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 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...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 15, 2014 

Town to follow cross-connection water program

Elmer City council passed a cross-connection water system program at its meeting last week. The object of the cross connection program is to reduce the risk of contamination of the public water system. Officials also stated that the new program will...

 
 By Randy Semanko    Opinion    October 15, 2014 

Wrong initiative cited?

This is in response to an article by Jess Utz, “Vote: It’s your right and freedom”. I believe either Jess or The Star made a mistake in the article where Jess mentioned Initiative 591. I’m sure Jess meant to say Initiative 594, and not 591....

 
 By Birdie Hensley    Opinion    October 15, 2014 

About dry grass at cemetery

First, the Grand Coulee Dam Lions and Spring Canyon Cemetery would like to thank the community for all the support over the past 79 years. We could not do everything we do in the community without the support of this great community. At this time, I...

 
 By Scott Hunter    School    October 15, 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. They seemed to know their stuff, but...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 8, 2014

Rec district moving forward with center planning

The Coulee Area Park & Recreation District is moving forward on the planning of an “Aquatic Wellness and Fitness Center.” District President Bob Valen said Monday that the district will soon advertise for qualified firms to indicate an interest...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 8, 2014

Family night will show off killer programs in school

Anyone wondering about the kind of teaching and curriculum offered at Lake Roosevelt High School can check it out next week and make it a family night. With murder involved. Family Fun Night Oct. 15 w...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 8, 2014

Business owner gets hope for zoning problem

A local businessman who wants to relocate his business despite resistance from Grand Coulee left a city council meeting Tuesday night with some hope. Mike Horne, owner of MPH on Midway, wants to relocate his car and boat repair business a few...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 8, 2014

Moses Lake firm to clean up property

A burned out house at 611 Holly Street in Coulee Dam is going to get cleaned up. The town accepted bids from Eastside Wood Recycling of Moses Lake to rid the property of the buildings and vegetation....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 8, 2014

Water line project underway

The waterline project to service Sunbanks Lake Resort is underway. The $300,000-plus project, first scheduled to begin in April, was started late last month and will provide Electric City water to the popular resort. While the overall project is bein...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 8, 2014

Water line project underway

The waterline project to service Sunbanks Lake Resort is underway. The $300,000-plus project, first scheduled to begin in April, was started late last month and will provide Electric City water to the popular resort. While the overall project is bein...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 8, 2014

SHARP Kids to focus on STEM activities

This year’s SHARP Kids program will kick off Oct. 28, as part of a new and enlarged five-year $1.3 million grant. Kids in the program will get a heavy STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) related curriculum experience with hands-on...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    October 8, 2014

Zoning law leaves room for argument

We cannot, without sensing the irony, report on a business owner upset about zoning laws that he only months ago argued to uphold. One of the reasons (although possibly not the most important to him)...

 
 By Chris Christopherson    Opinion    October 8, 2014

School board shouldn't gamble on old school with taxpayer money

The quickest way for The Center Elementary property to come on the tax rolls is for the School District to step aside and let the property revert back to the owners. The school district is ill equipped to buy and sell property. The property will...

 
 By Ron Yenney    Opinion    October 8, 2014

Criminals turned loose too often; vote Dano

I was raised and have lived most of my adult life in Ephrata. I have known Garth Dano for almost thirty years. It’s not often that we have an opportunity to elect a non politician so uniquely qualified at a time the county needs are matched...

 
 By Matt Moore    Opinion    October 8, 2014

Grandpa spoke highly of Dano

My grandfather, Paul Klasen, was Grant County’s prosecuting attorney for 36 years. I always admired the way he put the interests of the county first, was a strong advisor to our commissioners, and never politicized his office. He was also a...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 1, 2014

Council's strategic inaction stymies business plan Mechanic shop owner may file suit

Doing nothing can change everything if you couch the resulting message just right. Official city inaction Monday night dashed Mike Horne’s hopes of moving his auto repair business down the street...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 1, 2014

Chamber of commerce committees pushing economic development

by Scott Hunter It's not as evident as the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Colorama parade through the main business district, but chamber committees have been working behind the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 1, 2014

New programs raise sticky questions for schools

Advances in a program designed to help high school students get a leg up on college are raising questions for the local school district. Some juniors and seniors at Lake Roosevelt High School are enrolled in Wenatchee Valley College’s new online ve...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 1, 2014

Golf course heading toward black

The port district is inching its way into the black at Banks Lake Golf Course. Grant County Port District 7 is about to end its third year as caretaker of the 18-hole golf course. In its first management year, the district invested about $100,000 to...

 
 By Carol Netzel    Opinion    October 1, 2014

False economy?

In discussing the possibility of attaching water meters to the irrigation system of West Coulee Dam, one fact has not been brought to the attention of the townspeople. It is a factor that should be considered very carefully before we arrive at a...

 

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