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 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...

 
 By Matt Moore    Opinion    October 8, 2014

Grandpa spoke highly of Dano

My grandfather, Paul Klasen, was Grant County’s prosecuting attorney for 36 years. I always admired the way he put the interests of the county first, was a strong advisor to our commissioners, and never politicized his office. He was also a...

 
 Opinion    October 8, 2014

Garth Dano for Grant County prosecuting attorney

He is a hardworking, sensible, has many years working as an attorney and has the support of the police force. His focus is on our communities’ safety.  It is time to take this position seriously, and Garth Dano is the best choice for Grant County...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    October 8, 2014

Vote: It's your right and freedom

OK, most of the time I would veer away from politics here in my column, but I think, (No, I know) that this election coming in November is important. There are a lot of offices and issues on the ballot and the voice of the people needs to be heard...

 
 Opinion    October 8, 2014

Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago Two studies, into a fatal accident at Grand Coulee Dam, where Charley Sage oand Gardner Zemke died, found that the accident could have been prevented or minimized if certain safety procedures had been in place and followed.  The...

 
 By Carol Netzel    Opinion    October 1, 2014

False economy?

In discussing the possibility of attaching water meters to the irrigation system of West Coulee Dam, one fact has not been brought to the attention of the townspeople. It is a factor that should be considered very carefully before we arrive at a...

 
 By Stephanie Graves    Opinion    October 1, 2014

Better for having known Donna

When we moved here from Georgia 15 years ago, the Hamiltons were among the first to welcome us to the area. She put the pin in our home town of St. Mary’s, GA . The Hamiltons were there when we took our 7-month-old granddaughter to the pumpkin...

 
 Opinion    October 1, 2014

She will vote for Pakootas for Congress

Cathy McMorris Rodgers voted against a bill to help both College students and active service members. "HR 2669 - Student Loan Lender Subsidy Cuts and Student Grants," increases Pell Grant amounts and reduced interest rates on new subsidized Stafford...

 
 By Rocky Wallace    Opinion    October 1, 2014

Respects Dano's drive

I’ve known Garth Dano and competed against him since high school. In those 42 years I’ve come to respect Garth’s spirited nature and his drive to succeed. From a law enforcement stand point, I know Garth to carry the same spirited nature and...

 
 By William Riley    Opinion    October 1, 2014

Experienced leadership needed in prosecutor

I yearn for the days when Grant County had a mature, experienced and non-controversial prosecutor like John Knodell. The current prosecutor is lacking in all areas, and is costing taxpayers dearly. Experience is gained by decades of interacting with...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    October 1, 2014

Tis the Season

Yep, tis the season. Hunting season that is. Sorry ladies, (unless you are one of those ladies who don the camouflage and belly crawl in the dirt just like, or better than, the fellas do). So if you...

 
 Opinion    October 1, 2014

Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago Pit bulls and other certain breeds of dogs are now more expensive to keep in Coulee Dam and may be on the way to being banned altogether. The town council passed a dangerous dogs ordinance last week that named pit bulls as a type of...

 
 By Sally McDowell    Opinion    September 24, 2014

Golf course success possible because of a lot of people

Many volunteers have made Banks Lake Golf Course a great success this year. There has been mention in The Star newspaper of some of the people who have helped give of their time, but not all the volunteers have been mentioned. I would like to let...

 
 By Mike and Carol Conley    Opinion    September 24, 2014

They support Garth Dano for prosecuting attorney

We would like to go on record supporting Garth Dano for the prosecutor job in Grant County. Garth is a long time Grant County attorney and has served his clients well. It is time that we bring new blood to this office. We know that he will be...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    September 24, 2014

When the circus came to town

Traditions are important but sometimes when one fades away it isn’t till it is long gone that you wish, somehow, it was still around to enjoy. As I think back to some of the Coulee traditions as a kid, I start to wonder, “What happened to...

 

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