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Parks and pathways plan could come in August

A full report on Electric City’s proposed Pathway and Revitalization project could come by late August, city Deputy Clerk Russell Powers said last week. The Washington State University Rural Communities Design Initiative team will be finishing up...

Blooming artist

At the second annual Plateau Native Art Show in Grand Coulee, put on Saturday by Northwest Native Development Fund, artist Nevin Pfaltzgraff, of Coulee Dam, left, chats with patrons as Bill Stevens...

Senate candidate visits Grand Coulee

A candidate running for Sen. Linda Evans Parlette's 12th District seat in the Washington State Legislature visited Grand Coulee Thursday, speaking to members of the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of...

New CEO excited to move here

The soon-to-be newest chief executive officer of Coulee Medical Center attended Monday night's public hospital district commissioner's meeting, saying he and his family are excited to be moving here. ...

Mosquitos reported as less severe after new treatment

If you are finding it more enjoyable sitting outside on the patio this summer, there’s a reason. Mosquitos! Or really, the lack of them. Grant County Mosquito District 2 officials used a new granular product this year in an aerial treatment...

Air gun incident gets teen arrested

A 17-year-old was arrested and taken to Grant County Jail last Friday charged with attempted first-degree robbery after allegedly pulling a clear, plastic, air gun on a store clerk. The Auburn, Washington juvenile, only five days short of his 18th...

Town is better off with new treatment plan package

Given the current squabble about the Town’s Wastewater Treatment Facility, I suppose I should contribute my view. To begin with, this is a “simple” process and simple project: all of our Coulee Dam sewage is “domestic”… we don’t...

Council ignoring people's wishes on pathway

This letter is to voice our comments, once again, on the Electric City pathway project. We did read the newspaper article regarding the most recent meeting and were pleased that the citizens are standing up for their rights. The people have a right...

County finances held surprises in 2016

Dear Editor, This spring the (Okanogan) county commissioners found themselves with a big problem. They did not have enough money to pay 3-4 months of normal expenses until April property tax receipts arrived in the county’s account in mid-summer....

Treasurer, auditor explain county's cash flow problem

We would like to take this opportunity to explain the budget “Cash flow” issues Okanogan County encountered earlier this year. The way revenues flow in the early months of any year can cause “cash flow” issues for the County. In January,...

Our values are most important

My wife and I were recently involved in some training that is taking us one step closer to what God is obviously calling us to do. More on that some other time; I want to talk to you about a little hands-on assignment we had to do in the class. The...

Aaron Boyd Galbraith completes residency

Larry and Gerry Boyd, of Coulee Dam, are proud to announce their grandson, Aaron Boyd Galbraith, completed his three-year residency in internal medicine and will be joining a Kaiser Permanente...

Albert Melvin Desautel Jr.

Albert Melvin Desautel Jr., 82, of Nespelem, Washington, passed away Friday, July 15, 2016, in his home. Albert was born June 20, 1934, into the Nespelem home of Albert and Myrtle Peone-Desautel Sr....

Deedigail Louise Johnson

Deedigail Louise Johnson of Spokane Valley, Washington, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2016. She was  born in Grand Coulee, Washington, on September 26, 1969, to Charlie and Norma Johnson. Deedi...

Star Obituary Policy

There is a $50 charge for obituaries published in the Star. This includes a photo and up to 500 words. Reminders for Celebrations of Life and Death Notices are $25. Articles must be either e-mailed, faxed or dropped off at the Star office. They...

Fixing up the stone church in Coulee Dam

Two workers do some repairs on the stone church in Coulee Dam. The church was recently gifted to Almira Community Church by the Presbyterian Church. Workers Don Rivera, left, and Steven Ferris...

Puppeteers coming to the library Aug. 8

On Monday, August 8, North Central Regional Library Puppeteers will be visiting the Grand Coulee Library beginning at 10:30 a.m. with all new skits. Also a reminder that a craft class is held every Wednesday. Visit Grand Coulee Library on Facebook...

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will be meeting at noon this Thursday, July 28, at the Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. Grant County Prosecuting Attorney Garth Dano will be the guest speaker. Local AA Meetings Confused...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 7/17 - A Grand Coulee woman who ran her car onto a boulder on Roosevelt Drive was cited for driving while under the influence. - USBR Plant Protection advised police that people were climbing on the concrete pillars that...

This weekend

Friday, July 29 8 p.m., Karaoke, Cantina, Sunbanks Resort, all ages 8 p.m., Karaoke, High Dam Tavern 8 p.m., live band, Darnell Scott, Electric City Bar & Grill Saturday, July 30 8 p.m., Karaoke, High Dam Tavern 8 p.m., Karaoke, Electric City Bar &...

Weather watcher

Like us on Facebook or grandcouleeweather.info Wed. Low 67˚ - 93˚ High Mostly Sunny Thu. Low 67˚ - 94˚ High Sunny Fri. Low 66˚ - 97˚ High Sunny & Warm Sat. Low 62˚ - 93˚ High Mostly Clear Sun. Low 56˚ - 84˚ High Mostly Clear Mon. Low 55˚...

Grand Coulee all-school reunion set

Anyone who ever went to, or worked at, Grand Coulee Schools is invited to an “All School Reunion” Friday and Saturday, August 12-13. At 7 p.m. Friday, alumni will get together at North Dam Park for visiting and for renewing old friendships,...

New dean and AD hired for LR

The Grand Coulee Dam School District hired a dean of students and a new athletic director at Monday night’s board meeting. Dean of students at Lake Roosevelt High School for the next school term will be Charles Pierce, from Soap Lake. Pierce will...

Football coach's resignation accepted

The school board accepted the resignation of Geary Oliver as head football coach at Lake Roosevelt High School at its meeting Monday night. The district has stated that it was exercising its long-established practice of awarding head coaching...

Bowling Scores

Spring League Fun Night (9-Pin) Leo 243/252/218; Don 290/300; Mae 221/188/209; John 232/242/280; Percy 191; Candy 213; Amber O. 226 SENIORS 7-20-16 Karen M. 121/124/138=383; Ray D. 133/151/167=451; Leo L. 132/166/147=445; Dixie (L.R.)...

 
 
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