December 24, 2014 - The Star of Grand Coulee

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Town officials
confident of
by Scott Hunter
Cherubs we have heard on high
Nespelem Elementary School students sing at the school’s annual Christmas program Thursday night to a crowd of several hundred parents, friends and loved ones
in the school gym. — Scott Hunter photo
Star takes a
long weekend
The Star office will be closed for
Christmas Dec. 25 and 26. News
items and advertisements may
be left in the dropbox outside the
front office door along with contact
information, or emailed to [email protected] The next issue
will be published Dec. 30, a day
early to avoid publishing on the New
Year’s Day holiday.
City hall
closed, too
Grand Coulee’s city hall will be
closed Friday, Dec. 26, so staff can
be with their families during the holiday. City hall will open for business
Monday, Dec. 29.
Ridge Riders
elect officers
George Kohout was re-elected
president of the Ridge Riders. It
will be his fourth term as president. Others elected were Shane
Marchand, vice president; Danielle
Florenzen, secretary; Monty Fields,
treasurer; and Janet Doughty, Janet
O’Neil and Ryan Doe, all trustees.
The Ridge Riders plan their annual
banquet on March 14.
Hire approved by
school board
The Grand Coulee Dam School
District board approved two hires at
its meeting a week ago. Hired were
Jaci Gross as seventh-grade girls’
basketball coach and Susan Duclos
as junior class advisor.
Flu shots advised
Better get your flu shot. That’s
the advice of Grant County Health
District officials, who report they’ve
been told of more than 200 influenza lab reports and schools with
10 percent of their students out of
school. Flu symptoms include fever,
cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy
nose, body aches, headache, chills
and fatigue.
EMT and CPR classes
The Grand Coulee Volunteer
Fire Department will put on an
emergency medical technician
class sometime in February. Those
interested may call Chief Rick Paris
at 633-2200 or Ryan Fish, assistant
chief, at 631-4016.
A CPR class willalso be held at 6
DECEMBER 24, 2014
Police seek driver
after high-speed chase
Car was reported stolen
from Nespelem
by Roger S. Lucas
Grand Coulee and tribal police are looking for a
28-year-old Nespelem man who avoided capture after a 100-mile-an-hour chase Dec. 12, that ended up
on the Colville Indian Reservation.
Michael D. Desautel, Jr., was seen by Tribal Police Cpl. Harold Allan Oneal, at Coulee Gas and informed police dispatch of the incident. Oneal knew
the red 2012 Ford Escape had been reported stolen
from Melvin Zacherle, a Nespelem resident.
Dispatch notified Grand Coulee officer Dan Holland, who saw Desautel get into the car at the gas
station, across the street from the Grand Coulee police station, and pull out onto Midway Avenue. Hol-
land pursued him.
Desautel pulled over after seeing Holland’s blue
lights at Van Tyne and Morrison, where the suspect
was told to put his hands out the driver’s window,
then use his left hand to shut the engine off.
But as Holland approached with his gun drawn,
the driver took off.
Holland and Oneal gave chase through Coulee
Dam and Elmer City at speeds over 100 mph, and
later turned off on a Bureau of Indian Affairs dirt
road. The officers pursued Desautel near the Keller
Butte area and then back to Nespelem but lost him
somewhere along the way.
When Desautel is found, he faces charges of attempting to elude police, possession of a stolen vehicle, reckless driving, reckless endangerment, and
obstructing a police officer.
The report was sent to the Grant County Prosecutor’s Office.
Police chief civil service
protection will remain
to resume
by Roger S. Lucas
Grand Coulee’s new police
chief will have civil service protection because of action the city
council took Dec. 16.
The council undid work from
its previous meeting when members had been persuaded by Mayor Chris Christopherson and city
attorneys to remove civil service
protection when the city hires its
new chief of police.
The back-and-forth council action came after the mayor previously had stated that he would
let the Civil Service Commission
do its work in advertising for and
testing police chief applicants.
A few weeks ago the council
had voted to remove the chief
from protection and then two
weeks later (last Tuesday night)
repealed that ordinance.
Now things are back on the
original track.
Government jobs are put un-
der civil service protocols to keep
them away from political pressure.
The city’s Civil Service Commission has received six applicants to its advertisements for a
new chief, published both in The
Star newspaper and in statewide
law enforcement journals.
Now the Civil Service Commission is arranging background
checks, oral and written testing.
When that is complete, the commission will offer up its top three
candidates to be considered by
the mayor.
When Christopherson got the
council to remove the chief from
protection, he offered up a bone to
council members, stating in the
ordinance that he would run his
candidate past them before naming a chief.
That portion of the ordinance
still stands, so council members
will get an opportunity to support
or reject the mayor’s choice.
Last Tuesday the mayor was
challenged on a related matter by
Councilmember Paul Townsend.
Townsend said that the council should have set the salary parameters for both the chief and
city employees. He said the council wasn’t informed of either.
It also came up that the mayor’s initial offering to Electric
City for a police coverage contract
had soured relations between the
two cities.
The mayor had proposed a plan
under which Electric City would
pay over $200,000 the first year of
a new contract, and by the end of
the fifth year would pay nearly a
quarter of a million dollars. This
year (2014), the final year in the
current 5-year contract, Electric
City paid $77,000.
That issue has been stalled
since the cities’ two police committees had met and agreed to a
$115,000 contract for 2015.
Grand Coulee Councilmember Tom Poplawski insisted that
the two sides needed to get together to negotiate a contract. He
and Erin Nielsen will represent
Grand Coulee and John Nordine
and Aaron Derr will represent
Electric City when the two sides
get together for a meeting scheduled for Dec. 23.
Coulee Dam has also made an
offer to police Electric City.
Following a shakeup in the
Coulee Dam Fire Department
that came to a head two weeks
ago, town leaders last week stated
their confidence that citizens are
safe and that calls for emergency
services will be met.
“In terms of providing protection, we’re safe,” Mayor Greg
Wilder said in an interview
Wednesday, but he said there are
definitely longterm issues that
are being addressed.
Within the week, Wilder had
received three resignations of
longtime fire department and ambulance personnel. First, the fire
chief, Robert Jackson resigned.
Then Ben Alling, a fire department stalwart for nearly four
decades, resigned from the fire
department during last Wednesday’s town council meeting. The
next day, another longtime emergency medical technician, Bonnie
Femling, handed in her resignation.
Nevertheless, Wilder said,
the town is covered, even if it’s
through its mutual aid agreements with other towns and the
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
Grand Coulee’s EMTs already
respond to calls in Coulee Dam
when necessary. Personnel from
the two departments can and do
help out on each other’s calls.
“Happens all the time,” Wilder
said. “People needing an ambu-
lance are just as safe now as they
have ever been.”
Grand Coulee Fire Chief Richard Paris recently reported to
that city council that his department is responding to Coulee
Dam calls, especially ambulance
Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy of Special Operations Mike Worden is in charge
of the county’s call center through
which Coulee Dam’s 911 calls are
dispatched. He said protocols are
already in place to call the next
agency if the dispatcher gets no
response from an agency after
several attempts to “tone” their
In Coulee Dam’s case, such
a call would be routed through
Grant County’s dispatch center to
Grand Coulee’s fire or ambulance
Worden hasn’t been aware of
a problem with Coulee Dam fire
responses, he said, but the town’s
emergency medical service is another matter.
“It was difficult to listen to the
callers waiting and wondering as
to what was taking so long,” he
said. So now dispatchers will only
allow for two non-responses to
tones for the Coulee Dam ambulance before sending the call for
Grand Coulee’s service.
“We very rarely have to tone
another agency more than once,
because they immediately answer,” Worden said. “Coulee Dam
has been different.”
Volunteer of the
Year to be
awarded in January
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The Star will publish the annual volunteer of the year award in
January this year.
Readers have until 5 p.m. Jan. 12, 2015 to nominate a volunteer to
honor by:
• writing a letter to Volunteer of Year, P.O. Box 150 Grand Coulee,
WA, 99133,
• sending an email to [email protected] with the subject Volunteer of the Year, or
• posting to The Star’s Facebook page at
Please include your contact information (not for publication).
We’ll publish your comments and letters in print and online and
post nominations in an online poll on Jan. 14.
Readers can make their preference known through that poll or by
dropping off or mailing a signed slip of paper with their preferred honoree written on it by Jan. 21.
The honoree will be announced Jan. 28.
Victim says police
indifferent to her loss
of life savings in gold
by Roger S. Lucas
A Grand Coulee woman who
lost her life savings in gold Krugerrands has charged that police
here show no interest in pursuing ideas she has offered on who
might have taken them.
Dorothy Harris reported to police early in June this year that
someone had taken 200 gold African Krugerrand coins along with
other coins from her home.
At the time, the Krugerrands
were valued at $1,308 each, with
the total loss at $261,600.
Harris said she has gone to the
police here a couple of times lately to provide ideas on who might
have taken them, but the police
show no interest. She said one officer just laughed at her.
The Krugerrand coins, 1 oz.
each, were kept in a 6-inch by
9-inch box, wrapped in white paper and masking tape.
Harris said this week that
a roll of $2 bills was also taken,
along with numerous silver coins,
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Couple to greet
the New Year
twice next week
Will post to Star
from both sides of
by Scott Hunter
Damon Eric Harrell and his
wife Kymberly will usher in the
New Year at midnight twice next
week, if they can pull it off, and
they will post to The Star’s Facebook page as they go.
The Harrells (he is the son of
Melvin Harrell Sr. of Grand Coulee) plan to fly to Auckland, New
Zealand to watch the midnight
fireworks from the 1,076-foot Sky
Tower, then head across the International Dateline to catch the New
Year’s Eve celebration in Honolulu, Hawaii.
They plan to leave Auckland
the morning of Jan. 1, 2015, taking an eight-hour flight scheduled
to arrive in Honolulu Dec. 31, 2014
about 9 p.m.
“From what I understand, the
flight that we will board is the only
one that will have passengers who
will see two New Year’s eve celebrations, in two different time
zones and two different hemispheres,” Harrell said in an email
exchange with The Star. “The first
major city and the last major city
(to greet the new year), so yes we
will witness the midnight fireworks in both locations.”
