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 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 30, 2016 

Kids line up for Santa at North Dam Park

About 80 children showed up to see Santa Claus and to take part in a "cake walk" program last Saturday at North Dam Park. A number of local citizens provided cakes, some 25 in all, to be passed out...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 30, 2016 

City hall renovations to continue

Electric City plans to continue its renovation of city hall next year. The 2017 improvements include new windows and doors. The project is being funded in the 2017 budget and is expected to cost less than $20,000. In the last year, city hall was...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 30, 2016 

Proposed Electric City park will wait for grant

Electric City’s proposed park, behind the fire department building, may not get developed until sometime in 2018, city officials stated. The council, at its October budget workshop, decided to wait until a grant application to Washington State...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 30, 2016 

Adding bus possible, but drivers still needed

The Grand Coulee Dam School District will have enough money in its transportation fund to order another new bus next year, according to the financial report school board members heard Monday night. Already the district has two new 35-passenger buses...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    Community    November 30, 2016 

Pioneer calendar now for sale

The 2017 Coulee Pioneer Museum calendar will feature pictures of the Third Powerhouse at Grand Coulee Dam, Birdie Hensley said this week. The calendar is dedicated to the men and women who worked on the project, the 50th anniversary date of which is...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 30, 2016 

Bids due on old school

Bids on the sale of Center School, and property surrounding it, are due this Thursday. Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Paul Turner said that his understanding was that three parties might be bidding on the old school. But he reminded...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 23, 2016

Town gets major grant for streets

Coulee Dam will get some major road and sidewalk work done as a result of a state grant that will pay for most of it in 2018. The state Department of Transportation announced last week it has awarded...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 23, 2016

Pickup crashes into home

A pickup crashed through a chain-link fence and caused several thousand dollars of damage to a business and residence in Electric City in the middle of the night last Thursday. A police report on the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 23, 2016

Elmer City to get state road funds

Elmer City was selected to receive a “chip seal” grant from the state Department of Transportation, city officials learned Monday. The Transportation Improvement Board grant is for $82,705, and funds will be available in 2018 for a project on...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 23, 2016

Moses Lake firm to tow local cars for city

The city of Grand Coulee has signed an impound agreement with Moses Lake Towing. Mayor Paul Townsend said Tuesday that the city now has the ability to get rid of abandoned cars on city streets. The agreement allows Moses Lake Towing to pick up...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 23, 2016

Ambulance calls may hit 400 this year

Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Chief Richard Paris advised the council last week that ambulance calls will likely hit 400 for the year. He said that as of Nov. 15 the department had answered 347 calls, about normal. Paris also reported that during the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 16, 2016

State park set for more updates

A major project at a local state park is on hold while a less extensive upgrade will move forward. A project to replace three of Steamboat Rock State Park’s five wet/dry pit sewer stations will begin late in November and continue through the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 16, 2016

Calendars will support museum

A 2017 Coulee Pioneer Museum calendar will feature pictures of the Third Powerhouse at Grand Coulee Dam, museum promoter Birdie Hensley said this week. The calendar is dedicated to the men and women who worked on that huge project, the 50th...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 16, 2016

Legion offers free winter clothing

American Legion Post 157 will give away winter clothing this Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Vets Center in Electric City. The Vets Center has collected and repaired over 100 winter coats during the summer and these will be available...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 16, 2016

Breakfast raises money for scoreboard, banner

The Veterans Day "free" breakfast last Friday raised some $1,200 toward upgrades on the Lake Roosevelt High School football scoreboard, and a new banner to go with it, officials reported Monday. Lake...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 9, 2016

Business owner surrenders after alleged assault on police

A former Electric City man and owner of local exercise facility, Body by Dam, reportedly turned himself in at the Grant County Sheriff’s Office last Thursday after charges were filed alleging he assaulted local police last April. He had been...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 9, 2016

John Nordine, veteran of two wars, tried three times to get in

John Nordine is living proof that the third time is the charm. That's how many times he tried to enlist in the Army before he was accepted. The first two times, John was rejected because he was just...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 9, 2016

Omak dealership purchased by Jess

Jess Ford in Grand Coulee has purchased Damskov Auto Sales in Omak. This will be the third auto store under the Jess family name. The Omak location is 707 Okama Drive, and will eventually become Jess Auto. “We have taken over operations of the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 9, 2016

Centenarian dam worker dies

A 100-year-old Odessa man, who was the oldest living man known to work on Grand Coulee Dam, has died. Edwin Kerns, who in his latter years, returned to Grand Coulee Dam on his birthday, May 25, passed away Nov. 3. His full obituary is on page four...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 9, 2016

Trees of Sharing collecting names

’Tis the Season for the Trees of Sharing of 2016. The Trees of Sharing program is a way for area residents to anonymously provide Christmas gifts to local children who might not receive a gift overwise. Children’s names may be submitted on slips...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 9, 2016

District seeks buyer for school and property

A notice went out this week seeking sealed bids for the purchase of Center School in Grand Coulee. The elementary school was declared surplus after students there were transferred to the new school in Coulee Dam. The school board had advertised for...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 2, 2016

Smell at new school getting old

There’s a big stink at the new school. A sewer smell is upsetting students and proving to be a headache for Lake Roosevelt Schools officials. For maintenance director Randy Bowman, it means getting up above the classrooms frequently to treat the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 2, 2016

Port budget shows major work ahead

Grant County Port District 7 will take in and spend nearly a half million dollars in 2017, the largest portion of that coming from grants, according to a budget commissioners passed last week. The...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 2, 2016

Elderly veteran relocated to Omak

Clarence Roosevelt Jerred, a homeless man featured in The Star last week, was settled in an assisted living home in Omak Tuesday. Jerred, 84, who insisted that he was 86, was taken to Omak Tuesday by...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 2, 2016

Mobile home burns in early fire

A trailer fire destroyed an older residence at 306 Burdin Boulevard last Wednesday morning. One firefighter, Jerry Sands, said Grand Coulee was the second fire department to respond, with the Bureau...

 

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