Johnson appointed Grand Coulee interim police chief

After eight weeks with the position vacant, Grand Coulee now officially has an acting police chief. Grand Coulee Police Officer Levi Johnson will serve in the role for up to six... — Updated 5/22/2024

Blue over blue

People enjoy the quiet at Crescent Bay on Lake Roosevelt Saturday morning while getting in a little fishing between the base of big hill and the beach under a blue sky. This week's... — Updated 5/22/2024

Laser light show and public tours resume Memorial Day weekend

Bureau of Reclamation will begin operations May 25 of the "One River, Many Voices" laser light show and John W. Keys III Pump-Generating Plant public tours. The light show will run... — Updated 5/22/2024

Isle of Flags to honor more veterans Monday

The annual Isle of Flags, with its Memorial Day ceremony, will honor nine more veterans whose families have requested a flag be flown in their honor. The annual event, which started in 1976, continues to add more flags every year... — Updated 5/22/2024

Electric City approves scaled-back version of city park

Electric City's first-ever city-owned park may open this year on a parcel of city land behind the fire barn, capping off years of planning and discussions going back nearly a... — Updated 5/22/2024

On the way to Skagway

It’s true; apples don’t fall far from trees. Over the years I have been fortunate to travel quite a bit. Now it’s my oldest son Paul’s time to travel. He retired a year ago and started planning a near five-month trip to... — Updated 5/22/2024

Honoring families of those making ultimate sacrifice

On Memorial Day, we traditionally honor Americans in our military who gave their lives in battle for our country. It is called the “Ultimate Sacrifice,” and they died... — Updated 5/22/2024

Giving our farmers a seat at the table

As many of you know, Central Washington is one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world. From Sunnyside to Okanogan, our hardworking producers provide the food for our nation, and the world. Central Washington is... — Updated 5/22/2024

Celebrating 50th wedding aniversary

Bob and Diane Babler of Grand Coulee will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday May 25th, 2024 with a family gathering in Spokane. They were married at the Community... — Updated 5/22/2024

Meetings

Retirees to Meet Okanogan County School Retirees’ Association will meet at 11 AM, Friday, May 31, 2024 at Community Presbyterian Church of Omak, 9 Birch St. S, Omak. Meeting Focus: 2024 Scholarship recipient and 2024-’25... — Updated 5/22/2024

Coulee Cops

Coulee Dam Police 5/13 - A driver stopped on River Drive for speeding was cited for driving with a suspended license. The driver said she didn’t realize it was suspended, had recently moved, and hadn’t received anything in... — Updated 5/22/2024

Car winners at Colorama parade

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Kathryn McDonald Womer (SAMANXN)

Kathryn McDonald Womer (SAMANXN), was born on March 10, 1936, in Disautel, Washington to Charles and Millie (Joe) McDonald. She was 88 years old when she passed on Wednesday, May... — Updated 5/22/2024

Leslie (Les) Nee

Leslie (Les) Nee passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at his home. He was born January 3, 1968, in Spokane, Washington, to Thomas and Joyce Nee. He grew up in the... — Updated 5/22/2024

Carol Ann McDermott

On January 16th, 2024, Carol Ann McDermott reunited with the love of her life, Sham, and her cherished sons: Dan and Kyle. She leaves behind a son Jim, and daughter Kendra.... — Updated 5/22/2024

William (Bill) J. Brandner

William (Bill) J. Brandner passed away from natural causes on Sunday, May 5, 2024, at his home in East Wenatchee, Washington with his family by his side. William (Bill) was born in... — Updated 5/22/2024

Ella Mae LaFountaine

Ella Mae LaFountaine passed on at the age of 77 on May 7, 2024 at her home in Nespelem, WA. She was born in Seattle, WA on February 2, 1947. Ella grew up in Seattle where she met... — Updated 5/22/2024

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 5/22/2024

Raiders head to state for track and field

Five Raiders will compete at the 2024 WIAA 1B - 2B - 1A Track & Field Championships in Yakima May 23-25 after their team won the North Central 2B League Championship May 7, then... — Updated 5/22/2024

Lady Raiders beat Brewster Bears and head to state

When Presley Steffens was in sixth grade, her future coach, Jaci Gross, gave her a shot at batting against standout Lady Raider pitcher Emma Marchand, just to try it out, see how... — Updated 5/22/2024

Legals

CITY OF ELECTRIC CITY STATE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT Determination of NonSignificance Proposal Name: Electric City Shoreline Waterfront Trail Lead agency: City of Electric City Description of proposal: This City initiated project... — Updated 5/22/2024

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