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Federal review upends inter-district school agreement

Two school boards learned Monday night that a major source of funding education for local students is apparently coming to an end if local officials can’t find a way to appeal a recent “review” of their method of sharing... — Updated 5/25/2022

Notice of Special Board Meeting

The Grand Coulee Dam School District Board of Directors will be holding a special board meeting this Thursday May 26, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. to approve the staff salary increase. This meeting will be a Zoom... — Updated 5/25/2022

Isle of Flags to honor 15 more veterans

The annual Isle of Flags, with its Memorial Day ceremony, will honor 15 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 5/25/2022

Street work being done in Grand Coulee

Part of Federal Avenue in Grand Coulee is receiving a half a million dollar makeover.  Wheeler Excavation, LLC out of Benton City is the contractor for the project, replacing the... — Updated 5/25/2022

Senior living study says project is a good idea

A $7,000 study funded by the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center found that developing senior housing in the area would be beneficial. The senior center pledged up to $25,000 for studies geared towards developing land currently owned... — Updated 5/25/2022

Electric City looks to expand beyond Osborn Bay

Electric City could expand beyond Osborn Bay, but first they need to have a water system there. Electric City is applying for a Washington State Department of Commerce grant from... — Updated 5/25/2022

Electric City looks again at building a park

Electric City is forming a new committee focused on developing a city park, and Electric City residents can be a part of that committee. At a May 18 special council meeting, the council approved going forward with forming a new... — Updated 5/25/2022

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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 5/25/2022 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 5/25/2022 Full story

Exploring expansion is the right move

Electric City is making the correct move in considering whether it should plan for expansion to its south. Like the rest of the country, the local area is running short of housing, and that’s a major obstacle to progress for a... — Updated 5/24/2022

Misleading cartoon does no justice

The cartoon in the May 18th edition of The Star newspaper depicts the issue of abortion as a political one. It is a huge disservice to our communities to infer abortion is a political issue. It is not. It is a moral issue. A... — Updated 5/24/2022

Catching your flight can be a trick

People that fly complain about how much time it takes to get to and clear security at the airport. Just getting to the airport can be just as difficult. I was staying at the Mandarin Hotel, which is located on Hong Kong Island. I... — Updated 5/24/2022

"We should thank God that such men lived"

As Memorial Day approaches each year, I reflect on the debt that each and every American owes to the heroes who have fought to preserve our freedoms. Throughout our history, more than one million Americans, in Lincoln’s words,... — Updated 5/24/2022

Eighty-Four Years Ago

The 1938 high water of the Columbia River tops the upstream spillway blocks and floods the blockouts left for the outlet works gate installations at EL. 934. The maximum... — Updated 5/24/2022

American Historical Association engages controversies over US history education

Imagine the nation’s hospitals besieged by pressure to set aside most of what medical science has learned in the past half century. Individuals needing care would receive attention, but from physicians wary that implementing... — Updated 5/24/2022

Meetings & Notices

Food Bank Will Be Closed Care & Share Food Bank will be closed Friday, May 27. Indoor services will resume on Friday, June 3, from 1-3 p.m. Please bring bags or boxes. Masks will be required. AA Meetings for GCD and Nespelem Area... — Updated 5/24/2022

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 5/16 - Police contacted MPH Auto to help someone who had locked their keys in their car at the hospital. 5/18 - Police warned a man that disabled vehicles on Martin Road would be towed if he didn’t move them... — Updated 5/24/2022

Mariners present Washington safe boating pledge

Recreational boating is a popular pastime in Washington. In fact, several hundred thousand Washington residents own at least one canoe, kayak, rowboat, personal watercraft, stand up paddleboard, drift boat, runabout, sailboat,... — Updated 5/24/2022

Planning on flowers for graves?

For those wishing to place flowers on graves at Spring Canyon Cemetery for Memorial Day, please note that the cemetery manager will be mowing before the holiday. Flowers may be placed on graves beginning Thursday, May 26. The... — Updated 5/24/2022

Hey vets

Veterans are you needing questions answered on benefits you deserve? Come to Creston Community Days on Saturday, May 28, where the veterans outreach program mobile office van will be available at the city hall. It willl have... — Updated 5/24/2022

Gwenneth Kay Neal

Gwenneth Kay Neal daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend, and servant passed into the Lord’s hands while asleep in her home with immediate family present on Wednesday, May 18,... — Updated 5/25/2022

Sandra L. Stone

Passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 12, 2022 in Spokane, Washington, with her family by her side following a two-year battle with ovarian cancer. Sandra was born on May 24,... — Updated 5/24/2022

Edith Louise Scott Alling Lael

Edith Louise Scott Alling Lael, 97, long time resident of Grand Coulee, Washington, passed away the morning of Monday, May 9, 2022, at Vista Manor Assisted Living in Wilbur,... — Updated 5/24/2022

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 5/25/2022 Full story

P.E.O. Scholarship awarded to Johnson

  P.E.O. Chapter DG of the Grand Coulee Dam Area is proud to award our 2022 $500.00 scholarship in memory of Jeanie Beery to Carly Johnson.  We would like to congratulate Ms. Johnson for her achievements and send her best... — Updated 5/24/2022

GCHS Alumni scholarships awarded

Grand Coulee High School Alumni Association has awarded scholarships in the amount of $500 each to  three 2022 Lake Roosevelt High School graduating seniors.  Receiving awards this year are Showaway Hunt, Kaitlyn Nordine, and... — Updated 5/24/2022

Lady Raiders head to state as district champs in softball

The Lady Raiders softball team defeated the top-ranked Okanogan team in Okanogan May 19 to become the District 6 champions for the first time. LR won the game 9-4. Okanogan got on... — Updated 5/24/2022

Neddo qualifies for state in track and field

The Lake Roosevelt track and field team competed in the District 6 tournament on May 19 in Brewster, where Carly Neddo qualified to compete at state later this week in the shot put and javelin. Athletes needed to place in the top... — Updated 5/24/2022

LR athletes and coaches receive All-League honors

  Lake Roosevelt Jr/Sr High School has produced quite the list of student athletes this year, with 20 students being named to “All-League” teams for the Central Washington 2B league, and two LR coaches were named “coach of... — Updated 5/24/2022

Tennis competes at district tournament

Lady Raider tennis players competed at the District 6 tournament in Omak on May 18 where singles athlete Amy Dorman and the doubles team of Kaylee Landeros and Riley Ayling... — Updated 5/24/2022

Bush at state golf tourney

Raider Terek Bush takes a swing at the state golf tournament in Deer Park. Bush began state competition yesterday on May 24 and if he did well, will compete again today,... — Updated 5/24/2022

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