To pull it off, Harrell said, they
need two factors to fall in their favor. The flight has to leave and arrive on time, and they have to get
out of customs in Honolulu within
an hour.
“Luckily, the Jet Stream will
help us out at 38,000 feet,” he
Harrell said they plan to post
selfies and other photos to the
The Star’s Facebook page at www.
from both locations.
“I am very excited to be the
first person from Grand Coulee
to have pulled this off,” he said. “I
will keep you posted on our progress.”
Based in Houston, Texas, Harrell said he works in the crude oil
Making a joyful noise
The Community Choir performs Sunday afternoon to more than 100 who came to hear Christmas songs and share in refreshments at St. Henry’s Catholic Church.
— Scott Hunter photo
Man apparently dies in truck
Man arrested
after cars keyed
by Roger S. Lucas
by Roger S. Lucas
An Everett man was arrested
Dec. 12, after allegedly damaging
a number of cars in front of Banks
Lake Pub in Electric City.
Nicholas Swartz, 26, found
himself in Grant County Jail on
a first-degree malicious mischief
charge for allegedly “keying”
some nine cars in Electric City
and fighting with witnesses who
reported the incident to police.
The report stated that Swartz
had circled nine cars and key
scratched them on both sides.
Police stated that there could
be as much as $5,000 damage to
the vehicles.
Police confronted Swartz, who
refused to take his hands out of
his pockets when ordered to do so
by an officer.
Officer Sean Cook said he had
to take Swartz to the ground and
then put him in hand restraints.
Swartz admitted keying the
cars but didn’t offer a reason for
doing so, according to Cook’s report.
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some given to her by her mother.
She said a pearl necklace valued
at $3,500 was also taken.
The Krugerrand gold coins
have lost a little value since Harris’ loss and now the going price is
about $1,200.
Harris acquired the coins
while serving in the military in
South Africa and had purchased
the coins between 1980 and 1992.
She said that the coins were purchased for $300 to $375 each.
“I had in mind that the coins
would be my retirement,” Harris
stated at the time.
“I have given police the name
of a person that is well known
to them, and they haven’t even
interviewed the person,” Harris
said this week.
Harris took note of a KREM 2
news report Monday that a 1978
Krugerand had been dropped in a
Spokane Salvation Army bucket.
Interim Police Chief John Tufts
said the department takes her
loss seriously and police have interviewed a person she said might
know about the Krugerrands. “He
said he didn’t have any information about them,” Tufts said.
“We have also talked with a
person of interest on one occasion
and gone back,” he added, “but
now the person won’t come to the
Krugerrands were first produced in 1967. Later, the United
States and other countries forbade bringing them into the country due to South Africa’s apartheid policy of racial segregation,
which was dropped in 1994.
At the time of the loss, Harris
told police that the person who
took the coins would have to have
been known by her sevens dogs in
at the Star
order to gain entry into her house.
Harris said that an Electric
City resident who came to the
property to do yard work called to
say that someone had entered the
house and ransacked the drawers in a dresser in the basement.
When Harris came home she saw
that the drawer where she kept
the Krugerrands had been disturbed. That’s when she realized
the loss.
Tufts said information was
filed the day of the loss for dealers to report anyone who tried to
sell Krugerrands to report the incident.
“My guess is that the Krugerrands could have been melted
down in order to dispose of them,”
Tufts stated.
A 58-year-old man was found inside his
vehicle in a ditch on “B” Street near the gate
to the Bureau of Reclamation industrial area
Friday night.
The driver, Richard J. Wippel, was later
pronounced dead at Coulee Medical Center.
Police had to break a side window to gain
entrance to the locked pickup, whose driver
was then taken to the hospital.
The police report stated that there was
no sign of a pulse and it appeared that some
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Councilmember Shawn Derrick asked Alling during the council meeting whether a fire truck
would respond in an emergency.
He told Alling he didn’t appreciate his response to “call 911 and
see if anybody shows up,” Derrick
recalled Wednesday, but he’s not
“The department is obviously
more than just Benny,” he said.
“I’m not concerned with the level
of protection that we have now
versus what we had two months
He noted, however, that Alling
had reported that for a fire call
to the new school in Coulee Dam
Nov. 4, only Alling and one other
firefighter responded from Coulee Dam. The rest came from the
USBR and Grand Coulee departments.
Town Clerk Stefani Bowden,
looking at a roster of fire department members, said she could
see names of at least five who are
very active on calls.
The fire department was to
meet Monday night in their regularly scheduled meeting and discuss operations and how they will
move forward.
Wilder said he might name an
interim fire chief as early as this
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type of medical condition caused the vehicle to
leave the road. The vehicle was not damaged.
Washington State Patrol was called to investigate and reported to police that “they believed that this was a death that caused the
driver to drive off the road, and they saw no
signs of the accident causing the death.”
Gym roof should
be finished soon
by Roger S. Lucas
The Lake Roosevelt High School gym roof is sealed and games there
should resume in January when the Raiders have home games scheduled.
Superintendent Dennis Carlson said Monday that workers had
sealed the roof and reported only one tiny leak during a recent rain
“I expect the roof will be finished, weather permitting, within a few
weeks,” Carlson stated.
When workers initially started to put a new roof on the gym, they
discovered asbestos, which delayed progress on the roof. Rain had
caused some game changes when the roof leaked and later during repairs some dust particles, including hazardous asbestos, fell into the
gym, leading to a decision not to use it.
Handling the material required special treatment by personnel
trained in the abatement of asbestos, further delaying progress on the
The only remaining event in December that was scheduled for the
LRHS gym was the Powerhouse Wrestling Tournament, which has
been set to take place in the old middle school gym in Grand Coulee
on Dec. 30.
Letters From Our Readers
To the residents of the Grand Coulee Dam Area:
Time for a little soul searching
I have lived here for 65 years
and I have never seen such quarrelsomeness among the entire
community. In the past we have
had our shares of disagreements
between the towns and between
the people of the towns. But now
we seem to have reached a state
where it seems like we can make
no progress going forward, only
For example, Coulee Dam cannot go forward with their wastewater treatment plan until Elmer
City decides whether or not it will
join in a communal plan.
Electric City is faced with a
lack of police protection until
it can decide whether to accept
Grand Coulee’s new offer or go
with Coulee Dam’s bid. If it chooses Coulee Dam, then the officers
will have the problem of crossing
boundaries to answer calls. The
roster of firefighters and EMTs
for Coulee Dam has dwindled until we no longer have a viable fire
service or ambulance service. It is
true that our neighboring towns
have offered to take up the slack,
but valuable time is being lost
while another town is found that
can answer the needs of Coulee
We have quarreled among
ourselves, but managed to come
together and build a new beautiful new school system. We came
together when we realized our
new hospital needed public community support to get it back to
proper management.
It is Christmas time, a time
when perhaps we all need to do a
little soul searching. Are we treating our neighbors as we would
wish to be treated? Are we willing to share a little of what we
have to make life safer for those
around us? Are we willing to listen to our neighbors with respect
and consider our answer before
we speak? Are we willing to reconsider some of our pet ideas
and grant that our neighbor may
have some right on their side? Are
we willing to turn off the TV and
go to a meeting that may be very
boring or very uncomfortable?
If we are not willing to do these
things, then we only have ourselves to blame if the community
continues to deteriorate.
So, PLEASE, think over where
our duties to or community lie
and where our personal responsibility for a great life in the Coulee
Carol Netzel
Coulee Dam
A young spirit of Christmas
Was I that bad? Was I a spoiled brat? Sometimes
in this world of selfishness and entitlement, I see it
in our youth and I wonder those very questions.
I see kids daily believing that they have a right
to everything, no matter if they deserve it or not.
The “What about me?” and “I will do what I want”
generation seems to be in full force and living adult
lives as 12- and 13-year-olds. We can sometimes
give up on trying to teach humility, grace and patience to this group of young adults, but recently I
saw a glimpse of a few things that melted me down
and I see a flicker of hope in the
To do a quick summary of
the events I witnessed would
not do them justice, and to give
you a full account would violate some confidentiality. So I
will give you a vanilla, generic
Jesse Utz
A young lady who received
some unexpected gifts could not
say thank you enough and was
truly humbled by the generosity. In a time where our youth
seldom say “Thank You” or show any humility, this
girl could not contain it and it was contagious to
those surrounding. The spirit of Christmas grew in
each adult around her, and smiles and tears danced
with joy and peace as the group shared a small moment that said everything will be OK. It made the
adults say, “I can do this a little bit longer.” If one
child can show us they recognize the efforts made
on their behalf, then I can keep on trying, myself.
A Christmas wish list can be full of desires and
wants, most of which will be forgotten in a year. But
on occasions, a young one’s list can be dotted with
the real meaning of Christmas. Two such letters I
had the privilege of reading. One did start out how
you might expect, with the gimmes and wants, but
then it took an opposite turn and asked for gifts
for his entire family. Hmmm, maybe a child can
see that others have needs as well. The second letter was a simple request — to have mom home for
Christmas. It was followed by, “I know that is not
going to happen, but if it could…..” Yes! She got it.
The simple spirit of Christmas on a holiday wish.
It would mean the world to her family and it would
matter. A difficult request, but from the heart. Not a
selfish desire but a true spirit-warming need for the
holiday season.
There were a few other moments that almost
moved me to tears, showing me that there are some
unselfish kids out there. A singing of happy birthday by a crowded lunch room, a few Merry Christmases and birthday wishes at the perfect moment,
added with a gift from an unexpected child at the perfect time.
These are enough sometimes to
bring a 41-year-old man to tears,
but better yet, it gives him hope
for the future.
Sometimes we give up on the
younger generation and write
them off as lost. But if we look
hard enough and keep up the
fight, we get a glimpse now and
then of teachings actually getting
through. This time of year can be
difficult for the best of us, including those shorter and less mature than the average,
but hope and faith and joy and love is not entirely
lost on them. They feel it too.
Yes, sometimes they can seem very selfish and
sucking the nature of our being into an abyss of endless needing more of this and that. This can be hard
to overcome. They are out there, though. In small
packages. Thoughtful kids that know that there are
bigger things out there than what is on their Christmas wish list. Yes, the Spirit of Christmas is alive
and well. Now let’s hope it is contagious enough for
more young ones to catch it.
