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 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 19, 2014 

Planners sidestep business move issue

Grand Coulee’s planning commission kicked the can down the road to the city council on the Mike Horne proposal to move his MPH mechanic shop down the street to a new location. One planner after another moved away from trying to find a way that...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 19, 2014 

Animal rescue operation making a difference

Nella is getting a second chance. She's an 18-year-old broodmare that now has a new home through the Grand Coulee Animal Rescue and Sanctuary. Nella is now enjoying a green pasture existence at a...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 19, 2014 

Electric City to spend more on tourism

More of money collected to boost tourism and related jobs will be allowed to to do so following a move by councils in Electric City and Coulee Dam last week. Electric City annually has put half its hotel/motel tax revenue into a reserve fund. The cou...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 19, 2014 

Coulee Dam open to new tourism spending approach

Faced with various groups annually vying for tourism tax dollars, most Coulee Dam Town Council members verbally endorsed an approach suggested by Mayor Greg Wilder last week: outsource it — with provisos. Wilder advocated an approach similar to wha...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 19, 2014 

No wool over their eyes

A new effort to become certified in grading animal fiber by Maryjo Monteith, of Spring Canyon Alpacas, could take up to two years, she indicated recently. The grading system includes fiber from...

 
 News    November 19, 2014 

Newsbriefs

Construction site employment numbers revised Lydig Construction Assistant Superintendent Bohman Swanson at the Colville Tribal headquarters job site, provided better statistics on workers after a story in last week’s Star highlighted the jobs the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 19, 2014 

City will shop for police protection

Electric City is looking for law enforcment support other than from Grand Coulee, the city with which it has contracted for decades to police its streets. The city council committee on law enforcement was instructed by council last Tuesday night to...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 12, 2014

Grand Coulee forbids civil service separate lawyer

The independence of Grand Coulee’s Civil Service Commission is being challenged, chair Alan Cain said this week. “Our attorney, Scott W. Detro, of Omak, has informed me that City Attorney Julie Norton has advised him not to do work for the Civil...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 12, 2014

Construction boom on reservation offers jobs

[This story has been updated with more accurate numbers of workers that were made available.] With a massive new headquarters under construction near Nespelem for the 12 Confederated Tribes of the...

 
 News    November 12, 2014

Star accepting nominations for volunteer honor

The Star is accepting nominations for the annual Volunteer of the Year award. Each year, the community picks from several worthy people nominated for the honor. One person is honored. Groups are not eligible. Nominations can be made until Nov. 24....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 12, 2014

Hospital passes $22 million budget

Hospital District 6 commissioners passed a budget Monday night that anticipates changes in fee structures, increased employment, new doctors and a razor thin 0.1-percent net margin, basically break even. “We’re going to start conservative and...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 12, 2014

Pretty birds are a lot of company

When a cockatiel says "pretty bird" it isn't because it has a super large ego, it's just a fact. Cockatiels, while a bit messy, are beautiful and a lot smarter than you would think. Peggy Sandgren,...

 
 News    November 12, 2014

Newsbriefs

Free dumping for fall cleanup Fall cleanup time has arrived in the coulee. Residents can dump yard waste free at the Delano Transfer Station Nov. 15-22. Dump hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 12, 2014

Recycling to be researched

Recycling in the Coulee got a breath of fresh air Monday at the Regional Board of Mayors meeting. Every time the recycling idea seems dead, someone brings it back to life. Dick Howe, of Sunrise Disposal, responded to criticism that his firm hadn’t...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 12, 2014

Students return after unscheduled two-day break

Students were back in school Thursday after a smoking electrical panel gave them a near two-day break last week. It all happened on Tuesday at about 9:20 a.m. when a malfunction of the main circuit electrical panel in the school kitchen prompted...

 
 News    November 12, 2014

Woman wrecks on highway

An Almira woman will be charged with drunken driving after she drove into a field off SR 174 Monday about 7 p.m. The Washington State Patrol reported that Alison M. Viebrocksteveson, 40, was injured when her 2003 GMC Denali left the highway as she...

 
 News    November 12, 2014

Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the senior center

The Grand Coulee Nazarene Church and Coulee Dam Community Church invited the community to the annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the Senior Center on Sunday, Nov. 23, from 2-4 p.m....

 
 News    November 12, 2014

Tonight's Grand Coulee City Council agenda posted

City of Grand Coulee City Council Regular Meeting November 18, 2014 AGENDA CALL TO ORDER: 6:00 p.m. Roll Call Pledge of Allegiance PUBLIC HEARING -- 2015 Budget 3. VISITOR INPUT Fifteen minutes are allotted for all visitors introducing issues not on...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 5, 2014

Police levy voted down

Electric City voters Tuesday turned down a property tax levy that would have raised money to support police protection. The vote was 90 yes votes (34 percent) and 170 no votes (65 percent). Proposition 1 would have raised about $55,000 to $60,000,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 5, 2014

Smoke clears out new school

Smoke from an electrical panel in the new school kitchen set off an alarm and caused evacuation of some 700 students at about 9:20 a.m. Tuesday. The incident put the Lake Roosevelt schools' emergency...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 5, 2014

Coulee Medical Center staffers training for Ebola fever

Even while much of the world is just waking up to what the potential spread of Ebola fever in Western Africa might mean for the rest of the globe, the local hospital in Grand Coulee is already making...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 5, 2014

Veteran served in Iraq, Kuwait

An offer of seven camels for your hand in marriage might sound a little strange. But Kuwait is a strange place, as witnessed by American Legion Post 157 Commander Cindy Jane. Jane was elected...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 5, 2014

Grand Coulee Police chief search back on track

Grand Coulee’s Civil Service Commission started advertising for a police chief in today’s Star newspaper and in statewide law enforcement journals. Application packets need to be in to the CSC by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, when the commissioners w...

 
 News    November 5, 2014

Unofficial election results

Unofficial election results for the November 5, 2014 election....

 
 News    November 5, 2014

Trees of Sharing starting up

Names are now being accepted for the local “Trees of Sharing” campaign that spreads holiday cheer and presents to kids who may not get them otherwise. Names of children may be submitted on slips of paper and turned in at Safeway, Harvest Foods...

 

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