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Articles from the March 26, 2014 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News

Hospital controversy may settle down

A corner was likely turned this week in the months-long hospital controversy that saw Coulee Medical Center’s healthcare providers and other employees pitted against administration. Public Hospital District 6 commissioners... — Updated 3/28/2014 Full story


Heilman/Redd have a girl

Rebecca Chay Miles-Heilman and Levi A. Redd of Grand Coulee are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Chayla Rae Redd, born Friday, March 14, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6 lbs., 9 ounces and... — Updated 3/26/2014 Full story


It's a boy for Bailey/Gorr

Courtney Bailey and Richard Gorr of Coulee Dam are proud to announce the birth of their son Xabian Lawrence Gorr born Friday, March 14, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 7 lbs., 8 ounces and was 21-1/2... — Updated 3/26/2014 Full story


Stout takes third

The Okanogan Valley District Pinewood Derby Races took place Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Sunrise Chevrolet in Omak, Wash.  Packs represented were 20, 23, 24, 25, and 60. Each... — Updated 3/26/2014 Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, March 27, at noon, at La Presa. Dave Wilson, independent candidate running against Cathy McMorris Rodgers for the fifth congressional district, will... — Updated 3/26/2014 Full story


Two local Cub Scouts earn highest award

Pack 24 is pleased to announce that two of it's members achieved the highest award that can be earned in Cub Scouts - the Arrow of Light.  Dylan Wiles and Cameron Gaines received... — Updated 3/26/2014 Full story


Kathie Bise

Graveside services will be held for Kathie Bise on Saturday, April 5, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Spring Canyon Cemetery. A potluck will follow at the Grand Coulee Fire Hall. Mrs. Bise passed away December 14, 2013.... — Updated 3/26/2014 Full story


Leslie Sisco Sr.

Leslie Sisco, Sr., age 80, of Spokane, Washington, passed away March 22, 2014 surrounded by family. He was born April 13, 1933, in Hugo, Oklahoma, the son of late Virgil and Cora Sisco. He is survived by 8 of his siblings and his... — Updated 3/26/2014 Full story


Betty Lou Grandorff

Betty Lou Grandorff, 83, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Grand Coulee, Washington. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., on Saturday, April 5, 2014 in the Zion Lutheran Church of Grand Coulee. Strate Funeral Home of Grand... — Updated 3/26/2014 Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Random Heroes to rock the Coulee. Corey Hilson, Brian Edwards, Brandon Ricks, Clancy Dieser and Mike Harden, five local boys will give their first local rock concert Friday night. Security upgrades at Grand Coulee... — Updated 3/26/2014 Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion

Spring has sprung, Yippie!

The birds are chirping, the trees are budding, bugs are making an appearance and the kids are getting rambunctious. Spring is here and summer just around the next bend. So that... — Updated 3/26/2014 Full story

 By Lois Chilton    Opinion

Something wrong with the scenario

I have waited to comment on the CMC “situation,” as Jess Utz so kindly referred to it; but I can no longer. I worked at CMC for 10 years and I enjoyed my time there. I helped raise funds for the dream of the new facility to be... — Updated 3/26/2014 Full story

 By Gerry Salstrom    Opinion

Re: "Commissioners to look for cause to fire hospital CEO" (March 12)

In reading the article on the hospital board meeting I find it appalling that Administration "incentived high performance team," was rewarded for the hostile work environment they created. To have staff members low census to the po... — Updated 3/26/2014 Full story

 By Greg Wilder    Opinion

An open letter to the citizens of Coulee Dam

The election outcome last year seated a new mayor and two new town Council members for Coulee Dam. A lot has changed in Town Hall - council meeting procedures actually encourage public participation, issues are openly and robustly... — Updated 3/26/2014 Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News

Water projects awarded

The Grand Coulee council voted to fund three water projects at its meeting March 18. The three projects were awarded to Pipkin Construction of Wenatchee on a low bid of $422,539.64, and will be funded from the city’s water... — Updated 3/26/2014 Full story


Good times

Supporters of The Ridge Riders gather for the group's annual banquet and auction at the American Legion Post in Electric City Saturday night. - Scott Hunter phot... — Updated 3/26/2014 Full story


Cool winner

Jozlyn St. John, 11, of Grand Coulee competes Saturday in the keg toss competition on the final day of operations at Loup Loup Ski Bowl, west of Okanogan. St. John won the girls'... — Updated 3/26/2014 Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News

Plan for running new school presented

The school board got its first look at a plan for administrators for the new school complex. Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Dennis Carlson told the board that the new school will need two principals, a vice... — Updated 3/26/2014 Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News

School will add period to day

The school district, by action of the school board, will return to a seven-period day this fall. The district has had a six-period day for the past several years and a change to the seven-period day will allow students to receive a... — Updated 3/26/2014 Full story



Long time on duty Grand Coulee police Chief Mel Hunt completed his 38th year with the department at 4 p.m. Monday this week. Blues coming to resort The Sunbanks Lake Resort spring Blues Festival will be held May 15-18, at the... — Updated 3/26/2014 Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News

Doctor gets statewide award

The chief of staff at Coulee Medical Center was given a statewide award at the annual Washington Rural Health Association’s Northwest Regional Health Conference in Spokane Wednesday. Dr. Andrew Castrodale was awarded the Dr.... — Updated 3/26/2014 Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News

Coulee Dam seeks citizens to serve

Coulee Dam is seeking town residents to serve on three boards and fill one council seat. Mayor Gregory Wilder is asking members of the public to step up and fill three Civil Service Commission seats, five Planning Commission... — Updated 3/26/2014 Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News

Upcoming question: How big can you build?

A dispute on the size of accessory buildings in Electric City will soon be on the front burner for city planners. When the city’s comprehensive plan was passed, it limited the size of accessory buildings to 850 square feet. At... — Updated 3/26/2014 Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News

Sleepy driver not injured

A driver who told police he was homeless and driving his father's car fell asleep and crashed through the guardrail at the south end of the causeway in Electric City last Thursday... — Updated 3/26/2014 Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News

Mid-September school start proposed

Summers seem too short? You could be in for a longer summer this year if the school board adopts the proposed district school calendar. Granted, the calendar for the 2014-15 school year presented at Monday night’s Grand Coulee... — Updated 3/26/2014 Full story


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