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Banks Lake Golf Course holds ice breaker

The Merchants League sign-up and ice breaker scramble is set for 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26th at Banks Lake Golf Course. Merchants entry fee is $100 per 4 person team. League play will start May 3, 2017. Tee Off at 5:00 p.m....

Cutbacks coming for school district

Several positions and some programs will be cut back as officials of the Grand Coulee Dam School District try to erase a potential $745,000 budget deficit they are facing for the 2017-18 school year. Superintendent Paul Turner shared his concerns...

Newsbriefs

Pay increase OK’d Grand Coulee’s council approved a 2-percent wage increase for all employees at its last council meeting. The increase is for both administration and staff. CMC considering assisted living Coulee Medical Center is about to hire...

Earth Day celebration a success

The Colville Confederated Tribes held their eighth annual Earth Day celebration on Friday at the Nespelem Pow Wow grounds. Those attending learned about the environment and what we can do to help...

Triple Fish Challenge has plenty of firsts

There were plenty of highlights and firsts in the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce Triple Fish Challenge last weekend. The fishing tournament attracted a record number of boats and...

High-speed chase ends at landslide on Peter Dan Road

A high-speed chase Saturday ended on Peter Dan Road when two vehicles, a police car and the pursued truck, both crashed into the landslide that spans the road. The two suspects then took off on foot, ...

Intercity ATV route would require highway slowdown

Things are getting serious about allowing ATV travel in city streets in Grand Coulee. And a new twist was added at Grand Coulee’s council meeting a week ago. An idea surfaced to allow all-terrain vehicles to travel between Grand Coulee and...

New district for street repair still considered

The idea of creating a “Transportation Benefit District” in Grand Coulee is still alive, but not certain. Cities form TBDs usually add a license plate tab charge to those within their jurisdiction to develop special monies for roads. Electric...

Update on the truck/baseball field incident

The driver of a pickup that crashed through a fence and damaged the high school baseball field last week was in the throws of a serious heart problem, the Star learned later. Driver Phil Grunlose, 82, told an officer who pulled him over that he...

Off by one word

An article in last week’s Star, written on an event that occurred at deadline, accurately reported the event on which we had limited information available — except for one word. “Vandalism” was the wrong choice in the headline of...

It's time for Washingtonians to take a test drive

Washington, along with every state in the nation, utilizes a gas tax to provide a major source of funding for roads and bridges. It has been a reliable workhorse for decades, but its future...

A few things on my mind this week

First off, a lady very instrumental to my faith passed away last week. Pat Piccolo, whom I consider one of the kindest ladies I have ever had the privilege of being around, was not only instrumental in a lot of people’s lives, but was there when...

Eighty-three years ago

Site of Government Camp - delta at mouth of Fiddle Creek. - April 3,...

It's show time

The Missoula Children's Theatre, along with 50 local actors and actresses, will be performing in a production of Treasure Island. Performances will be held at 2 and 6 p.m. this Saturday, at the...

Special program to be held at Seventh-day Adventist Church

Children of the Grand Coulee Seventh-day Adventist Church invite the public to their special program, “Go Light Your World.” It will be held Saturday, April 29, from 11 a.m. to noon at 103 Continental Heights, Grand Coulee. Lunch will be...

Senior meals

Wed., Apr. 26 - Dinner Cheeseburger, Nick’s Homemade Fries, Pea Salad, Applesauce, Rice Krispy Treat Thurs., Apr. 27 - Dinner Cheddar-topped Meatloaf, Potatoes & Gravy, Cheesy Cauliflower, Mixed Fruit, Cook's Choice Fri., April 28 - Breakfast...

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, this Thursday, April 27, at Siam Palace, Grand Coulee. Guest speaker will be Lisa Conti, from the Wenatchee Costco, to talk about membership (both Executive and...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 4/16 - USBR Plant Protection reported an alarm at the 500 KV switchyard station. The officer recorded that there were a number of tumbleweeds against the fence. - A man at Spring Canyon Apartments told police that he had left...

