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 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 28, 2015 

Council hears pitch for uniting cities

Bob, Washington? That could be the new name of a consolidated Grand Coulee and Electric City, chamber representative Bob Valen laughingly told Grand Coulee’s council last Tuesday night. He and Kevin Portch appeared before the council to make a...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 28, 2015 

Kathy Rice is named "Volunteer of the Year" for 2014

She was selected, by a vote of local citizens to be awarded the "volunteer" for 2014. Rice was among a list of nine that had been nominated for the honor, and received almost a third of the total 182...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 28, 2015 

Changes to be recommended on building sizes, more

The Electric City Planning Commission will submit a number of changes to the city council as a result of its public hearing held at the fire hall last Thursday night. Major among the changes is the doubling of the size allowable for accessory...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 28, 2015 

Ballots on levy must be returned by Feb. 10

School district patrons received their official mail-in levy ballots this week and will need to return them by Feb. 10, in order for them to be counted. At issue is a four-year replacement levy that...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 28, 2015 

District moves to acquire school, land

The Grand Coulee Dam School District is loaning itself the money to truly own Center Elementary School and the surrounding property. The board voted last Wednesday to move $155,000 from the district’s general fund to its capital fund to purchase th...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 28, 2015 

Old gym and school looking newer

It looks like a new gym, at least on the outside. A large part of the new siding has been completed on the old Lake Roosevelt High School gym and, according to school officials, the new metal roof...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 28, 2015 

Man arrested in car theft case

by Roger S. Lucas An Electric City man was arrested last Thursday on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle and trafficking stolen property. Anthony Kelly, 31, was taken to Grant County Jail after he was apprehended during a routine traffic stop....

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    January 28, 2015 

It's up to us to maintain the gift

Local school district patrons this year have been given a huge, remarkable gift the benefits of which we are still discovering. And we will still have the privilege of maintaining it for a long time to come. Renewing the tax levy that helps do that...

 
 By Karen Depew    Opinion    January 28, 2015 

Continue school support for this generation of kids

The reason I accepted the position of chair for the Levy Committee is because I feel that supporting strong schools means … Our kids benefit directly because: • The money stays in the community. • This levy is replacing the existing one, and...

 
 By Birdie Hensley    Opinion    January 28, 2015 

City officials have to tackle all the problems, not just yours

In the past weeks, we have had a few city council meetings and committee meetings at the local cities. As usual, sometimes things are said that have been taken wrong. Remember, most of these people on the local city councils, city committee are...

 
 By Art Harding    Opinion    January 28, 2015 

Update needed on high-speed chase story

Please provide your readers a follow up on charges brought against the alleged car thief. Please include in the update, what, if any, disciplinary action has been brought against the police officers that participated in the high-speed chase. The...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 21, 2015

Consultant helping to rebuild fire department

People apparently pleased with the mayor's selection of a consultant who has been helping the Coulee Dam Fire Department were not happy with the mayor's refusal last week to commit to hiring him...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 21, 2015

Proposal at tonight's hearing would double allowable size of accessory building in Electric City

Electric City residents will have an opportunity to learn of and respond to a number of suggested changes in the city’s zoning code at a public hearing of the planning commission, tonight, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. at the fire hall. There they will learn...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 21, 2015

Electric City Council moves to sequester lodging tax money

Hotel/motel tax money dominated the meeting as Electric City’s council debated with the chamber of commerce about freeing up additional monies for advertising last week. The meeting Jan. 13 got a bit ugly, and dragged on for over an hour, with neit...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 21, 2015

Lake Roosevelt gym now usable

The Lake Roosevelt High School gym should be ready for basketball again this week, an official from Walker Construction assured the school board last Wednesday evening. Jim Crowley stated that the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 21, 2015

Proposed high tower in path to local airport

Plans for the construction of a 261-foot high tower that would rise within the flight path to the Grand Coulee Dam Airport are under study, by the Federal Aviation Administration, which is seeking...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 21, 2015

Levy would set lower rate

The school district maintenance and operations replacement levy, on which voters will cast ballots Feb. 10, could actually cost taxpayers less than they are now paying. The Grand Coulee Dam School District is seeking a replacement levy for four...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 21, 2015

Dead horse moved by dragging

At least one resident in Delano was upset when he saw a dead horse being dragged down Alcan Road onto Cardinal Road at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The horse, which had been cared for at the Grand Coulee Animal Rescue, died earlier in the day after at le...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 21, 2015

Playground equipment donated to city

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board voted to donate playground equipment at Center School to Electric City and will take a look at giving two portable buildings at the high school to a Carlton Complex Fire group at its next meeting. The...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    January 21, 2015

Fraudulent hoarding should be a crime

Perhaps there would be nothing wrong with holding onto money collected for another purpose, if just holding onto it did no harm. But it does, and it is wrong. Specifically, money collected under a state law designed to promote tourism and create...

 
 By Rich Black    Opinion    January 21, 2015

Facts support continuing school levy

As a community, we are facing a significant decision between now and February 10. Whether we are willing to admit it or not, the outcome of this decision will affect everyone in our community — young and old. I am referring to the pending public...

 
 By John R. McNeil II    Sports    January 21, 2015

Lady Raiders basketball team at crossroads

Lady Raider Basketball is at a crossroads after losing two of the last three games. Against Okanogan Jan. 13 at Okanogan, the Lady Raiders struggled against a sluggish Bulldog team. Okanogan jumped...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 14, 2015

Readers now must choose volunteer of year

Readers have until next Wednesday, Jan. 21, to make their wishes known on choosing the person to be honored as the 2014 Volunteer of the Year. All letters nominating eligible volunteers are published in this week’s Star, starting on page 3. The...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 14, 2015

Study proposed: Should cities unite?

If you've ever found yourself wondering if it might be more efficient to have one city instead of four to govern the local area, you're not alone. The local chamber of commerce offered Monday to head...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 14, 2015

Grand Coulee volunteer ambulance numbers reported

Grand Coulee’s volunteer fire department responded to 216 ambulance calls within its jurisdiction in 2014 and the department made an additional 51 ambulance calls in Coulee Dam, Fire Chief Richard Paris told the city council recently. The...

 

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