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C.D. Council hears complaint about alarming army training

A loud US Army training exercise on a hillside above town drew a different kind of fire at Coulee Dam’s city council meeting July 28, a small-caliber complaint compared to the big guns that alarmed citizens late at night July... — Updated 8/4/2021

Masks to be required at schools regardless of vaccination status

Everyone who enters Lake Roosevelt Schools’ indoor areas this year should expect to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status, including staff, students, and visitors. Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Paul... — Updated 8/4/2021


Where there is fire, there is smoke

"If you smell smoke, you're breathing smoke," a smoke outlook report from says. Today, Wednesday, Grand Coulee is projected to have air that is "unhealthy for... — Updated 8/4/2021 Full story

Newsbrief - Streets in Coulee Dam to get seal coat

At their July 28 meeting, the Coulee Dam City Council accepted a bid of $102,200 from Tomer Construction for a seal coat project on Roosevelt, Mead, Central and Crest Avenues in 2022. The cost will be paid for with grant money... — Updated 8/4/2021

Signs allowed to stay for Main Street property owner

Grand Coulee has decided to allow local property owner Sam Hsieh to continue to display multiple advertising signs along his lot located on Main Street called “Coulee Plaza.”  “I would like to thank the mayor and the city... — Updated 8/4/2021 Full story

Covid cases at a minimum locally

There have only been a few cases of Covid locally in the past month.  Since June 30, when The Star last reported local covid numbers, there have been zero cases reported from Grant County Public Health for the Grand Coulee and... — Updated 8/4/2021 Full story

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 7/27 - A Cheney man crashed his convertible into a parked car outside of the ice cream shop on Midway Avenue. The second vehicle moved approximately 50 feet, hitting another parked car. The driver was the only... — Updated 8/4/2021


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 8/4/2021 Full story


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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 8/4/2021 Full story

It was a rude awakening

Thursday night some of us woke up to the fire fight. Thank you, Chief of Police and Mayor for telling us, the people in this sleepy little town, that this would take place for about three hours. Am I wrong in thinking the U.S.... — Updated 8/4/2021 Full story

Cash cow for far left

Governor Jay Inslee, I ask what do the powers to be think they can do to offset the so called climate change. I ask how many times the climate of the earth has changed over the Billions of years? This area was once covered with... — Updated 8/4/2021

Accommodations make the trip

I was lucky to travel when the best hotels were still inexpensive. The Okura Hotel in Tokyo was part of the International Hotel chain. Cost for an overnight stay today would be from $400-$600. I paid $18 for a first-class room... — Updated 8/4/2021

Governor Inslee, believe in science

For months, activists and bureaucrats alike have told the American people to “believe in science” – to take the pandemic seriously, to practice social distancing and handwashing, and to wear masks and get vaccinated. I have... — Updated 8/4/2021

Japanese hydrogen pilot may work in Washington

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics were billed as the “Hydrogen Olympics!” Then along came COVID and sporting events worldwide were put on hold. The summer games were delayed until 2021. Postponing the games cost Japan billions and... — Updated 8/4/2021

Local foods celebrated during National Farmers Market Week

When conventional food supply chains had difficulties adapting at the start of the pandemic, farmers markets and local food systems clearly displayed the resiliency of short supply chains as interest in local foods spiked... — Updated 8/4/2021

GCHS Alumni Assoc. All-class Reunion

The sixth all-class reunion sponsored by the Grand Coulee High School Alumni Association will take place August 13-14th, 2021. Held every fourth year to coincide with the Olympics, the reunion was cancelled last year because of... — Updated 8/4/2021

Eagles Auxiliary to Meet

Grand Coulee Eagle Auxiliary will be holding a 2 p.m. meeting on the first and third Monday of the month. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more information call Margie at... — Updated 8/4/2021

In-person story times are coming back

Story times are some of the most popular and well attended programs in our libraries, and we’ve missed doing them as much as you’ve missed bringing your children to them. We are happy to announce that some of our libraries... — Updated 8/4/2021


Darlene V. Bott

Darlene V. Bott, 76, of Electric City, Washington, passed away Friday evening, July 30, 2021, in Wenatchee, Washington. She was born Monday, October 2, 1944, in Lovell, Wyoming,... — Updated 8/4/2021 Full story


Pastor Bob Phillips

Pastor Bob Phillips, 72, minister and member of the Cherokee Nation of Tahlequah, OK, met his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ face to face, Friday morning, July 23, 2021, from... — Updated 8/4/2021 Full story


Gwenneth B. "Gwen" Wright

Gwenneth B. "Gwen" Wright, 74, born Friday April 18, 1947, in Binger, Oklahoma, to Kenneth R. and Prudence Edmonds; passed away last week in Electric City, Washington.  She... — Updated 8/4/2021 Full story


William E. "Bill" McCarty

William E. "Bill" McCarty, 79, passed away Tuesday afternoon, July 20, 2021, in Grand Coulee, Washington.  Bill was born Sunday, June 28, 1942, in London, Ohio, to William E.... — Updated 8/4/2021 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 8/4/2021 Full story

Legals for August 4, 2021

Town of Elmer City Notice of SPECIAL MEETING For a Public Hearing The Town of Elmer City will conduct a Special Meeting for a Public Hearing to consider the Six Year Comprehensive Street Program for 2022 – 2027. The Public... — Updated 8/4/2021 Full story

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