Police department stable at three

“Rocket scientists they are not.” That was the way Coulee Dam’s interim police chief described villains who brag about their escapades on Facebook. Interim Chief Larry Hall said that he often looks at Facebook to catch up with some law...

School leader arrested by task force

A popular educator and rising young school administrator was taken from Lake Roosevelt Schools in handcuffs today, after a Seattle-based task force on internet crimes served warrants to search his home and office. Nate Piturachsatit was arrested at...

Bowler scores a perfect 300

Don Richer, 52, of Coulee Dam, threw a perfect 300 game last week at Riverview Lanes. It wasn't his first - he has three official 300 games to his credit. But it was exciting just the same, both for...

Volunteer of year nominations being sought; deadline Feb. 24

The Star is still accepting nominations for the annual Volunteer of the Year award. Each year, the community selects between several worthy people nominated for the honor. One person is honored. Groups are not eligible. Nominations can be made...

Nespelem School levy on ballot for Tuesday

Voters will decide Feb. 9 whether to continue property tax support of Nespelem Elementary School by paying only about a tenth of the amount of money the levy actually would bring to the school. The...

Tribal wildlife department brings back antelope

Wildlife staff from the Colville Tribes' Fish and Wildlife (CTFW) Department released 52 pronghorn antelope in the early morning hours last Thursday, a department press release announced Friday. They ...

A few of our thoughts regarding the proposed parks, trails and paths in Electric City

It seems to us that we have a group of council members that likes to spend a lot of money. We live on Sunny Drive in Electric City. A few years ago council members proposed a park on the lake, just below our property, due to opposition they decided...

Our voices can still be heard!

The path route pictured in The Star newspaper, Jan. 13, behind Electric City homes and through natural wildlife habitat is NOT set in stone. In an era where preserving our natural wildlife habitats and delicate environments has gained importance,...

Hoping church gets second life

I grew up with Dan Peterson as my pastor in the Bothell/ Inglewood area, where he moved after working on the Coulee Dam Community Church. He would be very sad to hear of your church’s demise. Dan told many wonderful stories about building the...

Two words for fighting sickness

Sickness can be a war on many fronts. From the common cold to a major disease, it affects us in a wide variety of situations that cause us to go to war for ourselves. Sometimes it is a battle of one and sometimes you must devise a plan filled with...

Seventy-seven years ago

At the close of 1939, Consolidated Builders had completed 68.5% of the contract work for Grand Coulee Dam. With more than 9,000,000 cubic yards of concrete in the structure, the right and left...

Linda (Horton) Atanasoff

On Saturday, January 30, 2016, surrounded by family, Linda (Horton) Atanasoff was able to finally rest. Born February 24, 1949, she leaves behind her husband, Jim; son, Troy Sanford; daughter Nichole ...

Terrance Lee "Terry" Sutton

Terrance Lee "Terry" Sutton, 61, a proud member of the "San Poil of The Colville Indian Reservation" passed away Monday afternoon, January 25, 2016. Born December 10, 1954, in Nespelem, Washington,...

Free tax help available

Income tax time is here! Free tax preparation is being offered at the Grand Coulee Senior Center again this year. Volunteers trained in cooperation with IRS and AARP will be available every Tuesday, Feb 9 – April 12 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This...

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon this Thursday, February 4, at Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. Guest speakers will be Cassy Douglas, owner of the new Back Roads CrossFit II gym in town, and Caitlin...

New book offers folk legend's grit and gumption in the context of his time

Author Greg Vandy's "26 Songs in 30 Days" is a fascinating book that explores the folk musician Woody Guthrie's month-long employment by the Bonneville Power Administration in 1941 when Guthrie was...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 1/15 - An Electric City man is being charged with prescription fraud, trying to obtain a controlled substance by fraud, forgery, theft in the third degree, possessing stolen property and possession of methamphetamines after...

Wrestling ready for Districts

Raider Wrestling finished up the regular season at home Saturday with the Central Washington South mixer, as seven Lake Roosevelt wrestlers won matches, with 11 pins and two decisions by points...

Raiders keep on rolling

Raider Boys Basketball travelled to Manson and Tonasket last week and continued to win. With the wins the Raiders are one step closer to sealing up second in the North. Now Lake Roosevelt needs to come away with a win this week to secure the...

Lady Raiders extend win streak to six

The Lady Raiders defeated two teams to propel themselves toward the top of their league last week. The Lake Roosevelt girls are looking to be either the number-two or -three seed from the North into the district tournament coming up at Eastmont. At...

All Indian basketball tourney set

The Nespelem, All Indian Basketball Tournament will be held February 13 and 14. Games will be held all over the area, including the junior high gym in Grand Coulee, Lake Roosevelt gym in Coulee Dam and the Nespelem Community Center and Nespelem...

This week in sports

Wed., Feb, 3 6 p.m., JHS Wrestling here, LR Mix and Match Thurs., Feb. 4 5 p.m., JHS Girls’ Basketball here with Bridgeport Fri., Feb. 5 4:30 p.m., HS Basketball at Okanogan (L) 5 p.m., JHS Basketball here with Okanogan (8th grade only) 6 p.m.,...

Legal Notice for February 3, 2016

CITY OF ELECTRIC CITY NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOP “SHARE YOUR VISION” FOR PARKS & RECREATION In ELECTRIC CITY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public workshop will be held by Electric City and the Grant County Health Department at 5:30 p.m. on...

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of the Availability of an Environmental Assessment

USDA Rural Development is considering providing financial assistance to the Town of Coulee Dam for the upgrade of their 40-year old wastewater treatment facility. The replacement includes a new...