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Articles from the October 15, 2014 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 15, 2014

Electric City leaning towards bigger is better

Proponents of larger accessory buildings in Electric City made some headway at a city planning commission meeting a week ago. It is expected that the planning commission will recommend to the city council that zoning be changed to allow 1,728 square... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 15, 2014

Grand Coulee lifts lot coverage restrictions

The city of Grand Coulee, by ordinance, has lifted restrictions on lot coverage. As a result of the ordinance, passed Oct. 7, there will be no lot coverage restrictions on all but one zone (C-H) in the city. That zone will allow 75 percent coverage... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 15, 2014

27 years and millions of fish

If you believe Banks Lake is a good place to fish, then you can thank a couple of local men who helped make it happen. Reg Morgan, long since retired from U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and Bill Brashears,... Full story


Third Power Plant work will rebuild 3,000 tons of precision

Even the eighth wonder of the world needs rejuvenation sometime. Trouble is, no spa will accept a 3,000-ton turbine. That's why one of the three largest hydroelectric units in the world has been... Full story



Company marks 79 years Loepp Furniture begins its 79th anniversary celebration and sale this week. The firm is the oldest continuing business in the greater Grand Coulee area. For many years the business was owned and managed by Dave and Peggy Portch... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    October 15, 2014

Hospital leaders forecast cloudy with clear horizon

In six months, a hospital recruiting team has managed to attract at least two doctors, a third is on the way, and another health care provider who had cut her time in Grand Coulee to emergency room wo... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 15, 2014

Town to follow cross-connection water program

Elmer City council passed a cross-connection water system program at its meeting last week. The object of the cross connection program is to reduce the risk of contamination of the public water system. Officials also stated that the new program will... Full story


Local man gets national honor

Cody Desautel, a Coulee Dam resident and member of the Colville Tribes, was among the 2014 award winners honored during a gala at the leading Native American business event in the country, taking place at the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in... Full story


Wrong initiative cited?

This is in response to an article by Jess Utz, “Vote: It’s your right and freedom”. I believe either Jess or The Star made a mistake in the article where Jess mentioned Initiative 591. I’m sure Jess meant to say Initiative 594, and not 591.... Full story

 By Don Long    Opinion    October 15, 2014

Retain experience with Pheasant for treasurer

The most important qualification to be Grant County’s Treasurer is financial education and experience. The write-in candidate, who barely squeaked into the general election challenging our Grant County Treasurer, hasn’t provided any information... Full story


About dry grass at cemetery

First, the Grand Coulee Dam Lions and Spring Canyon Cemetery would like to thank the community for all the support over the past 79 years. We could not do everything we do in the community without the support of this great community. At this time, I... Full story


Looking for a representative, not a leader

“Proven Leadership” is the slogan being thrown around this season. Candidates telling us that we should vote for them because it’s “all about relationships.” To me, that says a candidate will play Let’s Make a Deal when they get into... Full story

 By Jon Lane    Opinion    October 15, 2014

Dano involved in community

I have known Garth Dano and his family since they first moved to Moses Lake. I consider Garth one of my very special friends. Garth and his family have been involved in many community activities. They were instrumental in building Neppel Park, have... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    October 15, 2014

Family, bucks and familiar ground

It is a rare occurrence that four family members can go on an expedition in the sage brush that surrounds us and come out with smiles. Yes, it was opening day for rifle deer season and I was out... Full story


Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago After seven months in Iraq, Lance Cpl. Johnny Holt returned stateside, much to the joy of his friends and family. Holt is a 1999 Lake Roosevelt High School graduate who volunteered to go to Iraq as an administration clerk with the 7th Ma... Full story


John Andrew Grant

John Andrew Grant (84) Longtime employee and goodwill ambassador to visitors from across the world to the Grand Coulee Dam, Washington's Visitors' Center passed away surrounded by his loving wife and... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Alumni Association to Meet Tonight Grand Coulee High School Alumni Association will hold its fall meeting on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at 1:00 P.M., at United Methodist Church, 406 Center Street in Grand Coulee. Anyone who attended any of the... Full story


Grand child, grand fish

Electric City Councilmember Brad Parrish caught this monster king salmon in the Columbia River near Richland. His grandson, Isaiah Parrish from Spokane, is holding it for the picture. The only scales... Full story


Ferguson/Waters have a boy

Elizabeth Ferguson and Sean Waters of Coulee Dam are proud to announce the birth of their son Seamus Nikolai Waters on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 9 lbs., 6 oz., and was 20 inches in length at... Full story


It's a girl for the Marchands

Natasha and Shane Marchand are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Hadley Jo Marchand, born Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6 lbs., 12 oz., and was 18 inches in length at birth. Sibling... Full story


It's a boy for the Kellers

Richard and Emily Keller of Spokane, Wash., are proud to announce the birth of their adorable son Levi Joseph Keller, born Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at Holy Family Hospital. He weighed 9 lbs., 6 oz., and... Full story


Clarks have a boy

Brandi and Jason Clark of Coulee Dam are proud to announce the birth of their son Ryder Cole Clark, born Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 5 lbs., 9 oz., and was 19-1/2 inches in length at... Full story


One Owl/Llamas have a boy

Kesha One Owl and Jesus Llamas of Grand Coulee are proud to announce the birth of their son Kyien Ismael Llamas One Owl on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 9 lbs., and was 21 inches in length at birth.... Full story


Legals for October 15, 2014

CITY OF ELECTRIC CITY PROPOSED 2015 BUDGET HEARINGS, AVAILABILITY OF 2015 PRELIMINARY BUDGET FINAL BUDGET HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN a copy of the 2015 Preliminary Budget for the City of Electric City will be available to the public on November... Full story


Wells Dam plans talk planned for historical society

The annual membership meeting of the Okanogan County Historical Society is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. at the Malott Grange Hall. The agenda includes discussion of how to best utilize original water colors by Sally Ward donated by her... Full story


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