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Articles from the November 7, 2012 edition

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Paying tribute

In a special section this week, we honor the area’s veterans by listing them and printing as many photos as we could come up with. We hope the 16-page section will not only be enjoyable to peruse, but will also encourage us all to stop and think... Full story


Levy passing for parks

The Coulee Area Park & Recreation District appeared to be on its way to victory in Tuesday’s election, in which it is asking voters to approve a levy of 15 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value. Election totals from the four-county area... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 7, 2012

New commander takes over at American Legion

American Legion Post 157, has a new commander. Cindy Jayne, United States Navy, retired, was inducted into the post commander position Oct. 28, replacing “Chuck” Henspeter, who resigned for... Full story



Community Watch to meet The Community Watch group in Electric City will meet at 6 p.m., Nov. 12, at the Fire Hall in Electric City. The organizers of the “watch” will have additional information on moving the program along. The public is invited... Full story


Flu season is here

Grant County Health District is now giving flu shots at its Moses Lake office on Tuesdays from 9-11 a.m., for $25. The agency will accept cash or checks and bill Medicare, a press release announced this week. People of high risk of serious flu... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 7, 2012

Veterans events slated for this week

It’s a time to honor veterans. A number of special events are scheduled throughout the week to honor the area’s veterans, both in schools and in other ways. The Grand Coulee Dam Middle School will hold its annual Veteran’s Day celebration at... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 7, 2012

Cities spending on tourism promotion

The three municipalities that collect hotel/motel taxes have a combined total of $434,000 in reserve, even after spending over $100,000 this year to promote tourism through a variety of ways.... Full story


NPS seeking concession bids for Seven Bays, Keller Ferry

The National Park Service is again seeking entreprenuers interested in running the Keller Ferry and Seven Bays marina operations. The NPS issued two prospectuses Oct. 31 on two levels for both properties. Those concessions have been operating on... Full story


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 10/29 - An Electric City woman told police that her son had requested money from her and that when she refused he left in a vehicle she thought might be stolen. She said there is a court no-contact order that he is not to visit... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 7, 2012

Woman still seeking cleanup

Becky Billups was back at the Grand Coulee City Council to complain about how her neighborhood on Burdin Boulevard is getting cluttered up with junk cars and debris. She raised concerns early in the year when she appeared before the council to... Full story


Padding the workplace

Workers for William Winkler Company of Spokane pour a concrete pad at the Crescent Bay boat launch parking lot that will be used by Foss Maritime Company for the assembly of the new Keller Ferry.... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 7, 2012

Sidewalk project OK’d

Grand Coulee took its first step Tuesday toward getting a Spokane Way sidewalk project started. Council members Tuesday night voted to have Mayor Chris Christopherson initial an agreement with Gray & Osborne to do the design work for the project.... Full story


Record breaking Halloween on Camas St.

We handed out over 240 treats between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.! We ran out and turned the light off so, there may even have been more! We average between 180 and 200, normally, between 5 and a bit after 9 p.m. Carol Schoning Coulee Dam... Full story


Son deserves better coverage

My son’s name is Sean Waters, and he plays football for Lake Roosevelt. On senior night he played the best I have ever seen him play, and you did not mention him once in your article. Sometimes it makes my family feel like you don’t mention him... Full story


Affordable Care Act not so affordable

The Congressional Budget Office just announced that President Obama’s healthcare law will reduce the deficit by $84 billion more than previously thought, thanks to the Supreme Court’s decision to allow states to opt out of the law’s Medicaid... Full story


A wish list

OK, I know some of you don’t want to hear this but Christmas is right around the corner. So time to start on the Christmas Lists and pull out the decorations. Start checking the lights now, replace... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of the Korean War, a special event plan has been planned to honor the war’s veterans. Nespelem eighth graders spoke with scientists at the bottom of the ocean last week, asking questions... Full story


Audrey J. Flowers

Texas – Services for Audrey June Flowers, 87, of Alba, were held Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at Wilson Bartley Funeral Home Chapel, Alba, with John Ratliff officiating. Burial was held in Smyrna Union... Full story


Taking Names for Trees of Sharing

Partner with the Trees of Sharing Committee in blessing a child who might not otherwise receive a gift at Christmastime by taking a moment to complete a Trees of Sharing ‘wish slip’ at one of the following locations: Coulee Family Medicine,... Full story


Annual Thanksgiving dinner planned

The annual community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held Sunday, Nov. 18 beginning at 2 p.m., at the Senior Center on Main Street in Grand Coulee. The dinner is free.... Full story


Meetings and Notices

No Chamber Luncheon Meeting The Chamber of Commerce meeting will not be holding a luncheon meeting in lieu of their after-hours meeting Thursday night beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Starkey building at 17 Midway Ave., Grand Coulee. See our ad on page... Full story


Runners place eighth at state

by John R. McNeil II The Raider girls’ cross country team competed at the state tournament last Saturday in Pasco for the first time since 2005. All five girls ran hard and finished with good times... Full story


Lady Raiders finish 7-9

A nervous Lady Raider squad faced the top team in the league last week, then ended their second chance at a state berth to close their season with a seven-win, nine-loss record. The Lady Raiders played their last two matches of the 2012 season on... Full story


Mustangs get even with Raiders

After more than 60 years of Raider/Beaver/Tiger dominance over Bridgeport in football, the Mustangs are now getting even. Last Friday they notched their second win in a row over the Raiders. With the 34-12 loss, the Raiders dropped to 1-9 overall, an... Full story

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