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 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 4, 2016 

Hensley says her piece, gets "admonished"

An Electric City councilmember was admonished by the full council at a special public hearing last Wednesday night for activities judged to be beyond her authority. Reprimanded was Councilmember Birdie Hensley, who became a member of the council for...

 
 News    May 4, 2016 

Determined fun

Big smiles and wide eyes attest to a fun day at Lake Roosevelt Elementary last Friday as kids launch themselves into the school's annual Mini Bloomsday Race. - Jacob Wagner photo...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 4, 2016 

Colorama festival and rodeo this weekend

Get ready for the 60th running of Colorama, May 6-8, with a special guide to the event inside this issue of The Star. There's a big parade, a rodeo, craft booths with food and gift ideas, and a newcom...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 4, 2016 

Tribal primary draws 28 candidates

Colville Tribal members go to the polls Saturday to vote on 28 contenders for positions on the Colville Business Council. The primary vote will reduce candidates for each contended office to two who will face off in the general election in June. Poll...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 4, 2016 

County officials rally opposition to plan

County officials discussed with the Coulee Dam Town Council Wednesday a plan county commissioners are considering to house juvenile offenders out of the county at a privately-run facility in Medical Lake. Juvenile Court Administrator Dennis Rabidou,...

 
 News    May 4, 2016 

Newsbriefs

CMC Guild to offer goods at Colorama The Coulee Medical Center Guild will have a booth at the Colorama Festival at North Dam Park selling Moso bags, seasoned salts, plants, and both coffee and cold water. Students’ rock painting draws police...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 4, 2016 

Port District taking another look at projects

The idea of a trailer park and residential development along the Banks Lake Golf Course has surfaced again. Grant County Port District 7 commissioners raised the topic at their meeting last week as they wrestled with how to continue financing the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 4, 2016 

Blues festival coming right up

It will soon be toe-tapping time at Sunbanks Lake Resort. It’s nearly Rhythm & Blues Festival time at the resort on the shores of Banks Lake in Electric City. The festival is scheduled for May 19-22. Sunbanks has won the state Blues award for the...

 
 News    May 4, 2016 

School board OKs trips

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board approved two student trips at its meeting April 25, and put a hold on another. The board approved a trip by three students and advisors to “Imagine Tomorrow,” a science event at Washington State...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 4, 2016 

Hearing in theft case delayed

An ombudsman hearing to review evidence in the case of a former Grant County Mosquito District 2 clerk, previously scheduled for Tuesday, April 26, has been re-scheduled to June 21, the prosecutor’s office reported. The clerk, Karyn M. Byam, 40,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 27, 2016

Hearing for reprimanded councilmember tonight

A public hearing will be held tonight for an Electric City council member who wants to answer her reprimand in public. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, April 27) in the city council chambers. Councilmember Birdie Hensley had...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 27, 2016

Colorama to bring new feature in place of old

There is a new major event for Colorama this year, because another major feature won't be appearing. Jump N2 Fun, a firm that features a host of inflatable slides and bounce houses, will replace the c...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 27, 2016

Lions to bring free health screening Thursday

There will be free health screenings available for the general public here April 28. The Grand Coulee Lions Club, in cooperation with Coulee Medical Center, will have the Northwest Lions Foundation mobile screening unit on hospital grounds from 12...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 27, 2016

Hundreds attend seventh annual Earth Day Celebration in Nespelem

A festive Earth Day celebration, the seventh organized by a local Earth Day Committee, took place at the Nespelem powwow grounds Friday as an estimated 800-1,200 children and adults enjoyed the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 27, 2016

School administrator in federal custody

A Coulee Dam man arrested in February on charges related to his alleged relationship with a 14-year-old girl in Wisconsin found himself in federal court Monday in Spokane, not a state court in Okanogan. Nate Piturachsatit, 37, pleaded not guilty to...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 27, 2016

Senator Parlette speaks at Rotary

State Sen. Linda Evans Parlette visited the community last week to fill in schools Superintendent Dennis Carlson on changes in the capital budget staff in Olympia, which could affect the Grand Coulee...

 
 News    April 27, 2016

Newsbriefs

Park pickup scheduled for Saturday A big community asset needs some springtime sprucing, and parks commissioners picked this Saturday to do it, hoping you’ll help. The Coulee Area Parks and Recreation District will host the Annual Spring Fix &...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 27, 2016

Pathways workshop set for May

Electric City is hosting a community workshop, led by Washington State University’s Rural Communities Design Initiative. The meeting, one of two being planned, will run from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, May 14, in the Veterans Center in Electric City. The...

 
 News    April 27, 2016

Smooth ride

Mechaela Allen guides her horse through the senior poles event at the Nespelem Junior Rodeo Saturday. - Scott Hunter photo...

 
 By Roger S Lucas and Scott Hunter    News    April 20, 2016

Man jailed after tussle with police

by Roger S. Lucas & Scott Hunter It took three officers to finally subdue a man originally pulled over on a traffic stop who now faces a handful of charges, including third-degree assault of the officers and resisting arrest. Floyd denies the...

 
 News    April 20, 2016

Helping hands

Addison Picard, Valerie Jury, and LeeAnn Couvillier assemble napkins, forks and knives in the kitchen at the Rotary Club's spaghetti dinner Saturday night at Coulee Dam Town Hall. The sixth-graders...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 20, 2016

Dog declared dangerous in city

A pit bull that attacked and bit an Electric City woman who was walking her dog has been declared “dangerous” by the Grand Coulee City Council. The dog, named Rocky, described as “huge” by the victim, was finally subdued by police and quarant...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 20, 2016

Dinner planned to bring Justin Arnold home

Justin Arnold, a chef behind many of the recipes at the Fusion Café in Electric City, was pursuing his passion in New York at the Culinary Institute of America when he was hit by a car in February. Arnold suffered traumatic brain injury, and his...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 20, 2016

Officials announce funding package for new wastewater treatment plant

Engineers and officials from government agencies gathered at Coulee Dam's town hall Tuesday to announce the financing package for the town's new wastewater treatment plant. Mayor Greg Wilder said the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 20, 2016

Sidewalk work underway in Elmer City

Elmer City residents will soon be able to walk to the post office on new sidewalks. They will also be able to cross SR-155 on a new lighted crosswalk. It’s all part of a Washington State Transportation Improvement Board grant that the town got....

 

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