As you sit around your tree opening what was
given to you, let us not forget about those less fortunate who have very little. Let us also not forget that
a child was born in a manger long ago, a child that
would become the savior of us all. MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!
It’s that time of year when we count our blessings. In America, they are abundant, especially this
For starters, the unemployment rate is down
from 7 percent last December to 5.8 percent. Washington state mirrors the national average. Housing starts, retail sales and our gross domestic product
are all up from last year, signs of
an improving economy.
Since consumer spending drives
economic growth, low interest rates
have helped. Home mortgages and
auto loans hover in the 3- to 4-percent range. Contrast that to Russia, where interest rates are nearing 20 percent as bankers struggle
to keep investors in the market as
Don Brunell
the ruble plunges.
Thanks to new “fracking” technology, America is rapidly becoming energy independent, dropping
the national average price of gasoline to $2.47; $2.76 in Washington state.
Because of plunging gas prices, Bloomberg reports that holiday shoppers started the season with
extra money in their wallets. The cheapest gasoline
prices since 2010 amount to about $500 in annual
savings for the average American.
Compare that to Europe, where a gallon of petrol
costs as much as $9.26 in Norway. In Italy, where a
gallon of gasoline costs $8.11 and the average wage
is $97 per day, 8.3 percent of a worker’s daily earnings go to pay for a gallon of fuel.
This year also brought good news for Washington
state agriculture. Washington’s apple growers celebrated a record harvest of 150 million boxes this
year, compared to 129 million boxes in 2012.
Fortunately, our region didn’t suffer a severe
drought like California, a state that lost 428,000
acres of irrigated cropland and an estimated 17,000
part-time jobs because of water shortages. The University of California at Davis reports the statewide
economic cost of the 2014 California drought is expected to total around $2.2 billion, nearly as much
as the entire value of Washington’s 2012 apple production, our state’s largest agriculture crop.
Sufficient water supplies kept our electric rates
for homes, businesses and industries among the
lowest in the world, while providing migrating
salmon with ample stream flows. The Columbia River salmon runs were the best in 75 years, and on a
single day last September, 67,000 salmon swam up
the river past Bonneville Dam. That was four times
as many as on any day in the 1990s.
Good news this year for
Boeing, as well. Reuters reports that Boeing has net orders of 1,274 for the year as of
Dec. 2, and has delivered 647
aircrafts - nearly 20 percent
more than chief rival Airbus.
The good news for local
workers is that Boeing will
fabricate the giant wing for
the new 777X in Everett and
has ramped up production of
its popular 737 in Renton to
42 per month. The company
announced plans to produce
52 a month by 2018.
Of course, things are not rosy for everyone, but
they are much better now than they have been since
the beginning of “the great recession” in 2008.
There are still many people looking for work, too
many jobs are part-time, and the job opportunities
for many college graduates, in particular, are meager. Terrorists, whether they are blood-thirsty militants like the Taliban or ISIS, or internet hackers
like the North Koreans who nailed Sony, are still
We still have a growing national debt, but we
have the ability to stop borrowing and begin repaying it. America is blessed with enormous energy
potential, creative people and industrious workers.
That is a recipe for success, as long as our political
leaders don’t shackle it.
The best Christmas present we can give ourselves
is the freedom to do what we do best: innovate.
shut up!
Counting our blessings
Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He recently retired as president of the Association of
Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be
contacted at [email protected]
Coulee Recollections
10 years ago
Electric City Mayor Ray Halsey
said the city will have a balanced
budget in 2005, totaling nearly
$5.8 million with $294,000 taken
out of cash reserves to make it
balance with most of those funds
going for a new fire truck. And
$65,000 will go to the operationsmaintenance section of the budget to make ends meet. The law
enforcement contract with Grand
Coulee will continue at a cost of
$58,780, plus just over $9,000 in
other law enforcement-related
During the last meeting for
2004, the Grand Coulee Dam
School District and Lake Roosevelt High School honored secretary Vicki Zowada for 14 years
of service with a reception. She
was also honored with the staff
member of the month by the students of LRHS. Zowada remarked
that she is walking out with a big
smile on her face.
Leslie Green, Worthy Matron
of the Eastern Star, is pictured
on The Star’s community page
presenting proceeds of the 2004
Penny Auction to three organizations: Terry Anderson, Okanogan
Home Health and Hospice, Fern
Blaylock, Grand Coulee area food
bank, and Mike Wiltermood, Coulee Community Hospital building
fund. Each received a $600 check.
Winners of the Nespelem
School Christmas essay contest
preschool/kindergarten, Kiana Sam, Cooper Marchand, Terry Jim; lst/2nd, Marissa
Lafountain, Lachelle Bearcub;
3rd/4th, Sean Waters, Amanda
Palmer; 5th/6th, Casey Nicholson,
Dan LaPlante; 7th/8th, Bailey Ankney, Laweesa Anthony.
more planned. Bell said that attitude may be shortsighted, pointing to a 1970s cost-savings plan
that failed when project managers wouldn’t install carbon dioxide anti-fire systems in generators. Then, when windings in unit
21 caught fire, it was tough to put
out and the Bureau spent millions on repairs, said Bell.
smash into the rear of bus, which
did a complete turn on the road.
No estimate of damage was listed
for the 1984 Peterbilt truck but
the school bus was set at $16,000
to $18,000, said school bus supervisor Ray Halsey.
30 years ago
Veterans of World War I, Barracks and Auxiliary 2009 will
meet this Friday (Dec.6, 1974) in
the Coulee Dam City Hall at 12:30
p.m. Refreshments will be served.
Roberta (Birdie) Hensley of Elmer City will head the Columbian
Toastmaster Club for the coming
year and her new appointment
was announced at the Christmas
meeting and program recently
where Myra Mason was judged
the best speaker with a talk titled
“We could be better than we are,”
and Ester Rice was the best table
topic speaker.
Last Thursday, four of fifteen
passengers on a school bus received injuries in an accident
about five miles west of Grand
Coulee on Highway 174. Students Donna Fountain 11, Kyle
Steveson 11, Bill Jess 7, of Grand
Coulee and Jake Buckner 10, of
Mansfield were hurt when the
bus, driven by Jack Wilson, 44, of
Electric City, stopped to pick-up
two children and was just getting underway when a semi-truck
and trailer slammed into the rear
of the school bus. Truck driver,
Larry Gilliespie, 48, Okanogan,
veered his rig to the left which
jackknifed, causing the trailer to
40 years ago
Put on your dancing shoes.
Starting on Jan.7, 1975 at 8:00
p.m., the Grand Coulee Eagles
Lodge will host ballroom dance
lessons for six weeks, with instructors from Spokane who will
teach the Ed Cheney Method of
Ballroom Dancing. There’s classes
for beginners and more advanced
dancers and the lesson package
is priced at $25.00 per person.
Everyone is welcome so call Cecil
Trefry or Ted Rice for a reservation.
Delight Beaty, Juliene Hunter,
Mindy Benson, Sallie Ogg, Jimmy Pachosa, Darren Morris, Geri
Pitner, Todd Banks, Kenn Copple, Darla Mellor, Charlene Bot,
Therese Graham, Jim Sanders,
Greg Tucker, Eric Bute and Kevin
Avery were featured in “A Thanksgiving Story,” a play written and
produced by the students of Mrs.
Joyce Behren’s fourth grade class
at Center Elementary in Grand
20 years
The way the Grand Coulee
Project’s fire protection service is
managed is about to change and
firefighters will likely earn less
under a plan to merge their project branch with the management
and services branch sometime
early in 1995. Plant Protection
was the only branch of the project
not affected by the recent reductions in force, said Ron Bell, president of Local 89, International
Federation of Local and Technical Engineers, representing 14
plant protection employees. The
Plant Protection dispatch operation, which serves as the area’s
911 will not be affected but Project Manager Steve Clark said he
will meet with personnel about
efficiency measures. Bell said the
union isn’t too concerned about
job loss, but the drop in time-anda-quarter wages could cost some
firefighters several thousand dollars a year. Bell said management
started looking at plant protection’s structure after Bureau investigators of alleged sexual misconduct wrote a report that the
current system makes it too easy
for such problems to occur. Clark
has refused comment on the matter, citing privacy concerns. Bell
said management contends the
project doesn’t have as much need
for firefighters as it did during the
days of construction, and is now
using automated systems with
Seventy-three years ago
Mason City Church c. 1941 Christmas
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Christmas Eve
and Programs
St. Dunstan’s of Grand Coulee
will hold a Christmas Eve Service
on Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 4 p.m.
Everyone is welcome.
Christmas 60 years ago
Sixty years ago, the holiday
season in the community stretching from Electric City to Nespelem featured all kinds of parties, programs and events.
Here’s a sampling
of some of
Coulee Dam Community
Presbyterian Church will hold
its traditional candlelight Christmas Eve service on Wednesday,
Dec. 24, beginning at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Zion Lutheran Church will be
holding a Christmas Eve service
at 7 p.m. in Grand Coulee and at
9 p.m. at Bethel in Coulee City.
A Christmas Day service will be
held on Thursday, Dec. 25, at 11
Meetings &
No Chamber until Jan. 8
The Grand Coulee Dam
Chamber of Commerce will not
meet until after the holidays. The
next meeting will be held Thurs.,
Jan. 8, at noon at Pepper Jack’s
Bar & Grille in Grand Coulee.
Care and Share
Food Bank
Closed Dec. 26
The food bank at the Church of
the Nazarene normal operating
hours are every Friday from 2 to
4 p.m. It is located at the Church
of Nazarene, hwy 174, Grand
Coulee. The bank still can use
clean plastic grocery bags. The
food bank will be closed on Friday,
Dec. 26 and reopen on January
2. Merry Christmas and Happy
New Year.
a n d
t h e
w h o
w e r e
here in
our towns
back then.
H. Phillips,
Affairs Superintendent at
per-capita payment will be distributed to approximately 4,000
Colville tribal members, just in
time for Christmas. The distribution of $804,000 comes from reservation timber sales and grazing
Santa, as portrayed by Louis
Wilinit for the 15th consecutive
year, handed out sacks of candy
to the children who showed up
to see him in front of the Grand
Coulee city hall at 7:00 p.m. on
Friday, Dec. 24, 1954. The treats
were furnished by the Grand
Foisy &
Kennedy Inc.
