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Tuesday & Wednesday July 3rd and 4th, 2012 Arts & Crafts • Food • Music & Entertainment • Fireworks A Supplement to The Star Newspaper • June 27, 2012


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Music lineup aims to please



our musical acts span- entertain from 5 to about 8 p.m. ning a range of tastes July 3. will provide the musical • Scott and Kayla, each with foreground for the Festival of talent show-winning gifts in their America at Grand Coulee Dam own rights, team up for some July 3 and 4. great country music from 5 to From the Cruizers, a popular 6:30 p.m. July 4. Spokane band that plays popu• A former New Christy Minlar songs, to strel, William a country Florian delivThe stage schedule duet, to a 60s ers a powerfolk singer to ful trip to the an Elvis im60s with muJuly 3 personator, sic that will 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. - The Cruizers the entermake you 8:15 p.m. - Steve Sogura’s Elvis tribute tainment is feel good. tailored to Even if you July 4 appeal. don’t know 5 p.m. - Scott and Kayla’s country music • The who the New 6:30 p.m. - William Florian’s 60s music headliner Christy Min8:15 p.m. - Steve Sogura’s Elvis tribute just before strels were, the July 4 you’ll know Laser Light their legacy Show and fireworks, Steve from the rebirth of folk that has Sogura, does a dynamite tribute influenced much of popular muto Elvis that seems to leave a lot sic since. of the audience either up on their Entertainment in the park feet or swooning. below the Visitor Center is paid He’ll start about 8:15 on both for by the town of Coulee Dam’s July 3 and July 4. hotel/motel taxes for the promo• The Cruisers, a popular tion of tourism. cover band from Spokane, will

Steve Sogura’s Elvis tribute will be held both nights July 3 and 4 at 8:15 p.m.

Scott and Kayla team up for some country music 5-6:30 p.m. on July 4.

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Ranch rodeo coming up


ou might want to be on hand this weekend for the area’s first ever “ranch rodeo” sponsored by the local Ridge Riders Club on June 30. The rodeo show begins Saturday, June 30, at 6 p.m. at the Ridge Riders rodeo grounds in Delano. Ranch teams of four contestants, including one woman, will compete in four different events: • Team Branding, • Team Mugging, • Trailer Loading and • Ranch Bronc Riding. A concession stand and Beer Garden open at 4 p.m. The Ranch Rodeo is the first ever in the area, and a second one will be held in the same arena on Sept. 22. Cost for the Ranch Rodeo is $6. Those 10 and under can view the action without charge.

Celebrate the 4th William Florian will perform 6:30 p.m. on July 4.

Show goers enjoyed the music at last year’s festival.

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Crafts and food await the crowd


his year’s Festival of America covers two days, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 3 and 4. The festival is held at the park below the Visitors Center and a convenient walkway will take you from the VC to the festival site. Food and craft vendors will be open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. each day and free music will please the crowds from 4-9:30 p.m. both days. Of course, on Wednesday, July 4, the highlight of the twoday festival will be fireworks off the top of Grand Coulee Dam.

The festival is co-sponsored by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce and the Coulee Dam Casino. The town of Coulee Dam provides the music through the use of hotel/ motel taxes. There’s food for most tastes, and of course, a number of vendors that specialize in treats to fill that empty space while you wait for meal time. Arts and crafts vendors specialize in handmade items and it’s a good place to pick up gift items for every occasion. Bring the kids, spread your blanket and stay the day.

A variety of treats are offered at the festival.

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Handmade arts and crafts make the perfect gift for every occasion.

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Laser show is a must see


ne of the things that is a “must see” when you are in the Grand Coulee Dam area is the Laser Light Show. It’s the story of the dam by laser beams that are directed from the Visitor Center onto the face of the dam. The 35-minute presentation takes visitors through the history of the creation of the dam and the results afterwards. Many visitors who repeat seeing the Laser Light Show say that it is different each time they see it. Of course it isn’t, but many visitors who see the show see something different each time they do. You can watch the show from dedicated seating at the dam’s Visitor Center from across the river at Freedom Point Plaza, or even from up at the Crown Point overlook. If you are away from the main area near of the Visitor Center you can catch the story line (which is important) on the Bureau of Reclamation audio broadcast at 90.1 FM. The Laser Light Show begins each night during July at 10 p.m. and lasts about 35 minutes. Starting Aug. 1, the show begins at 9:30 p.m. Sept. 1, the start time changes to 8:30 p.m. The Laser Show is shown through September. Visitors will have a special treat beginning in the summer of 2013, when the Laser Light Show will be completely new.


