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 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 18, 2017 

Fire chief: Fireworks ordinance would be "over governing"

A city law proposed months ago to regulate fireworks in Electric City has gone “poof” last Tuesday night after the fire chief insisted it wasn’t needed. The ordinance was doomed after volunteer fire Chief Mark Payne appeared before the council...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 18, 2017 

Schools will start late again Thursday

Both Lake Roosevelt and Nespelem schools will start two hours late again on Thursday, both schools said late Wednesday as warming temperatures put a slick watery surface atop built-up road ice. Nespelem School will also not hold preschool again...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 18, 2017 

Local spot in four-state national trail subject of talk

The most dramatic feature of a proposed four-state trail is centered locally, and residents can learn all about it next Monday afternoon. People can learn how this region will play a small but signifi...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 18, 2017 

Pathway plan almost ready for review

Electric City’s Pathway and Revitalization plan is about three-fourths of the way complete, and should be ready for review within a few weeks, the city council learned last week. The plan is being developed by a Washington State University group...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 18, 2017 

Two resigning from GCD school district

The Grand Coulee Dam School District directors accepted the resignations of two veteran employees at its meeting Jan. 10. Resigning were teacher and Current Technical Education Director Kathy Proctor, and Human Resource Director Mandi Stack. Proctor...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 18, 2017 

City may build wall in developing park

Electric City may still get started on its new park behind the fire station early this year. A discussion at last week’s council meeting provided some hope to Councilmember Lonna Bussert that work on a needed retaining wall could be done after the...

 
 By Grace Swanson WNPA Olympia News Bureau    News    January 18, 2017 

Legislative leaders agree: Basic Education funding to dominate 2017 session

OLYMPIA - Finding the dollars to meet the Supreme Court's mandate to fully fund basic education as required by the state constitution is the dominant issue facing legislators in the 2017 session. A major amount of education funding is now raised...

 
 By Dan Newhouse Representative 4th Dist    Opinion    January 18, 2017 

Peaceful transition a hallmark of American democracy

America is not the norm. As citizens of one of the world’s oldest constitutional republics, every American, myself included, sometimes needs reminding about the extent to which our freedoms and traditions are the exception rather than the rule in...

 
 By Larry Price    Opinion    January 18, 2017 

Town staff doing a great job

Regardless of how some may feel about our current administration, we really sure give credit to the employees of Coulee Dam. Every time I go into the town hall for anything, the ladies are very friendly and helpful. The maintenance crew for the town...

 
 By Frank Clemente and Ron Pollack    Opinion    January 18, 2017 

Abolishing Obamacare rewards wealthy, punishes working families

Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) threaten the health care of 30 million Americans and would erode some rare progress made recently to reverse America’s growing economic inequality. By taxing rich households and big...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 18, 2017 

Ladies defeat the Hornets, lose to Bears

The Lady Raiders tasted both victory, on their home court last week, and a grizzly defeat on the road. Hosting the Oroville Lady Hornets in Lake Roosevelt's gym Jan. 10, everything went smoothly for...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 18, 2017 

Raiders lose two games

The Oroville Hornets skimmed a victory last week at Lake Roosevelt from the Raiders, who also took lessons from unbeaten Brewster later in the week. The score was close all night against Oroville...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 18, 2017 

Raiders wrestle at big Rainier tourney

Raider wrestling traveled on clear roads to Rainier, Washington, for the Sgt. Justin Norton Memorial Tournament on Saturday, where 17 schools competed. Lake Roosevelt’s seven wrestlers took 14th place with 51.5 team points against competition that...

 
 By Grace Swanson    News    January 18, 2017 

Rally gets legislators' attention on education funding mandate

Olympia - More than 6,500 students, educators, and parents assembled across the capitol steps Monday, Jan. 16, to shout out their frustrations over the state's failure to fund basic education, its...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 11, 2017

Colville Tribes to pay $250K in settlement

The Colville Tribes will repay the federal government nearly a quarter million dollars to settle allegations it submitted false Medicaid claims in connection with bills submitted by a mental health contractor for services allegedly never rendered, U....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 11, 2017

Paper could be late

It's entirely possible The Star could be late tomorrow. As I write, freezing rain is pelting the ground, the National Weather Service is warning of an ice storm with up to a half inch of ice locally,...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 11, 2017

Schools starting two hours late Wednesday

Lake Roosevelt Schools and Nespelem School with start two hours late Wednesday. At Nespelem Elementary there will be no preschool at all for the day. Also, breakfast will not be served at Nespelem on Wednesday. Freezing rain was pelting much of the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 11, 2017

Area burglaries spiked in 2016

Grand Coulee's police department showed a marked increase in the number of burglaries reported in its jurisdiction (which includes Electric City) in 2016 over what it reported for 2015, according to...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 11, 2017

NPS to present plan for Ice Age Floods trail

Community members are encouraged to attend an Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail informational meeting Jan. 23 in Coulee Dam. The national project is to tell the story of the Ice Age Floods, which includes 16,000 square miles in four states and,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 11, 2017

Weather forces delays at GCD and Nespelem schools

Old Man Winter interrupted Monday’s start of school, forcing a two-hour delay because of snow at both Grand Coulee Dam and Nespelem schools. In Coulee Dam, interim bus manager George Davis said roads in general were bad in all directions. He...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 11, 2017

School district seeks public input

Patrons of the Grand Coulee Dam School District will soon have an opportunity to officially comment about local schools. The district just recently prepared a survey, which will be online, covering a number of topics relating to different aspect of...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion    January 11, 2017

Avoiding déjà vu all over again

The late Yogi Berra coined the phrase, “It’s déjà vu all over again!” It is used extensively to describe political miscues. Case in point: ObamaCare. Recently, the Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley Strassel wrote a column describing...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 11, 2017

Raiders wrestle in Okanogan and Warden

Raiders wrestled in the Brewster Mix & Match last Tuesday, then in a Warden tournament on Saturday. The Brewster Mix & Match is without brackets and team points, but is rather an opportunity for wrestlers to gain experience. Three Raiders participate...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 11, 2017

Lady Raiders defeat Fillies and Lady Shockers

The Lady Raiders basketball team is 6-2 in the league after decimating Bridgeport on the road last Tuesday, 63-36, then defeating Waterville at home on Saturday, 42-31. The girls are ranked 17th in...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 11, 2017

LR lose two by slim margins

The Raider basketball team has a 1-7 win-loss record in the league after losing by four points, 46-42, in Bridgeport last Tuesday, then by five points, 43-38, against Waterville on Saturday at home....

 

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