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 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 10, 2016 

Loosening up writers' block

There’s an effort to resurrect “Them Dam Writers” an organization that encourages people to write. The group had been organized back in the 1980s, but in recent years had dwindled to only a few. The effort to get the group going again will begi...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 10, 2016 

After-school program gets regional award

An after-school program promoting values, leadership, family and education received a multi-state award last week when its director, Kim Stanger, was in Washington D.C. to encourage more funding from...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 10, 2016 

School leader arrested by Internet task force

A popular educator and rising young school administrator was taken from Lake Roosevelt Schools in handcuffs last week, after a Seattle-based task force on Internet crimes served warrants to search...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 10, 2016 

Citizens wanted for Pathway committee

Want to serve on Electric City’s Pathway committee? All you have to do is drop a note off at city hall. The city council will make a selection of four local citizens to serve, along with city Councilmember Brad Parrish, on an advisory committee...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 10, 2016 

What should the city ask?

A public workshop will be held this Thursday night at the Electric City fire station to develop survey questions for the proposed Pathways project. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend and take part by sharing their...

 
 News    February 10, 2016 

Newsbriefs

Volunteer nominations close Thursday Those who wish to nominate someone for Volunteer of the Year have until midnight Thursday. Letters of nomination should be as specific as possible about why the candidate should be honored, including contact...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 10, 2016 

Leases approved for Coulee Dam's building

Coulee Dam Town Council agreed on two leases at its meeting Jan. 27. Council members agreed to leases for The Melody Restaurant and Riverview Lanes, the town’s two tenants in the building it owns. The Riverview Lanes lease, covering two years with...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 10, 2016 

City working on new park

Electric City will be working on its new “no name” park this year. The park site, behind the city’s fire station, is yet to be named, and is promoted as a “neighborhood” park. It is the brainchild of Councilmember Lonna Bussert. The city ha...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 10, 2016 

Nespelem school levy passed

A levy to support Nespelem School District passed by a large margin Tuesday night with only 14 percent of the ballots in Okanogan County left to count. As of Tuesday night, 52 voters said yes to the measure that will tax property owners at about...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 10, 2016 

Nespelem school levy passed

A levy to support Nespelem School District passed by a large margin Tuesday night with only 14 percent of the ballots in Okanogan County left to count. As of Tuesday night, 52 voters said yes to the measure that will tax property owners at about...

 
 News    February 10, 2016 

Spring cleanup days set

The Regional Board of Mayors set their spring and fall residential cleanup schedules for 2016 at their meeting Monday. The spring cleanup will be April 2-9, for those who haul their own garden debris to the Delano Regional Transfer Station, and...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 10, 2016 

Raider heritage statue idea approved

Alumni from Grand Coulee’s Tigers, Coulee Dam Beavers and from Nespelem’s Savages got the go-ahead from the school board recently for a space on the new school campus for a statue showing that the Raiders grew out of the three earlier schools....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 3, 2016

Police department stable at three

“Rocket scientists they are not.” That was the way Coulee Dam’s interim police chief described villains who brag about their escapades on Facebook. Interim Chief Larry Hall said that he often looks at Facebook to catch up with some law...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 3, 2016

School leader arrested by task force

A popular educator and rising young school administrator was taken from Lake Roosevelt Schools in handcuffs today, after a Seattle-based task force on internet crimes served warrants to search his home and office. Nate Piturachsatit was arrested at...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 3, 2016

Bowler scores a perfect 300

Don Richer, 52, of Coulee Dam, threw a perfect 300 game last week at Riverview Lanes. It wasn't his first - he has three official 300 games to his credit. But it was exciting just the same, both for...

 
 News    February 3, 2016

Volunteer of year nominations being sought; deadline Feb. 24

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

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 3, 2016

Nespelem School levy on ballot for Tuesday

Voters will decide Feb. 9 whether to continue property tax support of Nespelem Elementary School by paying only about a tenth of the amount of money the levy actually would bring to the school. The...

 
 News    February 3, 2016

Tribal wildlife department brings back antelope

Wildlife staff from the Colville Tribes' Fish and Wildlife (CTFW) Department released 52 pronghorn antelope in the early morning hours last Thursday, a department press release announced Friday. They...

 
 News    February 3, 2016

Newsbriefs

Fish passage now possible, legislators told In Olympia Tuesday, the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee heard testimony in favor of their support of a “memorial” bill that would tell the federal government the Legislature favors...

 
 News    February 3, 2016

Safe sitter class coming

A free class will teach young teenagers, ready to earn money by babysitting, how to do it safely. The class offered at Coulee Medical Center will teach them “the safety skills they need for themselves and the children they are watching,”...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 3, 2016

Two trees spared cutting after council reverses vote

The town council last week narrowly repealed a vote it took in December to remove two town-owned trees along the 300 block of Stevens Avenue after one council member said he felt deceived and...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 3, 2016

Fate of church enters council discussion

What to do with an old stone church? The old stone community church in Coulee Dam is vacant and needs a new tenant. The subject came up at the Coulee Dam Town Council meeting last Wednesday night when Councilmember David Schmidt stated his regrets...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 3, 2016

No alpaca wool at the old school building yet

Interest in acquiring Center School for a fiber mill is on hold. Vicki Eberhart, president of the North American Wool Cooperative in Oroville, said Tuesday that her group is active in another project in Oroville and will make a decision on Center...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 3, 2016

Equipment fees set

A fee schedule for the use of town of Coulee Dam equipment was set by the council at its meeting last Wednesday night. Fees cover the use of town equipment by other public works departments in the area. Hourly rate fees are: Ford truck, $75; bucket...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 27, 2016

Lawyer leads city council in retreat

Electric City’s leaders met for a “retreat” in Ephrata Saturday to consider matters that don’t fit well into monthly city council meetings. “I think every city council should have a retreat,” Electric City’s city clerk Jackie Perman...

 

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