Bar & Grill
Coulee volunteer fire crew and
sacked up in the B Street Fire
H a l l , said fire chief M.O.
Baker. Another Santa
was at Loepp’s Hardware and Furniture
in Grand Coulee on
Saturday, Dec. 18
to distribute favors
to the kiddies and
listen to requests.
But Santa’s helper for the past
three years, Arthur Gevals of
Coulee Dam,
wasn’t riding
Coulee Dam
in a red
fire truck
making stops
this year
he was
c o n fined
to the
M a rine
H o s pital in Seattle. Mrs. Claus (Mrs.
Gevais) said her husband received dozens of letters from
Santa fans, mailed to his home
or to him at the hospital and also
through a special mail box set up
in the hardware store.
Santa’s stand-in, also known
as Luther Ratliff, visited with 50
kids at the Green Hut Coffee Shop
in Coulee Dam at the Christmas
Party Sunday afternoon for the
Coulee Dam Community Hospital staff, doctors and executive
board members and the Coulee
Dam Volunteer Fire/Ambulance
crew and their families. Mrs. W.D.
Boydston of Coulee Dam played
the piano for the party.
Santa visited the community
Christmas Party sponsored by
the Elmer City Commerical Club
Saturday evening at the town
hall with 75 guests attending and
treats were handed out to all of
the children. Two movies, “The
Night Before Christmas,” and
“The Guiding Light” were shown
for entertainment.
Santa’s 1954 schedule included
several stops at the Colville Indian Agency where he handed out
treats to everyone attending the
agency’s Women’s Club at their
holiday potluck and party held at
the agency’s “council hall” Dec. 18.
Last Monday evening, Santa put
in an appearance at the Nespelem
Public School where the grade
school students put on a Christmas program, then on Tuesday,
the children had parties and gift
exchanges in their classrooms,
followed in the afternoon with a
Christmas program put on by the
junior and senior high students in
the high school auditorium. The
skits were judged and the junior
class won the $5.00 first prize.
Parties and
The eighth grade Girl Scout
Troop of Coulee Dam were entertained at a Christmas party by
their leaders, Mrs. Joe Kelly and
Mrs. Robert Beasley at Mrs. Clyde
Keefer, Jr.’s home where they exchanged gifts and sang carols.
The Coulee Dam Cub Scouts held
a pack meeting at Central School
on Dec. 9 with awards given to
Hurrell Carter, Bill Keefer, Walter Goman, Roger Daugherty,
Michael Ploskey, Dean Skorheim,
Ralph Sanders, Ray Wykoff, Bob
Hedstrom, Perry Owens, Johnnie Romero, Bill Stevens, Richard
Weil, Charles Logue and Charles
Seaton. Mrs. Loren Wykoff and
Mrs. Victor Ecklund’s packs put
on skits as entertainment.
Welcomes you
Everyone’s invited.
Pastor Adrian Harris
2 miles east of Hwy 155 on Hwy 174
Adult Sunday School........................... 9:30 am.
Sunday Worship................................ 10:45 a.m
Community Youth Group
Sundays 4-5:30 p.m. at GCD Middle School.
For middle school/high school students
Church office 633-2186
Come Worship & Praise With Us
103 Continental Heights, Grand Coulee
Church (509) 633-3030
Pastor Eric Chavez - (509) 207-9460
Fit For Life............................................. 9:00 a.m.
Bible Study.......................................... 10:00 a.m.
Worship Hour.......................................11:00 a.m.
Fellowship Meal.................................. 12:30 p.m.
Midweek Mannah (Wednesday)................ 6 p.m.
Worship Service...................................... 9 a.m.
Fellowship........................................ 10:00 a.m.
Sunday School................................. 10:30 a.m.
Nursery Care Available
509 Central Drive, Coulee Dam
Church: 633-1790
Modeling our ministry after the New Testament
405 Center St., Grand Coulee
A Foursquare Church
16 Grand, Electric City
Sunday Morning Service:.......................10 a.m.
KIDS’ Church and Nursery
Call the Church Office 633-3044 to find out
about other regular scheduled meetings.
Come Worship The Lord!
25 School Avenue, Electric City, 633-0670
Affiliated with I.F.C.A./N.I.C.E.
Pastor Bill Williams - Everyone Welcome!
Sunday School, all ages............. 9:30 a.m.
Coffee Fellowship..................... 10:30 a.m.
Morning Worship...................... 10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship........................ 6:00 p.m.
Prayer............................. Wed., 11:00 a.m.
Bible Study..............................Wed., noon
Offers You a Warm Welcome!
Certified Lay Ministers
Tom Poplawski & Monty Fields
Church Office 633-0980
Worship Service................................ 10:00 a.m
Join us every 3rd Sunday for brunch
and fellowship following worship service.
348 Mead Street, Grand Coulee Church 633-2566
Coulee City Bible Study........................ 8:00 a.m.
Coulee City Worship............................. 9:00 a.m.
Zion Sunday School/Bible Study........... 9:45 a.m.
Zion Worship........................................11:00 a.m.
Christmas Eve Zion............................... 7:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve Bethel............................ 9:00 p.m.
Christmas Day Zion..............................11:00 a.m.
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Frankie’ s
Fabulous Finds
The Lions Club will host its
Christmas Party at 7 p.m., Dec.18
in the V.F.W. hall at Delano, featuring a $2.00-a-plate dinner, put
on by the V.F.W. auxiliary with
Dora Rose and Hazel Tailent in
Grand Coulee
La Presa
Siam Palace
We will be closed
Dec. 23 thru Jan. 1
Reopen Jan. 2
Greetings from Our Community Business Persons &
Grand Coulee
Center Lodge
Grand Coulee
of Commerce
Lawrence Rehn
Bar & Grille
Foisy &
Real Estate
Strate Funeral
CR Lumber
All American
Building Co.
Lake Roosevelt
High School
R&A Cafe
State Farm
Trading Post
Third Graders at Lake Roosevelt Elementary
State Farm
Karl's Site
Dr. Jay
Bird's Auto
Glass & Body
Raider boys now .500 for the season
on threegame
by John R. McNeil II
by John R. McNeil II
The Lady Raiders picked up
two wins in the Grand Coulee
gym and are now in a three-game
win streak.
Head Coach Wallace Pleasants
attributes the winning ways in
part to what Entiat had shown
the Ladies in their loss. He said
they had “played horrible at Entiat, and that exposed the girls to
what needs to be worked on, and
we have been working on that
ever since.”
Last Tuesday, Bridgeport Fillies came to Grand Coulee for a
game that had been moved due
to the vandalism at their own
school. The Fillies challenged the
Lady Raiders, but in the end lost
Coach Pleasants said his team
was working through adversity
and, “showed lots of improvement
over the (Dec.4) Entiat game.”
After working on defense in practice, he said, “it looked a lot sharper against Bridgeport.”
The Lady Raiders hosted the
Manson Trojans Dec. 19, when
they built a big lead early on,
then held off a Trojan rally to stay
ahead at halftime 33-17.
In the third quarter the Lady
Raiders had trouble making
shots, and the Trojans continued
to rally, closing within nine points
of Lake Roosevelt.
Then in the fourth, the Lady
Raiders had an offensive explosion, scoring 20 points and sealing the win 58-40.
“Talked at halftime about
what we can control on the floor
and what we need to focus on,”
Pleasants noted. “We had to work
through the adversity and keep
our composure. Once the girls did
that, we played solid Lady Raider
Katelynn Schilling led the
Lady Raiders with 17 points
against the Trojans. “Katelynn
Schilling is working herself back
in after her knee injury and is becoming a big part of the offense
again,” Pleasants said.
Alana Epperson scored 12
points against Manson. Lachelle
Bearcub put up 11 points. Riley
Epperson contributed eight. Jocelyn Moore scored six points and
grabbed some needed rebounds.
Kayla St. Pierre and Kiana Sam
each scored two points.
This week, the Lady Raiders
have practice time to work on
skills and heal up for the next
stage of the season. On Monday,
they will travel to West Valley
High School in Spokane Valley
to take part in the Eagle Holiday Classic, facing off against the
Colton Wildcats. Tipoff is at 12:30
Colton has won the 1B girls
state title the past six years and
is currently 6-0 scoring over 80
points in their last three games.
The next day, the Lady Raiders play Lakeland of Idaho at 2
p.m. Lakeland is 3-9 overall with
many of those losses being close
This week
in sports
Mon./Tues./Dec. 29/30
11 a.m., HS Basketball at Spokane Tournament
Tues., Dec. 30
10 a.m., Wrestling - Power House
Tournament here.
Sat., Jan. 3
10 a.m., Wrestling at Warden
Bowling Scores
Coulee Internet Serv.
Riverview Lanes
Sunflower Graphics
Team 6
High Game: Pepsi 462; Sheila A. 193
High Series: Pepsi 1232; Sherry 470
Splits: Sheila A. 2-7; Bonnie 6-7-10
After losing the first two games
of the season, the Raiders rebounded back to .500 by winning
both games last week.
Both were at home in the
Grand Coulee gym. Roof repairs
continue at Lake Roosevelt’s
Gailord Nelson Gym.
Lake Roosevelt’s game against
Bridgeport Dec. 16 was moved to
Grand Coulee due to vandalism
at Bridgeport.
In that game against the Mustangs, the Raiders took a lead and
held on to it, coming away with a
58-22 win, a big boost for the previously 0-2 LR.
“Guys really bounced back
and performed well,” Head Coach
Matt Simpson said. “A home game
makes a big difference in a player, and we needed a home game
to gain confidence, momentum
heading into Christmas break to
discover what we can do.”
Then on Friday, the Raiders
hosted the Manson Trojans, who
played with great intensity and
stayed in the game early. After
one quarter, LR led 23-15.
In the second quarter the
Raiders pulled away to build a
15 point lead at halftime, 39-24.
Fouls started piling up for LR in
the second, but Manson had trouble making their foul shots.
In a rough third quarter both
sides tried to draw fouls and
started to have heated exchanges.
