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Local spot in four-state national trail subject of talk

            Nespelem starting late Friday

      Nespelem School will start two hours late on Friday, Jan.20, and will hold no...

Fire chief: Fireworks ordinance would be "over governing"

A city law proposed months ago to regulate fireworks in Electric City has gone “poof” last Tuesday night after the fire chief insisted it wasn’t needed. The ordinance was doomed after volunteer fire Chief Mark Payne appeared before the...

Schools will start late again Thursday

Both Lake Roosevelt and Nespelem schools will start two hours late again on Thursday, both schools said late Wednesday as warming temperatures put a slick watery surface atop built-up road ice. Nespelem School will also not hold preschool again...

Local spot in four-state national trail subject of talk

The most dramatic feature of a proposed four-state trail is centered locally, and residents can learn all about it next Monday afternoon. People can learn how this region will play a small but...

Pathway plan almost ready for review

Electric City’s Pathway and Revitalization plan is about three-fourths of the way complete, and should be ready for review within a few weeks, the city council learned last week. The plan is being developed by a Washington State University group...

Two resigning from GCD school district

The Grand Coulee Dam School District directors accepted the resignations of two veteran employees at its meeting Jan. 10. Resigning were teacher and Current Technical Education Director Kathy Proctor, and Human Resource Director Mandi Stack....

Peaceful transition a hallmark of American democracy

America is not the norm. As citizens of one of the world’s oldest constitutional republics, every American, myself included, sometimes needs reminding about the extent to which our freedoms and traditions are the exception rather than the rule in...

Town staff doing a great job

Regardless of how some may feel about our current administration, we really sure give credit to the employees of Coulee Dam. Every time I go into the town hall for anything, the ladies are very friendly and helpful. The maintenance crew for the...

Abolishing Obamacare rewards wealthy, punishes working families

Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) threaten the health care of 30 million Americans and would erode some rare progress made recently to reverse America’s growing economic inequality. By taxing rich households and big...

Thinking about those who gave

This past week I received a wake-up call. That came on the same day that I learned of Eldon Wilson’s passing and of Duane Frye’s illness. These two men have given more to our community and nation than we will probably ever know. Eldon sat...

Sixty-seven years ago

Nine 108,000-kw generators are in steady operation in this powerhouse, in addition two small 10,000-kw units not shown. – January 6,...

It's a girl for Jack-Schmidt/Whalawitsa

Brenda M. Jack-Schmidt of Bridgeport, Washington, and Jason E. Whalawitsa of Nespelem, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Violet Rose Whalawitsa, born Sunday, January 8, 2017, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee,...

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...

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, this Thursday, January 19, at the Senior Center on Main Street, Grand Coulee. Steve Phillips will be speaking about the after-school mentoring program at Lake...

Rodeo queen chosen for 2017

The Ridge Rider Saddle Club chose their Colorama Rodeo queen last weekend, who will look familiar. Caitlin O'Neil, the 2016 queen, will again promote the local rodeo scene around the rodeo circuit....

Community blood drive planned

Inland Northwest Blood Center along with the Grand Coulee community blood Drive volunteers led by Melanie Slatina are planning a blood drive for Monday, January 23. Donation hours will be from 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the community room in Coulee...

Free tax help at the senior center will begin February 14

Income tax time is here! Free tax preparation is being offered at the Grand Coulee Senior Center again this year. Volunteers trained in cooperation with IRS and AARP will be available every Tuesday, Feb 14 through April 11, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m....

What's cookin' at the Seniors

Wed., Jan. 18 – Dinner Pot Roast, Mashed Potatoes ad Gravy, Mixed Vegetables, Fruit Salad, Frosted Cake (Birthday Dinner) Thurs., Jan. 19 – Dinner Chili and Cornbread, Green Veggies, Fruited Jell-O, Brownies Fri., Jan. 20 – Breakfast German...

Celebrate the new year with free trees from the Arbor Day Foundation

Residents in your state can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation anytime during January 2017.  By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive two Sargent...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 1/11 - A Grand Coulee woman reported she believes she is being stalked by a man after receiving a free coffee from a local coffee stand from a “secret admirer.” The woman investigated the incident herself and found out whom...

USDA AgDiscovery Program for high school-age students

For high school students who are interested in agricultural careers, USDA Aphis has a great summer program. It is a 2-week residential program at 22 different universities and all expenses are covered except transportation to and from the...

Ladies defeat the Hornets, lose to Bears

The Lady Raiders tasted both victory, on their home court last week, and a grizzly defeat on the road. Hosting the Oroville Lady Hornets in Lake Roosevelt's gym Jan. 10, everything went smoothly for...

Raiders lose two games

The Oroville Hornets skimmed a victory last week at Lake Roosevelt from the Raiders, who also took lessons from unbeaten Brewster later in the week. The score was close all night against Oroville...

Raiders wrestle at big Rainier tourney

Raider wrestling traveled on clear roads to Rainier, Washington, for the Sgt. Justin Norton Memorial Tournament on Saturday, where 17 schools competed. Lake Roosevelt’s seven wrestlers took 14th place with 51.5 team points against competition...

This week in sports

Thurs., Jan. 19 4:30 p.m., Raider Basketball at Soap Lake Sat., Jan. 21 10 a.m., Raider Wrestling at Kittitas Tournament 1 p.m., Raider Basketball here with Manson Tues., Jan. 24 4:30 p.m., Raider Basketball at Tonasket 6 p.m., Raider Wrestling at...

Bowling Scores

BOWLING COLUMBIA LEAGUE 2nd Half TEAM W L Team 6 07 01 Strike or Spare 01 07 Solid T Const. 01 07 High Game: Ron Staggs 264 High Series: Ro Staggs 730 Previous - High Game: Amos Staggs 240 High Series: Amos Staggs 683 Splits: Jesse 2-4-7-10 SENIORS...

 
 
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