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 By Roger S. Lucas    News    January 17, 2018 

Objections voiced to short-term home rentals

A Lakeview Avenue couple in Electric City attended the council meeting last Tuesday to protest the proposed establishment of a short-term vacation rental area. David and Nancy Brown, who live at 19 Lakeview Avenue, responded to a neighbor who has...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 17, 2018 

Man killed after losing control of pickup truck

A Coulee City man died Thursday morning when the pickup he was driving slid off the highway into Lake Lenore upside down. Harold J. Chadwick, 78, and Connie Chadwick, 74, were headed south on SR-17 when the 1996 Ford F150 rotated clockwise and went...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 17, 2018 

People discuss local public transportation needs

Various organizations gathered at the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center last Thursday to get input from the public and discuss problems with, and possible solutions for, local public transportation. In...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 17, 2018 

New mayor, council members take over

Three new town council members and a new mayor took the oath of office at the first council meeting of the new year last Wednesday. Larry Price, who was elected in November with a nearly 74-percent...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    January 17, 2018 

Local school head addresses state lawmakers

Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Paul Turner had an opportunity to give state Senate lawmakers a touch of reality Jan. 9, after being invited to talk about discipline in schools. He was one of three superintendents that the Senate...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 17, 2018 

Council rolls back discounts for seniors, disabled

At the beginning of a new era in Coulee Dam, the city council Wednesday night rolled back one of the last pieces of legislation passed under the previous council in December. Councilmember Keith St. Jeor had voted against a measure at a special meeti...

 
 By Taylor McAvoy    News    January 17, 2018 

Gun regulations draw an overflow crowd to hearing

Nearly 1,000 people from law enforcement, gun rights groups, gun violence prevention groups, veterans, and Washington residents signed in to support or oppose contested firearm bills heard on Monday,...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    January 17, 2018 

New town council member seated

Elmer City has a new town council member. Jesus Lopez was sworn in at the town’s last council meeting, Jan. 11, after telling the council that he would like to make a contribution to the town and see it grow. He came to the area from California...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 17, 2018 

Lady Raiders play whole bench in big win

This past week the Lady Raiders basketball squad had a solid win in Oroville, and a home game canceled and rescheduled due to weather. In Oroville on Jan. 9, the Lady Raiders defeated the Lady Hornets 61-21, a similar score to earlier in the season w...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 17, 2018 

Raider boys come up just short

The Raiders came up just shy of victory in Oroville last week, and a home game had to be rescheduled due to snow. On Jan. 9 in Oroville, the Raiders lost by just one point to the Hornets, 44-43. “It was a frustrating game, one we knew we should...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 17, 2018 

Raider wrestlers reign in Rainier

Lake Roosevelt wrestlers crossed the Cascade mountains all the way to Rainier last week, where they wrestled yetis on the side of the mountain. Well, not exactly. In actuality, they wrestled at Rainier High School, where Kaleb Horn and Tony Nichols p...

 

China's Sword Policy cutting deep into recycling

Earlier this month, China launched its “national sword” policy which bans many recyclable materials it traditionally imported. Meanwhile, its upcoming March edict imposing a lower limit on contaminants is having global reverberations. Since the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 17, 2018 

Raiders play Bulldogs

The Lady Raiders played the Okanogan Lady Bulldogs tonight, losing 59-36. The boys halftime score is 35-16. Here are a couple videos showing Raider and Lady Raider points from the team...

 

Residents voted on new park names

Residents of Electric City have let it be known how they wanted two proposed city parks to be named. City dwellers who came into the office to pay their utility bill were given an opportunity to cast their vote for the naming of the two parks last...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 10, 2018

Care Net helping young mothers

Care Net, a facility that helps young mothers, expecting mothers, and those who suspect they may be expecting, has operated in the area for over a year now and has had positive feedback from local...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 10, 2018

Man killed after losing control of pickup truck

A Coulee City man died Thursday morning when the pickup he was driving slid off the highway into Lake Lenore upside down. Harold J. Chadwick, 78, and Connie Chadwick, 74, were headed south on SR 17...

 

Superintendent to meet with senators

Superintendent Paul Turner was in Olympia Tuesday to address the Washington State Senate Education Committee on discipline in the Lake Roosevelt School District. Turner was one of several superintendents in the state invited to address the senate...

 

Mayors to discuss differences on sewer system issues

The mayors of Coulee Dam and Elmer City plan to meet next Tuesday to discuss the eventual hookup of the Elmer City sewer system to Coulee Dam’s new plant and the discrepancy in several billing invoices. Elmer City has outlined how it can solve the...

 

Big fish sculpture may get a second leap

Those of you who are still wondering where the big sculpted wood fish has gone, just be patient, it might soon be back. You will recall the big blow back in July 2012, when one of the region’s fiercest wind storms toppled a couple of evergreen...

 

Turkey problem not so simple

A turkey problem in Electric City is more complicated that it seems. The council had invited wildlife agent Eric Braaten to its meeting Tuesday night to talk about wild turkeys and what the city could do about their ever-expanding numbers. If...

 

Subscriber extras, state coverage offered online

Through a statewide association, The Star will provide its readers in the next few weeks with news from our state capital as our elected representatives wrestle with the issues of the session which just began. Experience tells us we won’t always...

 
 By Taylor McAvoy    News    January 10, 2018

Lawmaker unveils ambitious plan to protect Salish Sea

A far-reaching package of laws aimed at clean water, orca whale protection, and phasing out fish farms in the Salish Sea could come before state legislators this year. Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island plans to introduce the Salish Sea Protection...

 

Raider boys clinch win in overtime

"They almost gave me a heart attack on that one," Raider Head Coach Jeremy Crollard said about a 77-74 overtime victory the Raiders pulled off against the Mustangs last week before a losing in...

 

Wrestlers compete in three events

Raider wrestlers competed in the Brewster mixer and the Warden tournament this past week, as well as sending their female wrestler to Springdale for a girls’ wrestling event. Ida Sue went to Springdale Jan. 5, going 2-1 against her opponents. She p...

 

Schooled at tourney, improved Ladies win two

The Lady Raiders chalked up two more in the win column this past week, defeating both the Bridgeport Fillies as well as the Waterville Lady Shockers. The Lady Raiders beat the Fillies by 50 points in...

 

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