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 By Scott Hunter editor and publisher    News    June 19, 2013

Star will close 2 hours Monday afternoon

The Star will be closed from 1:45 to 4:15 p.m. this afternoon due to scheduling conflicts with news events. We will re-open by 4:15, and the deadline for classified ads will extend to Tuesday noon. Classifieds can be entered online anytime here:...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    June 19, 2013

Our take on the news

Is it surprising just how much innovation is required to build a community, or a school? Learning that some 4,000 concrete blocks will build a retaining wall for the new school site, one is tempted to draw analogies to the building blocks of communit...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 19, 2013

Big concrete wall will look like rock

A Spokane firm, Spilker Precast, is producing some 4,000 concrete blocks for an 1,100-foot-long retaining wall at the new K-12 school building site in Coulee Dam. The blocks, which will come in two si...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 19, 2013

Tribal Police to serve Elmer City

The Colville Tribal Police department will begin to handle law enforcement issues within the city limits of Elmer City beginning July 1. Elmer City’s town council approved the agreement at its meeting Thursday night, after having been approached...

 
 News    June 19, 2013

Newsbriefs

Chamber calls economic development meeting Inviting all local city elected officials, anyone who generates hotel/motel taxes, plus others, the chamber of commerce has called an economic development meeting for Monday at 2 p.m. at the Grand Coulee...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 19, 2013

Tribal election polls may leave it up to absentee ballots

Tribal election polls Saturday recorded 1,619 votes in the election races for seven Colville Business Council seats, many of which will be determined with the count of absentee ballots on Thursday. In the Nespelem District, Ricky Gabriel polled...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 19, 2013

Wildfire contained near Indian agency

A wildfire of unknown origin was contained by firefighters Friday night after consuming a little more than 200 acres of grass, brush and some trees just east of the Colville Indian Agency campus and w...

 
 News    June 19, 2013

Rodeo events coming up

Rodeo activity heats up late this month with two special events at the Ridge Rider Rodeo Grounds. Friday night, June 28, the Ridge Riders present their 2nd Annual Cleatis Lacy Memorial Bull Riding. And on Saturday night, June 29, the Ridge Riders...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 19, 2013

Three nights of live music planned for 4th festival

The July 4 “Festival of America” music in the park program will stretch over three days, Coulee Dam Mayor Quincy Snow, the organizer of the music, said last week. Music will begin Thursday, July 4, at 5 p.m., in the park below the Visitor...

 
 News    June 19, 2013

Par for the course

Josh Rabe “puts” Sunday night on the sixth hole of a new disc golf course, the development of which he spearheaded at North Dam Park, as Coulee Area Park and Recreation Commissioner Nate...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 19, 2013

Festival will add family features

New activities will add to this year’s upcoming Festival of America, which will stretch over three days this year for the traditional July 4 celebration in the lower Visitor Center park below Grand Coulee Dam. Chamber of commerce Manager Peggy...

 
 News    June 19, 2013

Tribes to celebrate opening of Chief Joseph Hatchery

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation will host a First Salmon and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to open a state-of-the-art hatchery June 20 in Bridgeport, near Chief Joseph Dam. The facility will significantly boost the availability of...

 
 By Greg Wilder    Opinion    June 19, 2013

The wisdom of a child - remembered

A time long past, I was the contract city administrator for a small town in Oregon. Weekly, my young son (Joshua) and I would make the round trip journey from Seattle to Eugene … sometimes driving — sometimes on the Amtrak commuter train. I...

 
 By David Lesperance    Opinion    June 19, 2013

Re: "Apple tax dodging highlights need for reform"

When looking at this whole issue, its worth understanding some history and background. The current system of tax treaties and international structuring arose from a desire by many national governments to try and maximize the tax revenue they...

 
 By Dr. Terrence Leas    Opinion    June 19, 2013

College will be open for summer

I write to reassure the public that Big Bend Community College will be open for summer quarter classes starting July 1 regardless of what happens in Olympia in the next few weeks. While we remain hopeful the Washington Legislature will reach a...

