rosco, of Nespelem, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Leo Douglas Rosco, born Friday, August 26, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 7 lbs., and was 19 inches in length at... Full story

 

Rice-Trueba/Moses have a boy

Cassandra Rice-Trueba and Josiah Moses, of Grand Coulee, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Adrienne Moses, born Saturday, September 3, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 8 lbs., 5 oz., and was 20.5... Full story

 

Meetings and Notices

No Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will not be meeting this Thursday due to setting up for this weekend’s Harvest Festival. Come enjoy the festivities. (See our ad on page 10 of this week’s Star.) Pressure Canning... Full story

 

Blood drive coming to area

The Inland Northwest Blood Center along with the Grand Coulee Community Blood Drive volunteers will be hold a community blood drive Monday. September 26, from 11:30 am. – 5 p.m. at the community room at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee.... Full story

 

Free food distribution set for next week

There will be free food at the Zion Lutheran Church Thursday, September 22. That’s right, free food. It’s made possible through Second Harvest of the Inland Northwest, and co-sponsored by Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union and Microsoft Data Center... Full story

 

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