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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 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 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 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 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 Roger S Lucas    News    May 11, 2016

Promoters say new hydropower project could employ thousands

The Regional Board of Mayors learned Monday of a proposed Banks Lake Pumped Storage Project that could employ 2,500 people during construction and end up providing permanent employment for 150-200 workers. Columbia Basin Hydropower managers told the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 11, 2016

Colorama gamble paid off for families, chamber

A risky first-time replacement to the traditional Colorama carnival came through as a big positive for most families with children and even helped the fund-raiser's bottom line, the chamber of...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 11, 2016

Young driver dies in accident

A young driver died as a result of a single-car accident 10 miles north of Nespelem Sunday afternoon. The Washington State Patrol said the car, driven by Thomas C. Jacobs, 17, Tonasket, was going too fast for road conditions in the area. The driver...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 11, 2016

Rodeo declared a great success

The Colorama Pro-West Rodeo was a great success, according to Ridge Riders President George Kohout. "I think it was one of the best rodeos we have had here for a long time," Kohout said early this...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 11, 2016

Pathway discussion set for Saturday

Electric City will hold the first of two planned community meetings to discuss its plan for a Pathway Trail through the city. The full topic will be parks, recreation and revitalization. The meeting will be from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, May 14, in the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 11, 2016

Report: 701 tons of garbage produced

Grand Coulee won hands down the blue ribbon for producing the highest tonnage of garbage for 2015, a Sunrise Disposal report to the Regional Board of Mayors indicated. The disposal company reported that it picked up 700.77 tons of garbage in Grand...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 11, 2016

Students head to Tall Timbers next week

About 60 sixth graders from Lake Roosevelt Elementary and Nespelem Schools will be trekking to the Tall Timber Ranch, near Leavenworth, next week. Sixth graders from the two schools have been going to the ranch for the past several years to learn...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 4, 2016

Hensley says her piece, gets "admonished"

An Electric City councilmember was admonished by the full council at a special public hearing last Wednesday night for activities judged to be beyond her authority. Reprimanded was Councilmember Birdie Hensley, who became a member of the council for...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 4, 2016

Colorama festival and rodeo this weekend

Get ready for the 60th running of Colorama, May 6-8, with a special guide to the event inside this issue of The Star. There's a big parade, a rodeo, craft booths with food and gift ideas, and a newcom...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 4, 2016

Tribal primary draws 28 candidates

Colville Tribal members go to the polls Saturday to vote on 28 contenders for positions on the Colville Business Council. The primary vote will reduce candidates for each contended office to two who will face off in the general election in June. Poll...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 4, 2016

Port District taking another look at projects

The idea of a trailer park and residential development along the Banks Lake Golf Course has surfaced again. Grant County Port District 7 commissioners raised the topic at their meeting last week as they wrestled with how to continue financing the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 4, 2016

Blues festival coming right up

It will soon be toe-tapping time at Sunbanks Lake Resort. It’s nearly Rhythm & Blues Festival time at the resort on the shores of Banks Lake in Electric City. The festival is scheduled for May 19-22. Sunbanks has won the state Blues award for the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 4, 2016

Hearing in theft case delayed

An ombudsman hearing to review evidence in the case of a former Grant County Mosquito District 2 clerk, previously scheduled for Tuesday, April 26, has been re-scheduled to June 21, the prosecutor’s office reported. The clerk, Karyn M. Byam, 40,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 27, 2016

Hearing for reprimanded councilmember tonight

A public hearing will be held tonight for an Electric City council member who wants to answer her reprimand in public. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, April 27) in the city council chambers. Councilmember Birdie Hensley had...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 27, 2016

Colorama to bring new feature in place of old

There is a new major event for Colorama this year, because another major feature won't be appearing. Jump N2 Fun, a firm that features a host of inflatable slides and bounce houses, will replace the c...

 

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