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Articles from the November 21, 2018 edition

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 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 21, 2018

Consolidation topic as charged as ever

The topic of consolidating local towns into one came up at the Electric City council meeting Nov. 13, where councilmembers, the mayor, the city clerk, a lawyer, and a citizen spoke on the issue for roughly half an hour. The Grand Coulee council had...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 21, 2018

State law changed to help local consolidation effort - in 1995

Many of the details on exactly how consolidation of municipalities can happen in Washington were changed to accomodate a Grand Coulee Dam area push in the mid-1990s to do just that. An article in The Star on May 3, 1995, details some of the issues...

 

University of Washington Public Health students invite local participation in Grand Coulee community health assessment

In partnership with the Grant County Health District nine graduate students in the University of Washington Community-Oriented Public Health Practice (COPHP) program will visit Grand Coulee to learn about important health issues facing the local comm... Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 21, 2018

Possibility: Grant might pay for extra plant work, helping Elmer City

The engineer in charge of the new wastewater treatment plant in Coulee Dam says funds may be available to pay for the extra lift station needed to bring Elmer City’s effluent to the plant. With costs estimated at three quarters of a million...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 21, 2018

Decade-old entrance sign idea revived

The Electric City council discussed putting a large sign at their southern limits that would welcome people coming into town from the south on SR-155. The sign would read "Welcome to Electric City," a...

 

Newsbriefs

Grant Transit Authority meeting to discuss changes Grant Transit Authority will be holding a public meeting at Grand Coulee City Hall on November 28, from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m., to discuss changes to their transportation services that would take effe...

 

Tasting books and more

Ken Miles, of Coulee Dam, and Susan Kennedy, of Electric City, converse over good books and food at an event the Friends of the Grand Coulee Area Library held Nov. 14 at The Wine Bar in Grand Coulee...

 

Out of ashes, art

A few weeks after fire, water and smoke destroyed his Elmer City home and studio, artist Ric Gendron signs books at the opening of his new showing at the Moses Lake Civic Center Friday night....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 21, 2018

Firefighters want to clean up Coulee Dam

Firefighters in Coulee Dam want to clean up areas of the town that could contribute to a much worse fire season than the last one under the wrong circumstances. Judah Pope told the city council Wednesday the Coulee Dam Volunteer Fire Department had...

 

Time to think outside the city

A few years after Rod Hartman had retired as the 10-year mayor of Coulee Dam in 1996, he tried to impress upon me the absolute necessity of merging the local towns. I agreed, and always have, that it would probably make sense to do so, even if it...

 

University thankful for Grand Coulee physicians who teach

In Grand Coulee and throughout eastern Washington, physicians are the backbone of our communities. For the past 45 years, UW School of Medicine faculty and clinical partners have taught and mentored our students as a way of “paying it forward,...

 

Thank you, thank you, thank you

The Care and Share Food Bank has received over one ton of donations from our small communities with big HEARTS In the last two weeks. The high school homecoming drive, Boy Scouts, Coulee Medical Center, plus other smaller drives did a great job of ad...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    November 21, 2018

Give thanks

The holiday season is upon us and, as we start our list of chores to do for the festivities, we must remember that this first holiday is all about giving thanks. So amidst the second course of...

 

Science should determine federal listing of gray wolf

The recovery of the gray wolf is a success story for the Endangered Species Act, and the best available science should determine whether species remain listed. I am proud that the House voted last week to approve of legislation I co-introduced with...

 

Ambrose Joseph "Joe" Reichlin

Ambrose Joseph "Joe" Reichlin passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, in Wilbur, Washington. Born in Cottonwood, Idaho on October 6, 1943, to Franz and Agnes Reichlin, Joe spent his childhood on... Full story

 

Lori Swanson-Sprugel Parrish

"I just want to go to Heaven. I have family and friends who are waiting for me." This was the final prayer of Lori (Swanson-Sprugel) Parrish, which was answered Friday, November 16, 2018. Lori was... Full story

 

Garnet Marie (Murrow) Brandstrom

Garnet Marie (Murrow) Brandstrom passed away Monday, November 5, 2018, after a brief illness. She was born in Yuma, Colorado, on June 11, 1935, to Leta B. (Van Meter) Murrow and Gerald R. Murrow. The... Full story

 

Give-A-Tree as unique holiday gift

Nebraska City, Neb. – Celebrate this year’s holiday season with friends and loved ones while supporting conservation and tree planting with the help of the Arbor Day Foundation. • Returning for the ninth season in a row, Give-A-Tree cards from...

 

Trees of Sharing are out

The Trees of Sharing 2018 are now out decorated with ornament tags with children’s wishes. Pick up a tag and fill the wish. Trees are placed at North Cascades Bank, Safeway Pharmacy, Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union and Harvest Foods. All gifts...

 

Tule weavers

Pendleton Moses, left, makes decoys ducks out of tule reeds with students at Cultural Night, held at Lake Roosevelt on Monday. Moses explained that 2,500 year old decoy ducks had been found in a cave...

 

Meetings & Notices

No Chamber This Week or Next Due to the Thanksgiving holiday and then the Vintners and Brewers Tasting and Auction Dec. 1, there will be no chamber this week or next. Meetings will resume Thursday, December 6. Senior Volunteers Offering Caregivers a...

 

October Students of the Month at Lake Roosevelt Elementary

Here are the October Students of the Month at Lake Roosevelt Elementary...

 

Sean Garvin comes back a champion

Sean Garvin, who played volleyball for the Lady Raiders until an injury sidelined her in 2017, won a national championship on Saturday in Kansas with the College of Southern Idaho Golden Eagles....

 

Legals for November 21, 2018

Town of Coulee Dam NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 2019 Final Budget Hearing Notice is hereby given that the Town of Coulee Dam will hold a Final Budget Hearing on November 28, 2018, 6:00 p.m. at Town Hall. Copies of the 2019 Preliminary Budget are... Full story

 

Angles and iron

A welder works on the iron trusses lifted within the week onto the top of the fire station being built for the Bureau of Reclamation off SR-155. If workers are able to get the roof on before snow...

 

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