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 News    April 23, 2014 

State park fishing pier to be dedicated

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced Tuesday the upcoming dedication of a new ADA-accessible fishing pier at Steamboat Rock State Park. The dedication ceremony is scheduled...

 
 Opinion    April 23, 2014 

Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago Two girls were rescued from the Coulee Wall Friday by Grand Coulee Fire Department. The two 12-year-olds had been climbing the wall in the afternoon against their grandmother's advice...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 2, 2014

Making plans for North Dam Park

About a dozen people were on hand last Tuesday night to help develop a road map for the Coulee Area Park & Recreation District's master plan for North Dam Park. Guiding the group was graduate stud...

 
 News    March 12, 2014

Newsbriefs

Port commission spot is open Port District 7 is still looking for its third commissioner. The Port District has advertised to encourage anyone interested to submit a letter or come to the commissioner’s monthly meeting, at 5 p.m. the final...

 
 News    February 26, 2014

Newsbriefs

Park supported by city Grand Coulee City Council voted the $9,000 it pledged to support the maintenance of North Dam Park. The funds will come from the city’s hotel/motel tax monies and be given to the Coulee Area Park & Recreation District, the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas and Scott Hunter    News    February 19, 2014

Moose Lodge 504 and Bob Valen honored for year

The chamber of commerce named two of its own to awards last Thursday night as the "Achiever of the Year," and "Business of the Year." The awards are made by the vote of members of the Grand Coulee...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 19, 2014

District sets fees for park use

Large groups wanting to use North Dam Park will be charged according to a new fee schedule approved recently by the Coulee Area Park and Recreation District Commission. Individual users and small family groups will not be charged, but organizations...

 
 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...

 
 Legals    January 22, 2014

Legal Notices for January 22, 2014

Notice of Change of Date for the Next Regular Meeting of the Grand Coulee Dam School District Board of Directors Please be informed that The Board of Directors of the Grand Coulee Dam School District has changed the date of its January Regular...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 15, 2014

Park district looks at iffy budget

by Scott Hunter A draft budget for the Coulee Area Park and Recreation District could be slashed in half, or not, depending on what other agencies do. The $57,005 bottom line for the agency with no direct revenue of its own would have to be altered...

 
 Legals    January 15, 2014

Legal Notices for January 15, 2014

  Public Notice Town of Coulee Dam Summary of Ordinance Passed   On January 9, 14 the Town of Coulee Dam, WA. Passed Ordinance 723 at a regular Council meeting. Ordinance 723 is an Ordinance setting salaries and wages for officers and employees of...

 
 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    November 20, 2013

City keeps tourism fund policy

Electric City’s council decided last Tuesday night to stick with its policy, at least for now, on how it spends its hotel/motel tax revenues. Its current policy puts half of its hotel/motel revenues in a reserve fund and makes the other half...

 
 Legals    September 25, 2013

Legals for September 25, 2013

City of Electric City Notice of Public Hearing The City of Electric City will hold a public hearing to consider revenue sources for the 2014 budget, including consideration of possible increases in property tax revenues on Tuesday, October 8, 2013,...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    September 18, 2013

Tourism funds sought in Coulee Dam

Hoping to make a bigger impact for local business and jobs, the chamber of commerce told Coulee Dam leaders last week of its more ambitious plans for marketing the area in 2014. Peggy Nevsimal, the manager of the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of...

 
 Opinion    September 4, 2013

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Singing, fireworks and the dedication of Coulee Dam’s Douglas Park have all been planned this weekend for the ceremonial end of summer. The Labor Day weekend activities include 14-year-old singer Jared Wagner at the Grand Gallery...

 
 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 12, 2013

Special filing period to open

Okanogan County announced a special three-day filing period, June 26-28, for a variety of positions not filed for during the regular election filing period. In Nespelem two council positions will be open. Council position 2, currently held by Dennis...

