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 News    March 25, 2015 

$7.2 million contract awarded

The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $7.2 million contract to Gardner Zemke Company of Albuquerque, New Mexico, to replace the switchgear for six pump-generators at the John W. Keys III Pump-Generating Plant, a part of the “Grand Coulee Power...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 25, 2015 

Fire burns construction building

A fire early Monday morning destroyed the office and storage area of the DWK Fowler Construction Company in Delano. The fire broke out about 6:15, and when firefighters responded they found smoke...

 
 News    March 25, 2015 

Newbriefs

North Dam “Clean and Fix Day” this weekend Citizen volunteer hours this weekend can go a long way toward helping keep North Dam Park a viable community asset. Park commissioners are arranging a day to clean up North Dam Park this Saturday from...

 
 Opinion    March 25, 2015 

Coulee Recollections

10 years ago The Bureau of Reclamation’s law enforcement contract with the city of Grand Coulee increased by nearly $100,000 for union modifications on time-and-material rates, boosting the government contracts to a total of $1.5 million dollars....

 
 News    March 18, 2015

Newsbriefs

Supporting the bigger picture Electric City’s council agreed to support the work of the Grant County Economic Development Council and voted $500 in support of the group’s work. The agreement is through Dec. 31. A lot of sludge Electric City has...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 18, 2015

Pathway would link Electric City pedestrians north toward park area

The future of Electric City may one day be more pedestrian-friendly, if an idea the city is pursuing ever comes to fruition. The Electric City Council is in favor of a pathway in the city proposed by...

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion    March 11, 2015

Can Washington avert California's water wars?

California is in the midst of a fierce water war, a conflict that holds lessons for us in Washington state. In many ways, we are alike. Both of our states’ populations are growing and we have some of the world’s most prolific agriculture...

 
 Community    March 4, 2015

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 2/22 - An officer stopped a motorcycle operator for failing to stop at an intersection on Spokane Way. He was cited for that and for not having an interlock device installed. - An officer saw a man wanted on two warrants and stopp...

 
 By Peggy Nevsimal    Opinion    February 18, 2015

Story on pathway project contained inaccuracies

I was disappointed to read an inaccurate account of what happened at last week’s Electric City Council meeting in Roger Lucas’ “Electric City pathway proposed” article in the February 11th Star Newspaper. For clarification, the proposed...

 
 Community    February 18, 2015

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 2/9 - Choice Auto Group advised police that someone had rolled a tire down the hill into the back of its building, causing an estimated $300 damage. Police could not find the person responsible. - Police found the gate at the 230...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 11, 2015

Electric City pathway proposed

Electric City is starting a process that could lead to the building of a pedestrian pathway along SR-155, using hotel/motel tax money. Council members have long hinted that the city would like to do a major tourism project using some $280,000 held...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 4, 2015

High school to offer real-world experience at dam

Five Lake Roosevelt High School students will begin a pilot project at the Bureau of Reclamation in February. The project will allow upper class students at the high school to spend one day a week getting a work experience at designated locations at...

 
 Opinion    January 28, 2015

Coulee Recollections

10 years ago Yvonne Kilsmoola-Quilachin St. Pierre is the first born baby at Coulee Community Hospital for 2005, the daughter of Yalonda and John St. Pierre of Elmer City. Marvin and Marilyn Farver of Nespelem celebrate their 50th wedding...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 14, 2015

USBR matching grant will ease park district finances

The park district that struggles to find ways to pay for maintaining North Dam Park will have an easier time financing the effort with a new grant from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Coulee Area Park and Recreation District commissioners learned...

 
 News    January 7, 2015

Here are some of The Star's top stories of 2014

Jan. 8 • Greg Wilder, the new mayor of Coulee Dam, asked the Douglas County Sheriff to investigate the possible theft of public property and destruction of public records, that of a missing computer used by the former mayor, and the computer’s...

 
 News    December 31, 2014

Cox receives three-agency award

One of Grand Coulee's first female electricians has been recognized for distinguished government service at the close of her 38-year career. Mary Cox received the Federal Columbia River Power System...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    December 24, 2014

Town officials confident of emergency coverage

by Scott Hunter Following a shakeup in the Coulee Dam Fire Department that came to a head two weeks ago, town leaders last week stated their confidence that citizens are safe and that calls for emergency services will be met. “In terms of...

 
 News    December 24, 2014

Man apparently dies in truck

A 58-year-old man was found inside his vehicle in a ditch on “B” Street near the gate to the Bureau of Reclamation industrial area Friday night. The driver, Richard J. Wippel, was later pronounced dead at Coulee Medical Center. Police had to...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 17, 2014

Fire chief resigns in Coulee Dam

When you make a 911 call to report a fire in Coulee Dam you expect a town fire engine and crew to respond. Don’t count on it. Last week, Coulee Dam fire chief Robert Jackson resigned after 12 years as chief. When reached he refused to comment on...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    December 17, 2014

Coulee Dam town officials confident of emergency coverage

Following a shakeup in the Coulee Dam Fire Department that came to a head last week, town leaders this week have stated their confidence that citizens are safe and that calls for emergency services will be met. “In terms of providing protection,...

 
 Community    December 3, 2014

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 11/21 - A caller reported a theft of liquor from an Almira location and said the party was heading toward Grand Coulee, and gave a description of the vehicle. Police stopped the vehicle but the driver refused to talk with police,...

 
 News    November 26, 2014

Newsbriefs

Star closed for holiday The Star newspaper office will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27 & 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The office will open for business again on Monday, Dec. 1, at 9 a.m. Local will march in Macy’s Parade Lynda Nutt, who...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 19, 2014

Coulee Dam open to new tourism spending approach

Faced with various groups annually vying for tourism tax dollars, most Coulee Dam Town Council members verbally endorsed an approach suggested by Mayor Greg Wilder last week: outsource it — with provisos. Wilder advocated an approach similar to wha...

 
 Community    November 19, 2014

Club cleans up shooting area

A number of gun and archery enthusiasts collected a pickup full of debris from the Washington Flats area recently. The five people taking part are all members of the Coulee Gun and Archery Club. Ruth...

 
 Community    November 12, 2014

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police - A man from Partello Street called police to say he had picked up a bank bag with a dollar bill and a deposit slip inside. He met an officer and gave the bank bag to him. - A woman on Young Street told police that a neighbor’s...

 

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