Articles from the January 7, 2015 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 7, 2015

On last day, city police protection ensured for a year

Electric City citizens still have police protection in the wake of a last-minute, inter-city agreement that came together before the year 2014 came to an end. The Electric City Council voted unanimously last Tuesday night to stay with Grand Coulee...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 7, 2015

Rifles missing from American Legion Post

Two ceremonial rifles are missing from American Legion Post 157 in Electric City. Both of the missing rifles had been reported stolen back in 1990. The Legion post gets its ceremonial rifles from the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 7, 2015

Help sought for school levy

A committee to help the Grand Coulee Dam School District pass its Feb. 10 special maintenance and operation levy will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at the new school secondary library on the second floor, Chair Karen Depew said this week. “We...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 7, 2015

Backpack found with jewelry and crow bars

A Grand Coulee man told police that he had found a backpack on a picnic table at North Dam Park, Dec. 24, and when he started to go through it found that it contained some drug paraphernalia. The back...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 7, 2015

Who should be honored?

Readers have until Jan. 12, next Monday, to send in their nominations for the annual volunteer of the year honor to be decided by community poll. The initiative will choose a worthy volunteer to be honored as an example of selfless service to...

 

Newsbriefs

No vaping in public The Grant County Electronic Cigarette and Vaping Ordinance went into effect Jan. 1. The ordinance restricts the sale, marketing, use and availability of electronic vapor devices and e-liquid. In September, the Grant County Health...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 7, 2015

Attorney: Police chief list must go to mayor

Grand Coulee’s legal counsel has advised the city’s Civil Service Commission that their list of top candidates for police chief must be delivered to the mayor, not the city council. In an email, City Attorney Chuck Zimmerman advised the city...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 7, 2015

Senior center invites in others for activities, volunteering

If you are at least 18 years of age, the welcome mat is out for you at the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center. “It’s really a community center,” new President Birdie Hensley said last week. While the center is widely used by seniors, with 184...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 7, 2015

Car paint damaged, same guy arrested

A man who allegedly keyed nine cars in front of the Banks Lake Pub, Dec. 12, is accused of doing it again, this time with a cellphone and in the Electric City Bar & Grill parking lot, according to police. They once again arrested and took to Grant...

 

Richard J. Wippel

Richard James Wippel, 58, of Disautel, entered into eternal rest on the evening of Friday, December 19, 2014, in Grand Coulee, Wash. He was born in Ellensburg, Wash., to Robert Wippel and Mary...

 

EMT Class to be offered

The Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Dept. will be putting on an EMT Class. It will be part online and part classroom. There will be online modules that have to be done within certain time frames along with practicals that will be completed at the fire...

 

Coulee Dam achieves Tree City USA status

Coulee Dam was recently re designated as a “Tree City USA” by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources after 10 years away from the program, the town announced this week. To qualify as a Tree City USA community the town was required t...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber at Pepper Jack’s The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon this Thursday, Jan. 8, at Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille in Grand Coulee. On the agenda is planning for the upcoming year. Fire Dist. 9 Meeting Cancelled...

 

It's a girl for Seymour/O'Hara

Tysha Seymour and James O’Hara III of Electric City, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Kameryn Monroe O’Hara on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 7 lbs., 13 oz., and was 19 inches in...

 

Raiders pick up big win, hold own against perennial power

Raider boys basketball found success at the Eagle Holiday Classic on Dec. 29-30 in Spokane Valley, knocking off 2A East Valley and forcing an overtime game against Colfax, a perennial 2B contender. Raider Head Coach Matt Simpson was pleased with the...

 

Wrestlers press ahead ready for the stretch

Raider Wrestling hosted the annual Powerhouse Tourney Dec. 30, then headed south to Warden Jan. 3 for the Jeremiah Schmunk Invitational. At their Powerhouse Tournament, held in the old middle school in Grand Coulee, LR placed 10th out of 11 teams...

 

Here are some of The Star's top stories of 2014

Jan. 8 • Greg Wilder, the new mayor of Coulee Dam, asked the Douglas County Sheriff to investigate the possible theft of public property and destruction of public records, that of a missing computer used by the former mayor, and the computer’s...

 

Raiders pick up big win, hold own against perennial power

Raider boys basketball found success at the Eagle Holiday Classic on Dec. 29-30 in Spokane Valley, knocking off 2A East Valley and forcing an overtime game against Colfax, a perennial 2B contender. Raider Head Coach Matt Simpson was pleased with the...

 

Lady Raiders falter at Holiday Classic

The Lady Raiders last week took on the six-time 1B State Champion Colton and Lakeland of Idaho, both at the Eagle Holiday Classic at the West Valley High School gyms in Spokane Valley Dec. 29-30. Lake Roosevelt lost both games. Against Colton, both...

 

This week in sports

This week in sports Wed., Jan. 7 6 p.m., Wrestling at Wilbur. Thurs., Jan. 8 6 p.m., HS Basketball here with Brewster. 6 p.m., HS Wrestling at Liberty Bell (Mix and Match). Sat., Jan. 10 1 p.m., HS Baketball here with Waterville. (at the middle...

 

Legals for January 7, 2015

Notice of Public Meeting Town of Coulee Dam NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Visioning Meeting will be held concerning the Shoreline Master Program. This informational Public Meeting will be held one hour prior to the regular council meeting at...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 12/23 - Police checked on a report of a man lying on the sidewalk in front of the Mariah House Apartments on Main Street. Police found the man known to them, and he stated he would walk home to his place on Hill Avenue. - A man...

 

ABE, GED and HS21+ Classes for Winter Quarter Begin

Big Bend Community College is offering classes to meet three education goals during winter quarter. Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes are for students desiring to brush up on basic skills prior to enrolling in college or for personal enrichment....

 

Death notification made via social media, troopers stunned

Southwest Washington - On January 4, 2015, troopers in Lewis County were called to a two vehicle collision on State Route 12 involving a passenger car and semi-truck. The driver of the passenger car, Mr. Jay Sume of Randle, WA, was fatality injured...

 

Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closuresRural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures

A friend of mine from South Dakota noted that the U.S. Postal Service delivered a lump of coal to many small towns last Christmas when it proceeded to eliminate overnight mail in most of the nation in 2015. That was a good description. USPS will...

 

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