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 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 25, 2016 

Supt. hired to help in transition

Grand Coulee Dam School District’s board of directors hired Menehune Consultants, LLC, of Electric City, Monday night, to help with the transition of changing superintendents in the district. Principal party in the firm is Dr. Dennis Carlson, the p...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 25, 2016 

Tragic scene offers lessons for students

At a horrific scene in the middle of the school day last Friday, the screams of victims and their mothers twisted the air with an agony many seemed to feel - even though they knew it wasn't real....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 25, 2016 

City passes fireworks ban

Fireworks will be prohibited in Grand Coulee without a permit after an ordinance passed last week takes effect next year. The city council passed a new fireworks ordinance May 17, banning fireworks without a permit. The ordinance does not go into eff...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 25, 2016 

Event, special state day will honor song man

May 28 is now officially Woody Guthrie Day in the state of Washington, and a large celebration of the musician and his works will take place at the Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center on that date. The event will include performances from 12 different...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 25, 2016 

Great support shown in sale to "Bring Justin Home"

A sale of used items on the sidewalk outside of Harvest Foods and Variety in Coulee Dam Saturday drew huge support from contributors, raising about $6,400. The sale was held to give support to the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 25, 2016 

Isle of Flags ceremony, spectacle to honor veterans

Nineteen new flags will be dedicated during the "Isle of Flags" Memorial Day ceremony next Monday, May 30, at Spring Canyon Cemetery. Flags for the following are being dedicated: Harold A. Blanchard,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 25, 2016 

Local woman supporting grandparent rights push

A move is currently underway to get a people’s initiative on the ballot in November that deals with giving grandparents and other family members the right to visit children where relationships have been severed by death, divorce, or disagreement. I...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    May 25, 2016 

Crash event organizers deserve thanks

The folks who put together last Friday’s “mock crash” did a great service to the whole community. The event, designed to give young drivers a taste of the reality of a car crash, not something depicted neatly for a television scene, probably...

 
 By Mark Kubiak    Opinion    May 25, 2016 

Okanogan PUD playing dangerous game

Our Okanogan Public Utility District is playing a dangerous game with our future utility rates, and it could cost all of us a lot of money. On May 9, the Okanogan PUD, voted unanimously to proceed with re-energizing Enloe Dam. While Enloe Dam has...

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion    May 25, 2016 

Tips for safe Memorial Day trip

The good news this Memorial Day weekend is more than 38 million Americans are expected to travel, making the unofficial kickoff to summer this year the second busiest on record. AAA reports nearly 34 million people across the nation will be driving,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    School    May 25, 2016 

Senior and music trips OK'd

A trip by the senior class at Lake Roosevelt High School to San Francisco was approved the the school board May 23. The trip had been outlined to the board earlier, but approval was held up pending completion of paperwork. The board learned that 25 s...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    May 25, 2016 

Discus thrower moves on

Nathan Morrell has qualified to compete in the 2016 State Track & Field Championships at Eastern Washington University this Saturday. The Lake Roosevelt discus thrower was the only Raider who qualified out of the five that had an opportunity to...

 
 By John R McNeil II    School    May 25, 2016 

Tennis ends season at district

The Raider tennis doubles team of Jordan Charles and John Drapela traveled to Omak last weekend to try to make it to the state tournament, falling short of that goal by one match. In the first match of the day, Charles and Drapela faced the district...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    May 25, 2016 

Golfers' season ends at district

Raider golfers ended their season at the district tournament last week at the Alta Lake Golf Course outside of Pateros. “I was very pleased with how our young team handled themselves at this year’s district tournament,” Head Coach Steve Files s...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 25, 2016 

City contract with chamber signed and working

The chamber of commerce has signed a contract with Electric City for use of the city’s hotel/motel tax dollars for 2016. The contract is for nearly $27,000, to cover qualified promotional expenses for the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 18, 2016

Contract voided by council

The chamber of commerce’s 2016 contract with Electric City, good for nearly $27,000 for advertising use, was voided last Tuesday night by city council members because the wording of the contract returned to the city in April had been altered. The...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 18, 2016

Future of city, pathway project discussed

About 40 people showed up Saturday at the Vet's Center to hear and take part in discussions about the revitalization of Electric City. The meeting, the first of two scheduled, was to get input on...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 18, 2016

Free fresh food coming Tuesday

The Mobile Food Bank of 2nd Harvest will distribute free produce, nutritious perishable products and other groceries for families in need at Zion Lutheran Church, Tuesday, May 24 from 10 a.m. to noon. Last year’s 2nd Harvest visit distributed...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 18, 2016

Tribal voters choose candidates in primary

All of the incumbents who filed for re-election in the Colville Tribal Business Council primary election last week made it into the general election, scheduled for June 17. Only one councilmember up for election, Nancy Johnson, for the Nespelem...

 
 By Fred Netzel special to The Star    News    May 18, 2016

Large crowd attends county meeting on juvenile hall

Approximately 100 concerned citizens from across Okanogan County attended a special session of the Okanogan County Board of Commissioners May 10. At stake: the future of Okanogan County juvenile detainees. A quiet group waited patiently for their...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    May 18, 2016

How would you answer Kate?

Approached by someone who knew nothing about the area you live in, how would you answer them if asked for the most important facts they should know before or during a visit to the area we call home?...

 
 By Carol Netzel    Opinion    May 18, 2016

A theme cropped up in hearing on change in juvenile facilities

On May 10, a public meeting was held in Okanogan involving a possible change on where our troubled juveniles would be housed over a period of time. The three Okanogan County commissioners were there, also three commissioners from other counties who...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    May 18, 2016

Many Raiders named to 2B North all-league squads

Lake Roosevelt’s baseball and softball teams had several members named to the Central Washington 2B North All League squads last week. Khani Priest was named to the First Team softball squad. Priest was a big part of the Lady Raiders’ turnaround...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    May 18, 2016

Bulldogs end Raiders' postseason

Raider baseball’s season came to an end Saturday at Moses Lake as the Okanogan Bulldogs defeated the Raiders 6-0. LR had to win to stay alive in the postseason. It was the furthest the Raiders have gone in the postseason since the 2011 state...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    May 18, 2016

Tennis moves on to districts

Raider Tennis took part in the Central Washington B League Tennis Tournament in Omak at the North Cascades Athletic Club last Friday and Saturday. The results from the matches determined both who would advance to the district tournament against the...

 

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