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Articles from the November 21, 2012 edition

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Community watch job not even close to done

Another myth has fallen. “Build it and they will come” is no longer true in the city of Electric City. We have been busy the past few months trying to build a community watch program to take back our city. At the last meeting, only the two... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    November 21, 2012

City gives thumbs up to port RV plan

Port District 7’s plan to put in an RV park at Banks Lake Golf Course has been viewed favorably by both Electric City’s planning commission and city council. The plan, if everything goes forward, is to put in a 48-pad RV park where the driving... Full story


Budding bidder

Erin Neilson and wife Jennifer get a little over-the-top help from their 15-month-old daughter Amunet in bidding at the Penny Auction last Saturday at Lake Roosevelt High School. The fund raiser for... Full story



Star closed Friday The Star will be closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday and also on Friday. Visitor Center to reopen The Visitor Center at Grand Coulee Dam will reopen Friday. The Visitor Center was temporarily moved Oct. 1 to the John W.... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    November 21, 2012

Town agrees to explore options on sewer plant

Sewer ratepayers in Coulee Dam and Elmer City won the day last Wednesday night when many of the major parties in the wastewater treatment plant were on hand and agreed to work together. The scene was Coulee Dam’s council meeting with a presentation... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    November 21, 2012

Proctor to defend world title

Grand Coulee’s Shane Proctor will defend his world championship bull riding title Dec. 6-15, at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. This year’s rodeo will feature 10 nights of the best of the best as bull riders and others compete... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    November 21, 2012

Ridge Riders take top state honor

The Ridge Riders picked up top honors during the 2012 Professional Western Rodeo Association Convention Nov. 10 in Ellensburg. The local group was named top rodeo committee in the state for the... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    November 21, 2012

Town could benefit from lighting grant

Coulee Dam could end up with new, low-energy street lights. Public works director Barry Peacock told the council last Wednesday that representatives from the state’s Transportation Improvement Board were in town and looking at the town’s current... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    November 21, 2012

Chamber asks for tourism funds

The chamber of commerce made a pitch for hotel/motel tax money at Coulee Dam’s Council meeting last Wednesday night. Manager Peggy Nevsimal walked council members through a comprehensive $61,000 plan on how the chamber was going to use the... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    November 21, 2012

New school project on target

The project to build a new K-12 school complex is on target to go out for bid in February, 2013, Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Dr. Dennis Carlson said this week. A number of things are happening simultaneously as final drawings are... Full story


Higher power

Linemen for Wilson Construction finish up work Sunday on the project that strung 54 more 500 kilovolt lines across the Columbia River from Grand Coulee Dam’s Third Powerhouse to new towers on the... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    November 21, 2012

Employees get increase

Employees at Electric City got a little more than was suggested by city officials, but not much, as the council approved a 1.6-percent cost-of-living increase for 2013. The council voted 4-1 for the 1.6-percent rate. Councilmember John Nordine voted... Full story

 By Frank Ward    News    November 21, 2012

Where have all the flowers gone?

Dozens of concerned people have asked me this past summer, “What’s wrong with the Credit Union, where we had for years a showcase of beautiful flowers? Everyone talked about them. Beauty and variety in landscaping makes people happy and attracts... Full story


Wrong dates on tennis court history?

I may be wrong, but in your news coverage you mentioned the tennis courts in the 60 years news items. Since I attended High School in Coulee Dam from 1950-1953, I believe those tennis courts were installed much earlier than 1952 because I played... Full story


All students need solid grounding in math, science

In “the good old days,” schools emphasized “reading, writing and arithmetic” taught to the tune of the hickory stick. But today, we seem to have created a two-tiered education philosophy.... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Using water in Coulee Dam will soon become more expensive for residents as the town begins to pay for the water filtration plant it’s about to build, along with other improvements. The town council Wednesday discussed a potential... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Fall Noxious Weed Conference Okanogan County Noxious Weed Control Board is sponsoring a Fall Noxious Weed Conference on Wednesdya, Nov. 28 from 8 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. at the Annex/Agriplex on the Okanogan County Fairgrounds. There is a $5 charge... Full story


Shirley Jean McCoy Campbell

Shirley “Jean” McCoy Campbell, 76, of Grand Coulee, received her angel wings on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, very peacefully in Spokane, Wash., at Manor Care Nursing Home. She was born March 12,... Full story


James “Jim” or “Jimmy” Stevens

James “Jim” or “Jimmy” Stevens, 55, passed away in his Grand Coulee, Washington, home on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. The son of Charles and Geraldine Stevens, Jim was born May 2, 1957, in Denver,... Full story


Jasper Joel Tonasket

Jasper Joel Tonasket After months of joyful anticipation, Baby Jack was born at 12:49 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in the Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane, Wash. He struggled to breathe and was a... Full story


Black/Friesen announce engagement

Brett and Shelly Black of Elmer City are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Taylor Black to Joshua Friesen son of Dave Friesen of Electric City and Tina Friesen of Omaha, Neb.  Josh... Full story


Senior Meals

Wed., Nov. 21 - Dinner Betty’s Mexi Casserole, Chips, Salsa, Sour Cream, Seasoned Corn, Banana Cream Pie. Thurs., Nov. 22 - Center Closed Happy Thanksgiving and Blessings to All - from Myrna, Jay, Melody and Ileta, your meals staff Fri., Nov. 23 -... Full story


Fisher receives grant

Amanda Fisher of Electric City has received a Continuing Education Grant of $1,800 from the International Chapter P.E.O. Sisterhood. Amanda was sponsored for the grant by the local P.E.O. Chapter DG,... Full story


New boys’ basketball coach resigns

Kyle Desautel has resigned as head boys’ basketball coach at Lake Roosevelt High School. Desautel said Tuesday that personal legal issues were pending, which could get in the way of doing the job he was hired last spring to do. “We didn’t feel... Full story


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 9/27 - A Spokane man with Grand Coulee connections was pulled over for not stopping at an intersection, and the officer saw that he was talking on his cellphone. The driver claimed that he was on an “undercover operation for... Full story


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