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Articles from the May 24, 2017 edition

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 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 24, 2017

Cuts proposed as schools close in on budget balance

“We will have a balanced budget next year,” Superintendent Paul Turner stated last Friday. He confirmed this before the Grand Coulee Dam School District board Monday night, going over a number of steps he is proposing to eliminate what he sees... Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 24, 2017

Area nets new fishing tournament

Some 66 anglers caught and released 461 walleye over the course of the Gordon Steinmetz Memorial Spring Walleye Classic at Coulee Playland last weekend, but the biggest catch was likely the tournament... Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 24, 2017

Big load to cause big delays next week

A million-pound load of equipment will slow traffic on local highways from Coulee City to Grand Coulee next week as it creeps to its destination just north of Grand Coulee, with delays expected of up to 90 minutes at a time. Drivers probably should... Full story

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 24, 2017

ATVs allowed in Grand Coulee

You will be able to drive “street ready” ATVs in Grand Coulee beginning May 31. Grand Coulee’s city council approved an ordinance last Tuesday night that allows all-terrain vehicles on city streets and on state highways, as long as they have... Full story

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 24, 2017

C.D. Casino opens new restaurant

There's a new restaurant in town. The Coulee Dam Casino's Spillway Bar and Grill had its "soft" opening May 15 and is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Casino's new format upstairs, where... Full story

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 24, 2017

A dozen new flags will honor veterans

Twelve new flags will be dedicated on Memorial Day, May 29, at the special Isle of Flags ceremony at Spring Canyon Cemetery. The ceremonies kick off at 11 a.m. with master of ceremonies Richard Black (Navy captain retired) getting the program... Full story

 

Newsbriefs

Newspaper closed Memorial Day The Star newspaper office will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. The deadline for news and advertising will be 5 p.m. Friday, May 26. Ambulance and fire calls stated The Grand Coulee ambulance... Full story

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 24, 2017

Some seats go unclaimed in local races for public offices

A few races for local public office will be contested in this year’s primaries, but the real issue is the number of offices for which nobody filed a candidacy. A special three-day filing period has been set up, May 23-25, for those who would like... Full story

 

Corrections

Tribal EMS made mock scene happen Colville Tribal Emergency Management Services should have been credited for the production of the mock crash scene at the Nespelem Community Center in last week’s Star. Clarified Gina Erickson of the Colville... Full story

 

Gwen Hart

Gwen was born in Sunnyside, Washington, on September 29, 1961, the daughter of Alvin and Bonita Hart. The Lord came and took her home on Friday, May 5, 2017. Gwen had a great love for life and her... Full story

 

End in sight

Workers apply oil Tuesday at the end of the federal government's chip sealing job on the pavement along SR-155 as a single lane of traffic is led by a pilot car. The job began last week but... Full story

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, this Thursday, May 25, at High Dam Tavern, Grand Coulee. General business is on the agenda. Community Action to Meet The Okanogan County Com-munity Acton Council... Full story

 

Senior meals

Wed., May 24 – Dinner Nick’s Chicken Noodle Soup, Homemade Bread, Mixed Fruit, Rice Krispy Treat Thurs., May 25 – Dinner Beef Stroganoff, Scandinavian Veggies, Cucumber Salad, Peaches, Brown Bag Cookie Bars Fri., May 26 – Breakfast Biscuits... Full story

 

Wall has a girl

Aleesha Wall, of Electric City, Washington, is proud to announce the birth of her son, Austin William Lester Blanchard, born Thursday, April 27, 2017, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 7 lbs., 3 oz., and was 20 inches... Full story

 

Health insurance should not be market based

Our congressman, Dan Newhouse, (R-4th Dist.) has repeatedly advocated for “market-based health insurance,” promising that for-profit health insurance companies will deliver on the goals of less expensive, higher quality, and more available... Full story

 
 By Jack Stevenson    Opinion    May 24, 2017

Wait for me!

The world is changing at a fast pace, making it difficult to keep up and even more difficult to know what it all means for us and our children and grandchildren. Only a generation ago, 60 percent of college students in American colleges were men.... Full story

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    May 24, 2017

Let's get unplugged for a moment

Recently, two girls at Lake Roosevelt High School sat in the cafeteria during lunch. They had been having a really good discussion as they munched on their chow of choice when one of them looked up at the other eaters in the room. They were amazed... Full story

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion    May 24, 2017

They were proof that cooperation works

Recently, Washington state’s largest environmental, wildlife and natural resources agencies recognized 43 large forest landowners for their “exemplary efforts” to upgrade forest roads and stream crossings which improved salmon habitat and water... Full story

 

Seventy-four years ago

View of the base for the stator of generator L-6, taken from No. 1 crane in the left powerhouse.-May 12, 1943 photo... Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 24, 2017

Armstrong-Montes named Friend of Children

Nancy Armstrong-Montes was honored with the Friends of Children award by the North Central Washington Educational Service District at a banquet in Wenatchee. Armstrong-Montes, who retired from... Full story

 

Tribes honor McBride

Richard McBride, center, superintendent of the North Central Washington ESD (Educational Service District) in Wenatchee, receives a Pendleton blanket from the Colville Tribes upon his retirement.... Full story

 

Jazmine Reed receives PEO award

Jazmine Reed is the 2017 recipient of the $500.00 scholarship awarded by local Chapter DG of P.E.O. International. The scholarship application process includes a review of the applicants’ academic achievement, community service, extracurricular... Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 24, 2017

Softball ends season at regionals

The Lake Roosevelt Lady Raiders finished their season at the regional level in Ephrata on Saturday in losses against Kittitas and Tri-Cities Prep. Against Kittitas, LR lost 14-4 in five innings. Against Tri-Cities prep, down 11-1 in the bottom of... Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 24, 2017

Raider tennis season over

Five members of the Lake Roosevelt tennis squad competed in the district tournament in Omak last week, where their season ended. All five LR competitors lost, facing stiff competition from A schools at the tournament held at Omak High School and the... Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 24, 2017

Five Raider track athletes compete at 2B districts

Five members of the Lake Roosevelt track and field team competed at the 2B District 5/6 Championships in Quincy on Friday. “The Raiders put up a great effort as they closed out their season,” remarked Head Coach Lori Adkins. “The experience... Full story

 

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