 
 By Liz Carr Washington State Department of Health    Opinion    June 19, 2013

Going fishing on Lake Roosevelt? Choose your fish wisely

Fishing is part of our way of life, and fish are a delicious and nutritious part of a healthy diet. Yet testing shows certain fish from the Upper Columbia River and Lake Roosevelt contain chemicals (mercury and PCBs) that can harm health. While some...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    June 19, 2013

More holes left in community?

Once again our communities must say goodbye to positive role models. As Josh and Rayne Rabe and Mr. Wilson and family prepare to leave our area, we must ask ourselves a question. Why do we constantly...

 
 Opinion    June 19, 2013

Coulee Recollections

Correction In the May 29 Coulee Recollections, we unknowingly repeated an error originally made 10 years ago. The class speaker for the class of 1953 at Coulee Dam High School was Josef Gray, but his first name had been incorrectly written in the...

 
 Obituaries    June 19, 2013

McDermott celebration this weekend

A “celebration of life” for Daniel McDermott is planned for Saturday, June 22, in two parts: • A 9 a.m. memorial hike up Steamboat Rock, and • A 5 p.m. celebration at the Banks Lake Golf Course....

 
 Obituaries    June 19, 2013

Calvin R. Winstead

Calvin R. Winstead Services for Calvin R. Winstead will be held Thursday, June 20, 2013, at 1 p.m., at the Strate Funeral Home Chapel in Grand Coulee. Mr. Winstead passed away on Friday, June 14, 2013, at his home. A complete obituary will be in...

 
 People    June 19, 2013

McGuire/Whitelaw to wed Sept. 14

Hunter and Tanner Whitelaw are proud to announce the forthcoming marriage of their parents Tera McGuire and Jonah Whitelaw. Tera is the daughter of Rich and Judy McGuire of Grand Coulee. She is a...

 
 People    June 19, 2013

Rickard to celebrate 100th birthday

A celebration for Donna Mae Rickard’s 100th birthdaywill be held in Omak and Coulee Dam. The Omak celebration will be Monday, June 24, from 2-3:30 p.m. at Apple Springs, 1001 Senna. In Coulee Dam the event is scheduled for Sunday, June 30, from...

 
 Community    June 19, 2013

Tigers Class of '63 reunion set for 21st

Grand Coulee Tigers graduating class of 1963 will host their 50th-year reunion with a spaghetti feed at the Eagles Lodge on B street in old Grand Coulee on Friday, June 21, Kaye (Pozar) Fegert said. A happy hour get-together will begin around 4:30...

 
 Births    June 19, 2013

It's a boy for Stensgar

Daniqua Stensgar of Nespelem is proud to announce the birth of her son Kendryck Ashton Stensgar on Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 6 lbs., 11 oz., and was 19 inches in length at birth. He joins sibling...

 
 Births    June 19, 2013

Brunners have a boy

Samantha and Jesse Brunner of Almira are proud to announce the birth of their son Curtis Andrew Brunner born Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 6 lbs., 13.5 ozs., and was 20 inches in length at birth....

 
 Births    June 19, 2013

Nielsens have a girl

Jennifer and Erin Nielsen of Grand Coulee are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Indra Anastasia Nielsen on Sunday, June 9, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 7 lbs., 12 oz., and was 20 inches in length at birth....

 
 Births    June 19, 2013

It's a boy for Pakootas

Deon Pakootas, Keller, is proud to announce the birth of son Blane Alexander Palmer on Monday, June 10, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 6 lbs., 15 oz., and was 20 inches in length at birth. Siblings include Chris12, Darin...

 
 Community    June 19, 2013

Good readers

School officials at Center School awarded four bikes to top accelerated readers during year-end award ceremonies Monday morning. Winning bikes, from left, were Alonzo Adams, Lucas Button, Aleeka...

 
 Community    June 19, 2013

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet at Pepper Jack’s The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will be meeting at noon on Thursday, June 20 at Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille. The program will be presented by Cheryl Hoffman from Funzees who will be talking about...

 
 Community    June 19, 2013

Man dies in traffic accident

A man with local ties was killed in a traffic accident June 11 in the Tri-Cities area. Steve Covert, husband of Cindy Covert and son-in-law to Kern and Margi Overman, of Grand Coulee, died in the collision with another car but reportedly turned his...

