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Articles from the October 10, 2012 edition

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Winds (and fires) of change have blown

In the wake of our recent wildfires, the community likely needs to think about details the now-gone hillside vegetation used to take care of for us. We take for granted the roles played by the everyday, the mundane. A couple of examples may serve to... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    October 10, 2012

Very windy weather expected

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Tuesday from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the local area, expecting sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph. That’s the kind of event that can make driving difficult, especially...

 By Roger Lucas    News    October 10, 2012

Coulee Fall Festival offers something new Saturday

A variety of activities this Saturday will make up the “Coulee Fall Festival,” including hay rides, kids’ karaoke, a community-wide yard sale and a pet show, all just for fun. The Coulee Fall Festival replaces the former Moonlite Madness... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    October 10, 2012

Fire destroys home

Fire destroyed a home in Delano Sunday afternoon. Fire officials said the home at 57789 Cardinal Place NE was a total loss. One fire official, Carl Sheehy, a captain of the Electric City Fire... Full story



It’s Fire Prevention Week Mayor Chris Christopherson has proclaimed this week “Fire Prevention Week.” The Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Department is encouraging residents to have “two ways out” of their residence and practice the routes so... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    October 10, 2012

Local post takes national award

Grand Coulee Dam American Legion Post 157 is one of five legion posts in the state to receive a “Recognition of Post Excellence” from the national organization. The award came out of the recent national convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, and... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    October 10, 2012

Post’s honor guard one of few in state

American Legion Post 157 honor guard showed Friday night why it has received national certification and is one of only five posts in the state to receive the award. Members of the honor guard presented the colors at Friday night’s homecoming footba... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    October 10, 2012

Park idea raises concerns, gets nixed

Word that Electric City was going to develop a park along the waterfront of Banks Lake brought a number of opposing letters to the city’s planning commission meeting last Friday. Commission members were as surprised as city officials and acted... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    October 10, 2012

Toppled trees becoming big art

A giant Chinook salmon was forming from a tall blue spruce in Mason City Park over the weekend. It was being carved by Jacob Lucas, who carved the animal, bird and fish figures through the town of... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    October 10, 2012

Pet parade turns into a show

A planned pet parade has turned into a “pet show” at Skateboard Park, following a city council meeting at which permission for the parade was declined. Police Chief Mel Hunt and Grand Coulee City Council members were hesitant Oct. 2 to approve th... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    October 10, 2012

Fire claims homes, evacuates school

A wildfire that started last Tuesday north of an around Omak Lake is now 60 percent contained after burning two homes, more than 16,000 acres of grass and timber and eight structures, and evacuating... Full story


Big thanks for firefighters

A big thank you to everyone (firefighters, neighbors, friends) who helped battle and finally put out the grass and pasture and stubble that was burning in eastern Douglas County. Thanks again Vera (Ehlers) Hardung... Full story


Investing in progress

As a software entrepreneur, I find it ironic to see people going online to rail against taxes and government spending. The Internet grew from government research financed by earlier generations of taxpayers. So did computers, GPS technology and many... Full story


Medicare rule could be painful for patients

Federal officials at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are currently considering whether to maintain patient access to crucial pain-relief treatments provided by Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) -- or to eliminate these... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Coulee Community Hospital has some changes in progress designed to make a trip to the hospital drier and a parking spot easier to find. Parking lot expansion and replacing the tiles and insulation on the hospital clinic’s roof began... Full story


Phillip William George

Phillip William George was born March 22, 1946, in Seattle, Wash., to Peter Sidney and Edith Bessie Williams Rosario. He was born Phillip Peter Rosario but was later adopted by his stepfather Russell... Full story


Wild horse populations gaining on reservation

There are an estimated 1,000 wild horses roaming free on the Colville Indian Reservation that have caused significant damage to certain areas they occupy, the tribal Fish and Wildlife Dept. says. The... Full story


About our splendid fall weather

The start of October has been really pleasant fall weather. It really is a nice treat. Our first recorded low back in the 30°F range occurred on Oct. 4. The last 30°F range low was way back on May... Full story


Meetings and Notices

GCD Chamber to Meet at CMC Cafeteria The chamber of commerce will meet this Thursday, Oct. 11 at the CMC cafeteria. A tour of the new mammogram/radiology department will be done in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Those interested should meet... Full story


Raiders celebrate homecoming victory

The Raiders recorded their first victory of the 2012 season in Friday night’s homecoming win over the Manson Trojans, 45-27. With the win, the Raiders are tied with White Swan for fourth in the... Full story


Raider cc runners improving at right time

The Raider cross country teams ran two races last week, at Omak last Tuesday and at home last Saturday. Both the boys’ and girls’ teams saw great improvement, with everyone running season- or... Full story


Lady Raiders lose to Soap Lake, beat Liberty Bell

It was an up-and-down week for the Lady Raiders, who lost last Tuesday, then improved to win on Thursday. At Soap Lake, the Lady Raiders came back from a first-game loss to win the next two. But the... Full story


This week in sports

This week in sports Thurs., Oct. 11 5:30 p.m., Volleyball here with Bridgeport. Fri., Oct.12 7 p.m., Football at Oroville. Sat., Oct. 13 11 a.m., Volleyball at Entiat. Noon, Cross Country at Oroville Invitational. Mon., Oct. 15 5 p.m., JV Football... Full story


Homecoming royalty 2012

Seleted as LRHS Homecoming royalty for 2012 are from left - Freshmen Kayley Duclos and Devan Black; sophomores Kammi Rosenbaum and Kyle Holt; juniors Jennifer Reichlin and Tyler Agosto and seniors... Full story


Bowling Scores

BOWLING TUESDAY HI LOS TEAM W L Pepsi 18.5 5.5 Karl’s Site Dev. 14 10 Riverview Lanes 13 11 Fllers 9.5 14.5 Sunflower Graphics 9 15 KEYG 1490 8 16 High Game: Pepsi 482; Amber 191 High Series: Pepsi 1235; Betty Davis 486 Splits: Barbara 2-10;... Full story


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