Manson scored 16 points in
the quarter, but LR scored 19 to
push the lead to 18 points at the
start of the fourth quarter when
LR would cruise as Manson floundered. Lake Roosevelt won 69-48.
Chance Garvin led the Raiders
with 20 points and three steals
against the Trojans. Jackson Louie contributed 13 points. Merle
Picard had 10 points for the night.
Jacob Palmer scored eight points
and grabbed eight rebounds. Austin Rosenbaum and Jesse Louie
each scored five points. Taren
Redstar scored four points and
Bill Nomee put up two.
“We are a deep team,” Simpson
said. “Our whole squad is really
Jacob Palmer passes over Manson defenders. — Scott Hunter photos
stepping up.”
With injuries, the Raiders have
had to call on others to step up,
and Simpson looks for the team
to continue playing up to a higher
LR takes the two-game win
streak and the momentum that
goes with it into practice this
week when there are no games
due to Christmas.
Next week, the Raiders will
travel to West Valley High School
in Spokane Valley to take on the
East Valley Knights on Monday at
2 p.m. East Valley (2A) is 3-3 overall with a two-game losing streak
coming into the matchup with LR.
In those two losses the Knights
were outscored by over 30 points.
Then on Dec. 30, LR takes on 2B
Colfax at 12:30 p.m. Simpson believes the Raiders are up to the
“We match up well with both
teams,” Simpson said, “and it’ll be
a great test to see where we are at
and areas of improvement.” Simpson is thankful for the opportunity for the Raiders to perform
in front of a big stage. “We are
excited for this opportunity to be
included in one of the biggest area
tournaments around,” he said.
Jackson Louie attempts a jump shot and draws a foul.
Chance Garvin lays in two points.
Wrestlers continue
improvement process
by John R. McNeil II
Raider wrestlers earned success at the two outings they travelled to last week.
Against the Tonasket Tigers,
Oroville, and Pateros the three
Raider wrestlers at Tonasket Dec.
17 split their matches 2-2. Octavio Alejandre and Oscar Pakootas
won matches at Tonasket, while
Oscar Pakootas and Reese Caddy
lost theirs.
“For the three that wrestled,
they came up against good competition at Tonasket,” Head Coach
Steve Hood said. “They are going
to be a big factor this year in the
Hood said the stiff competition
is part of the process toward the
“We wrestled good matches
and got good competition from
(Tonasket),” he said. “We got
what we wanted, and that was
mat time and gauging what our
strengths are and working on the
“We want hard, tough matches to encourage our wrestlers to
work hard in the mat room to
achieve that continual improvement in the matches, (which) can
lead to better things,” he added.
Saturday, the Raiders braved
the fog and bad weather to compete in the Cashmere tourney.
At Cashmere the Raiders had
six wrestlers competing, four of
whom placed. In team standings
the Raiders finished last out of
10 teams. Still, Coach Hood liked
what he saw from the wrestlers,
who had improved “on the weaknesses that were highlighted in
Hood also liked to see what
former top Raider wrestler Shane
Proctor, now a world-champion
bull rider, showed the wrestlers in
practice on Thursday and Friday
that could be used in the tourney
on Saturday.
Octavio Alejandre took home
the gold at 285 pounds. Alejandre
pinned his first two opponents
(Cody Francis of Reardan and Ian
Allen of Quincy) before facing Rey
Rubio of Quincy in the championship match. Alejandre could not
pin Rubio, but he did not let Rubio
score any points and came away
the victor, 4-0.
Oscar Pakootas overcame adversity to claim a bronze in the
138 bracket. After blowing out Tyson Sandust of Omak 17-0, Pakootas came up against Mat Crise of
Chewelah. Crise took the lead but
Pakootas came back and forced
overtime with an escape. With the
match tied five and the first takedown would win. Crise was able
to score it before Pakootas.
Rather than hang his head,
Pakootas came back and defeated
Ryleigh Spaeth of Cashmere 114, setting up a third/fourth match
with Juan DeLaCruz of Chelan.
Pakootas stayed on the offensive
and claimed third place 7-2.
“It was a good back-and-forth
match,” Hood noted. “Both ran
into trouble and were able to
counter it to stay wrestling.”
Jacob Smith also took home a
bronze at 120 for Lake Roosevelt.
Smith defeated Josh Sey of Chelan by major decision before losing to the eventual weight class
champ, Caleb Cole of Reardan.
Smith rallied back and pinned his
way to third place, taking down
Mark Jimenez of Chelan and Joe
Dallas of Omak.
Reese Caddy took home fifth
for LR at 132. Caddy pinned Dan
Cloros of Cashmere before losing to Ivan Reyes of Chelan 17-1.
Caddy then pinned Page Bates
of Cashmere before losing his
second match to Will Casados of
Mt. Baker by pin. This set up a
fifth/sixth match against Steele
of Cashmere. Both had wrestled
to the one-day limit, so the match
could not be decided on the mat.
In a conference, the tourney officials awarded fifth place to Steele.
As no match was wrestled, then
both Caddy and Steele should be
considered as placing fifth.
Michael Thomas wrestled his
first matches ever at Cashmere in
the 160 bracket. He lost both but
both his coaches noticed Thomas
improve in his second match,
which bodes well for next week.
Gabe Moses went 0-2 at Cashmere, as well, in the 145 bracket.
No matches are scheduled this
week with the Christmas holiday.
Tuesday, Dec. 30, the Raiders
will host 12 teams for the Powerhouse Tournament. The Powerhouse will be at the Grand Coulee
gym in the former middle school,
due to ongoing roof repairs at the
Lake Roosevelt gym. Noxon/Arlee
of Montana, Okanogan, Omak,
Wilbur-Creston-Keller, Rainier,
Almira/Coulee-Hartline, Warden,
Brewster, Oroville, Newport, Selkirk, and Republic have been invited to take part in the tourney.
Wrestling will start at 10 a.m.
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509.647.0117. (Mc11-26-tfc)
Furnished studio apt. $450/mo., including
all utilities. Grand Coulee. 509.631.0124.
Commercial Space - Excellent location!
Great shop or office space Grand Coulee,
across from Safeway Available Jan 1
Approximately 1000 sq ft 509.724.0294.
FOR SALE OR RENT - 5 bedroom, 3 bath,
garage, arena, stalls, tack room, electric
heat, propane fireplace, 3 acres all irrigated
& steel fenced, paved driveway 1 mile
south of Electric City, $1500./month rent
or $355,000. Kathy McKay 775-3511 or
[email protected] (Mc12-17-6tpp)
Quality Chiropractic Health Care
Brought to Your Home,
Office or Workplace
J.D. Scharbach, D.C.
Swedish Massage,
Therapeutic Massage,
Nutritional Response Testing (NRT)
Esther DeRusha, LMP, LPN
Angie Blanco, LMP
2 Bdr mobile home for rent in Grand
Coulee, fenced yard, carport. W/S/G paid/
REALTOR $500 deposit. Available now.
$650 month.
509-860-1630 Sorry, no pets or smoking.
3 bedroom / 2 bath home. wonderful home
for rent in Electric City. Please call Virginia
at 509-990-1471 for details. (M12-24-3tpp)
1201 River Dr., 1&2 Bdrms.
Move In Ready, Laundry Onsite
Max 509.895.9245 for pictures
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In Home Caregivers - Needed for the
Grand Coulee Coulee Dam and Nespelem
area. Call 509-422-1791 for more
information. (B12-10-4tpp)
Customer Service/ Teller
North Cascades Bank has 2 openings
for 2 tellers in our Grand Coulee branch.
You will fill a key customer service role
and be an integral part of our daily
Experience is preferred
but we will train the right applicant. If
you are an energetic, highly detailed
individual who is committed to providing
exceptional customer service and are
looking for a company with the same
qualities, please apply at www.ncnbank.
com/careers.php Click on Employment
Opportunities and search for open jobs
by “city”. Equal Employment Opportunity
The Nespelem School is accepting
applications for a Paraprofessional.
Must be able to work with students;
preschool – 8th grade, have a desire
to work with children, and monitor
students during recess.
Must have a AA degree or have
passed the Washington State Praxis Test and will pass a background
check, please apply.
HOW TO APPLY: To apply, mail a
resume to Ms. Pankey, P.O. Box 291,
Nespelem, WA 99155 –or phone
509-634-4541, on line application
plus 1.25 will occur in the After
School Program working on reading
and math.
of pay depends on experience and
until filled.
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what I have!
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Grand Coulee
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at 114 N.W. Main St., Wilbur, Wa.
509 647 0404
Since 1987
Complete electrical services and general contracting
Industrial • Commercial • Residential
City and Rural Water and Sewer Systems
Design • Construction • Maintenance
Telemetry & Controls • Well Pumps
Irrigation Systems • Utility Trenching
Wayne Fowler
Electric City • Across from the Post
Office next to Changes
Motel. Call 633-3155, ask for Sam. (T115-tfc)
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From Out Of Town? Clean, fully furnished,
one bedroom apartment. Located in Coulee
Dam, short walk to restaurants, grocery
shopping, school, casino and the dam. A
must see! Month to month with minimum 2
month stay. $700/mon, includes electricity,
sewer and garbage. First, last, and $500
damage deposit. Favorable back ground
check required at applicant expense from
Airfactz of Spokane. Contact landlord at
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Professional Building on Burdin Blvd., across
from the hospital. 633-0496. (S5-15-tfc)
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Attorney at Law ~ since 1975
Medicaid Eligibility Planning
Elder Law
Estate Planning - Wills - Probates
Real Estate Sales Closings
Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Hanson Building
6 SW Main Avenue
Wilbur, WA 99185
3 Rooms For
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Remodels - Repairs
Concrete IS Our
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For Sale by Owner
Grand Coulee Dam Area
309 Midway, Grand Coulee
211 Continental, Grand Coulee, WA
509-633-1190 or contact the
Housing Authority, 1139 Larson Blvd.,
Moses Lake, WA
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Starting at just $5.75 per week
(must run 4 weeks)
Call today 509.633.1350
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starting at $300.
Also space for doublewide.
Saturday 7 p.m.