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July 3-4 in the park below the Visitor Center



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Food Vendors Marsalee’s Thai: Over 20 years attending the show…Great Favorite Pizza By The Slice: Variety of pizza, butterfly fries MW Tropical Sno: 12 years coming with shaved ice – elephant ears White’s Concession: Buffalo burgers/fajitas, curly fries, cotton candy etc. Fleetwood Espresso: Annual favorite of smoothies, Italian sodas etc. Huckleberry Heaven: Delicious ice cream and fresh lemonade TACO Del Sol on the Go: Burritos, taco salads, nachos RCS Concessions: Can’t pass up their delicious kettle korn.

Arts & Crafts Vendors Sculptures in Glass: Hand Blown Glass, Handmade Soaps Elsners Wooden Things: Birdhouses, Benches & More Scentsy Wickless Candles: Pots and Assorted Wax Scents PS Henna Body Art: Tattoos Mountain Meadow Artisans: Beads from Around the World Sand Buds: Kids enjoy these Fun Sand Animals Wilk Leather: Beautiful Leather Purses and Leather goods

HINKEY SALES: Walking Sticks, Windchimes & More ONE OF A KIND DESIGN: Beaded Jewelry & Crafted Cow Skulls HUDSON RIVER INLAY: Wood Inlay Tables, Mirrors SWEET P’S STORE: Rocket Hot or Mild Sauces NUMBERS & YOU: Numerology Readings From Your Name SPRING CANYON ALPACAS: Lavender & Yarn Crafts STARDRIVE PAINTINGS: Brush Paintings, Spray Paint Art

Event is Free Admission • No Fireworks Allowed. Please Leave Pets At Home - No Dogs Allowed

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Take a Grand Coulee Dam tour


rand Coulee Dam tours begin from the east side of the dam, where visitors go through security metal detectors before they begin. The official name of the event is the John W. Keyes III PumpGenerating Plant Guided Tour. Two highlights of the tour, according to director Ivan Snavely, is a visit to the Pump-Generator Station, and a 5-10 minute stop on top of the dam, where visitors can get out and look out over the spillway. The pump-generators play a key role at the dam. They pump water up 280 feet to Banks Lake to irrigate 670,000 acres in the Columbia Basin. And they can reverse the flow, using the water to generate electricity in times of high demand. The tours are all controlled, but you are free to look over both sides of the dam, and have time to ask questions of your tour guide. The tour ends at the same point where it begins. Snavely said tours begin on the hour at 10 a.m. each day and continue through the final tour of the day at 5 p.m. Tours last from 50 minutes to an hour. This year there will be a single bus and tours are limited to 40 people. Miss a tour, then there’s always the next one only about an hour away. “We get a lot of good comments from people who enjoy stopping on top of the dam and looking over the spillway,” Snavely said. Visitors are encouraged to spend some time in the Visitor Center prior to the main tour so many of their questions will be answered, or it will help them form additional questions they can ask while on the tour. The Visitor Center opens daily at 8:30 a.m. and is open until 11 p.m. during July. In August the hours are 8:30 to 10:30. In September the hours change to 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tours include a stop on top of Grand Coulee Dam.



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SATURDAY, JUNE 30 at 6:00 p.m. Admission $6.00 - 10 and under free NO COOLERS ALLOWED Concession Stand & Beer Garden Open at 4 p.m. Events:

4 person teams (one of which must be a lady) will compete in 4 events that come from every-day ranch work.

1. Team Branding - Team will have to rope and brand two head of stock with paint 2. Team Mugging - Contestants will head and heel the 2 steers, riders must then get off horses, throw steers and tie 3 feet; when both steers are down they must remain tied for 15 seconds to receive a time. 3. Trailer Loading - Contestants must cut preselected steer from herd and move steer across the line and load steer into a trailer. 4. Ranch Bronc Riding - Contestant will use a normal stock saddle with a halter and bronc rein. They must ride for 8 seconds hanging on any way they can.

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A tale of towers and birds



epeat visitors to the area for the July 3-4 Festival of America may notice something different this year. Gone are the towers that used to anchor the northern end of the park below the Visitor Center at Grand Coulee Dam and carry power lines from the Third Powerhouse across the river. Frequent visitors may remember the osprey nest that rested atop one of the towers. It’s still around, but moved a few hundred feet to the north atop a 115-foot wooden pole. Bonneville Power Administration took care in removing the nest prior to the dismantling of the high steel tower and put it in storage until they were able to place the new pole. Workers carefully lifted the nest placed on a prepared platform and anchored it to the new pole. The osprey couple were seen checking out the nest the very day it was placed on the pole, a few yards toward the river from the asphalt pathway that enters the park from the north. Visitors will also see the beginnings of a new steel tower, this one about 350 feet high, being constructed on the hillside above the Visitor Center. It will carry power lines from the Third Powerhouse to the switchyards above the dam area. It is all part of a $10 million project currently underway to relocate old lines that at present run inside the dam and up a tunnel to the switchyards.

In towers that no loger exist, last year at this time a pair of osprey hunker down in their nest. Their nest has since been placed on top of a 115-foot wooden pole placed especially for them. It’s just north of the park below the Visitor Center.

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