 
 News    June 12, 2013

Newsbriefs

Proctor retiring Longtime teacher and coach Gordon Proctor will be honored tonight, beginning at 5:30, for his 35 years with the Grand Coulee Dam School District. Proctor has been at Lake Roosevelt High School since 1978, and retires at the end of th...

 
 News    June 5, 2013

Newsbriefs

Commissioner: Golf course not closing “It is not our intention to close the golf course in July,” O. J. Scharbach said Friday at The Star. “I’ve heard this three or four times. I don’t know who is starting that stuff.” The chairman of...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 5, 2013

Late filings for election reported

A special three-day election filing period in Grant County turned up two candidates for Bob Rupe’s position 1 seat in the Electric City Council race. Filing for that position were Birdie Hensley, a former member of the council, and Aaron Derr. In...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 22, 2013

Candidates file intentions for election

Dozens of local elected positions are among more than 3,000 in the state for which people interested in serving the public filed intentions to seek or keep office last week. Incumbents in Electric City fared best in primary election filings with no...

 
 Opinion    May 15, 2013

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago The possibility of bringing a swimming pool back into the Grand Coulee Dam area seems to be closer to reality after several county governments are encouraged by it. Sean Hess, chair of the Coulee Area Recreation Effort (CARE), and...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 10, 2013

Disc golf proposed for North Dam park

They’re not the Frisbees you’re used to tossing around on Saturdays, but they’re similarly shaped and heavier, and disc golfers will travel to courses set up for playing with them. Disc golf is a growing sport that Josh Rabe thinks would catch...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 13, 2013

Many local elections coming this year

So you always wanted to hold public office. Here’s your opportunity, as a host of city council, school board, hospital and port district offices will be up for grabs this year. Four mayor positions are up for election this year. Those mayorships...

 
 Legals    March 6, 2013

Legal Notices for March 6, 2013

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The Colville Tribal Federal Corporation is seeking proposals from Colville Tribal Members, for the fabrication and installation of a 3-D steel sculpture of a traditional Kettle Falls fisherman. The fisherman will be installed at...

 
 Legals    February 27, 2013

Legal Notices

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 and...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 23, 2013

Woman starting roller derby team here

For Rayne Rabe, a distinct connection exists between belting out a tune and barreling through your opposition. Practicing one has given her the ability to do the other. Before moving to Coulee Dam in...

 
 News    January 2, 2013

A look back at the year that was 2012

January New mayor takes over Chris Christopherson became the mayor of Grand Coulee Jan. 3. after winning the popular vote in November. He and former mayor Tammara Byers traded seats, as she took his old spot on the city council. Sewage plans...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    December 19, 2012

City budgets $32,500 from tourist tax

Electric City shot the rest of its hotel/motel budget for 2013, at its meeting last Tuesday night. The city council Dec. 11, held to its policy of budgeting just half of what it took in during 2012, and putting the other half into its hotel/motel...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    December 12, 2012

Group to push for wellness center

A group that has been studying the feasibility of building a community/wellness center in the area decided Thursday to push ahead with the effort, citing a very favorable feasibility study and a growing need in the area. Full disclosure: Readers shou...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    December 12, 2012

Park district passes budget

The Coulee Area Park and Recreation District commissioners passed a budget for 2013 Monday night totaling $73,000. It includes revenues of $36,500 from a Bureau of Reclamation grant, and $6,000 from each of three local cities that collect...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    November 28, 2012

Voters turn down park district request

The Coulee Area Park & Recreation District’s efforts to obtain tax revenue failed at the polls by about 44 votes. The district’s final vote count gave the measure 57.42 percent favorable votes. It needed a 60-percent yes vote to pass. Voters...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    November 14, 2012

Park & rec levy looking at defeat

The Coulee Area Park & Recreation District’s effort to get public funding was looking like it would fail as of Tuesday afternoon. By Friday, the combined yes votes from the district boundaries in the four counties showed that it had 1,036 yes...

