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Fireworks display had more spectacle than planned

A fire burned a patch of land near the canal near North Dam on Saturday night. A fireworks show put on by the Northwest Pyrotechnics Association went awry when a fire erupted and burned between two and three acres. The permitted event had fire... Full story

Paddlers for cause launch canoes for Kettle Falls

Several canoes launched from the Crescent Bay boat launch near the Grand Coulee Dam Friday on an eight-day journey toward Kettle Falls. The Inchelium Language and Culture Association, in association...

State attorney general visits Grand Coulee

The man who leads the state’s legal bureaucracy, basically the state’s own law firm, told an audience in Grand Coulee last week that the smaller part of their work gets the most headlines, but costs taxpayers nothing. That’s because that part... Full story

City Administrator position created in Electric City

The city council approved the creation of the position of “city administrator” and to have current clerk Russ Powers fill the position. The council discussed the need for the position and the justification for the added pay that comes with it...

To Cambodia and back again

Imagine how traveling to another country can change your perspective on life. Local cosmetologist Aly Van Geystel doesn t have to imagine, having returned from a month-long trip to Cambodia, where...

Sign idea quashed following citizen input in Electric City

The Electric City council last week obliviated the idea of building a $40,000-plus entrance sign to the city. The city conducted a poll at city hall and online of citizens on the idea. Results showed that out of 81 citizens, 62 (77 percent)...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/10 - Electric City Hall reported a bottle of drugs they found in their trash. Police took the bottle to the station for disposal. - A woman evicted tenants from a house she owns on Dill Avenue. She said she had given them 30...

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"We don't care, 'cuz we don't have to"

Why did “the Powers that Be” waste our time by pretending that they wanted to be collaborative members of this community, requesting our input? No one familiar with the situation at Geezer Beach believes for an instant that this decision had... Full story

Re: "Beach parking banned at Geezer Beach by USBR"

Gentlemen, I am writing to express my gratitude for your removal of one of the last remaining recreation sites for the elderly in this area. I am sure all of the incapacitated and handicapped people will appreciate this as well. Incidentally, I...

The bureau is not your friend

Why not hassle the locals? It’s been a while since the last time, and it seems we need a lame excuse to get back at the people for welcoming us here. Sound familiar? It should, if you have lived in the Grand Coulee Dam area for any length of...

Rural jobs are boosted by impact of SNAP

A recent report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture examines the impact of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in rural America. Widely viewed as a program that helps combat urban poverty and food insecurity, SNAP has seen a...

One person's smile

If anyone recently had to be stopped in the construction zone, as new electrical is being installed on the bridge in Coulee Dam, you might have noticed a certain flagger. You already know the one I...

It's a boy for Rice/Williams

Raven Rice and Lee Williams of Ephrata, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Chance Rice, born Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 7 lbs., 6 oz, and was 21 inches in length... Full story

Youth gain lifeskills through 4-H participation

With the school year ending, SHARP Kids 4-H Learning Group held its final 4-H meeting of the year. To enhance their educational offerings, the Lake Roosevelt SHARP Kids 21st Century Aftershool...

Nespelem all school reunion planned

The Nespelem all school reunion committee is planning an informal get together for dinner and visiting at the Siam Palace, 213 Main Street Grand Coulee on Friday, July 12, at 4 pm.  We will order individually from the menu.  I look forward to...

Meetings & Notices

Chamber this Week The next chamber meeting will be held at La Presa Restaurant on Thursday, June 20, at noon. General business is on the agenda. Grant County Fire Dist. 14 to Meet Grat County Fire District 14 will hold its regular monthly meeting...

Koulee Kids Fest 2019

With perfect weather and parents who were game for entertaining the kids, the area hosted the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce's Koulee Kids Fest Saturday, as 14...

Terry Warnecke

Please join us as we celebrate the life of Terry Warnecke, Saturday, June 22, 10 a.m., Lady Raiders Softball Field, 412 Federal Ave., Grand Coulee. Following the ceremony, we will be gathering for... Full story

Michael Joseph Neumann

Michael Joseph Neumann, 76, passed away peacefully at his home in Grand Coulee, Washington, on Monday, June 10, 2019. He was born November 8, 1942, in San Pedro, California to Michael and Helen... Full story

William Robert "Bill" Stevens

William Robert "Bill" Stevens passed away peacefully in his home in Coulee Dam, Washington, on Monday, June 10, 2019, at 2:30p.m. He fought a losing battle with a very aggressive form of... Full story

Earl Bise

Earl Bise, 80, of Coulee Dam, Washington, died Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Hearthstone Senior Living in Moses Lake, Washington. He was born on July 21, 1938 to Sam and Olive Bise in the Hartline,... 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 Star office. They... Full story

Received diplomas

Four area students met the requirements to earn a high school (HS21+) diploma through Big Bend Community College during the 2018-19 academic year. Among more than one hundred graduates of the...

CDHS Beaver plaque unveiling set on July 4

A plaque with a bronze Coulee Dam High School Beaver mascot will be installed on the basalt pillar in front of Lake Roosevelt Schools and unveiled July 4 at 11 a.m. in a brief ceremony to which all are invited. Coulee Dam High School was open from...

Taylor Haven receives degree

Taylor Haven recently graduated Cum Laude from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Art in Biology and a minor in geology, while staying on the Deans list through every semester. He is the son of Gary Haven and grandson of Ed and...

LR Elementary students of the month for May

Here are the students of the month of...

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