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 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 13, 2018 

Bulls and wild horses to be challenged Friday night

Yippy ki yay! The 7th Annual Cleatis Lacy Memorial Bull Riding & Wild Horse Race is coming up this weekend, named after a rodeo legend who called the Coulee home. Friday, June 15, will see the events start at 6 p.m. at the Ridge Riders Rodeo Grounds...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 13, 2018 

For Father's Day eve: explosions in the sky

“Ooh! … Ah!” Those words are the universal language for “look at the fireworks!” This Saturday night at 9 p.m. the Northwest Pyrotechnics Association, of which local man Alan Cain is a member, will put on a fireworks show near North Dam on...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 13, 2018 

Koulee Kids Fest this weekend

A wide variety of free kid-friendly activities will be offered throughout the community for Koulee Kids Fest this Saturday, June 16, including a live show from entertainer Leapin’ Louie Lichtenstein. Children will get a “passport” showing the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 13, 2018 

Festive traveling show to visit Eastern Washington towns

The New Old Time Chautauqua troupe will be visiting local communities this month to provide free shows, parades, and activities. A “chatauqua” is a traveling show that includes entertainment as well as education in the tradition of the Chautauqua...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 13, 2018 

Center School sale still in process

The sale of the Center School from the Grand Coulee Dam School District to Centerline Development is still in development, but a survey is now required as a part of the process. “The parties want to get it done, and it will happen,” school board...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    School    June 13, 2018 

Absent students issues at Lake Roosevelt

A large number of absences from school is a larger factor than are poor test scores in not finishing high school. That’s one of the key points made in a presentation by Lake Roosevelt teachers Brian Daniels and Jeremiah Seekins at Monday’s Grand...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 6, 2018

Koulee Kids Fest to offer activities

Children of the coulee will get some stamps in their event “passport” on Saturday, June 16, when Koulee Kids Fest will be held all around the community. Stations will be set up at area businesses where children can enjoy a variety of free...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 6, 2018

Locals help cross-country canoer get around dam

Neal Moore, who is canoeing 7,324 miles on 22 American rivers over the course of two years, received some help getting around the Grand Coulee Dam on the last weekend in May. Elmer City man Jayme...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 6, 2018

Reclamation to conduct drone flights at Grand Coulee Dam

If you see some unidentified flying objects near the Grand Coulee Dam, don't be alarmed! It most likely isn't aliens studying hydroelectric power, but rather "drones" capturing aerial footage of the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    June 6, 2018

Golf tournaments coming up

Golf season is in full swing, with tournaments and opens happening throughout the spring and summer at Banks Lake Golf Course. About 26 people competed in the successful ECT Tournament on May 27. Winners of the four-man scramble were Dennis...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    School    June 6, 2018

Kids color the hall with kindness

Students and teachers are being surprised with gestures of kindness on their lockers, walls, doors, and desks in Lake Roosevelt Elementary. Christi Berry is having students in her SHARP Kids morning...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 6, 2018

Canada's Grand Coulee not so different from Washington's

Approximately 836 miles away via the Trans-Canada Highway lies a town known as Grand Coulee, Saskatchewan. The town of approximately 650 people is located 10 minutes west of the city of Regina, the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 30, 2018

Younger folks needed to keep stocking lake with fish

Do you enjoy fishing in Banks Lake? Do you know people who do? Do you recognize fishing as a part of culture in the coulee? Then maybe you’d like to volunteer to help keep that viable. POWER, which stands for Promoters of Wildlife and...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 30, 2018

In surprise assembly, Utz given statewide award

Karrie Utz accepted an award as "Public School Employee of the Year" for the state of Washington in the Lake Roosevelt gymnasium May 29, chosen out of over 30,000 PSE members in the state. Utz...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 30, 2018

"Freedom Writers" message comes to Keller school

Erin Gruwell, the teacher who inspired the movie "Freedom Writers," visited Keller Elementary last week at the invitation of the students. The movie highlights Gruwell's efforts to teach...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    School    May 30, 2018

School honors athletics and academics at assembly

Raider athletes were honored for excellence in athletics as well as academics at a state and nationals send-off assembly on May 24. Going to the national Future Business Leaders of America...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 30, 2018

Raider track competes at state

Four Raiders competed at the state track and field meet on Friday in Cheney at Eastern Washington University. Steven Flowers placed second in state in the shot put event, throwing for 47 feet, eight inches. “Steven was certainly the highlight of...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 23, 2018

City explores options to crack down on crack houses

If a house becomes a place where drug-related nuisances frequently arise, can a town do anything about it? That question was raised at this month’s Grand Coulee City Council meeting, where Councilmember Mike Horne suggested at the May 15 meeting...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 23, 2018

Mayor resigns in Elmer City

The mayor of Elmer City resigned unexpectedly in a letter the city received on May 15. Former Mayor Gail Morin later told The Star that she had been considering resigning for a while. “It is mostly health issues that I didn’t have last Spring...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 23, 2018

Council addresses loose dogs problem

A heated discussion took place concerning loose dogs at the Elmer City council meeting May 10. After the council was finished with the main agenda, which including disposing of an old trailer, the topic of loose dogs came up in a discussion. Several...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 23, 2018

Alan Cain joins City Council

"It's our responsibility as citizens to participate," Alan Cain said before being sworn into the Grand Coulee City Council on May 15. Cain, who has up until recently served as the chair of the Civil...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    School    May 23, 2018

Children's friend Fern recognized with award

"We're very lucky to have her," Lake Roosevelt kindergarten teacher Jan Erickson said about Fern Blaylock, who volunteers daily with the kindergarten classes and recently received an award from the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 23, 2018

Raider tennis season ends at Districts

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders tennis season ended in Omak last week at the district tournament where top tennis players from the Central Washington 1B/2B League faced off against the best players from...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 23, 2018

Raiders send four to state track in three events

Four Raider boys will be competing at the state level in Cheney this weekend following success at the district level. Lake Roosevelt competitors at state will include district shot put champion Steven Flowers, who threw for a distance of 46 feet,...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 23, 2018

Lady Raiders' winning season ends at districts

The Lady Raiders’ road ended in Moses Lake last weekend, having won one and lost two at the district softball tournament. On Saturday, May 19, playing in Moses Lake, the Lady Raiders lost a close 6-5 game against Liberty Christian. Next, the Lady...

 

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