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Poll shows lack of support for school levies

Upcoming school levies in the Grand Coulee Dam School District don't have a lot of support among those who took a Star poll. The online survey, found in last week's issue of The... — Updated 1/19/2022

Local men chasing film careers

Colville Tribes member Tony Louie is among a group of local tribal members working at carving out a niche in the California film scene. Louie had his film, "HIStory," screened at... — Updated 1/19/2022

Sheriff gets grant to offset new state law impacts

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office tapped into a grant opportunity through a state agency to get money intended to help offset impacts on local law enforcement from the passage of state laws last year that put restrictions on... — Updated 1/19/2022

14 more Grant County COVID-19 deaths announced

Fourteen more COVID-19 deaths have been announced in Grant County as cases surge.  Grant County Health District announced the 14 additional deaths on Jan. 13 on their website.  The deaths, which occured in November and December... — Updated 1/19/2022

Colville Tribes to address Covid-19 surge

The Colville Business Council said it will meet this week to discuss the surge in COVID 19 cases and determine the necessary steps to address the surge. The CBC urged the community to be responsible and proactive to avoid... — Updated 1/19/2022

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 1/11 - A man was allowed to push a Chevy Astro out of the roadway at King Street and Dill Avenue rather than police having the vehicle towed, while another man was said to be walking to get a gas can to fuel up the... — Updated 1/19/2022

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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 1/19/2022

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 1/19/2022

Facts on upcoming school levies

The Grand Coulee Dam School District (GCDSD) is seeking voter approval for two separate levies in the upcoming election on February 8, 2022. The intent of my letter is to provide the facts regarding these levies and enable voters... — Updated 1/19/2022

Make diversity and equity a priority

In life it is very important to make progress from being fully aware of current reality and learning from the patterns involved. We should always strive to improve and find balance from our mistakes. This is not happening at the... — Updated 1/19/2022

Clang of the prison door

I well remember the feeling when I heard the clang of the prison door at Walla Walla closing behind me. This needs some explanation. When I was with the newspaper in Bothell, I heard of some of the reforms at the state prison at... — Updated 1/19/2022

It's a boy for Palmer/Wahpat

Leslie Palmer and Robert Wahpat III of Nespelem, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son Jayson Steven Joshua Wade Wahpat on Friday, December 24, 2021, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He... — Updated 1/19/2022

Thomas/Kieffer have a boy

Malerie Thomas and Gabriel Salinas-Kieffer of Nespelem, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son Bishop Melvin Kieffer, on Tuesday, December 28, 2021. He weighed 9 lbs., 3 oz., and was 20 inches in length at... — Updated 1/19/2022

Timentwa/Piengkham have a boy

Annette Timentwa and Warren Piengkham of Elmer City, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son Yamawt Hiyawt Piengkham-Timentwa on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington.... — Updated 1/19/2022

Grace C. Steffens

Grace C. Steffens passed away Monday, January 17, 2022. A viewing will be held at Strate Funeral Home from 9 to 11 a.m., on Monday, January 24 with services following at St.... — Updated 1/19/2022

Colleen Manley

Colleen Manley, age 63, of Electric City, Washington, passed away unexpectedly early morning on Monday, January 10, 2022. She was born in Coulee Dam, Washington, to Robert E. and... — Updated 1/19/2022

Bert Best

Bert Best passed away peacefully in Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington on Sunday, January 9, 2022. He was born to George and Lillian Best. He was 89 years old and... — Updated 1/19/2022

Courtney Lynn Best

Courtney Lynn Best, 39, loving mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and amazing friend, passed away, Friday, December 24, 2021, in Grand Coulee, Washington. Courtney... — Updated 1/19/2022

Leonard (Len) Ralph Dumph

Leonard (Len) Ralph Dumph, age 74, died suddenly on Monday, January 10, 2022, in Mesquite, Nevada.  He was born November 8, 1947, in Gilman, Colorado, to Ivan Lon and Joy Mary... — Updated 1/19/2022

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 1/19/2022

Students flex their brains at Knowledge Bowl event

Lake Roosevelt Knowledge Bowl participants traveled to Tonasket for their second meet on Jan. 10.  While there, members Virgil Bearcub, Noah Hunt, Kailah Leadingham, and Peyton Robison competed against teams from Manson, Omak,... — Updated 1/19/2022

Wrestlers host dual meet, place at Apple Pie event

Raider wrestlers faced off against Okanogan Bulldogs in a duel last week before going to Tonasket for the Tigers' Apple Pie Tournament.   In Coulee Dam on Jan. 12, LR hosted... — Updated 1/19/2022

LR girls take decisive win over Brewster

The Lady Raiders defeated the Brewster Lady Bears at home Jan 11, winning 67-37.  “Coming off a tough loss, and entering into this game missing some key players, it ended up being a solid team win,” Assistant Coach Matthew... — Updated 1/19/2022

Raiders to host three home games this week

Raider basketball fans will have plenty to do later this week, with the Raiders scheduled to host games three nights in a row.  The Raiders were scheduled to play Tonasket last night, results of which will be reported on next... — Updated 1/19/2022

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