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Objections voiced to short-term home rentals

A Lakeview Avenue couple in Electric City attended the council meeting last Tuesday to protest the proposed establishment of a short-term vacation rental area. David and Nancy Brown, who live at 19 Lakeview Avenue, responded to a neighbor who has... Full story


Big snowfall

Traffic eases along Midway Avenue in Grand Coulee Thursday as a heavy snow falls. The Bureau of Reclamation recorded 4.8 inches of snow that day, and multiple traffic incidents occurred on slippery...

 By Scott Hunter    News    January 17, 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 when the 1996 Ford F150 rotated clockwise and went...



City council assigns reps The Electric City council named two of its members to outside boards at its meeting last Tuesday. Richard McGuire was named to continue representing the city to the Grant County Transit Authority; Birdie Hensley was named...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 17, 2018

People discuss local public transportation needs

Various organizations gathered at the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center last Thursday to get input from the public and discuss problems with, and possible solutions for, local public transportation. In... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    January 17, 2018

New mayor, council members take over

Three new town council members and a new mayor took the oath of office at the first council meeting of the new year last Wednesday. Larry Price, who was elected in November with a nearly 74-percent... Full story


Local school head addresses state lawmakers

Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Paul Turner had an opportunity to give state Senate lawmakers a touch of reality Jan. 9, after being invited to talk about discipline in schools. He was one of three superintendents that the Senate...

 By Scott Hunter    News    January 17, 2018

Council rolls back discounts for seniors, disabled

At the beginning of a new era in Coulee Dam, the city council Wednesday night rolled back one of the last pieces of legislation passed under the previous council in December. Councilmember Keith St. Jeor had voted against a measure at a special meeti...

 By Taylor McAvoy    News    January 17, 2018

Gun regulations draw an overflow crowd to hearing

Nearly 1,000 people from law enforcement, gun rights groups, gun violence prevention groups, veterans, and Washington residents signed in to support or oppose contested firearm bills heard on Monday,...


Michael R Dalton 1953 – 2018

Mike was born in Sunnyside, Washington, February 14, 1953, to Ray and Rose Dalton. He died unexpectedly Thursday, January 4, 2018. He attended school in Prosser, Washington, thru eighth grade, then... Full story


Dale Lester Hotchkiss

Dale Lester Hotchkiss was born April 29, 1928, in Seminole, Oklahoma, to Claude and Gertrude Hotchkiss. He left this world on Sunday, January 7, 2018, from Grand Coulee, Washington, surrounded by the... Full story


New town council member seated

Elmer City has a new town council member. Jesus Lopez was sworn in at the town’s last council meeting, Jan. 11, after telling the council that he would like to make a contribution to the town and see it grow. He came to the area from California... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet  The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon this Thursday, January 18, at Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. General business is on the agenda. Coulee Creators Meet Coulee Creators meet at 412 Federal Ave. Room 207,... Full story


Concert set for Thursday, Jan. 25

A concert of Lake Roosevelt Elementary’s fifth-grade band, plus a chorus of kindergarten, first-grade and second-grade students, will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25. The performance... Full story


November Students of the Month

Here are the November Students of the Month at Lake Roosevelt Elementary....


Making the grade

Local students earn North Dakota honors Bismarck State College in North Dakota announced last week its President’s Honor Roll for the Fall 2017 semester, which included five local students. Kevin Hassaj, George LaPlace, and Daniel Skinner each earn...


Lady Raiders play whole bench in big win

This past week the Lady Raiders basketball squad had a solid win in Oroville, and a home game canceled and rescheduled due to weather. In Oroville on Jan. 9, the Lady Raiders defeated the Lady Hornets 61-21, a similar score to earlier in the season w...


Raider boys come up just short

The Raiders came up just shy of victory in Oroville last week, and a home game had to be rescheduled due to snow. On Jan. 9 in Oroville, the Raiders lost by just one point to the Hornets, 44-43. “It was a frustrating game, one we knew we should...


Raider wrestlers reign in Rainier

Lake Roosevelt wrestlers crossed the Cascade mountains all the way to Rainier last week, where they wrestled yetis on the side of the mountain. Well, not exactly. In actuality, they wrestled at Rainier High School, where Kaleb Horn and Tony Nichols p...


This week in sports

Wed., January 17 5 p.m., LRJH Girls’ Basketball at Liberty Bell 6 p.m., LRJH Wrestling at Oroville with Nespelem/Tonasket Fri., January 19 LRHS Basketball with Okanogan Sat., January 20 10 a.m., LRHS Wrestling at Kittitas Tournament LRHS...


Bowling Scores

DAM KEGLERS TEAM W L #6 38 22 Colville Lites 34.5 25.5 #5 33 27 Native Spirit 32.5 27.5 The Melody 16 44 High Game: Kevin Rosenbaum 267; Mae Stensgar 172 High Series: Chance Epperson 658; Mae Stensgar 507 THURSDAY MIXUPS TEAM W L San Poil Valley 43...


Legals for January 17, 2018

Town of Elmer City Multi-Use Path Project INVITATION TO BID Bids will be received at the Town of Elmer City, at the reception desk of City Hall, 505 Seaton Ave., Elmer City, WA 99124, until January 31, 2018 at 3:00 pm. Bids will be opened and read... Full story


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 1/4- A Burdin Boulevard man was ticketed after being stopped for expired tabs. While telling the driver why he was stopped on the tabs issue, the officer noted that an infant was improperly restrained in the front seat. That was added...


Thanks for history feature

I sent you a request awhile back about returning to the 10-60 years ago in the Coulee area — Coulee Recollections. I see the first Star of the year has it in it! Thanks so much! I think there are a lot of people from all years that will read it!...


Chain migration or family reunification?

It is historical fact that millions of people have come to the U.S. to create new lives in freedom. Immigration is the origin of our history as a country. Our federal government did not even keep immigration records until 1820. The bedrock of U.S... Full story


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