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 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 27, 2014 

Super: Don't believe rumors of late opening

The school board Monday night was told not to believe rumors going around that the new school would not make the start date of Sept. 15. In fact, Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Dennis Carlson told members of the board, the special...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 27, 2014 

Local greens headed into black

Grant County Port District 7 is in its third year as manager of Banks Lake Golf Course, which is inching forward and soon will be in the black, according to port commissioners. The Port District took...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 27, 2014 

Big Bend Community College success rate increasing

Big Bend Community College has improved on the success rate of its students over the last couple years, boasted college President Terry Leas last week, speaking at a Rotary Club luncheon in Grand Coulee Wednesday. Leas said a common state measurement...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 27, 2014 

Land given to town

It sits on a flat area overlooking the Columbia River at the north end of Coulee Dam and may someday be the site of a development to assist visitors to the area. The gift to the town by Diane...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 27, 2014 

New shirts will mark school's opening day

Students, staff, bus drivers, and the entire lot, will celebrate the opening of the new Lake Roosevelt school Sept. 15, with T-shirt mania. Everyone will receive a Lake Roosevelt T-shirt to wear on...

 
 News    August 27, 2014 

Newsbriefs

Bowling leagues starting Riverview Lanes Bowling Alley leagues begin on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Bowlers should stop by the bowling alley to get signed up for the fall leagues. League play is on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings. Call the lanes at...

 
 By Roger S Lucas and Scott Hunter    News    August 27, 2014 

Harvest festival to offer celebration time

by Roger S. Lucas and Scott Hunter This year's Harvest Festival will feature a barbecue competition with some $3,500 prize money, as the event continues to evolve in its third year. That and a lot...

 
 News    August 27, 2014 

Company selected to boost county tourism

Okanogan County’s Economic Alliance has selected an advertising company to get the word out immediately that the area is open for business, despite natural disaster news that dominated the county’s image this summer. BrandQuery will immediately...

 
 News    August 27, 2014 

Colville Tribe stocks Rufus Woods with thousands of fish

Staff from the Colville Tribes Resident Fish (CTRF) program released approximately 5,700 “triploid” rainbow trout ranging from two to three pounds each into Lake Rufus Woods July 31. The fish, which can be identified by the absence of the...

 
 News    August 27, 2014 

Highway maintenance scheduled for this week

Here are some local highway maintenance projects to know about for this week. The information comes from the state Department of Transportation: (New) SR 155 (MP 46-64) Nespelem to Disautel pavement repair Monday through Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 5:30...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 20, 2014

Payments to tribal members coming soon

A settlement administration firm in Montana is getting ready to distribute funds to individual tribal members under a settlement with the U.S. Department of Interior. But more than 1,600 members of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 20, 2014

Man wants perpetual flooding solved

A resident on Columbia Avenue in Coulee Dam is about to throw up his hands in resignation from the runaround he has been getting on a serious water drainage problem. During the most recent storm, his...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 20, 2014

Man arrested for jewelry theft

An Electric City man, already wanted on a warrant, was arrested Sunday on various charges, including possession of stolen jewelry. Arrested and taken to Grant County Jail was Jerome J. Harrington, 60, of 58220 Spokane Boulevard. When arrested...

 
 News    August 20, 2014

Wrapped in reptiles

Kids hold a big yellow python at the Grand Coulee Library, one of many scaly creatures brought to town by The Reptile Man, of Monroe, Wash. for a program Aug. 8. The library will offer a program at...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 20, 2014

Woman takes issue with complaint

An Electric City woman read a prepared statement before the Electric City council last week, taking apart the city in general, the planning commission, and, in particular, Gary Haven, the city’s compliance enforcement officer. Linda Zernick, who li...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 20, 2014

Two top officers have 70 years in

Grand Coulee police Chief Mel Hunt and Sgt. John Tufts have about 70 years of combined service to the area. That's about to change, with Hunt ending 39 years of service to the Grand Coulee area...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 20, 2014

Updated with new schedule: Heads up if you're heading to Spokane next week

Travelers headed to Spokane on US 2 this week should plan plenty of time to get there, the state Department of Transportation says, but the contractor has changed schedules to adust for congestion on...

 
 News    August 20, 2014

Newsbriefs

Civil service commissioner needed Kenneth Carroll has resigned his position on Grand Coulee’s Civil Service Commission, effective immediately. The commission is made up of three commissioners. A replacement selection will be made by Mayor Chris...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 20, 2014

Mayor takes issue with police articles

Electric City Mayor Jerry Sands took issue at the city council meeting last Tuesday night, Aug. 12, with two stories about him that appeared in successive weeks in The Star newspaper. “It makes me look like a village idiot,” he told the council...

 
 News    August 20, 2014

Fire near Keller in mop-up stage

The Devil’s Elbow Complex fires burning north of Keller are mostly contained but fire lines were expected to be tested by winds, information from the fire management team said Tuesday. Containment lines have been cut by dozers or forged by hand...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 20, 2014

No treasure digging allowed

A Spokane Valley man found that you can’t dig holes in a Grand Coulee park even though you are looking for buried treasure. Steven Harder, 46, was found Thursday, along with his metal detector, and dressed as a treasure hunter, digging in the park...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 13, 2014

Monthly loss felt like good news to hospital

After losses totaling more than $1 million in the two months prior, June’s negative nick of just $48,000 felt like very good news for hospital leaders Monday night. “The corner is turned,” commented Commissioner Geary Oliver following a report...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 13, 2014

Hollowed halls coming down

Demolition of the classroom wing of Lake Roosevelt High School started Monday. Walker Construction, which has the overall contract, expects the demolition to be completed by the end of this week. A su...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 13, 2014

Accident fatal for Spokane woman

A Spokane Valley driver was critically injured last Friday when the vehicle she was driving crossed the center line and hit a tractor trailer head on. The accident occurred at about 8:20 a.m., about five miles west of Wilbur in Lincoln County on...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 13, 2014

Explosives found on local shores near Grand Coulee

Plastic explosives from a mining operation in Canada have been showing up in Lake Roosevelt with some degree of regularity, the most recent near Crescent Bay. A tube of the explosives, about a foot lo...

 

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