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Koulee Kids Fest well attended

A lot of kids enjoyed the fun and games of Koulee Kids Fest over the weekend.  "Koulee Kids Fest was so much fun," Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director... — Updated 6/22/2022

Harris running for Grant County sheriff

Joe Harris wants to be the sheriff of Grant County, having served for over 20 years in law enforcement following eight years in the marines.  Harris started his career in law... — Updated 6/22/2022

Diversity Divine Auto Show a success

  Motorheads were able to share their love of cars at the Diversity Divine Auto Show over the weekend.  "The show went great!" Sam Hsieh, who hosted the event on Saturday on his... — Updated 6/22/2022

Park district meets today to discuss tough position

The Coulee Area Parks and Recreation District, which manages North Dam Park, is meeting tonight, June 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the former middle school in Grand Coulee in the former teachers’ lounge.  The group is in a tough... — Updated 6/22/2022

Children help restore plant life in wildfire areas

Children on the Colville Indian Reservation have been dispersing "seed bombs" in areas affected by wildfires in recent years to help restore native species to the areas.  The... — Updated 6/22/2022

Youth basketball camp signups on Thursday

Girls and boys who will be in 3rd-8th grade in the 2022-2023 school year can sign up tomorrow, June 23, for a basketball camp that takes place in July. Signups will take place June 23 at the Lake Roosevelt gym from 6-7 p.m. for a... — Updated 6/22/2022

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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 6/22/2022 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 6/22/2022 Full story

Visit, but don't stay!

When an area suddenly becomes popular, it ruins it for people who already lived there. There’s a lot of examples of this. I don’t think it could happen here, but you never know if we will be discovered someday. While living... — Updated 6/22/2022

Dysfunctional pattern continues

In my last thoughts shared in The Star, I mentioned that I had hoped that the upper brass in the GCDSD would start to be accountable for the downward spiral of dysfunction created by their superintendent. I love our local school... — Updated 6/22/2022

Eighty-two years ago

"Miss Coulee", the first big passenger boat to go into service on the lake behind Grand Coulee Dam. - July 8,... — Updated 6/22/2022

Drones can help restored scorched public forestlands

Regenerating millions of western forested acres scorched by large wildfires is a herculean task costing hundreds of billions. However, healthy growing woodlands are essential to... — Updated 6/22/2022

We must protect Central Washington's veterans

The Biden Administration must be held accountable for failing to serve Central Washington’s veterans. This weekend, details on a draft report from the VA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) broke news headlines, outlining... — Updated 6/22/2022

Updated: Final results in for tribal elections

Final results are in for seven races for spots on the Colville Business Council with five of the seven incumbents keeping their positions, and two losing their positions. Absentee votes were certified today, June 23, and added to... — Updated 6/23/2022

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/13 - Security footage at Coulee Gas didn’t show anything helpful for a man trying to find his wallet, with the gas station being the last place he remembered having it. 6/14 - A woman on School Avenue... — Updated 6/22/2022

Richard "Dick" C. Rutledge

Richard "Dick" C. Rutledge passed away March 16, 2022, at his home in Elmer City, Washington. He was born in 1952 in Moscow, Idaho, to Donald Rutledge and Marjorie Epperson. He... — Updated 6/22/2022

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 6/22/2022 Full story


Correction In last week's issue of the Star, Co-Salutatorian Almeta Desautel's speech was accidentally not printed in its entirety. Here is her full speech. Co-Salutatorian Almeta... — Updated 6/22/2022

Budget meeting canceled

Grand Coulee Dam School District Budget Hearing Canceled Cancellation notice is hereby given that the Grand Coulee Dam School District No. 301J will not be holding a public budget hearing on June 27, 2022. The budget hearing will... — Updated 6/23/2022

Legals for June 22, 2022

GCD School District No. 301J Budget Hearing Notice Notice is hereby given that the Grand Coulee Dam School District No. 301J will hold a public budget hearing to review the 2022-2023 budget at 5:00 p.m. June 27, 2022. Regular... — Updated 6/22/2022

Coulee Medical Center ER and Walk-In Care

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