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City passes moratorium on new storage units

The city of Grand Coulee passed an “emergency” moratorium on the location of mini-storage units at a specially called meeting last Thursday night. The special city council meeting was triggered by a person from out of town who wanted to pursue...

Soon, solid footings

A crew pours concrete mix for the foundation of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's new fire station above SR-155 across from Pole Park Thursday. The $13.6 million project is...

Lake Roosevelt Jr./Sr. High named school of distinction

Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School is one of seven schools in Educational Service District 171 to be named a “School of Distinction.” The 2017 award was posted in November, and high school Principal Mark Herndon outlined the award at the...

Newsbriefs

Christmas crafts stolen Patty Williams works for months making her “towel tops” to sell at Christmas bazaars in the area, but somebody stole them from her basement last week, she told The Star. Williams makes the product, which combines two...

Boys & Girls Club sees official opening at community center

Local school-aged children finally have more to do in the area, thanks to the Nespelem Boys & Girls Club. The Nespelem Boys & Girls club had its official opening and dedication Wednesday,...

Port district notes solvent golf course operation

There was some good news and “black ink” noted as Grant County Port District 7 commissioners reviewed the past season’s activity at Banks Lake Golf Course. The port district operates the 18-hole golf course and this is the second year in a...

Park district wary of future

Leaders of the little government district that has kept North Dam Park from collapsing into disrepair for several years is feeling uncertain about the future. After approving a budget Monday night in which they show spending at about $33,000 next...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 11/26 - A motel owner showed police damage to one of his rooms where he said the tenant had taken things off the walls and removed covers on various items. 11/27 - About a cord-and-a-half of firewood was stolen from a property...

Back to the future for the park district

The Coulee Area Park and Recreation District (CAPRD) has five commissioners. As of our December meeting, two commissioners’ terms have expired. The remaining three are on board until the end of 2019. Two of us are “gentle retirees” and likely...

The license for war

In the 1700s, when weapons of war were still primitive, the Founders of our constitution were wise enough to know that war could ruin nations, and they gave the congress the sole authority to declare war. Congress last declared war 75 years ago....

The season upon us

Christmas. The word brings a wonderful excitement to children all around the world. Visions of presents, Santa, hot chocolate and goodies galore dance between the temples of the little ones. Blinking lights, snowmen and reindeer flicker on the lens...

Washington would benefit from ANWR leasing

For the last two decades, federal legislation allowing oil and gas exploration in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) has been stymied. Now, it is part of federal tax reform which Congress is likely to approve. Allowing new oil and gas...

Not very ugly, but ...

They were voted winners of the ugly sweater contest at Saturday night's Vintners and Brewers Tasting and Auction event, sponsored by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce. From left, first...

Meetings and Notices

Chamber at Siam Palace   The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, this Thursday, December 7, at Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. Jack Anderson, from Plug-in Central Washington, will be the guest speaker. American Legion to Meet...

Trees of Sharing ornaments available in the community

The Christmas wishes of 115 children from 40 local families are on the Trees of Sharing this year. Area residents are encouraged to purchase a gift based on the information given on the ornaments (Suggested value approximately $25 per gift). Trees... Full story

Howard Puyear

Howard Puyear passed away recently. He was born in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley. He attended Stevensville High School and graduated with an engineering degree from Montana State University. He worked for the Bureau of Reclamation for over thirty... Full story

Janet Yvonne Long McIntyre McGregor

Janet Y. McGregor (66), of Electric City, Washington, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017, at Coulee Medical Center, Grand Coulee, Washington, after a long battle with cancer. Janet was born June ... Full story

Jody A. Looper

A beautiful, loving spirit left this world Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at the age of 67. Jody Ann Looper, nee Newkirk, was born May 29, 1950, in Greensboro, North Carolina. Jody was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Looper; her parents,... Full story

Vito J. Misale

Vito J. Misale, 89, of Missoula, Montana, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, with his children by his side. He was born July 5, 1928, in Ishpeming, Michigan, one of 16 siblings.... Full story

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... Full story

School concerts and art shows coming up

A few school events are coming up, including music and art events. On Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Lake Roosevelt Elementary cafeteria there will be an exhibit featuring high school photography students’ work, as well as items from...

Video

Raiders/Lady Raiders vs Liberty Bell basketball videos

The Lady Raiders lost a close back and forth game at home against the Liberty Bell Lady Mountain Lions with a final score of 50-44. The Raider boys did better, annihilating the Mountain Lions with a... Full story

Ladies exterminate Hornets

The Lady Raiders basketball team used a can of Raid on the Hornets on Saturday, decimating them 63-22. LR outscored Oroville 27-14 in the first half of the game, then dominated the third quarter,...

Jamboree held here

The Raiders and Lady Raiders played in a jamboree on Nov. 28 at home, hosting teams from Inchelium and Wilbur-Creston-Keller. The event was held so the players could get a little bit of competition in before the start of the regular season. “I...

Raider basketball loses close season opener

The Raiders got stung by the Oroville Hornets in overtime on Saturday, losing the neck-and-neck home basketball game with a final score of 58-55. Raider Soarin Marchand took a spill in the first...

Raider wrestlers open season well in Okanogan

Raider wrestlers had their first events of the season last week, warming up with the Okanogan Jamboree, then participating in the 27th Annual Davenport Invitational, where the Raiders made a point...

This week in sports

Wed., December 6 5 p.m., LRJH Basketball here with Liberty Bell 6 p.m., LRHS Wrestling here Mix and Match Tourney Thurs., December 7 LRHS Basketball, here with Liberty Bell(L) Sat., December 9 LRHS Basketball at Soap Lake(L) LRHS Wrestling at...

Bowling Scores

DAM KEGLERS TEAM W L #1 133 127 #5 133 127 #3 130.5 129.5 #6 129 131 #4 101 159 High Game: Kevin Rosenbaum 289! Candy Weed-Butz 182 High Series: Dale Bjorson 673; Mae Stensgar 467 THURSDAY MIXUPS TEAM W L #5 30 18 #2 27 21 #3 25 23 #1 22 26 #6 21...

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