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Sat., Dec. 20
One Bedroom Units
Rent based on Income
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on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status
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includes children under the age of 18 living with parents
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violation of the law. Our readers are
hereby informed that all dwellings
advertised in this newspaper are
available on an equal opportunity
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Legal Notices
Grand Coulee Dam School District #301J
Colville Tribal Federal Corporation
Coulee Dam, WA
Closing Date: January 4, 2014
Colville Tribal Federal Corporation
(CTFC) is searching for a dynamic Chief
Executive Officer to join our team with
competitive pay and excellent benefits.
Responsibilities: Oversees the management, financial and administrative functions of CTFC including all subsidiaries,
affiliates, and future business enterprises
assigned, acquired, or developed. The
incumbent reports to the CTFC Board of
Directors who provide broad policy direction to the CEO and CTFC. Requirements: Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in
Business Mgt or related field, MBA preferred. A minimum of 15 yrs progressively
responsible experience in management
and leadership roles in private business
required. May substitute up to 5 yrs Tribal
and other Government experience for
private business experience. Must have
demonstrated knowledge of Section 17
Federal Corporations preferred.
For a complete job announcement/description contact CTFC, Attn: Human
Resources, POB 5, Coulee Dam, WA
99116 or [email protected] or call 509634-3208.
Per Diem Dietary Aide
Open until filled
CMC is seeking a Per Diem Dietary Aide.
This position must prepare, deliver and
distribute food and beverages for patients,
residents, staff and visitors. Must be high
school graduate or equivalent. Current
State Food & Beverage Service Worker’s
Permit is required.
Part-time Dietary Aide
Position close – Jan. 31, 2015
CMC is seeking part time Dietary Aide.
This position must prepare, deliver and
distribute food and beverages for patients,
residents, staff and visitors. Must be high
school graduate or equivalent. Current
State Food & Beverage Service Worker’s
Permit is required.
We’ve Been Looking For You!
Colville Tribal Federal Corporation (CTFC)
is searching for a dynamic
Corporate Counsel
to join our diverse team with competitive
pay and excellent benefits. Responsibilities: Provides general legal advice to our
firm on issues of corporate governance
and administration, specializing in business law. Advises CTFC in areas concerning its’ legal rights, obligations, and
privileges. Requirements: Bachelors Degree, ability to obtain membership in WA
State Bar Assoc, 10 yrs experience as
a practicing attorney specializing in corporate transactions or business law and
have a gaming background.
January 15, 2014
To become our newest team member
please contact us in order to receive a full
job announcement/description to CTFC,
Attn: HR, P.O. Box 5, Coulee Dam, WA
99116 or email to [email protected] or
call 509-634-3208.
Accepting applications until April 2015
Coulee Medical Center is seeking a fulltime
endocrinologist to provide care and treatment
to patients with endocrine disorders including
diabetes, thyroid disorders, infertility,
metabolism, glandular cancers, growth
hormone deficiency, genetic dysfunction,
heart disease, osteoporosis, obesity and
hormonal imbalances.
Accepting applications until April 2015
CMC is seeking a fulltime general surgeon
with specialized knowledge and experience
related to the diagnosis, preoperative,
operative, and postoperative management,
including the management of complications,
in the following components of surgery:
alimentary tract, abdomen, breast, skin, and
soft tissue, head and neck, vascular system,
endocrine system, surgical oncology, and
Director of Finance
Colville Tribal Federal Corporation
Coulee Dam, WA
Closing Date: January 1, 2015
Colville Tribal Federal Corporation (CTFC)
is searching for a dynamic Director of Finance to join our Corporate Team and become a key contributor in managing this
multi-faceted company with over $120M
in revenue. We have competitive pay and
excellent benefits. Responsibilities: Directs and oversees all the financial activities of the Corporation including monthly
financial reporting, forecasting business
growth, operating plans and capital investment. Will participate in strategic planning
and identifying business opportunities and
suggest changes. Requirements: Must
have a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or
Accounting with 10 yrs of Corporate Financial Mgt. exp and 3yrs Supervisory
exp with a MBA or CPA Certification. Must
have demonstrated knowledge of Section
17 Federal Corporations preferred.
For a complete job announcement/description contact CTFC, Attn: Human
Resources, POB 5, Coulee Dam, WA
99116 or [email protected] or call 509634-3208.
Per Diem NAC
Open until filled
CMC is seeking Per Diem NACs to work
in our Acute and LTS departments. Must
have current Washington State NAC
license and BLS.
Per Diem Registration Specialist
Position close – Jan. 31, 2015
This position will assist, acknowledge and
register all patients, answer and route
calls and respond to walk-in patients. High
school graduate, one year in a medical
setting and excellent customer service
skills required. Good computer skills
preferred. Must be able to perform multiple
activities and work as part of a team in a
very fast paced environment.
Apply online at:
Or email information to:
[email protected]
PHONE: (509) 633-1753
FAX: (509) 633-0295
A vacancy exists on the Board of Directors for the Grand Coulee Dam School District. The Board is seeking letters of interest from those citizens living within the district’s Director District #5 who wish to fill the
vacancy. Candidates shall be United States citizens and qualified voters resident in the following described
director district:
Director District 5
Starting at the intersection of Spokane Way and Main St. Northwest on Main St to Midway Ave.
Southwest on Midway Ave to Bridgeport HWY. Northerly on Bridgeport HWY to the southern boundary
of Township 29, Range 30 E and Section 35. East following section line to western boundary of 2010 Coulee
Dam city limits. Clockwise following city limits to Columbia River.
Northerly following Columbia River to School District boundary. Counterclockwise following School District boundary to the eastern crossing Columbia River excluding the area of the Fourth District. West
through Columbia River to the northeast corner of Township 28, Range 30 E and
Section 12. South ¾ of a mile, West ½ of a mile (more or less) to the 2010 Grand Coulee city limits. West
1/3 of a mile to Eden Harbor Rd. Westerly on Eden Harbor Rd to Garner Ave.
West on Garner Ave to Wetzel St. South on Wetzel St to Martin Rd. South on Martin Rd to E Grand
Coulee Ave. Northwest on E Grand Coulee Ave to Spokane Way. Northwest on Spokane Way to the point of
the beginning.
The School Board will review the letters of interest a special meeting on Janaury 7, 2015 and may select one or more
interested candidates to be interviewed.
Supt. Dennis Carlson, Ed.D.
110 Stevens Ave.
Coulee Dam, WA 99116
(Published Dec. 24 and 31, 2014)
of the City of Grand Coulee, Washington
On the 16th day of December, 2014, the City Council of the City of Grand Coulee, Washington, passed Ordinance No. 1024. A summary of the content of said Ordinance, consisting of the title, provides as follows:
The full text of this Ordinance will be mailed upon request.
DATED this 16th day of December, 2014.
(Publish Dec. 24, 2014)
A complete listing of our properties can be found at our website
of the City of Grand Coulee, Washington
On the 16th day of December, 2014, the City Council of the City of Grand Coulee, Washington, passed Ordinance No. 1025. A summary of the content of said Ordinance, consisting of the title, provides as follows:
120 E. Grand Ave., Electric City
120 E Grand Ave, Electric City, 1350 s.f. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home
that has been extensively remodeled. The home has an open kitchen
with appliances all included, big Living Room-Dining room, Covered
Breezeway, Large Deck, Lake View, fenced yard, sprinkler system. Need
Garage space? No problem. There is a 30’ by 36’ detached garage with
power, water, heated floor and roll up door and more. A 20’ by 20’ garage
with bench space, roll up door and stand up loft. A 20’ by 16’ Tool shop that
is insulated with benches all around, plus a 21’ by 22’ 2 car carport. All
this and only 1 minute to Coulee Playland Boat Launch. List Price is now
just $152,900.
45885 Geostar Drive N, Grand Coulee, Custom Ranch Style Home in
immaculate condition overlooking Lake Roosevelt. The home was designed
to take full advantage of its beautiful setting and yet provides lots of privacy.
Built in 2009, it has 3 Bedrooms and 2 baths and appr 1,664 s.f. of living
area all together. The kitchen features Canyon Creek Beech wood cabinets
and stainless appliances. Home has Hardie Board lap siding, oak hardwood
flooring, 3 sided gas FP, 9 foot vaulted Ceilings, and stamped & exposed
aggregate patios. The lot is 1.53 acres in size and has plenty of off-street
parking and a 2 car 600 s.f. attached garage. Too many amenities to list them
all. The List Price is just $345,000
#55676 Bay Area Dr NE, Electric City, Beautiful custom built 3 bedroom 2
bath home with the property set up for horses. The home was built in 2004
and has appr 1,700 square feet that is all on one level. Home has Vinyl lap
siding, dimensional Comp roofing, Gas Fireplace, Central Heat & AC with
HP, and vaulted ceilings. There is a detached garage/workshop with tack
room and hay storage. Corral for the horses and three separate pastures
that are all fenced, so you can rotate your grazing. Beautiful landscaping and
wonderful sunsets. The property is 5 acres in size all together. List price is
now just $329,500.
#127 Silver Drive, Electric City, Looking for a larger 3 Bedroom home and just
haven’t found the one? We think you will like all the amenities this property has
to offer. Built in 1979, home has 3 Bedrooms and 1 3/4 baths, including master
bath. There is hardwood flooring in part of the home, plus tile & carpeting.
The home has Central H & Air Conditioning, Vinyl lap siding, a wood fireplace
with insert, and a newer dimensional composition roof. The property is appr.
17,500 s.f. in size and has a very large fenced backyard, with an above ground
lap pool, a few cherry trees, and an in ground auto sprinkler system. List price
is just $234,900 with seller providing a $7,500 heating/cooling allowance.
#20 Western Ave, Electric City. Need a place with a lot of room for rigs?
This property gives you lots of options. There is a detached shop that is
24.5’ by 48.5’ with 14 foot sidewalls, plus a built in basement garage that is
another 1,040 s.f. in size. The home has just over 2,000 s.f. on the main
level, plus another 300 sf upstairs. The home has 4 bedrooms & 2 baths,
a metal roof, Central FA H & AC with a HP, All newer floorings and newer
interior and exterior paint as well. Huge composite decks & woodstove in the
Living Room. The property is appr. 26,000 sf. List price is just $199,500 with
$2,500 closing allowance.