 
 Community    June 19, 2013

Senior menu

Wed., June 19 - Dinner Doris’ Hamburger Sauce on Rice, Green Vegetables, Fruit Salad, Apple Crisp. Thurs., June 20 - Dinner Pork Roast, Sauerkraut, Boiled Potatoes, Tossed Salad, Cinnamon Apple Chutney Fri., June 21 - Breakfast Country Skillet...

 
 Community    June 19, 2013

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/9 - A man who told the officer that he didn’t want to go to jail on a warrant, did just that. The Omak man was stopped because of a faulty brake light and the officer found that he was driving with a suspended license,...

 
 Legals    June 19, 2013

Legal Notices for June 19, 2013

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR KING COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF E. DORIS SKORHEIM, Deceased. No. 13-4-08539-6 SEA PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal...

 
 School    June 19, 2013

Receive their diploma

Students celebrating their success at the Big Bend Community College GED graduation ceremony June 12 on the main campus in Moses Lake included from left Jessica Sumner, Matthew Piccolo and Christina...

 
 School    June 19, 2013

Scholarships awarded

The Grand Coulee Dam Federal Employees Association was pleased to again award scholarships to deserving high school seniors and college students. Several applications were received and a committee made the final selections and we are proud to...

 
 School    June 19, 2013

LHRS honors students, staff

Lake Roosevelt High School announced its May Students of the Month. From left, they are Kodie Horn, Savannah Marin, Marissa LaFountaine and Danielle Batten. Staff Member of the Month is teacher Gary...

 
 School    June 19, 2013

Teacher hired

The school board approved the hire of a new English teacher at Lake Roosevelt High School at its special meeting last Wednesday night. Hired was Brian Daniels, of Fort Worth, Texas. Daniels will teach English/language arts at LRHS. He is a graduate...

 
 Sports    June 19, 2013

Bowling and Golf Scores

IT’S ALL GOOD TEAM W L Ole Guys 20.5 7.5 King Pins 18 10 M-T-R 16 12 San Poil Valley 15.5 12.5 Flyin W 13.5 14.5 Dump Trucks 12.5 15.5 Still Tryin7 7.5 20.5 Gutter Fingers 7.5 20.5 High Game: Ole Guys 542; Gary Bjorson 203; Candy Weed-Butz 165...

 
 Sports    June 19, 2013

Distance runner Mykala Seresun chooses Central Arizona College

Mykala Seresun, a state champion runner, will join Central Arizona University this fall after receiving a full-ride cross-country and track and field scholarship to the two-year program. She is the daughter of Danny and Christi Seresun, Sedona,...

 
 School    June 19, 2013

LRHS honor roll for 4th quarter

The following is the honor roll for Lake Roosevelt High School for fourth quarter. 3.5 – 4.0 * depicts 4.0 SENIORS Clare C. Castrodale*, Samantha Turner*, Brady T. Black, Hillary M. Carriere, Elizabeth M. Williams, Hailey R. Chaney, Amanda L....

 
 School    June 19, 2013

Middle School honor roll

The following is the second semester honor roll for the Grand Coulee Dam Middle School. HIGH HONORS 3.5-4.0 * depicts 4.0 EIGHTH GRADE Grace E. Engeseth*, Mikayla L. Higgins*, Joshua O. Manon*, Charlie T. Michel*, Matthew Tillman, Brooklyn R....

 
 Community    June 19, 2013

2013 Coulee Cruizers Show and Shine Winners

CARS Pre 35: 1st Wes & Vera Whitlinger, 1932 Ford Roadster; 2nd Jim Palmer, 1932 Ford Roadster 35-48: 1st Andy Barcheck, 1936 Ford; 2nd, Dave Audrey Gibson, 1939 Lincoln Zepher 49-59: 1st Gorden & Linda Jorgensen, 1956 Chevy Delray; 2nd, Doug &...

 
 By Frankie Delano    People    June 19, 2013

Shopping and junking in the coulee

Detective Frankie D. here - again - after a couple of weeks off. You can bet your booties that yard sale shoppers in the Coulee are in for a heck of a ride this summer if the half-dozen sales held in Electric, Grand and Elmer Cities are a true...