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 Obituaries    April 2, 2014

Betty Lou Grandorff

Betty Lou Grandorff, 83, went to meet her Lord Sunday afternoon, March 23, 2014, from Grand Coulee, Washington. Betty Lou was born June 27, 1930, into the Grand Island, Nebraska home of Alfred and...

 
 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...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 5, 2014

Report: Lake Roosevelt visitors spent $71 million in 2012 visits

A recent study by the National Park Service shows how a strong visitor base pumps money into local economies. A report on the 2012 season showed that the Lake Roosevelt National Recreational Area had...

 
 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 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...

 
 Opinion    February 5, 2014

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Riding the ski slopes and keeping good grades have been combined in a program for students from Nespelem and Grand Coulee Dam School Districts. The club of 89 kids have academic requirements intended to keep their English skills,...

 
 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....

 
 Community    January 8, 2014

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 12/27 - A man reported a suspicious car parked in the “train wreck” area on Kruk Road and that there was no one around it. He said when he went by the area again, the car was gone. The car was traced to a resident on Sunset...

 
 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 18, 2013

Local man dies at boat ramp

A Grand Coulee man was found dead on the Crescent Bay boat ramp Sunday. The police report stated that James Carol Arbaugh, 68, of 37 Division Street, had been fishing and apparently left the edge of the water to return for something above the ramp,...

 
 Opinion    November 27, 2013

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago The man who threatened to blow up Grand Coulee Dam was released last week from Spokane County Jail. Richard Vialpando was released after five months in jail. Laura Dick, of Nespelem,  won a statewide contest on anti-drugs at the...

 
 News    October 23, 2013

LR National Recreation Area is open

The National Park Service (NPS) reopened all 401 national parks, including Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, LRNA announced Thursday. Visitor facilities normally open during this time of year including campgrounds, boat launches, and the...

 
 By press release    News    October 16, 2013

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is open again

The National Park Service (NPS) has reopened all 401 national parks, including Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, LRNA announced Thursday. Visitor facilities normally open during this time of year including campgrounds, boat launches, and the...

 
 News    October 9, 2013

Firm gets 15-year contract on Lake Roosevelt

The National Park Service has awarded a 15-year concession contract to Dakota Columbia Rentals, LLC to operate at Keller Ferry and Seven Bays within Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. Dakota Columbia will operate a full service marina,...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    October 9, 2013

Cross country races at Can Am

Cross country races at Can Am by John R. McNeil II After a week off, Raider cross country returned to the races at Colville High School for the 2013 Can Am race Oct. 5. Normally the race is held in...

 
 By Scott Hunter and Roger S Lucas    News    October 2, 2013

Government shutdown impacts local agencies

The latest failure of Congress to compromise has shuttered two local branches of federal agencies but not affected operations at Grand Coulee Dam. The federal government went into shutdown mode...

 
 Opinion    October 2, 2013

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago A spaghetti dinner and auction was held at the Electric City Vets Center to raise money for Cindy Corpe to help pay her medical bills from a recent accident at work. $8,000 to $9,000 was raised for her medical bills and Cindy said she c...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 28, 2013

Wind, lightning storm hits area hard

It was storm story time in the coulee area Sunday night as the region was hit by a severe wind, thunder and lightning storm. Power was out for some, trees were down, traffic in some areas was stalled...

 
 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...

 
 Community    August 28, 2013

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 8/19 - Three youngsters flagged down a police officer in the Safeway parking lot to report that their bicycles had been taken. The three said they were in Safeway about 25 minutes and when they came out their bikes were gone. - Po...

 
 News    August 7, 2013

Newsbriefs

Triathlon volunteers to meet A meeting of volunteers for the Grand Columbian Triathlon, scheduled for Sept. 21, has been set for Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the LaPresa Restaurant in Grand Coulee at 6:30 p.m. Dana Barkdull, of TriFreaks, the sponsoring...

 
 News    July 24, 2013

Newsbriefs

Meeting cancelled The town of Coulee Dam cancelled its regular meeting of Wednesday, July 24, because town officials stated that there wasn’t any business to transact. The council’s next scheduled meeting is Aug. 14, at 6 p.m. Scam warning Grant...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 24, 2013

NPS leader: sequester cuts could get worse

Dan Foster, the new superintendent of the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, is learning how to do more with less. And it may be only an omen of things to come. He told chamber of commerce...

 
 Obituaries    July 24, 2013

Veronica Lou Tatshama

Veronica Lou Tatshama went to meet her Creator Friday, July 12, 2013, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Wash. Veronica was known by family as Babe; friends as Ronnie and co-workers as...

 
 Community    July 17, 2013

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet this Thursday July 18 at noon at Sunbanks. Dan Foster, new superintendent of the National Park Service will be the guest speaker and will present his envision for the local park...

 
 Community    July 10, 2013

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 6/30 - An Electric City man told police that his vehicle had been damaged while at Safeway sometime during the past month. He was asked to bring the vehicle to the police station so an officer could take pictures of the damage. He told...

 
 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...

