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 By Michael Palanuk    Opinion    October 29, 2014 

Don't steal the rocks

Since 9-11 I have watched the evolution of Bureau security in and around the Dam. For a long time, it appeared that the after a shaky start, the program would mature with age. I now think I was wrong. In the beginning, the powers that be did...

 
 By Reg Morgan    Opinion    October 29, 2014 

Sailing to a new horizon

OK mates: It’s time to bid adios to the Airport Addition. During the past 34 years our three kids have graduated from college and are well on their way to seeking their fortunes, or so they tell...

 
 By Jim Bailey    Opinion    October 29, 2014 

Vote down Electric City Proposition No. 1

Voting for a property tax increase for Electric City (E.C.) police protection is one thing, but in effect giving the city government a blank check to determine the type of police services is another. E.C. recently sent a letter to the voters...

 
 By Bob Valen    Opinion    October 29, 2014 

Rotary planning sign project

The Grand Coulee Dam Area Rotary Club has started planning for a few community projects. One project is to gather all the individual services club, church and other not-for-profit organizational...

 
 By Phyllis M Melberg    Opinion    October 29, 2014 

Local marijuana moratoriums prevent job development

These ridiculous moratoriums against legal marijuana businesses only stops jobs from coming to our community! I understand that the people that are opposed to these businesses have all the money they need to get by. ALL THE REST OF us have to go...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    October 29, 2014 

Chats that mean something

I have had the privilege the past few months to have had a couple of chats that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Sometimes in a world of fast paced mayhem and “gotta go” attitudes, a quick...

 
 By Jack Stevenson    Opinion    October 29, 2014 

Perspective on Ebola

Some of our national news media and some politicians have sensationalized Ebola. Is that reasonable? We cannot know the future. Ebola may eventually become the Halloween trick of the century, but right now it is not. We are frightened by things we...

 
 Opinion    October 29, 2014 

Coulee Recollections

10 years ago Marine Lance Corporal Rusty Marchand, a 1999 Lake Roosevelt High School graduate and former student of the Nespelem School, was home on leave this month, returning to his base at Twenty Nine Palms, Calif. where he will serve out the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    October 22, 2014

Let the market and politics test whether recycling is a good idea here

Gayle Swagerty spoke for quite a few people in the entire community this week when she asked why there is no recycling program organized by the four towns whose waste disposal is governed by the Regional Board of Mayors. The mayors’ response was...

 
 By Cindy Jayne    Opinion    October 22, 2014

Everyone made a difference in successful year

All of the members of American Legion Post 157 in Electric City would like to thank everyone who helped to support our annual Summer Yard Sale event, this year. For all of those who donated items, all who came out to buy items, and all of the...

 
 By Fred Hanks    Opinion    October 22, 2014

Re: "27 years and millions of fish" (Oct. 15)

I remember when I was working in the Vancouver, WA area and living in Electric City next to Bill he asked me if I could stop by the Washougal fish hatchery in western WA. and pick up two holding nets for this project. Barely got in my little pickup...

 
 By Mark Payne    Opinion    October 22, 2014

Why can Grand Coulee do it faster than Electric City?

I’m trying to figure out how Grand Coulee was able to pass an ordinance in just a few short weeks on accessory buildings when Electric City has not been able to do it for at least a year. I am one of the people that have been trying to get bigger...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    October 22, 2014

Gems in the Coulee - Cathy Krohn

If you have been around the high school the last few years you know why this lady is a “gem.” If you have not, well let me throw some names at you: Rose Butterfly, Rebecca Hunt, Tiffany Peone, Leland Wellons, Craig Nissen, Kacey Palmer Ankney,...

 
 Opinion    October 22, 2014

Coulee Recollections

10 years ago The Douglas County PUD commission is expecting to take final action on three resolutions at its Nov. 1 meeting in East Wenatchee, authorizing a multi-million dollar settlement with the Colville Tribes and implementing a power sales...

 
 By Randy Semanko    Opinion    October 15, 2014

Wrong initiative cited?

This is in response to an article by Jess Utz, “Vote: It’s your right and freedom”. I believe either Jess or The Star made a mistake in the article where Jess mentioned Initiative 591. I’m sure Jess meant to say Initiative 594, and not 591....

 
 By Don Long    Opinion    October 15, 2014

Retain experience with Pheasant for treasurer

The most important qualification to be Grant County’s Treasurer is financial education and experience. The write-in candidate, who barely squeaked into the general election challenging our Grant County Treasurer, hasn’t provided any information...

 
 By Birdie Hensley    Opinion    October 15, 2014

About dry grass at cemetery

First, the Grand Coulee Dam Lions and Spring Canyon Cemetery would like to thank the community for all the support over the past 79 years. We could not do everything we do in the community without the support of this great community. At this time, I...

 
 By Anna Hewitt    Opinion    October 15, 2014

Looking for a representative, not a leader

“Proven Leadership” is the slogan being thrown around this season. Candidates telling us that we should vote for them because it’s “all about relationships.” To me, that says a candidate will play Let’s Make a Deal when they get into...

 
 By Jon Lane    Opinion    October 15, 2014

Dano involved in community

I have known Garth Dano and his family since they first moved to Moses Lake. I consider Garth one of my very special friends. Garth and his family have been involved in many community activities. They were instrumental in building Neppel Park, have...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    October 15, 2014

Family, bucks and familiar ground

It is a rare occurrence that four family members can go on an expedition in the sage brush that surrounds us and come out with smiles. Yes, it was opening day for rifle deer season and I was out...

 
 Opinion    October 15, 2014

Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago After seven months in Iraq, Lance Cpl. Johnny Holt returned stateside, much to the joy of his friends and family. Holt is a 1999 Lake Roosevelt High School graduate who volunteered to go to Iraq as an administration clerk with the 7th Ma...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    October 8, 2014

Zoning law leaves room for argument

We cannot, without sensing the irony, report on a business owner upset about zoning laws that he only months ago argued to uphold. One of the reasons (although possibly not the most important to him)...

 
 Opinion    October 8, 2014

Election letters policy

The Star will not publish letters endorsing political positions or candidates in the two issues prior to the Nov. 4 election....

 
 By Chris Christopherson    Opinion    October 8, 2014

School board shouldn't gamble on old school with taxpayer money

The quickest way for The Center Elementary property to come on the tax rolls is for the School District to step aside and let the property revert back to the owners. The school district is ill equipped to buy and sell property. The property will...

 
 By Ron Yenney    Opinion    October 8, 2014

Criminals turned loose too often; vote Dano

I was raised and have lived most of my adult life in Ephrata. I have known Garth Dano for almost thirty years. It’s not often that we have an opportunity to elect a non politician so uniquely qualified at a time the county needs are matched...

 

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