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Articles from the June 13, 2012 edition

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In Other Words - A moment to stand still

Next week is the summer solstice, denoting the longest day of the year and the official start of summer. For some cultures this is a day of marked celebration. In our own country it seems that many... Full story

 By press release    News    June 13, 2012

CCT leaders call for resignation of council member

NESPELEM, WA-The Executive Committee of the Colville Business Council, with the unanimous concurrence of the CBC Law and Justice Committee, today announced that it has requested the resignation of CBC member Ferdinand Louie, the Tribes said in a... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    June 13, 2012

Graduates push for future of school

Lake Roosevelt graduates honored their past and looked to the future Saturday as they accepted awards, accolades and diplomas, words of wisdom and hope. The 53 graduates garnered more than $570,000... Full story



Man dies in ATV accident A 64-year-old Mansfield man died Monday when the four-wheel all-terrain vehicle he was driving overturned on top of him 300 yards from his home about 1 p.m. Rhett J. Wall suffered internal injuries when the 2009 Honda TRX500... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    June 13, 2012

Tribal members deliver petition on settlement split

Tribal members rallied Friday to deliver a petition to the Colville Business Council, asking it to reconsider an earlier decision on how to split a recent court settlement with the federal... Full story

 By r    News    June 13, 2012

Cars to shine in Cruizers’ annual event

The Coulee Cruizers Car Club will put on for Father’s Day weekend its 28th annual Best Rod Run By a Dam Site rally, June 15-16. Activity begins with a Friday night Cruise-In at Hometown Pizza from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Show and Shine trophies and awards... Full story


Koulee Kids Day to offer up fun and prizes

Koulee Kids Day will provide a lot for kids and parents to do around town Saturday, and kids can win prizes, too. Start out by picking up an entry form with a map of the fun stuff. They will be available Saturday at Coulee Hardware, Funzee’s, and... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    June 13, 2012

Park district prepares for bigger budget

Park district commissioners Monday accepted a 10-year management agreement with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and prepared to pass a supplemental budget that would allow the district to spend more than $100,000 this year, almost all of it from... Full story


Stage helpers needed

The Festival of America music program July 3 and July 5, needs some volunteers, Coulee Dam Mayor Quincy Snow advised Tuesday. Coulee Dam has sponsored the music festival portion of the July 4 celebration in recent years and Snow promises a lively... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    June 13, 2012

School items to be sold this Thursday and Friday

Wright Elementary School, scheduled for demolition sometime this summer, is the warehouse for hundreds of items that go on the garage sale block this Thursday and Friday. You can pick up a urinal for about $15. Two portable class buildings (24 by 36... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    June 13, 2012

School district turns back grant money

The Grand Coulee Dam School District is withdrawing from a $580,000 energy grant awarded by the state. The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction announced the grant early in April, and only a few days later the district learned that... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    June 13, 2012

Sweetheart deal from USPS would hurt us all

A government sanctioned monopoly is conspiring to undermine the free market and democracy itself. No, I’m not wearing a tinfoil hat. Unfortunately, this impossible sounding scenario could be approved tomorrow (Thursday) by the Postal Regulatory... Full story

 By Sara Shanning    Opinion    June 13, 2012

If you don't have something nice to say …

Well, I think that the Burdin Boulevard Saga needs to quit. I buy a paper every week and it's been all about Burdin Boulevard. Personally, I think people need to give it a rest. I am sick of seeing the petty fighting in the paper. If you don't have... Full story

 By Bob Valen    Opinion    June 13, 2012

A predicted drier summer

This past May brought us our third consecutive year with a below mean temperature for our region of Washington state. The mean for May is 58.5°F. Here is what I’ve recorded at the home weather... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago “Too much water and not enough buyers,”said Bonneville Power Administration Spokesperson Mike Hanson. The laws of supply and demand, plus a fire north of Los Angeles led to the rare occasion last weekend when water flowed over the... Full story


Vacation Bible School – “Sonrise National Park”

All kids from preschool to middle school are invited to a great week of exciting wilderness thrills as they head out to beautiful “SonRise National Park” for a community vacation Bible School. This event is being held Monday – Friday June... Full story


Edna (Eddie Mae) Alling Pfeifer

Edna (Eddie Mae) Alling Pfeifer, age 82, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, in East Wenatchee, Wash., at the Highline Care Center. Eddie was born November 27, 1929, in Almira, Wash., to Benjamin... Full story


Allen Alexander Antoine

Allen Alexander Antoine, a resident of Electric City, Wash., passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2012, in Spokane at the age of 62. Allen was born on September 2, 1949, in Vernon, B.C., the son of Alex... Full story


Rosemary Evers service this weekend

Graveside services for Rosemary Evers will be held Saturday, June 16, at 4 p.m. at Spring Canyon Cemetery in Grand Coulee. Rosemary passed away January 24, 2012.... Full story


Chad Norman Worsham

Chad Norman Worsham, 38, passed away Friday, June 8, 2012.  He was born in Yakima, Wash., on December 11, 1973 and grew up in Othello, where he was an outstanding baseball player and artist. He gradu... Full story


Patrick J. Morin Sr.

The Creator called Patrick J. Morin Sr.  home on Monday, June 4, 2012.  Pat fought a brief battle with cancer only to be diagnosed on May 28, 2012.   Pat was born on January 4, 1936, in Belcourt,... Full story


Max Graves

Max Graves passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2012. He was born October 27, 1932. Services were held in Memorial Gardens in Colorado Springs, Colo. Max is survived by his son Mark Graves and wife Stephanie of Grand Coulee; grandson Erick Houg and family... Full story


Bring home awards from pageant

Three local girls competed in the PNW International Girl 2012 pageant in Tacoma May 24-26 where crowns, trophies, tiaras and titles were brought home. Jaylyn Kensler, first time in a pageant, took... Full story


Gamboa graduates from the UofW

Ida and Bruce Gamboa of Electric City are proud to announce the graduation of their daughter Paige Elizabeth Gamboa from the University of Washington, Class of 2012. Paige graduated as an honor... Full story


Seven scholarships awarded by Federal Employees

The Grand Coulee Dam Federal Employees Association awarded scholarships to seven recipients this year. The people receiving their $500 scholarships this year are Paige Webley, of Spokane; Carrie Crosbey, of Cheney; Kayla Barger, of Ellensburg;... Full story


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