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School district sends strong comments to USBR

The Grand Coulee Dam School District issued a strong response to invitations for comments on a Bureau of Reclamation proposed modernization program. The Bureau had advertised for draft environmental assessment comments on its 12-year plan to...

Keller Ferry closed until further notice

From a Washington Department of Transportation press release: KELLER FERRY – The Keller Ferry that crosses the Columbia River on state Route 21 is out of service until further notice due to issues with the north shore loading ramp. Drivers are...

Big load to cause big delays on local highways next week

[Update] The company planning the move of the big transformer has delayed the move after "discrepancies" were noted during a "weigh and measure" session with the state Department of Transportation, the company said. No word yet on a new schedule....

Bureau road work will include traffic delays

The Bureau of Reclamation has a number of construction projects going on lately, and drivers will notice some delays, starting this week. ACCU Construction Inc., based in Santa Ana, California, got the $4 million contract, which involves repair to...

Colorama a big hit despite weather

Colorama was a huge success! That assessment came early this week from a variety of sources, not the least from the chamber of commerce and Ridge Rider officials, the two sponsoring groups. Even...

Plenty of winners listed for the rodeo

Those rodeo cowboys didn't waver, even with threatening skies both Friday and Saturday, as they competed for a lot of money in the 61st Colorama Pro-West Rodeo at the Ridge Rider grounds in Delano....

Mock crash brings out the grief

The horrific scene was only revealed after five buses of students and staff from Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School arrived and had lined up behind yellow police tape to witness a disturbing...

Tribal primary sets up June election

There will be some changes on the Colville Business Council as two vacated seats will be filled and some incumbents could be in trouble after the May 6 Primary Election absentee votes were totaled. There will be new business council members in the...

Speed limit change suggested

A Kelso Street resident appeared at Electric City’s last council meeting to suggest that if Grand Coulee adopted an ATV ordinance, he would like to see the speed limit between the two cities dropped so those owning all-terrain vehicles could...

Hardware bear gets famous

A bear who visited Coulee Hardware has received some national attention. The bear, reported to police as being in Coulee Hardware’s outside, fenced-in storage area at 8:53 p.m. on May 6, had escaped the area by the time police arrived. Soon...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 5/7 - A landlord on Burdin Boulevard was advised by police that he couldn’t just move a tenant out of his place without going through the eviction process. - An Electric City woman was arrested and will be charged with...

Don't let it wear off

Students who witnessed a mock crash scene last Friday may not realize it, but they were given an important advantage that we hope they don’t squander. As horrific as the actors and organizers of the mock accident scene made it, the impact of any...

Rural America deserves a champion

The Center for Rural Affairs has fought on behalf of rural communities for nearly 45 years. We are heartened by U.S. Department of Agriculture Sec. Perdue’s expressions of support for rural communities during his early days in office. However, we...

Appreciating foster parents

Did you know that May is National Foster Parent Appreciation Month? There are nearly 9,000 children currently in foster care in Washington state. Children enter foster care at no fault of their own. Most children in foster care have endured some...

America needs more welders, fewer philosophers

“America needs more welders and fewer philosophers,” proclaimed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio during the 2016 presidential campaign. He hit the nail on the head without disrespecting philosophers. Industry News reported in 1988 that there were...

Miracles happen daily

In a world where turmoil, drama and entertainment seem to grab the front page, top stories and flood our cyber space, I was reminded over the weekend that miracles still surround us. A blooming flower, an egg hatching, planets in orbit and other...

Seventy-nine years ago

The 1938 high water of the Columbia River tops the upstream spillway blocks and floods the blockouts left for the outlet works gate installations at Elevation 934. The maximum flow for...

It's a girl for the Samples

Marica and Jeremiah Sample, of Coulee Dam, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Lilianna Elise Sample, born Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 9 lbs., 1.7 oz., and was...

Conways have a boy

Ashley and Warren Conway, of Creston, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Aydan Leslie Conway, born Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 7 lbs., 13 oz., and was 20.5 inches at birth....

"SmileMobile" coming to Coulee Dam next week

The Washington Dental Service Foundation SmileMobile, which travels the state offering dental services to children who might not otherwise have access to dental care, will be in Coulee Dam May...

WSU offers Diabetes Prevention Program in Grand Coulee soon

The WSU Diabetes Prevention Program can help you lose weight and prevent or delay type-2 diabetes. It is a lifestyle change program that helps people develop lifelong skills for healthy living with step-by-step changes, according to Margaret...

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, this Thursday, May 18, at High Dam Tavern, Grand Coulee. Jim Keene from the Port District and Banks Lake Golf Course will be the guest speaker. Okanogan County...

Naomi Anice (Evers) Thoren

Naomi Anice (Evers) Thoren, long-time resident of the Grand Coulee, Washington area, passed away quietly on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in Wenatchee, Washington.  Naomi was born December 10, 1923, at...

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...

Lady Raiders softball team heads to regional competition

The Lady Raiders will compete in the regional tournament after having defeated the Tonasket Tigers last Saturday to take third place in District 6. Following a 13-2 loss at home to Liberty Bell on...

Cousins will go to state for Raider golf

The Raiders are sending sophomore cousins Darin Whiteman and Derek Whiteman to state, following a match in Oroville last week and the district tournament in Yakima. Derek Whiteman will attend as an alternate because Darin beat him by one stroke. In...

Five tennis players to head to regionals

Following their May 9 girls’ victory and boys’ loss against Oroville, the Lake Roosevelt Raiders competed at the district tournament in Omak on Friday and Saturday, where five Raider tennis players qualified to compete at the regional level on...

Several Raiders qualify for district

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders competed at the CWB League Championship meet in Tonasket on May 10, and several Raiders qualified to compete at the district championship in Quincy on Friday. Traey Clark...

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