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Reluctantly, Electric City hears consolidation survey results

The chamber of commerce’s Economic Development Council finally got a hearing about its community consolidation survey in front of Electric City’s council, but it wasn’t easy. The EDC group attended the Aug. 9 council meeting and requested to...

Toxic bloom makes Scootney Reservoir possibly deadly

EPHRATA, Washington - The Bureau of Reclamation is alerting users of Scooteney Park recreation area, located 36 miles south of Moses Lake on Highway 17, that the Benton Franklin Health District has identified a toxic algae bloom on Scooteney...

Roads to USBR temporarily closed

Roads leading to the Bureau of Reclamation's east gate near Pole Park are closed today (Thursday) from 10 a.m. until about 3 p.m., the USBR said. Industrial Road from highway 155 and B Street are...

Survey comments reveal mix of attitudes on consolidation

Some comments from those responding to a survey about the possibility of combining two or more local municipalities show a mix of attitudes on the subject. The surveys were mailed to 2,235 households and also made available online and at local...

Care Net opens facility to help pregnant women

An organization dedicated to "serving people facing unplanned pregnancy and related sexual issues" has opened an office in Grand Coulee. Funded by local churches, Care Net opened its fourth office...

Public gives input on proposed trail system

The Electric City council got an earful of complaints about the city’s proposed trail system at its meeting last Tuesday night. The complaints were a continuation of what the city has been hearing since the Pathway and Revitalization study began...

A caring network can support far more than young mothers

My oldest daughter was a new baby when she attended my high school graduation, so I can attest to the importance of a network of support for young parents barely old enough to grasp the coming meaning of adulthood. Her mother and I had plenty of...

Coach applicant says he is qualified

I have coached soccer for over 25 year, from ages 4 to 19, both boys and girls. I have multiple licenses, and I’ve trained thousands of kids in academies, clinics, and camps. I founded two soccer clubs: White Pass Soccer Club in 1995, and...

Perspective changes everything

Have you ever witnessed something with a group of people and, while talking afterward, realize that you all saw something slightly different? Or have you ever heard a cop interviewing witnesses and all their stories are different? Perspective can...

Looking ahead and back at our weather

At this midway point in August, it may be time to look into the crystal ball of future weather to see if we can spy winter predictions. There are a few things trickling down that are somewhat intriguing. First, the Climate Prediction Center’s...

Seventy years ago

A Euclid truck dumps its load of rip-rap rock on the parking area near the left powerhouse. – August 12, 1946 photo....

Ennis/Lauseng have a girl

Julie Ennis and Joseph Lauseng, of Grand Coulee, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Aundrea Lauseng, born Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand...

It's a boy for the Bartons

Matthew and Racheal Barton, of Almira, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Kaden Dale Barton, born Thursday, July 28, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 7 lbs., 14.9 oz., and was 19 inches...

Malott/Cawston have a boy

Jasmine Malott and Mick Cawston, of Nespelem, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Halyn Turtle-Rae Cawston, born Thursday, August 4, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 5 lbs., 5 oz., and was...

A boy for Brisbois/Anderson

Mariah Brisbois and Jay Anderson, of Nespelem, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jay Jarvis Anderson Jr., born Saturday, August 6, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 8 lbs., 13 oz., and...

Willard F. Rinker

Willard F. Rinker, 86, passed away following a brave battle with A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig's Disease), early Thursday morning, August 11, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center, in Grand Coulee, Washington. Born,...

Delbert Langstaff

Delbert Langstaff, a longtime resident of Grand Coulee, passed away at the age of 59, on Friday, July 22, 2016, after a long battle with a rare form of cancer. Those that knew and loved Delbert found ...

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 be meeting at noon this Thursday, August 17, at the Eagles Lodge in Grand Coulee. General business is on the agenda. Okanogan County Demos Annual Picnic Okanogan County Democrats...

Labradicken class coming

A class on digitally editing photos, specifically to combine animals for fun, will be presented at the Grand Coulee Public Library Aug. 24 at noon. Luke Ellington of the North Central Regional...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 8/5 - USBR Plant Protection told police that there were two men walking around behind the administration building. The officer found two men from a landscaping crew who had proper badges allowing them to be on the property. - Police...

Kids learn quilting in collaborative summer program

Local business and community organizations helped with a SHARP Kids summer program, resulting in a fundraiser and in learning about quilting. KISSed Quilts, Eagles Auxiliary, and members from the...

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