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Full blast spring cleaning

Workers in protective gear on top of Grand Coulee Dam get inundated with dust as they sandblast a lowered drum gate Friday. The gates hold back Lake Roosevelt when it's close to... — Updated 3/22/2023 Full story

Two arrested in storage burglary

Police arrested two men last week after “an alert citizen” reported the two were burglarizing storage units on SR-174 near Lakeview Terrace, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported. The sheriff’s office asked Grand... — Updated 3/22/2023

State Awards Grants for Recreation Planning in Urban and Small Communities

Elmer City got the largest grant in Okanogan County last month from the state Recreation and Conservation Office to develop a comprehensive parks and recreation plan that will be used for planning projects and applying for... — Updated 3/22/2023

Federal government to fund $25M in wildfire defense grants in Washington

OLYMPIA – Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack Monday announced $197 million in funding for the federal Community Wildfire Defense Grant (CWDG) program -- more than $25 million of which will come to the state Department of... — Updated 3/22/2023

Hunger relieved

People gathered at the Coulee Dam City Hall ballroom Saturday for the return of the yearly Pancake Dinner to benefit Okanogan County Fire District 2 in Elmer City, their 59th and... — Updated 3/22/2023

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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 3/22/2023 Full story

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 3/22/2023 Full story

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 3/8 - Police received a complaint about someone “blasting” music at apartments on Continental Heights. Police went there but didn’t hear any music. A resident said she had not been blasting music and... — Updated 3/22/2023

Wesley O. "Wes" Seyler

Wesley O. "Wes" Seyler, 71, of Wilbur, Washington passed away Saturday, March 18, 2023, in Spokane, Washington.  A Community Wake and recitation of The Rosary for Wesley will be... — Updated 3/23/2023 Full story

Sharon Ann (Wiese) Rinker

Sharon Ann (Wiese) Rinker of Mansfield, Washington passed away just after her 90th birthday, around 10:50pm the evening of Monday March 13, 2023. Sharon Rinker was born Sunday,... — Updated 3/22/2023

William "Billy Joe" Mollenberg

William "Billy Joe" Mollenberg, 74, of Coulee Dam, Washington, "Loving Dad, Grandpa, Adventurer and Classic Car Guy", left us the morning of Monday March 13, 2023, from Grand... — Updated 3/22/2023

Isaiah Frank Adolph

Isaiah Frank Adolph, 20, known as "Shark Boy" to Friends and Family, of Nespelem, Washington, left us all much too soon on Thursday, March 9, 2023. Born in Grand Coulee, Washington... — Updated 3/22/2023

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 3/22/2023 Full story


In the semester High Honor Roll the following should have been included: Freshman Lamiyah Gentemann, *4.0 and Mylia Gentemann High Honor... — Updated 3/22/2023

Raiders dominate in baseball opener

The Raiders won their first baseball game of the season 10-2 against the Wilbur-Creston-Keller Wildcats Friday in Coulee Dam. "Our seniors had solid starts to the season," Coach... — Updated 3/22/2023

Barrel clinic set for April 1 in Nespelem

The Legacy of Love youth barrel clinic will be held at the Nespelem Jr. Rodeo Grounds on April 1. This clinic is being run by Jackie Gudmundson and Jodi Fox. For entry forms call Sindy ackson at 509.634.4395. is for ages 7-18 and... — Updated 3/22/2023

Tennis has begun

The Raider tennis season is now in full... — Updated 3/22/2023


ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS TOWN OF COULEE DAM WEST COULEE DAM LIFT STATION General Notice Town of Coulee Dam (Owner) is requesting Bids for construction of the West Coulee Dam Lift Station Project. Bids for construction of the... — Updated 3/22/2023

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