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 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 16, 2014 

Bowling alley sale in process

Riverview Lanes is in the process of being sold. Pat and Sara Zlateff said this week that Sherry Moore, an Electric City resident, will become owner of the eight-lane alley on May 1. Moore still has to work her way through a lease arrangement with...

 
 Opinion    April 2, 2014

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Concerned about the effect a new sidewalk would have on the parking and safety of his building, a Grand Coulee businessman disputed the city’s plan to repair Burdin Boulevard. Milt Snyder does not want a sidewalk placed in front of th...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    March 19, 2014

Father and son now represent tribes' Omak District

Voters in the Colville Tribes’ Omak District Sunday voted in a longtime member to fill a vacancy on the Colville Business Council, seating him next to his son, whom they had voted in for another vacancy March 1. Mel Tonasket, a one-time chair of...

 
 News    March 12, 2014

Marchand expelled from Colville Business Council

Following several months of investigation and meetings of the Tribal Government Committee’s Rules Committee, the Colville Business Council voted March 6 to expel Benjamin Marchand, Jr. from their ranks, a tribal press release stated. Marchand...

 
 By Ron Zacherle    Opinion    March 12, 2014

Tribal members are trapped

Thank you for accepting this letter; our Colville Tribal Tribune has been censoring us for a solid year now, so we have no other choice but to write through other sources. Our tribal leaders across the reservation are ethically and criminally...

 
 By press release    News    March 5, 2014

Marchand expelled from business council

[Note: This story contains corrected copy after the CCT administration issued a corrected press release correcting an error in the vote count and adding additional facts about the referenced ethics...

 
 News    March 5, 2014

Omak District chooses Tonasket

Meeting last Saturday, members of the Colville Tribes’ Omak District selected a replacement Colville Business Council (CBC) member for a position vacated when Ernest “Sneena” Brooks resigned last month. Richard Tonasket, of Omak, was chosen by...

 
 By Harvey Moses Jr.    Opinion    February 26, 2014

Tribal council doing as it pleases

I have rarely aired my opinion in the newspapers regarding the events of the Colville Confederated Tribes. I’ve always felt that “we” needed to take care of and keep our own house clean. However, some very serious occurrences have happened...

 
 News    February 26, 2014

Omak members to help select new tribal council member

Meeting last Friday, the Colville Business Council unanimously decided to give the voting members of the Omak District two weeks to work on developing recommendations to present to the Council for filling the recently vacated Council position in...

 
 By Truman Covington    Opinion    February 19, 2014

Board member's comments usurp council authority

This in direct reference to the Butch Stanger letter of 2-12-2014. I was surprised that he found it necessary to answer my initial letter to the editor. Not only was my letter to Colville Tribal Council, but also, he usurps council authority through...

 
 Opinion    February 19, 2014

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago The Colville Business Council sent out a news release detailing their outrage with Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Dennis Chambers, in connection with the special room at A.E. Wright Elementary used to confine a 7-year...

 
 By Kenneth Butch Stanger    Opinion    February 12, 2014

Re: "Writer demands answers from tribal council" (Letters to the editor, 2/5/14)

This is very short reply to the recent letter to the editor authorized by Mr. Truman Covington. First of all, the information referenced in your fourth paragraph is entirely inaccurate. Colville Tribal Federal Corporation – CTFC has completed Fisca...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 5, 2014

Group suing Colville leaders to meet

Colville Members for Justice will meet Saturday morning in Elmer City to discuss the status and updates on their effort to sue the Colville Business Council over decisions on how much of a $193 million settlement with the United States government to...

 
 Opinion    January 15, 2014

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago The Grand Columbian Triathlon is being organized by Jonathan Hopkins. He recently met with the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce to go over the event details and description. Organizers foresee over 500 athletes participating....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 8, 2014

Man indicted for arson

A Nespelem man has been indicted by federal authorities for setting a wildfire off SR-155, between Elmer City and Belvedere last July 8. An enrolled Colville Tribal member, Mylan Williams, 35, is being held in the Colville Tribal Correctional...

 
 News    December 30, 2013

Remember 2013? Look at the Star's Year in Review for 2013

January: • The Nez Perce Longhouse burned in a fire in Nespelem the day after Christmas. An electrical malfunction was the initial cause reported. The longhouse had been a part of the community since 1975 when it was built as part of a...

