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Articles from the November 13, 2013 edition

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Elmer City mayor's race too close to call

With just over 300 ballots in Okanogan County left to count, the mayoral race in Elmer City is the closest local race in last week’s election, hanging by one vote. If the current count holds, there will be a turnover in the mayor’s office as... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    November 13, 2013

Special hospital meeting called for Monday

Three of four commissioners of the public hospital district that runs Coulee Medical Center have called a special meeting of the commission for Monday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. Special meetings must adhere... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    November 13, 2013

Accident claims life on highway

An accident two miles north of Keller has resulted in a death, the Washington State Patrol stated this afternoon. A WSP press release indicates the single-car collision took place on SR21 at milepost 119 in Ferry County at 3:50 p.m. today (Nov. 14)... Full story


Coulee Dam votes mean new leadership

There will be a new mayor and two new council members in Coulee Dam, all defeating incumbents, vote totals as of last Friday show. The new mayor will be Gregory Wilder, who defeated longtime Mayor Quincy Snow, 231-107. New council members will be... Full story


Childrens' play was a hit

Local PTA officials are already making plans to have another Missoula Children's Theater performance next year. "Blackbeard the Pirate," put on in two performances Saturday, attracted enough theater... Full story


Latest vote counts show solid elections

by Roger S. Lucas Although the final count won’t take place until Nov. 26, the official certification date, several local elections seem likely to withstand any late mail-in ballot arrivals. Winning a seat on the Electric City council was Aaron... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    November 13, 2013

Coulee Medical Center going for zero in 2014

The public hospital district that runs Coulee Medical Center is aiming for zero next year. That is, a net gain of nothing on its bottom line, which would be an improvement over this year and last. Commissioners for Douglas, Grant, Lincoln, Okanogan... Full story


Mechanics' argument scheduled for court

A Grand Coulee man cited for operating a business in a residential district without a license may get his day in court soon. Donovan Picard, of 431 Grand Coulee Avenue, could argue his case before municipal court judge Richard Fitterer as early as... Full story


Tools stolen from new school site

A subcontractor advised police that someone had gained access to a tool trailer at the new school construction site and made off with a number of tools. David Hall, foreman for Icon Corporation, said that two padlocks on the tool shed had been cut... Full story



Commission to hire police will meet Grand Coulee’s Civil Service Commission meets Friday, Nov. 15, at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers, where members will work on the details of how to proceed in the hiring of a new police officer, set test... Full story


Local rodeo named best in state

The Colorama Rodeo was named “Rodeo of the Year” for the second time in a row at a meeting of the Pro-West Rodeo Association last Saturday night. The award was announced at the association’s annual awards banquet in the Tri-Cities area. George... Full story


Bomb threat shuts reservation store

Colville Tribal police received a possible bomb threat Friday at 3:30 p.m., at Tribal Trails gas station at Barney’s Junction near Kettle Falls, also known as “Noisy Waters.” Tribal officers were dispatched, along with Ferry County deputies,... Full story


Resort hires new manager team

Randy and Lila Watson were named as managers of Sunbanks Lake Resort last week. Managing partner Pat Welton said that “the pair bring a history of resort management” to the Electric City resort on Banks Lake. The Watsons have had resort... Full story


Plugging in for holiday spirit

At each end of a big holiday decoration, city maintenance heads for Electric City (Ken Dexter, right) and Grand Coulee (Dennis Francis) unload one of several big pieces of decorations at the Electric... Full story


Our take on the news

• The Missoula Children’s Theater, which the local PTA paid to put on an impressive musical with local kids in less than a week, is a happy symptom of a depressing malady in society. We need more resources to go toward such humanities efforts,... Full story


Honored by support

I am honored and humbled that the Coulee Dam electorate decided to put their faith in me as their new mayor. THANK YOU! As well, Duane Johnson and Gayle Swagerty were equally honored. Now the work (and fun) begins, crafting a more involved and open... Full story


Thanks for the support

Thank you to my friends and neighbors for your overwhelming support in my bid for Town Council. I plan to work to improve communication between town leadership and everyone in our town, so let me hear from you both with your ideas and concerns so we... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    November 13, 2013

Horse rescue operation bound to grow

A horse's story can be hard to tell and even harder to listen to. These horses have horrible stories of abuse, neglect, abandonment and starvation. But that is all changing for a few of them. Buddy,... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Workers from Basin Paving Co. finished planting the last juniper tree at the intersection of highway 155 and Kent Street in Electric City. Approximately 196 trees were planted in town as part of a beautification project. Two Lake... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet at Noon The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its noon meeting at Siam Palace in Grand Coulee on Thursday, Nov. 14. The program will be presented by Jenn Tate and April Wertz of Earth and Sky Studios. They will be... Full story


Front and center for vets

Teacher Sandy Hood addresses students and veterans at the conclusion of the Grand Coulee Dam Middle School assembly Wednesday honoring veterans. But the veterans decided this year to honor her back,... Full story


Pioneer Museum is now open

The Pioneer Museum is now open Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on highway 155 in Electric City. Currently the museum is featuring the Kennedy era with dolls, magazines, board games and paper dolls. Where were you 50 years ago when you... Full story


It's a boy

It’s a boy James and Pimonpat Stair of Wilbur are proud to announce the birth of their son Jayden Patrick Watcharaphon Stair on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grad Coulee. He weighed 6 lbs., 12oz., and was 20 inches in length... Full story


Senior Menu

Senior Meals Wed., Nov. 13 - Thanksgiivng Dinner/Birthday Turkey, Dresing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Green Bean Casserole, Fruit Salad, Rolls. Potluck Dessert. Thurs., Nov. 14 - Dinner Swiss Steak, Roasted Root Vegetables, Citrus Salad... Full story


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