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Fruits of generosity

Care and Share Food Bank volunteers restock shelves with food delivered Feb. 17 by Northwest Harvest with goods made possible through local donations to the Safeway program that lets people credit... Full story

School bus issues discussed further

A conversation on school bus communication and discipline goes ’round and ’round, and a new director of transportation says he is addressing the issues repeatedly raised over the last couple months. The topic of school bus communication, as...

Grand Coulee law enforcement contract with USBR in works

The city of Grand Coulee is on track to sign a new contract with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to provide law enforcement services for the federal agency. The city is currently operating on a six-month extension on a contract that expired in...

Students learn about birds in Bird Fest

Craig Moran held up a 30-year-old hawk to a room full of young students at the Vets Hall in Electric City during a two-day event to educate them about birds of prey. Moran, of RaptorLife, a company...

City appoints Fish as new fire chief

Ryan Fish was named the new chief of the Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Department at the city's Feb. 18 council meeting. A crowd of about 20 people, including several from the department, applauded...

City hall hours could change

The hours of Grand Coulee City Hall could change so that it isn’t closed during the 12-1 p.m. lunch hour, but would close a half an hour earlier, at 4:30 p.m. City Clerk Lorna Pearce explained at the Feb. 18 city council meeting that with a newly...

Parents, teachers concerned over mandatory sex education

Parents, students and educational professionals voiced their concerns in a public hearing in the state Senate about a bill that would mandate comprehensive sexual education in public schools beginning as soon as kindergarten. Grand Coulee Dam...

Coulee Cops

Coulee Dam Police 2/17 - Police assisted with a man who had died in his bed on Cedar Street. 2/20 - An officer pulled a man over near Federal and Midway Avenues in Grand Coulee after following him from Coulee Dam, noting the driver swerved over the...

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Two heros will be missed

Sometimes the foundation of an institution can be shaken. The Lake Roosevelt Raiders have lost two very important educators and friends this year, but their impact in the community goes way deeper...

Good move for Electric City

Electric City will soon have a new city clerk. Peggy Nevsimal is leaving her post as executive director of the local chamber of commerce to accept another community challenge. It was a wise move by the council there. Peggy has been head of the...

Colorado River water problems worsening

Last week, we visited the Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona. It is part of our National Parks “bucket list.” The trip was a real eye-opener. The Canyon is spectacular. It is hard to...

Our promise to seniors

Our nation values those who have come before us, and that includes our seniors and retirees. Past generations have paved the way for future growth, and I truly believe we owe them the respect — and the benefits — they have earned.  Despite my...

Million Dollar Mile, part 1

With the Second World War over, work started on the creation of a 27-mile-long reservoir from Electric City to Coulee City. The old highway ran down the Upper Coulee floor, and a new replacement route would have to be built. To avoid being flooded,...

First-ish flower

Hunter Piccinini and Clair Diehl point out a buttercup they found Saturday near Electric City's water reservoir. Ross Vordahl, actually found one in more wintery conditions Feb. 2, when he saw just...

It's a boy for Cawston/Booze

Arielle A. Cawston and Braxton P. Booze of Coulee Dam, Washington are proud to announce the birth of their son Sebastian Scott Booze, born Saturday, February 15, 2020, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 9 lbs., 11 oz., and was 20...

Marchand has a girl

Kylee Marchand of Nespelem, Washington, is proud to announce the birth of her daughter Paisley Cole Boyd, born Saturday, February 15, 2020, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 6.6 lbs., and was 20 inches in length at...

Robinsons have a girl

Kendra and Anthony Robinson of Nespelem, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Yazmyne Kiara Brielle Robinson, born Monday, February 17, 2020, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 7 lbs., and was...

Free tax help available at the Senior Center

Just a reminder that free tax preparation is being offiered at the senior center in Grand Coulee every Wednesday through April 14, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Volunteers trained in cooperation with the IRS will offer free help to taxpayers with low to...

Meetings

Chamber at La Presa Chamber will meet at noon this Thursday, February 27, at the La Presa Mexican Restaurant. General business is on the agenda. AA Meetings for GCD and Nespelem Area Confused in the Coulee AA meetings are held on Mondays and...

Paul Elmer Allinson

Paul Elmer Allinson, 84, was born November 5, 1935, in Mammoth Springs, Arkansas, to the home of Ralph and Mildred Allinson, and passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020, in Bonney Lake, Washington.... Full story

Josef Elmer Gray

Josef Elmer Gray, 84, died Monday, February 17, 2020, in Bellevue, Washington, following a brief illness. He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Stephany (Stenton) Gray. Surviving him are his... Full story

Chrystien Hakola

Chrystien Hakola died Monday, February 10, 2020, at her home in Deer Park, Washington.  Born in 1949 in Grand Coulee, Washington, Chrys graduated from Grand Coulee High School, and received a baccalaureate degree from Eastern Washington... Full story

Edris (Edie) Anne Engvall

Edris (Edie) Anne Engvall, 68, passed away from breast cancer on November 2, 2019. Born July 13, 1951, in Spokane, Washington, she was the daughter of Lenard and Thelma Engvall. The youngest of four... Full story

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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

FBLA group will head to state competition

Several Lake Roosevelt High School students will spend part of their spring break competing at the state Future Business Leaders of America competition in Spokane. The Grand Coulee Dam School District Board of Directors Monday approved the trip to...

Coulee Medical Center ER and Walk-In Care

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