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Survey: Community split on upcoming school year

Teachers, students, and parents from the community voiced their opinions on the upcoming school year in a Star survey, and the results are as diverse as the personalities of the... — Updated 7/3/2020 Full story

On the track again, Ty Tipps logs fast time at Evergreen Speedway

Community and family worked together to make possible a day at the races on Saturday, when Ty Tipps competed in Monroe at the Evergreen Speedway, racing in a brand-new Chevy S-10... — Updated 7/1/2020

Wildfire threatens Coulee Dam homes

A wind-driven brush fire threatened homes on the northern end of east Coulee Dam Tuesday night. Fire fighters from every nearby agency were on scene defending homes and working to... — Updated 7/1/2020

Pandemic high school sports guidelines been released

Raider sports, like all aspects of our lives now, will look a lot different in the new normal of COVID-19 pandemic life. Like seriously different. Like you can’t pass the basketball different. Like a kid playing tennis with the... — Updated 7/1/2020 Full story

Grant County plans to pass most coronavirus federal relief funds to businesses

Grant County will award the bulk of a federal grant for coronavirus relief to small businesses and non-profit organizations, county commissioners announced Tuesday. A group of Grant County officials met last week to discuss and... — Updated 7/1/2020 Full story

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/23 - An elderly man was reported walking in a confused state near Taylor Street in Electric City. Someone had returned the man to his home prior to police arrival.  6/25 - A man was reported to have been... — Updated 7/1/2020

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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 7/1/2020 Full story

Fireworks use limited locally

It's the Fourth of July weekend, and there's no fireworks show at the Grand Coulee Dam this year, and very few places to light them locally. - Fireworks are not allowed at North Dam Park due to no one applying for a permit from... — Updated 7/3/2020 Full story

American Legion big help at cemetery

We need to give thanks to the people of the American Legion of Electric City for all the work they are doing at the Spring Canyon Cemetery. Starting right after Memorial Day, they have come to the cemetery every Saturday and have... — Updated 7/1/2020

PUDs should be eligible for federal broadband funding

The COVID-19 pandemic made us reconsider how we work, attend school, seek medical care and interact with family and friends. One thing is clear – access to affordable broadband is more important than ever. As leaders in fiber... — Updated 7/1/2020

The truths we hold self-evident

At its founding, the United States of America was the first of its kind: an experimental government based on the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. Gaining our independence from Britain was, in a way,... — Updated 7/1/2020

Like Poland, America needs change

On July 4, 1975, America proudly celebrated its Bicentennial as the world’s greatest nation while Poland was a suppressed Soviet satellite state. Poles had no right to free... — Updated 7/1/2020

Million Dollar Mile pt 3

According to the legend, in a fit of rage, Coyote flung Rabbit from the top of Steamboat Rock, where he landed and stuck in the side of the coulee wall below Salishan Mesa. Rabbit... — Updated 7/1/2020

Come help clean the cemetery

Members of The American Legion Post 157 and community members are getting together Saturday mornings from 8 - 11 to clean grave markers. They will be taking the 4th of July off to... — Updated 7/1/2020

Adventure writer Heller virtual guest for library July 7

The next virtual guest author at North Central Regional Library Reads Virtual Author Series for adults this summer is Peter Heller. Heller will be reading on Tuesday, July 7 at 7... — Updated 7/1/2020

NCRL awarded grant

North Central Regional Library was recently awarded a grant from the Public Library Association and Microsoft to extend the wireless broadband internet ranges around all 30 of its public facilities. The $20,000 grant will pay for... — Updated 7/1/2020

Meetings & Notices

Food Bank Hours Change Starting July 10, Care & Share food bank will be open every Friday, 2 - 4 p.m. for drive through service. For those wanting to donate to the local food bank send checks to: Care & Share Food Bank, PO Box... — Updated 7/1/2020

'Operation Dry Water' targets boating under the influence July 3-5

OLYMPIA – June 30, 2020 – The Washington State Parks Boating Program, safety advocates and law enforcement agencies are asking boaters to help keep everyone safe by not consuming alcohol or marijuana while out on the water... — Updated 7/1/2020 Full story

State Parks urges Fourth of July revelers to recreate responsibly

OLYMPIA – June 29, 2020 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission encourages safe and responsible gatherings in state parks during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. The Fourth of July falls on a Saturday this... — Updated 7/1/2020 Full story

Tom Skordas

Rob and Richard Skordas will be hosting a Celebration of Life for our dad, Tom. Please join us Saturday, July 11 from 2:00 p.m. to closing time at the Coulee Playland Resort in... — Updated 7/1/2020 Full story

Sharon Aileen Bjorson

Sharon Aileen Bjorson, 67, of Grand Coulee, Washington, passed away at her home on Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Grand Coulee. Sharon was born to Frank and Dorothy Reifsnider on... — Updated 7/1/2020 Full story

Lela K. (Wachter) Sisco

Lela K. (Wachter) Sisco passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020, at the age of 93. Hamme and Kate Wachter welcomed Lela on June 23, 1926, while living in Wilbur, Washington. She is... — Updated 7/1/2020 Full story

Darrell G. Sinclair Sr.

Darrell G. Sinclair Sr., 77, born Tuesday, April 6, 1943, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Alfred W. Johansen and Gracie Schneider, passed away in his Coulee Dam, Washington home surrounded... — Updated 7/1/2020 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 7/1/2020 Full story

Love must come first in distance learning too

Teachers who have been working in online teaching and learning for decades understand the potential and power of the tool called technology, but it's not about the tech. The... — Updated 7/1/2020 Full story

Legals for July 1, 2020

Town of Coulee Dam Notice of Public Hearing NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held, via teleconference, to consider the Six-Year Comprehensive Street Program (TIP) for 2021 – 2026. The Public Hearing will be... — Updated 7/1/2020 Full story

Coulee Medical Center ER and Walk-In Care

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