Neoma Joyce Iannetta

Neoma Joyce Iannetta, 74, passed away Tuesday morning, April 18, 2017 in Grand Coulee, Washington. Neoma was born Sunday, December 27, 1942, in Eugene, Oregon. At Neoma’s request, cremation has taken place with no services scheduled. A complete...

Elten Henry Klein

Elten Henry Klein, 92, of Almira, Washington, passed away Thursday, December 8, 2016. A Celebration of his life will be held Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Almira Community Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The family asks you to bring memories or...

Patricia 'Patsy' Mae Pace (Dickerson)

Patricia 'Patsy' Mae Pace (Dickerson), 79, softly departed on Monday, April 17, 2017, at her Helena, Montana home in the comfort of her son Gregory. Caring for her the weeks up to her passing was her ...

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...

Tall Timbers trip set

Some 60 sixth-graders, 50 from Lake Roosevelt and 10 from Nespelem, will get the “Tall Timbers” experience May 17-19 when they head for the outdoor education location near Leavenworth. Each year, for the past several, Lake Roosevelt and...

On honor roll at CWU

Phoenix Shephard was named to the Central Washington University Honor Roll for Winter 2017 term. Shepherd is the son of Donna Deckman of Electric...

Softball wins three

The Lady Raiders defeated the Pateros Nannies, then tore up the Tonasket Lady Tigers in both games of a softball doubleheader last week. In Pateros April 19, the Lady Raiders won 8-5 against the...

Proctor wins 15/15 Bucking Battle in Tacoma

Grand Coulee native Shane Proctor won the 15/15 Bucking Battle in Tacoma over the weekend at the Built Ford Tough Tacoma Invitational, earning 93.5 points riding the bull named Pearl Harbor. The event had the top 15 bull riders in the world riding...

Raider track team treks to Springdale, Quincy

The Lake Roosevelt High School track team competed in two events this past week: the Northeast 1B/2B League Meet in Springdale, and the 18th Annual Clifton Larson Allen Invitational. “The Springdale meet was a learning and training meet,” said...

Golfers finally get to compete; busy week of make-up matches

The Raiders competed well this week at Desert Canyon, then again at Alta Lake, where Lake Roosevelt was the team medalist, as well as producing the boys’ medalist and girls’ medalist. “It was wonderful to finally get a match in!” said Head...

Raider baseball record 9-5

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders baseball team won their last three games to bring their league record to 9-5, the fourth best in the league behind Liberty Bell (10-1), Soap Lake (11-3), and Brewster (12-2). On April 18 in Pateros, the Raiders scored...

Tennis wins two outings, loses one

The Lake Roosevelt Raider tennis teams won at home against Entiat, then on the road in Oroville, but then lost against Omak at home last week. Last Tuesday against Entiat the Raider boys won 5-0, and the girls 3-2. “We did exceptionally well with...

Nespelem Junior Rodeo set for this weekend

The annual Nespelem Junior Rodeo will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30, at the Nespelem Rodeo Grounds beginning at 10 a.m. each day. There will be Six All-Around Saddles, Nine Reserve All Around Jackets, along with handmade first place...

Bowling Scores

DAM KEGLERS TEAM W L #5 195 125 #6 173.5 146.5 #4 148.5 171.5 #2 147.5 172.5 #3 132.5 187.5 High Game - Mark Tonasket; Mae Stensgar 188 High Series: Mark Tonasket 706; Mae Stensgar 510 Splits: Kevin Rosenbaum 6-7-10; Bob Tonasket 5-10 Congrats to...

This week in sports

Wed., April 26 2:30 p.m., Raider Golf here with Oroville and Pateros 4:30 p.m., Raider Baseball here with Okanogan Thurs., April 27 4 p.m., Raider Tennis at Okanogan 3:30 p.m., JH Track at Oroville 2:30 p.m., Golf here Fri., April 28 3:30 p.m.,...

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