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Objections voiced to short-term home rentals

A Lakeview Avenue couple in Electric City attended the council meeting last Tuesday to protest the proposed establishment of a short-term vacation rental area. David and Nancy Brown, who live at 19 Lakeview Avenue, responded to a neighbor who has...

Big snowfall

Traffic eases along Midway Avenue in Grand Coulee Thursday as a heavy snow falls. The Bureau of Reclamation recorded 4.8 inches of snow that day, and multiple traffic incidents occurred on slippery...

Man killed after losing control of pickup truck

A Coulee City man died Thursday morning when the pickup he was driving slid off the highway into Lake Lenore upside down. Harold J. Chadwick, 78, and Connie Chadwick, 74, were headed south on SR-17 when the 1996 Ford F150 rotated clockwise and went...


City council assigns reps The Electric City council named two of its members to outside boards at its meeting last Tuesday. Richard McGuire was named to continue representing the city to the Grant County Transit Authority; Birdie Hensley was named...

People discuss local public transportation needs

Various organizations gathered at the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center last Thursday to get input from the public and discuss problems with, and possible solutions for, local public transportation. In ...

New mayor, council members take over

Three new town council members and a new mayor took the oath of office at the first council meeting of the new year last Wednesday. Larry Price, who was elected in November with a nearly 74-percent... Full story

Local school head addresses state lawmakers

Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Paul Turner had an opportunity to give state Senate lawmakers a touch of reality Jan. 9, after being invited to talk about discipline in schools. He was one of three superintendents that the Senate...

Council rolls back discounts for seniors, disabled

At the beginning of a new era in Coulee Dam, the city council Wednesday night rolled back one of the last pieces of legislation passed under the previous council in December. Councilmember Keith St. Jeor had voted against a measure at a special...

Gun regulations draw an overflow crowd to hearing

Nearly 1,000 people from law enforcement, gun rights groups, gun violence prevention groups, veterans, and Washington residents signed in to support or oppose contested firearm bills heard on Monday, ...

New town council member seated

Elmer City has a new town council member. Jesus Lopez was sworn in at the town’s last council meeting, Jan. 11, after telling the council that he would like to make a contribution to the town and see it grow. He came to the area from California...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 1/4- A Burdin Boulevard man was ticketed after being stopped for expired tabs. While telling the driver why he was stopped on the tabs issue, the officer noted that an infant was improperly restrained in the front seat. That was added...

Thanks for history feature

I sent you a request awhile back about returning to the 10-60 years ago in the Coulee area — Coulee Recollections. I see the first Star of the year has it in it! Thanks so much! I think there are a lot of people from all years that will read it!...

Chain migration or family reunification?

It is historical fact that millions of people have come to the U.S. to create new lives in freedom. Immigration is the origin of our history as a country. Our federal government did not even keep immigration records until 1820. The bedrock of U.S...

Perfect day, different lenses

If I asked you to tell me what your perfect day would look like, I would get different responses from across the spectrum. One day over the weekend took on the look of a different day, not through my own personal lenses, but through the eyes of...

China's Sword Policy cutting deep into recycling

Earlier this month, China launched its “national sword” policy which bans many recyclable materials it traditionally imported. Meanwhile, its upcoming March edict imposing a lower limit on contaminants is having global reverberations. Since the...

Coulee Recollections

40 years ago Lake Roosevelt slid by Tonasket in a thrilling 55-53 overtime victory. Leading in scoring was Matt George with 15; Craig Loe with 12; Ernie Edwards with 11 and Martin Mueller with 8 points. 50 years ago Electric City School opens: With...

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet  The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon this Thursday, January 18, at Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. General business is on the agenda. Coulee Creators Meet Coulee Creators meet at 412 Federal Ave. Room 207,... Full story

Michael R Dalton 1953 – 2018

Mike was born in Sunnyside, Washington, February 14, 1953, to Ray and Rose Dalton. He died unexpectedly Thursday, January 4, 2018. He attended school in Prosser, Washington, thru eighth grade, then... Full story

Dale Lester Hotchkiss

Dale Lester Hotchkiss was born April 29, 1928, in Seminole, Oklahoma, to Claude and Gertrude Hotchkiss. He left this world on Sunday, January 7, 2018, from Grand Coulee, Washington, surrounded by the ... Full story

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... Full story

Betty Marie (Allen) Fields

Betty Marie (Allen) Fields passed away peacefully, with her husband by her side, on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, in Wilbur, Washington. Betty was born on March 17, 1932, in Ogden, Utah, to Lillis and ... Full story

Concert set for Thursday, Jan. 25

A concert of Lake Roosevelt Elementary’s fifth-grade band, plus a chorus of kindergarten, first-grade and second-grade students, will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25. The performance... Full story

November Students of the Month

Here are the November Students of the Month at Lake Roosevelt... Full story

Making the grade

Local students earn North Dakota honors Bismarck State College in North Dakota announced last week its President’s Honor Roll for the Fall 2017 semester, which included five local students. Kevin Hassaj, George LaPlace, and Daniel Skinner each...


Raiders play Bulldogs

The Lady Raiders played the Okanogan Lady Bulldogs tonight, losing 59-36. The boys halftime score is 35-16. Here are a couple videos showing Raider and Lady Raider...

Lady Raiders play whole bench in big win

This past week the Lady Raiders basketball squad had a solid win in Oroville, and a home game canceled and rescheduled due to weather. In Oroville on Jan. 9, the Lady Raiders defeated the Lady Hornets 61-21, a similar score to earlier in the season...

Raider boys come up just short

The Raiders came up just shy of victory in Oroville last week, and a home game had to be rescheduled due to snow. On Jan. 9 in Oroville, the Raiders lost by just one point to the Hornets, 44-43. “It was a frustrating game, one we knew we should...

Raider wrestlers reign in Rainier

Lake Roosevelt wrestlers crossed the Cascade mountains all the way to Rainier last week, where they wrestled yetis on the side of the mountain. Well, not exactly. In actuality, they wrestled at Rainier High School, where Kaleb Horn and Tony Nichols... Full story

This week in sports

Wed., January 17 5 p.m., LRJH Girls’ Basketball at Liberty Bell 6 p.m., LRJH Wrestling at Oroville with Nespelem/Tonasket Fri., January 19 LRHS Basketball with Okanogan Sat., January 20 10 a.m., LRHS Wrestling at Kittitas Tournament LRHS... Full story

Bowling Scores

DAM KEGLERS TEAM W L #6 38 22 Colville Lites 34.5 25.5 #5 33 27 Native Spirit 32.5 27.5 The Melody 16 44 High Game: Kevin Rosenbaum 267; Mae Stensgar 172 High Series: Chance Epperson 658; Mae Stensgar 507 THURSDAY MIXUPS TEAM W L San Poil Valley 43... Full story

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