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Articles from the October 24, 2018 edition

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 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 24, 2018

City council votes to put consolidation to the people

The city of Grand Coulee voted to put consolidation, or the merging with other area towns, on next year’s ballot, the first of the four local towns to do so. Councilmember Tom Poplawski spoke about the issue at the Oct. 16 council meeting....

 

Funds raised for immigration struggle

Community members gather Sunday to eat spaghetti and donate to the cause of Melody Restaurant owner Juan Moreno, who, after running into legal trouble in a domestic dispute last summer, wound up...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 24, 2018

Estimate: $760K added to Coulee Dam sewer plant bill

Coulee Dam’s sewer plant customers could end up paying three quarters of a million dollars more to add a lift station to carry Elmer City’s sewage to the new wastewater treatment plant, a new cost for which a search for funding will now begin....

 

Newsbriefs

Coulee Dam power rates may rise The rates people pay for electricity in Coulee Dam will likely go up next year. The town council discussed the issue during a special council meeting Monday night. Coulee Dam ratepayers are charged a base rate of...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 24, 2018

Union asks school board to "do what is right"

Members of the union that represents "classified" school district employees, such as bus drivers, secretaries and more, showed up at Monday night's school board meeting for a direct appeal to the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 24, 2018

New ordinance allows city to seize drug houses

Grand Coulee city council members don’t like having drug houses in the community, and so approved an ordinance that gives them some teeth in the matter. Council approved adding to their ordinances the state law on the abatement of drug houses,...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 24, 2018

What's with the smoke lately?

If you’ve noticed a bit of smoke in the air, there’s a chance it’s from controlled burns performed by the Colville Tribes. Acting “fuels manager” for the Colville Tribes, John Elliott explained in a phone call to The Star that the burns...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 24, 2018

State candidate visits area

An independent candidate for the state Legislature visited the Grand Coulee Dam area last Thursday and Friday, knocking on doors and speaking at the chamber of commerce luncheon. Ann Diamond is...

 

Your vote does matter

Did you know that in the 2016 presidential election, over 108 million eligible voters didn’t vote? Were you aware that nationally, the voter turnout was less than 40 percent in the 2014 midterm elections and 21.4 percent of eligible voters were...

 

Please vote NO on I-1639

This is another bill sponsored by billionaires and organizations such as Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility (WAGR). They spent $10.5 million to get I-594 passed in 2014. That bill approved by voters now makes it illegal to loan a rifle to a...

 

Carter knows where money comes from

Cindy Carter is a rarity these days, an elected official who knows where money comes from. She learned to work as a child and retains a remarkable work ethic. I visited the Carters when they were finishing their house. Cindy was not there giving...

 
 By Don Long    Opinion    October 24, 2018

Look for unintended consequences

We have important PUD Commissioner choices on the ballot this year. The platform of two of the PUD Commissioner candidates seems solely to be reducing rates for irrigation and residential customers. But, history is full of unintended consequences...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    October 24, 2018

Senior Profile: Rainy Dawn Vargas-Thomas

There are some students who fly by under the radar, and they are moving to the college of their choice when you realize you missed out on knowing a senior who is pretty special. That is not the case w...

 

I-1631: Higher costs, no impact on emissions

Ballots are starting to arrive and it’s getting to be decision time. As someone who works with a lot of businesses, especially small businesses, I am concerned about the impact of the costs associated with Initiative 1631, the energy tax measure....

 

Celebrating Life in Recovery group to begin in Grand Coulee

International speaker and television personality, Cheri Peters, is the creator of the “Celebrating Life In Recovery” program. Available worldwide, a new recovery group starts meetings here in Grand Coulee next month. In 1994, Peters founded True...

 

Meetings & Notices

Chamber This Week This week’s meeting will be held at noon at Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. General business is on the agenda. Senior Volunteers Offering Caregivers a Break Senior Center volunteers will be offering free activities for those with... Full story

 

Meng selected 2019 rodeo queen

On October 7, the Ridge Riders proudly crowned Miss Cassidy Meng as their 2019 Colorama Pro-West Rodeo Queen. Cassidy is 17 years of age and attends Moses Lake High School. She has enjoyed competing...

 

It's a boy for Clune/Cotton

Jessica Clune and Dominic Cotton, of Grand Coulee, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Kyler Elliot Clune, born Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 8 lb., 10 oz., and was 20.5 inches... Full story

 

Choir to begin Christmas practice

The community choir will be rehearsing Mondays at 7 p.m. for its upcoming Christmas concert. Practice takes place at St. Henry’s Catholic Church. Singers are welcome....

 

State Parks announces 12 free days in 2019

OLYMPIA – Oct. 17, 2018 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will again offer 12 free days next year, in which day-use visitors won’t need a Discover Pass to visit state parks by vehicle. The first free day of 2019 is New...

 

Sailing on top of the world

Commerce, likely many other things, is dependent on current weather and long-term climate. Our regional wheat growers know that our climate is conducive to their work and production. The same applies... Full story

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 10/16 - An officer assisted Colville Tribal Police in standing near while a patient with a history of violence and non-compliance whom they had brought in was treated at Coulee Medical Center. - An Electric Blvd woman complained...

 

LR royalty named

At the annual homecoming game Friday night at Lake Roosevelt High School, students crowned their elected princesses, princes, king and queen of the homecoming court. The freshman class named Sergio...

 

Raiders run in league championship

The Raiders ran in the Central Washington 2B league championship at the Liberty Bell course Oct. 20. Top Lake Roosevelt finisher for the girls’ three-mile race was senior Hannah Wapato, who placed fifth with a time of 20 minutes, 27.7 seconds. Top...

 

This week in sports

Wed., Oct. 24 Noon dismissal 3 p.m., Raider Cross Country Districts, Moses Lake Blue Heron Park Thurs., Oct. 25 TBD, Lady Raider Volleyball Districts Fri., Oct. 26 7 p.m., Raider Football here with Brewster Sat., Oct. 27 TBD, Raider Soccer Playoffs,... Full story

 

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