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Honest man turns in found cash

What would you have done? James A. Fox, from Grand Coulee, turned in to put some gas into his car last Tuesday at Coulee Gas and found a wad of cash totaling $1,000. Fox promptly went to the Grand Coulee Police Department across the street and gave...

Updated 11: 48 a.m.: High-speed chase ends on Peter Dan Road, suspects reportedly still at large

A high speed chase ended on Peter Dan Road when two vehicles, a car and a truck, both crashed into the landslide that spans the road. A woman, apparently a nearby resident, told The Star that two...

Daylight damage

Update: The driver of the vehicle, Phil Grunlose, was having a heart attack at the time of the incident, and as of Thursday was still hospitalized, his wife confirmed. Turf flies behind a pickup on...

Coulee Dam's wastewater treatment facility moves ahead

Coulee Dam’s new wastewater treatment facility got big push ahead last week as the town council approved interim financing to get the project started, then approved the bid to build it for more than expected, but with more cost-saving features....

City to hire work on new parks

Electric City’s park plan got a boost April 11, when the city council looked favorably on recommendations from the Parks and Recreation Committee (PARC). The council agreed to move forward on hiring an engineering or landscape firm to draw final...

Miller selected to city council seat

Jeremy Miller was unanimously selected last Tuesday night to fill the vacancy on the Electric City council. He was one of three candidates that submitted a letter of interest in serving on the council to replace Brad Parrish who resigned about six...

Bureau of Reclamation seeks comment on proposed overhaul

The Bureau of Reclamation is asking for comments from interested parties on a planned overhaul of 18 generators in the left and right powherhouses of Grand Coulee Dam. The generators have been in service for some 70 years and need repair, the...

Newsbriefs

Parish on parks The Electric City Council selected former city councilman Brad Parrish to serve on the city’s Parks and Recreation Committee. Parrish had been active as a council member in getting the city’s Revitalization plan started and is a...

House saved from fire

Firefighters cut holes in the side and roof of a house at 111 Washington Place in Electric City Thursday, but saved it from burning down. A bathroom light-ceiling fan combination unit caused the...

Price of power goes up in Elmer City

Elmer City residents will see a 2-percent increase in their power bills as a result of an increase in electric costs from Nespelem Valley Electric, town council members learned last Thursday. The town was advised by NVE that its power rates would...

Earth Day event on Friday

The Colville Confederated Tribes is hosting their 8th Annual Celebration of Earth Day on Friday, April 21st, the day before Earth Day, at the Colville Agency powwow grounds near Nespelem. The event is scheduled to last from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.,...

Two arrested for home burglary near Soap Lake

SOAP LAKE, Wash. (19APR2017) – Two people are in jail today after a home burglary just north of Soap Lake. For two nights in a row, a home in the 22000 block of State Route 17 North had been burglarized. That prompted a Grant County sheriff’s...

The value of a different kind of lesson

The local PTA is looking for support to continue filling in an important gap in the curricula offered by local school districts. Each year the group funds or sponsors a variety of worthwhile events, the latest being the science fair at Lake...

Easter Beauty

Last weekend was Easter, and while some were searching for some bunny to get chocolate and eggs from, I was searching for the “Beauty of Christ.” I had been given an assignment and was to speak at church on Sunday morning. Three of us had...

Distractive driving goes beyond the law

Distractive driving goes beyond the law While state lawmakers work to bridge major differences in the budget, they agreed our distractive driving laws need stiffening. Companion bills sponsored by Sen. Ann Rivers (R-LaCenter) and Rep. Jessyn...

Eighty-two years ago

Government Camp across the river. Pier 3 for highway bridge under construction - top of pier 2 (east side) in foreground. - April 25, 1935...

New trees for Arbor Day

Coulee Dam town officials planted two European ash trees at the entry to Douglas Park in observance of Arbor Day Wednesday. The town was recently recognized as a "Tree City USA" municipality for its...

