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 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 16, 2014 

Towns splitting on wastewater plant question

Two towns, Coulee Dam and Elmer City, linked together by wastewater treatment issues, plan to go it alone in seeking an alternative analysis to determine how to proceed with a treatment plant plan. Elmer City, moments before the town council met...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 9, 2014

Skills gained with new remodel program

It could easily have been advertised as a "show" home. Some 19 new and recently "skilled" workers, along with tribal officials, showed up last Thursday to show off a tribal-owned home in east Coulee...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 2, 2014

Tribes now providing police coverage at dam

The Colville Tribes, under a contract awarded March 10, began providing law enforcement coverage Tuesday on the east side of the Columbia River for Bureau of Reclamation lands and facilities. The law enforcement coverage on this portion of the Grand...

 
 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...

 
 Community    March 26, 2014

Invasive weed education workshops

Two free hands-on workshops will be offered during April that will cover things you need to know to be ready for a successful and safe spring invasive weed season. Wednesday, April 2 - 10 a.m. – noon and 1 – 4 p.m., Longhouse (across from the...

 
 By Press release    News    March 26, 2014

Reclamation awards security and law enforcement contract to the Colville Tribes

GRAND COULEE, Wash. - The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $697,000 contract March 10 to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation to provide security and law enforcement services on Reclamation lands and at Reclamation facilities located...

 
 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 19, 2014

Envisioning a new passage

Third Powerplant Overhaul Supervisor Brad Dudley points to components of G-24, a generator being overhauled in in Grand Coulee Dam's massive Third Powerplant. Dudley helped with a tour Monday...

 
 Opinion    March 19, 2014

Commissioners ask NPS for changes

[Editor’s note: The National Park Service closed the entire Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area during last fall’s government shutdown. The following is a letter to NPS from Lincoln County commissioners (and submitted as an opinion to The...

 
 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 Gaylene Green    News    March 12, 2014

Upcoming fund raiser is rooted in history

On March 22, the Elmer City Firemen will be holding their annual Ham and Pancake Feed at the Coulee Dam City Hall from 4 to 8 p.m. This brought to mind an article published in The Star in the early 1970s concerning the origins of the Elmer City Fire...

 
 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...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 5, 2014

Omak casino construction to start this spring

The Colville Tribes new Omak Casino could open as early as May or June in 2015, according to Colville Tribal Federal Corporation’s chief executive, Joe Pakootas. Pakootas said final planning could occur this week and it was hoped that the project...

 
 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 Roger S Lucas    News    February 26, 2014

New lasers should shine in May

The all new laser light show is still on schedule for a late May showing this year. Bureau of Reclamation Public Affairs Officer Lynne Brougher said this week that LumaLaser, the firm designing the show, has made revisions to the story line,...

 
 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...

 
 Legals    February 26, 2014

Legal Notices For February 26, 2014

NOTICE OF STATE’S INTENT TO NEGOTIATE LEASES Department of Natural Resources will begin negotiation of expiring leases with existing lessees on the following parcels. All leases are subject to third party bids by interested parties. Lease terms...

 
 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...

 
 News    February 19, 2014

Tribal program has new director

Randall Friedlander, a tribal member, was recently hired as the Colville Tribes’ Fish and Wildlife (CTFW) director. Friedlander will provide strategic planning and management oversight of 130 employees with an operating budget of over $20 million,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 19, 2014

Tribal burn bans imposed for air quality

The Colville Confederated Tribes have issued seven burn bans from November, 2013, through January of this year, officials said this week. Currently, no burn bans are in effect on the Colville Reservation. The report issued by Kathy Moses, of the...

 
 Legals    February 19, 2014

Legals for February 19, 2014

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF OKANOGAN Estate of HAROLD E. DUNLAP, Deceased. NO. 14-4-00011-1 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS PLEASE TAKE NOTICE The above Court has appointed me as Personal Representative of Decedent’s estate. Any person...

 
 By Truman Covington    Opinion    February 5, 2014

Writer demands answers from tribal council

TO THE COLVILLE TRIBAL COUNCIL: I shall continue to harp on you, hound you, press you for answers on the current status of Ken “Butch” Stanger and Gene Nicholson Sr. as continuing members of the CTFC Board of Directors and that of Joe Pakootas...

 
 Obituaries    February 5, 2014

Antoine Alan "Tony" Atkins

Antoine Alan "Tony" Atkins 69, passed away during the morning hours of Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, surrounded by his family in Spokane's Deaconess Hospital. Tony began this life's journey on December 6,...

 
 Community    February 5, 2014

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet at Pepper Jack’s The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will not be meeting this week due to the Social Media Class being held from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Sunbanks Lodge Resort. For more information contact Peggy at 633-3074....

 
 Community    February 5, 2014

4-H YFP offered swim lessons

Who goes swimming in January? Colville Reservation youth do if they participated in 4-H YFP (Youth and Families with Promise)! Every Saturday in January through Feb. 1, has been filled with bus rides...

