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Painting the town

Parlette disappointed by FEMA denial of additional wildfire-victim assistance

  State Sen. Linda Evans Parlette says she is disappointed that the Federal Emergency Management Agency is sticking by its earlier decision to deny financial assistance to individual victims of this ...

State Patrol detectives seek witnesses

At the request of the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, the Washington State Patrol’s Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) assumed primary investigative responsibility for the fatal traffic collision involving an on-duty Grant County...

Electric City will negotiate on land for park

One Electric City council member’s dream of a city park could soon be a reality. Lonna Bussert, who has shown interest in park matters ever since she has been on the city council, has finally started the ball rolling on getting one. Mayor Jerry...

Hopeful tone set at Nespelem school

Despite a rocky start to the new school year, Nespelem School directors were optimistic at their Monday meeting, pointing to new leaders and attitudes in school administration. The last school year had ended with a flurry of late resignations,...

Painting the town

Vern Crim and several other Bureau of Reclamation workers apply a fresh coat of paint to the concrete in the median on SR 155 near the Visitor Center last Wednesday. The concrete is...

Grand Coulee Police Chief Mel Hunt is retiring

Police Chief Mel Hunt retires next Tuesday after 39 years of service in Grand Coulee. It all started for him in 1975, when Hunt signed on as a reserve officer. Then things happened fast, and he was...

Golf course success possible because of a lot of people

Many volunteers have made Banks Lake Golf Course a great success this year. There has been mention in The Star newspaper of some of the people who have helped give of their time, but not all the volunteers have been mentioned. I would like to let...

They support Garth Dano for prosecuting attorney

We would like to go on record supporting Garth Dano for the prosecutor job in Grant County. Garth is a long time Grant County attorney and has served his clients well. It is time that we bring new blood to this office. We know that he will be...

When the circus came to town

Traditions are important but sometimes when one fades away it isn’t till it is long gone that you wish, somehow, it was still around to enjoy. As I think back to some of the Coulee traditions as a kid, I start to wonder, “What happened to...

Freshwater shortage looming as next world crisis

Remember the rhyme of the Ancient Mariner: “Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink?” Even though water covers 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, less than two percent is fresh water....

Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago A tough race exhausted athletes in the inaugural Grand Colombian Triathlon this week. 11 hours, 10 minutes and 46 seconds later the first competitor finished. It was a huge success promotors boasted afterwards and plans for next years...

The plane truth

Mark Igo explains the ups and downs of his passion - radio controlled airplanes - to the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce last Thursday at The Siam...

Don H. Gerard

Don H. Gerard, loving father and Papa passed away on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at the age of 81.  Don was a hard working and fun loving man throughout his life.  He loved his family, traveling...

Faye A. Bain

Faye A. Bain, 71, born November 17, 1942, into the Redding, Calif., home of James Angus and Gertrude Mae Campbell died in her Electric City, Wash., home surrounded by family Saturday morning...

Darrel W. Seibold

Darrel W. Seibold – Born March 1, 1938, in Electric City, WA, passed away September 7, 2014, in Desert Hot Springs, CA. Darrel was an iron worker and drove truck for many years, retiring to Desert...

Bishop Wallace at St. Dunstans

Bishop Wallace of the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane will be visiting St. Dunstan’s in Grand Coulee at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28. All are welcome to...

Meetings and Notices

Chamber Meeting at Siam Palace The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet this Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. General business will be discussed. Grant County Fire Dist. 14 to Meet Grant County Fire District...

As summer wanes, where will we bargain shop?

Now that we’re into the great fall cool down here in Coulee County, it’s been great to have a few days of crisp, clear mornings, warm, sunny afternoons and cool evenings once the sun sets. So, spend some quality time outdoors and then kick back...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 9/15 - A Renton woman staying at Sunbanks Resort asked police about getting a no-contact order against the daughter of her ex-husband who resides in California. She reported that she has been receiving unwanted and profane...

Cross country opens with two-race week

Raider Cross Country had a delayed start to the 2014 season as Moses Lake cancelled their Sept. 12 invitational. Instead, the Raider cross country team started at Bridgeport Sept. 16 with a 2.2-mile...

Lady Raiders split matches

Lady Raider Volleyball picked up its third win a row Sept. 16 at home against Oroville. “It was our first home game, the girls were pretty excited and a little nervous playing at home,” Head Coach Nate Piturachsatit said. “Once the nerves...

Raider football lose non-league game to Soap Lake

The Raiders faced, but fell to, the Eagles in Soap Lake last Friday in a non-league football game. LR was unsuccessful in bringing home the first win of 2014 as Soap Lake defeated the Raiders, 26-12. “We had our moments, but for the most part...

Bowling Scores

BOWLING TUESDAY HI LO’S 09.16.14 TEAM W L Fullers 10 2 Riverview Lanes 7.5 4.5 Pepsi 6 6 Sunflower Graphics 6 6 Coulee Int. Ser. 6 6 High Game: Pepsi 416; Sheila A. 177 High Series: Pepsi 1232; Sheila A. 480 Splits: Barbara...

This week in sports

This week in sports Wed., Sept. 24 5 p.m., JRHS Volleyball at Brewster. Thurs., Sept. 25 5:30 p.m., JRHS Football here with Bridgeport. 5:30 p.m., HS Volleyball at Tonasket. Fri. Sept. 26 7 p.m., HS Football here with Bridgeport. Mon., Sept. 29 5...

Legals for September 24, 2014

IN THE TRIBAL COURT OF THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE COLVILLE RESERVATION Colville Tribal Credit Corporation, ) Case No.: CV-CD-2014-37068 a lending institution wholly-owned by ) the Confederated Tribes of the Colville ) Indian Reservation ) )...

 
 
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