Junkers has expansion plans

The little shop on Main Street that opened with coffee, knickknacks and T-shirts three years ago now plans to expand its restaurant offerings outside. Junkers, which began offering subs and wrap-style sandwiches in January 2016, will add outdoor...

Senior meals

Wed., April 19 - Dinner Pork Roast, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Mixed Vegetables, Fruit Salad, Birthday Cake. Birthday Dinner! Thurs., April 20 - Dinner Chicken Alfredo, Corn and Carrots, Dinner Roll, Pears, Cookies Fri., April 21 - Breakfast Country...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 4/11 - Dispatch advised police that that a man smelling of alcohol had been reported as leaving a local business and getting into his car. Police looked for the vehicle but it was out of the area by the time the officer arrived....

Hunt winners

Prize egg winners from the Grand Coulee Dam Lions Club 80th Annual Easter Egg Hunt, from left to right: 1-3 year olds: Prezle Hill, Traysen Bearcub, Hadley Marchand; 4-5 year olds: Jaycie Graves,...

Patricia Marie Piccolo

Patricia Sterley was born to Bruce and Joan Sterley in Coulee Dam, Washington, March 10, 1949. Pat was the type of person who left an indelible impression on everyone she met; numerous people...

Daniel Aaron Atkins

Daniel Aaron Atkins, 71, slipped away from his Keller, Washington, home to meet his Savior, Jesus Christ, face to face early Tuesday morning, April 11, 2017. Born Thursday, July 19, 1945, into the...

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...

Artist and politician visits LR

Renowned Native American artist and politician Enoch Kelly Haney visited students in grades six through 12 from Nespelem Elementary School and Lake Roosevelt High School in the LR gym on Thursday. Bert Smith, a Coulee Dam High School alumnus, had...

LR Baseball beats Pateros, goes 1-1 against Brewster

The Lake Roosevelt Raider baseball team defeated the Pateros Billygoats last week, before losing the first game and winning the second in a doubleheader against the Brewster Bears. Playing Pateros in ...

Lady Raiders' win streak ends

After defeating Pateros on April 11, the Lady Raiders softball team suffered four straight losses, their only defeats of the season, in doubleheaders against Okanogan and Brewster. The Lady Raiders...

Raider Track competes in Davenport, Cheney

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders track and field team competed at the Northeast 1B/2B League Track and Field Meet in Davenport on April 11, before going to the Van Kuren Invitational in Cheney April 15. In ...

Tennis plays Tigers and Billygoats

The Raider tennis team lost in Tonasket on April 11, then the boys tied and the girls won in Pateros on April 14. In Tonasket against the Tigers, the Raider boys lost 4-1, and the girls lost 5-0. “Tonasket has a very strong team,” said Raider...

This week in sports

Wed., April 19 3:30 p.m., Raider Track at Mary Walker High School 4:30 p.m., Raider Softball at Pateros Thurs., April 20 4 p.m., Raider Tennis at Oroville 4 p.m., JH Track at Tonasket Fri., April 21 4:30 p.m., Raider Tennis here with Omak Sat.,...

Bowling Scores

COLUMBIA LEAGUE TEAM W L Team 6 33 31 Strike or Spare 29 35 Solid T Const. 25 39 Team 6 wins final roll off with Srike or Spare for 1st Place! Jesse Vieira 268 game/731 series! Splits: Ray Duclos 5-8-10 Next Tuesday Fun Night SENIORS 4-5-17 Dixie...

Proctor to ride in Professional Bull Riders event in Tacoma

Former Grand Coulee resident Shane Proctor, ranked 11th in the world of Professional Bull Riders, will compete in the Tacoma Dome this weekend at the Tacoma Invitational. “There’s a lot of points up for grabs and this is about our halfway mark...

Harlem Crowns basketball team comes to the area

The Harlem Crowns, an entertaining basketball troupe full of razzle dazzle, came to Coulee Dam on April 11 to play against local players, bring joy and laughter to the crowd, and to talk about overcoming adversity. The basketball squad (although...

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