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Marconi honored before school board departure after 14 years

After serving 14 years on the Grand Coulee Dam School District Board of Directors, Carla Marconi will be leaving the board after not filing for reelection this year. At their Nov.... — Updated 11/24/2021

City struggling with mandate question

City council members and officials expressed views at their last meeting on a proposal to require Coulee Dam’s employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus that causes Covid-19. After the council’s third discussion on... — Updated 11/24/2021

School board Zoom meeting hacked

Hackers disrupted the Grand Coulee Dam School District’s board meeting Monday night as “trolls” who logged onto the Zoom meeting. Superintendent Paul Turner, along with the district’s board of directors, held the meeting... — Updated 11/24/2021

New Covid case count: 22 in the local area this week

There have been 22 new cases of COVID-19 reported for local towns by local counties since last week’s update from The Star, with 16 of those new cases in Nespelem.  According to Grant County Health District data last updated... — Updated 11/24/2021 Full story

Transfer station needs to raise rates to stay out of the red

It costs a pretty penny to throw garbage away, and not everyone wants to spend it.  The Regional Board of Mayors is proposing a 33% increase in rates at the Delano Regional Transfer Station, which is on track to lose up to... — Updated 11/24/2021

How to find already decorated Christmas tree

If you love the season but not the prep, winning an already-decorated Christmas tree might be just what you need. If so, the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center is aiming its next... — Updated 11/24/2021

Vintners and brewers auction, dinner, and more coming in December

Going once! Going twice! Sold! To the lady in the ugly sweater! A virtual auction, a collaborative dinner provided by local restaurants, an ugly sweater contest, wine and beer? What’s not to like?  The Vintners and Brewers... — Updated 11/24/2021

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 11/16 - A driver was pulled over on Second Street because his taillights weren’t working, and he didn’t have a license plate. He turned out to be wanted on a felony warrant out of Okanogan County for... — Updated 11/24/2021

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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 11/24/2021 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 11/24/2021 Full story

Explanation request

If the goal was to keep people well and stop the spread, then we would be testing for natural antibodies which have proven to be far superior to these mRNA “vaccines.” But we are not, so tell me again what the goal is? Gary... — Updated 11/24/2021 Full story

Thanks for the support

We would like to express our gratitude and say thank you for your continued support through countless drive-thru feeds and other fundraisers. Due to being unable to have concessions at sporting events this school year, classes... — Updated 11/24/2021

Thankful for the respect the students gave the veterans

As a substitute teacher, I was sitting amongst the students during the Lake Roosevelt School Veteran’s Day assembly. The students were so attentive and respectful for the men and women sitting in front of them. Each student... — Updated 11/24/2021

A good move

I have only moved once in the past 55 years. When younger, we moved several times chasing college and job opportunities. We lived in Grand Coulee for a couple of years before moving on to Idaho where we spent seven years. When I... — Updated 11/24/2021

Wake up or break up!

For centuries people struggled to determine whether citizens would be governed by the Catholic Church or by civil governments, whether they would be ruled by hereditary monarchies or by elected governments, whether enslaved by... — Updated 11/24/2021

It's a girl for Iukes/Wak Wak

Ernestine Iukes and Gregory Wak Wak Jr. of Nespelem, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Melanie Jean Wak Wak on Sunday, November 7, 2021, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She... — Updated 11/24/2021 Full story

Trees of Sharing are now out

Trees of Sharing are now out The Trees of Sharing are now out in area businesses. The schedule is: Now – December 11: Trees decorated with ornament tags with children’s wishes will be available at North Cascades Bank, Safeway... — Updated 11/24/2021

Meetings and Notices

Food Bank Closed This Friday Care & Share Food Bank will be close Friday November 26. AA Meetings for GCD and Nespelem Area Confused in the Coulee AA meetings are held on Mondays and Fridays at 6 p.m. at the Vets Center in... — Updated 11/24/2021

Masquers Theater to present next play opening December 3

Masquers Theater is proud to present Jim Holt’s: “Sleeping Indoors”! This encouraging story is about a man struggling on the streets named Dwain (PLAYED BY LUI NAVARRO), who is welcomed into a stranger’s home during the... — Updated 11/24/2021

Winter Recreation Program encourages responsible snowmobiling

OLYMPIA – Nov. 16, 2021 – As the snow begins to build in the Washington Cascades range, the State Parks Winter Recreation Program joins members of the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association and the snowmobile... — Updated 11/24/2021

Viola L. (Pierre) Myrick-Nordhougen

Viola L. (Pierre) Myrick-Nordhougen, 71, left us all much too soon, Sunday evening, November 14, 2021, from Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. A longtime resident... — Updated 11/24/2021 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 11/24/2021 Full story

Legals for November 24, 2021

Notice of Public Budget Hearing and Change of Regular Meeting Time Public Hospital District No. 6, Douglas, Grant, Lincoln, & Okanogan Counties, Washington Public Hospital District No. 6, Douglas, Grant, Lincoln and Okanogan... — Updated 11/24/2021 Full story

Coulee Medical Center ER and Walk-In Care

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