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Quick arrest made after residential burglary suspect caught on animal cam

Electric City leaning towards bigger is better

Proponents of larger accessory buildings in Electric City made some headway at a city planning commission meeting a week ago. It is expected that the planning commission will recommend to the city council that zoning be changed to allow 1,728...

Quick arrest made after residential burglary suspect caught on animal cam

The Grant County Sheriff's Office reports that an Electric City resident, a suspect in a recent Sagebrush Flats Rd NW residential burglary is in custody thanks to an animal camera. Steve Kiona, 37,...

Grand Coulee lifts lot coverage restrictions

The city of Grand Coulee, by ordinance, has lifted restrictions on lot coverage. As a result of the ordinance, passed Oct. 7, there will be no lot coverage restrictions on all but one zone (C-H) in the city. That zone will allow 75 percent coverage...

27 years and millions of fish

If you believe Banks Lake is a good place to fish, then you can thank a couple of local men who helped make it happen. Reg Morgan, long since retired from U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and Bill Brashears,...

Third Power Plant work will rebuild 3,000 tons of precision

Even the eighth wonder of the world needs rejuvenation sometime. Trouble is, no spa will accept a 3,000-ton turbine. That's why one of the three largest hydroelectric units in the world has been...

Newsbriefs

Company marks 79 years Loepp Furniture begins its 79th anniversary celebration and sale this week. The firm is the oldest continuing business in the greater Grand Coulee area. For many years the business was owned and managed by Dave and Peggy...

Wrong initiative cited?

This is in response to an article by Jess Utz, “Vote: It’s your right and freedom”. I believe either Jess or The Star made a mistake in the article where Jess mentioned Initiative 591. I’m sure Jess meant to say Initiative 594, and not 591....

Retain experience with Pheasant for treasurer

The most important qualification to be Grant County’s Treasurer is financial education and experience. The write-in candidate, who barely squeaked into the general election challenging our Grant County Treasurer, hasn’t provided any information...

About dry grass at cemetery

First, the Grand Coulee Dam Lions and Spring Canyon Cemetery would like to thank the community for all the support over the past 79 years. We could not do everything we do in the community without the support of this great community. At this time,...

Looking for a representative, not a leader

“Proven Leadership” is the slogan being thrown around this season. Candidates telling us that we should vote for them because it’s “all about relationships.” To me, that says a candidate will play Let’s Make a Deal when they get into...

Dano involved in community

I have known Garth Dano and his family since they first moved to Moses Lake. I consider Garth one of my very special friends. Garth and his family have been involved in many community activities. They were instrumental in building Neppel Park, have...

Grand child, grand fish

Electric City Councilmember Brad Parrish caught this monster king salmon in the Columbia River near Richland. His grandson, Isaiah Parrish from Spokane, is holding it for the picture. The only scales ...

Ferguson/Waters have a boy

Elizabeth Ferguson and Sean Waters of Coulee Dam are proud to announce the birth of their son Seamus Nikolai Waters on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 9 lbs., 6 oz., and was 20 inches in length at...

It's a girl for the Marchands

Natasha and Shane Marchand are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Hadley Jo Marchand, born Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6 lbs., 12 oz., and was 18 inches in length at birth. Sibling...

It's a boy for the Kellers

Richard and Emily Keller of Spokane, Wash., are proud to announce the birth of their adorable son Levi Joseph Keller, born Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at Holy Family Hospital. He weighed 9 lbs., 6 oz., and ...

Clarks have a boy

Brandi and Jason Clark of Coulee Dam are proud to announce the birth of their son Ryder Cole Clark, born Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 5 lbs., 9 oz., and was 19-1/2 inches in length at...

One Owl/Llamas have a boy

Kesha One Owl and Jesus Llamas of Grand Coulee are proud to announce the birth of their son Kyien Ismael Llamas One Owl on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 9 lbs., and was 21 inches in length at birth....

John Andrew Grant

John Andrew Grant (84) Longtime employee and goodwill ambassador to visitors from across the world to the Grand Coulee Dam, Washington's Visitors' Center passed away surrounded by his loving wife and ...

Meetings and Notices

Alumni Association to Meet Tonight Grand Coulee High School Alumni Association will hold its fall meeting on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at 1:00 P.M., at United Methodist Church, 406 Center Street in Grand Coulee. Anyone who attended any of the...

Wells Dam plans talk planned for historical society

The annual membership meeting of the Okanogan County Historical Society is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. at the Malott Grange Hall. The agenda includes discussion of how to best utilize original water colors by Sally Ward donated by...

Keller Students Launch into 4-H with a Blast

October 8 marked 4-H National Youth Science Day (4-HNYSD). Keller Elementary students celebrated by participating in the hands-on science experiment, Rockets to the Rescue, designed to help them...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 10/6 - An officer in pursuit of a vehicle that failed to stop at an intersection reported that his patrol car struck a small animal, thought to be a cat. Later, after dealing with the stop sign violator he returned to the area...

Two honored on WSU President's Honor Roll

Two local students have been recognized as standing above the rest with excellent academic performance at Washington State University during the 2014 summer semester, the school said last week. Taima Nichole Carden, of Coulee Dam; and Nicole Ashley...

Homecoming Royalty crowned for 2014 at Lake Roosevelt High School

The votes were in and the crowns went on Friday night at Greene Field in Coulee Dam, as Lake Roosevelt High School's homecoming royalty took the field at halftime of the football game against...

Family STEM night well attended

Wednesday night, science program students at Lake Roosevelt High School stood by exhibits offering to explain some complex subjects they've been learning lately. They seemed to know their stuff, but...

 
 
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