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 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 25, 2016 

Supt. hired to help in transition

Grand Coulee Dam School District’s board of directors hired Menehune Consultants, LLC, of Electric City, Monday night, to help with the transition of changing superintendents in the district. Principal party in the firm is Dr. Dennis Carlson, the p...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 25, 2016 

Tragic scene offers lessons for students

At a horrific scene in the middle of the school day last Friday, the screams of victims and their mothers twisted the air with an agony many seemed to feel - even though they knew it wasn't real....

 
 By Press release    News    May 25, 2016 

Sunland Fire burning sage and grass

From a Grant County Sheriff's Office media advisory: Jurisdiction: Grant County Fire District 3 (IC Fortier) Started around 3 p.m. 05/29/2016 Three miles south of the Gorge Amphitheater along the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 25, 2016 

City passes fireworks ban

Fireworks will be prohibited in Grand Coulee without a permit after an ordinance passed last week takes effect next year. The city council passed a new fireworks ordinance May 17, banning fireworks without a permit. The ordinance does not go into eff...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 25, 2016 

Event, special state day will honor song man

May 28 is now officially Woody Guthrie Day in the state of Washington, and a large celebration of the musician and his works will take place at the Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center on that date. The event will include performances from 12 different...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 25, 2016 

Great support shown in sale to "Bring Justin Home"

A sale of used items on the sidewalk outside of Harvest Foods and Variety in Coulee Dam Saturday drew huge support from contributors, raising about $6,400. The sale was held to give support to the...

 
 News    May 25, 2016 

Newsbriefs

Early holiday deadline The Star newspaper office will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The news and advertising deadline for the June 1 issue will be 5 p.m., Friday, May 27. Grand Coulee ambulance served Coulee...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 25, 2016 

Isle of Flags ceremony, spectacle to honor veterans

Nineteen new flags will be dedicated during the "Isle of Flags" Memorial Day ceremony next Monday, May 30, at Spring Canyon Cemetery. Flags for the following are being dedicated: Harold A. Blanchard,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 25, 2016 

Local woman supporting grandparent rights push

A move is currently underway to get a people’s initiative on the ballot in November that deals with giving grandparents and other family members the right to visit children where relationships have been severed by death, divorce, or disagreement. I...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 25, 2016 

City contract with chamber signed and working

The chamber of commerce has signed a contract with Electric City for use of the city’s hotel/motel tax dollars for 2016. The contract is for nearly $27,000, to cover qualified promotional expenses for the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 18, 2016

Contract voided by council

The chamber of commerce’s 2016 contract with Electric City, good for nearly $27,000 for advertising use, was voided last Tuesday night by city council members because the wording of the contract returned to the city in April had been altered. The...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 18, 2016

Future of city, pathway project discussed

About 40 people showed up Saturday at the Vet's Center to hear and take part in discussions about the revitalization of Electric City. The meeting, the first of two scheduled, was to get input on...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 18, 2016

Free fresh food coming Tuesday

The Mobile Food Bank of 2nd Harvest will distribute free produce, nutritious perishable products and other groceries for families in need at Zion Lutheran Church, Tuesday, May 24 from 10 a.m. to noon. Last year’s 2nd Harvest visit distributed...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 18, 2016

Tribal voters choose candidates in primary

All of the incumbents who filed for re-election in the Colville Tribal Business Council primary election last week made it into the general election, scheduled for June 17. Only one councilmember up for election, Nancy Johnson, for the Nespelem...

 
 News    May 18, 2016

Going down

Bureau of Reclamation workers are lowered from the top of Grand Coulee Dam Tuesday to dissemble catwalks on which they've been working for weeks along the bottom of the drum gates. The walkways are...

 
 News    May 18, 2016

Newsbriefs

Council against shipping out youth Elmer City’s town council passed a resolution last week to ask Okanogan County commissioners to keep its juvenile detention facility and not send juveniles to a facility out of the county. The council cited the...

 
 By Fred Netzel special to The Star    News    May 18, 2016

Large crowd attends county meeting on juvenile hall

Approximately 100 concerned citizens from across Okanogan County attended a special session of the Okanogan County Board of Commissioners May 10. At stake: the future of Okanogan County juvenile detainees. A quiet group waited patiently for their...

 
 News    May 18, 2016

Colorama parade winners listed

Everybody loves a parade, including those who enter the parade and win trophies. The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce, sponsor of the annual parade gave out a number of awards at the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 18, 2016

Great support shown to "Bring Justin Home"

A sale of used items on the sidewalk outside of Harvest Foods and Variety in Coulee Dam today (Saturday) has drawn huge support from contributors. The sale is to give support to the family of Justin...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 11, 2016

Promoters say new hydropower project could employ thousands

The Regional Board of Mayors learned Monday of a proposed Banks Lake Pumped Storage Project that could employ 2,500 people during construction and end up providing permanent employment for 150-200 workers. Columbia Basin Hydropower managers told the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 11, 2016

Colorama gamble paid off for families, chamber

A risky first-time replacement to the traditional Colorama carnival came through as a big positive for most families with children and even helped the fund-raiser's bottom line, the chamber of...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 11, 2016

Local man dead after bike wreck

A man involved in many local causes who helped with the sound system heard at Saturday’s parade died driving his Harley later that night just east of Grand Coulee. Walter H. Nuehring, known locally as Steve Nuehring, was riding his white 2007...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 11, 2016

Young driver dies in accident

A young driver died as a result of a single-car accident 10 miles north of Nespelem Sunday afternoon. The Washington State Patrol said the car, driven by Thomas C. Jacobs, 17, Tonasket, was going too fast for road conditions in the area. The driver...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 11, 2016

Rodeo declared a great success

The Colorama Pro-West Rodeo was a great success, according to Ridge Riders President George Kohout. "I think it was one of the best rodeos we have had here for a long time," Kohout said early this...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 11, 2016

Pathway discussion set for Saturday

Electric City will hold the first of two planned community meetings to discuss its plan for a Pathway Trail through the city. The full topic will be parks, recreation and revitalization. The meeting will be from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, May 14, in the...

 

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