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 By Roger S. Lucas    News    August 16, 2017 

Mayors stalled by process for needed repairs

A list of problems detected at the Delano Regional Transfer Station by its insurance company will have to wait a little longer for repair, and maybe until next budget year. The Transfer Station had advertised for bids recently and the Regional Board...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    August 16, 2017 

Dog rescue will turn into something else

A continuing “dog rescue” issue got a full hearing before Grand Coulee’s planning commission last Tuesday night, with some resolution. Dorothy Harris and her sister-in-law Dee Harris argued the finer points of the city’s zoning code during...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 16, 2017 

Fire burning 12 miles outside of Keller

A lightning-caused, 1,150-acre fire that started at 3 a.m. Aug. 9, is burning a mile off of Bridge Creek Road, about 12 miles northeast of Keller, and is 18 percent contained, according to an Aug. 15 press release from the Colville Confederated...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 16, 2017 

Colville Confederated Tribes seeking input on potential name change

The Colville Confederated Tribes are considering changing their name and are welcoming input on the decision. A new section on the CCT’s website, titled “Reclaim The Name” at www.colvilletribes.com, has information on the name change, videos...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    August 16, 2017 

Policies our readers should know about

Readers should be aware of a couple of policies The Star will follow this year and into the future. First, regarding elections: The Star will accept one letter from each of the candidates in local elections this year as a means of introducing their...

 
 By Fred Netzel    Opinion    August 16, 2017 

Candidate Netzel introduces himself

My Thanks to Star Publisher Scott Hunter for this opportunity to write to all of you as I begin my campaign for a seat on the Coulee Dam Town Council. From the beginning, Scott has supported and encouraged local citizens to improve our greater Grand...

 
 By Jim Brakebill    Opinion    August 16, 2017 

Vets are thankful for a good sale season

Once again, we come to the community to thank everyone for a fantastic summer season at the VET Center. Our American Legion Post appreciates everybody who came by and shopped with us during our sale season. Although it seemed like a really long...

 

"Run the Dam" will be offered during festival

As fall approaches, minds turn to “back to school” time and the area’s big Harvest Festival, Sept. 15-17. One of the more popular features of the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce’s Harvest Festival may be the “Run the Dam”...

 

Volunteer quilters assemble comfort and care for patients

Vivian Dugan has quilted for charity for as long as she can remember. Then during the illness and death of her husband, Bill, in 2011, she began making lap quilts at her home in Coulee Dam as an...

 
 By press release    News    August 9, 2017

US 2 roundabout construction begins on Thursday, Aug. 10 near Airway Heights and Fairchild Air Force Base west of Spokane

US 2 roundabout construction begins on Thursday, Aug. 10 near Airway Heights and Fairchild Air Force Base west of Spokane AIRWAY HEIGHTS, WA – Construction of a multi-lane roundabout on US 2 just west of Airway Heights begins early Thursday,...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 9, 2017

Pacific Science Center presents at elementary

"Jolts & Volts." That's the name of the presentation that was put on Aug. 2 by the Pacific Science Center to about 50 kids at the Lake Roosevelt Elementary School. Katie Wellens of the Pacific...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    August 9, 2017

New football coach predicting good year

There will be a new wave of enthusiasm when the Raiders of Lake Roosevelt’s football team take to Green Field this fall. There will be the old and the new, according to head football coach Bubba Egbert. He will be part of the new, as he takes over...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 9, 2017

Where's the smoke from?

A number of fires are burning in the Pacific Northwest and in British Columbia, the smoke from which has found its way to our area, and all over Washington, and is unhealthy to breathe. Over 100 fires are reported as burning in British Columbia,...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 9, 2017

News briefs

Bank collecting school supplies, donations The Grand Coulee branch of North Cascades Bank is collecting backpacks and school supplies for local children in need. Cash donations are also being collected and will be used to purchase supplies. All...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 9, 2017

State nixes speed limit changes

The Washington State Department of Transportation has nixed any change in the speed limit from Coulee Playland to the city limits of Grand Coulee. The Electric City council had the topic on its agenda Tuesday night, but a letter from the DOT...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    August 9, 2017

Study lists needs of school district

The Grand Coulee Dam School District’s new “Study and Survey” is on its way to the state superintendent’s office. The document was prepared by Design West, the district’s architectural firm, and is an overview of the district and its...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    August 9, 2017

Open for control

Grant County Mosquito District 2 will meet in its new building Thursday night at 7 p.m. for the first time. The 40-foot by 80-foot, 3,200-square-foot building houses the district's chemical storage,...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    August 9, 2017

Sky Rangers plan a busy week

The Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area’s Sky Rangers plan three events this week. Wednesday, at Spring Canyon, from 3-5 p.m., you can learn about the upcoming Aug. 21 solar eclipse. On Friday, Aug. 11, at Crescent Bay, rangers will be on hand...

 

Open Letter to the Tribal Council

I am an Okanogan Indian and a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. I am so disappointed in your name choice; I must re-remind you of your history and that we are not 12 tribes; we are but 10 bands of one tribe. The name...

 

New pastor, family to serve at local church

A new pastoral family has come to serve the Grand Coulee Seventh-day Adventist Church. James McCurdy served three small churches in Northwest Kansas before accepting a call by the Upper Columbia...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 9, 2017

Happy cyclists cross continent for cancer fund

Bicyclists on a cross-country journey stopped in Grand Coulee Aug. 1 on their way from Baltimore to Seattle. The group "4k for Cancer" is a fundraiser for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. Doug...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 2, 2017

Man dies in crash

An Omak man died in a car wreck just north of Nespelem Saturday night. The Washington State Patrol reports that Ronald R. Hance, 39, was driving a 1998 Dodge Ram pickup northbound on SR-155 when it left the road to the right about 12:41 a.m. The...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 2, 2017

Couple's car recovered after theft

After a thief in the night stole their cash, credit cards, car and luggage a week ago, an Electric City couple were happy to have at least their car returned with only minor damage. "I'm so happy to...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 2, 2017

Where's the smoke from?

A number of fires are burning in the Pacific Northwest and in British Columbia, the smoke of which has found its way to our area, and all over Washington, and is unhealthy to breathe. Over 100 fires...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 2, 2017

Rockin' the Coulee project reflects national rock art trend

The latest craze in the coulee is painting rocks and placing them around the community. Two Facebook group pages titled "Rockin' the Coulee" and "Grand Coulee Rocks" advocate for people to paint rocks...

 

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