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 By Scott Hunter    News    April 9, 2014

UW students learn rural medicine in Grand Coulee

Grand Coulee is gaining a reputation among University of Washington students interested in rural medicine. Coulee Medical Center is among the smallest of a handful of facilities used by 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 Roger S Lucas    News    October 30, 2013

Old town trail needs some help

The Candy Point Trail is in trouble, and Carol Netzel has asked the Coulee Dam Town Council for help. Access to the Candy Point Trail is through Netzel’s front yard and when you arrive at the top you are afforded a bird’s eye view of Grand...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 18, 2013

Triathletes hit the coulee this weekend

It appears that the weatherman might cooperate for Saturday’s 10th annual Grand Columbian Triathlon, organized by Tri-Freaks, an endurance sports organization. The forecast is for a high of 68...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 11, 2013

Harvest Festival set for Friday and Saturday

You can come casual, but dress up your pet for the chamber of commerce’s first-ever “Harvest Festival” at North Dam Park Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13-14. See inside this week’s Star newspaper for more details click here. There’s a costume...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 4, 2013

Chamber plans community yard sale for upcoming festival

by Roger S. Lucas When does a yard sale become a “park” sale? September 13 and 14, to be exact. Those are the dates for the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce’s community yard sale at North Dam Park. It’s part of the chamber’s fall...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    September 4, 2013

Athletes headed to coulee for big race

Hundreds of athletes from throughout the United States and Canada are putting their finishing touches on training for the 10th annual Grand Columbian Super Tri triathlon scheduled here Saturday,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    Community    August 28, 2013

Pie contest planned for festival

Can you bake a berry pie? Or an apple pie? Then you better get ready to enter the community pie contest during the Harvest Festival at North Dam Park, Sept. 13-14. In fact, Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce Manager Peggy Nevsimal said,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 28, 2013

Pie contest planned for festival

Pie contest planned for festival by Roger S. Lucas Can you bake a berry pie? Or an apple pie? Then you better get ready to enter the community pie contest during the Harvest Festival at North Dam Park, Sept. 13-14. In fact, Grand Coulee Dam Area...

 
 News    August 14, 2013

Festival planned

The chamber of commerce has added one new twist and dropped one idea for its Sept.14, Harvest Festival at North Dam Park. The added twist is the Rotary Club will have a public BBQ for the celebration, featuring burgers and hotdogs. Dropped was a...

 
 News    August 7, 2013

College president touts successes

Just under a year ago, Terry Leas took over as president of Big Bend Community College, and he is impressed with the organization he has joined. Speaking to the Grand Coulee Dam Rotary Club Wednesday at the Siam Palace, Leas outlined the Moses Lake t...

 
 Opinion    August 7, 2013

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago At the Coulee Community Hospital district meeting July 30, Director of Nursing Services Bev Haffner said CCH has already delivered 92 babies this year at the hospital. The hospital had o...

 
 Opinion    July 24, 2013

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago A fire once again hit the Colville Indian Reservation last week as flames charred more than 2,000 acres and threatened several homes. Due to the overload on the town’s water pump, caused by the hot weather, the town of Nespelem is...

 
 Opinion    July 10, 2013

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago A master plan is now in the works for Coulee Dam’s Mason City Park and all of the town’s residents can help decide what the plan will contain. A proposed master plan with a rough outline of future changes to the east Coulee Dam park...

 
 News    June 12, 2013

LR Class of 2013 graduates

Lake Roosevelt High School’s class of 2013 went through commencement exercises Saturday afternoon with speeches, songs, awards and scholarship announcements. School board director Ted Piccalo...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 24, 2013

Teacher Ralph Rise receives statewide award

Science teacher Ralph Rise was presented with a statewide award last week, an example for educators across the state. Sonia Siegel Vexler, co-director of LASER, the Pacific Science Center’s...

 
 News    April 10, 2013

Tribes plans annual Earth Day event

The Colville Tribes will hold their fourth annual Earth Day celebration, Monday, April 22, at the powwow grounds near Nespelem. Joaquine Bustamante, of the tribal recycling program, told the local Rotary Club he’s hoping for some 1,600...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 3, 2013

Keene voted onto port district commission

Jim Keene, retired school administrator, was named to the Grant County Port District 7 board of commissioners last Thursday. Keene replaces Jerry Birdwell who resigned last month. Keene will take over his duties when the board meets the last...