 
 News    November 7, 2012

Levy passing for parks

The Coulee Area Park & Recreation District appeared to be on its way to victory in Tuesday’s election, in which it is asking voters to approve a levy of 15 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value. Election totals from the four-county area...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 7, 2012

Cities spending on tourism promotion

The three municipalities that collect hotel/motel taxes have a combined total of $434,000 in reserve, even after spending over $100,000 this year to promote tourism through a variety of ways....

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    October 31, 2012

Groups seek tourism funds

The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce and the Coulee Area Park & Recreation District each approached Electric City for money from its hotel/motel tax fund last Tuesday night. New chamber Manager Peggy Nevsimal made the pitch for her...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    October 24, 2012

Park district levy is the minimum we should do

For the pennies the Coulee Area Park and Recreation District is seeking in their levy on this election’s ballot, the area stands to gain back much more than the maintenance the money is for — a real beginning. A beginning to an era of unified, pi...

 
 News    October 24, 2012

Newsbriefs

Ballots delivered Ballots for the Nov. 6 general election were mailed last week. If you haven’t received one, you should call your county auditor’s office. One very local issue asks voters to decide on a tax levy for the Coulee Area Park and...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 24, 2012

Park district seeks chamber support for levy

The park and recreation district formed in 2003 has accomplished much, and with minimal tax support could provide much more to the community in the future, its chairman said last week. Coulee Area Park and Recreation District Chairman Phil Hansen...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 17, 2012

Park levy would allow upkeep and matching funds for grants

by Scott Hunter On Nov. 6 voters will be asked to support a tax levy for the Coulee Area Park and Recreation District, and comissioners spent time last week discussing that upcoming vote and ways to get the word out about the issue. The district,...

 
 Community    October 17, 2012

Meetings and Notices

Hansen to Speak on Parks Levy At the chamber of commerce luncheon at noon Thursday at La Presa, Commission Chairman Phil Hansen will speak on the proposed levy for the Coulee Area Park and Recreation District. The district has put the question on...

 
 Legals    September 25, 2012

Legals for September 25, 2013

City of Electric City Notice of Public Hearing The City of Electric City will hold a public hearing to consider revenue sources for the 2014 budget, including consideration of possible increases in property tax revenues on Tuesday, October 8, 2013,...

 
 By Press release    News    August 15, 2012

Fire should burn out within two days

Here's the latest update just in. Most of the Buffalo Lake Road Fire was quiet yesterday, giving firefighters the opportunity to continue improving containment lines and mopping up throughout its perimeter. In the southeast section, near Swawilla...

 
 News    August 15, 2012

Newsbriefs

Bullish time starts tonight Pack the kids in the car and head out to the Rodeo Grounds tonight (Wednesday, Aug. 15) for the Ridge Rider’s bull riding event. A beer garden opens at 6 p.m. and action out of the chutes begins at 7 p.m. Some 36 bulls...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 15, 2012

Park levy raises concerns

Park district commissioners heard concerns from a taxpayer Monday night on their hopes to collect taxes after a vote next November. Dave McClure, a rancher with a lot of property north of Nespelem,...

 
 Opinion    August 1, 2012

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Ryan Hunt completed Marine Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Va., July 3 with two distinguishing awards; one for finishing in the top 10 percent of his class and one for superior physical performance. The Marconi brothers, Corporal...

 
 News    July 18, 2012

Newsbriefs

Primary ballots out this week Ballots for the Aug. 7 primary, will be mailed to voters today, Wednesday, in Grant County and Thursday in Okanogan County, their respective elections departments noted. If you don’t get a ballot by July 25, you can...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    July 11, 2012

Our take on the news

• We hope the community will support the Coulee Area Park and Recreation District’s bid for tax support. Since the early 1990s, community leaders saw a park and rec district as a tool that could...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 11, 2012

Park and rec district to seek levy support

The local park district through which North Dam Park was rescued in a joint community effort last year, will seek tax support at the ballot come November. Commissioners of the Coulee Area Park and Recreation District voted Monday to seek a levy to...

 

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