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Dam breaks for Electric City lodging tax funds

The Electric City Council Tuesday voted to spend $338,550 of funds collected for improving tourism, most of it on a city park, departing from years of what some saw as an overly stingy practice. The new Ice Age Park, for which city officials turned...

Pouring Raiders

The Lake Roosevelt Raider football team pours back into Greene Field from the top of the bleachers Friday night after halftime for their homecoming game. The team is on a roll with four wins and no...

Teenage boy is missing

The grandmother of a 14-year-old boy is asking anyone who sees him to report it to Colville Tribal Police. Cathy Covington says she's been raising Javante Picard since he was 3 years old and that...

County taking requests for tourism tax funds

The Grant County Tourism Commission is currently seeking grant applications for qualifying tourism-promotion campaigns, events and projects for 2020. All grant applications must be received or postmarked no later than 5 p.m. Nov. 29. For more...

Station coming along

Workers on the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation fire station being built along SR-155 is anticipated to be completed in April of 2020, according to Public Affairs Specialist Lynne Brougher. "The weather is...

Grand Coulee to get funding for wastewater plan

Grand Coulee will get a little help from a state agency to assess its options regarding its once state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant that is now reaching old age. The Washington State Dept. of Commerce announced last week that it awarded...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 9/30 - A man on King Street said he had to use a shop vacuum while repairing a toilet, and once done, rinsed the vacuum and dumped it across the street in some bushes. An officer, responding to a report from a neighbor, told him...

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Carole Nordine wants to see projects through on council

Having been appointed to the Electric City Council twice, Carol Nordine would like to continue in that role to see projects finished and new ones begun. Now she'd like to be elected to keep her seat...

Cate Slater thinks council should be more open

Cate Slater is running for city council Position 4 in Electric City, wanting to give back to the community she's come to call home. Slater said she'd talk with friends, family, and coworkers about...

Birds are in a decline

Not a day goes by that we don’t see them — if we’re looking. In the trees, on the ground and, of course, in the sky. They are at their most majestic when in flight. Soaring through the lower...

Dams and salmon can and do coexist

There has been a lot of buzz around the Snake River dams. In the decades-old argument, anti-dam advocates consistently point out that if the people of the Northwest love salmon, the dams have got to go. The communities I represent have grave...

Where do you stand? It makes a difference

Recently, we have heard a lot about different people taking a stand. These people from different backgrounds, different educations, different financial statuses and different beliefs have drawn a...

High costs drive people to move

Too often, elected officials overlook the cumulative costs of regulations, taxes and fees on taxpayers; however, it comes back to bite them hard when people move or take matters into their own hands...

Seaton's Grove

Seaton's Grove, seven miles downstream from Grand Coulee Dam, was named for my grandfather, Sam Seaton, who had a small farm here after construction of the dam forced him to move from his homestead...

NCB Collecting coats

The Grand Coulee branch of North Cascades Bank (NCB) is collecting new or gently used coats for local children in need. Gloves, scarves, hats and other warm outerwear for children are also welcome. Cash donations will be used to purchase new...

GCHS Alumni Assoc. to meet

The fall meeting of the Grand Coulee High School Alumni Association will take place on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 1:00 PM, at the Senior Center on Main Street in Grand Coulee.  After dealing with regular items of business, plans will be...

Meetings & Notices

October Chamber Meetings at La Presa Chamber will be meeting this Thursday, Oct. 10, at La Presa. Guest speaker will be Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones. Meeting will begin at noon. Grant County Mosquito District 2 to Meet  The Grant County Mosquito...

Royal family

Family and friends crowd the field for photos after the annual ritual of naming the homecoming royalty Friday night during halftime at the Lake Roosevelt Raiders' football game against White Swan....

Betty Jean Brueske

Betty Brueske passed away September 26, 2019 at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. A memorial service will be held in her honor at the Grand Coulee Senior Center on Saturday, October 12, at...

Alice McKissen - November 20, 1941 – September 29, 2019

Alice Ann Walter was the second child born of Herbert and Verna Mae Walter. She grew up on "the ranch," playing with kittens, puppies, and horses. Riding was a favored pastime. Her Rainbow pins show...

Jerry Wayne Boutain

With sad and heavy hearts we would like everyone to know that unexpectedly Gerald (Jerry) Wayne Boutain passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019, in Grand Coulee, Washington. He was 74 years old. He...

Donald Daniel Dembiczak

Donald Daniel Dembiczak was born on January 26, 1931, in Greenbush, Minnesota, to Paul and Mary. After several years, Paul decided to move the family west to Grand Coulee to work on the historic Dam....

Daveline Easterly

With her daughter and son-in-law at her side, Daveline Easterly passed peacefully in her sleep Tuesday, September 24, 2019, in Grand Coulee, Washington from kidney failure. She was under hospice...

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...

Raiders beat White Swan

The Raiders are still undefeated in football this season after turning White Swan into an ugly duckling Friday. At Lake Roosevelt's homecoming game, LR and White Swan both walked onto Greene Field...

Raiders score firsts in CC

The Raiders ran well at Tonasket Oct. 3, when Kyle Edmo placed first out of 27 runners for high school boys, and Chase Marchand finished first in the middle school race out of 29 runners. Edmo...

Ladies splits week with win, loss

The Lady Raiders volleyball squad lost a close game against Liberty Bell but then won solidly against Bridgeport last week. On the road against Liberty Bell, Oct. 1, the Lady Raiders lost three sets...

No rest for Raiders in tie and loss

The Lady Raiders soccer team broke even with Omak and lost to Liberty Bell last week, both games played with nine players per team. Lake Roosevelt hosted the Omak Pioneers Oct. 1, ending in a 3-3...

Legals for October 9, 2019

Town of Elmer City Budget Workshop Meeting The Town of Elmer City will hold a meeting on Thursday October 10, 2019 at 6:00 PM at City Hall for the purpose of working on the 2020 Elmer City Budget. All interested persons will be given the...

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