1104 Camas Street, Coulee Dam. 3 Bedroom Ranch Style home that is 1,625
sf in size and all on one level. Home was built in 1963 and has a very large LR
with gas FP. It has one and three quarter baths, large utility room, and dining
room right off the kitchen. The home has copper plumbing and the owner is
having a new 200 amp CB service installed soon. It has Electric BB heat and
a large covered patio in the backyard. The property is appr. 110’ wide by 120’
deep or about 13,200 s.f. all together. There is an attached garage that is 22’
by 22.5’ plus a det. garage that is 20.5’ by 28’ that owner stored his airplane in.
List Price is now $130,000
708 Spokane Way, Grand Coulee, 3 Bedroom home with a view of Grand
Coulee Dam and Lake Roosevelt. Home has just under 1200 s.f. on the
main level, plus another 870 s.f. in the partially finished basement. Home
has a full bath upstairs and a 3/4 bath down. The home has T1-11 lap siding,
411 Center St., Grand Coulee
#411 Center Street, Grand Coulee. Looking for a reasonably price
3 Bedroom - 2 Bath home? Take a look at this one. Home has
approximately 1,440 s.f. all together. Home has both a Living Room
and Family room, Master Bedroom and bath are on one end of the
home, with two additional bedrooms and bath are on the other end.
Home has Central Heat and swamp ac for air conditioning. The property
is appr. 75’ by 100’ or 7500 s.f. and includes a det garage/shop and a
14’ by 24’ carport. Taxes are very reasonable. List Price is just $67,500
new Dimensional arch tab roof, Central Heat and AC, and immaculate
landscaping. There is a medium sized deck for summer barbecues. The
land is 125’ by 80, or 10,000 s.f. and has a 2 car carport. List Price is just
$129,500 with $2,500 closing cost credit
602 Spruce Street, Coulee Dam. 3 Bedroom home with 940 sf up and 940
s.f. downstairs. Home has had a number of updates. It has vinyl lap siding,
copper plumbing, Fireplace upstairs and wood stove downstairs. Family
Room and two bathrooms. Large patio in the back with RV hookups and
a hot tub hut. The property is appr. 125.5 feet wide by 77.5 feet deep, or
appr. 9,725 s.f. all together. There is a detached garage/shop that is 24’
by 36’ and there is lots of off street parking. List Price is just $119,500 with
$2,500 closing cost allowance
#535 Butler Square, Grand Coulee, View Location Home has appr 1,075
s.f. on the main level, plus appr 525 s.f. downstairs. The Living Room has
lam flooring & a brick hearth for WS. The kitchen has newer cabinets and
countertops. There are 2 bedrooms on the main level, plus a full bath
and UR. The dining room is on the lake view side as well. The home
has 2 more rooms downstairs that could be used as bedrooms but are
non-egress. Home as vinyl lap siding and vinyl 2 pane windows, and a
200 amp cb service. The lot is 80’ by 80’ and there is a 1 car garage
and additional off street parking. Located just minutes away from Lake
Roosevelt & Banks Lake. List Price is just $112,500 and Seller will pay up
to $2,500 of your closing costs.
607 Fir Street Coulee Dam, 2 Bedroom Ranch Style home in East
Coulee Dam. Home was built in 1971 and has appr. 900 s.f. of living
area, Central H & AC, Updated floorings, and Metal roof. Living room
is 11.5 by 17.5, and there is a large covered patio, fenced yard, and
detached 1 car garage. The lot is 60’ by 80’ and the property taxes have
been very reasonable. List Price is now just $99,500.
214 A Street, Grand Coulee. Here is the perfect little cottage just for you.
Home has 750 s.f. on the main level, plus another 750 s.f in the basement.
Home has recently been replumbed. It still has the older fuse electrical
service. Concrete block construction with Comp 3 tab roof, stucco interior
walls, and patio area. Lot is 50’ by 120’ deep and has 1 car carport. List
price is just $52,500. Owner also has another 50’ by 120’ building site
available next door. If you want the extra property, not a problem, List
price for both is $64,900.
212 E Street, Grand Coulee. Home is a 1964 Marlette single wide with
expando and a frame addition. It has just under 850 s.f. of living area all
together. There are 2 bedrooms and two other possible bedrooms. It
has Central Heat and a water evap AC. Copper wiring. There are two lots
that total approximately 100’ wide by 119.85 feet all together. There is a
workshop that is 16’ by 17’ and lots of off street parking. List price is just
Looking for Land? We have a number of lots and building sites available
both in and out of town. Prices start at $13,500 and go up from there. A
complete list of properties for sale can be found on our website at www., or give us a call at 509-633-0410.
Foisy & Kennedy
more listings at
309 Midway Ave., Grand Coulee
The full text of this Ordinance will be mailed upon request.
DATED this 16th day of December, 2014.
(SIG)_______________ CITY CLERK, CAROL BOYCE
(Publish Dec. 24, 2014)
of the City of Grand Coulee, Washington
On the 16th day of December, 2014, the City Council of the City of Grand Coulee, Washington, passed Ordinance No. 1026. A summary of the content of said Ordinance, consisting of the title, provides as follows:
The full text of this Ordinance will be mailed upon request.
DATED this 16th day of December, 2014.
(SIG)________________CITY CLERK, CAROL BOYCE
(Publish Dec. 24, 2014)
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Sixty years ago
charge, and more fun is planned
with dancing to the music of an
orchestra afterwards. Each member is asked to bring a small gift
for a child which
will be distributed
to needy children
for Christmas. The
Veterans of Foreign
Wars auxiliary will
hold their holiday
party two evenings
later on Dec. 20 at
the V.F.W. hall in
The Grand Coulee Dam Jay-CEttes sponsored a
Sunday afternoon
party for the elderly patients at the
Coulee Dam Community Hospital where 14 seniors
enjoyed refreshments and gifts
including a Christmas courage
and a box of dusting powder for
the ladies and candy for the men.
The Eagles Auxiliary celebrated its sixth anniversary by
honoring past presidents, Helen
Townsend, Aurora Mills, Mrs.
Jessie Reese, Leah Spratlin, Ida
Bartel, Margaret Bartel and the
late Grace Kidd, and other charter members, Cleo Larson, Eloise
Neal, Irene Lehto, Bernice Beck,
Lila Jurgensen, Tillie Pozar, and
Betty Miller. The auxiliary held
its Christmas party at the Eagles
Hall Dec. 16 with Sue Winegarden and Fay Wilson in charge
Compiled from
police files
Grand Coulee
12/11 - Loepp Furniture advised police that a big screen TV
was missing from its warehouse.
An employee had noted that the
warehouse roll-up door was part
way open when he went to get the
TV for delivery.
12/12 - An Electric City resident reported to police that she
had backed out of the Senior Center and hit a car across the street,
causing minimal damage.
- Police checked on a report of
a man on Crest who was photographing himself with a sword.
Police found the man behind the
apartments in the parking lot.
- A man who thought his boss
had just come to his house to give
him a paycheck told police that
he received a punch in the face
instead. He said his boss accused
him of stealing, but the man told
police that he had not stolen anything.
- A man on Stevens Street in
Electric City was taken to jail on
a prior warrant after being involved in a domestic violence issue.
- A Coulee Dam woman was
stopped because she didn’t have
a license plate on the front of her
car and one of her brake lights
was not operating. The officer
found that her license had been
suspended and she could not find
her registration and proof of insurance. She was cited and a licensed occupant of her car took
over driving duties.
12/13 - An Electric City woman asked police to go to her father’s house because she knew he
wasn’t doing well. Police heard
the man call for help and had to
kick in a garage door to get in.
They found the man on the bedroom floor and called for medical
- Plant Protection advised police that a car was in the ditch
near the B Street extension. Police arrived and found that because of the fog the man had
turned too early at the intersection and ended up in the ditch. A
passerby helped get the car out.
- Three men fishing in a limited access area were told to leave
the area, and did.
- Electric City Bar and Grill
told police that two men were
fighting. Police found that the
two men had been drinking and
neither wanted to press charges.
12/17 - A 16-year-old was arrested for punching a hole in the
wall of his home and later released to his mother. The report
is being forwarded to the Grant
County prosecutor’s office for review.
Continued from page 4
of the costume party where attendees were asked to dress up
as Cowboys or Indians. Refreshments were served
and each person
brought a gift costing not more than
$1.00 for a gift exchange. Cleo Larson
won the costume
contest, dressed as
an Indian.
The Grand Coulee
Dam Business and
Professional Women’s Club recently
held it’s Christmas
Party at the Dover Perry home in
Electric City with
40 members and
friends at the turkey
dinner. The club’s president, Mrs.
Alan Spratlin, was honored with
a surprise birthday party and
a gifted a table lamp. The BPW
Club netted $120 from its recent
fashion show, held at the Grand
Coulee High School auditorium
as a fundraiser with proceeds
going to purchase an infant airlock machine for the Coulee Dam
Community Hospital. Mrs. Grace
Potter, owner of Grace’s Dress
Shop of Grand Coulee provided
100 holiday outfits, all modeled by
local girls and women who were
treated to hair styling from Spokane’s G.W. Steckler for the show.
Tickets at the door sold for 50
cents each and included refreshments served on the auditorium’s
- An Everett driver was cited
for turning his high beams on and
nearly blinding a police officer in
Electric City.
- A Coulee City woman reported that a man attempted to run
her down with his vehicle after
she was leaving Coulee Medical
Center. He was later found by
Grant County officials and taken
to jail for attempted vehiclular assault.
12/18 - Police were called to a
residence on Washington Place in
Electric City where a woman had
taken a lot of pills in an apparent suicide attempt. The woman
was taken by ambulance to Cou-
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The Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Department held its
15th annual Christmas party at
the Grand Coulee City Hall on
Christmas Eve where 600 youngsters received bags of candy and
nuts from the fire crew. This event
is financed by the fire department
through proceeds from the Firemen’s Ball held at Thanksgiving
The Electric City P.T.A. held
its annual Christmas potluck
party in the school’s all-purpose
room and the group sang carols after listening to Gwen Croker talk about holiday customs
in England. The Grand Coulee
Community Church school put
on a program and choir concert
on Sunday evening in the church,
plus a play will be put on by the
junior members under direction of Mrs. C.C. Lindbergh with
Thane Curry in charge of music.
