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 By Roger S. Lucas    News    November 22, 2017 

Court orders $139k restitution from former clerk

An Electric City woman was ordered by Grant County Superior Court Monday to repay nearly $139,000, for unauthorized personal payments to herself while a clerk for Grant County Mosquito Control District 2. The repayment is to be made to Enduris... Full story

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    November 22, 2017 

Electric City expects $1 million in improvements

Electric City has received word that it was awarded a $735,000 grant for major street repair. The grant requires a 5-percent match of nearly $37,000. City Clerk Russell Powers said the state Transportation Improvement Board grant will enable the... Full story

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    November 22, 2017 

Mayor-elect talks about the road ahead

Larry Price, in the process of planning his term as mayor of Coulee Dam, emphasizes the need to bring people together. “People in the town have been battling each other, and we need to come together,” Price stated in an interview last week. Not...

 

Cups overflowing

Shoppers place their penny bids in cups at the Penny Auction Saturday, a fund raiser for the class of 2018 at Lake Roosevelt High School. With 170 donated items, the class of 45 seniors profited...

 

Newsbriefs

Newspaper office closes for holiday The Star office will be closed Thursday for Thanksgiving, plus Friday. Garbage more costly Garbage rates are going up in Electric City on Jan. 1, 2018. The good news is, not very much. If you use a 65-gallon...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 22, 2017 

Local organizations help the needy

The spirit of giving can be found in different areas of our community. Just a few examples include giving presents to children in poverty, food to the hungry, coats and winter clothes to children in...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    November 22, 2017 

Ambulance service offering EMR course

Classes will be held soon to develop badly needed emergency medical responders to bolster ambulance services. The Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Department has scheduled an informational meeting for 7...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    November 22, 2017 

Animal outreach facility wants to help locally

There is a facility in Moses Lake that receives dogs, cats and other animals, as well as non-game birds, when people don’t know what to do with them. Camron Derting, administrator for Grant County Animal Outreach, appeared before the Grand Coulee...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    November 22, 2017 

New trailer approved for transfer station

The Regional Board of Mayors will purchase its new transfer trailer next year through BuyBoard, a national purchasing cooperative, officials stated Nov. 13. The 2018 budget, that has been approved by all four towns and cities in consortium headed by...

 

Washington Service Corps, Reading Corps need service seekers for six-month terms

OLYMPIA – The Washington Service Corps and the Washington Reading Corps need people who can commit six months to making a difference. The Washington Service Corps offers a chance to help children, adults and veterans prepare for careers and...

 

Adding a protective shell

Joel DeWinkler helps build a protective wall on the outside of the Colville Tribal Museum with Tyvek and plywood before taking down the doors and more from the front of the building as part of an...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 11/14 - Police had to kill a deer that had been struck near milepost 24 on SR-155. The deer didn’t have use of its back legs due to being struck by a vehicle. 11/16 - A local man reported receiving serious threats from an...

 

Many car prowls reported

There has been a rash of car prowls in the Grand Coulee area. In a three-day period, Nov. 7-10, nine prowls were reported and investigated by police. In every incident, owners of the vehicles had left them unlocked; one had even left the keys in the...

 

Free yard waste dumping ends Saturday

Better get your rakes out, pick up your leaves and other garden waste, and bag them; you only have through Saturday to take advantage of free dumping privileges at the Delano Regional Transfer Station. You must reside within areas served by Sunrise...

 

Election counts are updated

Politics in Coulee Dam have changed dramatically as a result of the Nov. 7 election. Town residents elected a newcomer in politics as its mayor, and also two newcomers to the council. According to results updated since the election, Larry Price garne...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 15, 2017

Assembly connects vets and students

Veterans young and old shared some of their thoughts about serving in the military with a gym packed with students as Lake Roosevelt Schools held their annual veterans' assembly last Thursday....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 15, 2017

Local soldier addresses chamber

Army Specialist Jonathan Hughes had been back from Iraq since September when he spoke at the local chamber of commerce meeting last week. He spent nine months in the northern part of the country,...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 15, 2017

Car crashes off highway to Bridgeport

Local emergency responders rushed to the scene of a one-car rollover Monday morning after a federal security officer found a man crawling from his overturned car along the highway to Bridgeport....

 

Newsbriefs

Electric rates to rise in Coulee Dam Coulee Dam residents can count on paying a little more for electric power next year, following a discussion at the city council last Wednesday. Council members agreed to plan on writing in a 5-percent increase to...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 15, 2017

More antelope released on reservation

In a joint effort between the Colville Tribes and the Nevada Department of Wildlife, 98 more pronghorn antelope have been released on the Colville Indian Reservation, the second time the animal was...

 

Electric City dog declared dangerous

The Electric City council declared a dog owned by Krayton Duclos as “potentially dangerous” at its meeting Tuesday night. The complaint was filed by a neighbor, Gary Martin, who resides next to Duclos on Gerard Street. Martin told police that...

 

Reservation educator honored

Kayla Wells-Moses, Family & Consumer Sciences Educator with Colville Reservation WSU Extension, was honored at the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences 2017 annual sessi...

 

Small business advisor taking appointments

A business advisor, in association with Grant County Economic Development Council, will be in Electric City Nov. 30 to meet with interested business firms. Allan Peterson, a certified business advisor with the Small Business Development Center, has... Full story

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 11/7 - A Banks Avenue resident reported that someone had gone through an unlocked car the previous night. Police followed footprints to an unlocked truck, where nothing was taken. An adapter and some change was taken from car. -...

 

State's Boating Program encourages hunters to boat safely

OLYMPIA – Nov. 6, 2017 – With the recent opening of waterfowl and upland game hunting seasons, Washington State Parks’ Boating Program wants people who hunt from boats to be safe and know the boating laws before they head out on the water....

 

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