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 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 19, 2017 

Honest man turns in found cash

What would you have done? James A. Fox, from Grand Coulee, turned in to put some gas into his car last Tuesday at Coulee Gas and found a wad of cash totaling $1,000. Fox promptly went to the Grand Coulee Police Department across the street and gave...

 

Updated 11: 48 a.m.: High-speed chase ends on Peter Dan Road, suspects reportedly still at large

A high speed chase ended on Peter Dan Road when two vehicles, a car and a truck, both crashed into the landslide that spans the road. A woman, apparently a nearby resident, told The Star that two...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 19, 2017 

Coulee Dam's wastewater treatment facility moves ahead

Coulee Dam’s new wastewater treatment facility got big push ahead last week as the town council approved interim financing to get the project started, then approved the bid to build it for more than expected, but with more cost-saving features....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 19, 2017 

City to hire work on new parks

Electric City’s park plan got a boost April 11, when the city council looked favorably on recommendations from the Parks and Recreation Committee (PARC). The council agreed to move forward on hiring an engineering or landscape firm to draw final...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 19, 2017 

Bureau of Reclamation seeks comment on proposed overhaul

The Bureau of Reclamation is asking for comments from interested parties on a planned overhaul of 18 generators in the left and right powherhouses of Grand Coulee Dam. The generators have been in service for some 70 years and need repair, the bureau...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 19, 2017 

Price of power goes up in Elmer City

Elmer City residents will see a 2-percent increase in their power bills as a result of an increase in electric costs from Nespelem Valley Electric, town council members learned last Thursday. The town was advised by NVE that its power rates would go...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 19, 2017 

Earth Day event on Friday

The Colville Confederated Tribes is hosting their 8th Annual Celebration of Earth Day on Friday, April 21st, the day before Earth Day, at the Colville Agency powwow grounds near Nespelem. The event is scheduled to last from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.,...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    April 19, 2017 

The value of a different kind of lesson

The local PTA is looking for support to continue filling in an important gap in the curricula offered by local school districts. Each year the group funds or sponsors a variety of worthwhile events, the latest being the science fair at Lake...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion    April 19, 2017 

Distractive driving goes beyond the law

Distractive driving goes beyond the law While state lawmakers work to bridge major differences in the budget, they agreed our distractive driving laws need stiffening. Companion bills sponsored by Sen. Ann Rivers (R-LaCenter) and Rep. Jessyn Farrell...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Community    April 19, 2017 

Junkers has expansion plans

The little shop on Main Street that opened with coffee, knickknacks and T-shirts three years ago now plans to expand its restaurant offerings outside. Junkers, which began offering subs and wrap-style sandwiches in January 2016, will add outdoor...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 19, 2017 

LR Baseball beats Pateros, goes 1-1 against Brewster

The Lake Roosevelt Raider baseball team defeated the Pateros Billygoats last week, before losing the first game and winning the second in a doubleheader against the Brewster Bears. Playing Pateros in...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 19, 2017 

Lady Raiders' win streak ends

After defeating Pateros on April 11, the Lady Raiders softball team suffered four straight losses, their only defeats of the season, in doubleheaders against Okanogan and Brewster. The Lady Raiders...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 19, 2017 

Raider Track competes in Davenport, Cheney

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders track and field team competed at the Northeast 1B/2B League Track and Field Meet in Davenport on April 11, before going to the Van Kuren Invitational in Cheney April 15. In...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 19, 2017 

Tennis plays Tigers and Billygoats

The Raider tennis team lost in Tonasket on April 11, then the boys tied and the girls won in Pateros on April 14. In Tonasket against the Tigers, the Raider boys lost 4-1, and the girls lost 5-0. “Tonasket has a very strong team,” said Raider...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 19, 2017 

Proctor to ride in Professional Bull Riders event in Tacoma

Former Grand Coulee resident Shane Proctor, ranked 11th in the world of Professional Bull Riders, will compete in the Tacoma Dome this weekend at the Tacoma Invitational. “There’s a lot of points up for grabs and this is about our halfway mark...

 
 By Press Release    News    April 19, 2017 

Two arrested for home burglary near Soap Lake

SOAP LAKE, Wash. (19APR2017) – Two people are in jail today after a home burglary just north of Soap Lake. For two nights in a row, a home in the 22000 block of State Route 17 North had been burglarized. That prompted a Grant County sheriff’s...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    School    April 19, 2017 

Artist and politician visits LR

Renowned Native American artist and politician Enoch Kelly Haney visited students in grades six through 12 from Nespelem Elementary School and Lake Roosevelt High School in the LR gym on Thursday. Bert Smith, a Coulee Dam High School alumnus, had...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 19, 2017 

Harlem Crowns basketball team comes to the area

The Harlem Crowns, an entertaining basketball troupe full of razzle dazzle, came to Coulee Dam on April 11 to play against local players, bring joy and laughter to the crowd, and to talk about overcoming adversity. The basketball squad (although...

 

Emergency declared and flood warnings issued in Okanogan Co.

Okanogan County commissioners declared a state of emergency Monday, due to threat of flooding and debris problems on county roads. Commissioners passed the resolution after county roads suffered damage from heavy precipitation recently. They...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 12, 2017

Fire destroys home in Grand Coulee

Fire destroyed a home at 323 Roosevelt Drive in Grand Coulee late Saturday evening. A family of four were away at the time of the fire; however, two dogs died in the blaze. The Jesus Llamas family...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 12, 2017

Local hunter acquitted of hunting charges

A landmark court ruling in Nelson, British Columbia. states that members of the Arrow Lakes (Sinixt) tribe are now allowed to hunt on their traditional lands, where their ancestors had hunted for thousands of years prior to European contact. The ruli...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 12, 2017

County investigating turberculosis case

Grant County Health District reported this week that officials there are investigating what might be a single case of tuberculosis. The person in question was treated in several health care facilities in Grant County during the course of the illness....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 12, 2017

Two egg hunts planned for Easter weekend

Two community Easter egg hunts are planned for the area this year. The Lions Club will hold its 80th community Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 15, at the former middle school field in Grand Coulee. It is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. and is for...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 12, 2017

Blaylock to retire, but will keep on hugging

There will soon be new management at the Care and Share Food Bank. Fern Blaylock is retiring from that position after taking care of people's food and other needs for decades. Fern, 81, plans to...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 12, 2017

Parade set for May 13

Parade forms went out this week to those wanting to en ter the Colorama Parade, May 13. You can enter by filling out parade forms found online at grandcouleedam.o y a cr/parade. Peggy Nevsimal, executive director of the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber...

 

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