 
 News    December 11, 2013

CTFC Named UW Minority Business of the Year

  The Colville Tribal Federal Corporation was named the William D. Bradford Minority Business of the Year on Thursday night at the 2013 UW Minority Business of the Year Awards ceremony. “We are honored to receive this prestigious award that...

 
 Legals    November 27, 2013

Legals for November 27, 2013

Hospital Dist. 6 PUBLIC NOTICE OF MEETING CANCELLATION The regularly scheduled Public Hospital District #6 Douglas, Grant, Lincoln & Okanogan Counties Board of Commissioners scheduled for November 27, 2013 has been cancelled. (Publish Nov. 13, 20,...

 
 Legals    November 20, 2013

Legal Notices for November 20, 2013

TOWN OF ELMER CITY SUMMARY OF ORDINANCES PASSED  Ordinance 339 - An Ordinance of the Town of Elmer City, Washington, amending Ordinance No. 304, 312, and 315 to change the income eligibility requirements for senior citizens to receive a twenty perce...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 13, 2013

Latest vote counts show solid elections

by Roger S. Lucas Although the final count won’t take place until Nov. 26, the official certification date, several local elections seem likely to withstand any late mail-in ballot arrivals. Winning a seat on the Electric City council was Aaron...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 30, 2013

Schools to observe suicide prevention day

Grand Coulee Dam District schools will take part and allow Native students to participate in a Colville Indian suicide prevention day this Friday. Karee Picard, manager of the Colville Tribes’ K-12 Youth Program, appeared before the school board...

 
 News    October 23, 2013

Office: Coulee Dam Town Council Position 3

Trader did not respond. Duane Johnson’s statement: 1. What are the top challenges that will be faced by the office you seek to occupy? Addressing and establishing a viable wastewater treatment facility that meets the present and future needs of...

 
 News    October 16, 2013

Tribal suit over millions dismissed

A lawsuit filed against members of the Colville Business Council by Colville Tribal member Yvonne L. Swan and the “Colville Members for Justice” was dismissed by the Colville Tribal Court Oct 8. Citing tribal law, the tribes’ sovereign...

 
 News    September 11, 2013

Colvilles recognize same-sex marriage

The governing body of the Colville Tribes amended its law Thursday to recognize same-sex marriage. “This change is in keeping with tribal values, and in recognizing the special place that the Two-Spirited Peoples hold within the Colville tribal...

 
 Legals    September 11, 2013

Legal Notices for September 11, 2013

IN THE TRIBAL COURT OF THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE COLVILLE RESERVATION Colville Tribal Credit Corporation, ) Case No.: CV-CD-2012-35157 a lending institution wholly-owned by ) the Confederated Tribes of the Colville ) Indian Reservation ) )...

 
 Community    August 28, 2013

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago A woodpecker stuck its beak where it didn’t belong yesterday and set off a fire that brought several fire departments to put down the blaze. A Grand Coulee Dam area party that’s for the birds could be coming this fall to celebrate...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 21, 2013

New Keller ferry is up and running

An Electric City couple was the first to board the new Keller Ferry, the Sanpoil, last Wednesday when it made its inaugural trip between Lincoln and Ferry County connecting SR-21. Lowell and Birdie Hensley were among some 200 people who gathered...

 
 Opinion    August 14, 2013

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago A hot day and an electric fence combined for a close call and some excitement in Seaton’s Grove Friday. A small brush fire spread quickly and would have consumed a home had neighbors and firefighters not responded quickly. On a hill...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 7, 2013

Fire cause still unknown

The cause of the fire that destroyed the Colville Tribes’ administration building July 29 is still unknown, Tribal Police Chief Cory Orr said Tuesday. Orr said private investigators had been unable as yet to determine a cause and federal...

 
 News    August 7, 2013

Challenger leads in school board race

At least one Nespelem school board member could be in jeopardy of losing his seat after Tuesday’s primary election. Challenger Nancy J. Armstrong-Montes received 69 votes compared to 31 for longtime school board member Andrew C. Joseph, Jr. Joseph...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 31, 2013

Tribal headquarters burns down

The building that has housed the headquarters of the Colville Tribes for decades burned down early Monday, leaving tribal leaders to figure out how to spread out even more of their government operatio...

