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Articles from the October 9, 2013 edition

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Council canceled Coulee Dam’s regular council meeting, scheduled for 6 tonight (Wednesday) has been cancelled for lack of a quorum. The town’s next council meeting will be held at the same time on Wednesday, Oct. 23. Anti-freeze collection in... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 9, 2013

Surplus items draw interest

Grand Coulee’s city council declared surplus a number of items from the police department at last Tuesday night’s meeting. Included were two bullet proof vests from the 1970s, a breath analyzer device referred to as “dial a drunk” by Police... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    October 9, 2013

Nespelem eighth graders each get laptops

Last Friday, eighth graders at Nespelem Elementary School gained something in common with students in far-flung school districts around the continent intent on making sure students are prepared for... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 9, 2013

City bans marijuana businesses for six months

Grand Coulee passed an ordinance last Tuesday night declaring a moratorium on any type of marijuana operations in the city. The moratorium came after a public hearing where three residents of the city spoke supporting the issue. Speaking against any... Full story


Firm gets 15-year contract on Lake Roosevelt

The National Park Service has awarded a 15-year concession contract to Dakota Columbia Rentals, LLC to operate at Keller Ferry and Seven Bays within Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. Dakota Columbia will operate a full service marina,... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 9, 2013

New daycare opens

Coulee Dam has a new licensed day care. The day care center, at 1111 Central Drive, is run by Clarissa Cawston and is designed to take care of 12 children, from 6 months to 12 years of age. She has... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 9, 2013

Light pole victim of sleepy driver

Some people have a tough time getting to work on Monday mornings. That was the case for Jason Mucciaccio this past Monday when he fell asleep and his pickup truck left the roadway and knocked down a power pole on SR-174, near Knute Street at North... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 9, 2013

Dinner will benefit museum

A special dinner to benefit the Coulee Pioneer Museum will be held Friday, Oct. 25, at the Senior Center. Tickets are $10 per person or $20 for a family and are available from museum members or at the Senior Center. Museum coordinator Birdie Hensley... Full story


Officer on board

Grand Coulee Police Chief Mel Hunt, left, swears in Adam Florenzen, a new provisional officer. Florenzen who replaces Otto Heath who is leaving the department to take a similar position in the Boise... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 9, 2013

Kids will put on Blackbeard play

Coulee Dam area school children will put on “Blackbeard the Pirate” when they perform as part of the Missoula Children’s Theater on Nov. 9, according to Crystal Jones, vice president of the PTA here. School children from kindergarten through... Full story

 By Stacy Snow    Opinion    October 9, 2013

Enough is enough!

For months and months I have followed my father’s lead and taken the high road and let Mr. Wilder harass, belittle, try to discredit and tell lie after lie about him, but enough is enough. My father is my idol, and I can not remember a time in my... Full story

 By Dave Winzer    Opinion    October 9, 2013

Contrasting responses insightful

I’d like to share an experience I just had. At the time of this writing it is day two of the government shutdown and I decided it was time to contact my senators and representative. Upon arriving at Senator Murray’s website and the “Contact... Full story


Program deserves a chance

I was sorry to see the “Liability issue puts damper on horse-kid match-ups,” article in The Star Oct. 2. I believe that “The Nourishing Hand” program would and could be a great program for the kids in this area. Animals have a great positive... Full story


Who are the peach pickers?

They are a group of local community volunteers who have volunteered to pick peaches, apples, Italian plums, apricots, tomatoes and whatever else may need to be picked. Whatever is picked usually goes to the senior centers in Grand Coulee and Nespelem... Full story


Health screenings made preventive health approach possible

My husband and I thoroughly agree with Sheryl Moore’s letter in last week’s newspaper concerning the discontinuing of the annual Health Screening labs sponsored by the local hospital during National Hospital Week each May. We centered our... Full story


Gems in the Coulee - Mikey Williams

The Raider sports is in full swing at Lake Roosevelt, and for one person football season is his time to work. He is at every practice, every game (home and away), every meeting, he even checks in on... Full story


Jeanne McKay Motsenbocker

Jeanne McKay Motsenbocker October 3, 1954 – October 4, 2013 Jeanne McKay Motsenbocker passed into the arms of her Heavenly Father surrounded by her loving family on October 4, 2013, following a courageous three-year battle with ovarian cancer....


Its a Boy for Frank/Paul

It’s a boy for Frank/Paul Leah LeeAnn Frank and Stanley Michael Paul Jr. of Keller are proud to announce the birth of their son Hunter Elijah Paul on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 8 lbs., and was...


Thats one big Pumpkin!

That’s one big pumpkin! Bill Niendam of Elmer City shows off what he calls his “300 pound pumpkin.” He and his wife Dusty raised a single pumpkin in their garden on Front Street. He said the...


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, Thursday, Oct. 10, at Pepper Jack’s Bar and Grille. Singers Wanted The Coulee Community Choir meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at St. Henry’s Catholic Church. Singers are...


Senior Menu

Senior Meals Wed., Oct. 9 - Dinner BBQ Pork Roast, Twice Baked Potato, Mixed Veggies, Roll, Fruit Salad, Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Icing (Happy October Birthday Folks) Thurs., Oct. 10 - Dinner Hamburger Steak & Gravy Over Egg Noodles, Buttered Sq...


Raiders lose to Kittitas

Raiders lose to Kittitas in league opener By John R. McNeil II Lake Roosevlet’s three-game winning streak came to an end last Friday as the Raiders lost to the Kittitas Coyotes 24-14 in their...


Cross country races at Can Am

Cross country races at Can Am by John R. McNeil II After a week off, Raider cross country returned to the races at Colville High School for the 2013 Can Am race Oct. 5. Normally the race is held in...


This week in sports

This week in sports Thurs., Oct. 10 5 p.m., Volleyball at Liberty Bell. Fri., Oct. 11 7 p.m., Football at Manson. Sat., Oct. 12 11 a.m., Cross Country at Quincy Invitational (the home cross country meeting was cancelled because of local...


Jess, Hansen champion ropers again in Coeur d'Alene

Jess, Hansen champion ropers again in Coeur d’Alene Garrett Jess did it again. He and his partner, Clayton Hansen, won the roping title last weekend at the Pro-West Rodeo Association finals in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The previous week Jess and...


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