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Community garden possible, but requirements need to be met first

As the Coulee Area Park and Recreation District works on a list of projects to help bring North Dam Park into compliance with federal law on providing access for those in wheelchairs, it increases the likelihood of starting other projects, such as...

School Board of Directors to hold special meeting Monday

The Grand Coulee Dam School District Board of Directors will be holding a Special Board Meeting at 6 p.m., on Monday, October 15, at the high school... Full story

A rock in the road in the middle of the night

A boulder fell onto the highway along Banks Lake sometime in the early hours of the morning Tuesday, blocking the 60 mph northbound lane. Unfortunately, Shaian Gomez found it in her Ford Focus....

Common animal control problem discussed by Board of Mayors

The topic of animal control was brought up at the Regional Board of Mayors meeting on Monday, a problem all the towns have in common. Electric City Clerk Russ Powers said Electric City has issues with dogs running at large, feral cats, unlicensed...

Newsbriefs

CAPRD approves future kiosk at park Kiosks to tout the features along the Coulee Corridor are looking like they will finally get put up after about 10 years of effort, if a paper discussed at the Coulee Area Park and Recreation District is an...

Authorities: bad fire could have been worse

A fire that destroyed four homes in Elmer City last week left the fire chief thankful for his neighbors, who he said likely prevented a larger catastrophe. Okanogan Fire District 2 Chief Dave Finch...

PUD candidates make their case in Grand Coulee

Two candidates for leadership of the public electric utility in Grant County laid out their cases for election last Thursday at the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Siam Palace. Nelson Cox and Judy Wilson both feel the Grant...

Electric City will earmark $94k from lodging tax

Electric City council Tuesday night approved the details on how to distribute the city’s lodging tax revenue. On the recommendation of the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, Councilmembers Lonna Bussert and Rich McGuire, the council voted to...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 10/1 - A woman reported her chop saw, used to cut wood, went missing from outside the Trail West Motel. - A driver, pulled over for having a tail light out, was cited for the light and for driving with his license suspended. The man...

Theater, pool needed, but more is being offered

In response to the “Jess, Shut Up!” column in the October 3 Star newspaper, I am in agreement with Jesse in his wish to gain funding to reopen the theater and a pool. I disagree with him, however, when he states that the only two events in the...

Help inform others

Voters, please speak to your neighbors, friends and family about the upcoming election. After making hundreds of calls on behalf of candidates, I have found that there are many voters who do not subscribe to a newspaper and do not have internet...

Thomas endorses Hall for auditor

I am endorsing Cari Hall for Okanogan County Auditor. I have known Cari for many years, I had the pleasure of working with her in her previous position as chief financial officer for a large non-profit entity the county has connections with. And,...

Keep Pheasant as Treasurer

'Is it time for change in the Grant County Treasurer’s office? The answer is simple: NO. Darryl Pheasant has the training, experience, integrity and respect to be retained as Grant County Treasurer. His opponent does not list any credentials...

Two candidates offer change

Has everyone had enough of partisan politics? Of shaming, and name calling, of representatives voting party line instead of for their constituents? This election, you have a chance to effect change by electing change in your own backyard. We have...

It's a girl for Morris/Gegenheimer

Angel Marie Morris and Danny Joseph Gegenheimer, of Grand Coulee, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Elizabeth Gegenheimer, born Thursday, October 4, 2018, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6... Full story

GCHS Alumni Association to meet

The fall meeting of the Grand Coulee High School Alumni Association will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, October 17, at the Grand Coulee Community Church, 405 Center Street. The meeting is open to anyone who has an interest in the former Grand Coulee...

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week Jesse Utz, from Lake Roosevelt Jr/Sr High School, will be talking about the school’s Natural Helpers Program at chamber lunch this Thursday, October 11. The group will meet at Siam Palace in Grand Coulee at noon. Okanogan County...

Food truck gives out thousands of pounds of food

Volunteers for Second Harvest hand out 9,127 pounds of food to 404 individuals, in 148 families, at the Zion Lutheran Church Sept. 27, including 5,060 pounds of produce. Microsoft sponsored the event...

Blood drive planned

Inland Northwest Blood Center, along with the Grand Coulee community blood drive volunteers is planning a blood drive for Monday, October 22. Donation hours will be from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the community room in Coulee Medical Center. For more info...

Marilyn Alda Pierpoint Grubb Ewan Hargrove

Marilyn Alda Pierpoint Grubb Ewan Hargrove was born January 26, 1935, in Coulee City, Washington. Marilyn passed away peacefully at the age of 83, surrounded by her loving family. She was the fifth... 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 Star office. They... Full story

With fifth shutout, Raiders lead the league

The Raider football team won yet another shutout on Friday, this time on the road against the Oroville Hornets. The Raiders won 47-0. "Our kids are disciplined on defense," Coach Tim Rasmussen said....

Lady Raiders beat Lady Hornets in three sets

The Lady Raiders won another volleyball game, this time against the Oroville Lady Hornets. LR won the match in three sets with the scores 25-17, 25-19, and 25-14. "We've been working hard on our...

Lady Raiders soccer falls to Fillies, trounces Trojans

The Lady Raiders played two close games last week, losing by one point against the Bridgeport Fillies, and winning by one point against the Manson Lady Trojans. At home on Oct. 2, the Lady Raiders...

Runners set PRs in Omak

All the Raider runners set personal records at the Omak Invite at East Side Park on Oct. 3. "This is a great accomplishment for everyone," said Coach Ann Green. Some of the top runners included:...

This week in sports

Wed., Oct. 10 5 p.m., LRJH Volleyball here with Bridgeport Thurs., Oct. 11 4:30 p.m., Raider Soccer at Tonasket 5:30 p.m., Raider Volleyball here with Brewster 5:30 p.m., LRJH Football here with Brewster Fri., Oct. 12 4 p.m., Raider Cross Country,...

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