 
 By press release    News    July 24, 2013

Colville Tribal Headquarters Building Lost To Fire

NESPELEM, WA—Fire claimed the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation’s Headquarters located at the Colville Indian Agency early Monday morning, Colville Tribal Chairman Michael O. Finley...

 
 News    July 24, 2013

Tribes to build new Omak casino

The Colville Tribes has announced plans to construct a casino on property purchased four years ago along SR-97, south of the Rodeo Trail Road near Omak. The Tribes wanted to start the project earlier but when workers dug on the site back in 2009,...

 
 News    July 17, 2013

Colville Business Council elects officers

The Colville Business Council, the governing body of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Thursday held its annual swearing-in ceremony for recently-elected members and selected new officers, the tribes announced in a press release. M...

 
 News    July 3, 2013

Newsbriefs

Star office to close for holiday The Star newspaper will be closed Thursday and Friday, July 4- 5, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The office will be open at 9 a.m. Monday, July 8, for normal business. The deadline for classified and d...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 26, 2013

Tribal voters elect four new council members, return three

The Colville Business Council will have four new members as a result of the tribal general election last week. The election was held June 15, and absentee ballots were received until Thursday last week. Newcomers to the Business Council will be...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 Legals    June 12, 2013

Legal Notices for June 12, 2013

Lincoln County Public Works NOTICE Starting on June 18, 2013, the Old Coulee Road, located in Lincoln County, will be closed for construction from M.P. 13.96 (at the Grant County Line) to M.P,. 12.15, (250’ west of the Bagdad Intersection). Please...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 22, 2013

Denied recount, tribal candidate files grievance

A candidate for the Colville Business Council has filed a formal grievance against the tribal election committee, saying she was denied a recount required as automatic by tribal law, she said. Charlene BearCub, who ran for the position 2 seat in the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 15, 2013

Two lose office in tribal primary

Two Colville Business Council incumbents lost out in their bids for another term in the primary election certified last week. Losing in the primary were Brian Nissen, in position 1 in the Nespelem District and Darlene Zacherlie in the position 1...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 8, 2013

Tribal election poll results in

The results of Saturday’s Colville Business Council primary election, minus absentee ballots, show that in two of the races, it appears incumbents are in for serious challenge. The Keller District position 1 incumbent, Darlene Zacherie got 23 votes...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 1, 2013

Newspaper reports Contractors Northwest, Inc. gets Colville's admin building contract

The Coeur d'Alene Press reported on its website May 1 that a firm based there has recently been awarded a contract to build an administration building for the Colville Tribe. Contractors Northwest, Inc. as offices in Coeur d'Alene and Boise, Idaho....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 24, 2013

District breaks ground on new school

The K-12 school project is underway. It started at 9 a.m. Tuesday with a formal groundbreaking, and immediately Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Dennis Carlson met with builder represen...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 17, 2013

Grant help denied, smaller sewer plant plan to be proposed

A solution to the Coulee Dam wastewater treatment plant controversy that could satisfy a large number of the stakeholders could come next Wednesday night when the council meets. Councilmember Karl Hjo...

 
 Obituaries    April 3, 2013

Mary A. Miller Marchand

Mary A. Miller Marchand died in the presence of her family on March 9, 2013; she is now at peace and with the Creator. A member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Mary was born March 21, 1927, and raised on the Iswald Allotment...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 27, 2013

Dozens challenge for CBC offices

Thirty-three candidates have filed for seven Colville Business Council positions up for election this year. In the Nespelem District Position 1 race, challenging incumbent Brian Nissen are Randy Laramie, Joaquin Marchand, Ricky Gabriel, Deb Louie...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 27, 2013

Tribes to build new headquarters for $40 million

The Colville Business Council has voted to spend $40 million to build a new administration building on the Colville Indian Agency campus near Nespelem. The vote was taken March 7, with half the 14 tribal council members present as the resolution...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 20, 2013

Interest high in Colville council seats

Interest in filings for the seven Colville Business Council openings has been brisk, election officials stated Monday. As of Monday, 23 interested parties had picked up applications at the election office at the Colville Indian Agency campus. The...

 
 Opinion    March 13, 2013

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago An Electric City man involved in the town’s adoption of a nuisance ordinance last year believes the town, rather than neighbors, should instigate its enforcement. “I hate that neighbor has to turn in neighbor,” Jerry Sands said....

 

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