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 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 17, 2014 

District approves levy request

The Grand Coulee Dam School District Board of Directors Monday night approved a $1.1million four-year levy for maintenance and operations to go before district voters Feb. 10. In doing so, the board followed the recommendations of a special levy comm...

 
 News    December 17, 2014 

ASB officers get big check

Jack's Service gave the Lake Roosevelt Junior Senior High School Associated Student Body officers and members of the leadership group a check for $4,813.80, Monday. The money came from a special...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 17, 2014 

Fire chief resigns in Coulee Dam

When you make a 911 call to report a fire in Coulee Dam you expect a town fire engine and crew to respond. Don’t count on it. Last week, Coulee Dam fire chief Robert Jackson resigned after 12 years as chief. When reached he refused to comment on...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 17, 2014 

Town bids on Electric City police work

The town of Coulee Dam has made an offer to Electric City to provide police services. The offer was sent last week and outlined for Coulee Dam Town Council members last Wednesday night by Mayor Greg Wilder. The five-year offer would begin in 2015 at...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 17, 2014 

City to spend less to bolster tourism

Electric City will spend thousands less on boosting tourism efforts and related job growth after the city council reversed itself in a 3-2 vote last week. The council last Tuesday night backed off its previous decision in November to spend 75...

 
 News    December 17, 2014 

Newsbriefs

Early deadline for newspaper Due to the Christmas holiday The Star newspaper has a deadline for its next issue for news and advertising at 5 p.m. this Friday. Next week’s issue will be published Tuesday, Dec. 23. Happy Holidays. Pay raise approved...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 17, 2014 

Oregon artist chosen for local school art

Lucinda Parker, an abstract artist from Oregon, has been commissioned to produce $75,000 worth of artwork for the new school complex. Parker was one of scores of artists recommended to a local committee by the Washington State Art Commission. The...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 17, 2014 

Elmer City passes budget and raises

Elmer City passed its 2015 budget last Thursday night — barely. The $674,662.80 budget passed with a 3-2 vote. A large portion of the budget, $244,971, is pass-through money that will come in 2015 from the state’s Transportation Improvement...

 
 News    December 17, 2014 

Sale scramble

Bidders move in to check their bids on items at a silent auction Saturday at the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center, where plenty of bargains were for sale, along with lunch. - Scott Hunter...

 
 News    December 17, 2014 

Brighter above

While the Grand Coulee Dam area was shrouded in clouds Saturday, just above Crown Point the view offered bright blue sky over fluffy clouds. - Scott Hunter photo...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    December 17, 2014 

Coulee Dam town officials confident of emergency coverage

Following a shakeup in the Coulee Dam Fire Department that came to a head last week, town leaders this week have stated their confidence that citizens are safe and that calls for emergency services will be met. “In terms of providing protection,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 10, 2014

Commission locks records in safe, away from mayor

Grand Coulee Mayor Chris Christopherson has filed a public records request for all activity and minutes of meetings of the city’s Civil Service Commission from July through October of this year. It seems all part of the see-saw tug of war that has...

 
 News    December 10, 2014

Practicing for concert

Music students from Lisa Vaughan's intermediate band practice Thursday for their upcoming concert. Trombone players are from left, Marisa McKissen and Heatherly Budravage. Jordan Hagen is turning...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 10, 2014

Grand Coulee city council re-reverses police chief protection

Grand Coulee’s city council voted Dec. 2 night to undo its prior move, made two weeks earlier, to take the city’s police chief job out of civil service protection. The 4-1 vote was to put the police chief back under the protection of the Grand Co...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 10, 2014

Pay raises likely for Town of Elmer City employees

Pay raises for two Elmer City employees are intact as the town’s budget process moves forward. Now it will be up to the council to pass the document, this Thursday night. In a budget workshop, the second in two weeks, the council was split 2-2 in...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 10, 2014

Recommendation: Seek school tax levy

Grand Coulee Dam School District taxpayers will be asked to vote on a new maintenance and operation levy, Feb. 10. The amount and duration will be decided Dec. 15, by the school board, after it receives a recommendation from an independent levy...

 
 News    December 10, 2014

A big welcome from Electric City

City workers and volunteers put up the big holiday welcome sign at the south end of Electric City. The holiday decoration, almost 20 feet high, took a crane and a lot of people to put it in place....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 10, 2014

Electric City's police protection ending with 2014

As it stands today, Electric City will be out of police coverage for its residents on Dec. 31. It’s a money issue. Electric City pays for police protection from Grand Coulee, which wants more. Council committees of the two cities met a couple...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    December 10, 2014

Report: Crucial to success, recruiting for hospital going well

As Coulee Medical Center works to build up its business to a sustainable level, it’s finding success with a homegrown approach to recruiting talent, Chief of Staff Dr. Andrew Castrodale said Monday, and it needs to. The feasibility study that...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 10, 2014

City sets meetings on bigger buildings, more

People in Electric City interested in putting up larger shops and garages, or in preventing others from doing so, can attend a couple meetings in January on that subject. Electric City has scheduled two meetings in January to discuss and make...

 
 News    December 10, 2014

Sweet success

Jessica Schneider from the J.R. Newhouse accounting firm, left, tells tasters about wine samples at the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Vintners & Brewers Tasting & Auction...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 3, 2014

College to set up "knowledge center" at old middle school

Big Bend Community College will soon be hanging its shingle out at the former Grand Coulee Dam Middle School annex building. It will be the beginning of a Community Knowledge Center, where students and local residents can take advantage of a range...

 
 News    December 3, 2014

Bringing it back

The first Vintage Christmas Market went well at Coulee Dam's town hall Saturday, organizer Natalie Nachtigal-Dennis said. She said we wanted to bring back a type of bazaar she recalls from her...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 3, 2014

Library offers free live homework help online

Students, are you having trouble with your homework and your parents can’t help? Then North Central Regional Library might be your answer. Kim Mehr, out of the Wenatchee Public Library, and representing NCRL, made a presentation last month to...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 3, 2014

Report: school culture under development

Every school has its own culture or identification. The new Lake Roosevelt School is no exception. The character of a school is not easily transferable from one location to another, and because of this, officials are trying to help the new school com...

 

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