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 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 29, 2014 

District will keep Center School and land

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board authorized the purchase of Center School and land adjacent to it at its meeting Monday night. The title to the site used by local school districts for decades stipulated that ownership would revert to a...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 29, 2014 

Homes are haunted by the Halloween spirit

Halloween for a couple of houses in the area is a real production. Children have a couple of favorite places to visit on Halloween, one in Electric City and the other in Coulee Dam. Dale and Vel...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 29, 2014 

Chief's job keeps civil service protection

Grand Coulee Mayor Chris Christopherson has lost his bid to remove the police chief job from Civil Service Commission protection. He has stated it was his goal to remove the police chief from under the Civil Service Commission. He made that official...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 29, 2014 

School furnishings will be sold soon

Following the move from the old elementary and middle school buildings in Grand Coulee to the new school complex in Coulee Dam, hundreds of items left in the two buildings will be tagged for sale. The new school has all new furnishings, so the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 29, 2014 

Totals for fixing up old school OK'd

The Grand Coulee Dam School Districts board at its Monday night meeting approved seven construction change orders for $613,199 for work relating to the building of the new school complex, upgrading the old high school and associated work: •...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 29, 2014 

NPS plans fee raises for Lake Roosevelt

National Park Service officials at Coulee Dam presented their proposal last week to boost boat launch and camping fees for Lake Roosevelt. One of their main concerns, said Lake Roosevelt National Recr...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 29, 2014 

Contract extended for superintendent

Dr. Dennis Carlson’s contract as superintendent of schools was extended for an additional year by the Grand Coulee Dam School District board Monday night. The extension will take Carlson’s contract through June 30, 2016. This is the second...

 
 By Reg Morgan    Opinion    October 29, 2014 

Sailing to a new horizon

OK mates: It’s time to bid adios to the Airport Addition. During the past 34 years our three kids have graduated from college and are well on their way to seeking their fortunes, or so they tell...

 
 By Phyllis M Melberg    Opinion    October 29, 2014 

Local marijuana moratoriums prevent job development

These ridiculous moratoriums against legal marijuana businesses only stops jobs from coming to our community! I understand that the people that are opposed to these businesses have all the money they need to get by. ALL THE REST OF us have to go...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    School    October 29, 2014 

Board accepts personnel changes

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board approved a number of hires, allowed a leave of absence, and approved the retirement of a veteran counselor at its meeting Monday night. The board met in the new school after providing a tour of the building...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 22, 2014

Commission seeks quickest way to grant business move despite zoning

The Grand Coulee Planning Commission turned back visitor input last Wednesday night so that members could discuss among themselves the merits of accommodating a request for a zoning change so that an auto repair business could move to a new...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 22, 2014

Agency hopes transit hub will link whole county

Grant County Transit officials have their fingers crossed that their plans for a transportation hub in the middle of downtown Moses Lake will become a reality and link far flung corners of the county to other transportation. The GTA’s longest...

 
 By Scott Hunter    School    October 22, 2014

Family STEM night well attended

Wednesday night, science program students at Lake Roosevelt High School stood by exhibits offering to explain some complex subjects they've been learning lately, and those questioned by The Star...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 22, 2014

Veterans group plans free coat giveaway

You can get a coat, free, Nov. 1, at the American Legion’s “free coat” giveaway. The coats were gathered during the Legion’s summer garage sale each Saturday at the Vet’s Center in Electric City, where people donated items for the sale....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 22, 2014

Mayors reject recycling issue

The issue of a lack of a local recycling program was raised again at the Regional Board of Mayors meeting Monday afternoon. Raising the issue was Gayle Swagerty, mayor pro-tem of Coulee Dam, who was filling in for Mayor Greg Wilder who is recovering...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 22, 2014

New logo coming for Electric City

Electric City is inching closer to a new logo. The council looked at four samples developed by graphic artist Richard Button and council members had a good time selecting the one they liked. The problem was that several preferences were noted. At...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    October 22, 2014

Let the market and politics test whether recycling is a good idea here

Gayle Swagerty spoke for quite a few people in the entire community this week when she asked why there is no recycling program organized by the four towns whose waste disposal is governed by the Regional Board of Mayors. The mayors’ response was...

 
 By Fred Hanks    Opinion    October 22, 2014

Re: "27 years and millions of fish" (Oct. 15)

I remember when I was working in the Vancouver, WA area and living in Electric City next to Bill he asked me if I could stop by the Washougal fish hatchery in western WA. and pick up two holding nets for this project. Barely got in my little pickup...

 
 By Mark Payne    Opinion    October 22, 2014

Why can Grand Coulee do it faster than Electric City?

I’m trying to figure out how Grand Coulee was able to pass an ordinance in just a few short weeks on accessory buildings when Electric City has not been able to do it for at least a year. I am one of the people that have been trying to get bigger...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Community    October 22, 2014

Couple gets blanket appreciation

A grateful Nespelem Creek Kids 4-H club gave Merl and Linda Roberts an embroidered Pendleton blanket Oct. 7 in appreciation for working with the group's bee-raising project. Club advisor Ian Wilder...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 15, 2014

Electric City leaning towards bigger is better

Proponents of larger accessory buildings in Electric City made some headway at a city planning commission meeting a week ago. It is expected that the planning commission will recommend to the city council that zoning be changed to allow 1,728 square...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 15, 2014

Grand Coulee lifts lot coverage restrictions

The city of Grand Coulee, by ordinance, has lifted restrictions on lot coverage. As a result of the ordinance, passed Oct. 7, there will be no lot coverage restrictions on all but one zone (C-H) in the city. That zone will allow 75 percent coverage...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 15, 2014

27 years and millions of fish

If you believe Banks Lake is a good place to fish, then you can thank a couple of local men who helped make it happen. Reg Morgan, long since retired from U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and Bill Brashears,...

 
 By Sarah Smith Bonneville Power Administration    News    October 15, 2014

Third Power Plant work will rebuild 3,000 tons of precision

Even the eighth wonder of the world needs rejuvenation sometime. Trouble is, no spa will accept a 3,000-ton turbine. That's why one of the three largest hydroelectric units in the world has been...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 15, 2014

Hospital leaders forecast cloudy with clear horizon

In six months, a hospital recruiting team has managed to attract at least two doctors, a third is on the way, and another health care provider who had cut her time in Grand Coulee to emergency room wo...

 

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