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Articles from the May 22, 2013 edition

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Church will host free food truck

A Thrivent Financial free food truck will be at the Zion Lutheran Church, Friday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to noon, officials stated this week. The church is located at 318 Mead in Grand Coulee. The free food opportunity is part of the Second Harvest pro... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 22, 2013

Candidates file intentions for election

Dozens of local elected positions are among more than 3,000 in the state for which people interested in serving the public filed intentions to seek or keep office last week. Incumbents in Electric City fared best in primary election filings with no... Full story


Ferry construction update

The Sanpoil Ferry is taking shape. The pilot house is on and for the most part the structure nears completion in the big tent at Crescent Bay. Workers said there is still a lot to do before late July... Full story



Newspaper office closed for holiday The Star newspaper office will be closed Monday, May 27, due to the Memorial Day holiday. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, May 28, at 9 a.m. Articles for the May 29 issue of The Star should be in the office... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 22, 2013

Memorial Day tradition scheduled

The annual Memorial Day Isle of Flags ceremony to honor deceased veterans will be held at Spring Canyon Cemetery Monday, May 27, at 11 a.m., American Legion post officials said this week. The ceremony will be preceded by a Veteran’s Day Breakfast... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 22, 2013

City catches up on old billings

The city of Grand Coulee continues to make headway in its billings and collections in both its municipal court and ambulance programs, City Clerk Carol Boyce told the city council at its most recent meeting. Court billings had fallen... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    May 22, 2013

Denied recount, tribal candidate files grievance

A candidate for the Colville Business Council has filed a formal grievance against the tribal election committee, saying she was denied a recount required as automatic by tribal law, she said. Charlene BearCub, who ran for the position 2 seat in the... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 22, 2013

Wild turkeys a nuisance in the city of Grand Coulee

Hey, aren’t those wild turkeys cute? That depends upon whom you ask. One person who has changed her mind on turkeys is Helen Jordan in Grand Coulee’s East Heights. “When I came here five years a... Full story


Laser work goes on

A Lumalaser worker installs part of the new equipment that will display the new laser show beginning Aug. 8. The equipment will be able to fire up the old show until then, beginning on Memorial Day... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 22, 2013

Sunrise contract extension proposed

The Regional Board of Mayors voted last week to extend the garbage collection contract with Sunrise Disposal for five years. The issue now has to be ratified by the four municipal councils before it can take effect. The current contract extends to... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 22, 2013

Meeting on wolves planned

Two meetings are planned on the Colville Indian Reservation to bring the public up to date on the wolf population in the area. A meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, at the Nespelem Community Center, and a second meeting will be held June... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 22, 2013

Resident wants exception to code

An Electric City resident has requested approval to build an oversize accessory building Mike Dennis, who lives at 118 Lincoln Avenue, was told by the city council last week to make his request to the city’s planning commission. Dennis was told tha... Full story


Election robbery committed

Charlene BearCub was literally robbed through council/elections committee corrupt manipulation of the absentee votes in the Colville Confederated Tribes primary elections, thus, she is not advancing to the General Elections in June as she rightfully... Full story

 By Glo Carroll    Opinion    May 22, 2013

We are good people

We plant our gardens, wash our windows, get our animals ready for summer. We rotate our canned goods, plan summer events, dream of sitting out with our neighbors and chatting while the warm breeze runs through and the sun calls it a day. Now imagine... Full story


Push prosecutor on local drug dealers

I would like to remain anonymous and hope that my letter will still be printed. The reason I don't want my name revealed is because it has to do with the safety of my family and my property. I am writing this because of the letter written about the... Full story

 By M Iannetta    Opinion    May 22, 2013

USBR has contributed to area's decline

The USBR does not like the livability of the area. Too bad Power Manager Mark Jenson wasn’t here before the Third Powerplant. Coulee Dam was a lot nicer town. Lost: a very nice restaurant, Green Hut Café, hotel, motel, gas station, dentist... Full story

 By Lee Seekins    Opinion    May 22, 2013

Re: Friends of Rachel Club in the Colorama Parade

On behalf of the Friends of Rachel Clubs at Lake Roosevelt High School, Grand Coulee Dam Middle School and the students of Center Elementary I want to say thank you to the community members that... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago The public has the chance to help determine what proposed playground changes will look like in Coulee Dam. The town council last week approved spending approximately $25,000 to purchase new playground equipment. A donation by General... Full story


Shirley Ann Nolan

Shirley Ann Nolan, 85, passed away Thursday evening, May 16, 2013, in Grand Coulee, Washington just one day prior to her 86th birthday. Shirley was born May 17, 1927, in Seattle, Washington, the only child of Allen and Leah Spratlin. Following... Full story


Milan P. Lawrence

Milan P. Lawrence died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He was born in Port Said (Cairo) Egypt in 1927. In the early 50s he obtained a student visa and moved to San... Full story


Jane Arlene Rice

Jane Arlene Rice passed away Friday, May 17, 2013, at NCWH.  Jane was born September 17,1947, to Grace and Al Rice of Seaton’s Grove.  Jane is survived by sisters Elaine Witters of Okanogan, ... Full story



Cowboy Cody McCleary leaps from his horse just as it bolts away from the steer the bulldogger was supposed to wrestle down at the Colorma Rodeo May 10. Professional rodeo photographer Biffle French,... Full story


The Wiggins have a girl

Randi and Daniel Wiggins are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Brooklynn Noelle on Monday, April 1, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 7 lbs., 1 oz., and was 20 inches in length at birth. Sibling includes DJ... Full story


It's a girl for Circle/James

Nicholas J. Circle and Deanna M. James of Nespelem are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Dacy Marie Nikkayla Circle, born on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 9 lbs., 3 oz., and was 22 inches... Full story


Community-wide talent show and spaghetti feed set

The Junior Class is sponsoring a community-wide talent Show to be held on Thursday, May 30th at Lake Roosevelt High School gym.  There will be a spaghetti dinner beginning at 5:30 and the show will start at 7:00. If you are interested in... Full story


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