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New interim high school principal hire approved

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board Monday night approved the hiring of Ronanda Liberty as the new interim high school principal. Hired for a year, Liberty will serve as the principal while the search continues for the right fit for the long...

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Update: Washington Flats fire contained

A 385 acre wildfire burning on Washington Flats across the Columbia River from the Seaton's Grove area near Elmer City is no longer spreading, and ground crews from the Department of Natural...

Festive at the festival

The Washington National Guard's "Full Metal Racket" rock band gets people on their feet at the Festival of America July 4 at the park below the Visitor Center at Grand Coulee Dam. For more...

Decisions, decisions

There’s more to decide than just the local school levy in the upcoming primary election Aug. 7. With local voters tasked with making choices between some 70 candidates seeking nine offices in the upcoming primary, The Star has reached out to all...

Skateboarding scene could grow in the coulee

A guy who had brightly colored hair in his youth, but wears a tie to work now, would like to see the local skateboarding scene grow to include more features at the park, local competitions, and more,...

Newsbriefs

Powwow starts Thursday night The 133rd Annual Fourth of July Celebration Powwow will take place at the Nespelem powwow grounds from July 12 through July 15. Tribal council oath of office Thursday morning The Colville Business Council oath of office...

Transplanted pronghorn surviving, producing offspring

Pronghorn antelope, native to the area before being wiped out, were transplanted on the Colville Indian Reservation by way of Nevada in 2016, and again in 2017, and appear to be doing well. With 51...

Traveling in a cycle of thought

At 18, Silas Sherbourne wasn't sure what to do with the rest of his life, so he left home the day he graduated from high school and hit the road - on one wheel. Sherbourne is unicycling 4,000 miles...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 7/2 - An Electric City man reported his truck stolen. He had returned from fishing to his Kelso Avenue home at about 10 p.m. on July 1 and left his truck in his garage that night, and also left the keys in the garage. Items that...

Community center idea rises again

The idea of building a community wellness center has not died. Coulee Area Park and Recreation District commissioners talked Monday night about reviving the topic for further pursuit after a couple years of its stagnation. “We could maybe get...

Festival far better on the holiday, but …

As we celebrated our nation’s birthday last week, many of us spent time with extended family and friends. For us at the Chamber, it was a busy and somewhat stressful time as we organized and hosted the Festival of America. We’re quite proud of...

Hall of famer was impressive as just another guy

Boise, Idaho, was a great baseball town — home to the Boise Braves, a Milwaukee Class C farm club in the Pioneer League. But it was the large number of big-league players that set the tone in the valley. Larry Jackson, Harmon Killebrew and Vernon...

Road trip

Sometimes you never know where your road trip will take you. The plan was to head to Conconully, Washington, to see their annual Independence Day Celebration. We had a plan when we went to bed on...

Kehoe/Turner have a boy

Celeste M. Kehoe and Tommy-Lee Turner of Coulee Dam, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Takoda Bluewolf Turner, born Sunday, July 1, 2018, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 9 lbs., 12 oz., and...

It's a boy for Aubertin/Munger

Dusty Rose Aubertin and Dustin Cole Munger, of Grand Coulee, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Dayze Hyrum Aubertin/Munger, born Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Coulee Medical...

Auditions for fall musical coming up

Director Patty Jardine announces that the Masquers Theater will be holding auditions for the upcoming fall musical “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” on Saturday, July 28, at 5 p.m., and Sunday, July 29, at 2 p.m., at the theater, 322 Main Ave E in...

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet this Thursday, July 12 at Siam Palace. Paul Turner, superintendent of schools for the Grand Coulee Dam School District, will be speaking about the school levy vote. The...

Extra credit

Lila Rose, from Wilbur, performs at the Festival of America in front of Grand Coulee Dam July 4, after she arrived and offered to add her talents to the beginning of the evening musical lineup. The...

Class reunion set

The Coulee Dam  Class of 1968 will be celebrating its 50th class reunion August 3rd, 4th, & 5th 2018.  All relatives and friends of the class are invited to join them at Spring Canyon on Saturday, August 4, 2018, to catch up and renew old...

Events at the library

Summer reading events are in progress at the Grand Coulee Public Library. Coming up: Wed. through Friday, July 11-13: Mystery Week Who Done It with Mrs. Andie Miller. Follow the clues and solve the mystery. July 11 at 3 p.m., for ages 5-8; July 12...

Festival of America 2018

At top, the finale of the fireworks off Grand Coulee Dam July 4 drew applause. From left, singer with Full Metal Racket get into the music by the 133d Washington Army National Guard band; shoppers in...

Mass and mist

Steamboat Rock is framed by a crown of wispy clouds Sunday, giving no hint of the red-flag weather warning that would arrive Monday night and Tuesday morning with rolling thunder. Check out our...

Christopher Louis Coffey

Christopher Louis Coffey, 33, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in Grand Coulee, Washington. He was born October 31, 1984, in Chester, California, to Todd and Laurie Coffey. Living and working...

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...

LR Jr./Sr. High honor rolls for second semester

High Honors 3.50 - 4.00 Seniors Kayci D. Hanway, Russell D. Nanamkin, Robin K. Matt, Aidan A. Derr, Jesse J. Louie, Rylee E. Pitner, Keia M. Vera, Emily R. Abel, Lucas S. Bird, Tristan T. Shelby, Dylan J. Steinert, Khani Priest Juniors Addison A....

Business manager hire approved for schools

Kathrine Marchand has been hired as the new business manager for the Grand Coulee Dam School District, chosen out of five applicants for the position. “She brings a lot of expertise and experience,” said Superintendent Paul Turner. “She has...

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