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 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 25, 2016 

Supt. hired to help in transition

Grand Coulee Dam School District’s board of directors hired Menehune Consultants, LLC, of Electric City, Monday night, to help with the transition of changing superintendents in the district. Principal party in the firm is Dr. Dennis Carlson, the p...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 25, 2016 

City passes fireworks ban

Fireworks will be prohibited in Grand Coulee without a permit after an ordinance passed last week takes effect next year. The city council passed a new fireworks ordinance May 17, banning fireworks without a permit. The ordinance does not go into eff...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 25, 2016 

Event, special state day will honor song man

May 28 is now officially Woody Guthrie Day in the state of Washington, and a large celebration of the musician and his works will take place at the Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center on that date. The event will include performances from 12 different...

 
 News    May 25, 2016 

Newsbriefs

Early holiday deadline The Star newspaper office will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The news and advertising deadline for the June 1 issue will be 5 p.m., Friday, May 27. Grand Coulee ambulance served Coulee...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 25, 2016 

Isle of Flags ceremony, spectacle to honor veterans

Nineteen new flags will be dedicated during the "Isle of Flags" Memorial Day ceremony next Monday, May 30, at Spring Canyon Cemetery. Flags for the following are being dedicated: Harold A. Blanchard,...

 
 Opinion    May 25, 2016 

Sixty-four years ago

Compacted backfill is being placed behind the retaining wall extension, shown just to the right of the center of the picture, by George Nolte and Company, subcontractors of Bellingham, Washington....

 
 Obituaries    May 25, 2016 

Shirley Ann Wak Wak

Shirley Ann Wak Wak, 67, was born May 13, 1949, in Nespelem, Washington, to Isaac and Rose Marie (Covington) Wak Wak. She died Friday afternoon, May 20, 2016, surrounded by her loving family at her...

 
 Community    May 25, 2016 

Coulee cops

Grand Coulee 5/14 - A man reported to police that a power line near Batchelor’s Square was down. Police directed traffic until Grant County PUD arrived. 5/15 - A Nespelem man was cited for not having any required documents the officer asked for...

 
 School    May 25, 2016 

School Board Briefs

COULEE DAM — Average attendance in Grand Coulee Dam School District for the month of May was 679.24, the school board learned last Monday night. The district budgeted for 680 students and this is the first month since September last year that the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 25, 2016 

City contract with chamber signed and working

The chamber of commerce has signed a contract with Electric City for use of the city’s hotel/motel tax dollars for 2016. The contract is for nearly $27,000, to cover qualified promotional expenses for the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 18, 2016

Contract voided by council

The chamber of commerce’s 2016 contract with Electric City, good for nearly $27,000 for advertising use, was voided last Tuesday night by city council members because the wording of the contract returned to the city in April had been altered. The...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 18, 2016

Free fresh food coming Tuesday

The Mobile Food Bank of 2nd Harvest will distribute free produce, nutritious perishable products and other groceries for families in need at Zion Lutheran Church, Tuesday, May 24 from 10 a.m. to noon. Last year’s 2nd Harvest visit distributed...

 
 News    May 18, 2016

Going down

Bureau of Reclamation workers are lowered from the top of Grand Coulee Dam Tuesday to dissemble catwalks on which they've been working for weeks along the bottom of the drum gates. The walkways are...

 
 News    May 18, 2016

Newsbriefs

Council against shipping out youth Elmer City’s town council passed a resolution last week to ask Okanogan County commissioners to keep its juvenile detention facility and not send juveniles to a facility out of the county. The council cited the...

 
 News    May 18, 2016

Colorama parade winners listed

Everybody loves a parade, including those who enter the parade and win trophies. The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce, sponsor of the annual parade gave out a number of awards at the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    May 18, 2016

How would you answer Kate?

Approached by someone who knew nothing about the area you live in, how would you answer them if asked for the most important facts they should know before or during a visit to the area we call home?...

 
 Community    May 18, 2016

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will be meeting this Thursday, May 19, at La Presa in Grand Coulee. Coulee Medical Center CEO Debbie Bigelow will be giving a presentation entitled “How would you improve on this...

 
 Legals    May 18, 2016

Legals for May 18, 2016

Nespelem School District #14 NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING 2015-2016 Budget Extension & Hearing Notice is hereby given that Nespelem School District No. 14 is preparing to change the 2015-16 Capital Projects Budgets. The Directors will meet on May 23,...

 
 Community    May 18, 2016

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 5/7 - An Electric City man was banned from an Electric City tavern when he refused to leave after being asked. He had brought a couple of guitars and an amplifier into the bar and then used some of the equipment that belonged to the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 11, 2016

Promoters say new hydropower project could employ thousands

The Regional Board of Mayors learned Monday of a proposed Banks Lake Pumped Storage Project that could employ 2,500 people during construction and end up providing permanent employment for 150-200 workers. Columbia Basin Hydropower managers told the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 11, 2016

Colorama gamble paid off for families, chamber

A risky first-time replacement to the traditional Colorama carnival came through as a big positive for most families with children and even helped the fund-raiser's bottom line, the chamber of...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 11, 2016

Local man dead after bike wreck

A man involved in many local causes who helped with the sound system heard at Saturday’s parade died driving his Harley later that night just east of Grand Coulee. Walter H. Nuehring, known locally as Steve Nuehring, was riding his white 2007...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 11, 2016

Report: 701 tons of garbage produced

Grand Coulee won hands down the blue ribbon for producing the highest tonnage of garbage for 2015, a Sunrise Disposal report to the Regional Board of Mayors indicated. The disposal company reported that it picked up 700.77 tons of garbage in Grand...

 
 News    May 11, 2016

Light show to begin May 28

The Laser Light Show’s opening performance for the year will be Saturday, May 28, beginning at 10 p.m., Bureau of Reclamation officials stated last week. Work on the drum gates, which has occupied most of the spring, will be finished in mid-May,...

 
 News    May 11, 2016

Meetings rescheduled

The school board meeting for the Grand Coulee Dam School District scheduled for Monday night, May 9, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, May 17, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The delay is due to a lack of a quorum. The town of Coulee Dam council meeting that...

 

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