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 By Scott Hunter    News    June 22, 2016 

Tribal chairman Boyd dies at 60

The Colville Tribes announced this morning (6-22-16) that Chairman Jim Boyd has died at the age of 60. What follows is the tribal press release: Chairman Boyd walks on NESPELEM, WA - The Colville...

 
 News    April 13, 2016

Parlette to say farewell to Legislature after 20 years

WENATCHEE - The longtime state legislator who made it possible to build a new school complex in Coulee Dam has announced her decision to retire. Sen. Linda Evans Parlette announced Monday that she...

 
 By Dan Newhouse Congressman    Opinion    April 13, 2016

Local enforcement for local lands

It may be news to many Americans, but as individual land owners, ranchers, and farmers in Washington already know, the federal government is one of the largest property managers in the nation, and especially in the West. According to a 2014...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    March 9, 2016

When the heart hurts from a distance

It is a big world. Most people, when asked about things they want to accomplish in life, answer at least part of the question with, “See the world” or “Travel.” A lot of us get to do that. Oth...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 2, 2016

Glo Carroll is Volunteer of the Year for 2015

Glo Carroll has been selected as The Star newspaper's "Volunteer of the Year." She topped the voting total of 171 people who took the time to vote for Carroll and for Archie Dennis, who came in...

 
 Community    March 2, 2016

Cattlemen's Boot Camp set

Northwest beef producers had a very rough ride in 2015. Unprecedented wildfires burned millions of acres of pasture, with the cost to Washington’s $5 billion beef industry still being counted. Volatile prices followed. To help cattle producers...

 
 By Diane Babler    Opinion    February 17, 2016

Glo Carroll nominated for Volunteer of the Year

I wish to nominate Glo Carroll of Coulee Dam as the Grand Coulee Dam area Volunteer of the Year. I don’t personally know Glo, but as a member of this community, I was witness to the amazing work she did this summer in the midst of the worst...

 
 By LaVendrick Smith    News    January 27, 2016

Quick dollars for wildfire suppression critical to containment, committee hears

OLYMPIA-When a fire broke out in Asotin County last summer, Noel Hardin said a delay in state resources led to a bigger, more costly blaze. The fire chief for District 1 in the county says that by...

 
 By LaVendrick Smith WNPA Olympia News Bureau    News    January 13, 2016

Governor, DNR 2016 budget proposals seek wildfire fighting, recovery funds

OLYMPIA — When wildfires ignited around Twisp last summer, Meg Donohue said her coffee-roaster business shifted from being a popular gathering spot for the community to a place for up-to-the-minute news. “We found ourselves kind of being a hub...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    January 13, 2016

Olympia coverage is a little extra

A story that starts on page 2 this week comes through The Star’s association with the state association that works with colleges in the state to encourage and support journalism education. “Governor, DNR 2016 budget proposals seek wildfire fighti...

 
 By Dan Newhouse Congressman    Opinion    January 6, 2016

New Opportunities in a New Year

2015 has been an eventful year for our nation and for the 4th District of Washington, which I have been honored to be given the responsibility by Central Washingtonians to represent you in Congress. My commitment has been to work hard on solutions,...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 14, 2015

Family wants building named after fallen firefighter

The family of a woman killed while fighting a local wildfire 25 years ago is hoping a new fire station planned by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation could be named after her. Toni Godsil died Aug. 6, 1990, while fighting a wildland fire in Douglas...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    September 16, 2015

Wildfire recovery will be a long process

Nearly a dozen agencies presented possibilities for long-term help to about 50 people affected by the fires on the Colville Indian Reservation, but none of them will be quick or easy. The Tunk Block...

 
 News    September 16, 2015

Newsbriefs

Beach cleanup needs volunteers Volunteers are needed for the National Public Lands Day, Sept. 26, to help clean up the Spring Canyon Boat Launch area. There will be a shoreline cleanup Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with volunteers...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 26, 2015

Local effort draws cross-state support for firefighters

A Coulee Dam-based effort to help out firefighters on the North Star Fire is catching on like wildfire. It started with a GoFundMe effort to raise money for a continuing effort to supply baked goods...

 
 News    August 19, 2015

Nearly 40,000 fires have burned 7.1 million acres

Wildfire activity has escalated recently after thunderstorms, many with little or no moisture, moved across parts of California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana, sparking hundreds of new fires. The situation results in firefighting resources...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 19, 2015

[UPDATED12:23 p.m. 8/19/15] North Star Fire threatens Nespelem

UPDATE 12:23 p.m. 8/19/15: New evacuation orders were just issued for Nespelem from the Mount Tolman Fire Center. Their information release follows: A LEVEL 1 EVACUATION: The LEVEL 1 Evacuation area...

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion    August 19, 2015

Bob Morton represented his people unconditionally

Imagine rolling into Olympia in your travel trailer each year for the start of the legislative session knowing your district has the highest unemployment in the state and the lowest average annual wage. Folks in your sprawling rural 7th District...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 19, 2015

[UPDATE] Fire merger "inconclusive", no structures lost

[UPDATE 9:45.a.m 8/22] Initial reports indicated that the Tunk Block Fire and North Star Fire had merged, however this proved to be inconclusive. When more precise mapping is available, fire managers...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 12, 2015

Several towns lose power during fire

by Scott Hunter The towns of Wilbur and Creston, and every place in between, lost electric power service for a dozen hours Saturday night. A wildfire six miles west of Spokane, near Coulee-Hite Road, reportedly affected BPA electrical towers on the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 12, 2015

UPDATED Sunday, 2:30 p.m.: New fire burning in timber just north of Nespelem

[UPDATED Sunday, 2:15 p.m.] The North Star fire has now grown to more than seven times the size it was Friday night, and it is threatening a regional communicaitons network with equipment atop Moses Mountain. The fire was estimated at 22,000 acres...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    July 29, 2015

Value emergency response and responders

Maybe it’s just because we so often have a front-row view of tragedy, but two items in this week’s brought home the extreme importance of highly- trained emergency responders and some relief that...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 22, 2015

Regional fires flare in hot season

A stubborn brush fire closed Interstate-90 near George for the second straight day, but it reopened Tuesday about 10 a.m. The fire was driven by wind gusts of 25 mph and had burned about 900 acres by...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 22, 2015

Wildire burning along highway at North Dam

A wildfire is burning on the hill just above SR 155 at North Dam and heading uphill toward structures. Firefighters are responding at 11:15 a.m. and law enforcement has been asked to close down the...

 
 By Bob Valen    Community    July 15, 2015

Hot, dry June breaks records

June was dry, indeed, and hot, too. Let’s start with a look at the temperatures first. The mean June temperature is 65.5°F, while here at the home weather station we had a mean of 74.9°F, a...

 

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