Articles from the May 27, 2015 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 27, 2015

Marijuana store license denied

The city of Grand Coulee has denied a business license for a marijuana retail store here. City Clerk Carol Boyce said Tuesday morning that she is denying the license application by Jean Comstock because it is still a federal crime to possess marijuan... Full story

 

Annual remembrance

Families listen Monday to the annual Isle of Flags memorial service at Spring Canyon Cemetery, where six new flags were added to more than 500 already in service to commemorate the military service... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 27, 2015

Zoning change hearing set for Tuesday

More than 30 people have submitted comments on proposed zoning amendments, and the public will have further opportunity to comment at a public hearing schedule for 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 2, at Electric City’s council chambers. The zoning amendments... Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 27, 2015

House goes up in a blaze in Grand Coulee

Mike Horne awoke to an odd sound early Saturday, opened his bedroom curtain and faced a fireball blazing outside, as the house next door burned. "I opened the bedroom curtain and it went from 65... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 27, 2015

No extreme changes likely at Four Corners

Don’t look for any extreme changes to the Four Corners intersection. However, Grand Coulee’s council will have an opportunity at its next meeting to make some suggestions to the state Department of Transportation on how it can “tweak” things... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 27, 2015

Elmer City project gets an early start

A major sidewalk project that was scheduled for Elmer City in 2016, has been moved up to later this year, the town council learned last Thursday night. Public works director “Jimmer” Tillman told the council that he expected work on the project... Full story

 

Drop balls, raise funds

Some lucky winner will pick up $200 in Banks Lake Golf Course’s golf ball drop July 12. Buy a ticket for $5, and if your golf ball lands closest to the hole you can walk away with the $200 first prize. Second place is $120, and third place is $80.... Full story

 

Considering future options

Community members consider which "opportunities" listed on the wall of the gym at the old middle school make sense to them, adding colored sticky dots to their favorites at a meeting last Wednesday.... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 27, 2015

More file intent to seek office

Late election filings helped fill Elmer City’s open positions and added to Nespelem town council openings. In Elmer City, Joaquin J. Marchand has filed for position 1 and Clara Carson has filed for position 2, providing the town with a full... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 27, 2015

Playland lease extended

Electric City took action last Tuesday night to extend its lease with Coulee Playland for another 10 years. The 13-acre resort provides camping and fishing activity on Banks Lake, and is leased by the city from the Bureau of Reclamation, which... Full story

 

Electric City has new park

The city has purchased a 112-foot by 160-foot piece of land just above the fire hall for $25,000 from the Banks Lake Bible Church. The city has salvaged pieces of playground equipment, and plans to... Full story

 
 By Janice Holcomb    Opinion    May 27, 2015

Great service shows why shopping at home is a win-win

On Friday evening of Colorama weekend (and Mother’s Day) my mom’s refrigerator died. Luckily, she had her old one in the garage, but it was still concerning as we had eight adults and seven kids (7 and under) coming for the weekend. First thing S... Full story

 
 By Jamie Holeman    Opinion    May 27, 2015

Why is the answer to change always no?

Why is it every time someone tries to bring something new into one of our little towns it is met with so much opposition? Are we as a “whole” community simply opposed to growth? Have we become so suppressed with our decision-making skills that we... Full story

 
 By Mark Payne    Opinion    May 27, 2015

Thanks for commenting, now show up

I would like to thank all the Electric City residents, lot owners, voters and business owners that took the time to to show your support for the council to pass the E.C.M.C Title 18. All of you took the time to sign the support letter or wrote your... Full story

 
 By Soy Redthunder    Opinion    May 27, 2015

Proposing goals for local veteransv

I have had discussions with Richard Black, athletic director at Lake Roosevelt High School, about recognizing our area veterans. While attending a district playoff game at Mt. Spokane High School, we noticed a huge banner honoring all veterans. We ki... Full story

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    May 27, 2015

Honoring our heros

Every once in a while someone from the community approaches me with an idea for this column. I usually write down the idea and add it to my topic list. Other times their idea spurs something in me to write about something similar. But recently a... Full story

 

Coulee Recollections

10 years ago The Colville Tribes’ new $8.1 million minimum-security prison, two years in construction, will house prisoners sentenced in the tribal court system, starting in September, says administrator John Dick. The new facility, located on... Full story

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber at the Siam Palace The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, May 28, at noon at the Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. Discussion of upcoming festivals in the Grand Coulee Dam Area is on the agenda. Care and Share Food Bank... Full story

 

Gathered for to honor

Boy scouts and cub scouts fold the American flag during a ceremonious reading of the reasons for each fold, performed at the Isle of Flags Memorial Day event at Spring Canyon Cemetery Monday morning.... Full story

 

It's a girl for the Hemmers

Jared and Jessie Hemmer are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Courtney Marie Hemmer born Friday, May 8, in Spokane, Wash.  She weighed 8 lbs., 7 oz.  She joins her big brother Jeffrey... Full story

 
 By Mona Kaiser    Community    May 27, 2015

Planting landscape trees

Have you decided what functions you want a tree to serve? Do you know which trees do best in our Columbia Basin area? Have you thought about how to properly plant your tree to ensure it survives and grows well? Do you know how to ensure good health... Full story

 

Tree Identification Book helps identify area trees

The Arbor Day Foundation has a book that helps people identify trees with a simple, step-by-step process. The book, What Tree Is That?, is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization. What Tree Is That? is a fun,... Full story

 

Alejandre and Schilling advance to state meet

Two Raiders qualified last week to compete at the upcoming state track and field tournament in both of their events. At the District 5-6 track meet at Ephrata Friday, Octavio Alejandre took first in the shot put and second in discus, and Katelynn... Full story

 

Six Raiders named to all-league baseball squad

Six Raiders were named to the Central Washington 2B North All League Baseball team for the 2015 season. Devan Black was the only Raider named to the first team. This is Black’s second time on the first team, to which he was named in 2014 as a sopho... Full story

 

Two Lady Raiders named to all-league team

Two Lady Raiders have been named to the Central Washington North All-League Softball squad. One is appearing on the list for the second straight year. The other was a newcomer to the squad who has the potential to become a perennial on the... Full story

 

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