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 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 24, 2017 

Cuts proposed as schools close in on budget balance

“We will have a balanced budget next year,” Superintendent Paul Turner stated last Friday. He confirmed this before the Grand Coulee Dam School District board Monday night, going over a number of steps he is proposing to eliminate what he sees...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 24, 2017 

Area nets new fishing tournament

Some 66 anglers caught and released 461 walleye over the course of the Gordon Steinmetz Memorial Spring Walleye Classic at Coulee Playland last weekend, but the biggest catch was likely the tournament...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 24, 2017 

Big load to cause big delays next week

A million-pound load of equipment will slow traffic on local highways from Coulee City to Grand Coulee next week as it creeps to its destination just north of Grand Coulee, with delays expected of up to 90 minutes at a time. Drivers probably should...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 24, 2017 

ATVs allowed in Grand Coulee

You will be able to drive “street ready” ATVs in Grand Coulee beginning May 31. Grand Coulee’s city council approved an ordinance last Tuesday night that allows all-terrain vehicles on city streets and on state highways, as long as they have...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 24, 2017 

C.D. Casino opens new restaurant

There's a new restaurant in town. The Coulee Dam Casino's Spillway Bar and Grill had its "soft" opening May 15 and is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Casino's new format upstairs, where...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 24, 2017 

A dozen new flags will honor veterans

Twelve new flags will be dedicated on Memorial Day, May 29, at the special Isle of Flags ceremony at Spring Canyon Cemetery. The ceremonies kick off at 11 a.m. with master of ceremonies Richard Black (Navy captain retired) getting the program...

 
 News    May 24, 2017 

Newsbriefs

Newspaper closed Memorial Day The Star newspaper office will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. The deadline for news and advertising will be 5 p.m. Friday, May 26. Ambulance and fire calls stated The Grand Coulee ambulance...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 24, 2017 

Some seats go unclaimed in local races for public offices

A few races for local public office will be contested in this year’s primaries, but the real issue is the number of offices for which nobody filed a candidacy. A special three-day filing period has been set up, May 23-25, for those who would like...

 
 News    May 24, 2017 

Corrections

Tribal EMS made mock scene happen Colville Tribal Emergency Management Services should have been credited for the production of the mock crash scene at the Nespelem Community Center in last week’s Star. Clarified Gina Erickson of the Colville...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 24, 2017 

Armstrong-Montes named Friend of Children

Nancy Armstrong-Montes was honored with the Friends of Children award by the North Central Washington Educational Service District at a banquet in Wenatchee. Armstrong-Montes, who retired from...

 
 News    May 24, 2017 

Tribes honor McBride

Richard McBride, center, superintendent of the North Central Washington ESD (Educational Service District) in Wenatchee, receives a Pendleton blanket from the Colville Tribes upon his retirement....

 
 News    May 24, 2017 

Jazmine Reed receives PEO award

Jazmine Reed is the 2017 recipient of the $500.00 scholarship awarded by local Chapter DG of P.E.O. International. The scholarship application process includes a review of the applicants’ academic achievement, community service, extracurricular...

 
 News    May 24, 2017 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 5/16 - The Department of Corrections advised police of a person wanted on a warrant for her arrest. Police found the person at the Grand Coulee Manor and took her to Grant County jail. - An officer noticed a vehicle with expired tabs...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 24, 2017 

Mosquito spray schedule set

Grant County Mosquito District 2 released its treatment schedule for the coming season. On Mondays, the district will treat in Electric City and Sunbanks Lake Resort; Tuesday at Steamboat Rock State Park and Osborn Bay; Wednesday in Grand Coulee;...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 24, 2017 

Two hired for city

Electric City council approved contracting for a hearing examiner and hiring a code enforcement officer at its meeting May 9. Hearing examiner Andrew L. Kottkamp, of Wenatchee, will be paid $150 an hour. The hearing examiner duties call for him to...

 
 News    May 24, 2017 

Sturgeon planted in Lake Rufus Woods

Some 1,400 white sturgeon fish were released into Lake Rufus Woods May 17. Raised in a state Fish and Wildlife hatchery for 10 months for the reservoir behind Wells Dam, the project was paid for by...

 
 By Press release    News    May 24, 2017 

Keller Ferry back in service

KELLER FERRY – The Keller Ferry that crosses the Columbia River on State Route 21 is in service after repairs were completed on the north shore loading ramp. ### WSDOT...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 17, 2017

School district sends strong comments to USBR

The Grand Coulee Dam School District issued a strong response to invitations for comments on a Bureau of Reclamation proposed modernization program. The Bureau had advertised for draft environmental assessment comments on its 12-year plan to...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 17, 2017

Big load to cause big delays on local highways next week

[Update] The company planning the move of the big transformer has delayed the move after "discrepancies" were noted during a "weigh and measure" session with the state Department of Transportation, the company said. No word yet on a new schedule....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 17, 2017

Bureau road work will include traffic delays

The Bureau of Reclamation has a number of construction projects going on lately, and drivers will notice some delays, starting this week. ACCU Construction Inc., based in Santa Ana, California, got the $4 million contract, which involves repair to...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 17, 2017

Colorama a big hit despite weather

Colorama was a huge success! That assessment came early this week from a variety of sources, not the least from the chamber of commerce and Ridge Rider officials, the two sponsoring groups. Even...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 17, 2017

Plenty of winners listed for the rodeo

Those rodeo cowboys didn't waver, even with threatening skies both Friday and Saturday, as they competed for a lot of money in the 61st Colorama Pro-West Rodeo at the Ridge Rider grounds in Delano....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 17, 2017

Mock crash brings out the grief

The horrific scene was only revealed after five buses of students and staff from Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School arrived and had lined up behind yellow police tape to witness a disturbing...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 17, 2017

Tribal primary sets up June election

There will be some changes on the Colville Business Council as two vacated seats will be filled and some incumbents could be in trouble after the May 6 Primary Election absentee votes were totaled. There will be new business council members in the...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 17, 2017

Speed limit change suggested

A Kelso Street resident appeared at Electric City’s last council meeting to suggest that if Grand Coulee adopted an ATV ordinance, he would like to see the speed limit between the two cities dropped so those owning all-terrain vehicles could...

 

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