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Speed limit uniformity sought through area

Visitors coming into the area from the south on SR-155 could easily get confused as to what the legal speed limit is, says a man who wants to change that and open intercity road travel to off-road vehicles. In the course of about five miles the...

Update: Fire burning southeast of Keller now 80% contained

A lightning-caused fire burning eight miles southeast of Keller is 80 percent contained, as of mid-morning on Thursday, and with continued success demobilization of fire crews is expected early this weekend. The 681-acre Redford Canyon fire,...

Science, not magic

Sarah Knox, the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Librarian for the North Central Regional Library system, performs experiments for children at the Grand Coulee Library on July...

No primary election for Coulee Dam, but three on ballot

There will be no primary election for the town of Coulee Dam’s town council race, even though three candidates filed their intention to run, according to Mila Jury, elections officer for the Okanogan County Auditor’s Office. That’s because...

Tribal elder warns about Trump as council reorganizes

Members of the Colville Confederated Tribes, in a packed room at the Lucy Covington Government Center, heard a retiring elder give advice for the future at the swearing-in ceremony for the new...

Postal carrier walks 14 miles a day

So you wish it were the weekend so you could take that hike you've been planning. Well, Shelley Baker is looking forward to the weekend so she won't have to take any more hikes for a couple of days....

City hall bid goes to local company

A job of replacing windows and doors at Electric City Hall was awarded to DWK Fowler Construction, a decision made by the council last Tuesday night. The award teetered between two bids and was awarded to DWK Fowler, a local company, after council...

Street transferred to town

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board Wednesday night gave a “no name” street to the town of Coulee Dam. The street, which lies near Civic and Pine next to the tennis courts, connects Civic to the highway and is part of the town’s...

Coulee Dam Council: Fix the worst sidewalks now

Two toy toads may soon be homeless as the result of a town council decision to direct the mayor to get the worst of Coulee Dam's broken sidewalks fixed this year, not later. The decision was foisted...

Honoring a leader

Shelly Boyd, left, gestures toward a portrait of her late husband, Jim Boyd, who died unexpectedly in 2016 at the age of 60 as he chaired the Colville Business Council. The work was presented as the...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 7/10 - A Jess Ford employee told police that a man from British Columbia acted strangely and had trouble matching up with a debit card while trying to purchase parts for his vehicle. He had stated to the employee that he had to...

Update on Canyon Creek Fire near Twisp

Winthrop, WA — On Wednesday, management of the Canyon Creek Fire, near Carlton transferred to a Type 4 Incident Management Team led by Incident Commander Kathleen Russell. The 1,200 acre fire has been contained since Tuesday evening. The two...

Cracked sidewalks, efficiency and practicality

Efficiency in government is always an important goal, but not always the most important one. That point was made clear by the Coulee Dam Town Council last week when it directed that the worst of the town’s sidewalks should be fixed with money...

Requests for the new Colville Business Council

I have written you, the Colville Business Council, through this approach to let everyone know what I am saying to you. Now that we have a new Business Council seated, I respectfully ask that each of you take these three things into consideration,...

Guinness caught in Brexit border cross-fire

When the Economist Magazine reported the price of a Guinness pint could increase because of Brexit, it grabbed readers’ attention. Brexit is the process whereby Great Britain, including Northern Ireland and Scotland, is withdrawing from the...

This old truck

Most of us have one. An old, rusted, two-door rig that moves slowly and rattles a lot, and packs our debris from here to there. Camping trips, dump runs and the occasional adventure are the only times they get out on the road, but we won’t get...

Eighty-two years ago

First bedrock exposed in excavation on west side, along tailrace. – July 24, 1935...

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will be meeting at noon this Thursday at Electric City Bar and Grill. Dr. Sam Hsieh, M.D., Chief of Staff at Coulee Medical Center, will be the guest speaker. Okanogan County Demos to...

Senior meals

Wed., July 19 - Dinner Pot Roast, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Corn and Carrots, Melon, Birthday Cake, Birthday Dinner Thurs., July 20 - Dinner Beef Stroganoff over Noodles, Mixed Green Salad, Fruit Bowl, Coffee Cake Fri., July 21 - Breakfast Meat...

Running camp set

A running camp with Hannah Tomeo is set for July 25, 26 and 27, for 3rd–8th graders from 8:30a.m. - 1:30 p.m., at LR Elementary School. This camp, sponsored by We R Native, is limited to the first 40 applicants. Participants will receive a...

Derlyn William Brown

Derlyn William Brown, 74, well-known resident of Grand Coulee, Washington, retired firefighter and tireless volunteer to his community, passed away unexpectedly at his home Thursday morning, July 13, ...

Kathryn Louise Clift

Kathryn Louise Clift, of Otis Orchards, Washington, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Spokane, Washington. Kathryn was born on December 1, 1925, in Tacoma, Washington, the youngest of...

Dennis Dean (DJ) Sumner

Dennis Dean (DJ) Sumner passed away unexpectedly at Harborview Medical Center on Monday, July 3, 2017. DJ was born on August 16, 1985, to Dennis and Rachel Sumner in Spokane, Washington. He grew up...

Cheryl Chapman

A memorial service to honor the life of Cheryl N. Chapman will take place this Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the Coulee Dam Community Church. The service will begin at 11 a.m., with a lunch reception to follow. All are welcome to attend.  On...

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...

Ridge Rider Junior Rodeo 2017

Overall Results BULL RIDING Senior: 1st Chance Studer; 2nd, Brad Harvey BAREBACK Senior Boys: No contestants Int. Boys: No contestants SADDLE BRONC No contestants CHUTE DOGGIN' Senior: 1st Donavan...

Coyote Open Golf Tournament Results

Ladies Flight: 1st gross, Rena Whiteman; 1st net, Laura Stensgar Senior B Flight: Gross: 1st, tie – Larry Jordan/Dan Papp; 3rd, Burt Benado. Net: 1st Sy Billy; 2nd Dick Brockway; 3rd Randy Laramie Senior A Flight: Gross: 1st, Turk Holford; 2nd,...

OBITUARIES

Dennis Dean (DJ) Sumner

Dennis Dean (DJ) Sumner passed away unexpectedly at Harborview Medical Center on Monday, July 3, 2017. DJ was born on August 16, 1985, to Dennis and Rachel Sumner in Spokane, Washington. He grew up...

OBITUARIES

Derlyn William Brown

Derlyn William Brown, 74, well-known resident of Grand Coulee, Washington, retired firefighter and tireless volunteer to his community, passed away unexpectedly at his home Thursday morning, July 13,...

OBITUARIES

Kathryn Louise Clift

Kathryn Louise Clift, of Otis Orchards, Washington, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Spokane, Washington. Kathryn was born on December 1, 1925, in Tacoma, Washington, the youngest of...

Coulee Medical Center ER and Walk-In Care
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