Triple Fish challenge reaches across state

From Newman Lake to Lake Stevens, they came to fish Banks Lake last weekend to try to catch three different species of fish on each of two days. Local Brian Walters completed the... — Updated 4/17/2024

Colorama coming up

Over the next few weeks, you'll be hearing a lot about the 67th Colorama Festival – the kickoff to the Coulee area high tourist season happening May 9-11 this year. Part vendor... — Updated 4/17/2024

Mock crash exercise will sound alarming

High school students tomorrow may pretend to die or be injured in a mock car crash planned for Thursday morning in an exercise designed to resemble the real tragedy. That will... — Updated 4/17/2024

Emphasis patrols to watch for speeding in Electric City

Emphasis patrols to discourage speeding will be popping up in Electric City, according to Coulee Dam Police Chief Paul Bowden, whose force provides police services there. The speed limit is 35 mph throughout the main corridor of... — Updated 4/17/2024

Emergency Air Ambulance: Two providers, healthy competition? 

Sometimes a Coulee Medical Center patient needs to be transferred to specialists or trauma care at a larger hospital, in a city such as Spokane or Seattle. In critical situations,... — Updated 4/17/2024

Take our daughters and sons to Grandma's

“Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” is on April 25th, and I think we should try something different this year: Let’s take our daughters and sons to grandma’s. The Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Foundation... — Updated 4/17/2024

A little political history

For the people that have not followed political history, I would like to give you my perspective as to where the political parties have gone from the late 1950s and early 1960s. (I voted for JFK.) The Democratic Party today is... — Updated 4/17/2024

Could a man be dog's best friend?

If a dog is man’s best friend, then why can’t a man be a dog’s best friend? I lost my little dog over a year ago. She had been with me for about 15 years. Now I don’t want to pick a fight with people who feel differently... — Updated 4/17/2024

More worn-out wind blades, solar panels landing in dumps

While wind and solar farms generate “greenhouse gas free” electricity, there are ongoing concerns over their impacts on our environment especially as a rapidly growing number... — Updated 4/17/2024

STCU receives awards for wildfire response, marketing campaigns

STCU’s response to the 2023 Gray and Oregon Road wildfires was honored for excellence by the Marketing and Business Development Council of America’s Credit Unions. In results announced last month, judges for the Council... — Updated 4/17/2024

Looking for gold

Kids actually pan for gold at one of the activities set up for Fun Friday. Experienced gold panner Stephen McKune set it all up with his own equipment and brought dozens of vials... — Updated 4/17/2024

Meetings and Notices

Area AA Meetings In Electric City, the New Hope group holds its meetings Monday through Friday evenings at 6pm at the Vets Center. There is also a noon meeting every Wednesday. These meetings are open and non-smoking. For more... — Updated 4/17/2024

Coulee Cops

Coulee Dam Police 4/9 - A burglary related report originating from Electric Boulevard was filed with no additional details. - It appeared someone had smoked something in the lobby of the post office in Coulee Dam. A burnt item... — Updated 4/17/2024

Auditions set for Masquers next play

Masquers Theater announces open auditions for the play “The Odd Couple”. The auditions for this classic are Monday April 22nd and Tuesday April 23rd at 6:00 pm at the Soap Lake Masquers theater. The show will open Friday June... — Updated 4/17/2024

Household hazardous waste collection event

Grant County residents may dispose of household hazardous waste for free at two different events in May. The first event will be held on Friday, May 3 from 12 pm to 4 pm at the Quincy Aquatic Center, 724 F St. SE. The second will... — Updated 4/17/2024

Paul Grant Pearson

Paul Grant Pearson passed away March 28, 2024, in Keller, Wash. Paul was born March 16, 1981, in Republic, Wash. to Richard and Gladys (James) Pearson. Paul grew up in Keller and attended school there and he graduated from Wilbur... — Updated 4/17/2024

Star Obituary Policy

There is a $50 charge for obituaries published in the Star. This includes a photo and up to 500 words. Reminders for Celebrations of Life and Death Notices are $25. Articles must be either e-mailed, faxed or dropped off at the... — Updated 4/17/2024

Rotary offering scholarship

The Grand Coulee Dam Area Rotary Club is offering a scholarship for up to $4,000 to a Lake Roosevelt student to a four-year university, a community college, or a trade or technical school. The scholarship could pay $1,000 a year... — Updated 4/17/2024

Lady Raiders on a winning streak

Could be excellent pitching. Could be fast, smart base stealers. Could be good, solid bat-ting skills. It must be all of those. The Lady Raiders are having a season. The 1-A Omak... — Updated 4/17/2024

Hornet win was a bright spot in Raider baseball week

The Raiders prevailed over the Oroville Hornets 9-6 April 11 in Coulee Dam. Saturday, they lost both games of a doubleheader against Omak, there, 4-1, 9-3. Tonasket beat LR 14-1 Tuesday night in Coulee Dam. They’ll meet Manson... — Updated 4/17/2024


GCD School District CALL FOR BIDS The Grand Coulee Dam School District hereby calls for bids to furnish the following for the 2023-2024 school year. Milk for the school breakfast/lunch program during the 2023-2024 school year.... — Updated 4/17/2024

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