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Articles from the February 22, 2012 edition

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 By Roger Lucas    News    February 22, 2012

Raptor nest removed from tower

What happened to the osprey nest on the tower at the park below the Visitor Center at Grand Coulee Dam? You may see it again soon, at its new location, atop a pole that will be put in place by Wilson... Full story


Traffic delays and closures ahead during overhead line construction

The Bureau of Reclamation is advising motorists and visitors to Grand Coulee Dam to anticipate traffic delays on highway 155 and closures of adjacent facilities while the Bonneville Power Administration prepares to remove overhead transmission... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    February 22, 2012

Over the Dam run gets a boost

Chamber of commerce members and “Over the Dam” run officials got good news Thursday when they learned that despite work at the dam, the race can likely go on as scheduled. Public Affairs Officer Lynne Brougher told chamber members that there... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    February 22, 2012

Town wants help with July 4 festival

The mayor of Coulee Dam last week asked other mayors to help with the cost of entertainment for the July 4 celebration. The last couple of years, Coulee Dam’s town council has voted funds from its hotel/motel tax collections to put on entertainment... Full story


State champ

Orrin Gross gets a congratulatory hug from his dad after winning the state championship at the Tacoma Dome last weekend, wrestling at 138 pounds in the 2B class competition. The story, more photos... Full story



NPS offers youth work Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is accepting applications for the 2012 summer Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program. Ten enrollees and leader positions will be recruited. These positions will be located at Spring... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    February 22, 2012

Voters support Nespelem school levy

Nespelem School District voters approved a four-year $118,000 replacement maintenance and operation levy last Tuesday with a 68.8-percent “yes” vote. Only 125 voters out of 392 ballots mailed out returned their votes as of Feb. 17 in what is an... Full story


Voters support Nespelem school levy

Nespelem School District voters approved a four-year $118,000 replacement maintenance and operation levy last Tuesday with a 68.8-percent “yes” vote. Only 125 voters out of 392 ballots mailed out returned their votes as of Feb. 17 in what is an... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    February 22, 2012

Dates set for community cleanup

Three dates have been set for community cleanup this year. The Regional Board of Mayors last week set three dates when residents of the various cities and towns can get rid of lawn and garden debris. Electric City Mayor Jerry Sands, whose city... Full story


Energy-saving project would improve schools

A project to improve energy use in local schools could be materializing. McKinstry, an energy firm, will finalize a plan to correct a number of energy problems within the district. School officials were quick to point out that they wanted a plan... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    February 22, 2012

Tribe gets federal funds for housing

A $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will provide funds for the Colville Indian Housing Authority to start work on its Lovejoy housing project in the Omak District, Executive Director Elena L. Bassett s... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    February 22, 2012

Electric City turns down EDC

Electric City’s city council meeting lasted just 18 minutes Feb. 14, but it gave members plenty of time to rebuff a request by Grant County’s Economic Development Council on a funding request. The EDC had asked for $532.50 from Electric City,... Full story


USBR to spend millions on water projects

The Bureau of Reclamation will spend $50 million on six rural water projects throughout the western United States, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced recently. Mostly dedicated to providing potable water to communities, the funding also... Full story


Good suggestion still misses the point

The mayor of Coulee Dam would like help from other towns putting on the annual July 4 festivities. He should get it, and be willing to take the concept several steps further. Mayor Quincy Snow notes the expense of putting on the entertainment. On... Full story


Tyrades! Should students be paid to attend school?

Could pocket change have persuaded Ferris Bueller to forego his day off? That’s what I wondered when I read about a bold experiment by Dohn Community High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. According to... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Months of hard work and dedication from the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce culminated last Saturday when it kicked off its first “Balde” Eagle Festival. “I felt it went... Full story


Sheree Carol Thomas-Bird

Sheree Carol Thomas-Bird, 21, came into this world on December 3, 1990, arriving at Grand Coulee, Washington, into the home of Richard and Laura (Tulee) Thomas Jr. and departed from Nespelem,... Full story


Larry Peha

Larry Peha, 67, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, in Davenport, Washington. He was born on May 12, 1944, in Wilbur, to Ludwig and Dorothy (Dietrich) Peha. Larry attended schools in the area, graduating from Almira High School in 1962. He married... Full story


Girls take part in local pageant

Several local girls took part in a “natural” pageant Feb. 11, that organizers say will be planned again for next year. The Queen of Hearts Natural Pageant was designed for children and young women... Full story


Harrell receives achievement medal

The Department of the Air Force awarded Staff Sergeant Nathan A. Harrell the Air Force Achievement Medal for Outstanding Achievement from Feb. 25, 2011, to July 1, 2011. Harrell distinguished himself... Full story


It’s a boy for the Thiefaults

Erin and Zach Thiefault of Spokane Valley, are proud to announce the birth of their son Tanner James on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. He weighed 7 lbs., 12 oz.... Full story


It’s a boy for Covington/Andrews

Brenda L. Covington and James E. Andrews of Electric City are pleased to announce the birth of their son Aaron James Andrews on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee He weighed 7 lbs., 6 oz., and was 21 inches in length at... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon on Thursday, Feb. 23 at Pepper Jack’s Bar and Grille. Port Dist. 7 to Meet Grant County Port District 7 will hold its regular monthly meeting Thursday, Feb. 23, at5 p.m., at the Grand... Full story


Free tax help

Income tax time is here!! Free tax preparation is once again being offered at the senior center in Grand Coulee every Tuesday now through April 10 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Volunteers trained in cooperation with the IRS will offer free help to... Full story


Nespelem 2012 All- Indian Basketball Tournament results

The Nespelem All Indian Basketball Tournament was held January 14-15, 2012. This year we had over 30 teams competing in (4) separate tournaments: Young Men, Women, 35 and over, and 50 and over bracket. This year was the largest All Indian Basketball... Full story


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