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Haley Proctor to trick ride at rodeo

A woman standing on two horses and jumping through a hoop of fire is something you have to see, and can see, at this year's Colorama Rodeo.  Haley Proctor, wife of Grand Coulee's... — Updated 4/7/2021

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Grant PUD enters next-gen nuclear partnership

Grant PUD announced last week that it would join in a partnership with two other entities to pursue building a nuclear power project.  The county-based utility that already... — Updated 4/7/2021

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McClure works for Congressman Newhouse

Having grown up on a cattle ranch in Nespelem, Rachel McClure now finds herself working for a congressman, striding two worlds connected by legislation with a large influence on... — Updated 4/7/2021

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Grand Coulee man sentenced for stealing bus

After stealing a bus and leading officers on a chase across Grant County, a Grand Coulee man has been sentenced to just over three years in prison.  Richard Manley, 62, stole a... — Updated 4/7/2021

Tribal council primary candidates announced

Twenty-six candidates will vie for six seats in the primary runoff for the Colville Business Council coming in May. There are seven out of 14 total positions up for election to the Colville Business Council, the governing body of... — Updated 4/7/2021

Grant PUD notes increase in late payments

Grant Public Utility District has seen a large increase in overdue accounts since the COVID-19 pandemic started.  In January of 2020, before the pandemic, Grant PUD had just 39 residential customers in the 90-days-or-more... — Updated 4/7/2021

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 3/25 - An officer responded to a barking dog complaint on Roosevelt Drive. Police observed a tan colored dog barking. The dog wouldn’t allow the officer onto the property, so he sprayed it with a half second... — Updated 4/7/2021

Sno-Park fees to increase this fall

The Washington State Parks Winter Recreation Program announced today that the price of Sno-Park permits will increase when they go on sale again Nov. 1. This will be the first increase since 2009. The price increases reflect the... — Updated 4/7/2021

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1. Go to www.grandcoulee.com 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 4/7/2021 Full story

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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 4/7/2021 Full story

Positions up for election this year for local councils, boards

Voters will decide on about 30 positions up for election in the 2021 elections for local town councils, school boards, and more. Candidate filings of intent to run for these offices are open from May 17-21. Grand Coulee Three... — Updated 4/7/2021 Full story

Different means to same end show change is coming

Grant PUD’s decision to pursue a partnership in a next-generation nuclear power plant stems from the same circumstance that incented Columbia Basin Hydropower’s interest in its Banks Lake Hydropower project. The factors... — Updated 4/7/2021 Full story

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How scientists study prehistoric weather - paleoclimatology

Here I’ve shared how scientists develop forecasts and predictions of our planet’s weather: from ground and airborne observations and data from stationary and orbiting... — Updated 4/7/2021

Clearing the bases

Things look pretty bad right now for the people of Burma. In my visit to Burma, I found the people of a peaceful nature, but governed by military men who at the time stayed in the background. Since that time, there was a peaceful... — Updated 4/7/2021

Ever Given grounding underscores vulnerability of global supply chain

The Ever Given’s grounding in one of the narrowest parts of the Suez Canal underscores the vulnerability of the world’s supply chain. The reverberations will be felt for months as consumer demand, suppressed by the COVID... — Updated 4/7/2021

It's a boy for Williams/Jordan

Glad Eyes Williams and Tyler Jordan are delighted to announce the birth of their son Kade Chaz Jordan, March 8th, 2021 at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, WA. Kade was 6 lbs. 7.4 oz. and 19 inches at birth. Kade’s... — Updated 4/7/2021 Full story

A boy for Newland/Heintz

Kayla Newland and Brandon Heintz of Electric City, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Weston Chase Heintz, Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 8 lbs.,... — Updated 4/7/2021 Full story

Besemann's have a boy

Christi and Alex Besemann of Electric City, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son Aser Alan Bsemann, born Monday, March 29, 2021, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 8 lbs., 3 oz.,... — Updated 4/7/2021 Full story

Calling all high school artists

Congressman Dan Newhouse announced the start of the annual Central Washington Congressional Art Competition last week, which he called “an excellent opportunity to recognize young artists across the nation.” Washington’s... — Updated 4/7/2021

Library Now Open Evenings and Weekends

 We have expanded the hours of operation at all of our libraries! To better serve our communities, we have added new evening and weekend hours at our branch locations in Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Okanogan and Ferry counties.  ... — Updated 4/7/2021

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Rolland R. Bussert

Memorial services for Rolland R. Bussert will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Spring Canyon Cemetery, Grand Coulee, Washington. Roland passed away September 20, 2020,... — Updated 4/7/2021 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 4/7/2021 Full story

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The week in Raider Sports

Volleyball beats Omak, loses to Brewster The Lady Raiders volleyball team played in Omak against both Omak and Brewster April 3, when they defeated Omak 3-0, and lost to Brewster... — Updated 4/7/2021

Sports attendance: two tickets per player at home events

Attending Lake Roosevelt sporting events is much different this year than in previous years due to COVID-19.  Each player is allowed only two guests per game for home games, while there will be no away team fan attendance for... — Updated 4/7/2021

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