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Articles from the December 31, 2014 edition

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Marissa Roxanne Gonzalez

Marissa Roxanne Gonzalez of Grand Coulee, Wash., was born in Brewster, Wash., to Oscar and Angela Gonzalez on June 4, 1993. Marissa was welcomed into heaven on Saturday, Dec. 27,... — Updated 12/30/2014 Full story

 

Grand Coulee fire department recognizes its volunteers

About 50 volunteer firefighters and emergency medical service personnel turned out Dec. 13, at Grand Coulee's fire hall for an annual meeting and special awards banquet. Charles... — Updated 12/30/2014 Full story

 

Dorothy Elaine Flowers-Lawrence

Dorothy Elaine Flowers-Lawrence passed away surrounded by close family and love on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Bishop Place in Pullman, WA. Dorothy was born on June 13, 1943 in Mas... — Updated 12/30/2014 Full story

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 12/7 - Police went to a house on Stevens Avenue in Electric City on a report that a Nespelem man had been hit over the head with a beer bottle. Police went inside and found the injured man holding a bandana... — Updated 12/30/2014 Full story

 

Legals for December 31, 2014

NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOP NOTICE IS HEREBY that the City of Electric City Planning Commission will hold a public workshop at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at the City Hall located at 10 Western Avenue. The purpose of the... — Updated 12/30/2014 Full story

 

Seventy-Six Years Ago

Construction activity proceeds on a 24-hour per day basis at Grand Coulee Dam. - December 28, 1938... — Updated 12/30/2014 Full story

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion

The goal: seek out people to help

The time of year has come that we must reflect back on the previous year and prepare for the New Year ahead. Resolutions will be made, promises promised and goals set. Reflecting back can be heart breaking and inspiring but it is p... — Updated 12/30/2014 Full story

 
 By Glen Graevell    Opinion

Why no poaching article?

Why has there been no article on the poachers that were caught netting fish on Banks Lake on December 8, 2014. Had to have my brother call me from Wenatchee and tell me about the article in the Wenatchee World and the other... — Updated 12/30/2014 Full story

 
 By Lee H Hamilton    Opinion

Now it's time to focus on growing the economy

Recent economic news has been broadly reassuring. Retail sales are strong, November saw the best job gains in three years, the federal deficit is shrinking, the stock market is robust, and the Fed is expressing enough faith in the... — Updated 12/30/2014 Full story

 
 By Wiyaka Steinke    Opinion

Citizens of Electric City should make their voices heard

If you are considering putting up a fence, accessory structure, shop or garage (in Electric City), now is your chance to be heard. The ordinances are changing! There will be a public meeting at 3 p.m., on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the... — Updated 12/30/2014 Full story

 

Thanks for helping 161 children

Thank you from the Trees of Sharing committee to everyone who helped provide Christmas gifts to 161 children in 63 families on Saturday, Dec. 20. We extend special thanks to Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union, Coulee Family Medicine,... — Updated 12/30/2014 Full story

 
 By Alice Frost    Opinion

Good advice on community soul searching appreciated

I am in complete agreement with Carol Netzel’s letter regarding the quarrels that have overtaken our community. In Alfred Lord Tennyson’s well known New Years poem “Ring Out, Wild Bells” one stanza reads: Ring out false... — Updated 12/30/2014 Full story

 
 By Becky Billups    Opinion

Thanks to a strong city council

The Grand Coulee City Council Meeting that was held Tuesday, Dec. 16, was the first encouraging meeting that I have attended. It gave me my first glimmer of hope for issues that have concerned me for a long period of time,... — Updated 12/30/2014 Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Readers can name someone deserving recognition

Readers have until Jan. 12 to send in their nominations for the annual volunteer of the year honor to be decided by community poll. The Star initiative picks a worthy volunteer to be honored as an example of selfless service to... — Updated 12/30/2014 Full story

 

Historical society to meet

Grant County Historical Society will hold their regular board meeting Jan. 13, 2015 at 11a.m. at the American Legion Post in Ephrata, 276 8th Ave NW. To order lunch for $5, call the Legion after 1 p.m. at 509-754-2761 or Rita... — Updated 12/30/2014 Full story

 

Planning run for Congress, CEO to step down

The head of the Colville Tribes’ business arm is stepping down and has announced he’ll make a second attempt to unseat Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers in her next election. Joe Pakootas, 57, told the Tribal Tribune in a... — Updated 12/30/2014 Full story

 

Winning just time

Betty Brueske smiles after winning a drawing for a big Santa at The Variety Store Tuesday, Dec. 23. - submitted photo... — Updated 12/30/2014 Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News

Mayor: emerging plant plans cutting costs

A plan for improvements to Coulee Dam's wastewater treatment plant is "a work in progress" that could cost residents a quarter of the amount financed in an earlier plan, Mayor Greg... — Updated 12/30/2014 Full story

 

Newsbriefs

Men arrested on Banks Lake Fish and Wildlife officers arrested men on Banks Lake Dec. 8 on multiple charges, seized seven gill nets and 376 whitefish. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police Detachment 16, which patrols... — Updated 12/30/2014 Full story

 

Cox receives three-agency award

One of Grand Coulee's first female electricians has been recognized for distinguished government service at the close of her 38-year career. Mary Cox received the Federal Columbia... — Updated 12/30/2014 Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News

Special meeting set to decide on police coverage

Electric City was set to make a decision late Tuesday on providing police protection for the city after its current contract with Grand Coulee expires at the end of the year. The Star, which had an early deadline due to the New... — Updated 12/30/2014 Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News

Commission will report to council, not mayor

The Grand Coulee Civil Service Commission will offer up its top three candidates for police chief to the city council, not the mayor, Chairman Alan Cain said last week. Cain said the decision was made after talking with a couple... — Updated 12/30/2014 Full story

 

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