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Perfect summer birthday

Rob Carroll takes a direct hit to his feet during a Sunday evening water balloon fight on Stevens Avenue in Coulee Dam as Westlyn Landeros prepares to launch a counterattack... — Updated 8/17/2022

Dam security force looking at upgrades, seeks comments from public

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is open to receiving any questions, comments, or concerns regarding security upgrades they are planning on making at the Grand Coulee Dam and related... — Updated 8/17/2022

Local man gets 22 years after night of terror

A Nespelem man — who kidnapped three minor children at gunpoint in June of 2020, robbed and sexually assaulted another, stole a truck, committed arson, and led police on a high-speed chase — was sentenced last week to 22... — Updated 8/17/2022

Short term rentals discussed more in Electric City

Short-term rentals are an unpopular idea to some in Electric City, but the idea keeps getting brought up.  The city voted down the idea of allowing short-term (under 30 days) rentals in 2019 after more than a year of discussing... — Updated 8/17/2022

Next year looks most likely for Electric City path project

A pedestrian and bicycle pathway connecting the Coulee Playland area to the Banks Lake Park area will probably be done next year instead of this year, and now has some extra... — Updated 8/17/2022

Grant County residents asked to take health survey

A survey being conducted by Grant County Health District asks residents a number of questions related to the quality of life where they are in the county, as well as general health... — Updated 8/17/2022

Tribal leader will add perspective to new national wildfire commission

Wildfires in recent years have had a devastating impact on the U.S., including within the Colville Indian Reservation, and a representative from the area will now serve on a... — Updated 8/17/2022

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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 8/17/2022 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 8/17/2022 Full story

The facts on school district finances

This letter is an effort to bring clarity and facts into the conversation about the financial operations of the Grand Coulee Dam School District rather than unsubstantiated opinions. This is the second installment of three total... — Updated 8/17/2022

Thanks for a great legion sale season

After two years without the ability to open our doors, we are again at the end of our sale season as we come to the community to thank everyone for a fantastic TEN week run at the VET Center. Our American Legion Post appreciates... — Updated 8/17/2022

Thanks for a great legion sale season

After two years without the ability to open our doors, we are again at the end of our sale season as we come to the community to thank everyone for a fantastic TEN week run at the VET Center. Our American Legion Post appreciates... — Updated 8/17/2022

A giant step for Raider Nation

Nancy Kuiper is the new Athletic Director for the GCDSD. She is such a phenomenal common-sense choice – THANK YOU! She is one of the top three Lake Roosevelt Raider multi-sport athletes of all time along with Dawni Bjorklund... — Updated 8/17/2022

That cold, clear, spring water

I got my desire to take drives from my dad who used to take us for rides all the time. He had an old car from the mid 30’s. I remember when my dad got his first new car, it was in the early 40’s before all effort turned to... — Updated 8/17/2022

Drained Snake River reservoirs would resemble parched Rhine riverbeds

If you want a glimpse of parched river bottoms behind “would be breached” lower Snake River dams, look at recent photos of European rivers and lakes. On parts of picturesque... — Updated 8/17/2022

Health district offering free COVID vaccines

Grant County Health District (GCHD) is offering free COVID vaccine clinics at NCW Libraries Grant County community library locations in Coulee City, Ephrata, George, Grand Coulee, Mattawa, Moses Lake, Quincy, Royal City, Soap... — Updated 8/17/2022

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 8/3 - Loepp Furniture and Appliance reported gas siphoned from a truck, and would provide security footage. - Police were unable to find anyone matching the description of a woman reportedly walking down... — Updated 8/17/2022

Kenneth Terry Skorheim

Kenneth Terry Skorheim passed away July 12, 2022 at his home in Camano Island, WA.  Terry was born March 16, 1944 in Auburn, WA to Ken and Doris Skorheim.  He graduated from... — Updated 8/17/2022 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... — Updated 8/17/2022 Full story

Making the grade

Moyatat Bell, of Nespelem, and Jamie Finch, of Grand Coulee, are among the honor roll students at Spokane Community College for spring quarter of 2022, the college announced. Also on the list: Olivia Hill and Amanda Starzman,... — Updated 8/17/2022

Legal Notices for August 17, 2023

Notice of Meeting Change The Coulee Area Park and Recreation District Board of Commissioners meeting normally scheduled for August 10, 2022 was postponed for lack of a quorum and rescheduled for August 24th, 2022 at 6 p.m. in the... — Updated 8/17/2022 Full story

Coulee Medical Center ER and Walk-In Care

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