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Shots fired lead to tense evening for police, suspect

Law enforcement officers from several agencies descended on a mobile home in Electric City Monday afternoon, after a bail bondsman reported he'd been shot at from inside the home... — Updated 11/27/2022

Bad weather for travel tonight and tomorrow

The National Weather Service is warning us to expect heavy snowfall from Tuesday night through Wednesday night, Nov. 29-30, that may make travel "difficult or impossible." An alert... — Updated 11/29/2022

Leaders approve revised CD police agreement

Leaders in Electric City Tuesday night approved a slightly revised contract for police services with Coulee Dam after clarifying some language in it. The Electric City Council voted unanimously to approve the contract that will... — Updated 11/23/2022

City seeking applicants for scholarship

The City of Grand Coulee is now accepting community applications for the AWC Center for Quality Communities scholarship. The scholarship is available through a statewide competitive process for students who are active in... — Updated 11/23/2022

Revving for a life fully lived

Joe Higgs adjusts handlebars and footrests on the late Mike Horne's bike to get it through the door of MPH Hi Dam Bar and Grill, where his friends gather inside for a celebration... — Updated 11/23/2022

Assembled for sharing heritage

Dancers and singers and drummers in the Silent Hill Drum Group open up the Native Heritage Month Honoring Our Youth Mini Powwow at Lake Roosevelt Schools' assembly Tuesday... — Updated 11/27/2022

Stuffing inside

Darlene Morava gets plateful of flavor at the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center's Thanksgiving Dinner on the Thursday before the holiday. There were leftovers, and members will likely... — Updated 11/23/2022

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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 11/23/2022

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 11/23/2022

Big tech uses journalism; big tech should pay for it

The powers that Google and Facebook have over economic and political power in society - especially over the news industry - has caught the attention of lawmakers in Washington,... — Updated 11/23/2022

Questioning Coulee Dam/Electric City police contract

As a longtime resident of Coulee Dam, I have concerns as to why the town of Coulee Dam and the Police Department are negotiating to take over the handling of police services for the Electric City area. Coulee Dam is already down... — Updated 11/23/2022

Oppose Dollar General

I agree with Janis Heuvel’s letter to the editor from Nov.16th concerning Dollar General. I feel it would be detrimental to our community and especially our local businesses to allow a Dollar General to come to our area.  It... — Updated 11/23/2022

Re: "Dollar General wants to set up shop in Grand Coulee" (Star 10-26-22)

We’ve been visiting the area for 15 years and recently purchased land for our retirement home. The culture of the GC community is reminiscent of the small towns we grew up in and we intend to get involved. Reading about the... — Updated 11/23/2022

Launching of a new look

While I was at the Citizen Newspaper in Bothell we were purchased by the Persis Corporation. They owned a number of newspapers and we were placed under the daily paper they owned in Bellevue. It was 1987. It created a lot of... — Updated 11/23/2022

We have so much to give thanks for

In Central Washington, we have so much to be thankful for. This Thanksgiving, as we come together with our friends and family, don’t forget to take a moment to give thanks to our hard-working farmers, processors, and food bank... — Updated 11/23/2022

Forty Years Ago

The 1982 Raider Volleyball Team had a terrific season this year. Front row - from left: Kim Vordahl, Janae Parker, Dawn Zimmerman, Nancy Kuiper,Deanna Hamilton, Shelley Brashears,... — Updated 11/23/2022

Meetings & Notices

Food Bank Closed this Friday Care & Share Food Bank will be closed on Nov 25 for Thanksgiving. Join our Facebook group. Questions call Pastor Shawn at 633-2566. AA Meetings in the Local Area Confused in the Coulee AA meetings are... — Updated 11/23/2022

Pick a tag of the Trees of Sharing to make a child's Christmas

Christmas is on our minds! Trees of Sharing 2022 decorated trees are now out with ornament tags with children’s wishes will be available at North Cascades Bank, Safeway Pharmacy, Spokane Teachers Credit Union, and Harvest... — Updated 11/23/2022

Coulee Cops

Coulee Dam Police 10/30 - A man and woman were sleeping on the slide at Mason City Memorial Park on Mead Avenue, preventing kids from using the slide for its intended purpose. Police asked them to move from the slide. They... — Updated 11/23/2022

Washington State Parks seeks applications for Winter Recreation Advisory Committees

OLYMPIA – November 21, 2022 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to nominate winter sports enthusiasts for the agency’s snowmobile and non-motorized advisory committees. Four positions... — Updated 11/23/2022

Winter gear drive ongoing

The Grand Coulee branch of North Cascades Bank is continuing to collect winter gear donations through the month of November for local children in need. Items they are seeking include new or gently used snow pants, gloves, scarves... — Updated 11/23/2022

L. Jean Terou Nelson

Lydia Jean Nelson, 93, of Elmer City, Washington, died Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at Callaway Gardens Alzheimer's facility in Kennewick, Washington. Jean was born in Hamilton,... — Updated 11/23/2022

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 11/23/2022


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Coulee Medical Center ER and Walk-In Care

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