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Local district may consider four-day week for area schools

What if every weekend were a three-day weekend for students and staff at Lake Roosevelt Schools? If a four-day week were implemented, how would that affect childcare? How would that affect school days? The topic was discussed at the Oct. 15 Grand...

School board to face difficult decisions on what to cut

Some unpopular decisions may have to be made within the Grand Coulee Dam School District to balance the budget. Superintendent Paul Turner brought the topic up at the district's Oct. 15 board...

Woman dies in two-car head-on collision

One person died, two others were injured and one is facing a vehicular homicide charge after a collision on highway 97 near its junction with highway 17 yesterday morning east of Brewster. The Washington State Patrol reported that a 59-year-old...

Newsbriefs

Local writers invited to meet Writer’s Day in the Coulee will be held at the Grand Coulee Dam Seniors on Main Street in Grand Coulee on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Bring your books and join us,” a flier for the event reads....

Coulee Medical Center on a Medicare mission to screen

A coming change in federal rules is pushing healthcare professionals to focus more on preventing illness rather than treating it after the fact, and Coulee Medical Center is implementing a plan that...

Mayors approve raise in dumping rates

People may note a bit more of pinch when they haul that Saturday load to the dump, beginning next summer when prices go up slightly. The Regional Board of Mayors last week approved a raise in transfer station dumping rates from 6.2 cents a pound to...

Man gets two years after embezzling $100k from tribes

A federal judge sentenced an Omak man last week to two years in prison for embezzling funds from the Colville Tribes. Chad Jeremy Monaghan, 42, an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, was sentenced after having...

Grant PUD investigating fires at Priest Rapids Dam

Priest Rapids Dam operators extinguished a small fire in equipment called an exciter, which provides energy to start up one of the generating units, shortly after 1 a.m. Monday, the PUD said in a...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 10/14 - A passenger-side window was broken on a car at the Hill Street apartments. The roommate of the owner of the car suspected it was a woman kicked out of the apartment the night before. Nothing was noted as missing. - A...

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Letter to the editor

Editor’s note: A story in the Oct. 9 Star told of a missing 14-year-old boy and his grandmother’s efforts to bring him home. This letter is her message to him. 10/14/2019 Javante, To prevent you from being preyed upon by pseudo family or...

Congress must act to end crisis facing native communities

Washington’s 4th Congressional District is home to two sovereign tribes, the Yakama Nation in the south and the Colville Tribes in the north. I am proud to represent these strong Native communities in Congress, but there is a crisis affecting not...

Senior Profile: Jonathan Cante

Here is my second profile of a senior at Lake Roosevelt High School this year. If I was to look at this year’s seniors and pick one that has grown up the most over the years I have known him, I...

The old wagon trail in Northrup Canyon

George and Caty Northrup weren't the only family in the canyon at the turn of the 20th century. Scheibner brothers Charles and Fred had moved into the canyon a couple years earlier and were already...

Meetings & Notices

October Chamber Meetings at La Presa Chamber will be meeting this Thursday, Oct. 24, at La Presa. Meeting will begin at noon. Launi Ritter from Coulee Wall Variety Store will be the guest speaker. Okanogan County School Retirees to Meet Friday...

Auditions set for Masquers' Christmas Show

Auditions for the Masquers’ Christmas Show, Tracking Santa, will be held at the Masquers Theater in Soap Lake on October 27 and 28, at 6:00 pm on both days. Auditions are open to ages 8 and older. Actors will be asked to perform cold reads of...

Dennis Allen Clinkenbeard

Dennis Allen Clinkenbeard, age 78, of Wenatchee, Washington, passed peacefully Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Dennis was born May 2, 1941, in Tonasket, Washington to parents Harold and Lucile...

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...

Stepping it up

The Lake Roosevelt High School band performs in their new uniforms during halftime of the Raider football game Oct 25. The band received 60 uniforms in total, Music Teacher Karen Pace said, costing...

Raiders blow out NW Christian Crusaders

The Raiders shut out Northwest Christian in Coulee Dam under the Friday night lights where a light rain likely didn't help the Crusaders' mood in their 43-0 defeat. The Raiders got on the board first...

Volleyball team wins two, drops one

Lake Roosevelt squeaked by Manson with a 3-2 volleyball win in Coulee Dam Oct. 15, the first of two close calls and one loss for the week. The Lady Raiders won the first two sets against Manson,...

Kyle Edmo leads Raider runners at Oroville meet

Raider cross country runners competed in Oroville Oct. 18 at Lake Osoyoos State Park.  Kyle Edmo was the top-placing Raider in the three-mile varsity race, taking 13th out of 79 athletes with a time of 18 minutes, 27 seconds.  In the 1.5-mile...

LR Soccer drops two in a row

The Lady Raiders took a couple losses on the soccer field last week, one against Brewster and one against Tonasket. Lake Roosevelt lost 7-3 Oct. 15 against the Lady Bears in Brewster. Madisyn Toulou...

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