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 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 18, 2017 

Fire chief: Fireworks ordinance would be "over governing"

A city law proposed months ago to regulate fireworks in Electric City has gone “poof” last Tuesday night after the fire chief insisted it wasn’t needed. The ordinance was doomed after volunteer fire Chief Mark Payne appeared before the council...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 18, 2017 

Schools will start late again Thursday

Both Lake Roosevelt and Nespelem schools will start two hours late again on Thursday, both schools said late Wednesday as warming temperatures put a slick watery surface atop built-up road ice. Nespelem School will also not hold preschool again...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 18, 2017 

Local spot in four-state national trail subject of talk

The most dramatic feature of a proposed four-state trail is centered locally, and residents can learn all about it next Monday afternoon. People can learn how this region will play a small but signifi...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 18, 2017 

Pathway plan almost ready for review

Electric City’s Pathway and Revitalization plan is about three-fourths of the way complete, and should be ready for review within a few weeks, the city council learned last week. The plan is being developed by a Washington State University group...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 18, 2017 

Two resigning from GCD school district

The Grand Coulee Dam School District directors accepted the resignations of two veteran employees at its meeting Jan. 10. Resigning were teacher and Current Technical Education Director Kathy Proctor, and Human Resource Director Mandi Stack. Proctor...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 18, 2017 

City may build wall in developing park

Electric City may still get started on its new park behind the fire station early this year. A discussion at last week’s council meeting provided some hope to Councilmember Lonna Bussert that work on a needed retaining wall could be done after the...

 
 By Grace Swanson WNPA Olympia News Bureau    News    January 18, 2017 

Legislative leaders agree: Basic Education funding to dominate 2017 session

OLYMPIA - Finding the dollars to meet the Supreme Court's mandate to fully fund basic education as required by the state constitution is the dominant issue facing legislators in the 2017 session. A major amount of education funding is now raised...

 
 News    January 18, 2017 

Winter access listed for Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

With reduced staffing and resources during the winter season, the facilities open in the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area are limited, but the National Park Service unit last week listed several boat launches snowplowed on an “as needed” b...

 
 News    January 18, 2017 

Many volunteers are worthy of honor

The guy who’s always helping out the neighbors, the member of your club or church who helps with just about everything, the member of the volunteer board or council who puts in countless hours on behalf citizens who often don’t know who makes loc...

 
 News    January 18, 2017 

Freezing filaments

Duncan Oddie, who with his wife Marlene, owns KISSed Quilts, changes out light bulbs Sunday on the decorative strings that criss cross Main Street, a project of merchants on the street. He was one of...

 
 By Grace Swanson    News    January 18, 2017 

Rally gets legislators' attention on education funding mandate

Olympia - More than 6,500 students, educators, and parents assembled across the capitol steps Monday, Jan. 16, to shout out their frustrations over the state's failure to fund basic education, its...

 
 News    January 18, 2017 

            Nespelem starting late Friday

       Nespelem School will start two hours late on Friday, Jan.20, and will hold no preschool....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 11, 2017

Colville Tribes to pay $250K in settlement

The Colville Tribes will repay the federal government nearly a quarter million dollars to settle allegations it submitted false Medicaid claims in connection with bills submitted by a mental health contractor for services allegedly never rendered, U....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 11, 2017

Paper could be late

It's entirely possible The Star could be late tomorrow. As I write, freezing rain is pelting the ground, the National Weather Service is warning of an ice storm with up to a half inch of ice locally,...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 11, 2017

Schools starting two hours late Wednesday

Lake Roosevelt Schools and Nespelem School with start two hours late Wednesday. At Nespelem Elementary there will be no preschool at all for the day. Also, breakfast will not be served at Nespelem on Wednesday. Freezing rain was pelting much of the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 11, 2017

Area burglaries spiked in 2016

Grand Coulee's police department showed a marked increase in the number of burglaries reported in its jurisdiction (which includes Electric City) in 2016 over what it reported for 2015, according to...

 
 News    January 11, 2017

Not tennis weather

A small herd of deer watches warily as walkers pass nearby the spot in Coulee Dam's Cole Park where they had bedded down near the tennis courts to wait out Sunday's snowfall. Low temperatures will...

 
 News    January 11, 2017

Library would like to hear from you

North Central Regional Library would like to hear from you. The five-county library district is currently working on a new strategic plan and would like to hear what the public thinks of its libraries and what they’d like to see in the future. The...

 
 News    January 11, 2017

Annual Balde Eagle Festival set

The annual Balde Eagle festival will be held in Grand Coulee Thursday, Feb. 16, and in Davenport on Friday, Feb. 17, according to National Park Service Education Specialist Janice Elvidge. Events on both days are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m....

 
 News    January 11, 2017

Newsbriefs

Mayor Wilder chairs board Coulee Dam Mayor Greg Wilder was named chairman of the Regional Board of Mayors and presided over the group’s first meeting of 2017 Monday afternoon. No rate increase The Regional Board of Mayors received word Monday that...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 11, 2017

NPS to present plan for Ice Age Floods trail

Community members are encouraged to attend an Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail informational meeting Jan. 23 in Coulee Dam. The national project is to tell the story of the Ice Age Floods, which includes 16,000 square miles in four states and,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 11, 2017

Weather forces delays at GCD and Nespelem schools

Old Man Winter interrupted Monday’s start of school, forcing a two-hour delay because of snow at both Grand Coulee Dam and Nespelem schools. In Coulee Dam, interim bus manager George Davis said roads in general were bad in all directions. He...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 11, 2017

School district seeks public input

Patrons of the Grand Coulee Dam School District will soon have an opportunity to officially comment about local schools. The district just recently prepared a survey, which will be online, covering a number of topics relating to different aspect of...

 
 News    January 11, 2017

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 1/3 - The manager of the Spring Canyon Apartments told police that someone had entered one of the apartments. He said that he had opened up all the blinds and locked the door the previous day, but he found the blinds pulled shut...

 
 News    January 11, 2017

Council meeting canceled

Tonight's (Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017) Coulee Dam Town Council meeting was canceled due to lack of a quorum, a statement posted on the town's website said....

 

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