Hearing for reprimanded councilmember tonight

A public hearing will be held tonight for an Electric City council member who wants to answer her reprimand in public. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, April 27) in the city council chambers. Councilmember Birdie Hensley...

Colorama to bring new feature in place of old

There is a new major event for Colorama this year, because another major feature won't be appearing. Jump N2 Fun, a firm that features a host of inflatable slides and bounce houses, will replace the...

Lions to bring free health screening Thursday

There will be free health screenings available for the general public here April 28. The Grand Coulee Lions Club, in cooperation with Coulee Medical Center, will have the Northwest Lions Foundation mobile screening unit on hospital grounds from 12...

Hundreds attend seventh annual Earth Day Celebration in Nespelem

A festive Earth Day celebration, the seventh organized by a local Earth Day Committee, took place at the Nespelem powwow grounds Friday as an estimated 800-1,200 children and adults enjoyed the...

School administrator in federal custody

A Coulee Dam man arrested in February on charges related to his alleged relationship with a 14-year-old girl in Wisconsin found himself in federal court Monday in Spokane, not a state court in Okanogan. Nate Piturachsatit, 37, pleaded not guilty to...

Senator Parlette speaks at Rotary

State Sen. Linda Evans Parlette visited the community last week to fill in schools Superintendent Dennis Carlson on changes in the capital budget staff in Olympia, which could affect the Grand...

Four-school memorial a great idea

Reading Connie Babler’s letter to The Star April 13, 2016, brought back many happy memories of going to school in Coulee Dam and growing up in such a great place. The idea of a “memorial” representing all four schools is a great idea. And all...

Help from all welcome on school memorial

In response to the letter from Connie Babler a couple of weeks ago, the Grand Coulee Alumni Association would like to clarify a few things. First of all, the main concern of our association is that the names of the combined schools be remembered....

Kirk Adams taking his skills to the Big Apple

Kirk Adams has earned the reputation as a visionary leader who gets things done for people with disabilities. Those qualities, coupled with hard work and determination, rewarded him with the...

A gem in the Coulee: Richard Hill

Most of you probably have no idea who this is. Some USBR employees know him, but more importantly a handful of high school kids know him too. Recently Mr. Hill came to Lake Roosevelt and spoke some...

Seventy-seven years ago

When the 70-ton steel closure gates were not needed for river diversion purposes, the contractor suspended them from special storage barges anchored in the right...

Ostenberg/St. Peter have a girl

Ostenberg/St. Peter have a girlWashington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Chanley RaiAnn Ostenberg, born Friday, April 15, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 7 lb., 7 oz., and was 19 inches in length at...

It's a girl for the Landeroses

Ashley and Charles (Victor) Landeros are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Westlyn Ruth Landeros, born Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 9 lbs., 11 oz., and was 20-1/2 inches in length at...

Myers/Greene have a boy

Loni Myers and Kyle Greene, of Coulee Dam, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Leo Nicholas Scott Greene, born Friday, April 15, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 7 lbs., 8 oz., and was 20 inches in...

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon this Thursday, April 28, at the Moose Lodge in Grand Coulee. Debbie Starkey, of Investment Services Northwest, will speak about a Grant Writing Workshop she attended....

Shreddin' it

Rotarian Merle Kennedy and high school students Lucas Bird and Dakota Seylor transfer a trailer load of paper into bins for shredding Saturday during the Grand Coulee Dam Rotary Club's free shred day ...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 4/14 - An employee at Sunbanks Lake Resort reported that a smoking pipe was found in one of the rooms after guests from Puyallup checked out. The pipe was sent to the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab for analysis. 4/17 - An...

Raiders sweep Hornets, split with Mt. Lions

Raider baseball rebounded from losses to Okanogan by sweeping the Oroville Hornets last week, then splitting a doubleheader with Liberty Bell. The lowly Hornets were easily defeated by the Raiders...

Raiders golf enjoying the good weather

Raider Golf last week had the good fortune of playing in warm, sunny weather after having some cool wet matches early on. Head Coach Steve Files said, "The weather has been fantastic and our young...

Raider tennis hitting stride

The Raider girls won their two team tennis matches last week, while the boys lost both. The boys won their doubles matches against the Davenport Gorillas April 18 but lost the singles, while the LR girls won the singles matches but lost the...

Lady Raiders win one of four

Lady Raider softball had a tough week, winning only one of four games last week. “We had too many defensive errors this week,” Head Coach Cassie Wendt said. In a doubleheader against Oroville, the Lady Raiders committed 13 errors against the...

Track gets closer to goals

Raider Track completed another two-meet week, traveling to Lakeside High School in Nine Mile Falls April 20 and to Quincy on the 23rd. The meet at Lakeside was a Northeast B-Leagues meet, with schools from both the Panorama and Bi-County League in...

Legals for April 27, 2016

GRANT COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL DISTRICT No. 2 Small Works/Vendor Roster Grant County Mosquito Control District #2 (GCMCD) is accepting applications from interested contractors and vendors wishing to be placed on the Small Works Roster and Vendor...