 
 Sports    March 20, 2013

NCW Sports Awards grants available

Through proceeds from the North Central Washington Sports Awards, Wenatchee North Rotary provides at least one monetary grant to a school or community youth athletic program outside of Wenatchee-East Wenatchee. These “outlying grants” can be for...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Lifestyles    March 13, 2013

The tradition of volunteering

Someone recently asked me, “Why should I volunteer?” After I answered the question and had more time to let the question really soak in, I wondered why some people give their time openly and easil...

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion    March 6, 2013

People helping people

In November 1982, our state’s unemployment rate peaked at 12.2 percent, the highest since the Great Depression. Interest on a fixed rate home loan was 13.4 percent, and an 11.5-percent inflation rat...

 
 News    February 27, 2013

Newsbriefs

Vets board to meet The Grant County Veterans Advisory Board will meet March 7 at 4 p.m. at the Grant County Courthouse Commissioners’ Meeting Room. The advisory board administers the Grant County Veterans Emergency Assistance Fund and assists...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 30, 2013

Rotary gets school wish list

The school board gave the Rotary Club a list of possible projects that it could take on to enhance the new K-12 school. The Rotary Club advised school officials that it had $15,000 and would like to see how far it could leverage the money toward...

 
 Community    January 30, 2013

Rotarian to travel with Guatemala Literacy Project

Rotarian and Electric City resident Rob Hughes will travel to Guatemala with a group of Rotary volunteers from across North America to bring educational opportunities to impoverished children. The Guatemala Literacy Project (GLP) group will deliver...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    December 5, 2012

Care and Share Food bank back on its feet

Two months after running out of food and cutting back on days open, the Care and Share Food Bank is back up to speed, thanks to an overwhelming response from the community, said manager Fern...

 
 Obituaries    December 5, 2012

Edward W. Purdy

Edward W. Purdy Edward W. Purdy 86, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, in Spokane, Wash. He was born in Clark Fork, Idaho, February 25, 1926. He was a graduate of Harrison High School, then served in U.S. Navy during WWII. After the war he attended...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    November 28, 2012

Rotary seeks project to double new school funds

The Rotary Club is seeking a project from the school district so it can go after a grant to double its fund for the new K-12 school. Rotarians Jim Keene, Roy Hamilton and Bob Valen appeared before the school board Monday night and told directors...

 
 By Lois Chilton    Opinion    October 31, 2012

Thanks to the Rotary club

Kudos to the Grand Coulee Dam Rotary Club on the completion of the Handicap Accessible Fishing Pier at Steamboat Rock State Park. This most worthwhile project is a wonderful tribute to the work of many who throughout the years took it on until it...

 
 News    October 17, 2012

Pier project finished

The Dock Company of Chelan, on Friday, installed the handicapped-accessible fishing pier that the Grand Coulee Dam Rotary Club has been working toward for a dozen years. At Steamboat Rock State Park...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    October 3, 2012

Our take on the news

• The $20 car tab charge proposed in Electric City is just the latest swing of a very large pendulum. We love services, we hate taxes. Government tries to meet our needs, then gets shot down for...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 3, 2012

Rotary to finish pier project

North Central Washington is about to get what local Rotary Club members believe will be the first handicapped-accessible fishing pier in the region. The club’s board of directors voted last...

 
 News    September 19, 2012

Newsbriefs

Fire contained The Barker Canyon Complex fire was declared 100 percent contained at 6 p.m. Tuesday evening. Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Chief Rick Paris stated that the fire was turned back to local fire groups and they will be carrying out patrols...

 
 By press release    News    September 12, 2012

Club moves spaghetti feed fund raiser to Nazarene Church

With North Dam Park hosting fire crews this week, the Rotary Club has moved their Spaghetti Feed fundraiser to the Church of the Nazarene. The church is located just 1/4 mile E of Grand Coulee on Hwy...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    September 12, 2012

Spaghetti feed is final push for project

The Rotary Club is holding its annual spaghetti feed this Friday night at North Dam Park picnic area to raise what members hope will be enough money to complete the club’s handicapped-accessible fishing pier at Steamboat Rock State Park. The...

