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Community remembers fallen on Memorial Day

More than 600 American flags fluttered in a gentle breeze Saturday as a couple hundred or more locals and relatives gathered at Spring Canyon Cemetery Memorial Day for the annual... — Updated 5/31/2023

Reservations a focus as DOJ adds staff in Eastern Washington

The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington said last week that office has gotten funding to hire for seven new full-time assistant U.S. attorneys and two support staff “dedicated to combating terrorism, fraud,... — Updated 5/31/2023

Respect paid

People listen at a memorial celebration of life for Bubba Egbert May 26 at the Ridge Riders Rodeo Arena. Egbert, a highly respected rancher and Lake Roosevelt Raider football head... — Updated 5/31/2023 Full story

Coulee Dam gets grant for safer school routes

The city of Coulee Dam will get nearly $393,000 for upgrading crosswalks and adding “speed feedback” signs, flashing beacons, and more to improve the safety on routes to school. The Safe Routes to School grant is funded... — Updated 5/31/2023

New log boom keeps boats away

A kayaker paddles near the boat launch at Steamboat Rock State Park Saturday toward a new log boom installed this spring to keep boats and beach users away from the eroding bank.... — Updated 5/31/2023

Bubba was excellent at being a good person

Last summer — about July, I’d guess — I got a phone call from Bubba Egbert. I knew Bubba by reputation, but at that point I’d had only one conversation with him when I’d gone to pick up my daughter after a day she spent... — Updated 5/31/2023

We have a need for speed control

I was talking to a friend who told me she was pulled over on her ATV and told not to travel between Electric City and Grand Coulee. But it is fine to speed in town. I do not know the braking distance of a 100,000-pound tractor... — Updated 5/31/2023

Palouse's own Dick Eicher

If you are a basketball fan and have been around the sport for a while, you will know the name. When the Denver Nuggets won over the Lakers the other day, I recalled how I knew him. Dick went to school in Palouse and was part of... — Updated 5/31/2023

Immigration policy should serve America's interests

All eyes have been on the U.S.-Mexico border in recent weeks as politicians and pundits assess the impact of changing rules for who can enter the United States. But the fixation on the border can distract from a bigger problem:... — Updated 5/31/2023

It's a boy for the Weimerskirches

Tyler and Savannah Weimerskirch of Coulee City, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son Weston Scott Weimerskirch on Tuesday, May 16, 2023. He weighed 6 lbs., 9 oz., and was 20 inches in length at birth. Maternal... — Updated 5/31/2023 Full story

Klins family in concert

The Klins family will be hosting a concert at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 4th at the Grand Coulee Nazarene Church. Join us for Christian songs and family... — Updated 5/31/2023

Library Summer Programs begin Monday, June 12

NCW Libraries will kick off its annual Summer Library Program on June 12, offering a lineup of free programs and activities for all ages at its 30 libraries in Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Okanogan and Ferry counties and two community... — Updated 5/31/2023 Full story

Meetings & Notices

AA Meetings in the Area AA meetings are held Monday through Saturday at the Vets Center in Electric City. Call Paul at 631-4551. New Hope Group meetings are held Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at the Vets Center. These are open and... — Updated 5/31/2023

Coulee Cops

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The Masquers Theater presents a theatrical double feature beginning June 2

The Masquers Theater, a pillar of cultural excellence with a legacy of over four decades of captivating performances, is thrilled to announce its upcoming production of “The White Liars” and “The Black Comedy.” This... — Updated 5/31/2023

Celebration of Life for Stanley Conklin April 23, 1946 – May 3, 2023

A celebration of life for Stanley Conklin will be held from 1-4 pm, Saturday, June 3, 2023, at the Grand Coulee Eagles Lodge. Stanley passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2023,... — Updated 5/31/2023 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 5/31/2023 Full story

Bismarck State College announces its Spring 2023 President's Honor Roll

Bismarck State College in North Dakota last week announced the President’s Honor Roll for the Spring 2023 semester, including local students. John Baughman* and James Milligan, both of Electric City, were among those who... — Updated 5/31/2023

Marconi takes the stand at state track meet

In his last preliminary race of his high school career, Logan Marconi pushed himself to a new personal record Friday in the qualifying prelims at the state track meet in Yakima,... — Updated 5/31/2023

Raiders make baseball all-league lineup

Three Raiders were chosen for the North Central Washington 2B all-league teams to cap off the season, Lake Roosevelt Coach Billy Nicholson said. Brit Egbert, at catcher and pitcher positions, made the first team, along with... — Updated 5/31/2023

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