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 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 26, 2017 

Cutbacks coming for school district

Several positions and some programs will be cut back as officials of the Grand Coulee Dam School District try to erase a potential $745,000 budget deficit they are facing for the 2017-18 school year. Superintendent Paul Turner shared his concerns...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 26, 2017 

High-speed chase ends at landslide on Peter Dan Road

A high-speed chase Saturday ended on Peter Dan Road when two vehicles, a police car and the pursued truck, both crashed into the landslide that spans the road. The two suspects then took off on foot,...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 26, 2017 

New district for street repair still considered

The idea of creating a “Transportation Benefit District” in Grand Coulee is still alive, but not certain. Cities form TBDs usually add a license plate tab charge to those within their jurisdiction to develop special monies for roads. Electric...

 

Patricia 'Patsy' Mae Pace (Dickerson)

Patricia 'Patsy' Mae Pace (Dickerson), 79, softly departed on Monday, April 17, 2017, at her Helena, Montana home in the comfort of her son Gregory. Caring for her the weeks up to her passing was her...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, this Thursday, April 27, at Siam Palace, Grand Coulee. Guest speaker will be Lisa Conti, from the Wenatchee Costco, to talk about membership (both Executive and...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    School    April 26, 2017 

Tall Timbers trip set

Some 60 sixth-graders, 50 from Lake Roosevelt and 10 from Nespelem, will get the “Tall Timbers” experience May 17-19 when they head for the outdoor education location near Leavenworth. Each year, for the past several, Lake Roosevelt and Nespelem...

 
 News    April 26, 2017 

Newsbriefs

Pay increase OK’d Grand Coulee’s council approved a 2-percent wage increase for all employees at its last council meeting. The increase is for both administration and staff. CMC considering assisted living Coulee Medical Center is about to hire...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 4/16 - USBR Plant Protection reported an alarm at the 500 KV switchyard station. The officer recorded that there were a number of tumbleweeds against the fence. - A man at Spring Canyon Apartments told police that he had left one...

 
 News    April 26, 2017 

Triple Fish Challenge has plenty of firsts

There were plenty of highlights and firsts in the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce Triple Fish Challenge last weekend. The fishing tournament attracted a record number of boats and...

 

Updated 11: 48 a.m.: High-speed chase ends on Peter Dan Road, suspects reportedly still at large

A high speed chase ended on Peter Dan Road when two vehicles, a car and a truck, both crashed into the landslide that spans the road. A woman, apparently a nearby resident, told The Star that two...

 

Miller selected to city council seat

Jeremy Miller was unanimously selected last Tuesday night to fill the vacancy on the Electric City council. He was one of three candidates that submitted a letter of interest in serving on the council to replace Brad Parrish who resigned about six...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 19, 2017

Bureau of Reclamation seeks comment on proposed overhaul

The Bureau of Reclamation is asking for comments from interested parties on a planned overhaul of 18 generators in the left and right powherhouses of Grand Coulee Dam. The generators have been in service for some 70 years and need repair, the bureau...

 

Newsbriefs

Parish on parks The Electric City Council selected former city councilman Brad Parrish to serve on the city’s Parks and Recreation Committee. Parrish had been active as a council member in getting the city’s Revitalization plan started and is a...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    April 19, 2017

The value of a different kind of lesson

The local PTA is looking for support to continue filling in an important gap in the curricula offered by local school districts. Each year the group funds or sponsors a variety of worthwhile events, the latest being the science fair at Lake...

 

Patricia Marie Piccolo

Patricia Sterley was born to Bruce and Joan Sterley in Coulee Dam, Washington, March 10, 1949. Pat was the type of person who left an indelible impression on everyone she met; numerous people...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 4/11 - Dispatch advised police that that a man smelling of alcohol had been reported as leaving a local business and getting into his car. Police looked for the vehicle but it was out of the area by the time the officer arrived....

 

Hunt winners

Prize egg winners from the Grand Coulee Dam Lions Club 80th Annual Easter Egg Hunt, from left to right: 1-3 year olds: Prezle Hill, Traysen Bearcub, Hadley Marchand; 4-5 year olds: Jaycie Graves,...

 

Controlling the flow

As some 203,000 cubic feet of water per second flows downstream of Grand Coulee Dam Sunday evening, about 58,000 cfs comes down the spillway through seven outlet tubes while the Bureau of Reclamation...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 12, 2017

Blaylock to retire, but will keep on hugging

There will soon be new management at the Care and Share Food Bank. Fern Blaylock is retiring from that position after taking care of people's food and other needs for decades. Fern, 81, plans to...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 12, 2017

Parade set for May 13

Parade forms went out this week to those wanting to en ter the Colorama Parade, May 13. You can enter by filling out parade forms found online at grandcouleedam.o y a cr/parade. Peggy Nevsimal, executive director of the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 12, 2017

Triple fish challenge coming April 22 and 23

It might sound a little fishy — that’s because it is. Here’s your opportunity to win an Achilles four-person inflatable boat and Yamaha outboard motor. All you have to do is place first in the 5th Annual Triple Fish Challenge tournament, April...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, this Thursday, April 13, at Siam Palace, Grand Coulee. General business is on the agenda. Coulee Creators Meet Coulee Creators meet every Tuesday 1-4 p.m. Contact Marl...

 

Beginner and world champ

World champion bull rider and Grand Coulee Dam area native Shane Proctor helps a young cowboy learn the proper way to ride a horse during his eighth rodeo school April 5 at the Nespelem Rodeo...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 4/4 - King’s Court RV Park reported that someone had ripped off a soap dispenser from the wall. The loss was estimated at $100. 4/5 - A woman told police that she left her purse at the bar at the Electric City Bar and Grill...

 

Keeping on top of it

Workers clean off the surface of drum gate 3 on top of Grand Coulee Dam last week. Maintenance on the drum gates, which let water over the dam when necessary, occurs annually as lake levels allow. -...

 

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