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Coulee Medical Center ER and Walk-In Care



How to save

money at

the ER

A woman visiting Coulee Medical Center’s emergency room recently will actually save money after hospital staffers caught the fact that she had some redundant medical insurance coverage, CMC’s Debbie Bigelow reported to hospital district commissioners Monday. She said CMC’s staff figured the woman, who is on Medicare, could save $287 a month, a healthy chunk for a person living on about $900.

Volunteer award delayed

The Star’s annual Volunteer of the Year award will be delayed until February.

Tribal recycling open Saturdays

The Tribal Recycling Center will be open on Saturdays, beginning in February, officials have stated. The center is located at 68 Schoolhouse Loop Road and accepts cardboard, paper, aluminum, number-one and -two plastics, tires, metals, and e-waste such as computers and televisions, toner cartridges. Hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

City council meeting date changed

Electric City has changed the date of its February city council meeting to Feb. 2, beginning at 6 p.m. Ordinarily, the meeting would have been on Feb. 9, but not enough members of the council could attend. The meeting will begin with a public hearing on a zoning ordinance and the regular meeting will follow.

Ballots out

Ballots for Feb. 9’s special election were mailed Friday, Okanogan County’s elections officer said. Seven school districts in the county, including Nespelem’s have issues on the ballot.

That school district is asking to pass another four-year levy, to replace one that is expiring, for only about $34,000. But it would bring in some $318,000 from the state in levy equalization money.

Property owners would pay about $2.49 per thousand dollars of assessed valuation.

If you are not currently registered to vote in the state of Washington, you can appear in person in the County Auditors Office until Feb. 1 and register to vote, and be able to vote in the Special Election.

Port district


land for clinic

In Coulee City, Port District 4 has purchased land for a new building to eventually house the Coulee City Clinic, which is staffed by Coulee Medical Center, the Coulee City News Standard reports.

The clinic will be adding a day each week to its schedule starting Friday, Feb. 19 at the current clinic site. Looking for grants to help with construction is the next step in the process.



Frank and Cory Christman will open the Hi Dam Tavern on Grand Coulee’s Main Street sometime next week. The tavern was known as the Wolf’s Den when last operated. The tavern has been renovated and features a new bar, pool tables, and televisions.

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