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Tribal Chairman Jim Boyd dies at 60

County won't ship juveniles away

County commissioners told those attending the sixth public meeting on the Okanogan County’s Juvenile Department last week that they would commit to continue housing juveniles in the county facility in Okanogan, rather than outsource the job to a...

Tribal Chairman Jim Boyd dies at 60

Jim Boyd, leader of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and renowned musician and recording artist, died unexpectedly last week at the age of 60. "This is a very, very sad day for the ...

Fireworks bans detailed

You just bought a bag of fireworks and are wondering where you can set them off. Here’s your answer: Fireworks are banned from the Colville Tribes’ reservation this year. Likewise in Elmer City and Coulee Dam. Fireworks are also banned in the...

So much to do we made you a guide

There are a lot of fun, interesting things to do in the area this week. We detail them in a special section inside this issue, from the Festival of America, with its new water park, to a huge,...

Collecting passion, yielding energy

There are not enough superlatives to accurately describe Bob and Bev Bruno's rural log home. You could take the view. Or the careful detail of their home. Or even the house for their five banties....

Newsbriefs

American flags available The Grand Coulee Dam area American Legion Post has free 3-by-5-foot American flags and a few 4-by-6-foot flags. You can stop by during the Post’s Saturday garage sale in Electric City and get a flag. County bans fireworks...

Tribes' loss is the world's too

I didn’t know Jim Boyd well, just enough to like him and admire his talent. So it came as a complete surprise when the sudden news of his death overwhelmed me last week. That reaction likely has something to do with being nearly the same age, but...

Outsourcing middle income jobs is not good for our county

Over the past three years, the current county commissioners have outsourced jobs to contractors in other counties. I assume they want to reduce the size of government and lower expenditures. But this has very negative outcomes on all of us....

Principles of governance, freedom not understood by commissioners

How old were you when you first learned about Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, and the First Amendment? Fourth grade? High School? It is disturbing that our county commissioners publicly questioned whether a critical editorial comment in...

For those eligible, voting should be easy

The elections process is not usually grist for inflammatory rhetoric. But this year has been different. Republican Donald Trump labeled the GOP primary process “crooked.” Democrat Bernie Sanders suggested his party’s use of super-delegates...

Admiration for foster care givers

My wife and I have had it on our hearts for years to be foster parents. We even looked into adoption at one time and almost adopted a little girl from North Dakota. For many different reasons things just never panned out and we put a value on our...

It's a girl for Smith/Clark

Rielee Smith and Louis Clark, of Omak, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Alayiah Kree Mary-Jean Clark, born Saturday, June 18, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 7 lbs., 14 oz., and...

Luther Allen Leith

Luther Allen Leith, 37, was born November 16, 1978, in Grand Coulee, Washington, to Roy and Joanne Circle-Leith. He left us much too soon from Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane,...

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...

Puppet show at the library Tuesday

North Central Regional Library will be offering a wide range of programs over the summer, including its popular reading programs for children and adults. Coming July 5th will be a Puppet Show at the Grand Coulee library beginning at 10:30 a.m....

Workshop on canning coming to Nespelem

The WSU Colville Reservation Extension is presenting a Basics of Water Bath Canning workshop on Wednesday, July 13 and Thursday, July 14. The Wednesday class will be from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Omak Senior Mealsite and the Thursday class is from 4:30...

Stars with brass

"Four Star Brass," a brass quartet from Navy Band Northwest, provided a 45-minute concert Sunday night at the Bureau of Reclamation's Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center. The four musician sailors...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/20 - A Goodfellow Avenue resident in Electric City was advised that if her dogs got out again she would be cited. She was also told that she needed to get her two dogs licensed. - Police helped Department of Corrections...

Admin changes made at schools

Five of six administration positions in the Grand Coulee Dam school system will change for the new school year. Superintendent Dr. Dennis Carlson concludes his six years here June 30, and is being replaced by Paul Turner. Turner was hired by the...

Six abstract paintings go up at LR

Lucinda Parker, an abstract artist from Portland, Oregon, was here June 21 as six of her paintings were hung at various places in the Lake Roosevelt school building. Two of the 5-foot by 9-foot...

Bowling

Bowling Scores SENIORS 6-22-16 Leo 139/122/147=408; Bob 141/190/ 163=494; “The Gov” 99/117/130=346; Karen117/148/136=401;Ray 151/157/ 154=462; Scott 187/188/166=541 Spring League Team W L Flaying W 19 9 San Poil 16 12 Aw Split 12 16 La Familia...

 
 
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