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 By Scott Hunter    News    November 15, 2017

Local soldier addresses chamber

Army Specialist Jonathan Hughes had been back from Iraq since September when he spoke at the local chamber of commerce meeting last week. He spent nine months in the northern part of the country,...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 15, 2017

Car crashes off highway to Bridgeport

Local emergency responders rushed to the scene of a one-car rollover Monday morning after a federal security officer found a man crawling from his overturned car along the highway to Bridgeport....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 8, 2017

Hospital CEO asking what community wants

Ramona Hicks started “turning over the rocks” in June, as she took the lead position at Coulee Medical Center after the resignation of the last CEO. And lately, Hicks has been meeting with as many community groups as possible to tell the story of...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 8, 2017

Coulee Owl Pharmacy to open in hospital

When Fritz McGinnis wanted to buy Russell Drug in Grand Coulee decades ago, he had no way of knowing his ambition to run a community drug store here would eventually be realized by a couple he hadn’t yet met, the eventual owners of the company of...

 

Be aware of what we require of our military

The average citizen in modern American is too far removed from the reality that keeps our country demanding more of those who choose to serve the country with military service. So inside this issue of The Star, we include our annual salute to our vet...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 25, 2017

David Schmidt seeks to continue work on council

For David Schmidt, serving on the town council is a civic duty, one he is currently fulfilling for the second time, having served an earlier term a decade ago. "It's just a sense of feeling of...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 25, 2017

Netzel looks for council seat to do more

Fred Netzel has been prodding Coulee Dam's current administration and town council for more than a year to take action on issues he finds important, so he's running for a council seat to be more...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 25, 2017

Gayle Swagerty seeks seamless transition

Coulee Dam Councilmember Gayle Swagerty says Coulee Dam is making a lot of good progress and she has the most experience to carry it forward as mayor after current Mayor Greg Wilder steps down at the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 25, 2017

Larry Price wants to be mayor

Larry Price thinks people in Coulee Dam aren't happy with the tone of their current government, and he wants to change that. Price is running for mayor against Gayle Swagerty, whom he considers to be...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 25, 2017

Bartoo wants a change in direction

Bruce Bartoo doesn't like the direction the town of Coulee Dam has headed the last four years. "Except for the wastewater treatment plant, it seems like everything that's been happening has involved...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 25, 2017

Marcia Warnecke knows Coulee Dam and wants to help

Marcia Warnecke has lived in Coulee Dam for 45 years and now she’d like to help the town by serving on the town council. “I think I can offer some objective, new ideas and help,” she said. “It’s important to be able to listen and hear...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 18, 2017

CMC launches new plan

Coulee Medical Center is taking an abrupt change in the direction of a plan that was introduced just six months ago as a way to right its finances, and it’s rebuilding its in-house billing department with an emphasis on efficiency. The new directio...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 18, 2017

Next issue will help you meet the candidates

Elected positions for Grand Coulee Dam School District and the city of Coulee Dam are up for election, and The Star will publish candidate interviews for each contested position in our Oct. 25 issue. In Coulee Dam, the mayor’s office is sought by...

 

City must be careful not to spend the wrong money

A few years ago, Electric City inadvertently ran afoul of the rules for properly appropriating funds brought in by taxes collected from motel and campground patrons, leading to a small fiscal problem when the city had to repay the money to its own...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 4, 2017

Town of Coulee Dam will become a city

The town of Coulee Dam will soon become a “non-charter code city,” following a vote at the town council meeting last week. The council voted unanimously to make the switch that Town Attorney Mick Howe said most other municipalities in Washington...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 4, 2017

Local man drives over the edge

A local man drove over a steep embankment at an overlook just below Grand Coulee Dam Friday night, surviving a 200-foot plunge down the hill. Christopher Coffey, 32, of Electric City, was ejected...

 

Study outlines town's sewage options

A study on Elmer City’s options for sewage treatment suggests the town may save over the long run by building a new treatment plant of its own, instead of extending its decades-long contract with Coulee Dam. Elmer City has received its wastewater...

 

Photographer was busy this week; enjoy

So, Jacob took a ton of photos this week and we actually got the best of them online. You might be in some. Below is a slideshow, but you can find all our photos...

 

Driver goes over the edge

State Patrol investigators are piecing together the scene of a crash near the top of Grand Coulee Dam tonight. A driver apparently powered through the parking lot in the overlook just below the top...

 

Missing man found

An Electric City man who went missing Monday night, prompting authorities to issue a “Silver Alert,” was found Tuesday afternoon and is safe. Donald S. Fisher, 69, hadn’t been seen since about 7 p.m. Monday, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office... Full story

 

Man missing from Electric City

An Electric City man went missing Monday night, prompting authorities to issue a "Silver Alert." Donald S. Fisher, 69, was last seen about 7 p.m. wearing a blue fleece coat, blue jeans, brown boots... Full story

 

Tribes drafting plan to include towns

Officials from the Colville Tribes visited with the Coulee Dam Town Council Wednesday to explain the tribes’ plan to write a comprehensive parks and recreation plan that will include all the towns on the reservation and that would be useful to all...

 

Dennis puts a local face on stories about heroes

Most of us don’t think much beyond an initial “Oh, wow!” reaction when we hear about the rescue of someone from a harrowing situation, but a local man has played that part for most of his life. Archie Dennis was chosen as our volunteer of the...

 

Happy crowds attend Harvest Festival

With weather nearly ideal, despite a little wildfire smoke, moods were upbeat all around for the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce's Harvest Festival last weekend. The event drew in 200...

 

North Dam Park may go brown

If you notice the grass turning to brown at North Dam Park, blame a faulty pump. The Bureau of Reclamation installed a submerged pump in Banks Lake several years ago just over North Dam, which abuts...

 

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