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Local young man dies in auto accident

A young Electric City man was killed and another man injured last week in a one-car rollover about a mile south of Electric City. Brandon Buche, 23, had recently finished a tour with the U.S. Navy, where he served as an electrician’s mate. He was...

Man convicted on stolen property charge

A Grand Coulee man awaits sentencing in Grant County Superior Court after being found guilty in a jury trial last week. Melvin Toulou Jr. 43, was convicted Thursday of one count of possession of...

Two school boards to meet tonight

The Grand Coulee Dam and Nespelem school districts’ boards of directors will hold a joint meeting tonight (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. at La Presa Restaurant in Grand Coulee to discuss items of mutual interest. The meeting is open to the public. Coulee...

Colville Tribal Recycling Center accepts wide variety of materials

Operating since 2008, the Colville Tribal Recycling Program, based in Nespelem, provides the most comprehensive recycling opportunities in the area, accepting a wide variety of materials, for free,...

Falling in grace

A man climbs through the rock and mist to get a closer look at Martin Falls near the Devil's Punchbowl on Banks Lake Thursday. The runoff from the spring melt has produced several waterfalls...

Electric City steering group to meet March 23

A meeting is schedule for Thursday this week to move Electric City’s Pathway and Revitalization plan forward. The local committee steering the plan will meet from 3-5 p.m. March 23, at Electric City’s city hall, in the council chambers. The...

Golf course cleanup set for this weekend

There's a fever sweeping over the coulee area that comes about the same time each year, not the kind that the clinic can deal with. It's golf time at Banks Lake Golf Course! The official opening is...

If we could share in pain

If we could partake of the pain of others, and so lift a small portion of it from them, how would it change the world? Perhaps not much, judging by the reaction and feelings spread throughout the community when news hit of young man, full of...

Voting not to play

Three-card Monte, what a wild game that is. In my 60 years I have learned a few things. One thing I learned is that there are only two possible winners for that game. The first possible winner is the people running the game, they control the deck,...

In praise of pragmatism

As you watch the healthcare proceedings on Capitol Hill, imagine what things might be like if we lived in more functional political times. In particular, what if Congress were run by pragmatists? It would not change the issues at hand. On the one...

A Man's Soap Opera

Back when I was younger, (yes, that long ago), I found something on television that would change my Saturday-morning cartoon watching forever. If I got up early enough I could watch the Lone Ranger (in black and white) and Sergeant Preston before...

Seventy-four years ago

USBR barge taking soundings of the river bed below Grand Coulee Dam for a study of the erosive effects of summer floods. - March 1, 1943...

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, this Thursday, March 23, at La Presa Mexican Restaurant, Grand Coulee. General business will be on the agenda. Coulee Creators Meet Coulee Creators meet every...

Senior Menu

Wed., March 22 - Dinner BIRTHDAY DINNER! Pot Roast, Potatoes, Carrots, Onions, Gravy, Fruit Salad, Birthday Cake Thurs., March 23 - Dinner Mac and Cheese, Ham Slices, Mixed Veggies, Mixed Fruit, Peaches and Cream Fri., March 24 - Breakfast Biscuits...

That's a lot of batter

Darrell Benner pours pancake batter during the Elmer City firefighters' annual fundraising pancake dinner Saturday night at Coulee Dam Town Hall. The event served about 350 people and raised more...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 3/12 - A dispute over a niece smoking pot at a Weil Place residence brought police. It was decided that the niece and uncle would leave the house for the night. - A woman told police that she received a counterfeit $20 bill when...

Landslide danger closes road

Peter Dan Road is closed following a landslide last week between mile marker 0 and 2.5. A detour through Buffalo Lake Road is marked by signage. The closure is expected to be long-term, according to...

Raymond R. "Ray" Estrada

Raymond R. "Ray" Estrada, 72, passed away in Coulee Dam, Washington, Wednesday morning, March 1, 2017. Born October 11, 1944, in Riverside, California, to Ramon Garcia and Margaret Ramos-Estrada, Ray ...

Donald Earl Campbell, Sr.

Donald Earl Campbell, Sr. passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.  Don was born on June 9, 1938, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to James Angus and Gertrude Perkins...

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...

Lady Raiders trounce Lady Trojans in season opener doubleheader

The Lady Raiders softball team started the season off with two decisive victories against Manson in last Saturday's doubleheader in Grand Coulee, trouncing the Lady Trojans 27-0 in the first game,...

Raiders beat the Trojans in opener

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders defeated the Manson Trojans twice in Saturday's doubleheader, winning the first game 11-2, and the second 13-1. Saturday was a windy day in Coulee Dam, but no one...

Tennis players win some, lose some to start the season

The Lake Roosevelt Raider tennis team showed the Pateros Billygoats a lot of love in the season opener last Tuesday, sweeping them in their matches, before going to Entiat where the boys won and the girls lost. At home against Pateros March 14, the...

This week in sports

Thurs., March 23 4 p.m., Raider Tennis at Liberty Bell Sat., March 25 10:45 a.m., Raider Track at Ephrata 11 a.m., Raider Softball/Baseball (DHs) at Bridgeport Tues., March 28 4:30 p.m., Raider Softball/Baseball here, with Oroville 4:30 p.m.,...

Bowling Scores

BOWLING COLUMBIA LEAGUE COLUMBIA LEAGUE TEAM W L Team 6 25 23 Solid T Const. 22 26 Strike or Spare 20 28 Jesse Vieira 211 High Series: Jesse Viera 572 Splits: Soy Redthunder 2-4-8-10; Bob S. 7-8/4-2-8 Don Richter 6-7-10 SENIORS 3-8-17 Dixie L.R....

Legals for March 15, 2017

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS TOWN OF COULEE DAM WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENT PROJECT Separate sealed bids will be received by the Town of Coulee Dam at the Town Hall, located at 300 Lincoln Ave, Coulee Dam, WA 99116, until 2:00 PM, March 29,...

Coulee Medical Center ER and Walk-In Care
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