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Community poll can help pay for spring and fall cleanups

Taking a brief survey can help pay for 2022’s Coulee area spring cleanup, fall cleanup, and another spring cleanup in 2023.  During the cleanups, residents of Electric City, Grand Coulee, Coulee Dam, and Elmer City are allowed... — Updated 10/20/2021 Full story

Town considers vaccine mandate for employees

Following the death of a city employee, Coulee Dam is considering requiring all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Councilmember Dale Rey raised the question during a council meeting last Wednesday. Rey remarked on the... — Updated 10/20/2021 Full story

Electric City will measure noise levels

Having received several complaints about loud fans at the cryptocurrency mining building owned by Canada-based Atlas Blockchain Group, Electric City is going to use a decibel meter to measure just how loud the fans really are.... — Updated 10/20/2021

Local counties report 28 new Covid deaths

Two local counties last week reported 28 new COVID-19 related deaths. Grant County Health District reported nine deaths on Oct. 11, and nine more on Oct. 13 with the deaths occurring in the months of September and October.  Of... — Updated 10/20/2021 Full story

Spirit and goo

Shaeden Capshaw grabs a gob of roasted marshmallow off a stick of the goo held by Gaven White at the first spirit week bonfire held in several years at Lake Roosevelt Jr/Sr High... — Updated 10/20/2021

AG Ferguson leads bipartisan, multistate effort supporting local journalism

Attorney General Bob Ferguson led a bipartisan coalition of 15 attorneys general Thursday calling on Congress to pass legislation supporting local journalism. “High-quality, independent journalism is critical to our... — Updated 10/20/2021

Driver flips car through sign

Tribal police inspect a car flipped early Monday at the edge of Coulee Dam. The silver car destroyed a longstanding sign in the process but the driver, seen talking with police,... — Updated 10/20/2021

Taxes are due by November 1

I want to remind our Grant County taxpayers that real, mobile home, personal property 2nd half taxes are due by November 1st. Since October 31 is on the weekend, the due date is extended to the next business day. If you are... — Updated 10/20/2021

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 10/12 - A man and woman on Alcan Road and Yakima Street were arrested and taken to jail for burglary. The man was known to stay at a residence there, but the owner said he was not allowed in a storage shed... — Updated 10/20/2021

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1. Go to with your browser. 2. To get instant access, click the small ad in the upper right corner, circled in red here. It's linked to a page with a form for... — Updated 10/20/2021 Full story

How to attend public meetings in the Grand Coulee Dam area

With multiple towns, boards, and districts, there are lots of meetings happening in the Grand Coulee Dam area that each offer opportunity to engage in the processes that affect... — Updated 10/20/2021 Full story

Trunk or Treat on Oct. 28

Grand Coulee PTA will be hosting our 2nd Trunk or Treat event, Thursday, October 28th from 5-7pm. Services, businesses and community will be passing out treats to kids in cars as they drive around the school on the bus loading... — Updated 10/20/2021 Full story

Employers should mandate vaccines to help end the pandemic

Covid-19 cases have risen again over recent weeks to numbers not seen since early this year. This is largely preventable thanks to the vaccines discovered and developed in record time. All of us can do our part by getting... — Updated 10/20/2021

Time for a change

I am now to a point where I welcome new leadership at the highest levels in my hometown school district. This is because there is a proven pattern of not listening to valid concerns with responsive progressive changes and people... — Updated 10/20/2021

President Biden's energy crisis and the case for American energy independence

This month, gas prices nationwide are the highest they’ve been since October 2014, and President Biden’s failed energy policies are directly responsible. Since assuming office in January, President Biden has worked with... — Updated 10/20/2021

Brother turned Texan on me

My brother David turned Texan on me. Of my three brothers, I was closest to Dave. He and I were both red headed when young and seemed to be more like our Norwegian mother than like our father. Shortly after he returned from... — Updated 10/20/2021

By George, McGovern was right

Sen. George McGovern of South Dakota was never a darling of conservatives; however, in his later years he shocked fellow Democrats by his outspoken backing for streamlining... — Updated 10/20/2021

It's a boy for Murphy/Rowe

Candace Murphy and Dallas Rowe of Coulee Dam, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son Corbin Charles Rowe, born Monday, October 4, 2021, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 7 lbs., 12... — Updated 10/20/2021 Full story

Legion brass coming to area

Two top officers in the American Legion will visit the local post of that organization of veterans next month. National Commander Paul E. Dillard and Washington State Department Commander Rick Sucee will meet with veterans at... — Updated 10/20/2021

Missing a bike?

Grand Coulee police are holding bicycles that have been turned in at their station. If you’re missing one, police ask that you call their office for more information at... — Updated 10/20/2021

Virtual program on the Gentrification of Rural Washinton

NCW Libraries is partnering with Humanities Washington to offer the live, virtual program Diamonds in the Rough: The Gentrification of Rural Washington. The free program will be... — Updated 10/20/2021

John Combs, Jr.

John Combs, Jr. of Grand Coulee passed away Thursday, October 7, 2021, surrounded by his family.  John and his wife, Elaine, moved to the Grand Coulee area in 1988 where together... — Updated 10/20/2021 Full story

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 10/20/2021 Full story

Royalty named

The king and queen of homecoming at Lake Roosevelt High School, crowned at halftime during Friday night's football game, were seniors Tyson Nicholson and Kaylee Landeros. The... — Updated 10/20/2021

Sophomores rule spirit week

After a week of competitions between classes designed to show who has the most school spirit, this year's sophomore class at Lake Roosevelt Jr/Sr High School took the top honors,... — Updated 10/20/2021

This week in sports

Raider football dominates Tigers The Raiders celebrated homecoming week with a solid win against the Tonasket Tigers in Coulee Dam Friday with a final score of 41-16. The win,... — Updated 10/20/2021

Coulee Medical Center ER and Walk-In Care

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