Grand Coulee fire chief reports on new ambulance district, fire plans

It may be next fall, or perhaps in February 2025, but local voters will be asked to decide on forming a new taxing district to support local ambulance service. Fire Chief Ryan Fish told the city council Tuesday night that a lot... — Updated 2/21/2024

Chief Tufts to retire after 42 years in law enforcement

Things have changed over the last four decades in law enforcement. John Tufts has witnessed the changes. The police chief in Grand Coulee is retiring in March, and agreed to chat... — Updated 2/21/2024

INET arrests two in Grand Coulee

Grant County's Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team, aka INET, on Feb. 13 arrested two people during a drug trafficking investigation in the Grand Coulee area, the Grant County... — Updated 2/21/2024

Oblivious to the obvious

Beware of people who are oblivious to the obvious. People who lose an election, and believe they won. Not based on evidence. But based on what they “feel.” I am a conservative. Many Republicans today delude themselves by... — Updated 2/21/2024

Unlocking our nation's domestic energy potential

The United States produces the cleanest and safest energy in the world from traditional resources like oil and natural gas as well as from emerging resources and innovative technologies. This is something we should be... — Updated 2/21/2024

The advanced design

Winters in Palouse were much worse when I was growing up than what they are experiencing now. I can remember when we got our first refrigerator. That was in 1938. My mother was still using it in 1971. There was an emblem on the... — Updated 2/21/2024

America still needs more welders, fewer philosophers

In 2017, I wrote a column titled: “America needs more welders and fewer philosophers.” It was a slogan Florida Sen. Marco Rubio used in his 2016 presidential campaign to call attention to the need for more skilled workers.... — Updated 2/21/2024

It's a boy for Campbell/St. Pierre

Jane Campbell and Tony St. Pierre of Coulee Dam, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son King Hixsyn St. Pierre born Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 4... — Updated 2/21/2024

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 2/12 - A loose dog was reported on Grand Coulee Avenue. The dog had been rounded up by the family that owns it prior to an officer arriving. The officer has to see the dog loose in order to issue an... — Updated 2/21/2024

Meetings and Notices

Eagles Auxiliary Notice The third and final by-laws will be read at the meeting on March 4th at 6pm. Area AA Meetings In Electric City, the New Hope group holds its meetings Monday through Friday evenings at 6pm at the Vets... — Updated 2/21/2024

Tying quilts every Wednesday at the Zion Lutheran Church

Every Wednesday we will be tying quilts at Zion Lutheran Church for the months of January and February. The group will start at 9am. Bring a sack lunch if you want to. One half of quilts will go to the Support Center and the... — Updated 2/21/2024

Lenten Soup Suppers Wednesday at Grand Coulee Community Church

The Grand Coulee Community Church is again serving soup and bread as is their tradition for the Lenten Season. The Soup Suppers began on Ash Wednesday, February 14th at 6:00 PM and will continue each Wednesday for 6 weeks until... — Updated 2/21/2024

Library happenings

Join the celebration and learn together! Check out our blog posts, social media content, and book displays highlighting Black authors, illustrators, and creators. New Young Adult Books Coming Soon! Early 2024 will have much to... — Updated 2/21/2024

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 2/21/2024

Honor roll for LR Jr./Sr. High

The following is the honor roll for the Lake Roosevelt Jr./Sr. High. High Honors * depicts 4.0 Seniors: Carly Neddo*, Raeley Portch*, Aspen Smith*, Damon Landeros, Sawyer Steffens, Chase Marchand, Cylia St.Pierre, Alise Hoffman,... — Updated 2/21/2024

Raider wrestlers place at state

Raider wrestlers placed at the Tacoma Dome in the WIAA Mat Classic XXXV state tournament Saturday. Arianna Waters, a senior, took second place in the girls' 135 bracket after an... — Updated 2/21/2024

Lady Raiders end season at Crossover game

The Lady Raiders came to the end of their basketball postseason Saturday when the Davenport Lady Gorillas overtook them in the third quarter of their District 6/7 Crossover game at... — Updated 2/21/2024

Raider boys to head to first round of state

The Raider boys will head to the first round of the state tournament Saturday after coming from behind to beat Davenport 69-47 in their District 6/7 Crossover game Feb. 16 in Wenatchee. The Raiders (22-1) head back to Wenatchee... — Updated 2/21/2024

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