 
 News    September 5, 2012

Newsbriefs

Fence bid awarded Electric City Council awarded a bid to put an apron and fence around an area at the new arsenic treatment plant to Nick’s Home Repair. The successful bid was for $14,269.78. Four firms bid on the job with the next lowest bid of...

 
 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

Household hazardous waste collection planned

There will be a household hazardous waste collection at the Delano Regional Transfer Station from noon to 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7. Officials state that you can bring oil-based paints, stains, thinners, batteries, solvents, antifreeze, brake fluid,...

 
 Community    August 8, 2012

Helping hands

Rotary Club members finish up cleaning out a carport Saturday at the home of Mardee Davis in Electric City, who has asked for help getting the home in shape after drug users, including her son,...

 
 Opinion    July 18, 2012

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago One of the final obstacles to the construction of the town of Coulee Dam’s filtration plant has now been removed. Fourth Congressional District Representative Richard “Doc” Hastings announced yesterday that Coulee Dam will receive...

 
 Community    June 27, 2012

Hoop Fiend Alert

The Ephrata Rotary Club will offer a 3-on-3 tournament July 20 and 21, with games starting that Friday at 6:30 p.m. The club took over the event formerly associated with the Basin Summer Sounds concert and renamed the tournament “Rim 2 Rim”....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 13, 2012

Graduates push for future of school

Lake Roosevelt graduates honored their past and looked to the future Saturday as they accepted awards, accolades and diplomas, words of wisdom and hope. The 53 graduates garnered more than $570,000...

 
 Opinion    May 23, 2012

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Firefighters saved a dog from flames and smoke Monday night after Electric City residents spotted their neighbor’s home on fire. Jason Olsen’s rented single-wide home at 217 Lincoln Street was burning about 6:45. The fire appeared...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 9, 2012

Cross the dam — while you can

It’s no longer permitted … most of the time. But this Saturday, residents, tourists and their families can walk across Grand Coulee Dam. Once upon a time, back before 9/11 brought stricter...

 
 News    May 2, 2012

Everything goes

Rotary members help a patron at the club’s shredding and recycling event held Saturday with United Data Security, a Spokane firm that brought two $250,000 shredder trucks and a semi to the event....

 
 News    May 2, 2012

Want to get involved?

As Colorama approaches, the race company that wants to keep alive the Over the Dam Run is still in need of volunteers. Volunteers help with race registration, hand out water to passing runners, staff the finish line and more. Trifreaks, the same...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    April 25, 2012

Shred your documents for free

Paul Gauron owns a document shredding business, United Data Security, out of Spokane. His firm will be set up Saturday, April 28, at Strate Funeral Home, from 9-1 p.m., to shred your documents, courtesy of the Grand Coulee Dam Rotary Club and as part...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    April 18, 2012

Hunt is on for rest of new school funds

The hunt is still on for $14 million for the proposed new school complex. The announcement last week that the Grand Coulee Dam School District is getting $17 million from the the state Legislature to build new schools isn’t the end of the effort, b...

 
 News    April 18, 2012

Newsbriefs

Bradley dies in wreck Fomer Okanogan County Clerk Jackie Bradley died Monday when the car she was driving rolled over about 11 miles east of Twisp on SR 20. The 73-year-old, who remained active in the county Democratic Party, was headed east in her 1...

 
 By James Heuvel    News    March 21, 2012

Club plans for bigger, better shred day

Grand Coulee Dam Rotary Club is planning to tear up even more stuff than it did last year in an upcoming free community shred day. The club's first free community shred day last year had been scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m, but community...

 
 Opinion    March 21, 2012

Community support appreciated

As we approach what would have been Dad’s 85th birthday, we are reminded what a wonderful sendoff the community gave to our dad, Rod Hartman. The tears still come as we think of the fire trucks, ambulances, police cars sitting patiently by, waiting...

 

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