 
 By Truman Covington    Opinion    January 29, 2014

Don't waste tribal money on congressional campaign

Resolution 2013-948.tg...'tabled'). To the Colville Tribal Council: "LEAVE IT TABLED!" Stop wasting tribal $$$, stop lyin' to our peoples (broke, broke, broke) and give some to our children, our future. Stop this council personal agenda, buddy buddy...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 22, 2014

Golf course grant will focus on RV park

The priorities in a push for a golf course enhancement grant took a shift last Thursday night as a dozen people gathered to discuss the six parts of the preferred list of ideas. Number six on the list...

 
 News    January 22, 2014

New Omak Wood Products manager named

New Wood Resources announced Jan. 16 that David Niessner has joined the company as general manager of Omak Wood Products in Omak, Wash. Niessner will help manage the 90-person team at Omak Wood Products, which was formed through an agreement with...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 15, 2014

Golf course improvement meeting set

Golfers and interested parties will have another opportunity to have input for a golf grant application the port district is working on for the Banks Lake Golf Course. The meeting is at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the golf course’s meeting room....

 
 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...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 30, 2013

Time to work for golf course improvements

Now it’s time to put some meat on the bones. A golf crowd met Dec. 12, to come up with what they would like to see happen at Banks Lake Golf Course so a grant could be pursued. Frank Andrews Jr., a planner and grant writer for the Colville Tribes,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 18, 2013

Public offers priorities for golf course

A community meeting to discuss improvements to the Banks Lake Golf Course was held last Thursday night with about 40 people showing up. Port District 7, which owns and operates the golf course, was in a brain picking mood last week and explained...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 18, 2013

Mayor Snow thanks council at last meeting

Quincy Snow wrapped up 16 years as Coulee Dam's mayor last Wednesday at the last town council meeting of the year. He personally thanked members of the council for their support and hard work,...

 
 News    December 4, 2013

Colville Tribes tally this year's Okanogan River summer/fall Chinook run

The Colville Tribes' Fish & Wildlife (CTFW) staff have been counting the Okanogan River Chinook salmon spawning, a tribal press release said. Biologists and fish technicians spend six to eight...

 
 Legals    December 4, 2013

Legals for December 4, 2013

IN THE TRIBAL COURT OF THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE COLVILLE RESERVATION Colville Tribal Credit Corporation, ) Case No.: CV-CD-2013-36051 a lending institution wholly-owned ) by the Confederated Tribes of the ) Colville Indian Reservation ) )...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 27, 2013

Law enforcement contract will likely split

An eventual contract for law enforcement services between the Bureau of Reclamation and local agenices will probably end up looking like this -- Grand Coulee, four officers; Coulee Dam, two officers; and two officers from the Colville Tribal Police...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 27, 2013

Port to look for golf course grant

Port district commissioners approved a plan at their meeting last Thursday to seek a grant to fix up the Banks Lake Golf Course. The idea came from Frank Andrews Jr., a planner and grant writer for the Colville Confederated Tribes. Andrews called...

 
 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...

 
 Legals    November 13, 2013

Legal Notices for November 13, 2013

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF IDAHO CASE NO. CV42787 ROXIE RAE GEORGE, Plaintiff SUMMONS Vs. MANNY ISADOR MCDOUGAL, Defendant. NOTICE: YOU HAVE BEEN SUED BY THE ABOVE-NAMED...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 6, 2013

Wilder elected mayor of Coulee Dam

Greg Wilder is Coulee Dam's mayor-elect. He was ushered in by voters with a substantial margin over his four-time mayor opponent Quincy Snow. Wilder had swept his way into the general election by a 3-...

 
 By Lou Stone    Opinion    November 6, 2013

Where has the tribal conscience gone?

Much has been written to (the Tribal Tribune) in editorials about theft, embezzlements, unfair hiring and cronyism. We can write about it until we turn purple as evidently some majorities of Colville Tribal Members don’t seem to concern...

 
 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...

 
 By Truman V. Covington    Opinion    October 23, 2013

Council in a hurtful rut

WHAT DO YOU THINK!? (like Sneena likes to say). I say our incompetent kiddy council needs to get their political priorities straight and actually “DO” something for the Colville Tribes, the Colville tribal peoples. Spending how many thousands...

 
 Obituaries    October 23, 2013

Cynthia "Cindy" Marie Fry-Ocampo

Cynthia “Cindy” Marie Fry-Ocampo, 67, Inchelium, Wash., passed away at Mt. Carmel Hospital, Colville, on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. She had complications from rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. She was born on June 30, 1946, to Frances and James C....

 
 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...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 16, 2013

Builder reports on school progress

Timing is the key to progress on any building site, Rotarians learned at their meeting last Wednesday. Speaking was Jim Crowley, Walker Construction superintendent on the K-12 school project in...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 9, 2013

New daycare opens

Coulee Dam has a new licensed day care. The day care center, at 1111 Central Drive, is run by Clarissa Cawston and is designed to take care of 12 children, from 6 months to 12 years of age. She has...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 25, 2013

USAJOBS meetings set for local area

Interested in a job working for the federal government and have been frustrated trying? Then there’s help coming with two meetings scheduled, one Sept. 30 and the other Oct. 2. The meetings are designed to assist the job seeker in using the...

 

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