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 By Scott Hunter    News    January 21, 2015 

Consultant helping to rebuild fire department

People apparently pleased with the mayor's selection of a consultant who has been helping the Coulee Dam Fire Department were not happy with the mayor's refusal last week to commit to hiring him...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 21, 2015 

Proposal at tonight's hearing would double allowable size of accessory building in Electric City

Electric City residents will have an opportunity to learn of and respond to a number of suggested changes in the city’s zoning code at a public hearing of the planning commission, tonight, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. at the fire hall. There they will learn...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 21, 2015 

Electric City Council moves to sequester lodging tax money

Hotel/motel tax money dominated the meeting as Electric City’s council debated with the chamber of commerce about freeing up additional monies for advertising last week. The meeting Jan. 13 got a bit ugly, and dragged on for over an hour, with neit...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 21, 2015 

Lake Roosevelt gym now usable

The Lake Roosevelt High School gym should be ready for basketball again this week, an official from Walker Construction assured the school board last Wednesday evening. Jim Crowley stated that the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 21, 2015 

Proposed high tower in path to local airport

Plans for the construction of a 261-foot high tower that would rise within the flight path to the Grand Coulee Dam Airport are under study, by the Federal Aviation Administration, which is seeking...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 21, 2015 

Levy would set lower rate

The school district maintenance and operations replacement levy, on which voters will cast ballots Feb. 10, could actually cost taxpayers less than they are now paying. The Grand Coulee Dam School District is seeking a replacement levy for four...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 21, 2015 

Dead horse moved by dragging

At least one resident in Delano was upset when he saw a dead horse being dragged down Alcan Road onto Cardinal Road at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The horse, which had been cared for at the Grand Coulee Animal Rescue, died earlier in the day after at le...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 21, 2015 

Playground equipment donated to city

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board voted to donate playground equipment at Center School to Electric City and will take a look at giving two portable buildings at the high school to a Carlton Complex Fire group at its next meeting. The...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    January 21, 2015 

Fraudulent hoarding should be a crime

Perhaps there would be nothing wrong with holding onto money collected for another purpose, if just holding onto it did no harm. But it does, and it is wrong. Specifically, money collected under a state law designed to promote tourism and create...

 
 By Rich Black    Opinion    January 21, 2015 

Facts support continuing school levy

As a community, we are facing a significant decision between now and February 10. Whether we are willing to admit it or not, the outcome of this decision will affect everyone in our community — young and old. I am referring to the pending public...

 
 By John R. McNeil II    Sports    January 21, 2015 

Lady Raiders basketball team at crossroads

Lady Raider Basketball is at a crossroads after losing two of the last three games. Against Okanogan Jan. 13 at Okanogan, the Lady Raiders struggled against a sluggish Bulldog team. Okanogan jumped...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 14, 2015

Readers now must choose volunteer of year

Readers have until next Wednesday, Jan. 21, to make their wishes known on choosing the person to be honored as the 2014 Volunteer of the Year. All letters nominating eligible volunteers are published in this week’s Star, starting on page 3. The...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 14, 2015

Study proposed: Should cities unite?

If you've ever found yourself wondering if it might be more efficient to have one city instead of four to govern the local area, you're not alone. The local chamber of commerce offered Monday to head...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 14, 2015

Grand Coulee volunteer ambulance numbers reported

Grand Coulee’s volunteer fire department responded to 216 ambulance calls within its jurisdiction in 2014 and the department made an additional 51 ambulance calls in Coulee Dam, Fire Chief Richard Paris told the city council recently. The...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 14, 2015

USBR matching grant will ease park district finances

The park district that struggles to find ways to pay for maintaining North Dam Park will have an easier time financing the effort with a new grant from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Coulee Area Park and Recreation District commissioners learned...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 14, 2015

School levy vote coming in February

School district patrons will vote on a four-year $1.13 million replacement levy, Feb. 10; one that reduces the current rate of $4.55 per thousand to $3.95 per thousand of assessed valuation for taxpayers. Locally, a levy committee is meeting weekly t...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 14, 2015

Students gets some art history

Students from the second to sixth grades are getting an extra boost in art history and training by a volunteer who continues to provide help and information for students who are interested. Kathy LaPlace, who had a similar program at the middle...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 14, 2015

Firm contracted for groundwater tests

The Regional Board of Mayors contracted with URS, an engineering firm, to do its quarterly and annual groundwater testing and reporting for 2015. The firm has been doing this service, and the RBOM’s agreed to a new contract for the current year at...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 14, 2015

Woman dies from flu

Grant County Health District was notified this week that a Grant County woman has died as the result of influenza complications. “Since the beginning of December, there has been a significant increase in influenza cases in all age groups in Grant...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 7, 2015

On last day, city police protection ensured for a year

Electric City citizens still have police protection in the wake of a last-minute, inter-city agreement that came together before the year 2014 came to an end. The Electric City Council voted unanimously last Tuesday night to stay with Grand Coulee...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 7, 2015

Rifles missing from American Legion Post

Two ceremonial rifles are missing from American Legion Post 157 in Electric City. Both of the missing rifles had been reported stolen back in 1990. The Legion post gets its ceremonial rifles from the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 7, 2015

Help sought for school levy

A committee to help the Grand Coulee Dam School District pass its Feb. 10 special maintenance and operation levy will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at the new school secondary library on the second floor, Chair Karen Depew said this week. “We...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 7, 2015

Backpack found with jewelry and crow bars

A Grand Coulee man told police that he had found a backpack on a picnic table at North Dam Park, Dec. 24, and when he started to go through it found that it contained some drug paraphernalia. The back...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 7, 2015

Who should be honored?

Readers have until Jan. 12, next Monday, to send in their nominations for the annual volunteer of the year honor to be decided by community poll. The initiative will choose a worthy volunteer to be...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 7, 2015

Attorney: Police chief list must go to mayor

Grand Coulee’s legal counsel has advised the city’s Civil Service Commission that their list of top candidates for police chief must be delivered to the mayor, not the city council. In an email, City Attorney Chuck Zimmerman advised the city...

 

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