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 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 3, 2016 

Police department stable at three

“Rocket scientists they are not.” That was the way Coulee Dam’s interim police chief described villains who brag about their escapades on Facebook. Interim Chief Larry Hall said that he often looks at Facebook to catch up with some law...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 3, 2016 

Bowler scores a perfect 300

Don Richer, 52, of Coulee Dam, threw a perfect 300 game last week at Riverview Lanes. It wasn't his first - he has three official 300 games to his credit. But it was exciting just the same, both for...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 3, 2016 

School leader arrested by task force

A popular educator and rising young school administrator was taken from Lake Roosevelt Schools in handcuffs today, after a Seattle-based task force on internet crimes served warrants to search his home and office. Nate Piturachsatit was arrested at...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 3, 2016 

Nespelem School levy on ballot for Tuesday

Voters will decide Feb. 9 whether to continue property tax support of Nespelem Elementary School by paying only about a tenth of the amount of money the levy actually would bring to the school. The...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 3, 2016 

Two trees spared cutting after council reverses vote

The town council last week narrowly repealed a vote it took in December to remove two town-owned trees along the 300 block of Stevens Avenue after one council member said he felt deceived and...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 3, 2016 

Fate of church enters council discussion

What to do with an old stone church? The old stone community church in Coulee Dam is vacant and needs a new tenant. The subject came up at the Coulee Dam Town Council meeting last Wednesday night when Councilmember David Schmidt stated his regrets...

 
 By Myrna and Orie Francis    Opinion    February 3, 2016 

A few of our thoughts regarding the proposed parks, trails and paths in Electric City

It seems to us that we have a group of council members that likes to spend a lot of money. We live on Sunny Drive in Electric City. A few years ago council members proposed a park on the lake, just below our property, due to opposition they decided...

 
 By Robin Batterman    Opinion    February 3, 2016 

Our voices can still be heard!

The path route pictured in The Star newspaper, Jan. 13, behind Electric City homes and through natural wildlife habitat is NOT set in stone. In an era where preserving our natural wildlife habitats and delicate environments has gained importance,...

 
 By Deb Hester    Opinion    February 3, 2016 

Hoping church gets second life

I grew up with Dan Peterson as my pastor in the Bothell/ Inglewood area, where he moved after working on the Coulee Dam Community Church. He would be very sad to hear of your church’s demise. Dan told many wonderful stories about building the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 3, 2016 

No alpaca wool at the old school building yet

Interest in acquiring Center School for a fiber mill is on hold. Vicki Eberhart, president of the North American Wool Cooperative in Oroville, said Tuesday that her group is active in another project in Oroville and will make a decision on Center...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 3, 2016 

Equipment fees set

A fee schedule for the use of town of Coulee Dam equipment was set by the council at its meeting last Wednesday night. Fees cover the use of town equipment by other public works departments in the area. Hourly rate fees are: Ford truck, $75; bucket...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    February 3, 2016 

Wrestling ready for Districts

Raider Wrestling finished up the regular season at home Saturday with the Central Washington South mixer, as seven Lake Roosevelt wrestlers won matches, with 11 pins and two decisions by points...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    February 3, 2016 

Raiders keep on rolling

Raider Boys Basketball travelled to Manson and Tonasket last week and continued to win. With the wins the Raiders are one step closer to sealing up second in the North. Now Lake Roosevelt needs to come away with a win this week to secure the...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    February 3, 2016 

Lady Raiders extend win streak to six

The Lady Raiders defeated two teams to propel themselves toward the top of their league last week. The Lake Roosevelt girls are looking to be either the number-two or -three seed from the North into the district tournament coming up at Eastmont. At...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Community    February 3, 2016 

New book offers folk legend's grit and gumption in the context of his time

Author Greg Vandy's "26 Songs in 30 Days" is a fascinating book that explores the folk musician Woody Guthrie's month-long employment by the Bonneville Power Administration in 1941 when Guthrie was as...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 27, 2016

Lawyer leads city council in retreat

Electric City’s leaders met for a “retreat” in Ephrata Saturday to consider matters that don’t fit well into monthly city council meetings. “I think every city council should have a retreat,” Electric City’s city clerk Jackie Perman...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 27, 2016

State and federal agencies meet with city on pathway plan

Governmental agencies and some local people crowded into a meeting room at Coulee Medical Center Wednesday as agencies made presentations at the Electric City Pathway and Trail meeting....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 27, 2016

CEO: Auditors didn't like what they found

Bonuses given out in 2014 to hospital executives prior to a turnover in leadership will likely result in a “finding” from the State Auditor’s Office, Coulee Medical Center’s top executive told her board Monday night. “The auditor has...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 27, 2016

Bigelow to retire as hospital leader

The woman who took the helm of the troubled hospital she’s spent most of her career at will not renew her contract, opting instead for some time with grandchildren, she reiterated to commissioners Monday. Debbie Bigelow had sent a letter to...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 27, 2016

Turner offered school district lead position

Paul Turner, the assistant principal at Lake Roosevelt Junior and Senior High School, has been offered the position as superintendent of schools for the Grand Coulee Dam School District. The board...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 27, 2016

Old school lovers want a statue that remembers

Soon the Beavers, Tigers and Savages may make their marks on the new school. There’s a drive afoot for some type of monument statue depicting the old Coulee Dam Beavers, Grand Coulee Tigers and Nespelem Savages. Lonna Bussert, who was at the...

 
 By Bruce Bartoo    Opinion    January 27, 2016

Stop wasting time on wrong trees

In a recent letter to the editor, the mayor of Coulee Dam states that it is the duty of the town council to “protect the infrastructure” of the town. The basic essence of protection is to replace the bad with the good or the wrong with the...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    January 27, 2016

Raiders retain 10-5 overall

LR Boys Basketball improved their overall win-loss record to 10-5 after winning two of the three games last week. The Raiders lost in double overtime to Oroville at home Jan. 19 after leading by as...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    January 27, 2016

Lady Raiders get their groove back with four-game win streak

The Lady Raiders won all of three of their games last week, increasing their present win streak to four in a row. "We have played some decent ball with some of the changes we are making at this...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    January 27, 2016

Wrestlers gear up for postseason

In two matches last week, Raider wrestlers used wins to warm up for a a mixer they'll host this weekend in Coulee Dam to settle scores, break ties and meet new opponents. At Okanogan Jan. 19, and in...

 

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