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Articles from the January 10, 2018 edition

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Residents voted on new park names

Residents of Electric City have let it be known how they wanted two proposed city parks to be named. City dwellers who came into the office to pay their utility bill were given an opportunity to cast their vote for the naming of the two parks last...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 10, 2018

Care Net helping young mothers

Care Net, a facility that helps young mothers, expecting mothers, and those who suspect they may be expecting, has operated in the area for over a year now and has had positive feedback from local... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    January 10, 2018

Man killed after losing control of pickup truck

A Coulee City man died Thursday morning when the pickup he was driving slid off the highway into Lake Lenore upside down. Harold J. Chadwick, 78, and Connie Chadwick, 74, were headed south on SR 17... Full story


Superintendent to meet with senators

Superintendent Paul Turner was in Olympia Tuesday to address the Washington State Senate Education Committee on discipline in the Lake Roosevelt School District. Turner was one of several superintendents in the state invited to address the senate... Full story


Mayors to discuss differences on sewer system issues

The mayors of Coulee Dam and Elmer City plan to meet next Tuesday to discuss the eventual hookup of the Elmer City sewer system to Coulee Dam’s new plant and the discrepancy in several billing invoices. Elmer City has outlined how it can solve the...



Lockdown was a precaution Lake Roosevelt Schools were secured in a lockdown Monday when a suspicious figure was seen around the schools. “We called the Coulee Dam authorities, secured the building, and stayed in secured status until the...


Taking flight

Spooked by a photographer, Canada geese seem to run on the water of Banks Lake with Steamboat Rock in the background Thursday, an overcast day. See our weather forecast for the week on page 8. -...


Fog and rocks

Motorists at the Million Dollar Mile on SR-155 clear what debris they can to open up the southbound lane after a rockslide blocked both lanes about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday. State Department of...


Big fish sculpture may get a second leap

Those of you who are still wondering where the big sculpted wood fish has gone, just be patient, it might soon be back. You will recall the big blow back in July 2012, when one of the region’s fiercest wind storms toppled a couple of evergreen...


Arts grant to expand local program

The Northwest Native Development Fund recently received a $32,000 grant to grow its arts program, the lending agency announced this week in a press release. The grant from the First Nations Development Institute of Longmont, Colorado, will support...


Turkey problem not so simple

A turkey problem in Electric City is more complicated that it seems. The council had invited wildlife agent Eric Braaten to its meeting Tuesday night to talk about wild turkeys and what the city could do about their ever-expanding numbers. If...


Subscriber extras, state coverage offered online

Through a statewide association, The Star will provide its readers in the next few weeks with news from our state capital as our elected representatives wrestle with the issues of the session which just began. Experience tells us we won’t always...

 By M. Townsen    Opinion    January 10, 2018

Variety store is needed

It’s really a shame that people with buildings don’t want to lease to get another variety store here. It definitely keeps our visitors here for the simple fact they could find socks, sandals and things they may have forgotten. Maybe the people...


Women overcoming belief barriers

Science has given us the ability to know things. Before the era of science, that being most of human history, people could only believe or not believe many things. Still true. But some things can be proved. For example, water heated at sea level...

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    January 10, 2018

Senior Profile: Dylan Jenkins

Last year I wrote about a few seniors who are preparing to graduate high school and become members of society on a new level. I decided to share with you a few from this year as well. I recently sat...


Farm bill program supports rural businesses

Rural entrepreneurs are often important members of their communities. The upcoming farm bill offers a significant opportunity to support those entrepreneurs and their rural businesses through the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program. Created...


Coulee Recollections

10 years ago Police were called to North Dam Park after a pedestrian saw a vehicle submerged in Banks Lake. They have not identified a suspect. Vehicle owner Lewis Adrian, 26, was awakened by his uncle Phillip Wakwak about an hour after police were...


Angelia (Angie) Rymer

Angelia (Angie) Rymer passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017, at her home in Ruidoso, New Mexico, after a 1-1/2 year battle with lung cancer. Angie was a masseuse at Good Medicine Massage in Electric... Full story


Dale L. Hotchkiss

Dale L. Hotchkiss, 89, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 13, at the Church of the Nazarene in Grand Coulee. Burial will follow at Spring... Full story


Todd Martin Coffey

Born August 12, 1962, Todd Martin Coffey, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017, at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington. A resident of Grand Coulee,Washington, for 12 years, Todd worked as an assistant dispatcher at... Full story


Karrie L Anson

Karrie L Anson, 47, a homemaker, of Rockaway Beach, Oregon, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Private Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, January 7, at God’s Light House Church, 8th Street, in Garibaldi, Oregon, where she lived for many... Full story


Births in the coulee

It’s a boy for the Lienings Rachel and Travis Liening, of Coulee City, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Isaac Michael Liening, on Saturday, January 6, 2018, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet this Thursday, January 11, at the Grand Coulee Senior Center. At noon, they will join the Grand Coulee Mobility Summit group that will be meeting all day at the Center. The...


Help tie charity quilts

Every Wednesday in January and February following the Luteran Church 9 a.m. Bible Study, those interested can help tie charity quilts. The quilts go to World Relief and Omak Shelter. Bring a sack lunch. Come and go as you like, everyone is welcome....

 By Taylor McAvoy    News    January 10, 2018

Lawmaker unveils ambitious plan to protect Salish Sea

A far-reaching package of laws aimed at clean water, orca whale protection, and phasing out fish farms in the Salish Sea could come before state legislators this year. Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island plans to introduce the Salish Sea Protection... Full story


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