Early deadlines for next issue

The Star newspaper will be closed, Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day.

Deadline for news articles and for ordering display and classified advertising is Friday, Aug. 31. Classifieds, however, may be placed anytime before Monday night online at

Chief: street needs repair

The Grand Coulee City Council approved its six-year street plan last Tuesday night. Fire Chief Rick Paris testified that the street off Fortuyn Road that feeds the entrance to Coulee Medical Center is rough and needs repair. He explained that the ambulance uses that street to get to the hospital and the chuck holes made the ambulance ride more difficult for people. He also suggested that most of the city’s six-year street plan is centered south of Midway Avenue and that streets on the north side of town were being ignored.

Items donated

Bank of America, on closing its Coulee Dam branch last week, had some office items left over which it donated to local schools. The value was estimated at $200, and the school board Monday night accepted the items.

Business field trip planned

The CTE business class at Lake Roosevelt High School requested a field trip to Safeway in Grand Coulee for Sept. 19. The request was granted by the school board Monday night.

Short burns inside police car

Grand Coulee police officer Joe Higgs may need a new patrol car.

An electrical short burned wire insulation, covered the windows with smoke, burned the passenger side front door, and the smell of smoke is so bad that the officer may not be able to use the vehicle, Police Chief Mel Hunt told the council last Tuesday night.

Coulee Medical Center ER and Walk-In Care

Hunt said the seats, headliner, and other parts of the interior were so smoke damaged that he didn’t know if it could be used.

The police report stated that it appeared that a wire feeding power to an inverter had shorted and caught fire.


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