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Virus response forcing changes in local life, closures of some businesses

After days of reports of droves of people not complying with his pleas to stay home, Gov. Jay Inslee issued a mandatory order Monday to shut many public places and non-essential businesses in an...

School meal deliveries changing next week

Kids up to 18 years of age have been getting meals from the Grand Coulee Dam School District at their bus route pickup spots while school is out for the virus-related shutdown. That plan will change on Monday, the school district said Thursday....

Hospital rep discusses COVID-19 with Grand Coulee council

With Coulee Medical Center officially in emergency mode, a representative updated the Grand Coulee City Council last week on what that currently means. Tyler Donn spoke on behalf of CMC March 17 in regard to the COVID-19, coronavirus epidemic. Donn...

Survey: How has corona affected your life in the Coulee?

The Star is interested in knowing how the coronavirus pandemic has affected your life at home in the Coulee. Please take our survey and let us know how it has changed your home life or work life, and what you've been doing to pass the time spent...

Electric City declares state of emergency

Electric City Mayor Diane Kohout declared a state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic, and utility late fees and shutoffs have been suspended for the duration of the situation. A special council meeting was held on March 19 in the Electric...

Outpatient lab to move

CMC’s Outpatient Lab will move across the parking lot to the tan “Professional Building B as of March 30, the hospital said, to cut down on the number of people entering the facility and lowering the possible entrance of the new...

Controversial street construction in Electric City tough to reverse

The cost of making changes to controversial street work being done in Electric City could be high. The city council and mayor in a special meeting last week spoke to representatives from the Gray & Osborne engineering firm over the phone. Those...

LR plans to continue paying staff through coronavirus epidemic

Lake Roosevelt Schools intends to continue to pay their staff throughout the duration of the coronavirus epidemic, which has shut down the school at least through April 24. A March 23 Grand Coulee Dam School District board meeting was held remotely...

Spring sports fate "up in the air" this year

With schools shut down due to the coronavirus epidemic, the spring sports season is in serious question, but a month of play is possible. Spring sports include: baseball, softball, golf, tennis, and track and field. The topic of athletics was...

City halls still operating, but buildings closed to public

The city halls in Electric City, Grand Coulee, Coulee Dam, and Elmer City are closed to the public due to the coronavirus epidemic, but are still staffed to answer the phone to answer questions, and can still take payments for utility bills....

Up to a big job

Workers on Grand Coulee Dam perform maintenance scheduled in conjunction with drawdowns of Lake Roosevelt Friday. Even if the federal facility were owned by the state or even a private entity, they...

Owner: Annexing property would make consolidating cities possible

A Delano couple wants to formally annex their property into the city of Grand Coulee to make its consolidation with Electric City possible. Jim Keene spoke to the Grand Coulee council at their March 17 meeting. Keene pointed to a map showing that...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 3/16 - The driver of a truck with a badly damaged windshield was reported by multiple people, and pulled over near Jess Ford. The man was intoxicated, and was cited for driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, and...

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We're wondering how you're doing

From work-at-home options to the school closure or now your business or job closing to help battle the coronavirus pandemic, we've all had a lot to deal with, and we're interested in what you have to...

The meaning of the motto on the front page

Everything depends on everything else, it seems, so stopping one part of our economy, our society, affects every other part. We’re all so interconnected. That’s partly why Gov. Inslee’s earlier hopes that people would “just do the right...

Local efforts make a difference

I just read a story that some 1,400 communities lost their newspapers in the last year. That’s to say nothing of papers publishing less frequently. These communities will feel the loss. People get their news now from a lot of sources like cable...

A test of faith

During this time our patience can be tested to the extreme. With social media being flooded with everything from right to left, raging toilet paper shoppers, constant updates and, yes, even the sadness of cancelled weddings, funerals and...

Grant County Fire Dist. 14 meeting cancelled

Grant County Fire District 14 ill not hold its monthly meeting March 30, due to the Corona virus...

Donald Wayne McClure

Don McClure was born in Spokane on February 15, 1928, to Robert R. McClure and Meryle A. (Jones) McClure.  He lived his entire life on the Nespelem ranch that began when his father and grandfather...

Katherine J. Lewis McQuown Cunningham

Katherine was born in Pullman, Washington, December 11, 1963, to Albert and Arlene Lewis residing in Palouse. Her family is saddened to announce her passing Friday, March 6, 2020, with her family by...

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Legals for March 25, 2020

NOTICE OF TRANSFER STATION HOURS NOTICE IS HEREBY given that until further notice the Delano Transfer Station will operate under reduced hours in response to the COVID-19 restrictions. The Transfer Station will only be open on Saturdays from...

Coulee Medical Center ER and Walk-In Care

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