All-Indian basketball tournament occupies gyms this weekend

Gyms in the area are busy this weekend again with basketball activity. The annual all-Indian basketball tournament is underway, attracting teams from far away and giving a boost to the local...

Grant will help Elmer City access trail

Residents of Elmer City could develop a healthier lifestyle as a result of a $250,000 grant the town received last week for a plan that calls for a trail along the Lower River Road that will link some town streets to the Down River Trail. Elmer...

Boy dead after stabbing in Coulee City

COULEE CITY, Wash. (19FEB2017) -- A 17-year-old boy is dead and his twin brother is in custody after an early morning stabbing in Coulee City. Deputies were called around 2:30 a.m. Sunday to a home in the 300 block of West Washington Street. The...

Democrats seek to shield Washingtonians from President's executive orders

OLYMPIA, Feb. 16 — Washington State Democrats have introduced legislation they say will protect residents from recent presidential executive orders. At a news conference Wednesday called by House Democrats, Sen. Guy Palumbo (D-Maltby) said the...

Area phone outage affecting dam, hospital and about 340 others

The phone service outage in the Grand Coulee Dam area still has no end in sight. Crews will be working through the night on the cable damage. From a power outage and from excessive water. Here's the latest full press release from the company: A...

Survey tabulated, Pathway and Revitalization plan ready for council

Electric City's Pathway and Revitalization project has been through a public input process and will soon go before the city council for adoption. The project had three community workshops, been...

Kettle Falls marina closure could indicate a larger issue for congresswoman

After National Park Service officials announced last week that a marina that serves the north end of Lake Roosevelt would close, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers fired off a quick request for the NPS to reconsider and extend the current concessioner’s...

Why is Rep. Newhouse in favor of giving our property away?

Here is an open letter to Congressman Newhouse. Please print it in letters to the editor section. Dear Congressman Newhouse: I am a believer in property rights, though my version of them extends beyond my front lawn. My property includes the clean...

Rule reversal protects due process and Second Amendment rights

In December, at the very end of the Obama administration, federal officials finalized a rule that could limit the ability of some seniors who receive Social Security benefits to exercise their Second Amendment rights. The federal rule, submitted by...

Senior Profile: Will Friedlander

I recently sat down with a young man I have known for a long time. Will “The Thrill” Friedlander is a man of few words, as many of you know, but I was able to extract a few things from the current senior at Lake Roosevelt High School. I asked...

Seventy-two years ago

Eight-sided foundation of new field office under construction on the Ryan dump site. - Jan. 29,...

Meetings and Notices

No Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will not meet this Thursday, February 16, due to the installation banquet 6 p.m. that night at the Melody Restaurant in Coulee Dam. Community Blood Drive Feb. 27 Inland Northwest...

Senior Menu

Wed., Feb 15 – Dinner Nick's Clam Chowder, Mixed Vegetables, Homemade Bread, Fruited Jell-O, Cookies Thurs., Feb. 16 – Dinner Tater Tot Casserole, Lemon Pepper Broccoli, Cinnamon Pears, Brownies Fri., Feb. 17 – Breakfast German Sausage, Eggs,...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 2/4 - Police checked on a report that someone had kicked in an apartment door on Hill Avenue looking for a person who was supposed to have a lot of tattoos. The police report stated that there was no evidence the door had been...

Frank Sanford, Jr.

Frank (Bud) Sanford Jr., 96, was born on February 28, 1920, in Almira, Washington, to Frank and Mabel (Adair) Sanford. He passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 9, 2017. Frank was preceded in...

Alvin "Papa" Gus Toulou

Alvin "Papa" Gus Toulou, born January 27, 1925, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the age of 92. Alvin was born to parents Clarence Toulou and Alice Butler in their...

Clara L Horton

Clara L Horton, 92, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017. She was born on February 15, 1924, in Tekoa, Washington, to Sara and Everett Harper. Her early years were spent in the Wallace, Idaho, area ...

Mikel Porter Cunningham

Mikel Porter Cunningham, 64, of Grand Coulee, Washington, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017, in Yakima, Washington. He was born October 26, 1952, in Sandpoint, Idaho, to Loren and Imogene Cunningham, and moved to Grand Coulee as an infant,...

Helen Marie Brose

Helen Marie Brose, born September 7, 1930, to Walter and Marie Gallinger, in Cumberland, Wisconsin, passed peacefully on Friday, February 3, 2017.   She is survived by her husband of over 60 years, Val; son, Dale, of Santa Maria, California;...

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...

Honor Roll for first semester at LR Junior/Senior High

HIGH HONORS SENIORS Brandon A. Jordan, Grace E. Engeseth, Robin K. Matt, Hannah L. Williams, Matthew T. Tillman, Damian L. George, Mariah L. Boyd, Olivia G. Arnold, Jazmine N. Reed, Devan E. Medel, Roxanne Belgarde, Brooklyn R. Reichlin, Cameron S....

WSU list includes three from LR

Washington State University’s President’s Honor Roll for the 2016 Fall semester included three students from Coulee Dam. Listed were Scott Abrahamson, Devan Black and Kayley Duclos. The honor roll recognizes students who stand above the rest...

Students shine at LR Elementary

Lake Roosevelt students of the month for...

Six wrestlers headed to Tacoma Dome

Three Raider wrestlers and their alternates will compete at the state tournament later this week after having earned their seeds to the big competition in the regional tournaments. They competed at the regionals in Tonasket and Wahluke, as Lake...

Girls lose two in postseason; lose to White Swan at district

The Lake Roosevelt Lady Raiders lost to Tonasket then Liberty Bell over the weekend, and were defeated in the districts tournament last night against White Swan 41-51. Playing the Lady Tigers in...

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