Dancing, games and a musical
program will entertain all those
attending the annual Coulee
Dam Firemen Association’s party
at the town’s community building
on Saturday, Fire General chairman John Chlolero is in charge.
The eighth grade Coulee Dam girl
scouts were entertained at a holiday party by their troupe leaders, Mrs. Joe Kelley, Mrs. Robert
Beasley, and Mrs. Clyde Keefer,
Jr. The girls sang carols and exchanged gifts.
On Wednesday, Dec. 22, the
Roosevelt Theater in Grand Coulee sponsored a free movie, “Bed-
time For Bonzo,” starring Ronald Reagan and a chimpanzee, a
holiday gift from the local Moose
and Eagle Clubs. Children and
students were admitted free and
adults paid 50 cents. The theater
is holding a drawing prior to the
movie starting at 7:15 p.m. and
one lucky kid will win a real Roy
Rogers wristwatch.
The Nespelem Altar Society
held its Christmas Bazar and
Luncheon at the town hall on
Dec. 14 after holding an election
meeting on Dec. 13 where new officers installed are: Mrs. Ernest
Orr, president; Mrs. L. A. Rhodes,
vice-president; Sherry Orr, secretary; Nellie Stanger, sgt. at arms;
and Shirley Palmer, membership
chair. Each club member received
a Christmas card and handkerchief and dessert was served by
Isabella Arcasa and Christine
More holiday events in the
town of Nespelem included: A Dec.
23 Christmas Party sponsored by
the local Chieftan 4-H Club with
Jean Betty Arcasa and Mr. and
Mrs. Chas Hall in charge, with
treats, games, a gift exchange
and news about their recent bake
sale at Casy’s Store and a skating
party coming up. The Nespelem
Methodist Church presented a
Christmas program at the church
Dec. 19 with refreshments served
by the church ladies. Those attending brought gifts to the party
which will be sent to the Methodist Deaconess Home For Children
in Everett, Wash.
a warning by the officer. On the
same day another driver with a
faulty headlight was stopped at
Roosevelt Way and River Drive
and also received just a warning.
An officer watched a driver run
the stop sign at Mead Way and
Roosevelt Way and pulled the car
over and issued a warning.
12/20 - It was another day of
burned out headlights for officers.
An officer stopped a vehicle with
a faulty left headlight on River
Drive and issued a warning and
later stopped a vehicle on SR155 with a faulty right headlight.
12/14 - A motorist with a faulty That driver also got a warning
headlight was stopped at 12th from the officer.
and River Drive and received
lee Medical Center and a mental
health professional was called.
12/19 - Police were advised by
Plant Protection that there was a
disabled vehicle across the street
from the pumping plant at Grand
Coulee Dam. A woman at the vehicle stated she was out of gas but
that someone was bringing gas
for the car. A short time later the
gas arrived.
Coulee Dam
Merry Christmas
Happy Holidays
From Our Family
to Yours
Inland Cellular (Inland Cellular is the trade name of Eastern Sub-RSA Limited
Partnership, Washington RSA No. 8 Limited Partnership, and Inland Cellular
LLC) has been a local cellular telephone provider in eastern Washington and
northern Idaho since approximately 1990. In Washington, Inland Cellular’s
designated service area is the eastern half of Grant County and the majority
of Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Garfield, Lincoln, Whitman, and Walla Walla
Counties and a minor portion of Franklin County. In Idaho, Inland Cellular’s
service area covers the majority of Clearwater, Latah, Lewis and Nez Perce
Counties and the northern portion of Idaho County.
During the intervening years, Inland Cellular has worked hard to build a
cellular system that would provide high quality telecommunications services
to the communities we serve, for both residential and business customers, at
attractive and affordable rates. Inland Cellular has done this notwithstanding
the higher cost of serving rural areas, and Inland Cellular is always striving
to provide even better service. Although our designated service areas cover
portions of eastern Washington and northern Idaho (as listed above - our
Home Network calling area), all current Inland Cellular calling plans now
offered include Unlimited incoming calls on Home Network, Unlimited Inland
Cellular mobile-to-mobile calling on Home Network, and Unlimited Nights
and Weekends on Home Network.
The basic services offered by Inland Cellular in the aforementioned Home
Network calling area are comprised of several components. At a minimum,
these include:
Voice grade access to the public switched network
Local Usage
Dual tone multi-frequency signaling or its functional equivalent
Single-party service or its functional equivalent
Access to interexchange service or its functional equivalent
Toll limitation for qualifying low-income consumers
Single-party, voice grade access to the public switched network
utilizing SS7 signaling through the network, shortening call
set-up time
Monthly Calling Plan Charges*
Individual Calling Plans – Range from $29.99 (unlimited
Home Area minutes) to $240 (unlimited nationwide
minutes, texting, and 30GB of data) per month. All
Individual Plans include free voicemail. Included minutes
may be used for non-Home Network calling, roaming and/
or long distance, except on the Home Only Plan(s).
Family Calling Plans – Range from $85.00 (unlimited
minutes with 1GB of data) to $250 (unlimited nationwide
minutes with 30GB of data) per month. All Family Plans
include two lines of service, free voicemail, and unlimited
nationwide minutes. Included minutes may be used for
calling non-Inland Cellular customers, roaming and/or long
Business Calling Plans – Range from $50.00 (unlimited
minutes and texting) to $240 (unlimited nationwide minutes
with 30GB of data) per month. All Business Plans include
free voicemail. Included minutes may be used for nonHome Network calling, roaming and/or long distance.
Calling plans vary based on customer preference and any
additions (e.g. minutes, texting, data, etc.) to the basic
plans listed above will increase the monthly charge.
Access to emergency 911 services – There is no additional charge
by Inland Cellular to end user customers for the ability to access
emergency 911 services.
Access to operator services – There is no additional charge by Inland
Cellular to end user customers for the ability to call the operator.
However, the call may involve a charge depending on the service
requested and the rates of the company whose operator handles the
call, as well as location of the call origination.
Access to Directory Assistance – Standard Directory Assistance calls
to Inland Cellular’s Directory Assistance service is $0.99 per call;
additional charges may apply for Operator completed calls. There
is no additional charge by Inland Cellular to end user customers for
the ability to call the Directory Assistance. However, while roaming,
the call may involve a Directory Assistance charge, the amount of
which depends on the area called and the rates of the company whose
operator is accessed, as well as location of the call origination.
Lifeline and Link-Up Programs: DO YOU QUALIFY FOR ASSISTANCE?
Inland Cellular participates in the Federal Lifeline and Link-Up
programs. These programs are available to our Washington residents within
our service coverage area. In Idaho, the Idaho Public Utilities Commission
has permitted Inland Cellular to offer these programs and the Idaho Telephone
Assistance Program to Idaho residents residing in Qwest or Verizon wireline
service areas within Inland Cellular’s service coverage area.
What is Lifeline Support?
Lifeline support lowers the cost of basic, monthly local service. An
eligible customer may receive the Lifeline discount on either a wireline
or wireless connection, but the discount is available for only one
telephone connection per household. Lifeline does not apply to taxes,
surcharges, and mileage charges.
What is Link-Up Support?
Link-Up support reduces the one-time cost associated with initiating
service and line extension to the consumer’s residence. Eligible
consumers also qualify for a deferred payment schedule for any
remaining costs of up to $200. Link-Up discounts reduce the cost
of either wireline or wireless service, but do not offset the cost of
purchasing a wireless phone. Link-Up does not cover the cost of
wiring inside a home. A consumer may only receive the Link-Up
discount once, unless that consumer moves to a new residence;
consecutive discounts at the same address are not allowed. Qualifying
non-tribal consumers are eligible to save 50 percent on installation
fees, up to $30. Qualifying tribal consumers living on tribal lands, as
defined in 47 C.F.R. § 54.400(e), are eligible for an additional discount
of up to $70 to cover 100% of the installation charges between $60 and
$130. However, tribal customers must still pay 50% of the first $60.
You may qualify in WASHINGTON:
If you participate in the following programs:
Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8;
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF);
Supplemental Security Income (SSI);
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP);
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP);
National School Lunch Program (free lunch program only); or, If you
are Income eligible:
Total household income is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty
You may qualify in IDAHO:
If your total household income is at or below an amount determined by the
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare; qualifying is done through this
Residents of federally (BIA) recognized TRIBAL LANDS may qualify if they
participate in one of the following programs:
Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance;
Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA) or Section 8;
Food Stamps;
Head-Start Program (Income eligible);
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP);
National School Lunch Program’s free lunch program;
Supplemental Security Income (SSI);
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Tribal TANF.
In addition, a tribal consumer may be eligible if his or her household
income is at or below 135% of the federal poverty guideline.
Under these programs, Inland Cellular offers to qualifying low-income
customers a discount off of the monthly rate for one basic residential service*
and a discount off of the non-recurring charge to install that basic residential
service*; if applicable. The Lifeline Program enables qualifying low-income
consumers to save at least $9.25 per month and up to $12.75 per month. The
amount varies depending on a number of factors, including whether a state
has a matching Lifeline program. Moreover, under the Lifeline Program,
qualifying low-income consumers living on tribal lands, as defined in 47 C.F.R.
§ 54.400(e), may qualify for an additional monthly discount of up to $25.00.
Please ask our Customer Care Representatives for details.
i. You are required to provide proof of eligibility.
ii. Applicable Federal, State, County and municipal taxes and sur
charges, including any federally mandated end user surcharges,
are additions to monthly charges.
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Inland Cellular Customer Care offices:
• Lewiston: Business Office, 1332 G St, Lewiston, ID (208) 798-0245 or (800) 248-8822
• Lewiston: 2612 Nez Perce Drive Suite A, Lewiston, ID (208) 798-0245
• College Place: 1605 SE Meadowbrook Blvd, Suite 7, College Place, WA (509) 527-0516
• Dayton: 151 E. Main Street, Dayton, WA (509) 629-0789
• Moses Lake: 1035 N. Stratford Rd, Suite H, Moses Lake WA (509) 765-6670
• Moscow: 960 W. Pullman Rd, Moscow, ID (208) 882-4994
• Orofino: 11250 Highway 12, Orofino, ID (208) 827-0225
• Grangeville: 126 E. Main St., Suite 2, Grangeville, ID (208) 983-0160