Articles from the February 24, 2016 edition

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Cities meet on more cooperation

A look at possible consolidation of services between Grand Coulee and Coulee Dam may end up as just finding ways to raise the level of cooperation. Mayors Paul Townsend of Grand Coulee, Greg Wilder of Coulee Dam, two councilmen from each... Full story


Work on gates will fix the leak on dam and allow spills

Those who were disappointed in the Laser Light Show last season because the Bureau of Reclamation couldn't spill water as a backdrop for the lasers will be happy to hear that things will be fixed in... Full story


Follow-up investigation leads to additional search warrant in Grand Coulee

Investigators following up on several leads into a set of Grand Coulee area crimes served a search warrant this morning (Feb. 25, 2016) at a Grand Coulee home. Grant County’s Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET), the U.S. Secret Service,...


Bowling alley broken into again

When he arrived at work about noon last Friday, the new owner of Riverview Lanes interrupted someone who had broken into the bowling alley. Scott Elmore told police that when he entered the bowling alley he saw light coming from the bowling machine a... Full story


Home burglarized three times

It isn’t often that one home would be burglarized three times within a couple of weeks, but that just happened in Grand Coulee. Many items stolen from a burglary at the William “Moe” Evans home in Grand Coulee were recovered Feb. 12, when a cou... Full story


Rebuilding committee looking for donations

The Nez Perce Longhouse Rebuilding Committee is asking for help in its efforts to rebuild their tribal longhouse that was lost to an electrical fire three years ago. Secretary Gloria Simpson said last week that an¥yone can h¥åelp with funding by s... Full story


Pitching in for the park

Jason Jackson levels Electric City's new park area with his bulldozer, getting the space ready for the first stage of development. The park area, behind the fire department, was purchased last year... Full story



Treatment plant info meeting tonight A public meeting is scheduled tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Coulee Dam town hall at 5:30 p.m., to discuss funding for the proposed new wastewater treatment plant. The meeting will provide information on the... Full story


Big subject presented

Members of the Medical Lake chapter of Future Farmers of America address the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday, presenting arguments on both sides of a controversial proposal to... Full story


Awards on agenda for chamber luncheon

Chamber of commerce members will award the “Achiever of the Year” and the “Business of the Year” at a special noon luncheon March 10, scheduled at the Moose Lodge. The awards will be decided from a vote of Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of... Full story


Gun class to be offered

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the North Central Washington Gun Club, will host a handgun safety course on Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the NCW gun range in East Wenatchee. The class is open to those... Full story


Be watchful for you and your neighbors

Not too long ago, a couple moving into the area told us they felt safe moving here after reading Coulee Cops in The Star for several weeks. They concluded that if that’s as bad as it gets, this must be a very safe community. And they’re still... Full story


Re: Delay in court marshal of B. Bergdahl (deserter and traitor) in American Legion Magazine Feb. 2016

I have read where this man left his post of duty (in combat) not once, but twice. To leave a duty post, you had to report to the duty officer who could only permit you to leave your post if qualified duty relief was available and for permitted time.... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    February 24, 2016

Chicken overload and other things from the weekend

There comes a time in every man’s life when enough is enough. I reached my tipping point with chicken this weekend. Let me explain before you start telling me about “how good chicken is” for me. My lovely wife, (I know, many a husband’s sad... Full story


It's not just Flint where kids are in danger

Brown, foul-smelling water spewing out of faucets. Children poisoned by lead and other toxic metals. Families with aching joints, brittle bones, and shocking hair loss. These troubling images and more have been flowing out of Flint, Michigan, since... Full story


Eighty-two years ago

Site of Grand Coulee Dam looking upstream. Excavation Contractor Ryan's camp in the foreground. – January 4, 1934... Full story


Kathleen Skordas

On the morning of Wednesday, February 17, 2016, Kathy passed away after a courageous five-year battle with cancer. She spent her last days in the comfort and care of her son, Richard, and his wife,... Full story


Ruth Margaret Loe

Ruth Margaret (Rise) Loe, daughter of Olaf and Eva (Anderson) Rise, was born August 13, 1935, on the family farm near Molson, Washington. She was the third daughter of four. Ruth died unexpectedly on... Full story


Connie Jean Harris

Connie Jean Bauer was born on February 14, 1950, in Spokane, Washington, to Winnie Mae Anderson and Dale Horace Bauer ,both of Wilbur, Washington. She entered into heaven on Thursday, February 18,... Full story


Elroy Gene Novotney

A memorial will be held for Elroy Gene Novotney on Saturday, February 27, 2016, at 1 p.m., at the Republic Elementary School. Mr. Novotney passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016. A complete obituary was in last week’s Star.... Full story


Signs of spring

Dakota Green, 8, shows the buttercup confirming the coming of spring. He and his father, Kerry Green Jr., found the buttercups near Keller Ferry on Feb. 14. - Submitted photo... Full story


"Messiah in the Passover" dinner March 5 at Banks Lake Bible Church

Throughout the Bible, God has established certain days and events to remind His people of His faithfulness. For Christians today, those include communion and water baptism. Now we know that these observances do not save us, but they remind us of God... Full story


What's cookin' at the Seniors

Wed., Feb. 24 – Dinner Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Green Beans, Mixed Fruit, Parfait Thurs., Feb. 25 – Dinner Tuna Casserole, Green Vegetable, Mixed Salad, Sliced Fruit, Cook’s Choice Dessert Fri., Feb. 26 – Breakfast Biscuit... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon this Thursday, February 25, at the Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. Okanogan County School Retirees Assoc. to Meet The Okanogan County School Retirees Association will meet a... Full story


Jacob Smith is a state wrestling champion

Lake Roosevelt senior Jacob Smith led his three Raider wrestling teammates at the state tournament last weekend, coming home with the gold medal at 113 pounds and a place in the books as a state... Full story


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