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 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...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 22, 2014

Agency hopes transit hub will link whole county

Grant County Transit officials have their fingers crossed that their plans for a transportation hub in the middle of downtown Moses Lake will become a reality and link far flung corners of the county to other transportation. The GTA’s longest...

 
 By Sarah Smith Bonneville Power Administration    News    October 15, 2014

Third Power Plant work will rebuild 3,000 tons of precision

Even the eighth wonder of the world needs rejuvenation sometime. Trouble is, no spa will accept a 3,000-ton turbine. That's why one of the three largest hydroelectric units in the world has been...

 
 Community    October 15, 2014

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 10/6 - An officer in pursuit of a vehicle that failed to stop at an intersection reported that his patrol car struck a small animal, thought to be a cat. Later, after dealing with the stop sign violator he returned to the area and...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 8, 2014

Rec district moving forward with center planning

The Coulee Area Park & Recreation District is moving forward on the planning of an “Aquatic Wellness and Fitness Center.” District President Bob Valen said Monday that the district will soon advertise for qualified firms to indicate an interest...

 
 Opinion    October 8, 2014

Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago Two studies, into a fatal accident at Grand Coulee Dam, where Charley Sage oand Gardner Zemke died, found that the accident could have been prevented or minimized if certain safety procedures had been in place and followed.  The...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 1, 2014

Chamber of commerce committees pushing economic development

by Scott Hunter It's not as evident as the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Colorama parade through the main business district, but chamber committees have been working behind the...

 
 News    September 24, 2014

Painting the town

Vern Crim and several other Bureau of Reclamation workers apply a fresh coat of paint to the concrete in the median on SR 155 near the Visitor Center last Wednesday. The concrete is shaped to look...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 24, 2014

Grand Coulee Police Chief Mel Hunt is retiring

Police Chief Mel Hunt retires next Tuesday after 39 years of service in Grand Coulee. It all started for him in 1975, when Hunt signed on as a reserve officer. Then things happened fast, and he was...

 
 Community    September 24, 2014

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 9/15 - A Renton woman staying at Sunbanks Resort asked police about getting a no-contact order against the daughter of her ex-husband who resides in California. She reported that she has been receiving unwanted and profane...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    September 17, 2014

Factors in success

This week, local students went from attending some of the worst school facilities in the state to attending the newest, largest and most high-tech K-12 school building in Washington. K-12 is now...

 
 Community    September 17, 2014

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 9/7 - Officers checked on a report from Tribal Police that a stolen vehicle was at a location on Sunny Drive in Electric City. The man who had the vehicle was arrested on a Department of Corrections detainer. He told police that...

 
 News    September 10, 2014

$7 million turbine repair contract awarded

The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $7 million contract Aug. 29 to Voith Hydro, Inc. in York, Pennsylvania, to perform turbine repair for Grand Coulee and Hungry Horse dams. The turbine runners to be serviced have been in operation since the early...

 

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