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 Opinion    August 27, 2014 

Time for town to clean up property

Very often, governments have to serve their constituents, even when there seems to be no clear way to pay for those services, especially in emergencies. It may not feel like an emergency, but a fast-degrading property at 609 Holly Street in Coulee...

 
 By Daniel and Ann Marie Morfenski    Opinion    August 27, 2014 

Street water flooding home has to stop

I’m a tenant leasing from Patrick Wilson, owner of 301 Columbia Ave., Coulee Dam, WA. I also am enlisted as his acting mgr. of his properties in Coulee Dam. I live at 301 Columbia Ave and my wife and I have become very discouraged NOT at Patrick...

 
 Opinion    August 27, 2014 

No warmer welcome anywhere

In August of this year my wife and I had the pleasure of spending three nights and four days in your fantastic locality, Grand Coulee. After doing all the touristy things (dam) we mingled with the local population. I can honestly state that we found...

 
 Opinion    August 27, 2014 

Compliance officer solved issue in a day

I would like to make a correction to last week’s article “Woman takes issue with complaint”. Gary Haven has done work for me on three different occasions. He is the best fence man in town. If I need a fence I would call Gary. That is my...

 
 By Carol Schoning    Opinion    August 27, 2014 

Another idea for the middle school

There is a letter to the editor this week suggesting the old middle school become Grand Coulee’s new city hall. What a waste of space that would be. It seems that this is the perfect opportunity for a community center, which could include most any...

 
 By Angel Clark Hall    Opinion    August 27, 2014 

Everything you say and do makes a real difference

Anger is a natural human reaction and in itself is not a sin. “Be angry yet do not sin.” (Eph. 4:26) Like any other emotion whether it is legitimate or misguided, anger needs to be acknowledged. This acknowledgment is the first step towards a...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    August 27, 2014 

Things only heard in Coulee Country

Sometimes words or phrases said around town can only be associated with our area, and I think it is kind of the uniqueness and charm of our cities. So here are a few things that I have heard. In...

 
 Opinion    August 27, 2014 

Eighty Years Ago

"I leave here today with the feeling that this work is well undertaken, that we are going ahead with a useful project and we are going to see it through for the benefit of our country." - President...

 
 By M. Hall    Opinion    August 20, 2014

Consider future of Grand Coulee Dam Middle School

With the 2014 school year quickly approaching, and the transition for students to begin school at the new facility in Coulee Dam, has anyone put much thought into the future of the current schools that will be vacant once all the students have left,...

 
 By Harvey Moses    Opinion    August 20, 2014

Thank you, firefighters!

I would like to personally THANK each and everyone of the firefighters for not only giving up your summer and personal time with your families, but putting your lives on the line doing battle with the Devil’s Elbow fire complex here on the...

 
 By John Crabtree    Opinion    August 20, 2014

Moving rural America forward

In January, President Obama declared that despite Congressional logjams, “America does not stand still — and neither will I. So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for American families, that’s what...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    August 20, 2014

V.B.S. brings life full circle

Once a long, long time ago, I was a little kid, believe it or not. Yep, I was and I attended a Vacation Bible School not far from where I lived in Electric City. I don’t remember a lot of the...

 
 Opinion    August 20, 2014

Coulee Recollectionss

10 Years Ago Clark Slattery, Coulee Dam, has been over charged for electricity for 29 years. Coulee Dam issued him a check this week for $3,800.00. Slattery says they still owe him about $15,000.00...

 
 Opinion    August 20, 2014

Street water flooding home has to stop

I’m a tenant leasing from Patrick Wilson, owner of 301 Columbia Ave., Coulee Dam, WA. I also am enlisted as his acting mgr. of his properties in Coulee Dam. I live at 301 Columbia Ave and my wife and I have become very discouraged NOT at Patrick...

 
 Opinion    August 13, 2014

Bullying a serious problem in our schools

I find bullying a serious problem that we need to address in our schools and community. Nowadays we have the Internet, cellphones, tablets, and social networking. This can be a serious problem for even the most trustworthy of children, making it...

 
 Opinion    August 13, 2014

President honors deserter while ignoring plight of honorably discharged Marine sergeant

Pvt. Jeff Bergdahl, who left his base and post of duty (deserted) while serving in Afghanistan and released after five years in exchange for five Taliban commanders held in “Gitmo,” has been honored by his “commander-in-chief” by being...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    August 13, 2014

Faith for the World: Pray

It is funny how things play out in the world and with what you do in your own little environment. Sometimes it tweaks your way of thinking on a global scale or a heavenly scale. Let me explain. If you...

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion    August 13, 2014

Bathtubs, smokestacks and a five-star resort:Lessons from Kohler, Wisconsin

Today, there is a tendency to look with distain at manufacturing facilities, especially those located on working waterfronts. Historically, those factories were sited there because the raw materials...

 
 Opinion    August 13, 2014

Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago Detective Don Redfield of the Colville Tribal Police stated that no charges will be filed against the 9-year-old child, who apparently started the 1900 acre fire that threatened homes on...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    August 6, 2014

A very good trend

Recent leadership exhibited by many on municipal councils indicates what we hope is flowering trend in local governance: intelligent cooperation toward common goals. Within the space of a few months,...

 
 Opinion    August 6, 2014

One city united would be best for all

Several weeks back, Jess Utz wrote an article in The Star about the merging of Coulee Dam, Electric City and Grand Coulee into one town. I know this is a subject that has been brought up many times in the past, and it’s never gone anywhere for one...

 
 Opinion    August 6, 2014

Reader likes getting the paper

Subject: The Star Newspaper Problem: None I’m an old Coulee Dam High School Class of 1954 graduate. I live in Minnesota now but I sure do like to get The Star. It brings back lots of old memories of the dam building time. So keep up the good paper...

 
 Opinion    August 6, 2014

Our best insurance against coming mega-fires and more

Much as we may hate to admit it and don’t want to think about it, our burning of fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, increasing the greenhouse effect. This warms the Earth, which costs us in many ways. Forest fires are more...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    August 6, 2014

Gems in the Coulee: Kachane Piturachsatit

Most of you may never have met him, others just once or twice. Some will know the name only. Most will know at least one of his boys, some all three, but everyone will know Siam Palace. If you have...

 
 By Pat Kiedrowski    Opinion    July 30, 2014

Letter from a casualty of the hospital's last administration

This is a letter to the communities served by Coulee Medical Center in response to the letter by Greg Behrens (“Thoughts and concerns for the CMC board, and community” July 23, 2014). You talk about all the things that the previous administration...

 

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