 
 News    July 3, 2013

New ferry comes out of its protective cocoon

The new Keller ferry, The Sanpoil, is out of its protective cocoon and is in the final stages of getting ready for its launch. Workers at the Crescent Bay assembly site said launch could be within...

 
 Opinion    July 3, 2013

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Armed with only garden hoses, several Coulee Dam residents helped prevent a fire from destroying two Coulee Dam homes last Friday. Coulee Dam Mayor Quincy Snow said strong winds knocked a poplar tree over on Yucca Street. That caused a...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 Community    May 22, 2013

Coulee cops

Grand Coulee Police 5/12 - Police went to Coulee Medical Center where a man who had been brought there by Tribal Police on a drug-related issue refused help and signed himself out of the hospital. The man lingered in the waiting area and refused to...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 13, 2013

New laser show start delayed

A “stakeholder” group met Tuesday to try to put the finishing touches on the script for the all- new laser light show. The schedule for the inaugural show now has slipped to mid-summer, Bureau of Reclamation Public Affairs Officer Lynne Brougher...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    March 6, 2013

Sequestration in the coulee means uncertainty

In this community, whose economy is based overwhelmingly on a federal payroll and outsourced contracts, not a lot is yet certain about how the latest fiscal political drama emanating from the other Washington will play out. “Sequestration”...

 
 Community    February 27, 2013

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 2/19 - An officer checked on a reported traffic hazard near milepost 24 in Electric City and found a trailer disconnected from its tractor and blocking the roadway. After the trailer was connected the roadway was opened up for...

 
 News    February 27, 2013

Hands-on science

Charged with finding the bones of a mouse skeleton, students from Center Elementary and Almira School examine owl pellets through microscopes at St. Henry’s Catholic Church’s hall Friday, taking part in the Balde Eagle Festival. More than 200...

 
 Opinion    February 20, 2013

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago The bald eagle became the focus of hundreds of tourists last weekend as they flocked to the Grand Coulee Dam area to look at the national bird during the “Balde” Eagle Festival. “We doubled what we had last year,” said Grand...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    January 23, 2013

Stakeholders to review laser show plans

A local group of stakeholders will get the first look at the text for the all new laser light show within the next couple of weeks. Participants include the Colville Confederated Tribes, the Bureau of Reclamation, the Coulee Area Chamber of...

 
 Opinion    December 12, 2012

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Front page photo titled “What’s Up Dock?” caption says: National Park Service employees rescue the swamped dock at Crescent Bay boat launch early Monday morning after Lake Roosevelt rose over the weekend. An Electric City council...

 
 News    November 7, 2012

NPS seeking concession bids for Seven Bays, Keller Ferry

The National Park Service is again seeking entreprenuers interested in running the Keller Ferry and Seven Bays marina operations. The NPS issued two prospectuses Oct. 31 on two levels for both properties. Those concessions have been operating on...

 
 By Roger Lucas and Scott Hunter    News    October 31, 2012

Site prep begins for ferry work

The new Keller Ferry “Sanpoil” will be christened July 19, 2013, an official from Foss Maritime Company said Monday. However, there’s a whole lot of work that has to be completed before then. Some of that work is occurring this week near the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 24, 2012

Pad for ferry construction starts today at Crescent Bay

Construction is starting today on new concrete pad and underground electrical installation at the Crescent Bay boat launch on Lake Roosevelt. The 145-foot by 84-foot pad will serve as a site for the later assembly of a new ferry boat for the Keller...

 
 Obituaries    October 10, 2012

Phillip William George

Phillip William George was born March 22, 1946, in Seattle, Wash., to Peter Sidney and Edith Bessie Williams Rosario. He was born Phillip Peter Rosario but was later adopted by his stepfather Russell...

 
 Community    September 12, 2012

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 9/3 - Police were told a man was going to kill himself. He was reached near Martin Road and told the officer that did indeed want to kill himself because of stress and said he was just putting his plan together. The officer took...

 
 News    September 5, 2012

After-blue viewing

Nancy Brown and her grandson Lane take advantage of a National Park Service program Saturday night that offered telescopes to view celestial objects, including the moon a night after an official...

 
 News    August 29, 2012

Newsbriefs

City sets criteria for cheaper rides The city of Grand Coulee, by resolution, passed an ambulance fee assistance policy at its meeting Aug. 21. If a person uses ambulance service and meets certain criteria, they can get a reduced rate, or the rate...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 22, 2012

Three rescued from Lake Roosevelt

Three people were pulled from the water in Lake Roosevelt between Crescent Bay and Eden Harbor last Wednesday evening after their boat had capsized. When word of the incident reached boaters at Spring Canyon, Javier P. Baca from New Mexico, took off...

 
 By Danielle Vick    Opinion    August 22, 2012

Great American road trip says “See America First”

When America’s frontier was officially declared closed in 1890, the country scrambled for a new identity. For hundreds of years, we had been a nation with seemingly limitless borders. The stretch...

 
 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...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 15, 2012

7,800 acres burned

The wildfire burning since Tuesday evening above Coulee Dam has scorched 7,800 acres so far, but only burned one old barn. No other structures have been lost, thanks to firefighters fending off the fl...

 

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