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16-day-closure dates for Keller Ferry finalized

KELLER – Keller Ferry users will need to plan additional travel time during an upcoming closure. Material procurement delays and curing of paint have pushed back the 16-day closure, initially scheduled to begin by Friday, Sept. 13. The ferry...

Fire chief fired in Electric City

Now former Electric City fire chief Mark Payne was fired Tuesday night, after the city council voted unanimously to carry out the mayor’s recommendation to remove Payne from the post in which he’s served since 2013. Payne had faced a second...

School board strategizes for future

It’s good to have goals so you know which direction to go. The Grand Coulee Dam School District board of directors discussed the district’s “Strategic Plan” Monday night and the goals it contains. Superintendent Paul Turner described the...

Newsbriefs

City hall getting new address for same location The Electric City Council passed a resolution Tuesday changing the city hall address from 10 Western Avenue to 10 Stevens Avenue. The change came from the removal of the stretch of Western in front of... Full story

That's a good sign

Under the scoreboard erected last year at Lake Roosevelt High's footbal field, for which they raised funds, American Legion members measure and level a new sign Monday that says "THANK YOU VETS" that...

Mammoth will "live" in Electric City

A design image from ID Sculpture shows a mammoth head with playground equipment, which the Electric City Council chose unanimously on Tuesday, opting for the so-called "live" mammoth structure for...

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Don and Gerry McClure celebrate 70 years together

He put a ring on her finger the night she graduated from high school seven decades ago, and the love was still palpable between them Saturday as Don and Gerry McClure celebrated their 70th wedding...

Worth thousands of words

Local artist Keith Powell answers questions about his art at an event at the Grand Coulee Library Sept. 5. Powell spoke about his past, present, and future, with stories about some of his work, and...

Local driver wrecks on US 395

A 19-year-old Grand Coulee woman was not injured in a wreck south of Mesa, Washington Monday. The Washington State Patrol reported that Meliya R. Zarate was driving north in the right lane on the highway about three miles south of Mesa when a car...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 9/3 - A man reported his blue truck had been hit in the Safeway parking lot, out of view of security cameras. There were scratches and dents on the fender, and a transfer of orange paint or rust from the offending vehicle. An...

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Let's start paying for drug policy that works

The recent discussion about a new jail for Grant County, illegal drug use and the criminal actions created by drug users, focused my attention on a policy issue that the nation needs to be talking...

Jail isn't the answer - help is

A new jail to house addicts will surely make those Heathens turn clean! No. Stop with the ignorant way of thinking. If you believe that putting addicts in jail will suddenly make them non-addicts, then you must also believe that unicorns are real....

Re: "Electric City is actually doing this" in Sept. 4 Star

Ted got it right This is my first letter to the editor! I read Ted Piccolo’s letter about the Electric City “Town Administrator shutting down a perfectly good street.” He hit the nail direct on the head! Three cheers for Ted. I couldn’t...

The hunting story

Since hunting season is getting started and the sportsmen of the rifle are heading out soon to their favorite grounds, I thought I would tell you all my favorite hunting story. Of course, I must...

Why water infrastructure investment matters

In North Central Washington, the Columbia River is the cornerstone of life. But even more important is the infrastructure that makes up the Columbia Basin Project. Grand Coulee dam provides electricity, flood control, and recreation and the ditches... Full story

Egbert takes Reserve Champion

At the recent NCW District Fair, Wyatt Egbert of Grand Coulee received honors as Reserve Champion in the Intermediate section of Beef Fitting and Showing and Market...

Suicide awareness and informational meeting

On Thursday, September 19, 2019, starting at 1p.m, the Grand Coulee Power Office Diversity Council, Morale Committee, and Safety department are hosting a Suicide Awareness and Understanding informational meeting, to be held at the Grand Coulee Dam...

Musical team the Lemaires will be at local library Sept. 17

4Mark and Cindy Lemaire - a talented husband and wife musical team will present a fun program featuring many musical styles on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m. The Lemaires are known for their unique style that blends finger-picking slap and tap...

Meetings & Notices

Chamber Meetings at Siam Palace The chamber of commerce will be meeting the month of September at the Siam Palace. This Thursday, Sept. 12 will be general business beginning at noon. Grant County Mosquito District 2 to Meet  The Grant County...

Sept. 28 is next State Parks free day

OLYMPIA – Sept. 9, 2019 – In honor of National Public Lands Day, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to visit a state park for free on Saturday, Sept. 28. No Discover Pass will be required for day-use visits...

Red Cross offers school safety tips

School bells have called students back to the classroom, and the American Red Cross wants to make sure every student is safe back at school for the this academic year. “While safety is a top priority for all students, there are special steps for...

Alyce F. Graham

Alyce Graham, age 79, passed away on July 29, 2019, in Spokane, Washington. She was born in Phoenix City, Alabama, on October 23, 1939. She spent the majority of her early years in Reno, Nevada where... Full story

Pauline Bryant

On Friday, September 6, 2019, Pauline Vivian  Laufer Bryant, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away at the age of 92. She spent the last five years of her life living in the care of her daughter Colleen and Bill Simpson.... Full story

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... Full story

Raider football fundraiser well attended

Raider football fans attended a Thursday Night Lights fundraiser at the Lake Roosevelt football field Thursday, marking the first success for a new booster club The event was well attended, with the...

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