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Books and wine event tonight A new Friends of the Grand Coulee Library group is working to make people aware of its benefits and is inviting people to an unusual type of promotion: “Reading Between the Wines,” which will take place at The Wine...

Veterans honored at school assembly

Elmer Rinard, left, Josephine Ayers and Fred Long pose for a photo together as the three WWII veterans recognized at an assembly to honor veterans at Lake Roosevelt School on Friday. Each received a...

Grand Coulee sewer charges to go up a lot

Citizens of Grand Coulee may want to sit down before reading this, and specifically may want to sit down on the toilet. The Grand Coulee City Council voted last week to raise residential sewage rates by about 63 percent. The $20-per-month hike will...

Ron Bjorklund accomplishes goal of golfing in all 50 states

Ron Bjorklund had a mission: to golf in all 50 states. And he accomplished that mission on Oct. 9, 2018, at the Cape Cod Country Club in Massachusetts. The daring feat became a goal for Bjorklund in...

Owner of new local transit company aiming at blue skies

Need a ride somewhere? Dude, just take an Uber. Hail a cab. Oh yeah! It's the Coulee, so you can't do any of that stuff. Or can you? Teresa Bower has started a company called Blue Dot Transit...

Senior center looking for tax helpers

After helping people file their taxes for 24 years, Charlie Long is retiring from the tax preparation program offered at the local senior center, leaving a gap that needs to be filled by anyone interested. “It was fun and I enjoyed it,” Long...

Astronomy for everyone on offer at library

The universe, estimated by scientists to be about 14 billion years old, vast and full of mystery, will be the topic of a presentation at the Grand Coulee Library this Thursday. Astronomer Kevin Manning, a former consultant with the National...

Gonzaga professor to talk about race in storytelling

Gonzaga professor Jessica Maucione will be at the Grand Coulee Library on Monday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m., making a free presentation titled "Writing in the Margins, Transforming the Stories We Tell About...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 11/6 - A man got a speeding ticket for going 60 miles per hour in the 35 mph zone on SR-155 near Western Ave. - A Roosevelt Drive woman reported unknown people pounding on the side of her house. She didn’t see them, but heard...

We owe them special thanks

The special Veteran’s section in last Wednesday’s Star newspaper was another reminder of the debt we owe to our servicemen and women. They serve to protect the freedoms we so often take for granted. Locally, the “Isle of Flags” program at...

100th anniversary of Armistice shows importance of honoring fallen heroes and today's veterans

November 11 of this year marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War I. Over the course of that conflict, 116,516 American military personnel lost their lives. The deadliest battle in U.S. history was at Argonne Forest, from...

The blood of freedom

A lot has been in the news recently about freedom, civil rights and equality. I tend to stay away from a lot of those volatile topics just because words can be bent or misused and turn a civil conversation into a riotous movement. But there are...

Costs matter in hiring

While both sides argue over the merits of Seattle’s escalating minimum wage, there are other issues, such as the total cost per worker, which enter into hiring equations. When employers look to add...

Ferguson family adds a boy

Barney and Nicole Ferguson, of Electric City, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Colton Wade Ferguson, born Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 6 lbs., 10 oz., and was...

Instilling the honor

Students and teachers stand to applaud World War II veterans in their 90s at last Friday's Veterans Day assembly at Lake Roosevelt Schools. Teacher Sandy Hood (inset) has been organizing the assembly...

Sharing names accepted until Friday

The Trees of Sharing program is still accepting children’s names on special wish slips being placed in decorated collection boxes at Safeway Pharmacy, Coulee Medical Center, or Harvest Foods until November 16. This is a special way for Grand...

Blood drive planned for Monday

Vitalant, along with Grand Coulee community blood drive volunteers led by coordinator Leha Neilsen, is planning a blood drive for Monday, November 19. Donation hours will be from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at Coulee Medical Center. Vitalant is the sole blood...

Meetings & Notices

Chamber This Week This week’s meeting will be held at noon at Voltage Coffee House in Grand Coulee. General business is on the agenda. Celebrating Life in Recovery A 14-week program entitled Celebrating Life in Recovery is being held 4:30 p.m....

Auction to be held in LR cafeteria

A Ten-Penny Auction will be held in the Lake Roosevelt High School cafeteria Saturday at 11 a.m. This year the annual event will be sponsored by both the junior and senior classes of LRHS to earn funds towards their senior...

Helen Gardna Vaara Jordan

Helen Gardna Vaara Jordan, 89, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, entered into rest on Sunday, November 4, 2018, in Grand Coulee, Washington. Born September...

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...

October students of the month at Nespelem School

Here are the Nespelem School students of the month for October....

September Students of the Month at Lake Roosevelt

Here are Lake Roosevelt's September Students of the Month!...

Raiders' season ends in first round of state

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders football team suffered their first loss of the season Saturday in Coulee Dam, losing 28-24 to the Onalaska Loggers in the first round of the state tournament, ending their...

All-League Raiders and Lady Raiders

Plenty of Lake Roosevelt athletes received All-League honors in the Central Washington 2B League, including senior Steven Flowers, who won both offensive and defensive most valuable player in football. Also making the first team for offense in...

Bowling Scores

Thursday Mixups TEAM W L Team 1 20 8 The Star 15 13 Only Nine! 10 14 High Game: John Stensgar 211; Mae Stensgar 223 High Series: John Stensgar 599; Mae Stensgar 536 DAM KEGLERS TEAM W L Team 1 88.5 51.5 Team 5 79.5 60.5 Team 4 66 74 Team 6 59.5...

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