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Governor: no in-person teaching rest of school year, at least

Most kids won't enter their classrooms again this school year, following Gov. Jay Inslee's announcement Monday afternoon that in-person teaching would not be allowed in any schools in Washington at... Full story

Five COVID-19 cases on reservation

Among 10 people who tested postive for the novel coronavirus in Okanogan County as of Tuesday, five are on the Colville Reservation, one a local woman whose daughter posted on Facebook that her mother and siblings were sick. “I want our community... Full story

Local grocery stores adapting in the time of coronavirus

Grocery stores have been one place people must go even with the social-distancing requirements of the coronavirus epidemic. Precautions have been taken to protect customers and store workers, and more are being taken in the busiest local store.... Full story

Survey reveals variety of takes on the coronavirus shutdown

The coronavirus has affected work life and home life in the Coulee in multiple ways, an online Star survey reveals, with lots of stress for some but some silver linings for others. Asked if they are working from home because of social restrictions,... Full story

Homemade face masks safety detailed by health district

Grant County Health District has detailed how to use homemade masks effectively to avoid exposure to coronavirus. An April 4 press release explains how the masks can be effective in protecting yourself from exposure to coronavirus infected... Full story

State parks closed, but Lake Roosevelt open without services

Local state parks areas such as Steamboat Rock, Osborne Bay, and Northrup Canyon are closed, while Spring Canyon remains open but without services. Steamboat Rock, Northrup Point boat launch, and... Full story

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Needed: masks on faces and a grocery delivery system

Indications are that Washington’s fairly early emphasis on social distancing and staying home have been effective at helping to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, but more local focus could help this area weather the crisis even better: We... Full story

Planting money trees is bad policy

Rather than discussing the Governor’s egregious assaults on the 1st Amendment regarding churches and his dogmatic executive orders on what is “essential” and “non essential”, I feel that it would behoove all of us to look into what the...

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Churches empty, so is the tomb

This year Easter will be different. That is a fact. But the holiday is still going to happen. So what can you do? I have had a few people ask me this week what they can do for Easter this year as...

It's a girl for Peters

Tiffany Peters of Nespelem, Washington, is proud to announce the birth of her daughter Rylan An Elise Stanger, born Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 6 lb., 19 oz., and was 19 inches in... Full story

Boyd/Brown have a girl

Tyler Boyd and Eva Brown of Nespelem, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Quinn Brown, born Monday, March 9, 2020, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 7 lbs., 1 oz., and was 19 inches in... Full story

It's a girl for Tonasket/Sanchez

Keisha Tonasket and Anthony Sanchez of Keller, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Kehlani Tonasket, born Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 8 lbs., 3 oz., and was... Full story

It's a girl for George

Maddesyn Danielle George of Nespelem, Washington, is proud to announce the birth of her daughter Shyne Everly Ann George on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 6 lbs., 7 oz., and was 18 inches...

It's a boy for Piengkham/Timentwa

Annette Timentwa and Warren Piengkham of Elmer City, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Massethlaw Qiyp Piengkham-Timentwa on Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 6 lbs., 13... Full story

Allings celebrating 50th anniversary

Ben and Evelyn Alling of Coulee Dam, Washington will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday April 11, 2020.   They were married at St. Benedicts Catholic Church in Coulee Dam on April... Full story

Meetings & Notices

Meetings Canceled The Grant County Mosquito District 2 has canceled its April 9 meeting due to the Coronavirus outbreak. City of Electric City Upcoming Meetings The City of Electric City has two upcoming meetings with both conducted telephonically.... 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

Legals for April 8, 2020

Public Notice Town of Coulee Dam NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF COUNCIL MEETING To the citizens of the Town of Coulee Dam, Washington, the Town Council of the Town of Coulee Dam, Washington will not conduct a Council Meeting on Wednesday, April 8, 2020... Full story

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