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 By Scott Hunter    News    February 22, 2017 

Outage affected dam, hospital and about 700 others

A telephone service outage for CenturyLink customers in the Grand Coulee Dam area lasted for several days following a power outage centered in in Ephrata. A spokesperson for CenturyLink said that...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 15, 2017

Area phone outage affecting dam, hospital and about 340 others

The phone service outage in the Grand Coulee Dam area still has no end in sight. Crews will be working through the night on the cable damage. From a power outage and from excessive water. Here's the latest full press release from the company: A Centu...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 15, 2017

Big loss seen as temporary for CMC

Coulee Medical Center turned in postive financial results for the often-gloomy month of December, a high spot on what has been a bumpy landscape for the hospital this year, and a consulting finance expert sees a smoother road ahead. Its $192,243...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    February 15, 2017

Kettle Falls marina closure could indicate a larger issue for congresswoman

After National Park Service officials announced last week that a marina that serves the north end of Lake Roosevelt would close, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers fired off a quick request for the NPS to reconsider and extend the current concessioner’s...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 8, 2017

Next playoff game at 3:30 today for Lady Raiders

After losing 58-53 last night in Tonasket against the Lady Tigers, the Lady Raiders will play in the third round of league playoffs today in Bridgeport at 3:30 p.m. Lake Roosevelt will face Liberty Bell, which lost to Brewster last night 58-44,...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 1, 2017

Late start for LR, school canceled for Nespelem Monday morning

Nespelem Elementary School has canceled school for Monday, Feb. 6. due to too much snow." Th"ere will be no preschool at all tomorrow, nor will breakfast be served, the school announced Sunday evening. Lake Roosevelt Schools will start two hours...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 1, 2017

Split vote OKs attempt to restore building

Citizens and town council members argued Wednesday over whether to OK an application for a grant that would help save an old “steam building” behind Coulee Dam Town Hall, developing it into a trailhead for Candy Point Trail — with a bathroom,...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 1, 2017

Town to start process to build new sewer plant

Coulee Dam expects to award a construction contract in late March to build a new multimillion dollar wastewater treatment plant, the mayor and consulting engineers told the town council Wednesday. The town got a “verbal OK” earlier in the day...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 25, 2017

Reclamation settles pollution lawsuit

An environmental group that sued to force changes at Grand Coulee Dam says it has reached a settlement with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Columbia Riverkeeper announced last week that the Bureau had agreed to investigate the possibility of...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 25, 2017

Fewer federal funds expected for school

The Nespelem School District has plenty of cash right now, but fewer federal funds may be coming for the year than previously planned. The district, which budgeted for the year based on an expected...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 18, 2017

Schools will start late again Thursday

Both Lake Roosevelt and Nespelem schools will start two hours late again on Thursday, both schools said late Wednesday as warming temperatures put a slick watery surface atop built-up road ice. Nespelem School will also not hold preschool again...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 11, 2017

Colville Tribes to pay $250K in settlement

The Colville Tribes will repay the federal government nearly a quarter million dollars to settle allegations it submitted false Medicaid claims in connection with bills submitted by a mental health contractor for services allegedly never rendered, U....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 11, 2017

Paper could be late

It's entirely possible The Star could be late tomorrow. As I write, freezing rain is pelting the ground, the National Weather Service is warning of an ice storm with up to a half inch of ice locally,...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 11, 2017

Schools starting two hours late Wednesday

Lake Roosevelt Schools and Nespelem School with start two hours late Wednesday. At Nespelem Elementary there will be no preschool at all for the day. Also, breakfast will not be served at Nespelem on Wednesday. Freezing rain was pelting much of the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 11, 2017

No after-school activities for Nespelem today

No after-school activities for Nespelem today Nespelem School will send it’s kids home right after school today (Tuesday, Jan. 17) at 2:45 and will not hold after-school programs, the school said this morning. With freezing rain frequently on...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 4, 2017

Wintery weather and slickness headed to region

Wintery weather and slickness headed to region The National Weather Service warned Saturday that a fresh round of troublesome winter weather is likely headed our way beginning Saturday afternoon and...

 
 By Roger S Lucas and Scott Hunter    News    January 4, 2017

Skewed crime stats put Grand Coulee in first place

Grand Coulee got first place, but not necessarily the type of first place you’d want to receive. An FBI report for the state of Washington shows that Grand Coulee, for its size, was rated first in the state for burglaries for the year 2015....

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    January 4, 2017

Rezoning caution warranted, but so is all due speed

Advanced planning has never been an apparent strength in this community born of the Great Depression, which is why anytime the subject of zoning comes up, wise people flee to the hills. But this time it must be different. Grand Coulee’s planning...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    December 28, 2016

Our goals for 2017 involve you

A small-town newspaper must be more these days, and over the last decade-plus, we’ve been learning, along with the rest of the industry, just what that means. In 2017, our goals at The Star involve a better implementation of what we’ve learned...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    December 21, 2016

Coulee Medical Center drill pitted "active shooter" against local responders

It had never been done here before, but by the time they pulled it off, about 250 hospital employees were trained in what to do if an "active shooter" ever enters Coulee Medical Center. No one knew...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    December 14, 2016

NWS says we should expect moderate to heavy snow tonight

A winter weather advisory from the National Weather Service advises that we should expect snow to imapct travel, starting late tonight. Here's their advisory: URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    December 7, 2016

Tribal veterans join thousands at pipeline protest and victory

Smiles and tears accompanied song and prayer last week as members of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation gave an appreciative sendoff to 10 armed forces veterans who were heading to...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 23, 2016

Group meets on sidewalk problem in Coulee Dam

A group of some 22 Coulee Dam citizens met in Electric City Monday night, intent on allying in an effort to impress their town council to fix the sidewalks. The issue of fixing sidewalks has been gaining attention since Fred Netzel, who called the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 16, 2016

Sidewalk fix in town budget talks

Coulee Dam’s sidewalks are in need of repair and the town will have to decide how to fund a longterm solution or to make smaller repairs a few at at a time. Solutions discussed at the town council’s preliminary budget hearing last week ranged fro...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 16, 2016

County races still too close to call

With 6,500 ballots left to count, two races for county commissioner seats in Okanogan County are still up in the air. The county’s election department issued the latest count taken Monday afternoon, which showed fewer than 700 votes separating the...

 

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