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 News    August 27, 2014 

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Bowling leagues starting Riverview Lanes Bowling Alley leagues begin on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Bowlers should stop by the bowling alley to get signed up for the fall leagues. League play is on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings. Call the lanes at...

 
 News    August 20, 2014

Newsbriefs

Civil service commissioner needed Kenneth Carroll has resigned his position on Grand Coulee’s Civil Service Commission, effective immediately. The commission is made up of three commissioners. A replacement selection will be made by Mayor Chris...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 13, 2014

Explosives found on local shores near Grand Coulee

Plastic explosives from a mining operation in Canada have been showing up in Lake Roosevelt with some degree of regularity, the most recent near Crescent Bay. A tube of the explosives, about a foot lo...

 
 Opinion    August 13, 2014

Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago Detective Don Redfield of the Colville Tribal Police stated that no charges will be filed against the 9-year-old child, who apparently started the 1900 acre fire that threatened homes on...

 
 News    August 6, 2014

Community astronomy program this weekend

The Grand Coulee Dam area has some spectacular views of the night and daytime sky. The peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower is the early morning on August 12 and 13. So come join local astronomers and National Park Service Sky Rangers scan the sky for...

 
 Community    August 6, 2014

Help with life jackets

Rotarians have connected with the Safe Kids program at both Crescent Bay and Spring Canyon boat launches in an effort to save lives in area waters. The program is sponsored by Grant County Health...

 
 Community    July 23, 2014

Spring Canyon activities

This week at Spring Canyon, the following ranger conducted activities include – Fri., July 25, 4 p.m. Birds and Beaks. Join Ranger Deb in the day-use area in front of the Sprin gCanyon Exploration...

 
 Opinion    July 16, 2014

Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago The tenure of the Grand Coulee Dam School District's Superintendent, Dennis Chambers, came to an abrupt end Wednesday when he received notice to clear out his office. With two years remai...

 
 Community    July 16, 2014

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 7/7 - A man reported that he found a motorcycle off the roadway on O”Sullivan Road. Police traced the registered owner to a man living on Hill Avenue and the legal owner a man from Moses Lake. The motorcycle was not stolen but belongs...

 
 By Donald Gill    Opinion    July 9, 2014

NPS concession not working for this camper

We just spent our vacation at Keller Ferry Campground, and what I saw when I arrived was a travesty. The grass was burned to a crisp. The camp site was full of debris. The fire ring had garbage in it. The outlets in the restrooms were not working....

 
 Community    June 25, 2014

Celebrate 'Flood Fest' at Sun Lakes/Dry Falls State Park

  Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to celebrate the unique geologic heritage of Sun Lakes/Dry Falls State Park near Coulee City at the annual Flood Fest. The festival is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 28 at...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 21, 2014

New USBR fire station under consideration

The Bureau of Reclamation is planning to build a new fire station. It's the "where" that's in question. The Bureau is seeking public comment to identify issues to be addressed in an environmental...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 14, 2014

Strong local women to be featured in exhibit

Biographies of five local women will be featured along with a "Rosie the Riveter" quilt at the Visitor Center soon. The five are: Ida Bartels, Toby Ann Levy, Lynda G. Nutt, Barbara Ann Meyer and Rober...

 
 Community    May 14, 2014

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 5/2 - Police received a call that there was a kidnapping in progress on Hill Avenue. The officer learned that the call was in error, and that the suspect did not contact the child in question. - A caller at Electric Place in...

 
 By press release    News    April 23, 2014

Drawdown exposes explosives along Lake Roosevelt

Explosive material has been found in the bed of the drawn down Lake Roosevelt at the north end of the reservoir behind Grand Coulee Dam, and authorities think more may exist. The National Park Service was notified April 22 that explosive material had...

 
 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,...

 

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